Monday, June 10, 2013

3D Circle Flip Up Card Inspired by the beautiful Stampin' Up! Convention Anniversary Display

I haven't made a 3D circle flip up card for sometime (the tutorial is available on "splitcoaststampers" but was so inspired by the beautiful display at the Stampin' Up! Brisbane Convention of their "Celebrating 25 Years" that I decide to have a try at a more humble version. I was really happy with my result but it definitely is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" project, looks simple but requires alot of time, patience, fussy cutting, bigshotting and hand glitzing!!I wouldn't be making another one in a hurry and "hats off" to the creators of the Stampin' Up! original! Glad we just had a "long weekend" otherwise i probably would not have finished it, now I'd better get on with some other chores that I've been neglecting..........cheers for now Sue :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! More Convention Make & Takes - Mixed up my way!

Here's a few more Make & Takes from Stampin' Up! Convention Brisbane that I made at home "my way"! Actually the Christmas one was inspired from a card on one of the display boards at convention. I've played with three new stamp sets on these cards, Gorgeous Grunge, Tag It and Hello Lovely which will be available to all from July 2 (not too far away now!) I'm really liking the "grunge" which is a new style to try for me and "washi tape" is fun too! I've seen it around but haven't played with any till now and it's more fun playing with it than just looking at it! Lol ! I made extra sample copies of these too and sent them to some of my customers and team members that didn't go to convention, just to share the fun around! Well time to get on with my 'real job" and do some more creating later!.....................cheers Sue :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stampin' Up! Tag a Box sneak peek, ideas inspired by Brisbane Convention

This is another "Make & Take" new product sample we were given at Convention but my Tag a Box is "completely" changed from the original project. This was actually inspired from a demonstration given by Linda Higgins using vellum and also from another presentation Linda did at the Sydney Heartfelt event last October using White Stazon on window sheets. The "fringed leaves" was another convention inspiration and the "pearly strings" embellishment idea came from one of my customers. Clearly I have a head spinning with ideas now but I think these worked fine together in a mixed up kind of way! The new Tag a Box is a really nice, versatile size too, and "easy as" to assemble! Happily today is a cold, wet and windy Sunday so it's a perfect "crafting" day.....woohooo!.....Sue :)

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peeks - Convention Make & Takes, my way!

I love the inspirations from the Stampin' Up "Make & Takes" we get at convention but I always "Take'em and Make'em at home, "my way"! I start off making them as they are exampled but always end up taking my own creative direction and changing them somewhat or just completely different altogether! I really love the decorating brown paper bags idea and it's another great way to recycle some of the packing brown paper that comes with our Stampin' Up! order boxes. There are a few new catty "sneak peeks" on these projects, love playing with new goodies! I think our new "catty" is awesome this year and my wish list is soooo very long!.lol...........Sue :)