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.

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Are you a Wollongong local? Come and join us at our fun Card Classes.

This week we are having our last play with some retiring products. I’m so sad about some of these going.

Check out the sneak peek of 2 cards We will be making 3 cards in total.

WHEN: Friday 16th 10am or Saturday 17th 2pm.

Can’t make it? Grab the Class by Mail.

Let me know by this Thursday.

COST: $20 or Free with an order over $35.

See you then. 

CLASS BY MAIL: $20 Includes all card kits and diecuts but no stamped images. You can substitute with what you have if you like. Also includes general instructions. Let me know by Thursday. 

Catalogues, Classes


Local people: Our last class for 2020 is on this weekend.  

I hope you can join in the fun.

We will be making some cute tags and also an additional surprise.

Here is a sneak.

WHEN: Friday 18th Dec. 10am and 7pm and Saturday 19th Dec. 2pm.

COST: $20. 

by Wed Dec 16th. RSVP after only if space available.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives

Let me know ASAP by email at or PH: 0439 844574 to reserve your seat.

Also, In Australia need to get your hands on the new upcoming Occasions Catalogue?

Drop me an email at to request your copy and one will be in the mail ASAP. I am sending them out now.

Hope all your Christmas creating is going well?? I can’t believe how quickly it is sneaking up.

Happy creating,


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I have a fun class for you to join in whether by mail or you can join in my studio. In this class we are using the super adorable Whale Done Stamp set.   

(Sorry only for Australian residents.  No tutorial only option available at this stage).


Receive the Whale Done Stamp Set, Project Tutorials and Card Kit for 4 different cards.        Total $50

Add the Whale Punch for an additional $25       Total $75

Payment via Paypal or Bank Transfer

Register: Contact me by Friday 24th July

Jenny Hayward PH: 0439 844574



WHALE DONE CLASS – FACE TO FACE  (note this could change).

Friday 24th July 10am or 7pm.  Numbers strictly limited so get in early to book your seat.

Class options as above

OR Class only (for only 3 projects)  $20.

RSVP by Wednesday 22nd July

Have a happy day,



cards, Christmas, Classes


Ho! Ho! Ho!

Come and celebrate Christmas in July with some festive fun and creating. We have 3 gorgeous cards and a gift box.

Here is a sneak peek.

WHEN: Friday 19th July at 10am or Saturday 20th July at 2pm.

WHERE: My studio, East Corrimal.  If you are a Wollongong Local come and join in.

COST: $25. Includes a $5 voucher to redeem in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!!

Please RSVP: Wed 17th July. Book early to reserve your seat. By email or drop a comment below and I will contact you.

I look forward to seeing you.


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Today is a special Wednesday’s WOW!

Today we take a moment to remember the timeless Lovely As A Tree set.  It is so sad that this set is leaving us.  Each year we scour the catalogue to see if it has made it in.  This year though I think we were all saddened to see that it’s time had finally come. 

This set started in the Catalogue in the US back in 2001.  I believe it was designed by Shelli Gardner’s sister who started Stampin’ Up! with Shelli.  This set has been like a much loved family member so it is a sad occasion.  I bought this set in my first Demonstrator order after I joined back in 2008. This set has had so much use and I think every Christmas it gets pulled out.  It is such a classic stamp set.

So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #68 we look back at some of my projects with this stamp set.  I am sad that I couldn’t find photos of some cards I had made but let’s have a look back at these projects I have kept. I have to say it is also a look back at my stamping style too.  Perhaps that is a little embarrassing but … anyway. Enjoy the nostalgic journey.  Apologies in advance for lots of photos.

May 2011 – See the original Post -> HERE.

I don’t know what I was thinking with that button.

Even the inside of the card was stamped with the trees.

From a Stamp A Stack Christmas 2011 with another classic stamp Dasher.  What a great combination these stamps were.  See the original post -> HERE.

These cards were some I received for Christmas 2013.  It included a couple of cards using the Lovely As A Tree set.  I like how the tree is used on it’s side to give the effect of branches.  Very cute.

This Tunnel card was a favourite at a Christmas Card class in 2013.  You can see that post -> HERE and I included a Tutorial how to make the Tunnel card there too in that blog post.  Go and check it out.

This one below was a real WOW! at class back in 2011.  Everyone loved this card. This was a Sparkly Christmas card. You can see it in this post -> HERE and I have a tutorial how to make it in that post. You can use this technique with any stamp set.

