Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!
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I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.
Here's a look at the bundle:
In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.
I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).
For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.
For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.
The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!
I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.
I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo.
Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.
The Art with Heart team is back with Week 4 of Heart of Christmas 2017. I hope you are enjoying the inspiration for Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas cards. After running out of time last year, it's great to have already started my 2017 Christmas cards.
Today I have gone for a very traditional card and colour scheme. I have used Lovely as a Tree again. Did you know this stamp set has been in every Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for the last 16 years? Talk about a classic.
I have used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, which is a new paper in the 2017 Annual Catalogue. The colours are very classic: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I have also added in some Copper foil cardstock and copper embossing, I had a left over copper pinecone embellishment from last years Holiday catalogue, which was a perfect finish for these two cards.
Now it's tome to see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been up to for Heart of Christmas Week 4.
Oopsy. It's Thursday not Wednesday for Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas 2017 this week. My lovely Art with Heart team girls were all ready for Wednesday, but I have a rough parenting week with kids being awake overnight, and with the long weekend thought yesterday was still Tuesday!! At least I'm human right?
I love how this week's card turned out though. I really like how the new Tranquil Tide comes together with Real Red and Shimmery White. This little reindeer is from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits (page 214 in the Annual Catalogue or click on the link at the bottom of the page). These are super versatile Thinlits for Christmas. The background stamping is rom Lovely as a Tree.
This is definitely a Christmas card you could make multiples of. My advice would be to die cut all the pieces beforehand and make an assembly line. If you ddn't want to use the Incolour felt bows, you could use ribbon or twine to cut down the cost. I wove a little silver metallic thread around mine too. I also wanted to point out the border punch at the top of the card. This is a brand new punch and actually has two different edges: a small scallop and the lace edge. I think I'm going to use this a lot!
You can link to all the products I have used in today's card by clicking on the links at the very end of my post.
My Art With Heart Team girls have been busy creating inspiration for you this week too (and they even got the day right, lol). Pop over and visit them to see what they have been creating.
It's Wednesday, so time for our Heart of Christmas Art with Heart Team showcase of Christmas creations for you. I'm finding this so fun and feel very accomplished to already have some Christmas cards ready for this year!
Today I wanted to use two of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! InColours with the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Startlight Thinlits. I have used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. I love how these turned out.
I made one of each base colour, and mixed up the colours of the die cuts and stamping. These were pretty quick and simple to do and I think would make a good production line card.
The Tranquil Tide colour is quite dark, but the lemon Lime Twist really lifts and brightens it I think. I also like the look of the clear faceted gems and adhesive rhinestones with these colours.
I made this one second, and added a little extra stamping onto the Shimmery White piece behind the die cuts.
Lemon Lime Twist is fast becoming one of my favourite new colours! You can check out all the products I have used in this weeks cards, by clicking on the links at the end of the post.
Now it's time to check what the other clever ladies in my team have been creating for Christmas for week 2 of Heart of Christmas. We are really enjoying this as a fun, team sharing activity and love to check out what we have each made for the week too :)
I'm excited to bring you a new feature on my blog between now and Christmas. Each Wednesday, myself and some of the Art With Heart team girls will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using Stampin' Up! products from the 2017 Annual Catalogue (starts Thursday) and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (coming in September). There are 27 weeks until the end of November, so we figured that would be 27 weeks of handmade Christmas inspiration, plus keep us on track with our own creating.
Some weeks (like today) I will post a special one off card. Other weeks I will post a card that can easily be duplicated in lots of 5 or 10. I might even throw in some memory keeping or 3D items too. Here is today's card.
The stamp set I have used is a new one in the 2017 Annual Catalogue, called At Home with You. It's a beautiful set to create doorway scenery with lots of different sentiments and bits and pieces which can be added to the scene, You are going to LOVE this set. I stamped the door image onto some of the new Wood Texture Designer Paper stack for a realistic wooden door look. The wreath and potted planters are coloured with the watercolour pencils. The Brick Wall embossing folder creates a nice backdrop.
I used some of the enamel shapes in Cherry Cobbler for the baubles on the planters.
Even though I gave them less than 3 days notice we were starting this week, some of the team have managed to post their own Christmas cards on their blog as well. I know lots of my team are keen on playing along (and we are always welcoming new team members if you would like to be part of something fun and about sharing what we love). You can check their projects out here:
Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!
Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!
My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.
I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.
