Stampin’ Up! Sale – While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up! Sale – While Supplies Last!

Once a year, there is a Stampin’ Up! sale like no other… you don’t wanna miss this one!

Below are the exact details, but before you scroll, read these points you don’t want to miss:

One Day sales:  Monday 20 November


Putting items in your shopping bag does not keep them on reserve for you, they are not yours until you check out!

If you don’t have a Big Shot, there are so many items on sale for the Big Shot, that the savings alone would pay for your Big Shot!

OK, so let’s start with the November 20th ONE DAY ONLY SPECIALS:

There you have it, quite a list of amazing savings to help you stuff your own stocking this year!

Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Today’s card features the Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set  from the current Holiday Catalogue, and we’re using non-traditional colours.  The Watercolour Christmas stamp set has lots of word and element stamps that you can combine to create your own sentiment design.

I stamped my greeting on vellum and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder I love that it’s not too yellow. It’s a nice even gold colour.

The backgrounds were watercoloured and then embossed using Holly Embossing Folder 


Tricks & Tips

  • Run an embossing buddy over the vellum before stamping your greeting this will ensure the Embossing Powder only sticks the areas you need it to
  • Tape your watercolour paper to a solid surface (eg Clipboard) this will prevent the watercolour paper from warping

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.
Product List

View more ideas for Christmas Projects in my free Resource Library

Design Your Own Graduation Invitations

Design Your Own Graduation Invitations

The Year 12 Students from the local high school wanted to create their own graduation invites for their end of year celebrations.   I sat down with them and discussed their ideas.  The colour scheme was Black, White & Gold.  As they were being mass produced we needed to keep the design simple.  After a few ideas and templates were created they decided on this one below

The front of the invite we printed names onto Cardstock and die cut around them using the Stitched Framelit Dies these dies are my favourite as they frame a greeting perfectly. They come in 3 different shapes (Circle, Oval & Square) We added a Glimmer Gold Piece cut from Layered Ovals Framelit and tied the invitation together with Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.

Making the pocket like invite weren’t that easy so we opt for ordering premade pockets for us to decorate.  The inside was very simple.  The year 12 graduates printed their invites onto cardstock

We added a piece of Vellum to the front of the printed invitation and held it together with a piece of Gold Metallic Ribbon (this also matched the front of the invite).  TIPto save on Glimmer Paper we cut thin strips and adhered them to the center panel on the left and right edge.  The invite was closed using a glue dot.

The Year 12 Graduates had a great time putting their invitations together. Next time you need to create a custom invite, gift idea or greeting card contact me I will be happy to help you design your project and your design could also be featured on my blog.

Easy Christmas Card Making Ideas!

Easy Christmas Card Making Ideas!

If you are looking for easy Christmas card making ideas you are in the right place today! I’ve got one that is super simple, really pretty AND easy to make.

All you need is one (1) ink colour – I’ve used Versamark ink.  Some Gold Embossing Powder and your Layering Circle Framelits.  Too Easy.  I’ve created a custom background my repeatedly stamping my tree image from the Watercolour Stamp Set over the front of my Sahara Sand Cardstock base with Versamark ink.

Versamark ink is great that you can get a tone-on-tone effect by stamping it directly onto coloured cardstock.

I’ve cut the hole in the center of my card base using the Layering Circle Framelit Dies, and again in Real Red cardstock to create a border to frame my greeting.

The greeting from the Watercolour Christmas Stamp set (my favourite stamp set) in Versamark ink and then Heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Tricks & Tips

  • Run an Embossing Buddy over the Very Vanilla Cardstock before Stamping this will ensure that no Embossing Powder sticks to any unwanted areas

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view video tutorial below


Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Looking for more Thank You card ideas? Find more inspiration in my Resource Library

Merry Little Christmas Class-to-Go

Merry Little Christmas Class-to-Go

I’m excited to share with you this month’s Class Kit-To-Go!  What is a Class Kit To Go?  It’s a class to go kit that includes four projects along with the coordinating stamp set!

This month’s class features the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card kit.  This card kit can be used for multiple paper crafting projects, including Memory Keeping.

In this class I want to share with you how you can use the Memories & More kit to create greeting cards.

There are 2 ways in which you can participate.

    1. All Inclusive Kit – which includes Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack  plus project kit to create all projects
    2. Online Class – Receive the video tutorials and PDF handouts (no supplies)

Learn more and to register visit

Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Patterned Paper Sale!

Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Patterned Paper Sale!

If you like getting a deal on patterned paper the way that I do, today is your last chance!

These 13 stunning packages of patterned paper are included in this fun sale.

If you want paper for Christmas, be sure to look at the Be Merry paper – it is so pretty and so versatile!  Also look at the Christmas Around the World  if you are into brighter colors.

REMEMBER – 99.99% of the time, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry the patterned paper over into the next catalogue – so the two holiday ones should retire at the end of December, the rest at the end of May.  So if you are thinking about them at all, why not get them and save?

You can get all of one pattern or mix and match – there is also no limit to the number of these you purchase. (Meaning you can buy 6 and get 2 free, buy 9 and get 3 free, etc.)
Buy 3 Packages of Patterned Paper, Get 1 FREE!

To order any of these beautiful packages of patterned paper, simply click on the images above. But remember, today is the LAST day!

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Event is Almost Half Over

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Event is Almost Half Over

Are you subscribed to the 12 Weeks of Christmas?  If you are, then you are enjoying all the wonderful holiday projects.  If you are not subscribed, make sure you sign up so you don’t miss out on the remaining 7 weeks.  To subscribe to the 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter, Here is the link to get on the list – fill out the form, check your inbox, and click the link in the email you will shortly have.  Once you do that, you will also receive my 5 Day e-course to Kick Start Your Creativity! that I am offering right now.

My next project is featuring the Christmas Quilt Stamp Set. (sneak peek below)   As part of the email series, I will show you two (2) alternative ideas using the same card design

As part of the newsletter, subscribers receive a PDF handout, with a supply list, measurements and instructions to create the weeks project.

I hope you continue to enjoy the 12 Weeks of Christmas 2017 Projects.

Paper Crafting Inspiration at Your Fingertips

Paper Crafting Inspiration at Your Fingertips

Looking for paper craft tutorials? My free Resource library is a video-tutorial-based library that was created in order to provide an in-depth and easy-to-navigate learning solution for paper crafters of all levels. 

Whether you’re looking for project ideas by theme, technique or even by stamp set, my free Resource Library has you covered.   My aim  is to provide you with a library of information to help you use and make the most of your products.  

Here is an overview of what the Resource Library has to offer.

  • Project Ideas are sorted in to Catagories so you can search from project tutorials by Theme, Technique or Stamp Set
  • Stamping Tools & Products learn about the great products Stampin’ Up! have to offer as well as some Tips & Tricks for getting most out of your tools
  • Online Classes are available to help your creativity soar!

Each Category will display a gallery of projects  featuring the Theme, Technique or Stamp Set you’ve selected.  Simply click the image and you will be taken directly to the project including any video tutorials, PDF handouts, template or even Tips & Tricks for helping you get the most out of your supplies.

Be sure to check out the free Resource Library for Inspiration in your next project.

My Top 3 Favourite Items from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue!

My Favourite Items from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue!

The following is a list of My Favourite Things NEW in the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  It can be a tough job to narrow down my favourites with so many new products. However, I’ve managed to narrow this down to my Top 3 Favourite Items from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue!

Tags & Trimming Bundle, pg 15

 (Wood Mount item 146061 / $105.25) OR (Clear Mount item 146062 / $92.50)  

Oh, how I have missed having a Stampin’ Up! die for a pillow box.  However, these dies go beyond just a pillow box (small gifts, stocking stuffers, treats).  You can transform the pillow box into a stocking with dashing paper crafting personality.  The additional die shapes in the set and coordinating stamps will be wonderful on a variety of projects.  Save 10% when you purchase the dies and stamp set as a bundle!

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle p. 35

(wood-mount item #146052 | $93.50) OR (clear-mount item #146053 | $81.00) 

This year my favourite Christmas stamp set is Snowflake Sentiments.  Who cares if we celebrate Christmas in the warmth of summer – I love those snowflakes! Don’t you love the layering of the sweet snowflake border?  With a few snips the snowflakes can stand alone, too. The font and sentiments couldn’t be yummier!  Purchase the dies & stamp set as a bundle and save 10%.

Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set

(Wood Mount, item 144835 / $44.00) OR (Clear Mount, item 144838 / $31.00)

This kit immediately jumped out at me for it’s clean design and “font-a-licous” stamp set.  It looks amazing as a focal point and it also coordinates with the Watercolour Christmas Project Kit, featuring 20 quick and easy greeting cards.  


Here are links to My Favourite Things from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue!  Click on each product for more information or to shop in my Stampin’ Up! store!

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

If you’re a paper crafter, it can be overwhelming to learn about all the various adhesives that are on the market. We’re breaking down the most popular types of adhesives for paper craft projects, and giving you the run down on what, when and HOW to use each one!


Tape runners are the most popular type of adhesive in paper crafting. These tools come pre-filled with a roll of adhesive tape. As you run the dispenser along paper, the tape will apply a smooth line of adhesive. The tape runner device is typically reloadable, and refills snap in easily. Tape runners are great to use for photos, card stock and scrapbooking. They are portable, convenient and give you excellent control over where and how much adhesive to use.


For little intricate embellishments try liquid adhesive. Once dry, these adhesives can be very strong and give your project the extra strength it needs, but also allows you time to get that embellishment in the perfect spot before the adhesive dries.  Use caution when using this adhesive on photos or paper, as it can apply unevenly and warp your paper.



Adhesive in sheet form is another excellent option for gluing down intricate die cuts. To use, trim a piece of the sheet adhesive to the approximate size of your die, apply the sheet to the card stock and run through your die cut machine. The end result will be a die cut “sticker” with adhesive applied evenly to one side. Simply remove the backing paper and adhere to your project.



For items that need ultimate hold, heavy-duty craft adhesives are your best choice. These can be found in many forms, Tear Tape by Stampin’ Up!. Trim the tape to desired length and apply one side to your project. To adhere, remove the paper backing from the tape or glue dot and apply even pressure. These are great options when making pages for a mini scrapbook album, gift boxes or anything else that will be handled frequently.



For embellishments with dimension, such as buttons, flowers, brads, bows or wood veneer, try glue dots. Once dry, this adhesive can be very strong and give your project the extra strength it needs, especially if you’re sending handmade cards through the mail.



Adding dimension to paper crafts can produce stunning results. Foam adhesive is the best way to quickly add dimension to any project. You can find foam tape in small ready-made squares or in large rolls, which you can cut pieces from. Foam adhesive is also offered in various heights, allowing you to add small hints of dimension or bold statements of height on your project. Foam is best used with small embellishments and heavyweight card stock that will not bend or bulge around the foam.


I hope that gives you a better understanding of which adhesive to use for which project.

Tell me in the comments what you’re favourite adhesive is?