Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Make and Takes

Last weekend, I ran a workshop for one of my fabulous hostesses.  It was such a lovely afternoon and everyone did an amazing job on the make and take!   Here’s what we made:

make and take

Want to make this project at home?  Instructions can be found here.

As a thank you, I always give my hostesses a handmade gift and decided that I was going to give her my version of the Christmas ornament from the front cover of the Holiday catalogue.  I’ve already posted a pic of the ornament, but, of course,  I couldn’t stop there.  A handmade item absolutely needs to go into handmade packaging right?

gift box

I’ve used my trusty simply scored with real red card stock and window sheet.  You may remember I posted about how to make boxes some time ago.  Don’t remember?  Well…fear not…instructions can be found here.  I’ve then made up a belly band using a strip of the gorgeous Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, attached a thin punched strip of champagne glimmer paper, used my trusty big shot with the Snow Flurry Bigz Die to make those sweet very vanilla snowflakes, added pearls (of course) and finished off with a very vanilla banner stamped with a sentiment from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set.

The best thing about the workshop is that my hostess earned the super duper fabulosa set of 10 full size FREE ink pads (valued at $79.95) as well as $100 worth of product of her choosing AND 50% of any product of her choosing.  Just for hosting a party!

Would you like to earn rewards like these?  Check out my website for more information and book a workshop today.  I’d love to hear from you.

Happy stamping!


Need a Gift?

Having trouble finding the perfect gift?  Well…I can help with that.  Buy a gift voucher $50 and over from me and my gift to you is a handmade made to order gift card holder so you can give your crafty friend or loved one something really special.

Here’s a Christmas one I prepared earlier.

And a birthday version.

Interested?  It’s as easy as an email to

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Ink-redible Hostess Benefits

Can you believe it?  A whole set of the brand spanking new ink pads.  And that’s on top of the usual hostess benefits!!!  Click on the pic for all the deets.

Book your workshop today.  I still have weekend time slots available.

Can’t fit a workshop in?  How about getting your friends together and placing an order as a group.  Hostess benefits still apply – the hardest part is working out to split them!

Email me today at


Wedding Card

So busy crafting day today…I even forgot to do the vacuuming…wink wink.

I needed to make a wedding card today so I thought I’d head on over to Mojo Monday for some sketch inspiration and join in the fun.

Here’s the sketch…

And here is my creation.

Stampin Up Supplies
Stamp Sets: 
One in a Million, Tiny Tags
:  Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Paper: Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso
Fabulous Flourishes:  Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Frost Whiter Shimmer Paint mixed with Isocol
Tools:  Jewelry Tag, Scallop Trim Border, 6cm Scallop Circle and 4.4cm Scallop Circle Punches, Paper Cutter, Dauber, Spritzer

Want to know more about this project?  Email me at

Happy stamping

Christmas Stamp A Stack

Do you want to make handmade Christmas cards? Have you run out of time?

Make 20 quick Christmas cards using the Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags from the Holiday Catalogue for only $25.00!

Class Details:
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2012
Time: 2pm
Location: Palmerston, Canberra (details will be provided upon booking)
Class Cost: $25*
Payment and RSVP by 25 November

* BYO Snail (or your own adhesive)

At the end of the class you will also go home with some extra supplies to make more projects and a bonus set of instructions to make this super cute gift card holder:

Kit-to-Go Details:
If you can’t make it to the class – then you can purchase a Kit-to-Go.  Get all the product you need to make 20 Christmas cards plus you will have some supplies left over!

You will need to have your own Cherry Cobbler ink, Snail and Christmas Sentiment stamp or I can recommend a Stamp Set for you.

Kit-to-Go Cost: $25
Payment and RSVP by 25 November
Postage to you extra or free with pick up!

Email me at tania_willis@bigpond or call me on 0401173203 to reserve your seat for the class or order a Kit-to-Go.

Happy Stamping!

Heartfelt Christmas Projects

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been madly preparing my presentation and Heartfelt Christmas Projects  for the Sydney Heartfelt Event and now I get to show you what I’ve been working on.  Yay!!!

I presented to groups of demonstrators throughout a two hour timeslot and had such a great time.  They were all so lovely and supportive I felt right at home.  No nerves whatsoever!!  My presentation revolved around how to make a Christmas tree using the heart punch (more tomorrow on this one) and a 3D star.   I love love love these stars because a quick and easy project like this means I can have fun with glitter and ribbon and buttons and well…you get the picture…right??

I promised a number of demonstrators that I would source a good video and pop up a link.  I hope you enjoy.  It’s one of those projects you need to sit down and make during the presentation but once you get it, it’s easy peasy, you don’t need a template and you can make any size star you like.  All you need is a square of paper, a pair of  scissors and a bone folder.

Keep an eye out…because I’ll be sharing a few more projects over the next few days as well as the deets for a super duper, absolute bargain Stampin Up! Christmas Stamp-a-stack class planned for December 2.  Save the date for this great class – you won’t believe the value!

Happy stamping

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Gifts

Do you like brown paper packages tied up in string?  Well…how about this simple, yet sweet Christmas packaging idea…

Stampin Up Supplies
Stamps: Heart of Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write® Marker, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
Fabulous Flourishes: Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Owl Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favour Big XL Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies

If you would like some help with products to make your Christmas wrapping super special, simply email your order to

Happy Crafting!

Christmas Ornament Keepsakes Gift from Stampin Up

It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.

A few weeks ago, I joined my Avid Inker buddies to make the gorgeous Christmas ornament that is on the front cover of the Holiday catalogue and finally getting some time to share my handiwork. What do you think?  You can make this using the fabulous Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle.  Contact me today to order yours in time for Christmas.


Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Candelight Christmas DSP
Dies: Holiday Ornaments, Designer Rosette Bigz XL
Fabulous Flourishes:  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Simply Scored, Big Shot, Paper Snips

Happy Stamping!


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