Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rainbow baby prints

Baby Foot prints. Aren't they cute?
A few people have been asking me to make baby cards lately ... It must be Spring!
Either to congratulate a new mum, grand parent or for a baby shower. These words are just perfect. Cherish the moments, because wow do they grow  up fast.
These little foot prints are about as small as feet come and because often we don't know what gender they will be until the big day why not colour them with a rainbow of marker colours?

Card recipe:
Stamp sets - Baby Prints, Dictionary background.
Inks - Burmuda Bay, Coastal cabana
Stampin' write Markers - Burmuda bay, Pool party, Wisteria wonder, strawberry slush, calypso coral,
An incredibly simple layout using the 2 1/2" Circle punch and some dimensionals.
So I made 3 cards ... Might have to make some more they sold well at the fete on Sunday.
Email me if you'd like to have some on hand or we can make a batch of these together.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Coffee, cake and cards at Claus Manor on Friday

It's on this Friday! Share a Cuppa,cake and cards...
Or just come to make a card with me this Friday morning at 10.15am at Claus Manor, Wyoming.
We will make two cards and take a look at some new tools and accessories brought out by stampin' up this month. I will do the cutting up and bring all the materials you need.
If you wish to join us contact Nerida on 0468 877125.

Brown sugar, washi tape and mosaic, label love!

Christmas is only months away. If I keep saying that I will eventually go out of denial and start preparing  ahead of time. Like that's going to happen ... 
This card features the amazing washi tape in Christmas designs.
I love this idea of throwing on some tape and layering some punched out shapes over them to make decorations.
Yep had to add some bling! As you do with a string of Rhinestone jewels.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pushing the envelope with the envelope punch board

 A fabulous new tool has just arrived!
The envelope punch board - It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes. Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
It's super easy to use, it's small and lightweight, very portable and easy to store. It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. 
It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have lots of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!). And it's a bargain - only $31.95 and available to order NOW. 
Check out the video:
Click the link below to view the video.

The Envelope Punch Board includes:
• An easy-to-use chart to create up to 66 different envelope sizes (including standard sizes). The measurements are provided in both inches and centimetres.
• A scoring tool in a convenient storage slot. • Two punches designed right into the tool itself: one to make the envelope and one to round its corners.
$31.95 AU
Envelope Punch Board
TALK TO ME TO GET YOURS!  Contact me :

Last day for 25% off 25 Stamp sets!

Just a reminder if anyone is looking to put an order in today, you Can get a prettier look at the stamps on sale at our online Store.
Just  click here
And Select NERIDA as your demonstrator in NSW.
Or you can just send me an email to take advantage of this sale.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

25% off for one week only!

This week Stampin'Up are celebrating their 25th birthday on the 25th October... 
Birthday parties mean presents! And with '25' being the number of the moment, all our customers get 25% off 25 awesome stamp sets! 
This special is for one week ONLY, 22 October until 28th October... so you only have a few days to get them. You can click HERE to see the list of available stamps. To order GIVE ME A CALL, or email 
Dont miss out!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas star!

How cool is this Christmas star! I have stamped it using gold ink and cut it out to layer over Season of style patterned paper. Loving our single stamps this year for Christmas... Are you?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Six sided Hexagon wreath

We had our Friday fortnight card making class this week.
Here's what we made. I have been focussing on clean and simple styles for Christmas cards using sets that make it easy to replicate in large numbers.
The colours are cherry cobbler and Gumball green on whisper white cardstock.
We used the "Six sided sampler" stamp set and Seasonal greetings.
The Ribbon is cherry cobbler seam binding held on with a glue dot ... Best adhesive for ribbon, fabric, buttons, or metal embellishments.
This is the second card we made. Santa is stamped with the "Tag it" stamp set and die cut with the  "chalk talk" framelit die.
We punched out Real Red mosaic shapes, layering over the  Modern Mosaic embossing folder.
Wonder how I made those splatters?
Easy, the background stamping is from "Gorgeous grunge" 
We are making two more cards next Friday week, 2nd November.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One week left to join for $25 ...

$25 Join

There's only one week left to join Stampin' Up! for $25 and enjoy a discount for six months!  
Here's the details:

Join Stampin' Up! now before October 21 for $25
  • Buy $25-26.95 in stampin' up! product
  • Get a 20% discount on everything you buy until April 30, 2014
  • Earn an additional 10% discount on your first $300+ order placed within 30 days.
During the month of October earn an additional $25 in Hostess benefits for all orders over $400.
  • If you join Stampin' Up!, your $400 spree above will now only cost you $290 (because your first purchase over $300 in the first 30 days gets a 30% discount.)
  • PLUS earn the $85 in free merchandise.
  • Your $400 shopping spree now costs you $290, $85 in free product PLUS any item at 50% off.

Pretty amazing deal?  And there's no obligation to buy another thing, to SELL to anyone (except yourself, of course!  I'm my own best customer!)  And no obligation to have parties or demo any product.  (Unless of course you'd like to approach Stampin' Up! as a business opportunity and make some additional cash.)

