Category Archives: Tutorials

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.

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 »

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.

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 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.

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 »

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. 

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial is now available

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial I have always had a soft spot for mini albums – they are handmade from the heart and only a few photos have to be added to make a beautiful keepsake.  And they often bring tears to the eyes of recipients (well, they do to me when I receive one). … 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 »

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 »