Mini Ferrero Rocher Bag using Flower & Field DSP

Did you manage to watch my Facebook live earlier today?
If you didn’t, you missed out on this super cute little bag that will hold a Ferrero Rocher. It is quite deep, so it could hold any small item that you are giving for a gift.

I used Flower and Field DSP which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items for this year. The other products that you need to make this is the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Layering Circles dies. If you order these 2 products, you will be able to choose the DSP as your Sale-A-Bration item. Each bag uses a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP, so you can get 48 bags out of 1 pack of DSP!!

You can see how to make the bags in the video below

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please fee free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You an also shop from home at my online store,
If you need to have everything in the catalogue, you should give some thought to joining my team. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th February 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle is a love theme and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle

Inlaid Floating Technique for Valentine’s Day

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for this month is “Red Hot Love”! The guidelines are to make a monochromatic card using different shades of red.

I decided to try a new technique – Inlaid floating. I used the Always In My Heart stamp set and the Stitched Be Mine dies. These two are not officially coordinated, but they work really well together. I used Cherry Cobbler Poppy Parade and Real Red card stock, along with the Snail Mail DSP and the Resin Hearts from the Snail Mail suite

The video below will show you how I made this card

Thanks for hopping by today. Hope everyone has a happy (romantic) Valentine’s day and eats lots of chocolate! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please fee free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You an also shop from home at my online store,
If you need to have everything in the catalogue, you should give some thought to joining my team. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th February 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle is a love theme and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle

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Fun Fold with Corner Bouquet and Oh So Ombre DSP

Did you manage to watch my Facebook Live this morning? If you missed it, I made this fun fold card using 2 of the 2021 Sale-A-Bration items: the Corner Bouquet stamp set and Oh So Ombre DSP.

Once I had made one, I had to try the card in all the other colours in the DSP pack! Which one is your favourite?
You can watch a replay of the live video below

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

The product listing below will get you to $180, and you can then choose these 2 items as your free Sale-A-Bration options

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Corner Fold Card

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! Our theme this month is “New Catalogues”. This included the new mini catalogue and Sale-A-Bration. Have a note pad next to you while you hop through the blogs so that you can draw up your wish list for new products and the Sale-A-Bration freebies that you want.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has such fun projects!

My project is a corner fold card which show cases the Paper Blooms DSP which is one of the Sale-A-Bration options. This paper has beautiful designs, and both the front and the back of the papers are lovely. The stamp sets that I used are from the annual catalogue – Daisy Lane and Happiest of Birthdays along with the coordinating Daisy punch. If you purchase these 3 products, you will be able to redeems the Paper Blloms DSP as your
Sale-A-Bration item

Watch the video below for full instructions to make these cards

Click on the button below to stay in Australia and hop over to Annette’s blog to see what she has chosen to share with us.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Oh So Ombre Starburst card

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live yesterday? I schedule a live every Sunday at 12:00. If you would like to join me, you can follow me on Facebook here. This week I made a starburst card

This card was designed by Angie Oldenberg. If you would like to see her original design click here for her Youtube video. For my card I used the Many Messages stamp set together with the Messages dies, which will be available tomorrow 5th January) The price for this bundle is $87.50. You will need to add another small item to your order, and you can then redeem the beautiful Oh So Ombre DSP as your free Sale-A-Bration item. Below is the video of my live

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please fee free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You an also shop from home at my online store,
If you need to have everything in the catalogue, you should give some thought to joining my team. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up

Darling Donkeys Valentines card – VLOG hop

Our Vlog hop this month features Sale-A-Bration – the happiest time of the year! My card features the Darling Donkeys stamp set (one of the cutest sets you have ever seen!!)

To make this card you will need the Playful Alphabet dies, Balloon Bouquet punch and rainbow glimmer paper. This combination will get you to the value that you need to redeem Darling Donkeys as your free Sale-A-Bration item! A fee extra sentiments and bits and pieces that you have lying around in your craft room and you are good to go. Change the words in the balloons and you can create a card for any occasion. Watch my video below for some examples

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Christmas card swap.

