Introducing the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool

Introducing Stamparatus

Reserve Your Stamapratus Now

Let me introduce you to the brand new Stamparatus. I’m sure like me you have experienced stamping an image only to find you didn’t have enough ink on the stamp, or tried to position flowers into a jug from 2 separate stamps, it’s a bit nerve wracking and doesn’t always turn out.

A team of 200 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have been working on this for a quite a while and finally it is being released. It is designed to make stamping quick and simple, especially if you are making multiples of something or lining up stamps next to each other.

The benefits of stamping with the Stamparatus

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

What does the Stamparatus look like?


Stamparatus comes with everything you see here

Stamparatus Features

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$99.00 NZD (excluding shipping)

Here is a video to show you the Stamparatus in action, see how easy stamping with this tool will be.

How to order

To get your hands on one you need to reserve your Stamparatus from 17 November – 30 November and it will be available 1st February so plenty of time to save the $99 (excluding shipping) it costs. You do not want to miss out on this.When the Stamparatus becomes available you will be notified and your reservation will appear on an order.  You can then add any other supplies you need and finalise the order. This is when the payment will occur. The Stamparatus will then be shipped directly to you with the other items you ordered.

Follow these steps to reserve your Stamparatus today.

  • Click here to begin
  • Click on the Stamparatus image
  • Login or create an account
  • A page showing the Stamparatus will appear
  • Supply your credit card details (Your card will not be charged until it is available and you have closed the order).
  • Click on Reserve
  • A notice at the bottom in green will say Your reservation was saved successfully
  • Now you just have to be patient and wait until 1 February 2018

4 Fold Anniversary Card

4 Fold Anniversary Card Commission

A friend commissioned a card for her husband for their 25th wedding anniversary. This 4 fold anniversary card is what I came up with. The brief was to incorporate some of the things he likes as well as be a keep sake to mark the event. I decided to use the 4 fold card as my design because each page could then tell it’s own story. Otherwise it can be hard to incorporate many different themes into one card design.

4 Fold Anniversary Card


Design Elements

I started with a card base of basic grey and made up the 4 fold card base. I wanted a place to write so I created that on the last page, I added washi tape at the top of the page and a film strip done the righthand side (he’s into movies). A mat of Mint Macaron (retired) was added to introduce an accent colour. I used the you’re my person stamp from Falling for You stamp set, appropriate and I knew my friend would get this being a Grey’s Anatomy fan.

In the next section, I cased a design from Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop using the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and the ‘Best Guy Ever’ greeting from Suite Sentiments stamp set (retired).

4 Fold Anniversary Card Inside


Private Pocket

Behind the front cover I wanted a pocket for a couple of cards that could have more intimate messages written on them. I created a pocket using vellum with silver hearts (retired) and then I added a silver embossed vintage car. This is for his love of Fords, I used the vintage car from Guy Greetings stamp set.

4 Fold Card Inside Pocket Cards


On the back of the front cover I added a world stamp to indicate the love of travel with the greeting sending an understated message of love.

Celebrate with Silver

On the front cover, I had to have 25 in silver glimmer paper and more of the Urban Underground DSP. I love how this dsp coordinated with the theme while remaining in the background.

4 Fold Anniversary Card Front


4 Fold Anniversary Card Open


My friend loved it and was looking forward to giving it to her husband. I love doing projects like this. You could never buy something this unique and personal. If you’d like to learn how to make a 4 fold card then please join me at my August class where we’ll be making one together. You’ll find the class details here.

Or you can download the free tutorial here.


July Starter Kit Bonus! – now’s the time to join

Christmas in July


When you purchase the $189 Starter Kit during the month of July, you’ll get $285 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $189 (that’s $96 in FREE product and the kit ships FREE) PLUS receive a BONUS Essentials Gift Pack including:

Paper Snips (the BEST scissors to keep at hand)

SNAIL Adhesive (my personal fave go-to adhesive)

Grid paper pack (a stamper’s MUST HAVE, and this one is FREE!)

Two (2!) D Blocks (clear acrylic blocks to hold your stamps, the most common size)

Bone Folder (another essential for every crafter’s supplies)

That’s an added value of $103.75 and the shipping is FREE? (yeah!)

Now add on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set – early release just for you from the holiday catalogue for FREE($42 NZD)!

July Starter Kit Bonus

Click here to take advantage of these savings!

Find out more about being a demonstrator here

Any questions, just ask. I’m here to help!

Embossing Paste Eclectic Layers Card

Embossing Paste Eclectic Layers Card

I had a brainwave when I saw the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the Embossing Paste. How amazing to have the thinlit shape with the rows of diamonds raised in the paste. I cut out the shape using the thinlit from Window Sheet, this way I can use the same mask over and over.

Here’s the card I created and demonstrated for attendees to make in my June classes.

Using embossing paste and my own mask I created this Embossing paste eclectic layers card for my June classes. #handmadecard #cardmakingclass #confettidesign #stampinup #embossingpaste #ohsoecletic

The embossing paste is very easy to use either white or coloured with a few drops of reinker. I used a few drops of Soft Sky to colour the paste. We washed the mask between each person using it. This stopped the paste drying on the mask and stopped stray pieces of paste ending up in the wrong place.


The paste is a little ‘furry’ around the edges in places, I think that adds to the handmade and eclectic look of this design. The rest of the design was CASed from the annual catalogue page 132.

How to make it 

  • Base is Soft Sky cut at 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm
  • The next layer is Night of Navy cut at 9.9cm x 14.2cm
  • I used my Ecletic Layers Thinlit mask and Embossing Paste coloured with Soft Sky reinker to create the rows of diamond shapes
  • I added 2 rows of Mini Sequin Trim beneath where the flower spray would go
  • A lot of the stamps are Two Step so the flower was stamped in Berry Burst ink with the second stamp stamped off first
  • The leaves are Emerald Envy
  • After stamping, the flowers and leaves were cut out using the thinlits, the larger gold leaves used the Everyday Jars Framelits
  • I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and cut it by hand into the 2 parts and adhered using dimensionals

Finishing Touches

  • I put glue of the back of the flower and held it in my hand while I placed the leaves and seed pod.
  • Then the Metallic Thread was added and the whole thing was adhered using dimensionals


This Naturally Eclectic suite of products is fast becoming my favourite from the catalogue. The thinlit dies are so versitile as you can cut the centre of most pieces or the whole shape. Perfect for layering using the designer series paper. I can’t wait to explore more of the possibilities with this lovely set.

Early Release – Eastern Palace Suite

I’m so exited to share that Stampin’ Up! has announced a preorder on a new catalogue item Eastern Palace Suite.  These special bundles are offered from May 1 – 31st, even before the new catalogue goes live. Once the catalogue is live you can still buy them however you won’t get the free gifts.

Eastern Palace Suite


The Eastern Palace Suite is being offered in two bundles and they both offer a FREE gift.

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

Check out the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle below:  It offers a free package of the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes

Eastern Palace Suite Starter Bundle

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle Description










The Eastern Palace PREMIER Bundle

For more stamping fun the Eastern Palace PREMIER Bundle has additional products including the amazing Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Your free gifts are a package of Very Vanilla Envelopes and a package of the NEW – Thick Vanilla Card Stock.

Eastern Palace Suite Premier Bundle

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle Description












Use the May Host code on your orders to earn a free Gift from me.

Please do not include the host code on orders $300 or more, you will still receive the FREE Gift, and your own Host Dollars

Eastern Palace Suite Projects

Questions? Email me, I’m here to help.