Especially for You…

It seems like forever since my last post, but with the wedding season upon us, invitations & receptions have been taking up all my spare time.
Today’s post is one I created a couple of weeks go & thought I would share with you.  It is a very easy layout but one that can be changed out to whatever you want using different stamps, colours & even DSP.
In fact, this card would make a perfect card for Mum, especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner.
Measurements –
Base Card – Perfect Plum – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Sahara Sand – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Pink Pirouette – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – 2 x Perfect Plum – 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 2cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 1″ x 3 7/8″ or 2.5cm x 9.5cm
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Stippled Blossoms, Made for You
Ink – Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories – Simply Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Tutorial –
1.  Emboss bottom part of Pink Pirouette CS with Perfect Polka Dots EF
2.  Randomly score top part of CS using Simply Scoring Tool
3.  Punch 2 pieces of  Perfect Plum CS with Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
4.  Stamp greeting/sentiment onto Very Vanilla CS with Perfect Plum Ink
5.  Adhere punched Perfect Plum pieces to bottom & top of Very Vanilla CS
6.  Cut 3 banners from scrap Sahara Sand & Perfect Plum CS prior to adhering to centre piece
7.  Adhere whole piece to embossed Pink Pirouette CS just above halfway
8.  Stamp Flower & Leaves onto scrap Very Vanilla CS using Pink Pirouette & Perfect Plum for rose & Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzazz for leaves
9.  Cut out & adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
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April Monthly Kits

“Stippled Blossoms”
is our Stamp Set for April & just in time for Mother’s Day!
To purchase your kit, all you have to do is click on Stamp of the Month Kits at the top of the page.  It will take you straight to the page where you will see the PayPal Drop Down Button.
Once payment has been received, your kits (Australia only) will be posted in the mail.  You will receive your PDF Tutorial (available to anyone) via email.
Until next time, happy stampin’

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been set by Gwen.  For this challenge all we have to do is create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item using our fantastic


I did a card very similar to this one some time ago for a one-on-one class.  I loved it so much, that decided to redo it, but had only ever half finished it.  So, while looking for supplies to create something for this challenge, I come across my half finished card & decided to finish it off.  Mind you, since I completed it, it went straight into the post, so I sort of have no measurements for you, but will give you a list & how I created it.

To create my card, I cut an oval out of the middle of a piece of Whisper White using an Oval from the Ovals Collection, stamped the sentiment in Early Expresso Ink onto the Base Card – Whisper White.

I then ran the Whisper White Piece which had the oval shape cut out through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  This piece was adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

I cut the oval border with the same size oval I had cut the middle plus the size bigger by placing the 2 inside each other onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock & ran through the Big Shot.  This oval shape was then adhered to the outside of the Base Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped 3 flower shapes from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Soft Sky Inks.  These were then cut using the matching Secret Garden Framelits & attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive

The leaves were arranged on the card with Multipurpose Glue which had been cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock & the Little Leaves Sizzlits.  The little Butterfly was one I found in my So Saffron Cardstock & which had been cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Lastly to finish the card, I adhered Pearls to the centre of each flower, the middle of the Butterfly plus 5 Pearls to the opposite side of the frame.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Secret Garden – 129144, Made for You (Retired)
Ink – Blushing Bride – 131172, Soft Sky – 131181, So Saffron – 126957, Early Expresso – 126974
Cardstock – Whisper White – 106549, Pear Pizzazz – 131290, Blushing Bride – 131287, So Saffron – 108611
Embossing Folder – Fancy Fan – 127751
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings – 118138
Sizzlits – Little Leaves – 114511
Framelits – Secret Garden – 129372, Ovals Collections – 129381
Accessories – Pearls – 119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332

I hope you will join us for this great challenge.
Don’t forget to pop on over to see what Gwen & Kris have created!
Until next time, Happy Stampin!

Happy Birthday…

Our 3rd card from our May Card Class is the post today. 

Usually in my monthly Newsletter, I include a sketch & a layout for a scrapbook page.  I took the inspiration for the card from one of the newsletter.

Inside Card –
Card Front –  

Tutorial to create your own

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Until next time, Enjoy!

Stippled Blossom….

Today’s post is one of the cards I’ve created especially for the Handmade Expo.

I’ve used a very basic layout, but sometimes this sort is the best as I like the stamps to tell the story, especially this beautiful Stamp Set – Stippled Blossoms.  In fact, it has proved to be amongst one of my popular sellers.

I created this card way back in March when I finally managed to purchase the stamp set.  All the cards I have created with it, I’ve received lovely feedback.  Yep, it has taken me that long to post it.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Stippled Blossom – 126747(C), Made for You – 126342(C)
Ink                           So Saffron – 126957, Bashful Blue – 126961,
Wild Wasabi – 126959, Not Quiet Navy – 126971
Cardstock              Whisper White – 106549, Night of Navy – 106577
So Saffron – 108611, Marina Mist – 121682
Ribbon                   3/8” Grosgrain – Navy (Retired)
Accessories           Snail Adhesive – 104332

Click on the link to grab the tutorial
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Until next time, Enjoy

Made for You….

… is the card we will be creating this arvo in our Crafty Creations Class.

This is not my idea as I’ve “case’d” it from the web a long time ago.  In fact, I didn’t actually save it but stored it in my mind so that I could use it in one of our Friday’s class.  Please let me know if you recognise it as I would love to give you credit.

Close up of Scallop Edgelit…

I am not normally one for saving cards, but file them in my mind for future use.  I find that if I do save them I never seem to re-create them & they just sit & sit……

If I can remember correctly, I don’t think it was all Stampin’ Up!, so I have adapted some of it to Stampin’ Up!  Don’t you love it when that can occur.  I did play around with trying to get all the measurements correct & even managed to use the Scallop Edgelits from the Finishing Touches Edgelits to work the way I wanted AND it only took 1 go – haha.

It’s a very simple little card, but one with a big impact!

Inside Card …

To grab the tutorial for your own use, please click on the link below –

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Especially for You…..

Today’s card has been especially created for one of my friends & customers.  Jenny has been in hospital having her knee reconstructed, so thought I would create something with flowers along with being pretty & soft colours.  Hope you are feeling heaps better Jenny & up & walking around by now!!!!
As usual, my hands went straight to “Pink Pirouette” Cardstock – gotta love this colour.  Then to keep with the softness & idea I had in my head, I stayed with Whisper White, added a little Certainly Celery & went with a very simple layout.  I am really happy with the final result.
I did use one item which has been retired & that is the Ribbon, but it could easily be substitued for a current colour.
Inside Card…
Of course, FREE Tutorial to copy & print –

Bordering on Romance – Especially for You

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Card # 2….

… is today’s post.  It is the 2nd card we created in our Technique Class last Sunday.  A smaller size card than the normal standard card, BUT with a twist!

Again, I cased it from one I saw while “travelling around the world“.  I would love to give credit where credit is due.  I did change it a little to fit in with our class & I also incorporated the colours of my Doona.

This gorgeous stamp set is fast becoming my favourite.  It has so much potentional, not just for cards but scrap pages as well.  In fact, I am in the middle of doing my niece’s wedding from last year & I know this is going to perfect for it.

Inside – Gift Card Holder
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Faux Tiles….

… & By the Seaside make for beautiful cards.  The 2 cards we created last Sunday for our Technique Class used this gorgeous stamp set. 

We try to create a standard card along with a card with a different fold or twist.  This week, our first card was an easy one which I saw a little while ago, but am unable to remember where I saw it.  Please let me know if you recognise it & will give you credit as it is stunning.

Our next Technique Class is Sunday, 27 January if you would like to come along.  The class is catered for anyone, so you do not have to be an experienced stamper.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!


By the Seaside….

…. is a card I saw a little while ago, but cannot remember where I saw it.  Please let me know if you recognise it as I would love to give you credit. 

This is one of the cards we will be creating in our Technique Class – Faux Tiles.  As well as doing this technique, we will be concentrating on this beautiful stamp set. 

The first class for the 2013 kicks off this Sunday, 13 January 2013.  Details as per below.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Remember, if you can’t make the class, I am more than happy for you to gather a couple of friends together & I will come to you.

Have a great week!