Christmas bells…

I just love Christmas bells, well.. to be honest… any kind of bells really – church bells, little decorative bells, big steel bells, little glass delicate ones… they are always a winner for me…

So naturally when I saw the new Cherish the Season bundle, in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue, it was top of my list…

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Here I have teamed up the Sounds of the Season die set with some elements from the Wonder of the Season suite. Starting with a card base in Whisper White thick card stock, I layered a piece of the amazing Designer Paper over the top so it covered the entire card front.

First, I die cut a frame from Whisper White cardstock using the Ornate Layers dies.

Next, I die cut one of each of the three smaller baubles in the set from Red Foil sheets. On the back of the largest one, I add a piece of regular sticky tape to hold all the die cut elements in place – thus giving it an embossed look. The paper piecing technique would look great used here too!

I cut a small length of the Gold Twine from ribbon combo pack featured in the Wonder of the Seasons suite. I threaded this through the loops of each bauble and fixed one end to the back of the largest bell at the bottom with Dimensionals. I adhered them to the frame, arranging them to sit nicely and finished off by passing the gold thread through the top loops of the frame and adhering to the back. This gave the bells the appearance of hanging.

I stamped a sentiment across the bottom of the frame – this one is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Shaded Spruce.

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Die cutting some fern leaves from the set, I adhered these with some glue dots. I used dimensionals to pop my frame onto the card base and finished off with some of the gems from the Wonder of the Season suite. Here I used some of the gems with the gold flecks. I love how the strength of gold varies across the gems in the pack. This allows you to pick and choose what look you would like for different projects.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be back with more inspiration with this bundle before long.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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New Mini Catalogue day

It’s the new August-December Mini Catalogue… it’s LIVE today and it’s packed full of Christmas and Holidays toys and inspiration to help get you ready for a bumper season.

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Download your copy here!

 

Woo Hoo…. I love days like today…. New catalogue days are such fun… it’s when we get lots of new toys to play with, loads of new inspiration and ideas which leads to lots of new creations to make!

And let’s face it, given that Melbourne, where I live, is about to enter the toughest of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, we need all the inspiration this catalogue will give us to get through the next six weeks of almost total isolation and the last of this cold winter weather. This catalogue is just what we need… and I am planning lots of creative projects to help inspire your crafting for this Christmas season.

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Shop online….. and don’t forget to use this months Host Code for your chance to enter the draw to win some free products through the Stampin’ Rewards host program*. Conditions apply so read below.

August code is:    RosePacker-HOSTCODE

Not up for shopping online? Don’t worry, just contact me and I’ll pop in your order for you, the old-fashioned way still work well!!

Be sure to stay connected with me as I’ll be bringing you loads of inspiration on my socials platforms.

 

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CTC279 – Casing the Sketch

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I love casing sketches… I tend to do this when I’m short on time or my creative mojo escapes me. Using an existing layout can really help. This is what the Casing The Catty crew are doing this week…. we are casing the card sketch from page 72 of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Judy.

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A sketch refers to the layout of a card… meaning which elements are featured in what location. Here is the card we are casing this week and a breakdown of the layout features.

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For my card, I kept the same orientation and feature elements – but changed up the colours and stamp set used, which gives an amazing different look altogether.

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I am back playing with Today’s Tiles stamp set and here I have stamped them in Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape. What I did here, was stamp the tiles twice, using the Stepped-hinge technique on the Stamparatus. This was so that I had enough tiles to file the shape I was after for my card. So I trimmed out three rows to make my layer.

I layered a card base of Whisper White thick cardstock, with some designer paper from the Playing With Patterns 6×6 pack. I wrapped some tri-colour ribbon around the cardfront. I adhere my tiles layer over the top with dimensionals.

The embossed the sentiment, also from this same stamp set, in Whisper white powder onto some Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I went with sentiment, as I feel like I am telling myself this several times a day at the moment.

I punched it out using the Timeless Label punch, I went for an angled look this time, I thought it matched the hand writing style. I borrowed the small hole punch from the Label me Fancy punch to create a place for the linen thread bow.

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I finished off the card with a scattering of the very cute Playing With Patterns Resin Dots embellishments.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, August 9th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Fancy Fold fun

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Just recently, I needed to make a few more of these types of cards than I would like – these are sympathy card. It’s such a hard topic to create for … but such an important one, isn’t it? A simple gesture of a card does go a long way. I think one of the hardest parts of sending these cards, is what to write inside them.

Thankfully, in my craft collection of the years I have a large selection of sentiments to choose from and what I like is that I have sentiments for the front and some for the inside too. So I went for a fancy fold, that would allow me to use a number of these sentiments, plus…. I hope they would brighten up the recipients day… even just a little.

