Friday 30 June 2017

JAI 366 Just Add A & Disney

It's time for another letter challenge at Just Add Ink and Tina asked us to Just Add A, which means we needed to include an occasion, item, colour, technique, or anything else beginning with A. Awesome! So what A's did I include in this happy little card?

Did you guess Alphabet stamps... & Age? Then you're spot on. 

The recipient is a Disney fan (as am I - who isn't really?) so that gave me my theme. Some black (retired) & dazzling diamonds glimmer papers gave me all the sparkle that a 21st needed, & a red spotty paper bow (bow builder punch) made a fun Minnie touch. The head silhouette & number are both popped up on dimensionals for more depth.

I stamped the saying with the Labeler alphabet stamp set & used a die cut heart instead of the word heart. Disney fans will recognise the lyrics from the song of the same name from Cinderella. The song just popped into my mind & I thought it worked really well for the lovely recipient.

 I carried the theme on the back too. Love that large, many font sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set.

Of course my trusty centre step card tutorial came to the rescue again to make the base card. Oh how I love that fold. This is my original size version, cut from a regular card base (half an A4 sheet). See how it looks flat, below.

Note: this sized centre step card normally fits a standard C6 card envelope, but this Disney one may need a custom envelope, as the ears are higher than the card top. However, the envelope punch board will fix that almost before you can say bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.

Want to make your own centre step card?

See & download my centre step card tutorial pdf in this post

See all my centre step cards here

So that's my A card. If you love it, pin the image below for later inspiration. Then head over to Just Add Ink to see all the A's the team have used in their projects. Thanks for visiting today & hope to see you here again soon.

I have tons of projects to be photographed & share with you soon so pop back again to visit. Until then,

Inky wishes, Di

To see & order current 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.

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Friday 2 June 2017

JAI 362 colour challenge - Seaside birthday easel

 It's colour challenge week at Just Add Ink and Nikki has given us this bold & beautiful combination of pool party, bermuda bay & peekaboo peach to work with.

These colours kept saying beach to me, so I went with it and made this.

Being on a beautiful beach would be brilliant right now, but meanwhile in Sydney, here are some tips to create your own beach scene card.

Start with a couple of new Annual Catalogue faves - the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp & die bundle ( an absolute must-have bundle) & chair die from the  Seasonal Layers dies set (part of the Colourful Seasons stamp & die bundle.

Create your own beachy background - mask & sponge brayer with peekaboo peach, bermuda bay & pool party ink. Then flick small water drops on top for more texture. Stamp three sentiments from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous over the top, one image for each layer.

Keep the other card elements simple - Cut 2 chairs, one in the thick backing card from our paper packs, and one in whisper white. Die cut birthday sentiments in whisper white & bermuda bay. Cut them apart then adhere them to the front & base, leaving a little offset for a shadow look.


Create interest with an easy fancy fold - The easel card base gave lots of space to separate the words. The front is regular card front size & folds flat to fit a normal C6 envelope. This is the same size I used for the easel calenders I shared earlier this year.

So, that's it from me. Let me know if you have any questions about my card. If you liked my card, do leave a comment & pin on Pinterest for later inspiration.

Check out the supplies below for all the items I used to make it. You can order them with me if you live in Australia too. 

Anyway, hope you liked the challenge colours & my take on them. Head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all the team's projects to give you even more ideas. We'd love you to play along with the challenge too.

Thanks for visting today & pop back again soon for more ideas.

Inky wishes, Di

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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.
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Thursday 1 June 2017

Hello new Annual Catalogue

Today may be the first day of Winter here in Australia but it feels fresh, warm & colourful thanks to our new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, which starts today too. I've been so looking forward to sharing it with you, so without further delay...

What's new?
 5 new fabulous In-colours - you'll love using them with each other & all our current colour collections.

15 new coordinated product suites - You'll find stamps, paper, dies & of course our popular discounted product bundles in each suite. Bet you can't pick just one favourite.

 Wishlist - Index - Discount Bundle List

Download my handy dandy wishlist & keep it with your catalogue to help you keep track of what you want & where to find all our discounted bundles & more.

Get extra Stampin' Rewards in June

You'll love getting more of your wishlist for free with an extra $45 in Stampin' Rewards from 1-30 June.

Individual orders, and online or in-person party-workshop orders of $450 or more (excl shipping) will earn you great regular Stampin Rewards plu $45 extra Stampin Rewards. Use your rewards to choose anything in the Annual Catalogue, including new host exclusive stamp sets.

Regular Stampin' Rewards start on orders of $250 or more. This table shows how rewards increase & when additional rewards apply.

For example, you'll receive:
- $90 in Stampin' Rewards with a $450 order ($45 regular rewards + $45)
- $105 in Stampin' Rewards with a $500 order ($60 regular rewards + $45

Contact me to see how easy it is to earn Stampin' Rewards by collecting orders online or at your own in-home party.

Want a paper catalogue?

If you're in Australia & don't have a Demonstrator looking after you, I'd be happy to send you a catalogue. Just e-mail me your name & address & I'll pop one in the mail to you.

I'll be back soon with new projects to share. For now, grab your favourite cuppa & treat & enjoy our new Catalogue.

Inky wishes, Di