Monday, 29 June 2015

Get 2 extra stamp sets for free if you join Stampin Up by June 30!


http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tinahewett/jointhefun

If you're anything like me, papercrafting is a big part of your life. If you'd like to find a way to either get goodies at a discounted price and/or subsidise your spending on craft supplies by selling to your crafting buddies, then why not think about joining Stampin Up?

Many people (including me) join Stampin Up to get the best quality product at a discount. I've been a Demonstrator for over 8 years now, and have had lots of fun doing what I do. I've not found it difficult to meet the minimum required to maintain my status, and I enjoy getting together with friends and new people to share ideas and create things. I'm also a member of a couple of private Facebook Groups with other Demonstrators and we get to share more ideas.

For the month of June 2015 only, Stampin Up is offering 2 free stamp sets when you join. You still can choose the content of your starter kit, which has a retail value of $235 for just $169.

The quickest and easiest way to join is online, and you can do so HERE.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Which Stampin Up products from the Occasions Catalogue are NOT being carried over into the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue?

These:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

So make sure you order them before they are all gone!
Click on the pictures above to go to my online store.
Happy Shopping!
Tina

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Retirement List is Out! Grab your favourite stamping supplies before they are all gone!

All good things must come to an end. And so it is with some stamp sets and accessories, as well as the 2013-2015 In Color range.
It's a little earlier than previously hinted, but that is because the current Annual Catalogue is now retiring on the 2nd June, not the 30th as the cover indicates.
There are some items up to 50% off, and all the My Digital Studio range is 30% off, as it will be retiring at the end of May.
Remember everything is while stocks lastYou can see the retiring products here.

If you wish to purchase any of the retiring products, please email me or to to my online store.

Happy shopping!
Tina

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sheltering Tree 4 Seasons Card

This is a 4 seasons (in Australia) card using the gorgeous Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. Where I live in Australia the grass goes brown in summer, and is green in winter when the deciduous trees are bare. We really don't get any snow where I live, only very occasionally (about one day every few years) it is cold enough to snow in the Adelaide hills.

I hope you like it. I've also shot some video on how I made this card, and I'll upload it to my YouTube Channel as soon as I've finished the editing.

Here are the supplies used to make this card. If you'd like to order any of them, please click on the images below.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy stamping,
Tina

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bokeh Background Celebrate Card - New Video





Hi there,

I've finally finished editing the 3rd video in my series on the Bokeh background technique. You can watch it here:

If you can't see the video, here's the link to it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_6HC9Z951c8

Supplies used:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
If you'd like to order any supplies, just click on the images below.Happy stamping,
Tina

Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

   

Today is the last day to place your order to get your freebies! Simply order $90 or more of gorgeous stamping goodies, and then choose from the freebies available. Head over to my Online Store and start shopping!

Did you know that you can join Stampin’ Up and be a hobby demonstrator, or a career demonstrator.
Join Stampin’ Up!  and benefit in the following ways -
  • Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit has a retail value of $235, but is a steal at $169
  • You can Customise the kit with your choice of stamp sets, ink colours and more (of equal or less value).
  • You can Sign Up On-line.
  • Receive 30% off your first order of $300 Retail (in your first 45 Days) or more plus qualify for all the usual hostess benefits. – Please note this will be ending soon to make way for our new exciting Compensation Plan.
  • Enjoy 20% off all your orders.
  • You are able to view and order select new stamps and products one month in advance of new catalogue releases!
  • There’s no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop out.
  • $440 in total retail sales is required per quarter to remain active BEYOND your first FULL quarter. This total includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).  The next full quarter finishes June 30th.
  • No Annual Fees to pay.
  • You’ll have access to a myriad of project ideas on the Demonstrator Web Site and in the bimonthly Impressions newsletter.
  • Become part of a world-wide stamping family!
  • Get together with other stamping friends who share ideas and "get it"
  • Want to earn extra income through your stamping passion?  I’m here to help you succeed when you are ready.
Don't forget to Join the Fun by 11.50 pm Australian Eastern Time (Sydney), 11.20 pm Adelaide time.

Happy shopping!
Tina

Monday, 16 March 2015

New Video - Bokeh Background cards part 2

I've just uploaded part 2 of the 3 part series of videos on the popular Bokeh Background technique for cards.

Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/ZtqJ_lbcqSw

Here is the video:


Happy Stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bokeh Background Techniques using Stampin Up inks - first video in a 3 part series


I've just uploaded a new video to YouTube showing one way to create a card using the Bokeh background technique.

Here is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/CUQvWP9w3YU

Here is the video:


Supplies Used:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Other supplies: Fun Foam, painter's tape, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

If you are in Australia, you can purchase Stampin Up supplies through my online store: http://www.tinahewett.stampinup.net

Look for the next 2 videos in this series over the next few days...

Happy stamping!
Tina

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Butterfly Basics White Embossed and Coloured on Black

This is another project made at our monthly get-together of my fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators.

The images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set were stamped onto Basic Black cardstock with VersaMark ink, then embossed with White Embossing Powder. They were then coloured with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendibilities markers. The butterfly was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Calypso Coral ink and cut out with the matching shape from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black ink.

The main panel was matted onto Whisper White, then Calypso Coral cardstock and onto a Basic Black card base.

Here are the supplies used for this project. Please note that at the time of writing, the Blendabilities markers are unavailable while a manufacturing problem is being dealt with.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on the corresponding image to go to my online store.

