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,




Last weekend I had my Catalogue Launch and big sale day.  It was a huge day.  We had a few challenges along the way but we got there.  As usual I was so busy and forgot to take photos of the fun But I think I can say we all had fun!!! 🙂

We had a play with some of the new products and everyone got to make a card to go home with.  Here is the card that everyone made.  I CASED this card from one I saw on Pinterest.  The original creator was Jill from Jill’s Ink.

This is using some of the new In Colors: Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  I have also used Pool Party for the card strip down the card and the stamping.  We used the new set Memorable Moments – a very versatile set.  One advantage of being in clear mount is the numbers could be mounted together down a clear block and stamped in one go.  Just a tip though, stamp it on scrap paper first to check that they are fairly straight and facing the correct way.  Don’t ask how I know??  I cut a larger Framelit Label and embossed it with the Stripes Embossing Folder.  The stamped blossom on the Framelit Label is from Betsy’s Blossom. We did a couple of other colour variations using the other In Colors.  We kept the Pool Party and the Summer Starfruit to co-ordinate with it.   Here is the version in Island Indigo which was popular on the day.  Don’t look too closely.  I was a bit out with the blossom in the middle of this Framelit.  It is a good idea to stamp the blossom first then line up the Framelit around it.

I made up some Thank You bags that had a few little goodies in too.  I kept it very simple as it was the day before when I did these.

Here is a close-up of the tag so you can see.  I have used the DSP from ‘Story Time’ and punched a flower out with the Blossom Punch.  The ‘Thank U’ is from Pennant Parade stamped in Rose Red and layered on a Rose Red Circle.  It was very quick and easy.

Stay tuned for some more projects I have been making with some new Catalogue goodies.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time,


cards, Masculine


Have you checked out the new Catalogues yet???  There is some great things in there, isn’t there?? Oh, what to choose first!  I have put the links to the Catalogues in my sidebar so you can click on there and check it all out Online if you haven’t already had a chance to.  Why not get your very own copy?? Isn’t it nice to lie in bed and drool over that Catalogue?? Although that does effect the sleep as you lie awake dreaming up ideas!  Am I the only one that does that??  If you would like me to send one out to you then drop me a comment and I can get back to you to arrange your very own one to be sent to you.  The Catalogue would cost $12 which includes shipping to anywhere in Australia.

Anyway, you have come here to check out cards not read about my ramblings.  Here is a card I created a couple of weeks ago.

I wanted to play around with the Core’dinations Cardstock.  This is really cool stuff.  I have embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then sanded it lightly with the ‘new’ sanding system.  The paper strips are from the DSP pack ‘Patio Party’.  I have stamped on the leaf image from ‘Just Believe’ in Crumb Cake onto the Card base.  I stamped the Framelit border from ‘Memorable Moments’ and cut it with the Framelits die.  Happy Birthday is stamped in Crumb Cake and the ’50th’ is stamped in the new In-Color Midnight Muse.  I added a Vintage Brad to finish it off.

I think this set ‘Memorable Moments’ will be very useful.  How many times do you need a numbered birthday and this set has the ‘nd’, ‘th’, ‘st’ and ‘rd’ that you quite often need!

I did enjoy making this card and playing around with my new toys.  I have lots to show you.  I have been creating up a storm over the last couple of weeks.  I have my BIG Catalogue Launch and Stamp sale on tomorrow so I will show you these next week.  It is going to be a big day tomorrow with 18 ladies coming along, but it is always fun stamping with friends.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x