Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stampin Up Clearance Rack Updates

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Wow…sales items are flying of the shelves!  So….I thought I’d pop the next three weeks links up so you can get your order to me nice and early.

These next three sale periods are below. Click on each period to open the PDF.

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Click on the catalogue below for reference if needed.

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Remember…

When you send me your order, be sure to let me know which period you are ordering from and I’ll pop the order in nice and early so you are less likely to  miss out!

Be quick, these products are only available while stocks last!

  • There is no minimum purchase in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits. Bonus!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last for each time period they’re on sale-so don’t wait!
  • Sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You need to take advantage of this sale before 11.50pm on the last day of each sale period.

Happy Shopping!

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Stampin Up rocks with 70% off

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Stampin Up are temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! There will be  four different groups of products on sale during the next month.

These are the sale periods:

  • 14-20 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 January

There are some great gift ideas for your crafty friends and family not to mention some great gifts for you too!

Check out the first now:

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Be quick, these products are only available while stocks last!

  • There is no minimum purchase in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits. Bonus!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last for each time period they’re on sale-so don’t wait!
  • Sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You need to take advantage of this sale before 11.50pm on the last day of each sale period.

Check out last year’s catalogue to reference sale items:

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Over the next few weeks, I will add each group of products to this page so check back the day before each sale period for more.

Happy Shopping!

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Handmade Craft Tote

You know sometimes I forget how much I love to sew!  Last weekend, a special Kris Kringle was calling and I love to make gifts for my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator besties. I felt so happy whilst making this project and am so pleased with how it turned out. Mind you…now I want one for myself!Handmade Craft Tote2 Handmade Craft ToteHandmade Craft Tote3

Stampin’ Up! Fabric:  Orchard Harvest (from the Holiday Catalogue)
Non Stampin’ Up! supplies:  Fabric stabilizer, wadding, thread and white bias binding

Oh by the way, I found the pattern for this lovely little craft tote from a pinterest board I follow which then led me to the amazing blog called 2 Little Hooligans. This site is simply gorgeous with tons of amazing ideas and free tutorials to really get the creative brain going. Didn’t know that Stampin’ Up! has now added fabric to its range? Check out the Holiday and Annual Catalogue to see this gorgeous, colour co-ordinated range and fill out my order form or send me an email to tania_willis@bigpond.com to place your order to anywhere in Australia.

Happy sewing!

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Heartfelt Scrap Page

Gosh it’s so hot here tonight (oops…it’s now morning and the birds singing).  I can’t sleep when it’s hot so here I am blogging again.  I’ve made a promise to someone that I would post this project and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one with you all.  I hope you enjoy.

Christmas Scrap page

You can see that this page is a 3D pop up page. Boy did I have fun working out how to make this.  I wanted to create something really different for the Stampin Up Sydney Heartfelt Event and found inspiration from a pop up scrap page that I found in one of my magazines.  Whilst searching through my photos I remembered (yet again) that I had never scrapped one of my son’s Santa photos.  I’m sure I’ve tried to scrap one of these photos every year  for the past 10 years and my son is now 17! That’s when the idea of making a 3D Christmas tree hit me.  I have no idea where it came from, but you know what happens when you have these bright ideas…you then have to work out how to make it happen.  And I’ve got to say, I’m a bit tenacious when it comes to bright ideas.  Just ask my work colleagues.  I know they love it when I pipe up and say ‘I have an idea’.  The eye rolling is fantastic and I know it means that my plan is simply awesome LOL. Anyway, I digress.  So… there I was in my fabulous craft room and I looked up towards my stash of trusty punches and the Full Heart punch seemed to call my name.  Ok…maybe I’ve been spending a little too much time in my craft room lately.   But, once I had that sorted, the rest came together.

Here’s a quick tutorial and list of supplies.

