Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

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. 

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial is now available

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial I have always had a soft spot for mini albums – they are handmade from the heart and only a few photos have to be added to make a beautiful keepsake.  And they often bring tears to the eyes of recipients (well, they do to me when I receive one). … Read More »

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 »

Framed Christmas Tree – Stampin’ Up!

A Special Handmade Christmas Gift Every year I design a project that I can use as that ‘one special gift’.  And I know just who is going to be the recipient of this handmade Framed Christmas Tree featuring the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Last year I made a framed sampler featuring the Santa’s Sleigh… 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.

Looking for the perfect handmade gift – Stampin’ Up! make it easy!

Decorated Candle – the perfect handmade gift Like you, I am always looking for that perfect gift.  And I needed the perfect gift today for a dear friend who had a milestone birthday.  Recently, I have been using stamped candles to create gorgeous easy handmade gifts.  Check out my Christmas decorated candle.  But I love… Read More »

Santa Paws Christmas Swap Card

Santa Paws Christmas card goes to Salt Lake City I have just returned from Salt Lake City after attending Stampin’ Up!’s convention called OnStage Live. I had the best time whilst I mixed business with pleasure, but really, pleasure with pleasure.  But before I left I created lots of cards to swap with other demonstrators.  It… Read More »

Mistletoe Friends Fancy Fold Global Stampers Blog Hop

Mistletoe Friends Stamp Set makes Christmas card making easy This month’s Global Stampers’ challenge is “Fancy Fold Christmas Card”.  Don’t forget to check the other Christmas Fancy Folds projects below as part of the Global Stampers’ Blog Hop.  I chose the Mistletoe Friends Stamp Set to feature as I had yet to use this set… Read More »

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 »

Coffee Break DSP is just perfect for a masculine birthday card and is now 25% off!

Coffee Break DSP solves the masculine birthday card dilemma Designing masculine birthday cards seems to challenge even the most experienced card makers.  We worry about the colours (can’t be too pretty), we worry about keeping it simple (can’t be too ‘frilly’ or have too much bling) and it can’t be super cute.  Or do we… 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 »