Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I forgot to show you these.  So many other exciting things to show.  I made a number of these tags a couple of weeks ago for the lovely ladies who ordered at my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Launch.

thanks tags

These were very quick to make.  They had to be. I cut a strip of white card 10cm x 5cm (4″ x 2″) and a piece of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack.  I adhered them together and then punched out the end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I added a strip of the Sahara Sand print from the ‘It’s My Party’ stack along the bottom.  I then tied around some of the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine. The greeting is from the ‘Tin of Cards’ set and that was raised up with dimensionals and then a couple of the balloons from the ‘Party Wishes’ set were stamped and punched out to add to this.  I think I may have even added some sparkle with the Wink of Stella brush. It’s a bit hard to see that though sadly.

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cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Workshops


On Saturday I had my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Launch.  I know that the catalogue has been around for nearly a month but with our School Holidays on it is a bit hard to get people together.  So it was Launch day on Saturday.  It was fun!  Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came and it was nice to see some new faces and some regular ladies too.

So what did we do?? Well, it was a party of course.  With all the fun party products in the catalogue, why wouldn’t we.  There was balloons and cake and treat bags for everyone. You know I got so busy and I forgot to take photos of everything. 😦  I will share what we did though.

I can show you the Treat Bags I made.  I was inspired by a couple of projects I had seen recently on Pinterest and shared by Stampin’ Up! too.

treat bags

These are 2 versions of them.  I have used some lunch bags and cut part way down the front and folded down the flap.  I added a strip of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP and then cut a strip of card with the star Thinlets from the Mini Treat Bags.  The cake from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped on white card and then it was cut with a mid-size Circle Thinlets. I added a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, a Dot from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots pack and finished off with a bow from either the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine.  The greeting from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped down the bottom of the bag.

I filled the bag with some 6″x6″ pieces of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and a square of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Of course there may have been some chocolate and other treats in there too. 😉

I had some different products set up to have a test run like the ‘Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets Die and Die Brush and the Confetti Embossing Folder and ‘Wink of Stella’ Brush. All good fun too.

Now for the Make and Take. I can’t take credit for these cards.  I CASED them from Janet HERE.  I loved how you can use the Rose Garden Thinlets as a mask. Everyone loved the idea too and started thinking of other dies that they could do this with.

sponged rose

For this card we cut the rose and leaves out from some Whisper White card. Then placing it on to a Whisper White card mat carefully sponge the Watermelon Wonder ink over the rose adding more ink to the centre.  Sponge the leaves with Mint Macaron. It doesn’t matter if the ink merges with each other or goes out of the lines.  It’s all part of the effect. We then embossed some dots in gold from ‘Timeless Textures’ and heat embossed the greeting from ‘Rose Wonder’ in gold too. The card piece was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base and the greeting was raised up with dimensionals.

I showed everyone then how to use the mask you have sponged. Don’t waste it, you can create another card. I have used ‘Timeless Textures’ again stamping in Sahara Sand on white card.  The greeting was stamped in black, cut with the framelit and sponged around the edge. This was all adhered to a card base in Watermelon Wonder.

sponged offcut

Here they are together.  A nice matching pair.

two cards

If you would like me to come and share some fun, creative ideas with you and your friends then let me know.  OK maybe not my international visitors. 🙂 With Sale-A-Bration there are lots of extra free products you can receive. Let’s fix a date now!

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


OK Kids 6-12 years old, this one is for you.  I have 2 cool cards and matching bags for you to make in this fun class.  Come and join the fun. Bring a friend along for more fun.

This is what we will make.


It’s on THIS FRIDAY 22ND at 10.30am in East Corrimal.  (I will let you know the address when you book).

Please RSVP by Thursday morning. 

I can’t wait to show you how to make these.


cards, Classes, Stamp At Home Kits


Join us for this fun Birthday Card Class using the Party Wishes Bundle.  If you can’t make it, then you can order the kit and have it sent to you. Here are all the details.


Saturday January 16th 2pm.  Birthday Card Class.  We will use the Party Wishes Bundle to make a set of birthday cards.  We all need birthday cards right?? Here they are for you.  


COST: $15 class only


Party Wishes Bundle 

Get the Party Wishes stamp set and the Party Punch Pack. Get the Class FREE.
$68.50 Wood Mount or $56.00 Clear Mount. (Prices include shipping and handling).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

Please RSVP: Thursday 14th

TO ORDER THE KIT (Australian residents only).

If you can’t attend the class then order the card kit.  Includes all cardstock and twine.  Stamped images are not included.  You can order the Bundle separately or substitute the stamps.

COST: Card kit Only $15

Order the Bundle:     $15 (kit) + Wood Mount $71.20   or    Clear Mount:    $59.45             (Includes shipping and handling).





You have probably seen a few sneak peeks around your blog travels with some exciting new products coming in the Occasions Catalogue. Well I have a card for you today with a little sneak. When I went to Onstage last month we all got to play with some new products.  Let me say – I think you are going to LOVE this catalogue.  I say that everytime don’t I but really – you are.  The fun new stamps, cool punches AND an awesome Big Shot Die Brush which is going to make cutting those intricate diecuts SO MUCH EASIER!!

Anyway, you will see all that very soon but for now let me show you the card.  We all got to make a card front and we could complete it in to a full card when we got home so here is my finished result. A few new sneaky peeks here!!!


The stamp set I have used is called ‘Party Wishes’.  The images co-ordinate with the matching ‘Party Punch Pack’ to punch out those little balloons, candles and cupcakes.  Cool!  The Designer Series Paper  is ‘It’s My Party’ paper Stack which comes in 12″ x 12″.  What else is new?? Love that new embossing Folder which is called ‘Confetti’ which I have embossed on to Mint Macaron cardstock. Then you have the co-ordinating twine in Mint Macaron and Black and there is also Melon Mambo and Black.  You can’t see it too well on the card but I added some sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds on to the images.  I have added it all to a Melon Mambo card base.

You will probably see a few different versions of this card around with these elements.   I will share some more projects as I get to complete them.  Yes, still not done yet but they will be soon.

Have a great day,