Gorgeous Grunge & Hello Lovely


 Here are some cards I've made using the Gorgeious Grunge & Hello Lovely Stamps sets, these are both available for 25% off between 22 – 28 October.

Georgous Grunge 1Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
  • Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White CS
  • Accessories:  This & That Washi Tape, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Buttons (Subtles), Stampin' dimentionals, glue dots, paper snips, whisper White Bakers Twine


Georgous Grunge 3

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Really Good Greetings
  • Ink: Old Olive, Coastal Cabana Classic Ink, Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana CS, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  This & That Washi Tape, Buttons (Brights), Stampin' dimentionals, glue dots, paper snips, Scallop Circle Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Hung Up Cute Clips

Georgous Grunge 2

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride Classic Ink, Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White CS
  • Accessories:  Snail Adhesive, paper snips, Stampin' Dimentionals, Essentials Hardware Clips, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot


Gorgeous Grunge


Gorgeous Grunge

Hello Lovely

hello lovely




25% Off 25 Stamp Sets


We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates:  22-28 October 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.


Humongous List of Stamps on Sale:
Check out my online store for the Humongous List of Stamps on Sale, or contact me to place your order.


New Thinlits Card Dies


They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.


Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD


These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.) View the flyer HERE

  • Thinlits Card Dies will be available at least through the 2013-2014 catalogue year, so you can feel confident investing in them for many months to come.
  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):

Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):

Both card dies pair well with:

These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!


Pop -up Gift Card Holder

Welcome to week 3 of my Christmas Project Tutorial Blitz.  This weeks we’re creating a gift card holdergift card holder_edited-2gift card holder open_edited-2

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: More Merry Messages
  • Ink: Gumball Green Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green CS, Seasons of Style DP
  • Accessories:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone folder, 1″ circle punch, 7/8″ circle punch, large oval punch, stamping Dimensionals, paper snips, tombow glue
  • Other: Velcro, thin double sided tape


  • Seasons of Style DP:  10.2cm x 24.1cm (4″ x 9 5/8″)
  • Whisper White CS:  scrap
  • Gumball Green CS: Scrap

Looking for a written tutorial?  You can download your PDF copy on the link below

Download PDF Tutorial HERE

UPDATE NOV 2016:  I’ve updated this project to feature current Stampin’ Up! products, view video tutorial below


View Video tutorial Below

Thankyou – Guest Gifts

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I recently assisted a friend in making bombonieres for her wedding.  I purchased the boxes from Michaels when I was last in the US. and filled with chocolates for the wedding guests.  Each was sealed with Silver Ribbon from the new Holiday Catalogue and a thankyou tag printed with MDS onto Whisper White CS and sponged with Midnight Muse classic ink.  

guest gifts



  • Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White CS
  • Accessories: Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Sponges, Extra-Large Oval Punch



Joy Card

Joy card 2

Welcome to week 2 of my Christmas Project Tutorial Blitz.  This weeks card is using some of the Christmas carryover items from last years catalogue.  This card is quick and simple and easy to reproduce in multiples if required.

Joy card

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS, Epic Day This and That Designer Paper
  • Accessories:  Stampin' Dimentionals, Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot, bone folder, Typeset Alphabet Bigz die, 3/4" Circle Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Magnetic Platform, Piecing tool
  • Other: Scotch Tape


  • Cherry Cobbler CS: 15cm x 21cm (5 7/8" x 8 1/4") and scrap piece
  • Epic Day This and That DP:  14.3cm x 9.8cm (5 5/8" x 3 7/8")
  • Whisper White CS:  scrap piece
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine: 12.7cm piece and 25.4cm  (5" piece and 10" piece)


Step-by-Step Directions

Step 1: Fold the Cherry Cobbler CS in half, with a bone folder creating a card base. Set aside for a moment.

Cherry Cobbler

Step 2: Die cut the letter J and letter Y from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler CS using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die and Big Shot.  Emboss the letter J and letter Y, using the square lattice Embossing Folder and the big shot


Step 3: Stamp two of the small circular ornament onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.


Step 3: Lay the circular ornament die over one of the stamped ornament images with the Holiday Ornament Framelit dies and Magnetic platform and run it through the Big Shot. Punch out the center of the second stamped ornament image using 3/4" Circle punch.


