Do you have a big stash of patterned paper? I love to buy it and sometimes have tendency to hoard it for 'special occasions'. Bit like the fancy glasses or china! Here's a great card design for using up some coordinating patterns - handy for using scraps and offcuts too. Just cut and layer some circles - I've used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circles.
I've used the Winter Wonderland embossing folder with Shimmery White cardstock and cut circles from the beautiful Year Of Cheer Patterned Paper. The snowflake is cut from the border panel with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies. I've used the champagne foil sheets for the snowflake and matting piece.
The nice thing about using Stampin' Up DSP (patterned paper) packs is that it all coordinates so well.
I think I'll make a thank you card for Jack's piano and guitar teachers with this paper. Perfect for the music teacher or music lover in your life.
Now I'm off to clean up my computer. I unloaded my recent holiday photos and I think it is bursting at the seams. Starting to do some WEIRD things. Time to delete some old junk off it I think before it completely goes on strike. I think all our brains feel a little like that don't they at this time of year. Spending some time relaxing with crafts can be a good way to de frazzle at this time of year. I hope you get some papercraft time this weekend.
PS: Last few days of our Online Extravaganza Sale. Don't forget the one day flash sale on Monday. Find the sale here.
Looking for gift ideas for your favourite card maker or papercrafter?
Next up in my gift idea series are the card class in a box card kits. We've got a range of these to suit different tastes. Some come in a lovely box - perfect to add a ribbon or bow to and pop under the Christmas tree.
One of my favourites is the Soft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit. (Find it here.)
You get all the bits you need to make 20 cards - 2 each of 10 different designs in 3 sizes. It includes a versatile greeting stamp set that you'll be able to use over and over plus an ink spot and acrylic block.
Looking for a bright and happy card kit? You or your gift recipient might like the Oh Happy Day Card Kit which also includes all the things you'll need to make these 20 cards. (Find it here.)
Or you can mix and match the contents and design your own variations.
This makes a beautiful gift for all those of us who LOVE our planners. It has been popular with planner fans, papercrafters and the teens too. It is undated so you can start it anytime. It includes the usual monthly calendar pages and week to a view pages, plus some extra special bits like little pocket envelopes to include bits and pieces, photo pockets, stickers to personalise and make it your own.
Add photos. Use it as a planner or use it as a memory keeping album and jot journalling notes each day. Use it as a gratitude journal and write in 3 things you're grateful for each evening. What a lovely record at the end of the year. Have a teen with an instax camera? They'd love this.
Do you love a sale? The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale starts tomorrow (Monday Nov 20th).
This sale has a few parts. Tomorrow we've got a one day only stamp sale. You can check out the stamp sets below to see if any catch your eye. My particular favourites are Number Of Years and Touches of Texture. Remarkable You is another very elegant one and a great set if you love colouring. The sets are all 20% off. (There's a PDF below with all the pricing info.)
Here's a thumbnail look at the stamp sets that will be on sale tomorrow only - Monday November 20th. It will be while stocks last. (Click on the stamp set to head to my online store and have a closer look. The sale price will display in the store once the sale starts.)
Stamp Sale starts 20 November 12:00 AM and ends 20 November 11:59 PM.
The next part of the sale runs from Monday November 20th until 26th November (or while stocks last.)
Here's a closer look at all the products included in this sale. Click on the pic to head to the store for more details or to order. (The sale price will display in the store once the sale officially starts.)
To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special 24-hour flash sale on 27 November, after the other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. There'll be more details on this one later.
Here's a PDF showing you a list of all the sale items and the discount prices if you'd like to plan your shopping.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of the sale items or details. Best way to take part in the sales (especially the while stocks last ones) is to order online. Get in touch though if you'd prefer to email or phone your order through and I'd be happy to help.
Ooh some exciting news to share with you about a great new tool coming next year. It is called the Stamparatus and is a nifty stamp positioning tool with loads of snazzy unique features.
Here are just a few of the handy features.
Use it with our rubber (clear mount) or photopolymer stamps
Foam mat included for use with photopolymer stamps
A ruler on the base plate and grid lines on the plates to help you line things up nicely.
2 open sides mean that you can use it with larger pieces of cardstock
The 2 reversible plates give you a total of 4 surfaces to work with
You can move the plates along in increments for repeated evenly spaced stamping
2 magnets to hold the paper in place that store underneath the tool
Retail Price: $85.00
Keen to have a closer look. Check out this video to see the Stamparatus in action.
RESERVE YOURS: UPDATED - WE SOLD OUT THE FIRST RESERVATION ALLOTMENT IN 15 MINUTES
What do you think? Looks pretty snazzy to me. I can't wait to get one. Now we've got a bit of a different process for this one. Instead of making us all wait until the new annual catalogue next June Stampin' Up! are giving demonstrators and customers (yay to my customers!) the chance to reserve one during 3 set periods, and they'll be shipped from Feb 2018.
The first chance to reserve one was Friday 17th November at 8am (AET) for shipping in Feb and what do you know? We sold out the full allotment in about 15 minutes. (I knew we craft lovers liked to break records!)
The second reservation period is 6 - 30 December with an expected delivery date around 19 March.
The third reservation period is 16 - 30 January with an expected delivery date around mid April.
You'll need to be quick on the day if you'd like to get one. I'm assuming reservations will open again at 8am but will update closer to the date if I hear anything different. Set up your online account beforehand so you're good to go.
After that it'll be new catalogue time and you can grab yours then if you're a patient person. (June 2018)
Check out details below on how to reserve yours. You enter credit card details when you make your reservation but it is not charged until the product arrives in the warehouse.
Interested? Here's some more instructions on how to reserve your one if you'd like to be among the first to get yours.