Monday, February 29, 2016

All for Dad

These two project I made with the girls in my kid's class just before Father's Day last year. They all did an awesome job!

I made the box using the gift bag punch board and the letters I cut out using my scan & cut machine. The letters were decorated using Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and sponging around each letter. 

Product supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Blue Glimmer paper (non Stampin' Up!)
Pool Party ink
Island Indigo ink
Pear Pizzazz ink
Island Indigo cotton ribbon
Mini clothes pin
Star punch
Stamping sponge
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time for Tea?

I recently did a stamp-a-stack class using some of the new products from the Occasions catalogue. This stamp set is called A Nice Cup - love this set!

I have had the Sahara Sand lace trim for quite some time and love it, but have not really used it until making this card.

To add texture I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder on the background.

Product supply list:
Sahara Sand cardstock
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Perfect Plum ink
Pink Pirouette ink
Sahara Sand ink
A Nice Cup stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
Lovely Lace embossing folder
Blushing Bride bakers twine
Sahara Sand lace trim
Basic Pearls
Metallic sequins assortment
1 1/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
1 3/4" scallop circle punch

Please click here to order and to view the range of products

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Watercolour Flower

The stamp set You've Got This is a great choice for images to water colour. This card was recently made in one of my projects clubs.

I made this card by stamping the flower image in black ink and water colouring the flower using ink refills and and an aqua painter.

The background stamp is a part of the same stamp set and is a quick way to add some detail and a point of interest to the card.

Product supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Early Espresso cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Black StazOn ink
Early Espresso ink
Ink refills - Real Red, Old Olive and Crushed Curry
Early Espresso cotton ribbon
White bakers twine
You've Got This stamp set
Remembering Your Birthday stamp set
Aqua painter

Please click here to order and to view the full range of products

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Botanical Blooms

I love everything about the Botanical Gardens collection of products from the Occasions catalogue. The images the colours and of course the fact that you have coordinating framelit fussy cutting!

This card was made from a swatch that was completed at the On Stage event last November. I was able to add a little more texture and detail to the Designer Series Paper by stamping the veins onto the leaves.

Product supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (Occasions catalogue)
Mossy Meadow cardstock
Hello Honey cardstock
Cajun Craze ink
Mossy Meadow ink
Hello Honey ink
Botanical Blooms stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
Botanical Builder framelits dies (Occasions catalogue)

Please click here to order and to view the full range of products

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Try It Tuesday - Pinwheel Fun Fold

Pinwheel Fun Fold

8” square of DSP
4 ½ ” square coloured cardstock
4 ¾ “  square white  cardstock
4” square coloured cardstock
 Coordinating cardstock, ribbon and embellishments
Stamps and inks
Sticky strip
Simply scored with the diagonal plate

1.  Using the diagonal plate, place the 8” square of DSP on the board with the pattern to be on the “inside” being face down.  Score diagonally at 3” on all four sides.

2. Where the score lines intersect they will form a triangle. Cut all four triangles out.

3.  Remove the diagonal plate. Place the DSP onto the board with the “inside” pattern facing up. Score 1” from the top down to the halfway point/triangle. Repeat on all four sides.

4. Fold the 1” score lines away from the groove. Repeat on all four sides.

5. Fold the 3” score lines in the opposite direction. Repeat on all four sides.

6.  Create the pinwheel. Fold up the bottom flap, and then fold over the flap to the left (clockwise), repeat with the third flap. Fold over the last flap and tuck it under the first flap.

7. Decorate as desired.

 I used the Party Wishes suite from the Occasions catalogue in these samples. To view the catalogue or to order these products please click on the link.please click here

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here is another card that I put together using one of the product swatches from the OnStage event. I did trim the swatch down to make a 10cm x 10cm note card.

Product supply list
Mint Macaron cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
It's My Party Designer Series Paper (Occasions catalogue)
Mint Macaron ink
Melon Mambo ink
Crushed Curry ink
Party Wishes stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
Mint Macaron and Black bakers twine (Occasions catalogue)
Party Punch pack (Occasions catalogue)

The best thing about these products is that the stamp set and and punch pack are available in a bundle so you can save 15% off the catalogue price.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Going Global

This card was made using one of the product swatches that we completed at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last November in Melbourne.

I trimmed the swatch down to make it into a smaller note card size.

Product supply list:
Lost Lagoon cardstock
Delightful Dijon cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Going Places Designer Series Paper stack (Occasions catalogue)
Early Espresso ink
Crumb Cake ink
Going Global stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
World Traveler embossing folder (Occasions catalogue)
Circle framelits

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Try it Tuesday - Waterfall Card

Waterfall Card

15cm x 10.5cm heavy white cardstock (base)
14.5cm x 10cm coloured cardstock (for matting)
14cm x 9.5cm white  cardstock
23cm x 5cm coloured cardstock
 5cm x 5cm coloured cardstock – need 4 (for matting)
4.5cm x 4.5cm white cardstock – need 4
9.5cm x 2cm coloured cardstock
2 x brads
Ribbon and embellishments
Stamps and inks
Sticky strip

1 Decorate the 14cm x 9.5cm and the 4.5cm x 4.5cm cardstock using stamps and inks.

2. Once decorated these can be adhered to the coloured cardstock mats.

3.  Score the 23cm x 5cm cardstock at 5cm, 7cm, 9cm and 11cm. Fold the score lines. This will become the “waterfall”.

4. Place adhesive along the bottom edge of the 23cm x 5cm cardstock. The bottom edge is opposite the 5cm score line.

5. Adhere this to the 9.5cm x 2cm strip – be sure to centre it. You do not want to attach the unscored end to this strip!

