Card kits for sale

During late November, some of my lovely Stampin' Up! team members and I were at the Stampin' Up! stand at the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show.

We love meeting people at the Craft Shows - and the Royal Exhibition Building is something super special - except for the fact that the weather was like this week and that dear old building doesn't have Air Conditioning!! Boy was it hot!!

I've taken a break from the major craft shows for the last year or two, as it's a) a lot of work!! and b) quite expensive . . . but this year to offset our costs of having the stand there, we agreed to prepare and sell kits for various papercraft projects.

There are a few of these left over, and I'd like to share them with you, in case you didn't get to the show and would like to get your hands on some great ready to make kits, and excellent instructions.

Explosion Box Card

Explosion Box inside

Aaa Christmas Explosion box (6)First we we have two Explosion Box kits. 

Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.

In-Colour Butterfly Explosion Box, and Christmas music Explosion Box. $20 each + postage. Kit size is 12" x 12"


Next : Box in a Card Kit

Box in a Card

Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.  Kit is $10 + postage.


Third, a cheerful, floral all occasions card.

Could be used for birthday or thinking of you.

Karen's Kit

Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.  Kit is $8 + postage.

If you would like to purchase any of these kits. please comment below with your email address, or email  Payment via DD, CC or Paypal. Kits will be posted as soon as payment is received. Multiples of each kit still available.

Alysia's Wish - Fundraising Afternoon


This Saturday 2nd December is the Big Day!

We are raising money to make Alysia's Wish come true! You may read all about Alysia here.

What are we doing?

From 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, we are gathering at the Eltham Senior Citizens Hall, in Library Place Eltham where we will have a fun afternoon with lavish afternoon tea, lots of fun Stampin' Up! inspired Bingo Games with dozens of give-aways, a raffle, a silent auction, and a truly gorgeous Make & Take Project, which several team members spent all day yesterday cutting and stamping bits and pieces for you.

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We have some amazing sponsors for the event which we'd like to thank!!

Ministry of Cakes - for a biscuit hamper

SPC - Food Factory Sales - for a food voucher

Phillip Island Nature Parks - 4 Parks Pass

The Comic's Lounge - Passes

Emily's Professional Beauty - Massage Voucher

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery - Ice cream Vouchers

Paperazzi Stampin' Up! team - Venue, marketing and support crew on the day

 Aussie Inkpressionists Stampin' Up! team - advertising, marketing, Make & Take kits, Silent Auction prizes


And we have a massive array of different goodies for the silent auction and raffles!

Some of these include stamping and papercraft supplies like this:

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Other items include :

  • Cuttlebug Die cutting machine – new in box
  • Wooden Table Easel with drawer & Canvas Pad – new in box
  • Clip-it up mini Card Holder – new in box
  • 2 x Clip-it up Original Card Holders – new in box
  • Nutrimetics  Make Up / Toileteries bag with Coconut & Lime Body Duo
  • Mode Photo Clutch
  • PCA Leather Band Watch
  • Rodo Evening Clutch
  • Dunna Ice Pack
  • Body Shop Faves Pencil Tin with Soap and Body Butter
  • Leather Look Photo Frame
  • Lomani Eau de Toilette
  • Detox, Herbivore Botanicals Dead Sea Salts
  • David Jones Pink Rose Mug
  • Red Vanilla Owl Mug
  • Maxwell and Williams – Lilac Rose Tea For One
  • Braun Silk Epil
  • David Jones Blue Butterfly Floral Mug
  • Unity Gifts Cat Mug
  • Royal Albert Snowdrop Cup and Saucer
  • Dusk – Mood Mist Lavendar Essential Oil & Mood Mist
  • De Nove Electric Ceramic Hair straightening Brush
  • Handmade Christmas Fabric Tote Bag
  • Thin Lizzy - First Class Beauty Luxury Kit
  • Banana Yellow – Kikki.K planner and bonus kits
  • Roxy O’Reilly – The Deck of Destiny – Love Insight Cards
  • Stampin’ Up! – Limited Edition Travel Jewellery Case full of Craft Embellishments
  • Stampin’ Up! Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote
  • Original Paintings by Alysia
  • Toys, Books, DVD’s.

You can see there is something for everyone - so many bits and pieces to give away in the goodies bags and Bingo games and so many items for you to bid on in the auction.

Bring your lose change for the raffle and your serious cash for the auction and maybe snag an item or two you can use for Christmas presents for your family and friends. Not all items are stamping related!

Door charge is $30 per person - for which you get Make & Take Kit, 3 Bingo cards, afternoon tea and giveaways. You may pay at the door - cash or EFT, or if you'd like to get that part out of the way before arriving, you may like to make your payment via Alysia's Wish Go Fund Me Page. Your receipt will be your door ticket.

Stamping Team members who are helping out may buy a goodies bag with Make & Take Kit and Bingo Cards for $20.00, if they'd like to play along.

RSVP to Kathryn - 0418 361 931

Or on the event page : Alysia's Wish



Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show

Kathryn and her team members and stamping friends will be at the Stampin' Up! stand at Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show next weekend - Thursday 23rd through Sunday 26th November.

