Add a Little Glitz Christmas Card

 My team, The Inksationals are a fabulous team of talented stampers. We have wonderful times at our team meetings and we have created terrific friendships. This aspect is one of the great things about being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator.

We had our team Christmas Night last week and we made Christmas cards for each team member. Here is my card that I created for my lovely downline.

The stamp set is Add a Little Glitz from the current 2018 Holiday catalogue. I coloured in the parcel using the new Stampin’Blends.  The colours used are Cherry Cobbler and Bermuda Bay.

Card size is 4 x 4 inches.



Winter Wonder Christmas Card

Wow does time fly by. I’ve been focusing on doing daily Facebook pots and sadly my blog has been left behind. Well now to fix that up before Christmas.

Here is a card that I CASED from one posted by Amy Koenders. I loved the simplicity of the whole layout. I changed the colours and paper to Real Red and used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6×6 paper stack.

The Winter Wonder embossing folder creates a lovely feature for the card. The snowflakes are die cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits from the Annual Catalogue. I cut them from Shimmery White card.

The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes also from the Annual Catalogue. I embossed it with white embossing powder.



Good Tidings Stamp set – Part of Stampin’Up! Online Stamp Sales Extravaganza

Hi There! Today is the start of the Stampin’Up! Online Extravaganza. Today is also the 24 Hour Stamp Sale – 20% off selected stamp sets until 11.59pm tonight!

Go to my shop by clicking on the Shop Now button to check out everything that is on sale!

Good Tidings is one set discounted by 20% today and below is a card i made yesterday using this gorgeous stamp set that is designed to look photogenic.

So hop over to my online store and check the Online Extravaganza out. You are bound to find something there that is on your wishlist! I know some of the thinlits on sale are on my wish list!



Christmas Extravaganza Class

November is here and now we can say Christmas is officially coming! To celebrate the approaching festive season I love holding my Christmas Extravaganza classes each year. It is my way of saying thank you to my wonderful class participants as we celebrate another year of papercrafting together.

Here is what we will be creating in class. A mini pizza box filled with gift tags and matching envelopes, a set of Christmas cards and a festive rosette ornament/tag from the Be Merry Kit in the Holiday catalogue.

Class dates will be –

Thursday November 23rd at 7.30pm
Friday     November 24th at  10am
Saturday November 25th at 1pm  (Class is fully booked)
Class fee will be $20 to make three Christmas projects.  
To book if you live in the Melbourne eastern suburbs, email me

Merry Mice and Stitched Shape Framelits Card

You have to love a special and wow there is a terrific special on at the moment with Stampin’Up! To celebrate the release of the Stitched Shape Framelits Stampin’Up! have discounted by 25% selected stamp sets. One of the sets is the cute Merry Mouse stamp set in the Holiday catalogue.

My big brown box of goodies arrived yesterday with my Stitched  Shape framelits and the Merry Mouse stamp set and fortunatley I had some time spare to have a play with them. I love the effect created with the new framelits and they work beautifully with the Layering Circles framelits.

The mouse stamp set is so sweet. It was on my wish list but after purchasing so many new Christmas sets I had to draw a line somewhere but then to have it come on special at 25% discount, well I just had to buy it!!!

For this card I watercoloured the mouse using my aqua painter and marker pens. To colour this way smooch some marker pen ink onto a plastic lid and pick up the colour with your aqua painter and colour away. I like to watercolour on Shimmery White cardstock especially for Christmas cards.

I can see so many uses for these lovely new framelits and the best news is they are available from now until the next Annual Catalogue and beyond.

As for the 25% discount sets, this special is only for this month so get your order in before November 30.

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $50.00 AUD/$60.00 NZD No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD $35.25 AUD/$42.75 NZD
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD $24.75 AUD/$30.00 NZD
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD $27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $61.00 AUD/$73.50 NZD $45.75 AUD/$55.13 NZD
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $40.00 AUD/$48.00 NZD $30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD $22.50 AUD/$27.00 NZD
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD $27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $49.00 AUD/$59.00 NZD $36.75 AUD/$44.25 NZD
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $35.00 AUD/$42.00 NZD $26.25 AUD/$31.50 NZD
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD $27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $45.00 AUD/$55.00 NZD $33.75 AUD/$41.25 NZD
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD $27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD

To make an order click on the “Shop Now” tab at the top right of this page.

Also here is a link to Stampin’Up!’s You Tube Stitched Framelit guide.

Thanks for stopping by.



Presents & Pinecones Quick Christmas Card Class

I’ve added a couple of quick Christmas card classes to my calendar. It’s a busy month for me and I had to see how my rosters worked in with family commitments before working out class dates. I am so sorry for the late notice about classes for this month.

In my Quick Christmas Card class you will make 6 easy cards all using the same layout. The cards are pictured below.

This class is a terrific way to get some cards made for those special people in your life who appreciate a handmade card at Christmas. If you are new to cardmaking these are easy cards to create and this will be a perfect class for you to come along to for a play at stamping.

Class dates – Friday November 18 at 10am
                     Saturday November 19 at 1.30pm

Class fee – $20

To book your spot email me

Hope you can make it!


Pillow gifts for Brisbane On Stage Live

We are up in sunny Brisbane, Queensland. Such a warm change from the wet and chill weather we have had back home in Melbourne. Why are we here? For Stampin’Up! On Stage Live! My team and I have been looking forward to this trip and event for months! One of the highlights will be previewing the new Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogues and better yet, getting to play with the products from these catalogues! You just have to love being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator!!!!

My pillow gifts are from a sample that my downline Simone Bartrum created for our stand display at Paperific a couple of months ago. I loved the sample as soon as I saw it and decided yes my pillow gifts for On Stage are sorted!

The cute little boxes are Clear Tiny Treat Boxes 141699 page 176 in the Annual Catalogue. They are easily missed in the catalogue but look how cute they are! Inside are eight Christmas gift tags made from Cherry Cobbler card.

The pretty paper used comes from a Designer Series Speciality Paper pack in the Annual catalogue – “This Christmas” 141628. Aren’t the tags so sweet? The tag size folded is 5x5cm. 10×5 unfolded.

The Layering Square and Layering Circle Framelits were used to cut out the paper and silver foil pieces. The 1 3/8 circle punch created the stamped sentiment piece. The stamps are from Holly Jolly Greetings 139879 page 34 Annual Catalogue. Ink is Black Memento and Smoky Slate on Very Vanilla card.
To create a pop, the silver foil sentiment piece is raised with Stampin’Dimensionals.

Punch a hole for the tag strings with the 1/8 inch hand held punch and thread through Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Bakers Twine from the Trio pack 141999 in the Holiday catalogue.

I hope my roomies love their cute pillow gifts!


Corner Pop-up Card using Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle

My classes are over for this month and we had a wonderful time creating six different projects. Here is one of them – a Corner Pop-up card using the reindeer stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch.

I love making these cards and customers are always fascinated and intrigued to see how they are made and then once they see the creation process they are amazed at how easy it is to create. So above you can see the card set up for display.

Below is the card unfolded. The idea for the window and reindeer was CASE’d from a tag I saw on Pinterest by Tracy Elsom Great idea Tracy – thanks! The die used to cut the window frames is from Hearth & Home thinlits in the annual catalogue. The snowfall effect is from the Softly Falling embossing folder. How effective is it!

The garland stamps and hanging ornaments are from the Forever Evergreen stamp set in the Holiday catalogue page 35. The hanging ornaments were inked using Crumbcake and Real Red markers, marker to rubber technique. You can purchase these as a pair in the Holiday catalogue. Great to be able to get markers without having to buy a whole set.

The sentiment is from Stampin’Up!’s Ronald McDonald House charity stamp set – My Hero. $3 from every sale of this set goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The ink used is Dapper Denim.
The belly band has been wrapped in the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon. This ribbon is beautiful!

Here is the card all folded up ready for giving. Card used for the card base is Sahara Sand. You would never guess what is inside!

See below for all the products used to create this card. Click on the items to be taken to my online Stampin’Up! store.

Hope you enjoyed my card.


Holly Berry Happiness Card – Christmas Extravaganza Class

This week I am holding my Christmas Extravaganza classes and I do have a few places available if you are interested. I posted one of the class cards a few posts back you can view it here. Below is another of the cards we will be making in class using the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.

Class dates are Thursday October 27 at 10 am 4 places available
                        Thursday October 27 at 7.30pm 2 places available
                        Friday October 28 at 10am 4 places available

My Saturday class is fully booked.

Class fee is $25 and you will make 5 items/cards. One of these will be a corner popup card.’

Classes are held in Mt Waverley

To book email me

Looking forward to a terrific time in classes!



Christmas Extravaganza Class

It’s time to think about getting your 2016 Christas cards underway and I am here to assist you in that regard. This month I will be holding my annual Christmas Extravaganza Class where you will make a selection of Christmas cards and tags.

Here is one of the cards you create during the class.

This gorgeous card uses the pretty bundle of dies – Starlight thinlits and stamps – Star of Light. If you would like to book your class spot here are the dates.

Thursday October 27 at 10am (3 places available)
Thursday October 27 at 7.30pm ( 8 places available )
Friday October 28 at 10am ( 5 places available )
Saturday October 29 at 1.30pm ( 4 places available )

Class fee is $25, all materials provided please bring a paper trimmer. You will create 5 different Christmas projects. I’ll share some more of them on here between now and class dates.

To book your place please email me –

Classes are held in Mt Waverley.



2015 Christmas Card from Janine

A late Christmas post but life has been very busy here with settling my mother into Aged Care, selling her home and packing it up, along with Christmas plus work thrown into the mix, I have been rather lacking in computer time.

Any way here is the cute card I used as my customer Christmas card this year. I loved this idea when I spied it on Pinterest – thankyou Amanda Bates for sharing, that I had to come up with my own version.

If you are really quick you might still be able to get yourself some of the reindeer paper clips139643 they are still available from the Holiday catalogue until midnight January 4th. Also retiring will be the gold cord trim,  and the enamel dots. The embossing folder Softly Falling is returning in the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

The sentiment came from one of the Holiday catalogue Host sets Antique Tags. You can still get that set if you make a $250 Aust product order but again only until midnight January 4th.

I loved making this card. It was quick to put together and so cute! I’ve actually ordered more paper clips so as I can offer this card in Christmas class later on in the year.

Happy New Year Everyone!


 Sorry the paper clips would not come up as an icon.

Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up! and Update from Janine

Just a quick update and explanation as to why things have been quiet on my blog. My Mum is ill in hospital and will need ongoing care so I am busy arranging Aged Care for her. This is taking up a huge amount of my time so my blogging has had to take a back seat for now. I hope to be back soon sharing wonderful Stampin’Up! creations with you.

To give you something crafty here is a You Tube video from Stampin’Up! We made these pillow boxes in my Christmas Extravaganza classes. They are so cute and fun to decorate. Perfect size for a gift card or small gift like jewellery.

Best wishes


October Class – Christmas Extravaganza, Jingle All the Way Card

This month my classes are going to be all about Christmas! Come along and make 5 different items some will be cards and there will be other items as well! Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making.

The Jingle all the Way bundle in the Christmas Holiday catalogue was the first item I saw in the catalogue and I knew straight away I just had to get it! There have been so many lovely cards pinned on Pinterest using this stamp set and Edgelits.

My October class dates are :- Thursday October 22nd at 7.30pm
                                              Friday October 23rd at 10am
                                              Saturday October 24th at 1.30pm
                                              Tuesday October 27th at 10am

Class fee is $20. Please bring a paper trimmer.
You can book by emailing me at



Season of Cheer Washi Tape Christmas Card

A few posts back I showed off  this washi tape Christmas card and said I would be back with another one using the Season of Cheer washi tape collection. Well here it is!

I really like the colours and patterns created by the washi tape plus I think it is a bit different to your traditional Christmas card. What do you think?

The card base is Pear Pizzazz and the washi tape is adhered over Whisper White card.

The stamped and punched sentiment comes form one of the Host sets at the back of the 2015 Holiday catalogue. You can choose one of these sets as part of your Stampin’Rewards when you make an order of $250 or more.  Have a look at the two sets you can choose from on page 51 of the Holiday catalogue.

The cute star buttons are also one of the Holiday cattie items. They come in Home for Christmas Designer Buttons pack. I tied gold metallic thread through the button holes to complete the look.

Hope you like my card. I’d love to know your thoughts about it so please leave a comment below.


 Click on any of the items below and you will be linked to my online Stampin’Up! store.

White Christmas Window Frame Corner Pop Up Card

I have been meaning to share this card from last months class where we created Corner Pop Up cards. this card was the most popular sample that my class ladies recreated so it was handled quite a lot, hence the ink mark on it – sorry. I should have taken photos before class. I did of the other samples but not his one, naughty me!

The new Hearth & Home framelits 139666 in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue offer so much potential for creating fascinating cards. I have seen loads of lovely ideas on Pinterest. The stamp set used here is White Christmas 135767 from the Stampin’Up!  2015 Annual Catalogue. I liked the way I could vary the window view using this stamp set.

I cut my Whisper White card to 2 1/2 x 3 inches and stamped my scene. Before adding any litlle extras like the bird, position your window frame over the stamped piece to make sure your little extras don’t get hidden by the window bars.

This stamp set being photopolymer means you can shape the tree stamp image to make the snow covered hill higher or lower. There was some fussy cutting required to cut out the banner but it was not as hard as I thought it might be! The addition of the fine tip glue pen makes gluing fine items like this banner an absolute breeze.

If creating this style of card I would suggest when you come to do the sentiment position the sentiment and mat on the open popped up card so as you end up adhering the sentiment in the correct orientation.

Colours used are Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card.
Inks are Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you like my card!



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