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Easter Blog Hop

 

I had so much fun last month I’ve joined in on another Art With Heart Blog Hop! This time the theme is Easter! A Hop for Easter, what a great idea!

If you’ve hopped over from the blog of Kathryn Manglesdorf, welcome! There are 11 of us in this hop – all from the Art With Heart team of demonstrators – and you’ll find the links to all the other blogs at the end of this post.

Easter always manages to sneak up on me, all of a sudden summer is over and Easter is here! But at least I was prepared this year – I’d already fallen in love with the For Peeps’ Sake stamp set in the new Occasions Catalogue: 

 For Peeps’ Sake (Occasions p34)
(137179) Wood Mount stamp set $42.95
(138557) Clear Mount stamp set $30.95

I’ve used this stamp set in all my creations for this hop. More and more people seem to be wanting to avoid having excessive chocolate in their households so I’ve concentrate my efforts on making cards. That way I can show people how much I care without adding to their sweetness overload!

First up I have a card I designed for one of my recent Create & Chat classes:

I loved the wavy look of the greeting and had to emphasise this by colouring it with markers in a wavy fashion.

I’m also a huge fan of chevrons for Easter. You’d have a hard job finding eggs wrapped like that in the shops now but it’s certainly a look we all associate with the patterns on Easter egg wrapping! For this card I added the chevron with the mighty Positively Chevron background stamp.

Positively Chevron (Annual Catalogue p175)
(130496) Wood Mount stamp set $30.95
(130499) Clear Mount stamp set $24.95

For my second project I had to make very good friends with my Stamp-a-ma-jig! Those eggs are actually from this single stamp that has 5 eggs in different patterns.

 Although the different colours haven’t shown up very well on my photo, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and the masking technique to create my rows of eggs in 5 different colours!

 

I’m a big fan of the Stamp-a-ma-jig for getting the perfect placement of your stamps but even I have to admit when I was getting towards the end of all the eggs I was starting to get very nervous that I’d mess up and have to start all over again. Luckily my only mistake was quite early on the first time and this piece was second time lucky!

Stamp-a-ma-jig (Annual Catalogue p235)
(101049) $20.95


For my third cad I chose another time consuming but very rewarding technique – Paper Piecing. To create my three crazy chicks I stamped them out several times on different coloured paper and then fussy cut around each element and stuck them all back together to form the whole image. Just as well I love cutting! And that our Paper Snips are such super scissors!

 

 

And to head back to those fun Easter chevrons I used a piece of the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper:

Sweet Dreams DSP (Occasions Catalogue p39)
(137782) 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double-sided paper $18.95

Here’s a close up of those little cuties so you can see all the details in the paper piecing. Yes, I even cut out the dots on the egg pattern!

 

Finally, something much, much simpler to finish off. I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig again to stamp my chevrons but with a clear mount stamp set you could probably get away with just eyeing it and getting them close enough. BTW, these are the same colours I used on my rows of eggs in the card above and they show up much better here as 5 separate colours!

 

 

When is an oval not an oval? When it’s an egg! It was super easy to cut out my egg with the Oval Framelits and the Big Shot and then sponge some ink around the edges to give it that 3D rounded look.

And if you’re wondering where those coloured chevrons came from, I used one of the stamps from the extremely versatile Work of Art set:

 

 

Work of Art (Annual Catalogue p165)
(134111) Wood Mount stamp set $51.95
(134114) Clear Mount stamp set $37.95

 

Apart from the chevrons did you spot the other common theme running through all four cards?

 All four cards use Lost Lagoon as a card base – my new favourite Easter colour  – it goes with EVERYTHING! 

And three of the four cards also have the Soft Sky Cotton Twine from the Painted Blooms trio:

Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (Occasions p37)
(137873) 3 rolls in 3 colours, 9.2m each. $11.95

Well that’s it from me for this time, I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by!

Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration must end March 31st! 

