Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

How can I pick a favourite product from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue?

So which is my favourite product from Stampin’ Up!’s brand new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue? What an impossible question but for June’s Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge, I chose to feature the Serene Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Garden Scene Framelits Dies to create a gorgeous feminine birthday card. Check it out.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Live Tutorial

What does a Gatefold Easel Card look like? Check out this live tutorial featuring the Share What You Love Suite and the amazing Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder. The deep texture of this embossing folder makes it able to be used in so many different ways. Love this suite, especially the Early Release bundles, only available May 2018. Don’t forget each bundle includes some FREEBIES.

We Must Celebrate Easter – Global Stampers Blog Hop

We Must Celebrate Easter Card   Do you ever have to create a card but you didn’t have any of the ingredients you need?  Well, that was me for this project.  The April Global Stampers challenge was ‘Easter’.  In our family Easter is big but I don’t own any Easter stamp sets and only own… Read More »

Making Creativity Easy – Greeting Card Cutout Guide

Standard Card Sizes and Measurement Guide – A4 cardstock One of the hardest techniques for beginner card makers to master is card bases and layers.  So to make it easier I have put together this quick guide – Standard Card Sizes and Measurement Guide. I recommend that you print out this handy guide. For an easy-to-print… Read More »

New Sale-a-Bration Products Available Now from Stampin’ Up!

New Sale-a-Bration Products Available Now from Stampin’ Up! The second release of Sale-a-Bration products for 2018 is available!  We are offering three great new products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order! Click on the image above or here to see the new Sale-a-Bration brochure.  These three new products are in addition to the current… Read More »

Quick and Easy Bonbons with the Envelope Punch Board – Video Tutorial

I love bringing you projects that are super simple and easy that both beginner and the experienced paper crafters will enjoy.  This is one of the projects – how to make a Bon Bon with the Envelope Punch Board.  Bon Bons can be so useful for gift wrapping that awkwardly shaped present, especially if it is round, long and skinny.  To make it even easier for you, I have put together a video tutorial for you. The Envelope Punch Board is one of my favourite tools ever because it is so simple to use. 

The Ultimate New Stamp Set – Heartfelt Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

Heartfelt Blooms – the first Distinktive stamp set created by Stampin’ Up! I know you will be wondering why I call the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! the ultimate new stamp set.  Well, it is easy really.  Stampin’ Up! is one of the few companies that is still producing quality red rubber stamp… Read More »

Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with video tutorial

Super Simple Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with Rosette   Sometimes some projects just come to you.  I loved these mini gable boxes from when I first saw them in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue and I couldn’t wait to decorate them.  They are so easy to make look fabulous with a strip… Read More »

Myths & Magic Suite is ‘magical’ for the Global Stampers

Global Stampers January Bog Hop – Myths & Magic Suite Hello and welcome to our January blog hop. This month we are sharing our favourite products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  It was easy for me to pick the Myths & Magic Suite.  My niece had given birth to a son, Tyler.  Excitingly, this was the first male… Read More »

Hearts Come Home Handmade Christmas Ornament

Global Stampers Blog Hop (colour challenge of silver, blue and metallic) features a hanging handmade Christmas ornament created using Stampin’ Up!’s Hearts Come Home Bundle – includes a tutorial.

Waterfall scrapbook layout – October class kit and tutorial

Waterfall technique translates to scrapbooking As you have already guessed, I am a cardmaker first and scrapbooker second.  This is the reverse of what I used to be – I was once only a scrapbooker.  One of the things that I am really enjoying is being able to use some of my creative cardmaking techniques… Read More »

Painted Harvest Stamp Set goes Festive

How to rework a traditional Fall stamp set into a classic Christmas card I am starting to get a little ‘antsy’ about Christmas.  A couple of days ago one of my friends posted a Facebook meme about it being only 100 days to Christmas. Really – it can’t be…. but I didn’t want to waste… Read More »

Easy Peasy Labels to Love Christmas Card I am busily getting ready for my catalogue launch this weekend and there are so many products that I want to share with you.  Working on some new displays that will WOW, that will make the catalogue come to life.  I think you will fall in love like… Read More »

Can you believe this sweet card uses the Graveyard Gate by Stampin’ Up!- Global Stampers Challenge

Super cute card featuring the Detailed Gate Thinlits by Stampin’ Up! This card shows how you can use the similar products and yet produce a completely different style of project. Contains all the measurements and details.

Are you into a handmade Halloween?

Halloween here I come! Now I am not usually into Halloween as I live in Australia.  But this year I will be visiting the United States for Halloween (and Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Salt Lake City) and I have particularly asked for ‘the full Halloween experience’.  I am so excited and thought, perhaps, I needed… Read More »