Monday, 19 February 2018

Happy Birthday Logie!

Over the next 3 weeks, two of my grandsons, my only granddaughter and my eldest son all celebrate birthdays. Obviously that involves a lot of card-making, and shopping.


 Logan was 8 on Valentine's Day and I chose the dragon from Magical Day for this card. His parents asked me how I knew he was into dragons, and then answered their own question with, "Oh, you went online at #whatare8yearoldboysinto

Not really guys, I might not be quite THAT switched on......!

Maybe I just need to give credit to Stampin' Up!® for being onto trends. It's quite a useful stamp set for not only children, but teens and older who are into wizards or Harry Potter. Currently Magical Day is available in the Occasions Catalogue until May 31st, but there is no guarantee that it will carryover into the next Annual Catalogue.


I thought the idea of the dragon lighting the candles was amusing, and inlaid 'wish' in the lovely Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The candles are borrowed from Picture Perfect Birthday, also in the Occasions catalogue. Logan was thrilled with his card, and that makes my heart sing!!!
#lovemygrandkids
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You can shop anytime in my online shop for Picture Perfect Birthday #145519 $30.00
or Magical Day #145857 $38, clear mount Bundle (stamp set and dies) or any other products. If you spend $90 before shipping, you will be asked to select a free  SALE-A-Bration item, and they're all worth having! Add the Host Code and I will share the host benefits with you also. Spend $250, and you have $25 Host dollars to spend, and 2 SAB products.


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Painted With Love CTC#166





Image may contain: textWelcome 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.


This week we are CASEing pages 18-21, featuring the Painted With Love Suite. I was happy to make another box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies, & the Narrow Note cards also on page 18 of the catalogue. The Painted With Love DSP really does the heavy lifting on this project, and I've added hearts and die cut words from various other Stampin' Up® stamp & die sets. Sunshine Sayings and Sunshine Wishes Thinlets are available from the main catalogue, and some dies from Mini Treat Bag Thinlets were also used on the box.


I took inspiration from the small notecard at the bottom right of the promotion picture and made a set of 4 cards with matching envelopes to be gifted in a matching box. This extravagant paper does all the work on this project, paired up with some gold foil words and various hearts.

Celebrate, You and Amazing are available now as a SALE-A-Bration freebie, (Celebrate You, page 17 in the SAB Catty) and I'm able to let you in on the hot news, they'll be in the next Annual catty too, so you could earn them now and get a head start on your projects this year.

Next lovely crew member to check out is the marvelous Mel Pagano


You can share what you have CASEd from pages 18-21 of the Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue on our Facebook page too, we love to see what inspires you.



Saturday, 17 February 2018

March Classes

It's never too early to book in for stamping and card-making classes.  My classes are held at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria.
Cards in the Mail
For orders of $90 or more who choose Lots of Lavender or Party Pandas as the FREE Sale-A-bration pick, I will send you the pieces needed to make two cards with envelopes. This offer is valid through to March 31st
Beginners Class
If you are just starting out, Party Pandas is a easier card with a little stamping and instructions given on how to use a punch. All pieces are cut and scored for you, colour selection, assembling and stamping is up to you. This class is held twice, on Thursday 1st March at 10 am and again at 7pm. Cost is $10 if you make one card, $15 for two and it will take an hour or so of your time.
Edit: Looks like there is a good chance that 10 am class is close to full, can do a 1.30 pm 1st March or 10 am Friday 2nd March.

Advanced Class
This class, Pink....or Not is for the more experienced crafter with a couple of techniques added in. This class involves making 3 cards, with all materials and equipment included for your workshop. It will take 2 -2½ hours and cost $20
Thursday March 15th 7pm - 6 places available
Friday March 16th 7pm - 3places available

 Book for Party Pandas morning or evening, Pink or Not Thursday or Friday by emailing rpalmieri5@bigpond.com or texting 0417500681 with your name, contact details, and which class you want to participate in.

Shop with me, remember to use the Host Code and you get a share of the bonus products.
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Colourful Cockie CI#27


Colour INKspiration has a new colour inspiration for you every fortnight on a Wednesday at 8:00pm. Tonight is that night! 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 love to create cards and the occasional 3D project.

