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


I needed to make some quick tags last week.  There was not a lot of time before I had to get them out in the post.  What to do??? …

I found the Well Written Framelits Dies that I had recently ordered.  Quick tags in minutes with these little beauties.

The white card measures approximately 5cm x 10.5cm (2″x 4″).  I punched the end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and added a small strip of the Gingham Gala paper stack.  Using the Framelits I cut the “hooray”in black and the little flower stem in Lemon Lime Twist and a flower in Calypso Coral.  Finished off with a little ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack. Very quick and easy to put together.

The Well Written Framelits are very useful.  They are $70 AUS in store -> HERE.

You can use them on their own or team them with the Well Said stamp set as a bundle. $132.25 AUS Grab the bundle in store -> HERE. 

You can make these quick tags for any occasion.  Dress them up more if you like.

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


OK, I know I said I would share my projects from my Catalogue Showcase from last weekend and I will but I have one more card with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper while we are on that topic.  I hope you are not sick of them. I just have this one I wanted to share with you and then I will move on.  I will come back to this paper down the track though don’t you worry. 🙂

I had a small section of the Laser-Cut paper and thought I would add it to a tag.  When I did do that I found that the paper was so fine that it really should be on a card to support it a little more.  SO, I added the tag to a card. A Gorgeous Grape one at that.  This is a new colour and I think I like it!

The white card is embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder.  Have you noticed that in the catalogue?  It is a little hard to see it.  It is like a quilted effect you might say.  What about that gorgeous Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape ribbon. 

Now have you added this paper to your Wish List yet?? Or better still added it to your shopping cart??? I think you need to.

Order it Online in my store -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code: PUB9TYMG

OR contact me directly to order.  (Australian residents only).



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, Sale-A-Bration


I was playing around with some Sale-A-Bration products the other day.  Here is one of the cards I made.


You could pick out a few Sale-A-Bration choices on this card – The ‘Best Year Ever DSP’, the ribbon from the ‘Best Year Ever Accessory Pack’ and the the stamp set ‘Big Day’.  The “Big Day” image was stamped on some Whisper White card in Coastal Cabana and punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I punched the top of a piece of Coastal Cabana card too with the punch and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. I tied off some ribbon and Pom Pom trim and then layered it on a piece of the DSP which had been adhered to the Calypso Coral base card. To colour the words I stamped the “Big Day” image onto some Crushed Curry card and cut out just the banner to adhere over the top and then coloured the “CAKE” word with Blender Pens and inkpad. The cake image was simply stamped in black onto Crushed Curry card and punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch I think it was.

I will show you a close-up.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle. 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is quickly flying by.  Only a couple of weeks left.  Have you picked up your free Sale-A-Bration product yet with your $90 order?  If you haven’t, you better hurry.  I don’t want you missing out on Freebies!! You can shop online (link is in the right hand column) OR drop me an email with your order.  I am happy to send it anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I always love you visiting. 🙂


cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials


I am loving using the new Blendabilities.  Have you had much of a play yet?? When they first came out I discovered this cool technique but I only got a chance to try it out a couple of weeks ago. Finally I can show you the cards PLUS I have a tutorial so you can try this out yourself.

For this card I used the Hostess Set “Hello There”.  I love how you can get the different coloured effect.  Isn’t it cool???  Once I coloured it (which you can read about in the tutorial below), I added it to my card.  For the card I wrapped some White Baker’s Twine around a piece of Sweet Taffy DSP and adhered this to a card base of Melon Mambo. I added the little flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  It is hard to see it clearly but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the centre to add some sparkle.


So how do you create the effect?  I will show you.


To show you how to create the technique I am making some little tags using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

1. White emboss your image. If you are not familiar with that then I will just explain this.  Swipe your cardstock with the Embossing Buddy (this reduces the static on your project in which stray specks of embossing powder will cling to).  Stamp your image in Versamark and then pour over your White embossing powder.  Tip off the excess then heat the image with your Heat Tool to melt the Embossing Powder.  (I love watching the embossing powder melt.  It is so magic.  I don’t think you ever get sick of watching it.)

Take just a minute to let this dry before you start colouring.

2.  Select your Blendabilites.  I used Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  Colour over your image as you like.  I found using the fine tip more effective especially on the finer parts of the image.




3. Once you have finished colouring you can complete your project.


I made lots of these at the time to give out.


Now you can go and try this technique yourself and watch the magic happen.  ENJOY!!

Until next time 🙂



cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps


As promised, I finally have my swaps from last week’s Stampin’ Up! Convention all sorted to share with you.  I have tried to organise them into separate categories to make it easier.

So here they are ……

Vintage/Shabby Chic Style


Masculine type


Geometric and a few others


Technique Style 


Flowers of all types




3D (tags, notebooks, boxes)





I hope some of these inspire you in your creating.  That’s why I like to share them.  If you have any questions on any of them or would like some close-ups then let me know.

Enjoy 🙂



When I made this card I wanted to show a different way of using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. This is such a versatile punch.  With a strip of Whisper White card you can punch both ends of the strip and create fancy “holes” for your ribbon to thread through.  I was really trying to come up with a fancy term for these little “holes” but there was nothing!!!  Anyway, you get the idea.


