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Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die: Treat Holder

Published by under 3D projects,Big Shot

Oval Accent Bigz Treat Holder

Oval Accent Big Clear die treat holder.
Leave a comment below if you’d like a copy of the FREE PDF tutorial


One of the fabulous perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the free products, and last month I was very spoilt with lots of goodies from the Annual and Christmas Holiday catalogues (Australia/NZ). One of the free items was this Oval Accent Bigz Clear die.

 

Oval Accent Bigz Clear die

 

…And from the moment I took it out of the box I KNEW I wanted to make these treat holders. They also fit perfectly with this week’s Create With Connie & Mary favour challenge CCMCHOL12-03.

 

Oval Accents Bigz Die treat holders - CLICK to enlarge

I started putting together a tutorial for my blog, but it was getting VERY long. It’s not that it’s a difficult project, but I took lots of photos which made the tutorial quite lengthy and my blog wasn’t playing nicely with all the images. Soooo…. I’m in the process of creating a FREE PDF with full instructions.

Would you like a copy?

Just leave a comment below and I’ll send it to you!

UPDATE 30th Sept 2012: The 9 page tutorial is done! Yay! If you’ve left a comment requesting a copy, please check your inbox because the tutorial should be there waiting for you. Let me know if it hasn’t turned up. Enjoy!

UPDATE 30th Oct 2012: I’m still sending out the tutorial to those who request it – remember it’s a large file so if you haven’t got it within a couple of days please let me know.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

Oval Accent Bigz Clear die treat holder

 

 

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Ribbon & Envelope Trick

Published by under techniques

Welcome and thanks for visiting.

Today I have a nifty ribbon and envelope trick to share with you. We've used it here on a gift voucher envelope.

 

[Did you know that one of the popular services I offer is personalised Gift Vouchers? For more info on these, see the bottom of this post.]

 

Gift Vouch and Slider Envelope

Voucher envelope is made from another lovely print in the Timeless Portrait DSP pack.

 

Yummy tied ribbons and lovely bows look great but can be a pain to untie and redo.

Especially if you're taking the contents in and out every few minutes to admire!

 

Today's trick is more like a creative workaround. It gives the illusion that the ribbon is wrapped all around the envelope, but in fact one end is open  for easy access! 

To do this, simply cut the ribbon a few centimetres longer than needed. Neatly tuck the ribbon ends inside the opening on the front and back, and adhere inside. Attach a 'faux bow' to the front.  As a result, the voucher (or card) can be removed without the need to untie ribbon!

Click to enlarge

 

 

 

Here is a similar way of adding ribbon to the front of a pillow box:

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun with this, and let me know what you think. Any questions or comments? Just click on the comments link below.

 


 

Gift Vouchers are great to get…

Do you have a birthday coming up? Anniversary?

A Stampin' Up! shopping spree in the form of a Gift Voucher might be just the thing to make you smile on your special day.

Choose what you want.

Take your time (vouchers valid for a full 12 months, so you can wait for the next new catalogue… or shop right now!)

 

…And also great to give.

Do you have a special friend who loves to craft?

One-of-a-kind decorated envelopes and gift vouchers are all part of my service. 

Save time. No need to go to the shops, fight traffic or battle the queues. Just fill out this form and I'll do all the work.

Save money.  Includes free postage of the voucher to anywhere in Australia.

 

Perfect for Christmas too (let your KK know)!

 


 

Just contact Simone, or order vouchers online by completing THIS FORM.

 

 

Happy stamping,

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Little Princess

Published by under cards

 

I borrowed my girls' favourite stamp set for this card (Stampin' Up!'s Little Princess)… perfect for the little princesses in our lives.

 

Click to enlarge

 

This card features:

– Lots of pinks (including Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Blushing Bride – all from Stampin' Up!),

– A generous helping of bling (rhinestone jewels and Dazzling Diamonds glitter) and

– just a touch of scented embossing powder – now available in our Australian Stampin' Up! Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue in 3 fun scents: vanilla, melon and cherry.

Where's the smell-a-vision when you need it?

 

 

 

Things are a bit crazy here at the moment – only a little over a week until I'm heading off to Canberra for our annual Stampin' Up! Convention. Yaaaayyy!! Soooo can't wait to catch up with friends and hear all the news, learn about upcoming products and generally have way too much fun.

