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Wednesday’s WOW! #136 – Comparing the 2022-2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors.

I always love to do this each year to see how they compare with the current colour offerings. It helps me and I love to share them with you.

I will give you the link below so you can download the PDF yourself or you can PIN this image and save it to Pinterest for future reference.

To Download the 2022-2024 In Color Comparison chart as a PDF Head -> HERE.

Which is your favourite new In Color?

Hope you find that helps you.

Happy Stamping,


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I have 2 slightly different cards. Both with the Koala from the Wild and Sweet Stamp Set. Both are in Gray Granite and the paper is from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper.

What’s your pick? Scallops or Stripes version.

The sentiment for the Scallop one is from the Sending Wishes Bundle. The “Make a Difference” sentiment (which is actually a really lovely sentiment to say to someone don’t you think??) is from the Inspiring Thoughts Stamp set.

The scallop edge is using the Scalloped Contour Dies.

The stripes is using the Stripes Folder from the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folder pair. The Embossing Folders are narrow but I ran it through twice to cover the card mat. You don’t really even notice the “join”.

Have you checked out the new Catalogue yet?? Lots to love.

You can download the Catalogue -> HERE (For Australian residents). Scroll right to the bottom.

You can check it out online in my store -> HERE.

If shopping online please use the Host Code: CMDF9NBR Or you can contact me directly.

Now don’t forget – tell me which version you like.

Happy Stamping,


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I have been playing with the Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch recently. Today we had fun using these in class. I thought I would share with you one of the cards which was quite popular.

It’s a simple card really and just cutting off the front of the card at half way.

Let's Set Sail Half Fold card

This is the inside.

I am loving the circle diecut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Do you notice the squiggle embossed line around the edge? It gives your images a fun effect. It layers well with one of the Layering Circles Dies too.

I love that the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper co-ordinates so well with the stamps and dies too.

The paper is running out very soon. Be sure to grab it.

In Australia? You can stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV. Or you can contact me directly.

Don’t miss out on the Last Chance items from the retiring Annual Catalogue. There are only days left.

Have a great weekend,


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The Let’s Set Sail is a great bundle for those “male” cards. If you are local come along to class Or grab the Class By Mail.


Local people can attend the Face-to-Face Let’s Set Sail Class in the studio.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making. 

WHEN: Friday April 29th at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $25 for 3 cards or Free Class with order over $35.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives

In the studio in East Corrimal

Please RSVP by Wednesday 27th.

Book early to reserve your seat by dropping me a Reply email. 


Wherever you are in Australia you can join in the Let’s Set Sail Class By Mail.  

Create 4 fun cards that might just work for those hard to make “manly” cards.

Includes Card Kits for 4 different cards. Check out the sneak peek of one of them. (You can see some other’s above.

Option 1
Receive the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set
Cost: $34 with the card kits.

Option 2
Receive the Stamp Set and the Sailboat Builder Punch with the card kits.
Cost: $60

To create these cards you will need a Black ink like Memento Ink.  Also Night of Navy Pacific Point, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Class ink.  Or your own ink of a Navy Blue, light Blue, orange and red or similar. 

Cost includes Stampin’ Up! Shipping and Handling.

Pick up if local or $9.55 Postage to send to you.

Register by Friday April 29th by replying to this email. I will contact you with payment details.

Let me know ASAP.


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I shared this card briefly in a recent video of 5 Ways with the Waves of Inspiration. (You can check that video -> HERE if you missed it. And really there were more than 5 Ways…)

I wanted to create a separate video on this card to show how I did the background but particularly the moon effect. You will be surprised.

Here is the card.

You can check out the video below.

(If you receive this blog update by email the video may not show so head to the blog post directly to view it).

There is not much time left to grab the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper so be sure you don’t miss out on it.

See the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can order there directly. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Or Contact me and I can help you out.

I hope you get to try this out.

Happy Stamping,


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A different card for you today with the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set.

We didn’t have the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper initially so I created some cards using other products.

