Sneak Peak from the New Occasions Catalogue

023close---blogYep, today’s post is one show casing some of the gorgeous DSPButterfly Thinlits Dies from the new Occasions Catalogue. Believe me when I say you are going to need this Catalogue.  It jammed packed with gorgeous new products & lots of great idea showing you how to use it.

My post today come from the sample in the Catalogue, Page 18.

This is a Frame I did using some of the new DSP – “Painted Blooms”.  See how it looks like an abstract painting.  Yep, all I did was cut the DSP back to the size I wanted which in this case was 5″ x 7″ & adhered to a piece of Whisper White CS to make it a little bit stronger.

As I wanted it to sit on Naomi’s new crafting desk, I took the “Create” from Stampin’ Up!’s – “Inspire… Create… Share…” & printed it in Soft Sky onto Whisper White CS using MDS.  It was then run through the BS using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  I coloured 6 small Pearls with the lightest shade of Melon Mambo Blendibility prior to adhering to each side & then to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it had been placed in the frame, I fell it still needed something, so I then run the middle size Butterfly Thinlits through the BS with Soft Sky & Blushing Bride CS before layering them & adhering them to the front of the frame with Glue Dots. I added Pearls to the centre of the Butterfly.

What do you think?  I am seriously thinking of doing the same for myself.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of this new Catalogue, which goes live tomorrow, then please contact me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Box of Cards…

I’ve started creating Boxes of Cards for all Occasions.  These make great gifts & you just never know when they may come in handy.

Today’s box is one I create for a small Christmas Present for a friend.  In fact, I liked it so much, I created 2 sets.  I’m not sure011bb-blog if I have cased this from someone as it was a little while ago, so if you recognise it, please let me know so that I can give you the credit.

To be honest it did start out as Christmas cards but quickly turned into a set of Birthday Cards.  There are 4 cards in the box & they are a C6 (Australian) size ie 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  I create a lot of cards this size as I think they are little more special than the normal standard size.

I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla CS with the Arrows EF before adhering a small narrow piece of Cherry Cobbler CS about 3/4″ from the top.

One large flower & 2 x small flowers were stamped onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Cherry Cobbler Ink before punching with the corresponding Pansy & Petite Petals Punches.  These were adhered to the card with Stampin’ Diimensionals.

Two leaves were in Garden Green CS were punched with the Bird Builder Punch prior to adhering to card.

The “Happy Birthday” is from the Hostess Set – “Express Yourself” – Retired, which was stamped onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla CS, punched with the Modern Label Punch & adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS which just the ends punched with the same punch.

This whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Cherry Cobbler.  The greeting was then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish the card, I applied Pearls to the centre of the flowers & also to each end of the greeting.

I repeated this same step to create 3 more cards.  The top of the box was created the same way except I had the base as Very Vanilla & the bottom of the box in Cherry Cobbler.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Xmas Decoration…

G’day Stampers,

Today’s share is one we did in my volunteer class this afternoon.  In fact it was our last class for the year, so we had a bit of a little break up while creating something for our tree.

I’ve used all retired products for the project, which is a great way to use up all the lovely stuff that is still sitting on my shelves & can’t bear to part with as yet.  Anyhow, this is always the perfect time to use some of the retired products.

I created a Rosette from Whisper White CS & adhered strips of Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon to the centre.

I punched a large scallop circle in Whisper White CS with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 circle in Crumb Cake CS with the 2″ Circle Punch & 1 scallop circle in Whisper White CS with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  These were all layered together 001nb-blogwith the small scallop circle popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then created a doily from the Paper Doily Sizzlits (Retired) in Crumb Cake CS & adhered this to the top of the Ribbon Tulle.  The layered circles were adhered to the top of the doily.

I stamped 2 stars from the “Simply Stars” stamp set (Retired) direct onto Whisper White CS in Cherry Cobbler Ink. I cut around both stars creating a smaller star & adhering to the centre of the large star.  This was popped onto the Whisper White Scallop Circle with a Dimensional.

I printed “Merry Christmas” via MDS, cut it into the shape of a banner & adhered to the decoration.   A hole was punched in the top of the Rosette with the 1/8″ Handheld Punch & a piece of Cherry Cobbler Tulle thread through so that it could be hung from the Xmas Tree.

What decoration is complete without a little bit of bling?  I added a Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the centre of the star & randomly scattered them around the tulle.

Then for my Rosette, I repeated all the above to create the back.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



2015 Calendar

Today’s share is my first calendar for 2015.  It is getting to that time of the year & with a market coming up this Sunday, thought it would be great 006-blogto make a start on my calendars for next year.  I enjoy creating them & find them to be very popular.

To download a free copy of the A5 Landscape 2015 Calendar, please click on the link at the bottom of this post.

To create my calendar, I printed out the year onto A5 photo copy paper, trimmed back a little from both sides, as I like a little of the coloured Card to be showing all around the edge.  I punched 2 holes with the Handheld 1/16″ Circle Punch at the top of the calendar & inserted a Mini Brad into each hole.

For the top of the calendar, I stamped 3 flowers from the Flower Shop Stamp Set, coloured with Coastal Cabana & Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, added small dots with the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker before punching out with the Pansy Punch.

I adhered small strips of Coastal Cabana Card to a piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP prior to adhering to a piece of Whisper White Card & finally to a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card which I had cut back to 8 1/4″ x 9″.

The “2015” was printed onto a scrap of Whisper White Card, punched with the Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Coastal CabanaCard which has been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch prior to adhering to top of calendar.

The flowers were adhered to the calendar top – centre one with a Stampin’ Dimensional & the other 2 with Multipurpose Glue.

To complete the calendar, the months were adhered to the bottom of the Rich Razzleberry Card leaving a small edge around all 4 sides.  Pearls were adhered to the centre of each flower as well as randomly scattering around the top of the calendar.

Be sure to check back over the next couple of weeks, as more will be added, including different calendar sizes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



PDF 2015 Landscape Calendar

Products used to create Calendar –

Bag of Cards

I created this bag some time ago for a set of cards. It will fit 4 standard size Australian size cards. I did see something familiar on Pinterest or via Google I am not too sure now. Of course, when I went looking for it to give credit, I am unable to find it as I didn’t save it either. I do know that when I saw the photo I had to have a go at recreating it to suit our size cards.

Today’s Bag & cards use my favourite DSP – Polka Dot Parade which I am really going to miss.  The set of cards was actually one of my August Monthly Kits using the lovely little, but oh so versatile Stamp Set – Summer Silhouettes.

I do have instructions for the bag, but first I have to find them & will post in a couple of days along with another sample.

Bag of Cards




Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Products used for Bag only –

To place an order for any of the product used, simply click onto the photo where it will take you direct to my store.