Thursday, 31 May 2018

Another workshop make and take

Off to another workshop this morning, this time for a group of ladies that meet regularly to craft, so I needed to come up with something that would wow them! 
I was browsing the internet when I came across a card using the new 'Lovely Floral' Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, a versamark pad, and the Big Shot. 
Intrigued? I was too!!
So how do you do it? You lightly run the versamark pad over the raised image in the embossing folder, place your card front inside and run through the Big Shot. Once that's done, you sprinkle over the embossing powder, and heat with your heat gun. Ta daa! You are left with a gorgeous, shiny image that shows off the deep impression from the embossing folder. 
Here are some samples, we will be making the copper one:

Here is the hostess gift I made using the same template as my last post, but the cardstock width this time was 16cms, not 24cms, so that you can fit in 3 candles instead of 5. I used the Share What You Love specialty designer series paper as the heavy-weight paper is perfect for 3D projects. I also used the pearlized doilies, and sponged crumb cake on the opposite side, and a tag from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

The supplies for the cards and the hostess gift are below:

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Workshop Make and Take and Hostess Gift

I had my first workshop in a long time on Sunday - I mainly do paid classes - and it was nerve-wracking! I hate standing in front of people talking about the catalogue, even though I love talking about the catalogue!
I'm not a public speaker at all!
I much prefer doing a class, I find that a bit easier - sitting down with the attendees and showing them the sample, running through how to make it, then step-by-step repeating instructions as we make it together. The attendees are focused on their project, barely looking at me as they work, so much better lol!

The ladies were lovely. Some of them drove up from Mandurah - now that's commitment! It was a chilly, miserable day, we were up in the Perth Hills, and the view was just gorgeous! 
Perfect day for stamping!
Some of the ladies were new to stamping, and hadn't done heat embossing before, so I enjoyed showing them the technique, and they loved the wow of watching the embossing powder melt!
Here is the sample, which I cased from the internet:

The flower images and the sentiment have been embossed in gold. I took the whole stamp set - Love What You Do - and some of the ladies changed the flower or the sentiment and made the card their own, it was great seeing them get right into it!
Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

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Here is the hostess gift I made, and you can get the template I used here

I put aromatic candles from IKEA in the side and they smell gorgeous! I left it blank for the hostess to regift if she liked.
I made a smaller one for my hostess on Thursday, I'll be back then to show you :)

Here are the supplies I used to make this gift:

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Friday, 25 May 2018

I'm back with a sneak peek of new Designer Series Paper!

I love new catalogue time - it's always exciting to see new product, and my wish list for this new catalogue is pretty big - luckily I get a  25% discount!!

As a demonstrator, we get to choose from a pre-order list in the month before the catalogue begins, and several new paper packs were available to choose from. I love the colours in this new pack - called Tranquil Textures. The colours are relaxing and serene, and the patterns so calming. 
The colours in this pack of dsp are
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Tranquil Tide
Fresh Fig
Mint Macaron - returning colour
Night Of Navy - returning colour
Soft Sea Foam - new core colour
Balmy Blue - new core colour

and as soon as my order arrived yesterday, I opened the papers and made a few things with them - I couldn't wait!

Again I couldn't resist making a gift bag and matching card, and the colours in this paper are Mint Macaron and Night of Navy, both returning colours.

I also made a tri-fold card with matching envelope and treat bag from another of the paper designs in the same pack:

The colours in this sheet are Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Fresh Fig. As the paper is double-sided, the inside of the card  is also patterned, this time with Soft Seafoam.

These projects are all super simple and super easy, and I would love to show you how to make them - just let me know what interests you and book your preferred date and let's get crafting!

Gift Bag and Card $15 pp
Tri-fold Card, Envelope and Treat Bag $15 pp

or place an order of $50 or more and your class fee is free!! 

Paid Stampin' Class - $15 pp
Each of our dsp packs have enough paper for 6 bags and matching cards, 2 each of 6 designs, so each participant will have a different finished product, I will supply everything needed to complete your projects. You can have as many participants as you like - even if it's just you and me!

If you would like to order any of these products, the new catalogue begins Friday, June 1st at 10am. You can place your order in my online store then, or contact me anytime and I will place your order for you. If you can't wait until then, you can order these products NOW when you join my team - click here to see more info or to join, it's quick, easy, and you get to choose your own kit of up to $235 for only $169, and you never have to sell a thing! If it's not for you once you have your kit, you owe nothing more, you are free to leave any time - no obligation ever! You can't lose!!

Contact me for more info or just to chat :)

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Gift Bag and Matching Card

I recently came across this gorgeous gift bag and its matching card - which becomes the decoration for the bag, how clever! - on a US Demonstrator's blog, and fell in love with it! It's so simple, quick and easy to put together, and is just so lovely with the new Share What You Love specialty designer series paper. The paper is thick so it works very well with 3D projects, and it is currently my favourite paper! I can't wait for the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue to start next week so that I can replenish my supply of it!

Here is my version of the bag and card, what do you think, do you like it?

These are very simple to make, they only use 2 pieces of 12 x 12 paper and some cardstock for the card backing and the card decorations. You can use any paper you like, it doesn't have to be thick, although regular patterned paper is not made to hold heavy items, so you could add a small piece of cardstock in the base for extra strength if you like.
Here is the original version that I remade:

The only thing that I changed from the original design was the card hanger on the front of the bag, I made mine thinner (see above on the pink one).

I am offering this bag and card as a class for $15 per person, with everything supplied except adhesive. You will need your favourite liquid glue (I prefer tombow) or very strong tape, and dimensionals. Invite me over with a few friends - or just you if you like! - and lets get making! 

Contact me to book your date and time to make your very own gift bag and matching card!

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