Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray - new designer card kit.

Need to make 20 very quick and trendy cards pronto? Stampin' up! have recently released a brand new designer card kit with everything you need included. You can take it with you to a cafe, a friend's house, away with you while travelling, or maybe to give as the perfect gift for a friend?

The Hip Hip Hooray kit is the perfect answer! Both beginners and advanced stampers will love this new kit and all the amazing things you can do with it. Just take a look at all the great cards you can make with just one kit.

Absolutely everything you need to make twenty cards is in the pack.
You will find pre folded patterned cardstock, envelopes, sticker die cuts, patterned paper, paper clips and embellishments, stamps, ink spot, and an acrylic block. All you need is a pair of scissors to cut the twine. You can follow the instructions or make up your own designs.
There are three stamps included in the kit.
Hip Hip Hooray Card kit - item 134998 $34.95.
The kit is just $34.95 which works out at less than $2 per card.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Watercolour wonder cards

In my order this week was a new pack of watercolour wonder cards.
They come pre printed and pre scored so all they need is a stamp on the front and they're ready to send.
I chose the hostess stampset  "Morning Meadow"

Friday, April 04, 2014

Stampin' Up! weekly deals for April

Every Wednesday in April, Stampin’ Up! will be bringing us a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check my blog or Facebook Business Page each week to see what’s on sale take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone! 

This week’s deals :
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8″ Satin Ribbon WAS 15.95 – NOW 11.96
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Satin Ribbon WAS 15.95 – NOW 11.96
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Satin Ribbon WAS 15.95 – NOW 11.96
125577 Large Pearl Basic Jewels WAS 8.95 – NOW 6.71
118764 Vintage Trinkets WAS 9.95 – NOW 7.46
123224 Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder WAS 8.50 – NOW 6.38
129872 Mum I Love You – Digital Ensemble WAS 10.95 – NOW 6.57

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

By the Tide

Todays card is kind of beach themed... Colours, stamps and textures.
I particularly like the pool party Coredinations cardstock. You can sand the surface and reveal the whiter core of the card. I felt the scalloped embossing folder gave me a wavy ocean like feel to the background.
Sticking with the Coastal cabana ink colour and sandy "crumb cake" ink continues the tidal shore theme.
Finally I finished the card with a fussy cut shell and sea horse from the "By The Tide" stamp set and a few drops of Dazzling details glitter.
Drop by tomorrow for some weekly Specials starting each Wednesday during April.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Quilting cards

Last Friday we made quilted cards at our class. 
There are many different cards you can make that have a quilted effect. My favourite is to punch out a few quilted squares and run them through the Big shot machine a couple of times for texture and an interesting shape.
I chose a patterned paper with Coastal cabana and Wisteria Wonder colours that suggested the rest of the card. I punched eight or so postage stamp squares and stuck them to white cardstock. We rolled it through the big shot to create this apothecary shape, then texturised it.
And then we made a new folded card using the tag topper punch. To stay in the same quilted theme we decorated with hexagon shapes.
Sadly, today is the last day to order Free Sale-a-bration items with your $90 orders. You can text me today or tonight to get your last minute free products. Nerida m.0468 877 125

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hello Baby Boy!

I love making baby cards and gifts to celebrate a pregnancy and impending birth.
Today we showered a friend with baby gifts and wishes for a beautiful birth and healthy baby.
Here's the gift I put together ... A nappy cake.
I've made stork gifts with nappies wrapped in a baby blankets but this was my first "cake".
All made with a pack of 36 nappies and small elastic bands ( those rainbow ones) And some tightly tied ribbon around a fluffy blue hand towel.
Throw in some baby soap, baby bath and moisturiser with a baby singlet tied on top.
It looked great and I added a gift card made with the scallop tag topper punch.
I've indulged my love of Pool party, Coastal Cabana, silver and Island Indigo on the hello baby card.
I think the silver hearts and glimmer paper stars really make it sparkle. A piece of organza ribbon cut with flag ends was all it needed to say baby boy!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mini Photo book

Inspiration for this project came from a gift I received a while ago from Felicity Hawkins. I enjoyed making this inspiration photo album for a friend who loves her animals, bikes, dogs and horses.
The front and back covers are made with 6"x6" cardboard and wrapped with patterned paper.
The inside pages are black cardstock decorated with quotes and scrapbooking papers with room to add your own photos.
 I have stamped images from the Horse Frontier and Feel Goods over the top of the Designer series paper and a few gorgeous grunge mud splatters too.
To hold it closed I've used some Baked Brown Sugar stretched ruffled ribbon. The flower is made with tissue paper and brown paper and smooched with gold ink.
Would you like to make a version of this as a class at your place? All products can be ordered through my online store at Stampin up! Or by emailing me

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A File folder card on the Envelope punch board

I have had a couple of requests for a tutorial on how to make the File folder card.
Remember this card?
As we only have 2 weeks left of Saleabration I am using some lovely Sweet Sorbet papers.
You will need:
1 piece of A4 Cardstock cut to 14.9 cm x 27cm
Sweet Sorbet Patterned paper measuring 5.1 x 14 cm
                                                        And 9.5 x 14 cm
Step 1. Score the longest side at 5.5cm and 16.5cm.
2. Stick your patterned paper onto the cardstock. Smaller piece on the small panel, larger piece on the larger scored panel.
3. Using your envelope punch board measure 3" (or 7.5cm) and Punch a notch.
4. Slide it across to the edge and punch a half notch.
Here it is with the designer patterned paper on it. Showing the half notch and 3" measurement.
5. Next we move back to our stampin up cutter to remove one of the tabs.
6. Line up the deepest part of the notch with the groove in your cutter and put your cutting blade in the notch. Slide the blade down and cut off the lower tab.
Here it is after its cut off, showing how it looks with the DSP.
7. Next, we need to fold along the scored lines and add a glimmer paper flower, held on with a dimensional to hold the tab top closed.
Decorating with a couple of punched butterflies and rhinestone jewels.
8. Lastly, you might stamp your greeting in a matching ink. 
I've used Tangerine Tango to match the cardstock colour.
And a piece of gold washi tape or you could use a piece of ribbon.
Materials -
Stampset: Bring on the Cake
Designer Series Paper: Saleabration Sweet Sorbet
Cardstock and ink: Tangerine Tango
Punches: Itty bitty butterfly, Pansy Punch, 7/8" scallop punch.
Dimensional foam dots, champagne glimmer paper, watercolour wonder washi tape.
Tools: Stampin' up! cutter and Envelope punch board (EPB).