Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Step It Up Tabs for Everything

Hello and thanks for checking in today!

The CAS (Clean And Simple) -
lots of white space

The Stepped up version:

Now it's your turn :-) How might you have stepped it up? 

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Get Productive with Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything

The Tabs for Everything stamp set has a whopping 53 photopolymer stamps, with both solid and outline images as well as words in various fonts. It also co-ordinates with our Circle Tab Punch.

Stamp the tab dividers and adhere the labeled tab diecut. I have chosen:
* Shopping - when you are low on a pantry item - write it down in your shopping list!
* To Do - make a card for an upcoming birthday, or perhaps a reminder to enjoy the ordinariness and smile today
* Celebrate - my take on this is a little different in that just as we might write lists of things to do, we ought to write down too what we have done well, or simply what we have actually done/made. And also, writing down specific things we are thankful for, it truly helps give us a better perspective on things.

Cut and stamp some copy printer paper to insert in between the tabs. I started with ten 3" x 4-1/4" for each tab. It's easy enough to add more as and when needed as these binder rings are easy to open and shut.

Cover and decorate a piece of cardboard and ta-da! I have kept the cover design very simple as my intention is that this is the kind of notebook you carry around in your day bag.

So there, hello to an amazing happy life because we are productive and enjoy the little as well as big things :-) Do you know anyone who might like this little but useful on-the-go handmade gift?

I will be teaching this Tabs for Everything project in my January classes (rsvp required so I can be sure to have a kit prepared for you):

Friday 12th January 7.30pm - Massey - $15pp
Tuesday 16th January 7.30pm - Te Atatu Peninsula - $15pp
You can also get a group together (minimum of 3 people) and we can co-ordinate a time that suits you all to make this either at your home or mine.

Michelle xx

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Friday, 30 December 2016

Stampin' Up! Day At The Beach

It's a fun Day at the Beach stamp set to welcome these emerging summer days :-)

 Stamp in Memento Black and let the wee ones colour in - they'll have fun!

Here's a tip: as you'll probably rather be out to enjoy the long hot days, this is a great indoor activity these holidays for when the weather doesn't come to play.

And Adults don't have to miss out on the fun either, Stampin' Up! has watercolour pencils available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue - woohoo!!!! Contact me if you haven't got your copy of the catalogue, and I will rectify that situation!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Christmas Wreath Card

The Swirly Bird stamp set and its co-ordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are two favourites from the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalogue, judging by the amount of  cards/projects using these items that have been shared online. Today, I am excited to share my Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas card, using these coordinating products.

Did you catch that?

No, it's not a typo, and yes, I have started thinking about Christmas!!!! Only 16 more Sundays left till Christmas Sunday...

Aren't those wee bells just too cute? That is a sneak peek of the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments that will be available from 1 September at the launch of our Holiday Catalogue! The pack has 24 silver embellishments (8 each of holly, bells and gingerbreadman). These things are little, but it really is the little things that pack a punch - it gave my CAS card that little bit more interest to it.

I will be giving away the Holiday Catalogues at my classes so be sure to come to any one of my three regular monthly classes to get your copy. I am happy to send you a copy on request - just email me: with your address and contact details.

Finally, this card is also a very creative stretch of the imagination of this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Join me in using sketches to kickstart the next card you make - check out FMS by clicking on the image below.


Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

PS: I came to write a new post and saw this post sitting in my draft - unposted!!!! Well, I decided to post it as is  - if I think too much, and make amendments, it might be another month it is public! Here goes...

Wow, the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue is already a month old! So many new products to complement  returning products, the vibe is just one of endless possibilities. I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed by the choices, and as a demonstrator who runs monthly classes, I struggle, every time, with the dilemma of what to showcase. There are just so many to choose from - which is a good thing!

So, why did I choose the new Badges and Banners stamp set? The truth is, I didn't! I won it as a prize patrol at April 2016's OnStage Local event. It really is quite a versatile set, so I created a class around this set. I was inspired by the colours featured in the Take-It-Home DIY kit my colleagues and I put together for our combined team's catalogue launch last month. The Pink and Orange combo is quite a polarising combo - but I do so think Peekaboo Peach is just made for Melon Mambo!

With the stamp set and colours picked out, I was ready to play. The other element to this class is the Designer Series Paper stack. I do try to accommodate for creativity and individuality in my classes, so the Designer Series Paper stack was a suitable choice as it means peeps can have some choice of what colour combo they would like. I have created a 12x12 One Sheet Wonder template for this class so that from the one sheet of DSP we will make 6 cards, 2 tags and an envelope.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Debut

For every $110 you
in between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping
and handling), you’ll
get a $11 Bonus Days coupon
you can use 2–31 August. This is a great opportunity to
shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite
products now or later in August with your coupons!

    Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate 
          in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email
and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*   Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $90 AUD/$110 NZD they spend 
in a single order (catalogue price before shipping and handling).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Fun Interactive Circle Card with Cherry On Top and Bird Punch

Today's share is a fun happy INTERACTIVE card - and the great thing is that it comes together so fast with the Circle Card Thinlits!

The fun pattern paper is from the Cherry on Top 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack which will be retiring on 31st May 2016 - I am so going to miss it!!! Did you notice the candles? Made with the also retiring Cherry On Top Designer Washi Tape - gotta love Stampin' Up for well co-ordinated products. Finally can you guess how I got the "flames"? The wing from the Bird Builder Punch! I am sad that this well loved, versatile punch will also be retiring at the end of May - sob sob.

When you open the card, the circle flips and you see a different message on the other side of the circle. How fun is that! This "fancy fold" card comes together in no time at all with the Circle Card Thinlits! The sad thing is that these Thinlits dies (the set comes with a few dies) will also be retiring on 31st May. But the GREAT news is that they are on special at only $39 from the original price of $65. This is too good a deal not to share with you!!!

These fun interactive Circle Cards are what I am teaching in my classes this month, so there is one more class you can come to experience how easy and fun it is to make these cards. Tuesday 17th May 7.30pm in Te Atatu Peninsula. Would love to have your RSVP on

Check back in here for some more Circle Cards I will be showing in the next few posts.
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