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    Alaskan Achievers Blog Hop June 2018 – Highlight New Catalogue Products

    Welcome to our Alaska Achievers Blog hop for June!

    Once again I have the privilege of taking part in this fabulous Blog Hop. Demonstrators from all around the globe have earned the incredible Stampin’ Up!® incentive cruise to Alaska this year including myself!

    It’s now less than a month until our amazing cruise and EEEKKKK now only 3 days until Wade and I leave for our incredible adventure. Time to start thinking about packing!

    This month we are highlighting the Stampin’ Up! ‘New Catalogue Products’

    I have to be organised for my August class before I leave so I planned my class around the gorgeous Tea Room Memories and More card pack. Not only are these cards beautiful but they are also so versatile! They are fabulous for memory keeping as well as making cute, super quick and easy cards. I will share a couple with you.

    As I will be really short on time upon our return,  I wanted to keep my class prep to a minimum. I am using the brand new Whisper White large Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. This will save me time cutting the cards down to fit our standard size card here in Australia.

    The co-ordinating Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers will add a lovely embellishment to the cards too.

    I used the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder for a little bit of texture using Rich Razzleberry card stock and stamped the image with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday. The little copper butterfly and a few rhinestones adds the finishing touch.

    I used Calypso Coral on this card and combined a large and small card with Calypso Coral card stock behind the smaller card. Because the card base is white and the colours are very vanilla, I sponged the edges of the card to soften the white look. The greeting is out of Perennial Birthday and is stamped on a gorgeous new Stitched Labels Framelit. The embellishment is a copper lace strip and some new Artisan Pearls.

    Products used to make these projects:

    Thanks for visiting my blog me today. I hope you enjoyed the showcase of brand new products.

    You’re currently on my blog aMac by Angela McFarlane and further down this post you will see a list of everyone that’s taking part. Check the list below to see who is up next. Make sure you visit everyone so you don’t miss out on amazing inspiration and creativity.

    Happy Stamping




  • Birthday Cards,  Card-making Classes,  Catalogues,  Special Occasion Cards,  Sympathy Cards

    June 2018 Class – Climbing Orchid

    A big THANKYOU to all who came to my classes last week.

    We made four cards using the Climbing Orchid stamp set and  Orchid Builder matching Framelits. This beautiful set has carried over from the last catalogue. I bought it a long time ago but only got the chance to play with it recently.

    The first card I cased from “Short Cake Scraps”. We used the double layered stamp to create this lovely card. The card base was made using Fresh Fig card stock and card front was on Very Vanilla. The branches were stamped using the new Stamparatus positioning tool.

    Products used to make this project:


    The second card was inspired by a card in the new  2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! catalogue (pg. 24). I used blushing bride for the card front and stamped the orchid in Melon Mambo ink. The Ruffled 3D dynamic embossing folder created a beautiful background.

    Products used to make this project:


    The third card is my design. I think the Old Olive matches so well with the new in-colour Grapefruit Grove. Everyone had their own choice of greetings. ‘Thinking of you’ covers a lot of occasions.

    Products used to make this project:


    The fourth card was inspired by a card on pg 21 of the 2017-2018 catalogue. We distressed the edges of the card front for a little extra texture. The branches were stamped using the new Stamparatus positioning tool.

    Products used to make this project:


    Everyone loved the cards they created and are looking forward to the next class. If you would like to join us, please see the class schedule. There won’t be a July class as I will be away but we’ll be back on deck in August.

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    The next event is 17 June for my Wine and Cheese Fundraiser and New Catalogue launch.  Please join us for a fun afternoon or crafting, displays, raffles and of course, get your new catalogue. I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charity again. Please come along to support this worthy cause. 

    Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to purchase anything please visit my online store and use the host code below

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    Happy stamping,

    Angela 😊

  • Birthday Cards,  Card-making Classes,  Mother's Day Cards

    May 2018 Class – Birthday Wishes for You

    I held three classes last week featuring the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set.

