I’m afraid the photo of this card doesn’t do it justice, but I think you can see the effect (or imagine it )
Textured Impression Embossing folder – Elegant Bouquet
Ornament Punch
Card – Whisper White; Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon – Whisper White
Stampin’ Write Marker – Cherry Cobbler
Crystal Effects
Shimmer Paint – Frost White
Run the Whisper White and the Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet folder
Colour the centres of the flowers with Cherry Cobbler marker
Use the ornament punch to punch out your shape from the Cherry Cobbler embossed card – try to make sure you get a ‘nice’ embossed bit for your ornament.
I painted the ornament on the card above with the Shimmer Paint and my Aqua Brush. I do this by shaking the pot well and then using the brush and the small amount of paint left in the lid of the pot, after shaking.
I painted just the flower petals on both cards. The card below has painted petals on the Whisper White card.
Tie your bow and adhere with a dimensional.

Now you have a 2nd card to add to your stash for Christmas. Thanks again for stopping by.

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I know, you don’t even want to start thinking about next Christmas when we haven’t even had Easter yet 🙂 I’m in a card making group with a lovely lot of ladies. One of our swaps each month is to make 2 Christmas cards – 1 for a partner and a different one to upload to the group photos for inspiration.. So below you see one of the cards I’m uploading to the group site, to hopefully give others some inspiration.

This card uses the Curled Corner technique – easy but effective and a little different. I don’t think I’d send this one through the post as who knows how the curled corner would end up – hand delivery is much nicer anyway.
All products are Stampin’ Up!
Jewels – Basic Rhinestones
Ribbon Originals Mistletoe
Card – Old Olive; Whisper White and Real Red DSP from the stack pack
Classic Stampin’ Pads – Old Olive and Real Read
Sponge Dauber
Stamp Sets – Tree Trimmings; Season of Joy; Welcome Christmas

Give your card base a nice crisp crease.
Gently curl one corner (or more) of the DSP you are using
Adhere the DSP to the card base
Stamp the ornament and flourish on the Old Olive and adhere to card.
Stamp you sentiment on the Whisper White and add some rhinestones if desired, and adhere to card
Add a small stamp under the curled corner. I also added a rhinestone.
Tie your bow and adhere using a dimensional
Bling it all up a bit with some more dimensionals
How’s that? A quick but elegant card to start off your Christmas card making for 2011.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave a comment.

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I made this cute little box for a bit of fun and to give myself a challenge in terms of drawing it up. The original template can be found here. I altered the template by putting flaps on each end giving you an enclosed box.

The only trouble I had was getting the Maltesers to stay in the little cellophane bag. It was very late or early depending on your perspective (2am EST Australia) and just a couple of these lovely little chocolates jumped straight from the packet into my mouth. I’ve never seen anything quite like it 🙂
Anyway, back to the project. I ended up using the Stampin’ Up! grid paper to ensure everything was square and even etc. Prototype 1 didn’t line up as neatly as I’d hoped, so that’s why I used the grid paper. This 2nd attempt is much better.
 1-3/8ths” Circle Large Punch (Item # 119860 A$30.95)
 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch (Item # 119854 A$33.95)
Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch (Item # 120907 A$33.95)
Eyelet Border Punch (Item # 119853 A$30.95)
Butterfly Extra Large Punch (Item # 119848 A$33.95)
Textured Impressions Folder – Square Lattice (Item # 119976 A$15.95 – Summer Mini)
Regal Rose Patterned Designer Series Paper pack (Item # 117155 A$37.95 – 40 sheets mixed colours)
Whisper White card – scraps
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (Item # 119262 A$11.95 for 9.14m)
Sponge Dauber (Item # 102892 A$20.95 for 12)
Sticky Strip (Item # 104294 A$12.95)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item # 104430 A$7.50)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item # 110755 A$7.50)
Big Shot (Item # 113439 A$179.95)
Well Scripted stamp set (Item # 118601 A$27.95 – Summer Mini)
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Regal Rose (Item #105211 A$11.95)

