Sunday, October 27, 2013

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Class - SU! Promotions - New Products - Fete Show-and-tell

Lots to report today … 

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

Get a real head-start on your Christmas cards at this week's Stamp-a-Stack. We'll be making 20 cards in 4 hours! 

 Friday 1 November and Sunday 3 November 2013 (same class)
10am - 2pm
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$40 for 20 cards
Please BYO lunch
Bookings essential. M: 0401 303 821 or E:

Stampin' Up! Promotions … 

25 Stamp Sets At 25% Off Promotion

I'm sorry about the late notice for this one! I almost missed it. Call me or email me TODAY if you would like to order any of these stamp sets at the discounted price. 

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!
Dates:  22-28 October 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Click here to view the PDF list of stamp sets that are on sale or here to shop straight away from my online shop.

Party On! 

You still have until this Thursday to take advantage of the $25 extra hostess dollars promotion. Spend $300, get $75 in hostess dollars to spend on anything in the current catalogues! 

Offer: Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party.
*$400 in party sales before shipping.
Dates: 1-31 October, 2013

New and Fabulous Products ...

Thinlits Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more - but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

133479Label Card Thinlits Die$55.95 
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$55.95 

Click here to view the PDF flyer or here to order them now from my online shop.

I can't wait to start using these thinlits. Remember the swing cards I used to make … fiddling around with the Big Short cutting plate and standards frames? These new thinlits cut out and fold the card perfectly - ready to decorate! 

Envelope Punch Board

Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!
 Item Description Price
 133774 Envelope Punch Board$31.95 
(Note: The punch blade may start to dull after approximately 1,000 punches)
  • It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
  • It's super easy to use: it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way). 
  • It's small and lightweight: this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a football match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere. 
  • It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. 
  • It's easy to keep it all together: the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific--especially for a tool that does so much!
Click here to view a video on how to use the Envelope Punch Board. 

A few paper-crafting fundraisers my friends are holding  … 

Saturday 2 November 2013
10am - 1pm
Plan B Cafe, Edmonton
$20 for 2 Christmas cards and a tree decoration

YAPS Sunday 17 November 2013
10am - 2pm
YMCA, Smithfield
$25 for 3 Christmas cards, gift tags and a card box

Updating my blog email list … 

I'm going to be tidying up my blog email list sometime this week. If you notice that you don't receive an email next week and you'd like to keep receiving them, let me know and I'll put you back on the list. 

Once you're a paper-crafter, fetes, parties and anything are an opportunity to show some FLAIR!!! 

TAS Coconut Carnival

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Christmas Gift Decorating Class Pictures 18, 19 or 20 October

Here is a picture of the items you will be able to make in the Christmas Gift Decorating Classes scheduled for next week. 

Hmm, that's not a very big picture. 

Your $20 kit contains:- 

1 x Kraft Gift Box
1 x Tag a Bag Gift Bag
1 x Tag a Bag Gift Box
1 x XL Gift Box
1 x Decorative Window Gift Box
1 x Mini Muslin Bag
Cherry Cobbler Twine
1m Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
1/4 pack of Season of Style DSP
3 x Antique Brads
1 x Frosted Finishes Embellishment
Instructions, measurements and video links

To decorate your 4 boxes and 3 bags and create:-

"Merry" embellishments x 3 in Silver and Gold Foil Sheets and Cherry Cobbler
Gift Bow in Silver Glimmer Paper
3 x handmade flowers in First Edition DSP, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Set of 3 "Colour Me Christmas" Stamp Set Gift Tags
Set of 3 Gift Tags - Joyful Christmas Poinsettia 
1 x Gift-Card holder
Bag Satchel
Top Note Bag Topper
Skinny Bag Topper
Rosette flower
Traditional Gift Bow

The same class will be run each day so the classes won't be crowded. Please book in asap so I can prepare enough kits M: 0401 303 821 or E: 

10am - 2pm Friday 18, Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 October 2013
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 class + $20 kit
Please BYO Stampin' Dimensionals, double-sided tape (regular and sticky strip), glue dots, paper trimmer, scissors etc. 

A light lunch will be provided (quiche and salad). 

I'm off for a blissful 3-day weekend of card making at Port Douglas with some girlfriends. Lucky me! 

See you next week. 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Join Stampin' Up! for $25, Special Edition Christmas Stamps and More!

The hottest topic at the moment is the JOIN STAMPIN' UP! FOR $25 promotion

This is an unbelievable opportunity! When I joined all those years ago, the Stampin' Up! starter kit was a set kit and over $400 ... then joining went down to a fabulous $169 and you could choose your own gear ... and now, you can join for $25 (and choose $26.95 worth of stuff) - unbelievable! 

The details:- 

Offer: Join Stampin' Up! for just $25 !
Dates: 7-21 October 2013
The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Customer Order Forms 
      • Customer postcards

First Workshop Perks
If you place your first workshop order of at least $300 within 30 days of your start date, you can:
  • choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December ... I'll show you how).*
  • receive 30% instant income (or discount) on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits if you host your own event.
  • jump into your new role as a demonstrator and start building up your stamping supplies.
*This perk is only available to those who sign up between October 7-21; don't miss out!


Once you've joined the Stampin' Up! family, you'll be entitled to all of the fabulous benefits of being a SU! "demonstrator" ... 

  • 30% off your very first order (order must be over $300 and be placed within 45 days of joining) + the usual hostess benefits of at least $50.  
Need an example? 

You join on 8 October 2013 and place your first order on 15 October. 

Your order comes to $405 (see "Party On" promotion below). 

Firstly, take 30% off that price ($121.50)! Your out-of-pocket is just $283.50 (+ the regular 5% shipping)

Secondly, add $85 worth of additional products to your order for free (that's the usual $50 hostess benefits for a $400 order + the extra $25 from the "Party On" promotion below).

Thirdly, because you ordered within 30 days, in December, you can choose ANY stamp set from the current annual catalogue for FREE! 

If you're first order is over $600, take the 30% off, select $125 worth of extra goodies for FREE, select 1 item at 50% off AND receive the FREE stamp set in December! 
  • You'll then receive an ongoing discount of 20% on your future orders for as long as you remain "active"
  • You aren't obliged to conduct workshops - but if you'd like to, it's a great way to make friends and earn some extra income! 
  • To remain "active", simply place an order (or place several orders) to the value of $440 every 3 months (this is called the "quarterly minimum"). You can, however, opt out at any time with no penalty or exit fees. There's an extension for your first quarterly minimum and it won't be due until 31 March 2014.
  • An invitation to the exclusive Stampin' Connection online community - this is where demonstrators post heaps of samples, useful tips and videos. 
  • You'll receive new catalogues early and be able to purchase items in the month prior to the release of new catalogues.
M: 0401 303 821

It's also a great time to HOST A PARTY!

As you know, Stampin' Up! is 25 years old this year! The party is still going and our hostesses receive the gifts!

Offer: Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party.
*$400 in party sales before shipping.

Need an example? 

Host a party on 25 October with your friends. Your friends LOVE stamping and are preparing to make their Christmas cards so spend up big. Your party sales are $840! Great party, by the way ... who made that cheesecake? Just love the make-and-take project you chose. 

As the hostess, you'll receive the standard $130 + $25 hostess dollars to spend on anything in the current catalogues ... PLUS any 2 items from the catalogues at half price. 

Why wouldn't you call me to schedule a party right now? Here's the number you'll need M: 0401 303 821.

Dates: 1-31 October, 2013

The Fine Print:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop). Note: Because orders from the online store receive Stampin' Rewards, they will not qualify for extra hostess dollars. 
  • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalogue merchandise. 
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for more than $25 extra hostess dollars.


The 2013-2014 annual catalogue introduced a Colour Refresh to our regular colour families. SU! has a Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. But what if you already some of those markers from when they were in-colurs? 

For a limited time, from 15 July until 31 October, you can buy any of the new colours on their own.

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899$5.95Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902$5.95Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905$5.95Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904$5.95Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900$5.95Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker


Best Of Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Item No. 134384

As part of Stampin' Up!'s 25-year Anniversary celebration they’ve brought back three of our favourite images from Christmas past, and created a never-before-seen image that coordinates perfectly with the Christmas Ornament Punch.
Coordinates with clear blocks B, C and D.
Merry Christmas coordinates with Christmas Ornament Punch #132152 

Best of sets available until 30 April 2014 (or while supplies last!) 


A Christmas-themed collection of single stamps is available for a limited time. Christmas will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. 

There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

These stamps are only available until 31 January, 2014.  

  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store - use the item number listed below.
  • These won’t be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes are listed with the stamp image.
  • These Christmas-themed stamps are only available through 31 January, 2014, so get them while you can!

Be Merry Stamp

Item No. 134767
Price: $15.95
It’s easy to create tags for your Christmas needs with the Be Merry Stamp. Add it to treats or gifts for that handmade look.
Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies.

Fits Clear Block E.

Joy And Love Stamp

Item No. 134771
Price: $11.95
Spread the joy and share your love with this adorable tag stamp. It will make your gift-tagging tasks simple.
Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

Fits Clear Block E.

Prince Of Peace Stamp

Item No. 134811
Price: $11.95
Celebrate the birth of Christ with this label. It will make a great addition to your Christmas cards and other holiday creations.
Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

Fits Clear Block E.

A Gift For You Stamp

Item No. 134765
Price: $8.95
Add to your gifts with this small tag. Whether you attach it to a gift card or a box, it still sends the same message.
Coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch.

Fits Clear Block C. 

Cheers Stamp

Item No. 134769
Price: $9.95
Making holiday cards? Use this sentiment in your creations. It’s a simple thought to help your loved ones know you are thinking of them during this wonderful season.

Fits Clear Block D.

Christmas Star Stamp

Item No. 134813
Price: $16.95
Share the brilliance of the Christmas season with this beautiful star. Add it to cards, gifts, d├ęcor, etc. to brighten someone’s day.

Fits Clear Block F. 

Magical Season Stamp
Item No. 134777
Price: $9.95
This magical season calls for hope, peace, and joy. Use this stamp to share your sentiments on your holiday treats, gifts, and cards.
Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies.

Fits Clear Block D.
Wonderful Blessing Stamp
Item No. 134779

Price: $15.95
Focus your Christmas creations on the birth of Christ with this image. Stamp it on your cards and tags and share the Christmas spirit with your loved ones.
Coordinates with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.

Fits Clear Block E.

Need Clear Blocks?

Item No.
Clear Block C 5.1cm x 5.7cm
Clear Block D 7.3cm x 6.8cm
Clear Block E 8.7cm x 11.3cm
Clear Block F 12.4cm x 15.2cm

Want the Co-ordinating Products?

Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Item No. 129983

See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them). Chalk Talk Framelits Dies are designed to cut images from Chalk Talk, Notable Notion, and Lovely Romance Stamp Sets.

* 7 dies (largest: 2-3/16" x 3-1/2")
* Cuts a single sheet of paper

Bracket Label Punch
Item No. 132153

Use with the Tags 4 You set to create one-of-a-kind tags for Christmas or any occasion! Punched image size: 1-5/8" x 1-5/8".

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Item No. 130102

See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them). Coordinates with the Label Pop 'n Cuts Die to add layers and texture to pop-up cards.

* 4 layering dies (largest: 4-1/8" x 3-5/8")
* Cuts a single sheet of paper

Circles Collection Framelits Dies

Item No. 130911

See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them).

* 10 layering dies (largest: 4-3/4" diameter)
* Cuts a single sheet of paper