Tutorials, Uncategorized

IT’S A POP-UP!!!!!

Finally I have got back to you with instructions of how I made the Cupcake Pop-Up card.  I showed this card one or two posts back but here is a photo of the card to refresh your memory.

Leonie N  showed me how to make this card at a stamping day a few weeks ago.   It is so cool and gives such a ‘WOW’ when you open it.  I have put together a few steps and some photos to help you.


NB. All the measurements are in metric.  I have used the Cutter to cut the slits for the Pop-up.  I found that so much easier.

1.  Cut Card 20cmx13.8cm.  Score card along the 20cm side at 10cm.

Here is the template to go with the photos.

——-   Score lines                         ______  Cut lines

2. Line the card up on the cutter with the 13.8cm edge at the top. Starting at the scored centre line, move across 2cm.  Cut 1.5cm below the score line and 1.5cm above the score line (ie making a 3cm cut).  It is a bit hard to tell but in the photo I have the edge of the card lined up at the 2cm mark.  I have the cutter at the 11.5cm mark and will cut up to 8.5cm.

3. At the 4cm mark on the cutter, cut from the score line down 3cm. (Sorry I didn’t have a photo of this one but you can get the idea from the other photos and the template- I hope!)

4. At the 6cm mark, measure down 1.5cm below the score line (this is the 11.5cm mark on the cutter). Cut 3cm down (ie to the 14.5cm mark). (The photo shows the cutting ending at the 14.5cm mark).

5. At the 8cm mark, cut a line following the same measures as Step 4 above.  (ie measure down 1.5cm below the score line down to 14.5cm.

6. At the 10cm mark, cut from the score line down 3cm. (Missed that photo too!)

7. At the 12cm mark, cut 1.5 cm below the score line and 1.5cm above the score line. (Like you did in Step 2).  You can see the other cut marks from the earlier steps.

Here you can see all the lines cut.  If it’s not too clear refer to the template photo above.

8. Now the cuts are made, score the lines between each cut line (see the template above to show the score lines).  Don’t score out towards the edge of the card.

9.  Now the folding begins.  Here are a few tips to help with the folding. Firstly, fold the card in half on the regular score line.  Lift up the top half of the card and fold on the first score line.  Then turn the card over and fold the card back on each of the score lines.  Then open the card and push from behind on each of the folds and cuts to push it in shape.  Press along the score lines to make the scored lines crisper.

10. Now the folding is done, you can adhere this in to your card.  Place adhesive on one half of the back of the template.  Place inside the base card while folded.  Then you can add adhesive to the other half of the template and adhere in the base card.

Phew! I hope you are still with me!!!  I hope this all makes sense???  If any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Jenny x



I have some fun pop-up cards to show you today.  I made these at our stamping weekend a little while ago.  They were so much fun to put together.

This first one Leonie N showed me how to do. (Edited to Add:  Andrea let me know that she showed Leonie this card, whom then showed me.  Thanks Andrea for the great card).  This is a great one for the boys using ‘Need For Speed’.

Card: Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla.  Paper: Cheerful Treat (Hostess DSP) Ink: Soft Suede.  Stamps: Need for Speed, Perfect Punches.

Here is the inside View.  I used Confetti White for the insert.   I stamped the Quad Bike in Soft Suede and coloured it with the Crumb Cake Marker and blended it with the blender pen.  This was cut out and mounted on the Pop-up part.  I stamped the Quad Bike again in Crumb Cake on the top part of the insert.  The greeting is from the hostess set ‘Happiest Birthday Wishes’ and is stamped in Soft Suede.

Here is a side-view to see the Pop-Up part in action.

This next Pop-Up Card is using ‘Create a Cupcake’.  This is the front.  The Birthday greeting is from ‘Happiest Birthday Wishes’ again and is coloured with the In-Color markers.  The DSP is from the ‘Sweet Shop’ pack in the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.

Here is the inside.  It is so cool! (Can I say that????).  There are lots of cupcakes here.

Here you can see the side-view of the Pop-Up cut-outs.

This is really simple once you work out the cutting part.  I am putting together a tutorial for you to make your own Pop-Up Cards.  I will try and finish them off and show you early next week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely weekend.  🙂


cards, Convention, Stampin' Up!, swaps


I’m heading off to Canberra for the National Stampin’ Up! Convention tomorrow and I am excited!! It’s always a great time sharing with other Demonstrators you chat to online and have met at other Stampin’ Up! events.  I have worked really hard over the last few weeks to get my swaps ready.  I can now show you them.

Here is the original card I started with.  This card was inspired by a card by LeeAnn.  You can see that here.  I love LeeAnn’s simple style.  It is worth stopping by her blog and checking it out.

Colours: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant.

