October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to your October Newsletter.  I hope you, your families and loved ones are safe, well and enjoying our Spring weather.  There is a lot of action this month, personally and in the land of Papercrafting! And it’s Daylight Saving, giving us even more sunshine hours.

Our garden is greening-up and providing a nurturing habitat for our critters and us. Melbourne Metro & Victorian COVID numbers are slowly reducing, our kids will start to go back to school, we have family birthdays to celebrate and the tantalising hope of picnics in the park.

The card above using ‘Life is Beautiful‘ stamp set captures the dream.

In the land of Papercrafting & Stampin’ Up! we have a 15% off Designer Series Paper Sale, World Cardmaking Day followed by World Card Sending Week and many wonderful ideas to share.

These are the topics I’ll be covering.  You’ll be able to scroll down to view.

  • Where are we? Generally, personally and within SU?
  • DSP Sale: 1-31 October 2020
  • World Cardmaking Day & World Card Sending Week
  • Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin: available November 3
  • Curvy Celebrations; available November 3
  • Creative Eight WOW Tutorials
  • Other Samples & Techniques to share
  • Join my Team
  • Join my Classes

Where are we, generally, personally and with SU?

The gardens and surrounding bushland are indeed my inspiration.   Our friends have shared their favourite places with us and many are on our doorstep.  We’ve discovered local wetlands, river flats, towering river gums and even a mini farm.

I know with our extra time at home, increased maintenance and more rainfall, the garden has romped on. I’m sure that we’ve seen more bird activity; complete with Rosellas feasting on the Wisteria blooming directly in front of my craft-room window!

We’ve all been having fun crafting, making samples, sending cards to friends, catching up ‘virtually’, and generally being creative.  As I’ve recently celebrated a birthday, it has also been an absolute delight to receive many messages, hand-crafted and other cards from friends and family.

DSP Sale: 1 – 31 October 2020

Yay! It’s October and DSP Sale Time.

There are 15 different packs of Designer Series Paper on sale at a 15% saving for you.  The DSPs are from both the Annual and Mini Catalogues and there are selections in both 12”x12” and 6”x6” packs. The link to the DSP Sale section of my Online Store is HERE

You might also want to hop on over to my blog posts for detailed description of the packs and more examples. Here are the links to Designer Series Paper Sale   and Designer Series Paper Sale – Part 2

Here are some samples for you: 

World Cardmaking Day & World Card Sending Week

It’s been a joy to make and send cards. This has been a lovely time to create and spread some joy. You might like to review the SAMPLES section below for some simple card maps and layouts for “hello” & “thinking of you” cards.  These can be easily adapted to a variety of greetings. I’d love it if you shared your ideas with me!

Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin; available November 3

Priced brilliantly at $37, this internationally themed Christmas Paper Pumpkin, contains all the supplies to make 8 stunning cards: four each of two designs.  There are card bases, envelopes, die-cut pieces, embellishments, exclusive stamp set, ink spot and adhesives.  You just need to supply your own “D” clear stamping block.   You can create cards or gift the Christmas Paper Pumpkin to a loved one to spread Christmas Joy.

We think this will sell quickly- please contact me to order or (when available) here is the link to my Online Store

Curvy Celebrations: available November 3

Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies and more!  Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, Curvy Christmas Stamp Set and DSPs includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. We’ve got you covered: Hello, Birthday, Christmas, New Year, Valentines & Thinking of You.

Please contact me to order or (when available) here is the link to my Online Store.

Creative Eight WOW Tutorial: Here is the October 2020 Sneak Peak

This selection of Tutorials are all based around our gorgeous DSP’s.  There are many different ideas, from standard cards, fancy folds, 3D cards, ornaments and gift packaging.

I have emailed all the Tutorials for the previous months.  As the files are quite large, please let me know if you have not received your copy or if you would like to purchase back copies or this current Tutorial E-book.

Other Samples & Techniques to Share

Using your “precious” pieces of DSP

Often, we have pieces of DSP, that are not large enough for a card front or even a strip the length of a card front, but they are too precious to waste!

Please let me share some designs, my class ladies requested, to make and send cards to friends and loved ones.  The designs are readily adaptable to smallish amounts of DSP and various greeting types.

Here are some samples using coordinating pieces of DSP, as you’ll often have bits and pieces left from the same DSP pack where the designs and colours will work well together. (All of these samples feature DSP from ‘Flowers for Every Season” DSP pack Annual Catalogue.)  Here is the link to this DSP.

One Sheet Wonder Cutting Guide

This card map is a One Sheet Wonder cutting guide for a 6”x6” piece of DSP.

Samples of completed cards using this card map.

Join my Team:

Join just for yourself to get a discount, and/or build a business, be part of my team and meet friends who love to craft.  The choice is yours, and I’m only too happy to chat with you OR, you might like to hop on over to my JOINING PAGE.

Here’s a quick look at the offer!

  • Choose $235 product for a $169 spend ($66 for FREE) (incl. new Mini Christmas Catalogue & Upcoming November ‘Curvy Celebrations’
  • FREE Shipping
  • FREE Business Kit
  • And the opportunity to order from any existing catalogue at 20% discount.

You might like to pop on over to my blog post, where you can find further information and some Q & A’s.  Here is the link . While the September promotion has ended the Q & A section addresses general issues.

Join my Classes

Please contact me if you would like to join my paper-crafting classes.  I run several class groups.  You might like to arrange a private class for you and your friends, or you might like to join my online/virtual class with prepared class kits and PDF Tutorials.

Please chat to me about your ideas or queries.

Have Fun Crafting.  Enjoy the samples and your own wonderful creativity.

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……… till next time, stay safe, have fun!