Don't forget: still a week to go for free Designer Series Paper! Let me know if you want some and I'll get it sent straight to your door.

Happy stamping,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason # 8 Why I Love What I Do: The little conversations I have with the kids while we make cards together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 3 Framelits Tips

Published by under Big Shot,cards

The new Apothecary Art stamp set and matching 'Labels Collection' Framelits dies are two of my most favourite Stampin' Up! products EVER! So quick and easy, and the results are great every time.

They really are a wonderful treat in the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

 

Happiest Birthday - Apothecary Art stamp set

Black heat embossed frame from Apothecary Art, watercoloured with blender pen and ink, Wisteria Wonder flagged banner, Vanilla panel embossed with Stripes embossing folder, on a Sahara Sand base.

Click to enlarge.

 

 

Framelits Tip #1

The best tip I could pass on is to use Post-It notes (aka 'sticky notes') to hold Framelits in place over the stamped image. 

Begin by stamping your chosen image from the gorgeous new Apothecary Art set, then line up the matching Framelit over the top ensuring an evenly-spaced border. Secure it with a sticky note so the frame won't shift while the 'sandwich' is rolled through the Big Shot.

Even better, keep a stash of post-it notes with your Framelits so they'll always be where you need them.

 

Framelits Tip #2

Cut a Magnet sheet to size, and slip it in the plastic wallet that the Framelits come packaged in.

By doing this, the metal Framelits won't slide around in the wallet and it's much quicker to find the correct one. (click to enlarge image).

Don't have any magnet sheets? Grab some old fridge magnets instead (the advertising kind – they seem to be multiplying on my fridge!) and attach them to a cardstock base.

 

Framelits Tip #3

To help with easy identification of the different sized dies in the set, think of the largest die as No.1, the next size down as No.2, all the way through to the smallest being die No.6. (Or the other way around, if that works for you.) You can add a label to the coordinating Apothecary Art stamps so you'll always know which die to grab. For example, this label fits perfectly in die # 4.

 

 

For more information, or to order your Apothecary Art stamp set and Framelits (with prompt delivery to your door) – contact Simone.

Oh, and don't forget to check out my newly-revived Facebook page and 'like' it for all the latest news.


Happy Stamping,

 

 

 

P.S. We had a fun time away camping recently… but I didn't take any craft gear this time, and must say I was itching to get back to it.
We all had a lovely break though, with happy hour all day by the campfire and the kids just ran around or rode their bikes the whole time. Gotta love this gorgeous country of ours.

Thanks for making my day by leaving some comment love below 🙂

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Spice Cake Owl

This is the gorgeous project I hinted at in my last post. LOVE HIM!!!

It's a fabric-covered Pillow Box (Spice Cake fabric), and embellished with punched paper from the coordinating Spice Cake designer series paper.

Mr Owl was created by team member Sherridan, using the same methods described last time (ie. adhering the fabric to the cardstock then running it all through the Big Shot). She was inspired by similar versions she'd seen in person and online, and knew how much I'd love him. Yes, I put my hand up and admit I have an addiction to all things 'owl'! Thank you Sherridan!

And to finish off for today, here's his back view (just click on any of these pics to bring them up to full size)

 

Happy stamping,

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Don't miss out. The Spice Cake designer series paper is available only until 31st March 2012. If you'd like to order any of the items in this range, please contact me before then.

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Reflection Technique with Nature Walk

Published by under stamp club,techniques

Today's share was one of our July Stamp Club projects. By request: the Reflection Technique.

The Nature Walk set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue was perfect for this technique.

Isn't it fun what a little bit of masking, some torn paper and sponging can do?

Try This:

Use Whisper White cardstock as your base.
Spritz the 'water' with Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with Isocol (alcohol). 
Make sure the rest of the card is protected with a mask so only the water gets spritzed.
End Result: Shimmery light reflections on the water.

Very cool.

 

Don't forget there's only 10 days left before we say goodbye to the Mini. 

Download Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Contact me to place your last orders from the mini. Delivered straight to your door.

 

 

At Stamp Club we also got into the Christmas In July spirit but I'll share that card next time.

Happy stamping,

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