I had been looking for videos that share some of the basics about Stampin’ Up! but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. Then I had the thought, “why not make some myself?”. So I jumped waaaaaay out of my comfort zone and made, not one, but two videos.

One video explains the three types of stamps that Stampin’ Up! sells and in this one I share one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up!, coordination:

My kids have been having a giggle at me. They think it’s pretty hilarious that I have a youtube channel. Apparently I’m not cool enough. hehehe

Hopefully you’ll find it entertaining as well when you pop over and have a look. Leave a comment letting me know what you love about Stampin’ Up! and while you’re there, subscribe to my channel so you get to see more videos as they go live.


It’s time! The new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure are available right now! Head over to the online store and check out all the goodness. Or view the catalogues as a pdf.

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Sale-a-bration = free products! It is the BIGGEST promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year. How will you earn your free products? Will you shop, host or join?



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When you order, add this host code, ZMYBTTDP, and select me as your demonstrator, during the checkout process and you’ll receive a little gift from me at the end of the month 🙂


New Products



Have you been wondering what the Occasion Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are? Well, let me explain:

Stampin’ Up! has an annual catalogue that is current for one year and to compliment the already awesome range they have, they release two smaller catalogues during the year. This one is called the Occasions catalogue because in contains products you can use for any occasion.

Sale-a-bration = free products! It is the BIGGEST promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year. To qualify for the freebies, make a purchase of $90. It’s that simple. But it gets better, if you host a party during Sale-a-bration you can earn MORE Stampin rewards than at other times of the year. Stampin rewards = free products. But wait, there’s more; join as a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration and you’ll receive two stamps set FREE. So, freebies all round. You gotta love that!

Any questions? I’d love to answer them. Comment below or send me an email.

Amy 😊


Christmas Heart


Another easy DIY project. For these Christmas decorations you’ll need air-dry clay, a heart shaped cookie cutter, stampin’ up! stamps, something pointy (to make the hole) and string.


Hang on the tree or use them to jazz up your Christmas gift wrapping.

These garlands are super cute and super easy to make. Cut out card or paper shapes with punches and dies, then run them through a sewing machine.


I punched the circles first with this one and then punched the stars from the middle of the large circles.

The are light-weight so all you need is a blob of blu-tac on either end to hold them on the wall  it makes these a great decoration if you don’t want to mark your walls with hooks or spend money on those removable sticky hooks.


Don’t have a sewing machine? Fold a paper doily over a piece of string and peg a star onto the doily. You could even just glue the star on if you don’t have any of these tiny pegs hanging around. So simple and a great craft idea to make today with the kids.

Happy crafting 😀

I’m still loving this colour combination for Christmas cards. After my first two cards (no. 1 and no. 2) in these colours I continued to use the Stampin, Up! colours of basic grey and whisper white. Together they make any colour stand out and especially in this case the real red ribbon which pops right out along with the merry Christmas sentiment and amazingly it doesn’t overpower the Christmas tree.


I used dazzling diamonds glitter on the Christmas tree again but as before it isn’t showing up in the photos. It really is very pretty.

This card is a remake of a card from a couple of years ago. Another simple, subtle card that could be made in even more colours and it would look just as gorgeous. Which card do you prefer? Or would you choose a colour combination of your own?



After creating my subtle Christmas card yesterday I had another idea for the same colours and wth a similar style. After a few adjustments to the mental picture I had, this is what I created.

What do you think? Should I try and create another?



Simple, subtle Christmas cards are really appealing to me at the moment so I decided to make my own.


With the simple pairing of the Stampin’ Up! colours real red, basic gray and whisper white it give the card a hint of Christmas. By adding the snowflake from the stamp set, Tin of Tags, it makes it more Christmassy but the subtle touch that brings the Christmas elements together is the dazzling diamonds glitter sprinkled on the snowflake.

I wish you could see the glitter in the photo. It really does sparkle like tiny little diamonds. If you know me, I’m not a fan of glitter because it just gets EVERYWHERE 😮. But this glitter is worth it.

I’m going to try something similar on my next Christmas card. It’s already forming in my mind and I can’t wait to see how it comes out.

Do you ever have trouble remembering birthdays? A birthday board is a cute way of keeping the dates fresh in your mind.


This is a commissioned piece (If it was my family birthday board there would be over 50 little circles!) that will be given as a present so I’ve had to cover the names on the circles. The only request from the customer was that it had to be pink. I love grey and the dark grey of this floral paper, with its hint of red, blue and pink, is a perfect match for the dusty pink ribbon.


I really enjoyed making this board today. If you want to make one it isn’t very complicated. I used a painted piece of board, glued on the patterned paper, die cut the letters, punched out some leaves and stuck them all on along with some flower embellishments.


I used a staple gun on the back of the board for the ribbon that will hang the board. The birthday circles are hot glued to the ribbons and then those ribbons are hot glued to the back of the board. The circles were purchased a long time ago online. They’re mdf and are 1″in diameter. I printed the name and date onto paper, punched it out with a 1″ circle punch and then glued it to the circle. To tidy up the edges, I sanded around the edge to remove any overhang. (Sorry I had to blur the names 😦 )


If you give it a go, add a photo of your board in the comments because I’d love to see what you come up with 🙂

Time to get you up to speed on the promotions Stampin’ Up! is currently running. I must admit that I didn’t really look into the current promotions until today but when I saw this first one it caught my eye and now I think I need it 😉


It is a new set of framelits called Stitched Shapes Framelits. They cut out basic shapes but what makes them special is that they add a cute stitched detail around the edge. Along with the release of these framelits, Stampin’ Up! has 25% off a selection of stamp sets. To view and purchase items in the Stitched From the Heart collection visit the Stampin’ Up! website. You can also watch a quick video to see how they look in action.


The second promotion is pretty cool as well. It’s the Online Extravaganza with up to 40% off select products.


Some products are only available for 24 hrs today, Monday 21st Nov and 24hrs on Monday 28th Nov. Make sure you head over to the website and check out the range of products they have on special. You won’t be disappointed!



And finally, don’t forget that there is also a Clearance Rack with products at incredible discounts. Some items are up to 60% off.


That’s it. If you find something you love, you can place an order online or contact me and I can put an order in for you.

Have a great day, and don’t forget to be a little crafty 🙂