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Ink-redible Hostess Benefits

Can you believe it?  A whole set of the brand spanking new ink pads.  And that’s on top of the usual hostess benefits!!!  Click on the pic for all the deets.

Book your workshop today.  I still have weekend time slots available.

Can’t fit a workshop in?  How about getting your friends together and placing an order as a group.  Hostess benefits still apply – the hardest part is working out to split them!

Email me today at tania_willis@bigpond.com.

Cheers

Workshop Make and Takes

Last weekend a fab group of women made this card as a make and take at one of my workshops.  This was one of two creations that we all made.  This little card is inspired by a creation from our monthly demonstrator newsletter and I just had to CASE it.  

Supplies
Stamp Set:
Just Believe
nk:  Basic Gray, So Saffron, Basic Gray and Baja Breeze Markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP 
Fabulous Flourishes: Antique Brads, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, Baja Breeze Ribbon
Tools: Paper Cutter, Square Punch (for the banner), Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips
Sticky Bits: Snail

Don’t you just love how a few bits and bobs come together to make something special.  I didn’t have the stamps used in the original but that’s what is so great about this little design – you can use so many different items and colours to change it up.  Don’t have the ribbon?  Why not use pleated paper?  Don’t have the brad?  A button would be a great alternative.  No glitter?  Well…you can not use it at all…but really…I think you might need to buy some because glitter is pretty special. There’s nothing like glitter to bring back those primary school memories.  I used the stamp set, Just Believe, especially for one of my face-book followers.  I hope she likes it. 

If you would like to host a workshop, there’s still time to earn Sale-a-Bration freebies (ends 31 March).  It’s a great way to get a group of friends together, enjoy some craft and earn some great hostess benefits.  Click on the workshop tab above for more deets or email me today to find out more:  tania_willis@bigpond.com or call 0401173203.

Happy stamping!

Petal Cone Die

So…what do you get when you team up the petal cone die with window sheets?  A gorgeous gift box of course!

This little giftie was made especially for todays workshop hostess.  Now this particular hostess loves Stampin’ Up!  In fact, this hostess is the person that introduced me to Stampin’ Up! when she invited me to my first ever workshop in June last year.  I had never even heard of Stampin’ Up! until that day and when I laid eyes on the catalogue…well…lets just say…I felt like a kid in a candy store. 

I wanted to make something simple, yet a little different and, in my opinion, colourful candy needs to be in a transparent box.  That’s when ‘clear take out box’ popped into my head.  I haven’t spotted one anywhere else before so I thought I’d give it a go.  Teamed up with the Sweet Shop Paper from the soon to be released Autumni-Winter Mini Catalogue makes a winning combination.  What do you think? 

After I used my trusty big shot to cut out the clear sheets – my first thought was that it’s too plain. So…what does one do when something is too plain? You guessed it, you emboss it! Add a handmade tag and some ribbon and there you have it – a sweet little candy box filled to the brim with colourful treats to say thank you.

Recipe
Stamp Set: 
Best of Everything
Card: Clear sheets, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade 
Paper: Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (Available April 1).
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Paper Cutter and Score Tool, Handheld Punch, Extra Large Tag
Fabulous Florishes:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Sale-a-bration Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads IAvailable April 1)
Sticky Bits: Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals 
xtras:  Cellophane Bag

Instructions to make this little box can be found here.  Simply replace the card stock with clear sheets and emboss after you have cut of the end.

Happy crafting!

Workshop Rewards

Hello everyone

I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. I have been super busy creating a homemade lucky door prize for my next workshop.  I’m super pleased with this creation and I hope the person that wins it loves it as much as I do.

Inspiration for the gift cards came from a fab little blog hosted by Debby Hughes called Lime Doodle.  Isn’t that a great name?  The little banners caught my eye and I just had to use them on this set.  I made them by cutting 1cm x 3cm strips from scraps of my current favourite paper.  I then used the 3.2cm square punch to punch the tails.  It takes a bit of lining up to get it right but is much neater and easier than using snips. 

Miss Fancy Pants provided me with inspiration for the gift holder.  I have changed the measurements on mine to ensure the gift cards and envelopes fit.  I cut a 9cm strip of the designer series paper.  I scored across at 9cm, 13cm and 22cm and rounded off the end at 24.5cm using one of my large ribbon holders to mark up.  Here is the template.

I have tied ribbon around the top of the lower flap and the top flap slides behind the ribbon to close.  You may also notice that I have positioned the tag so that the flap can be held behind it to keep it all in place.  I’ve tied the gift cards and envelopes onto the holder using ribbon.  I will share another example tomorrow where I have tied a cellophane bag filled with Easter eggs on to the back of the holder.

I’ve entered the holder into the CAS-ual Friday challenge

 

Project Recipe
Stamps: Spiced Paisley (Summer Mini Catalogue), Friendly Phrases, Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration Catalogue)
Card: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Hostess Designer Series Paper – Cheerful Treat
Ink: Concord Crush, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Black Staz-on
Tools:  Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Blender Pen, Decorative Label Punch, 1.3cm square punch
Finishing Touches:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White 1cm Taffeta Ribbon, Everyday Enchantments Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon (Sale-a-bration Catalogue)
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals

If you live in the Canberra region and interested in hosting a workshop, email me at tania_willis@bigpond.com to book.  Workshops are a great way to get your friends together to learn about stamp and papercraft and I cover basic to advanced techniques depending on your needs.  Not only do your friends get some well needed, time out from their busy lives, you also receive some great benefits.  Hostesses that book through me also receive a FREE copy of the latest Catalogue and Ideas Book (valued at $12.95) just for hosting the workshop!  Click on workshop for more information.

Don’t forget…from now until 31 March every order over $100 receives your choice of an exclusive Sale-a-bration gift.  Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogue to check out your gift options.

See you again soon.

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time

Wooo Hooo – It’s finally here! Sale-a-bration time. Now is to time to stock your stash, host a workshop or even join and get 20% off every time you buy.

Click below and you can check out the fabulous gifts that Stampin’ Up! has for you.

Email me at tania_willis@bigpond.com today to order. 

How would you like to share Sale-A-Bration with your friends in your own home?  During Sale-A-Bration you not only earn the usual hostess benefits, you earn even more.  Book your workshop today because I simply can’t wait to share some super make and takes for you and your friends. Don’t live in Canberra? No problem you can still earn Sale-a-bration freebies plus hostess benefits – email me today to learn more tania_willis@bigpond.com

And the final icing on the Sale-A-Bration cake! How would you like to earn 20% off every product, every time you purchase?  Now’s the time to join my InkyDayz team.  You get over $500 worth of product for just $249 as well as a free stamp set of your choice.  Yep…that’s right the stamp set of your choice.  Read on for more deets or contact me at tania_willis@bigpond.com today. 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

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