Monday, 4 November 2019

Notes of Kindness | All Inclusive Card Kit

Do you need a few Thank You / Birthday / Encouragement / Any Occasions cards for your stash or for a specific event/project, but don't know where or how to start in creating them from scratch......

Or perhaps you don't have all the "bits" you need.....

Or are you in a bit of a creative mojo slump and need to just make something without having to design it yourself......

If this sounds like you, then you should consider trying out one of the Stampin' Up! all-inclusive card kits.

These kits include everything you'll need to create 20 cards. The only extra things you'll need are scissors for any ribbon/twine and your favourite adhesive.


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Late last year I showed you the pretty Lots of Happy Card Kit (click here to checkout my post), which I am excited to say is still available to purchase as it carried over to the 2019-20 Annual catalogue - YAY!

Today I would like to show you the Notes Of Kindness Card Kit. This kit includes everything you'll need to make a total of 20 cards - 5 each of 4 different designs. Plus you get a pretty kraft storage or giftable box that it all comes in.




The cards in this kit are all Note Card sized (so a little smaller than a standard A6 card) - the folded card size is 8.9cm x 12.7 cm (3.5" x 5").





Here is what you'll get in the box:



Here are the contents opened up and spread out:







The kit includes an instruction booklet showing what components to use on each card and how to put each one together.

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Here are the stunning cards you'll end up with once you have put the kit together. You get 5 each of 4 different designs.








Each card comes with a stunning envelope decorated on the inside/flap.



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Notes Of Kindness Card Kit (148266)




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Monday, 28 October 2019

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper | For You Cards

Hi and thanks for visiting, today I am CASEing myself :)
(CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit)

I made the below set of Birthday cards using Bird Ballad DSP recently for our Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! #AWLSU041 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. (Click here to view these cards)


I really liked the layout and design of these cards so I decided to have another go and see if I could come up with something a little different, using the same layout and came up with these. What do you think?


My new set of cards are "For You" Any Occasions cards and use a Pool Party, Petal Pink/Powder Pink and Whisper White colour combination. I have again used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

I followed the same steps as my previous cards (click here to view my previous post), however this time I have used some of my retired ribbon stash and placed some Pool Party & Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon across my card front - horizontally on one card and vertically on the other.

The sentiment (which comes from the Let It Ride stamp set) is stamped in Pool Party ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock which was cut out using a small Layering Circle die and adhered to my card front using some Stampin' Dimensionals.


As with my previous cards, you get to enjoy both sides of the DSP and for this sheet there is this pretty bird design on the inside (as seen above).




Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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You too can make these ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
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.**


Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (149592)

Let It Ride Stamp Set (Cling 148765)

Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551)

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Cardstock: Pool PartyWhisper White
Ink: Pool Party
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper Snips
Retired SU Products: Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon


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Friday, 25 October 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: 3D Project


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing 3D projects. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I struggled a little with this theme because I couldn't decide what 3D item I was going to make.... I just had too many ideas floating around in my head. I looked at making lots of different sized and shaped boxes, gift boxes & packaging, flowers and even baskets.

However..... after spotting something on Pinterest, I ended up trying my hand at an Origami Diamond Ornament.




For my Origami Diamond Ornament, I found some fab folding instructions through Pinterest on a 2016 post by Frau Liebling.

I played around with some scrap paper first to see how big the ornament would work out and for my practice ornament I started with 15cm x 15cm squares of paper. For my proper attempt I decided to go a little smaller and went with 10cm x 10cm squares of DSP.

The DSP chosen for my ornament comes from the See A Silhouette pack and uses both sides of the same sheet. As our DSP is much thicker than standard origami paper, I used my bone folder to help with my fold/crease lines (just be careful about cracking or splitting the DSP on those fold lines).

If you plan to add a string to your ornament, you need to thread it through before you glue to 2 sides together. For my string I used some Whisper White Bakers Twine and to add a little weight to the ornament, I raided my stash of retired embellishments (as I don't have any current products that would suit) and added a metal snow flake (which comes from the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments pack). The knot to tie both ends of the twine together is hidden inside my ornament.

I have to say this was a little frustrating to make, perhaps because of how heavy/thick the paper was that I was using. Plus glueing the 2 pieces together was a bit fiddly and tricky to line them up perfectly and keep them that way until the glue dried (as you can probably see from my photos, some moved a little before the glue dried.... but handmade isn't always perfect and it is still handmade with love).

Overall I am happy with my first attempt and will give it another try with some of our specialty papers and/or some of our lighter GSM papers. Fingers crossed the second time around it will be much easier.








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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Christmas projects.

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design 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.



If you like this project, 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 :)


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

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
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See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper (149443)

Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262)


Tools: Paper Trimmer, Bone FolderScissors/Paper Snips
Retired Products: All Is Calm Snowflake Metal Embellishments
Non Stampin' Up! Products: Large sewing/threading needle



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