Four Panel Card – Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up Bundle & Naturally Eclectic DSP

Another birthday in our household, this time my eldest son! Time was on my side, so on on my day off I got to and created this card for him instead of reaching into my big box of class and blog samples.

I ordered the bundle of Lift Me up stamps and Up and Away thinlits last year when they were released in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Thank goodness they carried over into the current Annual catalogue! Due to my very bad habit of ordering stamps I love and ordering too many to be able to spend my time creating with, the bundle has sat on my desk for a year awaiting it’s turn for stardom on my blog.

Yesterday I saw my chance and went for it. By happy coincidence when searching through my Designer Series Papers I found that there is a sheet of perfectly patterned paper in the Naturally Eclectic pack of DSP that works spot on with the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.

 The paper has the appearance of water colouring , so you get the effect without all the effort! When stamping the balloon I inked it all up in Emerald Envy then with a tissue wiped away the ink from the basket area and added Early Espresso marker to get the two colour image. The same process for all the other balloon images.

Also check out the Glitter Epoxy Shapes used as an accent. The glitter in them is blue and green perfect for my card. You will find these fun new accents in the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

Here is my card in it’s full inner four panel glory. The final panel has the hot air balloon die cut using the Up and Away thinlit die.

To make the card extra special for DS I added the banner from the Guy Greetings stamp set and added “son” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Of course the card was a big hit with my eldest. I’ll have to come up with another card just as worthy for my youngest son’s birthday next month now!

I really enjoy making the Four Panel Cards as you can use so many of your ideas for a card on the one card! Try one out some time and see what you think. I’d love to know how you go so leave a comment below.

Cheers!

Janine

Stampin’Up! Fresh Florals Four Panel Card

I am currently in the process of creating a new blog site under my own domain but it is not quite up to scratch yet so I thought I had better a get blog post out to everyone for the New Year.

January is always busy for us as it is our month of birthdays. First one to happen is my daughter and being on January 4 it is always a rush to get a card made in time post Christmas celebrations and happenings. Despite my best intentions ( the new blog has taken up way too much time for a non technofile like me!) I had to resort to using one of my class cards from last year. Always handy to have that option and often I will have a card made for classes that I have bookmarked for a later use further down the track.

So a pretty four panel card using the Fresh Florals DSP became the required card for this years birthday celebration.

Any of the four colour ways available in this suite would work beautifully to create this card. I’ve chosen the Tranquil Tide option for this card. The stamp set that co-ordinates with these papers is Floral Phases. Perfect for a gorgeous card. DD approved so all good!

Happy New Year!

Janine

Reserve Your Stamparatus or Wait until June 2018

A reminder for you that if you are super keen to get your hands on the new Stampin’Up! Stamparatus, you have until December 31 to get your reservation in place.

If you go to this link and click on reserve now, you will be taken to the reservation screen. Sign yourself in if you have a Stampin’Up! online account or create one and add in your demonstrators name. If you do not have a Stampin’Up! demonstrator in Australia I will be happy to become your point of contact, so add my name in as your demonstrator.

You will not be asked for payment at this time, you are reserving only. When the shipment of Stamparati ( is that the correct plural?) you will be notified to complete your order. You can then add any extra items you would like to your order and add your payment. Arrival of product is anticipated to be in March 2018.

If you don’t get a reservation in now you will have to wait until the release of the Annual Catalogue in June 2018 to order yourself a Stamparatus.

So get onto it if you desire one sooner than later!!!

Cheers!

Janine

Add a Little Glitz Christmas Card

 My team, The Inksationals are a fabulous team of talented stampers. We have wonderful times at our team meetings and we have created terrific friendships. This aspect is one of the great things about being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator.

We had our team Christmas Night last week and we made Christmas cards for each team member. Here is my card that I created for my lovely downline.

The stamp set is Add a Little Glitz from the current 2018 Holiday catalogue. I coloured in the parcel using the new Stampin’Blends.  The colours used are Cherry Cobbler and Bermuda Bay.

Card size is 4 x 4 inches.

Cheers!

Janine

Winter Wonder Christmas Card

Wow does time fly by. I’ve been focusing on doing daily Facebook pots and sadly my blog has been left behind. Well now to fix that up before Christmas.

