Friday, 29 August 2014

Festival Of Trees - A Merry Little Wish...

Festival of Trees 
Hello again Stampers!

I cannot believe another week has passed already! Another week (in this case) means another NEW catalogue from Stampin'Up!! I'm very excited to share this product from the new Holiday Catalogue! Let me know if I can send you your very own or click on the Catalogues button and download a copy!          

As always my product list:
106578 Real Red A4 Cardstock
106576 Old Olive A4 Cardstock
121682 Marina Mist A4 Cardstock
106549 Whisper White A4 Cardstock
                                             137640 Festival of Trees Stamp Set and Tree Punch Bundle
                                                         ( Page 24 of the Holiday Catalogue)
                                             133739 Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
                                             126953  Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
                                             131179 Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
                                             102283 Versamark  Ink
                                             101930 Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
( I heat embossed the trees with Iridescent Ice for a snowy glow)
                                             134563 Real Red 1/4"Cotton Ribbon
                                             132178 Silver Foil Sheet (for the star on the tree top)
                                             133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

If you have any questions - as always - let me know!

Be on the look out the next few days - I will post a project using the BRAND SPANKING NEW Gift Box Punch Board (135863)!!!

Mel xx

Click on the link to download Stampin'Up!'s new Holiday Catalogue

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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I Love Lace - Happy Birthday

I Love Lace - Stampin'Up!
Hello again!

First of all, I have to apologise for my photography! I'm still working on it! Any tips and tricks you share with me will be very welcome!

 For this week's project I used the very lovely I Love Lace stamp set (134036 C) -  the feel of this stamp on the cardstock after heat embossing is amazing!

This is what I used for this card:
133152 Petite Petals
134180 Something to Say
133322 Petite Petals Punch                                            
                                             133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
                                             119982 Soft Suede A4 Cardstock
                                             131292 Soft Sky A4 Cardstock
                                             106550 Very Vanilla A4 Card stock
                                             131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
                                             126978 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
                                             101930 Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (my favourite!)
                                             127019 Large Scallop Edgelits die
                                             120999 Very Vanilla 1/2"Seam Binding Ribbon

Take care!
Mel xx


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Life's Adventure - Everybody has a rainy day

Hello Stampers!

For this week's project you will need about 10 minutes and a really lovely Hostess set from Stampin 'Up!'s Inspire. Create. Share catalogue. The set (Life's Adventure -133931) can be earned through hosting a workshop or spending $300 dollars or more. My product list for this lovely card is as follows:

133684 Tangelo Twist A4 Cardstock
131291 Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock
106549 Whisper White A4 Cardstock
130136 In Colors Backgrounds DSP Paper Stacks (2013-2015) - I used the                                                          Coastal Cabana  Dots Pattern from the stack
                                          131179 Smoky Slate Classic Stampin'Pad
                                          114319 1.6 cm Whisper White Organza Ribbon
                                          135246 Project Life Corner Punch

Hope you like it! You never know when someone might need a card to cheer them up!

Mel xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

Amazing Birthday - And Happy Fathers Day!

Hallo Stampers!

In Australia  we celebrate our dads the first Sunday in September - sooooo my projects for this week are for the Fathers out there! However, with a tweak here and there, they can work for any male celebration (Birthday, Thank you, etc).

I was lucky enough to receive the Amazing Birthday (134228) stamp set as a free set at Convention this year! How versatile is this set! In this card I used only parts of the Amazing Birthday stamp. The Flashback DSP works perfectly with this Tri-Fold card, because of the strong patterns and bright colours!

My Tri-Fold Card will not fit in any conventional envelope (it measures 10cm x 21cm) but I was going from the point of view that this will be a card handed over personally. Although this type of card is nothing new, my directions for my Tri- Fold Card:  Start of with an A4 cardstock (29.7cm x 21cm), measure from the bottom right hand corner 9.7cm towards the centre of the short side ( this with the cardstock in a landscape position in front of you). Connect the left hand top corner with this meauremet (the 9.7cm mark) and cut diagonally. Use your Stampin'Trimmer (129722) to score at 9.7cm and 19.8cm ( this with your flat, long side at the top of your trimmer). Or else just measure and score using a ruler and a scoring tool. Fold.

121688 Basic Black A4 Cardstock
106550 Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
106578 Real Red A4 Cardstock
133699 Flashback Designer Series Paper
126949 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
102283 Versamark
101930 Iridescent Ice Embossinng Powder ( all stamped images were heat embossed with this)
132969 On Film Framelits
130921 Squares Collection Framelits
3.2cm Circle Punch
3.5cm Circle Punch
133001 Retro Fresh Washi tape
131152 Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon ( cut in half lengthwise)
 I used retired products for the Paper Clip and the Die Cut letters but suggest the BRAND NEW Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies (133725) and the Basics Hodgepodge Clips (133765) as replacements.

The assembly of the card is straight forward, but please ask away if you have any questions!

Tomorrow I will have the project list for the very easy male Birthday card!

Mel xx


Friday, 1 August 2014

Merry Christmas in July!

 It is almost time to say good bye to our Carry Over products from some of the previous Holiday Catalogues ( 26 August 2014).   So grab them while you still can! I made this beautiful gift box with for 4"x 4" cards with the following Stampin'Up! products! Inside 4 beautiful Christmas cards! With the help of The Crafty Owl UK I was able to make a custom box to fit my cards! Go to this link  ( to make any size box with the Envelope Punch Board (133774)! Clever and Crafty she is!
I made 2 cards with a Smoky Slate and Silver background and 2 with a Kraft and gold backround. The snowflake stamp in the background comes from the Best of Snow Stamp Set but any small snowflake stamp will work!

133674 Kraft Cardstock
124917 Brushed Gold Cardstock
131291 Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock
124918 Brushed Silver Cardstock
108630 Naturals Ivory Cardstock
129588 Naturals White Cardstock
132141 Metallic Gold Encore Ink
132142 Metallic Silver Encore Ink
102283 VersaMark Ink
126996 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin'Pad
132137 Silver 1/8"Ribbon
109129 Gold Embossing Powder
109131 Silver Embossing Powder
131778 Festive Flurry Wood Stamp Set (Available Until 26 August 2014)
132193 Festive Flurry framelits Dies (Available until 26 August 2014
132150 Frosted Finishes Embellishments (Retired, but keep your eyes open for some beautiful new festive embellishments coming 28 August 2014!) I punched a tag and stamped Merry Christmas from the Petit Pairs Stamp Set (128706) and used the Silver Ribbon to tie it around the box.

Cards as beautiful as these must be seen - I used Stampin'Up!'s Window Sheet (114323) cut to 4"x 12" to score and wrap around the box. Very similar to a matchbox!

If you have any questions about this project or Stampin'Up!'s  fantastic products contact me!

Mel xx

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