Remember, for every $90 you spend on fabulous Stampin’ Up! products from any of our catalogues before the end of March you’ll earn a free Sale-a-bration product! There are no limits and you have loads to choose from – including four brand new ones just for March! 

Have you considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and being part of a lovely, supportive team?
Sale-a-bration is a great time to jump on board, with wonderful extra bonuses in your Starter Kit!

 Starter Kit Value = $169 for $235 worth of product 
PLUS 2 FREE Sale-a-bration products!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Next up we have some gorgeous creations from my lovely friend Kathryn Ruddick

Don’t forget to email me at  to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

 

Cheers

Genna

Participants:
1. Nikki Sadler
2. Claire Daly
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5. Genna Gifford (This one is me!)
6. Kathryn Ruddick
7. Ros Davidson
8. Angela Lorenz
9. Tamie Holt
10. Kate Morgan
11. Sue Wdowik

Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop

 

I’m really excited today to be participating in my first ever Blog Hop! 

A Blog Hop is when a group of bloggers post a series of connected posts with an overall theme and you hop from blog to blog to see all the inspiration and ideas everyone has to share.

This hop is hosted by my upline’s Art With Heart team of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is a very large team with members Australia-wide and it has been running since Stampin’ Up! first came to Australia. We have a very active team Facebook Group as well as in-person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. 

I’ve been a demonstrator for over six years and I’ve been blogging for a while now but the timing has never been right for me to join in with a hop. Today is the day to change that!  

This hop is all about products from our two new catalogues – the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue! Click on the links in the sidebar to view these in pdf form, or let me know you want your own copy and I’ll pop one in the post.

Every $90 purchase = 1 one FREE Sale-a-bration product!

Remember, for every $90 you spend on fabulous Stampin’ Up! products from any of our catalogues during Sale-a-bration you’ll earn your choice of product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for free! There are no limits and you have loads to choose from. 

 Starter Kit Value = $169 for $235 worth of product 
PLUS 2 FREE Sale-a-bration products!

Better still, become part of this fun, friendly and supportive team and you’ll get to choose TWO Sale-a-bration freebies or 1 Occasions Project Kit in addition to the great value Starter Kit – just $169 for $235 worth of product! In addition to the support and events I provide, my team members can get fully involved in everything going on in the Art With Heart world as well! How’s that for a sense of belonging and connectedness!

It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

Sale-a-bration offers must end March 31st! 

Now on with the hop! A big hello and welcome if you’re already on your way and have come from the blog of Christine Gibbins. There’s plenty more to show you, and there are links to all the other blogs at the end of this post.

When I decided to join in with the Art With Heart team hop and knew that it was just before Valentine’s day I thought what better theme to tie the two things together than some sweetheart cards using the new Photopolymer stamp set Hello Life. It has some beautiful images and lovely sentiments perfect for creating projects to show how much you care.

 Hello Life (Occasions p6)

(137136) Photopolymer stamp set $42.95

My first project has a great big in-your-face red heart! And just in case you were missing the ‘love’ theme I added a strip of extra red hearts by using the Confetti Hearts Punch to cut heart-shaped holes in a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then mounted it on a Real Red backing panel.  No subtlety here, just a big bold expression of love!

I took advantage of those sweeping lines in the script stamps by stamping them both on my background and my foreground.

Confetti Hearts Punch (Occasions p5)

(137415) $372.95

My second project is one I taught to the ladies who came to my team gathering this week. I wanted to show how it was possible to use the left-over bits on a Dimensionals sheet to create a shaker element of whatever size and whatever shape you like. 

The shaker pieces are kept contained by a piece of clear Window Sheet, which I stamped on with StazOn to form part of my greeting. The ‘you’ comes from the new Hello You Thinlits dies on p31

 Hello You Thinlits (Occasions p31)

(137363) 4 dies for $42.95

(Can be purchased in a bundle with Crazy About You stamp set) 

Because the card base is Basic Black it will be very difficult to write on so I added a simple insert using a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped one of the other script images from the same set to tie the whole theme together and add a bit more interest to the starkness of the white.

