Southern Highlands Card Making Day

I recently participated in a virtual event for SU demonstrators in my region which was a follow up from a “real” event last year.

The event was generously and expertly organised by a SU Demonstrator who lives in the Southern Highlands, Michele Jutrisa, and aims to bring Demos together to share ideas and learn from each other..

This year she organised it with a number of challenges in a private facebook group and she included our regional Demonstrator Development Manager, Clare Langsford.

Michele did such a great job organising the day. I watched with my downline besty Vicki and we had so much fun. We weren’t able to complete everything but WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!! Thanks Michele

Challenge 1

A tic tac toe, nine boxes of options and you chose three in a line. Mine was Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and Diecut.

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I chose to use the Artistry Blooms DSP, the  Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. I took the colours from the DSP, using Granny Apple Green, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana.  The Greeting is from the Fancy Phrases stamp set

Although I am happy with the colours and layout for the card, it needs something else in the diecut, maybe some small diecuts? What do you think?

 

 

Demonstration By Leonie Newman

Leonie Newman, a Demonstrator from Kiama, NSW did a live demonstration showing how to make a small cube card which folds flat to send in a C6 envelope. It was Leonie’s first live and she did a fabulous job. Thanks Leonie.

I chose to use the retired Peaceful Poppies DSP with Rich Razzleberry boxes and Basic Black mats. The greetings are from the Fancy Phrases stamp set and were stamped on Whisper White rectangles in Memento ink.

Challenge 2

Make anything in black and white.

I chose to use the Well Dressed stamp set from Sale-A-Bration 2020. I randomly stamped images in Memento ink on Whisper White card. One hat has been stamped seperately and popped up on a dimensional. The Black band across the card has been embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder and the greeting was punched out using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

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Challenge 3 – Sketch Challenge

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I chose to use a Cherry Cobbler Card Base and a Blushing Bride layer embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I stamped the image in Memento onto Whisper White card and coloured with one of the new aquapens (so good!) using Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow inks. The greeting is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set stamped in Memento onto a 2″ punched circle of Whisper White, sponged with Cherry Cobbler. I finished off with a couple of Basic Rhinestones, coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blends.

I was very happy with the card, except for the fact that I originally thought I had Petal Pink cardstock (not Blushing Bride!), which is why I coloured the blossoms in Petal Pink ink. Not the end of the world but I think it would have been nicer with Petal Pink card.

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Mystery card – Triple Slider

The next event in the day was a mystery card. Michele gave us a list of supplies we would need and measurements for cutting. It turned out to be a Triple Slider Card.

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I used the retired Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration 2020. I used Seaside Spray Cardstock for the “cards” and Night of Navy Cardstock for the panels. The DSP is the retired 2019-20 In Color Assortment (Seaside Spray). I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the label and the Peaceful Moments stamp set for the greeting which was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White Card, as were the top image and the greeting on the middle panel. The image on the middle section was stamped in Seaside Spray and coloured with an aquapen and Seaside Spray, Night of Navy and Soft Seafoam ink. I also added lashings of Wink of Stella but this can’t be seen in the photo. Lastly, I added some Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon.

This card would be very appropriate for a special occasion. It is not difficult to make. Michele had some technical problems and kindly refilmed the whole video. She did a wonderful job.

As you can see, we had a very enjoyable day. There were 2 more challenges which we didn’t get to. I might try and do this at a later date.

If you’d like to recreate these projects, all current products are available from my online store here.

If you are placing an online order of less than $250, and you use the hostess code for this month, shown in the sidebar menu on the right, you will receive a small gift from me.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be delighted to assist you. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here to get the conversation started.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join us at Netty’s Inkers. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here.

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by…………………………………………..…………..til next time

Netty xx

Paper Pumpkin Comes to Australia

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Introducing Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up!, but is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada. Stampin’ Up! wants demonstrators and customers everywhere to have the chance to experience it.

SU is offering this kit as an exclusive, limited release starting 11 August.

Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs). Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm). Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm). Coordinating Colours: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold. Other Contents: An exclusive stamp set, One Classic Stampin’ Spot

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Available for $37.00 from 11 August. If you’d like to know more, contact me.

Thanks for popping by ……………………………………………………………till next time

Netty xx

August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue

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It’s here, it’s here! The August-December Mini Catalogue is live. It’s full of awesome new products (some have made a return appearance from last year’s Seasonal Catalogue) for your Christmas and Halloween crafting.

You can download a pdf copy by clicking on the image in the sidebar on the right, or you can contact me for your own physical copy. All the products in the catalogue are available from my online store here.

If you need any assistance, I am here to help.

Bye for now, I’ll be back soon

Netty xx

 

 

Bonus Days Redemption

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From today you can redeem the Bonus Days coupons you earned during July. The redemption period lasts until the end of August, so don’t forget to redeem them. If you need any assistance I would be happy to help.

Back soon

Netty xx

More Team Meeting Sketch Challenge and Fun Fold

Following on from my most recent post, I’m back to share other creations from our team meeting. The card below was Anne’s take on the sketch challenge.

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I just love the Back On Your Feet stamp set. Anne’s card is so cute and suitable for anyone, from a child to an elderly person, male or female. Anne has chosen to use blocks of colour and banners make the vertical lines. The addition of texture to the banners, the decorative corner punched with the Detailed Trio punch and the rich copper foil also add interest. Anne has also done a beautiful job of colouring the turtle.

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Here is my card. I used the Artistry Blooms DSP for the vertical elements. The paper has many different colours and ombre effects. The piece I used has Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape in it, which determined the colour scheme. I added texture with the Subtle and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folders. The focal point is a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies with two punched white medium daisies which I have sponged with Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape. I punched a 1/2″ circle from Night of Navy and stamped the greeting in the same colour, using my favourite greeting at the moment, from Peaceful Moments stamp set.

This is a closed view of the Fun Fold Card we also made at our team meeting. This is my card. With all that sponging , I have a smudge that will need to be concealed. I used the Friend Like You and the Sending You Thoughts Stamp Sets (Latter is retired) and the Layering Squares Dies. Colours were Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade.

The above pic shows the card open. I created the card using a tutorial by Gloria Plunkett, at DesignzbyGloria.com

Here is a link to the printable tutorial on her blog. She also has a link to a youtube tutorial.

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Closed

This is a view of Vicki’s Rocking Rectangle card closed. The focal image is a retired Memories and More Card and the card base is Pink Pirouette. Below is the card open.

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If you’d like to recreate these projects, all current products are available from my online store here.

If you are placing an online order of less than $250, and you use the hostess code for this month, shown in the sidebar menu on the right, you will receive a small gift from me.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be delighted to assist you. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here to get the conversation started.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join us at Netty’s Inkers. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here.

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by…………………………………………..…………..til next time

Netty xx