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

September 27, 2015

Gold and Black for Christmas?

There are some beautiful DSPs in the Holiday Catalogue.  Foil in big in crafting right now and it's lovely to see it in the Christmas offerings.

Using the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP, Metallic Foil doilies and Gold and Black Glimmer!

The All Ye Faithful stamp set with the same DSP plus the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack.

Thanks for stopping by!


September 25, 2015

Kids' Cards

In our most recent card class we made cards for kids.  Over the years I have learnt to try to create cards to suit kids of all ages, rather than just for really little kids.  Now we need to have a 'really little kids' class.

We made 9 cards - three each of three designs.

The ladies loved "No Bones About It."

And  this was the first time I had used Build a Birthday.

Fun flowers...

And we also used Big News, made bright and beautiful when paired with Schoolhouse DSP.

Thanks for stopping by!


September 19, 2015

Embellished Ornaments

Stampin' Up! has created a winner with this combination.  I have created a stunning but intricate card using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies.

The thinlits set is a combination of outlines and details of beautiful Christmas baubles, plus that tiny ornament hanger under the bow.

  • The gold flower in the centre fits perfectly over the bauble pattern
  • Blackberry Bliss and gold make a beautiful  and unusual  combination for Christmas.
  • Foils are in!
  • The Blackberry Bliss ribbon is so easy to tie in a bow to finish off the ornament.
  • In behind the Softly Falling Embossing Folder gives the card that something extra.
Our new Precision Base Plate ensures that intricate dies like these are cut cleanly.

You can also combine the thinlits with the stamp set.

If you want to get a head start on your Christmas projects,  make sure you get your orders in soon!
So much crafting to be done!
Thanks for stopping by!  Product details below.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

September 15, 2015


Hi Everyone

My goodness I am behind.  My launch was a week and a half ago and I have not done a follow up.

The theme was Christmas and the fundraising was for the National Heart Foundation.

Everyone had a fun time looking at the products from the Holiday Catalogue and having a play.  We had a play with the Sleigh Ride Edgelit dies.  This was one of the display cards using Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Pool Party.

This one used Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  Love the co-ordinating stamp set.

 Our make and take with this die were a little simpler.  Each lady made two of these - one for themselves and one for our collection for Australian soldiers.

As well as the make and takes, I asked all the ladies to put envelopes inside each of the cards we have made throughout the year for our soldiers, gather them into groups of ten and bag them.  Phew!  Saved me some time!  We have 300 cards ready to go.

And for the National Heart Foundation we raised $147!

Thanks everyone who came and for contributing to a worthy cause.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

September 9, 2015

Cottage Greetings to You

Have you noticed the fabulous kits that Stampin' Up! has brought us in the Annual Catalogue?

In yesterday's class we assembled the Cottage Greetings kit (page 154) and loved the results.

Each kit makes 15 cards - purchase the co-ordinating stamp set (Cottage Greetings), or use some sentiments of your own.

There are three designs...

Thee kit would be a great gift...the assembled cards would be a great gift.  One of each design bundled together would be a great gift.

The kit includes the enamel dots and sequins.  The dots have a peel off backing and the sequis are very easy to add using the fine tip glue pen.

For a little more info on the kit, have a look at this video.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you are interested in the kit or any other Stampin' Up! products let me know!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

September 8, 2015

Poinsettias and Bling - the perfect combination

I entertained 20 lovely ladies on Saturday at the launch of the new Holiday Catalogue.  It was a great opportunity to get their hands on the new products.

One of the many exciting new products is the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  One of the Make and Takes was a Poinsettia on a tag.  It was very easy to make and the ladies found ways to make it even easier!

HINT:  Score each petal with a ruler and bone folder then fold along the ruler.

Have you had a careful look at the cover of the catalogue?  There is a magnificent flower made the same way using our Glimmer Paper and a whole lot more petals!  For this one I used a hot glue gun to glue the petals in place - it sets quickly and helps to keep the bend in the petals.

Stampin' Up! has also created an awesome video to show you the punch in action.

Don't have a copy of the catalogue?  Click HERE to download or contact me for a paper copy.

Don't forget that throughout September I am offering an incentive for ordering.  For every $10 you order you will get a ticket in the draw for this box of Stampin' Up! markers.

Thanks for stopping by!  To see the products I used for the projects, scroll down.  Click on a product to order online or contact me by phone 07 55 765 469 or email


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.