Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Colour Blocking

Did you know that you can create some sensational backgrounds for your cards by just using your ink pads and acryclic blocks. The technique is know as colour blocking.

The ladies in my Virtual Club were given the instructions on how to create wonderful backgrounds using  this technique.

Here are a couple of cards that I created using colour blocking as the background for my stamped image.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
 As you can see this technique created some amazing backgrounds. They add just a  little something special to the card and gives it a more 'artsy' feel.
I also decided that these backgrounds needed something special on them, so I coloured the flower using Blendabilities. Yes, I am officially in love with Blendabilities. I stamped the flower and stem onto the background, then stamped another flower onto another piece of card. I then coloured it, cut it out and mounted in onto the card using dimensionals.
I love playing with new techniques to see what I can do. It is so much fun. I love that my job lets me be creative every day and do what I love. If you want to do the same, make sure you speak to me about joining my team.
 To make these cards you will need -
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

How to get your Wish List for FREE

Today I did a very interesting exercise.

I wrote down all the stamps from  our current catalogue that are on my wishlist.  Then I added up how many I had on my list. Wowsers - I have a huge wishlist.
Then I got to thinking that maybe my customers also have large wishlists. I doubt you would have one as big a mine, because I just have to have it all...lol Anyway, I then decided to see how many of these stamp sets I could get in my Starter Kit if I was a customer who joined Stampin' Up! .

Wow I was amazed !!! I could get 7 of my stamp sets in my Starter Kit. Amazing !!! That's a lot of stamps. Now that would surely make a dent in anyone's wishlist.
I could get all these.
For the $169 joining fee you get $235 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies that YOU want. That is $66 worth of wonderful items for no cost. Plus you get a business starter pack thrown in, AND access to an exclusive online community of ideas. How cool is that !?

So how's your wishlist looking? Have you thought that it would take you forever to get whats on your list?

Well, now I have just shown you a way to reduce that wishlist, and possibly in some cases elminate it all together !

Did you know that the Starter Kit is totally flexible ? You get to choose what you want ! So if your wishlist has other things on it besides stamps, then you can add those too.
And did you know that for as long as you are a Demonstrator, you get a 20% discount on all your purchases. Plus if you place an order over $300 in your first 45 days as a Demonstrator, you get an additional 10% discount on that order. Now that is simply phenominal.
With a new Holiday Catalogue only days away, it will be way too easy to qualify for that first bonus discount.
Add to that the opportunity to order items before they are released to customers, overseas holidays to aim for and wonderful friendships gained along the way, what are you waiting for ??

If you want to learn more about joining up, please contact me.
Or if you are ready to reduce your wishlist at a discount and receive a discount on all further purchases, then click here to join my team.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wonderful backgrounds

Today I have more cards to share using some wonderful background techniques. The technique used to create these cards just uses Stampin' Write Markers and acrylic blocks.

My Virtual Club ladies received a tutorial on how to do these techniques, so I thought it would be good to show some completed cards using them.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
I am always amazed at the many different looks that can be achieved using these techniques. And they are always a lot of fun as well.
To Make These Cards You Will Need


The Bitty Banners Framelits I used on the second card are actually on sale in this weeks Weekly Deals. So make sure you grab them now before they go back to their normal price.

Thaks for dropping by today. I hope you get the chance to be creative real soon.
Have a great day.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Wetlands, Watercolour and Tape

In this months Virtual Club we covered the topic of making great backgrounds. 
The Watercolour and Masking Tape techniques were two great techniques we covered for creating really fantastic backgrounds.
I gave my club members  the tutorials on how to make these great backgrounds and promised to blog completed cards using them.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
This first card features the watercolour technique for the background. I love the subtle look and feel that this technique gives. I tend to use it a lot for scene cards, and the Wetlands Stamp Set is perfect for creating these types of cards. This has to be my "go to" stamp set when I need to make cards for the older male. And they are always well received.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
This second card I have used the masking tape technique. Would you believe I have used the same ink colours on both backgrounds, but the tape technique gives a totally different look and feel. This one is so much stronger and bold. I deliberately used the same stamp set to show the difference the background makes. Still a great card.
To make these cards you will need:-
Stamps - Wetlands
Thanks for dropping  by today.
I hope I have given you some inspiration to get creative soon.
Have a great day.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Something for Dad from Something For Baby

This week I had a light bulb moment.

I was looking at the new Something for Baby stamp set and matching Baby's First Framelits, and I could see something else that I could use them for. 

And since Father's Day is coming up in a few months here in Australia, I was busting to try out my idea.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Isn't this such a fun card.

If you have a look at the t-shirt on this card, you will see that it is the baby suit from Something For Baby that I have trimmed off. The trimmed off bit of the t-shirt the makes the perfect pair of underpants....lol. How cool is that. The tie is also from the stamp set, and so are the socks. I just added another top to them so they look more like socks than baby booties.

This is actually a hybrid card. I used My Digital Studio to create the wording and then printed it onto a piece of DSP from the Moonlight Paper Stack. Then just stuck on my different elements and the Happy Father's Day sign.

I love how this card came together, and the fact that I could use My Digital Studio for some, and traditional card making to finish it off.

To make this card you will need :-
Paper - Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Moonlight DSP
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Stamps - Something for Baby, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Accessories - My Digital Studio, Word Window Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Baby First Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Remember you can grab anything you don't already have to make this card in my online shop anytime.


Thanks for dropping by today.
I hope you find the time to be creative some time soon.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Stamp Club - Flower Patch

I am so excited to be introducing something new to my customers.

