Stampin' Up!, cards, Classes, Catalogues


This week we have started our Christmas cards in classes. I wanted to share this one with you.

With the Lights Aglow Specialty paper and Trimming the Tree stamp set it makes for a gorgeous Christmas Card. It has just that bit of Gold to make it elegant don’t you think?

The diecut for the sentiment actually comes from the Tree Trimmings Dies. These are available for only this month as a bonus with the Perfect Partners Promotion. They have some great sentiment dies and tree dies and little ornaments. I will share more with the stamps and dies shortly.

You can see them below.

Check them more out in my store though -> HERE.

The Trimming the Tree stamp set is one from the Annual Catalogue. It’s a great one I think.

If you want to grab the Trimming the Tree set and also grab the Tree Trimming Dies now while you can you can jump on over to my store just above. (Grab them as a bundle to save 10%).

If shopping online please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or you can contact me directly and I can help put the order in for you.

Happy Crafting,


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It’s about trees in our ‘Oh, Christmas Tree’ Class.  Have a sneak of 2 of the projects.

WHEN: Friday 23rd September 10am or 7pm.

WHERE: In the Studio, East Corrimal.  (Note – With the Bike race on this week there are no road closures in this area on Friday so you are clear to come.  Check your local area though).

COST: $25    Please bring own adhesives and scissors.

RSVP: Thursday 22nd  Message or Email me.

I look forward to seeing you as we start our Christmas cards.

CAN’T MAKE IT?  Grab the class in the mail. 

$25 for the card kits.  Stamped images are not included but substitute your own images.  Or you can buy the stamp sets separately.  Contact me about that. 

Have a great week,


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I have been playing a lot with the Adventurous Journey stamp set lately. It’s such a great one for the boys cards. It was fun to use this in class last week too.

I wanted to try something a little different. I have noticed Book Binding Fold cards around and thought that would work well.

Here is the card.

The outside.

The kayaker was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. For the sentiment I stamped the words on the Balmy Blue card and Crushed Curry Card. Then diecut them with the long sentiment die in the Sending Dies. It was easy to just trim them down.

I find that a lot easier than trying to squeeze a sentiment on a thin strip of card.

The paper is from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack which is a Host Reward in the Mini Catalogue. It’s great paper by the way. It has such a range of colours and prints. Why not take a closer look at it.

This is the inside.

I think I will just have to put together a video soon for it. So stay tuned on that.

If you need any supplies to create your next project I love to serve you. Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or contact me directly.

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I love making Easel Cards. I love this idea too. This is a Split Easel Card. It’s very easy.

I have used the Splendid Day Suite. It’s so pretty.

We made this card in a class recently. I don’t often share my class cards here, But I thought I would share this one with you.

This is the front view of the Split Easel.

The side view. You can see how it stands up.

Inside. You can see how the sides are split and adhered down. Decorate the card as you like.

When we made the card in class I made the section in the middle inside a little smaller. I thought it looked better than this original one and it gave more room to write.

I will share the HOW-TO soon so stay tuned for that.

Happy Stamping,


Sale-A-Bration is ending soon. Have you got your bonus gift with your orders. Don’t miss them.

In Australia and need to stock up on supplies?

You can shop in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU

Or Contact me directly.

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Sadly I had to postpone last week’s class. BUT it’s on this weekend. So if you were going to miss out on it then you can come and join us this time.

In Studio Class in East Corrimal

Friday Aug 19 10am and Sat Aug 20 2pm

Using the Wonderful World stamps and paper for SAB create 3 cards including a ‘W’ card.

Cost: $25.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 18th.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Wonderful World Class By Mail.

Cost: $20. 

ORDER BY Thursday 18th. 

You will need your own stamps (Wonderful World stamp set or other flower images). Card kits include all materials except stamped images.  You will also need your own colour ink and Black Memento.

To RSVP drop me an email at or text me on 0439 844574. Or you can drop a comment here and I can get back to you.

Have a great day,


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Fun, Bright and Full of Adventure with the Adventurous Journey Stamp Set.

Whether it’s for Father’s Day or birthday, create some fun cards for the menfolk.

I know these cards can be hard to make right!!

In this class you will create 4 projects including a Fun Fold.



COST: $52 (plus postage).

– the Adventurous Journey Stamp Set
– Card Kits
– instructions
PLUS a pack of Brushed Metallic Dots (valued at $15.75).

Register by Wednesday 24th August.


Fri August 26th 10am and 7pm

Create 3 projects. Includes all materials.

COST: 2 Options

– $52 includes Stamp Set and Metallic Dots (4 card kits)
– Class Only $25 (3 cards only)

RSVP: Wednesday 24th August

Hope you can join in so you can make these great cards for the boys in your life.


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Whether you can join in the Class in the studio locally or Grab the Class By Mail. Play with some of these gorgeous products from A Wonderful World.

In Studio – Friday Aug 12 10am and Sat Aug 13 2pm

Using the Wonderful World stamps and paper for SAB create 3 cards including a ‘W’ card.

Cost: $25.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 11th.

Here is a sneak of the W Card.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Wonderful World Class By Mail.

Cost: $20. 

ORDER BY Thursday 11th. 

You will need your own stamps (Wonderful World stamp set or other flower images). Card kits include all materials except stamped images.  You will also need your own colour ink and Black Memento.

Hope you can join us.


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Following from the last post about my Winter Crafternoon, today I wanted to show you the projects that everyone got to make.

Everyone received a pack of the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes in their Goodie Bag that they could create the cards with. They could take the rest home to create more. I shared other projects with them of card ideas using the Cards and Envelopes as well.

These are the 2 projects.

The colours use the lovely 2022-2024 In Colors of Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party.

The Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper matches so well with these colours and products too.

I cut all the elements for the card and everyone got to stamp and cut some of the images. Trying to be more Environmentally conscious rather than packing all the kits for the cards in Cello bags I made up little pouches using the Envelope Punch Board with pages from the retiring January to June Mini Catalogue.

The Tea Boutique Suite Collection is a lovely group of products and can make some very quick cards. See it in my store -> HERE.

Shop in store at the above Link. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

Or contact me directly and I can help you with these lovely products or any others for your creative endeavours.

Have a great day,


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On the weekend I held my Winter Crafternoon event at a local Tea Room. It was such a lovely day. I thought I would share some of it with you.

We had a large group of excited crafters. The projects were around the Tea Boutique Suite. Very apt for this venue. 🙂

Lots of creative fun.

After crafting it was a relaxing time with chatting over Devonshire Tea. Everyone had an enjoyable time and talks of another Crafternoon for next year is already happening.

Crafting brings people together to chat and connect and talk and share. Isn’t it a wonderful thing. It’s not just ink and paper.

How delectable is this?? All presented so beautifully.

Such a lovely display in the Tea Room at Sugar, Butter Eggs in Woonona. Owned and operated by my lovely friend Harmony and her husband.

Rather than packing the card kits in Cello bags I made up little pouches with the Envelope Punch Board from pages of the retiring Mini Catalogue.

I made up little tags to go with a Chocolate Treat in their Goodie Bags.

I will share more of the projects everyone created in the next post so be sure to stop on by.

And if you are local be sure to head in to Sugar, Butter, Eggs in Woonona for a lovely Devonshire Tea, High Tea or any other delectable you might like. (See it HERE).

See you back here tomorrow for part 2.


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Today’s video is a fun card I think. It’s a Pocket Front card.

It’s a standard size card and with a little folding and scoring creates a pocket in the front. Just the size for a tea bag, Gift Card or even a small chocolate.

I have a video to show you how to make it but also have the measurements below for you so you can recreate your own.

Here is the card for you. We have some different angles so you get an idea of it.

I used the Tea Boutique Collection for this card. Quite an appropriate one to include a Tea Bag in the pocket.

Below is the view from the front with the card standing up. It can stand well just on the point.

Lying flat.

Inside. I added a piece of white card so there is room to write.

Check the video out below.

The original idea came from Splitcoaststampers website -> HERE.


Follow along with the video to see the scoring and folding of the card.

Base card 14.8cm x 21cm Score on the long side at 10.5cm

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Score on the long side at 4 1/4″

On the long side place the left hand edge at the 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ point on the Paper Trimmer. Mark in pencil at the little channel on the Trimmer. Alternatively use a ruler to measure in 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ from the left hand edge and mark the point.

Turn card clockwise 1/4 turn. Mark halfway on this side which will be 7.4cm or 2 3/4″.

Score an angled line from the centre mark on the short side to the mark on the long side. Repeat the angled line from the centre to the mark on the other long side.

Fold on the score lines and fold in at the angles. Adhere to 2 angled folds down with tape.

Cut Designer Series Paper to 10cm x 10cm 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

Cut the piece at an angle from one corner to the other. Keep one triangle as a large piece. Cut the other triangle in 2 to have 2 half triangles.

Adhere the large piece to the front of the card.

White card for inside measures 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.

Adhere the 2 smaller triangles on each of the bottom corners. Adhere the white card inside the base card.

Decorate as you wish to.

I hope you get to make one. Let me know how you go.

Need any supplies and you are in Australia? Head to my store HERE or contact me directly.

Have a great day,