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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Sneak Peak:NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration – Framed Butterflies …

I always try to make my Christmas {where possible}, and I made these gorgeous framed Butterflies for my Mom, Mom-In-Law and Sister-In-law for Christmas this year ... shhhhh don't tell them the surprise though!

This is my first project, featuring the NEW Stampin’ Up! stamp set "Butterfly Basics" with matching “Butterflies” Framelits …


I love the elegance of the Butterflies, and there are three Dies in the “Butterflies” Framelits pack, which are perfect for layering.
 

I also used the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, which can be sponged, Spritzed, or Brayered, to give a gorgeous emboss resist finish/technique, in this project I used my Brayer for the first time, along with Wisteria Wonder Ink Pad.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : "Butterfly Basics"
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Versamark
Cardstock :  Elegant Eggplant, “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper {SAB2015}, Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder
Framelits : “Butterflies”
Ribbons : Vintage Crochet Trim
Xtras : Basic Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Gold, Matted Picture Frame {via The Warehouse}

Special Tools : Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer,

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sneak Peak At The NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Brochures …



Super excited that the NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration brochures, are due to start on January 6th 2015!!!
I was fortunate enough to be able to place a pre-order, and also earn Sale-A-+Bration rewards at the same time.
This is my first pre-order – super excited to start playing!


Stamp sets I received are "Butterfly Basics" with matching “Butterflies” Framelits, “Perpetual Birthday” with matching Perpetual Calendar, “Petal Potpourri” with matching “Flower Medallion” Punch.
As you can see from the piccies, I also ordered the Chalkboard Paper and matching ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad in "Rose Coral".
Can’t wait to use the Simply Pressed Clay "Alphanumeric Mold" with the Simply Pressed Clay … so cute!
I also received the "Bow Builder" Punch, very cool, and so easy to make mini Bows!
I won the stamp set “Painted Petals” valued at $50, due to the live launch of the catalogues, and being ”Solid Purple” for the Prize Patrol.


Sale-A-Bration rewards I earnt were the stamp sets “Best Day Ever”, “Big Day”, and  the 3 step stamp set “Lotus Blossom”, and the gorgeous “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, which can be sponged, Spritzed, Brayered, to give a gorgeous emboss resist finish/technique.

Ummmm … so this is my first pre-order, the second pre-order is due to arrive tomorrow, so watch this space!

Thanks Stampin’ Up for the fun Summer ahead craftin’!!!
 

btw … I will be back on board teaching from January 8th 2015, and next year I will have at lest 3 Classes per week, so get in quick to reserve your place at next years Class{es}.
You’re welcome!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Weekly Deals For Wednesday 17th December 2014



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The Weekly Deals are up!
Love the “Blossom” Punch {matches back with “Mixed Bunch” stamp set} and the “Ticket Duo Builder” Punch {matches back with “That’s The Ticket” stamp set}.
Hot on my list for replenishing stock are the Vintage Faceted Buttons – love love love these xtra cute buttons, they can also be coloured with the Blendabilities, sew cute!!!
Oh and the gorgeous Pear Pizzazz ¾” Chevron Ribbon, sew {pun intended} cute too!!!


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.



Create With Kathe for Thursday 11th December 2014



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This week we made 4 projects!!!
As it is almost Christmas, and many people now give gift vouchers/cards for Christmas, this week’s focus was on how to present gift cards …
 

Project 1 “Circle Card Thinlits” Gift Card Holder, case via Jacque Williams


Jacque taught this card at our recent Christmas Extravaganza, and I had to share this card with my ladies.
I changed it up a bit by adding in the “Work Of Art” stamp set.
Stamp sets featured in this card are “Festival Of Trees”, “Letterpress Winter” and “Work Of Art” .
This card could be suitable for any occasion, just by swapping the stamp sets.


Project 2 “Cottage Cutz Filigree Pocket” Gift Card Holder


Featuring my favourite die from Cottage Cutz, the ladies got to choose between a snowflake embellishment {from the “Snowflake Card Thinlits” Die} or a flower {from the “Flower Shop” stamp set and punched with the matching “Pansy” Punch}. Both are secured with a Candy Dot Brad Base and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
The leaves are punched using the “Bird Builder” Punch.
The embellishments for this pocket card holder can be changed to any colour, that way you can match the embellishment back with the colour of the gift card.

Project 3 “Envelope Gift Card Holder”


The base for the card holder is the envelope from the “Note Cards and Envelopes” #131527 $11.95 for 20
Folded in half and adhered to a piece of Pool Party cardstock, the front is decorated with the “Work Of Art” and “Festival Of Trees” stamps sets, + Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
For the inside, one flap of the envelope is cut off, and the other stuck down.
This is a quick and easy card to make and took less than 10 minutes from start to finish.


