Category Archives: Classes

Avid Inkers Christmas Extravaganza Stamp Class

I know I know…it’s too early for Christmas right?  Never! It’s only 156 days to go!  Get a start on your Christmas cards now and enjoy an afternoon out with some crafty friends.  This class is brought to you by Avid Inkers and you will make two cards, a set of gift tags in a holder and a favour box with a topper suitable for Christmas gifts. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced crafters and all supplies will be included.

Date:  Sunday 29 July 2012
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Chisholm Community Centre, 15-19 Halley Street, Chisholm
Cost:  $30* (class only) or $65* (including Medallion stamp – wood mount)
* price includes afternoon tea, door prizes and lots of fun

To book you seat, email me at by 27 July 2012.

BTW….don’t forget the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue ends July 31 so if you have had something on your wish list, now is the time to order.  Just send me the deets.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin Up Gift Card Holder

This is one of the other projects we made in my Up, Up and Away Class yesterday.   It’s a cute little Stampin Up Gift Card Holder.

Punches and a little creative thinking are all you need to make the most of any stamp set.  The flower petals and leaves were made using the polka dot balloon from the Up, Up and Away Set.  What do you think?

Do you have a nifty idea to make the most of your stash?  Share your idea by leaving a comment – I’d love to hear from you.

Stamp Set: Up, Up and Away
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored, Big Shot, Small Heart Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Corner Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Fabulous Flourishes: Brad from Saleabration Everyday Enchantments Pack
Sticky Bits: Dimensionals, Snail

Need to add to your stash??  Order Stampin’ Up! products here. Don’t know what to buy for your crafty family and friends?  Why not purchase a gift voucher?  For a few dollars more I’ll design a unique, gift card holder in your choice of colours to pop it in. Email me at to place an order.

Happy stamping!

Stampin Up Scrapbooking

I just had to share this sweet little 6×6 page with you today. This page is one of the projects from my Up, Up and Away class that I held today. Don’t you just love cheeky two-year olds?  I just love the expression on my son’s face in these pics.

Stamp Set: Up, Up and Away
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Paper Cutter, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies
Fabulous Flourishes: White Bakers Twine
Sticky Bits: Dimensionals, Snail, 2-Way Glue Pen

Didn’t get to my class?  Well. I have good news!  This class is now available as a Stamps by Mail Class.  You can also order the PDF instructions.  Head on over to my Stamps by Mail page to buy now.

Need to add to your stash??  Order Stampin’ Up! products here.

Happy scrapping!

July Technique Class

Are you hibernating this winter?  Well…it’s time to get out of your house and come to mine and enjoy an afternoon of craft, chat and champers (can’t forget the champers).

Learn some new techniques and different ways to use your stamps to make the most of your stash.  You will make 3 cards, a gift card holder and as a bonus, a scrapbook page.

When: Sunday July 8 at 2.00pm
Cost:  $20  (includes everything you need and refreshments)
July 1
My home – details will be provided upon booking.

Email me at to book your spot.



Technique Class

I made this card today for one of my work colleagues who is leaving us.  Sad for us but fantastic new opportunity for her and I’m so happy for her.

I had one of those good craft days today, where everything just came together and I’m pretty proud of this card. Not to mention my photo today. I don’t know what setting I had my camera on but I’m going to have to work it out next time because it makes the colours really pop! I really need to take a photography class. Sigh…another thing to add to my bucket list.

I’ve used the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge for inspiration to get me started and I had to try one of the new techniques I learnt at convention.  I love this tumbled tile look that Sophie Zadeh shared with us and it’s so easy.  The instructions are below.   

Watercolour paper, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set: Up in the Air (oops)  Up, Up and Away
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Versamark Refill
Markers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Fabulous Flourishes: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Paper Cutter, Build a Cupcake Punch, Simply Scored, Heat Tool, Brayer 

So…here’s what I did:

  1. I  stamped my images on watercolour paper.  I used watercolour paper because I wanted more texture.
  2. Using my simply scored, I scored vertical and horizontal lines at 1/2″ intervals.
  3. On a piece of plastic, I poured out a small amount of versamark refill.  Using my brayer I spread this across the plastic.
  4. Using my versmark ready brayer, I rolled it across my stamped image a couple of times.
  5. I then poured clear embossing powder over the image making sure that it was completely covered.
  6. Using my heat tool, I melted the embossing powder.  I set aside for a few minutes to cool.
  7. I then turned over the image, sprayed with a little water and…wait for it…scrunched it up a few times!  Yep…that’s right after all that work, I scrunched it up.  Open out and you have your tumbled tile look.

You should have heard the audience when Sophie scrunched hers.  It’s a wonder there was any oxygen left in the room – soooo funny.

I will be holding a class where you can learn this technique on Sunday July 8 at 2.00pm.  You will make 3 cards, a gift card holder and as a bonus, a scrapbook page.  Come along and enjoy an afternoon of craft, chat and champers (can’t forget the champers) and learn this tumbled tile technique and how to make the cloud background.  The cost will be $20 and includes everything you need.  Email me at to book your place.  I need final numbers by July 1.

Happy Crafting

Nautical Expeditions Class

There’s only 5 days left to book into the Nautical Expeditions class. 

This  Class features The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition Designer Paper.

Don’t forget you can book into this class for just $30.00!!  This includes paper, card and embellishments to make 5 masculine greeting cards, access to my inks and tools, afternoon tea and 3 hours of tuition covering different stamping techniques. 

To book, pop me an email at or call 0401173203.

Date/Time: 1 – 4pm Saturday 17 March 2012
Location: UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, Emu Bank, Belconnen, Canberra

If you would prefer to purchase your own stamp set when booking, there are two options available.  Click on the Nautical Expeditions Pic to the right for more deets.

I’d love to see you there!

Heat Embossing

My third technique this week is heat embossing and I’m going to celebrate this technique with a shout out about the Nautical Expedition Stamp Class that our group of local Canberra Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, Avid Inkers, will be hosting in March.  This class showcases the heat embossing technique, the Open Sea Stamp Set, Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper and Bakers Twine all from the summer mini catalogue. We have put together some booking options, depending on your budget and you will make five masculine greeting cards (see below) while learning different stamping techniques.

Class Options: 
Kit A
– $79 (including The Open Sea Stamp Set – wood mount)     OR

Kit B
– $70 (including The Open Sea Stamp Set – clear mount)*   OR

Class Only – $30  

Click on the buy now of your choice to reserve your seat.  Closes:  5 March 2012.  Numbers are limited so be quick.

*you will need to supply your own clear mounting blocks or they can be pre-ordered.

Price includes afternoon tea, door prizes and lots of fun!

Special offers for Kit A and Kit B options only:
instructions for coordinating box to give the cards away as a gift.
Sale-a-bration: order additional product when you purchase your Kit (Kit A $50 and Kit B $60) and you can choose one product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for FREE.  Contact me direct when reserving your seat at or call 0401173203.

Date/Time:  1 – 4pm Saturday 17 March 2012
Location:  UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, Emu Bank, Belconnen, Canberra

Happy stamping.

Christmas Stamp Camp – book now!

Stamp Camp?  What’s a Stamp Camp you say?  Well…it’s not an overnight stay, but If you love stamping you are not going to want to miss this class. You will make two fancy fold cards (joy fold and centre step) and two standard cards. Learn all about Stampin’ Up! *NEW* Glass Glitter and Seam Binding Ribbon. Colour in using Stampin’ Up! blender pens and add sponging to create depth to your projects. All materials will be pre-cut and tools provided ready for you to put together.  The class is suitable for beginners and advanced stampers.

There will also be lucky door prizes and displays and afternoon tea is included. 

Date:      12.30 – 4pm Saturday 22 October 2011

Location:  Chisholm Community Centre, 15-19 Halley Street, Chisholm, Canberra
Cost: Kit A – $79
(including Merry & Type Stamp Set – wood mount) OR  Kit B – $70 (including Merry & Type Stamp Set – clear mount)* OR Class Only – $30 (limited seats available)
*you need to supply your own clear mounting blocks or they can be pre-ordered with the stamp set.

Special offer for Kit A and Kit B options only: Bonus instructions for two more cards and some gorgeous gift tags using the Merry & Type stamp set.

RSVP and payment due by 13 October 2011.

Check out the gorgeous creations you will make on the day…

This Stamp Camp has been organised by “Avid Inkers” a group of local Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

Contact me today to join in the fun! Email:

Cheers and talk to you again soon.

Tania XX

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