Card in a Box – Exploding Box

Wow, two posts in two days! I’m doing well!

And that’s because I have another gorgeous creation I wanted to share with you all.
This is a special ‘card’, made for a special person, for her Big Birthday!
This version is referred to as an ‘Exploding Card’. They are fantastic for that ‘extra’ special occasion, and I can’t wait to play a little more with different versions of these!
All wrapped up in a gorgeous little present box. I added my writing to the underside of the lid. Made with Stampin’ Up!s beautiful eastern elegance DSP (which is retiring at the end of June), and using a few other goodies – spiral flower die and beautiful wings embosslits folder. My scan n cut machine cut the 60 out of our glitter paper! All in all I think it’s pretty special! 
What do you think?

Blended Bloom Stamp

I wanted to share with you this card I created using the blended bloom stamp set. The technique was demonstrated at convention, and whilst I have used it with coloured inks, I must admit, I would never have thought of using white ink to achieve this effect – but I think it is stunning!

I adore this new stamp – Blended Bloom – which will be available with the new catalogue release on July 1st. It is so versatile and looks just as gorgeous when coloured with the new Blendabilities!
This simple technique involves stamping the image using the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink. Then simply use your blender pens to pick up extra ink from lid of the ink pad, and use it to ‘colour and blend’ your image.
Here’s a quick video tutorial showing you how – click here ๐Ÿ™‚
Leave a comment and let me know if you like it, and Happy Stamping everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Retiring Lists, New Catalogue, Sneak peaks!

Wow, it’s been busy!

The Retiring Lists are out for stamps and accessories. Some of these items are already sold out. Contact me if you would like me to email you a copy of those lists!
The best part about retiring products means a new catalogue is on it’s way! That means some gorgeous products will be gone forever, including products from the current Occasions Catalogue, at the end of June! But it also means that fabulous new products are on there way! 
Having had a sneaky peak at the catalogue – one of the benefits of attending convention – I can assure you, there are plenty of brilliant new products and stamps coming your way, and an extra 40 pages of catalogue! What’s not to LOVE!
And that leads to an AWESOME Catalogue Launch Party! Happening on Monday 30th of June. Contact me for further information if you would like to come along. Cost is $10 to receive your new catalogue, do some make and takes, have a peek and play with new products, play a few fun games and of course have supper and enjoy some great company!
With that, I leave you with a sneak peak of a card made with some new sets and coloured with our amazing Blendabilities!
Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Convention and New Catalogue


Well, the thrill of convention is over, only to begin planning for next year’s! Lol.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first convention experience, but the best part was receiving the all new CATALOGUE.

It has an extra 40 pages of goodies this year and the layout and design will help even the most beginner card and paper crafters.

I will be posting some sneak peaks over the coming weeks to help inspire you.  Not to mention a Catalogue Launch Party on the 30th of June. Contact me if you would like further information.

So I will leave you with a little taste of what’s coming…..

Cards for a cause!

Everyone loves receiving handmade cards. Now you can give them without the fuss of making them, and benefit a great cause at the same time. With Ready. Set. Send. cards we’ve already done the work of making the cards for you, and for every kit sold, Stampinโ€™ Up! is donating $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

Just grab a card, write a quick note, and off it goes. Your friends and family will love your handcrafted cards, and you can know that you are making as difference by donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Box includes:
* 5 birthday cards
* 5 thank-you cards
* 10 Whisper White envelopes

Card pack is $19

Custom Orders for Cards in a Box

I have been VERY busy and nearing completion of a custom order for some gorgeous card in a box invitations for a first birthday. 40 boxes equals a LOT of cutting, scoring and folding and lots of double sided tape!!! Lol.

But I am nearly there, just a few more final touches … Here’s a sneak peak for you all.

If you are ever interested in a custom order, whether it’s for one, a few or loads, then just contact me using the tab at the top of the home page, and I will be in touch to discuss your requirements further ๐Ÿ™‚

Photopolymer Stamps are Coming to Stampin’ Up!

Today Satmpin’ Up! Released it’s news that they are introducing Photopolymer stamp sets in the new catalogue.

So you don’t have to wait until the new catalogue to get your hands on them, two sets have been released for MAY ONLY!
AND…if you purchase both sets, you get an online class for FREE. 
Check it out below ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Deals

Fantastic news today!

Weekly deals have been extended until the end of May!
Every Wednesday there will be new weekly deals to look forward to.
To keep up to date, make sure you like my facebook page ( in the left hand side bar) as this is where I post all the latest news and info ๐Ÿ™‚
Will hopefully do some more posts soon showing you a custom order that is keeping me pretty busy right now, as well as my Etsy store and trying to keep up to date with Mother’s Day card orders….
Love this job!
Here is this weeks weekly deals. If you would like to place an order, you can use the ‘contact me’ tab or message me on Facebook, or send me an email ๐Ÿ™‚

Quilted Mother’s Day Card

For those of you who know me, you will also know just how much I love quilting too.

Well, this card combines my love of card making and quilting all in one package.
It would be a wonderful, personalised card for all those mums out there who love quilting as much as I do.
It’s a simple card made with punched circles, with the edges of the circles then folded over a square template, before arranging a pattern you’re happy with. I used our 1 3/8″ circle punch and a 7/8″ square as a template that I centred inside the circle before folding the edges over.  The circles are using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. You can purchase all of these supplies through me. Just use the ‘Contact Me’ Tab and I can place your order for you.
Give it a try and post your pictures of completed projects in the comments. If you don’t want to make it yourself, then he’d over to my Etsy shop to purchase one ๐Ÿ™‚