Step 4: Stick the punch out ornament center to the die cut ornament using stampin' dimentionals.  Stick a medium rhinestone to the center of the ornament. This ornament will be used as the letter "O" in the word "JOY"


Step 5: Position the letters and the die cut ornament in the bottom right hand corner of the Epic This and That DP, spelling out the word "JOY". Stick the J and Y letters to the piece of Epic This and That DP. Using Stampin' Dimensionals


Step 6: Punch a hole into the top of the ornament using your piecing tool, feed one end of the 12.7cm (5") bakers twine through the hole in the top of the ornament.  Stick the end of the bakers twine to the back of the ornament using tape.



Step 7: Stick the ornament to the Epic This and That DP with SNAIL Adhesive.  Wrap the other end of the Cherry Bakers twine to the back of the Epic This and That DP with tape.



Step 8: Center and stick the Epic This and That DP to the Cherry Cobbler Card base using SNAIL Adhesive.  Tie a 24.7cm (10") piece Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine into a bow.  Stick the bow to the top of the ornament with a mini glue dot.  You're Done!

Joy card


If you have missed previous Christmas Tutorials you can view them below

Week 1


Don't forget our current promotions, click the image to go straight to the online store

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Join for $25.00 ( 2 weeks ONLY)

Starting Oct 7- Oct 21, 2013 – this is available for ONLY 2 weeks

You can join SU!  for ONLY $25.00

WOW! what a Fabulous time to join for such an amazing price for  celebrating  SU! 25th Anniversary  you get a GREAT deal on joining the SU! Family .

I thought I would add some info below  on this amazing deal  and I would love to chat with you about joining my team.

Here are the details :

Quarters are as follows

·       July /Aug / Sept

·       Oct / Nov / Dec

·       Jan/ Feb / Mar

·       April / May / June

When you join  in Oct you get this current  quarter for FREE  so your 1st actual quarter  amount of $400 wouldn’t be due until  the end of March .

 BUT after  you join  within 30 days  after joining you  place an order for $300 or more( before shipping and your discount)  you will get a FREE stamp set from SU! plus  you will get an extra 10% off  your 1st order  so you will be getting 30% instead of the normal 20%  discount .

PLUS you  get the  SU! web site for 2 months for FREE

So you are wondering what happened when your quarterly isn’t met -The  month after the quarter  you will go into pending ( which gives you a month to make up your shortfall amount  kind of like 1 more chance to  remain active ) and then the following month  you will be dropped  Nothing to return -Nothing to send in  -You will no longer be an  active demonstrator .

  I would love for you to join the SU! family 

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away starting Monday Oct 7, 2013 !

  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes

    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)

    • Business pack which includes

      • A box of annual catalogue

      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue

      • Getting Started DVD

      • Customer Order Forms

      • Customer postcards

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World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on. 

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

  • Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
  • Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings

Stampin' Up! have made it so easy to celebrate World Card Making day with their variety of Simply Sent Kits.

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On it's way Simply Sent Kit come with all accessories to make and complete 8 cards, including envelopes (stamp set not included).

The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.

  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, expecially popular in Australia, Canda, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • 1 in 6 households particpite in making cards
  • 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
  • The top occasions/themes for making cards are: Birthdays, Christmas, Thankyou, Valentine's Day, Mother's day
  • Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
  • 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design

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Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit come with 8 postcards and 8 envelopes in two colours (Pisachio Pudding & Smoky Slate) everything is provided, just add a greeting and you're done.

merry little christmas simply sent


Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit, purchase it as a bundle with Merry Little Christmas Stamp set and save 15%


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Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit, bundle with Be verry Merry Stamp set and save 15%

Creating a handmade card brings a special kind of joy.  There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.

Handmade cards are:

GIFTS:  It is a little sliver of energy, time, and love that says, "I really care about you" in a world of impersonal communications such as e-mails

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS: Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is emotion from teh card maker – encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love

KEEPSAKES: Instead of being thrown away, they are cherished adn displayed.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS: They spark deep connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and co-workers

Get a head start on your card-making in preparation for the Christmas season which is soon upon us,


World Card Making Day Contest

World Cardmaking Day is this Saturday, October 5, and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is holding a contest you won't want to miss. After all, what's not to love about a holiday dedicated to card makers worldwide?!

There are two ways to enter:

  • E-mail a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin' Up! product on World Cardmaking Day to wcmd2013@stampinup.com.
  • Post a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin' Up! product on World Cardmaking Day on Instagram. Mention us by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description.

This contest is open to everyone-demonstrators, customers, friends, spouses, children . . . you get the idea. However, there are a few conditions:

  • You must be over the age of 18 to win a prize.
  • You can enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must feature a different card.
  • Contest will last all day on October 5, from 12:01 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • We will randomly select 100 winners from our North American markets to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit and we will select 50 winners from our South Pacific and European markets to receive the Naughty and Nice Rotary Stamp and Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (valued at $18.90 AUD/ $22.90 NZD).

A selection of pictures will be posted to Stampin' Up!'s World Cardmaking Day Pinterest Board and the winners announced in a later current update and on our Facebook page.



Birthday Gift Card

I seem to be always making birthday cards, a week doesn't go by without it being someones birthday in our family.  This card I made for my niece last month.  It's a great way to use up some scrap pieces of designer paper you may have.

Birthday Gift Card - Created by Kristy Coromandel.  Instructions and products used can be found on my blog https://www.kristycoromandel.com/birthday-gift-card/


  1. Fold the 14.9cm x 21cm piece of Primrose Petals CS in half, with a bone folder, creating a card base.
  2. With the card base laying landscape manner, round the bottom left and right corners using the corner rounder and set aside for a moment.
  3. With the 9.8cm x 14.3cm piece of Whisper White CS in a landscape manner, stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp set in the bottom left hand corner , about 1/2 cm in from the left hand edge of the CS, using Black Stazon Ink.
  4. Dry emboss the stamped Whisper White CS, using the Chevron Embossing Folder and Big Shot
  5. Round the bottom right and left corners of dry embossed Whisper White CS using the corner rounder
  6. Centre and stick the Whisper White CS to the Primrose Petals Card base using SNAIL Adhesive
  7. Punch 4 squares from Gingham Garden Designer Paper using 1" Square punch, stick these to the card, in the bottom right hand corner, as shown in the picture above, using SNAIL Adhesive
  8. Tie 25cm piece of Primrose Petals stitched Satin Ribbon into a bow.  Trim off the ends of the ribbon on a slight angle using craft scissors
  9. Stick the bow to the card base, just over the four pieces of DP, using a mini glue dot. You're Done!



  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink: Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals CS
  • Accessories: Gingham Garden Designer Paper, Glue Dots, Corner Rounder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, 1" Square Punch, Craft Scissors, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon





My Library for My Digital Studio

MDS Library

How would you like an easy way to keep track of My Digital Studio downloads? Quickly browse new downloads every week? Link to the Online Store to shop for more? And have it all right at your fingertips? Feel free to jump and shout because this is one library where you don't have to be quiet-it's the My Library for My Digital Studio app-now available for your iPad.

With the app you can

  • Add items you already own to your collection.
  • Add items you want to your wish list.
  • Sort your lists alphabetically or by release date.
  • Search for any downloads.
  • Browse new downloads released every week.
  • Link to the Stampin' Up! Online Store to shop.

Download it now for FREE in iTunes or the App Store and you'll be the most awesome librarian around. Happy cataloging.

Here are some other things to note:

  • The app will not link to your software; therefore, manually add items you already own to your collection. Think of it as a sentimental journey-you can reminisce while you categorize.
  • For the best viewing experience, we recommend using the app on an iPad or iPad Mini. It's not quite ready for iPhones yet, but we will let you know when it is.
  • While the app is only available for iPad devices right now, we promise that we have not forgotten about the iPhone and Android devices. We know there are a lot of you out there. It just takes a bit longer to make the app work for various platforms. We will let you know when you can download it too.


Peace on Earth

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The countdown to Christmas is on! With less than 3 months to go I'm sure most of you have started thinking what kind of adorable projects to start making for friends, family and co-workers.  Well I have a solution for you.  I've decided to embark on a Christmas project tutorial blitz.

For the next 12 weeks I will be releasing a new FREE tutorial every week commencing 2 October and finishing 18 December!

Some will be super easy and some will be more involved. While you may find some projects are old favorites, a number of them will be brand new.