Give me a call on 0468 877125 or, an email lets do the figures for you and see how these absolutely amazing discounts can work for you.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Look what we made on Friday!

We made cards again last Friday, and added another two cards to our Christmas card stash.
We used Cherry cobbler cardstock and ink and paper from the Season of style paper stack.
Making these flags is super easy with the hexagon punch to get those perfect angled cuts.
Then we used the hostess stampset "Warmth and Wonder" to stamp the Noel bird and punched it out with the large oval punch. I love a stamp that has a matching punch!
These cards are 15 cm x 15 cm (6"x6"), and embossed with the Big shot embossing folder for some delicious texture and tied with piece of baker's twine in a bow.
 Friday coffee, cake and cards is on again this week friday 18th October, @10.15am. 
 Give me a call if you are planning on joining us (Nerida 0468 877 125)
We will be making  two Christmas cards and I can show you how to make square envelopes for your extra large format cards.

Friday, October 11, 2013

School holiday Guest stamper

During the School holidays and I get to share my creative table with my ten year old.
And I have to say she has done a fabulous job designing her own cards.
Colours chosen, cards designed and stamped all herself.
My favourite is her boys birthday card - Jess has stamped the wave action in Midnight Muse and the anchor in coastal cabana with a touch of More Mustard on the ship.
On her second card she has stamped some pretty Strawberry Slush and Pool Party butterflies with masked sponging of a few pansies.
And then she stamped the inside and envelope with butterflies too.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Baby block card in 3 D

Hi there, we are back on deck this week after the school holiday and a trip to Bendigo, Victoria.
This is another one of my Pinterest idea finds. It is from a YouTube video that shows you how to cut the  block shape from a 12"x 4 1/2" piece of cardstock.
This gives you a blank canvas to decorate.
Here is the back view using Modern Medley DSP and the postage stamp punch.
There are 15 squares of patterned paper.
On the top of each block I have created a small Pool Party flower with a vanilla button in the centre. The scalloped circle punch flowers have been distressed then layered one on top of the other.
On the front side I have layered the 1" square on top for more dimension and contrast? Then added the label love stamped images and punched them out.
And the other cool thing about this 3D card is that it folds down flat to fit into a  standard C6 envelope.

25th anniversary - get 20% off everything

To celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary, starting 7 October for two weeks you can join Stampin' Up! and purchase a Starter Kit* for the ridiculously low rate of $25. That's it!  We even pay the shipping. 

* Pick out merchandise of your choice valued at between $25.00 - $26.95, and get a 20% discount on everything you buy through March 31, 2014.  No strings!  No commitment!  No obligation to buy another thing, or sell anything, or demonstrate anything!  The Hobby Demonstrator uses the discount to buy their own supplies and that's it!  In fact there's even a way to get a one time 30% discount.

Of course if you have friends ask about our wonderful products, you'll also get a box of annual catalogues and a package of Holiday catalogues to share, so you can all get together and pick out your favourites.  In fact, if you're interested in making a little money, you have all the tools to do just that!  But that's you're choice. 

What a great opportunity to fill your wish list of all things Stampin' Up!

Contact me at and let's get started today!

Monday, October 07, 2013

October is party month at stampin Up!

If you hadn't noticed already, this year is Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary and October is a great month to celebrate... 25 reasons to party.
Were you thinking of inviting your friends over to make cards one day soon? Be the hostess of your own creative card making event.
Why not during October? We are offering an extra $25 of free product when you have a qualifying party. Thats on top of the usual generous hostess gifts.
Party More!!!
Normally when you have a party with sales of $400 as the hostess you get to spend $60 on products either from the hostess stamp section or on anything in any current stampin' up! catalogue.
During October you can spend $85 (thats an extra $25) of hostess dollars.
You could add the simply sketched  stamp set ($24 wood mounted or $19 clear mounted) to your order.
Or the Warmth and Wonder stamp set from the latest Holiday catalogue.
Hostesses only price of: $23 wood mounted or, $18 clear mounted.
* * * * *
And here is the latest selection of
Best of 25 years anniversary stamps. Six great birthday themed stamps for $25.95
Before I go, I am sharing a list of catalogue corrections, where prices have been printed incorrectly, and some of the bundles are actually a little bit cheaper than what's stated in the catalogue.
Call me to lock in your date with me soon, as there are only limited number of weekends available in October. Nerida 0468 877 125.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Punch pack tree.

Today's card is a CASE of a card I found on Pinterest.
If you have scraps of patterned paper and 3 cute little punches you can make this Christmas tree.
I have used my two-way glue pen to put glue on the back of each piece.
You could use any patterned paper in red and green... You will need some silver glimmer paper to punch your star and some silver ribbon too. That's what makes this card pop!
I have matted my naturals white cardstock with Real Red and stamped Merry Christmas from the Greetings of the season stampset. Cause even though its a carry over from last year I still love it!