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Petal Cone die & Craft Show Updates

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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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Breaking News: Half Price Punches

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Just a quick one today but I'm SO excited to let you know about some new last-minute extra-special SPECIALS that have just been announced. Yes, this one surprised all of us!

Punches and stamps at 50% off – these are NEW discounts that were only announced late this week, and are in addition to the many other specials that have been going throughout August.

The shelves are getting cleared to make way for new products, and these have got to go!

EDITED: Table removed. Specials have expired.


These are selling out very quickly so I'm placing Customer Direct orders as soon as orders are received. This means that the orders will be sent straight to your door (Australia only) and you'll get them in just a couple of days.

To place an order please do so via email or call me on 5345 1592.

Also, a big hello to the lovely people I met today while demonstrating on the Stampin' Up! stand at Paperific. What a fabulous day and an absolute pleasure to talk 'stamping' with so many creative people!


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Adventures at Paperific

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Here is our beautifully decorated stand at Paperific (lets call this the 'before' photo), where a group of us worked together over the weekend to share the love of Stampin' Up! We met some wonderful people who love this amazing hobby as much as we do, and some who are discovering it for the first time…. yes, we heard lots of 'ooohs' and 'ahhhhs'.

If you are visiting this site after meeting us at Paperific… welcome, and thanks for dropping by! And if you were one of the unlucky ones who were in the building when the freaky storm hit on Saturday, my commiserations! At about 3.30pm the heavens opened with the worst hailstorm in 40 years here in Melbourne, Victoria. Yes, it really was hailing INSIDE the exhibition building at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington.

Hailing inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main.

Hailing inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main

Before long, the evac siren was sounding, the main lights went out and water was coming inside from all directions!

Raining inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main

Raining inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main.

Raining inside. Photo courtesy of Juliana Main.


Hailstones at the doorHailstones at the door

Melbourne was hit badly, with many of us finding dented cars and worse! But, you know what? It was great to see so many acts of kindness and generosity during the whole episode, with strangers looking out for each other.

Even though our papers were dampened, our spirits certainly were not! We even had a few good laughs as we watched someone completing their Make & Takes on another stand before they were ready to evacuate! Papercrafters sure are a hardy bunch. LOL

Here is the simple little Make & Take that I did before all the dramas started. This card demonstrates our beautifully coordinating stamps and punches, and uses the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue and the Heart to Heart punch. The sentiment is the Sale-a-bration set Whimsical Words. Participants also stamped the matching envelope.

Make and Take

On display was another way to use the same punch (CASE source: the very talented  Ilina Crouse).


This card above was also one of our stamp club projects last month, just in time for Valentines Day.

The Summer mini catalogue is in its final weeks – with items available until the 31st of March. Let me know if you'd like the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set or any other item before it's too late! Don't forget, purchases before the end of March help you qualify for FREE STAMPS with Sale-a-bration!

Happy stamping,




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More Pop-Up Fun

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peanutsliderHello! If this is your first time visiting, welcome… feel free to look around and  subscribe (check the top right sidebar) so you’ll always be kept up to date.

As promised in my last post, I’m sharing a couple more pop-up cards that were on display at my class last weekend. All the ladies did a great job of the pop-up cards, and keeping up with the pace. Yep, we covered a lot of info in those 2 hours!

This slider card above features the stamp set called That’s Funny (p55) and those “complimentary peanuts” that give us a chuckle. It reminds of the days when Lonestar Steakhouse at Chadstone had complimentary nuts in big barrels, and the shells were all over the floor! Anyone else remember that?

And open…

peanut slider open

And below we have another type of pop-up; one which has an additional insert that you can embelish.


Well here we are in March already which is our final month of Sale-a-bration. Have you got your free stamps yet? This really is a great time to stock up on snail adhesive refills, Whisper White cardstock (sooooo perfect for stamping on), and other basics so you can choose another free set!

If you are dropping by Paperific this weekend, stop by the Stampin’ Up! stand and say g’day. I’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday, along with a bunch of other lovely demo’s. We’ll have free Make & Takes and demonstrations all day, and lots of project ideas to inspire.

Happy stamping,


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Baby Cards

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A friend asked me to make some baby cards, so I had lots of fun with one of the cutest sets of all time (in my humble opinion!): Wild About You.

Recognise the lion’s mane? Yep, it’s one of the felt flowers from Flower Fusion Too (p144 IBC).

On Saturday I’ll be at Paperific with some other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators doing what we love to do… making cards and talking about stamping! There’ll be Make & Takes all day long, as well as demonstrations. Make sure you come and say hi!

If you’re visiting this blog after meeting me at the show then Welcome! Thanks for dropping by. If you’d like more info about anything we chatted about at Paperific, or just to say hi, then drop me an line and I’ll get back to you in a jiffy.

Happy Stamping,

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