This weeks project is a card featuring Stampin' Up! Snowflake Soiree Stamp set carried over from last year.

peace on earth

Supplies used for this project:


  • Pool Party CS – 15cm x 21cm (5 7/8" x 8 1/4") 
  • Whisper White CS:  14.3cm x 9.8cm, (5 5/8" x 3 7/8")  scrap piece


Step-by-Step Directions


Step 1: Fold the Pool Party Cardstock in half, with a bone folder creating a card base.  Set aside for a moment.

step 1

Step 2: Run an embossing buddy over the surface of the Whisper White Cardstock 

step 2

Step 3: Randomly stamp the large snowflake image, three times, onto the whisper white cardstock using versmark ink.  Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder over the snowflake images.  Tap off the excess embossing powder.  Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted

step 3


Step 4: Randomly stamp the small snowflake image, three times, onto the whisper white cardstock using versmark ink.  Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder over the snowflake images.  Tap off the excess embossing powder.  Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted

step 4


Step 5: Sponge the Whisper White CS, using a wedge of stamping sponge and pool party classic ink.

step 5

Step 6: Sponge the Whisper White CS, using a wedge of stamping sponge and Marina Mist classic ink.

step 6

Step 7: Sponge the Whisper White CS, using a wedge of stamping sponge and Midnight Muse classic ink

step 7

Step 8: Rub a tissue over the embossed snowflakes to remove any ink.  Set aside for this to dry completely before you proceed.  Working one snowflake at a time, heat one of the embossed snowflakes, using a heat tool.  Immediately sprinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the snowflake image. Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted.  Repeat for each of the remaining snowflakes on the CS

step 8


Step 9: Stamp the greeting onto scrap of Whisper White CS using midnight muse Classic Ink.  Die cut using Apothecary Accent framelits and big shot.

step 9

Step 10: Centre and stick the whisper white CS to the pool party card base with double sided adhesive

step 10

Step 11: Stick the greeting label to your card, covering any blank space you may have using stampin' Up! dimentionals. 

Stick a large basic rhinestone to the centre of the large snowflakes and a medium basic rhinestone to the centre of the small snowflakes.  You're done!


peace on earth



Join me next week for Week 2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Blitz.


Stampin’ Up! News / Specials / October 2013

  • Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages. View and purchase HERE
  • 30% off selected MDS Studio downloads availabe til 30 Nov.  Purchase your downloads HERE
  • Envelope Punch Board has arrived and is here to stay.  View and purchase HERE
  • Receive 25% off, 25 Stamp sets between 22 – 28 October.  View and purchase HERE
  • New Thinlit Card dies are now available.  View HERE
  • Keep track of your My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads with the "My Library for My Digital Studio app – now available for ipad.  More info HERE
  • Host a qualifying workshop during October and recieve an extra $25 Hostess Dollars.  more information HERE
  • Join my team between 7-21 October for just $25. more information HERE
  • View my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects HERE, a new one added each week.
  • New Christmas Single Stamps from $8.95 view HERE
  • October Hostess Code X6GPYZP2. Find out why you need a hostess code HERE

This will remain at the top for the month of October, please scroll down for the latest posts


Join for $25

join for $25

Do you like the idea of:

  • a discount on your favorite products?
  • a chance to earn extra cash?
  • Tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips?

For two weeks only, you can join Stampin' Up! for just $25, and experience all this and more.  The cost to join has never been this low – in all of our 25 years!

Hurry this offer is only good between 7-21 October.


The Fine Print:

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes

    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes

      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards.

Join Stampin’ Up! and benefit in the following ways –

  • Receive 30% off your first order of $300 Retail (in your first 45 Days) or more plus qualify for all the usual hostess benefits.
  • Demonstrators get a 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping, paper or digital crafting, home décor – or whatever your passion may be!
  • You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger – the monthly payment for your new car. That's the beauty of the demonstrator experience – it's all up to you!
  • You are able to view and order select new stamps and products one month in advance of new catalogue releases!
  • There’s no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop.
  • $400 in total retail sales is required per quarter to remain active.This total includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • No Annual Fees to pay
  • You’ll have access to a multiple project ideas on the Demonstrator Web Site and in the bi-monthly Impressions newsletter.
  • This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like!

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October promo

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party during October. That's $85 in FREE product for you.  It's Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary so let's bring on the parties  and free products. Contact me today to book your party!

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