Eclipse Cards – February Stampin’Up! Class

Getting my new blog site up and running is taking a bit longer than anticipated but it will happen soon! For now I will continue posting on my current site and this post is all about my February Classes. This month I am very excited to be teaching how to create an Eclipse Card. These cards became extremely popular at the end of last year after the solar eclipse happened in the northern hemisphere. I love how you can create a really personalised card using this technique. I know I am going to have a lot of fun creating my class samples for this class and sharing them with my class attendees.

Here is one of my class samples using the Stampin’Up! stamp set Wood Words.

Would you like to learn how to create this style of card?  Can you think of an occasion when one of these cards would be perfect to give? Then book into my February classes.

February Class Dates – Thursday February 22 at 7.30pm

                                     Friday February 23 at 10am

                                     Saturday February 24 at 1.30pm

Class fee $30 if using my tools and adhesives, $25 if you bring your own tool kit (trimmer, adhesives, scissors etc.)

Email me to book your place –

Classes are held in Mt Waverley and are limited to 8 attendees per class.



Four Panel Card – Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up Bundle & Naturally Eclectic DSP

Another birthday in our household, this time my eldest son! Time was on my side, so on on my day off I got to and created this card for him instead of reaching into my big box of class and blog samples.

I ordered the bundle of Lift Me up stamps and Up and Away thinlits last year when they were released in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Thank goodness they carried over into the current Annual catalogue! Due to my very bad habit of ordering stamps I love and ordering too many to be able to spend my time creating with, the bundle has sat on my desk for a year awaiting it’s turn for stardom on my blog.

Yesterday I saw my chance and went for it. By happy coincidence when searching through my Designer Series Papers I found that there is a sheet of perfectly patterned paper in the Naturally Eclectic pack of DSP that works spot on with the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.

 The paper has the appearance of water colouring , so you get the effect without all the effort! When stamping the balloon I inked it all up in Emerald Envy then with a tissue wiped away the ink from the basket area and added Early Espresso marker to get the two colour image. The same process for all the other balloon images.

Also check out the Glitter Epoxy Shapes used as an accent. The glitter in them is blue and green perfect for my card. You will find these fun new accents in the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

Here is my card in it’s full inner four panel glory. The final panel has the hot air balloon die cut using the Up and Away thinlit die.

To make the card extra special for DS I added the banner from the Guy Greetings stamp set and added “son” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Of course the card was a big hit with my eldest. I’ll have to come up with another card just as worthy for my youngest son’s birthday next month now!

I really enjoy making the Four Panel Cards as you can use so many of your ideas for a card on the one card! Try one out some time and see what you think. I’d love to know how you go so leave a comment below.



Stampin’Up! Fresh Florals Four Panel Card

I am currently in the process of creating a new blog site under my own domain but it is not quite up to scratch yet so I thought I had better a get blog post out to everyone for the New Year.

January is always busy for us as it is our month of birthdays. First one to happen is my daughter and being on January 4 it is always a rush to get a card made in time post Christmas celebrations and happenings. Despite my best intentions ( the new blog has taken up way too much time for a non technofile like me!) I had to resort to using one of my class cards from last year. Always handy to have that option and often I will have a card made for classes that I have bookmarked for a later use further down the track.

So a pretty four panel card using the Fresh Florals DSP became the required card for this years birthday celebration.

Any of the four colour ways available in this suite would work beautifully to create this card. I’ve chosen the Tranquil Tide option for this card. The stamp set that co-ordinates with these papers is Floral Phases. Perfect for a gorgeous card. DD approved so all good!

Happy New Year!


Stampin’Up! Remarkable You Card

The Remarkable You stamp set is another set I have had sitting on my desk awaiting ink since this time last year when I chose it as one of my free stamp sets for recruiting during Sale-a-bration. I decided to get it as I had an idea for one of my classes using this set but unfortunately that class never eventuated.

So my challenge continues –  to use all the stamps on my desk before the next new Annual catalogue is released. I have seen many versions of watercolour pencil backgrounds so decided to give that technique a try and incorporate the Remarkable You stamp set as well.

The aim is to randomly scribble the watercolour pencils across your neutral card then blend the colour with blender pen or aquapainter.  Once dry stamp your chosen image over the top using Staz -On black ink.

The added bling is the silver metallic shapes, my new go to for when I want a bit of something extra on my cards.

I will definitely be giving this technique another try in the future. Have you tried it yet?

Wishing you a terrific day!


Stampin’Up! Spinner Card Class – Beetles & Bugs Spinner Card

March Technique class – Spinner cards, commence this week and I have spots available if you would like to come along this Friday March 17 at 10am or Saturday March 18 at 1.30pm.

Here is a one of my sample cards for the class using the Beetles & Bugs stamp set, along with Double Take and Labeler Alphabet sets.

I puzzled over whether to add extra stamped images to the card front but decided to leave it for now and let my class participants decide what they would like to do. What do you think?

I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the beetle and for once it shows up in the photo!

Email me if you would like to come along to the class. Class fee is $25 to make two cards and learn the Galaxy Background technique as well for the second card.



Stampin’Up! Balloon Celebration Double Z-Fold Card

Lucky last Double Z-Fold card from my February classes. This sample used the stamp set Balloon Celebration. Of the cards on offer in my class this one was the easiest and quickest to create.

The Very Vanilla card was stamped with the balloon images and extras stamped on scrap card and punched out using the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. Colours are Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron.

Using the Circle Layering framelits makes making sentiment labels so easy. The Happy Birthday comes from the set Milestone Moments in the Occasions catalogue page 27. The card front sentiment is from the Greatest Greetings stamp set (Annual Catalogue page 78)

Card base is Pool Party card stock.
Don’t forget Sale-a-bration ends March 31 so make your order before then to get your exclusive
Sale-a-bration products.
See you again soon!

Stampin’Up! Seaside Shore Double Z-Fold Card

This Double Z- Fold card was probably one of the most popular cards to be CASE’d by my class ladies. It is a fun card and quite suitable for a male or female birthday recipient. The matching By the Shore Designer Series papers certainly make this card a joy to make.

Adding some stamped images onto the patterned paper adds even more dimension to the card.
The Bunch of Banners framelits are used again here. I love using this double layer banner!
Colours used for the card are Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky inks. Cardstock is Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral. 
Thanks for looking!

Double Z-Fold card – Beautiful You Stamp Set

This is sample number four from my Double Z-fold class in February. I think this is my favourite sample as I love the Beautiful You stamp set.

I love the card because it is so stylish and elegant. Perfect for one of my friends as her birthday card! To get the placement right on each panel I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’Up!’s brilliant stamp positioner. Using this tool made making this card so easy for stamping the original black outline and then positioning the dress infill colour perfectly.

Colours used are Real Red, Basic Black and Smoky Slate.

A couple more samples to share with you coming over the next few days.



Double Z-Fold Card Using Irresistibly Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper

Today I am showing off another of the Double Z-Fold cards that I created for my February class. This one is created using a set of Designer Series papers you might easily overlook in the Annual Catalogue. This is because all you can see in the catalogue is a pack of white 12×12 papers. So easily skimmed over!

This pack of Speciality papers contains 6 different clear embossed designs. It is not until you apply colour by brayer, sponge or inkpad that the true beauty of this paper shines. Any ink applied is resisted by the embossed areas and wipes away with a cloth or tissue revealing the pretty design for you to use as a card front accent piece.

Here is the card made for the class. 

I used Stampin’Up! sponge brayers to apply the ink to the card, gradually building up the colour intensity to the desired brightness required. Ink colours are Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

 The strip card was stamped with the flower stamp from the set “So in Love”. You’ll find that set in the Occasions catalogue page 52.

                  The sentiment comes from “Dragon Fly Dreams” also in the Occasions catalogue.

I enjoyed using these papers so much I had to make another one using Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant. It is my mother -in-law’s birthday this week so I made it for her.

I love how the colours are so vibrant and how the embossed design stands out on the card. The stamps from Oh So Succulent work well with this patterned paper.

Try out this technique , it is so much fun watching the paper designs pop out at you! You can get yourself a pack of papers by going to my online store. Just click on the image below.

Sale-a-bration is continuing until the end of this month so if your order is over $90 Aust you can choose a free Sale-a-bration stamp set/paper/ribbons from the exclusive Sale-a-bration catalogue. Have fun shopping!

If your wishlist is way too long the how about getting a discount on all your goodies by becoming part of the Satmpin’Up! family? A 20% discount every time you shop! Find out more here! Extra special deal for joining during Sale-a-bration, go and check it out!



Spinner Cards – March Technique Class

Hard to believe we are into the third month of the year already!!!! The start of the month means it is time to post class information for the month, so here it is!

March technique class is creating Spinner cards using the Stampin’Up! Sliding Star Framelits plus you will be learning a new background technique known as Galaxy Background. Check out the sample using this technique. I had a great time creating this card and I am looking forward to teaching you how to make it.

Here is another card sample for the class, among others that I will have on display for you as ideas. You will create the above card as well as a regular spinner/slider card.

Class fee is $25 and includes all materials. Please bring a paper trimmer. Classes are held in Mt Waverley.

Class dates – Friday March 17 at 10am
                    Saturday March 18 at 1.30pm
                    Tuesday March 21 at 10am
                    Thursday March 23 at 7.30pm

To book please email me