6. Place a small amount of adhesive on each end of the 9.5cm x 2cm strip. Attach this to the 14cm x 9.5cm cardstock. Be sure that the top of the “waterfall” does not go above the top of the card front when it is flat on the card.

7. Pierce one hole in each side of the 9.5cm x 2cm strip – make sure it goes through all three layers. Set a brad in each hole.

8. Adhere this to the front of the card base.

9. Adhere the first 5cm x 5cm square to the space scored at the end of the waterfall.

10. Apply adhesive to the scored sections of the waterfall and attach the remaining 5cm x 5cm squares. Do not apply the adhesive to the whole back of the 5cm x 5cm square – only the 2cm scored sections of the waterfall.

11. Punch the long end of the waterfall with a tag punch and attach the ribbon.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Macarons Anyone!

 This card was made using the new Occasions Catalogue set called Balloon Builders. The sentiment come from the Sale-a-brations set called Sky is the Limit. I made this card for one of the ladies in my downline to congratulate her on signing up her first recruit.

Product supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Mint Macaron cardstock
Mint Macaron ink
Strawberry Slush ink
Cucumber Crush ink
Mint Macaron dotted lace trim
Whisper White cotton ribbon
Silver cord
Balloon Builders stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
Sky is the Limit stamp set (Sale-a-bration)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Try It Tuesday - Emboss Resist

I love doing techniques that I don't need to buy any special materials for. The emboss resist technique is one of those. Just a few supplies and your ready to go!

Embossing buddy
Powder tray
Embossing powder - I use clear
Heat tool
Versamark ink
Water based ink - I use Stampin' Up! classic ink pads
Stamping sponges
Stamps - background stamps work well for this technique.


1. Cut cardstock to 10cm x 14.5cm
2. Drop the embossing buddy onto the cardstock and rub all over. This will take the static away from the cardstock.
3. Ink the stamp using versamark
4. Stamp the image on the cardstock.
5. Sprinkle the embossing powder over the image and tap off the excess into the powder tray.
6. Heat set the embossing powder using the heat tool until all the powder is shiny.
7. All to cool for a few seconds.
8. Using the stamping sponge rub the coloured ink over the cardstock. Multiple colours can be used and looks great!
9. Complete your projects as desired using other stamps and embellishments.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flowering Fields

Here is a card that you can throw together five minutes before you need to walk out the door. I made this card while cooking tea the other night. It only uses minimal and basic supplies that all crafters would have on hand.

Product supply list
Heavy white cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral marker
Pear Pizzazz marker
Calypso Coral baker twine
Flowering Fields stamp set (Sale-a-bration)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Botanicals for you

OK, I think I am on a bit of a roll - although it may be very short lived!

This card I cased from Kylie Bertucci - I just love this design. It was quick and easy to make and the best thing is that it work with any colour combination and Designer Series Paper.

I made this card for Nathan and sent it to him while he was away at the Australian Jamboree. I wish I was there to see his face when he got snail mail!

Products supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Sahara Sand cardstock
It's My Party Designer Series Paper (Occasions catalogue)
Botanicals For You stamp set (Sale-a-bration)
Whisper White candy dots

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Try it Tuesday - Acetate Card

Here is something easy to try and all you need is a few supplies that you will already have in your stash.

- Cardstock
- Acetate sheet - I use the overhead projector sheets that you can get a stationary stores such as Officeworks
- Stamps
- Ink
- Embellishments
- Adhesives

1. Cut the card base to 13.1cm x 15cm
2. Place the 13.1cm edge along your scoring tool. Make a score line at 2.5cm. Fold on the score line.
3. Cut a piece of acetate at 10.5cm x 15cm
4. Using double sided tape adhere the acetate along the inside of the fold - make sure the the acetate is level in the corners and along the edges of the card base.
5. cut a piece of cardstock 2.5cm x 15cm. Adhere this cardstock along the bottom of the acetate card front.
6. Using stamps, inks and embellishments complete the card as desired.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Where has the time gone!

I cannot believe that it has been more than a year since my last post - time certainly does get away from you!

As you may know Stampin' Up! has just released the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. I thought that I would share a few creations with you using some of the fantastic new products.

I made this card for Liam just a few weeks ago and sent it to him while he was at the Australian Jamboree in Sydney. I wanted to write a few words of encouragement with him being say from home for almost two weeks.

The products that I used on this card are:
Heavy white cardstock
Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Night of Navy cardstock
Whisper white cardstock
Real Red ink
Starburst thinlets die
Starburst Sayings stamp set
1 3/4 inch circle punch

You've Got Style

This card was made in project club last month. The stamp set used is You've Got Style.  I don't always go for stamp sets like this o...