cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!


For this week’s Stamp A Stack class we will be using some of the retiring products.  Come and join in the fun if you are in the Wollongong area.

This Friday 28th April at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $15 ($5 extra to use my adhesives).

BYO: scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 26th.

Can’t make it?  Get the kit by mail.  Includes all materials. Does not include stamped images.  You can substitute with your own stamps.  $15 plus postage.

Hope to see you.  Let’s give these products one last Hurrah! 🙂

cards, Masculine


As it is approaching the end of the Annual Catalogue AND the Occasions Catalogue, I really wanted to use up more of the great papers from the ‘Adventure Bound’ Designer Series Paper Stack before they are finished with. There are some great designs for those male cards we all struggle with.  So this past week I have been on a mission to make some cards with this stack.  I thought I would show you some of the cards.

First up, I CASED the card on the left from Leanne Greff (flowerbug) HERE but just changed it a little.  Then decided to turn it and change it some more. Colours used are Basic Black, So Saffron and Cajun Craze. Isn’t the brick print cool???


For these next 2 cards I used the Traveler set and added some Burlap Ribbon and Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon.  Don’t be afraid to use ribbon on the boys cards!  Colours used here are Basic Gray, Island Indigo and Cajun Craze. The greeting is from ‘Itty Bitty Banners’.


On these last 2 I will show you I decided to pull out some retiring sets.  I changed the stamps but kept the same layout.  The left is using Starburst Sayings and the right card is Blue Ribbon and I have used the White Jute ribbon (which only just arrived in my order a few hours earlier!!!).  I have used Island Indigo, Cajun Craze and Base Gray again and even added some sparkle with some Silver Glimmer Paper.


I was happy with these little sets of cards. I hope you like them too??? 🙂

Have you got any ‘Adventure Bound’ DSP paper stacks yet?? There are some great designs and only $11.95 for 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. They are just a little larger than a card front size and have some fantastic print images and patterns. You have to get this pack for your male cards. (Only 2 weeks left). You can see them (and order) from my online store HERE or you can contact me directly.

You can see some other cards I made with this stack some time ago by heading to this blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and visit me again.  Have a happy day wherever you may be.


3D projects, cards


Last week we had a stamp day with my stamping buddies Leonie N, Andrea and Tracey.  They are always good times.  I have been wanting to make the Block/Step cards you might have been seeing around the blogosphere. I had a chance to make them that day. So here are my versions, then I will share you the link to the instructions.

Firstly, using ‘Amazing Birthday’ stamp set.


I used the DSP ‘Sweet Taffy’.  Isn’t it cool?? I love all the bright colours in this pack.  A little brightness and sparkle makes for a HAPPY Birthday.

Now another version. This time for the menfolk. I used the ‘Amazing Birthday’ set again and also the ‘Traveler’ set.


I have also used the new In Colors – Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. I stamped the background on the Mossy Meadow cardstock BEFORE assembling it!!! 😉  Then I stamped the other images separately and cut them out and adhered them on.  I added a silver button and a Linen Thread bow.

Now for instructions.  There are a few tutorials you might find but I found this one on Libby’s blog. Check it out here. Click on the link just a little way down to take you to the template.  I just changed it slightly.  Since our Australian card size is longer, instead of cutting the cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm, I made the length 29cm.  Which meant I didn’t have to add the extra little strip (10.5cm x 2cm) to join the block card.  So I scored the card on the long side at 3.5cm, 7cm, 10.5cm, 14cm, 17.5cm, 21cm, 24.5cm and 28cm.  Cut and assemble the box as it says in the template. I just added Sticky strip along the small tab that was left on the end and adhered it together.  Hope that all makes sense.  I do love making these.  They are fun.  Now I have done these two I will make some more again soon.

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I wasn’t sure of this stamp set when I first saw it.  How about you?? But with all my stamps before I buy them I do a little research on the internet to see what clever people have created with these sets.  Sometimes I have a look at some cards with similar stamps or style that the set has. It gives me some ideas of what I might come up with. I decided that this set might just fill a hole in my masculine stamp sets – and I have to say I like it. I was playing around with this set the other day and created this card.


I was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers with a similar type of stamp set.  I changed it a little and added the Starburst circles to it too.

The  base card is Smoky Slate and I embossed a piece of Tangerine Tango card with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  I stamped the train in black Stazon on Whisper White card and added the Washi Tape strips on the corner. This was adhered to a Smoky Slate card mat.  The Starbursts were stamped in Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate and raised up with Dimensionals.  A simple card but HEYyou don’t need fancy for the boys 😉

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