Happy Birthday to You

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Last Wednesday I made this card on my Facebook Live featuring the Stampin’ Up! ® Happy Bithday to You stamp set and the coordinating Birthday Dies ‘ from the ‘Coordinating Product Release’

Stampin’ Up! ® Have added a second release to the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, which includes the beautiful Designer Series Paper ‘ Flowering Foils Specialty DSP’.

These rose gold and silver foil designs make any project shine. Add colour to the white areas using your favorite cooling tools. There are 12 sheets of 12 x12″ sheets; 3 each of 4 single-sided designs.

The 2nd Release catalogue will be avalable on the 3rd March…and there are some amazing products that you can get for FREE when you spend $90.

What products and Measurements did I use..

  • Happy Bithday to You stamp set
  • Birthday Dies
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Flowering Foils Specialty DSP, 14 x 10cm
  • Vellum 14 x 10cm
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock, 21 x14.5cm & scored 10.5cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Basic black cardstock
  • Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink Combo, Rococo Rose Light, Old Olive Combo, Pool Party Combo, Smoky Slate Combo
  • Embossing Powder White

 

I hope you find this video helpful in putting your card together.

 

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop! 

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

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Monthly Team Blog Hop February 2020 – Positive Thoughts

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.

Positive Thoughts

My card today uses the Positive Thoughts Stamps from the 2020 Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®, along with the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies. The dies were released early this month as part of the Coordination Products Release. They will only be available while stocks last, if you want them order them now!    

                                                                                   

I love feathers and creating coloured feathers, so when the dies came out I had to have them. There are two dies that cut feathers, one is a frame die that cuts around the stamped image of a feather & the other is a cuts and embosses a larger feather. I have only used the embossed die for the colourful feathers on my card.

Products & Measurements used…

  •  Positive Thoughts Stamps
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Card Base – Basic Black Cardstock cut 21.5 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat – Gorgeous Grape cut 10 x 14cm
  • Card front – Whisper White 10 x14cm
  • Card insert – Whisper White 10 x14cm
  • Half a sheet of Whisper White to create the feathers
  • Stampin’ Pads – Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
  • Bakers Twin – Whisper White

How did I make this card…

  • Card Mat – I used the Stamparatus®  to stamp the feather back ground, using the Gorgeous Grape Ink. The Stamparatus isgreat for stamping rows and getting then nice and straight. The mat then can be adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • On the half sheet of Whisper White I sponged two sets of colours- Melon Mambo & Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape & Coastal Cabana. Blending the two colous together Then using the die I cut the feathers out, making sure that the feathers were placed over the top where the two colours blended together.
  • Run the Whisper White for the card front through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Then run it through again, this time with the Frame from the Natures Thoughts Dies.
  • Stamp the Sentiments onto the card front using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
  • Choose two of the feathers and adhere them down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue overlapping them slightly.
  • Wrap Bakers Twine around the card front 3 time and adhere down at the back. Make a bow and attach with a Glue Dot, at the top of the feathers. Attach the card front to the card mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Card Insert attach to the inside of the card and add another feather to the bottom right corner.Thank you for reading about my card today. It’s a simple card to make and I hope you give it ago and make one for yourself.

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!

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February International Blog Highlights – Thank You

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

INDIA

Beautiful, Bright and Vibrant

One day I’d love to go and explore India’s love of COLOUR.

For the time being I am enjoying India through the camera lens of a friend who travels to India often. Her photos are always so bright and vibrant with colour, from beautiful Blue or Turquoise doorways. To ladies dancing in the streets wearing bright Sari’s in pinks, reds, blues and greens.

There use of mosaics and intricate decorations of their forts, temples and palaces are amazing.

The colours of India are the inspiration for my card.

Making this card was a bit of an experiment.

  1. How was I going to create the back ground.
  2. I wanted to create a mosaic type image

So I tried two different techniques using the same Stampin’ Up!® Products.

Products used

How did I create this card..

Firstly, I tried Colouring the Shimmery White Cardstock using Pigment Sprinkles..Stampin’ Up!®.

**Shimmery White Cardstock is a good alternative to using Watercolour paper.

  1. Sprayed card stock with water and sprinkled both colours on, adding more water to get the colour to move and cover the area. With this technique there is more movement and deeper colour where the Pigment Sprinkles touch the cardstock.
  2. Mix Rubbing Alcohol with the Pigment Sprinkles in a Spritzer bottle and spray card stock…one colour from each side. This gave a even and brighter finish.

I love how they both turned out but the intensity of the colours used with Rubbing alcohol sprayed onto the cardstock really gave me the look I was after.

To bring back some of the Bermuda Bay into the back ground (that was lost a little when spraying the two colours), I mixed the embossing past with 2 drops of Re-Inker.

