Stampin’ Up! Australia Retirement Lists

Stampin' Up! Retirement List

There’s only one month left of our current catalogues and the Retirement List is out!

Please note: Retiring stamps and accessories are only available while supplies last.  I know that everyone thinks there’s plenty of time but year after year I get customers still looking for items that have retired the day after the products have gone.  Please, to avoid disappointment take a look at the Retiring Lists in case there’s something there you really want, especially since some items are discounted up to 40% off.You can download the Retirement List for stamps by clicking here


and the Retirement List for accessories by clicking here.You can email me to place your order or just click on the Shop Now button below.

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I’ll be back soon with some of my latest creations!

Limited Time Stampin’ Up! Offer

I’m back from the Australian Stampin’ Up! Convention that was held in Melbourne this past week and I have some fun photos to share.  In the meantime though I want to share with you an exclusive offer which I can offer to you only because I was at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.

Exclusive Stampin' Up! Bundle

15% off this fabulous bundle which includes stamps, washi tape, foil vellum and gift bags. You can email me to place your order or go straight to my online store by clicking on the “Shop Now” button.

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Item number for woodmount option is: 138102
Item number for clear mount option is: 138103

This special offer is only for a few days, until 28th May.

 

 

2014 Stampin’ Up! Cruise Swap Cards – Vintage Style

Every year all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have the chance to earn an all expenses paid ‘Grand Vacation’ for two somewhere yummy and/or exotic.  We always have a chance to swap some handmade cards with others on the Grand Vacation and this is the card I made multiples of to swap with others on the cruise.

Stampin' Up! Vintage style card by Angela Sargeant

I know I’ve made these vellum flowers before but I really enjoy making them so I decided to use them again.  Plus there will be lots of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on the trip from the United States, Europe, Canada and New Zealand so I’m guessing  there’d be very few (if any?) who saw my vellum flowers anyway – may as well resurrect a fun idea!

This card has a lot going on in it so I’m going to give brief instructions about all the bits and pieces rather than step by step, but please feel free to comment or email me to ask if you have any questions about the card.

* The centre of the card has been sanded down with some sandpaper to reveal the ‘white core’ of the Core’dinations cardstock and then I stamped over the top of it randomly.  This gives that vintage/shabby chic feel to it with a bit of depth – kind of reminds of of old wallpaper.

* To get the Seam Binding ribbon all scrunchy, I simply put my hand under the tap with running water,then (away from the tap) I grabbed the whole ribbon and scrunched it up.  This made the ribbon damp and scrunched without being soaking wet and then I let it dry in the sun.  You can use the heat gun on it if you want to speed things up.  The bow is also a ‘double bow’ – quite simply I made one bow then threaded some more ribbon under it and made another bow.  Just makes it look fuller.

* The clear Vintage faceted button has been attached by threading some Linen Thread through the button and tying it around the middle of the bow with the knot underneath.

* The little butterfly is simply punched out from Natural Composition Specialty Paper which already has the embossing through it.  Gorgeous paper! punching a tiny bit out doesn’t do it justice but I love the extra texture.

* The greeting is from a bigger image that has flowers with it, but punching it out I was able to use just the greeting.

That’s about it.  Here’s a close up for you.

close up of greeting on Stampin' Up! vintage card by Angela Sargeant

Hope you like my card!  If you have any questions about it at all please just ask.

 

If you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Creative Elements (woodmount: xx) (clearmount).  People like you (woodmount only: xx)
Inkpads/Markers: Soft Sky (131181) – some cards in Pool Party (126982) and Blushing Bride (131172)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White (106549), Gold Foil Vellum (133363), Subtles Core’dinations (129954); Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885); Natural Composition Specialty Paper (126917)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Edgelits. Decorative Label Punch (120907); Blossom Punch (125603); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246), Vanilla Seam Binding; Linen Thread; Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Antique Brads (117273); Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555)
AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Stampin’ Up! Project Life now also Digital

Fantastic news for Project Life Scrapbookers.  The first release of Stampin’ Up! Project Life products are available as digital downloads today!

The downloads match traditional Project Life products and for those who use Stamin’ Up!’s MDS digital software or other digital scrapbooking, you’ll find them compatible with those programs.

Just print and start adding these awesome images into your Project Life scrapbook.

You can click on the photos below to take you straight to my online store for easy shopping.

Stampin' Up! Project Life now also Digital

 

Here’s two more downloads available right now.

Project Life months and days digital download

 

and

Project Life arrows, brackets and fun stuff digital download

Free Online Stamping Class with purchase

Stampin’ Up! Australia has just released these two fantastic Photopolymer stamp sets just for May.  And if you buy both sets of photopolmer stamps then you will receive an exclusive online class.

The class is 6 PDF documents including written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos and supply lists for 15 projects.  Topics covered in the class are: backgrounds, building, layering, versatility, gift giving and memory keeping.

Stampin' Up! Photopolymer stampers

 

 

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Each Photopolymer stamp set is $23.95 but you can get both sets together with the class for only $47.90.  The stamp sets and offer are only valid until 31st May 2014.   You can purchase these now at my online store by clicking here.

