Monday 20 October 2014

Extra Special Christmas Supplement - starts today

Because you can never have enough Christmas ideas, our Extra Special Christmas Supplement is here to provide even more Christmas than you already love in our Holiday Catalogue.
Inside, you'll find kits & stamps & new Christmas Project Life - all designed to make your Christmas preparation quick, easy & memorable.

My fave item is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, which includes 26 Christmas star decor boxes, ready to make & add sparkle to your Christmas decorating... & some to share with friends & family too. The largest star (shown on the cover above) is 38cm & the smallest, a cute 5cm. Here's are some more pics of the kit & finished stars. Cool huh!
The best way to see the Supplement is up close & personal, so contact me for your free copy. If you can't wait...

All items in the Extra Special Christmas Supplement are only available while stocks last, so please call or e-mail me directly, or order online from my online store.

Inky wishes, Di

Edited: 21 Oct 2014
I just found these great SU vids showing the kit. This one shows how to put the boxes together...

...& this one shows even more ways you can use it - love the cute Christmas trees & how you can alter the box to fill with treats.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Tutorial time - Christmas tree gift card holder

Today I'm sharing a fun gift card holder with a Christmas tree theme & file folder edge, plus a tutorial so you can make them too. This was a project from my Christmas packaging & gift class last November, but somehow didn't make my blog. In any case, I've just reviewed & revamped the instructions, so hope you find it useful since we seem to be racing towards Christmas.
I love these funky little Christmas trees. They're made with punched pennants (or you could use our new Christmas tree punch) & are a quick & easy way to create a cute Christmassy look with scraps. The star punch I used is now retired but is easily substituted with the current star punch in the Itty Bitty Accents pack.
I added a file folder edge & rounded corners with my Envelope Punch Board - is there nothing that board can't do. Open the front & this is what you see - another little tree.
Flip the right panel to see a message panel (more trees - can't resist them) & gift card pocket.
Want to see the other side too?

Gift Card Holder Tutorial
Follow the links below to view, download & print the pdf tutorial-instructions.
Measurements are provid
ed in centimetres & inches to match the regular sized cardstock available, so cm measurements are based on A4 cardstock. Inch measurements are based on standard 8-1/2 x 11 inch US cardstock.

Notes about downloading the document:
* The tutorial is a small pic to show what the instructions look like. Follow the link to download the pdf document.
* My docs are hosted on Google Drive. Just click on the link to view the pdf doc, then click on the 'download' icon to save the pdf to your computer-device. Please don't select share, as google just sends me an e-mail request & doesn't help you access the tutorial.

Step back in time -
Original gift card folder

Today's gift card holder was actually adapted from one I made back in 2010, which was in turn based on this gift card holder shared by Heather Summers. Good ideas grow!
Anyway, I was trying to link back to my original folder, but I apparently didn't blog it either... so I'm sharing my original instructions from 2010 here too. It's still a really useful design even thought the stamps, papers etc are well retired.
Note: These instructions are only listed in cm's. If you need inches, use the measurements from the Christmas tree version above, as they're the same.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you enjoy trying both tutorials. If you blog your creations, please link back to this post so others can enjoy them too. Leave me a comment if you've any questions or would just like to say hi. I'll be back soon with another project.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies - Christmas Tree Gift Card Holder 
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Stamp, Stock & Save - October 1-6 only

World Cardmaking Day is October 4th & we're celebrating with a brilliant sale on your favourite basics:
* 15% off your favourite stamping essentials - including ink pads, cardstock, envelopes and adhesive, plus
* 20% off 5 great stamp sets
All items can be ordered from my online store or by e-mail, so please contact me if I can help you with anything.
Remember to check out our Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack for even more bargains.

Stamp Sets on Sale
Inky wishes, Di

Pick a paper - free paper for 6 months

Want a free pack of paper?  How about 6 free packs?
Join Stampin' Up! during October & you'll earn one FREE package of Designer Series Paper each month, November to March. Awesome, huh!

October is a great time to join as you'll have until the end of March to settle in & meet your first quarterly minimum. Christmas cards, gifts & decorations - sorted!

Joining online is quick & easy - get started here
- Choose $235 of Stampin Up! products from any current catalogue - pay just $169

- Goodies will be shipped to you within 2 days
- Receive confirmation & access to our demo resources via e-mail from SU in minutes.

After joining...
- Choose your free paper each month from November to March.
See all the promotion info here 
- Buy just for you or share with others - the choice is totally up you.
Receive a minimum 20% discount or commission on what you buy or sell.
- Your first $300 order within 45 days of joining earns you 30% discount or commission
- Earn extra perks if you're interested in the SU business opportunity.

- Access our global online community to connect with other Demonstrators & more ideas that you can imagine. 

I'd love to welcome you to my Diamond Stampers team this month (or any month), so if you'd like more info or have any questions, please contact me for a (pressure-free) chat.

Inky wishes, Di