I sponged around the tag with Summer Starfruit. The greeting is from ‘Perfectly Penned’. After threading through some Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin ribbon I layered it all on a piece of DSP from Birthday Basics and layered this on a Summer Starfruit card mat.  Then it was all adhered to a Raspberry Ripple Card base.  I punched out some chevrons with the Chevron Border punch from Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green.

Now these colours will be retiring very soon.  I would suggest stocking up NOW on the card, ink, ink refills and ribbon.  They go SO QUICKLY!!  Don’t wait until the retirement list is announced in a month or 2 to order them because I wouldn’t like you to miss out.

School holidays at the moment.  Although we haven’t gone away anywhere it has been a nice family time together but there has not been a lot of stamping time. I just sneak a little time here and there. I am working away at my Convention swaps which is just one month away.  YAY!! You will have to wait to see these swaps though.  Let me just say, why do I always choose involved cards to make as my swaps!!!

Have a great day/night wherever you are on this lovely planet 🙂


3D projects


I have had this idea in my head for a while now so I had to just do it!!  I wanted to create a little box using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.


I have used the Sale-A-Bration ‘Sweet Sorbet’ DSP.  I know Sale-A-Bration is done with BUT I HAD TO USE IT!!!  I used the new Spiral Flower Die that has just come in to my possession.  I am having fun with that little die 🙂  I have seen the twine loops around the blogosphere and wanted to have a go with making them.  It was a bit tricky at first as I didn’t know what I was doing but I think I worked it out in the end.  The leaves are from the 2-step Bird Punch.

I wanted to share the Tutorial with you to make your own little box (AND it is in Metric AND Imperial)



Card – 29.5cm x 21cm.

Along the long side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.

Along  the short side, score at 7cm and 14cm.

DSP for wrapper – 3.5cm x 29.5cm.


Imperial     (Finished size for this one will be slightly taller than the Metric box. There is a photo below showing the difference in size).

Card  – 8 ½” x 11”.

Along the long side score at 2 ½”, 5”, 7 ½” and 10”.  (Trim ½” off on the small tab section so there is not so much excess to adhere down).

Along the short side, score at 2 ½” x 6”.

DSP for wrapper – 1 ¼” x 11”.



1. After you have cut your card to size and scored it. Cut off the small tabs, one at the top and one at the bottom leaving the middle section.


2. Punch out each tab on the long side using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  To do this slide the first scored section into the Punch.  You will need to wiggle it gently in under the punch.  Centre it in the punchI line up the card section between the rectangle on the top of the punch and then punch.



3. Gently slide the card along to the next scored section.  Line it up in the same way and punch out again.  Repeat this for the next 2 sections. Trim off the excess card between each punched section.

4. Cut up each score line at the bottom until it meets the horizontal score line.

5. Fold on each of the score lines. Fold over the top Scalloped section and adhere down with Sticky Strip.



6. Add Sticky Strip to the small tab at the side on the right side of the card.

7. Assemble by folding the scored lines in to form a box shape and adhere together onto the side tab.

8. Add Sticky Strip to the bottom tabs and adhere down.

9. Adhere the Wrapper around the box and decorate as you would like.

I made another version using DSP (Sweet Sorbet again!).  This one was using the Imperial measurements.


This is slightly larger than the Metric version.  You can see them in the photo together below.


Enjoy making your own.  🙂







Last day of Sale-A-Bration! I can’t believe how fast these last 2 months have flown by.  I am a bit sad that Sale-A-Bration is over for another year.  I have really loved playing with these products.  Here is a quick card today to say Farewell to Sale-A-Bration – and to ‘Petal Parade’.  When I first saw this set the brochure I really wasn’t sure of it BUT I REALLY LOVE IT!!!  I am a bit sad to finish with this set.  I hope you have your set of ‘Petal Parade’ already or any of the other Sale-A-Bration products.

This card I shared in my ‘Stamp Spectacular’ Event the other week but I thought I would show you today as we say Farewell to Sale-A-Bration.



I love how you can multi-stamp the images and create your own Background paper or you can use the images on their own.  For this I have used Crisp Canteloupe, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  The sentiment is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’.  I have used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and layered the sentiment.  The Whisper White card was 3.5cm wide (I think) and the Summer Starfruit was 4cm. (Something like that).  Place the card in the punch and look through the window underneath to line it up evenly.

So, today is the last day.  Email or phone me with your order.  You can choose one Sale-A-Bration gift with every $90 order  OR head to my store here and place your order.

OK, I have to run.  Have a Happy Day 🙂


cards, Classes



These last couple of months have just flown by.  I feel Sale-A-Bration has only just begun.  If you feel like me and think you have got plenty of time to get your Sale-A-Bration freebies then THINK AGAIN!!! These products won’t be available again (which is very sad BTW!)  If you haven’t checked out the Sale-A-Bration brochure yet then click on the link in the right hand column.  If you’re local why not come to my ‘Celebrate Sale-A-Bration’ Event.  Here are the details.


Come and join us to celebrate.  We will make 2 cards, have fun have a cuppa and there will be giveaways.
This is one of your final chances to get your Sale-A-Bration order in.
WHEN: Saturday 29th March, 2pm.
COST: $10 or free with minimum $35 order.
BYO: Adhesives and scissors.
RSVP: Thursday 27th.
So if you are in the Wollongong area.  Why not join us.  I Look forward to seeing lots of you there.
Here is one of the cards we might be making.  I thought it would be good to pull out the Wisteria Wonder for a change.
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a good day 🙂