 

 

Count down to the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Caribbean Cruise

Only 5 more sleeps until I leave for the US to get on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner, Allure of the Seas and join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world to go on our Grand Vacation (Incentive Trip). Of course I can’t just go off on a holiday without going shopping first right? And while I was out shopping I found some fab presents for the ladies on my Stampin’ Up! team who will be joining me on the cruise. I won’t give away what’s in the boxes but I will show you a photo so I can share how a little ribbon and very simple tag can dress up any gift.

Stampin' Up! Cruise 2014 Elite Stampers Team Gifts

Here’s a close up of the tag.

close up of Stampin' Up! round gift tag with lace

Easy as 1, 2, 3.  Just punch out the circle. Add some lace tape (trim off any excess tape). Punch a hole and add some Bakers Twine then stick a self adhesive rhinestone on top.

If you have any comments, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this tag:

Cardstock & Paper: Modern Medley (126926); Very Vanilla (106550)

Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

AccessoriesKraft Gift Box (124106); Victoria Crochet Trim (118481); Pearls Basic Jewels (119247); Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327); Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon (130013)

AdhesivesSNAIL, Sticky Strip

Vintage style gift box

A big part of the fun in my Stampin’ Up! business is preparing gifts for my customers and team members.  I know people say it’s better to give than to receive but it’s more than just “better” – I get super excited wrapping up a gift or decorating a gift box to go out because I imagine the surprise on the face of the person when they receive it.

I’m having a big “gift giving marathon” this weekend which is super fun for me and here is one of the gift boxes I’ve decorated.

Stampin' Up! vintage style gift box

By the way, if you’re not a fan of my Facebook page then you would have missed out on seeing other gift boxes too as I usually post them there.  If you’re on Facebook then please click here to go ‘like’ my Facebook page as sometimes I post things there that I don’t put on my blog and there’s also the occasional competition over there.

So the Kraft Gift Box is actually ready made that you can buy from Stampin’ Up! and then all I did was the fun part which is to decorate it.  The tag was very easy to make, I just cut some music patterned paper to fit in to the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punched it out.  The punch is pretty cool because you just slip the card or paper in and it punches out the top to make a tag for you but you can have any length tag you want.  I decorated the tag by adding some  Crochet Trim across the bottom and attached a button to it with some linen thread.  A row of self-adhesive pearls at the top and bottom of the lace gave it that extra ‘rich’ feel.  To hide the ends of the Crochet Trim which I taped to the back of the tag, I just punched out another tag – this time in Vanilla cardstock and adhered it to the back of my tag with some Sticky Strip.  This also gives you a ‘white’ area to write on the back of your tag.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little gift box that I decorated.  Let me know if you like this seeing this sort of thing on my blog and I’ll try to post more gift wrapping items here in the future.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Cardstock & Paper: Modern Medley (126926); Very Vanilla (106550)

Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

AccessoriesKraft Gift Box (124106); Victoria Crochet Trim (118481); Pearls Basic Jewels (119247); Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327)

AdhesivesSNAIL, Sticky Strip

Card In A Box for Teens

It’s occurred to me that while I’ve made a bunch of these “Card In A Box” cards, I haven’t shared any with you!  Ahhh! I hope I’m forgiven.  So here’s one I made recently for one of my sons.  I usually make a ‘fandom’ card for him based on some TV show or video game that he enjoys but this year he said he would be happy with a ‘regular card’. I was really pleased with how this turned out and loved the smile on my son’s face when he pulled this card out of the envelope and it popped up right into this cool box. Credit goes to my friend Monica Gale in the UK.  I used her video to make this card in a box and then decorated it to suit the look I was going for.  Click here to see Monica’s video and make sure you take time to look around her blog while you’re there, her work is absolutely amazing.

Stampin' Up! Card In A Box for Teens

I will say that the first time I made a Card In A Box I found it was a bit of a learning curve, but that’s because I tend to make regular cards more than anything.  Once you’ve made one though, then it’s easy to see how it all works and they become pretty fast to make.  The decorating part takes the longest for me, so you’ll want to have some sort of idea of what bits and pieces you’d like to add to your card. Here’s a view of some of the “bits and pieces” I’ve used.

Side view of Card in a Box

And a view of the other side.  A little Card In A Box tip for you:  When you’re punching out shapes or die cutting bits of cardstock, etc, make some extras and keep them in a little container on your desk.  This will make it so much quicker next time you want to make a card in a box as you can dip into your stash of embellishments to add to your card.  A tackle box with some stars, “Happy Birthday” images, letters and numbers will make it quick and fun to create future Card In A Box birthday cards.

By the way, if you’re wondering how I got those silver stars – I just stamped the stars from the Simply Stars stamp set on the back of my Silver Glimmer Paper then cut them out.

