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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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Another Decorated with Happiness Christmas card

Christmas card made using the Decorated with Happiness bundle. Three baubles haning from a branch

After making cards with the Decorated with Happiness bundle for my mother to send out, I decided to make some stepped up versions. My stamping friends all know I love to slot the pieces back into dies like this! This is rather fiddly to do but well worth the effort. And you end up with […]

More shoe box swaps – Maldon craft retreat

Hues of Happiness card

Here are the rest of the shoe box swaps we did at the recent craft retreat. This one is by Nicola and uses the Hues of Happiness DSP, cutting the flowers and leaves out with the dies from the suite. I love the background die which I hadn’t used from my own set yet. The […]

Split card textures dies card

Card featuring split card textures dies

I created this card for a shoe box swap I did while I was away at a craft retreat with five other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators recently. A shoe box swap is where you create a card, then supply everything needed for others to re-create it. It is a great way to find out about new […]