Fine Art Floral Suite

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Each month I run a in-house class to those that live locally around me in Card Making. This month the class was based on the Fine Art Floral Suite from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Card 1

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!. This card uses the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate

The above card was made using the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) with a layer of Golden Garden Specialty Acetate underneath the DSP. The only stamping involved is the sentiment using Night of Navy Ink.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler 10.5 x 29.9cm, score 14.9cm
  • Mat – Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front – Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper 7 x 13.5cm
  • Sentiment Strip – Night of Navy 2 x10cm
  • sentiment – Very Vanilla 3 x 10cm
  • Insert – Very Vanilla 10 x 14.4cm
  • 10cm Fine Art Ribbon

Card 2

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

This stamp set is a 2 Step Stamp using 2 ink pads Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade. The stem and leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. The flower head and stem/leaves were cut using the coordinating dies- Floral Gallery Dies. Purchase the stamps and dies together as the Art Gallery Bundle and save 10%.

  • Card Base – Calypso Coral Cardstock 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat – Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper 10 x 14.4cm
  • Added extra (not used in card above) – co-ordinating Golden Garden Designer Series Acetate 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front – Basic White Cardstock 10 x 12cm, die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Sentiment stamped on the right hand corner in Memento Black.
  • Basic White – stamping floral images 10.5 x 14.9cm, Flower head is mounted on dimenionals.
  • 3 Rhinestones adhered to card front
  • Double Bow in Linen Thread, attached at base of stem with a mini glue dot
  • Card Insert – Basic White 10 x 14.4cm

Card 3

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!...with the added use of the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and Gilded Leaf Embellishments

Stamp the flower image as used in Card 2 – Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow.

**Before die cutting, use the small flower center to stamp VersMark into the center of the flower. Coat with Heat & Stick Powder and heat with a heat gun. Have the Gilded Leafing close by, working quickly cover in gilding and brush away excess. Leaving a gold gilded flower center.

  • Card base – Basic White 10.5 x 29.9, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat – Calypso Coral Cardstock 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front – Basic White 9.7 x 14.1cm, run through the Cut & emboss machine using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • Flower – Basic White 10.5 x 14.9cm, stamp** see above, Flower head is mounted on dimenionals.
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 8 x 10cm, adhesive sheet attached to the back and sentiment die cut.
  • Card Insert – basic White 10 x14.4cm, ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment stamped on the inside in Poppy Parade Ink.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

Product List

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Dino Days Cards

Look, at what we made in this October card class!

Aren’t these so cute….It was so much fun playing with Dino Days Suite by Stampin’ Up! Found on Page 99 in the Annual Catalogue.

Card # 1.

This Fun Fold card is simple to make. The only stamping is on the front panel and on a panel on the reverse side of the card to write on, the back panel we used the Dinorour Designer Series Paper.

You can find the instructions for this card by clicking HERE.

Card #2.

This card I CASE’ed from Sarahs Stampin Retreat found on Pinterest. This is such a cute Dino stamped in Lovely Lipstick, with Mango Melody spine onto a scrap of Whisper white cardstock. Then cut out using the matching Dino Days Dies. The Birthday sentiment is from Botanical Bliss stamp set and was embossing in White Embossing Powder onto Peacock Blue Cardstock..

Card #3.

For instructions to make this card and all products used can be found HERE

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have found some inspiration for your next project. Please drop in on my FaceBook page on Wednesday’s at 7.30pm for my FaceBook Lives – Stamps, Paper & Ink.

All Products used in my cards will be listed below and are link to my On-Line Store, any questions please contact me.

New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you!

Available to order from the 1st November

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Animal Outing

Animal Outing by Stampin’ Up!

This was a fun class using the Animal Outing Suite, Animal Outing stamps 146600 (Clear) and Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 146902.

You can purchase this as a Bundle with the Thinlits – Animal Outing Bundle 148232 (wood) or 148324 (Clear)

The colours are bright and fun and it suites all ages…Yes adults too!

Card in a Box

All the animals were coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends and fussy cut leaving a 1″ tab on the bottom to attach to the box except for the Giraffe, we lengthen his neck so he could be sat up high above the others. You could use the Thinlits to cut these out but you would need to add a tab on the back so you can attach the animals to the box. The branches are from Petals & More Thinits 145655 and cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock and you will need 4 of these.

How to make the box…

  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock – 9″ x 6″,  Two x 1⅛” x 3⅛ “
  • Berry Burst cardstock –  Four x 2″ x 2⅝ “, Three x 2″ x 3⅛”, 2″ x 5⅞”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 1⅞” x 5¾”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) Lemon Lime Twist – Four x 1⅞” x 2½”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP)  Birds – Three x 1⅞” x 3″

Score the 9″ x 6″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock along the 9″ side at 2⅛”, 4¼”, 6⅜” and 8½”. Turn the cardstock so that the 6″ is along the top and score at 2¾”

Score the 2 smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist along the 3⅛ side at ½” & 2⅝”.

Use scissors to cut along all score lines stopping at the horizontal score line. Remove the top thin tab and angle the top and bottom of the longer thin tab.(as shown below)

Fold along all the parallel score lines, adhere a stripe to Tear’n’tape along the tab and adhere the sides together to form a box. With the join at the back of your box fold down the front and two sides leaving the back up.

With the two smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock fold along score lines to form a ‘Z’ shape and with Multi-purpose Glue adhere into the top of the box running parallel to the back and front of the box  as shown below. Making sure they are equally spaced.

Now with the box complete it is time to decorate…

The three pieces of Berry Burst cardstock and coordinating – Birds DSP are adhered together and attached to the lower panels of the box. The four Berry Burst panels and coordinating – Lemon Lime Twist DSP are adhered together and attached to the top sides of the folded panels and the inside back panel of the box.

The large piece of Whisper White cardstock is adhered to the large piece of Berry burst and then attached to the back of the box, giving you a panel to write on.

Now its just a matter of decorating with the animals and branches, making sure that when you flatten the box you are keeping close to the boundaries of the box so that it can fit inside an envelope..


Jig-Saw Card

This card is very simple…..

Card base – Crumb Cake Cardstock 8¼” x 5¾” , scored 4⅛

Mat – Pool Party 4″ x 5½”, scrap for banner approx ½” wide  x 1¾”

Designer Series Paper 3¾” x 5¼”

Whisper White cardstock large enough for the kangaroo

Adhere the DSP to the Pool Party Mat making sure there is an all over coverage of glue. As you don’t want the jig-saw pieces to come apart when cut. Place the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits 146830 on top of the adhered mat with approx ¼” around 3 sides and run through the Big Shot 143263. Place the jig-saw pieces into a cellophane bag to go inside the card for the recipient.

Attach the mat to the front of the crumb Cake card base.

Stamp the kangaroo image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Momento Ink and colour using Stampin’ Up! Blends. Either fussy cut or use the coordinating Thinlits. Stamp your sentiment onto the banner and flag the right side of the banner. Adhere to the card. Use dimensionals on the back of the kangaroo making sure not to put any on his head as this will be sitting over the jig-saw area of the card.


Alligator Card

I will let you work this simple card out…my only suggestion is the sentiment does not need to go where I have put it. It will depend on your Designer Series Paper, I didn’t want to cover up the heads to much and when I cut out the panels on some I have more tails than heads. So just put the sentiment where it looks best.


Thanks for taking time to read my Blog post as I know this has turned out to be a long one, sorry about that….Below you will find links to all the products used at my On-line Store.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

August Class – Stampin’ Up! Blends

 The August class we looked at the Stampin’ Up! Blends and how to use them.

These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in many of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there..You can purchase these as Singles or as Combo Pack…see page 205 Annual Catalogue

Here are some tips on how I like to use Blends-

  • ONLY use Momento Ink 132708
  • Smooth surface cardstock is best to use such as Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Have a layer of scrap paper under your work as it is normal for the colour to bleed through the cardstock – you want this to happen (see following 2 points)
  • Work on small areas at a time, this allows the ink to stay moist while you work and helps the colours to blend
  • Apply the lighter colour using small circles to saturate the paper, this will help the colour to blend together.
  • Apply the darker shade of color, you can use a tick or flick like motion. Start the tick /flick from where you want it to be darkest and it will become lighter at the tip. Or you can just colour in where you want your shading to go.
  • Go over the areas where you want the two shades to blend with the lighter colour but take care to not add to much light colour to where you want it to be darkest as it may also lighten those areas.
  • Have fun and try mixing the colours like the yellow to pinks, just make sure you clean on the nibs on scrap paper.