Trace the template onto your card stock and cut out
Score lines and fold – use your bone folder to get a nice crisp crease
Use the circle punch to punch the window
Punch a strip of Whisper White with the Eyelet Border punch and adhere to the bottom of the front of the box
Punch a piece of Whisper White with the Scallop Circle punch and then centre the Circle punch and punch out a window.
Adhere this Whisper White embellishment around the window of the box using the Multipurpose Glue
Place Sticky Strip on all the tabs and put your box together. You’ll need to place your items inside the box before sealing the whole thing up.
Butterflies – punch 1 in DSP and 2 in Whisper White. Put the latter 2 through the Big Shot inside the Square Lattice folder. Use Dimensionals to layer them together – I did white, DSP, White. Adhere to box with a dimensional.
Tie some ribbon on the handle
Make up your sentiment – I stamped the sentiment first in Regal Rose, then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged Regal Rose ink around the edges using a Sponge Dauber.
I also cut a ‘template’ of the Decorative Label punch, in stiff card and used it with Magic Matter to trace around and make a bigger decorative label in the DSP. I layered the 2 pieces together using dimensionals and placed  it on the box, also using dimensionals.

You can get my turorial and template here.

Happy creating and try not to eat too many of the chocolates that are suppose to go into the box

I’m going to try and embed the template and instructions here using Scribid. If you know of an easier or better way to do this, please let me know. Thanks

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I made these cute little bookmarks – I’ll use them as a demonstration or in a Stamp-A-Stack in the future. They’re super easy to make and super quick as well. You can also use up some of your larger scraps of Designer Series Paper and some smaller scraps to make the embellishments. What ever you do, make sure you have fun making them 🙂
6” x 6” Designer Series Paper
Scor-Pal or bonefolder
Products for embellishments
1. Score your 6 x 6” patterned paper at 3” rotate it 90° and score again at 3”
2. Score diagonally
3. Fold along the diagonal scored line to create a triangle
4. Flip it over and fold the lower triangle up
5. Fold the left and right edges down and tuck them under the upfolded triangle
6. I designed an embellishment for my book marks. The embellishment only sticks to the top part of the book mark, so the pages of your book can still slide into the bookmark.You could further dress it up by adding some little self-adhesive gemstones or some paper flowers or whatever you like

And this is what it looks like when in use:

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I made this card a while ago and hadn’t realized I hadn’t shared it with you. We made this card at Monday’s Stamp-A-Stack too.
Card stock – Very Vanilla; Night of Navy and Baja Breeze
Classic Stampin’ Ink – Baja Breeze
Stamp Set – A Sense of Time
Punch – Decorative Label Punch

This is called The Aged Tile method and is featured in the Technique Junkies CDs. This technique was featured in the April-May 2008 Newsletter. To find out more about Technique Junkies, head on over to the home page. If you’re not a subscriber, you should be. I can highly recommend all the CDs that have been produced. A font of techniques and samples – an easy and interesting way to use your craft materials

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 We made these cards at the Stamp-A-Stack on Monday. You can see all the details here.

We also made the Handbag card which uses the Build A Cupcake Punch, which is in the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. You can see all the information on that card, here.

We made another card, which I will share tomorrow. I will also shre the Carrot Box with you and some cute bookmarks too. Thanks again for stopping by.

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I held a Stamp-A-Stack today and thought I’d share some photos with you. We made 6 cards in total – 2 of 3 different designs. (While there I also got some work done 🙂 and cleaned the staff room fridge out 🙁 – I know it’s school holidays but …)

This is Gabrielle and she’s making a carrot box for Easter. I’ll share the carrot box a bit later. She seemed to enjoy making what she did and then watched DVDs.

This is Lesley and Cameron – Gabrielle and Cameron are Lesley’s grandchildren. These two are busy hard at work.

On the left we have Candice (my niece) and Glenda on the right.

Here’s Carolyn (my twin sister) and P.J. (my niece) and Gabrielle in the background.
Whilst the 2 youngest members of the group made carrot boxes and ‘played’ with scraps of card and paper, the rest made cards.
It certainly was a fun way to spend the day. I’ll share what we made in a leter post. Thanks for stopping by.

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I’ve been using some of the new products from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. As always Stampin’ Up! make it easy to create lovely cards and paper crafts with their co-ordinated range.


  1. Run the base card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder.
  2. Use the Stampin’Write markers to colour the ‘cotton’ area and then use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the edges, needle and thread. Now on your Whisper White card stamp 3 cotton spools equidistant apart. 
  3. Ink up your sentiment and stamp where desired. Adhere this piece to your Regal Rose card so that you have a small border of Regal Rose showing.
  4. Adhere the strip of Designer Series Paper to the lower part of the Regal Rose. 
  5. Now push some Linen Thread through the holes of the Button and tie a knot. Adhere the button embellishment to one side of the DSP and add a brad to the opposite end of the DSP. 
  6. Now attach this whole piece to your embossed card front.