Happy stamping,
Tina

Friday, 6 March 2015

Gorgeous Chalkboard Butterfly Thinlit Die on Floral Frames card

At our monthly get-together of Stampin Up Demonstrators we made this card using my favourite Butterfly Thinlit die on a card made using the Floral Frames collection of Framelits.

The butterfly is cut out of the new chalkboard paper, and is coloured with the new chalk inks.

Here is a close up view:

And here are the supplies used (except for the background stamp, which is retired):

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you'd like to purchase supplies to make this project, please click on the image above to go to my online store.

Or you can make this card at one of my Thursday crafty chat group get-togethers.

Happy stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Use Stampin' Up's Curvy Keepsake Box Die to make this cute Easter Bunny!

I've finally got the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die from Stampin Up, after seeing tons of ideas all over the internet.

Here's my version of a cute Easter Bunny.


These are great for little gifts - you can put a small Easter egg inside. I'm making some for the upcoming SA Papercraft Fair, so if you're in the area, come by and say hello!

Supplies used to make this project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I also used an oval punch that's retired, sorry.

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies to make your own cute bunny boxes, just click on the picture of the items to be taken to my online store.

This is also something you can make at my Thursday crafty chat group. If you would like more information, please email me.

Happy crafting!
Tina

Weekly Stampin' Up Deals for 4 - 10 March 2015

Here are this weeks specials:

weekly deals at http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=955
You can go to the page on my online shop HERE

Happy shopping!
Tina

Monday, 23 February 2015

Easy Male Birthday card using Handcarved Background stamp - video





Here is a card I created for my darling husband's birthday recently. It was super easy to do, I had wanted to do something with the gorgeous and funky Handcarved background stamp (wood 134051, clear 134054), and I know my husband is not into vintage trains or ships.

I looked around on Pinterest, and there aren't many ideas for using this stamp, so I decided to go "Clean and Simple". I know many people struggle with coming up with ideas for male birthday cards, so I hope this easy one gives you some inspiration. You could always add a number for an age-themed card, or a couple of brads or candy dots.

Anyway, I filmed a video of me making it, showing just how easy it is.

If you can't see the video below, here's the link to YouTube: http://youtu.be/ClB-ikCKx9k


Happy stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stained Glass Butterfly Birthay Card - Video

Hi,

I've just uploaded a video to YouTube showing how I made this birthday card using one of the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits dies.

Stained Glass Butterflies Thinlits Dies birthday card www.tinascreativestudio.com


I used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, which you can get for FREE with an order over $90 during Sale-A-Bration, which is on now until March 31.

This card was heavily inspired by one created by Ceal Pritchet. I changed the angle of the butterfly and made it pop out of the cutout panel.

If you can't see the video below, go to this YouTube link: http://youtu.be/P66C8QJKXMQ

Happy stamping!
Tina

Weekly Stampin' Up Deals for 18 to 24 February 2015

Just a reminder that Stampin Up has an ongoing "Weekly Deals" promotion, with different products on special each week. It's a good idea to check back every week, as you might find something that is on your wish list at a reduced price for that week only.

Here's this week's specials:

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=955

You can go to the page on my online shop HERE

Happy shopping!
Tina

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

New Video showing 2 cards made with the watercolour backgrounds

Hi there,

I've uploaded a new video to YouTube, the third and final in the series on salt watercolour backgrounds and the cards I made with them.

Here's a link to the video: http://youtu.be/4bFs4NFGNys

For one I used one of the gorgeous Butterflies Framelits Dies from the Stampin Up Occasions catalogue.

I hope you enjoy watching the videos.




Happy stamping,
Tina

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sheltering Tree Detatchable Bookmark Card





I shared this card with my Stampin Up Demonstrator friends at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

This one uses the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the 2015 Occasions catalogue. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the same catalogue. The colours used are Old Olive, Early Espresso and Tangello Twist. The card base is Old Olive and the panels are actually Very Vanilla, although they appear almost white.

If you'd like to learn how to make this card, I'll be teaching this one at an upcoming card class, so let me know if you are interested.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 26 January 2015

Diamond Gatefold card



This card was shown to us by my friend Jenny at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

This card uses the gorgeous Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. The flower image is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the same catalogue, and I've also used the Hardwood background stamp on the triangle panels.

If you'd like to purchase supplies used to make this card, please go to my online store, or alternatively you may call or email me.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Clutch Purse Birthday Card



This card was shown to us by my friend Tamara at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

Here is a fancy fold card that looks a bit like a clutch purse when closed, then opens up to reveal 2 panels of flowers.

The stamps used are from the Butterfly Basics set from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, and I've coloured them using Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities (alcohol markers).

If you'd like to make this card and need some of the supplies, please contact me or order online at my store - the button is in the sidebar on the right.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Corner Garden Watercolour Card For You - Video




I've uploaded the video that shows how I created this card, using a watercolour background that I created in an earlier session. I wasn't happy with how the background came out, so I wanted to cover up most of it with a stamp, and thought this background stamp would be perfect.

I stamped the image with VersaMark and then added white embossing powder, which was heat set using my heat tool. Then I coloured in the image using ink refills and my aqua pen, and a Daffodil Delight marker for the centres of some of the flowers.

Here is a link to the video:  http://youtu.be/el3Tcqc0E5s

And here is the video:


Happy Stamping,
Tina