Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bendi card fold

This is an old style but newly discovered card fold. 
I was inspired by searching bendi cards and a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
I am not sure about you, but I often find following tutorials with measurements difficult, so usually I end up rewriting them for my own use later. Adjusting measurements and simplifying steps as I go.
So this one is as much for me, as it is for you!
Step 1. 
You will need a piece of cardstock in your favourite colour ( this one is mint Macaron).
Start with a piece 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and Cut this into three pieces, so you have:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Step 2. Score the two smaller pieces at 1/2" from one end. (This will be the tab that wraps around the back of the card.)
Step 3. Score the other end of these pieces at 1/4". 
Step 4. Cut a small tab from the 1/4" side, on the two smaller pieces.
Step 5. is to measure 4" on the large back piece and draw two dots either side where your tab will insert.
Step 6. And using your blade make a cut / slot the size of your tab.
Step 7. Next take the larger of the flaps and measure 2" .
Place 2 dots where the smallest tab will insert and cut with your blade to make a slot.
That's how they look ! We are almost ready to glue and construct the card.
Step 8. Cut a gentle curve in the two small flaps.
Step 9. Add some strong "tear and tape" adhesive on the scored tabs ( I think the tape should have gone on the other side). But you get the idea.
Step 10. Construct and decorate your card.
The tape adheres to the back of the large piece and the tabs slot into the slits (as above).
This part is the creative bit where we begin to decorate with die cuts, patterned paper, vellum and stamping.
I love this brand new wreath stamp it looks lovely stamped or water coloured to make the holly leaves and berries pop in green and red.
The products I've used are all exclusive to stampin' Up! 
Stampset: Peaceful wreath (Seasonal catalogue 1 Sept 2015).
Printed velum: Winter wonderland designer stack
FramelitsWonderful wreath Framelit dies, Sleigh ride edgelits
Aqua painter, Mossy Meadow and Real Red ink pads.
The snow can also be made to sparkle with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter!
Did you want a copy of the Seasonal catalogue?
Send a message to Nerida on 0468 877 125 or contact me at Stamping joy's facebook page.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sneak peek for the Seasonal catalogue:

Did you realise that in just ten, no nine days it will be Spring?
And right here I am beginning to plan my Christmas card classes!
Don't look so shocked ... Christmas is only 4 months away!
So bring out the glimmer, the sparkle and shimmery papers - its time to open the Seasonal Stampin' up! catalogue with all things bright and shiny inside!
This is my first Chrissy card for the year... 
Firstly colours: the card base is Mint Macaron with Real red  on the sentiment banner. How about the white Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. Doesn't it look like snow?
The gorgeous background is made of velum - I know how you love vellum... Printed gold velum!
There's gold cord and wooden snow flakes.
The one horse open slay is a new edgelit thinlit die. 
But wait there's more... My second card is made using the negative of the die cut.
Mossy Meadow green with Real Red and white.
Who's up for a Christmas card class? A stamp a stack of cards?
In a few days I will have a box of new Seasonal Catalogues to share!
Who wants one?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Butterfly "Best Thoughts" gift cards

I love a simple gift card. Whether its a simple thank you or a "for you" sentiment.
How easy were these cards to whip up? 
Lots of white space, a butterfly stamp and splash of colour.
And the gifts?
The gift bag punch board is my go to tool. I can make bags in small medium or large widths as well as any height up to about 30 cm high. They make nice rectangular boxes too!
Add a bit of ribbon, Thank you card and I am ready to celebrate!

By the tide ...

We live twenty minutes from the beach so it's not surprising many of my friends and relatives are into fishing, swimming, surfing and walking along the sand collecting shells.
My friend Jo has a fabulous aquarium in her lounge room and so she didn't have to look far for inspiration for the theme of her card making class. 
I have used a decorative mask to sponge the blue green background. I think it resembles the seaweed like the beads of Neptune necklaces that you find at the beach.
This one is a triangular mask that I've sponged in Pool party, Mint Macaron and Soft sky ink, with a touch of wild wasabi. It is almost an ombré technique where the colours blend from light to dark.
Another card using the same stamps came together with the colours crumb cake and Mint Macaron. I've added a piece of twine and some sequins for embellishment, all in the nautical sea side theme.
I've used crumb cake, soft suede and Minrptmacaron inks to create depth on the sandy base of my ocean.
There's also the stamping technique of the acrylic block on there too.
Stampsets featured: By the Tide. Gorgeous Grunge.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ronald McDonald house charity stamp - sprinkles of Life

Each year Stampin' Up! brings out an exclusive stamp set, which raises funds for Ronald McDonald house charities.
This year the stamp set is "Sprinkles of Life".
I love that the set has 22 stamps. With words: Happy Birthday, thanks, every cloud has a silver lining, Hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another, that kind of thing...
Isn't it a versatile set? I made this triangle easel card using four stamps from the set.
It has images of Ice cream cones for birthday cards, cupcakes, trees, clouds, apples, a candle and bunches of flowers.
To top it off "with sprinkles" $3 from every sale is donated to RMHC Australia which is used to purchase supplies and food for the families of sick children.
It is a clear mounted photopolymer set which means the stamps need to be used with a clear block.
 There is also a matching tree builder punch... I'll show you that next time :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Did you miss the New catalogue launch?

Did you miss the chocolate Florentines? 
It was a cold and chilly night but we turned up the heat and launched Stampin' Up!s newest annual catalogue with over 30 excited crafters.
We did things a little differently this year. Focussing our launch more on activities, three separate projects, winning chocolates in a catalogue scavenger hunt and playtime at the product playground. Here's my first table of ladies creating a new style of easel card.
We did three make and take projects - I really enjoyed meeting everyone in the room by rotating and moving people around to different tables. What did you think?
My project used the new Ronald McDonald fundraising set: "Sprinkles of Life".
We created an ice cream cone and played with all the new incolours!
So yummy - Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon wonder, Tip top taupe and Delightful Dijon.
This gorgeous new set has a matching punch that cuts out the icecream scoop, the tree top, the cloud shape with birds, apples, raindrop shapes to match the images in the stamp set.
Stampin' Up! Donates $3 of the sale of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to Ronald McDonald house charity and this funds family rooms in our local hospitals. We ran a guessing competition to raise some extra donations too! Linda's son Ben counted the jelly beans very carefully.
Courtenay created an amazing display near the tool and product playground. With gift bags made on the gift bag punch board and Gorgeous new Designer series patterned papers, Project Life cards and page protectors, card kits and  lace ribbons in all the new colours.
And yes there are lots of new butterfly stamps, butterfly Framelits and flowers too!
We made cards using the "Water colour wings" stampset and a book mark using the "I think you're great!" Stamp set.  
Now don't forget our launch week only Specials! 
If you Spend $50 on Stampin' up! products with me,Stamping joy,you will get your shipping for Free! 
Or spend $100 worth of product and receive either a pack of glimmer paper or a roll of lace dotted trim in the colour of your choice. (Valued at $10.50.)
Or spend over $150 and receive  a pack of A4 cardstock, or a big shot embossing folder, or 6"x6" paper stack valued at $14.
If you have an order to place from the new caty, just let me know by email
Do you have an order for $200 or more?
Perhaps you should consider having a workshop with me. You would be able to earn yourself some stamping rewards to purchase a hostess stamp set or two and share creativity and fun with a group of friends.
Nerida :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The launch ...

You are invited to:
My 2015 Stampin' Up! Catalogue launch party!
@7.30pm on Friday, 19th June 2015.
Where: Niagara Park girl guides hall
There will be:
# three make and takes, 
# a scavenger hunt,
# a new product playground ( to try out all the latest tools),
# Lucky door prize and prize patrols,
# A New catalogue for everyone,
# Idea and sample boards,
   and a light supper to share.
Cost is $20 for a fun and creative night out.

To join us, send me a message or text on 0468877125
There are limited places so don't delay.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Convention 2015 Wednesday to Friday

Wednesday's lunch was at a tepanyaki restaurant at Broadbeach. We had a relaxing afternoon did some shopping and...
That night we went to pick up our convention bags and start swapping our cards with other demos.
The swaps I made ( above) the swaps I brought home (below).
 How exciting is the first day?
We had a make and take session each of the three convention days. This was day 1.
A very simple little notecard but a great technique using sponge daubers and using Mint Macaron and Cucumber  crush inks.
And there is of course a brand new Ronald MacDonald house charity stamp set (which from the sale of each set) $3 is donated to support families of sick children in hospital.
The in-colours were up on the display board! Why are they all food related? 
Watermelon wonder with Mint macarons? 
Tip top taupe spread with delightful Dijon mustard anyone?
Washed down with a cucumber crush.
Every morning was another fun adventure. What will be revealed today?
New stamping kits to create with- this wish list is getting incredibly long.
There are many changes going on at Stampin' Up! 
Changes to the stamping rewards and hostess dollars - no MDS, no more Blendabilities.
But we've had a very strong first quarter of the year... Best sales figures ever in fact!
Here's Wanda winning the prize patrol !
And the Australian office manager Aaron, giving us a demo of how to indoor skydive. 
I forget what the point of this was but it was kind of funny at the time.
On Friday night we did have a category 1 cyclone but did that deter us from going out to the awards night party?
Not at all because we knew that this gorgeous lady Bonnie Thurber would be there ( now married for  two hundred and six days).
Wanda meeting Bonnie because we just love her to bits and all want to have a hug of her.
Here is us in front of the main stage.
And here is moi with the lovely Denielle.
Another make and take on day 3. Love the watercolour paper with watermelon watercolouring!
This is the coolest stamp set.
Random selfie photo time ... Far more difficult with a real camera than a phone I can tell you.
These were my room mate's swaps - lots of excellent card ideas.
And last pic for today me eating an icecream Sunday on Saturday!
Note the bag full of stampin up gifts to my left.��