Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


There are some special new dies this month. I especially like the Stampin’ Up! Tree Trimmings Dies. I loved the Trimming the Tree stamp set when I first saw it in the Annual Catalogue and having the dies now (only for this month) is a real bonus.

See how you have the sweet ornaments. Also the bow diecut. There is a different version of the bow too and some pot dies.

You can easily lift the detail branches in this particular tree die with the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool.

Now I say these dies are only available for this month as they are part of the Perfect Partners Promotion for September. These dies and 5 others are available just for this month.

So if you are not a huge fan of cutting with scissors you may want to get these die sets for your stamps. And you get those extra details too.

Get the Trimming the Tree Bundle and save 10%. It is $82.75 AUD.

You can buy them separately too.

Head over to my store -> HERE and pop your order in this week for them. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ OR contact me and I can help you order them.

These are the other dies sets available. Be sure to check them all out.

Happy Crafting,


Catalogues, Techniques, Weekly Deals


Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Pearlized Dots.

This is so cool. You can create your own shiny, pearly dots or lines with the Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics.

See them below.

The Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics come in 3 little bottles (1oz or 29.5g each), in Red, Black and White lacquer.

With them you can create some really special elements for your projects.

  • Outline your stamped images to add some extra depth.
  • Add extra details like dots or lines.
  • Add detail to part of a stamped image or other embellishment piece.
  • Write words to give a “raised” effect.
  • Draw shapes like stars or hearts.

Here are some ideas how to use them.

Add little dots around the wreath to create little “berries”.

Add the white to the end of the Textural Elements or similar to make a shiny surface.

How would you use it?

A bonus this week is the Pearlized Enamel Effects is on the Weekly Deals. So you can get it at a discounted price of $24.30 for the 3 bottles. This price is only until Thursday though.

Need to grab some and in Australia?

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or Contact me directly and I can add it for you.

Now off to grab some so you can add some “Pearly” effects.

Have a great day,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Ways to use the Embossing Paste.

Have you used the Embossing Paste? I have to admit I haven’t nearly enough. If you like adding that extra texture to your projects then this paste would be just the thing.

Let’s see how to use it.

The Embossing Paste comes in little tubs. 4oz or 1.18ml. You can get it in Matte finish or Shimmery White which has a little sparkle.

With a little spatula you can scrape on your paste. Use it directly on your projects to add texture or use it through a mask for an effective pattern. There are masks available but you could also use a diecut shape on Foil Sheet or acetate to apply the paste through it.

Leave it to dry for some time before completing the project or you can use the Heat Tool gently to speed up the process.

See the effect with the different masks available. Apply it all over or just in sections for your project. Be sure to wash off your masks straight away.

Try colouring the paste.

In a small container mix together drops of reinker to a little paste. The more reinker, the more intense the colour is. Then apply the paste as you would.

This project below uses a diecut shape using the Aspen Tree Dies. The shape was cut in Silver Foil as this is more rigid than card. Apply some Embossing Paste adding the coloured paste to the lower section and then add some plain paste to the top section. It adds some lovely texture.

It is hard to see in the photo clearly sorry. Project created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

You can find the Paste in my store.

For the Matte Embossing Paste ($14.00 AUD), See it -> HERE.

For the Shimmery Embossing Paste ($15.75 AUD), See it -> HERE.

Go and grab some and add texture to your next project.

Shop in store at the above links or contact me directly and I am happy to help you out.

Have a great day,


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This card is a great way of showing both sides of the lovely Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. It would work well with any paper. Do you find it hard to choose which side to use sometimes??

I have also used the Go To Greetings Stamp Set for the sentiment. They really are my “go-to” sentiment set at the moment. This is punched out with the Double Oval Punch. I added some diecut leaves from the Splendid Stems Dies.

Now for the measurements to make your own. You can show off both sides of paper or it’s a great way of using up scrap pieces.


