Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Stampin' Up! trip to Prague!

Hi all,

I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely weather (not!).  October is well and truly here.

One of the perks of my new job is that I get the school holidays off, so I am thankfully at home all week.  Lots to do though as Monica & I are throwing a Pre-Convention party next Thursday night and it's all busy busy busy! Lots to prepare for!

As you can see from the letter above, I got my confirmation that last month I received the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Prague next summer!  I really didn't think a few months back that I would do it but some hard work, some lovely customers and a great downline, all contributed to my achievement - THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU! I couldn't have done it without you :)

So, lots going on at the moment but not much I can show you, but I'll leave you with this card here which is one of the cards that we made at my Stampin' Stars Team Training last weekend.

Dare I say the "C" word?

Yes, the Countdown to Christmas has begun! So what better way to kick off my inspiration piece than with a Christmas card! Not necessarily the "go to" Christmas colour, but I love this card - what says Christmas more than a bit of glitter too?

Here is a quick run-down on what I did to make this card.

Make your base card from Soft Suede Card.

Cut a smaller rectangle of Very Vanilla Card and mount on your base card.

Cut a small rectangle of Very Vanilla card for your centre.

Ink up your Serene Snowflake stamp with Versamark ink and then straight into the Soft Suede inkpad and then stamp your images on your card.

Cover the snowflakes with Heat & Stick powder, heat to melt, cover with Champagne or Gold Glitter and heat once more to set.

Use the Curly Cute stamp set to stamp your greeting in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card , trim, round the corners with a punch and mount onto Soft Suede card. Mount on the centre of your snowflake panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Cut a peice of Soft Suede card to mount your snowflake panel on making sure that the border at the bottom is bigger.

Use your Scallop Trim punch to edge the bottom and mount your snowflake panel onto it. Mount onto your base card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is what I used:

106550 £7.50 Very Vanilla Card
119982 £6.25 Soft Suede Card
115438 £17.95 Serene Snowflakes
120510 £12.95 Curly Cute stamps
102283 £5.95 Versamark inkpad
115657 £4.95 Soft Suede inkpad
114286 £14.50 Fine Galaxy Glitter
100625 £3.75 Heat & Stick powder
118402 £14.25 Scallop Trim punch
119871 £6.25 Corner punch

Right, that's it from me for the moment.

Have fun!

Natalie x


Suzie Q said...

Well Done you!!!
Suzie Qx

Fiona said...

Lovely card, unusual colour for xmas too, which is refreshing.