For unto Us…

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Such beautiful and powerful words…These words come from the Old Testament where Isaiah prophecies about the birth of a child. A child that was special, a child who could bring nations in turmoil together. Hundreds of years later that child was born…Jesus Christ. As we come closer to Christmas I pray that we can all remember why we celebrate…that it’s not just a time of gift giving but a time to remember Jesus and what his birth means. That through him and having faith in him that we will live with him.

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 For Unto Us by Stampin' Up!

I love these words….Hark the Angels sing….I love to sing and some say I have a nice voice and at Christmas time I love belting out all these old time favorites. But this year it will be hard because in Church at the moment we cannot sing because of Covid.

The For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful sentiments that shouts out to us all to remember the birth of Christ Jesus. This stamp set will be one that I will keep and use or many Christmas’s to come.

How to make this card…

This was a simple card to make as the sentiment is the hero…

Products Used

  • Stampin’ Up! For Unto Us Stamp Set
  • Card Base Whisper White Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.8cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Basic Black Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Whisper White – 9.7 x 14.1 cm
  • Sentiment Basic Black – 1.5 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Mat Basic Black Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card insert Whisper White – 9.7 x 14.1 cm
  • Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper – Large Leaf (use the white side of the leaf)
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 15cm Gold trim
  • Sponge Brayer

How to…

  • Whisper White Card Front – Using a Sponge Brayer & Coastal Cabana Stampin Pad, colour the cardstock. To get the variegated look you need to work down the cardstock and put less pressure on the brayer as you get toward the bottom of your work. To see what I mean watch this video I made last year using the same technique HERE
  • Once your card front is dry stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink, cover with White Embossing Powder and set with a heat gun.
  • Forever Gold laser-cut leaf – apply very small amounts of multi-purpose glue to the gold side of the leaf and adhere to the card front
  • Sentiment – Stamp the sentiment onto the Basic Black strip using VersaMark Ink, cover with White Embossing Powder and heat set. Cut the left hand side of sentiment strip at an angel. Add Seal to the back of the strip, unravel the Gold trim and loop the fine gold threads behind the sentiment using the seal to hold them in place. Place 3 dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and attach the card front.
  • Adhere the card front to the Basic Black Mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • Attach the card front to the card base.
  • Card Insert – Stamp the ‘Glory to the Newborn King’ to the bottom right hand corner of the Whisper White Cardstock using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Pad.
  • Adhere the Whisper White cardstock to the Basic Black mat & then into the card
For Unto Us by Stampin' Up!

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Art Gallery – International Blog Highlights Winners Hop November

This is exciting!……Welcome today to my Blog.

Today I am participating in the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog – November.

A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who voted for my card earlier this month. Because of your vote, I was one of the lucky ‘TOP 10’, and invited to participate in today’s Blog Hop. If you didn’t see the card I made for the International Highlights Blog Hop you can check it out HERE

I have for you today another SNEAK PEAK from the 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

Fine Art Floral Suite  - Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Floral Gallery Dies

The products I have used are from Fine Art Floral Suite which is a beautiful collection of stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper plus lots more.

What have I used and how did I make this card.

Products Used –

  • Card Base Pool Party 10.5 x 28.9 cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Whisper White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP)- 9.7 x 14.1cm.
  • Vellum 7 x 14.1cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 7 x 14cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock scrap for sentiment.
  • Whisper White Insert – 10 x14.4cm
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 10 x 2cm
  • Linen Thread

