Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Card and gift box set

This card and gift box were made in a workshop on Sunday.

The flower was made with the fancy flower punch and held together using a brad. To make the flower punch out three flowers, I used pool party and daffodil delight. To break down the cardstock fibers use a bone folder and separating the two layers. Set the brad through all six layers and scrunch up each of the flower layers. Attach to your project.

To make the little window the box, I punched the large oval out and adhered acetate window sheet before putting the box together.

Stamp Sets: Teeny tiny sentiments, baroque border wheel

Colours: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla and Attic Boutique DSP

Punches: Extra large oval, word window, modern label, fancy flower

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stamp-a-stack: Cards for Men

These are the project that were done in the last Stamp-a-stack class. These kits are avaliable to purchase - you can get them fully stamped or you may choose to purchase the stamp sets as well - the stamp sets will be sold at current catalogue prices.

The kits cost $35.00 and this does include postage within Australia only.

To order please leave me a comment or email me at jacintaryan1@bigpond.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gift Card Set

The ladies in my project club made this lovely gift card set this month.

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch and Curly Cute

Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Basic Black.

Technique: The technique used on the front cover was Emerging Colour.

This project was inspired by Leonie S

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Decorated Note Book

This was the second make and take project for the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser.
Stamp Set: Bordering on Romance
Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Ridining Hood Red and Twitterpated DSP

Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Wallet

This project was one of the make and takes from the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraise that I did in May this year.
Stamp Set: Creative Elements
Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Red Riding Hood and Twitterpated DSP

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Surf's Up Card

It can sometimes be hard to make cards that are suitable for teenager's but I think this one is great and it could be given to a boy or girl.

Stamp sets: Just Surfing

Colours: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquiose, Confetti Cream, Tangarine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue

Techniques: Heat embossing, sponging

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top Note Box

I made this box for one of my lovely hostesses.
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements
Colours: Whisper white, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz

1 card 3 ways

Stamp sets: Contempo Christmas and Tree Trimmings

Stamp Sets: Best Dad Ever and Word Play

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Bring on the Cake and En Francais

The colours used are Whisper White, Cerry Cobbler and Night of Navy

Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas Card Club

What is a Christmas card club?

A Christmas card club is a small group of stampers who will get together once a month to stamp Christmas cards and learn new techniques and share ideas.

The Christmas card club gives you the chance to build up your supply of cards leading into Christmas.

How a Christmas card club works

·        Each month all members will complete two projects using different techniques and products.

·        Each month you will receive all technique sheets, patterns and templates used.

·        Each member will be assigned one month and on your month you will be required to bring supper to share with the group. On your month you will also receive a small gift of appreciation.

Christmas card Club Details

Number of members: 6 to 8 people

Club Duration: 6 months

Club sessions: Once a month

Cost per month: $8.00

Club by Mail

This club is also avaliable by mail. Each month you will receive two card kits that are pre-stamped, all you will need to do is put the cards together. Instructions will be included. The cost via mail will be $12.00 per month.

If you require more information or would like to discuss the Christmas card club further please contact me on (h) 51765894,       

(m) 0437744590 or jacintaryan1@bigpond.com

June 2012 Project Club Challenge

Card by Barb

Card by Emily

Card by Anne

Card by Simone
All of these cards were made using the Ink, Spritz and Smash technique. Well done ladies.

Christmas scrapbook page

I put this page together for a scrapbook challenge that I took part in. The colours I used are real red and old olive. I coloured the paper flowers with ink and a sponge.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vintage Vogue Thank You Cards

I made these thank you cards for the ladies who attended my Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraising event.
The colours I used are Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White and Old Olive.

Reason to Smile

Here are a few more samples using the Reason to Smile stamp set.

July Newsletter

Hi Ladies,

I hope that this newsletter finds you all safe and well. I am happy to say that my blog has finally been updated so please stop by and take a look. Also, I have a facebook group for all of my Stampin’ Up! Friends so if you would like to be a part of this group please send me a friend request and I will include you in this group.
As you all know the new catty is due to launch on the 1st September and I am excited to tell you that the catty will have an extra 30 pages and we will also be getting a holiday catalogue with some great new Christmas products.

New Catalogue Launch Dates
Saturday, 1st September – 10:30am
Saturday, 1st September – 2:30pm
Sunday, 2nd September – 1pm
Monday, 3rd September – 7pm

The cost will be $20 and this will include the catalogue and holiday catalogue, two make and take projects, a gift and door prize. There will also be a major door prize, sales incentives and booking incentives. Please contact me to book your spot – please note that there will be a limit of 8 people per session.

