Category Archives: 3D

Baby Album Project Part 3

Well…this one took me longer than I thought but I finally finished the next two pages. I made my own DSP for this one using the three main colours, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry and the fabulous stamp set, Betsy’s Blossoms. This is one of my go to sets and I just love it. There are also a few sneak peeks a from the Seasonal Catalogue which is due for release on Feb 1 and the lovely Tangerine Tango Stripe DSP is a sneaky peek of one of the Sale-a-bration gifites. Woo hoo…only 1 sleep to go.

Baby Album Part 3 page1

Baby Album Part 3 page2

Stampin Up! Supplies
A Fitting Occasion, Itty Bitty Banners, Betsy’s Blossoms, Raining Flowers, Hearts A Flutter (Seasonal sneak peek)
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Paper: Floral District, Polka Dot Parade, Sycamore Street (Sale-a-bration sneak peek)
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry
Fabulous Flourishes: Paper Doily (Seasonal sneak peek), Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Sale-a-bration sneak peek), Daffodil delight Designer Button, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools: Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits (Seasonal sneak peek), Petite Pocket Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1” Circle Punch, NEW Stampin Trimmer, Big Shot, Bitty Butterfly Punch (Seasonal sneak peek)

Oh…by the way…did I mention I will be hosting a launch class to celebrate the release of the fabulous Seasonal Catalogue? Be sure to save the date: Sunday 3 February at 2.00pm. I’m just finishing off the designs for the class and hope to pop a sneak peek of what we will be making and the class price by the end of the week.

Also…don’t forget to book your workshop so you can take advantage of Sale-a-bration.  Remember…on top of your usual hostess benefits, you also receive a free item for every $100 you spend.  The brochure of goodies will be posted tomorrow so keep a look out.

Happy crafting!


Baby Album Project Part 2

Hi again everyone

So…here it is…as promised but a little late – sorry all!.  The next 2 pages focus on the colour scheme Rich Razelberry, Rose Red and Baja Breeze. Baby Album 3

Stampin Up! Supplies
 A Fitting Occasion, Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags, Confetti, Perfect Punches, Betsy’s Blossoms
Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Floral District, Sycamore Street (Sale-a-Bration sneak peek)
Rose Red, Early Espresso
Small Heart Punch, 1″ Square Punch,  Labels Framelits, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior (retired), NEW Stampin Trimmer, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Curly Label Punch

And here’s a close up:

Baby Album 4

And the next page.

Baby Album 5

I’m now…off to finish the housework so I can finish off the next set of pages. The next colour scheme is Rich Razelberry, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  It’s looking pretty good so far…can’t wait to share.

Have a fabulous weekend!   It’s crazy hot here at the moment so I’ve basically set up my stamping room in my family room so I can enjoy the air conditioning!!!

Happy Stamping


Handmade Craft Tote

You know sometimes I forget how much I love to sew!  Last weekend, a special Kris Kringle was calling and I love to make gifts for my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator besties. I felt so happy whilst making this project and am so pleased with how it turned out. Mind you…now I want one for myself!Handmade Craft Tote2 Handmade Craft ToteHandmade Craft Tote3

Stampin’ Up! Fabric:  Orchard Harvest (from the Holiday Catalogue)
Non Stampin’ Up! supplies:  Fabric stabilizer, wadding, thread and white bias binding

Oh by the way, I found the pattern for this lovely little craft tote from a pinterest board I follow which then led me to the amazing blog called 2 Little Hooligans. This site is simply gorgeous with tons of amazing ideas and free tutorials to really get the creative brain going. Didn’t know that Stampin’ Up! has now added fabric to its range? Check out the Holiday and Annual Catalogue to see this gorgeous, colour co-ordinated range and fill out my order form or send me an email to to place your order to anywhere in Australia.

Happy sewing!


Heartfelt Scrap Page

Gosh it’s so hot here tonight (oops…it’s now morning and the birds singing).  I can’t sleep when it’s hot so here I am blogging again.  I’ve made a promise to someone that I would post this project and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one with you all.  I hope you enjoy.

