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Nailed It!

I love so many of the sets in this new Occasions Catalogue but of course like everyone else I dont have an endless budget so I looked to fill gaps in my collection instead. The biggest gap, and I think it is for many of us, is stamp sets for Masculine cards so I chose this one. Nailed It

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How cute… um I mean MANLY is that. I love the little faces so you can change it up for a small man child or a humorous card. I had a special order for Birthday invites (which I cant share right now) and used a simple sketch which I thought would really suit these set so here it is. I love how the background of screws came out and the colours are great!

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Check out Nailed it on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue. The sentiment is from another new set called Love Sparkles which is on page 53.  You can see the catalogue online HERE or ask me for a paper copy.

Just in case you missed out on any of the goodies from the Holidays Catalogue some of the products have “Carried Over” and are still available for purchase.

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Make the Most of these Deals!

 

olo-main_onlineex_nov2116_sp_ukOur Online Extravaganza begun today and I wanted to make a card using some of the products that are featured. I also wanted to have a go at these Fancy Fold Pivot/Twist and Pop Up cards.

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Not great photography but you get the idea : ) I used the In Colour Enamel Shapes which are featured in today’s Enamel Shape Bundle and the Playful Palette DSP Stack which is featured in the Flash Sale on the 28th. I also used my Brand New Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies for all the squares. Even though they aren’t in the Online Extravaganza I have to say they are pretty awesome and a great way to get a variety of shape dies without having to buy all the sets.

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YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

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YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE HERE

Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save! Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.

 

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds

Baby Bear Birthday

A dear wee friend of mine turned 1 recently and she absolutely needed a gorgeous birthday card from me! Of course it had to be Baby Bear and I used an Easel Fold to make it just that bit fancier and something that could sit on her drawers long after her birthday if she wanted it to.

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I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, some retired paper daisies and lace plus some more of the Playful Palette DSP stack. The paper and the ink I used for the lace stamp are both the new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp sets were Baby Bear, of course, with Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures which both made it in to the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee because I love both those sets for their versatility. Bear was stamped in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Here is a closer look at Bear. I didn’t think to get a photo of the inside where I put the birthday sentiment…duh!

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Just so you don’t forget what a card looks like!

Here are two cards using one of the SaleABration stamp sets called Perfect Pairings. The first one also uses a stamp from Timeless Textures, also Paper and enamel dots from the Its My Party suite (Occasions catalogue) The second card uses the cupcake punch from the Party Punch Pack.

 

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Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Punch Art

Creative Inkers Blog Hop

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Hi folks welcome to the Creative Inkers Team Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. I love getting new Stampin’ Up! catalogues, its always exciting to see what their concept artists have come up with and there are some cracking offerings in our newest ones. One of my favourites is the Friends and Flowers stamp set.

My card was inspired by a picture my friend Julia posted on Facebook of some awesome flat cat felt Cup mats and I thought ” I can Punch Art that and use that cute animal face stamp from friends and Flowers!” And Guess What? I could!

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This was my first go at using water colour paper to do a washed sky effect but it worked pretty well. Heres a close up of Puss.

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Now If you have started here you can bang on NEXT to take you to Rebecca Palmers blog or you can bang on PREVIOUS to go backwards to Debbie Lamb. Either way have fun checking out the awesome projects

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Blog Participants

Kathryn Tyrrell

Ria Kaire

Jackie Noble

Sally Williams

Heather Stewart

Narelle Hoggard

Jacque Williams

Paula Reid

Jan Clothier

Bev Poultney

Debbie Lamb

Lisa Bullock

Rebecca Palmer

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds

Cheerful Critters Latch Card

I revisited this awesome retired set, Cheerful Critters, to make this card for my nieces birthday recently. The tutorial I used for this Latch Card was from Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

P1050154The gorgeous birthday candles paper is from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack ( # 138443 page 144 $17.00). I water coloured all the cutesy animals with Stampin’ Write Markers which I scribbled on an acrylic block and picking up the colour with an Aquapainter. The words on the front are from Crazy about You and inside is a gorgeous one from the  Cottage Greetings set.

We are counting down now to September 1st when the new Holiday catalogue goes live.  My supply of these has just arrived so if you would like to get your hands on one of these then leave me a comment or flick me an email at moocowgen@ihug.co.nz

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Cucumber Crush Inspiration

This card was inspired by the lovely Cucumber Crush spotty Washi Tape from the Cherry on Top Washi Pack (p 157 138384 $17). with the help of my white chalk Marker I added spots to the yellow butterfly, pink heart and a Rich Razzleberry strip. I grabbed flowers from the Tree Builder punch (p 167 138295 $38) and Boho Blossoms punch (retired but you could use  the Itty Bitty Accents flower) to add some accents and added some staples with my trusty Handheld Stapler ( page 160#139083 $20)

Top Tip: Mix and Match your Sentiments – I took the Happy from the large Happy Birthday stamp and the Day from the Hope your day is Wonderful stamp to make Happy Day!

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Cottage Greetings Banners on a Brick Wall.

Cottage Greetings and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder again. I love this colour Combo Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay with a touch of Watermelon Wonder. The two thin black strips “tie” the banners and background together and the pierced border around the edge just finished off the design.

Top Tip: Don’t forget to stamp your sentiment before you emboss the card : )

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Grungy Bunny

I had to make a quick birthday card for my daughter’s friend and I had seen this awesome background made with Gorgeous Grunge and some fun bright colours. I used the Happy Birthday from Cottage Greetings set which has such a lovely font. The bunny is from Made With Love I trimmed off the greeting part of that stamp so I could use it separately. I used Smoky Slate ink and an Aqua Painter Pen to add color to the bunny, details were added with Pink Pirouette Marker.

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