cards, Stampin' Up!


I have had the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits Die for a  little while now but only managed to make some cards with it last week.  I have to say I was a little intimidated by the delicateness of it. It was going to be fiddly pushing out those extra little bits that you don’t want. I braved it though and had a go.  Now I had my new Die Brush to use too.

I cut the heart from the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and using the Die Brush and the foam pad that comes with it I gave it a few rolls over the back of the die and Voila! out popped the heart with very little effort.  I don’t think I minded this Heart die now.

I thought I would show you the card that I made with the pretty little heart.

heart card

I stamped the flourish from ‘Timeless Textures’ on Sahara Sand card.  Then matted that on to Whisper White and then adhered that to a Thick Whisper White Card base.  I cut some flowers from Pool Party using the little flowers in the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits and adhered those on.  Some Adhesive Pearls adds a little Elegance.

The greeting is from  the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Sky is the Limit’. Have you got this set yet from Sale-A-Bration?  There is less than a week left to grab it and then it is gone.  Some new sets are being added after the 15th.  I cut the greeting with the ‘Project Life’ Framelits and added Pearls to finish.

 I have now made a few cards with the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits so I will show you those over the next few days.

Have a Happy Day,




On our stamping weekend a couple of weeks ago I used the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp set.  I wanted to get some samples made for my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser next week. (Have you registered for it yet??? You can find all the details on this post HERE).

This card is one I made that weekend.  It came together very quickly.  I did CASE it from Pinterest.


The base card is Blushing Bride.  The white mat is run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The next layer is Melon Mambo and then Whisper White for the image.  For the cupcake, I stamped the smaller cone/basket in Crumb Cake and coloured it slightly with the aquapainter and inkpad.  The icing on top was stamped on scrap card in Blushing Bride and then lightly coloured with the aquapainter and inkpads.  I stamped a few “sprinkles” in different colours on top.  This was punched out with the Tree Builder Punch and raised up with dimensionals. The “cherry” was stamped, coloured and then punched out and raised up off the icing.  The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo. Yum! Is it good enough to eat do you reckon??

I have a few more ‘Sprinkles of Life’ cards to share so stay tuned.


cards, Techniques


Here is one of the first cards I will share from my Stamping Weekend.  Each of us had a Make and Take to share.  I chose this one.  I completely CASED it, but that’s OK Right??? 🙂  I came across this cool Half Circle Pop Up Card by Julie Davison and loved the idea of it.  The other girls liked it this weekend too.  I will give you the link for it further down.  Here is the card.


On this card I have used the ‘Watercolor Wings’ stamp set and ‘Tin of Cards’ set.  I love this set for the sentiments even if you weren’t making the kit. The colours are Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. The fun part is when you open the card.  Check it out.

Surprise!!! The butterfly pops up.


I love how the butterfly pops up. You can see how that works in the close-up in the photo below. You have a little strip of acetate across the circle.  Love it!!



The Pool Party piece at the top of the card is embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.  I didn’t realise I had embossed this on the opposite side until I was putting the card together but I don’t think it matters.  I still went with it.  The little butterfly is from the ‘Butterfly Basics’ set.

If you would like to make this type of card yourself, then head over to Julie’s blog HERE and she has a video and the PDF instructions.  It is such a WOW card – and it really is very simple to create.

Have fun making them.  I can’t wait to try this card again.  My mind is buzzing with all the different stamps you could try this with.

Come back soon.  I have lots more projects to share.


cards, Product Share, Stampin' Up!


Do you like some of that lovely ribbon in that catalogue??  Of course, it is so lush.  But I know it can be hard to get through a whole roll of that ribbon.  So I have put together a Product Share so you can enjoy a taster.  Here are the details.  Message/comment to take part.  This is for only Australian residents.

RIBBON  p158-159

Dotted Lace Trim –  This is such gorgeous soft lace.

1.15m of each colour: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder                                                         $13.80

lace ribbon

Metallic Thread – great for those little swirls to embellish your projects.

11.4 metres each of Silver and Gold Metallic Thread               $2.75

metallic thread

Thick Baker’s Twine

3.4 metres of each colour: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla.                                                                              $8.20

thick baker's twine


TOTAL TO JOIN ALL 3                                                              $24.75

JOIN ALL 3 AND SAVE 10%                              PAY ONLY $22.40




12 – 6”x6” squares of each of the following DSP (total of 60 squares)

Everyday Chic, Bohemian, English Garden,  Merry Moments, Timeless Elegance.                                                                                                                 $25.00

bohemian                        timeless elegance


So, let me know ASAP to take part 🙂

Classes, Project LIfe


Are you tired of all your photos in boxes or on the computer??

Do you want an efficient way to manage your memories??

Come and see what all the fuss is about Project Life.  The simple, time-efficient system to manage your memories.

WHEN: 20th September at 2pm in my classroom East Corrimal.

COST: $20 or free with a minimum order.  This includes 2 plastic sleeves, 6 project Life cards a selection of embellishments Plus a Black Journalling Pen.

BYO: Adhesives plus 8-10 Photos (6”x4”).

Please Book and Pay by Friday 12th September so I can order your Kit.

Project Life

Come and check it all out but don’t forget to book and pay by this Friday so I can have all your Project Life goodies.

Stampin' Up!




The Retirement list is out and we say Good-Bye to many of our favourites from the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  While this is sad, you can pick up some great bargains with some being up to 40% off PLUS with these products leaving us it makes way for some VERY EXCITING new products!

Check out all the retiring products HERE!

 If you would prefer a PDF document emailed to you then drop me a message.  Be quick on your orders as many don’t stay around too long.  I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Don’t forget too:

Cards for a Cure. Purchase the ‘Ready, Set, Send’ Kit for $19 (includes 10 completed cards and envelopes).  Stampin’ Up! will donate $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. See the details here.

Weekly Deals continue.  A new list is released every Wednesday.

Photopolymer Stamps special ends tomorrow 31st May.  Grab your free class with the bundle.

AND, if you are lovin’ everything Stampin’ Up! why not join the Stampin’ Up! family and get great discounts on your products.  (Psst! Demonstrators can preorder from the new catalogue from today.  Get in early as a Demonstrator).  Join now until 30th June for only $85 and receive ($90 in products).  Find out more here.

All these details can be found on my Online Store here too.  Any questions, drop me an email or a comment below.


3D projects, cards, Classes


You have probably seen the ‘Card in a Box’ cards around the blogosphere?? Have you made one yet?  They are so fun to make and really are easy once you get the basic box together.  There are so many ways to “fill” them.  This is one we will be making this coming week in my ‘CARD FRIDAY’ class.  If you are around the Wollongong area I would love you to join us.  So much fun to be had!


Thanks to my friend Di Barnes for the inspiration.

Here are the deets for the class.

Come and learn to make a ‘Card in a Box’.  Give this to someone special or give it to Mum for Mother’s Day. 

WHEN: Friday May 9th 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15

PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 7th.

Email or phone me to book your place but hurry as places are limited.

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.  🙂





3D projects, Tutorials


I have been wanting to create another Tote Bag for a long time but I haven’t had a chance – until now!  The ‘Large Tote Bag’ has been my most popular post over the last 2 years but I wanted to freshen it up.  Here is my new Tote.  Below I will share all the details for you.


Here are a few other views. 

I have used the lovely Venetian Romance DSP and Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock.  I added the Soft Suede Candy Dots to the tabs.  They match in so well I think.  I added a flower to the top to hide the join.  I will tell you about that below.  The greeting is from ‘World Treasures’.  I coloured the words with markers (Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Canteloupe) and cut around the inside of the border.  I cut a piece from Baked Brown Sugar with the Apothecary Framelits and layered this under the greeting and then cut another in Crisp Canteloupe and cut this one in half to layer underneath.

Let’s move on with ‘HOW TO MAKE THE TOTE BAG’ 

The original post for the Tote Bag with step-by-step instructions is HERE.  These are in metric.

** Edited to add: I have since updated that post to have Imperial measurements as well.

If you would like the tutorial emailed to you then drop me a comment.  

Let me tell you the modifications.

1. Omit the card strip for along the bottom edge.  Punch 2 circles in Baked Brown Sugar with the 2 1/2″ circle punch. Cut them in half.  You then have 4 pieces.  Fold each one in half and then adhere these to the corners of your bag.

2. For your handle, Omit the 2 card strips and the steps to prepare your handle.

Cut 2 pieces 3.5cm x 25cm (1 3/8″x10″). Join the 2 strips.  Adhere the handle to each end of the bag.  I used Sticky Strip for strength.  Cut small tabs to add to your handles.  Cut 2 pieces 4cm x 3cm (1 5/8″ x 1 3/8″).  Round the corners on the bottom edge.  Adhere these to the ends of your bag.  Add the Candy Dots or Brads for decoration. (If you are using Brads then place them on your tabs before you add the tabs to your bag).

3.  For your Bag Closure: Cut your card 5cm x 16cm ( 2″x 6 1/4″).  Punch one end out with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Adhere the other end to the back of your Tote Bag.  Gently bend the closure over and mark the point on the front.  Place a Brad on the front to that will hold your closure.  I used a Candy Dot on a Brad.

4.  To cover the join in the handle I added a punch flower.  I punched out 3 flowers using the Pansy Punch and curled them a little.  Join these together by overlapping a little and adding Sticky Strip.  Add a small flower punched from the Boho Blossoms punch.  Adhere a large Adhesive Pearl to the middle.

I hope you like this version.  I hope you can go and make a Tote Bag yourself.  I hope the instructions are clear.  If you have any problems then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day. 🙂




Have you seen the ‘Card in a Box’ floating around the internet??? I had to make one.  I did share this on my Facebook page last week because I was so excited to show someone but I thought now I would show you.  If you don’t want to miss seeing some of my creations make sure you have ‘LIKED’ me on Facebook.  My link is on the right hand side.

Anyway, back to the card.  The other reason I was so excited about it was that it was the first time I had used the set ‘Blast Off’.  I love this cute set.  I can’t wait to use it again soon.


Wouldn’t any young boy love this for the Birthday??? I used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP for this. Who would have thought it would be so cool for it. If you want to make one of these then check Tanya’s blog out here.  She has the video there.  Tanya has the measurements to make these to the Australian standard size envelopes which is great.  This box is just the easiest.  You have to make one yourself.  I have to say decorating the box takes longer than making the actual box.  They are so fun though.

The “box” will fold flat so you can put it in an envelope and it is still fine to post.  Check it out here.  Isn’t it just the cleverest!  I can’t wait to make another one soon.


I have to show you this photo too.  We are getting our bathroom redone at the moment.  My craft room is opposite the bathroom so I thought I would evacuate for a while.  Just as well I did.  The whole top floor of our house is covered in dust from the jack-hammering of the cement.  I had closed the door to my craft room but somehow those tiny specks of dust makes their way through the smallest little cavities.  I moved out to my studio which is out the back of our house.  I just hold my classes here but now I have set up here I think I will stay for a bit.  It’s getting a bit messy already. I am starting to create for an exciting event coming up soon.  That’s a shame you can’t see anything yet!! 🙂


Hope your week is going along OK??? Hope you are getting some time for yourself to create.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny x