Category Archives: Workshop
Can you believe it? A whole set of the brand spanking new ink pads. And that’s on top of the usual hostess benefits!!! Click on the pic for all the deets.
Book your workshop today. I still have weekend time slots available.
Can’t fit a workshop in? How about getting your friends together and placing an order as a group. Hostess benefits still apply – the hardest part is working out to split them!
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Last weekend a fab group of women made this card as a make and take at one of my workshops. This was one of two creations that we all made. This little card is inspired by a creation from our monthly demonstrator newsletter and I just had to CASE it.
Stamp Set: Just Believe
nk: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Basic Gray and Baja Breeze Markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP
Fabulous Flourishes: Antique Brads, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, Baja Breeze Ribbon
Tools: Paper Cutter, Square Punch (for the banner), Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips
Sticky Bits: Snail
Don’t you just love how a few bits and bobs come together to make something special. I didn’t have the stamps used in the original but that’s what is so great about this little design – you can use so many different items and colours to change it up. Don’t have the ribbon? Why not use pleated paper? Don’t have the brad? A button would be a great alternative. No glitter? Well…you can not use it at all…but really…I think you might need to buy some because glitter is pretty special. There’s nothing like glitter to bring back those primary school memories. I used the stamp set, Just Believe, especially for one of my face-book followers. I hope she likes it.
If you would like to host a workshop, there’s still time to earn Sale-a-Bration freebies (ends 31 March). It’s a great way to get a group of friends together, enjoy some craft and earn some great hostess benefits. Click on the workshop tab above for more deets or email me today to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0401173203.
So…what do you get when you team up the petal cone die with window sheets? A gorgeous gift box of course!
This little giftie was made especially for todays workshop hostess. Now this particular hostess loves Stampin’ Up! In fact, this hostess is the person that introduced me to Stampin’ Up! when she invited me to my first ever workshop in June last year. I had never even heard of Stampin’ Up! until that day and when I laid eyes on the catalogue…well…lets just say…I felt like a kid in a candy store.
I wanted to make something simple, yet a little different and, in my opinion, colourful candy needs to be in a transparent box. That’s when ‘clear take out box’ popped into my head. I haven’t spotted one anywhere else before so I thought I’d give it a go. Teamed up with the Sweet Shop Paper from the soon to be released Autumni-Winter Mini Catalogue makes a winning combination. What do you think?
After I used my trusty big shot to cut out the clear sheets – my first thought was that it’s too plain. So…what does one do when something is too plain? You guessed it, you emboss it! Add a handmade tag and some ribbon and there you have it – a sweet little candy box filled to the brim with colourful treats to say thank you.
Stamp Set: Best of Everything
Card: Clear sheets, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (Available April 1).
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Paper Cutter and Score Tool, Handheld Punch, Extra Large Tag
Fabulous Florishes: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Sale-a-bration Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads IAvailable April 1)
Sticky Bits: Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals
xtras: Cellophane Bag
Instructions to make this little box can be found here. Simply replace the card stock with clear sheets and emboss after you have cut of the end.
I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. I have been super busy creating a homemade lucky door prize for my next workshop. I’m super pleased with this creation and I hope the person that wins it loves it as much as I do.
Inspiration for the gift cards came from a fab little blog hosted by Debby Hughes called Lime Doodle. Isn’t that a great name? The little banners caught my eye and I just had to use them on this set. I made them by cutting 1cm x 3cm strips from scraps of my current favourite paper. I then used the 3.2cm square punch to punch the tails. It takes a bit of lining up to get it right but is much neater and easier than using snips.
Miss Fancy Pants provided me with inspiration for the gift holder. I have changed the measurements on mine to ensure the gift cards and envelopes fit. I cut a 9cm strip of the designer series paper. I scored across at 9cm, 13cm and 22cm and rounded off the end at 24.5cm using one of my large ribbon holders to mark up. Here is the template.
I have tied ribbon around the top of the lower flap and the top flap slides behind the ribbon to close. You may also notice that I have positioned the tag so that the flap can be held behind it to keep it all in place. I’ve tied the gift cards and envelopes onto the holder using ribbon. I will share another example tomorrow where I have tied a cellophane bag filled with Easter eggs on to the back of the holder.
I’ve entered the holder into the CAS-ual Friday challenge.
