Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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March 30, 2013

Seeing Spots

This is another of the girl cards we made in class last week.

I wanted to keep all the cards bright and young.

Really simple to put together, sort of a girl version of the Lego card.

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Card:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink:  Regal Rose
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch, a variety of circle punches

March 28, 2013

Party Owl

I have been needing to restock my card boxes with some girl cards...

Bright colours and the Owl Builder Punch suited to a T.

  • I love the Clockworks stamp set which I have used more often for its abstract images than for its clock images.  Here I have combined Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose.
  • The owl's party hat is cropped using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch, chopped off at the half way point.
  • A festive pom pom is made using one of the flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I used Paper Snips to clip between each petal to allow for some 'fluff.'

Stamps:  Clockworks, Itty Bitty Banners
Card:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Black StazOn
Tools:  Owl Builder Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

March 27, 2013

Birthday Banner

I made part of this (the 'happy') for a launch a year or two ago.

You can tell because the 'Wish Big' is stamped using the old style ink pad - not as clear.  Last week I set to work to create a second banner to go with it.

We were shown this idea at a Convention and I loved that the whole thing could concertina up like this.

Which means it can fit into something like this..

A birthday present for my niece.

Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Card:  Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Just Add Cake DSP
Tools:  Big Shot, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 4.4 cm Circle Punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Timeless Type Alphabet Letters Sizzlit dies, Paper Piercing Tool
Accessories:  Gold Brads

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March 25, 2013

Petite Pennants... for girls

Last week we stamped-a-stack of girl cards.

We revisited the Petite Pennant Builder Punch to create this card.

  • Part of the fun at the end was embellishing the pennants with little feminine touches.
  • The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and the Bitty Buttons are a match made in heaven, providing texture and shine to the card
  • The Bitty Butterfly new in our Seasonal catalogue was a must add.
Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Card:  Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Tools:  Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Butterfly Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch,, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the BIG SHOT
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

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March 23, 2013

Easter Treats

Jessica, one of my team members has had her mum staying.  Together they have been crafting up a storm and gave me these Easter Treats.

How cute is this ideas??  Fluffy bunny tails!

And of course, the packaged bunny poop.

I think you could package up chocolate covered sultanas as poop for any season - reindeer poop, bunny poop, leprecaun poop, ghost poop, cupid get the idea.

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March 22, 2013

Soda Pop Tops

Stampin' Up's Soda pop Tops are one of the unusual items in the new Seasonal catalogue and they are sooo fun to play with.

You can use them as is or you can squish 'em through the Big Shot.  See, told you you need one.

  • A squished Soda Pop Top makes it more post friendly.
  • The 1" circle punch is the perfect fit to pop out a circle of DSP. 
  • The Hexagon Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a great option to add a bit of texture to this card.
Card:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP
Tools:  Big Shot for squishing, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Soda Pop Tops

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March 20, 2013

Pretty Petites Notecards

I made these awhile ago for correspondence cards.

I combined Print Poetry DSP with the Pretty Petites Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

I don't think I have shown these before...

Lots of fun to make...

And super useful too.
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March 16, 2013

Sycamore Street

It's been raining here...and raining...and raining.  We need bright things to brighten our day, so this card made me happy.  It's another using Sycamore Street DSP, free during Sale-a-Bration.

I particularly love the Tangerine Tango diagonal stripe.

I hope this card has brightened your day too.

Don't forget that this DSP is only available throughout Sale-a-Bration which ends on March 22nd.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Sycamore Street Ribbon

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March 15, 2013

Sale-a-Bration ends in a week

How big is your wish list?

Sale-a-Bration ends on Friday of next week.  We have 19 beautiful items to choose from for FREE with every $100 ordered.  You might like to host a last minute party or you might like to place an order with me.

If you have a big wishlist, you might like to join up!  Throughout SAB, Stampin' Up! is offering 25% more goodies in your starter kit.  You can choose anything you want to the value of $294 and pay only $169.  This is a great way to get started and you will love everything about being a SU! demonstrator whether you join as a Hobby Demonstrator or as a Business Demonstrator.

Want to place an order?  Email me at or phone me on 07 55 765 469.
Want to become a demonstrator and join my team?  Give me a call and I will talk you into it. 

Remember the fantastic joining offer finishes on March 22nd.  As Nike says Just Do It!

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March 13, 2013

Just Over a Week Left

Sale-a-Bration is ending in a little over a week.  One of my favourite freebees is the Sycamore Street DSP.

My best cardmaking buddy came over today and we spent the day making cards.  I am filling a card order at the moment and one of the requests was for a 30th birthday card.

The bright colours of Sycamore Street were the perfect choice.  And with free co-ordinating ribbon, how could I go wrong?

Once again the colour choices are made for me.  And as this is a special occasion card, I did a fancy inside.

  • When my ladies make a mistake at my card classes I tell them: cover it up or cut it off.  (In the nicest possible way!) There is almost always a way to fix mistakes.  This card was not originally designed with the butterfly.  Once I had finished the card I accidentally dropped it and it landed face down on an inked stamp, leaving a tiny, but very noticeable mark on the white of the card and on the DSP.  To remedy the problem - the tiny butterflies are adhered over the ink mark and an extra strip of DSP had been added to cover the other mark.  Easy.
Card:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Tools:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (retired), Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Accessories:  Sycamore Street Ribbon
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March 12, 2013

Last but not least

This is the last of the three boy cards we made in last week's class.

The layout might look familiar as I used the same format for this card in a previous post. 

  • The Mini Brads (200 in a pack!) were easy to line up using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the Paper Piercing Tool
  • Don't you love the sharp image that the firm foam stamp pads give?
  • Colour co-ordination is done for you with our DSPs.  I started with the DSP then picked out two of the 'boy' colours from the pattern.  Co-ordination done!
As I designed the cards for the class, I really wanted to stick with brights colours for young boys.  The spotty pattern from Sycamore Street suited perfectly.  This DSP is FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $100 order.  Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration ends on the 22nd of March!

Stamps:  Word Play
Card:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Island Indigo
Tools:  Paper Piercer, Star Punch (retired)
Accessories:  Mini Brads

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March 8, 2013

Another Boy Card

This fantastic technique was demonstrated at the Heartfelt Event by one of our Paper Angels, Rebecca Ross.  By wrapping rubber bands around a brayer and rolling it across the card, a unique background can be achieved.

We made four cards in Tuesday's class in four colour combinations using the Need for Speed set.

And for each one, the sentiment was punched out with a variety of punches.

*  The blue card is made with Pool Party and Island Indigo inks.  By rolling the brayer theough the lighter ink first, I didn't have to clean the brayer before rolling into the darker ink.
*  Make sure your rubber bands are spread across the length of the brayer so that the end doesn't tilt onto your paper.
*  Don't leave the rubber bands on your brayer when you are finished as they will leave a dent...hmmmm...another interesting effect?

Stamps:  Need For Speed
Card:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Island Indigo and Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke
Tools:  A variety of punches

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March 6, 2013

Lego card

At card class last night we played with Lego.

You might remember I posted a pic of Lego boxes that I made.

Last night we made Lego cards as part of our 'Cards for Boys' class.  A bit of sponging and a few Dimensionals made these cards a hit.

So simple and suited to quite an age range.  You could even make a pink one for a girl!

Card:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Tools:  Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals

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March 4, 2013

Notecards in a Box

This was one of my recent classes.  It seems that once a year we seem to get around to making a set of notecards and a box to put them in.  They are so much fun to make and they make great presents.  We used the Patterned Occasions Sale-a-Bration set.

There are five images in the stamp set, so we made five cards.

Each one had a matching envelope and a little embellishment on the design.  We used the DSP Paper Pattern Stacks in the In Colours. 

The box design was based on a cigarette box.  My sister and I nutted out the dimensions.  (Well my sister did most of the nutting out!)

See the contrasting panel inside?   And the contents are much healthier than cigarettes!

My six pack a day habit...

Once classes were over I made up the extras that were left and I ended up doing a set using the Print Poetry DSP.  This would have been lovely for class but I would have had to buy sooo many packs of the DSP to make multiple sets of cards.

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March 1, 2013

It's a Wrap!

I recently bought some Kraft wrapping paper in various designs.  The 'male' pattern I chose was images of bicycles in black and white. 

Of course there needs to be a matching card.

  • I used black Stazon ink for crisp clean penny farthings.
  • I then used Versamark and White Embossing powder to create the contrasting images.
  • Silver brads complete the look (I love the look of black and silver!)

Here's the card tucked into the present.  Notice that I put a pleat into the wrapping paper (thanks Pinterest) to hold the card.

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