Sunday, January 17, 2021

"Opposite Stamp' technique.

During a day at a fellow demonstrator's house, where there were 3 of us together & we sent the day exploring the new products from the latest Holiday catalogue, (scroll to the bottom of the page to download it), & of course, the Saleabration catalogue.

We had such a great day, laughing, eating & creating - we have missed being with others to share ideas & learned techniques.

Speaking of which, Alison showed me this technique & I decided to use it for my Friday Facebook Live. I'd love you to watch it & share your creativity too!! 

These two, (Brilliant Blue & Balmy Blue / Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather) are reasonably simple, where I have then used the Handsomely Suited stamp set & matching Suit & Ties dies, (10% off the bundle when you purchase them together!!).

You may see in the purple card that Ive used the suspender die so that the cardstock looks more like a piece of ribbon? I love how we can adapt the uses of the dies to fit the project!!


When I was with Alison, I challenged her to make a female version of this card, so she used Magenta Madness & Mango Melody - man, you need your sunnies on for this one!! But it is so perfect at the same time!

And instead of simply stampng on the inside of the card, Ive die cut one of the bows from the Very Vanilla mat & inserted a piece of Mango Melody. This pops against the Magenta Madness, right?

I think this final card may be my fav!! I decided to cover only part of the front of the card & sing the Well Suited DSP, I added another feature to it. That DSP design, (gingham, perhaps?) is quite busy, so toning it down like this makes it easier on the eye.

And that DSP works so well the inside of the card, too!!

I cant wait to try this technique with other stamp sets, they will all look so different, wont they?



During Jan & Feb, it is also Saleabration time, (the first of two this year!!). This is such an exciting time to purchase items - for every $90 of products from the current Annual or Mini Catalogue, you automatically earn a FREE product from the Salabration brochure!!

Be sure to check out which products can be earned for $90 0r $180, to reduce confusion.

And of course, if all else fails, Im here to help you!

Given that it is the beginning of the month, there is a new Hostess Code to use (36ACJASY), if your order is below $250, so be sure to use it when placing your order.

Thanks for stopping by, see you in the next post,

Jo

Card 1 
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Balmy Blue, Very Vanilla
 Ink: Brilliant Blue, Balmy Blue
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

 Card 2 
Stamps: Handsomely Suited, Itty Bitty Birthdays
 Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Very Vanilla
Ink; Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
 DSP: Well Suited
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine items: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder

 Card 3
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
 Cardstock: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Very Vanilla
Ink: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine items: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

Card 4
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point
DSP: Well Suited
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

 Accessories: https://linktr.ee/JoWeedonMelbourne

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Art Gallery & Gilded Leafing C.A.S.E.ing

C.A.S.E.ing (Copy And Share Everything), the catalogue is such a great way to gain inspiration if you are lacking it. A bit like me, I guess, I've had my birthday & Christmas celebrations, then New Year's & a short stay away from home, so haven't sat at my creative desk much lately.

So looking through the latest Mini Catalogue, I found this card that made me smile & I decided to copy it with the prodcts that I have already.


The left image is from the catalogue and my finished product is on the right - quite similar, don't you think? I didn't have the acetate sheets for the background of the card, so I used Versamark & it gives a similar effect! SU! products are so good like that!

Using the catalogues for inspiration is such an easy thing to do!!

The stamp set that I used was Art Gallery, found on page 32 of the brochure. This link for it is above.

You can see how I made this card by watching my Live Video here.



During Jan & Feb, it is also Saleabration time, (the first of two this year!!). This is such an exciting time to purchase items - for every $90 of products from the current Annual or Mini Catalogue, you automatically earn a FREE product from the Salabration brochure!!

Be sure to check out which products can be earned for $90 0r $180, to reduce confusion.

And of course, if all else fails, Im here to help you!

Given that it is the beginning of the month, there is a new Hostess Code to use (36ACJASY), if your order is below $250, so be sure to use it when placing your order.



Thanks for coming past to see my latest creation, I cant wait to show you what I have prepared next, Jo x


Card 1: 
 Stamps: Art Galery
 Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Versa Mark
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Floral Gallery 
 Accessories:  Heat n Stick embossing powder, Sequins & Fine Tip Glue, Heat Gun, Brush, Mini White Dimensionals,

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Playful Alphabet Dies certainly make me want to play!!



I was inspired by a card I received from a fellow friend & demo, Alison, to buy these, the Playful Alphabet Dies. 
And. OMG! they are so fun!!

The possibilities really are endless with what you can create!! The letters, numbers AND punctuation make it such a great die set!


So of course, I had to start having a play with them, right?



I've been asked to make Divorce cards before & have struggled in the past. But these dies, teamed with a sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers make this task so easy!
While this baby card doesn't actually have a baby type sentiment or image on it, it's exactly what it is!! Or it could be for parents of an adult child that has moved out of home, perhaps?

Either way, I just love how it turned out.

This stamped sentiment has to be one of my all-time favourites, as a demo. It represents everything that is motherhood, juggling work/ house/ sports/ outside family commitments.

So of course, "ugh" had to be used, just to accentuate the truth of it all!!

You can see my Live video, filmed last night, here on my Facebook page: Jo Weedon Melbourne

Thanks for giving me a reason to create!

From Jo x



Card 1: 
StampsBeauty Abounds & Celebrate Sunflowers
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Basic Black
Ink: Momento Black 
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Playful Alphabet Dies Tasteful Labels Dies
Accessories: Adhesive Foam Sheets, Adhesive, Dimesionals, Pearls coloured with Black Sharpie Marker

Card 2:
StampsVanilla & Black
Cardstock: Whisper White & Mossy Meadow cardstock
DSP: World of Good
Ink: Mossy Meadow 
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine items: Playful Alphabet Dies
Accessories: Adhesive Foam Sheets, Adhesive, Dimensionals

Card 3: 
StampsHere's a Card
Cardstock: Calypso Coral & Whisper White
DSP: Playing With Patterns
Ink: Calypso Coral
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Playful Alphabet Dies
Accessories: Adhesive Foam Sheets, Adhesive, Dimesionals

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bundle It Up!



When you purchase certain bundles, (that is a stamp set with either matching dies or a punch), you automatically receive a 10% discount - just for purchasing them together!

This immediately gives you so many more options for creativity. And of course, just because the items come together, it doesn't mean you are only restricted to using them without any other products!


Sometimes a simple stamped image & punch works well, just like this card...
And other times, you can go all out & involve many different products, like this one.


I like to focus on bundles for these three reasons: 
  •  First, bundles already include a discount—and everyone loves a discount.
  • Second, they show off one of Stampin’ Up!’s best benefits: our awesome product coordination. 
  • Third, bundles help stampers create fantastic projects with less effort. 


This DSP & many others are now on sale at My On-line shop, within Australia. 

Don't forget to tick the box to have me as your nominated demonstrator so that I can help you with your order, at any time. 
(If you don't choose a demo, then when you get stuck, we cant assist you - how annoying right?)

It was nice to see you here, see you again, soon, 

Jo x