As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.
Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).
As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.
Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!
Today my super talented Art With Heart Team ladies are showcasing their creativity again, in a team blog hop. We thought it would be fun to share some Easter projects, seeing as Easter is only about 3 weeks away!
Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. Now let’s get started!
There's just 10 days left to get your hands on this 6x6 multicolour glimmer paper pack as a free Saleabration gift. It makes fabulous Easter eggs when cut out with the Oval Layering Framelits.
The Designer Paper pack I have used here (Succulent Garden) has also been added (for the last 10 days of Saleabration) as one of the free choices with a $90 order, along with 7 other items.
Here's the other 7 newly added items you can choose as your free gift with a $90 order - but just 1 week remaining. You must order by March 31st for your free gift!
Now it's time to move onto my lovely team member Kate Morgan's blog. I am sure Kate and the other girls listed below will have some lovely projects to share with you.
I love this big 'thankyou' stamp from the Stampin' Up! So Very Much stamp set in the 2017 Saleabration catalogue. These were the thank you cards for last months online hostess club customers. Just place an online order using this months hostess code and you can receive a card too.
I have gold embossed the greeting onto Shimmery White cardstock. The beautiful background paper is from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Just a few bits and pieces of embellishments finish off the card (see all the links below for product I have used).
The beautiful metallic gold flecked ribbon is one of the Saleabration choices too. You get Pack which has 6.4m of the gold flecked and 6.4m of the silver flecked. Awesome ribbon!!
I think this Falling in Love Designer paper would be perfect for scrapbook pages, wedding and engagement projects and much more. It's just so pretty, Find it HERE in my online store.
I love the Classic Label punch I have used for the 'so very much' smaller part of the sentiment too. It too me a little while to warm to it, but now I have it I LOVE it! It's a more modern version of the Word Window punch for me, and is perfect for those smaller sentiments. You can view it HERE in my online store.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you back here again soon,
Don't forget - just 16 days to earn those Saleabration bonus products(see my post below re the list of what you can choose).
Also just 16 days to take advantage of this fabulous offer to join Stampin' Up! and save over 60% - more details HERE.
This is me, in 2006, with my two beautiful children.
They had both taken a while to conceive (the first over 3 years), which to me gave me a feeling of wanting to hold on tighter (although I now know every parent holds on that tight). Up until having children my employment had been a big part of my life. I had worked in state Health Departments in both practitioner and management positions in nutrition and health promotion, as well as in the Anti Cancer Council and Heart Foundation. I loved those jobs, worked hard and had developed great skills in many areas. But then came children.
I am sure that every Mum (and probably many Dad's) have that feeling that nothing else matters once their children come along. That deep feeling of wanting to be there to help them grow and develop and navigate their way in their early years before they start school. I just don't think I was prepared for the depth and strength of those feelings.
We don't all have the luxury of being able to manage on one income (my family certainly didn't), so it can be a real dilemma about what to do with work. I tried to go back to work part time. Work at that stage was my own private practice as a Dietitian. I could set my own hours as I owned the practice, but it also meant hiring more staff which meant more work behind the scenes. It also meant leaving the home, which meant juggling child-care (and a few arguments with my husband about who's work was more important when one of my children were unwell and couldn't go to childcare - I am sure many can relate).
In late 2006, my world came crashing down when my brother died suddenly. The grief exacerbated my working mum's exhaustion and I just wanted to hold on even closer to my children, having lost a family member who I adored and had grown up with. I needed a break from my practice, and decided to take one years leave to have some time at home with my children just enjoying them and life. Scrapbooking was a really important part of my relaxation and therapy at this time. I had started scrapbooking in 2002 when my first child was 6 months old. I loved it, but during the time after my brothers death it was even more important to me. I journaled about my children, my brother and how much I missed him and also about my life (so it was written down for my own children). This time was so healing for me.
It didn't take long for my entrepreneurial streak to raise it's head again though. I had enjoyed using stamps in my scrapbooking, and one day came across an advertisement for Stampin' Up! in Creating Keepsakes magazine. It had only been in Australia about 6 months and I loved the products, so bought the kit to save some money on some stamps.
That was 10 years, 2 months and 3 days ago.
I didn't really intend for any of this to happen, but in that time I have built a thriving business entirely from home, which exceeds the income I was earning in healthcare. It's not the money though. It is HOW I have been able to do that which has been the greatest gift to my family. It just suited us so perfectly (no more child care arguments) and most of all. met my needs to have something for myself and to to be continually learning new things and building on my business and employment related skills.
