Category Archives: Birthday cards

Have you found any hidden gems in the new catalogue?

We all have our favourite go-to stamp sets, papers, colours and embellishments that we use all the time.  But do you ever find a hidden gem in the catalogue that you had previously not noticed? Well, this cute framed art piece uses one of those hidden gems – Pick a Pennant Stamp Set with an alphabet (small size stamps), two different pennants and some cute images.  This project is a good example of how to use your supplies to make a unique handmade gift.

How can I pick a favourite product from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue?

So which is my favourite product from Stampin’ Up!’s brand new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue? What an impossible question but for June’s Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge, I chose to feature the Serene Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Garden Scene Framelits Dies to create a gorgeous feminine birthday card. Check it out.

Sweet Soiree Diamond Fold Card

Check out how to create this beautiful fancy fold diamond fold card featuring the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Specialty Paper. Live video tutorial available to follow along step by step. This DSP is only available until the end of May 2018.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Fancy Fold Card

Check out the free video tutorial featuring the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Gatefold Easel Card (that is a mouthful!). The unique patterned pearlised paper used in this card is an absolute feature. The DSP and embossing folder are part of a limited time early release bundle containing FREE products that you will not want to miss.

We Must Celebrate Easter – Global Stampers Blog Hop

We Must Celebrate Easter Card   Do you ever have to create a card but you didn’t have any of the ingredients you need?  Well, that was me for this project.  The April Global Stampers challenge was ‘Easter’.  In our family Easter is big but I don’t own any Easter stamp sets and only own… Read More »

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is my favourite Sale-a-Bration product

Global Stampers Favourite Sale-a-Bration Product March Blog Hop – Springtime Foils Specialty DSP I get asked all the time which is my favourite FREEBIE from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  Up until the second Sale-a-Bration (SAB) release late last month, it was the Party Pandas stamp set – but not anymore.  I love the versatility of the 12″ x… Read More »

Let’s get going with all the news for February, including upcoming cardmaking classes Brisbane

What’s the goss? Hullo, hullo, hullo,  I am back!  Well, a lot has been happening.  Unfortunately, I had a stay in hospital but am now home taking everything a little slowly.  I am still answering emails and phone calls, completing the occasional post, and slowly catching up on work.  I even did a surprise relatively… Read More »

Coffee Break DSP is just perfect for a masculine birthday card and is now 25% off!

Coffee Break DSP solves the masculine birthday card dilemma Designing masculine birthday cards seems to challenge even the most experienced card makers.  We worry about the colours (can’t be too pretty), we worry about keeping it simple (can’t be too ‘frilly’ or have too much bling) and it can’t be super cute.  Or do we… Read More »

How to WOW your friends with handmade cards

I have released my latest round of card making classes.  They will be so much fun, especially if you like getting a bit inky.  We are focusing on creating amazing backgrounds this month, hence the name Background Glory.  Each background is simple to replicate once you know how and just uses some very basic ingredients.… 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 »

Global Stampers – Projects from around the World

It has been a big week this week with my team Crafty Party on yesterday.  But today is all about travelling the world and visiting other talented stampers to see their projects using products from the just released catalogue.  In case you missed my project from the Global Stampers challenge, it can be found here.… Read More »

May Global Stampers Challenge – new In-Colors

May Global Stampers Challenge If you follow my blog regularly you will know that over the past two days I have showcased my entry for the May Global Stampers Challenge – a mini accordion album featuring the Eastern Palace Starter bundle.  A fabulous short YouTube video Eastern Elegance Mini Album Preview can be found here.  Whilst… Read More »

Upcoming Card Classes – One Sheet Wonder or Gender Neutral Cards

21 April 2017       Friday Better than Hallmark/Just Cards Creative Class – Gender Neutral Cards (two sessions) Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm  ($17)     Location: at my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects:  These cards are gender neutral, no flowers, bling or pastels – can be used for both males and females.  I love cards like… Read More »