Ways to Use Laser Cut Specialty DSP

Sometimes a card starts off without a plan in mind and this was one of those cards for me. I just loved the Just Because stamp set. The simplicity of the images and the sentiments really appealed to me. The images are outlines and could be stamped as is or coloured in.

I first added colour direct to the stamp by using Garden Green, Cajun Craze and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers. All you need to do is colour the stamp well and then huff (breathe) on it which will activate the ink. Then stamp onto your cardstock. I then die cut it. I could have left it at this as it already had colour but I coloured it in with Stampin’ Blends. 

For the base of the card I got my laser cut specialty DSP and had a bit of light bulb moment and decided to colour it. As I said earlier,there was no plan in mind. The closest to Blueberry Bushel in Stampin’ Blends was Night of Navy. So I got to colouring the entire piece and the Night of Navy worked so well you can hardly tell the difference. When you colour make sure you do several layers – once in one way and then the other direction so you get good coverage. It didn’t take long to colour with the brush side of the Stampin’ Blend. The effect of the paper when coloured got me so excited as it gave me other possibilities of using this DSP. 

The card didn’t need much more as I really wanted the beautiful paper to feature with the stamp. Try this technique to make more use of this beautiful DSP.

The Just Because stamp set is a Host stamp set and can be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards. For more details on how you can earn Stampin’ Rewards contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or click on the Shop Online link below.

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Hello Beautiful – Butterfly Gala Card

It’s a butterfly hat trick for me. The whole Gingham Gala suite just refuses to leave my desk. I love it.  My card today is a simple layout and makes good use of the beautiful DSP. I have tons of DSP and I figure I need to use it up as it’s getting out of control. Plus DSP gives you maximum effect with minimal work because the beauty of the paper will enhance even a simple project.

The Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Butterfly elements are free products which can be earned with a qualifying purchase. Take a look at this video for all the details of the Sale-A-Bration products that coordinate with the Gingham Gala suite. You don’t want to miss it. 

To Make this Card:

You will need the 3 largest circles from the Stitched Framelits dies. Die cut the larger 2 from DSP and the smallest from Shimmery White Cardstock. Take your Shimmery White Cardstock and water colour it using the ink refills and aqua painter. Let this thoroughly dry. Then stamp the sentiment. 

The flax ribbon has been coloured in with Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. The sequins are self adhesive so they are easy to add to any project. For dimension, I added the butterfly elements, making this a very quick card to complete. 

Sale-A-Bration runs until 31st March. It’s your opportunity to earn some fabulous products for free. 

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You’re Just My Type

Yes YOU are! We love stamping, creating, crafting and seeing what wonderful things we can create out of beautiful paper. We are slightly addicted to paper crafting and together we love to share our ideas and inspiration.

I love this typewriter and all the cute little sentiments it’s got with it. It also has some lovely floral images, one of which I’ve used to create the border on this card. Stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, it immediately has a vintage feel to it. The typewriter has been stamped on Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.

World Card Making Day Sale

Love this stamp set? It’s your lucky day. It’s on sale until Sunday 7th October. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snag some great bargains.

Stampin’ Dimensionals are also on sale too and I plan to stock up on these. Those of you who have seen me make cards know that I love Stampin’ Dimensionals. I use it on every card I make and it’s in my card making ‘must have’ supplies. You can never have too many of these on hand and they always come in handy. It’s also a great stocking filler or a gift idea.

As always, I’m here to answer any questions and would love to hear your comments and feedback.

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Glue Dots


*Discounted price valid until 7th October 2018


Lots of Happy Card Kit

The Lots of Happy card kit is another one of our discounted products for World Card Making Day which contains everything you need to make 20 cards.

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It comes complete with stamps which can be reused and 4 water colour pencils. Two of these, Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist, aren’t available in the regular Water Colour pencils pack.

In the photo below I have changed the colours on some of the cards to mix it up a bit. The best part of kits is that all the pieces are already die cut and in an easy to transport box so everything you need is in one place. A great kit to take on holidays with all the fuss taken out of the preparation.


Lots Of Happy Card Kit

Discounted price $54.90
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Quick In-Color Note Cards

This batch of cards came about as a result of some leftover bits of paper I had. I used some of the paper from the 2018-2020 In-Color DSP, Garden Impressions DSP and added sentiments from the Darling Label Punch set. Little cards like this are nice even nice when attached to a gift.

The base cards were made from In-Colour Cardstock and measured 3”x6” folded in half,  I matched the DSP from the In-Color Designer Series Paper to suit each card.  I love our range of Designer Series Paper which are available in each of the colour families. It’s great to have these in varying designs to coordinate with our projects. They work well with the other papers in our range.

The sentiments were stamped and punched out with the Darling Label punch. This bundle comes in a beautiful keepsake box which has 6 stamps, a punch, 2 stamping spots in Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove and a clear block.

Creating the cards was very quick. After adding the main panel of DSP I added other strips of coordinating DSP from the Garden Impression paper stack. Then I added various ribbon and embellishments to enhance the cards. As the paper is bright, it didn’t need a lot of embellishing and some small embellishments added a cute touch to finish these little cards.




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Blended Seasons Bundle – Last Day to Order

Tomorrow is the last day to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle and the 2nd assortment of Water Colour Pencils.  You don’t want to miss out on these fantastic products. 

In this first card I heat embossed the bell twice and layered it on top of the other. The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls from the new Holiday catalogue and its so pretty. Suite Season washi tape is also from the new catalogue. It’s a 5 Pack and has gold, silver and copper foil through it –  a must for those who like to add some glitz to their Christmas projects. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base. Change your DSP and you could easily create a wedding card with this bell. 

The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is a free product which can be earned with orders or party sales over $400 in September. So if you want to get some friends together to craft, it’s a good time as you earn Stampin’ Rewards as well. You get 4 sheets each of 3 designs in 12”x12” paper in this pack and it’s got some really nice designs. I love the rich tones of the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The poinsettia paper is very pretty and the candy stripes are so festive.  Great Christmas colours. 

My next card uses the Water Colour pencils without any water involved. I just layered the colours and blended them together. It’s great to have the perfect colour pencils to match our cardstock and DSP. The stitching on the die cut gives a really nice border for the flowers. I left this card without a sentiment as I just liked the look of it as it was with the Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.

I’ll be placing final orders for the Blended Seasons bundle and Water Colour pencils at 8pm tomorrow night. Please let me know if you would like to order these. You will love it.