What’s NEW for 2018?

The start of a brand new year inevitably leads us to thoughts of making resolutions to change a bad habit, to improve our skills or to get more organized.  Here, at Kristy Coromandel dot com  it’s no different. I recently sent out a survey to my newsletter subscribers for their input into the changes coming in 2018.  Let me share with you what’s coming new in 2018.

NEW! Tips & Techniques

I love learning new techniques and also a new way to use those old techniques that we love. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month I will share a tip and /or technique beginning Wednesday 7th February 2018.

NEW! Make It Monday

Previously known as Make A Card Monday, but this year we’re calling it Make it Monday where we will feature more than just a cards.  These projects will include Greeting cards plus scrapbook pages, gift ideas etc.    Each Monday I will be bringing you fun tutorials with measurements and complete instructions so that you can start your week creating!

Of course some features will be staying the same

 Class-To-Go

These classes have been more popular than I could have ever imagined. The monthly class-to-go is staying right here.  Each month we will bring you a new class to go featuring the latest Stampin’ Up! products.  These classes will continue to include video tutorials and PDF handouts for each projects.

I have a few other fun surprises in store so if you don’t already subscribe to my newsletter, take a minute to sign up. HERE  I promise, I won’t spam you or sell off your email address.  Join  others who love inspiration in their in-box weekly!

 

 

Clean & Simple Birthday Card

Clean & Simple Birthday Card

The start of a new year for our family there are a lot of Birthdays.  Due to the vast number I need Quick, Easy & Simple cards.

I’m a huge fan of patterned paper, I wasn’t always.  When I go to create the first thing I look for is my pattern papers and decide which pattern I want to use, from there I select my colours.

Patterned paper on today’s project comes from Petal Garden Patterned Paper Pack.

  • Cut 2″ strip of Rich Razzleberry pattern paper and placed it along the bottom of Rich Razzleberry Card base
  • Stamp greeting from Stylized Birthday (this is my all time favourite Birthday Stamp set) bottom right corner with Black Ink
  • Adhere the White Stamped panel to my card front with stampin’ dimensionals leaving a gap at the top and bottom of my card base

  • Coloured Hearts & Stars wooden elements using Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends
  • Adhere the coloured element to the card using glue dots
  • Finish with a scatter of rhinestones

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
Product List


Create a card set using a variety of different colours

Quick & Easy Birthday Cards

Quick & Easy Birthday Cards

I’m excited to share with you today’s project.  The Occasions catalogue has just recently gone live and there are some amazing new and exciting products to add to your collection of paper crafting supplies.

One of my favourite new products is this Picture Perfect Party 6″x 6″ patterned paper pack.  The paper is photographed on one side and patterned on the other.

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “How do you decided on what colours to use?” First thing I decided on was the pattern paper.  Stampin’ Up! make is super easy for you that they list all the colours that coordinate with each patterned paper pack.

Here’s a picture of my project

Picture Perfect Birthday

  • I could have used Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, or Peakaboo Peach, but for this card I choose Bermuda Bay.  Each colour will give you a slightly different look so experiment til you find the one you like best.
  • The greeting comes from Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Stamp and has been stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder.  I’ve used Silver embossing powder to match with the silver bow that’s in the patterned paper.  (you could also ink your greeting using Bermuda Bay to match your cardbase) TIP:  Black ink is very versatile and will go with any/most designs.  If you choose to add a colour try matching to a colour that you see in the patterned paper you’re using.
  • The greeting has been die cut with the Stitched Framelit Dies and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • And to tie the silver together I finished with adding a piece of Silver Natural Trim behind my greeting.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Next time you need to create a quick card, grab a piece of patterned paper and let the colours help you design and create your project.

Bloomin Love Class Kit To Go

Bloomin Love Class Kit To Go

Unable to attend my monthly classes?  Want to stamp in your PJ’s?  Don’t want to buy all the supplies to create one project?  Then my class monthly Class Kit-to-Go is for you!

Features & Benefits 

  • New class each month featuring current Stampin’ Up! stamps and products
  • Learn new tips and techniques for stretching your supplies
  • All consumable cut and prepped for you, and shipped directly to your door.
  • Video tutorials of each projects so you can watch them over and over again
  • PDF handouts with supplies, measurements and instructions for you to add to an inspirations binder for future reference

Register Now for this months Class Kit-to-Go HERE

Each month a new class is created for a limited time only.  We have three (3) ways in which you can purchase your class kit.

