Joyful Holly

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Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joyful Holly’. This is a simple card to make, you will have fun making this for your friends and family.

The Poppy Parade card front has been stamped all over using one of the Holly images Poppy Parade Stampin’ Pad.

The Joyful Holly stamp is a 2 step stamp – one stamp gives you the out line and the other fills in the image. It is a Photopolymer stamp so you can see through the stamp to line it up. I used the Stamparatus which allows me to line everything up and stamp multiple cards.

Stamparatus $85.00 AUD

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Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

Joyful Holly Tutorial

Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

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Wildly Grateful – Demonstrator Support Program Blog Hop October 2020

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop.

I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Today I decided to make some customer cards for my October Customer’s & Team.

For this project I used products from Swirly Frames stamp set, Lovely You and the Small Bloom Punch.

             This card is very simple using a ‘Stamping of technique or 2nd Generation’  stamping.

How to make this Card….

  • Cut a Piece of Whisper White Cardstock at 8.5 x 8.5cm
  • Using the Stamparatus stamped the circle Swirly Frame using Smoky Slate Stampin’ Pad.
  • To form the wreath- Using Just Jade Stampin’ Pad ,start on the right hand side & stamped the first leaf. Then stamped again without re-inking following the curve of the circle towards the top.(I stamped 3 times) Each time you stamp the image gets lighter and lighter – this gives you the 2nd & 3rd Generation.
  • Then repeat, this time following the bottom curve.

  • Stamp the sentiment with in the circle using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Mat – Cut a piece of Magenta Madness cut at 9 x 9cm and adhere to the Whisper White square.
  • Card Base – Whisper White cut at 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Adhere the stamped/ matted pieces to the card front.
  • Using the Small Bloom Punch 3 flowers where punched out for each card

and here comes the fun part….

  • With a piercing mat rub each flower in a circle motion with the large curve end of my Bone Folder to soften the paper.
  • Then take each flower and scrunch it into a ball. Gently unfold the flower, this gives your flowers some texture and dimension.
  • Adhere three flowers to the wreath with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue or a Glue Dot.
  • In the center of each flower add a Bumble Bee  Enamel Dot from the 2020-21 In Colour Enamel Dots.

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Set Sail

Good Morning and Welcome today to my Blog.

It’s a beautiful morning here in Moss Vale, NSW. A lovely winters day…

In the last couple of day’s I have been working with a new stamp from Stampin’ Up! ® called Camouflage152547  and teamed it up with Sailing Home 149457.

When I saw this I new I had to get it and make a card for my son, who is in the Australian Defence Force. Not often do I find something that suits him compared to my other sons. This card is nearly all in gray as the Navy camo colours are gray with some black in it. Instead of using black I have used Night of Navy and a touch of gold because he is an Officer. So I hope he likes this card…its not a birthday or for anything special event.I just want to write him so he knows he is always in our thoughts.

Set Sail

This card has a lot of texture using the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder, torn and inked edges,  layers of die cuts from the Smooth Sailing Dies and the Stitched Shapes -Oval.

How to Stamp these Images..

When stamping this card I used the Stamparatus – Stampin’ Up! ® positioning tool as it allowed me to stamp this image a few times.

*Hint – before using the stamp clean it a couple of times with the Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist. Being a large all over stamp I found I was getting a good clean image. Sometimes residue from the manufacturing can still be on the stamp and the small bush bristles on the Stampin’ Scrub can get in a clean them off.

The Stamparatus also enables you to stamp multiple images going down the page because of there hinged system. I had to play with NO INK to make sure I had the stamp in the correct position, when I had that sorted I could move the plate down two hinge notches and re-stamp having everything lined up just right.

The Stamparatus is one of those MUST HAVE tools.

148187 $85.00 AUD

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I have added a Tutorial  HERE

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All the Good Things

This weeks Global Design Project is a ‘Theme Challenge’ – GDP#175 and the theme is ‘Down the garden path’. To see all the projects made by the Design Team and the other entries in the GDP#175 Challenge CLICK HERE

Now I’m not much of a gardener, I pretty much tend to kill anything I try to grow. But I do like to look at lovely gardens and last year my son took my husband (his father) and myself to the National Arboretum Canberra.

While there we went and saw the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection…….it was amazing. If you are ever in Canberra it is worth the visit. And I am glad I’m not the one to look after these magnificent little gardens.

Thankfully Stampin’ Up! have a stamp that I hope I can’t kill and it doesn’t need to be watered….and reminds me of that time we spent with Hayden in Canberra.

All the Good Things by Stampin’ Up!

146558 – Clear , 146555 – Wood

How have I coloured this stamp….

Instead of using just one colour on this stamp, I have used seven colours…that’s right SEVEN colours….HOW?

First off you have to use the ‘Stamparutus’ this cannot be done with out it. Why? Because you need to go back adding one colour at a time and this is what the Stamparutus allows you to do.

Secondly, I used a Sponge Dauber to add the link to the stamp.

So what colours and where…..

  • Pot – Cajun Craze and Fresh Fig used to highlight the edges and bottom of the pot.
  • Tree Trunk – Early Espresso
  • Leaves – Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Tranquil Tide.
  • Added Gold Shimmer Paint to leaves also..(from Holiday Catalogue)

The card base is Early Espresso, a piece of Fresh Fig – embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and a strip of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem collection. The Stamped image was cut using the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies found in the Occasions Catalogue on page 28.

Thank you for reading my Blog, I hope you have found it interesting. All the products used are listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. Any questions or comments leave in the comments below and I will get back to you.

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

Great news about the Staparatus!

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight, and we wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats. We will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets.

These are available for you to order…NOW!

Frosted Floral

Frosted Floral from Stampin’ Up!

The Frosted Floral Suite by stampin’ Up! is a beautiful versatile suite of stamps, dies and Specialty Designer Series Paper that can be used for any occasion…not just Christmas. This range is made up of soft delicate flowers and leaves.

The suite comprises of the First Frost stamps and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, which you can purchase together as the First Frost Bundle 149942 (w) 149943 (c). The suite also includes the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper 147800 which is stunning, printed on shimmery white paper it gives that classical elegance that suites any occasion. As always to make life easier Stampin’ Up! have added the Frosted Floral Cardstock Pack 147754 giving you 24 sheets in 3 colours -Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.

Also in the suite are Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets , Tranquil Tide ¼” Velvet Ribbon and Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments.

The main flowers used on this card were stamped with Blackberry Bliss, the stamp itself gives the gradation of colour that you see. The Stamparatus was used to stamp the Bud image, it allows you to stamp the one image using multiples of colour. By using a daubers or a sponge I was able to coloured the area of the stamp where I wanted that colour.

See image below….

  1. Using Mint Macaron colour the stem and lower petels.
  2. Blushing Bride was sponged on the main part of flower head
  3. With Gorgeous Grape only sponge on the top of flower head.
  4. Blackberry Bliss is only on the tip…this colour is very strong, so only on the tip.
This is a beautiful suite to use and I’m sure you will enjoy playing with it as much as I do.

Thank you for reading my Blog today, if you have any questions about any of these products or about Stampin’ Up! please contact me.

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

Feathers and Frost, Joy to the World.

Feathers and Frost by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up!  Holiday Catalog has gone live and I hope you have had a chance to sit down and go through it. There are some really great stamp sets and bundles in there…if you live in Australia and you don’t have a copy then drop me a line, I will get one to you.

Last month I participated in a card swap with 12 other demonstrators from ESAD Facebook Group using products from the Holiday Catalogue, being a demo means you get to purchase the products a month before it goes live…that’s one of the many perks. So I thought I would share with you the card that I made using the Feathers & Frost 147771 photopolymer stamp set.

The Stamparatus 148187 was a real asset to stamping this card as it allowed me to stamp the images twice to give a clear dark colour, this tool is a must for every stamper

The leaf design and the ‘to the world’ sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake Cardstock .The word ‘Joy’ was stamped in Merry Merlot using the Stamparatus stamping exactly on top of the Merry Merlot, then re-stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed.

Once all the stamping was completed using a Blender Pen I coloured the leaves in with Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot for the berries.

Here’s a TIP for you….I wanted the berries to have a similar look to the embossed ‘JOY’ so with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen I added a drop of glue onto each berry – it drys clear and looks like an enamel dot.

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

The count down is on!

The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.

My Stamparatus

This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.

So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.

Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.

Precision Placement –

Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps –

Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique –


What did I end up making with the Baby Bear

Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…

The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.

To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.

 Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.

To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.


Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.


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