Card base 21cm x 14.8cm Scored at 10.5cm

                   8 ½” x 5 ½” Scored at 4 ¼”

Fresh Freesia card mat    9.9cm x 14.2cm    4” x 5 ¼”

White card    9.5cm x 13.8cm       3 ¾” x 4 7/8”

DSP pieces @2    4.4cm x 13.2cm   Cut at 5cm

                               1 5/8” x 4 ½”  Cut at 2”

Lay out the pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) on to the front of the white card.  With a short piece then a long piece next to it. Then below these, a long piece with short piece next to it.  It doesn’t matter which order though.

Flip the 2 small DSP pieces over to show the other side.  Adhere these to the white card.

Then assemble the card on to the card mat and on to the card base. Add your sentiment or embellishments as you like.

Hope you get to make one yourself.

If you need any supplies and in Australia jump over to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU.

Or contact me directly and I can help you with your order of if you have any questions at all about your crafting.

Don’t forget too Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end very soon. Be sure to choose your bonus gift.

Have a great day,


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Whether you can join in the Class in the studio locally or Grab the Class By Mail. Play with some of these gorgeous products from A Wonderful World.

In Studio – Friday Aug 12 10am and Sat Aug 13 2pm

Using the Wonderful World stamps and paper for SAB create 3 cards including a ‘W’ card.

Cost: $25.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 11th.

Here is a sneak of the W Card.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Wonderful World Class By Mail.

Cost: $20. 

ORDER BY Thursday 11th. 

You will need your own stamps (Wonderful World stamp set or other flower images). Card kits include all materials except stamped images.  You will also need your own colour ink and Black Memento.

Hope you can join us.


cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Tutorials, Videos


Today’s Video project is up now on Youtube. You can catch it here too.

Today’s card is a Diagonal Fun Fold card. It’s super easy and creates such a WOW! Bonus too you can create 2 cards from the card and paper pieces.

Check it out below.

If you receive this blog post update via email the video may not show so do head to my blog directly and view it there.

The Measurements are further below too to create your own.

Here is the Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold card. I have used the Christmas Lights Bundle and the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The sentiments are from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.


Base card – 21cm x 24.5cm Score at 10.5cm on the short side. Turn and score at 12.3cm on the long side.

Base card – 8 1/4″ x 9 5/8″. Score at 4 1/8″ on the short side. Turn and score at 4 7/8″ on the long side.

Cut the card diagonally from the Top Left to the Bottom Right.

Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces at 10.1cm x 11.8cm 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″

Cut Diagonally from Top Left to Bottom Right.

White card for inside – 10.1cm x 11.8cm 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″

Designer Series Paper strip for inside – 2.5cm x 10.1cm 1″ x 3 7/8″

I hope you get to make one. Do let me know.

Do you need any supplies and you are in Australia? I would love to serve you.

Head to my store now -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: DK3ZG2DU. Or contact me directly and I will place the order for you.

Happy Stamping,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #139 – Add colour to the Silver and Gold Foils.

You might have seen the Silver and Gold Foils Designer Series Paper available for Sale-A-Bration? Of course you can leave it as it is but why not have some fun with it and colour it. There are a number of different ways you can do that.

The Silver and Gold Foils Designer Series Paper have embossed designs on them. There are dots and stripes in Silver and in Gold. The dots or stripes will resist the ink when you add colour so you have nice shiny additions to the colour. Once you add the colour just wipe off lightly with a tissue to remove any excess ink on the foil parts.

Let me show you 3 Ways to add colour to this paper.

1. Use the Blending Brushes to add colour. Use one colour or a number of colours and brush over a piece of the paper. (bottom left)

2. Use markers to add additional coloured stripes on the striped print. Using 2 colours will add an extra pizzazz to your cards. (right).

Of course you can leave it plain as a lovely background and add extra stamped images or elements on the card. (top left)

3. Stamp directly on to the Foils with regular Classic Ink Pads. You will have the “embossed” lines or dots run through it but it adds a cool effect. (below)

Want some more ideas with colouring Foils Paper?

A few years back there was some other range of Foils Paper. I shared a few projects using them way back then. Check out the posts -> HERE and -> HERE. Or you can do a search for Springtime Foils Paper on my blog.

