Guest Artist – Donna Griffith

I have another fabulous card from a guest artist to share today.  I completely unexpectedly received a birthday card from Donna Griffith, one of the fabulous staff from Stampin’ Up!’s Utah office.  I have no idea how she knew it was my birthday, but she did and it was such a lovely surprise!

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Donna used the Penned & Painted stamp set from the Annual Catalogue and stamped it directly on to the fabulous Serene Scenery DSP which is such a fabulous idea – I have never thought of doing this before but it adds such great texture!  Thanks so much for the card Donna!

Stamps: Penned & Painted, All Wrapped Up
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Serene Scenery DSP
Ink: Peek-a-Boo Peach, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Other: Circle Punch, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Stapler


Thinking of You Box

This fabulous hexagonal box is part of the Window Shopping Bundle.  There are so many fun ways to use the box and the other dies that come with it, combine it with the stamp set and you have even more options!

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You can never go wrong with adding a metallic in with any colour combo, so I combined gold with Rose Red, Night of Navy & Whisper White.
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Stamps: Window Shopping
Cardstock: Rose Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Window Box Thinlits Die, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Metallic Thread



Inside the Lines Make N Take

Well what a week it turned out to be last week!  I was on deadline for an assignment towards my design diploma and then my sweet hubby came down really sick as well.  Needless to say everything else went out the window, including blogging!  But it’s a new week, the assignment is submitted and hubby is back to work!

Today’s card is actually one of the great Make n Takes we completed at OnStage in Brisbane late last year, and it’s such a great project that I also used it for my catalogue launch a few weeks ago.  It features the FREE Sale-a-Bration gift Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, and the fab new Watercolour Pencils!

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This is a quick and easy card and only features a small amount of colouring, but there are so many fun options you can use on this great paper – sponging, brayer, markers, watercolour – take your pick!

There are only 3 weeks of Sale-a-Bration left and all gift items are now on While Stocks Last status so get in quick to secure your favourites before they are gone!

Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Inside the Lines DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Watercolour Pencils
Other: Basic Black Thick Bakers Twine, Burlap Ribbon


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Only 3 weeks of Sale-a-Bration left! Have you chosen your FREE gift?


Stepped Up Pretty Pocket

One of the great free Sale-a-Bration gifts is the Pretty Pocket Card Kit – this great kits gives you everything you need to make 8 super sweet notecards with peek-a-boo pockets.  Because everything is pre-printed & cut you just have to sit & assemble which only takes minutes!

If you prefer to switch things up a little though, there is plenty of scope to add your own personality to this product – add stamping, doilies, layering and twine and you get a whole different look:
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I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set to add some funky flowers, along with some background stamping using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set.
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Remember there are only a few more weeks to earn your FREE Sale-a-Bration gifts, and you get 1 FREE with every $110 you spend.  Look at all these great products you can choose from:
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Guest Artist – Rachael van Rij

Another clever guest artist to share with you today!  This time it is team member and very dear friend Rachael van Rij.  Rachael always has the best colour combinations and clean, crisp aesthetic on her cards and this one is no exception!

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How gorgeous is this combo of Peek-a-Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy & Mint Macaron, and then grounded with the touch of Crumb Cake!

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This card reminds me just how little I have used my own Jar of Love Stamp Set & Everyday Jar Framelits – I really must get them out and have another play soon!

Thanks for the lovely card Rachael!

Stamps: Jar of Love
Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron
Other: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelit Dies, Hello You Thinlit Dies, Burlap Ribbon