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Wednesday’s WOW! #147 – Comparing the 2023-2025 In Colors.

You are probably quite familiar with the 2023-2025 In Colors by now. So I won’t go in to detail about each colour but today I thought I would share some comparisons with you to other Stampin’ Up! Colours.

I have 2 great resources for you.


As in past years I have put together a Colour Comparison Chart so you can see how they look with similar colours.

Here are the 2023-2025 In Colors.

I have to say I wasn’t sure about them. But I am slowly warming up to some. When I had my Catalogue Launch a few weeks ago everyone loved Wild Wheat. I must say it is a great shade that goes with so many other colours.

Here is the 2023-2025 In Color Comparison Chart.

It’s always interesting to see how they compare. Sometimes ever so slightly.

Be sure to save the In Color Chart image that is above so you have it for reference later.


Now if you would like a Color Coach Chart for the In Colors to help you when creating with them then you can download a chart. This chart helps you create with other colours using them.

You can Download it as a Photo version below or as a PDF further below.

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Just click on the link below.

Hope you find these resources helpful when you come to create your projects with these In Colors.

Tell me though, what is your favourite new colour?

Happy Crafting,


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


Playing more with the Cheerful Daisies Bundle I created a Split Easel Card.

I used the Fresh as a Daisy Paper with it too.

It folds up flat so you can post it.

You will want to decorate the inside for this one.

Do you want to make one too?

I have the video below. If it doesn’t show you can go straight to Youtube -> HERE.

I have the basic measurements further below for you in both Metric and Imperial.


Card Base: Lemon Lolly – 1 cm x 14.8 cm.  Score at 10.5cm.  
 5 1/2” x 8 ½” . Score at 4 ¼”
Centre piece – 8.8cm x 10.5cm 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”
Early Espresso Cardstock Side strips – 2 @ 10.1cm x 2.6cm 2 @ 4 ⅛” x 1”
Front Panel mat – 8.4cm x 10.1cm  3 ⅛” x 4 ⅛”
Designer series paper Side Strips – 2 @ 9.7cm x 2.2cm  2 @ 4” x ⅞”
Front Panel – 8cm x 9.7cm  3” x 4”
Inside – 10.1cm x 5cm 4 ¼” x 2 ⅛”
Whisper White card stock Inside – 10.1cm x 10.1cm 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”

This is the lovely Cheerful Daisies Bundle.

But what about the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper.

Do you need any of the lovely Stampin’ Up! Supplies for your creating and you are in Australia?

You can head to my store and order -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4RY72TBP

Or contact me directly and I can help you with your order.

Hope you get to try one of these cards.

Happy crafting,


cards, Challenges


I actually had time to play this weekend “Just Because”. It was nice to just dabble. I played along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge #140. WOW! How awesome that it’s up to 140. I played along in the early days but just haven’t had time to lately.

The Colour Inkspirations Challenges can be seen -> HERE. You can see what others have created with these colours and even create one yourself and enter. Have a go.

Here is my card for the challenge for this week. It was nice subtle colours. I thought it would be good to drag out a stamp set I haven’t used for a while. And this Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is retiring very soon. So nice to ink it up again.

The colours were Petal Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam and Early Espresso (this one was a dark shade against those nice pastels).

Here is my card.

I blended the white card using the Blending Brushes with the Petal Pink, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam. Then stamped the butterflies in Early Espresso. The sentiment from Happiness Abounds is stamped in Early Espresso too. The lovely Soft Sea Foam ribbon adds a little elegance.

I hope you like the card. Hope you get to play “just because” this week.

Have a great week,


This month with your orders over $90 AUD receive a Tutorial Bundle in addition to your VIS Loyalty Points. The Bundle contains 52 projects that you can use for inspiration for your next project. There are some gorgeous projects for you.

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Have you made a Zig Zag Fold Card before? They are so easy and fun. The great thing I love about this fold too is that you get to see both sides of the gorgeous paper. Who really wants to hide one side away!

Here is the card.

Don’t forget the inside when you make one.

I have used the Hues of Happiness Paper. So pretty! And with the Happiness Abounds Bundle.

You can catch the video now below to make your own.

Follow along with the video for the measurements or they will be sent out in next week’s Newsletter. Have you subscribed yet? I send out a different Tutorial each week. Some projects I haven’t shared before on Facebook or on my blog. Click on the link in the Right Hand Column on my Blog.

Hope you get to make one very soon,

Happy Crafting,


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This card I shared creating it as an Instagram Reel last week. Did you catch it?

I thought I would share the card with you here.

I have used the Two-Tone Flora Bundle but what about those new Elegant Borders Dies? They are so detailed and gorgeous. The Two-Tone Flora Bundle works so well with them.

The Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper is so pretty too.

These are the Elegant Borders Dies. They are so lovely aren’t they with all the delicate details on them.

This is the Two-Tone Flora Bundle. It’s a 2-Step Stamp set which I love. So easy to work with and includes different flower sizes with the solid image and more detail. There are different leaves too.

You can see them more in my store -> HERE.

I think you will love to get these beautiful dies in your crafting stash. They are part of the Online Exclusives release so they are only around for a limited time.

Are you in Australia and need to order?

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host code: B47Q7JP2

Or contact me directly and I can help you out with them.

Have a happy day,


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In this class discover some fun techniques you can use on those hard to make Cards for the boys This is Part 1 of some fun techniques we will be trying out.  Later parts will happen in the coming months in my Technique Series.

This class will look at 2 different techniques.  Create a sampler to test it out and then create a card with each technique.

The sampler and instructions you can keep and build up in a notebook or folder to refer back to regularly.

Class includes card kits and basic instructions.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Class to Go.  (See below).

WHEN: Friday 24th March 10am or Saturday 25th March 2pm in the studio

COST: $25. 

BYO: Scissors and adhesives and Paper Trimmer if you have one.

RSVP: Wednesday 22nd


Can’t make the class or at a distance? No problem.  Grab the Class to Go.

Includes card kits for the cards and samplers and Basic instructions.

Stamped images are not included but you can substitute with what you have for the images.  The important part is the techniques to try.

COST: $25 includes postage

RSVP: Friday 24th March.

Payment can be made by Cash (in class) or Paypal or Bank Transfer.

I look forward to sharing these cards with you.


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Do you just pause at a page in the catalogue and study all the gorgeousness on it?

I couldn’t help but stop at this one of the By the Bay Suite. It’s page 22 of the current Mini Catalogue. So much inspiration on one page!

I noted them all down so you can see for our Wednesday’s WOW! #145.

Let’s have a look.

Aren’t they amazing ideas! What are you going to try?

Happy Wednesday,


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Today is a great Fold card with a little interesting window. It makes such a fun addition. And I have a video to share some tips when you create it.

I have used the Irresistible Blooms Bundle and Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper.

This is the card.

Don’t you just love that “dotty” strip. It’s so cool!

And for the inside of the card.

Just a tip with this paper. The Paper colours include Pretty Peacock and Lost Lagoon. These were current as In Colors a few years back.

Why have they included these now???

Well they are coming back. Yes! They will be part of the Regular Colour Collections starting in the new catalogue in May.

Watch out! It looks like a little Colour Refresh is happening. More on that in the coming weeks. It will be all revealed on the 29th March.

I share a tip in this video. If you don’t have the those colours as yet. I found using the Evening Evergreen and stamping off one time. It matched so close. But Evening Evergreen will be going at the end of this current catalogue. It’s a good short term fix for now.

So watch the video below. (If you are catching this in an email post and the video doesn’t show, head to my blog directly Or head to my Youtube Channel (HERE) and view the video there.

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Happy Crafting,


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I have a card to share with you that I shared creating on an Instagram Reel just recently. I thought I would share it with you here today.

This card uses the Irresistible Blooms Stamps and Dies and the Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper. I have shared lots already with it. It is so gorgeous.

You can get a look of blending in the background of the circle using one of the prints in the Hello Irresistible Paper. You don’t have the mess with it.

What I particularly wanted to point out to you is the Scored lines. See them better in this image below top and bottom of the words.

To create the scored lines:

  • Stamp the sentiment. Measure the distance below the sentiment and above giving a little space either side.
  • Flip the card over. Using the Paper Trimmer and the Scoring Blade score a line near the bottom which would be below the sentiment.
  • Score higher up which should be just above the sentiment. Score another line just above that.

You can try a scored line vertically. Try a frame around the card. There are so many options. I hope you get to try one yourself.

The Irresistible Blooms Bundle and the Hello Irresistible Paper are part of the Online Exclusives available now.

There are so many lovely exclusive products.

The Online Exclusives can be viewed Online but can be ordered through my store or directly through me as with any of the other lovely products.

View the Online Exclusives -> HERE.

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Or contact me directly.

Happy Crafting,


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Back with our Wednesday’s WOW for the year. These are little tips, techniques, ideas to help your crafting.

Wednesday’s WOW! #144A fun way to add colour to your diecut pieces.

I came across this idea and thought it was so cool. Want to add some colour?

Grab a small piece of card and your colouring pencils. Scribble some colour in patches on the card in different areas just a little larger than the die you want to use. No need to add water to blend the colour. When you diecut it the piece will have “lines” or different colourings which add some lovely colour contrasts.

Hope you get to try it out yourself.

Have a Happy Wednesday,


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