Monthly Archives: March 2016

Birthday Bouquet Card in a box – how to make someone swoon with just a card.

Yes, there are some cards more special than others and a ‘card in a box’ is always special.  Why? cause it is 3-D, it pops open to reveal a multilayered card obviously made with love.  And whilst they are not difficult to make once you know how, there is a fair amount of work involved… Read More »

April Scrapbooking Kit to go for my Project Life/Scrapbooking Class this Friday

1 April 2016 Friday Project Life/Scrapbooking Time: 10am-1pm    Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury     Cost: ($15)/Kit $5 additional    Required:  basic kit# Come along and have some fun whilst catching up on your memory keeping whether it be Project Life or traditional scrapbooking. Bring along your own projects (you do not have to use only… Read More »

Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator: The Insiders Perspective

Why become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? To receive the best crafting offer in town – and yes, it is.  For only $169 you receive $295 (not a mistake) worth of product of your choice (from either of the two current catalogues 2015-16 Annual Ideas Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue).  And yes it can include one… Read More »

#imbringingbirthdaysback, Weekly Deals and SAB update

Stampin’ Up! Updates & New Weekly Deals So what is all the buzz around #imbringingbirthdaysback Join the movement to bring birthdays back with the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp —send handcrafted birthday cards to all your friends and family, and stamp the card and/or envelope with this trending hashtag to let them know they’re part of something cool! … Read More »

Can you guess what the secret ingredient is to make your own Go Wild Cat Treat bag?

How to turn Stampin’ Up!’s Go Wild Paper Stack into Cat Treat Bag You have probably have guessed by now that I am an animal lover – I have two cats, both of whom regularly feature in my project photos.  These photo shoots of the boys are not planned mind you, but they do always want to be ‘part… Read More »

All the news and photos from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Charity Card Day Fundraiser

Crafty Paper Bees community does it again Well, our third Charity Card Day, this time supporting the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, is done and dusted.  What a success it was.  To date over $1200 has been raised with still more donations to be added to our kitty.  Twenty-nine generous ladies attended the event at the Salisbury… Read More »

Classy but simple Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Congratulations Card Tutorial

Keeping it simple Grateful Bunch congratulations card. On this occasion, I needed a congratulations card for a new member of my team, the Crafty Paper Bees.  And yes, I did want it to be special because becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is something special – the start of a new and sometimes challenging journey. If… Read More »

Pedal Pusher Stampin’ Up! video tutorial

Vintage Pedal Pusher Stamp Set – Stampin’ Up! Every year during Sale-a-Bration there is that one stamp set that you just love- this year there were two – Sky is the Limit (the vintage plane) and the second is this Pedal Pusher Stamp Set.  I particularly love the two of the sentiments  – ‘let me pedal for… Read More »

Work of Art Stampin’ Up! Easter Card tutorial

Multi coloured Easter egg oval die cut card Work of Art Stamp Set Blackberry Bliss Card base: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ Whisper White card layers: 5-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ and 5″ x 3-1/2″ Cardstock scraps: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Work of Art Stamp Set Work of Art card tutorial Die cut larger Whisper… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Promotions and special offers

Limited Edition Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin’ Up! I think that Thoughtful Branches is one of the best bundles (stamp set and die cuts) that Stampin’ Up! has ever brought out.  I have been playing with the bundle (a demonstrator perk!) over the past couple of days and I cannot get over what lovely cards this… Read More »

Ever needed a special gift for someone who is going through a difficult time?

              Sometimes you need a practical gift to help someone in need.  But you also want it to be made with love and from the heart.  It happened to me this week.  I considered flowers which are special but they will be gone in few days.  But anyone who is… Read More »

Looking for that special gift for that special person – I have the solution with this unique card holder

This card holder is probably my favourite project (ever?????) and is a combined CASE of projects by Di Barnes and Patty Bennett.  I fell in love when I first saw the card holder and it never fails to impress – a decorated folder with four notecards and envelopes.  It is in line with the KISS principle… Read More »

Heard of FOMO? well, I have a case of FOYMO – Fear of You Missing Out

There is so much happening in the Stampin’ Up! world.  We are in the last month of Sale-a-Bration and so the fabulous offers and incentives are about to finish at the end of the month (31 March) – no more FREE products with every $90 purchase, no more extra $60 product with every starter kit (which… Read More »