Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Sheltering Tree Card




I needed to make a card for some friends of ours, pronto, so that I could get it out in the mail right away. Fortunately, I didn't have to come up with a card layout all on my own, I simply cased the "Sheltering Tree" card sample from the 2015 Occasions catalogue!  CASEing (copy and share everything) is awesome when you're pressed for time or simply just need a starting base to jump off when you need to create something.  Quite often you'll find that you'll tweak the layout as you go along, either changing up the colours or even the stamps - but either way, I bet the results are almost always great!  So if you're looking for inspiration look no further than our catalogues - they're chock full of good ideas to have you stamping something wonderful!

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 WEEKLY DEALS:




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Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!


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Friday, 16 January 2015

"Crazy About You" Thank You Card


NEW! "Crazy About You" Stamp Set ~ 33 stamps included in set

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This is one of those sets that may not look overly exciting in the catalogue - mind you, it has a gazillion expressions, which is awesome! But the flower and leaf stamps are really great once you start playing with them. And I LOVE how our punches coordinate with the flowers too.  I wanted to make some thank you cards for my customers the other day and with the darker, gloomy winter days this week I was definitely gravitating towards flowers and spring colours!  This is a pretty simple card to make and fast to put together - I hope you give this stamp set a try and have fun creating with it too!



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If you haven't already purchased the "Crazy About You" stamp set, I've created two bundles suggestions for you so that you can get free Sale-a-bration gifts with your order.  Click on the image to view:


WEEKLY DEALS!


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http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=1000037

 
Get together with your friends at your own card making & paper crafting party!  
Some dates still available - contact me to book yours at serenestamper@gmail.com

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Everyone receives FREE gifts from the Sale-a-bration brochure with their qualifying orders!




Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Pop Up Card Techinque


Today's technique is one that I learned from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Alison Solven.  Alison showed us how to make a pop up card at a Stampin' Up! regional a few years back and it's still as much fun to make today as it was back then!

I made a few cards, along with a video, to show you the versatility of this technique.  Each card features fabulous new stamp sets from the 2015 Occasions catalogue and our 2015 Sale-a-bration brochure:


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Pop Up Card Video:



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 Every $60 entitles you to a free gift of your choice from the Sale-a-bration brochure:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_SAB/20150106_SAB_en-CA.pdf


Here are some more "Pop Up" card samples:
 
Get "Time to Celebrate" Stamp Set FREE with qualifying workshops!

 
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Get "You Brighten My Day" stamp set FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $60 order! 

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I hope you give this technique a try - it's really versatile and you could do a lot with it!

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Occasions and Saleabration TODAY


It's an exciting day in the Stampin' Up! world - our new 2015 Occasions Catalogue begins AND so does Sale-a-bration (our biggest, most anticipated promotion each year!). The Occasions catalogue is chock full of the most beautiful new stamp sets, accessories, gorgeous kits and Designer Series Paper.  I would have to say Stampin' Up! outdid themselves (as always!).  It will be hard to choose what to get first!  The good news is, with every $60 you spend you'll be able to choose anything out of the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE! 

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_occasions/20150106_Occasions_en-CA.pdf

Every $60 entitles you to a free gift of your choice from the Sale-a-bration brochure:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_SAB/20150106_SAB_en-CA.pdf


Both of these new publications showcase fabulous new products and Stampin' Up! has already posted a ton of videos to show you how to use them! Click HERE to see them all.  As a demonstrator, I am able to pre-order products a month prior to the catalogues going live, so I must say, I've been having a ball creating with everything! One of my new favourite items is our new Bow Builder Punch and I KNOW you're going to love as much as I do:




And don't forget, every $60 spent entitles you to a free item from our Sale-a-bration brochure like the fabulous "Lotus Blossom" stamp set, shown in this video:





I've been playing with the "Lotus Blossoms" stamp set a lot over the past few weeks and it makes such pretty cards in no time flat:


 
If you'd like to book a card making or crafting party for you and your friends to try out the new products first hand (I provide all the supplies) AND get free hostess benefits contact me at serenestamper@gmail.com. 


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Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Moon Lake Sneak Peek



Happy New Year! I am so excited about 2015; I have a feeling it's going to be absolutely awesome.  It's certainly starting off pretty darn great as I began the day by stamping with new sets coming out later this week.  You're going to LOVE the new stamps and accessories - they are just fabulous.  Even the new Designer Series Paper is jaw dropping.  The stamp set I chose to play with today is called Moon Lake and this is the card I created:

The new punch I used to create the bow is one of my favourite new accessories!

Only a short time left to take advantage of the  
...some items are up to 80% off!   

Here are the special deals for this week only:




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Today I'm sending a big shout out of THANKS Marilyn Simpson, owner of the Highland Heart weekly paper in our community.  Marilyn contacted me prior to Christmas and asked if I'd be interested in being interviewed for the weekly paper she and her husband produce.  Of course, I was thrilled! It was really fun to introduce stamping to Marilyn when she came to my house too, she loved making her card:


I have a feeling Marilyn will be back for more stamping as well as some memory keeping with Project Life by Stampin' Up! which she thought was great.  Marilyn's wonderful article was published in today's paper  - click HERE to read it online.

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

PS - I've updated my recipe page with a very scrumptious Christmas Strudel!

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