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The Holiday Catalogue is Coming!!

carols-of-christmas.pngWe’re just one month away from the launch of Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Now with that Stampin’ Up! has decided to release one of the bundles early starting today!!  This bundle is apart of a mega suite from the upcoming holiday catalogue that starts September 1st.

Here is a sneak peek of the stamp set and dies…


You can check out some of the beautiful samples from Stampin’ Up! in the video below:

You can shop the bundle here!

I can’t wait to get my hands on my first order from the catalogue hope that it comes before the weekend!! Who doesn’t love playing with new goodies!!

If you can’t wait until September to get your hands on all the new holiday products, your only option is to become a demonstrator.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,


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Christmas Stamp a Stack Idea

Can you believe it’s only 10 days until Christmas??!!

Well if you’re needing an idea to make a lot of cards quickly here’s a stamp a stack idea.


How I made this card?

  • On piece of Whisper White Card Stock (A4, 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12), using the Christmas Pines Stamp Set to stamp the branches, the thicker branch stamp is in Mint Macaron, the thinner branch is VersaMark then Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder.  I stamped them randomly to cover the page.
  • I cut the stamped page into 3.5 in strips x  148mm (to match the half fold of my card base)
  • I cut another piece of whisper white to matte my card (148 x 105mm), I adhered this to the piece stamped with the branches with Tear & Tape
  • I used the Layering Circles Framelits Dies to cut the neckline of the whisper white pieces, I also embossed the pieces with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder
  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock A6 (297 x 105mm scored at 148mm)
  • I adhered the embossed piece to the card base
  • The sentiment is from the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set Emerald Envy, the banner is a separate 1in strip adhered together a Stampin’ Dimensional

I hope this gives you a helpful idea to get through your last minute Christmas card making.

Until next time… Happy Stampin,


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#GDP065 – Colour Challenge

When I saw this challenge I instantly thought of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper because I knew it had Real Red in the design.

So here is the challenge:


Here is my card:


How I made this card?

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White Card (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm)
  • I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – the smallest square to cut out 8 squares from the Candy Cane Lane DSP
  • I adhered them together with Tear & Tape and then Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the whole piece to the card base
  • My sentiment is from Christmas Pines, I inked up the sentiment with Real Red, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • I finished it off with Clear Wink of Stellar on some of the DSP design and on some of the sentiment.


Until next time… Happy Stampin’


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#gdp064 – Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland, well I can only dream… as we are in for a hot Aussie summer Christmas.

My card today is to play along with the Global-Design-Project and Case the Designer, Connie Collins.


Here is my card:


I took inspiration from Connie’s card with the placement of the sentiment, the shape of the background image and the use of Marina Mist.

The colours I used were Emerald Envy, Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Mint Macaron. The stamp sets I used were Christmas Pines and Labeler Alphabet.

How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White card base (210 x 148mm, scored at 105mm)
  • Emerald Envy piece is 143 x 100mm
  • Background is watercolour paper cut to 138 x 95mm
  • The background is stamped with the snowflakes stamp from Christmas Pines using Versamark and White Embossing Powder, then I sponged Soft Sky and then Marina Mist over top trying to focus the colour where I had stamped
  • For the sentiment I used the bottle tag from the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, in Whisper White, folding it over the watercolour paper piece
  • On a separate piece of Whisper White I cut out the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • On the circle I stamped my sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set in Mint Macaron, I know it looks grey but that’s because I didn’t clean my the stamps properly but I like it, I think it works…
  • I added a piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon through the tag wholes
  • Finally I adhered everything using Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season wherever you are.

Until next time… Happy stampin’,


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#GDP057 – It’s a Blushing Bride Christmas

So this week I played along with the Global Design Project’s Colour Challenge.  So here is the challenge:


I used took the opportunity to use the stamp set and dies from the Presents & Pinecones Suite.

And here is my entry:


And here is a closeup where I have added some Clear Wink of Stella:


How I made this card:

  • Blushing Bride card stock base cut to A5 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm)
  • Using the Christmas Pines stamp set I stamped the first layer of branches in Blushing Bride and over the top with the thinner looking branch stamp with Whisper White Craft.
  • I used all the branch die cuts from the Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies and cut out 2 small, 2 medium and 1 large in Mint Macaron card stock.
  • The large bow die cut in Rich Razzleberry card stock.
  • I adhered all the die cut pieces down using Glue Dots.  Then I attached a Pearl to the centre of the bow.
  • Finally I stamped the sentiment in the Rich Razzleberry and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the Comfort.

If you would also like to play along with the Global Design Project’s Colour Challenge you have until Monday at 3pm AEDT.

Until next time… Happy stamping,


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I almost forgot to post my Global Design Project Card for this week…  I spent the night finishing off the christmas decorating with my Mum went to go to sleep and thought ‘oh no, I can’t not post this weeks card’.

Here is my card:


I made this card for my Mum and the rest of her work colleagues  to give to their boss for Christmas.

About the card:

I have been dying to use the Silent Night paper from the Home for Christmas designer series paper but didn’t want to cut it down to tiny pieces and then not be able to read what it actually says.  I just wanted to get the full effect of this pattern.

I tried using a banner for the sentiment but it wasn’t quite large enough for my liking so changed it to a circle and then was able to add that extra stamp below the sentiment.  I have been loving the snowflake elements and gold cording and used them in so many of my cards.  I of course had to use a little bit of that winter wonderland vellum at the top of the card.

I have never been one for glitter because it sheds and gets everywhere especially after doing 9 and now 10 years of Christmas gift wrapping for charity I know I tend to stay away from it.  But after making up the Oh, What Fun tag kit and also using some gold glitter ribbon to decorate my christmas tree I am warming up to it.  So I had a small section of gold glimmer left over from the tag kit so I managed to die cut a circle from it to add to my card and I love how it turned out.  Added some pearls and called the card done.

I added some stamping to the envelope which I love to do.

Here is the challenge inspiration:


It was such a great challenge I can’t wait to see what next week’s one will be… Oh and before I forget here is couple of photos of my christmas decorations…  And yes there is a lot of lights on that door garland… 200 to be exact… really lights up a dark hallway.

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Happy Stamping,


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Here is my latest card creation… I must say I have been enjoying blogging lately and especially with the Global Design Project giving me different inspirations each week.

So here is my card…

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Here is the inspiration…


About the card…

I knew I wanted to incorporate a circle and I had recently bought the oh what fun tag kit and stamp set so used that as inspiration for the sentiment having part of the sentiment being on popped up on dimensionals.

I also just love the Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack and I was never a ribbon kind of person, until I used the Gold Cording Trim.

Happy Stamping,