I love fancy folds and this one is a favourite for a couple of reasons, it brings the inside to the outside and it allows me to show off both side of the gorgeous designer paper we have in our collections. The same fold can look completely different when you change up colours, patterns and stamps.

Here I went with sunflowers for one and feathers for the other. The cardbase is simple to prepare – simply create one as normal, but then slice off half of the front. Next create a card from designer paper and adhere it to the inside back of the card base. From here we can decorate.

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For the Sunflowers card, I used the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, first stamping the smaller sunflower stamp on the short card front to create a tone on tone look. I used the dies to create the large embellishment front and centre, which sat over some Gingham Ribbon in Bumblebee. The sentiment here to start with comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

The designer paper used here came from the In Good Taste Specialty collection. There are so many great textural type designs in this pack, it really is a useful one to have on hand. I decorated the front of the designer paper with a die cut shape from the Painted Labels set and the sentiments came from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

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Inside, I layered with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, so I can write my message. I decorated this will a some more stamped sunflowers and this gorgeous sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

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For the blue card, I prepared all the elements the same way, just swapping sunflowers for the Feathers from the Touches of Texture stamp set; yellows for blues and die cut shapes from the Tasteful Labels dies set.

It’s amazing how they come together and look so different just by changes stamps and colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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In Good Taste Suite – Online Class

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I know the Designer Paper in this suite may have caught your eye – but have you checked out the rest of the items that make up this suite, particularly the bundle? It’s a wonderful collection of products, that has quickly become a staple in my everyday crafting.

This suite is a collection of products that feature neutral toned generic imagery which can be adapted to suit so many different occasions. It encompasses many textural elements too from fabric to masonry type imagery. The stamp set design features lovely artistic freestyle brush strokes which easily adapts to both vintage or contemporary styles. I’m just loving the versatility.

There are four products that make up this suite. They are:

Click for a larger view in my online store:

Class Details

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In this class, you will make 4 cards – 2 each of 2 card design ideas. Both cards use different products that make up the suite and include techniques and a fancy fold design too!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Project kit includes:

  • 2 design ideas
  • 4 cards supplies: consumable cardstock supplies, envelopes ribbon/embellishments – 2 each of 2 different designs
  • Written step by step tutorial featuring photos.

Get 25% off this project kit, when you buy the bundle; or
Get 50% off this project kit, when you buy the suite.

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit & tutorials only
  • $105 – Buy Tasteful Touches Bundle and discounted Project Kit
  • $165 – Buy In Good Taste Suite and discounted Project Kit

*Prices include delivery to you.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Additional supplies you may need, NOT included in these kits are:

  • Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake and Cinnamon Cider.
  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal, Glue dots, and Dimensionals.
  • Tools: Stampin’ Sponges, Paper snips.

HOW TO ORDER?

Order Kits directly with meEmail me to order.

Need to top up any Stampin’ Up! supplies? Order these directly with me, or online:

ShopOnline-class I have created a shopping cart of supplies for these kits, to make it quick and easy for you.

Simply check or uncheck what you need! (Then don’t forget to contact me for your Project Kit!).

NOTES:
When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – Find the latest one here.
*When your order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded. (My personal project kits sales do not contribute to and are not eligible for host rewards.)
These kits contain all consumable supplies to create with only and do not include stamped imagery, stamps, ink or tools to die cut / punch with. These supplies are sold separately at my Stampin’ Up! online store: see above for link. Project kit will be available at a discount after you buy Stampin’ Up! supplies through my store. Or you can substitute your own stamped imagery to these kits.
Additional Info:
  • All kits are prepared for each specific order and will ship within two days of purchase, unless notified.
  • Kit prices include delivery to you.
  • Every care is taken so that your kit reaches you in good condition.
  • Due to the nature of the product being mostly consumable cardstock, no refunds will be offered. Exchanges for other kits will be available when the original is returned with equal care.
  • Every effort is taken to supply you kits in the colours shown, however sometimes availability of consumables can mean they can vary and you will be notified.

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Jar of Flowers, cracked open

I have finally had a first play with the Jar of Flowers bundle from the Flowers from Every Season Suite. This one is a punch bundle making it quick and easy to create with. The Jar of Flowers is a reversible stamp set, meaning a couple of the stamps in the set are shaped so that you can use the back to stamp with too! Winning!!

Here is the card I made…

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I made a simple Z fold and decorated it with coordinating Designer Paper from this suite. I, soooo wanted to use the cute 3D mason jar shaker domes that coordinate with this punch. You can fill those little plastic canisters with so many different things. I was too excited this first play, I left it empty!

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Here I have my elements: a flower arrangement stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends, which I fussy cut out; my designer paper and I have punched out a jar shape, ready for my shake dome; the mason jar shaker dome; and my stamped image that will be the back of my dome.

I pealed the backing off the shaker dome and adhered in place over the stamped image. Then I pealed off the backing on the top, placed my designer paper over the top and pressed it down to adhere it to the shaker dome. At this point, you can pick it up and it will be quite secure. I used some liquid glue to adhere the designer paper layer with the shaker dome to my cardbase.

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Then I set about decorating the rest of my card. I applied some Whisper White cardstock to the insides for a message later. As the Jar of Flowers stamp set is an image only stamp set, I teamed it up with Tasteful Touches stamp set for a sentiment and other elements. The label die and decorative edging is from the Painted Label die set. I finished this card off with a simple bow tied from the Misty Moonlight and silver twine from the ribbon combo pack in the suite.

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I found the shaker domes really easy to use, so I’m a little hooked and can’t wait to make some more. I’m sure I’ll be back very soon, with more ideas!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC278 – Favourite Annual Catalogue Project

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Choosing a favourite project to Case in the Annual Catalogue is impossible… there are just so many great projects you can draw inspiration from on each page. The Casing the Catty crew are hoping with this in mind this week, so grab a cuppa and join us for some inspiration… you find a new gem hiding on a page, you hadn’t discovered yet!

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Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Judy.  This week, my inspiration… after many page turns back and forth, came from page 125. This one…

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What I loved about this was a few things…. the stripes caught my attention first, but then upon looking closer, I like how it’s a simple instruction on a great technique. This techniques was doing the rounds about a year or so ago, and what I love about it is, it gives you an idea on how to use up AAAALLLLLL those strip of scraps that seem to pile up.

Here is the card I created…

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It comes together pretty quickly, depending on the look you are after. If you are like me and have a bunch of scrap in different sizes and even different angles too, just going with what you have makes it quick to assemble. If you have a bit more time, you can cut the strips into the same size widths for a more formal look.

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First I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, to the finished size I wanted on my card. Here mine is 120mm x 75mm.

I found two strips cut at an angle and decided these two are going to be my centre. The straight-ish sides, went together in the middle and that created angles for the remaining pieces on the card. It was just a matter of apply some glue and sticking them on. I kept the colour pattern mostly the same across the card. Once completed, and dried, I simply cut the excess off and it was ready to decorate and complete.

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I added a hand-drawn line with my Basic Black marker and topped it with some of that lurvely Glittery Organdy Ribbon. The sentiment was a simple one – this is from the Many Mates stamp set and I love how you get some outline type designs. Here I embossed it with white powder and the coloured it lightly with the White Chalk Marker to give it a soft patchy look. I love the texture it creates.

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I used dimensionals to adhere the strip layer to my card base and the sentiment, which I punched using the Tailored Tag punch, to the top.

Next up in the hop is the creative Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, August 2.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Paper Snips

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Paper Trimmer

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Colour INKspiration – CI82

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The Colour INKspiration crew have an amazing new colour combination this challenge. I love it as they are bold and dramatic. We all know I love a bit of drama with my colours too, so this suited me to a tee. The colours are: Just Jade, Melon Mambo, Black and White….

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… and just look at that image for inspiration… dark and dramatic, it’s stunning.

However, I went a different way with my card today. I jumped on the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle bandwagon as it’s just so fitting right now.

This set covers three of my favourite things…. Chocolate, Cookies and Cocktails. Today, I went with Cocktails and created a card as an ode to my friends with school aged kids. You see, here in Melbourne, we are back to home schooling and one of the sentiments in this set was just perfect for how so many of us are feeling right now… Adulting just got hard.

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Plus, it’s winter and cold here in Melbourne and I’d rather be under palm trees somewhere tropical, with the warm air around me, sipping on cocktails right now too.

I kept this card simple and created drama by using a card base in Basic Black cardstock. I added some palm trees, in Black and Jade, from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and coordinating In The Tropics dies, layering them with a shaped from the Nested Labels dies in Whisper White cardstock.

I created two cocktails…. partly because… sharing cocktails is way more fun than enjoying on your own isn’t it? I coloured them in Just Jade and Melon Mambo and used the generational stamping technique – stamping off, to create a lighter tone. I like how the colouring is not even tone either, thus creating a more realistic image. They remind me of a design project we did in Uni, all those years ago. The umbrella and lime wedge were coloured the same way. I love stamp sets like these – ones where you get all the stamps to colour with too, so it’s make creating quick.

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For the sentiment, I die cut the word “cocktails” from Melon Mambo cardstock and stamped the second part in Just Jade ink then fussy cut before adhering with dimensionals.

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I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and are inspired to create …. where it’s a card or a cocktail…. I don’t mind!

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until 6pm, August 10th – that’s 3 weeks! Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC276 – Casing the animals of the Catty

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Welcome to another hop with the Caseing The Catty crew, where we are inspired by the projects and products in Stampin’ Up! catalogues. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta.

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This week, we are drawing inspiration from the animals in Stampin’ Up!’s collection. There are so many cute little additions to this new catalogue, like the hippo’s and the goats, and those oh so cute Zebra’s oh my gosh. Sadly I don’t have any of them yet.

This week, I have taken inspiration from the Butterflies in the catalogue. We have a few products that have butterfly elements, these are from page 76 through to 79 of the annual catalogue. My inspiration didn’t come from one specific project this time, but rather the collection on the whole.

Here is the card I created…

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I wanted something soft and delicate, which is how I think of butterflies, so I went with pastel colours, Whisper White card base and layered with Purple Posy cardstock which I stamped in Highland Heather using a stamp from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. I used the generation stamping technique, to create a fan effect with the stamped image.

I layered one of those gorgeous new Square Vellum Doilies, on an angle so that it’s a diamond. The white die cut element is from the Field Tiles die set, I loved the decorative corners for this card. I layered some ombre ribbon and Designer paper from the Playing With Patterns suite of products.

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For the butterflies, I stamped one of the patterns from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Highland Heather ink – again stamping off slightly to achieve a lighter, softer impression. I did the same with the Calypso Coral ink when colouring the top of the larger butterfly. Punching these using the coordinating butterfly punch makes it quick and easy to finish off.

Topping the card with my butterflies, sentiment and a few little Purple Posy faceted dots made the card come together quick and easy.

Next up in the hop, is the lovely Rachel Palmieri.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, July 19th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Bone Folder

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Paper Trimmer

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Today’s Tiles – Online Class

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Have you discovered the Today’s Tiles bundle yet? I have been having lots of fun creating with them recently, discovering different things you can do with this versatile bundle.

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This bundle features a two-step stamp set and die set. The stamp set is just made to work beautifully with the Stamparatus too – allowing for a great impression, as you can re-stamp the same impression multiple times in the same location. This makes making multiples quick and easy too.

The dies increase your ability to create different looks and design elements to work with. Plus it has a few frames that work with the sentiments in the stamp set too.

Class details

  • 2 x Design Ideas
  • 4 x card kits: 2 each of 2 designs: consumable cardstock supplies, envelopes ribbon/embellishments
  • Comprehensive written step by step tutorial featuring photos.

Get 25% off this project kit, when you buy the bundle;

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit only
  • $107 – Buy the Bundle and dicounted Project Kit

*Prices include delivery to you.

Additional Supplies:

Additional supplies used you may wish to top up on. These are NOT included in these kits:

  • Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake and Cinnamon Cider.
  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal, Glue dots, and Dimensionals.
  • Tools: Stamparatus, Stampin’ Sponges, Paper snips.

HOW TO ORDER?

Order Kits directly with meEmail me to order.

Need to top up any Stampin’ Up! supplies? Order these directly with me, or online:

ShopOnline-class
I have created a shopping cart of supplies for these kits, to make it quick and easy for you.
Simply check or uncheck what you need! (Then don’t forget to contact me for your your Project Kit!).
NOTES:
When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – Find the latest one here.
*When your Stampin’ Up! product order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded. (My personal project kits sales do not contribute to and are not eligible for host rewards.)
For orders $250 or more, don’t use this code – you are eligible to receive the rewards in the order.

Additional Info:

These kits contain all consumable supplies to create with only, and do not include stamped imagery, stamps, ink or tools to die cut / punch with. These supplies are sold separately at my Stampin’ Up! online store: see above for link.

Project kit will be available at a discount after you buy Stampin’ Up! supplies through my store, contact me for your Project Kit. Or you can substitute your own stamps to these kits.

  • All kits are prepared for each specific order and will ship within two days of purchase, unless notified.
  • Kit prices include delivery to you.
  • Every care is taken so that your kit reaches you in good condition.
  • Due to the nature of the product being mostly consumable cardstock, no refunds will be offered. Exchanges for other kits will be available when the original is returned with equal care.
  • Every effort is taken to supply you kits in the colours shown, however sometimes availability of consumables can mean they can vary and you will be notified.

 

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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