WeeklyDeals

Don’t you just love a bargain? Wednesday means new Weekly Deals and these will last until Tuesday 2nd June. You may either order online 24/7 and have delivery direct to your door or contact me to make your order.  Here’s this week’s great bargains:

LAST CHANCE FOR RETIRING PRODUCTS

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This is your LAST CHANCE to get retiring products before they’re gone forever! Get those last minute orders finalised by 2 June. Remember: some of these products have discounts up to 50 percent off retail, so don’t miss out!

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My husband and I went to the Vivid Sydney Festival on Sunday night and took a harbour cruise to see the best of this great show.
Photo of the Glass Island Tours boat we went on
What is Vivid Sydney?
Vivid Sydney, now in its seventh year, is Australia’s major event in winter and is recognised as the largest event of its kind in the world combining music, light and ideas. Vivid Sydney is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.
 The Sydney Opera House
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.  The program features large-scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas). All three celebrate Sydney as a creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.
Dancers depicted on one of the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Vivid Sydney was voted Australia’s Best Event in 2013 and Best Tourism Event in 2014.
Luna Park
What events are on during Vivid Sydney?
You can find out all about Vivid Sydney and what events are on by visiting our website, www.vividsydney.com. You can also keep up-to-date on everything Vivid Sydney through our Vivid Sydney Facebook page or Twitter account @vividsydney.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge
Where is Vivid Sydney held?
Vivid Sydney has activations at a number of locations across the city including: Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Pyrmont and The Star, Chippendale, Carriageworks, Seymour Centre, Sydney University, on the actual Harbour and, for the first time, Central Park and Chatswood.
The Sydney Opera House
I will be printing my photos or having them printed and then using Project Life by Stampin’ Up! to record these memories.

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Earlier this month I made a special order card for Mother’s Day. I made a screen card in blue shades. I decided to make a quick video to show you how I made mine. You can see the previous card here.

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Here are the measurements you need:

  • Card base cut to 5 1/2″ x 11″ or 12.7cm x 28cm
  • Cut 4 of mat 1 to 2 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ or 6.5cm x 11cm
  • Cut 4 of mat 2 to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 6cm x 10.5cm
  • Cut 4 of mat 3 to 2″ x 2 3/8″ or 5.5cm x 10cm
  • Scrap of the same colour as mat 3

A closer view of 3 panels

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A closer view of the other end of the screen card

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A view of the layers

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This card will fit nicely inside a C6 Stampin’ Up! envelope when folded in 4.

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Bone Folder

$11.95

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Do you love spending time with friends? Having a chat, some light refreshments and lots of laughs? I have just the thing to help you enhance this experience. Have a Stampin’ Up! Party and contact me today to find out more. Have a look at some of the lovely hostess gifts given at a recent party (this is before the generous hostess benefits Stampin’ Up! give with a qualifying party.)

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This is a Bag in a Box made with Hello Honey and Lullaby Designer Series Paper. I also added 4 Note Cards which could be used for “Thank You” cards.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

Of course you can’t have a party without chocolate and the hostess had asked about our Tag Punches so I made this little chocolate treat pouch from the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

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The completed package looked like this:

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Contact me today to book your Party and have some fun and relaxation with your friends.

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Pansy Punch

$27.95
Sticky Strip

$11.95
Bone Folder

$11.95

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Would you love to make one of these lovely little Bag’s In A Box”? There are lots of them around using 12″ or 30cm card however most of our card stock is A4 which is 297mm or 11.7″. I decided to do a video on how to make mine using A4 card.

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Here’s what you need for your supplies and measurements:

DSP – cut to 11 3/4″ or 29.7cm (length of your A4 card)

Card

  • 1 piece cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/16″ and scored at 1/2″ all the way around or 6.35cm x 12.85 cm and scored at 1.3cm all the way around
  • 3 pieces 1/2″ x 113/4″ or 1.3cm x 29.7cm (length of A4 sheet)
  • 2 pieces 3/8″ x 6″ or 0.95cm x 15cm

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Product List

Pansy Punch

$27.95
Bone Folder

$11.95
Sticky Strip

$11.95

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Do you ever wonder what type of card you can come up with which would be fairly quick and easy> Well I was looking for something as a FREE Make and Take. Where ladies at a workshop could get their hands on the product but not be overwhelmed by it all. This is what I came up with:

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It uses one of my favourite stamp sets – Flower Shop. Combine the stamp set with the Pansy Punch and you can make a great card. I also used the set Project Life Remember This Photopolymer Stamps. I like using these for stamping , not just for cards, but for recording Memories as well. Using Photopolymer stamps allows you to see exactly where you’re stamping which can be very handy if stamping on photos or close to memorabilia.

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I used the same flower punch throughout the card, stamping on the inside of the card and the front and back of the envelope as well. I chose to off centre the sentiment piece and add the bow at an angle.

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I punched and extra Pansy from Pistachio Pudding In Color Designer Series Paper (Retired) as a hint of green behind the stamped image on the front of the card. the two flowers are adhered together with Liquid Multipurpose Glue and then a Dimensional is popped on the back of the Pistachio Pudding punch. I used my Bone Folder to give both flowers a bit of texture and curled the petals.

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Pansy Punch

$27.95
2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

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$37.95
Bone Folder

$11.95

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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WeeklyDeals

Don’t you just love a bargain? Wednesday means new Weekly Deals and these will last until Tuesday 26th May. You may either order online 24/7 and have delivery direct to your door or contact me to make your order.  Here’s this week’s great bargains:

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Stampin’ Up! Retirement List 2015 is out. Most stamp sets are up to 25% off where some accessories are up to 50% off! That’s a huge saving! See all the details and savings here.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

LibbyShop

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Do you sometimes have difficulty finding appropriate cards for youngsters? Well over the next few posts I will share some cards I’ve made for this age group which cover different occasions.

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This is the male version of the card using Pool Party, So Saffron and Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads.

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I used the Pool Party ink to stamp the ‘Toucan’ image on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope.

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The embellishment piece is made from the Deco Labels Dies run through the Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform which is great at stopping the dies from slipping around.

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Here’s the female version of the card and you could play ‘Spot The Difference” apart from using Blushing Bride Classic Stamp Pad instead of the Pool Party.

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Again I’ve stamped the Toucan Bird, this time in Blushing Bride ink, inside the card and on the outside of the envelope both front and back.

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The embellishment piece is adhered together with Liquid Multipurpose Glue and then adhered to the card using Dimensionals. By changing the ribbon and slanting the embellishment piece, you can give a different look to what is essentially the same card.

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Big Shot

$149.95
Bone Folder

$11.95

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If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Are you always looking for a Masculine card to suit any occasion? I think I have the answer for you. Look at these cards made in my Card Class last week.

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Now using the And Many More or A dozen Thoughts stamp sets, you can make these cards suitable for many different occasions and who doesn’t like a nautical theme?

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The nautical theme is continued on the inside of the card and on the outside of the wonderful Stampin’ Up C6 Very Vanilla Envelope. Some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine adds a bit of a lift to the card.

20150510_154354 There are many layers to this card which adds some style to it and brings in all the colours used. Here’s the other card using the same set:

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This card could be used for a Birthday, Retirement, Holiday etc. A great card to celebrate going on a cruise or boating holiday. By placing some of the elements at a different angle and adding the Baker’s Twine differently, not ony a different position on the card but tied in a knot instead of a bow, you can create a different effect by using the same supplies.

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I’ve teamed Early Espresso with Soft Suede, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card and a piece of Very Vanilla Card for the inside as well. I’ve also use the anchor image on the outside of this card as well as the inside and the outside of the envelope.

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The writing image stamp has been stamped twice once in Early Espresso and once in Night of Navy with Soft Suede being used for the world image.

I love this set of The Open Sea, it is quite versatile and goes with many sentiment stamps which Stampin’ Up! stock.

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Bone Folder

$11.95

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

LibbyShop

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Is there a colour you don’t use much or like much? There’s a Stampin’ Up! colour which I don’t use much and I don’t know why after making these cards at my Card Class last Saturday.

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Here’s the first one where we have combined Garden Green with Soft Sky and So Saffron. I love how the ‘You’ in this stamp set is separate so you can place it anywhere and combine it with many other sentiments.

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I used one of the floral stamps to stamp inside the card and the outside of the envelope. I’ve used So Saffron for this stamping.

20150510_153707 I’ve used my Bone Folder to curl the petals of each flower upwards to give a more 3D effect as well as adhering them to the card with Dimensionals.

Here’s the other colour combination we made:

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There are a number of images you could use from Work Of Art to make the Garden Green background which the flowers lie on. It seems to add enough so you don’t need to add extra flowers or leaves.

20150510_153828 The 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch is great for punching out the flower centre once stamped and then adding a Dimensional to the back adds dimension to your card.

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You can see the layering on the card and how well the colours co-ordinate. Some of the ladies mixed and matched their flowers – so one Soft Sky and one Melon Mambo on a card.

Make sure when you stamp the image you mark it so when you go to punch out the flower, the punch and stamped image align easily.

Product List

Bone Folder

$11.95

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

LibbyShop

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …