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Wednesday’s WOW! #143 – How to create Luminescence to your “lights”.

Here’s a different effect for your Baubles or Ornament type stamps to give that glow (luminescence).

Stamp them on a coloured card rather than white. Then with a Sponge Dauber and White Ink add a little white over them. This would work well with Embossed images preferably. How cool!

While I’m not showing you here how to do it you can see the effect.

This particular project uses the Family and Friends stamp set.

Hope you get to try it yourself.

Happy Stamping,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #142 – Creating Partial Snowflakes.

Snowflakes are not typical for our warm, Summery Christmas. For some reason though many people still love them on their cards. I think it is the soft, magical effect.

These snowflakes created with the Frosted Flurry Dies are something different though. They add these partial snowflakes to your Christmas projects.

They are very simple and easy effect.

Diecut them and just gently lift the edges. Use the spatula end from the Take Your Pick Tool or use the Paper Piercer. It’s a cool effect with those slightly raised edges and adds just another dimension to your projects. With the Joyful Flurry Stamp Set you have added snowflakes but the sentiments are so soft and “magical”.

Check out these samples with this Joyful Flurry Bundle.

These are created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

This is the Frosted Flurry Dies.

We have the Joyful Flurry Bundle.

Getting them together will save 10% and you can use those lovely sentiments and have added stamped snowflakes on your projects.

If you need these Dies or even the Bundle you can jump over to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code:JCBE3B2U

Or you can contact me directly.

Happy Crafting,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #141 – See the Lovely Layers Vellum.

You might have missed this vellum in the Annual Catalogue. You can find it on page 93 and p139.

I love using vellum on projects. It adds a subtle softness. This vellum though comes printed in various patterns. You can use them as they are directly on your projects. But did you know you can stamp on this vellum too to add that extra dimension??

Check these samples out below. Created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

On these projects below.

Left – Stamp directly on the vellum. Be careful using Classic Inks as the ink will slip on the vellum paper. Allow to dry completely too.

Centre – Layer the Vellum on coloured card. See how it changes the colour of the pattern.

Right – Use the Vellum directly to the project and layer other elements to the front.

For this project below apply colour to the back of the vellum with the Stampin’ Blends. Then swirl the colours with the Water Painter and Rubbing Alcohol. Allow to dry.

A different Look for this one. Add strips of the different vellum patterns but stamp on them first.

The Lovely Layers Vellum can be purchased individually. Also as a bundle in the Botanical Layers Bundle.

This is the bundle below. $46.25 AUD. You can also see it in store -> HERE.

In Australia and want to give this vellum a try? Head to my store at the above link. Or contact me directly and I can add it for you.

Happy Stamping,


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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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.

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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,


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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,