Monday, 1 September 2014

Best EVER Box for your Cards C6 size: Stampin' Up! Australia

Here is the video tutorial for the best EVER box for your cards. There will be more boxes for different sized envelopes over the next few days. Vicki xx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Best EVER Box for your Cards C6 Size: Stampin' Up! Australia

The dimensions for the box are as follows:
For the BASE: Cut a piece of Card stock 10-1/2" Square. Using the Envelope Punch Board, Line up at the 5" mark , Punch and Score, then slide across to the  6-3/4" mark, Punch and Score. (You will need a ruler for this as it extends beyond the scoreboard). That's your measuring done. Now rotate 90 degrees, and use the score lines as a guide to continue Punching and Scoring on the other 3 sides. Join up any missing ends using your scoring tool and a ruler.
For the Liner for the base: cut a piece of card stock 4-3/4" x 6-5/8" and adhere this into the base once you have folded the box into shape.

For the LID: Cut a piece of Card stock 10-5/8" Square. First punch and Score is at the 5-1/8" mark, and the Second Punch and Score is at the 6-7/8" mark.
For the Liner for the lid: Cut a piece of Card stock 4-7/8" x 6-3/4"

Monday, 18 August 2014

Silver Wedding Cake Box. For a Wedding or Silver Anniversary. Stampin' Up! Australia

 This beautiful Vellum paper comes in either silver or gold, so you could make either colour box. One packet of vellum will make 18 boxes for your guests. The foil embellishments and glimmer paper also come in gold as well. Confetti hearts and stars scattered on the table using the border punches and glimmer paper would set off your table setting magnificently!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fun Chocolate Slider Box with Kraft. Stampin' Up! Australia

 Quick and Easy Project. This Chocolate Slider Box will hold 2 chocolate bars, although I only used one in this video.....did someone EAT the other one? ....(could have been me)!

Friday, 8 August 2014

The NEW Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin' Up!

 The Gift Box Punch Board will be available from 28th August when the Occasions Catalogue goes live. This is the Extra Large Box on the left, and the Medium box on the right. The Gift Box Punch Board makes up to 15 different sized boxes, including oblong and square boxes.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Curvy Keepsake Box WOW! Stampin' Up! Australia. Sneak Peek from the next Occasions Catalogue.

 This Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die will be available from the 28th August 2014. It makes an adorable gift box, and comes complete with 3 tiny tag dies as well. There is a small square tag (not shown), as well as the oval and small circle tags shown here.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

DIY Fabulous Double Hearts Border Trick and a Faker Shaker Card! Stampin' Up! Australia

 How adorable is this Double Hearts Border Trim. This video will give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this look.
Faker Shaker Card using the Hearts Framelits, a Cellophane Bag, and the Pictogram Punches Stamp set. Just pop some heart confetti into the cello bag and sandwich it between 2 card layers. Easy!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Aussie Koala With a Gum Leaf! Stampin' Up! Australia

Here is a little Koala Mascot sporting his team colours and holding a Eucalyptus Leaf. This technique uses an easy masking tip, and I show you my tip on how to line up your ribbon perfectly.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cupcake Party CASED from the Catalog. Stampin' Up! Australia

The colours in this card are just divine....Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.
I have added an inner layer to balance the weight of the card and it is finished off with some Dazzling Details. We will be making this card in our next class. You can register at


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014

Notched Edge Gift Box. Stampin' Up! Australia.

 You can watch the video tutorial here:
This is the last in the series on the current catalogue....jump on over to my online store for the last of the clearance rack items....get 'em before they're gone for good!
Vicki xx

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Incredible All-In-One Trifold Card made from ONE piece of Card Stock. Stampin' Up! Australia.

How adorable is this card! I was playing with an idea for a tri-fold card that didn't require any hinges to make it work, and I came up with this design using the Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies. You just need ONE piece of card stock to make the card base. How cool is that! ....very pleased with self obviously.....There is a video tutorial for this card on my Youtube channel:
You could use any stamps and papers you like to create this card. I have chosen some sneak peek items from the new catalogue, which is due to be released very soon (only 6 more sleeps!). I know you will enjoy the gorgeous new stamp sets and papers. I am having fun playing with all the new goodies!
Vicki xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