I recently participated in a Christmas card swap. I made a pile of cards (all the same) and sent them off. A few weeks later a got a lovely surprise in my post box – a satchel with all my swaps in it! I decided to share these cards with you. I know it is a bit close to Christmas – I might suggest that next year they do the swap earlier, but the cards are beautiful and well worth sharing. Some of the products are being retired, so if you love the stamp set you need to get your order in soon. If you want a quick visual view, you can watch my video. I am also going to show the individual cards and the main products that were used.

This is my card. It is using my favourite Poinsettia Petals bundle and Plush Poinsettia specialty paper. This bundle is being carried over, but will no longer be available at the discounted bundle price once the catalogue has retired. Below is a video of the Facebook live that I did making this card

This beautiful card was made by Judie Novack and used the Dove of Hope bundle

These 2 cards didn’t have names on them. They both used the Curvy Christmas stamp set, Curvy dies (not available to purchase seperately at this stage) and Classic Christmas DSP.

This card was made by Aimee Wicks. She used Snowflake Wishes bundle and Snowflake Splendor DSP. Below is the Facebook live that I did which demonstrates this technique

This cute card was made by Joy. She used Coming Home and Itty Bitty Christmas stamp sets with Heartwarming hugs DSP

These two were made by Denise Ryan and are really cute half size cards! The first one is using Still Scenes stamp set. The second one also uses the Snowflake Splendor stamp set. This has been combined with the Stitched Stars dies. Coincidentally she used the same DSP as the card above.

This card was made by Sandra Mackie and uses the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set and the Envelopes dies

Last but night least is this lovely shiny card by Cheryl Hurst. She used For Unto Us stamp set, Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder and the brass foil sheets

I hope that seeing these cards brought you as much joy as receiving them did to me, and has given you lots of ideas and inspiration

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Shirt Gift Pouch using In Good Taste DSP

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! Our theme this month is “Gift Packaging”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has such great packaging ideas!

My project is a quick and cute gift pouch. The only supplies that you need are DSP, ribbon and adhesive. Watch the video below for directions to make them. I did the brown one in the video, although my picture has the tie tied properly. I am sorry that I had stopped recording, because it was so funny with my husband with a tie around his neck showing me how to tie the knot, and me trying to replicate it with the ribbon!

Click on the button below to stay in Australia and hop over to Annette’s blog to see what she has chosen to share with us.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== you are here
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Martina Auer
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Dahlia fold using Dandy Garden

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
The theme for this hop is “Thank you”. Many people forget those simple words. I have seen people’s days brightened because someone said a simple thank you to them.
Show your appreciation to people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you or supported you by sending them a thank you card or project.

I recently participated in a Black Friday event with demonstrators from the UK, USA and Canada. This fold was one of my projects for the event, and everyone that participated was wowed! The secret to success is to use DSP that has a small pattern and has a good contrast between the sides of the paper. For this card I have used the Dandy Garden DSP and the Dragonfly Garden stamp set which will be available on the 3rd of January in the new mini catalogue.

The video is from the Black Friday event, so it does use different DSP. If you would like more details about what else was available at this class, please feel free to contact me

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.

Keep spreading happiness by sending cards to anyone who touches your life. A handmade card in the post box brings joy to the worst day

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs. You can visit my online store or feel free to contact me

Colour Inkspiration #83

I am a little bit late in posting this, as the colour challenge actually finished a week ago, but better late than never! I enjoy taking part in colour challenges. They sometimes push me out of my comfort zone and force me to work with colours that aren’t my regular go-to colours, and other times inspire me to use combinations that I hadn’t considered.

This challenge forced me to do both. Green isn’t one of my favourite colours, but this combination really works well together. I was very excited to be placed in the top 5 of the entries for this challenge.

Below is my Facebook Live video showing how I made these cards.