And there’s that Confetti Hearts Punch at work again. This time to create my ‘shaker confetti’!

My final project is a variation on one of the cards I’m doing this week in my regular Monthly Class. It’s a quick and easy one that uses collage stamping to create this wonderful waterfall of hearts. My favourite script stamp is there again to provide some balance as it stretches across horizontally, and the whole thing has been given some dimension by raising one of the larger hearts up slightly and adding a little bit of bling.

 The little circles stamp comes from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set:

Perpetual Birthday Calendar (Occasions p17)

(137167) Photopolymer stamp set $41.95

And although I didn’t manage to use this in any of my projects I wanted to finish up by highlighting this amazing stamp from the Hello Life set. For me it just really sums up what being part of this team and a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator means to me!

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have some gorgeous creations from my lovely friend Nikki Sadler

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at  to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

Cheers

Genna

Participants:
1. Kate Morgan
2. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
3. Kathryn Ruddick
4. Claire Daly
5. Judy May
6. Christine Gibbins
7. Genna Gifford (This one is me!)
8. Nikki Sadler
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Ros Davidson

FEBRUARY CLASS – Say It With Love!

Whether you’re in need of a card for Valentine’s Day this weekend or you just want to show someone how much you care, this class features three projects full of love!

And all three projects utilise products from the new Occasions catalogue!

 

All dates are this week!!!

Thursday 12th FEBRUARY
8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN
$25 per person OR $15 with discount*

OR

Friday 13th FEBRUARY
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$25 per person OR $15 with discount*
If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.
*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.
There first project is a quick and easy warm up. It’s simply the card base and a single layer of cardstock for the stamping. That’s it. The effect is in the art of collage stamping.
 
The second project is a Waterfall Card – a fun and interactive card that has four letter panels that cascade away when you pull the tab at the bottom.
This particular card features the word ‘LOVE’ but you can choose to create your own version by using another word such as ‘STAR’ or ‘BABY’ or someone’s name. And the hearts in the background can be replaced by any ot the other designs in the Perpetual Calendar stamp set I used so you truly make it your own!
Here are some more images of the ‘waterfall’ mechanism at work:
And the final project is actually a card in disguise. It’s a tag hidden inside a Mini Treat Bag.
 
It’s the perfect card to include a hidden gift voucher or small gift as well!
And all the hard work is done for you by the Mini Treat Bag die that comes with a load of accessory dies to help you decorate.
If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.
*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.

Cheers, 

Genna

Save on your Starter Kit AND earn extra income!

 

If you join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator this week you’ll save 25% off the price of the Starter Kit AND you’ll earn 5% back on all your sales/purchases in December – including sneak peaks and pre-orders of the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues!

So you get to choose $235 worth of products and pay only $126.75 for them including shipping. And you get a free Business Bundle (order forms, catalogues, etc.) And there is no obligation. If you change your mind or don’t meet demonstrator requirements there are no penalties or payments and nothing to return. You get great products for a great price!

 

This is one of the best deals we’ve ever had, 
but it’s for one week only!

 

Stampin’ Up! needs all kinds of Demonstrators – from business demonstrators who rely on it for their income to hobby demonstrators who use the 20% commission as a discount for themselves. As well as everyone in between. You work out what suits you. As long as you put through $400 per quarter you remain an active demonstrator with all the benefits that entails – join now and you’ll have until the end of March before your first $400 quarterly minimums are even due.

And you’ll become a member of my friendly, supportive team – The Stampers Next Door!

 (Some of the team having a ball at Convention this year!)

 

or click the button below to sign up:

Must end December 2nd!

I loved my classes this month!

This month’s class was a Christmas stamp-a-stack with everyone making eight cards. There was lots to keep everyone busy as they made two each of these two designs…

 

We used lots of my favourite products and everyone liked the projects. I always enjoy teaching classes but this month I had a particularly good time for a number of reasons. First and foremost, both classes had lovely groups of ladies, including new faces among the regular crowd, and everyone enthusiastically approached the production line tasks and chatted merrily away the entire time. Thank you all for being so much fun to spend time with!

