Moving Along- Its Your Day

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Today’s card I created this great little scene of clouds, hills and a train rolling along. I’m sure any boy big or small would love this card. The stamp set I used for this card is the Moving Along Photopolmer Stamps by Stampin’ Up! ®.

The background was created using masking with a torn piece of paper and the NEW Stampin’ Up! ® Blending Brushes. These Blending Brushes are a must have in your colouring tool kit. They are made of hundreds of very fine soft bristles and is so easy to work with. They come in 3 in a pack…get 2 packs and have one for each colour family – Yellows, reds, blues and greens.

They are easy to clean with just a damp paper towel or cloth to rub them on to remove the colour. Sometimes if these is a lot of ink on them I run them through the water (but I don’t soak them) and then just use a paper towel to remove the excess water, stand in a cup and let them dry.

Moving Along by Stampin Up!

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Well Suited Suite

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Yesterday on my Facebook Live I made this card…it was so much fun! Using Well Suited Suite Collection from Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

I created this card as a Three Fold card. I wanted to be able to open the card showing the shirt inside and then open again having a place to write.

Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

Products and Measurements Used

  • Well Suited Suite Collection – Handsomely Suited Bundle, Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Card Base – Basic White Cardstock, 20.6 x 14.9, score at 10.3cm ( these measurements are different to those used in the video to allow for folds- in my video I had to trim down my Basic White)
  • Card Base – Basic Gray Cardstock , 12 x 14.9cm, score at 1.5cm
  • Suite Front – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Suite Collar, Pocket and Buttons – 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Shirt collar, Tab Front and Buttons- Basic White 10.5 x14.9cm
  • Tie – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 20 x 14.9cm (to cut on diagonal- see video)
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

Below is my edited Facebook Live.

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Moving Along – My Car Park Puzzle Card

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Have you ever played the Car Park Puzzle?

It’s where you have all the cars parked blocking each other and you have to move other cars forwards or backwards to get cars out…well I had fun the other day making this card based on this game, using the Stampin’ Up! ® stamp set called Moving Along.. It would be a great card for a game head like one of my sons…or it could be for some one who has just got his or her Driving License.

Moving Along By Stampin' Up!

The hardest thing about making this card was where to place the cars so it at least looked like the game. If you haven’t played it or seen it here’s a basic one….Car Park Puzzle

The Moving Along stamp set is a 2 step stamp, the first stamp giving you the outline image and the 2nd stamp filling in the image with colour. There are no dies to cut the images so a little bit of fussy cutting had to happen.

All the Mango Melody cards were glued onto the Basic Black background. After stamping the sentiment strip I glued the Pacific point car to the strip and attached the strip to the card front with dimensionals.

Moving Along by Stampin' Up!

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Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle

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I have something really special for you today….I have a Mega Bundle of 62 Tutorials using the Dandy Garden Suite from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue 2021.

Lots of wonderful ideas designed by Demonstrators from around the world. All the tutorials are in both Metric A4 and Imperial Letter size.

Grad you copy today by hitting the Add To Bag…..

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Flower & Field – Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Support Program Blog Hop January 2021

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Flower & Field – Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper

For this months customer ‘Thank You’ Cards I have used the FREE Flower & Field Designer Series Paper along with the Flowers for every season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

Each piece of Designer Series Paper was cut at 7.6 x 10.2cm (3 x 4″) and adhered with in the printed boarder on the card front.

The sentiment is part of the Punch Party Stamp Set, this is a Hostess stamp set you can earn… see the back of the Sale-A- Bration Catalogue or contact me to find out how.

Flower & Field DSP by Stampin' Up

I stamped the Thank You sentiment onto 1.9 cm strip of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The ends of the sentiment where finished off by using the Banners Pick a Punch. A 18cm length of ribbon was folded and attached under the banner using Seal adhesive.

With the Everyday Label Punch I punched out a label from vellum and adhered the sentiment to it. This was then attached to the card front with a couple of dimensionals.

**Here’s a little food for thought for you…..when you purchasing the the products used today (except for the Punch Party Stampset) you have spent enough to earn the FREE Flower & Field Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration.

To see the Sale-A-Bration products in my On-Line Store click HERE

Flower & Field DSP

Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!

What is Sale-A-Bration?

Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks for demonstrators, overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone!

