Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sale-a-bration Easter Baskets - Paperific Class

These cute Easter baskets are a "Quick Class" that I will be running at the upcoming Melbourne Paperific Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds March 30 - April 1. Class cost is $10. I've used the lovely Sale-a-bration papers on them and you can do exactly the same in my class. Just come along on the day to book in for the class.

My team will have the Stampin'Up! stand again at Paperific and we have got some great new ideas to show you. Plus we will have the new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue available for you. Outr displays will include items made using the new products from the mini catalogue.

I'll be out on the front cash registers so do say hello as you come through!

More info on Paperific is available at  Check out the video - that's me at the start!!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stampin'Up! Designer Fabric Flower Card

 Here is a cute way to use your Stampin'Up! Designer Fabric to create flowers as an embellishment for your cards or scrapbook pages. We had a similar card in our demonstrator "Impressions" publication which presents so many great ideas for us to use as demonstrators - one of the pluses of belonging to Stampin'Up!!!!!

 For my card I used Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric and cut out the fabric circles using the Big Shot Circles #2 die. These were then layered on top of each other and secured using the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine from the current Summer Mini catalogue and a Cherry Cobbler button. Love how it is so easy to co-ordinate everything to make your creations look sooooo good!

The large scallop is done using a Big Shot die - Scallop Circle. The card is Early Espresso and it has been overstamped with the background stamp Parlor Prints.

To make the leaves, find out how here at my Stampin'Up! blog.

Here is a closer look for you so as you can see the details a bit clearer.

It's going to be a hot weekend here, that means indoors and creating time!!! I hope you have a great weekend doing whatever makes you happy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Telescope Cards

Here are the sample telescope cards my customers will be making at my technique class tomorrow night (Thursday) and again on Saturday. If you would like to come along and learn how to make these cards for $15 please email me at

This is the card unopened.

This is the card opened fully.

Here is the other card we will make.

And here it is opened.
Unfortunately the flash has dimmed some of the images on the last scallop section but you get the idea!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quick & Easy Card Using Button Buddies Flower Stamp

You know I enjoy making quick and easy cards. Well here is one I created the other day using the flower image from the stamp set Button Buddies.

I used the Rockn'Roll technique to ink up the flower using Crumb Cake ink first, then rolling the outer edges of the stamp in Marina Mist ink. The flowers are punched out using the Scallop Circle punch. The image is the perfect size to fit this punch.

The folded card is Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon and the flowers were attached over the ribbon. A clear Bitty Button in the middle of the centre flower tied off with linen thread finished off the flowers.

The sentiments come from the set Fabulous Phrases.

I could have background stamped the folded card but sometimes you just need to have some clean space on your creations!

See you!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Elizabeth and Kindness Matters Card

I had a lovely day creating with friends from work on Friday and was able to have a play with some of my newest stamps -" Elizabeth " being one of them. This is one of the a'la carte stamps in the current Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalogue.
I stamped Elizabeth onto watercolour paper with black Staz-On and watercoloured it using watercolour crayons. I had not had them out for a very long time so had a wonderful time using them again! The butterflies from Kindness Matters were stamped onto the same card, coloured and cut out.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Nothing like having a card ready a few months before I need it!!!

The watercolour piece was matted onto More Mustard and Garden Green matts and then onto a folded Cherry Cobbler card that had been stamped around the edge using a stamp from the Established Elegance stamp set.

I like it! Hope you do too!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Outlined Occasions SAB Stamp Set Cards

Here are some samples I have made using the last of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets you can choose for free during SAB when you make an order for Stampin'Up! products of $100 or more. You can email me with your orders  - if you are in Australia.

To get the perfect placement of the words I used my trusty Stampamajig. It really is a vital part of your stamping kit - if you have not got one you NEED one!!!!

Stamps - Outlined Occasions, Confetti
Cardstock - Real Red or Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink - Staz-On Black, Real Red or Old Olive
Accessories - Stampn'Write markers, thin taffetta ribbon

You could bling this up more by adding glitter or diamentes if you wanted to. The little bow on the Celebrate card is a "fork" bow. There are many tutorials online for this technique and they are many and varied. I find a different way each time I look!!!!

Thanks for looking  - have a great day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Flower Garden Embossing Folder

 As per usual I buy up big when a new mini catalogue comes out and then it takes me ages to get around to trying everything out! Well I finally had a chance to play with the lovely Textured Impressions embossing folder - Flower Garden from the current Summer mini catalogue and I love it!

If you want a very quick and easy card this has to be it. I have run the embossing folder through on to Whisper White card added Concord Crush stitched ribbon and attached it to a folded Concord Crush card. Then with a cute little stamp set also from the summer mini called Pretty Postage I stamped up the birthday image, punched it out with another great new item the 1 inch square punch. It was then popped onto a Concord Crush piece of card punched out using the new Postage Stamp punch.

You have to love how all the items in the Stampin'Up! range co-ordinate so beautifully with each other. It makes them such great value.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Telescope Card Class

Here is a sample of a telescope card you can create in my first class for 2012! Look how it goes from this to the open card. It really will delight your card receipient! So come along to my class and learn how to whip up one of these terrific cards.

Class date - Thursday February 23 at 7.30pm
                 - Saturday February 25 at 1.30pm

Cost $15, all materials supplied.
Email me - to book your place. Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

This is my first telescopic card creation and I will be making many more once my next order arrives from Stampin'Up!. There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down prepared to create to realise you don't have the Big Shot dies you thought you owned!!!! Thank goodness for my Stampin'Up! Circle Scissor Plus they certainly saved the day for me! So do come by again soon and see my other telescope card creations.


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