 

On the first night Jenni accidentally got a smudged silver fingerprint on one of her cards. Instead of being worried about it or cross that it had happened she approached it like I do – as a design opportunity. She decided to cover the smudge with more stamping so I grabbed some more snowflakes and she stamped a new border around the edge of the panel. This was a classic case of a ‘mistake’ leading to a design choice that you end up liking more than the original. These are all Jenni’s cards, the ones on the left have the extra stamping, the ones on the right are my original design that now look like they have something missing.

 

I told the ladies at the second class about this and they all decided that Jenni’s addition was better and they ended up stamping borders around all of theirs. Thanks Jenni, you can smudge your stamping in my classes any time!

I can’t wait for my December classes now. They’ll be at 8pm on Thursday 11th, and 10am on Friday 12th December. More details coming soon.

Cheers

Genna

Weekly Deals – Ending Tuesday October 14th

Click image above to view the deals in my online shop!

Hearts Border Punch (p222)
(133784) WAS $27.95 NOW $20.96

  

 

Petite Pennants Builder Punch (p223)
(122361) WAS $29.95 NOW $22.46

 

 

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die (p228)
(132965) WAS $42.95 NOW $32.21

 1 die. 13.3 x 10.2cm

Coordinates with Honeycomb Hello, Geometrical Stamp Sets.

 

 

Geometrical – Wood Mount Stamp Set (p141)
(133158) WAS $51.95 NOW $38.96

 

 

1/8″ (3.2mm) Circle – Handheld Punch (p223)
(134365) WAS $15.95 NOW $11.96

 

 

 

A4 Cardstock – Soft Sky (p181)
(131292) WAS $11.95 NOW $8.96

24 sheets of high-quality A4 smooth card stock
Dyed with pure color all the way through.
Acid-free, lignin-free.

 

 

A4 Cardstock – Wisteria Wonder (p181)
(124389) WAS $11.95
 NOW $8.96

 

24 sheets of high-quality A4 smooth card stock
Dyed with pure color all the way through.
Acid-free, lignin-free.

 

 

Monster Munchies Ensemble Digital Download (online)
 (131314) WAS $13.95 
NOW $8.37

Download includes:
* double-sided postcard designer template: invitation (3-1/2″ x 5″)
* 3-page décor designer template: treats, coaster (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 14-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 16 embellishments
* 7 Designer paper sheets

 

 

ALL SPECIALS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL

TUESDAY 14th OCTOBER

 

If you want to save on postage and are able to collect from me in Narre Warren, 
I’ll be processing an order at 8pm on TUESDAY
Let me know what you’d like and I’ll add it to my order.
If there are enough orders to pool together you will be charged only 5% postage. 

OTHERWISE order online using the direct link below
and have it sent straight to your door for $5.95 (or 5%, whichever is higher):

 

Cheers

Genna

FREE Paper for 6 months!

 

Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator this month and you can order a FREE pack of paper of your choice (valued at $18.95) and then get to do it again EVERY month for SIX months.Redeemable November 2014 until April 2015
(or as long as you remain an active demonstrator).

Our Designer Series Paper packs have 12 sheets of double-sided 12″ x 12″ paper (2 each of 6 designs). There are eight packs to choose from in the Annual Catalogue and another three in the Holiday Catalogue, with even more in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. That’s a lot of FREE paper!
 

(Does not include Specialty Papers or Paper Stacks over $18.95)
 
Stampin’ Up! needs all kinds of Demonstrators – from business demonstrators who rely on it for their income to hobby demonstrators who use the 20% discount for themselves. As well as everyone in between. You work out what suits you. As long as you put through $400 per quarter you remain an active demonstrator with all the benefits that entails. And you’ll become a member of my friendly, supportive team – The Stampers Next Door!

 (Some of the team at Convention this year!)
Learn more about becoming a Demonstratoror click the button below to sign up:

Must end October 31st!

OCTOBER CLASS – Sparkle & Shine Christmas

Make three sparkly Christmas projects using glitter, embossing powder and all things shiny! Here’s one using Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter:

All dates are this week!!!

Thursday 9th OCTOBER

8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN

$20 per person OR $10 with discount*
 
OR
 
Friday 10th OCTOBER
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$20 per person OR $10 with discount*
If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.

If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

 
*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.

 

Cheers, 

Genna

Stamp, Stock & Save – FLASH SALE!

 

 Ooh, how exciting!

To celebrate WORLD CARDMAKING DAY this Saturday
Stampin’ Up! are having a super sale.

But only until the 6th October!!! 

 
Click image above to download a pdf of all the discounts!

ALL standard ink pads are down from $9.95 to just $8.46

A4 Cardstock Colour Collection Assortments (20 sheets) are down from $11.95 to just $10.16

A4 Whisper White Cardstock (40 sheets) is down from $14.95 to just $12.71

Selected Envelopes are 15% off!

Selected adhesives are 15% off! 

And these five stamps sets are all 20% off!

Big News (p68)
Wood mount (134015) WAS $75.95 
NOW $60.76
Clear mount (134018) WAS $55.95 NOW $44.76

 Playful Pennants (p92)
Wood mount (134285) WAS $37.95 NOW $30.36
Clear mount (134288) WAS $28.95 NOW $23.16

 Choose Happiness (p118)
Wood mount (134195) WAS $42.95 NOW $34.36
Clear mount (134198) WAS $30.95 NOW $24.76

Petite Pairs (p134)
Wood mount (128706) WAS $49.95 NOW $39.96
Clear mount (122497) WAS $39.95 NOW $31.96

So Very Happy (p55)
Wood mount (134231) WAS $42.95 NOW $34.36
Clear mount (134234) WAS $30.95 NOW $24.76


 MUST END MONDAY 6th OCTOBER!

Save on postage – if you’re able to collect from me in Narre Warren, I’ll be processing an order at 8pm on MONDAY
(make sure you include anything you’d like from the Weekly Deals!

Let me know what you’d like and I’ll add it to my order.
If there are enough orders to pool together you will be charged only 5% postage. 

OTHERWISE order online using the direct link below
and have it sent straight to your door for $5.95
(or 5%, whichever is higher):

 

Cheers

Genna

Weekly Deals – Ending Tuesday October 8th

Click image above to view the deals in my online shop!

1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Bermuda Bay (p206)
(131206) WAS $9.95 NOW $7.46

*3.2mm wide
* 100% polyester
* 9.1m

  

Natural Chevron Ribbon (p207)
(132982) WAS $11.95 NOW $8.96

Printed chevron pattern on natural ribbon. 4.6m

Seam Binding Ribbon – Soft Sky (p207)
(131210) WAS $11.95 NOW $8.96

* 1/2″(1.3cm) wide
* 9.1m

 

Extra Large Gift Boxes (p200)
(132147) WAS $6.95 NOW $5.21

* 3 Kraft boxes
* Food safe
* 11.1 x 15.2 x 15.2

Designer Buttons – Regals (p208)
(130029) WAS $13.95 NOW $10.46

74 buttons: 4 each of 3 styles in 6 colors.
Overall measurements: 1.7cm, 1.1cm & 7.9mm

 

Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate (p214)
(127531) WAS $20.95 NOW $15.71

Add-on plate for the Simply Scored (p214) to score using metric measurements.

 

Sweet Details Photobook Template Download (online)
 (125742) WAS $19.50 NOW $11.70

Easily create a lively spring-themed photobook using this 24-page 11″ x 8-1/2″ designer template.
Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla.

