I made this card a couple of months ago and can’t believe I haven’t shown you.  With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue it is easy to forget the great Christmas sets we have in the Annual Catalogue.  This card uses the set ‘Joyful Nativity’ which is just lovely.


The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I used retired white Paper Doilies on this one as I was waiting on the new ones to arrive at the time.  The sentiment is cut with the Project Life Framelits.

I thought the small images were just the size for smaller squares.  I considered layering them on to some Gold Foil scallop mats but I went for White card in the end.  I am sure Gold would look very classy!  These squares were cut with the Layering Squares Framelits but wouldn’t they look nice with the Stitched Shapes Framelits?

Here is the set if you have missed it.  It is on p 35 of the Annual Catalogue and is $30AUS (Photopolymer).


Christmas is getting way too close don’t you think?? But hey! I still have 2 weeks to shop and wrap and get Christmas cards written and mailed out and put up the tree… All good!🙂  In all the frantic busyness let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas celebrating the birth of this baby that would change the world.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Last month I gave away these cute Pop Up Scrap Bins for everyone who ordered from me. I made up some cute cards as Thank You’s.  The card was inspired by the Pop Up Bin itself.


Here is the bin again just for you to see.


The cards were small notecards measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″).  The black card mat was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  A Gold Foil circle was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and then stamped in Black Stazon with the sentiment from ‘Tin of Cards’.  I looped around Gold Thread behind the circle before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

People have asked me several times how to make those loopy threads on the cards so when I was making this I made a video to show you.  See that below.

(*If you receive this blog update via email then you might need to head to the blog post by clicking on the heading at the top to be able to view it.  Just a note too, the last blog post on ‘behind the scenes in my classroom’ didn’t show the video if you received it by email so head to the last blog post for that one too).

I have just created a Youtube channel to share videos with you more easily so stop by to subscribe to keep updated.   Find it HERE (Jenny Hayward _A Stamping Journey).

Thanks for visiting and sharing in my creative journey playing with ink and paper.


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It was my last class for the year today.  That is a bit sad but it gets to a crazy time of year with end of school activities and preparations for Christmas.

Before the class today I took a video of what is happening in my classroom and shared it on my Facebook Business page.  I thought I would share it with you.

Thanks for joining this stamping journey with me and for your visits to my blog.

I am excited to continue to share stamping with you all in 2017.



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Here it is December 1.  Time to get sorted for Christmas I think.  As you start thinking of the Christmas shopping maybe consider adding to your stamping stash with some great reductions at the Stampin’ Up! Closeout Sale just announced.


This runs from December 1st to January 3rd but some items are while supplies last. So be quick!  Items included are from the retiring Holiday Catalogue items, Clearance Rack and Oversupply of some current products. Some up to 60% off!!

Here is a little look in to JUST SOME of the items.




To view all the items on the Closeout Sale, Head over to my store HERE.  Click on the tab on the left hand side that says ‘YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS’ You can order directly there.  Please use the Host Code: PVFYE7UH

Or you can order directly from me.


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Can you believe it is the end of November?? Going way too fast!

I received my Stitched Shapes Framelits a couple of weeks ago and had some time to create with them.  One of the cards I made was a special card to say HI to some new customers who I have met recently.  I thought I would show you.


The base card is Watermelon Wonder.  It is a bit hard to tell in the photo. It’s been a while since I have used the set Kinda Eclectic.  You can’t tell on this but I added a little Wink of Stella sparkle on the butterfly. I also dusted off the Hello You Thinlits. The white card mat was embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.


Today is the last day that you can order the Stitched Shapes Framelits before they return in the 2017 Catalogue.  PLUS select stamps at 25% off will end today.  Have you checked these yet??

Here are the 25% off sets.  If you want to see these closer then you can check the post HERE.



You can email me OR Order Online HERE.  Please use the Host Code: YTKD9JKB

Last day to order too to receive your FREE Stampin’ Up! Pop Up Scrap Bin. All orders over $55 will receive one to say Thanks.



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This is the last card to show you from our stamping weekend.  You are probably glad of that!!🙂 When I first saw this set ‘Birthday Fiesta’ in the catalogue I thought it was so cute but I haven’t got it as yet.  It was good to have a play with it on our weekend – and it was a very quick one as I was virtually going out the door. I am glad I made the time though.


This is Cased from Pinterest but I can’t remember who the original creator is. The base card is Melon Mambo which matches so well with that funky paper ‘Festive Birthday’ Designer Series Paper. 

This card makes me smile every time I look at it.  Don’t you just love that happy Llama?  :)

Have a happy day yourself.


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We are coming to the end of November which means:


  • Extravaganza will end Monday November 28th with the Flash Sale to finish it off on November 28th.  Have you grabbed some of these items to tuck in with your Christmas pressies (for others of course!)?

Catch all the details HERE before they end.


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits with 25% off select stamp sets.  If you don’t grab these Framelits now you will have to wait until they come out in the Annual Catalogue next year.  See them HERE.


  • The Exclusive, Limited Edition Pop Up Scrap bin will finish at the end of November. These are especially to celebrate 10 years of Stampin’ Up! in Australia. I am giving one away with each order over $55 as a Thank you gift.  Grab your own now with your orders. Find out about them HERE.


  • Every order over $20 from 21st – 31st November will go in the draw to win the cute set Cozy Christmas.

OK, I think you have some shopping to catch up on so you can have a chance to get one of those cool Scrap Bins – and to go in the draw.  Not to mention the savings you will get on these specials.

You can find out all the details and Order at my store HERE. 


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Our next class is all shiny – Silver, Gold and Copper!

It will be our last class for the year.

Let’s celebrate the year by making some special ‘Christmas cards’ with lots of fun and Christmas cheer.  Let’s make it “shine”.

WHEN: Saturday 3rd December at 2pm.
We will make one of each of these “shiny” cards.

COST: $25 – $5 discount with own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Thursday 1st December

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This Merry Mice set is so cute don’t you think??  I had fun colouring this little mouse.  I Cased this card from my friend Leonie whom I think had Cased it off Pinterest.


I stamped the cute mouse on Thick Whisper White cardstock and have coloured some of it with the Aquapainter and inkpads.  The smaller areas like the bauble and the leaves and also the ears and stars I used the markers.  This piece was matted on Real Red then layered on to strips of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great way of using up some of the scraps of patterned paper.

I meant to tie around the twine around the paper and the white card mat but forgot before I stuck it down.  There was no point even trying to lift it without destroying it so I just went with a bow with the both twines.  That’s all good though right.  :)

Thanks for visiting.


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I found this idea the other day to make these cute coffee cups.  I don’t drink coffee but I love meeting up with friends for “coffee”.  I loved the idea that you could make these cute cups with … The Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  How clever! They make great sized coffee cups for a card.

This idea is from Susan Campfield on HERE.


 I put together a video on how to make it for you.  View that -> HERE.

You can dress them up as you like.  I have used the ‘Paisleys and Posies’ stamps and the Paisleys Framelits.  The background is stamped with the ‘Timeless Textures’ set. The sentiment is from ‘Bella and Friends’ which I think is very apt for a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.

What a fun idea!

It just happens that the Home Sweet Home Thinlits are 30% off this week for Extravaganza. They are priced this week at $44.10.  You can check out all the List for Extravaganza at my store HERE.

I hope you can make your own “coffee cup” cards.


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