Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: Blog:

December 25, 2013

Crackers for Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!  Here are the Christmas crackers I made for our family, using the Envelope Punch Board.

And yes, they contain the paper hat, the snap and the jokes!

Have a wonderful Christmas! I will be having a little blog break between Christmas and New Year but then I will be back with more sneak peeks from the coming catalogues!

Thanks for stopping by!


December 22, 2013

Wood-Mount Cases

A customer recently bought a bunch of our Wood-Mount Cases to organize her craft room.  She prefers wood mount and had many sets in the old boxes.  So she got organized.

Here are her sets before...

And here they are after...

Neat as a pin.

These Wood Mount Cases are $11.95 for four cases so they are an economical way to get your craft room looking in top shape.

The cases also make great packaging for gifts.  If you missed my stationery set post, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


December 20, 2013

Another SAB peek

Here are some mini notecards using some of the FREE Sweet Sorbet DSP available during Sale-a-Bration.

I've also used Banner Blast and its matching punch, also Sale-a-Bration freebees.

The banner images are super simple to stamp and punch out and the set also contains tiny images to add to each banner - see the red heart and red flower? 
Each note card has a matching envelope made extra special with the Envelope Liners die.
All products are available by contacting me or visiting my ONLINE STORE.
Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is a fantastic time to tick some things off your wish list.
EARN free gifts with every $90 you spend.
HOST during Sale-a-Bration and receive $50 more in Hostess Benefits with a qualifying party.
JOIN during Sale-a-Bration and choose $255 worth of products for only $169 and get discount o Stampinn' Up! products all year round!
If you are still with me this far down the post...her is the project recipe!

Stamps:  Banner Blast
Card:  Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP Paper Patterns Stack
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush
Tools:  Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Envelope Liners dies
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


December 17, 2013

Sale-a-Brations Sneak Peek

Banner Blast is one of the fantastic FREE stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration. 

This cute little stamp set and co-ordinating punch are available from the end of January for free with every $90 you spend - that's $10 less than last year

Spot something else new??  The DSP is another freebee.  Sweet Sorbet co-ordinates with a range of soft colours and...Basic Black.

Keep checking my blog as I will have more samples and information about my launch of Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Stamps:  Banner Blast, Bring on the Cake
Card:  Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink:  Black StazOn,  Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
Tools:  Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Cupcake Builder Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


December 14, 2013

A Little Love

This is one of our beautiful Valentines stamps just out.  It's Flowerful Heart and what I love about this one is that it is not Valentine specific.

Wouldn't this be beautiful for a wedding?  A birthday?

I stamped this in Smokey Slate then stamped again in Raspberry Ripple so that I could snip out the flowers.

Stamps:  Flowerfull Heart, Sassy Salutations
Card:  Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Smokey Slate, Raspberry Ripple
Tools:  Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by!


December 12, 2013

Mini Muslin Bags

For a different packaging idea, Stampin' Up!s Mini Muslin Bags are the answer.

These were a little gift I made for team members who came to our final meeting for the year.  I adapted the idea from a Becky Roberts post.

Each bag was 'spotified' using a sponge dauber while the matching tag was created using the Chalk Talk Framelits and the Christmas Messages stamp set.

Inside were a couple of tea lights decorated with the Season of Style Designer Washi tape as well as a chocolate.

Need a red rhinestone?  Our Basic Rhinestones can be coloured using a brush tip Sharpie. 

The Mini Muslin bags work out at just over $2 each - for a lovely presentation idea, that's great value.

Don't forget that the Clearance Rack Blitz is on now with stock available until sold out.  Visit my ONLINE STORE to check out the goodies.  You can order there or you can email me at and I will place the order for you.

Stamps:  Christmas Messages
Card:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Tools:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Sponge Daubers
Accessories:  Mini Muslin Bags, Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


December 10, 2013

Click HERE to go to my online shop for the Clearance Blitz list. 

December 7, 2013

Baby Notecards

Stampin' Up! Notecards and Envelopes make it super easy to put together a whole bunch of cards quickly.

I made a set of eight thank you cards for a friend who is having a baby boy.

