Wedding Card

Welcome back to my blog. I made this card for a friend of my son who got married last Friday. My son was part of the wedding party and has been friends with the groom since their school days.


I pretty much copied the card from Terri Gaines. You can see her card here

I thought this card was so pretty. I used the following Supplies:

Stamp Set: First Frost

Dies: Frosted Bouquet Framelits

Cardstock: Frosted Floral Specialty DSP,
Shimmery White,
Smokey Slate,
Silver Foil

Tools: Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Embellishments: retired White Ribbon and Silver Twine

This stamp set and the coordinating dies are lovely, and so versatile; they can be used to create cards for so many occasions; Christmas, birthday, wedding, sympathy, get well or congratulations. They were introduced in the 2018 Holiday catalogue, but have been carried over, so are still available.

If you’re in Australia, I’d love to be your demonstrator and you can purchase the products listed above in my online store. The link is in the “Shopping” pull down menu in the Header at the top of this page. You can always contact me if you need any help.

Enjoy the rest of your evening. Come back soon.

Netty xx

Card Day for Compassionate Friends

Hi Stampers

Last weekend I held a card day to introduce local members of a group called The Compassionate Friends (TCF) to papercrafting with Stampin’ Up! There were 4 ladies who were new to card making and to Stampin’ Up! as well as a couple of seasoned cardmakers.

TCF is a worldwide family of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and friendship to each other. It began in the UK in 1969 and the ACT and Queanbeyan chapter has been operating since 1991. Its symbol is a butterfly.

For more information about the organisation click here


I created 2 cards for the class. The first used the Butterfly Gala Bundle, which I thought was very appropriate for the group. The second was a floral birthday card, using the Beautiful Day stamp set, which I thought would have wide appeal.

Below is a photo of the cards made on the day. It was very interesting that, although everyone had the same pieces of cardstock, ink and stamps, there were many variations of the original cards. The ladies enjoyed the day and I will hold more days in the future.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamp sets: Butterfly Gala, Beautiful Day
  • Colours: White, Black, Grapefruit Grove, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
  • DSP : Botanical Butterfly (free during SaleABration)
  • Tools: Swirls & Curls TIEF, Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon (free during SaleABration) , clear Rhinestones.

Thanks for sharing your Saturday with me. I hope you liked my cards. If you live in the Canberra region and you’d like to share a card day with some friends, click on the Contact Me button at the very top of this page and I’ll organise to bring a class/party to you. Have a great weekend and come back soon.

Netty xx

More SaleABration FREEBIES Available

Stampin’ Up! has introduced a third round of products available as FREE gifts with a purchase of AUS$90 during the last month of the SaleABration promotion.

Most are Catalogue products, however, they have been given new product numbers for SaleABration.

Remember, SaleABration ends at the end of March, so don’t miss out, order now!

Netty xx

SaleABration Coordination

From today, until the end of March, Stampin’ Up! will have some limited-time products available for purchase, which coordinate specifically with some of the FREE SaleABration gifts.

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These products are available through my 24 hour online shop or through me. Click on the shopping tab in the header bar above to go to my online store.

Hope you’re having a great day.

Netty xx

30th Anniversary Card

Hi Stampers

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I have another fancy fold card to share with you today. It is a couple of months from my 30th wedding anniversary. My team had a get together last weekend and I led a project, showing them how to make an arrow card. This fold is easier to make than it looks. We had lots of fun, as we always do. I forgot to photograph their creations.

I decided to make the card for my husband for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I made it from almost entirely retired product, so even though I think it is lovely, these products are no longer available. However, there are plenty of gorgeous products available at the moment, just take a look at the catalogues in the righthand side bar.


The above pic shows how the card looks flat. I used 2018 SaleABration Designer Paper, 2018 gold & copper washi tape, Large Number Thinlit Dies and the coordinating Number of Years stamp set (all retired). The greetings were gold embossed and the numbers were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper. The pic below shows how it looks when standing.


I think the second pic gives a much better view of the card. I hope hubby likes it. And I hope you like it too. I’d love to hear what you think.

That’s it for now, hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Netty xx