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April 20, 2014

Ida is Moving!

It is with great sadness to announce that I will be moving to London, UK in June 2014. That being said, I will be discontinuing my involvement with Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator when my status as a demo is dropped (quarterly quota not met). It has been an exceptionally fun 4 years crafting with you and inspiring you all. I thank you all for your loyalty and I hope you will continue your crafting path and stay creative!
I have been delaying this announcement because it is painful for me to let go of Stampin' Up! and of the joy it has brought to me these past 4 years. I have learned a lot from many of you and there are still plenty to learn. We will have to keep in touch!
There are memorable moments that I'll never forget and never would have gained without Stampin' Up! And of course the amazing friends I've met. Thank you Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up! Convention at Salt Lake City 2011


Winning Workshop of a Lifetime the first month of opening business
After June, I will try to continue placing orders for you as long as I can. So if you have anything to order, please email me your orders and I can have it shipped to your address.

Stampin' Up! item sell-off! 
You are probably wondering if I will be selling off my Stampin' Up! items. Yes, I will! Please keep May 17 free. I will send out more details as the date draws closer. Pin It now!

March 27, 2014

See Ya Later Sale-a-bration 2014

Just 5 days left of Sale-a-bration 2014!
Have you gotten all your exclusive freebies from this promotion yet? Make sure you check out the promotion before having to wait another year for this most anticipated annual sale. See Sale-a-bration promo here.
See Ya Later birthday card by Ida Chan #StampinUp
One of my favourite Sale-a-bration item this year is the See Ya Later stamp set I got for free. It has the cutest puns for most occasions. Do you have a favourite Sale-a-bration item?
Hurry! Sale-a-bration ends March 31, 2014.

See Ya Later birthday card by Ida Chan #StampinUp


P.S. So sorry for the silence over the weeks. There has been life changes and more changes to come along within the next few months. I'll make an announcement soon.

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February 13, 2014

Simple Thank You Tag

Tags are making such a comeback in our paper crafting world. The new Angled Tag Topper Punch from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog makes speedy tag with just one punch. The size of the punch takes 2"x 4.25" cardstock. With this card, I used Very Vanilla 8.5"x11" cardstock. Each sheet can make 8 tags.
#Angled Tag Topper #Punch Thank you #Stampin Up by Ida Chan

Using the Simply Celebrate stamp set I stamped Thank You to start off this card. Embellishing the rest of the tag took only seconds by adding washi tape on the right. I then stamped and punch For You from the A Round Array stamp set.

Sale-a-bration: You get make this card with the items above and receive a FREE Sale-a-bration gift.

Angled Tag Topper Punch $22.95 133323
Simply Celebrate stamp set (Clear) $12.95 133224
A Round Array stamp set (Clear) $14.95 129090

Total $64.30

Look here at all the free items you can choose from for every $60 purchase you make.
Sale-a-bration promotion ends March 31, 2014

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February 12, 2014

Place cards for Tom and Ben

The next reveal of my 8 projects is the embossed place cards. These place cards were not shown in the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog post.
Place cards and party favor bags by Ida Chan #StampinUp #PartyPartyBundle
I kept my place cards simple to draw a natural vintage theme. The whisper white cards stock was first embossed with the woodgrain textured embossing folder. I then heat embossed the woodgrain emboss with gold embossing powder.
To finish off, I used the cards that were perforated to create quick label name cards and stamped the Hello, please take a seat stamp from the bundle.

This Party, Party bundle comes in handy for putting together quick creative parties.

I was required to use items from the Party, Party Bundle. They come in 2 colors.

If you missed the previous post on why I needed to create and submit 8 projects for Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, read about it here. 
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February 5, 2014

Decked out Invitations

To continue on with the rest of the 8 projects I was required to create using the Party, Party Bundle, I am showing you a card today as my Creative Wednesday post. I made an over the top 6"x6" party invitation.

Party Bundle invitations by Ida Chan #StampinUp
I dissected in half the tiny treat bags from the bundle to make a cute craft envelop. One bag was enough to make 2 cards. I slipped the invitation card into the envelop and finished off the card.
The Always Artichoke mini envelop was created using the Envelop Punch Board.
I really love the stickers and labels that come with the bundle. It adds quick finishing touches to the projects.

Come back later this week as I reveal the rest of the projects.

I was required to use items from the Party, Party Bundle. They come in 2 colors.

If you missed the previous post on why I needed to create and submit 8 projects for Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, read about it here. 
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February 1, 2014

Fortune Cookies for the New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Horse!

Totally catching me by surprised in December, I was selected by Stampin' Up! Team Canada to be a featured creative designer on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Without hesitation, I accepted this challenge. I am absolutely honored to be selected. Thank you, Stampin' Up! Team Canada!

The first Saturday of each month the blog features Stampin' Up! products and creative projects by the selected Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The post is always accompanied by a giveaway, so make sure you check each month!

Paper Fortune cookies and take out bag by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver

I was featured in this month's post. Check out the February post here
Over the next couple of posts, I will be blogging about these projects. I submitted 8 projects and only 5 of these were featured on the guest post. Make sure you come back to see the completed set of 8 projects.
Paper Fortune cookies and take out bag by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver

I was required to use items from the Party, Party Bundle. They come in 2 colors.

In the kit, there are 10 cute craft treat bags and sheets of 6"x6" Designer Series Paper. Just in time for Chinese New Year, I turned the 6"x6" DSP into fortune cookies and the treat bags for hostess favours. You can do so much more with this kit. I'll show you more over the next few days.



For the record, fortune cookies aren't Chinese. They were created in North America.

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January 29, 2014

Shop Around Faux Tiling

Posting here today is the second card made in the stamp technique club class.
#FauxTiling card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
On the Very Vanilla cardstock, I used the Shop Around wheel to faintly stamp a background using Crumb Cake Classic ink. I then gave the card a vintage and worn look with a crumpled piece of crumb cake cardstock on the back. Adding more depth, I embossed the card base using the Stripes Textured Impression Embossing Folder. A quick and simple card.

#FauxTiling card by Ida Chan #StampinUp VancouverShop Around Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel
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