Thursday, October 31, 2013


While away on holiday this week my DH asked me  to make a thankyou card to give our holiday unit complex managers. Fine, no problem, until I realised I had only bought Christmas stamps with me to create items for my November class. A dilemma, until I remembered at the last minute I had popped into my craft stash my new Thinlits that had arrived the day before we went away.

Now the Thinlits are a brand new line released by Stampin'Up! to be used in the Big Shot to create ready made swing/flip cards.

Here is what they look like -

And here is what I made -

They are very hard to photograph well! Hopefully you can see how the central cut out piece swings across when you flip the card open. I used the Circle Card thinlits for my card but I have added an extra flip piece on the right side of the card. If you use the thinlit as seen in the item photo it will cut the card off at the right hand fold and that will be your finished card size.

I saw an item on Patty Bennett's blog where she popped one end of the card through the Thinlit end so as it is not cut off when you run your card through the Big Shot.  See here to have that explained a bit more clearly!

I was pretty pleased with my first attempt at creating with my new Thinlits and I may include one of these cards in my November Christmas Extravaganza classes.

If you would like to order yourself some Thinlits then you can - just go to my online store (Shop Now button to the right of this entry) and place your order.

I'll be back again once I get sorted out at home to show you some of the cards we will be making in my November class.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Qucik & Easy Cards - Six Sided Sampler

These two cards are samples I made for  recent workshop. I wanted to create cards that showed how simple and easy it can be to create a card in a flash.

I used the terrific stamp set Six Sided Sampler. This very useful set has a matching punch which means you get even more value from your stamp set - something we all need to consider when we make our purchases.

Here they are -

The first card utilises the stamp set Tape It to create the faux tape images on the card.  the second one uses Washi tape to make the card even quicker to achieve.

It was one of my first plays with washi tape and I have to admit I really liked the look it gives to my card. This set of 3 washi tapes used here are the Gingham Garden Designer washi tape collection. You can see them on page 171 of the Stampin'Up! annual catalogue.

The card stock used here was Naturals White. It gives an added look of texture to the completed cards.

Try these the next time you need a card in a hurry!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One More Sunburst Card to Show You.

Here is one more version of the sunburst card we are doing in class this month. It is the portrait version using the same colour combos as in the previous landscape card from a couple of posts ago.

I got the colour combo from my Stampin'Up! Colour Coach - love using that for colour inspiration! See it on page 139 of the catalogue. At $24.95 it is great value as you will use it constantly. If you feel you just have to have one you can pop onto my online store and add it to your shopping basket. Stampin'Up! have made some improvements to the online store and it will now remember items you place in your basket for when you return next time to complete an order. BIG IMPROVEMENT! Thanks Stampin'Up!

Colour combo here was on the Bermuda Bay card and combined Bermuda Bay with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. Goes so well with the Early Espresso background.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunburst Card Class

There is one more chance to do my Sunburst technique card class this month and that is this Thursday night October 17th at 7.30pm. I have one seat left so if you would like to fill it, then email me on

Here is one of the 3 cards you will make for a class fee of $20

Hope you like it!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunburst Card

Here is another couple of samples of what we will be doing in my classes this month. I still have some spare seats if you would like to come along and learn this great technique.

And here is another style using the same technique which you will make also.

Class dates - Saturday October 12th at 1.30pm

                     Thursday October 17th at 7.30pm

Class fee - $20

Email me to book your seat.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunburst Card - October Technique Class

For my October technique classes I am going to show you various ways to create gorgeous cards using the Sunburst technique.

Here is my first sample below.

If you would like to make some great cards in a fun class then here are the dates :-

Saturday October 12th at 1.30pm
Thursday October 17th at 7.30pm

Class cost - $20 includes all materials and instructions. You will make 2 -3 cards in this class.

Please email me to book your place -

Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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