Affectionately Yours Note Cards Box

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card Box

As promised today I am sharing some photos of the Note Card Gift Box set I made for the Video Tutorial in my previous post here.

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This set uses the fantastic Note Cards from Stampin’ Up! and uses a few more Sneak Peak goodies from the upcoming new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

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I have used the wonderful Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper as the basis for this set, teaming it with the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape as well as the Love & Affection Stamp Set and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I also thought that the Botanical Builder Framelits worked well with the set so used this for some little extra accents.

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The cards are all the same with just a mix up of the colour combo (from the DSP): Watermelon Wonder; Night of Navy; Cucumber Crush.



Note Card Gift Box

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You Gift Box

As promised I am sharing another one of my projects that I demonstrated at the On Stage Local Event at the Gold Coast this month.  This little set of Note Cards and coordinating Gift Box was the last project I shared and it was a little rushed (10 mins just went too fast for me) so I wanted to provide the details and even a video for you on how this project is put together.

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Stampin’ Up! already makes card making so easy with all the coordinating products that they have for us but they make it even easier when they have pre-cut and score Note Cards and matching envelopes too.

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I have used the Whisper White Notecards to make this collection of Thank You cards using the Mixed Borders Stamp Set which is coming up in the new Annual Catalogue on 1st June 2016.

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I have made two cards in each of three colours: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron.

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These make a great Stamp-A-Stack class and also a perfect excuse to create a cute Gift Box for them to go in.

Here is a video tutorial on this box using another upcoming Stamp Set from the new catalogue, Love and Affection ….

I will do another post just on the cards and close up of the Gift Box in the video in another post for you soon.



Mini Treat Bag


Today I have a quick share for you for the gift I made my dad for his birthday using the Mini Treat Bag Die from Stampin’ Up!  As you may be able to tell the treat bag is a little wider than the die and yes it is easy to make it wider, in fact this one is about 5″ wide as I need it to fit the gift I had for him in it.  The woodgrain you can see sitting out of the top of the treat bag is actually the gift, a Microfibre Cloth, and I also used it to inspire the design of the treat bag.  You may have also noticed that there are a couple of ‘new’ items on this project and you would be right.  The first is the new Dapper Denim which is one of the new In Colours and I must say it is just divine.  The second would be the camera image and the fun little saying “snappy birthday” which are both from one of the new Hostess Stamp Set from the new catalogue called Pun Intended, this set is just so fun!

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mini Treat Bag insert

I had so much fun making this gift pouch and even added another smaller pouch for the insert I made to hold a scratchie, my message fitted nicely at the top of the insert and it fitted perfectly behind the woodgrain package cloth to finish the perfect gift.  

A short post today but a few more projects to photograph and video ready to share tomorrow, hopefully.



Mixed Borders On Stage


Yes the news is out …. Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event was FANTASTIC!  I attended the On Stage Local event on the Gold Coast and had the most wonderful time with my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends, we also got totally spoilt by Stampin’ Up!, as usual, new stamps, great ideas and inspiration AND the new Annual Catalogue!


The great news is that I will be sending a copy of the catalogue to my regular customers on 11th May … only a couple of weeks to wait!  If you don’t have a demonstrator in Australia I would love to send you a catalogue and get you started with all Stampin’ Up! has to offer, all you have to do is go to my Catalogue page and register your details and one will be sent to you too.

My post for today is all about sharing with you some of the samples I made for the On Stage event …. yes I was lucky enough to be asked to present the new Mixed Borders Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! live at the Gold Coast.  In all my excitement I forgot to get someone to take a photo of my presentation but I do have photos of some of my cards and I will be doing a video tutorial for one of the projects I created so will post that for you in a separate post.

Stampin' Up! Stamping-T! - Mixed Borders Birthday Card

The first card was a quick and easy ‘starter’ card that shows how well this new addition to the Stampin’ Up! family works with one of our all time favourites – Gorgeous Grunge.  I just love how easy this card was to put together and really makes for a great card for the men in our lives don’t you think?

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Borders Background

The next card is another quick and easy and shows that you don’t always have to use ‘border’ stamps for borders, in fact the same image from the card above makes a great ‘infill’ for the cut out section in the top of the card made using the Blossom Bunch Punch.

