Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

It’s the week before Christmas and you’re wrapping gifts when you discover you need more gift tags! Here are two quick-and-easy tag ideas you can create in minutes!

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

I first created my tag from a 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I’ve trimmed to corners on both sides and die cut my snowflake from the Trim Your Stocking Framelits.  The Greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and stamped using Real Red Classic Ink.  To finish my tag I’ve stapled a piece of Real Red Ribbon to the top of the tag.

Video Tutorial 

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

I also created a stepped up version by using the original tag and then I’ve added a 3″ x 2″ piece of Be Merry DSP

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

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Finally I’ve taken the stepped up version of our gift tag and created a Christmas Greeting Card.

I’ve created my card base using Basic Black Cardstock, and added a piece of Merry Music Specialty Paper to the card front.  This paper is lightweight and printed with traditional carols in different languages.

I added a thin strip of Real Red Cardstock across my premade tag, with an additional snowflake before adding the tag to the card front with Stampin dimensionals


Video Tutorial 

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

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project!   I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this gift tag and card.  Be sure to keep checking back, there are always new and fresh ideas going on here on the blog!

FREE Shipping – 24 Hours Only

FREE Shipping – 24 Hours Only

Stampin’ Up! have issued an early Christmas surprise… Free shipping for the 24 hours only.

Looking for last minute Christmas Gifts, I highly recommend the Soft Sayings All-inclusive Card Kit and Love Today Planners (below)

Want delivery before Christmas

Today is also the last day to order to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, be sure to stock up on stocking stuffers like adhesive, punches and small embellishments

End of Year Clearance Sale

End of year clearance sale is still on be sure to order your favourite items from the holiday catalogue before they’re gone and our clearance Rack has some amazing discounted items also

There is a lot you can shop for to take advantage of this one day FREE shipping special. I’m off to place an order right now.  Visit my online store to place an order today!


Quick & Festive Greeting Cards!

Quick & Festive Greeting Cards!

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, many of us are looking for inspiration and ideas for creating Christmas cards that are not only quick to create but also result in a stylish, festive greeting. Yes, quick and stylish can go hand in hand! Assembly-line card making is one method that people often use for making Christmas cards in order to speed up the process. Some card makers shy away from this as they are looking for variety in their greetings. In this case, choose three or four different designs and complete them in assembly-line fashion. Assembly-line card making, if you are not familiar with it, is where everything is cut and prepped first, and then, one at a time, the cards are assembled. It truly does save time to do all the prep work in one big batch.

In this blog post we will explore three different quick and festive design options that could be completed in assembly-line fashion. We will also discuss some tips and tricks to help with the process and keep you on track and on budget! Time is ticking, so let’s get started!

The first place to begin is with the card base, the actual foundation. To keep it quick and simple, try to stick to a straightedge standard size greeting card.  A gatefold card can also be created with this basic size; however, that could be defeating the quick factor as you would have to make two scores and folds rather than one. Using these cutting methods can give some variation as well as be a little more budget friendly. Often odd-size cards require more postage, and the envelopes can be more expensive. A larger surface area can also mean a slightly higher supply cost.

Project 1

Printed double-sided patterned paper is a great resource for making quick and festive cards. In Project 1, I’ve used the Merry Music Specialty paper as my background.  I’ve stamped my greeting from Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set using Real Red Classic Ink to create visual interest and a center focal point. Die templates and punches are great tools to make shapes quickly and painlessly.

In order for a card to be quick to make, it is necessary to stay away from labor-intensive techniques. So instead of fussing with a multilayered and glittered embellishments, keep the vision, but instead, try to re-create it in a simpler, time-saving manner. The greeting on this card takes center stage without the labour.

To finish this card, add a coordinating ribbon, followed by a printed or stamped sentiment, and you have completed a quick and festive card!

Project 2


A design can easily be switched up by making small changes, like simply changing the orientation from a portrait-style to a landscape-style card as shown in Project 2. All of the same basic supplies have been used in just a slightly different way. Little changes can truly make a card look different.

Project 3

Our final card design in our quest for quick and festive greetings makes use of embossed cardstock. The other addition here is the use of multiple layers. The embossed cardstock gives a wonderful texture to the card and the multiple layers add dimension. Most of the layers are straightedge cuts, making it quick and easy.  The focal point on this card is as easy as it gets — stamped greeting die cut with the Stitched Fraemlits,  and add a piece of ribbon and a bow.

I hope that these quick and festive card designs and tips will have you merrily on your way to finishing or, maybe for some, starting your Christmas greetings

Reserve your Stamparatus today!

Reserve your Stamparatus today!

Did you miss out on reserving your new Stamparatus tool?   The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes. It turns everyone LOVES  and MUST HAVE this new stamping tool! I must admit I was super excited!  In fact, your response was so amazing that Stampin’ Up! decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

Exciting News

You can reserve your Stamparatus tool from  6–31 December; however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until 31 December. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open! (YAY!!!!!!)

Reserve your Stamparatus today on this link HERE

Please note the following Stamparatus reservation changes:

  • Beginning 19 March, Stamparatuses will ship in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the 6–31 December window will ship on 19 March (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, there is only one reservation per customer (and one per demonstrator).
  • Because Stampin’ Up! is not limiting the maximum number of reservations for this window. Therefore, this is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus

The reservation window will open at 8:00 AM (AEDT) on 6 December

I can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool.

How to reserver your Stamparatus

Reserve your stamparatus in four (4) easy steps

Reserve your Stamparatus today on this link HERE

This Little Piggy Class to Go

Ths month’s Class Kit we’re featuring “This Little Piggy” Stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.

You will need to provide a few supplies yourself including Ink & Adhesive

Product List

Each class kit will arrive at your front door sorted and organized by project. I will do all the scoring, punch, cutting and prep work for you.
There are 3 options to choose from

Option #1 (All-Inclusive Kit) $60

This is the full Class To Go Kit. It includes the clear mount This Little Piggy Stamp set  (a $35 value!), Video tutorials, PDF handouts and four Make and Take materials. Learn More and register on this link HERE  

Option #2 (Class Kit) $27

This is the Class to Go Kit for those of you who already own the This Little Piggy Stamp Set. You will need the stamp set to create these projects, so only choose this option if you already own them. You will receive a four  Make and Take materials, plus video tutorials and PDF Handouts. Learn More and register on this link HERE  

Option #3 (Online Class) $20

Online Class only- want to cut your own cardstock and already own the products? This is the option for you. If you purchase the Online Class option (includes video tutorials and PDF handouts) you will receive instant access.  Purchase this class HERE

Free Shipping – 24 Hours only

Enjoy free shipping on all orders placed in my online store on Monday 27 November.  Shop on this link HERE

2 Days Left of Stampin’ Up! Sale

Today and tomorrow and then this Holiday Extravaganza sale is over!  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t extend this sale, so be sure to order what you want now as many supplies are while supplies last.

Don’t wait another moment to place your order.

Last year I had a stamper wait to place it all as one order, she was able to get things on the one day special, but then the other items she could have ordered before on sale had sold out.

Click here to view all the sale items.  All the photos listed on that page are clickable links directly to the products.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the sale!

Black Friday Sale

Since June 2017 I have offered a new online class each month featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  These online classes are only available for one (1) month after which they’re kept in the vault never to be offered again.  Until Now!!!.  To Celebrate Black Friday, I’m bundling these 5 online classes.

Each class features:

  • 4 Projects featuring a Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set
  • Each project includes a video tutorial
  • plus PDF handout for you to include into an inspiration folder
  • Full supply list and
  • any templates required  to complete projects

Learn more and to register for the online classes click HERE

All you need to know about Black Friday in Australia

Black Friday is an annual celebration held on the first Friday right after Thanksgiving. Hence, it was originally celebrated only by Americans. It did originate in the US. However, unlike any other all-American holiday, this one revolves entirely around the shopping.

It is known for creating one crazy frenzy event every single year. It is mainly caused by the severe price-cuts that occur on that day. So, if you are one of those shopping fanatics that would die for a good bargain then, Black Friday would be perfect for you. All the offers you’ll find that day are probably the best you can get all year round. Honestly, what time would be better than this to start doing some early Christmas shopping? Have I caught your attention yet? If so, read on!!

From Black Friday- Cyber Monday (November 24th- 27th) we’re throwing a celebration in our classroom with special pricing on selected online classes. Be sure to sign up for my mailing list as I will be sending an email early Friday spilling all the details- but you’re not going to want to miss it.

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!