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October 2013

Envelope Punch Board and More Specials

Lots of news to share today.  First up - the envelope punch board is now available to order. I've had a few people very keenly waiting on this one. 

Envelope punch board

It is $31.95, makes customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes, is super easy to use, small and lightweight, has a scoring tool and an inbuilt punch to help you create rounded corners on your envelopes.

You can find it and some other new arrivals here in my online store:  New Arrivals 

Doesn't make you a coffee or tidy your craft desk while you nap but I live in hope.  :-)

Here's a little video of the envelope punch board in action if you're a visual type.  We'll be playing with it at my classes later in November if you'd like to give it a whirl first.  Class page here


Now what else is news in Stampin' Up land today.  New specials ......

We've got a pretty packages one just in time for Christmas gift prettying.  Have you started your shopping yet?  I am definitely a don't even think about it til December sort of girl.  I do have some of these gorgeous boxes and bits - will have to get pondering on what to pop in them!



Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own snazzy packages.




Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)


The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are available until 30 November 2013.  Order online here or phone/email your details through. 

Next up we've got 30% off a bunch of festive themed and holiday products in our MDS: My Digital Studio range until 30th November. 

Seasonal sale

You can find all the digital products on special here:  MDS Seasonal Sale.

I really like the look of these - aren't they cute. On sale for just $6.27 in the sale and the beauty of digital products is you can use them over and over and over and over. 


And I think that is it for announcements today.   Hope your day is going well.    Hmmmm - looking at my table I've realised that I just ate rather a lot of fruit chew lollies while I was writing all that so my day might be having a bit of a sugar rush! 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

25 Stamp Sets On Sale and New Flip Card Thinlits

My birthday girl is off to bed so time to share some exciting Stampin' Up news from today. 

Two announcements ......


Birthday celebrations for all of us -  There's 25% off 25 stamp sets to help celebrate Stampin' Up's 25th anniversary.  Check them all out here in my online store.  You can order right from there or phone/email details through if you'd prefer.  ONE WEEK ONLY - sale ends 28th October.

And more excitement - a brand new couple of products for you.  I got to test mine out last week and they're so much fun.  We'll be using them in class in November - stay tuned for dates and details.


Use them with your Big Shot.     $55.95 each - perfect for making those gorgeous flip cards. 

Find them here:  Labels Card Thinlits  and  Circles Card Thinlits

And if you'd like to see them in action - here's a videoclip introducing these new products.  


My birthday girl had a lovely day turning 11.  As part of her present we got her a digital photo frame and I've been making some pictures in MDS to include amongst the photos with nice photos and quotes.  I had such a lot of fun putting it together and she loved it.  She likes her privacy so I'll have to check if there's any she's happy for me to share with you. 

Have a wonderful week. 

Cheers, Sue

Busy Busy: Quick Cards

Busy time of year isn't it.  At our place we are all about quick and easy this term as there's lots on the calendar this time of year.  I'm finding MDS fabulous for quick and easy.  Easy to learn and once you've had a play and found your way around the basics it is so quick to create - and no mess.  Aaaaahhh bliss.

Somehow I often seem to find myself about to walk out the door to a kid's party with one my munchkins and no children's cards in my card box.  I hunted all over the place on Sunday for a boy card and then decided it'd be quicker to just whip one up in MDS.  I timed myself and it took 5 minutes exactly.   Jack thought his friend would love it so tick of approval there.  Here it is.


I'm just making one for John (birthday today) and Hannah (birthday tomorrow) - organised aren't I, ha ha. 

I'm busting to show you what I'm making in MDS for Hannah as part of her birthday gift but I'm about to head out the door to meet John for lunch so better save that for another day. ;-)

Join for $25

Today is the last day you can join as a demonstrator for $25.  I've welcomed a few new team members this fortnight and would love to extend a welcome to you too.  Click here to join the crew.  

Check back here tomorrow afternoon - have some exciting stuff to share once I get home from work. 

Cheers and have a fabulous week,  Sue

MDS: My Digital Studio Free Introductory Class

Waving a hello to all the lovely people I met on the weekend at the Stampin' Up stand at the GO Festival.  If you're new to my blog I hope you enjoy a browse through some creations.  There's some tabs up the top where you'll find information on upcoming classes, on how to order your craft supplies, on our digital creating program MDS and lots more. 

Mds free trial picWe met lots of people interested in our fabulous digital program MDS: My Digital Studio. 

Get your free 30 day trial here.    

Or you'll find the full version here for just $24.95. 

A bargain with all the great included content. 


If you'd like to learn a little more about it, I'm holding a free introductory class this Thursday at 7.30pm at my place in Avondale Heights. I've got a few spots left.

Grab a cuppa and a cosy seat on the couch and I'll show you through some of the main features and how to get started.    Phone 0417 377 057 or email [email protected] to book a place and for directions to get here.

Here's a few MDS creations .....

It is a great program for designing signs and posters.  I whipped this one up quickly last week for our festival stand.


Handy for designing newsletter headers or facebook banners.


And for lots more projects. 




Join For $25

We're one week in on our lowest joining price ever promotion.  One week to go.  Join the demo team for just $25. Choose product/s up to $26.59 and get catalogues, order forms and what not as well as a whole swag of people to chat stamping with, and share ideas and creations.  

Click here to join the crew:  Join For $25

Stopped By For Card Ideas?

Here's a little card I made featuring the Flower Shop stamps and punch and our notecards and envelopes.  Nice bright happy colours to kick off the week. 


Have a great week. 

