FAREWELL …

December 10, 2016

It is always sad to say farewell to a friend from work and I will miss Felicity … especially from my card class.

So when I was asked to make her farewell card, for her faculty colleagues at the school we all teach at, I was very excited.

The design brief had three elements – peacocks, purples and teals … I knew straight away that I wanted to use the PAISLIES & POSIES stamp set … and watercolouring.

I was so pleased with the end result … and she liked it very much.

mmm … most satisfying!

It is lots of fun looking for ways to use our stamp sets and tools in different ways … making them so versatile!

WEATHER TOGETHER …

December 4, 2016

Stampin’ Up! has a WEATHER TOGETHER stamp set and UMBRELLA WEATHER framelits die set in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.

There are lots of cards and project ideas available to use as project inspiration – from the catalogue itself, Google images, Pinterest … and these are all a great place to start.

After that, I begin to think about how I can use these in other creative ways … here are my projects …

Top left card … totally CASEd from the catalogue [p.55]

Bottom right card … inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness …

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Using the umbrella frame stamp in a different way … upside down to collect raindrops …

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… I haven’t made a Magic Slider Card in a long time …. time to reveal …

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… a brighter side to the raindrops before.

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So, after ‘typically’ uses of the stamps, what else can you do?

Try turning things around …

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Before this card was made, the original idea came from television – Charlie and the Chocoloate Factory was being advertised as a film to be screened in the next week or so. I had been playing with this round stamped shape and realised that it was just like an EVERLASTING GOBBSTOPPER …so this was the first project …

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Please note that the background was created using an inked acrylic block as demonstrated by Rich at On Stage Live.

TIME TO CATCH A BARGAIN with STAMPIN’ UP! END OF YEAR CLOSEOUTS …

DECEMBER 2, 2016

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and there are some great deals for you!

The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeouts include holiday catalogue retiring products, clearance rack items and many current catalogue products.

The promotion period for is 1 December 2016–3 January 2017.

All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store … just click on the image below.

Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.

Let me know if I can help you with your order.

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