Quick and Simple Cards

Stampin' Up: Perfect Pennants You and Me Card


A quick and simple card today using the Perfect Pennants stamp set and some circle punches. 

I do love embossing folders.  This card features the new one - Ampersand.  Find it here.


The greeting is from Perfect Pennants stamp set.   Some handy greetings in that one for both card making and scrapbooking I think.   Find it here

Perfect pennants


I had some leftover bits of cardstock stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp so added those to the card to finish it off.  Always handy to make use of those scraps isn't it. 


Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Notecard Creations: Petite Petals

Another simple little card idea for you today using our Notecards and Envelopes.  I love love love the new flower stamp set - Petite Petals.   There's a coordinating punch too. 


A nice, bright, happy colour combo today - Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. 

The greeting is from Lacy and Lovely stamp set.  I use it a lot - 'Hello' works for all sorts of occasions and is great for 'just because' cards too.   It is quite relaxing to just sit and whip up a bunch of these one layer, no fuss cards. 

Notecards and Envelopes pack:  $9.95 for a pack of 20


Happy creating. 

Cheers, Sue

Notecard Creations: Happy Congratulations

I've got a quick little Stampin' Up sneak peek for you today using one of the new stamp sets in our forthcoming Occasions Catalogue - Happy Congratulations stamp set. 


January has been my month for quick and simple creating and I've been loving using the Notecards and Envelopes packs. You can find them on page 162 of the main catalogue.  $9.95 for a pack of 20.  They're a lovely size and great value. 

Do you get stuck for colour combinations?  I've been using my Colour Coach lately while my brain has been on holiday!  Handy for quick colour suggestions.  Today's combo is Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise.


I've got catalogues here ready to post, along with our Saleabration brochure with this year's freebies to select from with a $90 purchase.  Saleabration and the new Seasonal catalogue both kick off on January 28th.  Get in touch if you'd like me to pop a copy in the post for you. 

Cheers, Sue

Clear Block Stamping

I was inspired by this card  made by one of my talented team members - Tina Gillespie - to try the clear block stamping technique.  Loved this simple but effective technique so we've been trying it out in my March classes. 


I can see myself using this technique quite a bit to whip up some quick cards.  The new large rhinestones made a nice finishing touch. 


Stamp Set:  Lacy and Lovely (pg 99).  Colours: Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron. 

Cardstock: Whisper White and Bashful Blue      Other: StazOn Black ink.

I've got another variation to share but I'll wait til after our last class on Wednesday. 

I'll be back tomorrow night though with some exciting news from the land of Stampin' Up.  I'll give you a little hint .....

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I should really add a pic of me skipping around the loungeroom saying  'Yippee yippee'  but the loungeroom is rather messy and I'm having rather a bad hair and fashion challenged sorta day so ......

Happy stamping!     Wink.

Cheers, Sue

Spring Sampler: Some Cute Little Gift Cards


I've been having fun making these cute little gift cards using the Spring Sampler stamp set and my Stampin' Write markers.  The greeting is from Delightful Dozen.










Here's a few more in a different size and featuring the lovely organdy striped ribbon in the Seasonal Catalogue.  Such a pretty range of ribbons.


Wishing you a fabulous week ahead.  Last week of term - wow that came quickly. We're all looking forward to a bit of a break from the school routine over Easter. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Kids' Birthday Cards

My nephews had a birthday party on the weekend so it was off to the card making table for me.  (Should I add that we left for the party at 11.30am and I started the cards at 11am = no, probably not!) 

Really liked how they turned out, even with a short timeline.


Pennant punch combined with the rather cute Sweet Shop DSP ( pg 23 of the Autumn Mini).

Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo bases and letters.  With a touch of crimping for texture.


Bakers' Twine (pg 24 for some new colours) and the Timeless Type alphabet set.


Happy birthday boys! 

Cheers, Sue

Masculine Card With Well Worn DSP

I never seem to have enough guy cards in my little box of cards, so this week I decided to grab out a pack of Well Worn DSP and some Crumb Cake (Kraft) cardstock and get creating.


I trimmed all my cardstock strips to the same width and spaced them randomly so I didn't have to do any maths - ha ha.

Simply Scored for the score lines, some linen thread and an antique brad, and a greeting.  (From one of the big birthday sets.)  Even dug up my stampamajig this time rather than winging it on the greeting.


One more pic since I rather like this one.  My sort of style - simple.


Have a fabulous weekend.  I had a creative burst last week so a few more things to share with you in the coming week. 

Happy stamping!    Cheers, Sue

Mixed Bunch and DSP

I came across this card from Clean and Simple Stamping and just had to give it a go.



I chose Paisley Petals DSP and coordinating colours Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke.  The matching punches - Blossom and 3/4"  Circle punches - make it easy to put together. 



Greeting is from Perfect Punches (pg 95) and pearls for the finishing touch.


Join this month for $169 - choose any products you like up to $235 for your kit - and get a free pack of DSP each month for the rest of the year.   Or buy 3 packs of DSP and get a 4th free.  Details here if you're tempted on either of these May offers.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue 

Hmmm Not Sure About This One

I made this card using a few scraps left from some other projects - not sure it quite comes together but I do like the colours.  


The patterned paper is from the hostess pack - Cheerful Treat - on page 9.  (Pick that pack up for $15 of your hostess dollars if you have a $300+ order and you'll still have $35 hostess dollars to spend.)

I've used the Labels Framelits plus the pleated ribbon. 


The base is that Shimmery White cardstock I keep talking about.  (Pg 125.)  Hard to photograph the sparkle but I gave it a go ......


Speaking of sparkly, Hannah's room is looking rather sparkly at the moment.  We gave it a makeover over the school holidays.  She still had her teddy bear stick ups on the wardrobe from when she was little, and everything was looking a bit cluttered and messy.

Here's the before shots!


Hunted about online and finally found some gorgeous vinyl stick ups on Etsy. 

We put a dandelion type flower (from here) on her wardrobe .....


And I had a workout going up and down the ladder lots of times to put these beautiful butterflies on branches on to her rather dark wall.  We're loving these!  (From here.)


Now I'm a little 'less is more' and Hannah is rather 'more is more' in the 'what to put on the desk, bookcases and dressing table' department.  I did manage to talk her in to getting rid of a box or two of rubbish things and she got to keep quite a few 'treasures' I'd have piffed so probably win win in the end.  Looking much neater in there now.  (For a little while anyway!!)


Hmmmm all those butterflies has gotten me in the butterfly mode - might have to do dig out my Big Shot and butterflies die. 

Happy stamping. 

Cheers, Sue

Last One From This Batch ....

I've been having a little play with Bordering On Romance stamp set, the triple layer Blossom Bouquet Punch and a colour combo I love - Old Olive, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush.  Here's the last one from this batch.  This time I've grabbed out my Lace Ribbon Border Punch too, plus a circle punch.


A glue stick is handy for this one - I just dab it rather than sliding it along so that you don't get lots of gluey bits in the holes. 


Concord Crush is a funny colour to photograph - always ends up looking a bit bluer on my screen.  I do love those colours together. 

Space left for my Autumn Mini launches next week if you'd like to have a play with some new products.  Details here. 

Cheers,   Sue