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Color Me Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Christmas Cards for kids

 

 

 

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My 6 and 9 year old sons wanted to give Christmas cards this year to their school friends. Now I know from experience that kids usually get a Chrissy card, rip open the envelope and throw it in their backpacks never to be seen again. With this in mind I knew I need to do something a little bit different. 

The Color Me Christmas Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set – wood mount #131742 $35.95 & clear mount #131745 $28.95 is a great one – well worth buying now ready for next years kids cards. I bought the little coloured pencil sets from a cheapy shop and used the great value Seasons of Style paper stacks #132181 for colour and some spotty fun. 

Tip: Why not use clear envelopes (#102619 $8.95 for 50)? Shows off your special card keeping it protected and glossy. This way the card may even survive the backpack journey home. 😉

Now the kids will have a fun project to colour and pop on the mantle at home. 

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Of course my boys didn’t get away with me doing all the work – they each had to write the names and ‘love from’ bits themselves. They enjoy being ‘Stamping Boys’.

Remember the Blitz continues… new products are being added all the time so make sure you check back.ecard_ClearanceRackBlitz_EN

x Carolyn 

Flashback Friday

 

 

I’m blowing off the dust and cobwebs and re-visiting some of my ‘historical’ blog entries. Some of them are a tiny bit embarrassing and some timeless – you decide. 🙂

While some stamp sets and products may no longer be available –  the card layout and inspiration remain fun to revisit. Welcome to ‘Flashback Fridays’. 

Here’s a post from late last 2012:
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Hi All,

Here is another of my designs for the Festive Friday Design Team. This week we had an inspirational photo to help us to create our cards. But for some reason I just can’t load that photo.!! Doh!!!! So you’ll have to scoot over to the Festive Friday blog to see what it looked like. 🙂 You can also see what the rest of the Design Team created and maybe join in the fun and submit a card of your own too!

For my card I’ve used my Greeting Card Kids stamp set from page 14 of the 2012/13 Annual Catalogue. It’s a really fun set to colour and has a nice vintage feel. I used chalks to colour directly on top of the news print designer series paper.

Another fun elements about this card is the speckled effect on the Midnight Muse blue card stock. I’ve used my Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp set and directly applied the upside-down pad to the card stock. I had already run the cardstock through the Northern Flurry embossing folder (I’m loving that folder right now). I’ve especially rubbing it over the snowfakes – so shimmery!!!!

A little bit of the Glass Stampin’ Glitter, some circles in(circle punches are sooooooo essential to your basic kit) all sponged with Versa Mark to give some depth.

Hope you like it!!

Happy Stamping

x Carolyn

Christmas Card Making Class – December 5th

Would you like to give special Christmas cards this year made by your own two hands? That special card that stays on the mantle long after Christmas is finished and then gets popped away for safe keeping because it’s just too nice to throw away?  If so I’m running Christmas Stampin’ Up! card making sessions where you can make 8 or 16 Christmas Cards with envelopes on December 5th and I’d love you to join me.

The cards will be easy to make and the sessions fun, chatty and festive.  I hold these events every year and they’re always great fun and very popular with both experienced cardmakers and the ‘once a year at Christmas cardmakers’ …. so join in the fun and book now. :)

Here are the details:

We’ll be making: 8 Christmas cards (4 cards of 2 designs) with envelopes for $25
OR are you a fast worker and need lots of Chrissy cards? If so make a double batch (that’s 16 cards and envelopes – (8 of 2 designs) for $40. 

Date: Thursday 5th of December.
Time: 10am – 12 and the same class repeated at 7.30pm. – 9.30
Place: My house (address provided on booking)

Early booking is essential as I pre-cut all materials for your convenience 2 days prior to event.
All tools and materials provided plus tea, coffee and biscuits – to keep the creative juices going.

Here are the cards we’ll be making. Email or txt me on 0401 857 748 to book your seat – places will be limited.

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25% off 25 Stamps – Lets Celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday

25% off of current Stampin’ Up! stamps? Unheard of right? Not today!! Here are the 25 stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! have reduced by 25% for just 1 week.  Order from me NOW! These are hot.

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Order from today through to the 28th of October. Order through my online store 24 hours/ 7 days a week OR email me to get your hands on these cuties.

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Have a great day peeps.

Happy Stamping & live life in the sunshine. xxx Carolyn Bennie

Single Christmas Stamps – must haves!

 

 

 

 

 

Need a few fresh Christmas stamps this season but don’t want to spend a lot? What to make your very own personalised Christmas tags? These stamps are perfect.

Sold individually and without the usual case packaging, these stamps have been kept to a barebones price.

Order today by way of my 24/7 online ordering. (Make sure my name is up in the corner! ) 🙂

 

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Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn

 

Sold out items…. and some Christmas inspiration

Clearance Rack Blitz – Sold Out Items – Send your orders to me quick if you want anything from the list… (see bottom for link to list)

Week 1

Sold Out Items:

115902 Winter Post Stamp Set (W)

121492 Christmas Greetings Stamp Set (W)

115918 Happy Christmas, Mate Stamp Set (W)

115820 Holiday Lineup Stamp Set (W)

121701 In Color 2010-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock

124291 Regal Rose 12″ X 12″ Smooth Card Stock

124303 Wild Wasabi 12″ X 12″ Smooth Card Stock

111836 Riding Hood Red Classic Stamping Pad

124278 Garden Green 12″ X 12″ Smooth Card Stock

124293 Riding Hood Red 12″ X 12″ Smooth Card Stock

120966 Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker

125056 Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

109034 Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

104337 3/16″ Gold Brads

112968 Soft Holly Standard Stampin’ Around Wheel

111368 Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

109026 Very Vanilla 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

116821 MOVEABLE SHAPES HOLIDAY WINDOWS (SET OF 4)

115930 Stamp Set Wood Many Merry Messages

105211 Regal Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad

124338 Card Stock 12″ x 12″ Smooth In Color 2010-2012

105210 Classic Stampin’ Pad Elegant Eggplant

119876 Punch Tag Large

The full list :

http://204.228.150.61/customer_site/south_pacific/Clearance_Rack_14-20_December.pdf

 

and as promised a little Christmas inspiration. This was the card I made for some of the girls in my Team who attended a little get together last week. How are your Chrissy cards going this year?

Happy Stamping. x Carolyn

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Festive Friday #47 Inspiration Challenge

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Hi All,

Here is another of my designs for the Festive Friday Design Team. This week we had an inspirational photo to help us to create our cards. But for some reason I just can’t load that photo.!! Doh!!!! So you’ll have to scoot over to the Festive Friday blog to see what it looked like. 🙂 You can also see what the rest of the Design Team created and maybe join in the fun and submit a card of your own too!

For my card I’ve used my Greeting Card Kids stamp set from page 14 of the 2012/13 Annual Catalogue. It’s a really fun set to colour and has a nice vintage feel. I used chalks to colour directly on top of the news print designer series paper.

Another fun elements about this card is the speckled effect on the Midnight Muse blue card stock. I’ve used my Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp set and directly applied the upside-down pad to the card stock. I had already run the cardstock through the Northern Flurry embossing folder (I’m loving that folder right now). I’ve especially rubbing it over the snowfakes – so shimmery!!!!

A little bit of the Glass Stampin’ Glitter, some circles in(circle punches are sooooooo essential to your basic kit) all sponged with Versa Mark to give some depth.

Hope you like it!!

 

Happy Stamping

x Carolyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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