 

 

ALL SPECIALS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL

TUESDAY 7th OCTOBER

 

If you want to save on postage and are able to collect from me in Narre Warren,
I’ll be processing an order at 8pm on MONDAY (early this week so we can take advantage of the Stamp, Stock & Save sale as well!)
Let me know what you’d like and I’ll add it to my order.
If there are enough orders to pool together you will be charged only 5% postage. 

OTHERWISE order online using the direct link below
and have it sent straight to your door for $5.95 (or 5%, whichever is higher):

 

Cheers

Genna

Weekly Deals – Ending Tuesday September 30th

Click image above to view the deals in my online shop!

 

Circles Collection Framelits (p231)
(130911) WAS $45.95 NOW $34.46

 10 layering dies. Largest image: 12.1 cm diam.

 

 

On Film Framelits (p230)
(132969) WAS $49.95
 NOW $37.46

5 dies. Largest image: 8.9 x 10.8cm.
The camera die is a Thinlits die

 

 



Window Frames Collection Framelits (p231)
(129021) WAS $45.95 NOW $34.46

 6 layering dies.
Largest image: 12.5 x 12.5cm

 

Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack (p218)
(133778) WAS $13.95 NOW $10.46

Coordinates with the Angled Tag Topper, Scalloped Tag Topper, What’s Up Punches; Banners,
Chalk Talk, Stars, Word Bubbles Framelits Dies.

 

Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (p218)
(126187) WAS $13.95 NOW $10.46

Coordinates with Curly Label, Decorative Label, Scallop Oval Punches; Apothecary Accents,
Circles Collection Framelits Dies; Large Scallop Edgelits Die.


 

Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (p218)
(129387) WAS $13.95 NOW $10.46

Coordinates with the Bitty Butterfly, Blossom, Ticket Duo, 1” (2.5cm) Square Punches; Bitty Banners,
Hearts Collection, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.

Faces I Love Swatchbook Template Download (online)
 (134595) WAS $13.95 NOW $8.37

Download includes:
* 26-page swatchbook template
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Help your little ones learn all the faces they love with this darling book

6 layering dies. Largest image: 4-15/16″ x 4-15/16″.

ALL SPECIALS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL

TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

 

Let me know if you’d like to purchase any of these
or order online using the direct link below:

Cheers

Genna

Weekly Deals – Ending Tuesday September 23rd

Click image above to view the deals in my online shop!

 

 Happy Hour Stamp Set (Wood) (p135)
(132013) WAS $51
.95 NOW $38.96

Set Quantity: 17

 

Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set (Wood) (p12)
(131341) WAS $32.95 NOW $24.71

Set Quantity: 6

 

 

Wooden Elements Embellishments (p209)
(132258) WAS $8.95 NOW $6.71

32 pieces: 4 ea. of 8 designs. Largest piece: 5.1 x 1.3cm

 

Embossing Powder – Calypso Coral (p213)
(133752) WAS $8.95 NOW $6.71

14g

 

 

Dazzling Details – Cherry Cobbler (p213)
(125585) WAS $4.50 NOW $3.38

18ml

 

 

Decorative Window Gift Boxes (p200)
(132146) WAS $8.95 NOW $6.71

6 Kraft boxes. Food safe. 3.8 x 10.2 x 10.2cm 

 

Write Stuff II Digital Kit Download (online)
 (120881) WAS $10.95 NOW $6.57

 

ALL SPECIALS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL

TUESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

 

Let me know if you’d like to purchase any of these
or order online using the direct link below:

Cheers

Genna

New Holiday Catalogue Card Buffet is this week!

CELEBRATING THE NEW
HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!

I don’t normally do a launch for the mini catalogues but I had so much fun with the Annual Catalogue launch in July AND this catalogue has got me so excited I’ve decided to take the plunge and give it a go.

Come to a HOLIDAY Card Buffet!
Drop in briefly or craft the day away.

