Cute Owls

It’s been quite a while since I have used my owl punch, with so many new goodies available it’s not really surprising, but I thought it was time I got it out and gave it another work out.  Today I have used it to make some thank you cards for a few of my customers.

The card base comes from the Hip Hip Hooray card kit, layered with some of the Lullaby patterned papers.

Keeping it short and sweet today.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

New Papers

New Designer Series Papers = more excuses to make stuff!  Right?
Well, ok, who needs excuses….. just had to make some cute little boxes to show off some of the gorgeous new papers!
These boxes use both the Envelope Punch Board, and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

This first one combines the Lullaby DSP with some Hello Honey coloured cardstock, some gold Baker’s twine and a tag made from the Occasions stamp set (part of the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit), and  the Artisan Label punch.
Here is the box when it is open….

And a close up of the tag.

And a second box, a little bigger, but made in the same way, this time using the absolutely stunning papers from the Gold Soiree DSP.  Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous box for a wedding gift?

This box has a layer of Vellum around it, and is tied with some of the gorgeous Gold Ribbon.
Having fun! Hope you are too. :)

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Be The Star

Such a useful, versatile and fun stamp set, Be The Star is my focus stamp set for this month, and therefore the stamp set you will receive if you are taking part in Stamps in Your Letterbox in July.  It’s a great stamp set for cardmaking and scrapbooking, for children of all ages, boys and girls, masculine cards, and definitely Christmas cards.

I have combined Be The Star stamp set with the Stars Framelit dies, the zigzag stamp out of  the Work of Art stamp set, splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, some of the great new black and white Baker’s Twine and some Washi Tape out of the Everyday Adventure Project Life kit, but you could just as easily use one of the other Washi tapes available (page 190 of the catalogue).  The colour combo I have used for this card is Basic Black, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Stamps in Your Letterbox!

The first month of Stamps in Your Letterbox is ready to go!
For those of you who have already signed up, yours are in the mail on the way to you, and I will be emailing a PDF to you in the next couple of days.  I am running a little behind this month, but be sure that you will still get heaps of ideas and inspiration for using your new stamps.
And for those of you who are wondering what I am talking about, you can get all the details here.

This months feature stamp set of Stamps in Your Letterbox is the “Be The Star” stamp set (Page 93 of the catalogue), and I am going to be showing you lots of ideas during the month to use this stamp set.

Today’s card uses the colours Crumb Cake (Kraft), Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Pistachio Pudding.  The Pistachio Pudding layer has been stamped with the Hardwood Background stamp with Crumb Cake ink, then stamped with the little stars in Night of Navy ink.  The Happy Birthday stamp comes from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, and I have inked it using markers in the two colours.  Then tie some Linen thread around the small panel before adhering it the front of the card. The stars have been hand cut and popped on with some dimensionals.

If you haven’t yet signed up for this months Stamps in Your Letterbox, there is still time to do so, just leave a message or comment and I will get back to you.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Stamping Fun!

Yesterday afternoon I held my first stamping get together since moving to Cooma, which was really exciting.  Not only did we have a lovely afternoon of stamping and chatting, but I met some lovely ladies who share my passion for crafting.

The ladies got to make two projects, and since we had some complete novices, I kept the projects fairly simple.
We started off making a tag (or bookmark), using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

Then we made a card.  Both feature the fabulous new stamp set Work of Art and some of the gorgeous new In Colours and Stitched Satin Ribbons.

Special thanks to the ladies who shared the afternoon with me, I certainly had a lovely time!

Check back soon for more, as I have heaps of crafting to share with you! :)
Happy stamping!
Chris

Project Life

 

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products in Australia starting 1st July 2014!

Here is a sample of just some of the products that will be available in this exclusive line of Project Life products.

Click here to order your products and start your Project Life® journey.

I am now offering weekly Project Life Crop Nights every Wednesday at 7.30pm at my home in Cooma, NSW, where you can come along each week to work on new photos, or start organising the photos that you have in boxes around your house.  See here for more details, and contact me to let me know you would like to come along.

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Join My Team

For the next four days (until the end of June 2014), you can join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator for just $85.
That is an amazing bargain!

“To love what we do and share what we love…” is part of Stampin’ Up!’s motto and is what being a demonstrator is all about. A demonstrator runs their own home-based business selling creative products, working with customers and hostesses to give Classes and parties that introduce new people to Stampin’ Up!

If you love crafting with excellent quality, co-ordinated product ranges including a new and exclusive range of Project Life® products, and want to share that with others, then joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator is the perfect opportunity for you. With Stampin’ Up! you can run your business your way, whether that is part-time, full-time or even seasonal:

  • Set your own hours;
  • Work around your family or other committments;
  • Forge new friendships with fantastic, creative people;
  • Get a 20% discount on your creative purchases;
  • Earn extra money;
  • Get fantastic support from Stampin’ Up!, from me, and demonstrators from all around the world.

To remain an active demonstrator you need to achieve a quarterly sales minimum of $400.

What do you need to do?

If you live in the Australia you can become part of my team. You simply need to click on the link below and follow the steps:

  • Click here
  • Follow the instructions,
  • Pay the joining fee and choose the products you would like to get in your starter kit.  And that’s it!

It’s your choice what is in your starter kit – it’s completely customisable.  Stampin’ Up! will also provide you with a business starter pack, to help get you going.  The pack will include customer order forms, catalogues, hostess invites, Getting Started information and other essentials.

Don’t fancy running your own business BUT still want all the perks of being a demonstrator such as the 20% discount, forging new friendships and the benefits of a wide and varied network of demonstrators? That’s ok too. Join Stampin’ Up! as a hobby demonstrator and get all that. All you need to do is maintain the quarterly minimum of $400.  Take orders from friends, family, work colleagues, sell your cards and gift packaging at markets….. there are many ways to easily keep to your quarterly minimum, and many hobby demonstrators often find that they enjoy it so much, they start running classes or helping others using their stamping business.
The way you run your Stampin’ Up! business is up to you!
Contact me if I can answer any questions.

Chris