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Ink and Inspiration Blog hop – Sorry/Sympathy/Get Well

Ink & Inspiration Blog hop - Masculine Cards

Welcome to  another Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Stephanie from Australia. I hope you enjoy this months cards, today we are showcasing sorry, sympathy or get well cards. Which I don’t know about you but I always seem to struggle just a bit with them! Especially sympathy cards!

Today I’m  not using a stamp set but a card out a new memories and more card kit that is coming in the new Occasions Catalogue in January. It’s part of a new suite called the Petal Passion suite! It is celebrating all things love and is just gorgeous!

I was lucky enough to receive the full suite a little while ago as I used it to present at Stampin’ Up!’s on stage local at the Gold Coast a few weeks ago.  I have so many samples to show you and I can’t wait to start sharing them with you over the next few weeks!

But for the time being here is the simple card I came up with for this blog hop! I always feel sympathy cards shouldn’t be fussy, I’m not sure why. This card was so super simple to pop together! The main panel is the memories and more card, it was originally just black and white but I coloured once again using my new Stampin’ Blends, I actually think I am getting better at it and I really am enjoying playing with them! I then layered with a piece or basic black cardstock and the main card is Pink Pirouette! To finish off the card I have stamped my sentiment on Basic black card and heat embossed in white and popped on a few rhinestones!

I hope this project has inspired you & or just given you an idea on how to use some of your memories and more kits up other then in your memory keeping albums, they really are so versatile.

Don’t forget to click on the links below & hop through all of the my design team mates and see all their wonderful creations. I can assure you, you do not want to miss any!!

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Online Extravaganza

There are some great special to be had during this 6 day long online extravaganza selected stamps are up to 40% off! This is a serious sale you do not want to miss out on! Click here to see the list of stamps and accessories on offer!

With Christmas fast approaching this is the perfect time to jump across to my online store and place your order, what better present under then tree for that special person in your life that loves to craft!!

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Stamparatus details…you know you want them!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Reservation Windows Available to Ship
17–30 November 2017 Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017 Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018 Approx. 15 April 2018

Have more questions? I have answers. Check out the PDFs below.

I’m super excited to get my hands on the new Stamparatus and I’m sure you will be too, give me a shout if you have any questions!

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Stampin’ Blends now available for order!


I’m actually so excited to let you know that the new Stampin’ Blends are available for order as of today! I have been having so much fun playing with them and am actually struggling to put them down and play with something else! Not only that but you can also purchase this gorgeous  project bundle to get you on your way to colouring with the new Stampin’ Blends!

Check out the new Stampin’ Blends catalogue here or if you aren’t sure they are for you here are a few short videos for you to watch and see what you think! Grab a cuppa and enjoy! If you have any questions do not hesitate to give me a shout!

 

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Another Seasonal Chums Card!

As promised I said I’d share another card I made using the Seasonal Chums stamp set, I know we don’t get snow in Australia but we are heading to the UK for Christmas to visit family so I thought I need to get in the swing of a cold winter!!

Seasonal Chums stamp set, for more information visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

I just adore these cute little Christmas images, and I even love to colour them using my new Stampin’ Blends…gasp I know me and colouring is not usually a thing but they are so easy to make look good!

What do you think? Even if you don’t do snow flakes and snow for Christmas don’t you think he’s adorable?

Only 2 days left to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! paper special!

Don’t forget if you are placing an order under $250 with me use this months hostess code to earn hostess benefits from me, if your order is over $250 you are the hostess and will receive the hostess benefits direct from Stampin’ Up!

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October Ink and Inspiration blog hop!

Ink & Inspiration Blog hop - Masculine Cards

Welcome to the  another Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Stephanie from Australia. I hope you enjoy this months cards, we are showcasing new products from the Occasions Catalogue. Which is ever so exciting as it’s overflowing with amazing new products especially Christmas!

Today I’ve choosen to use the Seasonal Chums stamp set which is so super cute and can be used for tags as well, I’ve also used the new Stampin’ Blends which will be available for purchase on the 1st of November! I think I love them!!

Seasonal reindeer card for more details visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

Check back tomorrow as I may have got carried away and made a few others with this stamp set and I will share them with you over the next few days!

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.  Don’t forget to click on the links below & hop through all of the my design team mates and see all their wonderful creations. I can assure you, you do not want to miss any!!

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61 Days till Christmas!

We have a lot of countdowns going on in this house at the moment, mainly from my boy child he’s a little excited!! We are counting how many days till his new Nintendo switch comes out, how many school days are left, how many days till we go to England and lastly how many days till Christmas!

Which just quietly is the one that scares me the most, I always find that even with the best laid plans I am running short on time and never have all my Christmas cards ready to go! This year is going to be different, I’ve already started and I’m doing well! Here is another of the cards we created at this months Christmas Card stamp a stack, it was a case of a card by the lovely Teneale Williams. I have always loved Teneale’s style and often when I am lacking mojo I go and look at her works of art!!

Here is my take on her card, it’s the same layout and colouring but a little less of a master piece!

Merry Patterns stamp set, for more information visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

 

I must admit though I really do like the Merry Pattern stamp set that was the promotion set the last 2 months! I mean seriously what is not to love about a reindeer in a jumper!!

I hope your Christmas count down is going well and you are getting yourselves organised! If you still have a stack of cards to make keep your eyes peeled as I will be offering some Christmas card stamp a stacks in the near future!

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Stamp a stack tonight!

I’ve been having fun playing with some of my new Christmas goodies that have been sitting lonely on my shelf! Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Come along tonight and get a start on your cards!

Here’s one of my favourites! It does have a little colouring but I used then new Stampin’ blends and oh my they are amazing!

Seasonal Chums and Stampin' Blends! For more information www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

So if you’d like to come along and make some of these little beauties and a selection of other super cute christmas cards and of course there will be some regular cards available to so just let me know! I’ve still got a few spots left!

Hope to see you here!

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New alcohol markers soon to be released!

I’m so excited, Stampin’ Up! are releasing some new and improved alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. I was able to order them at the beginning of this month and have had a little play, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not that fabulous at it but I am intent of learning the art of colouring in! I hunted for lessons and came across the Kit and Clowder website. It has the most amazing online tutorials with great video lessons, I’m currently working my way through the  free tutorial and can’t wait to get on to some others, this morning I quickly was learning about light sources, but looking at my colouring I think I really need to learn about blending lol.

I can’t wait to share these great markers with you, I’m hoping by the time they are released (which is only 2 weeks away, they will be available on the 1st of November) I’ll be a pro and can pass on my new skills to you lovely ladies!!

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My last technique from last week!

Here’s our last technique we did last Monday night, this one was pretty cool but I’m not sure the actual picture does it justice to be honest!

I have used the dragonfly thinlit and inked it up in versamark and then feed it through my bigshot on watercolour paper but not to cut it out, only to emboss it. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and heat set. It gave it this lovely outline around the image then I watercoloured the image!

How cute does it look? In real life the actual outline is very clear and looks amazing!

Thinlit heat embossing, for more information visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

The rest of the card is very simple, but I did use a gold sharpie to colour a few pearls to pop on my card to bling it up a little….you know you can never have to much bling lol!

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An other technique card……an Eclipse card.

If you have been on the internet lately I’m sure you would have seen an eclipse card or 10! It is such a cool technique and looks so effective! Although I don’t have the large alphabet dies I thought I would use the gorgeous Happy Birthday thinlits! I’d seen a few samples and it looked really cool!

What I didn’t count on was how fiddly it was, putting all the cut out bits back in the holes made it a little time consuming!! But it did end up looking pretty good if I do say so myself!!

Happy Birthday Eclipse card in Bermuda Bay! For more information visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

I stamped the flowers first then cut out my words, I found this was the easiest way for me! But I did see a few tutorials where they cut first then stamped, so ultimately it’s what you find easiest!

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What you missed last night!

It was technique class last night and we made so pretty cool cards, well I think so anyway!

The first was one of my favourites, I love the leaves in the Colourful Season’s stamp set and although we here in Brisbane don’t get your atypical turn of leaves I still love the colours that I see in pictures! Here we used a few different techniques. Firstly sponge daubers to add our multiple colours ensuring to blend them as we were going, once they were stamped and cut we added some clear wink of stella and some drops of the fine tip glue pen so it looks like dew!

Then onto the main panel of the card, it’s the first time I’ve tried this and I think I’ll do it again. Using word stamps as a background. I literally stamped the Hip Hip Hooray stamp in stamped off smoky slate multiple times along the edge to create a soft background. I then stamped the sentiment on basic black and white embossed! Then punched it out!

Colourful seasons, Stampin' Up! for more details visit www.stampingwithsteph.com.au

It’s a pretty simple card but was super fun to make, I think it would look pretty cool using the same technique with balloons! I may have to go and have a play next chance I get!

Don’t forget the buy 3 get the 4th free designer series paper deal is still on for the rest of the month, I love DSP but tend to hoard it…..my goal is to get in and use some of it up in the next lot of upcoming stamp a stack classes!

Click here  to be taken to my online shop and you can see more details!

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Painted Harvest Tips and Tricks

I’ve been having a play with one of our most popular products: the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. If you’ve ever used this autumn-themed set, you know one of its most endearing attributes is that it gives you the look and feel of painting with watercolours. And, like any work of art, there are many factors that influence your final product. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that this set is designed to help give you a one-of-a-kind feel. Because this stamp set is meant to mimic the nature of watercolour, it’s particularly tricky to produce and can create varying results. As you can see in the card below both flowers are slightly different but have been stamped using the same ink’s and images.

Painted Harvest tips and tricks

For the perfectionists among us…..come on admit it I know I am (or those simply looking to master your craft), I thought I’d give you some tips and tricks for stampin’ like a pro!

  • Stamp all layers of the image
  • Make sure your ink pads are well inked
  • Use nice, even pressure when stamping
  • Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • Keep in mind that lighter colours won’t show up as deeply as darker colours
  • Play around with saturation levels (e.g., stamping full strength vs. stamping off) to get your desired look
  • The stamp is not supposed to match the flowers on the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Have you used the Painted Harvest Stamp set yet? What do you think have you got any other tips to share?

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World Card Making Day Specials!

World Card Making Day special start Sunday, October 1st!

This year the world celebrates World CArd Making Day on the  7th of October, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ Up! So for ten days (1–10 October), they are offering 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.

And if that wasn’t enough when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Click the image below to view the flyer.

Don’t forget to use this months hostess code if you are placing an order under $250 to earn some hostess benefits from me!!

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