Project 4 “Top Note” Swing Gift Card Holder


Love love love the “Top Note” Die, which ahs been used to create this swing card. Accented with “Trim The Tree” Designer Series Paper Stack which peaks through the negative detail, created with the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
The stamp set featured is “Get Your Santa On” which has bee coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. Did you see the cute Pom Pom on the Santa’s Hat? That’s created with the Crop-A-Dile and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
The Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and Antique Brad are the finishing touch.


Wah-lah … Gift Card Holders …done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.


“Festival Of Trees” Stamp Set and Matching "Tree" Punch


“Flower Shop” Stamp Set


"Get Your Santa On” Stamp Set


“Letterpress Winter” Stamp Set


“Work Of Art” Stamp Set

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Festival Of Trees”, “Flower Shop”, :Get Your Santa On”, “Letterpress Winter”, “Work Of Art”
Ink : Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party,
Blendabilities : Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock :  Basic Black, Glimmer Paper in Dazzling Diamonds, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, “Trim The Tree” Designer Series Paper Stack
Punches : 2 1/2” Circle, Bird Builder, Pansy, Star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Tree
Framelits/Dies : Circle Card Thinlits, Deco Labels, Snowflake Card Thinlits, Top Note, and Cottage Cutz Filigree Pocket
Ribbons : Cherry Cobbler Ribbon,
Xtras : 2 Way Glue Pen, Antique Brads, Candy Dot Brad Base, Dimensionals, "Note Cards and Envelopes” #131527 $11.95 for 20, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Glitter in Dazzling Diamonds

Special Tools : Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, 

Guest Blogger: Merilyn Irvine



I received this truly gorgeous and beautiful handmade Christmas card from my good friend Merilyn today.
It is truly a masterpiece of painstaking hand-colouring with Blendabilities, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen in White, and an Artline Pen in Black.
Featuring the “Holiday Home” stamp set and matching “Homemade Holiday” Framelits, everywhere I look I see xtra special details, liked Santa and his reindeer prancing through the nights sky.
I love the contrast of the colours used, especially the homes in Crumb Cake.
The finishing touch is the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, tied in a sweet bow.

Thanks Merliyn, I shall cherish this gorgeous card for years to come.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Secret Santa Gift For Under $5


Ohhhh crap … woke up this morning to be told at 7.30am that Reilly had to have a Secret Santa gift valued at under $5 to be given at school, that very same day … today!!!
I quickly put together a Petite Purse {made with the “Petite Purse” Bigz Die} and a Christmas Star.
And packaged it nice and neatly in-to a gift box {made with the “Gift Box Punch Board”}.
Ohhhh and added heaps of ribbon and an xtra cute Tag!
What better way to use Vintage Designer Series Paper, than on a gift!
Wah-lah … Secret Santa Gift for under $5 – done!



Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.


Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Letterpress Winter”
Classic Stampin’ Pads: Not Quite Navy
Cardstock :  Strawberry Slush, Vintage Designer Series Paper “Everyday Enchantment”
Punches : 1 ¾ “ Scallop Circle, 1” Circle
Dies :Petite Purse” Bigz Die
Ribbons : Seam Binding Ribbon in Crumb Cake
Xtras : Bell, Basic Metal Button

Special Tools : Crop-A-Dile, Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

“Merry Christmas From New Zealand”


“Merry Christmas From New Zealand”
Photo Credit: www.infonews.co.nz

To my many friends and family living overseas, from our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.


This Christmas Tree is made by my good friends Geoff and Sheryl, and is made from driftwood, collected at the beach.
Gotta love re-purposing!


And this is my New Zealand themed Christmas Card, featuring the Pohutukawa flower …

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes,

Kathe.

Weekly Deals: For Wednesday 10th December 2014


This weeks “Weekly Deals” are up …
Top of my list is the “Angled Tag Topper” Punch, this is one of the very few Punches that I do not own yet!
Hint …in the new Catty starting 6th January there is a new Tag Topper Punch, called the “Ornate Tag Topper” Punch … getting excited!!!
The “Circle Card Thinlits” Die is a must, as you can turn out such amazing cards with this very versatile Die … may just have to use this in tomorrow’s Classes!!!

Oh and the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, damn I just ordered this, as I went through 2 rolls last week, so will have to order some more at this fantastic price!


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.





"Create With Kathe" for Thursday 4th December 2014


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This week we made 2 cards, the first a New Zealand themed Christmas Card, featuring the Pohutukawa flower, and the stamp sets “Ornamental Pine” and “That’s The Ticket”.
The second card, an “Emboss Resist” card, in colours of Elegant Eggplant and Wisterias Wonder, and featuring my new stamp set “Blooming With Kindness”, and the “Chalk Talk” framelits.