This is a great time to purchase our fantastic products…Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $90 AUD you spend -from either Annual Catalogue or 2021 Mini Catalogue (before shipping & handling). Inside this jam packed little catalogue is lots of wonderful ideas for cards and and other products they coordinate with in the Annual or 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

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Always in my Heart – Fun Fold Card Video

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A couple of days ago I shared with you a Fun Fold card that I cased from Patty Bennett. On Friday I did a Facebook live showing how I made this card using products from the ‘Love you Always Suite’ by Stampin’ Up! ®. From this suite I used the ‘ Always in my Heart Bundle’ and the True Love Designer Series Paper” from the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I hope you enjoy!

Love You Always by Stampin' Up!

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Always In My Heart Bundle
Love You Always Foil Sheets
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Basic Black A4 Card Stock
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Pretty Perennials

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The card I’m showing you today is from The Stampin’ Up! January- June 2021 Mini Catalogue that went live yesterday….YAY! I love new catalogues full of new wonderful products to play with. Also along with the Mini Catalogue is the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and my card today used products from both catalogues…

This card I CASed from Patty Bennett in the United States.

The Pretty Perennials comes as a bundle (purchase the bundle and get 10% discount). The Designer Series Paper(DSP) is Flower & Field from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue – spend $90 and you can get this DSP for Free.

Pretty Perennials by Stampin' Up!

By purchasing the Pretty Perennials Bundle + Cardstock = Free Flower & Field DSP

Products & Measurements used-

  • Pretty Perennials Bundle NEW
  • Flower & Field Designer Series Paper NEW –
    • 2 floral panels 4.7 x 14.6cm
    • Bumble Bee Dot Center Panel 5.1 x 14.9cm
  • Stitch So Sweetly Dies – Use rectangle die 6.3 x 9.3cm Approx
  • Just Jade cardstock –
    • Card Base – 21cm x 14.9cm, measure along the 21cm edge score @ 5 & 7.8cm. Turn cardstock around 180° (degree) and repeat. Found it easier to do it this way and more accurate..every time I scored across the 21 cm it came out wrong (don’t know why maybe it’s my math…LOL!)
    • cut 2 leaf/branches
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – Cut 1 large flower
  • Bumble Bee Cardstock – cut 2 large flowers
  • Whisper White Cardstock – die cut Sentiment panel using Stitched so Sweetly dies
  • Just Jade Stampin’ Pad
  • Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp pad
  • Matte Black Dots NEW
Pretty Perennials by Stampin' Up!

This year Sale-A-Bration will be for 2 months – January and February ( we will be having another Sale-A-Bration later in the year) Here is a short video on this fantastic Catalogue

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New Catalogues are HERE!

Have you seen the New Mini Catalogue yet?

This is a stunning catalogue full of wonderful products and great ideas for your next card. Click on the image below to see this great catalogue.

Another great Catalogue is also available now and that’s the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks for demonstrators, overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone!

This is not only the best time to Purchase but also to JOIN Stampin’ Up!…want to know more then contact me..would love to have you JOIN my team.( Aust Only)

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Butterfly Wishes

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Happy New Year, I hope that no matter where you are in the world you had a Happy New Year with family and Friends. I spent New Year with my husband staying at home a good place to be at this time. We didn’t even stay up for the ‘Fireworks’ on TV….we must be getting a bit boring….LOL!

Butterfly Wishes

Today I have two cards to show you using the Stampin’ Up! ® stamp set – Butterfly Wishes. This stamp set is called a ‘Distinktive’ stamp, that is because the design is etched into the red rubber using different textures to achieve definition. This allows you to use only one colour and the stamp gives you a monochromatic image using that one colour.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card…

Measurements

  • Card Base Soft Suede – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Balmy Blue – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla – 8.5 x 7cm
  • Card Inset Mat – Balmy Blue – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Very Vanilla – 9.5 x 13.9cm