Stamp Club !!

For my very first Stamp Club will be using the wonderfully new and gorgeous Flower Patch stamp set. Oh this set is absolutely beautiful. The possibilities are endless. 

What is Stamp Club?

Stamp Club is a subscription based program where for 4 months you get to create some amazing projects.

 But all the hard work has been done for you.

The supplies are delivered straight to your door and every project comes with full instructions. 

Each Stamp Club will feature a different stamp set. In this one we use the wonderful new Flower Patch.

How does it work?

Your subscription to the Stamp Club lasts for 4 months. 

Each month you will receive a selection of products I order for you, as well as enough materials from me to complete the 4 projects per month.

 All the hard work is done for you. I co-ordinate everything and precut all the materials for you.

Full instructions for every project are included.

Doesn't this sound exciting !!!!  I can't wait to get started.

To read more about it and sign up, go to my page here for all the information.
OOhhh I can't wait.
Thanks for popping by today, and don't forget to  contact me if you have any questions at all.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Father's Day just around the corner

Would you believe that Father's Day is only 2  months away. Let me tell you that time is going to go fast. I am on top of it this year and have started making my cards already. No last minute rush for me this year.....

Here is the first card I have made.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Featuring  the timeless classic "Westlands". I find this stamp always produces such a calming card. Perhaps its because the background is always made using sponging or watercolouring, so it has a softness to it. I used my aqua painter and the Classic Stamp Pads to make this background. Then just played with placing the stamps.

Oh I know I am naughty, I used retired paper and ribbon on it too. Oh well, what can I say? The stamp is meant to be the focus anyway.

If you want to make a card like this for a special man in your life, then these are the supplies you are going to need.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Wetlands
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Soho Sunbway DSP (ret.)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories: Antique Brads, Aqua Painter
Non SU: Brown Ribbon

And don't forget all the supplies (except for the retired ones...lol) are available in my online store 24 hours a day and can be delivered directly to your door.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. And if are inspired by this card and make one similar, I would love to see it. Just email me at narelle@simplystampingwithnarelle.com
I also always love feedback from the people who visit my blog,so please don't be shy, leave me a comment.

Thanks for popping by today.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Share Time

Do you love all the Designer Series Paper in the new Catalogue? And all the lovely ribbon for the new In Colours? But there is no way you can use it all, then read on.


Paper Share

Do you love all the Designer Series Paper in the new catalogue but know that you won't use a whole pack? Or do you want to see what it looks like in real life before you commit to a whole pack?

Then you need to join in with my paper share.

You will get a 6" x 4" piece of every bit of Designer Series Paper that is on pages 186 and 187 of the catalogue. That is 48 pieces of Designer Series Paper for just $20. This price includes postage and a guide to which pack each piece belongs.

If you want to be in the share, then please just let me know by Saturday 12th July.

Ribbon & Twine Share

Just like all the Designer Series Paper in the catalogue, do you love the new ribbon and baker's twine for the InColours? But there is no way you will ever use a whole roll?

Then you need to join in the Ribbon & Twine Share.

You will get 1 metre of each of the In Colours new ribbons and bakers twine. That is 10 metres of ribbon and twine. All this for just $12, which includes post.

If you want to be in this share, please let me know by Saturday 12th July.
Please email me at narelle@simplystampingwithnarelle.com

Thanks for popping by today.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Colour Blocking & Blendabilities

Today I have a card for you that I have used the Colour Blocking technique on for the background and Blendabilities for the flowers.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I was set a challenge by my upline to create a card using the Colour Blocking technique. Colour Blocking is where you either press the acrylic block straight onto the ink pad or colour the acrylic  block with markers, and then stamp onto the paper. That is just a basic run down, but there is so much more you can do with this technique. If you are interested  in learning more then why not come to my Tools & Techniques class on August 2nd.

I also used Blendabilities to colour in the flowers. I love how easy they are to use. I can see me using them a lot in the future. On this card I used the Cherry Cobbler and the Daffodil Delight pens.

One last thing I used to create this card was the ColorCoach.


I started with Cherry Cobbler as I love how rich the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities are. The combination I chose from the ColorCoach was Cherry Cobbler, Daffofil Delight and Early Espresso.  I was a bit dubious about the Early Espresso as I knew I wanted to use the Colour Blocking technique and wasn't sure how that would come out. But I was pleasantly surprised.

I love the 'arty' look of this card. It is a little different to your normal card and I love it. I hope you do too.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Momento Black
Accessories: Blendabilities, Basic Jewel Rhinestone, Decorative Label Punch, Pansy Punch

Thanks for popping by today.

Friday, 4 July 2014


Today I am very under the weather and also have a sick daughter. So I couldn't spend the time at my craft desk that I normally do. But I still wanted to do something, so I sat and thought 'what is portable that I can do anywhere?'.

Blendabilities is what came to mind. So I quickly stamped some images using Momento Ink and grabbed my packets of pens. Then I just coloured while sitting with my daughter in the family room.

First of all I had a play with all the colours I have and coloured heaps of flowers ready to make quick cards in the future.

Then I was eager to open my newest stamp set - In This Together. This was a bit trickier to colour as it is smaller and fiddly. It is not impossible, but I think I need a little more practice. I am happy how it turned out. This is such a fun stamp set which I think will be very popular.

Supplies used:-
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Polka Dot Designer Series Paper
Inks: Momento Black
Accessories: Blendabilities, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Banner Punch

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope I have given you some inspiration to get creative.