Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Masculine Scrapbook Layout featuring Geared Up Garage Bundle

Why is it so hard to create masculine layouts – or is it? I haven’t created too many masculine scrapbooking layouts and I am not sure why. They are easy enough to create – remove the bling and tizz and use earthy colours and you are there. They are so easy to create that I… Read More »

Global Stampers Sketch Challenge – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

Check out this month’s Global Stamper’s Challenge featuring the gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. This patterned paper coordinates perfectly with the matching bundle, First Frost (10% off).

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 »

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 »

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum 3D projects – July Global Stampers Challenge

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum Global Stampers Challenge This month’s Global Stampers’ Blog Hop Challenge is a 3 D project.  I sometimes struggle with 3 D projects – not always does something creative quickly pop into my head and this month it was no different.  But I do always have a soft spot for candles and… 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.

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.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Live Tutorial

What does a Gatefold Easel Card look like? Check out this live tutorial featuring the Share What You Love Suite and the amazing Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder. The deep texture of this embossing folder makes it able to be used in so many different ways. Love this suite, especially the Early Release bundles, only available May 2018. Don’t forget each bundle includes some FREEBIES.

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 »

Quick and Easy Bonbons with the Envelope Punch Board – Video Tutorial

I love bringing you projects that are super simple and easy that both beginner and the experienced paper crafters will enjoy.  This is one of the projects – how to make a Bon Bon with the Envelope Punch Board.  Bon Bons can be so useful for gift wrapping that awkwardly shaped present, especially if it is round, long and skinny.  To make it even easier for you, I have put together a video tutorial for you. The Envelope Punch Board is one of my favourite tools ever because it is so simple to use. 

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 »

Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with video tutorial

Super Simple Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with Rosette   Sometimes some projects just come to you.  I loved these mini gable boxes from when I first saw them in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue and I couldn’t wait to decorate them.  They are so easy to make look fabulous with a strip… Read More »