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Happy Valentines Day… (and a Petal Cone Pouch Give-Away)

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Happy Valentines Day!


There's so much to catch up on since my last post. Hope you've been enjoying your February as much as we have.

In short, we had a fabulous Sale-a-bration launch (more on that later), welcomed back our Stamp Clubs for 2012, and had our big summer Team Day.

On the home front, the kids are back at school after the long summer holidays.

We all had a bit of adjusting to do now that the 'baby' of the family is a big school girl. There might have been a few tears shed on the first day, just saying… (no, not from the kids). But now that we've settled into the new routines we're ALL loving the opportunity to spread our wings and do different things. 😉


For today, I'm sharing the love with Petal Cone Die loveheart pouches.

Here are pouches made by some of our talented Stamp Club members, embellished with the gorgeous Sale-a-bration products.


The versatile Petal Cone Die (AUD$59.95 +p/h, contact me to order)


The pouches are fun to make, and can be filled with anything you like.


  • Simply die cut 2 petal cone shapes using the Big Shot,
  • emboss (we used the Houndstooth embossing folder),
  • embellish,  and
  • Sticky Strip the two pieces together using the attached tabs.




I've got a few spare love-heart pouches, so in keeping with a Valentines theme for today I'm 'sharing the love'….


Simply place any Stampin' Up! order with me between now and Friday and I'll send you a fully embellished LoveHeart Pouch, made by me!

I might have to leave the choccy's out just in case they melt in transit, but I reckon I can find something else to put in there for you.

To place your order, just email, call me on 03 5345 1592 or send a text to 0411 642 038 and I'll call you back.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit – don't forget to leave some comment love to say hello.

Happy stamping,



UPCOMING CLASS: February 24th, 7pm – 9pm. All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack. $20 early bird price. Only 3 spots remaining. Want to join us? Click here to reserve your spot.


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Gift Packaging

Paper Snip Gift Packaging

Sometimes I come across unusually shaped presents and – wow – aren't they a challenge to wrap?!

I usually wind up scrunching the paper at one end and sticking heaps of tape over it. Then I quickly turn it upside down before the whole thing pops open. Lol. Know what I mean?

So anyway, I was giving the beautiful Stampin' Up! paper snips as a gift recently and was perplexed at the unusual shape.

(Yes, I was ignoring superstitions about giving scissors as a gift because they really are the BEST scissors and cut right to the teeny tiny tip).

With its triangular shape I didn't want a replay of any scrunchy wrapping paper incidents. So I grabbed a sheet of the beautiful paper from the 2010-2012 In Color Paper Stack (p130 in the new Idea Book & Catalogue) and set to work on some customised gift packaging.

Gift packaging embellished with Vintage Brad, Tiny Tags stamp set and Jewelry Tag punch


With a snip here and a snip there, and some discreetly placed Sticky Strip, we were done!

Love that Blushing Bride colour. Just the right shade of 'not-quite-pink'.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you can spare a minute feel free to leave me some comment love and let me know you were here.  xx

Happy stamping,

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Spring is in the Air

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You can feel it in the air… The days are getting warmer.

Winter is nearly over. WooHooo.

And I'm so so so ready for Spring.

Stamp Set: The Nicest Things

Chocolate Treat Holder featuring  The Nicest Things stamp set


The start of Spring on the 1st of September also signals the start of a new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. And I'm SO ready for that too. Want your own copy? Just email me and we'll get it happening for you.

The book has been a big hit with my newsletter subscribers who took advantage of their special offer. (If you don't already have a demonstrator you can sign up for my newsletter here).

Hope you have plenty of sunshine in your day too!




Simone's Reminders:

FINAL DAYS of the Last Chance List
25% Discount still available on great stamp sets, including Tart & Tangy (now only $16.46 – love that cute strawberry stamp!), Build-a-Roo (fill the kangaroo pouch with all sorts of goodies @ $34.46),  Lots of Bots in wood-mount (fun one for the kids @ $23.21) and more.
40% Discount on even more sets, including Hello You, On a Pedestal and Gifted. 
Orders MUST be in by 10pm August 31st. Email or phone 0411 642 038

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Team Day Highlights: Birdcage WOW

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Jessica Williams' Birdcage,
made from 100% Stampin' Up! products

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Isn't it truly amazing?

Today I'm sharing a paper Birdcage created by Jessica Williams, an incredibly talented papercrafter in our team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.


Jess was one of the presenters at our recent EurekaStampers Team Day and graciously agreed to share tips on creating 3D Paper Sculptures.

She showed us some gorgeous projects, and at the end presented this birdcage to me as a gift! As you can imagine I was totally speechless.

Here are some close-ups. Apart from the wire to attach the flower, all products used are 100% Stampin' Up!


