Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

This cute Tasty Truck Stamp Set with it’s various food items is available free with an order of $110 + shipping during Sale a Bration. I will be teaching this card in my February classes, it showcases the Tasty Trucks Stamp Set, the Stitched Framelits and the Watercolour Pencils!

Tasty Trucks Sale a Bration Confetti Design

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set | Stitched Shapes Framelits | Watercolour Pencils

I’m including the Stitched Framelits in a lot of my projects at the moment, they really do give a lovely finishing detail. (These Framelits are now available! Click HERE to purchase)

Tips & Tricks 

    • Card base is Pool Party cardstock – 14.8 x 10.5 cm
    • Next layers are Calypso Coral 7.5 cm x 10.5 cm and Whisper White – 7 cm x 10.5 cm
    • I used Smokey Slate ink to stamp the flags on the card base.
    • The truck, ice-creams and flags were stamped in Archival Black ink on Shimmer White cardstock.
    • I used Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Basic Black watercolour pencils. Then I gave them the watercolour look using a blender pen. Due to the small areas I chose the blender pen as the tip is finer.
    • The truck, flags and ice-creams have been fussy cut.
    • The embossing folder on the Whisper White layer is Falling Petals. I used only the top section of the folder so there are only a few hearts shown.
    • The Stitched Shape circle was cut from Smokey Slate cardstock and mounted on dimensionals.
    • Finally Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine is wrapped 3 times around the Whisper White layer.

Finishing Touches

    • The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners and has been curled using a bone folder then mounted using 2 dimensionals together underneath the raised part.

To create your own version of this card come along to one of my February classes.


Stitched Framelits Watercolour Butterfly Card

Stitched Framelits Watercolour Butterfly Card

This pretty stitched framelits watercolour butterfly card was inspired by one made by Susan Wong in the grey, white and copper colour pallete. I needed something pink and girly for a friend so I changed the colours and used a pink butterfly.

Stitched Framelits Watercolour Butterfly Card

If you love to create and love the small added details that really finish off a project, the Stitched Framelits are the perfect solution. Not only do they cut the perfect shape every time, they also add the oh so cute stitched details, while you run it through the big shot.

The Stitched Framelits will work with the stamps that you already own, giving them a new lease on life and allowing you to create beautifully detailed cards in a flash.

I’ve always been a fan of stitching and it’s very trendy in the crafting industry right now.

(These Framelits are now available! Click HERE to purchase)

Tips & Tricks 

    • Card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock – 14.8 x 10.5cm
    • Card front is Whisper White cardstock – 14.2 x 9.9cm
    • I used an aqua painter and Blushing Bride Ink to create the watercolour background on Shimmer White Cardstock and on the 2 circles cut with the Stitched Framelits.
    • The stamp over the watercolouring on one of the circles is a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Blushing Bride Ink.
    • The doily is folded in half but left intact, I love this idea as it creates softness while adding texture as opposed to cutting the doily and only using half.
    • The Washi Tape above the doily is from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. This tape with the copper dots is my firm favourite.
    • I coloured the butterfly by sponging Flirty Flamingo Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The colour is more intense in the centre and faded it out from there. I placed the Butterfly Thinlit over the sponged card and cut it out using the big shot. I love the look and by sponging first you won’t tear the delicate die cut image.

Finishing Touches

    • Metallic Thread in Copper and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim behind the butterfly, 2 extra girly elements.

I love this card and my friend loved it to. To create your own handmade cards come along to one of my classes.

Classes are small, fun and relaxing and suitable for all abilities. Best of all I provide all the tools and supplies therefore you can just relax and create, following my samples and simple instructions for each step.

Do something different this year and JOIN a class.

On Stage – Celebrating You

November and April are both special months in the Stampin’ Up!® calendar as that’s when On Stage is held.  The theme for On Stage Live 2016 in Brisbane was ‘Celebrating You’ and it set the tone for what was the best Stampin’ Up! event I have attended. It was wonderful to have so many of my team there and be part of a large group, it was much more fun than ever before.

What is On Stage? – It’s a gathering of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and staff around the world. We craft, talk business, share ideas, celebrate achievements and launch new catalogues. Getting to go to On Stage is definitely one of the best “perks” of being a demonstrator – they’re not open to anyone else! If you’re keen to get to the next one in six months time, talk to me about how! I’d love to have you in my Team and join me at On Stage Local next April in Auckland!

On Stage - Celebrating You was a gathering of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and staff around the world. I can hardly wait for the next event in April!

The Whole Team at On Stage Live 2016

On Stage Perks

As a demonstrator at On Stage we get to see, use and purchase product from the new Occasions Catalogue ahead of other demonstrators. Then as we order more during December we earn an unlimited amount of free Sale-a-Bration product as well! If you want this opportunity too then you can Join Stampin’ Up! now and order the new products from 1 December too!

During the event we saw many presentations of new products and techniques, there is always so much inspiration to be gained from the presentations. I am always blown away by the creativity shown by the demonstrators, and people are so willing to share which is one of the great things about being involved with Stampin’ Up! and whether a customer or demonstrator we are always learning new techniques and tricks.