Instructions

  • Using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad stamp the butterfly images onto the Balmy Blue card front. Starting with the large butterfly, then medium and finish with the small butterfly to fill in any spaces.
  • Run the card front through the Stampin’ Up! ® Cut & Emboss Machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the card front to the Crumb cake mat.
  • Stamp the large butterfly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, stamping off first to lighten the ink before stamping.
  • Stamp the sentiment over the top of the butterfly using Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies.
  • Using the Detailed Trio Punch, punch two holes one on either side of the sentiment. With a pencil mark very lightly the half way mark on both sides of the sentiment, line up the notch on the punch to the pencil mark on the opposite side and punch. Repeat for other side.
  • Thread the vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack trough the holes on the sentiment. Add a couple of dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and attach to the card front. Take the ribbon around to the back of the matted card front and secure the ends down using Seal +.
  • Using either Seal or Multi-purpose glue adhere the matted card front to the card base.
  • Insert – Stamp a couple of the butterflies onto the Very Vanilla Insert. Adhere the Very Vanilla insert to the Balmy Blue Mat and attach to the inside of the card.

My second Card

This card was made very similar to the above card, just a couple of changes.

  • Card Base Crumb cake – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Basic White (Whisper White) – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment Crumb Cake – 1.2 x 9.7cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

**Sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and has dimensionals on the back.

*** Basic White – New Cardstock replacing Whisper White soon. I did use the Whisper White.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

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Why did I join?

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Today I thought I would share with you some of the reasons why I joined Stampin’ Up! ®.

First I’m going to tell you a little about me and how I ended up here, where I am now.

I have always loved to craft. From a young age my mother taught me to sew and craft. I made things like dolls clothes and even clothes for myself. Holidaying with my Grandmother she taught me to knit and crochet. Later I learnt how to embroidery, lace making and tatting. My mother and grandmother were very talented ladies and passed lots of knowledge onto me.

After finishing school I studied fashion at the local TAFE (Technical and Further Education) for 2 years and then moved to Sydney to work as a machinist in a clothing factory. After a few years I left there and worked in retail, selling fabrics. While working I also took further studies at TAFE doing Embroidery.

During this time I meet my husband and we had 2 boys and married. We then decided to leave Sydney and move to the Southern Highlands. We had another two boys and by this stage we were taking lots of photos of all their activities and this is when I started to get into ‘Scrapbooking’. I did have an interest in telling stories with my photo’s and displaying them in ways to make them interesting well before this period of my life but really had very little knowledge of how and/or where to buy product.

I later heard about Creative Memories and started scrapping all my photo’s.

A few years later I joined a design team for a local shop and spent a few years creating and sometimes teaching at the shop. When they closed down I started my own business creating albums for others and it was around this time I heard about Stampin’ Up!. I went to a party held by a friend and then booked a party for myself.

So of course the next step was to join and I have loved every minute ever since.

So Why Stampin’ Up!®

  • Great quality – I love the fact that Stampin’ Up!® have great products and they are of the highest standard. They care about their products and how they perform. If they are not up to standard they have no problems with pulling them from the catalogue and try to improve then. Even though it may be frustrating to us and to them.
  • Great Value – Because they sell the stamps mostly in sets they are more cost effective. I like buying a set of stamps for $30-50 instead of one stamp for $30 (which I have done I the past)
  • Everything Co-ordinates – I LOVE THIS! All the Designer Series Paper, Cardstock and Embellishments coordinate. No more searching for a colour that will go
  • Its all one stop shopping…no need to search at different suppliers. It’s like going to the super market…I hate going to 2 or 3 places to get what I want. I just want to go to one place get it and go home…DONE!
  • The products are exclusive…Stampin’ Up! designed it, made it and sell it. 99% of the products you can only buy through a Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, like myself.

So why did I Join?

Everything above, plus more..

  • Great discount on product
  • You get to purchase the product before it’s released
  • Great training from Stampin’ Up!®, On-line and On Stage Events.
  • Always helpful and contactable – Staff are always willing to help in anyway they can.
  • I can make an income..big or small or just pay for my own hobby

What have I gained…

I have gained so much…lots of wonderful friendships from all over the world. I I have grown as a person and have gain a huge amount of confidence in what I am doing and who I am. You can make this business into what ever business you want…meaning – if you want to be a Hobby Demo and just only purchase for yourself you can (as long as you meet quarterly minimums), share it with just a few friends, run classes from your home (being Covid safe) or do everything On-Line.

As long as you follow the guidelines Stampin’ Up! ® have set out for us to use.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. If you live in Australia and want to know more about Stampin’ Up! Please contact me. Sale- A-Bration starts on the 5th January and this is the best time to Join

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