So Many Announcements!!

Happy October everyone!!  And what an October it will be with all these sales and new products.

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My first announcement is about Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day Sale.  Stampin’ Up! are offering 15% off select card-making essentials.  And you will need to get in quick this sale because this sale only runs from today until the Tuesday 10 October (Next Tuesday).  Check out the brochure here.  Or you can jump straight to shopping.

Edited: Fast Fuse has unfortunately sold out…

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The second announcement is about the Designer Series Paper Sale, one of my favourite sales all year!  This sale runs the entire month of October (1 – 31 October).  The sale is when you purchase 3 packs of DSP you’ll receive one for free from a select list of DSP.  Check out the list here.  Or you can jump to shopping online here.

And last but not least… Drum Roll please….stampinblends_demoheader_sp

Stampin’ Blends are coming soon to Stampin’ Up!  These are alcohol markers that will bring a whole new way to add colour to your creative projects.

This is one of the many perks of being a demonstrator, we get sneak peeks and opportunities to get our hands on early release products.  Demonstrators (plus anyone that sign up between 1 – 15 October) can purchase these before they are released (sometime before the end of the year).

 

So many awesome announcements this month… I’m off to put in my order!

Until next time… Happy stampin’,

Lauren

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#148

So I am back to blogging and to kick it off I decided on the Can You Case It? Colour Challenge.  I used this as inspiration to make my Grandma’s birthday card.   17098700_10211646694578325_3645540853983100779_n

Yellow has never been a top pick in the colour department so it was a great challenge for me and as for turquoise well Bermuda Bay has always been one of my favourites.

Here is my card:

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I used the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set.  The background is stamped on Shimmery White, in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

The Lace Doilies are from the Falling In Love Suite.  I inked this in Daffodil Delight, then Versamarked and Clear Embossed.

The circle on the doily is die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Finally I cut the flowers with the Succulents Framelits Dies.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Up & Away

I think this is one of my favourites from the new Occasions Catalogue and the matching DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This card was made for my Cousin who is off overseas in America for the next month… I wanted a card that quick and simple.  I instantly thought of the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies.  This thinlits set has the detailed balloon plus the solid pieces to layer in the back to create filled in images.

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I chose Real Red, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Whisper White.  I randomly stamped the bigger cloud from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Soft Sky to create the background.  I stamped the sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set in Dapper Denim.  I used Mini Glue Dots to attach the pieces of Real Red to the Dapper Denim balloon and then Tear & Tape to adhere the whole balloon to the card base.  I finished it off Pearls.

This card is great because you can just change the sentiment and the colours and it’ll be perfect for anyone.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

In Love With Letterpress

So lately I have been playing around with using Versamark on my embossing folders and have had some great results on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  This card I made for my cousin.

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How I made this card:

  • The base is half an A4 sheet (210 x 148mm, scored at 105mm)
  • The embossed layer is 100 x 144mm
  • I inked up the Brick Wall Embossing Folder with Versamark and ran it through the Big Shot
  • I covered it with Copper Embossing Folder, I used a dry brush to remove any excess powder
  • On separate piece of Whisper White I randomly stamped (and double stamped) the big and small balloons in Night of Navy and Marina Mist, then fussy the cluster
  • Then I separately stamped three smaller balloons, fussy cut them out
  • I used the Number of Years Stamp Set to stamp the 21 in Night of Navy and the Large Numbers Framelits Dies to cut out, added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella (Men like a bit of sparkle right?, haha)
  • I used the same stamp set and framelits die to create the banner, I used the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment
  • Then I stuck everything down with Snail and popped up the separate balloons and the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s a close up of the card:

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Dream Big

This is my first attempt at using the Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set which all demonstrator received if they attended Onstage last November… So I have had it for a really long time and just haven’t used it mainly because I didn’t know what to use it for apart from the coordinating Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit.

Until I saw a card on Pinterest and decided to case the idea using the dream stamp from the set.  I had also bought the Stars Framelits when they were apart of weekly deals months ago and again never used them.  I thought it appropriate in pairing up the ‘Dream Big’ sentiment and stars.

