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Trend: Hexagons using Afternoon Picnic DSP and a tip to use your ribbon scraps.

Hexagons are huge in crafting right now. In the 2013 Annual Catalogue Stampin' Up! released the Hexagon Punch and the matching Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set. There is also a super pretty DSP called Afternoon Picnic with a hexagon pattern included in the designs.

stampin up hexagon six sided sampler
 This paper features some of my absolute favourite Stampin' Up! Colours right now: Crushed Curry (how yummy is that Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon), Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Smokey Slate.

Ribbon Tip: I keep off cuts of ribbon in a little bowl near my craft desk, so when I want to add some additional texture or colour to a card, I can tie little extra bits around the main ribbon I have used. In this sample I have used some crochet trim and Wisteria Wonder bakers twine that I had in my cut-offs bowl. Love this effect.

stampin up afternoon picnic dsp
If you love the Hexagons, this Six Sided Sampler set and the matching Hexagon Punch are one of the items you can get a 15% discount on if you buy them in a bundle. See all the bundle offer on one page HERE.

Here's a quick run down of the main products used in this card:

Afternoon Picnic DSP (12 double sided sheets - 12x12)

Stampin Up Afternoon Picnic DSP

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon (9.1m)

Crushed curry chevron ribbon stampin up
Six Sided Sampler and Hexagon Punch Bundle

Hexgon bundle
Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow with another creation.



Magnetic Platform for Sizzix BigShot

This awesome Magnetic Platform for the Bigshot is now available to order and in stock in my online store. Click HERE to view or order it online.

Magnetic Platform
This plate is for use in the BigShot with Framelits and Edgelits and Thinlits (and other cookie cutter style dies such as Nestabilities). It is used in the same way as the other base platform (in that you still need to use the perspex plates) but with this platform, the thin dies stay put against the cardstock or paper, through the magnetic force. I saw this in action at the Stampin' Up! Convention in brisbane earlier in the year and it's fantastic! It was so popular when it was released it sold out and we have only just had stocks replenished in Australia.

Here's the link again if you want to get your hands on one. I just did!


Stampin' Up! News / Specials / Releases September 2013

  • New Christmas Single Stamps from just $8.95 view HERE
  • Christmas Card Bundles and Kits HERE
  • Magnetic Platform for BigShot now available view HERE
  • 15% off Butterfly Bundle view HERE
  • Next Stamp Club by Mail with freebies and tutorials in November HERE
  • Save 20% all the time by joining my fun team Australia wide HERE

(This will stay here for September, so scroll down for the latest post)

Stampin' Up! Ornament Keepsakes with Gold.

Today's Christmas card is a simple one, which could easily be done in multiple. It features the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set from last years Stampin'  Up! Holiday Catalogue (but it's still available to purchase; more details below). 

stampin up ornamental keepsakes

I am loving use Gold in my projects at the moment. I think Gold looks great with purple, so I inked up the stamp in Perfect Plum, and then sponged Elegant Eggplant around the edges. The greeting is from Greetings of the Season (another carryover set) and stamped in Encore Gold.

stampin up ornamental keepsakes
To finish the card I have added a little bit of Champagne Glimmer Paper to the top of the ornament, some adhesive pearls to the body of the ornament and scalloped the edges using the Large Scallop Edgelit die. For the base of this card I have used the Natural Composition Specialty Paper. This self embossed pattern is perfect for card bases.

Carryover Items from Last Years Holiday Catalogue (these are still available to purchase until January 31st) -  Download 2012 SU Holiday Catalogue Carryover Items

Mystery Hostess Draw - Order online and go in the draw to win great prizes. More details HERE.

Next Hostess Club - My next by mail/email hostess club commences in the first week of November and will go November, December 2013, then February to May in 2014. No club in January 2014. Read all abut these VIP clubs HERE.

Christmas Bundles with free bonus product and cards already designed available HERE.

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Hope you are having a fabulous creative week. See you back here again tomorrow with another creation.



Vintage Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Wonderful Wreath .

Lots of dimension and texture in this handmade vintage Christmas card. I have used Wonderful Wreath which is a new single stamp in the Stampin' Up! 2013 Holiday Catalogue. 

stampin up wonderful wreath bird punch
My colours are Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler. There is lots of texture and dimension on this card, using embossing folders, glimmer paper, Dazzling Details on the wreath (love how that looks), popped up elements using Dimensionals and the different textures of the seam binding, crochet trim and twine.

Vintage wreath close up
I love how all these elements together give a vintage Christmas look. Here's a link to some of these products in my online store in case you would like to check them out.

 Hope this inspired you to get your Vintage Christmas happening.

Back tomorrow with another Christmas design,