Thursday 11th September

Any time between 8pm and 11pm
NARRE WARREN
 

OR

Friday 12th September
Any time between 10am and 2pm

NARRE WARREN
 

OR

Saturday 13th September
Any time between 2pm and 5pm

NARRE WARREN

(Wondrous Wreath with matching framelits)

Come along to a free launch party
for your chance to have a play with new goodies
from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Each party will include:

Free catalogue
Free sample products
Displays with sample projects
The chance to try out new products
Prizes
Entry into the hostess prize draw for every $50 order
Bonus gift for orders over $100!
The option to partake of the card buffet

(Get Your Santa On – coloured with Blendabilities)

How the buffet works:

  1. View the range of projects to choose from.
  2. Select the ones you want to create.
  3. Purchase the ‘kit’ containing the consumable materials and instruction sheet. (Around $2 to $5 each)
  4. Locate the tools basket for that project.
  5. Get crafting.

Feel free to drop in briefly at any time or stay for the whole session and you can choose to make just one project or all of them. They will vary in skill level, style, products used and techniques.

What you get from the launch is up to you. There’s no obligation to purchase anything or even to do the card buffet at all. And I’ll be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions.

 

FREE GIFT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIEND
IF YOU BRING ALONG A GUEST 
WHO WANTS TO JOIN MY MAILING LIST!

(Remember – You must both have a place booked in advance.
And let me know you’re bringing a newbie so I can be prepared.
Only applies to guests not already on my mailing list)

 
All are welcome but bookings are essential…
If you have any trouble with the booking system please call me on 0438 062291.
Cheers
Genna

2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue – It’s Here!

Get your products in plenty of time to get your Christmas Crafting done without the last-minute panic!

The brand new mini catalogue is now live and filled with stamps, papers, punches, kits, dies, discounted bundles and more!

Click image above to view the catalogue pdf online

Or click the button below to view all the products in my online shop!

And if you’d like your very own hard copy – and you live in Australia – just let me know and I’m happy to send one out free of charge.

I’ll be back soon with ideas and samples to get your Christmas creativity flowing!

Cheers

Genna

The Stampers Mess is now on Facebook!

I’ve added two ways to connect on Facebook. First is my business page, and I’d really appreciate it if you could head on over and like my new…

The Stampers Mess Facebook Page:

It’s early days yet but I’m already posting some things you haven’t seen on here and I have rewards planned when I reach milestone numbers of ‘likers’!


 

And I’ve also set up a new group on Facebook. This is a safe, supportive space to share your Stampin’ Up! creations and connect with fellow stampers. See what others have been creating, chat about stamping and feel free to invite your friends. It’s time for me to see what you’ve been making too!

 

So come and join me at

The Stampers Mess Sharing Space

and join in the sharing!

 

If clicking the button above doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll send you an email invitation.

 

Cheers

Genna

New Clearance Rack Items

Brand new clearance products have been added to the sale!

Click on the button below to check them out.

 If you don’t want to shop online, email or call me on 9705 2553
with your order and I’ll place it for you.

Don’t delay and miss out!

 

Some of the current offerings include:

Parker’s Patterns DSP
12″ x 12″ – 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
(131021) WAS $18.95
NOW $7.59


Pennant Bigz Die
(113483) WAS $55.95

NOW $33.59

 

Pop Up Posies Designer Tag Kit
(129305) WAS $22.95

NOW $6.79

 

Buttons & Blossoms Jumbo Wheel
(124088) WAS $14.95

NOW $6.39

Baker’s Twine – Wisteria Wonder 22.9m
(125576) WAS $4.95

NOW $1.99

 

AND MANY MORE ONLINE

– CHECK THEM OUT NOW!

There is no minimum order.
There is no special requirement.
Anyone can order at the discount prices.

  • Orders can be shipped directly to you and postage is $5.95 or 5%, whichever is greater.
  • Online orders require a credit card.
  • If ordering offline through me, payment is due at time of ordering.
  • Credit card payments and cash will secure your order immediately.
  • Orders paid with cheque or direct transfer will be placed when the money has cleared.
  • Hostess benefits apply to ANY orders over $300 even if not placed during a workshop!

