Designer Series Paper helps Sandie get Ready For Christmas!


This weeks blog hop is all about using Stampin’ Up’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I have made a Christmas card which uses both the Be Merry Designer series paper and the Ready For Christmas Bundle.

I’m not giving instructions for this card as it is one of the ones we will be making at my Christmas Card class on the 28th October.  I still have a few places in my afternoon class and if demand is there I am happy to do a morning class on the same day! The class is $15 and remember every 4th class is free! Contact me if you are interested in booking in.

Now back to the DSP.  Sometimes I use this paper as a simple mat but today it has become part of the scene. One type of paper is used for wallpaper and another type for flooring.  This paper is normally $19.25 but just for the month of October you can buy three packs of DSP and get a 4th for free!

To see the paper on offer click here:

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Now for the card! I love this one. All that is missing is some sparkle and as soon as I find my Wink of Stella I will be adding some!

Hope to see you on the 28th!


Please visit the other girls in my team to see how they have used DSP this week:






And Now For Something Completely Different…….

This year I have been avoiding the thought of Christmas like the plague. This is not at all like me. My daughter has shamed me into buying the first of my Christmas gifts and I thought I may as well wrap them. I have lots of Christmas paper but had always wanted to make my own so I thought why not?

You can get a 12 metre roll of sturdy brown paper from Kmart for $5.

I cut a section approximately a metre long and had a look through my stamp set.  I decided to go with a retired set “Visions of Santa” just because it looked like fun. I picked my colours and got myself all set up.

I first stamped all my red Santas, followed by all my green Santas and lastly my sentiment. 

Once I had this I stood back and had a look and felt that there was just too much blank space. I didn’t want anymore hairy Santa legs so I used a stamp from the Eastern Palace set to fill in any glaring gaps.

The last step was to wrap my two gifts.

This was really a quick project. From start to finish, including writing this blog took around 30 minutes. 

If you want to give it a try a little birdie tells me we will be making a sheet of paper at my all day Getting Ready for Christmas workshop on the 25th November. You will also make at least 8 Christmas gifts. You will go home with instructions so you can make more of them at home. And I will even feed you! all this for only $40.

Interestedly? Send me an email

And the finished product:

Four From One Mask

The theme for this weeks blog hop was to make four cards using one mask.  I will confess I was tired from a long day at work when I made the cards and I had a few smudge issues so I got a bit inventive to hide them!

Where to start? Step one was to cut and score two pieces of Whisper White card so I ended up with four cards. 

The next step was to cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card front. I then used my Big Shot and a thinlet from my Eastern Palace bundle to cut a mask in this piece of card.

Now the tricky bits! Using a small amount of adhesive or removable adhesive stick the negative of the mask on the front to one card

And the cut out piece to another card.

And then the fun part! I grabbed some stamp sets that had flowers in them and some colours I like……..

I like to mount all my stamps before I start so I can just grab them when I need them. Then you simply stamp the flowers around the border of the mask making sure to over lap the edge of the mask. 

This looks especially effective with two step stamping.  Keep stamping around the outside of the mask.  Once you are finished carefully peel off the mask. Your first two cards are almost finished…..just add a sentiment and if you were sloppy like me try to cover your smudges with some background stamping! 😝

Now you should have your two masks and two blank cards.  Carefully lay the negative mask on a card front and stamp a sentiment.  Then lift the mask and place some dimensionals on the back and pop it onto the card. 

For the last card I stamped a Watercolour Wash background, put some dimensionals on my mask and stamped a sentiment. 

I really did have a lot of fun making these easy cards.  If you would like to see what other ladies in my group did with this technique click on the links below!

Remember you can buy all the supplies used here at my shop:

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Get Free Designer Series Paper Packs!

Up until the 31st October 2017 Stampin’ Up has an awesome deal.  Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and get one for free!  This saves you almost $20!  The following packs are available:

Catalogue Item Description Price
Annual (p. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $21.00
Annual (p. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 188) 144163 Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 188) 144110 Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper $19.25
Annual (p. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $17.50
Annual (p. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $17.50
Annual (p. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $17.50
Holiday (p. 29) 144629 Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper $19.25
Holiday (p. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $19.25

DSP is great for card making, scrapbooking and any type of paper craft.

All you need to do is click hers and shop away:

Or contact me to book a class in your home – you could get all the paper your heart desires for free – ask me how.