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

October 31, 2013

Be Merry Gift Tags

Stampin' Up!s Be Merry is one of our single Christmas stamps.

It is designed to co-ordinate with the Chalk Talk Framelits.  I love this giant bread tag! And the Chevron ribbon!  And the DSP!

Stamps:  Be Merry
Card:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Season of Style DSP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green Marker
Tools:  Chalk Talk Framelits
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!


October 30, 2013

Envelope Punch Board is here

This is a fantastic new tool available now through Stampin' Up!

  • It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
  • It's super easy to use;  all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score. 
  • It's small and lightweight;  you can use it while watching television, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere. 
  • It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. 
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific--especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalogue, so it's here to stay.

  • One of the great bonuses about this tool is that it includes a fantastic corner rounder punch!  And the whole punch board costs not much more than ... a corner rounder punch!

    Watch the video HERE.

    The Envelope Punch Board is just $31.95.  Shop at my online store or email or phone me.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 29, 2013


    These are the thank yous I made my team for working hard on Saturday (and in the lead up) at our Christmas card Workshop.

    These are little pouches which held a packet of the Pretty Presents Designer Tags from the Holiday Catalogue (page 36.)

    Pretty cute?

    If you'd like to be part of my team, we have a mixture of hobby and business demonstrators and we welcome new members anytime!  Please email me or phone me on 07 55 765 469 if you are interested.

    Stamps:  Banner Greetings (one of our hostess sets)
    Card:  Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar (getting hungry??), Champagne Glimmer Paper, In Color DSP Stack, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
    Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
    Tools:  Full Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
    Accessories:  Hung Up Cute Clips, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Pearls

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 27, 2013

    Big Big Day

    When he was little my son used to say "Wadda wadda big BIG day!" if he'd had a busy one.  A few of us had a big day yesterday!

    We had a wonderful day at our Annual Christmas Card Workshop which raises money for the Mater Mothers Bereavement Programme.

    We had 21 ladies attend along with 6 demonstrators who instructed them in the making of 6 wonderful Christmas projects.

    This was their kit with all the bits and pieces to complete their projects.

    We had a fabulous raffle with products donated by Stampin' Up!

    Displays to inspire

    And plenty to eat (see we even had Stampin' Up! inspiration with our Gluten Free sign!)

    Here are the ladies working hard

    The wonderful ladies at Genesis Christian Ministries provided the food and generously did not ask for a catering fee.

    All up, with the raffle and the free catering, we raised $432!!  A fantastic effort.  Thanks so much to everyone who came along.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 26, 2013

    Little Gift Tags

    These were quick and easy to make...  teeny gift tags.

    Snail some DSP along the edge of some cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment.  Cut out using the Big Shot.

    The tags are from the Chalk Talk Framelits.  These are FANTASTIC shapes and the hole is a separate piece so you can put it wherever you want.
    Stamps:  Wishing You
    Card:  Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
    Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories:  Big Shot!, Chalk Talk Framelits, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon (retired), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 24, 2013

    Thinlit Card Dies are here


     They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. The dies will cut and score your cardstock but they also come with lots of added extras to embellish your cards. Watch the video below to see how fun they are! 
     If you would like to order this fantastic product, phone me on  (07) 55 765 469 or email me at Thanks for stopping by! Anna

    October 23, 2013

    Santa Card

    We made this card months ago in class but I have not blogged it (I don't think!)  I found the idea on Pinterest.

    He's very textured, using the Big Shot.

    Lots of details in this Santa - his belt buckle is punched out of Silver Glimmer paper using one of the shapes from the Little Labels Punch Pack and the Small Oval Punch (hint:  punch the inside shape first, then the oval around it!)

    Another hint:  I always add a sheet of Multi Purpose Adhesive to the back of my Silver Glimmer Paper.  That way I can just peel off the backing and stick it in place.

    The Santa folds out for room to write.

    Card:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Blush Blossom (retired)
    Tools:  Big Shot!  Polka Dot TEF, Delicate Designs TEF, Fancy Fan TEF, Labels Collection Framelits, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Little Labels Punch Pack

    And don't forget the 25 stamp sets at 25% off!