Option 1:  All- Inclusive kit

This kit is great if you want it all. The kit includes the monthly featured stamp set plus all your consumable supplies to complete all projects.  Including pre cut cardstock, embellishments, ribbon & trim.

Class also include lifetime access to video tutorials for each project, and PDF handouts with supplies, measurements and instructions for you to print and add to an inspirational binder for future reference.

Plus free shipping.

You will need to supply your own ink and adhesive.

Option 2:  Class Kit

Already own this months stamp set?  Why not order a class kit!  Class kits include all your consumable supplies to complete all projects.  Including pre cut cardstock, embellishments, ribbon & trim.

Class also include lifetime access to video tutorials for each project, and PDF handouts with supplies, measurements and instructions for you to print and add to an inspirational binder for future reference.

Plus free shipping.

You will need to supply your own ink and adhesive.

Option 3:  Online Class

Class include lifetime access to video tutorials for each project, and PDF handouts with supplies, measurements and instructions for you to print and add to an inspirational binder for future reference.

No supplies included.

Register Now for this months Class Kit-to-Go HERE

 

Click HERE for a sneak peak into this months class projects.

SALE-A-BRATION is coming!!!!!

SALE-A-BRATION is coming!!!!!

SALE-A-BRATION is coming!!!!!  It’s almost here!

Sale-a-Bration is like a second Christmas for stampers – add to it a new Occasions catalogue and what could be better?

It’s a gift with purchase kinda thing that lasts for three months!

Sale-a-Bration starts on January 2nd, as does the Occasions catalogue.

Need Catalogues?

Need a copy of both the catalogues?  Simply fill out this form HERE and I will pop one in the mail for you.

In the meantime, you can download the PDF for both the Occasions Catalogue HERE and Sale-a-bration catalogue HERE.

What is Sale-a-bration

Sale-a-bration is when you spend $90 in product before shipping you get to choose a free stamp set, ribbon pack, designer series paper packs, thinlit dies, Memories & More card packs all kinds of great things.  Anywhere where you see this icon below, you can get that item for free with a $90 purchase.

For every $90 you spend, you’llreceive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If they spend $90 you’ll get one free level 1 product.
  • If they spend $180 you’ll get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
  • If they spend $270 you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item, plus $27 in stampin’ rewards.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!

Sale-a-bration and the occasions catalogue officially kick off Wednesday 3 January.

 

 

My Top 9 Projects from 2017

My Top 9 Projects from 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over, but before the clock tick over to 2018.  I wanted to share with you my Top 9 projects from 2017.  Shimmer on Vellum Card was the most popular one for 2017, and this was also my favourite.

Click on the images below to view the video tutorial for each project.

 

Leave me a comment and let me know what type of projects, techniques, or solutions you would like to see in 2018.

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

It’s the week before Christmas and you’re wrapping gifts when you discover you need more gift tags! Here are two quick-and-easy tag ideas you can create in minutes!

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

I first created my tag from a 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I’ve trimmed to corners on both sides and die cut my snowflake from the Trim Your Stocking Framelits.  The Greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and stamped using Real Red Classic Ink.  To finish my tag I’ve stapled a piece of Real Red Ribbon to the top of the tag.

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this tag.  You can view the video below.

I also created a stepped up version by using the original tag and then I’ve added a 3″ x 2″ piece of Be Merry DSP

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this tag.  You can view the video below.

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Finally I’ve taken the stepped up version of our gift tag and created a Christmas Greeting Card.

I’ve created my card base using Basic Black Cardstock, and added a piece of Merry Music Specialty Paper to the card front.  This paper is lightweight and printed with traditional carols in different languages.

I added a thin strip of Real Red Cardstock across my premade tag, with an additional snowflake before adding the tag to the card front with Stampin dimensionals

 

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view the video below.

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project!   I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this gift tag and card.  Be sure to keep checking back, there are always new and fresh ideas going on here on the blog!

FREE Shipping – 24 Hours Only

FREE Shipping – 24 Hours Only

Stampin’ Up! have issued an early Christmas surprise… Free shipping for the 24 hours only.