Cheers, Sue

Melbourne Showgrounds This Weekend: GO Festival


Got some free time this weekend?  In Melbourne?  Come along to the GO (Girls Only) Festival on at the Melbourne Showgrounds.  My friends will be on the Stampin' Up stand today and I'll be joining them tomorrow so come say hi.   Here's some pics from Friday night when we were setting up the stand.


Waving a hi to Kathryn, Genna and Kim.








Should be fun!  I'm looking forward to it. 

Whatever you're up to this weekend, hope you have a good one.

Cheers, Sue

October Classes

Do you live in Melbourne's west?  Want to get creative in October?  I've got 6 class dates to choose from.  In my papercrafts class we're doing boxes and bags this month.  Come along and give the Bigz Bow Die, Expressions thinlits and Festive Flurry stamps and framelits a test run while you decorate 2 boxes and a muslin bag.  Perfect for Christmas gift giving. 

Class fee is $20 and that includes everything.  No need to bring anything at all and classes are suitable for beginners and fun for experienced crafters too.  Classes are held at my place in Avondale Heights. 

I've got space left on Thursday October 24th and 31st at 7.30pm and on Friday November 1st at 10.30 pm. Check out more details here:   Class Page

Want to find out more about our new program for digital creating - MDS.  I'm holding a free introductory class on Thursday 17th October at 7.30pm.  Grab a comfy chair and a cuppa and I'll hook my laptop up to the TV and show you a few things you can do with the program.  It is so much fun. 

Phone or email to book a spot for an October class. 

Hope to see you there. 

Cheers, Sue

Decorative boxes

Bigz bow die

Expressions thinlits

Out now - Single Christmas stamps.  Check here for more details.


Gatefold Christmas and Birthday Cards


Expressions thinlitsThis was another of the cards we did at last month's Christmas card class. 

A gatefold card, held closed with a belly band of burlap.  (Ooh don't say that too fast, you'll trip over your tongue!)  We stapled the burlap - super easy. 

The Merry is cut with the Expressions thinlits.  The thinlits have tiny holes so you can poke the lettering out with a paper piercer. 

Tombow multipurpose glue is handy for sticking it to your project. 

Must make something with the Love one too.  And have a scrapbooking idea for Thankful.


We also used Christmas Collectibles bundle - the ornament stamps and punch.  Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive for this card.  We used the White Craft Ink on the coloured cardstock, and the coloured ink on the white cardstock.  All works well together with coordinating colours. 

Christmas collectibles

Too early for you to be thinking about Christmas?   Here's a birthday variation instead just for you.


The greeting is the every so sassy Sassy Salutations.  Love the font.  I've added a couple of the cute self adhesive candy dots.  Love these.   And the gorgeous happy DSP is Birthday Basics

Birthday basics DSP
Last few days of the school holidays here.  Is it bad if I'm looking forward to the Christmas holidays already!  Quite enjoyed the nice relaxed pace of this week with not much on the calendar. 

The kids have been enjoying a bit of holiday craft too. They dug out this air pump art thingy from the toy vaults and have been having fun with it.  Creating is fun.  Hope you get some creating time this week.



Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

October Stampin' Up News

Party more balloons

Lots of exciting news this month from Stampin' Up Australia as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

Party-more-flyerThere's a Party More Promotion - Get a bonus $25  of hostess $$ to spend with a qualifying order.

What's That Mean? 

Host a $400 party  (or)

Place a $400 order (or)

Get together with some friends/family to put together a $400 order

..... and you'll get the usual $60 plus a bonus $25 of hostess rewards - that is $85 in total to spend on whatever current products you've fallen in love with, including our exclusive hostess items. 

Get in touch if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.

 Plus there's another exciting October special ......

Join For Just $25 - Lowest Joining Fee EVER

Join for $25

Interested in joining the fun as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator?  

For TWO WEEKS ONLY - October 7th - 21st - you can join as a demonstrator for just $25.

For $25 you'll get to choose products to the value of $26.95 plus you'll get 8 catalogues, 8 holiday catalogues, orders forms, brochures and what not. 

As a demonstrator you get an ongoing discount of at least 20%, plus you get 30% off your first $300+ order* placed within 45 days of joining (*as well as the usual hostess benefits.)

What else do you get? 

*A swag of craft loving friends when you join the demonstrator community and my Think Ink team. 

* A fun, friendly team facebook group where you can find people sharing ideas, tips, challenges, swaps and lots more

* Great Stampin' Up events like our annual convention, or small and friendly ones like my casual team get togethers for a stamp and chat. 

* Remain active with orders (from you or others) of just $400 per quarter (plus P/H, GST.)  You have until the end of March, 2014 to reach your first minimum.  If you have a few craft loving friends (or - blush - love investing in your craft stash) this is easy peasy. 

* Finish up anytime with no penalty - you just go back to being a customer again. 

* If you're keen to work hard and build a thriving business there are FABULOUS other rewards on offer for demonstrators - free and discounted product bundles, cash bonuses, free event registration and exciting trips.  I've been so excited to earn two trips in my 6 years as a demonstrator - Hamilton Island in 2010 and Utah this year. 

* My Think Ink team has over 100 lovely ladies from all over Australia and we'd love to give you a warm welcome to the crew.   Get in touch if you'd like more information.  This offer starts from October 7th and finishes October 21st. 


If you are one of my newsletter subscribers (there's a sign up box up there at top right) - keep an eye on your inbox, my October bumper newsletter edition went out tonight.  I think we set a new record for length so grab a cuppa and happy browsing. 

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue