Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

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 »

Crafting Forever thank you card

Special Thank You Card – Part One Good morning everyone.  Now every now and then you need a hand.  And recently, a demonstrator friend of mine, Zena, helped fix my website that had been playing up.   Fixing websites is certainly not one of my strengths and speaking to the experts did not help at all. Contacting Zena solved… 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 »

Eastern Palace Bundles Pre-Release – special price just for you throughout May.

Good morning, I hope you are having a fabulous week.  This is a pretty busy time of the Stampin’ Up! year with the upcoming new catalogue, so many special releases, special offers, retiring lists and special events.  To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the news, I have been posting updates every… Read More »

Easy Mother’s Day Card using Floral Phrases

For today’s Mother’s Day Card project, I wanted to use one of my favourite products from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue – Floral Phrases Stamp Set. This is a simple card that packs a WOW. Love the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Colour combination. Full details included in the post.

Dragonfly Dreams water wash clear block background technique

Water Wash Background technique Sometimes handmade cards can appear to be difficult to recreate but this one is really ‘easy peasy’.  This card was also one of the projects for my Better than Hallmark Creative Class last month.  It uses a simple water wash clear block background technique. Apply colour onto your clear block (Block… Read More »