We also got to use the products ourselves during special Product Suite Presentations. We tried the new Watercolour Pencils, new Framelits and Thinlits new Designer Series Paper and Embellishments. While making these projects we met new people at the tables and big shots and shared a little of our story or just chatted about the event or what we were making.

On Stage – Celebrating You Make and Takes

I love this part of the event, we get to use the brand new products and fall in love with so many must haves for our wish list.

Here are the 4 projects we made during this part of On Stage – Celebrating You

Watercolour Pencils by Stampin' Up!

Watercolour Pencils by Stampin’ Up!

Falling in Love Suite by Stampin' Up!

Falling in Love Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Party Animal Suite by Stampin Up!

Party Animal Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Sending Love Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sending Love Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! events are always welcoming, professional, educational and fun! It’s great to see ‘old’ friends and meet new ones too! And On Stage – Celebrating You was no exception. I can hardly wait for the next one which is a local event in Auckland in April 2017.

Paperartsie Team Play Date

This time it was a get together with others for a  Paperartsie team play date. We arranged to meet and everyone bought a plate for a shared lunch, 3 of us prepared projects to teach and Barbara had some extra projects for those who had time to stay a bit longer. It was a fabulous afternoon!

Team Projects

These are the 3 projects we all made together as a group. The centre card is a twist and flip (or something like that). It is in 3 parts, one of them makes the inner part flip out when you open the card.


This weekend was a Paperartsie team play date. I love these gatherings, a chance to meet up and craft together. We all learnt something and had a fun afternoon.

Below is a photo of the card open. We’d all wanted to make this and Jill had shown us one she made so we nominated her to show us all. It was a little tricky getting it folded but once it’s done it’s amazing watching it open a close, it’s a real wow! I’ll have a card like this for our class in December.


This weekend was a Paperartsie team play date. I love these gatherings, a chance to meet up and craft together. We all learnt something and had a fun afternoon.

Washi Tape Box

After we made these projects Barbara showed us how to make a box to store washi tape. Boy did I need this, I have 1 overflowing box on my desk for washi tape, I made this one today and I’ll probably need another one so I can get my desk organised. I think I’ll decorate the sides but leave the top so I can stack them.


This weekend was a Paperartsie team play date. I love these gatherings, a chance to meet up and craft together. We all learnt something and had a fun afternoon.

Ferrero Rocher Box

Lastly we made a tall black box with a lid from Copper Foil. This box has 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates inside. You can make it taller and it will hold 3 chocolates or you could fill it with Lindt Balls, yum! The flowers on the top are held on with the pine cone embellishment going through the box lid and held there using a toothpick. Such a simple idea but it works great. This was designed by Keren Howell from the UK.


This weekend was a Paperartsie team play date. I love these gatherings, a chance to meet up and craft together. We all learnt something and had a fun afternoon.

It was such a great day, it’s always a fun time when we all get together. If you’d like to join in the fun at a future Paperartsie team play date you can learn more here about joining as a demonstrator.


Stamping Play Date Star of Light Card

Every year Stampin’ Up!® bring out so many gorgeous sets of stamps and it’s impossible to buy and use them all! This bundle is now on my wish list as I had the chance to create this Star of Light Card using it.

I was invited to a demonstrator play date last month with the opportunity to ‘play’ with 4 sets from the holiday catalogue. Wow!! It was so much fun!

We each received a bag containing card stock, designer series paper, ribbon, vellum, gold foil or glimmer paper. There were 4 tables set up with different supplies and we could just have a play and make whatever we liked.

Talk about kids in a lolly shop!! While we created we chatted and had a yummy morning tea as everyone had bought a small plate. We spent a wonderful 2 hours chilling out with craft supplies and friends, I hope they do it again soon.

Star of Light Card

My card was made using the Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits Dies. It was loosely based on the sample shown on page 9 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Star of Light card made at my stamping play date with friends and products from the Holiday Catalogue.



• Card base is Pool Party card stock, half an A4 piece,scored and folded in the centre. Vellum measures 8cm x 14.8cm.

Start Stamping

• Use Pool Party Ink to stamp the star dust looking stamp around the edges of the card base where it would be visible once the vellum was adhered.
• Stamp the small stars randomly on the vellum and using a piece of Whisper White I stamped the big star and the Christmas greeting in Island Indigo Ink.

Vellum details

• The star on the right was cut from the vellum using the co-ordinating Starlight thinlet and the Big Shot.
• I placed the vellum over the card base where it would eventually be stuck and lined up the medium star stamp where the hole was from cutting out the star. I pulled the vellum away and stamped the star in Island Indigo Ink.
• Now stick the vellum to the card base. I used a glue dot in each corner and one underneath where the large star will go so it is hidden.
• Put the star back with a small piece of dimensional underneath and used a Basic Rhinestone to hide the dimensional. I love how the darker star shows through the vellum.
• Use dimensionals to stick the large star on the left and the sentiment. Pop some more rhinestones around and it’s finished.

I love how the vellum paired with the Soft Sky makes a soft dreamy look, also that it’s not traditional Christmas colours. You can make 12 Christmas Cards in my Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday 19th November click here for more details and to register.