Today is the last day to earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Don't miss out on these awesome products - they're retiring today! All you need to do is spend $90 AUD (before shipping & handling) on ANY Stampin' Up! products from the 2016 Occasions catalogue or the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue to earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product. It's that easy! Spend $180 and you'll get 2 awesome freebies, and so on. You have until midnight.
Here's a few ideas on how you could earn your freebies! How about a Stampin' Up! starter kit for friends, family or just for you? All kits come with instructions so no experience necessary.
Tin of Cards Project Kit
The Paper Players #282 - A Colour Challenge from Laurie
I can't even tell you how difficult this challenge was for me! Probably said it before, all things yellow and orange are quite challenging for me to work with. Surely I'm not the only person with crafty nemesis? Stampin' Up have really beautiful colours (seriously, all of them are high quality) but it really comes down to personal choice, am I right? You have to love it yourself, to be able to use it. Not only with colours, but also with stamp sets and paper etc. Anyway, this brings me back to this week's Paper Players challenge. I am so pleased Laurie chose these three colours! Sounds weird right? Nope. Makes complete sense! Today I used 2 colours I struggle with and I'm so pleased with the result! I hope that sentence alone can inspire you to try new things too.
This card was so much fun to make! If you're looking for something a little different, give the Decorative Masks a try! I used the new Happy Patterns pack from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. To be really honest, I actually spritzed the Daffodil Delight but it looked a little washed out in comparison to the bold Tangerine Tango sentiment so I placed the mask back on, and used a sponge dauber to brighten things up. The various tones of Daffodil Delight turned out, well, delightful!! Next step is to use the Stampin' Spritzer to colour your lace doily Pool Party, and set aside to dry. You will need to use rubbing alcohol in your spritzer. I picked up mine from Bunnings, but you could use supermarket Isocol too. P.S I only recently purchased the handheld stapler and I think I'm slightly addicted! So cute, so easy to use.
I'm going to post the supply list for this but I really want you to look around home and make the most of your paper scraps! The glimmer paper you can see was a tiny trim left over from an old card kit, and the small Daffodil Delight cardstock was also in my paper scrap box. Just enough for the Washi Label punch!
Pals Paper Arts Challenge #287 - A Colour Challenge from Katy McGloin
I'm back and feeling good about it! Had a tough one last week, so I gave all my usual challenges a miss. However, I'm super excited to make Pals Paper Arts #287 my first challenge for this week! As you can see, Katy has chosen three awesome colours. I often use Lost Lagoon in my projects but I rarely used Old Olive & Calypso Coral so I'm really happy to be having a go. Here is what I came up with! ...
For this one I've actually left out a sentiment. I think you could write a thank you, birthday or mother's day message. Quite easy to put together, the only real tip I have for you on this one is an AWESOME tip from my Stampin' Up Upline Liz Gross: use a hole punch on the cardstock underneath where you want your ribbon's knot to sit. Thread one end up through the hole, bring the ribbon across the front of your card and back up through the hole. With each end on either side of the ribbon, tie your knot or bow. You'll notice the knot/bow sits well and quite flat which is great for postage. How wonderful is that!! Give this a go and believe me, you'll never look back!
If you would like to recreate what I've made here today then check out these items:
Caseing The Catty Blog Hop #64 - Caseing Sale-A-Bration
Great challenge - showcase your favourite Sale-A-Bration inspiration. Well, there are actually 2 challenges involved in this one ... Firstly, choose ONE favourite project from the Sale-A-Bration brochure (argh, so many to choose from!), then begin your creation. I toiled over this for days but I'm pretty chuffed with my final product (the colour scheme is actually from a colour challenge #PPA285, Pals Paper Arts).
I realise my project is quite far from the original challenge design but that's the fun in CASEing something. I've taken inspiration from the square shape card base, textured background and keeping the elements quite central. I'm so pleased with how the textured lace background turned out. A little fiddly to apply but totally worth the effort!
Here are the supplies you would need to CASE my welcome baby tip top lace card:
CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop #62 - Favourite project from the Sale-A-Bration brochure
I didn't quite make this week's challenge cut-off however I thought I may as well post it anyway. My wonderful husband turned 40 this week (Happy Birthday my love!) so naturally we had to throw a party to celebrate this milestone. I've been so busy organising the party and entertaining guest's that I ran out of time for this challenge. P.S the party was fantastic however I'm a little worse for wear today. Totally worth it though. Our house guests aka Andrew's Sister and Mother + partner are busy watching a movie so that gives me a minute to share my CASE-ing The Catty submission for this week.
The challenge is favourite project from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I have a couple of fav's although Sky's The Limit stamp set just comes in as front runner. The card I have made was CASEd from the Stampin' Up 2016 Sale-A-Bration brochure, pages 16 - 17.
As you can see, it's fairly simple in appearance but effective. The Aeroplane is actually stamped with Early Espresso, then re-stamped with VersaMark (use your stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the image) & coat with clear embossing powder. This gives the plane a little shine and makes it pop out amongst the clouds, which are made using the largest flower die from Flower Fair Framelits. Just run the Irresistibly Yours negative embossed white cardstock through the big shot using that die and cut the flower in half to create the clouds. Everything else is pretty straight-forward, the love heart cloud stamp is also in VersaMark but with white embossing powder for effect.
I hope you've enjoyed my card this week. Let's hope I have a quieter week ahead so I can make the next CTC challenge in time!