Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

Collage Stamping Technique featuring Dragonfly Dreams bundle

Collage Stamping Technique Dragonfly Dreams has proved to be one of the most popular bundles from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it is certainly a favourite of mine.  This was one of the projects that I designed for the Better than Hallmark class last Friday night and features the Collage Stamping Technique.  The card does look… Read More »

Hey Chick Shaker Card – March Global Stampers Challenge

Hey Chick Shaker Card This shaker card was created for the March Global Stampers Challenge.  I wanted to use the Hey Chick stamp set, another FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.  This stamp set has been one of the most popular – in fact, it sold out within a few days but has now been… Read More »

Tasty Trucks are the sweetest – Global Stamper’s Challenge

Global Stampers Challenge for February featuring FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Tasty Trucks from Stampin’ Up! with multi-layered handmade card. Also features the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set – tutorial included.

Urban Underground DSP Layout with a Twist

Urban Underground DSP March Kit ‘From Picture to Page’ Creative Class on 3 March 2017. Tutorial and tips and tricks included. RSVP essential.

Delicate Details Delivers a Delicious Deal during Sale-a-Bration

Delicate Details Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! can pack a punch! I think that the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue is one of those sets that can be easily overlooked.  When I first looked at it, I though ‘a bit blah’, it won;t be a favourite and added it to my stash… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams – sometimes simple just does it

Dragonfly Dreams sparkles I needed a special thank you card.  Ever since I saw the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I have had this card in mind.  The embossing folder creates such a beautiful texture (which sadly does not show up in this image).  My idea was to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock,… Read More »

Everyone has a need for an ‘Everyday Hero stamp set’ in their craft room

The stamp set for the Everyday Hero in your life Stampin’ Up! is all about stamp sets and every new catalogue is full of them.  I make a list of my favourites but this one, Everyday Hero, certainly jumped out for me.  I couldn’t wait to create a card using this set.  It is pretty versatile as it… Read More »