Sunday, 15 July 2018

Kids & Babies CTC#187


Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.



My eye was drawn immediately to the Petal Pink card, top centre of the catalogue picture. I'm totally into #loveitchopit now, and always cut at least half a pack of paper into ready-to-use pieces when I receive my order. This comes after years of hoarding!!!


When I cut card front-size pieces, there are strips left over which are crying out to be used. I haven't had to do much more than sort through the pieces of 'Share What You Love ' DSP to find a couple of suitable strips. This time I chose the very lightest of all the greens, Soft Seafoam to pair with these pretty patterned papers.


Abstract Impressions provided the sentiment and the embossing folder Lovely Floral has left a lovely impression beside the sentiment. Another textured embossing folder, which you might well miss in the catalogue is Subtle #143706. You can see the finish it gives card, below on the card.


Such a simple little CASE, and it could have almost qualified for my Thrifty Thursday feature.
Next hop along on your inspirational journey today is the lovely and talented Fi Cobbin.



CASE-ing stands for Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit. Either way, it's perfectly okay to do this, especially when you use our trusty and inspiring catalogue to do it. Check out pages 80-91 and see what you can CASE, then share it on our Facebook page.



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Friday, 13 July 2018

Darling Label Punch Box

This gorgeous metal box is something different from Stampin' Up!®. It contains two ink spots (Night of Navy & Grapefruit Grove) 6 photopolymer stamps, an acrylic block and the punch. It set me to thinking, "What else would you need to start your stamping journey?"  

I spent a pleasant hour putting together a set of six cards.


Mainly, I've used paper from the 2018-2020 InColor range, along with Flirty Flamingo, which WAS an InColor and is now a part of the Brights family. Grapefruit Grove, the included ink spot is one of the new In Colours, and the other, Night of Navy goes with everything.


 Notecards and envelopes are available in a pack of 20, for $11.25 in Whisper White (#131527) or Very Vanilla (#144236). I used 6 of the Whisper White for this project. I've punched balloons with our Balloon Builder Punch, and labels with Eastern Medallions, Stitched Labels and Stitched Shapes Thinlits


The only stamps used are the ones included in the kit, and of course you also get the punch to punch them out with.


You get all the items above when you purchase the Darling Label Punch Box (#146855) including a box to keep your supplies in, or as I may do, keep my Stampin' Blends in. When you purchase this Darling Label Punch Box through my Online Shop, Stampin' Up!® send me a notification, but you can also email me if you like (rpalmieri5@bigpond.com) because I will send you everything else you need to make these six cards, for FREE!!! Sorry, but you can only purchase from me if you have an Australian mailing address.


All the cards and papers are cut to size and the other pieces are diecut or punched for you. Included are 6 notecards and 6 envelopes, White card for stamping, 1 sheet of adhesive Dimensionals to raise the labels and 3 pieces of ribbon.

You need to provide glue (Tombow multi purpose Glue or snail adhesive) for attaching the card and paper, and scissors for cutting the ribbon.




When you place your order in my Online Shop, please add the Host Code for July to the order.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thrifty Thursday #3


Thrifty Thursday again and this week its a baby card using the new Sweet Baby stamps with matching framelits. Don't forget, they're bundled with a different code for a 10% discount. The thrifty aspect here is this is Coastal Cabana card from its first outing a few years back and some DSP that was already cut into pieces and waiting for the card to be finished off. DSP is on special this month, so if you don't have enough (and even if you do) you can order and pay for 3 packs, get the 4th one for free. I'm also running a paper share for those who'd prefer a half of 4 packs. This will cost you $30 - thrifty!!!

There are a couple of cute baby stamps in the new Annual catalogue. Sweet Baby is available in red rubber, wood mount with the blocks supplied, or clear mount, where you place stamps onto acrylic blocks.

This type of Jolly Jumper swing was very popular with all my baby boys, and ours was a royal blue. I coloured with Stampin' Blends, very quick and easy with a smooth finish.The newer colours of Stampin' Blends have hit the warehouse, and I keep adding a couple each time I order. If you need to order supplies, you can visit my online shop anytime of the day or night, or call me to place an order direct,  2.30pm until 9 pm.
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Bright & Pretty Petals CI#36




Usually, you are immediately drawn to a particular 'family' of colours and for me it is definitely the brights. It's not that I don't like subtles, regals or neutrals, its just that brights are my go-to faves.


I've been so excited by the colour revamp that Stampin' Up! did, it was so timely that I'm not even mourning those that have departed the range. I grabbed Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay for this card and revisited a technique that has been around for ages - stamping background with an acrylic block. Pressed Flowers is the Hostess stamp I've used for this one. Do you know the deal with Hostess stamps? They are earned when you make an order of $250, or host a party where your guests sales total more than $250. You earn 10% at that point which gives you $25 host dollars and the clear mount set of Pressed Flowers is $26.That probably means you'll need to add a $10 item to 'earn' the stamp set for free.