I used the Whisper White Thick Cardstock as the card base and layered a piece of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum Stack.  The final layer is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock which I cut the two smallest stars from the Stars Framelits and finished the middle off the star of with a Pearl Basic Jewels.

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Here is close up of the stamped sentiment which I have gone over the ‘Big’ with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear.

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamps: 
Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set // 140598 // $30.00
Ink:
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad // 138326 // $11.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 138331 // $5.50
Paper: 
Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack // 141019 // $0.00
Whisper White Cardstock // 106549 // $12.25
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock // 140490 // $12.25
Accessories:
Pearl Basic Jewels // 119247 // $8.75
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear // 141897 // $14.00
The Hidden Bits: 

Snail Adhesive // 104332 // $12.00
Snail Refill (12m) // 104331 // $8.00
Stampin’ Dimensionals // 104430 // $7.00

 

#GDP028 Enjoy the His and Hers…

Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project which is a Case the Designer challenge this week.

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My Cards: For the background I used step 2 from the What I Love Stamp Set, which is brilliant to use as a background stamp.  I stamped on to the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum Stack with the ‘Enjoy the Little Things’ sentiment from the Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set using Jet Black Stazon.  I layered the piece of vellum on top of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stuck them together with a piece of the Metallics Glitter Tape on either side.  The His Card uses Island Indigo and Silver and the Hers Card uses Rose Red and Gold.

His Card:

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Hers Card:

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I am really going to miss all these Sale-A-Bration products when they retire on Thursday 31st March.

I stuck everything down with Tear & Tape Adhesive purely because my snail was out of reach and I was feeling lazy. haha.

If you wanted to play along with the Global Design Project and try and Case the Designer: Jessica Williams.  You must enter by 3pm AEDT on Monday.  Just click the picture below to be taken to the Global Design Project website.

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Stamps: 
Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set // 140598 // $30.00
What I Love Stamp Set  // 141276 // $0.00
Ink: 
Stazon Ink Jet Black Pad // 101406 // $14.00
Stazon Ink Jet Black Refil // 102566 // $10.00
Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad // 126986 // $11.50
Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 122932 // $5.50
Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad // 126954 // $11.50
Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 102109 // $5.50
Paper: 
Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack // 141019 // $0.00
Island Indigo A4 Cardstock // 124390 // $12.25
Rose Red A4 Cardstock // 108613 // $12.25
Whisper White A4 Cardstock // 106549 // $12.25
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock // 140490 // $12.25
Accessories:
Metallics Glitter Tape // 141020 // $0.00
The Hidden Bits: 

Tear & Tape Adhesive // 138995 // $12.00

 

Half-way Happiness | Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on the Eureka Stampers Blog…

Today Stampin’ Up! launches three new Sale-A-Bration Items and I am excited bring you two card projects using two of the new products and one from the original catalogue.  I used exactly the same products just in different ways.

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This first card I layered a piece of Bermuda Bay with a piece vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  I used the gold tape from the Metallic Glitters Tape and made it look like ribbon by backing the top piece with a strip of Bermuda Bay.  I used the Banner Triple Punch to fish tail the ends of the tape.

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I used the ballon stamp from the new Party Pants Stamp Set to stamp few times together and then two separately then I fussy cut them all out, I stamped the sentiment on one ballon.  Added some Clear Wink of Stella to some of the balloons to add more dimension.

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This second cards I chose a different piece of vellum also from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  I stamped the balloons onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock randomly in Bermuda Bay.  Also stamped two separate balloons and once again fussy cut them out.

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The sentiment is layered on top of all three of the Metallic Glitters Tapes.  I staggered their lengths and again used the Banner Triple Punch to fish tail the ends.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on to a piece of Bermuda Bay.

I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by to see my two projects featuring some of the SAB products.  You can check out the rest of what is on offer in the SAB catalogue and the new items on offer.  Sale-A-Bration items can be earned for FREE for every $90 spent in a single order.

It’s now time to hop on over to Heather McCarthy’s Blog (or hop back to Linda Whalley’s Blog) for more SAB inspiration.

Until next time… Happy stamping,

Lauren

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