There is not a lot of stamping to this card but there are lots of layers.   I have used the ‘Mixed Bunch’ stamp set.  The flower was stamped and punched out using the new Blossom Punch.  It is a bit hard to tell but the flower was layered over a flower punched from co-ordinating cardstock.  On this card it was Elegant Eggplant.  The centre of the flower was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out with the 1″ circle Punch.  An adhesive rhinestone was added to the centre for bling.  The pennant strip was cut from the ‘Flirtatious Specialty DSP’.  This was adhered on to the Whisper White layer and a Framelit was cut from Whisper White and raised up with dimensionals.  The flower was layered over this.  The sentiment was from ‘Create a Cupcake’.  I also used ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and ‘Fabulous Phrases’ on the other swap cards.

I just went with the one design for my swaps but I changed the colours for a bit of variety. I made 85 all up!!! (I was so glad they were done, I will say that!!!).

Top: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Soft Suede.  Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack

Bottom: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

Top: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray.  Paper – Flirtatious Specialty DSP.

Bottom: Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

So what colour variety do you like the best??  I have to say, I’m not usually a yellow person but I really liked that version.  It is so bright and sunny.  Pretty in Pink worked well too.  It is always a huge effort doing swaps but I am really looking forward to some great cards back in return.  I hope I can show you some next week.

I don’t think I will be back over the next few days.  You will just have to wait for a Convention report after Sunday when I get back!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x



Over the Easter weekend a few weeks back I had some time and decided to pull out some stamps I haven’t used in a while.  It was such fun to ink these stamps up again.  These are the end result.  Nothing exciting really but just some simple stamping.

The layout is based on a few cards I have seen recently.  The pennants are “in” at the moment apparently.  I won’t bore you with all the details.  I think it is straight-forward how I have created this card.  Here is the recipe list though.

Stamps: Create A Cupcake   Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise.   Card: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White.  Daffodil Delight (Brights Paper Stack).       Other: Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, White Twine.

Here is the second card.

This one uses “Flower Fest”.  This was the first set on my wish list when the catalogue came out last year.  It took me a while to get it still and I have only used it maybe twice.  How disgusting is that!!  I love that it co-ordinates with so many punches.  It makes life so much easier than cutting each one out.

Stamps: Flower Fest, Create A Cupcake (greeting).    Ink: Marina Mist           Card: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla.  Other: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Swirls Scribbles sizzlit Die, Marina Mist Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I can report too my swap convention card count is 35.  I have been cutting and stamping up a storm this week.  I ran out of card of one colour so couldn’t complete the full 20.  I don’t expect that I will get that many done in the next week.  I have lots of other things to do.

Stop by again soon.  I love your visits. 🙂

Jenny x

Challenges, Personal Ramblings


I can now show you some other creations from our “Claytons Convention” Weekend.  Over the weekend we had various challenges along with the Make and Takes we did.  In our “spare” time we CASED some cards too.  You do get a bit of spare time in the early hours of the morning and it is easier to copy someone else’s work then than think for yourself!!!

Here are some some other creations.

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I hope you have enjoyed these creations.  We did have such fun on our weekend.  It’s so great to have found special friends that share your passion.  I will show you some other creations that I have been busy on when I come back, so stop by again soon.  I do really appreciate your visits to my blog.  Please don’t be shy and say hello.  It’s nice to know I’m not talking to myself

Until next time, Happy stamping!

Love Jenny xx

3D projects, Punch Art, Uncategorized


I am just managing to get back here now.  I can’t believe where this past week has gone.  There has been so many ups and downs along the way. This weekend has been extremely busy too.  But, I am here now and can show you some of the creations from our stamping weekend last weekend.   It was amazing how much we created in 2 days.  (It does help when you stay up to the wee hours of the morning!!).

Since there were so many projects I am going to show you them in two posts.  I will put them in a slideshow for you.  (For those who subscribe to my blog, I don’t think it will come through as a slide show.  It will show the individual photos.  If you want to see the slide show just head over to my blog).  Today I will show you all the Make and Take projects we did that was shared by everyone there.  Next time I will show you all the challenge and CASE cards we did.

You can see my ‘Treat Box’ Make and Take in the previous post.

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Today has just flown by.  I think I’m still in holiday mode.  By the time I got some washing done, went to footy and did the shopping it was dinner time.  Not a lot of stamping time in there.  I wanted to show you something though.  I still have a few projects in my vault (that’s always handy!!!)

This card I made a few weeks ago now for my Mini launch.  This is using the Create A Cupcake stamp set.  I CASED it from Shari and had come across it on Splitcoast Stampers.  I liked how it uses the Cupcake stamp set in a different way than just making cupcakes.

This is a 3″x3″  Love Note size card.  I inked up the hearts and stamped them out then punched them with the 3/4″ circle punch.  These were raised up with dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Rose Red and added an Adhesive Pearl.  A very simple card!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x



Recently on my blurfing I came across this great card by Kelly. I love the different fold to it. Kelly has the template for it there. As it was using the US card size I adjusted the template to suit our card size. I will give you the instructions for it below. But first I should show you my card.