Stamps: Spiced Paisley (Summer Mini Catalogue), Friendly Phrases, Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration Catalogue)
Card: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Hostess Designer Series Paper – Cheerful Treat
Ink: Concord Crush, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Black Staz-on
Tools: Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Blender Pen, Decorative Label Punch, 1.3cm square punch
Finishing Touches: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White 1cm Taffeta Ribbon, Everyday Enchantments Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon (Sale-a-bration Catalogue)
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals
If you live in the Canberra region and interested in hosting a workshop, email me at email@example.com to book. Workshops are a great way to get your friends together to learn about stamp and papercraft and I cover basic to advanced techniques depending on your needs. Not only do your friends get some well needed, time out from their busy lives, you also receive some great benefits. Hostesses that book through me also receive a FREE copy of the latest Catalogue and Ideas Book (valued at $12.95) just for hosting the workshop! Click on workshop for more information.
Don’t forget…from now until 31 March every order over $100 receives your choice of an exclusive Sale-a-bration gift. Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogue to check out your gift options.
See you again soon.
I was one super lucky demonstrator this month because, to my fabulous surprise, I received my first birthday card from Stampin’ Up! offering me an extra 15% off my first purchase for the month. So, this along with my usual discount, gave me 35% off anything I wanted – yipee – shopping time! Super excited…I ordered the collection of markers as my pressie from hubby (he loved the idea…of course). OMG! I couldn’t believe it when they arrived…soooo…pretty and they come in a fantastic storage box. They bring back memories of when I just had to have a brand spanking new set of textas every year at back to school time.
Today’s project is a shout out to one of my fab Inkydayz friends who is hosting a workshop during Sale-A-Bration. She loves Concord Crush and when I ordered my markers I chose the exclusive hostess Designer Series Paper – Cheerful Treat as one of my freebies. Yep, demonstrators get the hostess benefits too! This paper is so gorgeous and teams up beautifully with Concord Crush and one of my all time faves, Lucky Limeade.
I’ve entered this card in the latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and used my brand new markers to stamp the multi-coloured sentiment. What do you think?
Stamp Set: Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes
Markers: Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade
Card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush and Hostess Designer Series Paper, Cheerful Treat
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Dots Embossing Folder
Fabulous Flourishes: Concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon
If you are interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so you too can earn a 20% discount off all of your supplies, receive monthly newsletters and access to demonstrator project communities to inspire you and earn cash, trips and free products contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an obligation free information pack. And remember you can be a full-time demonstrator, a hobby demonstrator or anything in between. The choice is yours.
Wooo Hooo – It’s finally here! Sale-a-bration time. Now is to time to stock your stash, host a workshop or even join and get 20% off every time you buy.
Click below and you can check out the fabulous gifts that Stampin’ Up! has for you.
Email me at email@example.com today to order.
How would you like to share Sale-A-Bration with your friends in your own home? During Sale-A-Bration you not only earn the usual hostess benefits, you earn even more. Book your workshop today because I simply can’t wait to share some super make and takes for you and your friends. Don’t live in Canberra? No problem you can still earn Sale-a-bration freebies plus hostess benefits – email me today to learn more firstname.lastname@example.org
And the final icing on the Sale-A-Bration cake! How would you like to earn 20% off every product, every time you purchase? Now’s the time to join my InkyDayz team. You get over $500 worth of product for just $249 as well as a free stamp set of your choice. Yep…that’s right the stamp set of your choice. Read on for more deets or contact me at email@example.com today.
Enjoy your day!
It’s been some time since I shared some creations so… now that I’m on holidays… I have some free time to catch up with you all.
On Saturday afternoon I held a workshop with a group of wonderful women from work and a few of their friends. We started out with some champagne and chatter and then moved into a demo of gift box I shared with the girls to give them some ideas for Christmas gifts. The box was made for Julie-ann as a thank you for being our hostess for the day. After another quick demo, we all made the small note cards that are designed to fit into the box. I love the simplicity of this design and the fact that the you don’t need a lot of items to make them. Item info for both the box and cards can be found below the pic and I have included a link to the box template.
Card: Early Espresso (smooth for cards and textured for box), Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Easy Events
Accessories: Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Early Espresso 1cm Tafetta Ribbon
Punches: 1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8 Circle and 1 3/4 Scallop
Adhesives: Dimensionals, Snail, Glue Dots and Sticky Strip
Click to download the box template – bottom and top
When we finished the note card, we moved onto a more challenging make and take and I’ll submit this in another post because I want to submit the design in the current Just Add Ink Challenge. Be sure to check back later for an update.
On a final note – check out one of the lucky door prizes I made for the day:
HUGE congrats to Elaine who won this on the day!
If you would like to share a creative afternoon or evening with a group of friends in your own home, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 0401173203.
Talk to you again soon.