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Petal Cone die & Craft Show Updates

Published by under 3D projects,Big Shot,Paperific | Mar 05 2012

Petal Cone die Treat Holder


Gee I've been having fun with the Petal Cone die (p160 Idea Book & Catalogue) recently.

Stampin' Up!s Petal Cone DieA little while back I shared the Love Heart Pouch, and today we're back with another 3D treat holder.

This was one of my hostess gifts last month and features two popular colours at the moment: Calypso Coral and Pool Party. You can just see a little of the lovely Calypso Coral fine organdy ribbon there, which is one of this year's Sale-a-bration freebies.

This is super-easy to make. Simply cut two shapes and join. I really love how the die comes with the scallop edge semi-circles that layer perfectly under the flaps. Sure makes life easy :)



Do you live in Victoria and like visiting craft shows or expos? Well, we're coming up to Craft Show season, so I thought I'd give you a heads up as to where you'll find some great Stampin' Up! displays. Melbourne's Paperific Expo is at the end of March. I'll be on the stand on Friday 30th of March (from 10.30am) so please stop by and say g'day. And for the country girls and guys, there'll be a Stampin' Up! presence at the new Picture to Page show in a couple of weeks. I'll be giving the girls a hand and generally just playing with paper on the 17th and 18th March. Look forward to seeing you then!

Happy stamping,

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French Foliage

Published by under cards | Feb 28 2012

Tear-Front Layout featuring French Foliage stamp set

We had a fabulous evening on Friday at our 'All Occasions Stamp-a-stack'. It was a lovely group of ladies who shared some giggles and an inky night as we stamped and punched and did all sorts of fun stuff.

Everyone made 8 cards, including a couple of these.


French Foliage


Little difficult to see in the photos, but we stamped images from French Foliage (p69 Idea Book & Catalogue) collage-style in Versamark, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks. A little tearing and layering, and finally some misting with homemade shimmer mist (made from rubbing alcohol and Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed well in a fine mister bottle), finished them off nicely.

We had a few bright cards, kids cards and floral cards on the night, so it was nice to throw something a little more muted into the mix. Some of the ladies used this as a Sympathy card or male birthday cards.

French Foliage: Wishing You A Happy Birthday


Can't believe February is almost over! That means we're one sixth of the way through 2012 already. I know!


Happy stampin'





Sale-a-bration Update:

We also only have ONE MONTH left of Sale-a-bration. Last chance to get free exclusive SAB goodies, and also last chance to make the most of the discounted Starter Kit…. Remember, it's only $249 to join and you get sooooo much for that. Here are just some of the perks: – Discounts off all future purchases. – Your very own business. – Nearly $700 worth of products and supplies. – A supportive group to nurture and inspire you. – A corporate team that truly looks after their 'demo's'. – Access to an online forum of project ideas and advice. – A monthly colour magazine of techniques and business advice. – A monthly team e-newsletter. – An opportunity to fund your hobby. – New friendships with like-minded people.  – And so much more…

Click on the Join Stampin' Up! tab at the top of this page for more details (or if you're reading this via email subscription, just click here). We'd love to welcome you.

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Creatively Yours: Jar Labels

Published by under 3D projects | Feb 23 2012

Creatively Yours label on lolly jar


As promised in my last post, I'm back to share another project using the Creatively Yours stamp set.

This truly is a fabulous set for anyone who makes and gives away their handcrafted work (hehe, please ignore store-bought lollies in the jar above. It did have homemade rum balls in there…at one time!)


Creatively Yours clear mount stamp set


This is a simple recipe, and perfect for the new stamper.

Ink, paper and scissors (or punches) is all it takes. Combine with this stamp set. Stir in a little creativity and voila!  Great labels, and gorgeous little tags.

Love! Love! Love!

I think this stamp set would make a great gift for a creative mum who loves to bake or craft (Mothers Day is just over 2 months away).


Have a great day, and happy stamping.

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Creatively Yours: Quick Tags

Published by under Big Shot | Feb 21 2012


Last month we had a Sale-a-bration launch at my place. It was a fun opportunity to get together after the hectic festive season, and get all inky again.


We had displays set up, demo's and new products, and everyone made a versatile card using the brand new SAB goodies.

Congrats to Tanya W who was the winner of our Mystery Hostess giveaway.


Attendees received a showbag (with a hot-off-the-press SAB catalogue, card maps and a few other bits & pieces inside), and today I'm sharing the simple little tag that was hanging from the bags.

I'll show you how to make them too. It really couldn't be easier.


1. Cut tags using the Two Tags Die (#115954, Idea Book & Catalogue p159).

Great little versatile die – good for making pouches, gift card holders, hidden journalling panels and ah… tags!  I used Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade for mine, so the tag base would coordinate with the paper and ribbon.


2. Adhere 4cm x 7cm panel of Everyday Enchantment designer series paper (#126154, Sale-a-bration exclusive) to tag, concealing the score line across the middle of the tag. We don't need to fold this one.


3. Wrap a length of the lovely Everyday Enchantment Organdy Ribbon (#127279, Sale-a-bration exclusive) around tag, and tie in a bow.

The ribbon comes in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade – yes, you get both in the Sale-a-bration bundle! – and also 30 printed brads.


4. Stamp and punch sentiment. Adhere to tag.

The Made Just For You sentiment on this tag is from Creatively Yours stamp set (p106 IB&C). This is a MUST HAVE stamp set if you love to make and give away your creations (like sauces & jams, knitwear, cards, and anything else!).  Check back soon for another super-quick way of using the same stamp to make a thoughtful gift.


5. Tie tag from bag handle and you're done!


Happy stamping,






UPCOMING CLASS NOTE: Just one (or possibly 2) spots remaining in the class for THIS FRIDAY. 7pm, Creswick. All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack. Contact Simone to reserve a seat.