Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

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.

A Little Wild by Stampin’ Up!

A Little Wild – or perhaps very wild! I haven’t always been a cute stamp lover but for some unknown reason ‘ A Little Wild’ by Stampin’ Up! has won me over – completely.  Each of the images in the Stamp Set is adorable  – how can anyone resist that elephant, bear and lion?  Whilst… Read More »

At Home with You by Stampin’ Up!

At Home with You by Stampin’ Up! makes Christmas very special From the first time I saw this bundle (Stamp Set and Framelits) in the new annual catalogue, I just knew that it would become a favourite.  I couldn’t see it only as a Christmas card, but also as an invitation, a birthday, housewarming, Halloween,… Read More »

Multipurpose adhesive sheets are the secret ingredient for this project

How to make the Happy Birthday Thinlits pop even more This is the third and final card in the series (the first in the series can be found here, the second in the series can be found here).  It is another super Quick and Easy card.  So what makes this one special? Tip: Die cut… Read More »

How to make a Floral not a Floral

Happy Birthday Thinlits always add the WOW! I wanted to make a series of cards using the same (or similar) design, same ingredients, but still come up with a completely different style of card.  Yesterday’s card had a floral theme, but I am not necessarily big on floral themes.  I try to tailor my cards… Read More »

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP Birthday Card

Global Stampers Blog Hop goes floral It is that exciting time of the month when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world join together for a Blog Hop challenge and this month’s challenge is going floral.  It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my favourites from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue (p.86-87) – Whole… Read More »

Carols of Christmas – Christmas in July card

Carols of Christmas – Christmas in July card I always get a head start on my Christmas cards by celebrating Christmas in July with some card making. This year Stampin’ Up! have made it even easier by pre-releasing one Christmas bundle from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (released 1 September 2017), the Carols of Christmas stamp… Read More »

Pick a Pattern Double Page Scrapbook Layout

This is double page scrapbook layout designed for July’s ‘Picture to Page’ Creative Class is easy to recreate once you have worked out the sizes of each of your blocks. RSVP for this class is required by Wednesday 5 July 2017.

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper goes on holidays for the Global Stampers Challenge

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper becomes a favourite It is holiday time here in Australia and so it seems right around the world – hence why the theme for the July Global Stampers is holidays – something very dear to me.  There were so many projects running around in my head but I decided… Read More »

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 »