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Chain Card swap following Nancy’s card

Handmade card featuring a red, yellow and blue hot air balloon in the sky with white clouds

Welcome to the ninth 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 […]

Chain Card Swap following Monique’s card

Handmade card featuring a coffee press and cup, in brown tones

  Welcome to the eighth 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 […]

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 […]

Hot air balloon Make & Take card

Handmade card featuring a red, yellow and blue hot air balloon in the sky

At my recent Mini catalogue launch, attendees made two Make & Take cards using new products. One of the cards was this hot air balloon card, using the new Hot Air Balloon bundle. The background was created by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using a die from the Basic Borders Dies to create […]

Easy five-strip cards

Card made with five strips of coloured cardstock

I created a couple of these very easy cards, but I love how effective they are. I cut the strips of cardstock at 5mm wide, and the width of the card base (10.5cm for the portrait card), then adhered them with a slight gap between the strips. I used dies from the Stylish Shaped Dies […]

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. […]

Hues of Happiness birthday card

Handmade card made using Stampin' Up! products

This is the second of the shoebox swaps that were created by the other five women at my recent craft retreat. Janine created her card using a strip of the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper, matted on co-ordinating cardstock. The sentiment is from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in the Jul-Dec 2022 […]

Pretty Medallion card in Soft Succulent

Handmade card using Stampin' Up! Sweet Medallion stamp in Soft Succulent colour

This is the first of the shoebox swaps that were created by the other five women at my recent craft retreat. It’s great to take part in a shoebox swap because you end up with cards in different styles than you tend to make, and use different products than you may own. This is the […]

Shoebox swap for craft retreat

Handmade card using the Sweet Candy Cane bundle

On my recent craft retreat, we did another shoebox swap. This involves each of us designing a card, then providing everything for the other participants to be able to re-create the card. This time we agreed to keep them simple. I used products from the Sweetest Christmas Suite to create my card. The leaves were […]

Candy Cane Tower fun fold card

Tower fun fold card made using Sweetest Christmas bundle - candy canes

This week I went to a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s house to craft. She had been given one of these tower fun fold cards for her birthday which I hadn’t made before. After making up a template complete with all the measurements, of course I then had to make a card. This one features the […]

Welcome to the Stamping Green

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I’ve finally taken the plunge and set up a website to share my love of crafting. I’ve been talking about doing it for quite a while now. I finally worked out the website name after a year of tossing names around with my friends. One of them mentioned the Village Green (a venue here in […]