Big Sale and Exciting New Kit

I am back from Sydney and feeling inspired and energised.

I have the new catalogue in my hands and I have a major problem as there are heaps of things that I NEED in that catalogue. 
If you live in Australia and would like a copy of the new catalogue (these will be available from the beginning of December), please send me an email and I will get one sent out to you. Before that happens, I have wonderful news –  BIG sale!!

This is awesome – you can save on products from the annual catalogue.  You get 10% off punches, 15% off stamps (excluding host stamps), 20%  off dies, embossing folders and non-specialty DSP.  (This time around you are getting a better deal to order the stamps and dies separately rather than ordering the bundle.)  You can view a list of all the products that are on sale here.  Make yourself a cup of your favourite beverage and go through the sales list and your catalogue and decide what you want.

You are welcome to give me your wish list and hand my contact details to everyone who might want to buy you a Christmas gift and I can arrange that you love everything that Santa drops off this year!  The catch here is that the sale is only on from the 15th – 18th November.  You can place your order yourself using my online store.  If your order is under $250 please use the host code FGGEJERP when you check out.  If you prefer, you are welcome to send your order through to me and I will place it for you.

There is also an exciting new kit available from tomorrow.  It is called Timeless Greetings and is perfect for masculine cards or sending cards to friends and family overseas.

This is an all inclusive kit and has everything you need to make 8 cards (4 each of 2 different designs)

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! It costs $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 17th November 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features the Boughs Of Holly suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the card that I contributed this month:

Free Shipping for 24 hours – keep reading, there is lots of information in this post!!

Stampin’ Up is offering free shipping for today. If there is anything on your wish list, today is a really good day to place an order.

If your thoughts are turning to Christmas cards, and you are looking for tons of inspiration conveniently located within one suite, you might like to join our Boughs Of Holly Stamp Camp. You can find more information about this event here. If you would like to purchase the suite, click here to go directly to the products at my online store.

If you have been thinking about signing up as a demonstrator, I would love to have you join my team. From today until the end of October there is a joining special – the cost to sign up is $169 and you can choose products to the value of $283. The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogues, brochures, order forms, and postcards.  In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, you will get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, the enjoyment of sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events. If you would like to sign up, click here

If you missed the live World card making Day event, or if you did attend and want to watch it again, you can find the recordings of the presentations here. This was a really fun day with beautiful cards to make and a sneak peek of a new bundle from the January – June 2023 catalogue and details of a pre-order opportunity.

Any orders placed today will get a bonus tutorial bundle as well as my usual monthly tutorial bundle.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250 please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a fantastic joining special running from 4th – 31st of October. It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $283 worth of products for your starter kit! If you wanted to sign up as a demonstrator, this is a perfect opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th October 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month

Stampin’ Up! News

There are some exciting things happening at the moment.

Following on from World card making day, Tuesday is free shipping day!  This is for orders over $65.  Spend some time assembling your wish list as Tuesday is a great day to do some shopping!!

There is a new birthday organizer kit.  I haven’t seen it in the paper yet, but I am very excited about it from what I have seen in the video.  Here is the video that Stampin’ Up! Posted about the kit

If you would like to see the other kits that are available, you can have a look at my online store.  If you place an online order, please use the host code 2ZHGEDVT at the checkout if your order is under $250.

As an added bonus for World Card Making Day, I will be giving a bonus tutorial in addition to the usual monthly tutorial for any orders placed on Tuesday.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a fantastic joining special running from 4th – 31st of October. It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $283 worth of products for your starter kit! If you wanted to sign up as a demonstrator, this is a perfect opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th October 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month.

