cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


It’s a Bonus project for you today for our 12 Days of Christmas. You thought it was all over. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s Bonus Project is a Shadow Box Card.

You can find out how to make this Shadow Box card -> HERE.

This card would be great for any occasion not just Christmas.

Looking for some supplies to get you creating and you are in Australia?

You can stop by my store -> HERE Please use the Host Code: JCBE3B2U


Contact me directly. I would love to serve you.

Happy Crafting,


cards, Catalogues, Christmas


It’s our last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Series. WHAT!!! How sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Never fear I have more projects coming to help you with your Christmas creating.

Today it is a Warm Wishes card with the Kindest Gnomes Suite. Aren’t these the cutest.

You could diecut these gnomes out from the paper but they are very easy to fussy cut out if you don’t have the dies.

Find all the details how to make this fold with the gnomes -> HERE.

Need some supplies to get you creating and you are in Australia?

You can stop by my store -> HERE Please use the Host Code: JCBE3B2U


Contact me directly. I would love to serve you.

I hope you get to make some of these projects. Drop me a comment or email to let me know what you are going to create.

Happy Christmas Crafting,


cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials, Videos


You have probably seen the Fitting Florets Suite around now. It is all so gorgeous. I had to play with it. And I pulled out an old fold that I haven’t done in a while – A Panel Fold Card.

Here it is for you.

And it folds flat for you to post.

You can catch how to create one on the video below. (If you are receiving this blog update by email and the video is not showing, head to the blog post and view it there).

The Fitting Florets Suite will be available to order in November. The Framed Florets Bundle (Stamps and Dies) will be carried over in to the January-June Mini Catalogue but the gorgeous Fitting Florets paper and the Gold Swirl Gems won’t be so you will want to grab that early. I will tell you more about this soon.

But … You could get this earlier. As Demonstrators we can order it now. And if you have considered joining Stampin’ Up! what better way than joining now (also with the extra bonus you get this month) AND you can order it now. Because we can’t wait for these things right. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the measurements.


Card base: 21cm x 14.8cm   Score on the long side at 5cm and 8cm.  Turn card 180โ€™ โ€“ Score at 5cm and 8cm on the other side.

                   8 ยฝโ€ x 5 ยฝโ€  Score on the long side at 2โ€ and 3 1/8โ€. Turn card 180โ€™ โ€“ Score at 2โ€ and 3 1/8โ€ on the other side.

Designer Series Paper strips:

For sides – 4.7cm x 14.4cm @ 2 pieces

                   1 7/8โ€ x 5 3/8โ€  @ 2 pieces

For centre – 4.7cm x 14.4cm @ 1 piece

                     1 7/8 x 5 3/8โ€ @1 piece

Front Panel โ€“ 10.4cm x 8.8cm    3 ยฝโ€ x 3 1/8โ€

White mat โ€“ 10cm x 8.4cm      3 3/8โ€ x 3โ€

I hope you get to make one.

If you are in Australia and need supplies I would love to serve you. You can head over to my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: 3WVA7CQE Or contact me directly.

Happy Crafting,


cards, Tutorials, Videos


I shared a card recently with Adventurous Journey Stamp Set that was a Book Binding Fold Card. I had a lot of requests to make a video of it to share how to create one.

So I have it for you today.

This card was using the Cup of Tea Bundle and the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper.

Below is the video that you can check out.



Base card: 10.5cm x 28cm Score at 11.5cm and 14cm

4 1/4″ x 11″ Score at 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2″

Designer Series Paper:

  • 2.1cm x 10.1cm 3/4″ x 4″
  • 11.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/4″ x 4″

White card: 11.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/4″ x 4″

I hope you get to make one. I love hearing from people when they share their projects with me.

Are you in Australia and need supplies?

I would love to serve you.

You can shop online -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ Or contact me directly and I can help you out.

Off you go to check out the video.


cards, Sale-A-Bration


When I was playing with the Hippest Hippos stamps and dies a few weeks ago I thought the centre of the goggles looked liked the “old school” phones.

You know the ones many of us grew up with that had the cord hanging off and you couldn’t take your phone anywhere. Even having to talk to friends right in among the family …

Those were the days. Anyway I had to create these hippos with their phones.

I created a Half Fold Easel card for it. I had a lot of leftover bits too to put the card together. The sentiment is cut with one of the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

And just a note they are not outside right. How can you talk outside unless you have a long cord … (For some reason I put the plants on there but hey, they can be indoor plants). ๐Ÿ™‚

This is it front on.

Side on so you can see the Easel part.

It folds flat easily to post out.

What do you think??

A Half Fold Easel Card is quite easy. Cut the right hand section off of the front of the card base. On the left hand section score it at half way. You can decorate as you like. Just have a piece on the left hand side at the bottom to help the easel part stand up.

Less than a week to get the Hippos and the dies for Sale-A-Bration. Have you got them yet? Don’t miss out on them.

If you are in Australia and still need to grab your Sale-A-Bration bonus gifts then I would love to serve you. Head to my store to order online -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU

Or contact me directly.

Have a good day,


cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!


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.

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Sale-A-Bration


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.ย  You will also need your own colour ink and Black Memento.

Hope you can join us.


cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Tutorials, Videos


Today’s Video project is up now on Youtube. You can catch it here too.

Today’s card is a Diagonal Fun Fold card. It’s super easy and creates such a WOW! Bonus too you can create 2 cards from the card and paper pieces.

Check it out below.

If you receive this blog post update via email the video may not show so do head to my blog directly and view it there.

The Measurements are further below too to create your own.

Here is the Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold card. I have used the Christmas Lights Bundle and the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The sentiments are from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.


Base card – 21cm x 24.5cm Score at 10.5cm on the short side. Turn and score at 12.3cm on the long side.

Base card – 8 1/4″ x 9 5/8″. Score at 4 1/8″ on the short side. Turn and score at 4 7/8″ on the long side.

Cut the card diagonally from the Top Left to the Bottom Right.

Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces at 10.1cm x 11.8cm 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″

Cut Diagonally from Top Left to Bottom Right.

White card for inside – 10.1cm x 11.8cm 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″

Designer Series Paper strip for inside – 2.5cm x 10.1cm 1″ x 3 7/8″

I hope you get to make one. Do let me know.

Do you need any supplies and you are in Australia? I would love to serve you.

Head to my store now -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: DK3ZG2DU. Or contact me directly and I will place the order for you.

Happy Stamping,


cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Videos


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,


Catalogues, Techniques, Tutorials, Videos


I shared a Tunnel card recently. That one was in Gorgeous Grape. I thought I would share another version I made. This one in Melon Mambo.

I used the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. You can’t go wrong with that paper. It is gorgeous. I know, I already said that but it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also used for this card was the lovely Happiness Abounds Bundle (Stamps and Dies).

You can see the Gorgeous Grape version. And you will also find the video and the measurements on that post too.

Check the blog post out with video and instructions ->HERE.

Happy Stamping,


Need some supplies and you are in Australia?

Don’t forget the Last Chance List of retiring items from the January – June Mini Catalogue. See them in store.

Head over to my store and you can order. Head -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 46HJZACA

Or contact me directly.