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A couple of posts I shared a card with the Panda from the Wild and Sweet stamp set.

I have put together a video on some tips when colouring it. You can check that out now. (Email subscribers the video may not show up in your email so head to the blog post directly).

Here is the card again if you missed it earlier. How sweet is this panda just hanging around??

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Wednesday’s WOW! #135 – Use the Negative Wave Diecut. Don’t waste the gorgeous Foil when you diecut a detailed wave from the Waves Dies. Use it for another project.

I shared a card recently with the diecut wave. When I finished I saw the negative piece on some paper. It looked cool. So I added it to a card.

And also I used some of the Silver Foil to diecut a swirly edge that you would use to line the clouds. That makes a cool wave under the post. I took off the pelican but I’m thinking I need to add it at the bottom.

The Waves of Inspiration Designer Series Paper is just gorgeous. I hope you have grabbed some of that already.

You can see all the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Collection products in my store -> HERE including the gorgeous paper and the Waves Dies.

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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.

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I hope you get to try this out.

Happy Stamping,


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Today’s video is focusing on the Waves of the Ocean Collection of products. It is so gorgeous.

I have had lots of fun creating with these. In the video I share even more than 5 ways. I have created even more than that too… I will share them with you very soon.

Check the video now. (If you receive this update by email you will need to head to the Blog post directly as the video doesn’t usually show. Or it is now on Youtube too.

Here is the card I shared with you.

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Wednesday’s WOW! #134 – How to Layer and sponge with the Masks.

There are some great masks available especially these gorgeous Butterflies and Flowers Masks. But how do you use them to get the best results? Check the video below.

This is the finished card that was shown in the video. How pretty is it??

There are a number of different masks you could work with. See them all -> HERE.

Here is another sample with the masks.

Have you tried the masks? I would love to know how you have used them.

Have a great day,


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Sharing a card from my last class with you. Everyone loved it and I thought you might like it too.

This is a Side Stepper Fold card. We used the Hello Ladybug stamps and punch. I always love seeing yellow ladybugs. We used the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper with it.

I have made several of these in the past. I shared the template and instructions way back and dug up the post to share it with you again.

See how to create your own Side Stepper card -> HERE. It was some time ago so I do apologise for the quality of the template. The instructions in that post are for metric but check at the top of the post there is a link for imperial measurements.

Have fun creating one.

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A fun card for our video today. See how you can make a very easy Slider Card.

I have used the Driving By Stamp Set that is available as a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration. You could grab this or see what you have. Try cute animals or cars??

Check the video out below. (If you receive this blog update via email the Video won’t show in the email. Head to the Blog Directly to view it or you can head to Youtube to catch it).

Here is the card for you showing the Slider. I also used the Sunshine and Rainbows Designer Series Paper that is a Sale-A-Bration choice.

What do you think? Give one a try yourself.

Don’t miss out on these items or any other Sale-A-Bration choice. There is not a lot of time left. Both of these are available with your orders over $90 AUD.

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Happy Creating,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #133 – How to Layer the Daffodil Dies.

You might have seen the Daffodil Dies in the Mini Catalogue. Now I will admit when I see dies like this I get overwhelmed of how to put them together. I came across these layering ideas shared from Stampin’ Up! I thought it might help you.

That makes it so much easier to see them visually like this. I hope that helps you like it did me.

These are the Daffodil Dies.

You can see the Daffodil Daydream bundle with the Daffodil Dies in my store -> HERE.

Here are some examples so you can see them in action.

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Last post I shared the card and video for the Front Flap Card. This one was using the Awesome Otters Stamp Set. I shared a different version in the video with the Friendly Hello Stamp Set. I thought I would show you that card today.

If you missed the video you can jump back a post OR head to Youtube now -> HERE to watch it.

You will find the measurements to make your own in the last post too so be sure to check that out.

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Wednesday’s WOW! #132 – You can create a cool background with a detailed border die. What a great way to extend your dies. It does take a little time and is a little fiddly but the effect is so cool.

You can see the effect in this card below. (This card is created by Stampin’ Up! artists). Also note the rainboots have been stamped in reverse stamping which I am not going to address in this post today.

See the white background. This is actually created by the thin diamond strip die from the Rainboots Dies shown below.

How do you create such a cool background effect?

NOTE: This particular sample has been diecut just in white and then white card has been coloured with the Blending Brushes and inkpads.

Here is a simpler way.

You will diecut several of these dies out for the rows on the card. Firstly in white card. 5 was used on this card but check for the card you are creating. Then diecut the strip again in other colours. You can use individual colours for the centres. BUT…

There is an even easier effect – Diecut the detailed die strip in a piece of patterned paper.

Once all the pieces are diecut then assemble the card. Adhere the white diecut strips to a white card base. (You can adhere it straight to your card base but I think assembling it separately gives you some “control”). It might be helpful to lay out all the coloured diecut diamonds separately beside your card. Once you are happy with the layout then adhere each diamond inside the strips. This does take time but how effective is the end result. If you use the adhesive sheets this will also make it easier.

This method is call the Diecut Inlay Technique.

You could try this with any detailed die strip you have. Check them out and see what you can do.

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