Eureka Stampers Sale-a-bration Halfway Happiness Blog Hop


Welcome to our Eureka Stampers Blog Hop to celebrate the midway mark of Stampin’Up!’s 2016 Sale-a-bration, where you reap the rewards!

You may be at the start here on my blog or you have come from my amazingly talented downline Simone Bartrum’s blog. Eureka Stampers are Simone’s team of fabulous papercrafters and as Simone’s upline I am lucky enough to be able to join in the fun of this blog hop. Sit back enjoy the wonderful projects the team have to share with you and most of all be inspired to create and make the most of Sale-a-bration!

I have not had much time in recent weeks to put ink to card as we are renovating our kitchen plus I am in the midst of selling my Mum’s home and rehousing all her belongings ( a lot have ended up here at my place ). So it was good to have a reason to sit down and christen some of my new Sale-a-bration stamp sets and try out a new technique I’d seen in a recent papercrafting magazine.

My cards needed to be quick and easy as limited space and time to work with. My first card uses a technique that many of you will be familiar with  – Resist technique but this one uses watered down ink from your stamp pad or reinkers.

The stamp set is my favourite Sale-a-bration set – Botanicals for You 141234. You can earn this set and others for free by making a $90 Aust Stampin’Up! order during Sale-a-bration which is running until March 31. The resist technique is quite easy, all you need is to clear emboss your stamped image, then smoosh some ink onto your Stampin’Up! inkpad lid, spray a bit of water in with the ink to dilute it. Take a paint brush and brush over your embossed image until you have the depth of colour you desire. Allow to dry, rub over with a tissue to remove ink from the embossed image and then fix to your card front. Easy peasy!!!!!

I used Stampin’Up! glimmer card for my card matt. It does not buckle when damp and gives you the glimmer sparkle through the coloured impression. A few rhinestones to the flower centres and my card was done.

The card front was matted onto Basic Black card and then adhered to Whisper White Thick card for the base.

My other project for you is really easy! This card uses two of the Sale-a-bration offerings – Perfect Pairings 141258 stamp set and Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper 141022.

A lovely simple card to create when you are in need of a card in a hurry! All you have to do is cut your four card matts, stamp your greeting and adhere it all to your folded Whisper White thick card. Add your embellishments, for mine I added sequin hearts from the Brights sequin collection, and you are done! Toooo easy!

I think this dandelion paper is divine! Make a whole bunch of cards at one time and your birthday card needs will be covered. There are some lovely designs in the Wildflower Fields 12×12 papers so you can cover both male and female cards with this card layout and these papers.

As with all Sale-a-bration exclusive items they are not for sale you can only get them by making a $90 Stampin’Up! order during Sale-a-bration. So come March 31 they will be gone. To add to the fun of Sale-a-bration, there are two new Sale-a-bration products being released on Feb 16, a glitter washi tape set and a new stamp set so make sure you check them out. I am so looking forward to getting my hands on the washi tape!!!!! You can view the catalogue by clicking on the Sale-a-bration Catalogue here. If you’d like to make an order click on the “Shop Now” banner at the top right of this page.

Now it is time to send you off to the next wonderful creation at the gorgeous Rose Packer’s blog “Creative Roses Stamping”. Enjoy and thanks for visiting our blog hop! Hope you are having a great Sale-a-bration!

This way to Rose’s blog!

Back to Simone’s blog!



Eureka Stampers New Stampin’Up! 2015 Catalogue Blog Hop

My terrific downline Simone Bartrum and her team Eureka Stampers are holding a New Catalogue Blog Hop and if you have reached me you have been sent to my blog from the very creative Tricia Raineri aka The Speckled Sparrow. Or I may be your starting point, if so welcome to our annual New Catalogue Blog Hop!

I’ve taken inspiration for my creations from an item I had already partially completed and from the colour combination of red and black. Plus my first order from the new annual catalogue contained the gorgeous new Designer Series Paper “Timeless Elegance” and my next favourite stamp set after Awesomely Artistic, “Birthday Blossoms”, so I just had to highlight them in one of my creations.

So here is my first card – a Step Panel card. Another of my talented downline, Rosie Spezzano taught this style of card at our recent Team Night and I was very keen to try making another, so thanks for the inspiration Rosie!

This is great style of card to make so it will definitely be put into my class timetable for this year! The paper is one of the beautiful designs in the Timeless Elegance pack of papers, love them! Also love the font used for all the sentiments in the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

I know I always get carried away with my loves when a new catalogue is released but I have to say as soon as I saw the Metallic Thread on the Ribbon and Trim page in the catalogue – it was a MUST HAVE! I’ve used the gold thread behind the flower for a bit of added interest as you can see in closer detail below.

I added a Very Vanila panel to the back of the card to enable a greeting to be stamped and for me to write my birthday wishes for the lucky recipient of this card.

Now for my second creation. At the recent Picture to Page Show I was demonstrating my current favourite technique, dry embossed vellum and was using the pretty flower image from the new stamp set “You’ve Got This” So with several of these images now dry embossed it seemed only sensible to use one in a card for the blog hop and tie it in with one of my class techniques for this month – Double Embossing.

                              If learning this technique appeals to you visit here for more information.

I wanted to keep the colour combinations simple so I did not add any colour behind the vellum once it was embossed. I like the elegance of the card with the shiny embossed areas and added a bit of bling from the new Metallic Sequin Assortment to continue the gloss look.

The embossing folder is Modern Mosaic which carried over into this catalogue which is great as I did not use it anywhere near enough last year. Do you like my fussy cutting? I think I did a pretty good job of it!

The sentiment used came from the Sassy Salutations set, another carry over set that is always popular with my customers.

I hope you have enjoyed our display of exciting new projects using new catalogue products and I thank you for coming on the Blog Hop with us today! I am the last in your journey but if you have joined us somewhere along the way then click here to make your way to the lovely Rebecca Scurr’s blog, the Paper and Stamp Addict.