You Party Animal - Zany Zebra and Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Spotlight - Sale-a-bration

You Party Animal - Zany Zebra and Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Spotlight - Sale-a-bration


Hello and welcome back. Today's cards use the very pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Papers (12"x 12" Sale-a-bration Papers). This is another Sale-a-bration set that I wanted to showcase with only 2 more days of Sale-a-bration left. I also want to remind you that you can get this 12" x 12" paper pack for FREE if you spend over $90 in the Australian Stampin' Up!® store. 

Click HERE if you would like to be taken directly to my storefront. Don't forget you only have till February 28th to shop and receive  Sale-a-bration products for FREE for a $90 or $180 minimum spend ($90 for Flower & Field DSP ) .


When I saw the Flower & Field DSP, my mind was thinking floral cards until I saw this pattern and I had to ink up the Zany Zebras stamp set. Such a playful and versatile set. I combined it with the True Love 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (from the Love You Always Suite) which had the more traditional black and white you would use with a zebra.

I also used a 2" circle punch on the Flower and Field papers. The Zebra image and sentiment were stamped on Basic White card using Tuxedo Black ink, and I stamped some decorative stars using Flirty Flamingo ink. The stamped sentiment and images were all from the Zany Zebra set.

My next card features one of the reverse sides of the Flower & Field papers, and I combined it with the Heal Your Heart stamp set (also a free Sale-a-bration set for over $90 spent in the Stampin' Up!® store).


I stamped the Corner Bouquet using Tuxedo Black ink, and used the Stamparatus to repeat stamp the image in order to make it a really deep black. I wanted to add very minimal decoration to the card so I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the 3/8" (1cm) Fine Art Ribbon.


For my last card, I used one of my favoured suites from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue -  the Dandy Garden Suite. 


I used the Flower & Field Sale-a-bration paper, and placed one of the Dandy Laser-Cut Speciality Paper Die cuts on top of the patterned paper. I then punched two Dragonflies from the Dandy Garden 6" x 6" DSP and used a sentiment from the Hello Dear Friend Card Kit (more about that another day).

I hope you like all of the cards today and I hope that you got some inspiration on how you could use the Flower & Field DSP.

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Also don't forget to visit my Tutorial page for the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle which contains 62 tutorials for Dragonfly and Dandy Garden inspiration. 

I also have my Love You Always - Mosaic Card Tutorial available as a tutorial too.

Don't forget Sale-A-bration finishes is almost finished. You can get yourself a Sale-A-bration stamp set or a pack of designer series papers if you spend more than AUD $90 from January 5th- February 28th 2021. 

Please email me if you would like a January-June 2021 Catalogue  (Australia only).

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click here.

Click HERE  (or the link at the top of the page) to join my team.

If you would like regular updates from me, click my blog link here, and my newsletter link here.

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Have a great day and hope you are having a crafty week.

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A Touch of Ink Spotlight and Sale-a-bration

A Touch of Ink Spotlight and Sale-a-bration


Hello and welcome back to my blog.Today's cards use the 'A Touch of Ink' stamp set (a Sale-a-bration set). I made these cards a while back but with less than a week before Sale-a-bration finishes, I wanted to showcase this amazing set that you can get for FREE if you spend over $180 in the Australian Stampin' Up!® store. 

Click HERE if you would like to be taken directly to my storefront. Don't forget you only have till February 28th to shop and receive  Sale-a-bration products for FREE for a $90 or $180 minimum spend ($180 for A Touch of Ink) .

This first card is simple but uses multiple techniques such as ink blending with the new Blending Brushes, some water splattering onto the blended background to achieve the speckled effect on the card as well as colouring of the images with the Stampin' Blends and a bit of fussy cutting.


I also used the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as well as the regular Basic Jewels to add a decorative element to the card, but I coloured the Basic Jewels with my Stampin' Blends to achieve the colours to match my card.

This next card uses the solid wing butterfly image from the stamp set to create flowers on my card. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to hand draw the stems of the flowers. I used a brush and splattered Cherry Cobbler ink to achieve some background effects. 


I coloured the Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon and the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends to colour them to match the card. The sentiment is also from the A Touch of Ink set and matted onto Flower and Field 12" x12" Designer Series Paper (another Sale-a-bration item you can get for FREE if you spend just $90 in the Australian Stampin' Up! store).


This last card uses stamping and heat embossing, as well as some background blending with inks and the Blending Brushes.


I added some Pastel Pearls from the Hydrangea Haven bundle to complement the colours.



I hope you like all of the cards today and I hope that you got some inspiration on how you could use the 'A Touch of Ink' Stamp Set.

Don't forget to subscribe for my newsletter.

Also don't forget to visit my Tutorial page for the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle which contains 62 tutorials for Dragonfly and Dandy Garden inspiration. 

I also have my Love You Always - Mosaic Card Tutorial available as a tutorial too.

Don't forget Sale-A-bration finishes is almost finished. You can get yourself a Sale-A-bration stamp set or a pack of designer series papers if you spend more than AUD $90 from January 5th- February 28th 2021. 

Please email me if you would like a January-June 2021 Catalogue  (Australia only).

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click here.

Click HERE  (or the link at the top of the page) to join my team.

If you would like regular updates from me, click my blog link here, and my newsletter link here.

Follow me on social media via FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

Have a great day and hope you are having a crafty week.

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Berry Blessings Bundle Spotlight and Sale-a-bration

Berry Blessings Bundle Spotlight and Sale-a-bration


Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today's post is very photo heavy, and instead of highlighting just one card, I will be showcasing the Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!®. These two Sale-a-bration items come as part of the Berry Blessings bundle if you spend over $180 in the Stampin' Up!® store. Don't forget that there is just over a week to go before Sale-a-bration finishes and you don't want to miss out on these gorgeous products.

I have a real range of cards for you today focusing mainly on the Berry Blessings Bundle. The Berry Blessing stamp set has lovely sentiments, and the Designer Series Papers has a variety of different colours which are very versatile and perfect for any occasion.

My first card uses some simple fussy cutting of the strawberries from Berry Delightful DSP. I used a sentiment from the " A Touch of Ink" stamp set which is also a Sale-a-bration item. I combined that with some blending using the new Blending Brushes (which I absolutely adore), dry embossing with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and some twine from the Snail Mail Combo pack. 

Here is another view.


For my second card, I used the Berry Delightful DSP as well as a sentiment from the Berry Blessings stamp set. Such a simple card, and completely different to my previous one.



For this next card, I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder on a piece of Garden Green cardstock. I combined it with the 'leafy' paper from the Berry Delightful DSP and added a piece of Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper over the top. I used a rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set and the sentiment was from the Always in My Heart Stamp Set.


This next card uses the Berry Delightful DSP combined with the Corner Bouquet (image) and Heal Your Heart stamp set (sentiment). Both stamp sets are Sale-a-bration items as well, and you can get each set FREE for any purchase over $90 ($180 if you want to receive both sets). 


I used the Rich Razzleberry Ink and Cardstock combined with the Blackberry Bliss 3/8" striped ribbon.


Finally, I used the Berry Blessings bundle (paper and stamp set)  and combined it with the Stitched So Sweetly Die set and ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.




I hope you like all of the cards today and I hope that you got some inspiration on how you could use the Berry Blessings Bundle and other Sale-a-bration products.

Don't forget to subscribe for my newsletter.

Also don't forget to visit my Tutorial page for the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle which contains 62 tutorials for Dragonfly and Dandy Garden inspiration. 

I also have my Love You Always - Mosaic Card Tutorial available as a tutorial too.

Don't forget Sale-A-bration finishes is almost finished. You can get yourself a Sale-A-bration stamp set or a pack of designer series papers if you spend more than AUD $90 from January 5th- February 28th 2021. 

Please email me if you would like a catalogue (Australia only).

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click here.

Click HERE  (or the link at the top of the page) to join my team.

If you would like regular updates from me, click my blog link here, and my newsletter link here.

Follow me on social media via FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

Have a great day and hope you are having a crafty weekend.

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Happy Birthday- Love You Always Suite

Happy Birthday- Love You Always Suite


Welcome back to my blog. 

Today's card is one I am giving to my mother for her birthday today (Happy Birthday Mum!!). It uses stamps and dies from the Always in My Heart Bundle (part of the Love You Always Suite) and also Happy Thoughts Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies from Stampin' Up!®. 


Instructions: 

Use a Gorgeous Grape card base - A4 cut in half lengthwise and folded in half.

- Cut a smaller piece of the Basic White card and attach to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Cut a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper. Use Blending Brushes and Gorgeous Grape ink to colour in the DSP and place emphasis on the bigger flowers by adding more ink to them with the brushes. Attach the DSP to the Basic White card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

- Use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut coordinating "labels" from Gorgeous Grape card and Basic White cardstock.

- Stamp the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Tuxedo Black ink onto the Basic White die cut. Attach the sentiment to Gorgeous Grape die cut using Liquid Glue and then attach that to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

-  Stamp floral images from the Always in my Heart stamp set onto Basic White using Gorgeous Grape ink. Fussy cut the images (although you could use the Floral Heart Dies).  Attach the flowers to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add some pastel pearls to the centre of the flowers and at each end of the Stitched So Sweetly die cut.

- Attach a piece of Basic White card to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue  and stamp another of the floral images from the Always in my Heart stamp set using Gorgeous Grape ink.


Don't forget to subscribe for my newsletter as I will have measurements for this card.

Also don't forget to visit my Tutorial page for the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle which contains 62 tutorials for more Dragonfly and Dandy Garden inspiration. 

I also have my Love You Always - Mosaic Card Tutorial available as a tutorial too.

The new January-June 2021Mini and Sale-A-bration catalogues are amazing and are out now. You can get yourself a Sale-A-bration stamp set or a pack of designer series papers if you spend more than AUD $90 from January 5th- February 28th 2021. 

Please email me if you would like a catalogue (Australia only).

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click here.

Click HERE  (or the link at the top of the page) to join my team.

If you would like regular updates from me, click my blog link here, and my newsletter link here.

Follow me on social media via FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

Have a great day and hope you are having a crafty week.

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