Sunday, July 11, 2010


This month's promotion, from Stampin' Up!, is a sale on eight fabulous Two-Step Stampin' sets.  I decided to get out my "Cheep Talk" stamps, and share with you a couple of simple cards that I think are pretty cute and happy.

"Cheep Talk" is a set of 11 stamps, and is on sale this month for only $38.36!!  That's incredible value, especially considering how versatile the set is - birds, heart, flowers and a branch that lend themselves to all sorts of possibilities.  If you don't own this set, I can help you out - just email me, and I can order it for you, and have it delivered straight to you, anywhere in Australia.

As the title of my post suggests, I've made my cards in colours that are available only until the end of August.  With Stampin' Up!'s exciting Colour Renovation, happening at the beginning of September for us in Australia (when the new catalogue comes out), 30 'old favourite' colours will be retiring.

Here's the first card I made, using Mellow Moss and Pale Plum:

Cheep Talk - Mellow Moss, Pale Plum

.... and a close-up of the brads I made, just because I have a bit of a love affair going on with Build-A-Brads:

Cheep Talk - close-up of BABs

Stamps: Cheep Talk

Card: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Pale Plum

Ink: Versamark inkpad, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum stampin' pads

Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers, Build-A-Brads, 1/2" circle punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

I decided that for my second card I wanted to use Close to Cocoa.  This beautiful brown has already been way more popular than anticipated, in the wake of the 'retirement' announcement, and unfortunately cardstock is no longer available in this colour.  You can, however, still buy Close to Cocoa inkpads and refills.  I've teamed the cardstock with some gorgeous Candy Lane Designer Series Papers, and a bit of stamping in Close to Cocoa and Riding Hood Red.

Cheep Talk - Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane

Stamps: Cheep Talk

Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette stampin' pads

DSP: Candy Lane Designer Series Paper

Other: Mat Pack and paper piercing tool, Close to Cocoa marker (for faux stitching), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Ruby Red brads, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers, Circle Punches - 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", Scallop Circle



  1. Oooo Build-A-Brad - something I havent yet done but might now!! LOVE the colours you've chosen!!!

  2. Lovely cards the cheep talk one especially.

  3. Great cards, Christine. I love the fact that you showed two very different samples with the same set. I especially love the first one and your use of the build-a-brad is perfect.
    Thanks for inspiring us - keep warm :-)

  4. They're both lovely Christine, but the second one is my favourite - love the background.

  5. You are on a roll girl, look at all these gorgeous cards! Love both of these, but I really adore the colour combo of that second one.