Christmas Scrap page

You can see that this page is a 3D pop up page. Boy did I have fun working out how to make this.  I wanted to create something really different for the Stampin Up Sydney Heartfelt Event and found inspiration from a pop up scrap page that I found in one of my magazines.  Whilst searching through my photos I remembered (yet again) that I had never scrapped one of my son’s Santa photos.  I’m sure I’ve tried to scrap one of these photos every year  for the past 10 years and my son is now 17! That’s when the idea of making a 3D Christmas tree hit me.  I have no idea where it came from, but you know what happens when you have these bright ideas…you then have to work out how to make it happen.  And I’ve got to say, I’m a bit tenacious when it comes to bright ideas.  Just ask my work colleagues.  I know they love it when I pipe up and say ‘I have an idea’.  The eye rolling is fantastic and I know it means that my plan is simply awesome LOL. Anyway, I digress.  So… there I was in my fabulous craft room and I looked up towards my stash of trusty punches and the Full Heart punch seemed to call my name.  Ok…maybe I’ve been spending a little too much time in my craft room lately.   But, once I had that sorted, the rest came together.

Here’s a quick tutorial and list of supplies.

To make the pop up page

  • Score across the page at 9.5cm (3 ¾”). Using your bone folder, fold the page to get a nice crisp fold. Open out the page ready for your background paper/s.
  • Adhere your background paper/s in any layout you like. I’ve used 2 contrasting pieces of DSP for my layout. TIP: The most important part when adhering your background paper is to make sure you don’t adhere over the score line.  If you want your pieces to look like one piece across the score line (like mine), you need to cut your sheets where the score line is and adhere both pieces as close as possible to the score line.  This step is important as it will ensure your page sits nicely.
  • Now turn your page over and place the paper in your paper-cutter at 10.8cm (4¼“) and begin a vertical cut at 14.7cm (5¾”) from the top of the page down to 22.8cm (9”).
  • Keep your page in your paper-cutter and move your page to the right to the 3.5cm mark (1 3/8“).  Cut another vertical slit parallel to the first.
  • Score across at the top and bottom in between the parallel slits.
  • Score across again at 2cm from the top score line.
  • Turn your page back to the front and use your bone folder to make crisp folds so that the sections pops out towards you and the bottom of the page folds up.  The popped out section is where you will mount your photo when it’s time to do so (not yet – too much fun stuff to do first!).

To make the heart Christmas tree

  • Punch 9 hearts of one colour DSP and 10 of a contrasting colour.
  • Score and fold each heart in half.
  • Starting with four hearts, turn them over and using sticky strip, connect the hearts together.
  • Set aside and repeat with the contrasting set of 4.  Repeat with each colour so that when you have finished, you will have 2 rows of 4, 2 rows of 3, 2 rows of 2 and 1 single heart for the top (see project photo for a guide).
  • Attach a small piece of sticky strip to the fullest part of the heart at both ends of each row and on the single heart.
  • Take off the sticky strip backing and attach the first row to the page, lining it up approx. 2mm (1/16”) from the score line.
  • Attach all rows making sure your hearts are not flat.

I’ve cut the photo to suit the size of the page and mounted it on the pop out section, using snail.

Final Flourishes
You can decorate the rest of the page anyway you like but here’s what I have used:

  • Decorate your tree anyway you like.  I have used a mix of punched pieces of DSP and stamped card using the merry minis stamp and punch set.  I’ve then threaded each punched piece with a thread from the sweater trim. I’ve used glue dot to attach the garland to the tree.
  • Don’t forget your tree topper.  I’ve made a small version of the star using a 6.5cm (approx. 2 ½”) square of DSP (a link to video instructions are here).  I’ve used glue dots to attach this to the page.
  • For the garland at the top of the page, I’ve used the piece of sweater trim that I pulled a thread from. You can see that this makes the trim into links and I have used a single strand of the sweater trim to attach the decorations. I’ve attached this to the page using glue dots.
  • Sentiments – I’ve used the Heart of Christmas Stamp and stamped one in real red and another in Early Espresso.  I’ve then cut each so that I have two separate sentiments.  I’ve used dimensionals to attach.
  • Parcels – these are super fun to make.  I’ve simply cut two rectangles and two squares of DSP.  I’ve scored each side at 1/8” using the simply scored, and adhered to make faux boxes.  I’ve attached ribbons and strands of sweater trim to finish.

