May 2018 Class – Birthday Wishes for You

I held three classes last week featuring the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set.

Thank you to all who came, we had a fun time creating together. Instead of a lucky door prize, everyone got to take the stamp set home!

The cards we made were cased from Anna Wheaton and Bec Ross. We showcased the stamp set using 3 different techniques.

This first card uses the Stained Glass Technique.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. The wording is then coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

Since many adhesives show through vellum, we used 4 glue dots to attach it to the card front, then they were hidden with Rhinestones coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

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The second card we made used the Watercolour Background Technique.

We embossed the card first using Copper Embossing Powder.

The background uses Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist ink ‘swooshed’ on with an Aqua Painter. When this was dry, we used the darker ink by picking it up with the Aqua Painter and flicking it onto the project.

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The third card was made using the Patchwork Technique.

This is great for using up pieces of off-cuts you may have. The pieces measured 3cm x 8.5 cm and they were stuck onto a Whisper White piece (10cm x 14.3cm).  Then the greeting was stamped and the white accents were stamped on scrap, fussy cut (fancy word for: cut out using scissors) then they were popped up on Dimensionals. The ribbon was attached, then the front was attached to the card base.

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The fourth card was inspired by Su Morh. 

With Mother’s Day approaching, there was the option of making two cards. These cards were made by texture embossing vellum and die cutting words from the Celebrate You Thinlits set.

Some of my customers wanted a third option, so we improvised and substituted the greetings using the Happy Birthday from the Birthday wishes for You! This also worked well 😍

This class was outstanding value for $25 as everyone received the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set valued at $21. 

I hope you enjoyed this selection of cards. If you would like to join us for our next class, please contact me on 0403 305 785 or email me.

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Here’s my little helper Keith hard at work, helping me set up for class 😍

Happy stamping,

Angela

Picture Perfect Charity Day

On the weekend we held a charity day to raise money for Hummingbird House. We will be providing them with memory-keeping materials and equipment to help families record special moments. We will be providing Hummingbird House with Stampin’ Up!s Memories and More albums.  We had one on display along with some Hummingbird House pamphlets.

The projects for the workshop were based around the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

Here’s a bunch of random shots to show you how much fun was had on the day.

We display lots of samples to give attendees inspiration and ideas.  Thanks Jenny for your Sale of the Century hand waving.

There was an enormous amount of fun to be had! Caroline ran the lucky door prizes.

These are the creations the lovely ladies at my table made. At the end of the day, there were lots of happy crafters and we had a fun day.

Anna’s hubby and son pitched in with the heavy lifting and raffle ticket selling. They did a wonderful job as always!

Huge thanks to Anna for co-ordinating the day.

Thanks to Caroline and Debra, even the clean-up was fun!!

There were also lots of helpers in the lead up to the day. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this a fantastic and fun day.  It took a group of volunteers to prepare all the bits and pieces for the kits and then to run the day! 

All up we have raised $527 for Hummingbird House.  This is the result of the raffle proceeds and two outside donations of $100 and $50.  Well done us!!

Thanks everyone who contributed.

Happy stamping,

Angela

April 2018 Class – Lovely Wishes

For this week’s class I featured the Lovely Wishes stamp set , which I was given to do a  live presentation at OnStage last November.

We had a fun class  learning 2 step stamping. This is a very forgiving set as the second step images don’t have to line up precisely. Lovely Wishes is a great set as it has sentiments and images to use to make a complete project. We used every single stamp in the set!

We made a greeting card along with a cute mini pizza box which we filled with four matching mini cards and envelopes. This can be uses as a great gift to give someone special.

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Happy stamping,

Angela

Brand New Logo and Loyalty Rewards

It’s time for a few changes. You may have noticed a few little changes on my website lately. This is to freshen it up and to make it more user friendly.

A big thanks to my wonderful hubby Wade, who takes care of all of the ‘techie’ stuff and manages my website. Hasn’t he done a wonderful job!?

I am so excited to introduce my new aMac brand logo!

I’ve also had some new business cards made which are very different to my old ones.  I’ve kept the style very simple. Do you like them?

And last but not least… I have introduced a Frequent Stampers Loyalty Card!

This is a ‘thank you’ from me to reward my loyal customers who come to my classes on a regular basis. I really appreciate your continued support.

How does it work?

  • You will receive this loyalty card form me and I will initial it for each class that you attend.
  • This will also be valid for class kits purchased, if you’re not able to attend a class.
  • Attend 10 classes and you’ll receive a $10 discount off your 11th class, it’s that simple!

Since I was a bit slow off the mark and didn’t have it ready for the beginning of the year, I will backdate it for each attendee.

I hope you like the changes and thanks for your loyalty and support.

Happy Stamping

Angela x

A ‘Picture Perfect’ Charity Day

Do you love crafting? How does a full day workshop sound?

We would love for you to come and join us and get inky! Can you resist a super fun day, a stamp to keep, lunch and snacks included! If you’ve never crafted before – this event is for you! If you have and you want to learn different techniques – this event is for you! If you always find yourself running short of unique handcrafted birthday cards – this event is for you! 

This year we are supporting the children’s hospice – Hummingbird House. We will be making a variety of birthday themed cards and projects, featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper.

 

Please RSVP to me by 15th Apri. For all the details, click here

Happy stamping,

Angela

March 2018 Class – Hatch, Match and Dispatch

I held 3 classes last week and everyone who came loved the cards! We had good fun creating, socializing were also entertained by Keith… Apologies for Keith misbehaving at times… He has grown a lot and is now in his teenage stage…

The theme for our class was Hatch, Match and Dispatch. We made 2 baby, 2 wedding and 1 sympathy card.

Hello Baby Girl featuring  the Moon Baby Stamp set

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Baby Boy featuring A Little Wild bundle

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Congratulations featuring Floral Phrases Stamp and Detailed Floral Thinlits

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Wedding Wishes featuring Rose Wonder Stamp and Rose Garden Thinlits

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Heartfelt thoughts featuring Sale-A-Bration free stamp Heartfelt Blooms

You can earn this stamp for free until 31 March with any $90 purchase

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Thanks so much to everyone who came. I’m  really looking forward to seeing you again next time!

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Happy stamping

Angela