The first card we made used the Butterfly from Beautiful Day Stamp set 145915 (clear) 145912 (wood)

We started to make this card using only the 1 colour (Light and Dark) but everyone was enjoying using the blends so much they wanted to add more colour

and who am I to stop them…its all about being creative, Right!

So we ended up with this…..the colours I used are Calypso Coral Combo 144045 and Daffodill Delight Combo 144603

The following two card we used the Blended Season stamps from the “Colour your Season” Limited -Time Bundle Only Available until 31 August or while stocks last.

This bundle comes with Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched seasons Framelits – Wood-mount 149893 / Clear-mount 149894

Along with this bundle you can purchase Watercolour Pencils Ass 2 149014 (these are not part of the bundle price)



The colour Combos used are  Granny Apple Green 147274 & Real Red (Available next month in the Holiday Catalogue)

The colour Combos used Highland Heather 147276, Old Olive 144597 & Daffodil Delight 144603

There are lots of great videos out there on how to use Blends and I have added here one by Stampin’ Up! here…

Thank you for reading my post…if you have any questions please contact me. All the product used will be listed below with links to my On-Line Store (Australia Only)


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.Sta

Traveler’s Diary ….

When life gets so busy and you get to the end of the week…I looked back to find what I had missed….

And it was YOU!

So what have I been doing….it seems I am always on the computer. Looking for ideas searching the net, looking at Facebook. It never seems to end.

I have to sit at the start of each week and plan out my week or nothing gets done. And what better way to do this but with a planner or Diary, a book to jot down Tasks, Events, plans or ideas. Something that fits in your purse or bag that’s handy, something that is all about you and your life. A reflection of your day to day life.

A book to write about your travels, what you have seen, your thoughts or your feelings….a book to use for Prayer Points and Bible Study Notes….

A collection of books held together in one cover, with pockets to add things you need to keep or memorabilia of special events.

Here is my version of a Traveler’s Diary….its fits in my bag. I have used one of my favorite Designer Series Papers.

It has 3 books for notes, a basic month by month calendar and somewhere for photo’s of my family.

If you are interested in learning how to make one of these I will be running a workshop (in Australia), detailed below.

After this class I will post a Tutorial on this.

Any questions about this or anything else please contact me.


What do I have coming up in my classes….

Hi! Hope you are all having a lovely day.

It has been raining here in Moss Vale Australia all week and it looks like it will be a wet weekend as well. Our local show is also on this weekend so I don’t think I will be getting down to that. Last time I went to the show ground to go to a Circus in the rain I went for a tumble falling flat on my face…not a pretty sight…LOL!

So I think I will be staying away!

Anyway what do I have coming up…next month I will be running a class on “Water colour Backgrounds” using some of the techniques I have been doing and posting about over the last few weeks.


Dates : April 21, 2017

Booking required by April 10, 2017

More information about cost and what you require for the class will be found on Events page above.

Hope that if you live in Australia (Near to Southern Highland) you are able to attend.

Have a lovely and safe weekend..


New Catalogues….Weekly Deals….Classes Info

the Occasionals Catalogue


and Sale-A-Brations Catalogue

SP_Week 1

is avalable on line or in hard copy.
Click HERE to see the catalogues on-line NOW!

If you would like to recieve a hard copy contact me today.

There are some wonderful new stamps, kits and free product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue (when you purchase $90 worth)


Is the time to book your Workshop.
Get together with your friends and family and let me come and show you our fantastic products.
Earn some great products when your workshop sales reach $250 and earn extra rewards from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue when you and your friends spend $90

Have you had a look at this weeks WEEKLY DEALS.
Each week these change and are only for one don’t leave it too long to place your order.

Magnetic Platform and what a great price ($17.50 off)


Click on the HERE to go directly to this great deal.

Classes for January

Card Making Classes
My first class for this year is on Friday 15th.
There are two times 10am and 7.30pm.
Cost: $20 per person
Bring a friend (never been before) and get your class at half price and your friend for free!
Bookings are essential….
Book by calling 0408 868 771
(please note new email address for time being, while we sort out email issues)
And because its the first for the Year we will have a “Party Theme”
If you can’t be there and wish to recieve your copy of the lastest catalogues contact me and I will post them out to you.

Project Life Classes
Will start again on the last Friday of the month
29th January
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Bring a friend (never been before) and get your class at half price and your friend for free!
Bookings are essential….
Book by calling 0408 868 771
(please note new email address for time being, while we sort out email issues)