Stamp-a-Stack My Stamp-a-Stack group is growing. I had 4 lovely ladies in the CWA Rooms, Richmond at 11am, today. We made 5 cards in the 2013 – 2015 In Colour colours and a little bag to place them in. The bag idea came from  Sam Donald from Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator POOTLES! The bag uses 1 sheet of A4 card stock exactly. I love how Sam makes her bags. Head on over to her site to find out how to… Read more »

 Team Meeting Makes I thought I’d share with your the make and takes from our team meetings for February and March under the direction of the lovely Leonie Schroder. February’s make and take was a ‘Friend Card SUPPLIES: Card – Whisper White Big Shot – Labels Collection Framelits and Lacey Brocade Textured Impressions Folder Stamp set – Stippled Blossom and Trust God Ink – Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Gumball Green Adhesive – Snail and Dimensionals March… Read more »

I’m running a bit late with this week’s tutorial. However, I’m sure you’ll find it useful. I find lots of friends and relatives are always asking for copies of photos which I burn to a CD. This week’s tutorial shows you how you can make a quick and cost effective holder for the lucky recipient.    This is what it will look like completed SUPPLIES: Stamps – Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration 2013) Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Sycamore Street Card –… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Box in a Bag  This is so cute and could be made for any number of occasions. It’s also very easy and quick to make. SUPPLIES: Card – cut 14 x 9.5cm (51/2″x33/4″); then 2 pieces cut 1.5 x 28cm (1/2″x11″)  and some scrap DSP – cut at 7.5 x 27.8cm (3″x11″) Ribbon – cut at 20cm (8″) Sticky Strip Scallop Oval Punch White Signo Gel Pen I used Pretty in Pink; Tea for Two DSP and… Read more »

I have a simple tutorial for you today and I’m sure someone else has already thought of this idea. Here’s my take on it. Have you ever wondered what to do with Stampin’ Up!’s little plastic containers they use for the embellishments? Well here’s a way to recycle them and help you keep your supplies tidy and easy to use. The Bakers’ Twine comes on little cardboard strips, I take it off the strips and wind it around my fingers… Read more »

Today I have a cute little purse to share with you – just something a bit different.Now before i get on with the instructions for the purse, I need to remind you about the SUDSOL Blog Tour that I’m part of on 6th September. The Blog Tour will feature at least 3 projects on each blog using products from the Holiday Catalogue. So make sure you stop by and see all the inspiration. If you’re a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and… Read more »

I love this time of year as I seem to be able to catch up on my reading and with the post Christmas sales there have been some great bargains on books. We were always told to never dog ear a book to mark your place. I have a heap of bookmarks, somewhere 🙂This is a very easy corner bookmark and you can find the tutorial here.Supplies:Card – Very vanilla and Rich razzleberryPunches – Eyelet Border and Blossom Bouquet Triple… Read more »

here’s my latest creation. I think you’ll smile when I tell you where I got the template for this little box. Looks great doesn’t it? I think the red satin ribbon just tops it off too. Supplies: Template Scissors Scoring tool Adhesive – red sticky strip Ribbon – 5/8″ Real Red Satin Paper – Timeless Portrait DSP Method: Find something you can use as a template. In my case i used the box from Schick lady razor blades 🙂 Trace… Read more »

Here’s a very easy Advent Calendar that I made for a market I did last weekend. It doesn’t take long to make and you can pop something small, as a surprise, into each cup and when Christmas is over, you can use it to bake mini muffins and keep the Christmas magnets for next year.Recipe:Scraps of Jolly Holiday (retired but I had some left over :))Old Olive cardCherry Cobbler CardWhisper White Card Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain ribbonMini Gle… Read more »

I haven’t done Tutorial Tuesday this week as I have my first Market Day as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, this coming Saturday.The details are as follows:Multiple Market MadnessSaturday 19th November 11am – 3pmGlenmore Park Youth & Community Centre, Luttrell Street – Glenmore Park(Next door to Glenmore Park Town Shopping Centre) If you’re in the area, please drop in and say hello and better still, wander around the hall and look at all the stalls. The ladies are raising funds… Read more »