Method-

  • Score and Fold Card Base
  • Adhere DSP to Whisper White mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • The left hand side of the vellum has been torn to give some texture.Tear down the length of vellum removing appox 1cm off the left-hand side of the vellum, leaving a finished width of 6cm
  • Colour the Whisper White cardstock (7 x14.1cm) with Pool Party Stampin’ Pad using a Sponge Brayer, giving the cardstock a variegated colour. Dark at the top end and getting lighter towards the bottom. Attach Adhesive Sheet to the back of the now varigated Cardstock.
  • Using the dies from the Floral Gallery Dies, die cut the words with the word ‘just’ at the darkest end . You may need to cut words out twice to get a good variation of dark to light in colour. Peel of adhesive backing and adhere the words to the vellum making sure the torn edge is on the left.
  • Use small dots of Multi-Purpose Glue to the vellum under the words and attach to card front.
  • Wrapped Linen Thread around card front twice, adhere at the back of the card front.
  • Stamp the ‘Thank You’ Sentiment using Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Pad onto the scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Attach dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere on top of the Linen Thread.
  • Tie a double bow from the Linen Thread and attached with a Mini Glue Dot to the left of the sentiment.
  • Add dimensionals to back of Card Front and attach to the card Base
  • Insert – Adhere 2cm x 10 cm DSP strip to the bottom edge of Whisper White Insert
  • Attach the insert to the inside of the card

There is so many stunning new products in the 2021 Mini & Sale-a-bration Catalogues. I’m sure you will find lots to love…. If you would like a copy & you live in Australia CLICK HERE

If you would like to get these products before January then you can by ‘Joining my Team’.

Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customisable. Build it your way! For just $169 you get:

* Your choice of up to $235 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
* A business supply pack valued at $80

That’s a total value of $315


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Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

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Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, are you starting to think about your Christmas paper-crafting plans are? Perhaps you would like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless!

And the busiest shopping season is going on now, Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza will be here soon, with 10% off select annual catalogue items. Feel free to spread the word to your friends and family about this fabulous sale so everyone can make the world a more beautiful place this Christmas!

This is a 24 hour sale only….so you will need to be quick. Here is the link to my On-Line Store for your easy shopping experience or contact me either by phone or E-mail. . Mark it in your diary or set a reminder on your phone….24 November 2020 – 24hrs ONLY Online Extravaganza.

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Joy to the World – Paper Pumpkin

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Are you tired of those same old Christmas cards?

Are you looking for something a little different?

How about getting the whole family together to make your cards this year. Handmade cards, your family and friends will love them.

In this Christmastime, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! With a specially-designed box and enough supplies to create eight elegant Christmas cards, this one-of-a-kind kit will inspire you to spread peace, joy, and love to friends, family, and neighbours.

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive Christmastime-themed kit we’re offering to all markets! In fact, this kit was designed to unite the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Kit Information

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 5-7/8 x 4-1/8 (14.9cm x 10.47cm)
  • Envelope size: 6-3/8 x 4-7/16 (16.19cm x 11.27cm)
  • Coordinating Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Other contents:

  • An exclusive stamp set you won’t find anywhere else!
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials including card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, and adhesive.

The Joy to the World Kit includes die-cut sentiment pieces in English, French, and German.

You will need to purchase (if you don’t have one) a Clear Block D (item 118485)

Order your Joy to the World kit today…ONLY available while stocks last….so get in now and order yours HERE

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Joyful Holly

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Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joyful Holly’. This is a simple card to make, you will have fun making this for your friends and family.

The Poppy Parade card front has been stamped all over using one of the Holly images Poppy Parade Stampin’ Pad.

The Joyful Holly stamp is a 2 step stamp – one stamp gives you the out line and the other fills in the image. It is a Photopolymer stamp so you can see through the stamp to line it up. I used the Stamparatus which allows me to line everything up and stamp multiple cards.

Stamparatus $85.00 AUD

Below I have added a link to my Tutorial. This tutorial was a free gift to those that receive my monthly Newsletter in September. If you wish to receive an email and tutorial from me the click on the Button below.

Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

Joyful Holly Tutorial

Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

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Peaceful Nativity Bundle – Theater Card

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Peaceful Nativity Bundle

In my Card Making Class today we made this wonderful ‘Theater Card’ using the Peaceful Nativity Bundle ..and we had fun!

