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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,


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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.

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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,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #130 – Extending your diecuts to make them larger.

This is a tip I use so often. It works well with punched out shapes too. If you have a die or a punch that you wish would be just a little larger, cut the piece in half and separate the pieces to adhere them under the images or sentiment.

This is what Stampin’ Up! have done in the tag on page 3 of the Mini Catalogue with the Christmas Season bundle and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper -(and it’s a gorgeous tag they have created too).

Try that with your diecuts or punches next time.

Happy stamping,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #129 – Creating a Christmas tree with the Merriest Moments stamp set.

I have shared a lot of projects with the Merriest Moments bundle recently. This card was one shown in my 5 Ways with the Merriest Moments Video I shared in a recent post. Just back a few posts to find it if you missed it.

For this card I wanted to show you how to create the Christmas tree with the “branch” stamp. If you are on my Facebook page or Instagram I share a quick video for it. You can check that out but I will share a step-by-step image for you.

You can shop the Merriest Moments Bundle in my store now -> HERE. Australian residents. ($94.50 AUD) Please use the Host Code: F4PDXAY7

Or contact me directly.

BONUS: During October I’m extending Sale-A-Bration. Choose an extra gift with your orders over $90 AUD. Get in soon to get your pick.

Have a great day,


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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #128 – Christmas Whimsy Kit. It’s even better than it looks!

Have you noticed the new Christmas Whimsy card kit just released? I have to be honest I saw it but passed it by BUT… I just checked the video and it is WAY better than it looks in print AND it sparkles! Check the video to see what I mean.

This kit ($33 AUD) contains all you need to create 8 cards. (4 each of 2 designs).

What I discovered about this kit?

  • The dimension to the images. I thought they were all one layer cards.
  • The added stamping
  • Sparkly elements.

This are so cool! These 8 cards would not take long at all to assemble.

Here are the contents in the kits AND the Christmas Whimsy Stamp set.

The sentiments in this stamp set are so lovely with such a nice font. You could use this stamp set over and over on other cards once these cards are finished.

I think this is a great set to get those quick Christmas cards together.

In Australia? You can order them in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: GS9S4AY9

OR contact me directly.

Have a great Wednesday,


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This might seem an unusual one for a Wednesday’s WOW! But I think it fits nicely. We make cards so why not send them out.

Wednesday’s WOW! #128Send Card Love. Not only does it give us the warm, fuzzy feeling but it really makes others day. We need to send more cards.

I can vouch for this. I have received some gorgeous Card Love recently. I wanted to share them with you but also to make a point to send those cards out. It’s nice to know others are thinking of us.

So can I challenge you on this Wednesday. Grab a card or two you have in your stash. I know you have them. If not then make 2 of a card. Then send them out. I know that it will bring a smile to someone’s day. We need to do more of this.

Thank You to so many of my friends who have sent me some “love in a card” recently. It made my day. 🙂

Have a great day,