Are you ready?

Can you believe that it’s the first day of Spring!! I’ve actually put my shorts on today (perhaps should have shaved my legs first, but hey, I’m at home by myself so it doesn’t matter!!)

I have lots of exciting news for you today! I can’t decide what to tell you first!!

Lets go with the Get & Go promotion. Have you thought about being a demonstrator and hosting your own workshops but didn’t have enough stamping gear to run it? Well this is a great kit offer for you.

You get the regular $235 worth of your choice of stamping goodies for only $169 and of course, it’s free shipping on your starter kit. But wait, there’s more! You get 2 packs of 8 of pre-pack cardstock, a pack of Rhinestone Basic jewels, the So Much Love stamp set and the Queen Anne Lace stamp set. Here’s a close up of what you get.

Isn’t that great!! and if you don’t want to dive in and host your own workshop, you’ve got 16 cards you can make straight away!

If you would like to join the Stampin’ Up! family or just like to grab a great deal, you can join by clicking here. Or email me at to talk about it.

Now if you can’t decide what to put in your starter kit, I’ve have a great suggestion for you! The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine is now available!!

Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (coming soon) Machines offer multiple die-cutting and embossing options for you. Both of our Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for you to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.

The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (AKA Big Boss), is $209 but you can add it to your starter kit and still select another $26 worth of product and also receive the Get & Go addition to your kit. And did I mention, free shipping!

Baby Boss (AKA Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine) will be available later this year.

Here’s a few videos from George at Stampin’ Up! to explain how to use your new Boss! And can we all take a moment to enjoy a brand new cutting plate!

If you need a Big Boss right now, you can click here to go straight to my online store.

I hope you are as excited I am about these 2 great deals!!

Happy Stamping

CTC283 – Trimming the Town DSP

I hope you have been having a great weekend. I’ve had an amazing one!! I was fortunate to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! Leader’s Summit which was meant to be in New Orleans, but sadly not to be. However it was done online and it was fabulous!! The training was fantastic and just what I needed. We also had networking sessions through Zoom and I was able to connect with fellow leader demonstrators in USA, UK and Europe. It did start at 4am, on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m feeling excited but weary now!!

We were also given an amazing gift of crystal wine glasses from Tiffany’s. So excited to receive my first blue box!!

So this week at CTC, we are casing the colours of the Trimming the Town DSP from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The colours are Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

I’m afraid I have a confession…. I don’t really like this suite! Well, it’s ok but it’s not on my shopping list. I do like that the dies cut out the dsp.

So I wanted to create a card that wasn’t Christmassy. I kinda feel like Christmas is far away and I’m not ready to embrace it every week!!

I started from the bottom up and the base of my card is Early Espresso. I added a piece of Misty Moonlight dsp from the Trimming the Town DSP and mat it. I’ve just got the Celebration Labels dies (thanks, Judy for enabling me!!) so I cut out one in Pool Party and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I then cut out a peony from the Peony dies in Poppy Parade and Old Olive. Just a quick tip, if you want to make the petals darker, just colour it using a Stampin’ Blend!. Then it’s the same colour, just a different shade.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade and I’ve used the new Banners Pick a Punch. I love me a good banner!!

I do love these peonies!! They look complicated but they are so easy to put together.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using this colour combo so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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Peony Dies

CTC282 – Case your Favourite Mini Catty Bundle

It’s been a windy weekend in Queensland, which makes it feels colder than it is. This week, we are casing our favourite bundle from the August –
December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I love the Snowflake Splendor suite! Obviously we don’t get snowflakes at Christmas time in Australia, but that doesn’t stop me loving the snowflake bundle!! A girl can dream about a White Christmas, can’t she?

I’m casing the card on the bottom right of page 36.

I used a piece of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and stamped some snowflakes in Highland Heather. I cut out one of the larger snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes dies.

I cut a 1″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment and punched out the banner using the new Banners Pick a Punch.

I cut out a card front size of Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and then layered the dsp piece on top.

I then wanted to try this layout with another bundle that I’ve just discovered in the Mini Catalogue, the Ornamental Envelopes Bundle.

I used the light gold brushed paper and the Heartwarming Hugs DSP. I cut a piece of the dsp using the Envelope dies. I did the same banner and added a bow using the Real Red sheer ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my two version of this card. Next up is the lovely Sandra.

We would love to see your creations showing your favourite mini catalogue bundle so please share over on at our facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC281 – Casing a Punch Bundle

Welcome to another fun week of Caseing the Catty!! The weather has been getting warmer which is nice although we are having the August winds happening as well.

We are casing the punch bundles on page 168 – 169 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. These pages are extra projects showing off all the punch bundles.

I decided to case the card on page 168 which features the Rectangular Postage stamp punch. Now I don’t have this punch yet although I do like it. I had a flip through the World of Good Memories and More card pack and was inspired by one of the gold foil card sized pieces featuring the globe, mimicking the look of the postage stamps.

I then mounted it onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and added one of the banner stickers from the card pack. I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Misty Moonlight.

The Memories and More card packs are great for making quick cards. They include 50 double sided cards, in 3″ x 4″ and 4″x 6″ sizes and 4 sticker sheets. You can also get a pack of Memories & More cards and envelopes which perfectly fit the card pack.

I’m needing more masculine cards so this pack of Memories & More cards is perfect for that!

Next up is my lovely friend, Tina from South Australia.

We would love to see your cards casing the punch bundles of the Annual Catalogue.

Happy Stamping

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