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

Butterflies Everywhere

Hi Stampers

Wecome back to my blog and thanks for dropping by.

I held my Open House to launch the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues on 12 January. I had six ladies attend and I think they enjoyed themselves. It was a welcome distraction from the 36deg heat outside. We had a game, a tour of the new catalogues, food and bubbles and make n takes, display boards and I hope some fun. There was lots of laughter anyway.

Product List

Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle [150599] $61.00 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack [149623] $0.00 Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [147923] $13.00 Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 Grapefruit Grove A4 Cardstock [146995] $14.75

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Above are some of the products I used to create the card. If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator. If you click on the product code above you will go straight to my 24/7 secure online store and add it to your cart. And remember to use the January host code to go in to my monthly draw.

Also, Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join the Stampin’ Up! family. There is an additional $80 worth of products you can choose for your kit and an optional extra Craft and Carry Tote at less that half the retail value. See details in the image below. Contact me if you’d like to join my team or find out more.


If you would like any more information, contact me.

Till next time,

Netty xx

More Launch projects


Hello, welcome once again. I created this set of notecards as a prize for my launch tomorrow. Aren’t they cute? They came together quite quickly as I used the colours in the FREE SaleABration DSP, which happens to have the same colours as the Organdy Ribbon combo Pack, also a FREE SAB item.

This sort of co-ordination is where Stampin’ Up! really shines. I hope whoever wins them likes them as much as I do.

Some of the products I used are listed below.

Product List

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack [149623] $0.00 Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set [143662] $37.00 By The Bay Cling Stamp Set [149739] $0.00 Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock [144250] $14.75

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Other colours I used are Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather.

Thanks for dropping By,

Netty xx