It is looking a lot like a handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas

There are seventy-one days to your handmade Christmas.  Does that statement start your blood pumping?  So many things you would like to do?  Well, I am here to help.  I have loads of events scheduled to help you with handmade cards, gifts and decorations.  Check out these events.  But first, check out my update from last Saturday’s Crafty Paper Bees Christmas Charity Day.

This was our biggest event ever. Lots of handmade Christmas going on here. The Crafty Paper Bees prepared thirty-nine exclusive kits and we raised $1264 for MS Queensland (Multiple Sclerosis). Thanks to everyone who supported our event.  Couldn’t make this years’ events, we have already scheduled our next Charity Day – Saturday 17 March 2018.  Let’s get it in our diaries.

20 October 2017 Friday Better than Hallmark Creative Class

Hearts Come Home Bundle, two projects - CASE Mary Fish and Leanne Pugliese, Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Holiday Catalogue Ann's PaperWorks| Ann Lewis| Stampin' Up! (Aus) online store 24/7Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm ($17) Location: at my studio workshop, Salisbury Required: basic kit#

Projects: Christmas themed projects (two cards, inserts and envelopes). Same projects for the day and night classes (CASE Mary Fish and Leanne Pugliese).  Suitable for both the novice and the experienced stamper.  I supply all the products required except for your basic kit.

Techniques: specialised die-cutting

Featured products: Hearts Come Home bundle

Must RSVP at least 2 days before class so that I can put together a kit just for you. Everyone welcome, bring a friend (this class is for adults).

Stampin’ Up! Product List

For further information about the products used in this project, just click on the items below to view in my Online Store.  I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don’t already have one and live in Australia.  All these products can be purchased through my online shop or ordered through me.  Please allow Demonstrator contact when ordering online so I can thank you properly.  Stamp sets used in this project may be available in other mount options (wood-mount, clear-mount or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used.  If you are shopping online and your order is under $250, please use current Host Code 4B626QJW.

Upcoming Christmas Special Events to help you with your Handmade Christmas:

28 October 2017 Saturday Special Event Eastern Elegance Mini Album

Mini Accordion Album featuring Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up! Ann's PaperWorks| Ann Lewis| Stampin' Up! (Aus) online store 24/7

Front cover – Mini Accordion Album featuring Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

This mini album has been one of my most popular projects ever – perfect to create that keepsake to give away or to keep.  Add some favourite photos and you will have the perfect gift for that special person which you are always looking – a handmade Christmas for grandparents, aunties, friends, colleagues and family. I originally designed it as a special project for the Crafty Paper Bees Winter Retreat.  But not everyone was able to make the retreat and I promised to schedule a special class so that everyone would get the opportunity to create this special memento.

This class comes with a full printed photo tutorial which could be adapted to any colour palette and Designer Series Paper.  This means you could recreate this in a different theme.

This photo does not demonstrate how special this album actually is – check out this super quick video.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel whilst you are there.

Can’t make this class? The tutorial is available for purchase for $10.  Contact me for the details.


Time: 10am – 2pm (or until finished) $33 including all the ingredients including half a pack of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and 1/2 pack of Eastern Palace stickers.  Location: at my studio workshop, Salisbury Required: basic kit#  Everyone welcome, bring a friend (this class is for adults).

Must RSVP by 21 October so that I can put together a kit just for you.

Three Stamp a Stack Christmas Cards Creative Classes

My Stamp-a-Stack cards are one of my most popular classes each year and book out early.  Stamp a Stack Creative Class is not a traditional step-by-step class but is still suitable for all levels of stampers.  You will make multiple cards of the same design with perhaps 10 cards to choose from.  You work at your own pace and make as many cards as you want.  Some conditions apply.

24 November Friday 10am-12md and 7-9pm Better than Hallmark Creative Class – Stamp A Stack Christmas ($17 for five cards (two cards of one design and three cards of second design) and $3 for each additional card);
25 November Saturday 12-5pm Stamp A Stack Christmas ($20 for 8 cards and $3 for each additional card).

Christmas Extravaganza Special Event 10 December Sunday 10am – 4pm ($TBA)

This is my last major event of the year and it is going to be fun.  Make this Christmas very special with handmade goodies for everyone.  This is the opportunity to learn some fabulous new techniques whilst making some gorgeous unique Christmas gifts and decorations for your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues.  This is not a cardmaking class.  You will not believe how amazing some of these projects will be – they will blow your mind.  Numbers are limited, so secure your spot today.

Further details to be announced – but of course, there will be presents, morning and afternoon tea, potluck lunch and lots of fun.

Have you been considering coming to a class, but have yet to take the plunge.  This is the time – RSVP now.