Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas in July Promotion | Join now and get a FREE essentials pack


Ho, ho, ho! Stampin' Up! have an amazing Christmas in July promotion running until the 31st July.

Join Stampin' Up! during July and you'll receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $86 AUD! 


Paper Snips

Snail Adhesive

Grid Paper

2 x Clear Block D

Bone Folder


And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalogue for FREE ($35 value).


With so many basic items provided in this FREE Essentials kit, you'll be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on things you love, like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!


So, if your wishlist from the new catalogue is over $169, then you should consider joining Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstrator and receive not only $235 worth of any Stampin' Up! products you like from the catalogue for only $169. You'll also get the FREE Essentials Gift pack valued at $86 AND the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set valued at $35.

That is a total of $356 in Stampin' Up! products for only $169.
(So you'll get $187 in free product if you join in July).

There are still amazing benefits if you join after July, but if you are considering joining, then July is the time as you'll get the extra $121 worth of Free products being given away in our Christmas in July promotion.



Not interested in making Stampin' Up! a business for yourself?

Don't worry you can still join up as a Hobby demonstrator and receive $235 worth of product for only $169, plus get your free Essentials Gift Pack and Christmas Stamp set if you join in July.

You don't have to hold workshops or parties if you don't want to. You aren't forced to sell anything. You can join just to get cheaper products for yourself and your friends, because once you've joined you will receive a minimum 20% off your purchases.

There is a quarterly minimum that you need to reach in order to keep getting your 20% discount, however if you don't reach the minimum there are no penalties, you are not locked in, you just lose your discount.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So join with me today.


Remember, if you join before the end of July you'll get the free essentials gift pack and Christmas stamp set in addition to the standard bonus $66 of your choice of product ($235 value for $169)

So what are you waiting for.......




Promotion Details:
  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (AEST) online or by 5:20 PM (AEST) by mail, on 31 July to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Calling All Heroes - Happy Birthday | CAS(E) this sketch! #230

Calling all heroes! Calling all heroes!
Assistance required to help wish a 7 year old a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

My oldest son just turned 7 and he requested a Super Hero card for his birthday, after I'd made a few quick Super Hero note cards to go on presents for some birthday parties he has been invited to recently.

I was having a bit of a creative block and came across this weeks CAS(E) this sketch! Sketch Challenge #230, which helped inspire my card layout.


Here is my card:


Unfortunately the Super Hero stamp set I've used for my card is a retired set, however because it was a special birthday request, how could I refuse a cute 6 (almost 7) year old at the time.

There would be some of you out there who own this fantastic set or may know someone who has it and would be willing to let you have a play.

If not, I am sure there would be some current stamps or other stamps in your stash that you could use as a substitute, or perhaps you could create some fun punch art.

The city skyline, super hero mask, lightening strike, lettering and dot pattern are all from the retired Calling All Heroes stamp set.

I went with Whisper White, Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight for my colour scheme.

I considered adding some red, but couldn't bring myself to use Real Red on these photopolymer stamps just yet.

Who else has chosen their colour scheme based on not wanting to stain their photopolymer stamps? Surely I'm not the only one :) Perhaps I should just do it, then I won't have to worry from now on.


My city skyline was stamped in Night of Navy on some Daffodil Delight cardstock and also on some Whisper White. I fussy cut the Whisper White image and used dimensionals to adhere it over the top of the Daffodil Delight image, to try and give it a 3D look.

The super hero mask was cut out using my Layering Circles framelits and was also adhered to my card with dimensionals.

I stamped the dot pattern on some Whisper White and cut out my 7 using the Large Number framelits.

My son loved his card and I hope you do to.



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You too can make this ....... 
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Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock (121680)

Night of Navy A4 Cardstock (106577)

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad (126970)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Large Numbers Framelits (140622)

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Retired Stampin' Up! Products: Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set


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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Jay Soriano


Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The very talented Jay Soriano from the United Kingdom. Jay is a supporting Stampin' Up demonstrator to his partner Barry, who together are known as Mitosu Crafts.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Jay's cards.

It was hard to choose a card with so many wonderful creations out there and there were a number of amazing cards that I felt I just wouldn't be able to do them any justice, so I settled on this fun card as I really loved the layout.

Here is the card of Jay's that I chose to CASE:


To checkout Jay's card in more detail click here.


Here is my version:




My woodland themed card uses the Foxy Friends stamp set, the Woodland embossing folder and the Fairy Celebration stamp set for my sentiment.

I stamped my images from Foxy Friends using Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi & Soft Suede. The layered scalloped circles use matching card stock. I have also cut out a small banner for each, using the small banner from the Large Numbers Framelits set. Each circle is raised off the card using some dimensionals.

The centre panel is Crumb Cake cardstock embossed using the Woodland embossing folder.

My sentiment comes from the Fairy Celebration set and is stamped with Soft Suede ink. The banner from the Popcorn Box Thinlits was the perfect size to cut out my sentiment.

A super cute birthday card that I will be giving my youngest son for his birthday next week.
I hope he likes it :)


I have included my cute card in The Joy of Sets first challenge #jos001, using a stamp set starting with the letter "F". My card created using Foxy Friends and Fairy Celebration fits in perfectly :)

My card also fits in with this weeks Global Design Project: Kids Theme Challenge #GDP095


Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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If you like this card, it would make my day if you left me a comment. 
Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.



You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock (121685)

Pumpkin Pie A4 Cardstock (108601)

Wild Wasabi A4 Cardstock (111850)

Soft Suede A4 Cardstock (119982)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945)

Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad (126959)

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (126978)

Foxy Friends Stamp Set (Photopolymer 141549)

Fairy Celebration Stamp Set (Clear 141554)

Fairy Celebration Stamp Set (Wood 141551)

Woodland Embossing Folder (139673)

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Popcorn Box Thinlits (141473)

Large Numbers Framelits (140622)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Interested in getting your hands on all of the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbons & Embellishments in the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue without the costs of buying a full pack/roll of each?

Then you may be interested in participating in my Designer Series Paper Shares and/or my Ribbon, Trims & Embellishment SharesClick here for more information.