Working quickly ( as the paste drys very quick) I layered the mask on top of my card front and with a pallet Knife spread the past over the top.

I decided to create the coloured cardstock for the flourish the same way as I created the background using the Mango Melody and Melon Mambo

The sentiment “thank You, so very much” is from the Flourishing Phrases Cling-Mount Stamp Set and was embossed on Basic Black cardstock with White Embossing Powder.

All that’s left to do is put this card together..

Measurements used….

  • Card Base – Melon Mambo 21 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat – Bermuda Bay 10 x 14cm
  • Card Front trimmed to 9.7 x 13.7 cm

The colours of India have truly inspired me

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for February 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!)

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

 

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Peaceful Poppies

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This weeks Facebook Live I made two cards using the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue.

I love how the contrast of colours against Basic Black and Whisper White make the Real Red and Granny Apple Green POP!

Products used from Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Mini Catalogue are

Products from the 2020Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

Spend $90 and this can be your for FREE!

Other products from the Annual Catalogue

  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock
  • Mango Melody Cardstock
  • Real Red Stampin’ Pad
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
  • Sponge Brayers

 

Hint – By placing the sequins in a triangle it draws your eye to what ever is within that triangle.

Measurements used….

  • Basic Black Cardbase – 21 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Front – Black and white strip from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper – 10 x 14cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5 x 14.5cm, Brayered in Real Red
  • Card Insert, Whisper White – 10 x014.5cm

All the other pieces used for Flowers, Leaves and Sentiment banners were cut from scraps of cardstock

I hope you find this video helpful in putting your card together.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

 

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Just a little pair of Overalls

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

Did you see Wednesday’s Facebook Live? I made the most adorable little pair of overalls using the Best Dressed Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue.

These are so easy to make and I am sure you will have fun making them.

 

The video below goes through all the products you will need.

 

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

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Keep On Stampin’ Sketch Challenge #2

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

Do you want to have some more FUN! I hope your ready and want to play along with me in another Challenge.

Thank you to those that participated last week. I hope you had fun!

Are you Ready for this weeks Challenge?

 Each week on Thursday’s I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge.

RULES

  • Have Fun!
  • Use Stampin’ Up!® Products
  • Make it your own.
  • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
  • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
  • Use #KOS2 on your post when you share with your friends

KOS#2

This is the card I made using the Sketch.

I used the Little Ladybug Stamp set. Isn’t she cute!

You can earn this Stampin’ Up!® by Hosting a Party with me and when your sales reach $500 this stamp set is yours.

OK…It’s now your turn to create a card using my sketch.

Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.

 

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

 

2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration…is HERE!

Welcome to 2020 and all the exciting things this year will bring with Stampin’ Up!®.

Stampin’ Up! are starting the year with a BANG with the beautiful Mini Catalogue. Here is a quick video showing you some of the amazing new products.

 

Mini 2020 Jan – Jun Catalogue

Mini Catalogue

You will notice this catalogue is in Landscape, which shows more photo’s and more ideas for you to make. The colours and ideas are fun and exciting and I can’t wait to get into it and share with you all these amazing products.

Do you live in Australia? Do you want to get a copy of this catalogue? Click HERE

Click HERE for a PDF copy

You can find my On-Line Store HERE

Sale-A-Bration

It’s here again, Sale-A-Bration! What is Sale-A-Bration?

Stampin’ Up!® hold this every year and it’s all about FREE Product.

Click HERE for a PDF copy.

How do you get FREE Stampin’ Up!® Product?

 

Shop

for every $90 order you can choose free products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Host

If you host a party during this time, and your order reaches $500 you will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set!

To find out more…HERE

Join

Interested in becoming an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator? There’s no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration, when you get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and 31 March, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ (15,2 x 15,2 cm) designer series paper sampler and your choice of a stamp set*.

You can begin right away. Starter Kits are a great value at $169 for $235 worth of products, and we throw in business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus.

Click here to find out more and Join Today !

Plus, during Sale-A-Bration you will also receive …

  • New Mini Paper Cutter ( cutter is not available to purchase)
  •  6×6 Designer Series Paper Sampler
  •  Stamp Set of your choosing! You can choose any stamp set in the Annual or Mini Catalogue!
  • Plus FREE shipping on your kit

What are the every day benefits of Joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator…

  • You Join my Team
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • earn points to redeem for more products for free
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.

You can join just to be a Hobby Demo or build a business. Its up to you where you want to take this. But I will be there for you to help you in anyway I can. Plus Stampin’ Up!® offer great support, training and are always there to answer those tricky questions.

 

If you have any questions regarding the new Mini Catalogue, Ordering or becoming a Demonstrator, Please contact me.

