Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August Class - Swallowtail

I know I'm a little late, but I'm holding a class this Thursday (23rd August) 2013 at my home, featuring different techniques with the same stamp - three cards and one box.

You’ve seen the popularity of butterflies and yellow in fashion and home décor lately. The same trends apply to stamping and crafting. Now you can combine them to create this trendy and feminine card set with coordinating box! 

The Swallowtail background stamp is ideal for playing with a wide variety of stamping techniques. You’ll learn six in this tutorial that will make your heart go aflutter! From resist techniques to fun shapes, you’ll enjoy creating a true metamorphosis from simple paper and rubber to a beautiful card set that anyone will be thrilled to receive. 

Here are some sneak peeks to whet your appetite:

The details:  Date:  Thursday 22nd 2013 at 10:30am (repeated Friday 23rd at 8PM)
Cost:  $20
Bring your basic kit if you have it (adhesives, paper snips)
Place:  MY HOME (address given when you RSVP)

I hope you can make it!  Contact me ASAP  at louiseTsutton@gmail.com to confirm your place.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

In Colour pretties

Have you fallen in love with the 2013-15 In Colours yet?

Here are some recent cards I made with them:

Stamp:  Express Yourself (Hostess)
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Other:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlet, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon

Stamp:  Blue Ribbon
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Tea  Lace Paper Doily
Other:  Big Shot, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle punch, Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch  Ribbon

And here's a sneak peek of a product in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalogue - it's a Bigz Die for making perfect paper bows!  So easy to assemble, and so very pretty!  I will be using these on all sorts of projects - from gift boxes to a Christmas wreath, and cards of course!  Here are the different bows you can make:


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Congratulations, Graduates!

In my "day job" I am an online lecturer and my students are about to finish their course.  I'm really proud of them, as they are all working full time and completing the course part time.  I know that isn't easy.  So I thought I would make them each a handmade card to congratulate them.

Because I was making a lot, I made sure they were simple to construct on an assembly - line basis.  I used washi tape for a simple background, and cut out the sentiments with framelits and the Big Shot.

This one for the girls:

Ingredients: Gingham Garden Washi Tape
Stamps:  Feel Goods
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Melon mambo button
Chalk Talk Framelits Big Shot, Dimensionals

This one for the boys:

Epic Day Washi Tape
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other:  Whisper White Embossing Powder, heat gun, Big Shot, Framelits
I hope they like them.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Guest Stars - Thing 1 and Thing 3

I recently had a girly stamping day with a friend and our girls, and it was so fun, I think we'll be doing it again really soon.

My sweet girls, Thing 1 and Thing 3

I brought the new In-Colours with me, as well as some of the new stamps from this year's catalogue:
This one was by Thing 1:

Stamps:  Flower Shop
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Pansy Punch, Basic pearls, basic diamonds
 Another by Thing 1:

Stamps:  Perfect Blend,  Positively Chevron
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Other:  Aquapainter

Stamps:  Flower Shop
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon
Other:  In Colour Boutique Details, Basic Rhinestones
And this one by Thing 3 (took her all afternoon, bless her!):

Stamps:  Flower Shop
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink:  Stampin' Markers, various
Other:  In Colour Boutique Details, Basic Rhinestones, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Stitched ribbon

I think they did a good job, don't you?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

August Promotions, a little late! And this week's Digital Downloads.

Better make a cup of tea, I have lots to show you this month!

This month, Stampin' Up! is letting us indulge our love of pretty paper (isn't that how we all got into paper crafting?) with the "Buy 3 get one free" promotion:

There's also the "Best of 25 Years - Shelli " Stamps you can collect this month:

As usual, you can contact me to order, or go right now to my online store HERE

And, before I go - how about a peek at this week's Digital Downloads?  I love Tuesdays!  Download Day!

Do Your Best Printables - Digital Download 134922
Price: $3.50

Download includes:
* 5-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 27 embellishments
* 3 punches
* Digital exclusive
* Add a note in your child's lunchbox to let him/her know how proud you are, remind them of something, or just to let them know you are thinking of them
* So fun and versatile
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Grilling Good Time - Digital Download 134990
Price: $8.95

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard invitation (5" x 7")
* 1-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 20-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 7 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Just the perfect touch for a casual barbeque or picnic party
* Includes templates for a small banner and food flags
Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 134858
Price: $5.50
This download was added on 8/6/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

* Based on the Season of Style Designer Series Paper traditional product
* Coordinates with the This and That Season of Style products

Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White

Season Of Style Pocket Cards - Digital Download 134934
Price: $8.95

Download includes:
* 10-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 24-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 46 embellishments
* Pocket cards based on the Season of Style Journaling Tags traditional product
* Perfect for divided page projects
* Coordinates with the This and That Season of Style products
Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White

Season Of Style Washi Tape - Digital Download 134932
Price: $3.50

Download includes:
* 9 embellishments
* Coordinates with the This and That Season of Style products
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

This And That Naughty And Nice Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 134933
Price: $6.50

Download includes:
* 23-piece SVG stamp brush set

This And That Season Of Style Embellishments - Digital Download 134935
Price: $6.50

Download includes:
* 78 embellishments
* Includes the elements from the traditional product, Season of Style This and That Designer Stickers
* Coordinates with the other This and That Season of Style products
Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White

This And That Season Of Style Photobook - Digital Download 134857
Price: $16.50

Download includes:
* 46-page photobook planner (8" x 8")
* 2-page envelope template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 54-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 10 Designer Series Papers
* 18 embellishments
* 2 punches
* The This and That Season of Style planner in digital form and in a different size (8" x 8")
* Coordinates with the other This and That Season of Style products
Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
Notice the Christmas stuff?  Looks like stuff from the new upcoming Holiday Mini.....that I have seen already, because it is a perk of being a Demo.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Holiday Mini Catalogue Launch

I know - we only just got the new Catalogue - but if you've thumbed through it already you'll notice there are no *gasp* Christmas, Halloween, etc stamps.

That's because they are all in the new Holiday Mini Catalogue!  The new Mini will run from 29th August 2013 to 1st February 2014.  And I love it!

As is our custom, my Stampin' Sistas Bec and Steph and I are holding a New Mini Catalogue Launch on 8th September at the Banyo Bowls Club.  We'd love for you to join us!

As usual, we'll be providing lunch and afternoon tea, so if you'd like to join us, let us know if you have allergies, etc.  

Beginners are welcome!  We'll be making about 8 projects, and all you need to bring is a basic kit (your paper snips, bone folder, and adhesive).