Coffee and A Card – Something Different

I recently decided to try something that other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators around the globe have been doing for some time.

It’s called Coffee and A Card. In a nutshell, it is an opportunity for people who have never stamped before to try it out in a social setting. So, they will make one very simple card, have a coffee and, perhaps, meet up with some new people in their community. Perfect for people who are interested but time poor, or who don’t want to commit themselves in advance and another advantage is that there is no need to purchase any thing or have prior experience.

I have a lovely cafe near where I live and I approached the proprietor about the idea and she agreed to give it a try. The aim is to run these sessions regularly and keep them very simple.

Here is the flyer I created


If you’re interested, give me a bell, flick me an email, or just turn up!

Thanks for stopping by ………………………………………………………………til next time,

Netty xx


This post will be fairly long as I want to share a fair bit of information about changes to products and other things happening at the moment.


Stampin’ Up! has announced some changes to it’s die-cutting and embossing products. It has parted ways with Sizzix will use a new manufacturer. It will offer new dies and embossing folders in the 2019–2020 annual catalogue. Dies and folders will be a little different but both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine.


The Stampin’ Trimmer will cease to be available as of 3 June 2019, including all accessories. There will be a new Stampin’ Trimmer but there will be a delay before new products become available.


The 2019-20 Annual Catalogue goes live on 4 June so its time to say goodbye to some of the products in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Products on this list are available while stocks last and are not discounted but may be discounted from 9 May. The easiest way to view the list is in the online shop.


The clearance list has recently been updated to clear the way for new products. These products can also be viewed in my online store.

That’s it from me today. Hope you have enjoyed your ANZAC Day.

Netty xx

Petal Pink Meets Country Floral with Shimmer

Hi Stampers, Hope you are enjoying the lovely Autumn weather which is perfect for a Sunday. One great thing about living in Canberra is that, unlike most of Australia, we actually have 4 distinct seasons. Today is a lovely warm, still day but there is plenty of colour in the trees. I have a gorgeous Golden Ash tree in all its yellow glory in my sight as I write this.


Today, I would like to share a card that came together a bit by accident. I was looking at my gorgeous Petal Pink /Whisper White Variegated Ribbon and wondering what I should make with it, so the colour was a given. I also wanted to have a go at inking up my Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder. I smooched the inside of the top of the folder (the side with Stampin’ Up! on it, the inside surface of which is recessed) with the Petal Pink inkpad. Then I placed a sheet of Whisper White card inside and ran it through the big shot.

I cleaned the folder under a cold tap and dried it while waiting for the result to dry, then I used a sponge dauber to go over the white raised elements with Frost White Shimmer Paint. It looks so shimmery in life! I even swiped the vellum diecut with the greeting embossed on it.

To add to the shimmer and shine, I matted the art panel onto glossy white, then a Petal Pink card, added the gorgeous ribbon and white embossed the greeting (from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set) onto vellum and diecut that using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Finally, I added half a sprig punched from glossy white and a couple of pearls. This is such a pretty card, with all the shimmer and shine. Hope you like it too.


The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder was available as a free gift during 2019 SaleABration but will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

The Frost White Shimmer Paint and the Sprig Punch carried over from the 2018-19 Holiday catalogue and are still available. All products used are available in my online store, except the Embossing Folder. To go there, click on ‘Shopping’ at the top of this page, then select ‘MY ONLINE STAMPIN’ UP! SHOP”. You can then create your own account with me. If you’re not sure about how to do this, I would be very happy to assist you. Just contact me. If you live in Australia, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Till next time..

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