 

Thanks for stopping by …

 

Perfectly Plaid Gift Card Wallet

One of the easiest things to give as a gift is a gift card. But it doesn’t have to put in a envelope and left at that. Why not make a beautiful card or in this case a wallet for the card to be slipped into.

Using the items from the Wrapped in Plaid Bundle from Stampin’ Up! ®, I created these great Gift Card Wallets.

What did I use….

  • Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set*
  • Pine Tree Punch*
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Shaded Spruce A4 Cardstock
  • Night of Navy A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad
  • Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad
  • 2″ Circle Punch
  • Starburst Punch

* Purchase these as a Bundle and get 10% discount

Cutting Measurements

  • Cardstock – 10.5 x 29cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock 9.5 x 7cm, scrap also to stamp and cut tree from

You will need 3 different pieces of Designer Series Paper

  • Front left – 7 x 7.4cm
  • Front Right – 9.5 x 7cm
  • Inside left 7 x 7.4cm, scrap to cut 2″ circle

Where to score and put together are all on the video below.

 

The wrapped in Plaid Bundle is in the Year-End Closeout List as it (as a Bundle) will be saying goodbye. So now is the time to purchase it to get the 10% discount.

The Perfectly Plaid and Pine Tree Punch we have been told will be caring over to the 2020 Holiday catalogue ( will not be sold as a Bundle).

I will add the link to the products leaving us, which include some that have been discounted to the image below.

Here is the link to the items that will be carrying over into future publications.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. If you have any questions please contact me. If you would like a copy of the NEW so to be released Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen.

 

 

 

Breathtaking Bouquet

Have you started to work on a card idea and then relised you used the wrong product. Well, that happened to me yesterday. Have all week been wanting to make this card idea I had and sat down to make it and instead of using the White Embossing Powder I used the Clear Embossing Powder.

So what do you do? Throw it out and start again or go with the flow and work out what to do now. I decided to go with the flow and worked with what I had. So its different to what I was going to do and I think it looks great……What do you think, do you like it?

You may not recognise the the stamp set….this is a sneak peak to what is coming in the new Mini Catalogue. It is an all over floral design stamp and its very big, so don’t be afraid to cut it down to suite your card size.

How did I achieve this look.

Products used:

  • Breathtaking Bouquet- NEW Mini Catalogue*
  • Happy Birthday to You – NEW Sale-a-Bration*
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Card Base- 14.5 x 21cm score at 10.5cm, Card front -12 x 14.5cm
  • Whisper White cardstock,  2.5 10cm, Insert 10 x 14cm
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Multi Purpose Glue
  • Dimensionals

* these products will be available 2nd January 2020

Tools used:

  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Gun
  • Trimmer
  • Sponge

What did I do…

  • Place Card front piece in stamparatus, position stamp of top and close plate down so stamp adheres.
  • Wipe card front with Embossing Buddy. Coat stamp with the VersaMark.
  • Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the top of Card front and tip off the excess powder. Heat with heat gun until melted.
  • With a sponge lightly rub over the embossed area with the Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz. Don’t worry if the coverage is not even as this just adds to the texture. Buff card front with a tissue to remove any ink sitting on the embossing.
  • Trim the Card front down to 1o x 14cm
  • Whisper White strip stamp your sentiment in Blackbeyy Bliss, I used the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday to You stamps.
  • Gently swipe the edges of Whisper White strip through the Delicata Ink – Golden Glitz – You will need to let this dry before handling.
  • Adhere the card from onto Card Base with Multi Purpose Glue and the Whisper White strip with Dimensionals
  • On inside of card adhere the Whisper White Insert. If you wish you can stamp floral strip down the right hand side of insert before adhering into card. I did this by lining up the cardstock in the Stamparatus so then only the edge was stamped.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and like me, I hope you find that not all mistakes are mistakes but just another idea wanting to get onto paper.

If you have any questions please contact me. All the products except the stamp sets will be listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store.

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Onstage 2019 & Mini Catalogue

What a weekend I had….I LOVE Onstage!

Saturday I was up early to travel into Sydney, Darling Harbour for the best event ever….Onstage. This is where Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around Australia get together, share and see new products. And what is the cause of all this excitement….the NEW MINI CATALOGUE. It is AWESOME…suites are amazing. If you live in Australia then you can request a form HERE

 

Me with the new Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Here are just some of the Highlights from the Catalogue..

 

From my Heart Suite
From my Heart Suite

 

Grace’s Garden Bundle

 

Parisian Blossoms Suite

 

Peaceful Poppies Suite

 

Birthday Bonanza Suite

 

Tropical Oasis Suite

 

Country Club Suite
Mountain Air Bundle

Best Dressed Suite

There is so much more but your going to have to wait for the Catalogue and January to order….or if you can’t wait and want to have it now then JOIN my team and you can start ordering this products in December and get a 20% discount. You can always contact me to find out more.