  Merry Minis, Heart of Christmas
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Card: Very Vanilla 12×12, Whisper White,
Paper:  Candelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper
Tools: Full Heart Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Paper Cutter, Simply Scored, Paper Snips, Bone Folder
Fabulous Flourishes:  Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Early Espresso and Real Red Tafetta 3.2mm Ribbon
Adhesives:  Dimensionals, Snail, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

I hope you have enjoyed this project and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.  I’m always happy to clarify anything.  Also, if you do give this project a go…I’d love to see your creations.  Feel free to email a pic to me at or if you have a blog, pop a comment on my blog with a link to yours and I’ll head on over and take a peek.  Make sure you mention the project so I know your link is not spam.

Happy scrapping!


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!


Comfort Cafe Sampler

Stampin’ Up! Designer series papers are gorgeous and comfort café is one of my favourites. I’m right into making decorative items for my craft space at the moment and, inspired by Connie Tumm, I had just had to make my own version. There are lots of sneak peeks in this next project. I hope you enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: creative elements, tiny tags, Betsy’s blossoms (available 1 September)
Ink: soft suede, cajun craze, midnight muse (available 1 September), summer starfruit (available 1 September)
Card and Paper: very vanilla, cajun craze, soft suede, midnight muse (available 1 September), summer starfruit (available 1 September), comfort café DSP (available 1 September)
Fabulous Flourishes: twine (dyed using midnight muse ink refill), pearls, seam binding ribbon (dyed using summer starfruit ink refill), designer naturals buttons (available 1 September), Victoria crochet ribbon
Tools: paper cutter, 3.5cm square punch, jewelry tag punch, bird builder punch, itty bitty punch pack, small heart punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, blossom bouquet triple layer punch, paper snips, simply scored
Non Stampin Up: frame

Happy stamping!

Fabric Sneak Peeks

I love love love the new Stampin’ Up! fabric and I’m lucky enough to have a friend in the US who has sent me some of the brand new pretties so I can whip her up a few items. I decided to have a go at a little tutorial I found and make this little notebook cover for her. Hers is finally in the mail, along with a few other items – thanks for your patience Robin!! This one is mine. I had to make one for myself to be sure I got it all right, right? After all…practice makes perfect and yes…Robin’s is better.  I made a mistake on mine  but I’m not going to tell you what it is.

This project uses the brand spanking new Floral District. Yep…it co-ordinates with the DSP – don’t you just love that?

You’ll also notice a super duper daffodil delight chevron pattern. This is another addition to the Stampin’ Up! fabric range which is the new Essentials Designer Fabric. You can now use polka dots, chevrons, stripes and fancy fans patterns in a range of colours to co-ordinate with the beautiful patterned fabrics.

It’s a great little design this one.  As you can see I can fit my iphone (which I also use as my mirror…LOL), business cards and notebook inside and they are all organised – more than can I say for my handbag!

These fabrics will be available September 1. Interested? Email me at for your copy of the catalogue.

Happy sewing and see you next time. I can’t wait to share my next sneak peek with you.

Sneak Peek Owls

I’m finally getting my crafty mojo back after a very stressful and busy time in my household. I found some time today to hideaway and finish off some sewing projects for a few people and make a little project for my craft space.

I found these little sweeties in a magazine some time ago and I’ve been busting to make my own version in one of the fabulous new Stampin Up Designer Series papers. It won’t be long before you can get your hands on this gorgeous paper – 6 more sleeps to go!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Ink: soft suede, midnight muse ink refill (available from September 1)
Card: whisper white, sahara sand, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, lucky limeade, rose red, floral district (available from September 1)
Fabulous Flourishes: neutrals and brights designer buttons, bakers twine
Extras: shimmer paint (mixed with midnight muse ink refill and isocol for background), sponge, dauber
Tools: paper cutter, 3.2cm circle punch, paper snips
Non Stampin Up: canvases

Happy stamping and see you next time for more sneak peeks.

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