I enjoyed making this card so much, I made another which is slightly different.

This card was made the same as the one above with a couple of variations.
Step 2 – ink up the entire stamp and stamp onto your card and when dry, use the Stampin’ Write markers to colour the spools.
I also used the ‘ruler’ stamp from this set to stamp on the designer series paper. Make the rest of the card up the same as the above.
You could use this set for many different occasions and I’m sure like minded crafty people would love to receive a hand made card using this set.
Stamp Sets

  • Sew Suite Autumn-Winter mini Item # 122009 A$42.95)
  • So Happy For You (SAB 2011)
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments (Item # 120024 A$46.95)

Classic Stampin’ Ink

  • Basic Black (Item # 101179  A$11.95)
  • Regal Rose (Item # 105211  A$11.95)

Stampin’ Write Markers

  • Regal Rose (Item # 105108  A$5.75)
  • Bashful Blue (Item # 105111  A$5.75)
  • Basic Black (Item # 100082  A$5.75)
  • Marina Mist (Item # 119679  A$5.75)
  • Old Olive (Item # 100079  A$5.75


  • Whisper White (Item # 106549)
  • Regal Rose (Item # 108612)
  • DSP – scrap


  • Subtles Buttons (Item # 119745  A$16.95 for 72)
  • Linen Thread (Item # 104199  A$11.95 FOR 13.7M)
  • Rhinestone Brad (Item # 113144  A$19.95 for 84 clear)
  • Textured Impressions Folder – Perfect Polka Dots (Item # 117335  A$15.95)
  • Big Shot (Item # 113439  A$179.95
  • Snail Adhesive (Item # 104332  A$12.95)

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 I just love Stampin’ Up! products. They are so versatile and have many different uses. I must say I have cased this card from somewhere. Let me know if it’s yours so I can give you credit.

I think these are just the cutest little handbags. You could use this card for any occasion. You could stamp a sentiment from the Tiny Tags set and use the Tiny Tags punch to punch the sentiment out and attach it around the ribbon with linen thread. The possibilities are endless.
Pretty in Pink card – 20.8cm x 13.5cm (Item # 106568)
Early Espresson card 10.5cm x 7.5cm (Item # 121686)
Whisper White card 6.5cm x 9.5cm (Item # 106549)
Early Espresso (5/8″ or 1.6cm wide) Satin Ribbon (Item # 119753 A$20.50 for 13.7m)
Jewels – Basic Pearls (Item # 119247 A$9.50 for 150)
Textured Impressions folder – Framed Tulips (Item # 121809 A$15.95)
Scraps of the 3 shades of card stock
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Early Espresso (Item #119670 A$11.95)
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Pretty in Pink (Item # 101301 A$11.95)
Snail Adhesive (Item# 104332 A$12.95)
Dimensionals (Item # 104430 A$7.50)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item # 110755 A$7.50)
Big Shot (Item # 113439 A$179.95)
Build a Cup Cake Punch (Item # 121807 A$33.95)
Create a Cupcake stamp set (Item # 123553 A$45.95 wood or 121982 A$36.95 clear)
3/4″ Circle medium punch  (Item # 119873 A$20.95

Fold the Pretty in Pink card in half and use your bone folder to give it a nice crisp crease.
Insert the front of the card into the Framed Tulips folder and run through your Big Shot.
If you want trim your card stock so it is the same size as the frame – I did this as I felt it made the card look better.
Layer your Early Espresso and Whisper White card together.
Tie your ribbon in a bow or knot (as I have done – right over left and then left over right – a reef knot – will give you a nice flat finish) and wrap around and adhere to the 2 pieces of card.
Now adhere that piece to your card front ensuring it is centred inside the fram.
Now use your scraps of card and stamp 3 cupcake cases and then punch them out.
Use the circle punch to punch a circle from Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink. Cut the circles in half. I used the punch again and moved it a little way from the original punched out image to give me a handle. Use a dab of glue to attach the handle to the top of the bag (bottom of the cupcake case). Now use a dimensional to attach the half circle to the top of the handbag and finish with a rhinestone or pearl. Use a dimensional on the back of the hand bag and adhere to your card, ensuring the handbags are equidistant..
I hope you enjoy making this card. I certainly did.

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Today sees the launch of the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. Click on the picture above to see all that it has to offer. Some truly wonderful new products, which is what we have come to expect from Stampin’ Up!
Contact me to organise a demonstration or a workshop.
I will upload some projects over the weekend that will feature products from the new catalogue.

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