Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stationery Set using Sweet Summer Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Hi everyone!
Check out that title - can you say that fast?!

This is the project that I taught at my team's stamp camp on the weekend.  I was the first teacher up on Friday night (lucky me, got the nerves out of the way right off the bat and was able to enjoy being a student for the rest of the weekend!).  Thanks so much to Jacque, Paula, Delys and Vicky-Lee for their fabulous projects.  I think all the attendees had a ball, as I certainly did!  I didn't get a lot of sleep at the camp (as so often happens - grown women can giggle together all night chatting just as well as teenagers can!) but came home so inspired and happy.  Thank you to everyone who took part and made the weekend a total success!

My project was a box that I designed to fit a decorated note pad, with some coordinating foldback clips, eraser, paperclip bookmarks, pen, and a teeny box of thumb tacks (also decorated to match!).  There was quite a bit of cutting involved in the prep work, but it was all worth it to hear that the ladies really liked my project and I had a lot of fun chatting with them while they put it all together.  The featured stamp set was the Sweet Summer Sale-a-Bration set, and I used the Sunny Garden DSP as the colour inspiration.

Oh and for the lovely ladies in Waihi I met a few weeks back, this was similar to the one I designed for them - I may share that one in a future blog post.

If you're in Auckland (or you can get here easily!) and you'd like to make this yourself, I'm offering it up as my first "SOS" class for the year!  "SOS" stands for "Stamping Other Stuff" and basically will be when I schedule classes to make whatever takes my fancy at the time.  It could be a set of cards or some other fun project.  SOS classes could well be the class to come to if you're in need of a quick gift for someone!  Those of you who know me, know that I love to make boxes and decorate 3D items.  If you have requests for projects you've seen elsewhere, do let me know!  I'll also be holding my popular technique classes again this year, keep an eye on my class schedule on the sidebar. 

Classes will usually be held at my home in East Tamaki (I say Botany Downs, really, as we are close to the mall!).  Here are the details for the Stationery Set SOS class:

When: Sunday 20th February, start time 2pm, finish probably around 5pm
- Where: My house (if you haven't been before, I'll give you the address when you book)
- Class fee: $20 payment in advance to book your space please - seats will be limited
$5 discount off the class fee if you place a minimum $50 order on the day (remember you can also earn a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set with a $120 product order!).  My previous blog post offer of a free magazine or sample from my clearance basket with a minimum $50 order still applies, too!

I'll also rustle up a little afternoon tea for you to enjoy at the end of the class.  If you've come to a class here before, you'll know that something sweet or chocolatey usually does feature, whether it be in a lolly cup on the table or as the afternoon tea afterwards!  I have a weakness for baking, as well as stamping...

Click here to email me and book your space.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thank You Tags

Hi everyone,
Just a quick little post today - have been flat out preparing for my team's stamp camp which starts tonight, and I'm teaching the first class!  Keep an eye out for a future post as I will blog the project I'm presenting tonight.  I designed it myself and the prep work was a labour of love, I tell you!

Anyway, those of you who have ordered from me in the past will know that every order you place with me (unless you have it sent to you directly from Stampin' Up!) comes bagged up for you with a hand made tag on it.  I started doing these back in 2007 because I needed a way to know whose order was in which bag, and simply writing names on bags didn't seem right when I have so much cool stamping stuff around me that I could inspire you with!  I don't have samples of the tags I made back then, but for the past year or so I've been keeping examples and keeping track of who received which tags, so that you never receive the same one twice.  I know some of you have quite a little collection of my tags in your stash!

Here's the tags I've designed up for February orders (of course, if you order more than once in February, I'll be designing up another tag for your second order!).  I love the little butterfly, once the glue dried I pulled the wings up so they stand up off the tag.  Do you like the colour combo?  I think I took it straight from the Color Coach.  Gorgeous bright combination, just perfect to brighten someone's day (which should happen when you get an order, anyway!).  I'm adding names to the tags as I use them.  The first of these tags are going out today with orders I received from Stampin' Up! late yesterday.

Recipe:
Stamps: Tiny Tags (2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue), Punched Posies (Hostess Level 2 set from the Summer Mini)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Circles #2 die, Fancy Flower punch, Jewellery tag punch, silver brad, silver cord (retired).
If you'd like to continue or start your "Knightstamper" tag collection, click here to email me with your order!
I'm off to stamp camp, have a great weekend!