Stamping News

Stampin’ Up! Has announced a September special.  Each week there will be a range of different products on special.  Click here you can see what is on offer this week.  Please remember that there will be new specials every week, so I will post a weekly update this month to let you know what is on offer.  If you place an order and the total is below $250, please use the host code 2ZHGEDVT when you check out. Here are the specials for this week:

Perfect partners is a special which is also running for September.  This is what Stampin’ Up! Has to say about this:

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favourite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalogue.  
These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

Click here to see what is available

World card making Day is on the 1st October.  There are 2 offerings for that day

The first is a virtual retreat that I am participating in with my Global SU Share Fair collaborators.  The cost of this one will be $20.  You will get a card of embellishments as a gift, as well as the tutorial with the measurements to make all the projects and video links for instructions.  There will also be Zoom sessions that you can join to see live demonstrations of the cards.  Unfortunately, with this being international, some of the Zooms will be during the night, so we probably won’t be joining those, but you will have the videos to refer back to.  Each of us is using a different bundle. We will let you have details of what products will be used so that you can purchase them if you want to craft along, or use substitutes.  I will be using the Hues Of Happiness suite.  We are busy finalising the registration form, so I will publish the details as soon as they are available.

The second event on the day is a free Stampin’ Up virtual event.  They will be using a new bundle for this event.  It will be available in the new mini catalogue, but we can get it on preorder.  Click here to see the bundle (It is really very cute!!).  If you want to join this event click here to register.  If you want the bundle for this event, it will need to be posted directly to you so that you have it in time for the day.

I know that there is a lot of information in this email. But there is a lot happening at the moment.

Have a great week.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Ukraine Fund Raising Tutorial Bundle

I am sure that we are all completely astounded by the events taking place in the Ukraine. I find it difficult to believe that this is happening in 2022, I would like to think that the world learnt from the war 80 years ago, but it appears that history is repeating itself. The people there are having a really hard time, and need some assistance.

As you are aware, I am part of an awesome team that puts together a monthly tutorial bundle to say thank you for your order. We are creating a special tutorial bundle of 13 cards with a blue and yellow theme to support the work of the Red Cross in Ukraine.

The tutorial will be ready for distribution on the 21st March, but you can pre-order your copy now. The cost of this tutorial is AU$22 and all proceeds from the sale of the tutorials by all the Creativity Abounds Team will go to the Red Cross.

Please email at TraceOfCreativity@outlook.com me if you would like to order this tutorial and I will let you have payment details.

Let us hope this craziness ends soon. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can help with your purchases or if you have a crafty question.

Stay safe from all of us at the Creativity Abounds team

Stampin’ Up! News

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I wanted to let you know about upcoming specials and sales.

As it took so long for us to receive all the Sale-A-Bration products, we get an extra 2 weeks!  Sale-A-Bration has been extended to 16th March.  If you want any of the sale-A-Bration items, please order ASAP so that you don’t miss out.  For every $90 you spend you can redeem a level 1 item, or $180 for level 2.

For March, there is a 20% discount on the mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and off a selection of bundles (stamp sets and dies).  These are the discounts that are applicable:

itemPrice
150673Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine$104.00 $83.00 AUD 
158382All Squared Away Bundle$87.00 $69.50 AUD
156227Art Gallery Bundle$97.00 $77.50 AUD
155834Beauty of Friendship Bundle$101.00 $80.75 AUD
154065Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle$99.00 $79.00 AUD
156220Garden Wishes Bundle$99.00 $79.00 AUD
159519Hydrangea Haven Bundle$101.00 $80.75 AUD
155674Pansy Patch Bundle$100.00 $80.00 AUD
155847Quiet Meadow Bundle$103.00 $82.25 AUD
158359Seascape Bundle$90.00 $72.00 AUD
155823Sweet as a Peach Bundle$71.00 $56.75 AUD
159529Welcoming Window Bundle$97.00 $77.50 AUD
155845What’s Cookin’ Bundle$88.00 $70.25 AUD
155507Wild Cats Bundle$75.00 $60.00 AUD

The new catalogue is coming in May.  We have a pre-sale on one of the bundles in the new catalogue – Waves Of The Ocean.  This is available from 1 March – 2 May.

Below are the details of all the products in this special. 

