Category Archives: Stamping Techniques

Different Stamping techniques

First Frost Handmade Card with Watercolour Background – Global Stampers

I love creating projects using different techniques and products, which means that I am always stretching myself. For October’s Global Stampers Colour Challenge I featured Stampin’ Up!’s First Frost Stamp set with Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry.

Wishing You Well Stamp Set – my favourite product from the new Christmas catalogue

Wishing You Well Stamp – a sleeping giant of the new Christmas Catalogue   It is that time of the year when we start thinking Christmas – well if you are like me, that is.  I know there are still three and a half months to go but I have some holidays coming up so… Read More »

Upcoming card making classes in Brisbane

Check out this month’s card making classes It is time to book your place for this month’s event.  This weekend there are three class options available.  Friday’s classes feature a waterfall card which is so much fun to make.  I have even used this waterfall mechanism on scrapbooking pages.  Sunday’s class features the really popular… Read More »

My Favourite Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is…..

All the Good Things I am not really sure why I love the All the Good Things stamp set, but I do.  When the Big Brown Box (BBB) arrived with my first order from the 2018 Annual Catalogue, this was the first stamp set I pulled out and started to play with.  And there were quite a few choices… Read More »

Masculine Birthday Card – Mission Impossible or was it?

What makes a ‘good’ Masculine Birthday card I have to say that the answer to this question is probably determined by your personal taste.  But your design is also often influenced by the intended receiver of the card as well.  But these guidelines always work for masculine cards: geometric designs, earthy colours, outdoors subjects, hobbies, interactive… Read More »

Tranquil Tide Lakeside Framelits July Scrapbooking Kit

A fabulous scrapbooking kit suitable for memory keepers of all levels. It features the Lilypad Lake Bundle and the Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper. This kit combines stamping, die-cutting and scrapbooking. Tips and tricks provided as part of the article for those that can’t make the Creative Class. RSVP’s due this Wednesday 4 July 2018.

June Creative Classes

I have finalised the projects for June’s creative classes and I am very satisfied with the projects – in fact, I can’t wait to share them with you. Numbers are limited, so don’t delay in reserving your spot.

This month I am featuring the Brusho Colour Crystals which are amazing for adding that splash of colour.  They are easy to work with once you understand how they react with water and even other liquids.  Brusho can be used directly on stamps, embossing folders but I feel that the magic happens when you add water on Shimmery White cardstock or Watercolour Paper.  You will not want to miss this class – you will be blown away by how artistic you will be.

For June’s Technique Teaser, the Garden Impressions Suite (p. 128-130 of the Annual Catalogue) is taking centre stage with a little bit of help from a few simple fun folds.  Fancy folds can sometimes be a little overwhelming, so this month, I am featuring fun folds, simple folds that WOW.

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 »

Making Creativity Easy – Greeting Card Cutout Guide

Standard Card Sizes and Measurement Guide – A4 cardstock One of the hardest techniques for beginner card makers to master is card bases and layers.  So to make it easier I have put together this quick guide – Standard Card Sizes and Measurement Guide. I recommend that you print out this handy guide. For an easy-to-print… Read More »

New Sale-a-Bration Products Available Now from Stampin’ Up!

New Sale-a-Bration Products Available Now from Stampin’ Up! The second release of Sale-a-Bration products for 2018 is available!  We are offering three great new products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order! Click on the image above or here to see the new Sale-a-Bration brochure.  These three new products are in addition to the current… Read More »

The Ultimate New Stamp Set – Heartfelt Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

Heartfelt Blooms – the first Distinktive stamp set created by Stampin’ Up! I know you will be wondering why I call the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! the ultimate new stamp set.  Well, it is easy really.  Stampin’ Up! is one of the few companies that is still producing quality red rubber stamp… Read More »

You will not believe what Stampin’ Up! has created – the Stamparatus

STAMPARATUS™ – THE BEST STAMP PLACEMENT TOOL ON THE MARKET Why do you need a Stamparatus? This amazing tool helps anyone get crisp, clean stamped images; plus, you can make multiple projects in minutes—with an accuracy and consistency that makes stamping easier than ever before.  This is a real game changer.  Even if you already have a stamp… Read More »

Mistletoe Friends Fancy Fold Global Stampers Blog Hop

Mistletoe Friends Stamp Set makes Christmas card making easy This month’s Global Stampers’ challenge is “Fancy Fold Christmas Card”.  Don’t forget to check the other Christmas Fancy Folds projects below as part of the Global Stampers’ Blog Hop.  I chose the Mistletoe Friends Stamp Set to feature as I had yet to use this set… Read More »

Painted Harvest Stamp Set goes Festive

How to rework a traditional Fall stamp set into a classic Christmas card I am starting to get a little ‘antsy’ about Christmas.  A couple of days ago one of my friends posted a Facebook meme about it being only 100 days to Christmas. Really – it can’t be…. but I didn’t want to waste… Read More »