Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

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 »