Daisy Delight Gerbera Class

I’ve had a change to my rosters at work and so have found I have a day to run an extra one off class this month. These pretty gerbera flowers were very popular when we ran this class at the recent Paperific Expo and when I made them recently I had so much fun creating them that I wanted to share them with everyone!

Class date will be Friday September 22 at 10am. Class fee $20. You will make seven flowers along with leaves and twirls all ready to make your own floral arrangement.

These would make a lovely gift to give someone special.
To book please email me jannic@bigpond

Wedding Build a Banner

I am sad to say that  I have been pretty quiet on here for awhile. I have been very busy with my mother who has a serious illness, been hospitalised and is now in Aged Care. So stamping has taken a back seat for me over the past few weeks. I have made some Christmas cards which I really enjoyed. I’ll share them in a later post.

However for this post I wanted to share with you the banner I created for my son Alex’s wedding to his partner Sarah.

 The wedding was a wonderful celebration all about them and their love for each other. Sarah and Alex’s theme was for a country rustic feel to the decor so the banner I created fitted in beautifully.

The ink colours I used were Soft Suede and Night of Navy. I added embellishments like rhinestones and paper roses. Below are some of the preparation photos I took while making the individual banner pennants.

A lot of masking needed to take place on each pennant but as I worked through the banner I found I was quicker at doing each one, so what I thought would take me a week ended up being only 3 days work. And that was not solid time at it I was on holidays after all! the Build a Banner kit includes all the pennants, stencils and one spritzer bottle. You add extra spritzers if required and your choice of reinkers. I also used the Hearts stencil from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks. It was a lot of fun to create plus knowing it was for a very special occasion made the effort all worth it!

And here are the happy couple!

Thanks for stopping by!

Berry Basket – Happy Easter

Happy Easter! Here is my Berry Basket creation which I used as an Easter gift Basket. I had this design as one of my Team Day projects so as everyone attending could have a play with the Berry Basket die plus the Stampin’Up! Decorative Masks.

If you haven’t seen these masks in the catalogue, they are page 205. You have a choice of Hearts and Stars or Dots and Stripes. So for the basket I cut it out using the Big Shot and then using the star mask/stencil I sponged Early Espresso ink onto the Kraft Cardstock, which is a heavier weight card available in the Annual catalogue page 192.

The basket trim was stamped with the Chalk Lines stamp set, as was the handle. Flower stamp is from Petal Potpourri and punched out using the matching Flower Medallion punch.

The thankyou tag is from the Tea Party stamp set.

I hope the Easter bunny came to visit – Happy Easter!


Choose Happiness Journal Cover

I’ve just come in from a lovely day spent with my downline Simone Bartrum and her team of Eureka Stampers. It was terrific to catch up with many of my friends / downline plus sit and chat about all things stamping and crafting at the same time.

I’d like to share with you this cute journal cover we all created using the “Choose Happiness” 134195 stamp set.

Very nice and plus easy to create! Love those sort of projects! The washi tape spine adds a great look to the finished item.



Stampin’Up! Blocks Card Class

Here are some more idea samples from my Stampin’Up! Blocks card class that is on this week. I still have a few spare places if you are interested in coming along.

You can choose to make a masculine version.

Or a birthday version.

Or a childrens version!

Classes are held in Mt Waverley. Class fee is $20 which will include instructions and all materials.

Dates available – Saturday June 28th 1.30pm
                           Thursday July 3rd 7.30pm

Email me jannic@bigpond.com if you would like to come along for a fun class of card making!


Backyard Basics Card in a Box

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I found these photos when I was going through my pics and realised I had not shared this card in a box that i made back when I was running this particular class.

I love how colourful this card is – so bright and summery. Which is a lot to say seeing as we are in winter here in Melbourne!

Unfortunately this stamp set, framelits and paper are all retiring at the end of the month, so if you fell you need to have them then you had better get to and order them! You can go direct to my online store and make our order there – just click on the Shop Now tab.

Backyard Basics 129255

Backyard basics framelits 129372

Gingham Suite DSP 129310

June Classes

This month I am trying out a new style of class – Card Monthly. Come along and create 4 cards focusing on a stamp set and associated accessories. Are you just starting out stamping and card making? This class will be a great way to learn the art of stamping. If there is enough interest I’d like to see if we can turn the class into a Stamp Club.

Class fee – $20 all materials included.

Here is a peek at what you can expect to create.

Are you looking for a day time class while the children are at school or don’t like travelling at night in winter then come along to my day time class.

Friday June 20 – 10.30am – 12.30pm

If you prefer an evening class then you can choose

Wednesday June 18 – 7.30pm – 9.30pm

To book email me – jannic@bigpond.com

My regular technique class this month will focus on creating a Blocks card. Julie Higgins, one of my downline introduced me to this card when she taught us how to create it at our team get together a couple of months ago. Thanks Julie for letting me share your card.

This is one of the designs you will be able to create in the class. I will have other designs for you to choose if the thought of punching all those circles is too much for you!
Dates – Thursday June 26, 7.30pm
            Saturday June 28, 1.30pm
            Thursday July 3, 7.30pm
Class fee – $20 instructions and materials included. Please bring a paper trimmer.
To book your place, email me – jannic@bigpond.com
I’m looking forward to a terrific month of card creating with you. I hope you are too!


Easter Egg Holder

Here is a cute project for Easter. One of my downline ( Thanks Simone! ) found these on FaceBook posted by Arlene Stokes, and shared it with her team.

They are so cute and very easy to create. This was my shoebox project at my Team Day last weekend.

Here is how you make one –

Cardstock  8″ x 2″.
Punch both short ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch,
Score the strip at 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. 
With the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder position it between the top and the score line on one of the side, Run through the Big Shot to emboss. Repeat the same step on the other side. I found this was needed to fit the size of the eggs I was using.
Using the  Large Oval Punch centre it over the embossed oval and punch out the oval. 
To decorate I used the Petite Petal punch and matched the card stock colour to a matching paper stack colour. The flower centre was made using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. A rhinestone to the middle added a touch of bling!
Finally a few leaves using the Bird Builder punch and a ribbon bow.

I hope you have some Easter fun making these.


Simply Stars – Card in a Box

Here is another one of my Card in a box samples that you can recreate in my March technique classes this month. My last class is being held this Saturday March 29 at 1.30pm and there are still a couple of spare seats. If you would like to come along class is held in Mt. Waverley and cost is $20.

Email me – jannic@bigpond.com if you would like to make a booking.

I love the designs in the Fresh Prints Paper Stacks in the Occasions catalogue!

This card in a box is a smaller version of my previous samples. This one will fold flat and fit into a standard C6 size envelope. In class you will have a choice to make this size or the larger size card in a box. You will also make a paper prototype of each size to keep in your technique file.



Gift Bag Class

Here are the gift bags I will be teaching you how to make in my next class sessions. The bag on the left is the one I made for my down line members who attended Convention. The other gift bag is called a bag-in-a-box. It is great to fill with chocolates and give as a special gift to someone as a thankyou.

Class is $20 and will be held on Saturday June 25 at 1.30pm and Thursday June 30 at 7.30pm. Classes are held in my home in Mt. Waverley. Class size is limited to 8.

If you would like to attend please email me at jannic@bigpond.com