Now this next card we actually made at a team meeting like nearly 2 years ago.  I didn’t quite finish it at the time.  So I put it aside on my desk to finish.  All it needed was to be stuck together and a sentiment added.  Well I actually finished it a month ago.  Or actually my daughter finished it for me.

On this card I masked a section of the card and sponged in the section.  Then with the group of trees I heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.

This card below was the most recent one from last Christmas.  I realised I hadn’t shared this card with you before. We used the Copper Shimmer Paint and swiped it over the card mat that had been embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Then for more shine we added the Shimmer Paint directly to the tree stamp and also on to the sentiment stamp.  To do this use the Dauber and pick some Shimmer Paint from inside the lid of the Shimmer Paint bottle then lightly dauber over the stamp.  Then stamp it on your card.  Against the Merry Merlot colour it is quite classy.

So sadly the Lovely As A Tree stamp set has sold out now.  I hope you managed to get hold of one.

A new replacement might just be the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  Have you added that one yet to your collection? This set has a number of stamps AND dies.  I think this will be a good alternative.  Hopefully I will get to play more with that one again soon.

Thanks everyone for your patience as we wander down memory lane.

Farewell Lovely As A Tree.  You have been a reliable stamp set for all those special projects and festive occasions. You will be missed.  But I won’t be able to part with you just yet.  Enjoy your retirement.







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If you are in Wollongong come along and make some Christmas cards.  I would love to see you.  We are a friendly bunch and have a lot of fun so it is really not scary. Really. 🙂

Here are the details.

Friday 26th October   10am or 7pm  Christmas Stamp A Stack 

If you can’t make it – see below.

Create 6 cards.  $20 (extra $5 to use my adhesives)

Please RSVP by Thurs 25th.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making.

Can’t make it? Order the card kit to go:  Email me at

$20 includes all card and embellishment but not stamped images.


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The Petal Palette is a gorgeous bundle that I have recently started playing with.  We will be focusing on this set in class this week.  I have added an additional time so hopefully you can come. 

Create 3 beautiful cards using the gorgeous  Petal Palette set.  These cards were inspired by some lovely cards I found on Pinterest. 

Here is a sneak peek.

Class details:  Do check for the additional class time added.
Friday 13th April 10am       RSVP: Wed 11th
Saturday 14th April 2pm     RSVP: Wed 11th
Tuesday 17th April 7pm   RSVP:  Sunday 15th.
All classes are held in my studio in East Corrimal. RSVP by emailing me at
COST:  $20  BYO: adhesives and scissors (an additional $5 is charged to use my adhesives)
**WEEKEND SPECIAL:   Order the Petal Palette Bundle (CM $108) and receive 20% off  COST = $86.40 + Shipping ($5.40)   TOTAL = $91.80.  Discount available for Wood mount as well.  Orders can only be made directly through me not online.

PS. Isn’t it a gorgeous set. 🙂


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At card class this Saturday we are going to create some sweet cards using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  This is a great opportunity for you to play with it. Here are the details. If you can’t make it, card kit details are below.


We will create some different cards using the set PLUS there will be other samples on display.

WHEN: Saturday 13th August 2pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15, or $20 to use my adhesives.

              Buy the bundle and get the class FREE!

Please RSVP by Thursday 11th August.

Here are the cards we will be making. Hope to see you there for some stamping fun. 

Let me know by emailing me or leaving a comment and I will get back to you.

Thoughtful Branches card class

Are you too far to come to class or you can’t make it?? Why not get the Card Kit?  You will need the Thoughtful Branches stamps and dies which you can order additionally from me.

CARD KIT TO STAMP AT HOME:    $15  Includes all materials but no stamped images or adhesives.

You can order this Bundle directly from me OR through my store.  Order HERE at my store. Bundle price is $90.50.  Australian residents only. 

**BONUS** – Receive a PDF of some bonus projects PLUS receive 2 VIS (Loyalty) points when you purchase this from me. 

Here is a reminder of the stamps and Dies for you.

Thoughtful Branches Thinlits

Thoughtful Branches Stamp set




Easter is fast approaching.  Can you believe that???  Sometimes I would like time to slow down a little BUT…… I do have some cute projects for our upcoming Easter class.

This is what we will be making.  Aren’t they cute??



Here are the details.

Friday 27th March 10am or 7.30pm. We will be making an Easter Basket and cute Bunny Box (includes the chocolate Bunny). 

Cost: $15 with own adhesives or $20 to use mine. Please RSVP by Wed. 25th by leaving a comment or emailing me.

Class is at my Classroom in East Corrimal.  So do join us. 🙂