Monday, October 18, 2010

Wrap up Christmas with exclusive ribbon

Between October 16 and November 30, you can order one of the following bundles and receive a FREE spool of exclusive Stampin' Up! ribbon.
  • The Gifted Bundle: Gifted Stamp Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. Wood Mount Price $66.90 or Clear Mount price 56.90
  • The Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. Wood Mount price $69.90 or Clear Mount price $59.90
  • The Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel. Wood Mount only, price $67.90
  • The Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch. Wood Mount only, price $72.90
Choose from one of the following ribbons (only available with this promotion):
  • Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (retail value $21.95)
  • Sleigh Bells Ribbon (retail value $15.95)
  • Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retail value $19.95)
  • Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retail value $19.95)
Note that bundles and ribbons are only available while stocks last.

You can also earn a free spool of ribbon if you host a $550 (or more) workshop.

Wouldn't you know I just bought Delightful Decorations and the matching punch? If I'd waited two weeks I could have got myself some free ribbon too *sigh*.

Contact me to place your order today!

Additional Notes:

Before you start looking in the catalogue for Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper, it's not there. It was apparently in a recent US Mini Catalogue. All I know is it's pretty, in shades of Real Red and Soft Suede, and apparently has a flocked surface (ooooh).

The Mistletoe Ribbon Originals is two ribbons, approx 8 yards of each in a 3/8" Old Olive taffeta and a 1/2" White Grosgrain double stitched with Real Red.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

In Colors 2010-12

As you are probably aware, Stampin' Up! have changed the In Color timetable ... now we have five new colours, but they will be available for two years. Next year, another five new colours will be introduced, also available for two years. So there will always be ten In Colors, with half being replaced each year.

Confused yet?

Just sit back and enjoy this combination of some of the new crop of colours - Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade - inspired by this post from the talented Lyssa.

And remember, these colours are available until August 2012. Yay!

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Printed Petals, Hello Again
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfaito
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Other: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birthday Butterflies

More birthday cards, this time for my sister-in-law. I'm still loving the colour combination here and had a few butterflies left over from that cutting session, so I turned the whole thing around and made this.

Happy birthday, Sophie!

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Perfect Punches
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Top Note Die

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I had some birthday cards to make the other night (hopefully they have reached their destinations by now!) and needed some inspiration to get me started. Of course, Splitcoast Stampers obliged, and this card in particular caught my eye. Something about the layout appealed to me, so I sat down to make my own interpretation.

I really like how this came out (hope Lisa likes it also). And I finally got a chance to use my new Crumb Cake inkpad - love it!

Oh, and the blue butterfly - aside from being cute and lifting out the centre of the card, it has an actual purpose in hiding a small smudge :-)

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other: Top Note Die, Circle Cutter, Elegant Lines embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Monday, October 4, 2010

Watercolour Rose

As you may know, Stampin' Up! Classic Inks are dye based, which means that they will run when wet. Usually you try to keep your work dry and avoid this, but sometimes it can be exactly what you need for your project.

Here, for example, I have stamped the big rose from Fifth Avenue Floral onto watercolour paper which was sprayed with water beforehand. The Regal Rose ink immediately bled out across the paper. Once the piece was dry, I used my Stamp A Ma Jig to restamp the flower in Regal Rose and create this simple yet effective focal point for my card.

Layer it with a few pieces of coordinating cardstock (in this case, more Regal Rose along with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla) and you have this ... I am very happy with the result!

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Fifth Avenue Floral, Trendy Trees
Ink: Regal Rose, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Watercolour Paper
Other: Word Window Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Cutter Kit, Stamp A Ma Jig

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Too Cute!

Okay, so now we've all seen the Owl Punch - and he really is too cute.

I finally made a card incorporating my little penguin - the icebergs are made with Stampin' Up!'s vellum cardstock, glued over a piece of Baja Breeze card which I tore and sponged to look a little like the sea. He needs a greeting, but that is something I will add when I decide who he's being posted to.

Supplies used:Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, Vellum Cardstock
Other: Two Step Owl Punch


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