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The last card I am sharing in today’s post uses the dotted border image from the stamp set to create a simple rainbow effect.  I love how easy images are to line up with photopolymer stamps.

I do have a few more creations so look out for those in the coming days in weeks.  However, I thought I would leave you with the only photo I have of my at On Stage this year but it is an awesome one because it is with two wonderful ladies Jo Stewart and Christine Hajjar, both Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and also so good to catch up with them.


Cupcake Card

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Sprinkles Cupcake Card

With Mother’s Day just around the corner here in Australia, I thought it was time to add a brand new shaped card to my collection.  I have done cupcake cards in the past, but let’s just say I have come a very long way in my crafting over the years and it was absolutely time to update my cupcake!

I think cupcakes are just so versatile and one of those things that can make most people smile whether it is for a birthday, a thank you, congratulations or just because – who doesn’t love to receive one?

So I have created a new template for a shaped cupcake card that also can be made into a cute muffin – BONUS!  When you purchase my template from the Tutorial Store (remember all my Craft-T-Crew gals get all my templates and tutorials for FREE) you get not one by two different ways to make your cake.  Not to mention the mountain of endless possibilities for decoration.

My first cupcake card is a birthday inspired number simply decorated with some sprinkles and a cute little strawberry.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Choc Chip Cupcake Card

This is Choc-Chip muffin card is very plain but works perfectly for boys/men as well as great to have on hand as quick thank you or just because cards – accompanied with a delicious muffin in one of the cute Takeout Boxes from Stampin’ Up! makes the perfect gift!

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Bow Cupcake Card

I started this journey with this cupcake for Mother’s Day – I have done teapots, flower boxes etc for Mother’s Day in the past but this is my first cupcake and I love it!

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Candle Cupcake Card

Lastly, this super cute number requires no stamping at all and shows just how beautiful a handmade birthday wish can be with the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Designers Series Paper and some embossing.

I have made a quick video tutorial for you to show you how to assemble this one but really it is so easy.  I hope you enjoy making the cupcake card as much as I have enjoyed creating it.  As an added BONUS for those with a Silhouette Cameo, if you purchase the template I will send you the Studio cut file for FREE – just email me and happy to send it through.

Simply Circles Birthday


Another card for another teenage girl – yes there are lots of birthdays happening in my daughter’s friend circle which gives me even more excuses to create (not that I really need an excuse to get inky!).

This time my ‘brief’ was:  Black is her favourite colour.  Yes a  very small brief but I think I was able to come up with a really fun and classic looking card, not too girlie but a touch of ‘pretty’ with the scattering of flower images.  Now unlike my more recent cards where I have ‘boasted’ about using only one stamp set for my creation – this masterpiece was a result of pulling out loads of stamps from my collection and hoping that they all worked together.  I actually found that the images in a lot of the stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! really work wonderfully together … really I am not that surprised everything about Stampin’ Up! just seems to work!

The one thing I can say is that this card has only one ink pad – Archival Basic Black – now if you don’t have this ink pad yet and are thinking about a new black, this is one that I can not recommend highly enough.  It inks up stamps wonderfully and produces gorgeous images – by far the best black ink I have used in ages.

I have provided a list of stamp sets that I used in this creation but really this could easily be done with any stamp sets in your collection.  Have a scout through your collections and try and pick a ‘theme’ like ‘butterflies’ or ‘flowers’ you will be amazed how many images you can pull together.  For a little further inspiration here is another version of this card using the star images I also found in my collection.



Grateful Bunch – Thank You

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Time for my monthly thank you card mail out to all the lovely ladies that order their Stampin’ Up! supplies through me, either by phone, email or as part of classes and workshop.  I also love sending out happy mail to those ladies who I have never met or even spoken to who place their orders using my On-Line Store, sadly I can only send cards and goodies to those that allow me to see their contact details so I don’t get to send nearly as much happy mail as I would like.  If you do order using my On-Line Store and would like a little something extra in each month you order with me be sure to check you have selected the option allowing your demonstrator to contact you, here are the steps to check your ‘contact status’:

Sign into your account:

     1.  Click on My account ( top right~ above continue shopping)
 Click on top tool bar MY DEMONSTRATOR
Scroll down and check YES box 

“Allow my Demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information”

     4.  Don’t forget to click SAVE  CHANGES

I really loved making my thank you cards this month and all the products I used are from the Occasions Catalogue, this little catalogue is so jammed packed with wonderful products I am still enjoying the new ideas and creations I am getting to try out.

