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Stamp-a-Stack – Birthday cards

These are a set of cards made for a recent Stamp-a-Stack.  Gosh, we had a ball!  There was even a unique bloke gracing our presence.  I say, “gracing”, as he was an awesome cardmaker!  His creations wowed us all.  LOL!

I love this set of cards.  The layout for the Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Lovely Lilac card worked well with the Big Birthday stamp set.  The variety of cards everyone made on the night excelled all my expectations.  And, the Dazzling Diamonds rivalled the sun’s sparkle.

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The other card was inspired by Lin Mei.  Thanks for your wonderful idea, Lin Mei!  I think the Kiwi Kiss/Tangerine Tango combination does solid justice to Funky Forest.  And colouring in the trees with marker pens is so much fun!  The best thing about this card is that everyone could tailor their cards to suit the sentiments from either Short & Sweet or Sincere Saluations.   

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Why not book a Stamp-a-Stack class with me and make 10 cards (of 2 different designs) for only $20 (envelopes $3 extra)?  That’s only $2 a card (or $2.30 including the envelope).  Does the idea appeal to you?  Then, what should you do?  First, make sure you live not too far away from me!  Then, you organise a minimum of 4 people to come around to your house and have some fun making cards.  I come to you and provide everything, including a hostess gift for you.

Thanks for looking.

Promotions x 2 in November!

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This month there are two great promotions from Stampin’ Up! Both promotions run until 30 November 2008, so if you’re interested in the promotions you must hurry.

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The first promotion is just awesome! For a while, demonstrators and customers have been asking Stampin’ Up! to sell the Stampin’ Write markers individually. Well, Stampin’ Up! have listened!! Only until the end of this month you can purchase single Stampin’ Write markers for $4.95 (plus P&H) without purchasing the entire family pack.

You can see more information here.

My Christmas card at the top of this post has been made by stamping my Season of Joy stamp into Bashful Blue ink and then colouring in the rubber using my marker pens, Handsome Hunter, Night of Navy and Brocade Blue … and stamping with my Stamp-a-ma-jig onto Whisper White card stock. So simple and easy! The ‘Wish Big’ from Short and Sweet with some ribbon and hodgepodge finish it off.

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On the second promotion, when you spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise, you qualify to purchase any Rub-ons at 20% off ($15.96 per package; regularly $19.95).

You can see more information here.

Remember, these promotions end 30 November, so hurry and place your order today!

Thanks for looking 🙂

ATC – Artist Trading Cards “Little One”

ATC Little One Gold Embossed card

I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.

So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!

This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦

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What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …

I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!