All for the price of my Stampin' Up! Starter kit (which at $329 back then was more expensive than it is now at just $169).
If you and your family are looking for a way to add a second income, DON'T dismiss direct sales, and Stampin' Up! You honestly can have this for your family if you are prepared to do the work around your children's needs. The cool thing is that it can also grow in size as your children become more independent.
So here are my 5 ways Stay at Home Mums can build their business skills and income with a low outlay online business.
First you need to purchase our Starter Kit, which is just $169. That will give you products to play with, but also importantly you get Catalogues of our gorgeous coordinated quality stamps and papercraft supplies. People LOVE these products, I remember people telling me in the early stages of my business that these products sold themselves. They DO! This is all the very basics you need to get started. If you are building a business, I recommend you get your Starter Kit from a demonstrator who has done what you are wanting to, especially when it comes to building the business around a family. That's so important as there is no point trying to duplicate something that someone has done who doesn't have that need, or is working 7 days a week day and night. I can help you of course, and you can read all the reasons why HERE. Importantly you DON'T need to be an expert papercrafter! I had never made a card when I started, and it's more about having a can do attitude and being prepared to work that will make you successful.
Because you want to work from home (or maybe supplement another full time job) I strongly recommend our company maintained online store (yes company maintained!). You get your very own Online Stampin' Up! store (see mine HERE) where people can go to to place an order with you. When you first join, you get this free for 2 months. After that it's just $19.95 a month. That's basically the commission on one average order, so it easily pays for itself. You can be doing the school run, doing reading in class, shopping for groceries and your customers can still be placing orders in your online store.
You will develop great skills in Social Media. or build on ones you already have (hey - who doesn't already have Pinterest or Instagram browsing or chatting on Facebook skills?). What we do is so beautifully visual (and if you don't create your own projects to start with, the company gives you LOTS of fabulous images you can use in social media through their great Demonstrator website). People are really int DIY these days and want to see beautifully visual creations. So while the children are having a nap, or the kids are at school, you can be sharing images of our beautiful products and creations on Social Media, and answering questions or chatting to customers. We provide training in setting up your pages, and my team even has a dedicated Blog and Social Media help forum, as well as ongoing training and social media tips. I had no skills in social media before I started. Now I have a Facebook Business Page, Pinterest and Instagram. You don't have to worry about any of that spammy stuff - I mentor my team members to act respectfully on social media.
You will develop great skills in online selling and the internet sales cycle. Internet selling is my thing (I am one of the biggest Australian online sellers with Stampin' Up! and was blogging even before I started with the company). I do team training on blogging and selling online, and we also have a dedicated Blog and Social Media support blog. So on the days you aren't working on social media, you might find yourself writing a blog post and tweaking it with some tips I give you. I have been known to write blog posts and social media posts in the car waiting for school pick up. Our mobile devices make running an online business so easy.
You will also develop great skills in business management and planning for success. I've learned a lot about direct sales in the 10 years I have been with this company and my biggest goal in my business is to pass that onto my team members so you can duplicate that success. That is what direct sales is all about, helping people to do what you do with selling quality products. You can practice goal setting and planning and tracking your success - all valuable skills to develop. You can choose how little or how much training and practice you want in this area. I offer weekly newsletters, 2-3 training events a month and 1 on 1 coaching calls, so you choose a little or a lot!
Honestly, that's all you need to get started on your journey with me - $169. There is so much I haven't even touched on in terms of the skills you can use and develop, and the ways that you and your family will benefit. I just wanted to touch on the basics here though, so you can take on more as your business grows and or your children become more independent.
Want extra value? There is up to $179 extra value in the starter kit for MARCH ONLY. You could end up with up to $414 worth of product in your Starter Kit, and I can help you choose. You need to sign on by March 31st for that deal though.
As my experience has shown, this isn't just something fun to do for a while. This can be something GREAT for your family. Extra income, a bit of pocket money for a retiree, a family holiday. Imagine the possibilities.
Ready to have an obligation free chat? I promise I won't share your details with anyone else.
Just submit this form with your details and I'll give you a call. You can also email (email@example.com) or text me (041 212 0498).
read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235 (you cant go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals. I'm happy to help with ideas.).