We will be running a class each day at 2pm in the Make & Take rooms, book at the stand.

We will be demonstrating the new Stampin' Blends, artist quality alcohol markers and taking orders for them and our other fantastic Stampin' Up! products.

If the Stamparatus 1st release hasn't sold out we will also be assisting you to get registered to receive the best Stampin' Tool ever.

Stitches and Craft Show


Alysia's Wish

Our friend Alysia has a dream. A dream to go on a real holiday. We are helping to make this dream come true and will be hosting a fun, creative afternoon with cardmaking, bingo, games, raffle, silent auction, and of course, afternoon tea!

Alysia's Wish

See all the details and RSVP

Donate to Alysia's trip fund


The Best Stamp Positioning Tool Ever!

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It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement


I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD/$99.00 NZD


With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • To place your reservation after 8am Friday 17th November click here.

You will need to create an online account or sign in if you already have one.





Did you know that stampers and papercrafters all over the world are celebrating World Cardmaking Day today?

It's become quite the thing - first Saturday in October each year.

To help us celebrate, Stampin' Up! are offering 15% off notecards and select stamp sets. Here they are. Click on each thumbnail to see more detail about each on in the online store.


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Sale ends on the 10th October so have a bit of a cardmaking session today, browse the online shop to see what extra supplies you need for your next crafting session, pick up a really cool stamp set at 15% off, and enjoy!

Have you followed my Facebook Page?

I'll be live on there shortly - if I can stop coughing, to share with you some of the things I have been making lately!

Cardmakers and Stampers are the BEST!

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Just a quick post today to say a massive THANK YOU!!!! to anyone who hasn't heard yet!

Thanks so much to you for your support - attending my classes, ordering Stampin' Up! products from me, telling your friends about me and Stampin' Up! Those who've joined my Stampin' Up! team and worked in their own SU! business to become a qualified demonstrator or advance in title in the Stampin' Up! career plan.

It's thanks to you, your creativity and your generous loyal support of me that in the last Stampin' Up! year (October 2016 - September 2017), I was able to reach my sales and leadership goals and earn the 2018 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - an Alaskan Cruise for Tony and I.

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We had the opportunity to go to Vancouver in 2008 for the Triathlon World Championships, and at the time we looked at adding on Alaska because when else were we ever going to go to North America?? And visiting Alaska would just be the best thing! But it was just out of the question, no way could we afford that at the time.

When Stampin' Up! announced the destination of next year's Incentive Trip just over a year ago, I was SO excited to work towards earning it. We've never been on a cruise, and now we're going to have our airfares from Melbourne to Seattle and the cost of the cruise taken care of by the amazing company that I've had the pleasure of representing for almost 10 years.

Thank you Stampin' Up! and thank you so much all of my wonderful stamping friends whom I have met on this journey - you have made this possible!

World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin' Up!

For ten days (1–10 October), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets:

131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes  
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper


Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!




Free Bling!



Feeling a bit sad because I have the flu and had to postpone tonight's Stamp Club. I was really looking forward to sharing some Christmas projects with the ladies tonight . . . .
AND I'm now less than $500 away from Advancing in my Stampin' Up! title from Gold to Gold Elite, so I was really kind of hoping that my Stamp Club orders would help me to reach that goal by the end of this week! Advancing in title will give me another much needed 5,000 points towards the Alaskan Cruise Incentive Trip. With Stamp Club postponed . . . it's really taking that points tally down to the wire.
So, I don't want to wait!! Can you please help me?

If you have been thinking of putting in a Stampin' Up! product order, can you put it through tonight, or can I help you put it through tomorrow?
If you order online at  
 please use the Hostess Code YZJ3GE9E so you can receive an extra freebie from me, and as an added bonus, every single person who orders $50 of product (that's the usual Stamp Club monthly commitment) will receive a bonus bottle of Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (worth $8.75), and every person placing an $100 product order will also receive a lovely sparkly Wink of Stella Glitter Pen (valued at $11.50).
I'll be here on my laptop waiting to hear from you if you need help with your order - just don't ring me because I don't have any voice!

Dazzling Diamonds   Wink of Stella pen


Sewing, mending, costume making?

Today I am appealing to all of my friends and family, who like me, grew up in a family where you learned to sew a button back on, you learned to stitch a fallen hem back into place, you mended the holes worn in the knees of jeans. You stitched teddy's ear or arm back on and you stitched the lace back on dolly's dress when the manufacturer's glue gave way.

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If you had that kind of mother/grandmother/favourite aunty influence in your life, then like me, somewhere in your house - likely the laundry cupboard, or maybe in the bottom of the linen cupboard where the sewing machine is stored, you also have a mending box, whether its a traditional old style sewing box filled with tangled embroidery threads and buttons that came off long forgotten shirts or dresses, scraps of bric a brac and old quilt fabrics, pins, a needle threader, maybe even a thimble . . . 

