Tag Archive | Petal Prints

Bon Voyage Fundraiser Fun!

On Friday night, a few members of the Creative Stampers team got together and held a fantastic fundraiser for the NSW Cancer Council. Wow! It was an exciting night … I heard lots of comments like “I’ve never sat down and made 10 cards in one night!” and “Isn’t it nice to sit down and make a card that’s pre-cut” … and everyone there had a smile!!

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The biggest smiles came from our lucky door prize winners and raffle prize winners. And you can see why! Below is the main raffle prize … and (above) you can see the other raffle prizes …

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Below were the lucky door prizes … and you can see the main lucky door prize in front of the basket (it had a Simply Sent kit in it and other goodies). I was stoked that one of my customers (and friends! Hi Jenne!) won the main lucky door prize!!

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Below are a couple of photos with everyone hard at work. They had 10 cards to make and everyone had finished by 10pm … what an accomplishment! Well done to everyone who participated!

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I must say, it was special to work with the great ladies who make up the Creative Stampers … Jo Wassens being our fearless leader!! The night went off without a hiccup … a testament also to Merryl Blacker’s excellent organising!

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And here are some of the cards everyone made, using retiring stamp sets (all unavailable after 31 March 2009 or earlier if sold out) and, often, the cards also used retiring In Colors as well:

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Simple Somethings, and the retiring In Color Purely Pomegranate including the Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon.

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The flower card used the retiring stamp set, Snowflake Spot, as well as the retiring In Colors … Purely Pomegranate and River Rock.

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Carte Postale, including the Leaves a la carte jumbo wheel … and the retiring In Color, Groovy Guava, Moss Gingham ribbon and Metallic eyelets.

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The above card uses the retiring stamp sets All Through the Year and It’s Your Birthday … and the retiring In Color Wild Wasabi.

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Petal Prints, and the retiring In Colors, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky.

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This cute little card (above and below) used the retiring stamp sets Big Pieces and Little Pieces.

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A big thank you to everyone who participated on the night … we raised over $1,100 for the NSW Cancer Council. This week it has been fifteen years since I lost my best-ever Nan at the much-too-early age of 65 … to lung cancer (yes, a smoker). So this was a night very close to my heart! Thank you!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. I hope all the lovely mums out there enjoy their day and are spoilt well!

At my technique class the other night for Mother’s Day I had a few sample cards that my ladies could choose from. So, no one walked away with the same card that night. There were quite a few different cards! But, importantly, everyone had a turn at embossing and using my new crop-a-dile. We embossed the background paper, the En Francais back stamp, and we embossed on vellum paper the flowers using Petal Prints. And we had eyelets to set everywhere!

This card below used Dazzling Diamonds and Heat & Stick powder for the En Francais background stamp – everyone chose to use the Dazzling Diamonds!! How can you avoid that gorgeous sparkle, heh?! Everyone was able to personalise their card because they could choose their words from Life Definitions or Everyday Flexible Phrases. So many combinations to choose from! One popular stamp combination was used on this card … “Birthday Wish” …

The main word definition was stamped over the flowers from Boho Backgrounds (stamped off). Gosh, I love Boho Backgrounds!!

This last card below I made at the end of the night and it was simplier (I was a bit tired by then!)

Which card do you like best?

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Mother’s Day Class – Monday 5th May

How would you like to learn a new technique?  Well, come along to my mother’s day technique class on Monday night at 7.30pm.

I’ll be showing everyone who comes how to use a heat tool and embossing powder … we’ll love watching the WOW magic of turning powder to shine!  We will make one mother’s day card, or you will be able to alter the card to someone else very special, whatever suits you.  The cost is only $10 with all materials included as well as the envelope that you can stamp to match your card.

Petal Prints

This card is an example of the type of card we will be making (my apologies for the poor lighting in the photo).  I made this card using the En Francais background, Boho Backgrounds and Petal Prints.  The Petal Prints flowers are embossed with white embossing powder on vellum cardstock.  It is really easy to cut out flowers on vellum paper!  I also used my new crop-a-dile to set the pretty in pink eyelet on the round tab punch ‘for my mother’, the words were stamped using Everyday Flexible Phrases.

I think everyone who comes to my class on Monday night will also get to play with my crop-a-dile.  It is sooo easy to use!!  Bookings are essential, so email me today.

Stamp-a-Stack on the weekend

This weekend I have a stamp-a-stack (aka SAS) for my cousin. It will be a great day, particularly as her daughter and my daughter are only 2 weeks apart in age and will have a ball playing while we have fun making cards! What is a stamp-a-stack? It’s where you make a stack of 10 cards, usually of 2 different designs. This is one of the cards I have chosen for the day.
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We will be making 5 of these cards which my cousin’s guests will be able to tailor using the greeting stamps from Warmest Regards (retiring at the end of this month). The card, except for a few minor details, is a complete case from Splitcoaststampers. You can check out the original card here. Thanks so much Michele Boyer (Paper Cuts) for a great card! The original card had the advantage of using the Stampin’ Up! In Colour, Purely Pomegranate, which will be available in Australia from 1 April 2008! I can’t wait … that’s next Tuesday!!
This is the other card we will make. I apologise for the poor quality … of card (!) … my original card took a little battering at the last card class I ran and is a little worse for wear with extra ink spots on it. Such is life! I’ll post a nicer card up next week 🙂 This is an excellent card for a stamp-a-stack! With the Birthday Best (in the old and new catalogue for only $25.95!), guests can change from flowers to balloons to cupcakes and have a variety of cards to take home, should they choose to dip into their “creative well”. It’s one of the best value stamp sets in the catalogue and one of my favourites! For the greeting on this card I’ve used the stamp set, God’s Blessings, but if you don’t have that stamp set then the Birthday Best greeting is just fine too 🙂 I’ve also used Simply Said flowers at the top of the card, but they aren’t coming up well in the photo. My apologies.
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If you like the idea of organising a few friends around for a SAS, then drop me a line and we can book a date today (in Sydney, NSW, please). The cost for a SAS is $20.00 plus $3.00 for envelopes (envelopes are optional).
Have a great day!

Classes begin again – book in now!

Valentine’s Day card

For anyone interested in handcrafting cards for the special people in their lives, I will be offering classes for you this year as follows:

  • One card classes for $5.00 including all materials and an envelope:

    • Valentine’s Day – Friday 8th February 2008;
    • Mother’s Day – Friday, 2nd May 2008;
    • Father’s Day – Friday, 29th August 2008;
    • Engagement;
    • Wedding; and
    • Sympathy.
  • Stamp-A-Stacks for $20.00 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes:
    • Easter – Monday 3 March 2008;
    • Children’s birthday;
    • Birthday – male and female; and
    • One Sheet Wonder.
  • Anything but a card items:
    • Children’s parties including 10 invitations, 10 treat boxes and 10 lollipop holders ($30 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes); and
    • Baby Brag scrapbooks (POA).

Bookings for classes are essential.

The first class of the year begins at 7.30pm, Friday 8th February 2008 for Valentine’s Day. Please contact me no later than Wednesday 6th February 2008 to ensure your place. Looking forward to seeing you at my place!

If you cannot make my classes, the why not organise a minimum of 4 people together (including yourself) and book me to visit your home for a personalised card making class. Contact me today to arrange a date!

Would you make a Valentine’s Day card for your partner?