Monthly Archives: May 2016

Criss Cross Card featuring Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Criss Cross Card Do you sometimes create a card that you just love?  This is one such card.  It is a technique card with some easy water-colouring.  It is also an unusual card in that you create a criss cross pocket sleeve and a single sheet card insert containing the sentiment.  It is not a difficult… Read More »

Sneak Peek Painter’s Palette Stamp Set in Emerald Envy

Painter’s Palette Stamp Set in Emerald Envy Sometimes simple works well.  This is a ‘one tone’ card with loads of texture.  This project features a new Stamp Set, Painter’s Palette, and one of the new In-Colors about to be released in the new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue – Emerald Envy.  It also showcases some… Read More »

Two Free stamps from Stampin’ Up! Join my team in June

Join my team, the Crafty Paper Bees Stampin’ Up! has just released a fabulous special offer for the month of June only.  Every new recruit who joins during the month of June will get TWO FREE additional stamp sets in their Starter Kit.  That’s an added value of up to $178, depending on which stamps (bundles and… Read More »

It’s My Party ‘From Picture to Page’

It’s My Party ‘From Picture to Page’ Creative Class Time: 10am-1pm Friday 3 June 2016    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… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Catalogue Party

Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Kick-Off Party That exciting time of the year is just about upon us – one week today the Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Catalogue will be released and can be viewed online here (but only from 1 June 2016). There are 377 new products, 450 projects and five new In-Colors – I can’t wait. To… Read More »

Sitting There Stamp Set – sneak peek from new catalogue

Sitting There Stamp Set After many days of tech hell which I hope to forget soon, last tonight I sat down and created two cards using two new products from my Stampin’ Up! pre-order.  The opportunity to pre-order from a new catalogue is one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – and one… Read More »

Don’t miss out on these popular fancy folds classes

Fancy folds classes – don’t miss out I still have some vacancies for this week’s Better than Hallmark Creative Class (Friday 20 May 7-9pm $15) and the Technique Teasers Creative Class (Sunday 22 May 1-5pm $25).    These are both fabulous classes, featuring fancy folds techniques and have been booking out.  Numbers are limited with only a couple of places left. … Read More »

Ann’s PaperWorks new contact details

Ann’s PaperWorks updated contact details It has been a little challenging (a gross understatement) over the past few months with no internet, intermittent email and no home phone.  I have now changed my Internet Service Provider to iiNet.  These changes were forced upon me by severe congestion at the Optus exchange. But I can now… Read More »

Fancy Fold cards – want to create a little bit of handmade happiness this month

Better than Hallmark Creative Class – masculine card in a box – fancy fold card Time: 10am-12md and 7-9pm   20 May 2016 Cost: ($15)     Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Two masculine projects including this fancy fold card in a box.  I use a unique system that makes this ‘card in the box’ easy.   And they… Read More »

It’s time to say goodbye – Blended Bloom

Blended Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! is still available Blended Bloom was one of my favourite stamps from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  It was originally brought out with Blendabilities.  When Blendabilities retired, I expected that this stamp would retire as well – but it didn’t.  So I found new ways to utilise this stamp set. … Read More »

Sneak ‘Peek’-aboo Peach Painter’s Palette Stamp Set

New Stampin’ Up! In-Color Peekaboo Peach I finally found the time to have a bit of a play with my goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalogue, which will be released to the public on 1 June.  Tonight is the Crafty Paper Bees Team Meeting and I hadn’t started any of my swaps. … Read More »

Ten ways to use Stampin’ Up! Stamp Cases for craft storage.

Craft Storage made easy One of the best secrets in a Stampin’ Up! catalogue are the Stamp Cases.  Stampin’ Up! use these cases for their stamp sets.  Whilst their primary purpose is for stamp storage, they are heavy duty and stackable (both vertical and horizontal), lining up perfectly on your shelves for that uniform look.  But, more importantly,… Read More »

It is time to party with Stampin’ Up!’s retiring products

This is one of your last opportunities The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Retirement Party is on this Saturday (7 May 2-4pm) to celebrate all that is good about the current catalogue.  We have less than one month left before many of the products in the current Stampin’ Up! catalogue retire and disappear.  In fact, some have already sold… Read More »

Handmade Birthday cards are special

Handmade Birthday cards From the previous post you have probably realised that I have just had a special birthday – and what was special about it other than it was an ‘oh’ birthday? I was able to spend time with my fabulous family and friends.  Lots of my friends are very creative (not all of… Read More »

Picture Perfect Stampin’ Up! Birthday Card

Picture Perfect by Marcia. Every now and then you are the recipient of a card that is amazing – it steals your heart through its beauty.  I recently had a special birthday and I received loads of beautiful cards, everyone of which I appreciated. Now I was told that sending me a card is highly stressful because ‘there… Read More »