During Saleabration (4th Jan to 31st March you also get to add 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice which adds up to $179 value to your kit!)
fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.
You will then get your demonstrator number and invitation to join Stamping Connections, the online demonstrator community. I'll personally send you the details about how to get onto our team groups.
This month's bundle of the month and 6 card stamp a stack online class features the fabulous Cake Crazy stamp set and the happy and bright Party Animal paper and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Would you like to know how to rock this stamp set, add bling toyour birthday cards and have all the materials for 6 happy and bright birthday cards sent to you (2 each of 3 designs, stamped images not included).
Class sign ups for this class close Friday 17th February at midnight.
Class with physical kit and/or class materials is open to Australian residents. There are two ways you can purchase:
Option 1: Purchase the Bundle and Get the Kit for FREE
The bundle you will receive in includes (you can substitute anything you have):
Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set
Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango stamp pads
Party Animal Designer Washi Taps
Kit for 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus PDF and Video
Total $96.50 plus $5.95 postage and handling - $102.45
You will also need adhesive and a trimmer to complete the class.
Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!
If you place an order with me or any of my team on the hop here during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.
Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me or any of the team during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! Ask me about joining today.
My two favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue are the Beautiful You stamp set and the new Watercolor Pencils. I've put these together for a birthday card today.
I used the watercokour pencils for both the background water wash and the image colouring. I love how you can get so many different effects using the pencils. The colours I have used are Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.
The background cardstock is Basic Grey and the patterned paper behind the image is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Finally I have popped one of the Finding Love embellishments onto the image to finish off.
Here's a closer look at the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour Pencils. You can purchae these in my online store using the shop now button in the right hand column or phone / text / email me directly/
It's time for the launch of our biggest promotion of the year, Saleabration! Today also is the launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it's also my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - woohoo!
Here's how to take part in the fun of these two great launches:
read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235 (you can't go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals.
choose your two free stamp sets (choose expensive ones to maximise the value!)
fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.
The starter kit will then be sent postage free within 2 business days to your address. You will also receive emailed details from Stampin' Up! re how to access the demonstrator website. I will also be notified you have joined and begin the process of welcoming you to the team forums.
I'll be back soon with samples of the great new products in action.
Have a great day,
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Today some of my fabulous Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.
I chose some gift wrapping options as my projects for this blog hop. First up I have some cute gift tags I made using the 2" x 2" cards in Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit (on special, along with the matching card kit until 11.50pm AEST Monday November 28th this week for 30% off). I love the colours in these and can't wait to see how great they looked on my Christmas gifts under the tree. To make these, I just cut pieces of cardstock 6cm x 12cm and scored in the centre. Easy peasy!
The stars and the tree embellishments are included in the accessory pack. I just coloured the tree with a Bronze Sharpie for some added interest (bit obsessed with the copper look this year).
Next up I have a small quick and easy gift idea which fits 3 Lindt chocolate balls in perfectly. These little Christmas favors would be great for the Christmas table, co-workers, social group members and more. You can buy the clear boxes in packs of 16 for just $13.25 (Item 141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes) so they are very economical. I just cut three pieces of DSP 9.5cm x 4.5cm and scored in half and placed in the base and up the side on 3 sides (leaving the front side open). I then just attached a belly band of coordinating DSP and made a bow using the Bow Builder Punch.
My final project is a decorated gift box (I recycled one of the boxes I received charms in at OnStage). I love Poinsettias. They remind me of my grandmother. The Festive Flower punch (10% off in this week's Online Extravaganza sale) has all the bits for this flower (and there's a video showing you how to use it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel). If you want to stamp the leaf and flower veins, the Reason for the Season stamp set is the coordinating set.
Now it's time to check out some more festive creations. Next on the list is Mary Kelly. Enjoy!
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! You have come here from Rebecca Jacavou, one of the talented stampers on my team. Blogs are full circle so just keep hopping and there in a full list of participants at the end as well.
I am featuring the lovely Fruit Stand Designer Series paper. To be honest, this wasn't a paper that immediately caught my eye, but I received a small sample in a team product share and when I was looking for a paper to use for this card set, the bright colours really caught my eye and now I really like and have ordered a whole pack as part of the special so I can use more of it!
My project is a card box which holds four mini cards and envelopes. The box and envelopes are made using our Envelope Punch Board.
The box and envelope colour is Cucumber Crush and the card colour Flirty Flamingo which coordinate perfectly with the Fruit Stand DSP. The other colours featured in the DSP are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.
