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Have you tried the Spotlight Technique?  I haven’t done it for a while.  I thought I would try this with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The Spotlight Technique is great when using uncoloured images on Designer Series Paper or a large background stamp that is stamped on your card mat.  The “spotlight” is a cut shape in the piece, in this case the circle, and colouring just the image in that small shaped. This spotlight “”highlights the pattern.

To create this card with the Spotlight Technique:

Cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper to 9.7cm x 14cm (4″x 5 1/4″).  Using the Layering Circles Dies cut a circle in the paper in the place that would work the best for colouring.

Colour this with the Stampin’ Blends.

Layer this piece on to a circle in co-ordinating card. Put this aside while you assemble the card.

Assemble the card by adhering the piece of Designer Series Paper to a co-ordinating card mat 10.1cm x 14.4cm (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) and then adhere this to a Whisper White Card mat.

Now adhere the Circle piece on to the assembled card raising it up off the card with Dimensionals.

Add a sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Little Ladybug stamp set with White Embossing Powder and diecut that with the small Stitched Nested Labels die.  Before adhering it to the card loop some Silver Thread around.

This Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is available for Sale-A-Bration BUT ONLY FOR ONE MORE DAY.  It’s available for qualifying orders over $90 AUD.  Check the details below to place your order and don’t forget the Host Code.  Or you can contact me directly.

Don’t miss out on it,



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Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end.  3 months fly by so quickly!  For our Sale-A-Bration Sunday I thought we would take a look at the Well Dressed Stamp set.  These stamps will add style and class for those men’s cards.  They can even give a little cheeky style too.

Here is the Well Dressed Stamp set.

What about some samples courtesy of Stampin’ Up! artists.

Now there is ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT for Sale-A-Bration.  Still time to get your last orders in to grab this set or any other of the Sale-A-Bration choices with your qualifying order amount.  The Well Dressed Set is available for orders over $90.

Head over to my store now and shop away.  (Australian residents only) The store is open 24/7.

Head -> HERE.  After you order your products you can then select your Sale-A-Bration choice.

Don’t forget though if you have a large wish list it would be greater value for your to JOIN Stampin’ Up!.  Be sure to click on the tab at the top of my blog to find out more about that.  Reminder too that when you join you will also get the Paper Cutter, Paper Sampler and extra Stamp set of your choice.

Happy Shopping,



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I have been making some simple Customer Thank You cards with the Tags In Bloom stamp set and some scraps of pretty patterned paper.  I made a few of each type.  It’s a great way to use those little pieces up.

On these cards above I used the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  for the one on the left and for the larger card below.  The card on the right above was using the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

With the Tags In Bloom set you have the “solid” style of stamps that you can use to infill the lined flower images.  You can colour them with your Stampin’ Blends too if you would rather.  I love that with this set that the sentiment section can be punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch.  There is also the Label Me Fancy Punch that would punch the other sentiments out.  These cards are 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″) in size.

On the cards I made like the one above they were the standard card size.  I had some white card cut with the rectangle from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  The sentiment piece from the Tags in Bloom was stamped on the white card and again stamped on scrap white and punched out.

Simple and quick cards.  That’s what you need in a hurry.

I hope you are getting lots of creating done in these times.

Keep safe and well.



Stampin' Up!


Sometimes it’s scary to try something new and different.  You don’t know what you are getting yourself in to.  I understand.  I was hesitant to join Stampin’ Up! initially and over 11 years later I am still here.  The best thing is that I have so many new friends and we all share this crazy thing of cardmaking.

When you join Stampin’ Up! it’s for as long as you want it to be.  It’s great value.  Of course there is the regular discount – and lots of fun with friends. 🙂 What more could you love.

Find out more about it -> HERE.

I love welcoming new people to my team. I love seeing their excitement as their big box arrives and they get to play with all that good stuff they got at such great value.  It’s fun times!

Don’t miss out on your bonuses with Sale-A-Bration too with the Paper Cutter, Paper Sampler and additional stamp set.


Wherever you are in Australia I will look after you.

Keep doing more of what you love.


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With the final week of Sale-A-Bration there is a 3rd release now out AND it is current catalogue products. 

You can choose one of these for free with your qualifying orders in addition to the other Sale-A-Bration choices still available.

** Please note: The item codes on these items must be used to redeem your Sale-A-Bration choice not the regular item code from the catalogue/online store. 

Below is just some of the cuteness that you can create with the gorgeous papers.  And to think you can get these for Free with your qualifying orders!

These projects created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

Here’s how you can use the Wild Rose Dies.  These are projects I have shared in the past.

You can grab the To A Wild Rose stamp set ($45 AUD) with your order and choose the dies free.

In Australia?  You can shop now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: MJMPAFFR.

Or you can contact me directly to place your order.

With your orders over $90 or $180 you can choose one of these as your free item or any of the other Sale-A-Bration choices still available.  Hurry only One More Week Left.

Happy Shopping,


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Sale-A-Bration Sunday. Today I have a card for you using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tags in Bloom. You can use the gorgeous tag images for your sentiments on your cards but I created a border on your cards with the flowers.  Just for something different.

I made the cards in Petal Pink and in Flirty Flamingo.  What colour do you prefer?

I have a video showing how to create it.  I am venturing more in to videos (much to learn still) but hopefully it gives you an idea.

The Tags In Bloom set is a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration with qualifying orders over $180.

The set co-ordinates with the Label Me Lovely and Label Me Fancy Punches from the Mini Catalogue.

In Australia? You can shop in my store now -> HERE

Have a great day and I hope you escape to some creating,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #98.  I thought we could look at this cute little stamp set Little Ladybug.  After all it’s only around for another 2 weeks.


I love the fun fold on this card below.  It’s like a Z-fold card.

Notice on the little card above the row of stamped ladybugs on the card base?? Apart from cute – check the video below.  It tells you about the sweet Little Ladybug stamp set but shows you how to easily create lined up ladybugs. 

The Little Ladybug stamp set is available as a Host Gift for orders over $500.  So it could be your own orders (because you know you want that much!) Or get a few friends together and combine orders.  It’s Sale-A-Bration so you receive your choice of the Sale-A-Bration item of your choice too with your qualifying orders. 

Don’t forget the Co-ordinating dies for this stamp set too.  They are only available for another 2 weeks too. See them -> HERE.  $50 AUD.

In Australia?  Shop now -> HERE. 

I have some more cards I have been making with this set so be sure to check back to see them.

Happy Wednesday,



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I have been talking about the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper this week but what about the other gorgeous paper available for the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration??  This is the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper includes three different colours of vellum, Pool Party, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  The papers have an embossed dotted design adding a lovely and slightly opaque texture to your projects.

It comes in 6 sheets of embossed vellum: 2 each of the 3 colours and comes in 12″ x 12″ size.  It is also acid and lignin free.

Check out these designs created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

You can choose this fancy paper FREE with orders over $90.  (Only available until 31 March 2020 or while supplies last)

In Australia?  Visit my shop online to check it out -> HERE. 

I love having you shop with me and I send out a little Thanks after you order Plus you receive the Tutorial Bundle of 12 projects. 🙂

Thank you for your orders. ❤

Have a great weekend,


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Another Flowering Foils card for you today.  This time I have coloured one of the flowers on the flower print paper of the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

I used the Rich Razzleberry and the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I love how you get the resist effect with the embossing on the flowers.  The paper is so easy to colour.

To finish the card I used a piece of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper adhered on to a white card mat and then on to the Rich Razzleberry card base.

The sentiment is from the So Sentimental stamp set and then cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  On the Rich Razzleberry diecut piece I embossed that with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture.

On the back of the sentiment pieces loop some Silver Thread on to the back and to finish a Rhinestone was coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin’ Blends to co-ordinate.

Both the Lily Impressions paper and the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper are available as Sale-A-Bration choices but there is only 2 weeks left.  Grab either of these (or any of the other choices) when you shop in my store now -> HERE. 

Have a wonderful weekend,



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I have been sharing some projects with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Here is another one for you.  This one uses 2 of the prints in the pack.

The flowers were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The flowers on the paper are embossed in Rose Gold and in Silver so the ink resists the outline.   I fussy cut the flowers out to add them to the card.  I used the lined print for the mat on the card.

The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  It is heat embossed in white Embossing Powder. The black card looks striking against the paper.

Notice the ends of the black strip? To create these I punched them with the Tailored Tag Punch.  Feed the end of the strip in to the punch from the back where the window is.  This way you can see that it is straight before you punch it out.  I found that the angles were quite long so I trimmed them slightly.  You can leave them long if you like that.  I added some Adhesive Pearls to finish it.

Hope you like it.

The Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper is available as a Free Sale-A-Bration choice with your order over $90.  Be sure the grab some soon before it goes. You can order in my store now.  Head to the link shown just below.

Have a great week ahead.