In Bloom

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I made this card using the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Bundle with the coordinating Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Jan- Feb Sale-A-Bration

In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Pierced Blooms Dies from this bundle are so much fun. They cut out the flower and leaf shapes as well as leaving stitching lines that give great detail. This is a really fun set to use…a great way to use up all those small scraps of cardstock.

I have used a piece of vellum on top of the Designer Series Paper, this will allow the flowers to be the focal point against the background.

In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Berry Blessings Bundle

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This card makes we want some fresh juicy strawberry’s…what about you?

What are you …a strawberry and chocolate person, or maybe strawberry’s and cream? Every Sunday Joe and I have French Toast with Maple Syrup and Strawberry’s…and some times a dollop of Ricotta Cheese on top (light of course). Oh…my mouth is watering for it now!

My card today uses the Berry Blessings Bundle which is is a Level Two product from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!. You can earn this for FREE when you spend $180. Time is running out to get these products so head over to my Online Store and place your order today!

TIP- I created the lace die cut trim by using one of the Ornate Layering Dies. Cutting it down to fit the area required.

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Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

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There is only a few weeks left of Sale-A-Bration…so be sure you don’t miss out!

The card I have made today is using the Berry Blessings Bundle and is found on page 14-15 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!. The stamp set – Berry Blessings has 13 Photopolymer stamps and is a two step stamp. Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper has 12 sheets of 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5cm) paper, 2 of each of the 6 double sided designs.

You can earn this Level Two bundle when you spend $180.

Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This bundle co-ordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle found in the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue on page 44.

The colours in these Designer Series papers are very bright and fresh. To soften the DSP I added a layer of Vellum, this allowed the print of the berry to stand out from the plaid behind. The Berry DSP was die cut using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers. The stamped images were stamped onto one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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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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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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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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Enjoy the simple moments…

Its so nice to take a moment, enjoy the quite times when everything around you is going a hundred miles an hour and your just sitting back watching the waves and the seagulls.

Global Design Project 178 Sketch Challenge

It’s time for a fabulous sketch challenge this week – there are so many great ways to interpret this sketch and make it your own. We know you’ll love it as much as we do! Here’s the sketch for this week’s challenge:

Make sure you go and check out GDP to see all the fantastic projects done by the Design Team and the other Entries in the Challenge. The Link is HERE

This week I have mixed things up a bit by using the image from one stamp set and the sentiment from another. The two sets come from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and you can get either one FREE when you spend $90 (AU) or spend $180 (AU) and get both for FREE

How to make my card..

Product required-

  • By the Bay stamp set 149739
  • Home to Roost149736
  • Early Espresso cardstock – Card base 14.5 x 21 cm, scoured at 10.5 cm & banner 9.7 x 1 cm
  • Pool Party cardstock – mat 14 x 10 cm & a small piece for under the banner 10.7 x .5 cm
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – card front 13.7 x 9.7 cm
  • watercolour paper 8 x 8cm
  • Very Vanilla cardstock – insert 14 x 10 cm
  • Stampin’ Pads – Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight & Calypso Coral
  • Stazon Black
  • Aqua Painter
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits – 2nd largest circle
  • White Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun

How to-

  • Watercolour Paper – stamp seagulls all over using Stazon ink.
  • Loosely colour the image with inks using Aqua Painter
  • Cut using the Stitched Framelit circle
  • Stamp the seagulls also onto the Crumb Cake cardstock with the Crumb Cake ink.
  • Emboss the sentiment onto the Early Espresso banner with the White Embossing Powder and heat set.
    TIP: Don’t cut your Banner down to above measurements until after Embossing. I use a Post-it Note to help like a handle when positioning under the Trimmer so that I can get a narrow strip.
  • Adhere the Pool Party Strip/Banner to back of the Banner peeking out a little at the bottom. Attach Mini Dimensionals to the underneath of banner.
  • Adhere card together.

Thank you for reading my Blog today. All the products used will be listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions just leave me a message here and I will get back to you. Please leave me a comment as I love to see who has visited.

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Occasion and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue…. LIVE!

They are LIVE ….. If you don’t have a catalogue in your hands right now….

Then here is the next best thing….the LINKS

❤️ Spend $90 (*before Shipping and handling) from either Annual or Occasions Catalogue and choose a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration as indicated in the SAB Catalogue on Page 2

❤️Host a Party for you and your Friends and there are extra rewards ..More information on Page 3 of the SAB

❤️ Join NOW and you have 2 joining Options to choose from…so check it out on Page 4 of SAB

Lovely Lattice, a little note…..

Lovely Lattice, a little note….by Stampin’ Up!

Lovely Lattice 149730 by Stampin’ Up! has a charm to it with that slight vintage feel with the lattice behind the flowers. As soon as I saw it I had to have it because it screamed “Colour me!”.

 If you love to colour then this is a must to have. You could colour with Blends, Watercolour pencils or with re-inkers and your Aqua pen. There are no fonts in this set but I don’t you will have any trouble finding one that will work well with it.

This beautiful stamp is one you can earn for FREE when you spend $90 in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!

Lovely Lattice is one of the new ‘Cling-Stamps’ by Stampin’ Up! The adhesive image label now ‘Clings’ and I mean ‘Cling’.

Here is a fun video telling you about our ‘Cling-Stamps’

What did I use on this card…

The image and sentiment are stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with Stampin’ Up! Blends. The sentiment ‘ a little note’ comes from the Butterfly Gala 148580 in the Occasional Catalogue.

The Blends used are…

Pink Pirouette (Retired)

Flirty Flamingo Combo 147278

Old Olive Combo 144597

Daffodil Delight Combo 144603

Pool Party Combo 144605

Mossy Meadow Dark 148546 **

Balmy Blue Light 148540 **

Cardstock used….

Whisper White 106549

Blushing Bride 131287

Balmy Blue 147007

** These products will be released in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue…for your copy of this catalogue along with the Sale-A-Brations Catalogue, contact me.

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Epic Celebrations from Stampin’ Up!

Fun, fun…FUN!

This stamp set screams out “Fun and youth”.

You can receive Epic Celebration Stamp Set 147236 for FREE when you spend $90. It is found on page 12, Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

I used the image of the shoes as the focal point of the card. The image was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock 106549 with Memento Ink 132708.

Stampin’ Up! Blends in Night of Navy (Dark and Medium Combo) 144040 was used to colour the shoes. With shading on the toes and side walls done in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Pad 131179 and Blender Pen 102845. Using Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies145372 and the medium size circle cut out the shoes. A length of Gold Mini Sequence Trim 144128 was added to the back and held down with dimentionals.

Banner was stamped and embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock 121688.

The back ground of this card was done using Brusho 144101.

Once the watercolour paper 122959 was coloured and allowed to dry, the brick mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks 144103 was placed over the top and sprayed with water. The water pulls the colour away from the areas not covered by the mask. After a few minutes the mask is removed and the watercolour paper allowed to dry again. You are left with a light brick pattern.

The Front panel is mounted on Basic Black and Berry Burst cardstock 144249 and then onto a Whisper White card base.

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.