The notecards and envelopes come in a  pack of 20 for only $9.95.  Bargain!!

These cards use a variety of images from retired sets but the DSP is the Beautiful Soft Sky colour.  I teamed it with the silver ribbon from our current Seasonal catalogue - not just for Christmas!!

Products can be bought by contacting me or by visiting my ONLINE STORE.

Thanks for stopping by!


December 5, 2013

Thinlits Flip Card

This is the card we are making at our team meeting tonight using the Thinlits Label Card die.

I have adapted the design from a card by Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!  The dies are really easy to use once you know how and there are heaps of videos on YouTube to help guide you or check the video on one of my previous posts HERE.

Stamps:  Christmas Messages
Card:  Island Indigo textured, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Winter Frost Specialty DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo
Tools:  Thinlits Label Card Die, Festive Flurry Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Northern Flurry TEF
Accessories:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


December 3, 2013

A Decoration

Each year I give my son a Christmas decoration and he has his own box to pack them in.  When he has his own home :-( he can take the box of memories with him. 

There are a lot of non-SU! products here, but I thought you might like to see it anyway.  At least the glimmer paper made an appearance, as it should on all Christmas items!  My son is soccer mad, hence the boot.

Don't forget that I can provide Stampin' Up!  gift vouchers for any amount - an ideal gift!  I think your husbands need to know this! 

Thanks for stopping by!


December 1, 2013

Gift Idea

Stampin' Up!s new Wood Mount Cases are great for organizing your stamp sets but did you know that they are also great for gift presentation?

I was asked to make a stationery set for a customer and the Wood Mount Cases are the perfect solution for beautiful presentation.

I made an insert for the case which co-ordinated with the set of note cards inside.

Stamps:  Beautifully Baroque, Simply Sketched, Chalk Talk
Card:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, In Color (2012 - 2014) DSP Stacks
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Tools:  Chalk Talk Framelits, 6 cm Scallop Punch, 4.4 cm Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories:  Wood Mount Cases
Thanks for stopping by!

November 26, 2013

Box for Mum

My mum, who is 80, still plays tennis once a week!!!

For their Christmas lunch they are exchanging Secret Santa gifts so she asked me to create a box to put her gift in.

I made a hinged box to her specifications, with a window in the top.

Stamps:  Delightful Decorations (retired)
Card: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4"  Circle Punch
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Window Sheets

If you have any questions about any projects or you would like to place an order, please email me at or phone 07 55 765 469.

Thanks for stopping by!


November 24, 2013

Last Class Christmas Treats

I held my last official class for the year this past week so everyone received a little treat.

I have shown many covered chocolates on my blog before but I love making them...they look so cute!

I packaged up a pair of wrapped chocolates in a cello bag with a topper decorated with the Christmas Collectibles punched image.  I am loving this Season of Style DSP, especially the full range in the 12 x 12 pack.

Thanks for stopping by!!


November 22, 2013

Casing the Customer

I love it when customers see the potential in a design or a pattern and create their own take on an idea.

We made four gift tags where the participants had four DSPs patterns to choose from using the Season of Style paper stack.  They also had Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler accents.  One customer did some swapping with her neighbours to get four of the same pattern DSP and all Cherry Cobbler accents and came up with this:

Isn't the Cherry Cobbler a hit with the Crumb Cake pattern?
These are the ones I made up using the leftover pieces.

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (retired)
Card:  Season of Style DSP, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools:  3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!


November 20, 2013

Library Freebee

Every now and then I run a free mini class at some of the local libraries. Using Christmas Collectibles, we made matching card and gift tag.

The design was CASEd and tweaked from Di Gibbs.

The ladies loved the colour combination of the Winter Frost Specialty DSP and Pool Party.

There's still plenty of time to get your orders in for Christmas crafts!  Email me at or phone me on 07 5576 5469.

Stamps:  Christmas Collectibles, Christmas Messages
Card:  Pool Party, Winter Frost DSP, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Ink:  Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Tools:  Christmas Ornament Punch
Accessories:  Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!