I have used the fun new set ‘Create A Cupcake’ in the Autumn/Winter Mini.   You can’t see it very well but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the pink iced cupcake – and note, the choc-dipped cherry!!!  It’s all very yummy!  The paper is from the Subtles DSP paper pack.  These packs are such great value. 

To get a better idea of the fold I can show you a side-view.


This is quite easy once you get a hang of the cutting and folding.  I have a template to show you and I will explain it below.


Cut card 29.5cmx10.5cm.  It is easy cutting and scoring  this straight on your paper cutter if you have one, or else use a ruler and pencil to mark in your lines.  On the 10.5cm side line up your card at the 2cm mark on your cutter and then go down to 12.2cm on the ruler of your cutter – not cutting this!!!!  You will cut from that 12.2cm mark down to 27cm.  Move your card across to line up with the 8cm on your paper cutter.  Then cut your line on this side from 12.2cm down to 27cm.  The cut lines are shown on the template as the solid line. 

Turn your card and on the 29.5cm, score at 2.5cm and 5cm only on the outside sections.  At the 14.7cm point score in the middle section only. At 17.2cm score on the outside sections only. Look at the template for a guide to help you.  The score lines are marked with the dotted lines.  A ‘v’ on the score line means a valley fold, an upside down ‘v’ is a mountain fold.

 I hope this makes sense for you. 🙂  Any problems just ask!!

I have just finished another card using this fold that I will show you later.  It is so easy once you get the hang of it – really!!!

That’s it for me today.

Have a good weekend all,

Jenny x



Last Saturday I held my Autumn Mini Catalogue Launch.  Sorry it has taken so long to get back here to show you the projects we created.  It has been a busy week.  There are only 2 days of school left for the term and I can now breathe a sigh of relief that all the school projects are done!!! There have been some marathon efforts put in here – and a few tears!  So I can get back to some other creating!

With the new Autumn Mini Catalogue out now there are lots of great new toys to play with.  Firstly I will show you the Make and Takes we did last Saturday.  We used the ‘Eat Chocolate’  and the Scallop Square Duo Die to create a mini scallop bag.

We cut 2 of the larger scallops from the Scallop Square Duo from Rose Red.  We cut the bottom row of scallops off and adhered the pieces to a small box we created.  (Check below for the instructions).  To decorate the box we stamped the image in Rose Red onto Whisper White and it was stamped again in Chocolate Chip.  Just the chocolate was cut out and raised up with dimensionals.  The image was stamped again in Rose Red and stamped on Regal Rose.  This was punched out with the Word Window punch and raised up with dimensionals too.  The white was then matted onto Regal Rose before adhering it to the box. The handle is a strip of Rose Red card and adhered to the box using Sticky Strip or Snail.  The strip measures 1.5cmx21cm.  Some Organza ribbon is tied around the handle to finish it off.

You can see in this photo below that the box is not very wide.  (it’s a bit in shadow though sorry).  It is just big enough for a note card and small chocolate.

To create the box, cut card 9.5cm x 12.5cm.  On the 9.5cm side, score at 1.5cm and 8cm.  Turn the card, Score card and 5.5cm and 7cm.  On this side, cut the 2  centre score lines up to the scored line that runs across.  Add sticky strip or snail adhesive to the small tabs and 2 of the side tabs.  Assemble the box.  Hope that makes sense???

We also made a card with the Create a Cupcake stampset and punch.

This is a small square card.  The card base measures 21cmx10.5cm and scored at 10.5cm.  I have cut a scallop square again, this time from Regal Rose.  I created the cupcake using various elements in the stampset and with the co-ordinating punch.  These are so fun to put together.  You can create the cupcake however you like.  It is so good there is a punch to go with this set.  This makes the creating so much easier!!  I really like the font  on the sayings too.

There are lots more projects to show you but that is enough for now.  I really need to get to bed!  Stop by again soon and I will show you some more.

Jenny xx

cards, Challenges


Just stopping by quickly to add this card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge for this week before it closes in a couple of hours.  When I stopped by JAI the other day I just had to have a go. I love Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive together AND I wanted to try this idea that I had seen it blogland recently and thought these colours would work well with it.

So, the colours for Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #60 are:


Here is my card.  (Sorry the lighting isn’t very good as it was late in the day!)

Can you tell what I have used??? Look closely and you get a peak at the upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue that will be out on April 1st.  The idea for this card was inspired by LeeAnn at Flowerbugs Inkspot here.   I even did the inside.

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (Ink Pads and Markers)

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White.

Stamps: Create A Cupcake.

Other: 2 step Cupcake Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, 1.9cm circle punch and small oval and large oval punch.

I better quickly pop on over to JAI to enter it before it gets too late.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny xx