3D projects, cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


Since there is just over one week left of this  current catalogue and our retiring list I thought I would say a last Farewell to some of the products.

Today it is the Celebrate Today stamp set.

I have made lots of fun cards with this set but here are some favourites.

This one has been very popular and has been repinned on Pinterest nearly 650 times.  Check the original post HERE. 

What about a Fold Flat card? Check the original post HERE. 

It’s a great one for Christmas too.  This one we made at a Stamp A Stack a few years ago.  See how versatile it is!

This stamp set is reduced on the retiring list too.  Grab the Photopolymer set for $38.25 AUS.  Here in store.  Don’t forget the matching framelits too you can grab for $29 AUS.

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Have a happy day,


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I have had this card sitting here for a while now waiting patiently in line to share with you. I started this card LAST NOVEMBER at Onstage! I just needed to finish it off but I didn’t know what to do with it.  It was quite a few months later that I thought I would tackle it. So here is the finished card.


I was pleased with the end result.  I have used the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  I don’t have either of these but these little bits were from Onstage.

I stamped the lined pattern onto a piece of Whisper White and adhered this straight on to the Designer Series Paper. I matted this piece on to Hello Honey card.  Did you notice the piece of Designer Series Paper?  Some of the leaf prints from the Botanical Blooms stamp set were stamped on to the paper.

The greeting is from Celebrate Today set and I pierced some holes either side of the greeting and then wrapped around some white Baker’s Twine around the card before it was all adhered to the Mossy Meadow base.  A flower was cut from the Designer Series Paper using the Botanical Builder Framelits.

Have you got the Botanical Builders Framelits yet?  I have seen so many gorgeous creations with these dies.  You can put so many different flowers together and I really love the leaf edge die.

Buy them all together in the bundle and save money BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH!  Bundle price is $87.75. (AUS).

Botanical builders        botanical blooms            botanical gardens

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Thank you for visiting.  I hope your day is super wonderful.

Jenny 🙂

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I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you full of great health, happiness – and I hope lots of opportunities to create. 🙂

I am looking forward to another year of stamping. It always excites me at the start of the year when I think of the new discoveries in stamping and being able to share them with my lovely customers and  you my lovely readers. 🙂  I am also excited when I think of the new people I will meet to share all this creativity with.

Before I look too far forward though I thought I would look back at this past year at some of my favourite projects from the year.  I hope you will indulge me a little and enjoy recapping these – or seeing them for the first time.

I will add the link below each project to the original post so you can read about them.


I had fun making these Masculine cards with the ‘Adventure Bound’ Paper Stack.  See about them HERE.


A special 21st card.  Read about it HERE.


A fun Triangle Easel Card.  See the post HERE.


One of the first cards I made with this gorgeous set.  See about it HERE.


This is still one of my favourite cards. You can check it out HERE.

I had trouble limiting it to 5.  I have to throw in a Christmas card too. 🙂


One of my favourite Christmas cards. See it HERE.

Well those are my favourites BUT what did you think?

Here are some interesting facts from WordPress that you liked this year.

The most popular post in one day was my Convention Swaps on May 9th with 486 hits.  We are always interested in swap cards I think for their inspiration.


This is just one lot of them. You can read the full post HERE.

The most popular post continues to be my Tote bags.  These were made in 2012 but are still so popular.


The tutorial and the link can be found HERE.

and the more recent one HERE.

Thank You for being part of my journey this year.  I love sharing what I create and I am glad you like to visit.  Feel free to drop a comment now and then.  At least I know then I am not talking to myself. 🙂

Have a great 2016,


3D projects, cards, Techniques


How was your Christmas??  Our’s was a little quiet on the day but then celebrating with different family members for the last 3 days.  It’s all done now for another year.  I have packed up my Christmas stamps and cards and ready to move on to some different creating.  I haven’t had a lot of chance to create with the new products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration so I am looking forward to getting them inky.

I have had these projects for a while now and with all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue they got put aside so I thought it was time to share these before we move on.  These are called Fold-Flat (or 3D) Cards.  You might have seen them around blogland.

This one below uses ‘Celebrate Today’ we made this in a class a few months ago.  The original instructions were from HERE. You can follow along in that post.  They are available in English too. I have used the ‘Bohemian’ DSP.  Edited to add: The Measurements for this are just below this card.  The smaller version is further below.


This is a side view.  This folds flat so you can post it.  I did find this quite large so later I made one smaller so it can fit in a standard size envelope.




Large back panel: 15cm x 27cm (6″ x 10 5/8″) Score on the long side at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm, 26cm. (6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″)
Front panel: 8.5cm x 15cm (3 3/8″ x 6″)  Score on the long side at 1cm and 4cm. (1/2″ and 1 1/2″).
Fold each of the pieces.  The card for the back panel is folded up into a box shape and the small tab adhered on to the card.  Check the photos if you are unsure what I mean.
The Front panel piece is folded up.  The small tab is adhered to the back panel about 1/3 of the way down.  Then adhere the larger section on to the “box” shape formed from the back panel.
Decorate as you like.  The Paper pieces are 4mm or 1/8″ smaller for that section.

This smaller one uses the set ‘Something For Baby’.


A side-view for you.


On the back you can adhere some Whisper White card so you can add the message.


I will share my measurements for the smaller one.  Putting it together is the same as the large one so you can follow along in the above link.  It is very simple though.  Just a matter of folding on the scored lines and adhering.  There is a little trick to adhering the front piece so I will tell you that further down.

FOLD FLAT CARDS (Smaller version).

Base: Cut card 10.5cm x 27cm. (4 1/8″ x 10 5/8″).  Score at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm.  (6″, 7 1/8″, 9″ and 10 1/4″).

Designer Series Paper strips.    TOP PIECE – 10.1 cm x 9.6cm (4″ x 3 3/4″)                     BOTTOM PIECE – 10.1 cm x 4.6cm (4″ x 1  7/8″)

Back: Cut Whisper White 10.1cm x 14.6cm (4″ x 5 3/4″)


Front Panel: Cut Card 7.5cm x 15cm (3″ x 6″).  Score at 1cm and 4cm.  (1/2″ x 1 9/16 – I hope that measurement is right?? It doesn’t seem right)  🙂

Card Mat: Whisper White – 7.1cm x 10.6cm (2 3/4″ x 4 3/16″).

ASSEMBLING (If you are having trouble following this, head to the link I added above for photos.  I didn’t think I would repeat the photo steps).

For the Base piece.  Add Adhesive to the smaller tab (on the back as it is lying down on the table) and fold up to adhere to the front.  (I added the DSP first so I could line up the fold just below the DSP).

Fold the front Panel on the score lines.  Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking down the tab fold this under carefully and line up the second score line with the top edge of the base card and then press down on the small tab to adhere this to the base card lower down.  If you are not sure then check the tutorial link above to see the image. Add adhesive to the back of the front panel and then adhere to the folded section of the base card near the bottom.


I hope this all makes sense.  I loved making these and since I had the instructions out still to share these with you I decided to make one of these cards using some new Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post that card next post so come and visit again.


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20 percent off

Everybody loves a sale don’t they??? Well, Stampin’ Up! has a great sale on THIS WEEK ONLY!! Receive 20% off select stamp sets between 16-20th November.  Do you want to know what the stamp sets are??

Head to my store HERE and see them.  You can order directly from me or Online from that link. Please use the Host Code: 34RUGMSD

Among the many great sets on sale is the set ‘Celebrate Today’.  This is one of the cards I made earlier in the year with that set.  It is very versatile and great for those birthdays.



good bye Holiday

On another note: The Holiday Catalogue will soon be coming to an end (Jan. 4th).  Many of the products you won’t see again so it’s time to grab those now while stocks are available.

Click on this link and click the link there to open the PDF so you can see what will be leaving us.  SP_HolidayRetiringList_ENG

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I hope your Christmas creating is coming along. Let me know if you need help with inspiration for your Christmas cards this year. 🙂


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These are the fun cards we are making at my Saturday Stampers class this Saturday 15th August. (2pm). Cost $15 If you are local to Wollongong do come on by.  You just need to let me know by Thursday so I can have all the card cut.  They might look a bit tricky but they are really not hard to do.  I think you will like them.




I thought I would get back to sharing the cards I made at our stamping weekend a few weeks ago. This one I think is one of my favourites.  First off, Andrea CASED the card on Pinterest with a few changes.  We all loved it and had to copy although I changed mine a little too. Here is the card.


This is a 10cm x 10cm card (4″x4″).  On a piece of white square (I think it is about 6.1cm x 6.1cm).   I sponged in towards the centre of the card in Pool Party.and then sponged the edges in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the small blossoms from ‘Birthday Blossoms’ in Bermuda Bay. Check out the stamping spots/stars at the top of the card piece.  Can you tell what I used??  This is from the stars in the ‘Celebrate Today’ set.  The greeting from ‘Circle of Spring’ is stamped in Black StazOn.

I tied around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Then the sponged card piece was layered on another piece of white and then on a piece of Basic Black.  The flowers are stamped in Black StazOn and punched out with the Pansy Punch.  I then sponged the edges of these in Bermuda Bay.  They were raised up with dimensionals and I added some Adhesive Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers and then added a couple on the card.

I hope you like????  🙂

Have a great weekend.  Sadly, I didn’t receive my preorder today from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Not that I have a lot of time to stamp this weekend.  SIGH! I guess I have some other stamps to work with if I do. I can’t wait to get my new Christmas goodies.  I tell you, you are going to L.O.V.E. it.  September 1st is the day so stay tuned but I am mailing out Holiday Catalogues in the next couple of weeks so let me know if you would like your own.

Stop by and visit again soon,




Yesterday was my niece’s 21st Birthday.  I can now show you her card since it is safely delivered. The pressure was on to do something different – and spectacular.  I came across this Pop Out Swing card by Julie Davison.  You can see that card HERE and the instructions are there too for you to make your own.

Here is my card using ‘Celebrate Today’ and the Balloon framelits.


It took a little bit until I was happy enough with the swing and I think it is a card that you personally give to someone to show them how it works rather than sending it them in the mail.

Here is the front of the card.  The greeting was cut using the ‘Project Life – Cards and Labels’ die. A little glimmer always goes down well on a card too. 🙂  I cut the square from the centre of the front of the card using the Squares Framelits.


You can’t tell by the photo but I heat embossed the 21st with silver embossing powder.  It gave it a nice shine. The 21st is from the set ‘Memorable Moments’ (soon to be retiring – have you got that set yet???).

I think it was well-received.  Happy 21st Megan. x

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend,