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Valentine’s Day…with a twist!

Do you ever have trouble finding exactly the right sentiment for a card?  Stampin’ Up! are brilliant at covering all the beautiful moments but sometimes showing that you’re cranky can be a struggle.

Do you remember that Janet Jackson song “What have you done for me lately?”  My friends and I have often commented that a card like this could be handy at times 🙂 This video will have you reaching for your largest shoulder pads in no time!

We did have a fabulous stamp that I’ve used on this card, it is a rotary style so you can make up your own words.  In it’s place you could use any of our alphabet sets.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for a supply list.

This card features a background technique that I will be showcasing this Friday at my classes.  Check back here after that to see how you can recreate this look on your own cards.  It is not too late to book into the classes.

The card above was a lot of fun to make but it is not at all how I feel about my Valentine.  For his card I have cased Cindy Schuster with some very minor changes.  The stamp is from “Suite Sentiments”.

I wanted to make a card for each of the kids and so I followed the basic design above and simply changed the background colour (and then stamped the “kid” with the “Back to Basics Alphabet” and matching ink).  I changed the washi tape to a gorgeous sparkly one that we had at our previous Sale-a-bration.

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Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Alphabet Rotary Stamp


Let’s taco ’bout how awesome you are!

I appreciate all the support I get from all of you and this year I want to make more of a consistent effort to show it.

This is where I have started….

This is such a cute set from our current Sale-a-bration catalogue.  The new watercolour pencils make colouring in a very easy experience too.

To help me to design this card I started with this sketch…

I would also like to follow more sketch challenges this year, this is where you’ll find the Viva La Verve sketches.

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Blender Pens


Gold Dragonflies!

I saw this beautiful card on Pinterest by Vikki, I changed it slightly…

You’ll find this gorgeous Designer Series Paper in the “Pop of Pink” pack.  Don’t forget to use your Precision Base Plate to get an excellent cutting result with your Dragonfly Thinlit, more information about the Precision Base Plate is here.

I’ve used an embossing folder on the Gold Foil, I love how well our foil embosses with the Big Shot, this folder has now retired but lots of others would look wonderful on this card.


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Big Shot



Workspace tip!

I’m delighted to once again have some time in my studio this morning.  While crafting I remembered an awesome accidental find of mine.  While helping out in our school tuckshop for a “red day” (when the school holds a fundraiser and for that day is able to sell foods not usually permitted) we were unboxing the donuts and I found the plastic lids to be the perfect size for full card fronts.  They are perfect for the shaving cream technique as they are big enough and flat and yet also have a raised edge to help keep your work surface clean.

One of my daughters (and her friend)  had some time in the studio yesterday and they made some cards as pictured, this technique is a massive hit with this teenage age group, they still can’t resist getting the shaving cream all over their hands when they’re finished 🙂

My next step will be colouring this doily and I’ll need a lot of water, so once again this tray will be perfect.

So go forth and get a six pack of donuts from your local Coles.  If you need any help to get rid of the donuts you know where I live! (Donuts are my absolute favourite thing ever).

Time to party!


I think “Confetti Celebrations” will become my ‘go to’ stamp for many of my birthday cards this year.  It is so versatile and I’ve seen so many awesome cards made with it.  I couldn’t resist using it for one of our recent Catalogue Launch cards.

Here I have used Dapper Denim (love this new colour), Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. The balloons have been stamped in Marina Mist and Crushed Curry.  The embossing on the banner is the new folder “Festive”.

Happy Stampin’



Monster High


My girls were recently invited to a friend’s party…I had the scoop that the little friend was a Monster High fan so I made the cards to match in with our gifts.

It was easy to find the images online and import them into My Digital Studio.  They cards are hybrid as the ribbon is “real” and I have continued the traditional style of cutting cardstock and layering my images.  The logo on the right has also been cut out and adhered with dimensionals.

I have been told that the girls all preferred the card to the left.


I’m so happy to have this digital component to add such a personal touch to my cards. Have you embraced the digital world yet? Remember it only enhances what you do, it cannot ever replace what we already do so well 🙂

Happy Stampin’


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