6 Cards Nature Set with a Belly Band

Stampin' Up! Australia.
Start with a whisper white card base 14cm x 19.5cm, and fold in half. Using the Magnificent Maple #131868, stamp images in Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant and Cajun Craze. 
On a scrap piece of whisper white card stock, stamp sentiments from the Petite Pairs stamp set in Cajun Craze, then punch out using the oval punch. 
Layer onto Elegant Eggplant card stock punched out with the scalloped oval punch. 
Adhere to the centre of each card using dimensionals (I used different sentiments to make these cards all ocassion ).
Team with the medium envelopes in crumb cake, then using a strip of Whisper white card stock measuring 6.5cm x 30cm, stamp the leaf image again and wrap around the stack of cards and secure with Sticky Strip. 
These cards make a thoughtful gift. 
Vicki xx

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Covered Notebook Downline Gifts. Stampin' Up! Australia

                                                             Stampin' Up! Australia.
This Notebook Cover gives a professional finish to an exercise book. When my children were little I helped out in the school library and learned how to cover stacks of books. I give out covered notebooks along with a selection of 5 or 6 cards to my new team members as a thank you.
If your shopping list is around the $150 mark, you might like to consider joining my team Team Aussie Stampers and get 20 per cent discount off all your stamping supplies thereafter.
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Memories of My Fave Papers...soon to be gone! Stampin' Up!

                                                    Stampin' Up! Australia
Would you believe I made a video of this darling card, then had to delete it because the soundtrack was totally out of sync! Gaaaa! Never mind, I am still giving you the photo inspiration and I will now proceed to tell you what went into the construction process LOL!

Start with your gorgeous Watercolour Designer Series Paper, cut a Daffodil Delight Card base, then cut a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe 1/4" smaller, then cut a DSP piece 1/4" smaller again. Do not adhere, because we are adding a layer of Daffodil Delight ribbon (I attached it to the back of the DSP piece using good ol' Scotch tape).
Punch out a piece of DD with the petite petals punch, then stamp 2 flowers on whisper white, one in DD and one in CC (ie Crisp Cantaloupe) then punch them out as well. For the Sentiment, I used Loving Thoughts, then cut it out using the Apothecary Accents die, and sponged some more CC around the edge for definition.  
I popped on some candy dots from the Brights Pack, then added an inside layer which looks just like the envelope, in that I stamped a Petite Petal in Daffodil Delight, then in Crisp Cantaloupe, then, without re-inking I stamped again (stamped off) to form the 3rd flower.
Hope you like the finished card. Leave a comment, and share the love :)
Now I'm going back to my movie editor and finding out how to fix the sync problem.   !!!!
Vicki xx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Floating Locket Gift box. Australia and New Zealand..

Are you looking for a good template for a necklace (or earrings would work here too)?
I wanted a bespoke box for one of my lockets so I came up with this design.
For those of you who follow me, you will know that I love jewellery and I was thrilled to find out I could buy Floating lockets in Australia. They are like wearable works of art, and no two are the same....they are totally customizable.
 There is a link below the video over on Youtube if you want to find out more, but I see many more jewellery box templates in the future....ta dah!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Special joining offer starts today! join for only $85

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For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:
  • $90 worth of products
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order*
  • A 20 percent discount on all your orders

Create friendships that will last forever and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity—
become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator today.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Thinking of Joining Stampn' Up? WAIT one more week for the reduced price kit!

I am often asked by my customers and friends how to become a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!
One of the most frequent questions is, "Do I need to actually demonstrate the products?" and the answer is, of course not! If you merely want to join to support your craft habit....ah hum! I mean hobby! then that is perfectly OK too. Most demonstrators start out this way and some go on to bigger things, like earning extra money and building a career full time, but there is NO pressure at all from me or from Stampin' Up! to do so.

Anyhow, there is a special offer beginning in ONE WEEK which may interest you if you are still on the fence about joining:

 Beginning 27 May, for six weeks only, you can join Stampin' Up! at one of two great prices. They will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), but for six weeks only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.)...and you still receive all the benefits of being a demonstrator!
This opportunity will only be around until the end of June, so check back on 27 May for full promotional details.
In the mean time, if you want to find out more about joining, here are some FAQs  
I will keep you posted!
Vicki x

This Week's Special Offers

If you’d like to purchase any of the supplies, or to get a catalogue, please feel free to contact me,or you can shop online with Stampin’ Up! directly through me by clicking the ‘shop online’ button above right.
If you live in Australia and you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team of Aussie Stampers I’d most definitely like to hear from you!

2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
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BBQ Blitz Ensemble -- Digital Download
Bbq Blitz Ensemble - Digital Download
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Coastal Cabana 3/8 Ruffle Stretch Trim
Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
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Etcetera Designer Series Paper
Etcetera Designer Series Paper 
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Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
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Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
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Pistachio Pudding 3/8 Ruffle Stretch Trim
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
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