Cheers

Genna

A White Christmas in Melbourne!

It was for us! His awesomeness outdid himself this year creating a winter wonderland with a view of snow from every window, four large Christmas trees (and 3 small ones) and over 3000 twinkling lights.

Wonder Hubby had volunteered (yes, volunteered) to host my family’s Christmas Day gathering this year, with over 40 people, and he was determined to do it right. Being an insomniac, most of the work was done at night and there were many mornings where me and the boys would awake to the sight of something new appearing either inside the house or out. The results were amazing!

 

But what really blew me away was this video, recorded on Christmas Eve, just after Father Christmas had visited:

 

Can you tell he feels just a tad guilty about emigrating from the UK and being away from his family at this time of year? I hope they enjoyed his little glimpse into Christmas at Gifford HQ, oh and the dozens of photos he uploaded to Facebook throughout the day too!

I hope you all had as wonderful a time as I did and are now equally enjoying the ‘recovery’ too!

Cheers

Genna

Santa’s List Pop Up Projects 2

Here I am, back with another Stamp Club project featuring Santa’s List.

You can find the first one here.

This time the project was both a card and a box all at the same time!

It looks simple enough all tied up and flat…

 

But when you take off the ribbon and gently pull it open… SURPRISE…there’s Santa poking out of the chimney!

 

Once again, he was watercoloured using an Aquapainter and ink pads. And there’s enough room behind him to add some tags, a gift card or even a small gift.

This Box Card is much easier to make than it looks. You use a single piece of A4 cardstock and no adhesive. Once you get the folds in place and your decorations on, it turns this…

Into this…

 

Here are the details of the stamp set again:

Santa’s List (Holiday p31)
Wood (131808) $27.95
Clear (131811) $21.95

Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Have a wonderful, jolly time!

Cheers
Genna

Santa’s List Pop Up Projects 1

I love, love, love, this stamp set from the current Holiday Catalogue. And I especially love to watercolour that jolly Santa image. 

Santa’s List (Holiday p31)
Wood (131808) $27.95
Clear (131811) $21.95

In my final 3D Stamp Club for the year (and for this round of the club, sob, sob) we made two projects featuring a watercoloured Santa. And both of them had pop up surprises.

This card was the first one. Santa is so perfect for the feature the card barely needs any other embellishment at all.

When you pull the tab at the top, Santa slides back to reveal the rest of the message…

And once it’s open you can leave it in place to display in easel mode or fold it flat to fit into an envelope.

You can write your message on the back or on the rest of that red tab so it too is revealed when the card slides into place.

I’ll be back shortly with the other project – there’s plenty more of Santa to see yet!

Cheers

Genna


Festive Flurry Sliding Cracker Card

This Cracker Slider Card was designed as part of last month’s Stamp Club and has proved extremely popular. We even made a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.

The card is quite a complicated and time consuming one to make but your efforts pay off by the bucketload when you see the look on someone’s face as they open it to reveal a hidden message.

Or you could hide a gift card in it for an even bigger smile!

The secret to the smooth mechanism is….believe it or not…strips of plastic bag! You really have to get your hands on it in person to understand what I’m talking about but the movement of the ‘slider’ is so gentle and effortless and definitely not what you’d expect at all from a card.

 

The decorative details were made using the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelits in the gorgeous cool colours from the Winter Frost papers in the Holiday Catalogue.

Festive Flurry Stamps and Framelits
Get it as a bundle for 15% Savings 
Wood (133284) $95.95
Clear (133285) $83.95
Also available as separate products (see the Holiday Catalogue)

 

And here’s a final close up of that flurry on the front:

 

I’ve had a lot of requests to teach this in a general class but I’m afraid I just can’t fit it in before Christmas. If you like what you see though, let me know, and if I get enough interest I might just be persuaded to design a similar non-Christmas card for an upcoming class.

 

Cheers

Genna

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