I actually thought the bird was bought from a shop and was made of foam or ceramic or something.

But no, it's Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper!



The flower is made from cardstock, with the cage panels around the side embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder through the Big Shot.



If you're a regular visitor to my blog you may remember this amazing card that I posted last year, another of Jess's creations. Well worth checking out.

Thank you Jess xx You are amazing!


Happy stamping,


Simone's reminders:

  • The Last Chance List is proving to be a hit with more items selling out. Place your order today to avoid disappointment.
  • Sold out items: Now include Sanded background stamp, Full Calendar background stamp, Bashful Blue & Early Espresso 12×12" packs (these will be back in the next catalogue in a reconfigured format), all eyelets, Spiral punch, Star punch, Photo Corners punch and the Small Oval punch. Yes, these retiring items are going like hotcakes. 

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40+ Surfaces To Stamp On

Rubber stamps are not just for cardstock!

Try stamping on some of these surfaces, and you'll quickly see just how versatile rubber stamping is!

Clockwise from top left: molten embossing powder, chipboard, royal icing,
Designer Series Paper, paper gift bags, balsawood, candles


40+ surfaces to stamp on:

  1. canvas
  2. tissue paper
  3. cello bags
  4. fabric/calico
  5. ribbon
  6. envelopes (front and/or flap)
  7. serviettes/napkins
  8. Royal icing (cake decorating)
  9. shrink plastic
  10. acetate
  11. vellum
  12. candles (tissue paper method)
  13. skin (kids' 'tattoos')
  14. DSP (patterned paper)
  15. tiles (trivets)
  16. twill tape
  17. metal
  18. wood/balsa
  19. printed invitations
  20. stationery/writing paper
  21. printable CDs and DVDs
  22. slip (for stamping on pottery)
  23. polymer clay
  24. stampbord clay finish
  25. molten art wax
  26. chipboard
  27. soap
  28. molten embossing powder (faux metal)
  29. paper flowers
  30. foam
  31. paper gift bags
  32. Address labels
  33. Aluminium foil
  34. calendar entries
  35. walls
  36. chocolate (seriously! It's been done…)
  37. vinyl tiles
  38. clothing (think.. silk scarves, etc)
  39. furniture
  40. fingernails
  41. paper mache


Any others? Add them in the comments section below.

Not all of these surfaces can be stamped on with our fast-drying, dye-based Classic Stampin' Pads. Some may require a solvent ink (like StazOn), pigment ink (like our Whisper White craft ink), chalks (like Stampin' Pastels), embossing inks (like Versamark), paint or even a special treatment technique. Some surfaces even need to be heated slightly first (yep, the chocolate again!). You'll need to choose the correct medium for your choice of stamping surface, which of course is half the fun.

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Happy stamping,

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Awning Card

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We got home from our annual camping adventure today. This is that holiday: no electricity, no running water. Just some of my favourite people in the world, and Mother Nature. 

We love this holiday each year and look forward to it for months… but we also really look forward to the nice hot shower back at home! Funny how the smell of campfire smoke hangs around for so long, doesn't it?!

This trip was even more special because my younger sister and her boys joined us for a few days. And we stamped! My sister is fairly new to cardmaking so we had a great time going through the basics like cutting cardstock, watercolouring and layering. I just wish we'd taken photos of us stamping on trestle tables out in the bush!

But I do have a card to share with you today. I was chatting to a stamping buddy tonight (hi Jenny) and realised I hadn't posted my awning card. I can't remember where I first saw this technique, but this particular card is based on one that fellow demonstrator Tracy Penn gave me.

The Birthday Bakery stamp set is perfect for this card.


Birthday Bakery is one of the exclusive FREE stamp sets for Hostesses (or anyone with a qualifying order). It's such a sweet set! I always partner it with some sparkly Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

The awning is created by adhering 11 punched shapes from the Word Window punch to a strip of cardstock 3.5cm x 10.5cm. The window punchies will overhang at the top and bottom. Adhere to the top of the card front, and bend the bottoms to look like a shopfront awning. Cute!

We made this card at Stamp Club last month, and the clever girls came up with some fabulous themes for other awning cards. How about:

  • zoo (Fox & Friends, Animal Stories)
  • pet shop (D is for Dog, C is for Cat)
  • train station (Choo Choo)
  • fruit shop (Tart & Tangy)
  • a window scene (Lovely As A Tree)
  • baby shop (Baby Bundle)
  • toy shop (Family Favourites)
  • coffee shop (Morning Cup)
  • florist (A Flower For All Seasons)
  • Christmas shop (any of your favourite festive sets)
  • cake shop (Build-a-Cupcake punch)

I also made a chocolate shop with the new Eat Chocolate stamp set from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue. So many ideas!

Well I'd better stop chatting and get back to the unpacking. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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