Monday, January 30, 2017

Nailed It Birthday Card

January is birthday month in our household and today I am sharing with you my eldest son's birthday card. He is a carpenter and when I spotted the Urban Underground Suite in the new Occasions catalogue I knew it was a must buy for creating his birthday card.


The Hexagons Dynamic Textured embossing folder is also part of the Urban Underground Suite and it looks fabulous when used on silver foil card. I have seen some great cards on Pinterest using the foil and this stamp set and took my inspiration from those.

No need to worry about fussy cutting, there is a matching framelit bundle - Build It framelits. If you order these as the Nailed It Bundle 144734 you will save 10% on the individual price of the stamp set and dies.

The hammer has been coloured using the new watercolour pencils and then the colour blended using a blender pen.

My son loved his card and I know it will stay on display for the coming year just like his other birthday cards from each year!

If you like these products you can see them on page 47 - 48 of the Occasions 2017 catalogue.

Cheers!

Janine



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Catalogue Launch Projects

Today I held my Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogue Launch and I would like to share a couple of the projects the ladies attending created. You have already seen the So Beautiful Calendar card in a previous post 

Here are the gift tags that were made using the That's the Tag bundle on page 23 of the Occasions catalogue.


The first comment by everyone was " These look so much better than in the catalogue!" They were created with an extra layer of oval die cut underneath for writing your greeting.

The next project was to have a play with the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper "Inside the Lines" and the terrific new watercolour pencils from the Occasions catalogue.


They also did a card using the Dragon Fly Dreams bundle which I will post once I take a photo of it.

Cheers!

Janine


Monday, January 23, 2017

Inksationals Team Day Creations

Saturday I held my a day of make and take projects with my Inksational team members. Each demonstrator attending brought along a project using new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues for everyone there to make. We had ten lovely new cards by the end of the session and had a wonderful time enjoying our shared Stampin'Up! passion.

To start off this post here is my contribution, a calendar card using the Custom Tee bundle of stamps and framelits and the Tie Dyed stamp set. Plus the Designer Tee stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.



To get the extra colour onto the tie dye swirl stamp I used a technique known as "Thumping". I inked the stamp with So Saffron ink then with a Bermuda Bay marker I tapped the marker over the inked stamp until I was happy with the amount of ink added, huffed on the stamp and stamped my image. Check out the closeup below.


Here are the other cards we created.


Fiona's card used the Birthday Bright stamp set. As did Nicola for her card below.


Fleur used the Chase Your Dreams stamp set for her CASE (with subtle changes) of one of the cards in the Occasions catalogue.


Nicole used her Everyday Hero stamp for her card, knowing that most of us do not have the set. A great way to get a sample using this set and I reckon it got added to several of our wishlists!


Lifen highlighted the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Inside the Lines DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.


Susan also used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits for her easel card. The vellum behind the dragonfly is sponged with ink and a battery powered tealight candle is placed behind it to create a very pretty display.


Simone had us play with the Window Box thinlit die to create the cutout with a sponged background showing through. A CASE based on the card on page 43 of the Occasions catalogue.


Rosie contributed with a tunnel card. Love the chicken from the Sale-a-bration set Hey Chick peeking out from the card! 


Bev's card is a one layer card using Avant Garden from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.


 Finally Julie CASE'd the card on page 6 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue.
 

A terrific day and loads of fun! It was interesting to see how diverse all the projects were and the different styles of card and techniques showcased. A definite must do again day!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in these cards you can go to my online store and order there. Just click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top right of this page.

Hope you enjoyed our creations!
Cheers!

Janine


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catlogue Launch Dates

Hello and Happy New Year! Sorry about the prolonged absence, a few family matters have had to be seen to since Christmas and as much as I tried to get up to date with my blog, it just did not happen. So let's hit the ground running and get on with a great year of creativity!

January 4th saw the arrival of the 2017 Sale-a-bration & Occasions catlogues. Sale-a-bration is always a fun time of year as every time you make an order for Stampin'Up! goodies, you reap the rewards! For every order of $90 Aust you get to choose an exclusive Sale-a-bration item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for FREE! These products cannot be bought they can only be earned by making a $90 order or multiples thereof. Check out the catalogues by clicking on the photo to the right of this post.

To celebrate these lovely new catalogues I am holding a catalogue launch workshop over a selection of dates. The photo below shows one of the projects you will create in the workshop using my favourite stamp set, Beautiful You,  from the Occasions catalogue. You will make four items during the workshop.


Available dates for attending my Launch Workshop are :-

Thursday January 26 at 7.30pm
Friday January 27 at 10am
Sunday January 29 at 1.30pm

 Workshop fee is $5 refunded if you make an order on the day. Come along for a fun session of creating with the new Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogue products. If you make an order on the day you can choose from my lucky dip basket of Stampin'Up! goodies.

The workshops will be held in my home in Mt Waverley and please RSVP by emailing me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place. Seats are limited to 8 per session.

Hope to see you here!

Cheers!

Janine


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