Posts Tagged ‘stampin up’

Desk Calendars

Here’s a perfect little something for someone!  I’m sure most people would find a little calendar and some post-it notes handy.  I love giving these to teachers and to friends who have jobs that tie them to a desk.

 

The little calendars can be found at scrapbooking shops or online.

These little free standing calendar/post-it notes combinations are easy to put together and do not use very many supplies.

Start with a sheet of A4 cardstock, cut it down the length at 10.5 cm.  With one of these pieces score at the centre (approximately 14.8cm) and then score again 7.4cm.

Cut the other strip at 14.8cm, I know the score lines are difficult to see, this is what you’ll have.

Adhesive only goes on the longer piece, on that first section to the score line.

This is how it will fold up once assembled….

You can decorate the top layer to your tastes.  I’ve used a sentiment from “Layering Love” and some paper from a retired pack that is very similar to “Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper”.

Line up the smaller piece over the top matching the bottom and sides.

Now you should be able to use your fold lines to get it to stand up, when you have it as you like it adhere a stack of post it notes (this will act as an anchor too).

Viola!

Another design….

Please let me know if you have any questions!
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I’ll be back soon with a tutorial on how to do my background!

 

Framelits….like lego only smaller!

When I was blessed with our son I quickly realised that my skills as a mother were no match for the superiority of Lego.  I do adore Lego, building it with my little boy are some of my most cherished memories (especially when he saves me steps for me to do so I “don’t feel left out”).  In saying that I’m guilty of not providing great places to store it and more than once I’ve heard it clatter around in my vacuum cleaner.

Once Stampin’ Up! introduced framelits, thinlits and photopolymer stamps I knew I had to grow up and get more responsible.  It is still a work in progress and many times I have delayed emptying my craft studio rubbish bins until I’m sure everything has been packed away properly.  Even when my framelits are in packets it can be tricky to know if you’ve got the right ones in the right packets and they can tend to rattle around a lot.

To help with keeping my framelits sorted correctly I have collected some great ideas from other crafters.

First step is to collect as many magnetic sheets as you can.  You’ll be surprised about where these can be found, some ideas are:

  • magnets from local businesses/health professionals.  My kids know to always grab one wherever they see them.
  • promotional material in your letterbox.  Politicians and real estate agents love to send calendars and note books to stick on your fridge.
  • sporting groups – when my son did Auskick through our Primary School there was a heap of magnetic stuff in his welcome pack
  • discount stores sell magnetic sheets, they also sell magnetic “L” and “P” plates which may be better value than the sheets in the craft aisle.
  • Office supply stores sell various magnetic products too.

I keep a lot of the packaging material our Stampin’ Up! supplies come in.  I really love the thick sheet of cardboard that comes in our Designer Series Paper packs.  It is fantastic for making boxes, templates and the like.  To store my framelits more successfully I’ve cut some down to slide into the framelit packets, I’ve then adhered magnetic sheets to one side.  I used Fast Fuse to attach the magnets, quicker than wet glue and stronger than SNAIL.  The magnets I used varied on each set depending on the sizes of each of the images.

I then used old catalogues to cut out the photo of the set to stick into the packet for an easy reference when packing up, it’s the easiest way to make sure you have all the correct pieces.

If you don’t have catalogues that you’d be happy to cut up you can place all the framelit pieces on a scanner, they will print out beautifully, then slide this reference in your packet.

I hope this helps!

Love and Affection

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On Saturday I celebrated our new Stampin’ Up! catalogue with a fun launch event, I’ll share a card each day starting with this one.

This cute card is so simple.  I have used the stamps from “Love and Affection” which I was lucky to receive at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local event.  My card was inspired by one by Melissa Davies, you can check her card out here.  I changed the colours to Melon Mambo and Old Olive on my version.  There is a little bit of fussy cutting, I don’t mind doing the cutting, especially with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips (if you don’t already have a pair you NEED them, they are a beautiful tool to use.)  The sentiment is from “Thoughtful Banners”.

Hope you like it!

Vellum Techniques and a tutorial link!

I love vellum and was so pleased when one of my customers asked for a technique class to help her to help her to use her vellum stash.

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This card above has been my most popular card on Pinterest and finally a tutorial can be found here.  Thank you for your patience, if you have any questions please let me know.

These are some other cards that feature vellum, it is such a wonderful versatile product to add so much interest to your cards!

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A version of this class can be done for you and your friends if you are interested.  Contact me for more information!

Frame class!

You are welcome to join me to make your choice of frames, many different styles are possible!

Thursday 22nd October at 7pm

or Friday 30th October at 10am.

Here are just a couple of suggestions….

IMG_2688 copyYour price of $40 includes your frame, up to 15 scrabble letters and the embellishments as pictured.  You will be able to customise your frame further if desired.

You will need to register your place to rebecca@heartandcraft.com.au.  At that time you will need to discuss your choice of frame colour (black or white) your scrabble letters required, your theme and colour scheme and any other special requests.  Registrations must be finalised by Thursday 15th October (for the evening class on the 22nd) to ensure that I have your supplies.

 

Lantern Class!

This cute and simple class will be held on either Friday 9th October at 7pm or Thursday 15th October at 10am.  The class is $40 and includes everything that you will need, light refreshments will be served.  It will be held in my studio in Albany Creek, please register to rebecca@heartandcraft.com.au to secure your place.

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