To make the pop up page

  • Score across the page at 9.5cm (3 ¾”). Using your bone folder, fold the page to get a nice crisp fold. Open out the page ready for your background paper/s.
  • Adhere your background paper/s in any layout you like. I’ve used 2 contrasting pieces of DSP for my layout. TIP: The most important part when adhering your background paper is to make sure you don’t adhere over the score line.  If you want your pieces to look like one piece across the score line (like mine), you need to cut your sheets where the score line is and adhere both pieces as close as possible to the score line.  This step is important as it will ensure your page sits nicely.
  • Now turn your page over and place the paper in your paper-cutter at 10.8cm (4¼“) and begin a vertical cut at 14.7cm (5¾”) from the top of the page down to 22.8cm (9”).
  • Keep your page in your paper-cutter and move your page to the right to the 3.5cm mark (1 3/8“).  Cut another vertical slit parallel to the first.
  • Score across at the top and bottom in between the parallel slits.
  • Score across again at 2cm from the top score line.
  • Turn your page back to the front and use your bone folder to make crisp folds so that the sections pops out towards you and the bottom of the page folds up.  The popped out section is where you will mount your photo when it’s time to do so (not yet – too much fun stuff to do first!).

To make the heart Christmas tree

  • Punch 9 hearts of one colour DSP and 10 of a contrasting colour.
  • Score and fold each heart in half.
  • Starting with four hearts, turn them over and using sticky strip, connect the hearts together.
  • Set aside and repeat with the contrasting set of 4.  Repeat with each colour so that when you have finished, you will have 2 rows of 4, 2 rows of 3, 2 rows of 2 and 1 single heart for the top (see project photo for a guide).
  • Attach a small piece of sticky strip to the fullest part of the heart at both ends of each row and on the single heart.
  • Take off the sticky strip backing and attach the first row to the page, lining it up approx. 2mm (1/16”) from the score line.
  • Attach all rows making sure your hearts are not flat.

Photo
I’ve cut the photo to suit the size of the page and mounted it on the pop out section, using snail.

Final Flourishes
You can decorate the rest of the page anyway you like but here’s what I have used:

  • Decorate your tree anyway you like.  I have used a mix of punched pieces of DSP and stamped card using the merry minis stamp and punch set.  I’ve then threaded each punched piece with a thread from the sweater trim. I’ve used glue dot to attach the garland to the tree.
  • Don’t forget your tree topper.  I’ve made a small version of the star using a 6.5cm (approx. 2 ½”) square of DSP (a link to video instructions are here).  I’ve used glue dots to attach this to the page.
  • For the garland at the top of the page, I’ve used the piece of sweater trim that I pulled a thread from. You can see that this makes the trim into links and I have used a single strand of the sweater trim to attach the decorations. I’ve attached this to the page using glue dots.
  • Sentiments – I’ve used the Heart of Christmas Stamp and stamped one in real red and another in Early Espresso.  I’ve then cut each so that I have two separate sentiments.  I’ve used dimensionals to attach.
  • Parcels – these are super fun to make.  I’ve simply cut two rectangles and two squares of DSP.  I’ve scored each side at 1/8” using the simply scored, and adhered to make faux boxes.  I’ve attached ribbons and strands of sweater trim to finish.

Supplies
Stamps:
  Merry Minis, Heart of Christmas
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Card: Very Vanilla 12×12, Whisper White,
Paper:  Candelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper
Tools: Full Heart Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Paper Cutter, Simply Scored, Paper Snips, Bone Folder
Fabulous Flourishes:  Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Early Espresso and Real Red Tafetta 3.2mm Ribbon
Adhesives:  Dimensionals, Snail, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

I hope you have enjoyed this project and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.  I’m always happy to clarify anything.  Also, if you do give this project a go…I’d love to see your creations.  Feel free to email a pic to me at tania_willis@bigpond.com or if you have a blog, pop a comment on my blog with a link to yours and I’ll head on over and take a peek.  Make sure you mention the project so I know your link is not spam.

Happy scrapping!

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