Looking for last minute Christmas Gifts, I highly recommend the Soft Sayings All-inclusive Card Kit and Love Today Planners (below)

Want delivery before Christmas

Today is also the last day to order to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, be sure to stock up on stocking stuffers like adhesive, punches and small embellishments


End of Year Clearance Sale

End of year clearance sale is still on be sure to order your favourite items from the holiday catalogue before they’re gone and our clearance Rack has some amazing discounted items also

There is a lot you can shop for to take advantage of this one day FREE shipping special. I’m off to place an order right now.  Visit my online store to place an order today!

 

Quick & Festive Greeting Cards!

Quick & Festive Greeting Cards!

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, many of us are looking for inspiration and ideas for creating Christmas cards that are not only quick to create but also result in a stylish, festive greeting. Yes, quick and stylish can go hand in hand! Assembly-line card making is one method that people often use for making Christmas cards in order to speed up the process. Some card makers shy away from this as they are looking for variety in their greetings. In this case, choose three or four different designs and complete them in assembly-line fashion. Assembly-line card making, if you are not familiar with it, is where everything is cut and prepped first, and then, one at a time, the cards are assembled. It truly does save time to do all the prep work in one big batch.

In this blog post we will explore three different quick and festive design options that could be completed in assembly-line fashion. We will also discuss some tips and tricks to help with the process and keep you on track and on budget! Time is ticking, so let’s get started!

The first place to begin is with the card base, the actual foundation. To keep it quick and simple, try to stick to a straightedge standard size greeting card.  A gatefold card can also be created with this basic size; however, that could be defeating the quick factor as you would have to make two scores and folds rather than one. Using these cutting methods can give some variation as well as be a little more budget friendly. Often odd-size cards require more postage, and the envelopes can be more expensive. A larger surface area can also mean a slightly higher supply cost.

Project 1

Printed double-sided patterned paper is a great resource for making quick and festive cards. In Project 1, I’ve used the Merry Music Specialty paper as my background.  I’ve stamped my greeting from Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set using Real Red Classic Ink to create visual interest and a center focal point. Die templates and punches are great tools to make shapes quickly and painlessly.

In order for a card to be quick to make, it is necessary to stay away from labor-intensive techniques. So instead of fussing with a multilayered and glittered embellishments, keep the vision, but instead, try to re-create it in a simpler, time-saving manner. The greeting on this card takes center stage without the labour.

To finish this card, add a coordinating ribbon, followed by a printed or stamped sentiment, and you have completed a quick and festive card!

Project 2

 

A design can easily be switched up by making small changes, like simply changing the orientation from a portrait-style to a landscape-style card as shown in Project 2. All of the same basic supplies have been used in just a slightly different way. Little changes can truly make a card look different.

Project 3

Our final card design in our quest for quick and festive greetings makes use of embossed cardstock. The other addition here is the use of multiple layers. The embossed cardstock gives a wonderful texture to the card and the multiple layers add dimension. Most of the layers are straightedge cuts, making it quick and easy.  The focal point on this card is as easy as it gets — stamped greeting die cut with the Stitched Fraemlits,  and add a piece of ribbon and a bow.

I hope that these quick and festive card designs and tips will have you merrily on your way to finishing or, maybe for some, starting your Christmas greetings

Reserve your Stamparatus today!

Reserve your Stamparatus today!

Did you miss out on reserving your new Stamparatus tool?   The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes. It turns everyone LOVES  and MUST HAVE this new stamping tool! I must admit I was super excited!  In fact, your response was so amazing that Stampin’ Up! decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

Exciting News

You can reserve your Stamparatus tool from  6–31 December; however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until 31 December. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open! (YAY!!!!!!)

Reserve your Stamparatus today on this link HERE

Please note the following Stamparatus reservation changes:

  • Beginning 19 March, Stamparatuses will ship in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the 6–31 December window will ship on 19 March (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, there is only one reservation per customer (and one per demonstrator).
  • Because Stampin’ Up! is not limiting the maximum number of reservations for this window. Therefore, this is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus

The reservation window will open at 8:00 AM (AEDT) on 6 December

I can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool.

How to reserver your Stamparatus

Reserve your stamparatus in four (4) easy steps

Reserve your Stamparatus today on this link HERE

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