Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Male Birthday cards "Rev Up The Fun" Stampin' Up! stamp set.

Here's some male birthday card ideas using the Stampin' Up! Rev Up The Fun stamp set from the main catalogue combined with a few new products which are available starting today! Not only are new products now available from the new seasonal catty, "Sale-a-Bration" starts today as well and is here until March 31. So for every $90 of products purchased from any current catalogue there is a freebie to choose from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue! One of the new products I'm liking much is the Hardwood background stamp which I used on the top two cards. The bottom card is a "waterfall" card and I used a piece of Modern Medley designer series paper for the background, this paper set is also great for male cards. If you would like a copy of the new seasonal and SAB catalogues just contact me by email or phone. Cheers for now.....Sue :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

"Easy As" Gift Card Holders using the Stampin' Up! Envelope Liner Framelits

These gift card holders are "easy as" to make using the Stampin' Up! Envelope Liner Framelits. Just cut two pieces of cardstock, one front half and one back half, score both sides and the bottom about 3/8", cut out the bottom tabs and stick together with red sticky strip! How easy can they get! Oh and just punch some "handles" at the top! The baby one is just whisper white cardstock the other three I just used the Adhesive sheets available in the Stampin' Up! main catalogue to adhere some designer series patterned papers to the cardstock before I cut them in the Bigshot. Goes without saying I'm still having fun with the new Spiral Flower Die which will be available to purchase from next Tues, Jan 28, when all the new goodies from the new Seasonal catty will be available. Not to mention again that for every $90 of products purchased you get to choose a "freebie" from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue! Just contact me by phone or email if you would like to purchase any products or have any questions! Also my classes are starting back up in February. Thanks for looking..........Sue :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die Sneak Peek - Bouquet with 13 different flowers from the one die!

Here's a bouquet of flowers I made last week, all with just one die!! Stampin' Up! demos are lucky enough to be able to pre purchase and play with new products coming out before they are available to the public and I think this one is brilliant!! This spiral flower die will be available in the new Stampin' Up! seasonal catalogue starting next week January 28 and not only that "Sale-a-Bration" starts at the same time so for every $90 of products purchased customers get to choose a "freebie" product from the Sale-a-Bration catty as well!
I actually created this bouquet to demostrate ways to use this great new die at a fun "team meeting" last Saturday organised by our team leader, Linda Higgins, SU meetings are always fun and inspirational, getting together with other crafty, like minded ladies!
Well a quick summary of the bouquet is except for the little white buds (I cut half the spiral in half to make these smaller ones) the rest are all created in SU Crisp Canteloupe variations: standard cardstock, designer series paper, Co-Ordinations cardstock, white cs coloured with Crisp Canteloupe ink, bleached cs, fringed (we've got new Fringe scissors too), sanded, distressed and split cs, embossed, sponged and my favourite was to actually do a "double" flower with two spirals together (just start rolling the first and add in the second one just a little further along) and all different types of looks can be created!
My best tip of advice is to "spritz" your spiral with water before you start rolling so it's nice and soft and pliable so you don't end up with a stiff, creased looking flower. Looking forward to sharing and creating with this great new die with my customers in the next few weeks! Thanks for looking............Sue :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stampin' Up! Coaster Board Bookmarks with some Sneak Peeks

Well "Happy New Year" all! This is my first post for the year and some creative excitement is starting already, we have a new seasonal catalogue and the yearly Sale-a-Bration beginning at the end of January! One of the best perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is we get to pre-order some of the new goodies coming our way and play with them early! Here are some Coaster Board (available in our main catty now) bookmarks I've been making tonight to give out to my customers with their new catties later this month with just a few "sneak peeks" for them to see and I will be posting more as I get creative with all my new goodies! Thanks for looking.............Sue :)