Southern Serenade CASE

I couldn’t resist trying another CASE from the Occasions Catalogue, this time from page 49. This one is pretty similar in style with just a few substitutions for things I didn’t have. 



Two cards, one sketch CASE

I decided to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Catalogue and used the daffodil card from Page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue. I CASEd it not once but twice! This first card using Southern Serenade is quite similar with the main image on white tilted to one side , a base of DSP and a flagged sentiment strip. But I swapped the button for a small fussy cut flower bumped up on a dimensional and added 2 punched out vellum leaf branches using the Leaf Punch.

For the Second card I replaced the DSP(Designer Series Paper) with a piece of card embossed using the stems one of the Petal Pair Embossing folders. I matted the the central image  of the peacock from SAB Exclusive Beautiful Peacock on Cajun Craze. The main image has a few wraps of gold Metallic Thread around the bottom and the final touch was the accent strip under the Sentiment piece. 

The catalogues aren’t just pretty to look at, they are a great resource to help you be creative as well. Be sure to have a go at CASEing one of the beautiful creations in them soon


A lovely simple card full of Pandas! Sadly I made this card and THEN seasoned the stamp so it stamped solidly but they are still very cute. The balloons were all stamped on coloured card and then fussy cut out to be stuck over the stamped ones. The Tailored Tag Punch was given a new look by adding a strip of white across the middle with the sentiment stamped on it. Quick and Easy but oh so cute.


Happiest of Days Gift Set

A certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I made this card and, yes,  its THAT box again for her. I have a lovely wee piece of jewellery to go in it. Dont you love the curly ribbon on the paper clip! I just used the back edge of my scissors and pulled the ribbon through against them and my thumb. Just like making paper curls. This method works for bakers twine too.

I don’t usually do pretty insides of my cards but the left over piece from the card front just screamed to be added.


Basket Weave Sitting Here

Hi folks here is the card I made using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder and my Sitting Here Stamp Set. To add a bit more dimension I gently rubbed over some colour with a Stampin’ Sponge and some Soft Suede Ink. Bit hard to see in the photo but check back to the box I posted last. I think you can see it better there.

I love the colour combo of Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.

If you want to share your love of Stamping and paper crafts with others maybe you should think about signing up as an Independent Demonstrator. Now is a great time to do it as there are added benefits during SaleABration. Want to know more? Check out my Q & A page HERE  or contact me by email or phone.

Basketweave Fun

The second release of SaleABration rewards have been released and I am in love with the Basket weave Folder that is part of the Blooming Basket Bundle (level 2 reward $220 Spend)

I have done 2 little projects with it so far, the first of which is using my wee box design that I made with our extravaganza guests last weekend.


Panda Notecard

Hi folks here is another version of the card I posted yesterday. Same cut but I have added 2 strips of the Tutti Frutti Washi Tape from Page 29 of the Occasions Catalogue along the front cut edge and then stamped the birthday sentiment down the inside edge. The stamp set is only available for a limited time as a Sale- A – Bration reward when you spend $110. It is called Party Pandas.

As you can  I forgot to prime the stamp before using it for the first time and it resulted in a patchy image. Often with these solid images you need to clean the factory mold release agent residue off the them and sometimes just give them a rub over with your hand, a rubber eraser or something similar. Then you get lovely crisp solid images. It also helps to have a well inked stamp pad.

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If you NEED to have this stamp set in your life you can place an order through me directly email or the online HERE  The Current Hostess Code is: JK7E4YYK

Saturday’s Project

What a great day we had on Saturday at our first Christchurch Extravaganza! We had 5 awesome teachers including myself and 1 super organised “manager” for the day to support us all. It was very busy and lots of fun meeting new people and reconnecting with the familiar.

My project was a reasonably quick and simple one which once everything was cut and scored I could stamp and put together in 5 minutes! The speed of this means its also quite versatile and great for those moments when you need a card in a hurry or a wee gift box. The other thing I liked about it was that the box is super easy to score and has very little waste. You can get 2 boxes from one piece of A4 card.

The light was rather strong when I took the photo so it may be a bit hard to see the powder pink stamping of the large lacy image behind the flower bunch on the card and all over the box.

I  used the Southern Serenade Stamp Set From the Occasions catalogue (Page 49) available in  wood #145918 $61; or  Clear #145921 $44. The card is one of the Note Card and Envelopes on  p.195 (Whisper White #131527 $12.75),  and what you cant see is I trimmed 1 cm off the long front edge then stamped the lace trim image along the inside long edge using Lemon Lime Twist. So Pretty.  I used A4 Thick Whisper White Cardstock  (p.194 #140490 $15) ,this cardstock makes your box a bit more sturdy.

Check out tomorrows post when I show you another version of this card

Christchurch Extravaganza this Sunday

Im really excited to be teaching at our Christchurch SaleABration Extravaganza this Sunday with some other amazing teachers from around Christchurch and the awesome Jacque Williams from Auckland. There is still time to register with me today or tomorrow so feel free to flick me a text on 027 603 6873 or email me at for more details and to registerMake five projects with five teachers, all featuring techniques and new Stampin’ Up! products! All levels welcome.

Location: Burnside, Christchurch
Time & date: Saturday 10 February10.30-4:30pm
Doors open at 10am
Cost: $35

All materials and instructions to make the projects provided
enjoy an afternoon tea plus go in the draw to win one of our fabulous spot prizes.
All You need to bring is:
1. sharp scissors
2. bone folder
3. double-sided adhesive (SNAIL or similar), Tombow Glue, and Dimensionals (adhesives for sale on the day, too)
4. camera (for snapping all the ideas out on display)
5. and a smile – we’ll provide the fun!

6. packed lunch

To register, please email and make payment of $35 to secure your seat.

December Daily Page 5


The papers I used for Page 5 were a bit more vintagy looking so it has quite a different look to the earlier pages. Page 5 covers December 21st to 24th which is only 4 days there was plenty to fill them finishing on Christmas Eve with my darling Granddaughter sprinkling her reindeer food on the lawn! Looking at it now I may have to go back and change that second card along the bottom because the colour is glaringly out of place, not sure how I missed that! I still have to get photos printed for Christmas Day but luckily Digitalmax has a 9 c print deal until Jan 28th.