Stampin’ Up! Promotion We (heart) our Hostesses
From the 1st June until the 31st July you can earn an extra $90.00 hostess benefits. To qualify for these extra hostess benefits you need to have workshop sales of $650.00 or more. So what this mean is that you will receive $190.00 worth of products of your choice as well as 1 item for 50% off. Please refer to the flyer for further details. To book your workshop please call me on 51765894. Please note that these benefits also apply to catalogue workshops.
Retired List
The list of products that will be retiring at the end of August will be available on the 1st August, please check my web site for the list.

Ink Refills
Please keep in mind that the 2010-2012 In colours will be retiring in September this year. If you have these ink pads you may like to start thinking about getting the ink refills before the retired list comes out in August as these are items that sell out very quickly. The ink refills cost $5.95 each.

Embossing Buddy
The embossing buddy (103083) is now available to order, please let me know if you would like to purchase one.

Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue
It’s not too to purchase products from the mini catalogue, you have until the end of July to place orders

Book a New Catalogue Workshop
I am now taking booking for the catalogue which will be launched in September. Be the first to see all the new products. You will also receive a $10.00 to use at your workshop. To book your workshop please contact me on 51765894 or jacintaryan1@bigpond.com
Stamp-a-stack: Cards for men Class
Date:  Saturday, 28th July
Time:  1pm
Fee:  $30.00
Make six cards that are suitable for men. The cards will include a variety of techniques as well as using a selection of embellishments including buttons, fibers and brads. The Circle Circus, Lovely as a Tree and Seaworthy stamp sets will be used.

Please bring all adhesives, scissors, bone folder and paper trimmer.

Stamp club dates for 2012
Stamp club will be held on the second Wednesday of the month. Please note the new start time of 7:30pm.

Wednesday, 11th July
Wednesday, 8th August

New stamp club due to start in September

What is a stamp club?  A stamp club is a group of 10 ladies who get together once a month. A requirement of the club is that each member purchases a minimum of $30.00 worth of SU! Products each month. The club will go for 10 months and each member will be allocated one month for hostess benefits.  These clubs are a wonderful way to purchase all of the products on your wish list along with getting hostess benefits based on a minimum  $300.00 workshop. If you are interested in being a part of the next stamp club starting in September please let me as soon as possible and I will put your name on the list. I am looking for 10 members.

Would you like a self-supporting hobby?

I know that there a lot of ladies who have thought from time to time about being a demonstrator so they can receive their product at a reduced price, earn a little bit of extra household income or just have a hobby that can support itself.
To remain an active demonstrator you are required to have commissionable sales of $400.00 per quarter, this works out to be less than $40.00 per week. (Commissionable sales are the total sales minus GST – so you will require total sales of $440.00 each quarter. How we get this figure is $440.00 divided by 1.1 equals $400.00, I simply took the GST out.

With your demonstratorship you do not have to do any scheduled events such as workshops or classes. As long as you reach your quarterly minimum sales and this may be done simply with the product you purchase for yourself or products that you sell to friends and family. There is no contract period for being a demonstrator – if your situation changes and SU! No longer works for you, you can end your demonstratorship without penalties.

What you can expect from me is ongoing support as required. I get together with the ladies in my downline about once a quarter to discuss what has been going on at Stampin’ Up!, we share ideas and do a group swap. I am available any the time to answer questions and provide support if you decide to run events.

The best part is this, you can now sign up to be a demonstrator for just $169.oo. The kit includes products of your choice to the value of $235.00 and the business bundle which includes catalogues, order forms and a range of business supplies to get you started.

There are only a few requirements to become a demonstrator – you must sign the Independent Demonstrators Agreement and there is a minimum sales requirement of $400.00 per quarter as mentioned above. This is such a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of. You will be able to work your own hours and share your hobby with other like-minded people. If you would like any further information please contact me and I will send out an information pack.

Something to try

This is an easy one using just a few basic products.

Cling Wrap - Direct to Ink Pad

Neutral Cardstock
Cling Wrap
Ink Pads

  1. Scrunch the cling wrap into a ball - the tighter you scrunch the cling wrap the tighter the pattern will be.
  2. Place the cling wrap directly into the ink pad.
  3. Press the inked cling wrap onto your card stock.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you achieve the desired look.

 Please note: metallic ink pads can be used but you must wait for each colour to dry prior to applying another.

You've Got Style

This card was made in project club last month. The stamp set used is You've Got Style.  I don't always go for stamp sets like this o...