Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Random Good greetings

The craft desk cleanup continues... Very slowly as you can see, as I am making new cards with the pieces I find in my scrap pile. Reuse, recycle, repurpose as we say.
The base of this card is naturals white cardstock and I've lightly sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon ink on a sponge dauber.
Everything about this card is random: the card stocks, the textures, words and idea.
I stamped the "good Greetings " words by placing them on a clear block together in a random pattern. They make a nice background and then I stamped the star and snow from "Festival of Trees" over the top. I continued to Sponge randomly all over it with soft sky ink for that mottled look.
The card base is half an A4 piece scored in a gate fold. My crumb cake piece is actually called Kraft and comes in 12x12" packs for box making and really nice cards. I like how the Mossy Meadow trees look stamped on Kraft cardstock.
I placed a piece of random printed velum over the centre tree and gave it a gold star for added emphasis. The little green bird l cut out with the 1cm circle punch and it helps to keep the card closed.
Flip open the card and you have heaps of space to write your message.
Merry Christmas, peace and joy, happy new year are just 3 of the 19 stamps from the Good greetings stampset.
This is the one you get for FREE if you hostess a party between now and 31 October, WITH a qualifying order. (Over $300 worth of product).
Would you like to make this card? 
Give me a call on 0468877125  to book yourself a class or party.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Festival of trees

Occasionally one gets to have a few hours to oneself on a Sunday afternoon. What to do?
Firstly I decided to begin cleaning up my craft table... Aka dining table.
I got well about half way through sorting: half made cards and left over cardstock pieces.
Not sure why but the leftovers consisted of lots of whisper white, crumb cake and Pool party.
I've been looking at cards in the holiday catalogue and on Pinterest using the Festival of trees
Stampset and made a card literally from the scraps on my table. 
I used my stamp n write markers for the colours on the tree.
Then just Stamped the tree, snow and words onto whisper white.
It was looking pretty simple so I added a silver star on top of the tree and dazzling details glitter.
The card holds shut by putting the edge of the Framelit under the punched words.
When it's open it looks like this.
Just  a little different and there's still room to write on the inside of the card or on the back too.
I love how this photopolymer stampset has a variety of trees plus lots of little details that you can add to the tree. A little trick you may have noticed you can bend your photo polymer stamps into any curved shape when placing it on a clear block.
Don't forget anyone who holds a stampin' up! party between now and 31 October can earn the free stampset "Good Greetings" when their sales reach $300. Give me a call or message to book your stamp a stack, class or party. Nerida 0468877125.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A Project Life page for a princess

I completed a new project Life page today.
How easy is this to create a book to store the many photos I 
have taken this year?
My daughter went to a Princess, Faery and Mermaid party.
Taking the photos was so much fun.
They hardly need any explanation.
A few stickers and letters and the page was done.
The title and stickers came from the Everyday Adventure 
Accessory Project Life pack.
It contains letter stickers, plus wood and acetate accents.
Ok, I did stamp some words from "Good Greetings" in silver 
embossing because princesses do Sparkle and celebrate with 
hugs and kisses.

Still not sure about How Project Life works as a photo storage system?
Take a look at the video here:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Box Tutorial

Yesterday's  "Notched Edge" Gift box tutorial:
You will need:
Two pieces of patterned paper-
The Lid: 6" x 4"
The base: 6 7/8" x 5"
Step 1. Score the smaller piece ( the lid) at 1" on all four sides. ����
2. Place this piece on the Envelope punch board.
Punch a notch at 1" on all four sides.
Note the 1" mark is right beside the edge of the punch.
3. Then turn your paper over and punch another notch at 1" on all 4 sides.
So that you have 2 notches on each edge.
4. With your sharp scissors cut from the notch up to the 1" score line.
Do this on the long sides only. These make the corners of your lid.
5. Fold up your box lid on the scored lines and Add some Sticky 
Strip on the edges of each tab.
6. Fold it up and create your box lid.
7. The base is even quicker.
Score at 1 5/8" around on all 4 sides.
8. Then with scissors cut up to the first score line.
9. Add sticky strip and fold up the sides into a box base.
Your box is finished and now ready to decorate!
Father's Day is coming up next weekend, so how about...
... a big manly paper bow and some hugs and kisses.
I whipped up the bow quick as a snap on the Envelope punch board
And the hugs and kisses come from the gorgeous new 
"Good Greetings" Set.

Making boxes with the Envelope punch board

Nothing like getting some new patterned papers and looking for something creative to do .y..
The paper is called "colour me Autumn" .
Here's a side on view of the box. It's a notched top box because the lid has these cute notches punched out with the envelope punch board.
The fun part is always decorating the box. A piece of gold twine a Framelit feather in silver glimmer paper and a For you tag. 
Have you seen the weekly specials? Gold foil paper is on special.
And there's new stock on the Clearance Rack, too.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good greetings on a Christmas card

There's a lot of "new" going on here!
New patterned paper stack, new tree bundle: tree stamps and a tree punch,
AND a new greeting stamp ... Don't you just love a hand writing font?
Here's a closer one showing the trees popped up and punched out. Embossed in Early espresso embossing powder and papers from Trim the Tree patterned paper stack.
The sentiment fits neatly into a modern label punch and inside the card says happy New Year ( also from the good greetings set).
From now until 31 October, you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your order or party orders reach $300 (catalogue price before shipping & handling) - that's in addition to the other exciting benefits! 
That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to the regular Hostess Benefits you get when you host a party or place an order over $300 from 28 August to 31 October! 

This sentiment set is only available to hostesses with sales of $300. Not ready to party, why not host a catalogue party? Ask your friends to view the new seasonal catalogue, collect orders and earn the usual $50 hostess credit  rewards plus this exclusive stamp set.
Give me a call to plan your party today. 0468 877 125 Nerida.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good greetings free

From Now until 31 October, hostesses can earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when a party reaches $300
  (catalogue price before shipping & handling)
That's in addition to the other exciting hostess benefits! 
That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from 28 August to 31 October! 
This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Christmas, New Year, Halloween to Valentine's. 
Contact me today to start scheduling your party in your home, a virtual or catalogue party!

Our new seasonal catalogue goes live

Are you excited?
Today is the beginning of a new seasonal holiday catalogue 
with all new stamps, papers, bundles...
and  sparkly Christmas ideas inside.
You can see the catalogue by clicking Here!.

To place an order, just send me an email: 
or give me a call 0468 877 125 
and I will deliver a free catalogue to you.
Nerida :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly deals

Apothecary Accents Framelits Die
Price$42.95 $32.21
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price$9.95 $7.46
Gold Foil Sheets
Price$6.95 $5.21
Hearts Collection Framelits Die
Price$45.95 $34.46
Playful Polka Dots Kit --Digital Download
Price$10.95 $6.57
Price$46.95 $35.21
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$13.95 $10.46
These weekly deals are only available from Wednesday 27 August to  Tues 2 September 2014.
So give me a call if you'd like to add any of these to your order 0468877125. Nerida.

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's almost Seasonal catalogue time

It all starts August 28th - the seasonal catalogue goes live!
I've shared a few samples of cards I've made this week, but there's more, much more!
Tell me if you'd like a catalogue delivered to you ....only 3 days til we go live!
 Be sure to check back in a day or three!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New seasonal catalogue ... Sneak peek!

It's a new stamp set and framelit bundle from the new seasonal catalogue thats on its way!
When I saw this set in the catalogue I thought, hmm what will I do with that?
Then I saw the sample on that page and just had to have it. 
What do you think?
I put three colours together Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana, then stamped and cut out a few on white and crumb cake cardstock. 
I just love how you can make a gentle background stamping with Baked brown sugar ink onto crumb cake card with the feathers falling like leaves.
Then I die cut another smaller feather out of gold foil paper for a pop of gold and tied them with a few loops of twine.
The seasonal catalogue goes live on 28 August not long to go... Contact me if you'd like a copy delivered to your door or perhaps you'd like a little launch party at your place? 
Nerida 0468877125.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last days for the big shot special

This last week of August is Big.... From 22-28 August you can sign up to be a demo for $169 and choose $255 worth of product.
Or, you can buy your Big shot and receive a FREE bundle of stamps and Framelits!
 The bundles are Valued from $54.25 - $93.25! 
Or, buy the bundle of your choice for a 15% off discount.
As a demonstrator, for many years, I know a good deal when I see it and these don't come around very often. 
I've made some Christmas cards already with my stamp and Framelit bundle that came this week.
Check these made with the star set bundle in Blackberry Bliss and Coastal cabana. 
With pewter embossing powder.
And the next one is with gold ink and clear embossing powder for a groovy raised antique finish.
There's lots more to do with these stamps and Framelits. Just love them on gold foil paper or in gold embossing powder. 
For the details online click on the link
Which of the five bundles do you like best?