CTC 120 – Urban Underground Pages

Today I decided to play along with CASEing the Catty’s challenge, I chose the card from page 49 featuring the Everyday Hero Stamp Set.

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For this case I decided to use the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlits Dies and Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  Then added Delicate Details Stamp Set and some Glimmer Paper in Mint Macaron.


Delicate Details Stamp Set, Carried Away DSP and the Glitter Paper Assortment Pack are all Sale-A-Bration items are only around for another 11 days.  SAB items are free with every $90 spent before postage and handling.


How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White Card base 210 x 145mm scored at 105mm;
  • Line one: Peekaboo Peach 70 x 40mm; Carried Away DSP 40 x 20mm;
  • Line two: Carried Away DSP 40 x 30mm; Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack Mint Macaron 60 x 40mm;
  • Line three: Whisper White 95 x 45mm, Delicate Details stamped in Smoky Slate onto this piece;
  • I stamped the smallest balloons from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder,  the clouds are stamped in Night of Navy, all these elements are cut out with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies;
  • The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped on to Peekaboo Peach sized to 80 x 20mm I fish tailed the ends, stamped with Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,


Stampin’ Up Supplies 

So what’s on sale for 30% off all week (21 Nov 12:01am – 28 Nov 11:50pm AEDT)? 

So what’s on sale for 40% off all week (21 Nov 12:01am – 28 Nov 11:50pm AEDT)? 


CYCI#149 – Sketch Challenge

This week I am playing along with Can You Case It?  which have brought back their sketch challenges… YAY!!

Here is the challenge:


This is my card:


How I made this card:

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White A6;
  • The dsp is from the Morrocan Suite in the Annual Catalogue, cut to 3.5×2.5in;
  • The brown layer is whisper white cut to 3.5 x 2.5in, I stamped the watercolour looking stamp from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso;
  • The banner strip uses the off cuts of the brown piece, I used tear & tape to keep them together and fishtailed the end;
  • The ballon I placed strips of the silver and white washing tape from the Urban Underground Washi set on to a piece of Whisper White then cut out with the stripe balloon from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies;
  • The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy from the Window Shopping Stamp Set.

Until next time… Happy stampin’,


Colour Challenge – CYCI#148

So I am back to blogging and to kick it off I decided on the Can You Case It? Colour Challenge.  I used this as inspiration to make my Grandma’s birthday card.   17098700_10211646694578325_3645540853983100779_n

Yellow has never been a top pick in the colour department so it was a great challenge for me and as for turquoise well Bermuda Bay has always been one of my favourites.

Here is my card:


I used the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set.  The background is stamped on Shimmery White, in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

The Lace Doilies are from the Falling In Love Suite.  I inked this in Daffodil Delight, then Versamarked and Clear Embossed.

The circle on the doily is die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Finally I cut the flowers with the Succulents Framelits Dies.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,


Penned & Painted, Blooms & Bliss #GDP068

Here is my second card from my New Catalogue Sneak Peek Post…  This card I played along with the Global Design Project’s Case the Designer Challenge, this weeks designer is Jess Williams.

Here is the challenge:


Here is my card:


How I made this card?

  • A6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (297x105mm scored 148mm)
  • Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper 148x90mm
  • Used the hexagon details from the Window Box Thinlits Dies, I aligned the flat sides with the top and side edge of the DSP
  • I took the Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, from the new Party Animal Suite, and wrapped it around card twice and tied a bow.
  • I adhered the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • On Whisper White Cardstock I stamped the flower and outline from the Penned & Painted Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry
  • Then the leaves and outline in Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy
  • I fussy cut flower and leaves and flower out separately, and adhered those with Tear & Tape

Here is a close up of that detailed die from the new Window Box Thinlits Dies…


Until next time… Happy Stampin’


New Catalogue Inspiration


I can’t believe it’s time for Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue time again!! Where does the time go?? But I am not complaining who doesn’t like, who am I kidding LOVE, a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue!!

Since November I have been sharing with you some cards made using some new products. Well today I am going to be previewing 6 projects that’ll be shared with you in more detail over the coming weeks.

1  //  Balloon Adventures Box – I just love this stamp set, thinlits dies and ribbon from the Party Animal Suite.  This box is made using the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies, the largest die in the set can be used to create flat card fronts, a pop up piece for the inside of the card or box like mine below.


2  //  Up & Away Card in a Box – I think this is my favourite bundle from the new catalogue.  This is the Lift My Up Stamp Set and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies or more simply the Lift Me Up Bundle.  And it can be paired with the Carried Away Designer Series Paper that can be found in the SAB Catalogue.  I just love this box it can be given as a gift to a very deserving friend or be a decoration in your house.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set.



3  //  Club 93 Cousins Scrapbook Page – I am lucky to come from a large family where I have me and 2 of my cousins are born in the same year so we have lots of photos of the three of us.  For this scrapbook page I wanted to create a watercoloured background and I love taking colour inspiration from the colours used in Designer Series Paper.  I knew that I wanted to use the Mint Macaron paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP.  So my colours I used on the background is Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.  I added touches of the Copper Embossing Powder to finish it off.


4  //  Super Duper Birthday Card – I just love how the scrapbook page background turned out so I decided to the give it ago for the background of this card.  This time I used Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.  I finally got my hands on the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder so I had to use it.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped the sentiment twice and cut out the middle part pop it up.  I just the love the shimmer you can see from the Shimmery White Card Stock.



5  //  Penned & Painted, Blooms & Bliss Card – This card is really simple and doesn’t need a sentiment because I think it could cover any occasion.  I used the Blooms & Bliss DSP for the background and the hexagon shaped die from the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  I added the flower and leaves from the Penned & Painted Stamp Set.



6  //  Watermelon Wonder Folder Top Card – I love creating the folder top detail to my cards using the Envelope Punch Board but I have never done a double folder top.  Once I had finished the card with the sentiment I thought it needed something else… So I added in the lace detail with the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the SAB Catalogue and another piece of Watermelon Wonder and I couldn’t help it I had to emboss it with the Copper powder and the Hexagons Embossing Folder.



I hope you enjoyed seeing a snippet some of the projects coming up on my blog.  I can’t wait to share them with you in a bit more detail…

And until next time… Happy Stampin’,


Up & Away

I think this is one of my favourites from the new Occasions Catalogue and the matching DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This card was made for my Cousin who is off overseas in America for the next month… I wanted a card that quick and simple.  I instantly thought of the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies.  This thinlits set has the detailed balloon plus the solid pieces to layer in the back to create filled in images.


I chose Real Red, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Whisper White.  I randomly stamped the bigger cloud from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Soft Sky to create the background.  I stamped the sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set in Dapper Denim.  I used Mini Glue Dots to attach the pieces of Real Red to the Dapper Denim balloon and then Tear & Tape to adhere the whole balloon to the card base.  I finished it off Pearls.

This card is great because you can just change the sentiment and the colours and it’ll be perfect for anyone.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,



Thinking of You…

Recently I have had to make two sympathy cards this one and another one and I soon came to realize I don’t have many, as in the sentiment on the card below is the only sympathetic sentiment that I own.  So needless to say I was very grateful that the Sale-A-Bration Party Pants Stamp Set was released about a week before I needed it the first time.

This card I used my go to card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock and layered on a piece of It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  Then made a stack circles using using the Circles Collection Framelits (3, 4 & 5 from the smallest) and alternated between Whisper White and Mint Macaron Cardstock.  Finally stamping the ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment from the Party Pants Stamp Set.

Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on Thursday 31st March. Products can be earned for FREE with every $90 spent.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Party Pants Stamp Set // 141324 // $0.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad // 138326 // $11.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 138331 // $5.50
It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack // 140552 // $54.75
Mint Macaron Cardstock // 106549 // $12.25
Whisper White Cardstock // 106549 // $12.25
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock // 140490 // $12.25
Circles Collection Framelits // 130911 // $45.00
The Hidden Bits: 

Snail Adhesive // 104332 // $12.00
Snail Refill (12m) // 104331 // $8.00
Stampin’ Dimensionals // 104430 // $7.00