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Chain Card Swap beginning with Carolina’s card

a koala juggling cup cakes

Welcome to the second in a series of Chain Card Swaps. At the beginning of October, Tracy Held started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap” (although I’ve called it Chinese Whispers cards). Each of us designed a card (Round 1) and sent it off to one […]

Chain card swap beginning with Annette’s card

Horizontal Christmas card with tree

Welcome to the first in a series of blog hops for our Chain Card Swap. A group of Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators formed a group late last year to create cards and swap them in a process like a chain letter (although I’ve called it Chinese Whispers cards). The first card in each sequence is […]

Tricorn Fold card using Countryside Inn DSP

Front view of tricorn fold card in blues

I made this Tricorn Fold card for a special friend to celebrate her 60th birthday. She has been a customer of mine since my very first class so I knew I had to make her a special card. I found it on Pinterest which lead to JanB’s YouTube video, which has measurements in both imperial […]

Picture to Page Christmas class

Gatefold pop-out Christmas card, Christmas tree tag and gift card holder

In October, I was part of the team working on the Stampin’ Up! stand at the From Picture to Page Craft Show at Sandown Racecourse. Here’s our team photo, I created the items for the Christmas class we ran there in the mornings, using the Merriest Trees bundle and the A Walk in the Forest […]

Faux shutter card

Faux shutter card using Christmas papers

I had seen a few of this type of card, called a Faux Shutter card, or a Fractured card, on Pinterest, so decided to give it a try. I had a shoebox swap with my team on the weekend so thought it would be a good card to create. I used a sheet from the […]

Cheerful Daisies shoebox swap card

Another shoebox swap card I did at my recent craft retreat was this one by Janine. It uses the Cheerful Daisies bundle. I love the spot of colour added behind the daisies by using a blending brush. Happy Crafting

Translucent Blooms shoebox swap card

Last but not least is this card created by Rosie. She used the Translucent Blooms stamp set and dies, which will be released in the upcoming Sept-Dec 2023 Mini catalogue. Demonstrators were able to purchase this early for a global creativity session in June. She has used Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam (the […]

Lighting the way shoebox swap card

While our shoebox swaps are supposed to be quick to make, this one took a bit longer, with lots of flowers and leaves to stamp. Julie created this cute easel card using the Lighting the way bundle. She even gave us all the battery tealight to put behind the vellum to make the lamp glow! […]

Just my type shoebox swap card

I love how great this looks given its simplicity. Fi created her shoebox card using the Just my type stamp set. Her card also uses one of the embossing folders from the Online exclusives as well as Pebbled Path which is one of the new In Colours. Happy Crafting

Sweet Cherry shoebox swap

The second shoebox card I did was created by Nicole, using the Sweet Cherry stamp set and matching punch. The cherries are stamped in Real Red ink, and the leaves in Granny Apple Green. We stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso then fussy cut around it. I love how bright and cheery it is! Happy […]

Friendship Royalty shoebox swap card

In May I went to a craft retreat where we created shoebox swaps for each other to make. This involves designing a card, then making kits for the other people to then re-create your card. You can see the card I created for others to make here. The first kit I took was to re-create […]

Flying Seagull card using Countryside Inn DSP

Flying Seagull card with Countryside Inn DSP

Have you seen the Flying Seagull card before? It was designed by Susan Campfield (AKA Sue Stampfield) and is perfect for those special birthdays. You can see her blog post here, and her video here. Her size doesn’t fit our Australian C6 envelopes so I’ve adapted it and converted to metric to create mine. I […]

Lattice strip card with Cheerful Daisies

White lattice strip card with three yellow daisies

Last month I went on another craft retreat with my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to Maldon. We always create ‘shoebox swaps’ where we create a card, then make kits so that everyone there can recreate the card. This is the card I made. I’d seen a few of the lattice strip cards appearing on Pinterest […]

Reversing your embossing folder

Handmade card using the reverse side of the Metal Plate 3D embossing folder

I was using the Metal Plate 3D embossing folder on some cardstock recently. When I turned the cardstock over to add the adhesive, I really liked the softer effect the embossing folder gave. So then of course I had to create a card using that softer side! I’ve done the embossing on Pale Papaya cardstock. […]

Watercolour World rainbow card

Rainbow coloured map of the world on a handmade card

Sorry its been a while since I’ve posted here – I’ve been away on a several times delayed holiday (thanks to CoVid) to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, followed by a stop over in Dubai on the way home. I’ve been wanting to see the pyramids for years – thinking of how hard it must have […]