Flower Shop Card In A Box

When my class ladies told me they needed a purple 50th birthday card with butterflies, I knew it was finally time to sit down and make my own card in a box.  I’ve had it on my “Gotta Make That” list for ages, so I sat down and watched the great tutorial from the super talented Tanya Bell with measurements to fit in a standard Aussie sized envelope, and got to work!

Flower Shop 004 - Front

You just can’t go past Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder when you need a purple fix!

Flower Shop 004 - Left

The Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets made this come together fairly quickly…love love love a matching punch 🙂

Flower Shop 004 - Right

Those butterfly punches sure got a workout too!

My ladies all loved this card, and were soon hard at work making their very own card in a box to bring for show and tell to our next class!

So…2 posts in 2 days….let’s see if we can make it three in a row tomorrow!

Happy Stampin’


Product List

Pansy Punch


Owl Punch


Simply Scored


Bone Folder


Sticky Strip


Stippled Blossoms Guest Stamper

At the last class I held before Stampin’ Up!’s Inspire Create Share Convention we made the Stippled Blossoms card I posted a few weeks ago.  You can see the original here.  Amy asked to make it again in different colours, so we pulled out Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral, and here is her masterpiece.

Stippled Blossoms - Amy

The other ladies in the class all loved the colour choice, and we are making it in these colours today.  I’m quite looking forward to it, I think I like it better in these colours than in the purples!

Short and sweet again today, I’ve got to finish getting ready for today’s class!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Wetlands CASE

I cased this gorgeous Wetlands card ages ago, and thought it was about time I shared it 🙂

Wetlands 002 - Front

Love those scored lines!  It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a difference.

Wetlands 002 - Inside

Super simple on the inside 🙂

Short and sweet today….I’m heading into my stamp room for some play time!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Wetlands

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:  Simply Scored, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 1″ Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

April SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewWhether it be with an ink pad and aqua painter, markers, watercolour pencils, making a background or dying something, what can you do with water and ink?

I love to colour in!  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew exactly what stamp set I would be using!

SU, Stampin' Up!, Mel Sharp, Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Handmade, Birthday Card, Watercolour

I love the Pleasant Poppies background stamp!  Those poppies are just beautiful, and I love colouring them in!  I used a blender pen and ink pads to colour with.  The darker poppy was coloured onto watercolour paper, cut out and popped up on a dimensional.

SU, Stampin' Up! Mel Sharp, Handmade, Birthday Card, Bring On The Cake

I love how this card turned out!  It would make a beautiful sympathy card, or a fantastic Mother’s Day card too!

Are you ready to show us what you can do with water and ink?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers and use the keyword CCREW0414CF.  Don’t forget to check out the SU Creative Crew April Gallery while you are there for some awesome inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Bring On The Cake

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

March SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThere are 3 holidays in a row in March: St. Urho’s Day (March 16), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and Jana’s birthday (one of the fabulous SU Creative Crew challenge hostesses)! For this challenge, make a birthday card in purple (for St. Urho) or green (for St. Patrick). Use a technique or layout that you love!

Field Flowers 004 Front

I’ve gone with a purple card, but there’s a touch of green in there too!  The technique I love, but seem to forget about, is 2 step stamping.  You are always guaranteed to get a wow result with this simple technique!

Field Flowers 004 Inside

I have kept the inside simple, letting that gorgeous flower do all the talking!

Are you ready to show us the Birthday card you have made using your favourite technique or layout?  Upload your creation over at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0314HF.  Don’t forget to check out all of the gorgeous creations in the March Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Field Flowers, Blooming With Kindness

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

March SCS Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus



We have all heard Stampin’ Up!’s Statement Of The Heart:

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference! 

This month we are living our Statement Of The Heart, and sharing what we love!

DSP/Colour Focus Challenge:  Make us fall in love with your favourite DSP!  You can use any current DSP from the Annual, Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

I love so many of our different designer series papers, but I can’t seem to leave Modern Medley alone for very long!

Perfectly Penned 001 - Front

I’ve gone for simple and elegant with this birthday card…who can beat Modern Medley and Perfectly Penned when it comes to elegant!

Perfectly Penned 001 Inside

Nice and simple on the inside, with plenty of room to write that special birthday message.

Are you ready to make us fall in love with your favourite DSP?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0314DF.  Don’t forget to check out the March Creative Crew Gallery for some great inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Perfectly Penned

Ink:  Basic Black

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Another Great Year

It was so good to get into my stamping room yesterday and play with some more new goodies!  I was itching to get in there all week, but it was just too hot to do anything at all 🙁

Another Great Year 001 - Front

4 sneak peek items for you today!  First up is the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is FREE with a $90 order during Sale-A-Bration (only 8 more sleeps to go!!!).  Gotta love freebies!

From the upcoming Celebrate the Everyday Catalogue I have used Another Great Year stamp set for the super cute candle image and the sentiment on the inside.  The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is my focal point, and is so easy to use!  That gorgeous paper comes from our Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack!

Another Great Year 001 - Inside

And while this colour combo of Coastal Cabana and Real Red is not one I would have chosen on my own, I love it!  What do you think?

Here’s hoping for some more play time today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Another Great Year

Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Gifts of Kindness for Mojo Monday 328

Last night I sat down at my desk to play with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.


Here’s what I came up with.

Gifts of Kindness 001 Front

This is my first play with the Gifts of Kindness stamp set, and I love how it turned out!

Gifts of Kindness 001 Detail

I cut the flowers out and popped them up on dimensionals to give them a little more wow!

Gifts of Kindness 001 Inside

Only one flower on the inside though…..I was a bit sick of cutting them out by then!

I’m hoping for more time in my craft room today…..it’s too hot to do anything else!  Stay cool!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness, Itty Bitty Banners, A Dozen Thoughts

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, 2013-2015 In Colour DSP Stack

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Freshly Made Tag It

It’s been a while since I posted, and I needed something to get my mojo flowing again…..this sketch over at  Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect!

FMS Final 118-001

I’ve pulled out my Tag It Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set, and some of the gorgeous new Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.

Tag It 002 - Front

I needed a card for a little boy who is growing up very fast, and this set is perfect!

Tag It 002 - Inside

I love how this turned out…..aren’t those papers gorgeous??  I think I just found my new “go to” designer papers!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Tag It, Four You

Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh DSP

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron

Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Magnetic Platform, Chalk Talk Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals


I have to tell you….the Wetlands stamp set was NOT on my “gotta have that” list.  Looking at it in the catalogue, it didn’t excite me at all.  It hasn’t taken that long for me to fall in love with it though….it’s got so much potential!  Here’s the first card I have made with it.

Wetlands 001

This is notecard size, so smaller than normal, but there’s still plenty of room for your special message inside 🙂   I’ve made mine into a birthday card, but it’s really is suitable for any occasion.

I love how this turned out!  I embossed the birds image in black, and then sponged with crumb cake and soft sky.  Super simple, but oh so effective!

I made this with my ladies on Friday night….I think they are all falling in love with this set now too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Versamark, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Stamping Sponges, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals