If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am


Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.





A customer called in last weekend and showed me a card she had made. She had gone to a class to do it.  (It wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! class and I don’t know who the original creator is). I loved the idea of the card so I had to make one. I had a little time to play around with it the other day. I call it a POP UP EASEL CARD. I used Confetti Celebration on mine.  I will show you the photos of the card (sorry, lots!) and then give you the instructions.

This is the front of the card.  The Rhinestones you see is what holds up the Easel part.  The balloons are suspended on strips of acetate in a folded crease.

Easel front

This is another view front on.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Playful Palette pack. The balloons are punched with the Balloon punch in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  I sponged around the edges with the sponge and added a small star that from the stamp set.

Easel card

Side on view gives you an idea of the suspended balloons.  I punched 2 each of the balloons and adhered one to the front and back of the strip of acetate to keep it tidy.

You can see the side view and inside of the card with the sentiment that I will show you below.

Side view of Easel

The card can fold flat for postage.

folded inside

When it is folded flat it is a square card measuring approximately 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) so you would need to make an envelope to fit but that is no problem with the Envelope Punch Board!


This is inside of the card.  I continued with the sentiments from the Confetti Celebration set.


You can see when it is open that the balloons can fold flat against it.  This is a trick too. Whatever image or shape you have suspended in the front crease, you need to fold it against the inside of the card to test it out first before you put it together to be sure that it will fit below the score line for when it is folded flat.  You can’t have it squashed in. 🙂 Check the photo below to see what I mean. The balloons sit just below the score line.

Balloons lying flat

Now I will tell you how to make your own.


NB: I have included metric and imperial measurements.  For those following the Imperial measurements can you please just check these.  Maybe do a test run first. I am just concerned with all the “16th” measurements if they are correct.  🙂

What you will need:

Cardstock for base 14.8cm x 29.8cm (5 7/8″ x 11  3/4″).

Designer Series Paper 14.4cm x 7.6cm (5 7/8″ x 3″)

Whisper White card (inside piece) 14.4cm x 6.6cm (5 7/8″ x 2  3/4″)

Scrap card for your suspended images (Of your choice.  I have chosen balloons for this one).

Acetate strips 1 cm x 4-5cm (1/4″ x 1  1/2″-2″) You will trim these as you make the card depending on where you want your images to sit.

To construct your Easel:

1. On the long side score your card at 2cm, 3cm, 4cm, 5cm, 6cm, 13.8cm and 21.6cm.

(3/4″, 1  3/16″, 1  9/16″, 2″, 2  3/8″, 5  7/16″ and 8 1/2″)  – Please check the measurements.

2. Fold on all the score lines starting as I have shown in the photo in a concertina fashion creating a “M” shape at the beginning and then after folding it as a Valley fold on the next 2 score lines. (ie folding it up towards you). I haven’t shown those folded in this photo.

scored card

3. On the back of the card, place adhesive behind each side of “peak” that is formed. in the “M”. Adhere these together.  Check the photo below. (sorry if it is a little unclear).    This is it turned back to the correct side of the card.  It now becomes more a “V” shape which will be your crease for your acetate strips.

folded piece

4. After you have stamped and punched your images adhere them to the acetate strips. I used Fast Fuse to adhere them but you could use glue dots or other tape. I punched 2 balloons so adhered one to the back and one to the front of the acetate strip. Check the length of the acetate strip with the image to see if it is the right length BEFORE you adhere them in. 🙂 Trim the strip if necessary remembering you want to make sure they fit below the score line as I described above.

Place your adhesive (Fast Fuse or tape) along one edge inside the crease and adhere the acetate strips in place. Once in place then adhere the crease together. See the photo below.

Balloons suspended

5. Now you can create the front and the inside as you like.  I adhered the Designer Series Paper piece on the front.  The Whisper White piece I stamped and adhered inside.


I hope you can follow this.  Perhaps I need to start making videos. 🙂  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.



Saturday Stampers is on this Saturday 21st, 2pm My place.  (East Corrimal)  If you are local do join us.  Cost is $15.

This week we are mixing it up with some old and some new products that are leaving us in 2 weeks.  Here are the cards.


Please let me know by Thursday. It’s a fun time out just for you. 🙂



I have a special gift box and 4 cards at this week’s class.  I hope you can make it (ie if you live local!).  This box will be great with Mother’s Day coming up but would be great for any special friend.  Here are the details.


WHEN: Friday 29th April 10am or 7.3opm.

COST: $20  Please bring your scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 27th April.

Here is the gorgeous box and cards. (Includes envelopes as well).  You can change the greeting to suit you.

box    box and card

Don’t forget to let me know by the RSVP date.  I hope you can come.



Watercoluring  is all the rage in the crafting world, have you noticed? We are focusing on 2 fun watercolouring techniques in our class this Saturday.  I hope you can join us.

Here are the details.


We will make 2 fun cards with different watercolouring techniques.  Here is a sneak peek for you.

Please RSVP by Thursday 7th.

COST:   $15

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

I hope you can come. 🙂


There are still places left for my Party Pop-Up class this Saturday.  If you can’t make it you can buy the kit. I need to know ASAP though.

Here are all the details again.

We will be using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits in 3 different ways.


Please RSVP by Thursday 10th or Friday morning the latest.

a) Class Only:    $20

b) Free Class with ‘Party Pop-Up Thinlits     $50

c) Kit Only: Can’t make the class? Purchase the kit which contains all card and embellishments and cut Thinlits (excludes stamped images). Also includes instructions.                                                                                              $20.

BYO scissors and adhesives.

Here is a sneak.


So join in the class or buy the kit.  Let me know ASAP,



You have probably seen the ‘Card in a Box’ cards around the blogosphere?? Have you made one yet?  They are so fun to make and really are easy once you get the basic box together.  There are so many ways to “fill” them.  This is one we will be making this coming week in my ‘CARD FRIDAY’ class.  If you are around the Wollongong area I would love you to join us.  So much fun to be had!


Thanks to my friend Di Barnes for the inspiration.

Here are the deets for the class.

Come and learn to make a ‘Card in a Box’.  Give this to someone special or give it to Mum for Mother’s Day. 

WHEN: Friday May 9th 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15

PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 7th.

Email or phone me to book your place but hurry as places are limited.


I love the stamp set you get with the ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ card kit.  This is awesome value at $34.95 which includes the cards, envelopes, stamps, inkspot and embellishments enough to make 20 cards.  You can see all the details in this post here.  Here is a card I made with the stamp set and using the set ‘Banner Blast’ that you can get for Free as one of your Sale-A-Bration choices.  This also uses the ‘Hardwood’ stamp from the Occasions Catalogue.  The card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.


This is one of the cards we will be making at my card classes on Friday.  I still have some places left if you want to join me and you are in the area. I would love to see you at 10am or 7.30pm.  Cost is $15 but you need to let me know ASAP so you don’t miss out.

Have a happy day 🙂



Just a quick post for you.  I really, really should be going to bed RIGHT NOW!!! It was an early start this morning to go to Sydney for the Stampin’ Up! ‘My Digital Studio’ training day.  It was a lot of fun but I have been staring at a computer screen all day.  When I got home tonight though I was really inspired and wanted to create something.  I have been following along with Heather Summers My Digital Studio videos so I thought I would try this technique out.  This is not something we did today but it was fun to try this out.

Hawaii Cruise-001

This is a special family photo taken of our holiday to Hawaii last September.  This technique creates an overlapping of the photos.

Hope you like it!!