Right view of card in a box

I know I’ve used a tonne of products and stamps and stuff on this card but it gives you an idea of some things that you can use on your own cards which you might already have.  Or maybe you might see something there that you know is going to be versatile for you.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Simply Stars (Woodmount: 130889) (Clearmount: 130892); Memorable Moments – numbers (Woodmount: 132039) (Clearmount: 126682); Starburst Sayings (Woodmount: 133182) (Clearmount: 133185); Perfect Pennants (Woodmount: 133227) (Clearmount: 133230)

Inkpads/Markers: Coastal Cabana inkpad (131175); Tangerine Tango (126946)

Cardstock & Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599); Retro Fresh patterned paper (132993); Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags (133526); Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Tools: Big Shot  (113439); Starburst Framelit Dies (132967); On Film Framelit Dies – arrow (132969); Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Framelits; Simply Scored (122334)

AccessoriesHung Up Cute Clips – arrow (129389); Candy Dots Brights (130931); Basic Metal Buttons (133319); Essential Wooden Elements (132258)

AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Becky Higgins’ Project Life comes to Stampin’ Up!

Crazy brilliant news!  Becky Higgins and Stampin’ Up! have partnered together to bring you exclusive Project Life products in Stampin’ Up! colours and designs.  While they’re not in Australia at the moment, it won’t be long and I can’t wait to share my Project Life pages with you.  Right now the official release date for Australia is 1st July 2014 but stay tuned for more information.

What’s coming up? Stampin’ Up! will be offering their exclusive Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps.

Project Life comes to Stampin' Up!

You can watch a YouTube video about the partnership and upcoming products below

If you’re new to scrapbooking or traditional scrapbooking has you a bit worried or overwhelmed then you’re going to love Project Life.  Of course avid scrapbookers also find that Project Life is a great addition to their memory keeping for special events and extra photos.

If you want to be kept up to date with more information about Stampin’ Up! and Project Life please join my newsletter (top right hand side of this page) for up-to-date news, ideas and exclusive competitions.  In the meantime, if you would like to make some money selling Project Life products or can’t wait to get your hands on these products at a discount then you’ll want to contact me for a free information pack on joining Stampin’ Up!

Congratulations Card with Pansy Punch Vellum Flowers

Wouldn’t it be nice to go to the mailbox and instead of finding a bill, you found a card from someone telling you you’re great?  Sometimes women aren’t great at taking a compliment but I think a card is always accepted gratefully.

This is a congratulations card I made for one of my team members to celebrate her recent achievements.  Is it strange that I get so much more excited when my friends achieve their goals than I do for mine?

Stampin' Up! Congratulation Card by Angela Sargeant

I’ve been playing a lot recently with vellum flowers and this is another way that I’ve used them, by layering them onto plain white cardstock.

Close up of vellum flowers by Angela Sargeant

You can see how they look unlayered on another card I made using Stampin’ Up!’s Pansy Punch in a previous post.  And also see lots of vellum flowers layered on top of each other in a vintage style birthday card using Stampin’ Up!’s Blossom punch.

So back to today’s card, here’s how to make this card:

1.  Starting with the patterned paper, cut a piece of Modern Medley patterned paper to measure 13.8cm x 9.5cm.  Then stamp on the right hand half of the card with the leaves images from the Peaceful Petals stamps using Pool Party ink.

2.  Cut a piece of regular smooth Pool party cardstock to measure 14.2cm x 9.8cm and adhere the stamped patterned paper on top of it.  And adhere this whole piece onto a piece of 21cm x 14.8cm Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock which has been folded in half to form your base card.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots) to do this.

3.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 7.8cm x 2.7cm then stamp the greeting “Congratulations” using Pool Party ink.  Then edge the piece of white card by dragging the Pool Party marker around the edges.

4.  Cut a piece of Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock to measure 8.5cm x 3.4cm and adhere your stamped greeting to the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots) then do the same to the whole centrepiece, adhering it to the centre of your card as shown in the photo.

5.  Punch out three vellum flowers as shown in the photo below.

Vellum and Stampin' Up! Pansy Punch

6.  Punch out another three flowers using plain white cardstock and adhere the vellum flowers to the white cardstock flowers with a Stampin’ Dimensional (foam dot) under the gold dot to hide the adhesive.

7.  Again using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere your flowers around your card as shown in the photo.

8. Place a self adhesive Jumbo Pearl to the centre of a blue button and using Glue Dots, adhere that to the bottom of your card.  Add a medium sized self adhesive pearl to either side of the larger pearl/button to finish off your card.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Peaceful Petals (Clearmount: 133107) (Woodmount: 133104).
Inkpads/Markers: Pool Party (126982), Pool Party marker (131263)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White (106549), Gold Foil Vellum (133363), Modern Medley patterned paper (126926)
Tools: Pansy Punch (130698)
AccessoriesPearl Basic Jewels (119247), Large Peal Basic Jewels (125577), Designer Buttons in Subtles (130030)
AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

By the way, only a couple left of Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Sale-a-bration promotion.  This means you receive a free product with every $90 purchase.  Click on the image below to see the Sale-a-bration brochure or email me if you’d like a copy in the mail.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration