OnStage Local Auckland Nov 2018

I had the opportunity to attend OnStage Local in Auckland this past weekend. It’s a Demonstrator only event where we get to craft, get sneak peeks of new products in upcoming catalogues & hang out with good friends & fellow crafters.

This most recent event’s theme was Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary celebration and it was surely an awesome party! I truly couldn’t be more thankful to be part of this amazing company. I’d love for you to join me one day as well, so if you’d like to find out more about joining, contact me now. Or if you’re ready to join, sign up online to join my team here!

But in the meantime, I’d love to share with you all the goodies and my exciting news over the weekend. I was recognised for my 5 year anniversary & I got to march across the stage…

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I also received some recognition for some achievements I had reached this year…

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The Recruiting ribbon was for having 2 qualified recruits and the Leadership ribbon was for my downline Megan ranking up to Bronze Elite this year. I’m so appreciative of my team and the hard work they put in & the support they show me. I love my Paper Munchkins team so much! 😍

Ok, now I can show you all the goodies I got…

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There’s so many cool things, we were definitely very spoiled by Stampin’ Up! I got the Rose Metallic Thread just because it was my birthday! The pens & note books were part of our registration pack. We also got the beautiful canvas tote as part of the registration pack.

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The tote and all our other registration pack goodies came in this beautiful sturdy box. I’ll definitely be finding some use for this amazingly gorgeous box!

Next is the amazing Tool Case. I was blown away by this cos I’ve been wanting one for so long!

There’s so much room in there and it fits all my must haves for my basic kit. I absolutely love it! 😍

Next we have a fold away bag (green square bag in the picture with everything)…

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It opens up to a regulation sized airline carry on bag. It’s made of a waterproof material too so I can totally use it at the beach this coming summer! 😊

Now, let’s have a look at some sneak peek products…

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These are sets from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalogue due for release in January 2019. The Part of My Story set is a freebie you can earn during Sale-A-Bration next year. I can’t wait to create with these amazing new products and show you some really awesome samples 😊

Last but definitely not the least, here are more sneak peek products from the make & takes I created at the event…

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My favourite project from the day will have to be the Father’s Day gift box. It’s such a cool suite with lots of awesome images suitable for masculine cards. The coordinating dies are lots of fun with the cogs & I can imagine lots of cool stuff being made with them.

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to share these products with you. If you’d like to get a FREE copy of the new catalogue when it’s released, be sure to sign up to my newsletter to stay up to date 😊

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!

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Global Stampers Nov 2018: Christmas

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Hi all,

This month we’re featuring some Christmas projects for you to get you excited for the upcoming holiday season!

Here’s what I created…

These projects were what my ladies created for class a couple of months back. Let’s take a look at the note card first…

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This is a fun little card that’s fairly quick to create. I used one of the tags from the Tags & Tidings stamp set. I coloured in the images with the 2018 – 2020 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers. A bit of Baker’s Twine & Silver Mini Sequin trim with a vellum starburst finishes off the focal piece.

Let’s have a closer look…

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The background was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I lightly ran my sponge dauber with the some Champagne Mist Shimmer paint over the raised dots for a bit of sparkle.

Next we have the very bright Merry Christmas card…

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I like to show my ladies versatility with their stamp sets, so I chose the Lined Alphabet set to create this fun card. The watercolouring technique for this card was lots of fun & easy to do. I love this technique because each card is unique! A tip – if you don’t want the colours to muddle up together (I didn’t mind this), be sure to allow drying time between each colour 😊

Let’s take a closer look…

I added sparkle to the card by splattering some Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the card using a paint brush.

Last, we have a card with a slightly vintage feel…

The sentiment, label & mistletoe is from the Takeout Treats set. The background behind the focal piece was created using the collage stamping technique with stamps from the Timeless Textures & Picture Perfect Birthday sets. The die cut behind the sentiment is from the Petals & More Thinlits set. The combination of Merry Merlot & Tranquil Tide also add to the vintage feel of this card.

Let’s take a closer look at the focal point…

The splatter on this card was created with the Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker by flicking the brush tip end on the inside of the marker cap. I also added a bit of Wink of Stella on the mistletoe for some subtle sparkle, which unfortunately is a bit hard to see in the photo.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope these projects have inspired you to create Christmas projects using traditional and not so traditional colour combinations 😊

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other projects featuring some gorgeous Christmas projects from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.

Click forward to hop to Fiona from UK or back to Valérie from France

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis (she’s taking a break this month)
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!


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Global Stampers Oct 2018: Colour Challenge

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Hi!

We’re back with another month of fun projects from the Global Stampers. This month we have a colour challenge…

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I really struggled with this colour combo as these are not colours I usually work with. But that’s the whole point of this blog hop, to challenge us outside our comfort zones. It took me awhile but I got there eventually haha 😅

These are the projects I came up with after lots of wasted paper and inky fingers but I think I did good, what do you think?

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Let’s take a look at the individual projects. First up is the “yay” card…

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I designed this card with my downline in mind. She had promoted to Bronze Elite and I wanted to congratulate her with a card that she could CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) for her own classes.

The Layered Alphabet dies make creating customised sentiments easy. The Subtles Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder made a lovely background and still allowed the card to maintain that clean and simple feel.

Here’s a close up of the focal point…

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The letters & sentiment were heat embossed in copper powder. I added some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint splatters to add more sparkle, you can never have too much sparkle! I didn’t have any trim in the right colour for this project, so I swiped my Light Blackberry Bliss Blends over some Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine for the perfect embellisment. If you want to recreate the look on this twine, be sure to swipe lightly for that two-toned look.

Next we have the Christmas Cheer note card…

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I struggled the most with this card, but I’m so pleased it turned out this way. Personally I think it’s really cute & the bonus is that it was quick & easy to make (once I worked it out of course haha 😂)

Let’s have a closer look…

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It’s really hard to photograph but I sprayed Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol all over the card front so it’s really pretty & sparkly in real life 😍

The background is Blackberry Bliss stamped off twice before stamping onto the card front. The sentiment on vellum was stamped in Granny Apple Green & the holly was stamped in Crushed Curry, then both heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I coloured the holly using Blender Pens & the ink pads on the back of the vellum.

Now for the cute mini Takeout Treat box…

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This new Takeout Treat Thinlits set is awesome! It makes the cutest little box so quickly & has become a fast favourite of mine. It’s small but packs a punch – it has 10 Hershey’s kisses in there, a good amount for a gift.

I wanted to keep the decoration simple as my theme for these projects were clean and simple. The little tag was quick and easy to create too, stamped on Whisper White then backed with tags in Granny Apple Green & Crushed Curry.

Let’s have a closer look at the tag…

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The gold Mini Sequin Trim and Library Clip add that touch of elegance to the tag. I decided to keep the box closed with the library clip instead of crossing the flaps. The tag & sequin trim are tied to the library clip with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

You can see the sparkle from the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint I sprayed all over the box. Can you tell I’m a bit addicted to Shimmer Paint? Haha 😂

I hope you enjoyed my projects & they’ve inspired you to give this colour combination a try & create something fabulous! I’d love to see your creations in the comments 😊

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other projects featuring this lovely colour combo from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Robbie from USA.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin (she’s taking a break this month)

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!


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Global Stampers Sep 2018: My Favourite Holiday Catalogue Products

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Hi!

Welcome back to another month of fabulous projects by the Global Stampers. This month we’re featuring our favourite products from the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue. The catalogue goes live on Wednesday, 5 September 2018. If you haven’t received a copy and would like one, be sure to contact me for your complimentary copy 😊

I decided it would be nice to show you a non-Christmas project made using a Christmas set. Here’s my 3″ x 3″ note cards set I made for a recent swap at an extended Team Meeting.

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And here are the individual note cards…

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I love how versatile this set is and the tiny tags & elements are just the cutest too! I have to confess though, I found it easier to create these cards by cutting up the stamp 😱😉

Shocking, I know! But I know I’ll be more likely to use it as individual stamps rather than a full stamp, so I figured, why not 🤷😊

Let’s have a look at the individual cards. First, we have the birthday card…

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I love the Granny Apple Green combined with Real Red & Blueberry Bushel. Water colouring is such an easy technique to get more from your ink pads, so many different shades.

The sentiment was punched out with the 1″ circle punch, which makes it so easy especially if you don’t want the hole that the die cuts out. The “happy birthday” in the background is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Let’s take a look at the For You card now…

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I used some washi tape to mask off the Christmas tree & swirls image before inking the stamp. The tricky bit is to remember to peel away the washi tape BEFORE stamping, ask me how I know haha 😅

I coloured the pearls with the Dark Calypso Coral Blends and used them to fill in the gap left behind. The “for you” in the background is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

Now, let’s look at the Warm Wishes card…

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I think this card is handy for just about any occasion! The splatter image in the background is from the Waterfront set.

I love the simplicity of these note cards and how quick it was to create them (especially after I cut up the images hehe ). Mass producing 20 sets didn’t take too long either, maybe except for the drying process. But you can always speed that up with the help of the heat tool 😉

I hope you enjoyed my projects & they’ve inspired you to create alternative projects using the exciting new products from the new Holiday Catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other projects featuring new Holiday Catalogue products from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!


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Global Stampers Aug 2018: Masculine projects

Hi all,

This month’s theme is masculine & I have to be honest, I do struggle with masculine projects. But this time, I found it a little bit easier, maybe because I already had a layout & technique in mind.

Here are my projects…

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As you can see, I used the same layout for all 3 cards – one for an adult, one for a school-aged/teenage boy & one for a new baby. Let’s take a closer look at each individual card.

First, we have the one for the adult, which features the Black Ice technique…

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I’m sharing two of the same card to show the versatility of this technique & layout. The stamp is from the Rooted in Nature set & the sentiments are from Itty Bitty Greetings. I used two different patterns from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP). A simple change of sentiment and you have a masculine card for any occasion, so easy!

I wanted to keep the rounded edges look across the whole card. So to create the sentiment piece, I used a strip of 5/8″ x 1 1/4″ piece and rounded the corners using the Envelope Punch Board.

I used the ink to paper technique across every element on the card to tie it back to the Black Ice focal piece. I also used the grainy texture image from Timeless Textures set to add more dimension & texture to the Soft Suede card base.

Ok, let’s take a closer look at the Black Ice focal piece…

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This card uses our Champagne Foil sheet & I love the subtle textures in this technique. There are so many samples out there using this technique but I noticed they were mostly square or rectangle pieces. So I wanted to try out a circle piece & I think it worked out quite well.

I’m looking forward to sharing this technique with my ladies in my monthly class this month. So if you live in Hamilton, NZ & would love to try it out, be sure to contact me to book your spot  🙂

Next, let’s take a look at the card for the school-aged/teenage boy…

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I thought this rhino with his little bird friend from the Animal Outing set would be perfect for any boy who loved animals. I changed up the layout slightly by shifting the position of the sentiment and the twine. I chose the colour combo ‘cos I felt the bright colours would be fun & appealing to a young boy.

Ok, last we have the card for the new baby…

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Isn’t the little koala sitting in the kangaroo pouch from the Animal Outing set just the cutest? It’s perfect for a new baby card & I love the little sentiment too. Again, I changed up the layout a little by moving the focal piece to the left of the card this time. I chose the softer colours for this card ‘cos I always associate sweet pastels for babies. But I think this card could work well for a 1st birthday card with a quick change of the sentiment.

The last two cards uses the confetti image from the Birthday Backgrounds set to create a bit of interest and texture on the card base.

I know masculine cards can be difficult for most of us at times so I hope you enjoyed my projects today & they’ve helped inspire you to create some masculine projects of your own.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other masculine projects from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!

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Global Stampers July 2018: 3D Project

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Hi there,

Our theme for the hop this month is 3D projects & I absolutely love creating these kinds of projects. However, I have to admit that I almost forgot that this was due today, so it was a mad panic to figure out what to make in a short time. I kinda had an idea & hoped it would work out on paper, which doesn’t always happen for me!

Thankfully, it worked & I’m so pleased with how it turned out. Here’s my explosion box featuring the Follow Your Dreams bundle…

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The explosion box measures 7cm x 7cm x 7cm and features a watercolour wash background on various areas of the box and the baby wipes technique on some elements on the inside panels.

Here’s what it looks like opened…

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It was a lot of fun playing with the 2018 – 2020 In-Colors to create this project. Can you tell I really love these new colours? I just can’t stop creating with them!  😀

Let’s take a closer look at the individual elements, starting with the lid of the box…

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I think the rainbow colours are perfect for the word ‘dream’.

Now let’s take a look at the inside of the box lid that has a dream catcher hanging from it…

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I love how this rainbow dream catcher turned out. It is my favourite element in this project. I added some Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create the shine on it.

Now for the inside of the explosion box…

GSJUL18 3D Follow Your Dreams Explosion Box inside panels

There’s a lot of bright colours on the inside and I love how the black centre panel helps bring them all together & almost softens them a little. The flower crown images were stamped using the baby wipe technique. I coloured over them with my aqua painter to create that rainbow water coloured look.

And now for the final elements, the mini tags that fit inside the pocket panels…

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I kept the tags simple for writing little messages of inspiration to the recipient.

I hope you enjoyed this project today. Please hop along to see the other amazing projects & be inspired to create your own 3D project.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!


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Global Stampers June 2018: Our favourite new Annual Catalogue products

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Hi there,

This month we’re showcasing our favourite new products from the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalogue. And as always, I can never just choose one so I’ll be featuring the Share What You Love Suite (again, I know but I really do love it!) & the 2018 – 2020 In-Colors.

Here’s what I came up with…

GSJUN18: Fav 2018-19 Products

Let’s take a look at the individual projects, starting with the Statement of My Heart card…

Statement of My Heart

Unfortunately the Statement of My Heart stamp was an exclusive free item during the Suite’s early release last month & is no longer available. But when I saw a layout shared by Cindy Schuster on a Demo only Facebook group, I thought it would be a great way to show off some of the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Statement of My Heart was the perfect focal image for it but it is a fairly large image, so I stamped it on Vellum which stops it from blocking off too much of the DSP.

Here’s a close up of the focal piece…

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Since adhesives tend to show behind Vellum, I placed it strategically behind the flower embellishment. The silver mini paper clip holds the other side of the Vellum to the card.

Next, let’s look at the Best Wishes card featuring the  2018 – 2020 In-Colors & Pick a Pennant stamp set…

Pick a Pennant Best Wishes

I thought this stamp set was the perfect way to showcase how fun & bright these In-Colors are & I love how it turned out. This card was quick & easy to create using the Stamparatus, which also happens to be another favourite product of mine from the new Annual Catalogue! 😉

I used the Hinge Step Technique for the buntings & the Mirror Technique for the bird on the left.

Lastly, we have the In-Colors Note Pads…

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These little note pads will be going into the survival kit for my customers attending my upcoming Catalogue Launch Party. If you’d like to get one, sign up for my newsletter for details of all my upcoming events.

I used the Love What You Do & Birthday Backgrounds stamp sets for these note pads. Let’s have a look at each of them…

 

The photos show the combination of colours I used for each one. You can click on each photo tile to have a closer look at them. I seriously love how fun & bright these colours are, which is weird for me ‘cos I’m normally a Subtles girl!

I hope you enjoyed these projects today & they’ve inspired you start creating with these new products from the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalogue. If you live in New Zealand & would love a copy of the catalogue, contact me today & I’d be happy to provide you with one.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten – she’s taking a break this month
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!


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