Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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July 22, 2012


My niece's school has a mini farm and they exhibit animals at various shows.  This year they will be at the Ekka and I have been making some Punch Art brooches for them to sell.

We made sheep last year so I have made some more.

And I also tried some cows.

Each brooch is four layers of punched card, tombowed together then covered with Crystal Effects.

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July 19, 2012

Christmas in July

Here's a card design we made at our Christmas in July Class.  It was the same layout, two ways.

Here is number one.

And number two.

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July 15, 2012


Here is a card I made for a friend to give her son.  The DSP is non SU! but the stamps are from the Make a Monster set.  I stamped the monster on some of the patterned paper and cut him out with my paper snips.

Stamps:  Make a Monster, Party This Way
Card:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Tools:  Big Shot, Framelits Lebels Collection, Modern Label Punch

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July 13, 2012

Family Favourites

I have been trying to make more children's cards lately and this is one I came up with.

The stamps are from Family Favourites, a fun little set.

Stamps:  Family Favourites, Party This Way
Card:  Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Patterns DSP Stack
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

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July 10, 2012

Convention Swap Tutorial

I posted my Convention swap picture way back but promised to blog the steps.

Here is the swap to remind you.  They hold a little Dove chocolate held in place with a Dimensional.

Cut a piece of card stock 15 cm x 4.3 cm.

Using the Simply Scored scoring tool, score the card stock at 2.6 cm and 6 cm from one end.

Flip the card stock around and do the same score lines from the other end.

Using the Blossom Punch, insert your card stock in to the punch from the bottom.  It's tricky to thread the card stock in the right place, so to make it easier, insert a piece of scrap paper into the punch from the 'normal' direction.

Remove the scrap paper and line up your card  stock so that the first score line is just touching a cutting 'prong' on each side.  Punch out to leave two petals on the end of your card stock.

Do the same to the other end.

Trim off the little pointy bit on either side of the two petals.

Cut a slit along one of the flower score lines to the midway point.  Do the same on the other end, but coming from the opposite direction/side of the card stock.  I have marked these lines in pen in the photo below.

At this point, you might like to put your piece of card through one of the Embossing Folders, depending on how you want to decorate it.

Fold score lines and overlap the slot in each end to link them into a four petal flower.

Decorate as desired.

And here is an embossed one.

I hope that gives you enough information to make your own.  Oh and don't forget the chocolate!

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July 8, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate now available

Stampin' Up! has anounced that the Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored tool is now available for everyone to order.


Introducing the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!
Easily and quickly create distinctive envelopes, boxes and more using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, created by and exclusively for Stampin' Up!

  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base*
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate
  • Has etched grooves every 1/8" (3.2 mm)
  • Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
The Diagonal Plate is selling for $20.95.  If you would like to purchase one, please contact me at

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July 4, 2012

Emboss Resist

This was an easy masculine card we made at a recent stamp-a-stack.  The Well Worn DSP is great for masculine cards, as is the Extreme Elements stamp set.  This image was stamped in Versamark then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set.  We then sponged over the image with one of the co-ordinating colours.

Here's a close up of the sponging, although when we sponged, we were in focus.  :-)

Another version...

And an inside I did when I got home...

Stamps:  Extreme Elements
Card:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Well Worn DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Tools:  Heat Gun, Curly Label Punch, Sponges
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder

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July 1, 2012

The customer is always right

Our last special occasion card was a baby card.   For baby cards,  the three qualities I identified were, soft/delicate, subtle and with lots of white.

Our first card used the now retired Stitched Stocking punch and Sahara Sand.  Petronella Hardy has beautiful versions of this card on her blog in pink and blue.  I loved her design but I went for the neutral to suit any baby!  The frill around the oval is done with the Doily Triple Layer punch.  Cut each piece in half and glue to the back of the oval with Tombow then sponge to give depth.

One of my customers, Jean,  wanted to go a little simpler and thought she might add a teddy in the centre and thought she had a teddy stamp at home.  She obviously underestimated my stamp collection as I was able to quickly find a teddy stamp.  The result was a cleaner and simpler design which I loved.

Some dimensionals give the design depth.  This was a much better second version of the design than I had dreamed up.  Thanks Jean!

And we tried it again as a birthday card...

Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (retired), Family Favourites, Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Tools:  Big Shot, Ovals Originals die, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch

If you are interested in coming to my classes, I hold them regularly in my home in Burleigh Waters on the Gold Coast.  Email me at if you would like to attend.

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