Here is a card that I CASED from one posted by Amy Koenders. I loved the simplicity of the whole layout. I changed the colours and paper to Real Red and used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6×6 paper stack.

The Winter Wonder embossing folder creates a lovely feature for the card. The snowflakes are die cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits from the Annual Catalogue. I cut them from Shimmery White card.

The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes also from the Annual Catalogue. I embossed it with white embossing powder.

Cheers!

Janine

Good Tidings Stamp set – Part of Stampin’Up! Online Stamp Sales Extravaganza

Hi There! Today is the start of the Stampin’Up! Online Extravaganza. Today is also the 24 Hour Stamp Sale – 20% off selected stamp sets until 11.59pm tonight!

Go to my shop by clicking on the Shop Now button to check out everything that is on sale!

Good Tidings is one set discounted by 20% today and below is a card i made yesterday using this gorgeous stamp set that is designed to look photogenic.

So hop over to my online store and check the Online Extravaganza out. You are bound to find something there that is on your wishlist! I know some of the thinlits on sale are on my wish list!

Cheers!

Janine

Christmas Extravaganza Class

November is here and now we can say Christmas is officially coming! To celebrate the approaching festive season I love holding my Christmas Extravaganza classes each year. It is my way of saying thank you to my wonderful class participants as we celebrate another year of papercrafting together.

Here is what we will be creating in class. A mini pizza box filled with gift tags and matching envelopes, a set of Christmas cards and a festive rosette ornament/tag from the Be Merry Kit in the Holiday catalogue.

Class dates will be –

Thursday November 23rd at 7.30pm
Friday     November 24th at  10am
Saturday November 25th at 1pm  (Class is fully booked)
Class fee will be $20 to make three Christmas projects.  
To book if you live in the Melbourne eastern suburbs, email me jannic@bigpond.com
Cheers!
Janine

Let’s Celebrate Designer Series Paper – October Class

I did not realise it was so long since my last post! My time has been taken up with work and preparing for Picture to Page Show which was on last weekend. Now that the show is over and done with I can focus on my October classes which are being held next week. Oh my it has been hectic here!

To tie in with this months special from Stampin’Up!, which is buy three packs or stacks of selected Designer Series Paper and get the FOURTH ONE FREE, I decided to focus on our gorgeous papers this month. I wanted to make the papers the star of each card this month. As card makers we all love paper and often have to convince ourselves to use it. Well here are some great fun fold card designs you will want to add to your collection of card styles. You will really enjoy the cards we are going to create in this months class. Plus they are quick to create.

A good class to attend if you are new to card making.

Class dates are :- Thursday October 26 at 7.30pm
                           Friday October 27 at 10am
                           Saturday October 28 at 1.30pm
                           Tuesday October 31 at 10am

Class fee is $20 and you will make 2 – 3 cards of each card style. Please bring a paper trimmer.

To book email me jannic@bigpond.com

Let’s have some fun making cards!

Janine

Daisy Delight Gerbera Class

I’ve had a change to my rosters at work and so have found I have a day to run an extra one off class this month. These pretty gerbera flowers were very popular when we ran this class at the recent Paperific Expo and when I made them recently I had so much fun creating them that I wanted to share them with everyone!

Class date will be Friday September 22 at 10am. Class fee $20. You will make seven flowers along with leaves and twirls all ready to make your own floral arrangement.

These would make a lovely gift to give someone special.
To book please email me jannic@bigpond
Cheers!
Janine

Four Fold Card Class – September Technique Class

This month in my classes we will be creating this very pretty style of card known as a Four Fold card.

The card folds flat to fit a regular C6 envelope. This style of card is going to wow the receiver of your good wishes and have them amazed at your creative talent!

Class dates are –

Thursday September 28 at 7.30pm
Friday September 29 at 10am
Saturday September 30 at 1.30pm

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheet. Please bring a paper trimmer. In class you will make at least one possibly two cards depending on the detail added to your card.

To book email me – jannic@bigpond.com

Sorry about the blurry photo I cropped it from a photo on my Facebook page.

Hope to see you at my classes.

Cheers

Janine