Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rainbows of Beautiful Butterflies

Here is a really simple card made with the Big Shot Sizzlet Die, Beautiful Butterflies that was one of our cards at our recent Stamp-a-stack held on St Patrick’s Day (hence the rainbows).

Rainbows of Butterflies


Supplies for this cardcan be ordered through me. I also have some kits left over from this eve for sale for $3 so feel free to email me to get your kit with all your pre-cut card.

You will need: Big Shot, Sizzlet die Beautiful Butterflies, black stampin write marker, adhesive

Then you too could have rainbows of butterflies!!

Don’t Let This Be You!!

Sale-a-Bration Ending Soon

Sale-a-Bration is ending soon.

Don’t Miss out!!!!

Last SAB order goes in before 10pm 31st March

Big Shot and Chocolate Mmmmmm!

So what does the Big Shot have to do with Chocolate?

Easter of course!!

Still confused?? By using my Big Shot machine I was able to easily make this adorable little Easter Basket just big enough to hold some chocolate Easter Eggs. MMMM!

Easter Basket

The Big Shot made it so easy.

Do you know that you can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at once? You can only do this with the Big Shot Dies (not sizzlets). For the basket I cut 4 layers of fabric at once. I cut a 5cm strip of material and then folded it concertina style, placed it over the small scallop square of the Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die. Voila! 4 pieces exactly the same size. The edge of the scallops formed the edge upon which to place my sewing machine foot when sewing the scallop squares together.

I’m definitely planning on making more of these. They can not only be used as easter baskets. Wouldn’t they look lovely on the coffee table with some lollies in them at Christmas or Birthdays? I’m planning on using mine to hold supplies at my workshops to showcase the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Fabric.

Oh and I have to mention (upon pain of death), that my daughter Chantelle (the budding photographer) took these photos of the Easter Basket for me. 🙂

Happy Stamping! (or in this case sewing)


 Big Shot 113439 $149.95
Scallop Square Duo Die 120903 $$39.95
Designer Fabric Flirtatious 122335 $19.95

Stamping Rainbows

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than to stamp rainbows. Lots of rainbow coloured cards that is. Thanks to all who attended the Stamp-a-stack last night. In between all the talk and laughter and tears (from the laughing) we all managed to make some bright and cheery balloon birthday cards.

rainbow balloon birthday card

Party This Way is such a fabulous stamp set which includes the sentiment so you can make cards using only one stamp set. And the card wouldn’t have been complete without all that bling? Stay tuned for the kit to make this card!!

Stamp Set: Party This Way
Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Paper Snips, Modern Label Punch, Stampin Write Markers


Sale-a-Bration Time Running Out

Did you know that Sale-a-Bration ends at the end of this Month? And so does your chance of earning some exclusive Free stuff that is only ever available till the end of this month.

It’s easy to earn Free Stuff. All you have to do is place a $100 order with me from the Main Idea Book and Catalogue or from the Summer Mini Catalogue before 10pm on the 31st of March and you can earn yourself some free stamps, paper, ribbons or brads.

All you have to do is email me with your order!

Ruffled Ribbon Fresh Vintage

I made this card with the Sale-a-bration stamp set Fresh Vintage. It is my favourite Sale-a-Bration Stamp set because I just love how versatile the stamps are. You can use the stamps as both the main image and the background as I have in this card. I hope you get your Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage, Easy Events
Card Stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Pool Party Marker, Calypso Coral Marker, Lucky Limeade marker, Pearls



Have You Got Your Favourite Family Recipes All In One Place??

No?? Nor have I. But it is one of those things that is high on my To Do List. This Recipe Folder is fabulous for storing all those recipes in one place. I have one of these planned for each of my children (Shhhh, don’t tell them, I want it to be a surprise).

Recipe Folder

The folder is plastic, so it is splash proof which means you can have it right on your bench while cooking without having to worry about it getting spoilt.

Watermarked Recipe Pages

Each recipe page has the swirl as a watermark (can only just see it in the picture) and to protect it, it is placed inside a plastic sleeve.

Isn’t the artwork just beautiful! I am biased here. My daughter Yvette drew it and painted the swirl for me. I then mounted it on Stampin’ Up! Cardstock in Basic Black and Real Red. The Flowers are some old Pretties Kit silk flowers that I have died Red. I also sprayed the flower with some Shimmer Paint to give it some sparkle. I used a pearlised bead for the centre of the flower (the half pearls were too bulky to go in behind the plastic). I also used some Black satin Ribbon to finish it off. Wouldn’t it be great to hand down all those tried and true family recipes to your kids in something as beautiful as this.

What is your favourite tried and true recipe that you would put in a recipe book like this one? Post yours in the comments section of this post.

Happy Stamping
Stamping Alley
Independent stampin Up Demonstrator