For this card I used the All Together Designer Series Paper. I love the POP of the pelican in Pacific Point against the black and white.

What do you think?

While the Waves of the Ocean paper is just gorgeous (and not around for too much longer) it is great to still see this stamp set used in other ways. Hope you like it.

If you want to grab this bundle and get the paper before it goes head to my store now.

Or contact me directly.

See it in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Have a great day,


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Create with the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean products in the comfort of your own home in your own time. (Australian residents only).
Create 3 cards including one Fun Fold card.

Choose your option:

Use your own inks. Colours used are Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Pacific Point (Light Green, Navy and Bright Blue) as well as Black Memento Ink.

OPTION 1) Receive card kits for the 3 projects including diecut pieces.  Project Tutorials. (Use your own stamps and ink). 
 Also receive ½ Pack of the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and 1 Pack of Waves Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

COST: $25 plus additional Postage to send out of $3.30. (Pickup is available). 

OPTION 2) Receive card kits for 3 projects and the Project Tutorials.   Diecut your own pieces from the materials. Use your own stamps and ink. 
Also receive ½ Pack of the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and 1 Pack of Waves Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

In addition, receive the Waves of Inspiration Bundle of the Stamp Set and Waves Dies. (So you can create more projects later).

COST: $121 Plus additional $9.55 to mail out if not local pickup)

Please RSVP to join in the class by Sunday 27th March. Email me at

I think you will love these cards so don’t miss out.


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It’s Sunday Suites and I just have to tell you about this new suite that has arrived.

Introducing a new (and I say gorgeous) group of products this month. The Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue.

Plus, a pack of paper made from hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle. The paper, foil and rhinestones are only for a limited time.

Check out all the gorgeous products.

The Waves of the Ocean Collection includes:

The Waves of Inspiration Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies). Grab them as a bundle for 10% off.

The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper. 12″x12″. 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 double sided designs. Did I say gorgeous???

Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper. 6 Sheets – 2 each of 3 colours in Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Silver.

Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels. 168 Rhinestones in 3 different sizes. Colours are Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pacific Point.

I just have to make a mention of the gorgeous paper. The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper is printed images of Paint Poured artwork. It is truly amazing. The colours in this paper are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink.

And … if you want to check out how they created this paper check out this very quick video here. (If you receive this blog update by email the video most likely won’t show. Head to Youtube -> HERE to catch it).

Now just some projects for inspiration. These projects are created by Stampin’ Up! artists. I have been playing with this suite a little lately and I will share some more projects very soon.

The full Waves of the Ocean Collection is $140 AUD. You can buy the items individually too.

Check them all in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? I would love to serve you to get these great products. Shop online at the above link. Please use the Host Code: 9JUM9XCP

Or contact me directly.

Don’t forget it is still Sale-A-Bration here in Australia. With your orders over $90 you can pick up one of the Sale-A-Bration gifts with your order.

Have a great day,


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I had a play with new products. YAY! This stamp set caught my eye when I first looked at the new catalogue. I was excited when we received it as a gift at Onstage recently. This set is the Amazing Silhouettes.

I can’t show you the stamp set yet but it has 3 “silhouette” images – the Tree, a butterfly and a leaf stem. It’s been a lot of fun to play with already.

I simply stamped the tree in 3 different shades of green. Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Garden Green. The sentiment is from Many Messages and heat embossed in white.

The New Mini Catalogue starts January 4th. Not long now.

I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Have a great day AND A Happy New Year to you.


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Wednesday’s WOW! #130 – Extending your diecuts to make them larger.

This is a tip I use so often. It works well with punched out shapes too. If you have a die or a punch that you wish would be just a little larger, cut the piece in half and separate the pieces to adhere them under the images or sentiment.

This is what Stampin’ Up! have done in the tag on page 3 of the Mini Catalogue with the Christmas Season bundle and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper -(and it’s a gorgeous tag they have created too).

Try that with your diecuts or punches next time.

Happy stamping,