The box holds four mini cards and handmade envelopes. The cards are 3.5" x 3.5" and the envelopes are made using the Envelope Punch Board starting with a piece of 6x6" DSP from the 2015-2016 InColour Paper Stack.
Here's some quick instructions to make the card box using the Envelope Punch Board.
Start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 8". Stamp on this if you wish. I have stamped some of the smaller images from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink.
Place the top left corner at the 3.5" mark on the punch board. Score and punch.
Move the top left corner I" to the left (to the 4.5" position) and score and punch again.
Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees anticlockwise. You don't need to pay attention to the ruler at the top anymore, just line up each of the score marks and punch and score.
Rotate and do this on the other two sides. Using a pair of paper snips, cut sideways on the bottom tabs so they fold inwards, and cut down on the top tabs so they fold downwards as shown.
Use a bone folder to crease each of the scored lines, Apply adhesive to the outside of the bottom flap.
Fold to close the side flaps over the bottom tab (place your bone folder inside the box and press down on a flat surface to apply pressure for better adhesion). The box closes with the addition of a belly band.
Next up on our blog hop is my lovely team member Rachel Woollard in Ringwood East. Rachel is one of my leaders with a growing team and is super creative with her classes and teaching. If you are looking for classes or a great demonstrator to join under, Rachel would be perfect.
If you get lost along the way or find any broken links, here is the list of participants.
Enjoy hopping with the Art With Heart Team girls today. We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly team. Hobby and business demonstrators are both welcome. We are all about fun, friendship and support.
One of the great things we do on my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team Facebook group is a monthly ATC stamping technique share. It's great for our hobby and business demos to get involved in and really fun to share with team members right across Australia when we get our swap ATCs back in the mail.
Last month's technique was collage stamping, and the In This World stamp set from the 2016 Annual Catalogue was perfect for the technique. I also decided to make a card to go with the ATC.
My Stampin' Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and I have also added some Copper Embossing (the butterfly on the ATC, and ink splotches on the card). It's super easy to create this effect with just layers of stamping on a Very Vanilla background.
I really love the vintage look of the stamps in this set. I think this set would be great for male cards as well.
Here's a closer look at the In This World stamp set. Isn't it fabulous? I'll definitely be looking at other ways to use this vintage / antique inspired stamp set.
Thanks for checking out my blog today. Hope you are having a great weekend,
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Hi lovely ones. Thought you might like to see some pics from the #OnStage2016 local event in Sydney? Myself and 30+ of my team made the trip to Sydney which was fabulous (we love having fun at our events together). To me, Stampin' Up! events are a perfect opportunity to get away for some 'me' time, have fun with my demonstrator friends and of course I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see/get the new catalogues first and be there to support my team members.
I traveled up a day early this time. I've been super busy at work and home the last few months and decided a day's relax was on order. I grabbed myself a great new book at the airport, and settled in for a (short but lovely) relax in the beautiful sunshine above the clouds.
My relax day turned into a shopping day when I got to Sydney and realised I had left my whole makeup bag on the bathroom counter at home - OMG! So Friday I hit the shops, which was pretty easy to do from the event venue at the Hilton Sydney, as we had QVB building with Mecca on one side one side, and Pitt St with Sephora, David Jones and Myer on the other side! Of course I started the day with a very hearty breakfast (my fave away breaky, smoked salmon eggs benedict) and loved all the fresh juice places around to get my fave beetroot, carrot and celery juice. I loved the vibrancy and pace of being in the centre of Sydney.
After all that shopping and eating, it was back to my room to finish off wrapping my team gifts for tomorrow. I had premade the tags and packed everything, and despite a few hiccups with the broken stapler and no tape, I managed to secure them well with twine and Snail adhesive!
Friday night was CentreStage, which is the function for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We were treated to a one hour leadership presentation by the lovely Brandi Barnard from the US office, and our while Sydney event was hosted by Rich Judkins, the company President who also flew in from the US. After the training, we were treated to a beautiful 3 course dinner. Stampin' Up! always make the table look so special.
We also received this cute denim daypack as a gift.
I loved chatting to my fellow demonstrators, staff and team friends at Centre Stage. It was a fabulous event and the food was amazing too! I felt very appreciated.
Then it was back to my room to get a good nights sleep before the big day ahead. I'll cover that in part 2, later today.
Thanks for checking in today. Before you go, a few reminders:
Myself and many of the clever ladies in my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team have been playing with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.
These two products coordinate perfectly and if you buy them together as a bundle you save 15% (Tip: when you order a bundle make sure you use the bundle code and not just the two individual codes). Here's a look at the products:
Now here's a look at some of the way we have used this bundle. This one is by me, I chose to just use the Framelits here. My DSP is from the Love Blooms DSP stack, and my color are Crumb Cake and Rose Red. My greeting is from Party with Cake, which is one of my favourites birthday greeting sets at the moment (LOVE the typewriter font).
My colour scheme is Rose Red and Crumb Cake, with the patterned paper from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. My greeting is from Party with Cake stamp set because I am totally in love with the typewriter font and all the birthday sentiments in this set.
This next card is by Kathryn Mangledorf in South Australia, Kathryn has used the inside cut outs from the Framelits. Learn how on Kathryn's blog post about this card here. Kathryn does regular classes in the Adelaide Hills.
These next two are by Rachel Woollard, who does regular classes and catalogue launches in Ringwood East Victoria. I particularly love how Rachel has layered the stamped and die cut leaves on this first card.
Patterned DSP make a fabulous backing for the die cut rose too.
These two cards were created by Genna Gifford in Pakenham, for her recent catalogue launch. Isn't this amazing? Genna does classes and catalogue launches.
This bundle also is a great one for making sympathy cards. Here's another card by Genna.
Ros Davidson is another team member who does classes in Skye, south east Melbourne. Ros loved Genna's first card, and wanted to case it.
Finally, here's another card by me. In this card I only wanted to use the single branch from the Framelits.
I hope you have liked this group of project using the Rose Wonder bundle, and you enjoyed visiting my talented teams blogs. You can view some of the product in the links below my post.
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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!
First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.
I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.
You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in my online store (red button top right column).
I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life byStampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!
I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.
Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.
Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.
If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:
It's time to show you how clever the girls in my team are! We have lots of lovely friendly dies who love to create and share the Stampin' Up! journey with you. Today we are sharing creations from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue, with lots of Christmas crafting goodies.
My card uses Sleigh Ride Edgelits and I have to tell you it was inspired by a very lovely international demo friend of mine, Amy Koenders.
Aren't these dies amazing? They are so intricate, but I still found they cut out great with just my metallic plate even with the glimmer paper.
The Edgelits also have a matching stamp set, which I really like because the words are curved, to match the curves in the dies. It's called Jingle All The Way. You can buy the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way Stamp set in a bundle as well and save 15% (Item 140862 for clear mount and item 140861 for wood mount).
Here's a full list of products I have used on today's card (available in my online store, via the button top of the right hand column). Let me know if you would like a paper copy of the Holiday Catalogue.
Sleigh Ride Edgelits / Jingle all the Way Bundle
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Silver Cording Trim
Mint Macaron and Whisper White Cardstock
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad
Now it's tome to see all the other fabulous holiday creations from the clever crafters on my Art With Heart team. Next up is our very creative Jenny Van Dijk.
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you. We also have our brand new 2015 Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September, with some amazing Christmas inspiration for you. Be sure to request a catalogue today! If you would like to join a fun and friendly team to meet new crafty friends or earn money selling Stampin' Up!, let one of us know along the way as we love to welcome new people to the team.
I have a couple of projects to show you. This first card is for my husband from myself and the boys.
I have used a few different sets, but the main one is the new Words of Truth stamp set in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. It's perfect for all things male and teens and lots more. I've also used Gorgeous Grunge and Banner Banter (which coordinated with the Banner Punch). Here's the inside of the card which shows some more of the Words of Truth stamp set (all except the Happy Fathers Day sentiment re from Words of Truth). Love the Everyday Chic Washi Tape too!
My next project is for my Father in Law (my own Father has sadly passed away). For this card I used the Guy Greetings Stamp set, another fabulous choice for male cards.
My colours are Mint Macaron and Early Espresso I love the shoes sentiment in this Guy Greetings set.
Here's a closer look at the two main stamp sets I have used today. Both of these stamp sets can be purchased in my online store 24/7.
Words of Truth Stamp Set
Guy Greetings Stamp Set
Next up on the Art With Heart Team blog hop is my team member Judy May. I hope you have enjoyed our blog hop today and feel inspired to make a handmade card for Christmas.
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below: