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One you hate having to do

I was asked recently (twice actually) to make cards for ladies who had lost babies. As a Mother I can understand the pain and loss of losing a baby whether they have been in your arms for a time or just nestled in your belly. These are some of the very hardest cards to make and the hardest words to find. This card was accompanied by a remembrance candle too.




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Baby Bear Birthday

A dear wee friend of mine turned 1 recently and she absolutely needed a gorgeous birthday card from me! Of course it had to be Baby Bear and I used an Easel Fold to make it just that bit fancier and something that could sit on her drawers long after her birthday if she wanted it to.


I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, some retired paper daisies and lace plus some more of the Playful Palette DSP stack. The paper and the ink I used for the lace stamp are both the new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp sets were Baby Bear, of course, with Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures which both made it in to the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee because I love both those sets for their versatility. Bear was stamped in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Here is a closer look at Bear. I didn’t think to get a photo of the inside where I put the birthday sentiment…duh!


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New New New

P1080164We now have a new Annual catalogue which you can view online HERE. So many lovely new goodies!!

We also have TWO special offers for the Month of June too! Recruiting_Header_newdemo_May2416_ENG

Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD/$214 NZD, depending on which stamps you choose. Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.

  • Promotion Period: 1–30 June 2016

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Don’t want to join? Well then maybe you would like to host a party

June is an epic month for your hostesses! For each event a host has with $550 NZD or more in sales, that host will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits, which are even better this month!

  • Qualifying orders must reach $550 in sales prior to shipping and handling.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: 1-30 June 2016 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: 30 June 2016 by 11:50 PM

And for your inspiration here is a card using my favourite new stamp set – Baby Bear on page 61



Welcome Baby Page

This page is a facing page for some of the “white space”  and adds some detail. I just tucked a bakers twine knot under the edge of the photo to make it look like I had strung the banners. The background and some of the big banner strips were created using a retired stamp set called Petal Potpourri but you could use a number of our current floral sets to do the same thing. Think Flowers Shop, Bountiful Border, Garden in Bloom or even Vintage Leaves!


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Sweet Pea Cutie

If I got this stamp set for nothing other than the pea pod baby stamp that would be OK with me. Its just too cute!

I have yet to explore all the other options I have with Friends and Flowers (page 46 of the new Occasions Catalogue) but I was really pleased with these wee notecards. You can get 3 from one sheet of A4 Card which is always good, just cut at 9.5 cm (or 3 3/4″)and score at 12.5 cm.


Not the best Photo in the world but I made 3 cards, one each of Pool Party, Blushing Bride and So Saffron. I did have to break out the StampAMaJig to do the pod tip and whirlies but it was worth it!


Here is a better pic, the wee whirlies make a cute background, the cross makes a great border (I’m thinking about cross stitch patterns???) then just add circles and some paper piercing.

I’m entering this card in the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week which is Just Add …. Something New!


Cards - Babies and Kids, Flash Cards by Connie

Made With Love Tied with a Bow

Yes folks I have used Flash Card 2.0 pieces again – so quick and easy when they are just sitting there waiting for me to pick them up! P1050117


The rabbit was stamped on the white piece and then cut out from it carefully leaving the outer edges in uncut. When you have the onesie stuck on you wont even know there is a space under there. As you can see there is no “hoppy little baby” sentiment beside the rabbit. I decided the stamp would be more useful if I trimmed the sentiment off. I can still pop it back in place if I want to use it but it sure does make inking up the rabbit easier if I don’t have it attached.

Here are some instructions:

  • Use the Scallop Tag Topper punch to shape each end of the Whisper White Strip then cut it at about 4 cm from one end.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small piece and then add a star at each end of it.
  • Stamp the rabbit in the middle of the larger piece of white, punch or poke a hole through close to the rabbit to allow you to get your scissors in to cut around him out without having to cut up the outer cardstock.
  • Stamp the onesie on the coloured piece of card and fussy cut it out and glue the Rabbit in place. Add colour to the nose and upright ear.
  • Glue the onesie onto the top tag and add single stars and solid stars as a background.
  • Stamp the rabbit all over the Card Front
  • Use Dimensionals to mount both of the tag pieces on the card front aligning the cut end with edge of the card. Leave the scalloped tips with no Dimensionals so you can thread some ribbon through to tie them together. I used Whisper White 1/4″ cotton ribbon.
  • Add a tiny rhinestone to each of the bigger stars. Done!
Cards - Babies and Kids, Flash Cards by Connie

Flash Onesie


This one started out being a Flash Card but I ended up having to mount it on a card base because I just could get it quite right. I had trimmed the Very Vanilla piece narrower by 1/2″ to use for the sentiment which also made the coloured piece wide enough to do a torn edge on each side. I used the small spotty  image to make the border strip on the right and to add some interest to the onesie too. The faux stitching really brought it all together.

Cards - Babies and Kids, Flash Cards by Connie

Introducing Made with Love

138662GMade With Love is such a cute stamp set that I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. It is a more expensive set but it does have 20.. YES…. 20 images in it covering small accents, lots of sentiments, cute animals and a couple of onesies – which fit the Babies First Framelits but are easy enough to fussy cut. And being photopolymer you can easily see through them to add any of the images to the front of the onesies. I used Flash Card pieces to make this card and used a square framelit to cut a window. For this card the Very Vanilla piece is behind the coloured piece which is popped up on dimensionals.

So cute


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2 cards 1 sketch

I Kind of CASED this one from the Card using Blended Bloom on page 114. It is a great design that could used in a number of ways. The Blackberry Bliss one uses Sprinkles of Life and the Cucumber Crush one uses another of my new sets called Made With Love.


The paper banners are made using papers from Cherries on Top 6X6 Paper stack


How cute is this wee deer! And there is that gorgeous Cherry paper again. To get the water coloured look to the baby suit I quickly ran over the stamped lines with a Blender Pen (p 163 of the catalogue) then I deepened the stripes by using the Inkpad squeeze method. Squeeze the inkpad while its closed and then open the ink pad and the should be a smudge of ink on the lid. Pick up a little of the ink and scribble it on the lid and colour the stripes. I used this method to colour the deer as well.