The other card uses another bright, Mango Melody along with a new In Color, Lovely Lipstick. This colour is a delightful cross between Melon Mambo and Real Red and would be in the brights too, I'm sure! Again, this technique uses an acrylic block to 'stamp' colour. One end of the block is pressed onto colour, then the other end is is coloured in another ink pad. Try not to let the ink pad get contaminated with the other ink colour. They can mix on the block though, after spraying with a mist of water or alcohol.


Friends Are Flowers in The Garden of Life is from A Big Thank You as is You Are The Best. Goes to show that A Big Thank You is a good value set.
Now it's time to head over to see what Monique is treating us to this time.



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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

AWH Colour Creations Blueberry Bushel


We are a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from the Art With Heart team. With the Stampin' Up!® colour revamp, Catherine Proctor suggsested we might like to blog hop, featuring a different colour every week. This week the spotlight is on Blueberry Bushel. If you pop back to Catherine Proctor you will see a full list of participants.



Have I mentioned that blue is my favourite colour? Actually colour - full stop - is my favourite really. I watched a video by Ronda Wade showing how to make a gift bag and hanging card from 2 sheets of 12" X 12" paper, which was fabulous, but I wanted to use this pretty paper. Someone mentioned that if you halved the measurements it would work the same for a 6" square paper, so I tried it out, and it did! Contact me if you'd like the measurements, happy to help.


That even worked for the tiny hanging card, which I more-or-less winged so that it would fit through the slot. It meant cutting a sliver off to fit it through with a backing card measuring 2 inches. The Stitched All Round bundle is just perfect with this lovely stamp which sits very nicely on top of the die cut fancy stitched circle.


Here is the tiny tag so you can see the 'hanger' - I do rather like that idea, no sticky tape or envelope needed. I popped a couple of Tombow inside the bag to give an idea of the size. Don't forget that you can stock up on patterned paper (DSP) in July with buy three, get one free. hop over to the shop to see more.


Abstract Impressions also received an inking this week. I'm on holiday from work, so although I have just spent three days away at my son's home, I've still had enough time for crafting. I've kept the stamping fairly simple as I get used to these 'different' shapes. Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch, both part of the same InColor family as Blueberry Bushel, fit in to the picture just fine.



I became just a tad excited when the sun came out one day, and the temperature hit 17° - not a bad effort for a winters day. I took my card outside to have its photo taken!


This is another DSP from Garden Impressions DSP in the 6 inch square format. It is also one of the papers on offer for July in the buy 3, get the 4th one free promo. Get in touch for details. I've noticed that it looks quite similar to my sign off  image, but they haven't added the speckles of gold. The stamp set is new for the Annual catalogue, Sitting Pretty, with some sweet sentiments. I heat embossed 'best friends' with white embossing powder, it stands out better that way. The bird looks a little startled, maybe its not sure about the bulldog?



TEMDESCRIPTIONPAGEPRICE (AUD)PRICE (NZD)
146338
Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper
189
$19.25
$23.00
146284
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
189
$19.25
$23.00
146921
Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
189
$19.25
$23.00
146902
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
190
$19.25
$23.00
146897
Best Route Designer Series Paper
190
$19.25
$23.00
146913
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
190
$19.25
$23.00
146331
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
190
$19.25
$23.00
146289
Garden Impressions 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
191
$19.25
$23.00
146916
Tropical Escape 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
191
$19.25
$23.00
144177
Wood Textures 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
191
$19.25
$23.00

If you decide to shop with me and remember to add the Host code, you'll receive something extra from me. You'll be able to check which papers are part of this offer when you go to shop.
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July Host Code


Sunday, 8 July 2018

Birthday CTC#186


Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.


Birthdays are the theme for this week, and I spied a card on page 70 to CASE. It's the Blueberry Bushel card on the far right. Let's change up the colours, change up the stamp set and see what happens!


Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green are my colour choices and the stamp set is Abstract Impressions. I took a little creative liscence and edited out the word 'love'  from the sentiment, substituting 'celebrate' from Beautiful You.

Like the sketch, embossing paste has been used on the card base, a strip of contrasting card placed under the art piece, some ribbon tied around. As they say in Thailand "Same, same, but different".

Check out Judy May's project now





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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Thrifty Thursday #2

Another card for Thrifty Thursday using a retired suite of  Festive Birthday. It was in the 2016-2017 catalogue featuring Birthday Fiesta stamp set and Fiesta Time Framelits, as well as Festive Birthday designer series paper.


Tempting Turquoise has retired now too, so I'd put together some bases with DSP to get them ready to make up. One day recently, I noticed a graduate teacher at school, a young and quite funky dresser, wore a cotton dress with llamas all over it, and it gave me this idea to put together an encouragement card, to let her know how fun working with her for the first semester has been.

Colorful Seasons is a great current stamp set with lots of great images for all seasons of the year and some positive sentiments. The dies for the Llama are in the Clearance Rack. You can go shopping in my Online Shop any time of the day or night. Pop over and see what's new.

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