Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques


Wednesday’s WOW! #87.  I can’t believe I hadn’t shared this tip with you before.  I share it often in my classes.  I went searching back through my blog but can’t seem to find anything.

SO, today’s WOW!  How can you extend your Dies to fit behind a larger sentiment piece. It works with punch shapes too.

It’s very simple.  Die-cut (or punch), cut it and adhere it behind the stamped piece. It’s a great way to dress up your sentiments when you don’t have the right size.

I have done that with a different sentiment on this card here that I shared some posts back.

Hope you find this tip useful?

Happy Stamping,



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Ooh! There is a gorgeous new suite available this month.  I think you will love it.  I have to say the paper is so gorgeous.  Don’t Stampin’ Up! do the papers so well!! 🙂

We have the Christmastime is Here suite.  I won’t go in too much depth for you as that will be for next post but I couldn’t wait to tell you about it.

Gorgeous Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Paper that has gold accents. ($25)  Beautiful Christmas Rose Bundle ($106), lovely embellishments with the ribbon and gold dots and even a Gold Bracelet if you wish.

Grab individual items or the whole Suite for $195.25.

I will tell you more about it soon but check it out in my store.  But below is some inspiration for you.

Need some more inspiration?  Head to my Pinterest board -> HERE.

To see the Christmastime is Here Suite and to order visit -> HERE.

Please use the  Host Code: 3F2MRZYP

Thanks for visiting me.  Be sure to stop by and see some more inspiration next post.



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I have been going to share this card for a little while now – but so much to share!!

This card has been the recent one to welcome my new team members.  It’s always lovely to have new JEN’s INK’ers. 🙂

What more do you need with the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I cut the window with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I did cut a small flourish using the Flourish Dies from Granny Apple Green then tied on a small key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

This is inside.  Just stamping the birds from the Bird Ballad stamp set and the leaf in Calypso Coral.  The sentiment is from the Stamping Your Way To The Top stamp set for demonstrators.  We received this set at an Onstage event a few years ago.

I need to make some more of these.

Have you wondered why you would want to join Stampin’ Up!?? Well – discounts, great friends, fun events, sneak peeks, inspiration, even an opportunity to build a small business and earn an income.  Read more about it -> HERE.

If you are in Australia and think that you would love all this – and more! Come and join my JEN’s INK team.  Head -> HERE to my website.  Or ask me for a Free No-obligation information pack to find out more. 

I know you won’t regret it. 🙂

Thanks for visiting me,


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Only for 24 Hours this Wednesday 23rd October.

54 Stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue are on sale at 15% off.  I know there are a few there that are on my Wish List.  Maybe there are some on your Wish List too.

Here are JUST SOME of the stamps on sale.

View the full PDF list -> HERE.  


View all the stamps on sale (on the 23rd) and order through my store -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: 6CCRNYH6


Email or phone me your order by 8pm Wednesday 23rd October.

ALL orders will receive a Tutorial Bundle as a Thank You for your order.


All orders received will go in the draw to win 1 Combo Stampin’ Blends of 2 Stampin’ Blends (Light and Dark) in the colour of their choice.

Thank You for your orders.



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I shared some cards with the Playful Penguins a little while ago.  This time I have a cute card for you but what I particularly want to show you is the background.

I have used the Christmas Layers Dies in the Holiday Catalogue to create this effect.

I have embossed the dies on the card rather than cutting them.

I have shared a few times how to emboss with your Dies -> HERE and -> HERE.  It’s very easy and gives you a little more versatility with them.  What a cool effect it creates!

To emboss with them you will need to change they way you layer them in your Diecut machine.  Here’s a table to help you.

Please note: the table below uses the term Big Shot.  Stampin’ Up! no longer uses the term Big Shot.  I will update this table very soon.

To finish the card the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and cut with one of the Ornate Frames Dies.  I added a strip of the Gold Foil under the sentiment piece that I had flagged the ends. The paper is from the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper. 

For balance and for a little extra I added some of the Shaded Spruce Ribbon and cut a Gold snowflake to finish.

I do love these penguins.  How about you?? What about trying this effect on your next card.

Happy Stamping,



Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Videos


Back with another Wednesday’s WOW!  I have just received the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer and wanted to share it all with you.  So today’s WOW! is a review video of the new Paper Trimmer. You can check it out below.

Just a few of the highlights of the Paper Trimmer that I see –

  • Clearly marked measurements in both Metric and Imperial on the Trimmer base not only along the top but in the middle as well as along the bottom. This will enable you to line your  card up better to see that it is straight.
  • Measurements clearly seen in the “gap” where the arm moves out from the side. Previously they were not shown so it was a little guesswork of the measurements.  For me this is a BIG PLUS!
  • A wider cutting base to cut cardstock.
  • Blades are larger which I think will enable better cutting – and hopefully longer lasting blade wear.
  • The ability to cut tiny strips of card without any problem.

The Paper Trimmer is now available for Demonstrators.  You can include that in your Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! this month.  It will be available Very Soon for customers.

I will be posting here further updates but if you would like to be notified personally then drop me a comment or email and I will advise you when it is released.

In Australia it will be available for purchase for $44 AUD.  Replacement Blades will be available to order also for $21 AUD for a pack of 4.

I will tell you more when this trimmer will be available as I know.

Thanks for visiting,


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I am back with another Sunday Suite today.  Before the weather heats up too much here I thought we should look at this cute Let It Snow Suite.  We don’t usually get snow at Christmas.  Well I can’t say never because strange things have happened … 🙂

Snowmen are not usually the first thing we think about for Christmas though with the heat and we are usually making sand men rather than snowmen.  But you gotta love these cute snowmen.

This is all the products available in the Let It Snow Suite Bundle.  You can buy them all with one item code (#153386 $230.25 AUD)

You can purchase the items individually too.

The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You really need to see this paper closer (HERE).  It has glittery patterns on one side and the other side is more versatile prints you could use at any time of the year.

Red Glimmer Paper is back!! I am really happy this lovely shiny paper is available again.  $8.75 AUD for 2 sheets 12″x12″

Snowfall Accents Puff Paint.  This is a fun product.  Run it on to your project like a liquid glue.  Heat it up and see it puff up. You will just want to leave it a little time to let it set.

Way cool!  $7.75 AUD

Here are some samples with this fun suite.  You just have to love those snowmen having a fun time in the snow.

The little Tiny Keepsakes boxes are really sweet.  They make little treat holders measuring (5.4 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm).  Just the size for a chocolate or 2.  These are made with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies ($59 AUD) or the bundle with the stamp set is $84.50 AUD

You can see more details about the Let It Snow Suite at my store -> HERE and order.  Please use the Host Code: 6CCRNYH6

Happy Stamping,


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Back in May we had the gorgeous Everything Is Rosy Product Medley available.  I loved using all these products.  I shared lots of projects at the time too.

I can tell you that IT IS BACK now in Clearance at 15% off.  Pretty crazy because you get lots and lots of products at that price.

Stamp set, die set, 2 rolls of ribbon, Rose Gold Shimmer Paint, 48 sheets of 6″x6″, diecuts, embellishments.  SO much to love.

This is the Everything is Rosy stamp set.  It is very versatile.

This is some of the projects I shared way back then.

You can see it in my store now -> HERE and order it. Don’t forget to use the Host Code:  6CCRNYH6  Reduced price for this gorgeous Product Medley is $118.15 AUD.

Ordering this will also qualify you for:

  • 12 Project Tutorial bundle (not including projects with this medley).
  • 2 VIS Loyalty Points.
  • a small gift and Thank You card for me. 🙂

If you can’t order online please contact me directly to place your order and it will be shipped directly to you.  Thanks for your order.



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A quick one for you today.  I have just seen that the Clearance Rack has been updated.  There are some products there from the recently retired Annual Catalogue – and some are up to 60% off. 

You can grab some really great items.  Maybe stash some away for Christmas presents.  Or buy yourself a little treat – because you deserve it.

This is a snippet of just some of the great items reduced.  


– 2017-2019 In Color Markers  reduced to $10.50  60% off
– Share What You Love Adhesive Pearls reduced to $4.20 60% off
– Happy Birthday Die reduced to $16.80 50% off
– Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper reduced to $9.70  60% off
– Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes reduced to $5.60  60% off

There are so many more in store too.  These are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


1. Check my store -> HERE for the full Clearance Rack items.

2. Want to order it?? Receive a gift to say THANKS. (Australian residents only).
– Order from that website directly there. Please use the Host Code: 3JU96AZN
– Order from me directly.  I am ordering Wednesday night 8pm.


I appreciate your orders Big or Small.  To say Thanks receive a small gift from me.  A sampler of ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue AND a project Tutorial.

Orders over the Qualifying amount ($78 AUD) will also receive a 12 Project Tutorial Bundle of exclusive projects from demonstrators around the World.

Thanks for shopping with me,


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Today’s Sunday Suite is the Toile Tidings Suite in the Holiday Catalogue.  Lots of lovely products in this suite and all in the traditional red and green for Christmas.  Let’s check it out.

The Toile Tidings Suite Bundle. One Item code and it makes it easier than picking each item. $252 AUD It seems a lot but look at all you get.

The Toile Christmas Bundle.  I have to say I wasn’t sure about the Cardinal.  It is very popular in the US and perhaps in other parts but we don’t have them in Australia.  They are apparently a very symbolic bird though.  Which is interesting.

There is also another stamp and die bundle.  The Tidings All Around Bundle. I love that wreath.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper in the traditional red and green – Garden Green and Real Red.

In addition to the 12″x 12″ paper there is the Toile Tidings Gift Wrap.  This is 4 sheets in total.  2 Sheets each of 2 designs.  Each sheet is 24″ x 36″ or 61cm x 91cm.  Great for those larger gifts.

I have to say I love these Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.  So sparkly!

Let’s see some more projects.

Do you like the Toile Tidings Suite?  Do you have Cardinals in your area?  It would be interesting to see.

The Toile Tidings Suite is available now in my store -> HERE.  When ordering please use the Host Code: 3JU96AZN

Receive the Tutorial Bundle free of 12 projects with your qualifying orders.  (Projects not including the Toile Tidings Suite)

Thanks for visiting