Cookie Cutter Christmas for WWYS #93

Welcome back to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. Our stamp set this week is the oh, so cute Cookie Cutter Christmas. The bundle is on the retiring list so you don’t want to miss out. Click here to grab it before it’s gone.












I created a chevron pattern for my card front by using strips of the diagonal striped paper from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper pack. The little gingerbread man, stamped in Crumb Cake is peeping out of the jar (from the Jar of Love Stamp Set). Yes, I had to chop his little arms off! But doesn’t he look adorable?! The other sweets in the jar were fussy cut from another design in the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. The twine around the neck of the jar is also from the Candy Cane Lane suite of products. The jar lid is Silver Foil stamped with black Stazon.




The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a strip of Basic Black cardstock. The inside of the card was finished with the  gingerbread man peeking in from the corner and some more fussy cut sweets. I really had so much fun making this card; I think there will be a lot of friends receiving Cookie Cutter Christmas cards this year!




If you like this colour combo, feel free to share and pin it. You can find more on my Pinterest colour inspiration board.




Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project.

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Holiday Catalogue Close-Out Sale

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It’s that time of the year when Stampin’ Up!® clears out product to make way for the new Occasions Catalogue coming up in January. And that means you can grab some great bargains! But these items sell out fast, so if you have a wish list, don’t leave it or you may just miss out!

As I’m writing this post, products are going out of stock – the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp Set is no longer available! Here are the items that have low stock levels, which means they will be gone forever very soon. You can click on the images to order that product in my online store. Don’t forget to add the Hostess Code for December – SVTUHTJ2 – so that I can send you a free gift!

Item #: 141972 Stampin Write Markers Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green
Item #: 141973 Stampin’ Write Markers Crumb Cake & Real Red











Note: You will still be able to buy the markers after the Close-Out Sale, however you will need to buy the whole colour family in a pack of 10.

Item #: 141992 Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ Warmth & Cheer
Item #: 143213 Cardstock Pack A4 Presents & Pinecones
Item #: 142037 Stamp Set Wood Candy Cane Christmas
Item #: 142051 Stamp Set Wood Wrapped in Warmth
Item #: 142069 Stamp Set Wood Greetings from Santa
Item #: 142112 Stamp Set Photopolymer Jolly Friends
Item #: 142119 Stamp Set Clear Christmas Magic
Item #: 142128 Stamp Set Wood Yummy Little Christmas
Item #: 142136 Stamp Set Wood Wonder of Christmas
Item #: 142139 Stamp Set Clear Wonder of Christmas
Item #: 142142 Stamp Set Wood Merry Mice
Item #: 142152 Stamp Set Clear Merry Medley
Item #: 142186 Stamp Set Wood Frosted Medallions
Item #: 142189 Stamp Set Clear Frosted Medallions
Item #: 142198 Stamp Set Photopolymer Totally Trees


Item #: 142206 Stamp Set Wood Suite Seasons


Item #: 142226 Stamp Set Wood Halloween Scares
Item #: 142236 Stamp Set Photopolymer Spooky Fun
Item #: 142238 Stamp Set Wood Ghoulish Grunge
Item #: 142245 Stamp Set Photopolymer Mr. Funny Bones
Item #: 142249 Stamp Set Wood Halloween Halloween Treat













































































































I also noticed that the new Layering Circles Framelits Dies from the Annual Catalogue are on sale too! Normally AU$58.00, you can get them for AU$46.40 – a great buy! Click on the image to purchase.

Item #: 141705 Layering Circles Framelits Dies

Also keep in mind that some of the bundles from the Holiday Catalogue will be carried over which means they will still be available once the Close-Out Sale ends, BUT you will no longer be able to get them at 10% off, so if you have been thinking about buying any of those, NOW is the time to get them.

Another thing to remember is that if you have been thinking of joining, now is the perfect time – you can add anything from the current catalogues including the Close-Out Sale products to your Starter Kit! Here’s the link to join. Any questions, please call (0435 782 009) or email ([email protected]) me.

Here are the links to all the products on sale (including Clearance Rack products) – just click on the images to see what’s available in real time.

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Star of Light for WWYS #92

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Star of Light Stamp Set. It’s so easy to achieve a WOW effect with this set. I love the intricate designs of the images and the sentiments come in the most gorgeous fonts. Here’s the stamp set pic:

You can purchase the stamp set and coordinating dies as a bundle and save 10%.

Item #143508 – Star Of Light Photopolymer Bundle: Star of Light Stamp Set and Starlight Thinlits Dies.

