Friday, 26 April 2013

Another Pinwheel Card and Some Tips

I enjoyed making my pinwheel card the other day, but I found it a bit fiddly to put the brad in so I today I had another try and came up with a way to make it a bit easier to do.  All you need is a pin with a plastic head.  Once you have cut out the pinwheel from your Sixzzlits S Die, use a pin to push out any of the holes if they haven't already come out.  Then push the pin partly up through the middle hole (from the bottom up).  Fold each corner in and thread onto the pin.  When you have all four corners on the pin, jiggle it a little so that all the holes are lined up.  Next carefully take the pin out while still holding it together with your other hand.  Have your brad ready to slip into all the holes from the top down and secure.  


Stamp: Memorable Moments
Ink: Island Indigo
Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo
DSP: Sycamore (from SAB)
Other: Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, Crystal Effects, Pin (non SU), Kebab stick (non SU)

With this card I have stamped the sentiment onto the Whisper White before I embossed it with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Memorable Moments.  The "Happy" and "Birthday" are two separate stamps, so depending on the size of the space on your card, you can either have one long greeting, or one word above the other like I have done here.  I definitely needed the Stamp-a-mi-jig here to make sure I stamped the greeting straight.  The Stamp-a-mi-jig is a very useful tool.

Also with this card I decided to use a kebab stick for the pinwheel stick.  For the stick on the pinwheel I have seen various things used.  This includes a thin strip of card or DSP, twine or a kebab stick.  Sometimes I have seen just the pinwheel on its own with no stick.   I wanted this card to be different from the one I did yesterday, so I decided to use a kebab stick as adds a bit more dimension to the card, but is a bit harder to stick on.  I found Crystal Effects really good to adhere it to the card.  I then adhered each pinwheel above the stick with a Dimensional. 

If you would like to try to make this card, the Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die is very reasonable at $10.95 and is a great way to use of some of your DSP scraps.  

Thanks for visiting and for your comments.


Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Pinwheel Card

Today I enjoyed making a card  using my new Pinwheel die.  I have seen other similar cards which inspired me to make this one, but sorry I can't remember where I have seen them.  If you made a similar card, please let me know so I can acknowledge you.

I was originally going to use Marine Mist  as my background card base as I thought it was a lovely sky colour to go with the clouds, so I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting with this colour.  I then embossed the Whisper White card with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.  After this I made my pinwheels using up some scraps of Sycamore DSP and I then realised that the Pinwheels in Pool Party and Marine Mist didn't really go well so together, and Pool Party would be a better card base.  I had to think how I could cover up the already stamped sentiment.  I re-stamped my sentiment in Pool Party onto a small piece of Whisper White and used a circle punch to round the edges (as I don't have an oval punch yet) and then I mounted it the new sentiment with Dimensionals over the top of the no longer wanted sentiment and it all looked much better. 

Stamp: Memorable Moments
Ink: Pool Party
Card: Whisper White, Pool Party
DSP: Sycamore (from SAB)
Other: Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, Circle punc

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your weekend.


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Pop'N Cuts Present Card

Here is another project we made at last weekend's monthly card class.  This was CASEd from my wonderful upline, Julia Leece.

This card uses the Card Base Pop'N Cuts and the Dress Form Pop'N Cuts (even though we didn't use it for a pop up dress).  You can use the pop up feature of this card to create all sorts of pop up cards.

Here is the card we made:

The present lid comes off and you can put a gift card inside.

Stamps: Oh Hello, Itty Bitty Banners, (could also use Teeny Tiny Sentiments)

DSP: In Colours 2011-2013 – Wisteria Wonder

Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White,

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder

Other: Simply Scored Tool, Big Shot, Card Base Pop’n Cuts, Dress Form Pop’n Cuts, Extension Cutting Plates, Chevron Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Bitty Banner Dies, Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive, Sticky Strip

I also offer online shopping, direct to your door.  If you have any questions about what you would like to order, or about any of the cards or projects I have made, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Remember that until 30th May Stampin' Up has a special hostess offer.  For orders over $500 you get an additional $75 in free products on top off the usual $70.  So that is a total of $145 in free products.  Get your friends together and put together an order and contact me.  You can order online, or through me by email

If you would like to be come a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, have lots of fun like I do and receive discounts on the Stampin' Up! products you buy, now is a great time to join up. Until the 30th May you will get more value for your starter kit.   Usually the Starter Kit is $189 for $285 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products and this includes a business supply pack valued at $90!  As well as this great deal you will get another $75 worth of products for free!  So now is a great time to join up and join my team.  Remember the extra $75 worth of products is only until 30th May!  More details about joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Pop'N Cuts Treat Box

Last weekend I had my monthly stamp class.  One of the projects we made was a treat box using the new Card Base Pop'N Cuts which features in the Seasonal Catalogue.  There are so many other great uses for this as well as a base for a Pop up card. 

This is CASEd from Tanya Bell.  You can see some of her wonderful Easter treat boxes.  

Here is the treat box we made for Mother's Day which is coming up next month:


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments or Itty Bitty Banners
DSP:  Parker’s Patterns DSP
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marine Mist, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Other: Simply Scored Tool, Big Shot, Card Base Pop’N Cuts, Extension cutting plates, Large Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Banners, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Mat, Tombow Adhesive, Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip

Come back tomorrow and see the wonderful "Pop up card" we made using the same card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They are greatly appreciated.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Hostess and Joining Stampin' Up! Offer

Would you like to have some more Stampin' Up products.  Now is a great time as Stampin' Up have a great new promotion. 

Host a party:
If you host a party or place an order (or a group order with your friends) over $500, you can earn an additional $75 in FREE products!  This applies from 15th April - 30th May 2013.

Join Stampin' Up:
Have you also wondered about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator yourself.  Well now is a great time to do so as you will get an extra $75 for your Starter Kit and I will be here to encourage you and support you.  If you would like to find out more about what this involves, please contact me with no obligation.  I know I was a bit hesitant about it before I joined up, but I am so glad I did.  Stampin' Up has so much to offer!  You can be a hobby demo, or offer classes and workshops as much or as little as you like.
If you would like book a party or know more about joining Stampin' Up, please contact me for more details. 

Have a great week. 


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Masculine Card

Masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge for me.  When I do make them, I try and stick to blues and browns and use things like brads and twine instead of gems and ribbon. 

Recently we had a masculine card swap with other Stampin' Up! demos.  This is one of the great things about being part of a wider team with other demos, we get to learn and share with each other.  I wasn't able to go to the training day due to my son's soccer on a Saturday morning, but I was able to make some swaps and have a friend take them along so I still got to take part.  I haven't received my swaps yet, but I am looking forward to seeing lots of great, new, creative ideas.

Here is the the card I made:


Stamp sets: Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Core‘dinations
DSP: Parker’s Patterns DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Big Shot, Sanding Block, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 1/8” Mini Brads, Early Espresso Twine, Bitty Banner Framelit, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Tombow Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Hello to Colour Refresh and Goodbye to Watercolour Pencils and Crayons

One of the things I love about Stampin' Up is their colours.  They have a great range of colours, and with card, ink, and embellishments that coordinate so well together.  Stampin' Up likes to keep up with the trends so it is making a few changes to its colour range.  In the upcoming 2013–2014 annual catalogue there will be 10 new colours.  Stampin' Up will be welcoming back some of the In Colours, moving some colours around, and introducing three brand-new colours!


Here is an overview:

Beginning on 4 April 2013, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last.  So if you have some particular colours that you like that are retiring, get it quick before stocks run out.

Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils are also retiring.
Stampin' Up has also just annonuced that due to unforeseen problems with their supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, they have decided to discontinue these two products.

The following items are only available while supplies last. 

101879: Watercolor Pencils
119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons

If you would like any of these products, please contact me to place an order. 



Friday, 5 April 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch Now Available

The Petite Curly Label Punch that was available during Sale-a-bration is now available for purchase.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to place an order.


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sent With Love Kit

Stampin' Up! are offering a new Sent With Love kit.


This is only available from 1 April to 15 June, 2013

You  can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper—or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!

The stamp set:
 The Sent with Love Designer Series Paper:

Item Description
131847 Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount)
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
132851 Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
20% off retail value!

If you would like to know more, or would like to place an order, please contact me.