I had seen this style of card earlier this year and loved it…but just hadn’t found the products I wanted to use for it. Then the Stampin’ Up! ® 2020 Aug- Jan Mini Catalogue came out and as soon as I saw the Peaceful Nativity Bundle I knew this was what I wanted to do. So back in August I had decided on the stamp/dies bundle and even the Designer Series Paper…Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper…..I just hadn’t made the card as yet!

Then this week I had such a busy week I just hadn’t had time to make a card and prepare before the class…So what did I do…I knew what card I wanted to make and I had a link to the instructions. So I made a quick dummy card before the class started, just to make sure I knew what I was doing and so I could be aware of any problem areas.Good thing I did …..any problems that could happen where sorted. Great!

So everyone started with some cardstock and we all made the card together. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone enjoyed it. It gave everyone a chance to see how I design a card (layout wise, as the how to make the card was already done by someone else).

The tutorial I used is by Laurence Mirman, the link to here page is below for you to see https://lolascrapetcompagnie.blogspot

Her instructions were very good and translated well with the help of Google.

The only change I made was to make the two sliding panels at the front (Screen) slightly narrower. Laurence said to cut 4 pieces 10.5 x 14.8cm – one for the back, one for the very front and two for the moving screen.I cut down the two for the screen down to 10.2 x 14.8cm. By removing those couple of millimeters meant it fitted easier through the mechanism at the back a little better.

Images….

  • The stable and trees were die cut using Soft Suede cardstock
  • Star – Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Jesus, Mary, Joseph and animals were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends

This is a great interactive card, starting with a closed front you pull the tabs at each side and the screen opens up to reveal the beautiful scene of the Nativity. Here’s a 5 second video showing you how the finished card works.

I love it when a card like this goes together so well ( No mess ups in the class..by me!..LOL)…Mind you next time the class will be prepared well in advance.

 

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On Stage at Home…

What is ‘On Stage at Home’…

Each year Stampin’ Up! ® run an event where we can all get together…We learn about new products, we get to play with some of them and hear about new Catalogues. We get recognised  for all our effort in running our business each year. It’s also a wonderful time to make new friends and catch up with those we chat to all the time of Social media. It’s the one time of year I look forward to …

But this year everything has changed…

Pat Benatar

We can no longer meet all together..(hoping next Year 2021 we will all be together again) So Stampin’ Up! held a virtual event and it was fantastic…It was like ‘WOW’… OK, so I wasn’t with my friends but we still chatted via FB, messenger and even the chatroom that Stampin’ Up! had running for the day.  We were entertained by Pat Benatar, watched other Demo’s showing how they have used the new products and even made some cards ourselves.

Cards we made using the Dandy Garden Collection from the 2021 Jan-Jun Mini

You my friends are going to love the new 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue, it is divine and the products are amazing..I can’t wait to share them with you.

If you live in Australia and you don’t have a Demo…let me know and I will send you a catalogue in December (I think I should have them by then).

Think about joining my team and next year you can come with me to On Stage in Sydney….I’d love to have you be a part of the FUN!

 

Just a little recognition I received

Bloom & Grow -Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Support Program Blog Hop November 2020

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.

Our theme is ‘Thank You’ to our wonderful customers for supporting our Stampin’ Up! business.

For this project I used Boom & Grow Stamp set and paired it up with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

  

This is a very simple and quick card to make if your wanting to make a number of cards.

The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is a patterned paper and gives a great base to work from. Stampin’ Up! ® have used textures in this range of DSP rather than patterns like timbers, tiles, fabrics and ‘Gesso’ such as I have used in my card today. This allows you to stamp on the paper easily to add extra texture.