I chose Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver Foil for my card. They look so classically elegant together. And that swirl image is so pretty in real life! I backed the foil star and the sentiment with Silver Glimmer Paper.
TIP: When cutting foil, make sure your top cutting plate is relatively new otherwise it will leave indentations in the finished die-cut. Also, use a die brush to remove the die-cut to prevent damage.

I decorated the inside of the card with a little sponging in Night of Navy to emulate the night sky and some silver embossed stars. Both sentiments were clear embossed over Night of Navy ink.


Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.


If you like this colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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The Stitched from the Heart offer ends on November 30 – get the new Stitched Shapes Framelits + 25% off select stamp sets. Click here to see more.


Have you reserved your copy of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure due for release January 4? You can do that here. If you can’t wait that long to order from the new catalogue, you can join my team as a Demo, place your order on December 1 and get 20% off. You will also get $235 of product for just $169 + free delivery on your Starter Kit. Click here to join now! Got a question? I’d love to hear from you! Email me at [email protected] or if you’d prefer to speak to me in person, give me a call on 0435 782 009.

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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Cindy Schuster



Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Cindy Schuster. Cindy is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from  Georgia, USA and a current Artisan Team Member. And it’s clear to see why Cindy was chosen to be an Artisan – her designs are unique and beautiful. Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Cindy’s blog by clicking on her picture.




We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Cindy’s designs today. I chose the trio of cards below. I love how Cindy has showcased Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and these are just so sweet with their ribbons, trims and doilies backing the focal image.


For my notecard sized trio I used a Hostess set and DSP from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue – Iconic Occasions Stamp Set and Party Animal DSP. I’ve also highlighted the Stitched Shapes Framelits which have been released ahead of next year’s Annual Catalogue and only available until November 30, so you have only 4 days left to grab them!


Iconic Occasions Stamp Set comes with 10 cute little images and coordinating sentiments for different occasions. I also decorated the envelope flaps with the matching DSP for each card.


My first card features the 2015-2017 In Colour Doilies. You can use the reverse side like I’ve done here if you want a white one. I’ve also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits.


For this card I’ve used a few different images and circled the “correct” one in red. You could make a card with all 10 images and circle the one that matches the sentiment you use – such a fun set! This card also uses the Delicate White Doilies and some Mint Macaron ribbon from the trio pack in the Holiday Catalogue.


For card #3 I’ve stamped the bandaid image onto the spotted DSP and used some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon and some of the matching metallic thread from the Holiday Catalogue. So lush – I love these!


The products from the new Occasions Catalogue will be available to order from January 4, 2017. If you can’t wait that long, you can join, purchase them on December 1, and get 20% discount.


To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Amy and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!


UPDATE: These cards have been highlighted in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights over on the lovely Kylie Bertucci’s blog. To see what the team’s been up to and vote for your top 3 picks, click here!

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Mediterranean Moments for GDP #063

When I saw the adventure theme for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge I just knew I had to try out the brand new stamp set Mediterranean Moments from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue. It reminded me of my trip to Greece many years ago. Ah, memories! Head over to the Global Design Project blog to see all the amazing designs. Here’s the challenge image:




I’ve also been wanting to try out a pop-up card for some time, and the images in this set lend themselves well to this technique. I had a ball watercolouring them all!




OMGosh this stamp set is gorgeous! If you join up you will be able to order this set from December 1, one month earlier than it’s public release date! Click here to join up today. To request a copy of the Occasions Catalogue, click here.


Here’s the inside of the card when you open it up – cool, huh?




And here’s all the little images:










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International Project Highlights – Love Theme



Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

How many ways are there to say “I love you”? Well, there are lots, as you’ll see in the gallery below. Click on the images to go to each blog. You won’t want to miss any!

My CAS card uses the Crazy About You Stamp Set and two die sets – the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies from the Annual Catalogue and a brand new one I know you’re gonna love from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue, called Love Notes Framelits Dies.

By the way, if you don’t already have the Occasions Catalogue, you can order yours here. It starts on 4 January 2017 and I’ll be sending them out from December 1.

Back to my card. I die cut the heart and arrow from the Love Notes dies and the “love” from the Sunshine Wishes dies. I cut the arrow in half and adhered it to look as though it is piercing the heart and added a gold foil tip. The sentiment was layered up (5 layers) to add dimension, and both the heart and sentiment were slathered with my fine-tip glue to give a glossy finish. I also white heat embossed the “you” from the Crazy About You set onto Basic Black cardstock and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.





This was a really fun card to make. If you like it, please make my day and leave a comment and let me know. The Love Notes Framelits Dies will be available from 4 January 2017, but if you want them earlier you can join my team and get them on December 1st! You can purchase the other supplies I used by clicking here or on the Shop button at the end of this post and entering the current Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you get to the checkout page.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators around the world!


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Teeny Tiny Sentiments for WWYS #91

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set. I have always adored this set. It has so many cute greetings for many different occasions. I’ve used two in today’s project. Here’s the stamp set pic:

Note: The stamp set varies by name and content depending on where you are. In Australia, it’s called Teeny Tiny Sentiments and doesn’t have the Thanksgiving and Halloween greetings; in the US it’s called Teeny Tiny Wishes and doesn’t include the greetings “miss you so much” and “congratulations”.

I paired the sweet little sentiments with the Fancy Frost Suite from the Holiday Catalogue, using Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Whisper White – non-traditional Christmas colours. I love that!


TIP: You can change the look of an image by selectively colouring parts with Stampin’ Write Markers. In the medallion image on the card, I inked up the image using a Soft Sky ink pad then used my Sweet Sugarplum marker to colour the centre flower and some of the “leaves”.

The box was made with the Popcorn Box Thinlits (it’s not just for popcorn!) and the tag is from the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. I also added some mini jingle bells – they’re so adorable!



The falling snow image used on both the box and the card is from the Merriest Wishes Stamps Set. Using the same stamps on both pieces ties them together. I also added the smallest stitched die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the sentiment. These projects were quick and easy and so much fun to make!



Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.



If you like this colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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FREE Gift – Exclusive to GaGa Papercrafts

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Hello and welcome to a very special blog post! I have an exclusive free offer to share with my readers and I’m so excited to tell you about it!

Have you ever experienced the frustration of grabbing for your Tombow and having to “shake and wait” until the glue gets to the tip! It’s so annoying, isn’t it? Well, now you don’t have to!!!

I have the perfect solution for you. And it’s exclusive to GaGa Papercrafts! I asked Dave to come up with a solution to my problem, and between us, we designed this little beauty – the Tombow Two-Hole! Now you can use every last drop and it’s always ready to go. You can store one with the pen tip down, and the other with the broad tip down. Awesome! It will also hold your Fine-Tip Glue, Stampin’ Mist, Crystal Effects and Stazon Cleaner. I’m sure you will find other things to store as well!




It’s constructed of lightweight pinewood and comes with felt pads to protect your craft surface. With a polyurethane finish, it’s a stylish addition to any craft room.

This free offer is for a limited time until December 31 to anyone who places an order of $75 or more in my online store and uses the current Host Code (November’s code is SVTUHTJ2). Your free gift will be posted out separately, not with your order as it is coming from me, not Stampin’ Up! You will also need to make sure you check the box to allow contact, so that I know where to send it.

You must use the Host Code and place a qualifying order to be eligible for your free gift.

Normal retail price will be $20.00 plus $8.50 postage so you won’t want to miss out on this exclusive offer – place your order and get it now! If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

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Online Extravaganza!



Exciting news! From 21-28 November, you can shop select products at up to 40% off! How good is that? There will be 24-hour sales with unmissable offers on the first and last days of the sale period (21st and 28th November)! And you can add these products to your Starter Kit too!

And as an extra special gift from me (not Stampin’ Up!), join my team during the promotion period and receive the Cozy Critters Hostess Stamp Set free!


Cozy Critters Hostess Stamp Set


Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you  can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!








• Promotion period: 21-28 November, 2016
Discounted items/bundles available on a Starter Kit order.
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 21 November and
runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 28 November
and runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day.


Make sure you use the November Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you order online and receive an extra free gift! Any questions, please ask.

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Paisleys & Posies Gift Set for WWYS #90

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set. I fell in love with this set the moment I clapped eyes on it. The designs are gorgeous and the colour possibilities are endless. Here’s the stamp set pic:



I knew I wanted to use black and copper for this project as I think they are a real WOW together, and I also decided to make a matching gift box, not for any other reason than I wanted to make THAT gorgeous flower from the matching Paisleys Framelits Dies! It would have been too much on the card but I think you’ll agree it’s stunning on the gift box.



TIP: Matching pieces don’t always have to be exactly the same. Here, I’ve reversed the colours on the box but it still matches the card perfectly.

And here’s a close-up of that flower! How gorgeous is it?!



Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.



I enjoyed making this beautiful gift set – the stamps and dies made it easy to create. If you like the colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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