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Christmas in July

Christmas in July, really? While we are basking in the crazy heat (28-32 degrees) it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but when you have a load of Christmas cards and gifts to make it is important to plan early.

Therefore in a challenge that I take part in, though my Stampin’up team and groups we had to CASE a project. To CASE is to copy and share everything, or copy and selectively edit.

Although the card layout Is the same I have changed the DSP to Christmas paper and swapped the flower for a carol singing mouse from the Merry Mouse stamp set. There is a sentiment on the Cherry Cobbler card but it doesn’t really show up on the photo.


I copied my card design from Simone Bartrum who is an Australian Stampin’Up demo.

This is Simone’s card:



The second product I CASEd is from Sally Shaw, Sally’s is made to hold a set of pretty hand made cards using the Varied Vases Stamp Set


My Box is following Sally’s tutorial on youtube made wit Cherry Cobbler card stock and covered in a now retired but still pretty Christmas DSP, there is current Christmas DPS available in my on line store



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Free DSP

We all love something for free! Stampin’Up are offering 1 free DPS pack with every 3 you buy during the month of July 2018.

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I have lots of DSP, Designer Series Paper, but I just couldn’t help taking advantage of getting most of the new papers from the Stampin’Up annual catalogue which included 2 free DPS packs.

Each of the 12×12 DPS is double-sided and comes in 2 each of 6 designs. This size paper is great for doing one sheet wonders where you can make 8 cards from one sheet of DSP, so you could make most your Christmas cards if you chose the under the mistletoe as your free DPS. I will add my one sheet wonder cards soon.

Animal Expedition







Best Route







Petal Promenade







Nature’s Poem







Tranquil Textures 







Twinkle Twinkle 







Under The Mistletoe









Also available in this offer are the 6X6 paper packs which include 48 sheets of beautiful paper 4 sheets of 12 different designs and again are double sided.

Garden Impressions








Tropical Escape







Wood textures


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Tic Tac Toe

Hi, I am sure that you have heard of the game tic tac toe, well earlier this week in my Stampin’ Up team group we were set a challenge based on the 3×3 grid of tic tac toe. The idea is that you choose a winning line and have to create a project based on the titles in there. This was ours

I love things like this to inspire me creatively I chose the diagonal line top left to bottom right, so I needed to make a 3D Project, inspired by nature and has some sparkle to it.

A lady in my class has asked me to show them how to make a box card so that was a good place to start. To Decorate the box I used Natures Poem DSP. Inside the box the trees are from the Rooted In Nature bundle, the fox comes from the Foxy Friends stamp set and little mice from Sweet storybook bundle,This could be a new favourite of mine.

Oh the sparkle, it does not really show up on the photo but the sun is covered in Wink of Stella to give it a bit of shine.


Box card, pop up, wonderful
This is a box card decorated with Natures poem, Rooted in nature stamp set and sweet storybook bundle from Stampin’ Up


Another great thing about these cards is that they fold flat for posting.

What would you make with this tic tac toe? Share you pictures.


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Hi Everyone I am relaunching my blog.

I am still an Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator and love all things paper craft. This blog is here so that I can share my makes with you all and share tips and ideas.

So this first post is about my crafting space and storage. I feel fortunate to have my own craft room, somewhere I can while away the hours, relaxing and creating cards and gifts using Stampin’Up! products.

  • The paper rack I bought from eBay from a lady who was closing down a shop.
  • The shelves for the stamp sets are just everyday book shelves or CD / DVD shelves.
  • The cupboard with desk space is just amazing bought from . It comes complete with all the super storage boxes and folds away if needed, not that I ever do.
  • The ink caddy is an old one from Stampin’Up! bought before they redesigned their ink pads, rumour has it that they are planning a new one.
  • The draws are old ones that I picked up from an office stationary shop and is great for A4 paper and card stock, I tend to keep my white in there as I like to be able to see the other colours on the rack, for inspiration.
  • My punches are stored on thin shelving in a cabinet, while the large cupboard below currently holds my Christmas stamps and papers, ready for when I need them.