ItemDescriptionPriceImages (Click to Enlarge)
158833Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set
Early-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue.7 cling stamps Suggested clear blocks: a, c, f, g, h. Coordinates with Waves Dies
$41.00
158840Waves Dies Early-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue.10 dies Largest die: 5-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (14 x 5.7 cm) Coordinates with Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set
$60.00 
158841Waves of Inspiration Bundle Includes the Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and Waves Dies (at a 10% discount). Early-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue.
$90.75 
159982Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper Exclusive Designer Series Paper only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion. 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
Only available while supplies last
$20.25
159983 Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper Exclusive specialty paper only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion. 6 sheets: 2 each of 3 colours
Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, silver
Only available while supplies last
$17.50
159396Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels Exclusive embellishments only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion. 168 adhesive-backed rhinestones
3 mm: 20 each of 6 colours
4 mm: 4 each of 6 colours
5 mm: 4 each of 6 colours
Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Only available while supplies last
$11.50 
161797Waves of the Ocean Collection The entire exclusive, early-release collection!Explore an ocean of inspiration with tropical tones, marble-painted paper, and splashes of sparkle! The Waves of the Ocean Collection includes:
Waves of Inspiration Bundle (10% off)
Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper
Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels Only available while supplies last
$140.00  

At the moment the DSP is not available.  If you want to order the suite, but prefer to wait until it is all available, I will keep you informed.  If you order this by 16th March, you will earn Sale-Bration rewards on these products too.  A word of warning, the DSP, foil sheets and gems are only available as part of the pre-sale and will not be in the new catalogue. (All this information is only for the Australian market. If you are reading my blog in another market, the same specials will apply, except for the Sale-A-Bration extention. If you need assistaqnce, I am happy to put you in contact with a demonstrator in your area))

If you want to place an order, please let me know and I will put it in for you. Alternatively you can place your order at my online store. If you order is under $250 please use the host code on the side. If it is over $250, don’t use the host code and don’t forget to redeem your hostess rewards.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a great sign up special on until the 16th of March, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold cards using products from the 2021-2022 annual and the January – June mini catalogues, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 3 using Whimsy & Wonder and a colour challenge

A few weeks ago I did a blog hop with the group of ladies that are part of my monthly tutorial bundle. In my (not so humble) opinion, it was an amazing hop and I want to make ALL the projects! If you missed it, you can see it here. Maheswari Rajaguru’s card was one that I have been wanting to CASE. To see Maheswari’s original card click here.

This is the colour palette for the latest Colour Inkspiration challenge. Whne I saw this, I knew that I wanted to CAE the card in these colours. They are seriously non-traditional Christmas coulours, but what do you think?

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Pumpkin Christmas card class

As we approach the end of a crazy year, I have had questions about when we are making Christmas cards.  If times were normal, we would have already done a class.  Following on from the success of the Sending Sunshine paper Pumpkin kit, Stampin’ Up! has brought the Christmas kit to Australia.

This kit makes 8 cards (4 each of 2 different designs).  The video below shows the unboxing, and you can see what comes in the kit

I will be running this as a Zoom class again on the 21st November at 2:00.  The cost of the class will be $50 ($65 if you need the acrylic block for stamping).  This will give you the Paper Pumpkin kit which will be delivered to you door plus the card stock to make some additional projects to use up the additional supplies in your kit.

I am participating in a Black Friday event with 3 other demonstrators – Shirley Merker is from the USA, Sandra Roberts is in the UK and Elizabeth Green is in Canada.  The way that this event will run is that we are each doing 2 tutorials (one card and one 3D project.  There will be a PDF and a video tutorial.  I will be online (Zoom link) for 2 hours on the 27th, and we can craft together doing projects in the class, or anything else that you want to work on or we can just have a social catch up.

The cost of the class with be $25, or it will be free with a $35 order.  If you sign up for the Paper Pumpkin class, you will get the Black Friday class as a bonus.

To allow time for the kits to be delivered, please contact me to confirm your place and order your kit by the 14th November.

You can be anywhere in Australia to participate in the class, looking forward to seeing you there

Artistry DSP gift bag – VLOG Hop

It is time for another VLOG hop! Bearing in mind that the DSP sale starts tomorrow, we are all featuring projects using DSP. I have just realised that I used the same DSP in the last VLOG hop, so you might be forgiven for thinking that this is the only paper in my stash! (You would be completely wrong, but…)

This is the gift bag that I have made with the DSP, click on the video below to see how it is made

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Covid-19 Product Give Back

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organisations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

The cost is US$12, which converts to about AU$19, and every cent goes to charities. When you purchase you can choose between The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund or split the payment evenly between the 2.

To start spreading sunshine and support COVID-19 efforts, click here