Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Masculine Flourish

The Fine Flourish stamp is a single stamp that is ideal for masculine cards. I've used it in Father's Day and Birthday cards in which I've kept to a clean, simple and masculine theme. Here are 2 variations to show you that a simple style can have different looks - and all with just using one stamp.

project recipe
stamps: Fine Flourish (WM 121833), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (WM 119185, CM120024, Heard from the Heart (WM 119167, CM 120006)
ink: Classic Stampin' Pad - Night of Navy (102977)

card stock: Crumb Cake (121685), Night of Navy (106577), Very Vanilla (106550)
tools: 1-1/4" (3.2mm) Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" (3.5mm) Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" (4.4mm) Circle Punch (119850), Circle Scissor Plus (112530)
the added pizzaz: Hodgepodge Brads (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

 cardessence tips
  • ink up your stamp in Night of Navy and stamp on 2 pieces of Very Vanilla card stock;
  • trim one of the images as closely as you can to the perimeter of the image then proceed with quartering the trimmed VV cardstock image; punch out the other piece with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch;
  • I used the Circle Scissor Plus to cut out my 1-1/2" Crumb Cake piece before adhereing to the 1-3/4" Night of Navy circle piece.
  • mat all your pieces in 2 layers and adhere every matted piece to the card piece with dimensionals.
  • I adhered the mats for the sentiments directly on to the card piece however, you may wish to add dimensionals to the smaller matted sentiment eg. "Happy Father's Day".
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, September 2, 2011

2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue plus Starter Kit Promotion

Happy September Everyone

It's here! The brand NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue is released today! Are you as anxious as I was to get a copy of this beautifully illustrated catalogue? You can view it online HERE but wouldn’t it be better to have your personal copy on hand?

The IB&C is catalogue is yours for free when you host a party. With as few as 4 friends, we can have a fabulous couple of hours of fun using some of the new products. In addition, the Hostess Benefits have been revised to give you greater choices. Call or email me as I will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you! However, if you prefer to purchase a copy for $12.95, let me know.

Check out the new In Colours. Aren’t they gorgeous? I for one am so happy to see Wisteria Wonder on the market for the purple fans. Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade are my favourites at the moment as I think that they are happy Spring colours.

Other Exciting News 

For the month of September only, Stampin’ Up! has generously offered 2 Starter Kit promotions:
  • The $169 Mini Starter Kit, and
  • The Standard Starter Kit at a 20% discount ($289 - 20%)
You will be able to customise most of the items in these starter kits to suit your needs. For example, you can change equivalent value stamp sets or choose your own Classic Stampin’ Pad colours.

The items in the Mini Starter Kit represent a total RRP value of $310 whilst the Standard Starter Kit is valued at more than $610.

If you are interested in joining the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator, hobbyist or just make this a one off purchase, call me to find out more details and additional benefits.

Summary of September Events
Click here to view my Events. Please note that classes are limited to 8 people, all materials are supplied and pre-cut but colours may vary. Alternatively, if you prefer to arrange with a group of your friends (min 4, max 8) to have your own private in-home classes, contact Me.

Monday Zen and the School Holiday Workshop are held in my home at 5 Alpine Court, Vermont South.
  • As a reminder, Monday Zen is just an opportunity for everyone to get together to start or finish your own projects - no lessons or structure. Hence, don’t forget to BYO all your crafting needs. Please Note that this session will start at 10.15am as I have to be at school assembly to watch my son’s violin ensemble play.
  • Book in early for the School Holiday Workshop as classes are limited to 6 kids. 

Have a great month