 

How to make this card…

  • Card Base Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 21 x 14.9cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Mat  Rococo Rose – 9.8 x 14.2cm
  • Card Front DSP – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Whisper White – 10.5 x 14.9cm

  • Card Front DSP – Stamp the sentiment randomly over the DSP making sure to stamp off onto scrap paper to start with. This is called ‘Second Generation Stamping’ because your not using full strength ink.
  • Adhere the DSP to the Rococo Rose Mat using either Seal or Multi Purpose Glue.
  • Attach the mat to the Whisper White Thick card base with either Seal or Multi Purpose Glue.
  • On to the Whisper White cardstock stamp the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black  and stamp the sentiment in full strength ink – Rococo Rose.
  • Colour the flowers using Sponge Daubers don’t worrying about staying in the lines. Colours used were – Rococo Rose, Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. Pounce the colour lightly onto the flower then go back and darker the centers. With the Purple Posy Flower I went back and added Gorgeous Grape in the center. Use the edge of the Daubers to colour the leaves. I added a little Rococo Rose onto the buds.
  • Die cut your flowers with the coordinating dies – Budding Blooms.
  • Cut 2 x 12cm lengths of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon,place one on top of the other & tie a knot in the middle. Cut all the ends at an angle.
  • Using the Everyday Label Punch, punch out the sentiment.Using the Sponge Dauber sponge around the label to soften the edges. Adhere the Label to your card front using Seal.
  • Add a glue dot onto the ribbon knot and attach to the back of the die cut flowers. Place dimensionals on the back of the flowers and adhere to the card front.

 

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). So make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop, I hope you enjoy!

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Dandy Garden Project Collection – International Blog Highlights November 2020

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‘Thank you’ – Dandy Garden Project Collection

My card I have to show you today is a sneak peak of whats coming……This beautiful collection won’t be available for a little while but let me wet your apatite a little! 

The Dragonfly was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using Blends – Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Mango Melody and Crumb Cake. The floral images was stamped in Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and the sentiment in Misty Moonlight.

With in the die cut oval is a wash of colour in Misty Moonlight and Granny Apple Green. Created using Blends onto Vellum with alcohol to help the inks blend. Watch my YouTube Video to see this piece being created.

Behind the sentiment is Misty Moonlight Ribbon and Linen Thread. The Linen Thread I have split and only used one strand out of the three, this just gives it that little bit of interest with out over powering it.

I hope this has wet your taste bubs to what is to come in the following months.

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for November Theme- Thank you.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

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Robert is 21 – his Fun Card

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Robert is 21..Woo hooo!

My son, Robert, turned 21 and we went out to dinner to celebrate on Saturday night. We went to a lovely place in Moss Vale called the ‘Southern Highlands Brewery & Taphouse’.

The ‘Taphouse’ is a old building from 1897 and was called Tooses Stores ,the old sign above the shop is still there and adds to the character of the building. The front facade is very Art Deco with beautiful glass windows.

We had a wonderful night celebrating and sharing a meal and Birthday Cake made by Lee Lee’s Cupcakes. Love the Topper she made for the cake and I had to follow that through with his Birthday Card…

My son has taken up photography as a hobby…so of course we had to have a lens or shutter theme.

How to make this card.

  • Using an image from Clip Art of a shutter – print to required size
  • Card Front Basic Black – Attached printed Clip Art to a piece of Basic Black cardstock using a re-positional adhesive.
  • Cut out the sections to be filled with DSP. You can do this by using  a craft knife on glass. I have a video about how to cut using this method of cutting on my YouTube Channel HERE.
  • Using 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Brights 152487, I traced out the shapes and cut out larger but making sure the inner curve was only above 2mm larger.
  • Each piece was adhered on the back using ‘sticky tape’ this allowed me to move them if need be…and I moved sections a lot.
  • Card front was then cut down to 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card mat Brushed Mettallic Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm, adhere card front to the mat using Seal+.
  • Card Base Basic Black Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.8cm, scored at 10.5cm. Attach card front to card base with Multi Purpose glue.

 

  • Adhere a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Brushed Mettallic Cardstock.
  • Withe the numbers 2 & 1from the Playful Alphabet Dies 152706 run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Peel off the backing and attach to the front of the card.
  • Card Insert Whisper White – 10 x 14.4cm. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set 148618.
  • Each letter colour with Stampin’ Write Markers – Brights147157 & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker 100082 (sold separately). Breath on the inked image and stamp
  • Adhere the Whisper White insert into the inside of the card.

Robert loved his card….

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