Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Custom envelopes using Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board

Custom Envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board I know that some of you avoid creating non-standard card sizes so that you don’t have ‘envelope issues’.  But with an Envelope Punch Board (EPB) you easily can create custom sized envelopes.  This is such a versatile tool and easy to use.  The instructions are included on the EPB. My… Read More »

Stunning new products – At Home with You Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

At Home with You Bundle by Stampin’ Up! for the Global Stampers challenge Hi everyone!  It is that time of the month when Global Stampers get together to create projects from around the world to inspire you.  The challenge for this month was ‘anything goes’ from the new catalogue.    I will post the other global… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! adhesives – which one should you ‘stick’ to?

Stampin’ Up! Adhesives – each different but all necessary for the papercrafter Stampin’ Up! has eight different adhesives, each having a different purpose so it can get a little confusing, especially for beginner crafters.  Choosing the right Stampin’ Up! adhesives can be the difference between success and failure on most projects.  Some adhesives are heavy duty, others… Read More »

Handmade thank you card tutorial Part 2

Thank you card tutorial The story behind this special card is included in the previous post.  As the card features a number of different techniques, I thought a quick tutorial would help out.  This card is probably not suitable for beginner stampers, but it is a fun card to create if you are a more experienced.… Read More »

Beautiful You Coaster Tile VideoTutorial

Beautiful You Coaster Tile steals the show Afternoon everyone.  Things are pretty busy around here at the moment as I get ready for the release of the new annual catalogue on 1 June. One of the products that carried over from the Occasions Catalogue was a favourite, and it seems, one of your favourites as… Read More »

May ‘From Picture to Page Creative Class’ Kit

Floral Boutique scrapbook layout is May Creative Class Kit This layout is a little busier than I usually do and I don’t usually add any photos to sample layouts but this one just invited my photos from Floriade in Canberra.  Each photo is full of gorgeous flowers. I finished the layout and realised that it… Read More »

Oh My Goodness – Birthday Memories DSP features in my favourite project ever (LOL)

  I think I might have fallen in love with Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Is it inappropriate to fall in love with gorgeous products?  I am not sure whether it is but certainly I do have a love affair with this bundle. For my regular readers you know that I love doing framed samplers… Read More »

Collage Stamping Technique featuring Dragonfly Dreams bundle

Collage Stamping Technique Dragonfly Dreams has proved to be one of the most popular bundles from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it is certainly a favourite of mine.  This was one of the projects that I designed for the Better than Hallmark class last Friday night and features the Collage Stamping Technique.  The card does look… Read More »

Urban Underground DSP Layout with a Twist

Urban Underground DSP March Kit ‘From Picture to Page’ Creative Class on 3 March 2017. Tutorial and tips and tricks included. RSVP essential.

Delicate Details Delivers a Delicious Deal during Sale-a-Bration

Delicate Details Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! can pack a punch! I think that the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue is one of those sets that can be easily overlooked.  When I first looked at it, I though ‘a bit blah’, it won;t be a favourite and added it to my stash… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams – sometimes simple just does it

Dragonfly Dreams sparkles I needed a special thank you card.  Ever since I saw the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I have had this card in mind.  The embossing folder creates such a beautiful texture (which sadly does not show up in this image).  My idea was to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock,… Read More »

Beautiful You Watercolour Tile Sneak Peek

Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments just work together Sometimes I have a creative blitz and I can’t wait to make a project – and this was one of those projects.  I have been playing around stamping on glazed tiles using Stazon but it was too fiddly to enjoy.  I changed the type of tile I… Read More »

Simple handmade cards can still wow!

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue Launch I am now heading into the busiest part of the Stampin’ Up! season. There is lots to do as I try to share as much as I can to inspire everyone in the leadup to Christmas.  Last Saturday and Sunday were my Christmas launches.  They were so much fun and… Read More »

Just an opportunity for a Design Change

What happens when you make a mistake? Is it just time of a Design Change? I do lots of classes each month and one of the most frustrating challenge for my attendees is what to do when something goes wrong.   And yes, in cardmaking, papercrafting, memory keeping and probably any creative pursuits, things go… Read More »

Another Thoughtful Branches handmade card – have you got yours yet?

  Limited Edition Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Dies I am having a bit of a shift in what are my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours.  Coming back in vogue for me are Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  And I have now added an addition to the combination – Mint Macaron. This window card has the… Read More »