    Thank you to all who came, we had a fun time creating together. Instead of a lucky door prize, everyone got to take the stamp set home!

    The cards we made were cased from Anna Wheaton and Bec Ross. We showcased the stamp set using 3 different techniques.

    This first card uses the Stained Glass Technique.

    The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. The wording is then coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

    Since many adhesives show through vellum, we used 4 glue dots to attach it to the card front, then they were hidden with Rhinestones coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

    Products used in this project:


    The second card we made used the Watercolour Background Technique.

    We embossed the card first using Copper Embossing Powder.

    The background uses Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist ink ‘swooshed’ on with an Aqua Painter. When this was dry, we used the darker ink by picking it up with the Aqua Painter and flicking it onto the project.

    Products used in this project:


    The third card was made using the Patchwork Technique.

    This is great for using up pieces of off-cuts you may have. The pieces measured 3cm x 8.5 cm and they were stuck onto a Whisper White piece (10cm x 14.3cm).  Then the greeting was stamped and the white accents were stamped on scrap, fussy cut (fancy word for: cut out using scissors) then they were popped up on Dimensionals. The ribbon was attached, then the front was attached to the card base.

    Products used in this project:

    Click on ‘Supply List’ below any of the carousels if you would like a downloadable pdf of the items shown.


    The fourth card was inspired by Su Morh. 

    With Mother’s Day approaching, there was the option of making two cards. These cards were made by texture embossing vellum and die cutting words from the Celebrate You Thinlits set.

    Some of my customers wanted a third option, so we improvised and substituted the greetings using the Happy Birthday from the Birthday wishes for You! This also worked well 😍

    This class was outstanding value for $25 as everyone received the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set valued at $21. 

    I hope you enjoyed this selection of cards. If you would like to join us for our next class, please contact me on 0403 305 785 or email me.

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    Here’s my little helper Keith hard at work, helping me set up for class 😍

    Happy stamping,


  • Birthday Cards,  Sale-A-Bration,  Stampin' Up! Promotions

    Sale-A-Bration: Party Panda

    Stampin’ Up!® can’t let Sale-A-Bration end without featuring one of their favourite products – especially when that product is as cute as the Party Panda Stamp Set!

    I featured this super cute stamp in my library class at Elanora last Friday, everyone loved it so much! It was simple and fun to make but it’s so cute.

    You can earn this stamp set for free, simply by spending $90 in my store. Please use host code BG2UQNPU if your order is less than $250 and I will send you a free gift.

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    Happy stamping,


  • Birthday Cards,  Sale-A-Bration,  Stampin' Up! Promotions,  Thank You Cards

    Sale-A-Bration: Eclectic Expressions

    The fun continues with new Sale-A-Bration offerings!

    This week, Stampin’ Up! is highlighting the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set and Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper. As the photo shows, these products work well together and can be used in many different ways.

    To make the gorgeous foil paper in the Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper even more eye-catching, pick ink colours from the paper to use with the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set.

    Products used to make these projects:


    You will love playing with colour and letting your artistic side take over.

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    If you’d like to order online please use host code BG2UQNPU if your order is under $250.

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    Otherwise contact me as I am more than happy to help you with your order.

    Happy stamping,


  • Birthday Cards,  Sale-A-Bration,  Special Occasion Cards,  Stampin' Up! Promotions

    February 2018 Library Class

    We had another wonderful card making class at Elanora Library today and fun was had by all! Welcome to the new comers, hope to see you again soon.  Thanks for allowing me to post a photo of you.

    We made a card using the Daisy Delight bundle and the wonderful Heartfelt Blooms which is a Sale-A-Bration freebie. Just place a $90 order to earn this stamp set for free! 

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    The lucky door prize was a couple of notelet cards with matching stamped envelopes using the Heartfelt Blooms plus an annual catalogue. Congratulations to Melinda Jane!

    Looking forward to another class next month.

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    Happy stamping