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Of course I always have to try to make a few different versions of the same card and with this simple design it was super easy to mix and match the colours using the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack as my palette – Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Garden Green.  I started with the Blushing Bride combo as it is probably one of my all time favourite colours.


However, the Rose Red really popped for me and just showcases these colours so perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Grateful Bunch Garden Green

Now I wouldn’t normally think to use green flowers on a card or project but thought I would give one last rearrange to the colour palette and was surprised that I really did like this version just as much as the ‘pinks’.

What do you think?  Are green flowers allowed?

Ladies these cards are in the mail to you and remember if you would like to receive a handmade card and some goodies from me each month with your order, just tick ‘yes’ to allow me to see your details.  I don’t send advertising EVER, only thank you cards and gifts.


Party Pants Birthday

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Party Pants Birthday Pouch

Today I wanted to share with you a super cute birthday ‘pouch’ that I made for one of my daughters friends using the FREE Party Pants Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  There is only another couple of weeks left to get your hands on all the FREE Stamping’ Up! goodies that are available during Sale-A-Bration and this stamp set will absolutely impress when you get your hands on it.


Whilst I love making cards I also like to think of other ways to send a birthday or thank you message and this little pouch was super easy to make and just adds a little something extra to a standard card.  I used Kraft paper to create the pouch and stamped the front using Whisper White Craft ink and the Writing Notes stamp from Stampin’ Up!  The front was decorated using the one stamp set … I know that is fantastic isn’t it!  With some DSP, a couple of inks and the fun new Balloon Bouquet Punch from Stampin’ Up! I stamped, punch and placed my beautiful balloons in a bouquet.  The strings all come together behind the “celebrate” to finish off the front of the pouch.

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For the inside I used a simple piece of Whisper White card stock stamped with a couple balloons, from the same stamp set.  I even was brave enough to try and hand draw the strings for the balloons and I think they turned out ok.

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Cupcake Birthday

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Cupcake Birthday

This birthday card is one I made a while back, in fact I made it for a challenge but by the time I got around to photographing it the challenge had closed so I kind of forgot all about sharing it with you.  But today I thought I would do just that.

I love all the FREEBIES that you get this time of year with Sale-A-Bration and one of my favourites this year is the Botanical Gardens Design Vellum Stack.  Now most of the projects I have seen with this vellum have been using a floral theme (it makes sense really given that it is meant to coordinate with the Botanical Blooms Bundle) but I wanted to see if I could also get some non-floral cards from it … turns out you can!

This card has a Smoky Slate card base and I have teamed it with Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  There is a strip of Vellum across the base of the card but I have also used the vellum to punch out all the little cupcakes with the cupcake punch in the Party Punch Pack.  I found that the Fine Tip Glue Pen from Stampin’ Up! was just perfect for adhering the little cupcakes to the piece of Whisper White card stock.  I also thought that the “make a wish” stamping in the Party Wishes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! really went well with the vellum print.  A little cupcake with the top embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder was the perfect finishing touch.

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Happy 15th

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Happy 15th

Today is my beautiful daughter’s 15th Birthday so wanted to share with you the cute card that I created for her.  This was a super easy card to put together – basically using one stamp set, which is so unlike me and a handful of colours – Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and of course Whisper White.  

I love the Framelits that Stampin’ Up! has on offer and am always so happy to use them in my creations as they just allow me to achieve such wonderful results.  For this card I have cut out the window in the card front with the smaller rectangle in the Project Life Cards and Labels set and I used the amazing Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (the clear one) to add a little accent around the window – oh my!   I then added a piece of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP with dimensionals to the back of the window.  The numbers and little banners are all from the Number of Years Stamp Set and cut using the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits, love it!

To finish off a bow tied with some Whisper White satin ribbon and a few super cute cupcakes made with the Cupcake Builder Punch, the little dots on the patty papers are also from the Number of Years Stamp Set and the tops are made using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  So simple but she loved it!

Here are the supplies I used:

(click on the links to purchase these from my store)

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