Below is the Silver and Gold Foils Designer Series Paper. It is a pack of 24 sheets in 6″x6″ size. 12 each in 2 patterns (stripes and dots) and in 2 colours (silver and Gold).

And bonus, it is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with your orders over $90 AUD. (Only while supplies last).

Grab it now with your orders (or grab any of the other great Sale-A-Bration choices.

In Australia and need to shop? Contact me directly OR

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU

Have a great Wednesday,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #138 – Check out the Hippest Hippos.

Some cute little hippos are in town. I couldn’t help but tell you about them for our Wednesday’s WOW! this week.

Hippest Hippos and the Hippo Dies are available for Sale-A-Bration. You can choose each one with orders over $90 AUD.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set is really cool. But let’s really take a moment to notice the Hippo Dies though.

See them in the video below.

You can dress up your hippos to be really well …hip. Create a snorkelling hippo, a hippo splashing about in a tub, or walking along in the rain, maybe a dancing hippo, or just a sweet little hippo sending you some love. It’s lots of fun.

Check out these samples from Stampin’ Up! artists.

Aren’t they cute?

And just a note on that sunrays card. It is stamped with the Rays of Light Background stamp, then each sunray is cut along the lines. Some are lifted up and some are even cut out. Pretty cool idea!

So are you going to add the Hippos to your next qualifying order??

They would be fun cards for lots of different occasions.

In Australia and need to order? You can head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

Or if you prefer contact me directly my email or phone.

Happy Wednesday,


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Did you know it’s World Watercolouring Month?? A month of celebrating and sharing all things watercolouring.

I’m no expert at watercolouring. But I have picked up some tips along the way. And practice makes perfect right. 🙂

There are lots of different ways to watercolour and different mediums to use. I shared a video recently on using Watercolor Pencils. In today’s video I’m using the Ink Pads and Water Painters to create a watercolour wash and more detailed watercolouring.

I pulled out the Painted Poppies Stamp Set. I haven’t used this in a while.

Check out the video below.

This card was inspired by one in the current Annual Catalogue on Page 29.

I hope you pull out your inkpads and Painters and get watercolouring.

Have a great day,


Need some supplies and you are in Australia?

Stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

Or contact me directly.

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Today’s video is a fun card I think. It’s a Pocket Front card.

It’s a standard size card and with a little folding and scoring creates a pocket in the front. Just the size for a tea bag, Gift Card or even a small chocolate.

I have a video to show you how to make it but also have the measurements below for you so you can recreate your own.

Here is the card for you. We have some different angles so you get an idea of it.

I used the Tea Boutique Collection for this card. Quite an appropriate one to include a Tea Bag in the pocket.

Below is the view from the front with the card standing up. It can stand well just on the point.

Lying flat.

Inside. I added a piece of white card so there is room to write.

Check the video out below.

The original idea came from Splitcoaststampers website -> HERE.


Follow along with the video to see the scoring and folding of the card.

Base card 14.8cm x 21cm Score on the long side at 10.5cm

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Score on the long side at 4 1/4″

On the long side place the left hand edge at the 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ point on the Paper Trimmer. Mark in pencil at the little channel on the Trimmer. Alternatively use a ruler to measure in 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ from the left hand edge and mark the point.

Turn card clockwise 1/4 turn. Mark halfway on this side which will be 7.4cm or 2 3/4″.

Score an angled line from the centre mark on the short side to the mark on the long side. Repeat the angled line from the centre to the mark on the other long side.

Fold on the score lines and fold in at the angles. Adhere to 2 angled folds down with tape.

Cut Designer Series Paper to 10cm x 10cm 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

Cut the piece at an angle from one corner to the other. Keep one triangle as a large piece. Cut the other triangle in 2 to have 2 half triangles.

Adhere the large piece to the front of the card.

White card for inside measures 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.

Adhere the 2 smaller triangles on each of the bottom corners. Adhere the white card inside the base card.

Decorate as you wish to.

I hope you get to make one. Let me know how you go.

Need any supplies and you are in Australia? Head to my store HERE or contact me directly.

Have a great day,