Monday, May 18, 2009

Party Hearty - Part 1

The final part of my Convention Presentation was about the all-important make-and-take. I always think very carefully about which stamp set to choose for workshop guests to make their card with. I want it to have widespread appeal (not too cute or too arty, suit both males and females of all ages), be useful for many occasions, and be easy for beginners to stamp. Some sets I have chosen in the past are Priceless, Baroque Motifs, One of a Kind, Wild about You and Lovely as a Tree. Now I've added another one to my favourites: Party Hearty. The fact that this set also co-ordinates with so many of our punches is a real bonus (I still get a thrill of excitement when I punch out that 'Celebrate You' and my Scallop Punch fits perfectly around the words! Yes, it doesn't take much to make me happy LOL). I always like to show lots of examples of some different cards made using the same stamp set.

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaHere I've used the Scallop Circle, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, Small Tag, Large Tag and Word Window Punches with Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red.
Here's a simple card in more girly colours:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaWe did a similar one to this at my Launch party, but in more masculine colours, and a used Patterns DSP instead of stamping the Polka Dots.
I've shown you this one before, but I'll put it here too. Here's a really girly version:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaBut you can also make it very masculine too:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaAnd if I haven't convinced you how versatile this set is yet, how about a Christmas Card?:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI made this one using the row of party hats (which magically turn into Christmas trees when you put them in the right context), and Good Morning Sunshine DSP, and a stamp from 'Many Merry Messages'.

So there you have it. A few people from Convention have already told me that I 'made' them buy this set. I'd love to hear if you will be joining them!

Tomorrow I'll show you the set of cards and Pocket Tote Bag that I made using this set in Part 2 :o)


  1. You are so talented! I love your cards! I come every few days to check out your blog.
    Lisa Martin
    Brisbane :)

  2. Yes, you have pretty much persuaded me that this is a set I "NEED" to have! Just don't do it too often!! Great cards, if I get the set I will definitely be casing them.

  3. I was never interested in this set until you showed these in your wow at convention! And wow, I want this set now! LOL.

  4. love what you have done with this set Marelle- it is such a fun set to use, you have given me a few new ideas- thank you

  5. Hi Marelle :) Definately have to put that stamp set on my loooong list of wanna haves! Any stamp that I can make a male card is definitely a positive for me. Thank you for sharing such a wide variety of cards out of one stamp set. I would love to see more of that - I have two full nappy boxes full of stamp sets and cannot make more than one or two cards out of....

  6. Marelle, You are SO clever and creative! I think I will have to add Party Hearty to my LOOOOONG list of "must-have" stamp sets! You make it look so versatile and so easy to get so many different looks! Keep up the inspiring work! If I lived closer, I'd love to come to your workshops on a regular basis! Just have to satisfy myself with a drool over your blog from time to time!
    Dione Bird - Gloucester

  7. Hi Marelle,

    Thank you sooo much for the inspiration! Just wanted to leave a link to what you helped me to create. I couldn't get this set to work for me until I saw your card. Thank you thank you thank you!

    x Sami

    oh heres the link:

  8. THANK YOU!! I have this set but have been having major brain blockage. Your cards are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!



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