    We have some great savings for one week only.  25 stamp sets for 25% off.
    Click HERE to see them!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    25 stamp sets at 25% off

    We have some great savings for one week only.  25 stamp sets for 25% off.
    Click HERE to see them!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 16, 2013

    Happy Birthday Mum!

    Today is my mum's 80th birthday. 

    We are celebrating this weekend but I had to put a card in the mail for her to receive on the day....and I know that she will receive plenty of cards from many of you too.  Thank you!

    I wanted something bright and young-at-heart and saw this idea on Pinterest.

    It took me a large part of the morning to make, mainly because I couldn't find my fine wire - locating it took up at least half the time!
    Wishing you a happy birthday Mum!
    And stop the press!  I had this post prepared a few days early but have just added this pic today.  This is Mum's table with a whole bunch of cards mailed by friends and family and also from my stamping friends.  Thanks so much for making her day!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    October 13, 2013

    Owl Builder Punch Brooches

    I made the fronts of these cuties ages ago and have just finished the backs.

    They are very easy and make beautiful, inexpensive gifts.

    The back is a layer of Crystal Effects with a brooch back sat in it while wet.  To see some more Owl Builder Punch ideas, click HERE.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 10, 2013

    Decorative Window Gift Boxes and Santa's List.....perfect

    Now that we have such a delicious range of gift boxes, gift giving has suddenly become super easy.

    The gorgeous Decorative Window Gift Boxes breeze to dress up...and to fill.

    First up I made some square gift cards, inspired by Becky Roberts.

    Then I made some sleeves - not envelopes, sleeves that wrap around the cards - using Baked Brown Sugar DSP.

    The seal is made with some Multi Purpose Adhesive sheet which can then be peeld off to close the sleeve.

    Then I decorated one of our Window Boxes with DSP...don't you love how Santa can peek through and keep an eye out?

    And here's the complete set.

    How cute is that?  Keep in mind that you can purchase any of these products at a discount if you take advantage of our $25 joining offer before October 21st.

    And of course you can purchase these products at any time with or without a discount by contacting me or visiting my online store.

    Stamps:  Santa's List, Delightful Decorations (retired)
    Card:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
    Ink:  StazOn, Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories:  Decorative Window Gift Boxes, Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets

    Thanks for stopping by!


    October 8, 2013

    Join Stampin' Up! for $25 has begun! and more notelets!

    Have a look at more notelets by scrolling down this page - but don't forget to read about our fantastic joining up offer first!!

    If you love all things Stampin' Up! now is the time to test the waters.  For only $25 you can join Stampin' Up! and enjoy demonstrator benefits until at least the end of April!  This has been a popular offer already and signing up is easy online by following this link   Join now

    The promotion runs for two weeks only, running NOW!
    Dates: 7-21 October 2013
    The Fine Print:
    • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
    • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
      • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
      • Business pack which includes
        • A box of annual catalogues
        • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
        • Getting Started DVD
        • Starter Kit Business Brick
        • Customer postcards
    Who can join??


    The Hobbyist - to enjoy a 20% discount on the products you love.
    The Part Time Demonstrator - enjoy your discount and sell some products to friends to help fund your hobby.
    The Business Demonstrator - plan parties to grow your customer base and enjoy a steady income doing what you LOVE!!  I have had a fantastic five years with Stampin' Up! making new friends and sharing what I love.

    I've had some fun making more notelets.  I have heaps of retired dsp and had a fun time using some up with the new Envelope Liners dies.

    Doesn't a matching envelope make a complete package??

    Right now these envelope dies are 25% off!  Stampin' Up! is re-releasing a new set at a later date so that the largest size is rounded at the flap corners.  The current die still looks great and at 25% off, it's a great bargain.

    Stamps:  Hello Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
    Card:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Cottage Wall DSP (retired), Orchard Opulence (retired)
    Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
    Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Butterfly Punch
    Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

    Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget to join up!!