Or you might have one of those streamlined, every coloured cotton under the sun cheap plastic mending kits that you can get in the supermarket - usually in the same aisle as the washing powders and the ironing aid (the what?? yes, I know!!).

Mending Kit

Pretty funky!

Maybe like me, you are the blending of a couple of household's and you have one of each style!

And like me, I bet you absolutely hate those cheap nasty plastic scissors with the round blunt end that come in the supermarket kit and don't cut anything, and also like me, I bet you are constantly frustrated when you go to your "good" sewing box, to get out your "good" scissors, because you need something fine and sharp . . . 


Because somebody borrowed them and nobody knows who, and somebody forgot to put them back and nobody can find them! Aaaaagggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

I know that you know what I'm talking about! And if you do find them, they're either in little Johnny's crayon box all gunked up with some gluey stuff that's going to take a whole bottle of Eucalyptus oil to remove, OR, they are on the potting shelf near the shed and have been used to open several bags of potting mix because they're nice and sharp, right? Not anymore!

And like me, you go back and use the cheap nasty plastic scissors in the plastic mending kit, and you hack your way through the ribbon or the thread or the lace fraying the edges and sigh and say, "One day I will get a new pair of nice scissors for my sewing box . . . "

Today I am here to save you!!

It's time! And it's so easy - you don't even have to get in the car and drive to the shop!

You know that I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and that Stampin' Up! sells a vast array of rubber stamping, cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies? Well, guess what? We also sell a super nice, very fine, very sharp pair of scissors!

Paper Snips

If you live in Australia and order these online from me, Australia Post will deliver them to your preferred address. They have thin, precision-ground stainless steel tips,  2-1/2" (6.4 cm) blades and include a safety cover for the blades.

Now you know you definitely want a pair for your sewing box, and if you are still helping younger ones with school projects, cutting and pasting pictures out of magazines to illustrate their projects, fussy cutting flowers, butterflies, motorbikes to adorn their school book covers, then you know you definitely need a second pair so you have one for threads, ribbon and lace, and one for paper!

And while we are talking about sticking pictures on projects, tell me about the state of the gluepots in your house?

I am traditionally a hoarder of glue. Especially white PVA liquid and woodworking glue. Every brand under the sun, every different size and shape bottle, cos you never know when you're going to need it . . . and all of them, clagged up at the top or congealed or separated. I did a clean up of our laundry cupboard not so long ago.  Maybe I kept one or two (Ssshhhhh!!) but I threw out a stack! They were useless!

Is it time you did a throw out? You know you are never going to get around to hacking those bottle in half with a knife and scooping out the glue to use up that way, don't you?

Stampin' Up! has a fantastic white liquid glue, in a bottle with a super fine tip so you can just get a tiny amount - and that's all you need. It's great for paper, felt, craftwood, buttons, feathers, card, egg carton dinosaurs, sequins . . . while you are ordering your one or two pairs of Stampin' Up! Papersnips, why not get a nice fresh easy to use liquid glue too?

Tombow Liquid Glue

Why am I appealing to my non-stamping, non-cardmaking friends and family today?

Well, my lovely stamping customers have been amazingly supportive, and over the years they have bought a lot of supplies from me, and still do so with my monthly classes, stamp club and other events. This month (September) is the last month of the Stampin' Up! year, and over the past 11 and a half months I have been working to try to achieve the Stampin' Up! Annual Incentive Trip. It's not a competition you can win, it's a point system much like Fly Buys, where each sales dollar of products ordered from me over the year, accrue to earn me points towards the trip.

There are two weeks left to earn points and I am so, so close. But I need to give a bit of a push, so I am reaching out to the sewing box owners and the mums and grandmum's who help with kids homework projects and the dad's that fix things with wood and leather, and makers of dance costumes and Book Week costumes . . . . I have brilliant scissors and glue that will be perfect for all of you and you can order online without even needing to leave the house!

I just need another $1,300.00 in product sales and I can say to Tony that I am taking him on the trip of a lifetime - an Alaskan Cruise courtesy of Stampin' Up! If 20 or 30 of my friends and family order a pair of scissors (or two) and a bottle of glue, that's going to make your sewing box happy, and it's going to really help me reach my goal by the 30th of September.

You can click on any of the images to order them online.

Thanks for reading my little story today!


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10 for 250 VIP Group update!

Late in August I started the most amazing offer I have ever come up with, full of free and extra goodies for you lovely stampers and to help me get enough sales before the end of the Stampin' Up! year (30th of September - yep, this month!) to earn the 2018 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - an Alaskan Cruise for Tony and I.

To make this unique and first time ever offer work, (and guarantee me a place on that cruiseship) I need 10 amazing people to become 10 for 250 VIP's. I had 4 people sign up in August, now I  need just 6 more. Just 6 people.

Three (3) people will get a half price item (any item from the current Stampin' Up! catalogues), seven (7) people will each receive $45 in free product and one person will receive a $250 Stampin' Up! shopping spree.

Click on the picture below to get all the details, and email me today to say you want to be in it!



Note: If we don't get 10 people in total, every participant will still receive at the very least, $25 extra product.