“Merry Christmas From New Zealand”
Photo Credit: www.infonews.co.nz

Project 1 "New Zealand Christmas Card"


The measurements are:
Base Pool Party 5 ½”x 8”, scored at 4”
Layer Pool Party 5, 3/8”x 3, 7/8”
Layer Naturals White 5, 3/8”x 3, 7/8”
Insert Naturals White 5, 3/8”x 3, 7/8”

Following on with last weeks stamp set of “Ornamental Pine”, we used this stamp set again this week {again with the Oval cut using he Big Shot and “Ovals Collection” Framelits}, however we coloured the pine needles with the Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin’ Markers, and created a Pohutukawa flower.
A Christmas Ornament hangs from the stem, stamped on Vellum with Black StazOn, and coloured with the Blendabilities on the reverse, and Stampin’ Glitter in Dazzling Diamonds and a Pearl Basic Jewel are added to the centre of the Ornament.


The ladies {and JorjaRose} got to choose from Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night Of Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, AND Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities.
Now here’s a head up … in the new Occasions brochure beginning 6th January 2015, Stampin’ Up! have released 4 new colours Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi!!!


NEW Occasions brochure beginning 6th January 2015

The sentiment “Christmas Wishes” are stamped in Real Red on to the Pool Party layer.
A sweet bow in Real Red Seam Binding Ribbon and Linen Thread are added.
The finishing touch are the 3 Pearl Basic Jewels added to the bottom right-hand corner.


For the card insert, the sentiment “May the peace and beauty of the season remain with you throughout the coming year” is stamped in Real Red.
Some tickets stamped from the “That’s The Ticket” stamp are stamped in Real Red, and punched with the “Ticket Duo Builder”, and adhered with a staple.
The top of the insert is punched with the Spiral Border Punch, and the finishing touch, a home-made Candy Dot, made with the Crop-A-Dile and some Real Red cardstock, and adhered with a Glue Dot, on the bottom right-hand corner.
Wah-lah … "New Zealand Christmas Card" done!

Project 2 "Emboss Resist “Blooming With Kindness” Card"


The measurements are:

Base Smoky Slate 4”x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
Layer Elegant Eggplant 3, 7/8” x 5, 3/8”
Layer Wisteria Wonder 3, ¾” x 5, ¼”
Insert Whisper White 3, 7/8” x 5, 3/8”

This card is all about the layering, and of course using one stamp set for the entire card, this time the stamp set used is called “Blooming With Kindness”.
The Wisteria Wonder cardstock is embossed with the “Large Polka Dot” Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon is adhered along the length of the Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
A sweet little bow in “Crumb Cake” and “Wisteria Wonder” Seam Binding Ribbon, along with Venetian Crochet Trim are added, and finished off with a vintage safety pin.
The Wisteria Wonder cardstock is then adhered to the Elegant Eggplant layer, which in turn is adhered to the Smoky Slate layer.
The sentiment “Thank You” is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on to Whisper White cardstock, and then cut using the Big Shot and the “Chalk Talk” Framelits.
The border is drawn around the inside edge of the Framelit with the Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker, and the sentiment is then adhered with Dimensionals.
The flower from the “Blooming With Kindness” stamp set is stamped in Versamark, and heat set with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.
The flower is then sponged over using a ¼ ‘ed “Stamping Sponges” and the Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad. This technique is called “Emboss Resist” as the ink does not stick to where the image has been embossed, rather the colour seeps into the crevasses of the stamped image.
The flower image is then cut using the Bread Tag from the “Chalk Talk” Framelits.   The Tag is then adhered with DImensionals.
Venetian Crochet Trim is adhered in a V with a staple, and an Antique Brad is pushed through a Very Vintage Designed Button, and adhered over the Venetian Crochet Trim.


For the card Insert, the same Bloom is stamped with Elegant Eggplant, along with the sentiment “Your kindness makes such a difference”.
The Hearts Border Punch is punched along the edge, and then the card insert is adhered to the card base.
Wah-lah … "Emboss Resist “Blooming With Kindness” Card" done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.


“Blooming With Kindness” Stamp Set


“Ornamental Pine” Stamp Set


“That’s The Ticket” Stamp Set

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Blooming With Kindness”, “Ornamental Pine”, “That’s The Ticket”
Classic Stampin’ Pads: Black StazOn, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red
Stampin’ Write Markers” : Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Real Red
Blendabilities : Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night Of Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock : Elegant Eggplant, Naturals White, Pool Party, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Vellum
Punches : Hearts Border, Spiral Builder, Ticket Duo Builder
Framelits : Chalk Talk, Ovals Collection  
Textured Impression Embossing Folders : Large Polka Dots
Ribbons : Linen Thread, Seam Binding Ribbon in Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder, Venetian Crochet Trim
Xtras : Antique Brads, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Handheld Stapler, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in White, Stampin’ Glitter in Dazzling Diamonds, Stamping Sponges, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Vintage Safety Pins


Special Tools : Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, StazOn Cleaner
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