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,


cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration


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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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #137 – Let’s look at some Pretty Pop-Ups. That is, Pop-Ups Dies!

I have to say I kept overlooking these dies and maybe you have too so let’s check them out. They are a different way of dies but they are – really pretty.

You will find the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies on page 173 on the Annual Catalague.

There are 10 dies in the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies set.  The dies include beautifully intricate butterflies, flowers, and greenery designs in circle, oval, and rectangle shapes. You can use the unique intricate designs and shapes as a centrepiece on your handmade projects or as a subtle texture or layer when not popped up.

Aren’t they beautiful?

You can see how they are used.

To lift the little Pop-Up sections you can use the spatula tip on the Take Your Pick Tool or you can use the Paper Piercer.

You can even colour some of the areas with the Stampin’ Blends.

And did you notice? Colour some white ribbon too and you have ribbon to match any project.

The cards can be so simple but they do create such an impact.

You can see the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can shop in my store at the link just above. Please use the Host Code: 46HJZACA

Or contact me directly.

Have a great day,


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Wednesday’s WOW! #136 – Comparing the 2022-2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors.

I always love to do this each year to see how they compare with the current colour offerings. It helps me and I love to share them with you.

I will give you the link below so you can download the PDF yourself or you can PIN this image and save it to Pinterest for future reference.

To Download the 2022-2024 In Color Comparison chart as a PDF Head -> HERE.

Which is your favourite new In Color?

Hope you find that helps you.

Happy Stamping,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #135 – Diecut those paper images!

Stampin’ Up! are clever. A big appeal with Stampin’ Up! is the co-ordination and it is not just with the colours. The tools work with the other products too.

Have you noticed? Many dies available in a suite can be used to diecut the images on the Designer Series Paper. No snipping with scissors for many of these.

I discovered this with the Blossoming Happiness Dies on the flowers of the Hues Of Happiness Paper. And it is not just the larger flower. It is also with the smaller flowers and the leaves.

Check it out below.

I had started cutting these with scissors and then discovered this little gem so just had to share with you.

Have a happy Wednesday,


Need some of these gorgeous products and you are in Australia?

You can shop in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: CMDF9NBR

Or contact me directly.

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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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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.

If you are in Australia and need supplies please stop by my store now -> HERE and you can order. Please use the Host Code: AFHWZJKK

If you need some help with ordering please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Happy Stamping,


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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.

Need to order and in Australia?

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

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

Have a great day,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #131 – Pick a Punch. I can’t believe how many new punches there are in the new Mini Catalogue. Punches are so quick and easy to use and great for any level of crafter (or any age). And many of these new ones are so cute!

The new punches co-ordinate with new stamp sets available. You can buy them as a bundle with the stamps or individually. I thought it would be fun to check them out.

Here are all the new ones below. (This image is taken straight from my store so you will be able to head there to see them more).

So what is your favourite new punch? I can’t choose.

Here are some samples of just some of them to see them in action. (samples created by Stampin’ Up! artists).

See these and all the other great punches in my store -> HERE. If ordering there please use the Host Code: NR7MK2VR. Don’t forget to pick your Sale-A-Bration item with your qualifying orders over $90 or $180.

If you need help with your order or like me to place it for you please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Happy Punching,