Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Once again, I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is BABY!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created a baby’s card for so long.

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

For my card I ended up using the stamp set “Swirly Bird” which was still sitting on my 20170611_121427blog-insidedesk from when I created my cards for my “Creative Cards” class .  I teamed it up with the “Colour Theory” DSP Stack, yep sitting on my desk from my Memories & More Class.   Love, love, love this stack!!!!!!

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


241. Hello Baby – Swirly Bird


Bundle of Love

I received a brand nephew just before Christmas so today’s card is the one I created for him.  It is not the traditional soft blue as I’ve gone for a bright look.  I didn’t mean to but I seem to be on a “Brights mission” of late.  Have you noticed that with my cards?

I saw this card on Pinterest, so took my inspiration from there.  Thank you so much.

For something a little extra special, I decided to create a Z Fold Card.  The Base is Night of Navy.  I then embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF & adhered it to the left hand side.

I then stamped the “wash splat” image from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Whisper White in Daffodil Delight Ink.  I cut a heart from Night of Navy using the Heart from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits which was adhered over the top of the stamped Daffodil Delight.

I die cut a Baby T from Whisper White using the “Baby’s First” Framelits, stamped the little tie from the coordinating “Something for Baby” Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White, die cut with using the little bow Framelit & adhered it to the Baby T.  This was adhered over the Night of Navy Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bundle of” from “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto the stamped card in Night of Navy Ink. 

“Love” from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits was die cut in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight & Night of Navy.  I adhered the Night of Navy to the Whisper White & then the Daffodil Delight was adhered to the top but allowing a little bit of the Night of Navy showing to the sides.  It was then adhered to the top of the Baby T. I did the Whisper White so that it would pop a little more.

To complete my card, I randomly scattered Metallic Sequin Assortments around the card before layering onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Card Front.

For my inside, I embossed a small piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF, added a small edge of Daffodil Delight down 1 side & layered onto a piece of Whisper White before adhering inside.

From all accounts, the mum loved the card & it has now gone into Leo’s Baby Album.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’









Happy Birthday

I am sharing with you today one of the cards created for our Pretty Pattern PapersTutorials which are launched the middle of each month.

If you are not familiar with this, it is to try & get you to use your DSP lying around in your cupboard which you don’t really want to cut into, but know that you have so much of the stuff that you really have to start using it.  I know, I was exactly the same & now, well I just love making that first cut into the Paper!  The beauty of these Tutorials, is that the DSP does not have to be current, just as long as you are using your DSP is all that matters.

Don’t forget to check out our “Pretty Pattern Papers” Page for more inspiration!

Until, next time, Happy Stampin’






Pretty Pattern Papers

Crikey, I can’t believe that today’s release will be our 5th.  Where does the time go?  Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us throughout our adventure/s.  It is very much Augustappreciated.

Each month we release a set of 3 cards using DSP (Designer Series Paper), along with a Sketch, Supplies, Measurements & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard.  The sketches are able to be used over & over so that you are creating entirely different looks.

This month we are playing with the lovely DSP Stack – “A Little Foxy”.  I love the colours in this stack & will admit that I didn’t want to cut into it, but now I can’t get enough of it.

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Welcome Baby…

G’day Stampers,

This is one of the cards we did in August’s Technique Class – Crimping!  Very easy, but a neat technique.  Gives your cards an extra dimension.  It was taken from this card Here & I added the greeting!

Supplies –
Stamp SetFox & Friends*, Short & Sweet
Inks – Only Orange, Real Red
Cardstock – Ral Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange
PunchesExtra Large 2-Step Bird*, Small Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Non-SU – Rhinesone, Ribbon

* Autumn-Winter Mini-catalogue – last days!!!!!!



It has been awhile since my last post but I’ve finally sat myself down & made a “Suspension Card”.  I’ve seen these around for sometime now, and always thought they looked too hard, but how wrong I’ve been all this time.  Again, no instructions, just took it from a couple of samples in a book & put them altogether.
Close-Up –
Supplies Used –
Stamp Set – Fox & Friends
Inks – Pink Pirouette
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
DSP – Patterns, DSP
Punches – 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Glue, 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Pink Pirouette
Non-SU – Dental Floss
Until next time, enjoy!

Welcome Baby…

G’day Stampers,

I’ve finally sat myself down & completed a challenge.  This challenge is from so go check it out!

My Card –
Supplies –
Stamp SetFox & Friends*, Short n Sweet
Inks – Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue, Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Ruby Red, Baja Blue, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
PunchesExtra Large 2-Bird*
Accessories – Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – So Saffron, Snail Adhesive

*  Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue

With this great layout, how easy does it make this card?

Until next time, enjoy!

Challenge – C4C18

Let’s have some fun!  Polka Dots Fun!
This is the weekly Challenge set by Crazy 4 Challenges!
Design a card/project using Polka Dots. 
My take of it is below.  See below for the link to their website, more details & samples.

Supplies –
Cardstock – Whisper White
DSP – Patterns DSP – Pink Pirouette
Punches – Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Ribbon, Pencil & Rubber, Uni-Ball Gel Pen

 I saw this in a magazine a long time ago & it has always been at the back of my mind.  I have never seen one on the internet or if there is, I have not come across one before.  I’ve made a simple tutorial if you are interested in trying one.

Tutorial for Baby Dress –
Instructions –

Dress –
1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock – 4” x 6 “
2. Score card in half
3. Measure halfway along fold
4. Using 1 ¼” Circle Punch, punch small ½ circle for neck
5. Measure down 1 ½” from top of card
6. Measure in ½” from edge, cut – sleeves
7. Repeat Steps 6 & 7 for other side
8. Using a pencil, rule a line starting from where the cut finishes to the bottom of outside of card
There should now be a small slant running down the length of the card
9. Using scissors, cut from bottom to the top – where the cut for the sleeve finishes
10. Repeat Steps 8 & 9 for other side
11. Will now start to look like the shape of a dress
12. Erase pencil lines

Overlay –
1. Cut DSP 4” x 6”
2. Starting from underneath the sleeves, match up against Cardstock, rule shape & cut –
3. Top will be small than bottom
4. Using Scallop Edge, punch hemline – Hem should be about ½” shorter than Card
5. Apply adhesive on DSP & adhere to Card in line with the sleeves
6. Attach matching Ribbon & tie bow
7. Cut small pocket from DSP
8. Apply Faux Sewing along edge of pocket using Uni-Ball Gel Pen
9. Adhere to dress

To give a different look –
 Attach a flower, Brads or Buttons instead of bow
 Place a small row of Rhinestones along the top, running from sleeve to sleeve
 Add another layer – opposite side of DSP or something entirely different – Translucent

The List is endless, but I kept mine very clean and simple on purpose!

If you would like to play along all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C18.  Don’t forget to go to to upload your card, so as everyone else can see it too.

Until next time, have a great night


This is a little project we did at a get together with a group of friends sometime last year.
Supplies –
Cardstock – Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink – Barely Banana
Stamp Set – Wild About You
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Mat Pack, Black Marker, Dimensionals, Ribbon
Enjoy & Happy Stampin!

Baby Baby

Morning World!
I have had to do a mixture of baby tags, so have started off with a couple of very simple tags, using “Forest Friends”
I’ve made sure that the tags are big enough to write a small message on the inside.  Sometimes, you purchase a small gift tag & there is never enough room to write a message on the inside.
Stamp Set – Forest Friends
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pretty-in-Pink
Ink – Bashful Blue, Pretty-in-Pink
Accessories – Gel Pen, Snail Adhesive, Crop-a-Dile
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Remember – This stamp set is from the current Spring Mini-Catalogue & finishes at the end of November.  The stamps will not be repeated!