This card was such a lot of fun to put together because it reached a bit beyond my comfort zone. I adore these bright colours, but I tend not to layer on the detail as much as this Bird Banter project.

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Birds and flowers come from Bird Banter, the large letters have been stamped on DSP and hand cut. You could, of course use the Large letter dies and just die cut without stamping. They are part of Happy Celebrations, as is 'Birthday to You'. I used a sprig in silver from Petals & More Thinlets - you'll find them with the Petal Palette suite in the Occasions catalogue. The flower on the Pool Party background is from Lots of Lavender, a SALE-A-Bration favourite.

 These balloons are part of Bird Banter too, and the colouring has been done with Stampin' Blends.



What will you make using Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Island Indigo and Pool Party? You can use very similar colours or just add an embellishment or ribbon the right shade. Don't forget to share it on our Facebook page.
Next stop on this hop is our guest on the design team Hiske MacKay




If you are interested in this opportunity, you can join my team any time that's good for you. However, I must point out that NOW is a particularly good time, because you can order $235 worth of any products on your "wish" list, and pay only $169. Shipping is free on this order, and in addition you get to choose 2 extra stamp sets free (up to a value of $174.00) so I'd be picking a couple of those large expensive sentiment sets like Better Together, Happy Celebrations, Flourishing Phrases, Special Celebrations. Call me if you would like my information.

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If you'd just like to purchase Bird Banter, you can shop in my online shop anytime of the day or night. Remember to use the Host Code and I share the bonus with you the next month.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Eclectic Friend

This card was made for an interstate friend of mine. It was fun to experiment with colour and the textured embossing paste.  I coloured the paste with Bermuda Bay from a re-inker bottle, and it is fascinating the variation of colour, almost like it was planned to fade out toward the edge!


Beautiful Bouquet was one of the stars featured here, but the supporting cast was pretty big!!! Birthday Delivery for the greeting inside the oval (doesn't it fit so snuggly?) The Lovely Word Thinlets pair nicely with Stitched Shape Framelits.






Five For All provides a witty verse for the inside of the card. I've found that a useful stamp set since it was introduced in the annual catalogue in June 2016. In the Occasions Catalogue you'll find another clever stamp set, Birthday Wit. I think that will make it onto my next order as I like some non-sentimental sentiments!
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If you choose to shop in my online store, and use the Host code, I share the bonuses with you.


Sunday, 11 February 2018

SALE-A-Bration Step-It-Up CTC#165



 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.


This week we are CASE-ing the SALE-A-Bration Catty again, you might notice that is happening every other week. The card I am CASE-ing has been done before but it's a great little sketch on page 7 of the SAB catty.


 It's the peacock card in Lemon-Lime Twist with the  medallion from Eastern Medallion Thinlet Dies and the full length strip running from top to bottom behind the medallion. Then because the reverse of the Petal Garden DSP is so pretty, I couldn't resist adding a strip of that across the card. It's okay to make these changes when you're CASE-ing as it makes your project more original.


Seeing the photo, I'm not so sure about the black die cut pieces, but they seem less obtrusive in real life.

The lovely sentiment is from a stamp set in the Annual Catalogue, Beautiful Bouquet. I bought this photo polymer set, purely for the sweet sentiments, but I do get a lot of use out of the flowers and dies also.
Next talented design team member to visit is Elizabeth Gross



Join us with your CASE of any project from the SAB catalogue, including the new leaflet if you've seen it.






Tuesday, 6 February 2018

It's Panda- monium! #WWYS154

My heart skipped a beat when I spied the Party Panda stamp at Onstage, and I was even more excited when I could 'earn' it with my pre-order and start stamping in Mid-November. Funny thing is, I'm still not sick of it and put this card together tonight to join in with What Will You Stamp?


My main inspiration for this particular card was the sentiment I had spotted in Perennial Birthday, and what better than a crowd of Party-ing Pandas for "Cheers all round!" I think that might be a spot of pandemonium!!! 


I was also very keen to try out this springy thing (not Stampin' Up!) that a friend had given me to try out. The third panda from the left is the guy with movement.


There is just so much to love about Party Pandas, do you agree?