Stitched Shaped Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

Woo hoo, I’m doing a happy dance here! From 1st November (that’s next Tuesday people!) Stampin Up are releasing early the Stitched Shapes Framelits. These are going to be appearing in next year’s catalogue. And to celebrate they are offering selected coordinating stamp sets at 25% discount!




And there’s even a video to watch 🙂


Please let me know if you would like to add to my order to save on postage.

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x


Teacher Appreciation Day…

Teacher Appreciation Day is on this week  at my daughter’s school. We are asked to bring in something yummy for morning tea/lunch but I always like to give a little handmade something to her teacher too. This year she has two teachers so I decided to make a little set of handmade cards for each of them. After watching a YouTube video over the weekend from a US demonstrator Dena Rekow (The Creativity Cave) I decided to make some of her thank you cards and I have to say I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. See her cards HERE.

Each bag contains 3 cards of different colours with the neutral base of Basic Grey. The background was made by repeatedly stamping the small strip from the Crazy About You stamp set. The flower also comes from the same set and was punched out with the Flower Medallion punch. I punched out one stamped flower and a plain flower in the same colour cardstock to give it a bit more of a 3D look. The banner and sentiment are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the matching Banner Triple punch.

The tags were made with the same stamp sets and punches.

These were really quick and easy  to put together and I think they make a lovely little inexpensive gift that I hope will be well received!
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Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

Some Market stall projects

Hi everyone, I’ve been a busy little beaver trying to get stock made for my market stalls and I thought perhaps I should share some with you all.

Some stamp sets, papers and dies I have used a retired and no longer available but you can mix and match with any papers that you have.

Let me know if any interest you and I can put them aside – or better still why not come along to one of the markets and say Hi! 

Most of these designs I have found on Pinterest – I find Pinterest a fabulous wealth of information and ideas and it’s my go-to place when I need ideas. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut with a particular stamp set so I just type in Stampin Up and the name of the stamp set and bam – there’s a huge range of ideas. Why not try it yourself sometime?

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

Updates from Stampin Up….

A quick post from me today, as Stampin Up have announced a few updates.

Back in stock – Stampin’ Trimmer mats and blades

We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the replacement Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades.

Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat (item 131375); $7.00 AUD/$8.50 NZD
Stampin’ Trimmer Scoring Blades (item 126996); $9.00 AUD/$11.00 NZD

Handheld Stapler Being Discontinued

Due to supplier issues outside of our control, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after our current inventory runs out.

If you need these items I suggest you grab ’em while you can.

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

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Stampin' Trimmer Scoring Blades

Stampin’ Trimmer Scoring Blades
Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat

Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class Cards!!

I dare you to try saying that fast a few times – Cookie Cutter Christmas class cards,  Cookie Cutter Christmas class cards …. ha!

We had loads of fun at our last class playing with the Cookie Cutter set and matching punch. The set contains Santa, a reindeer, a gingerbread man, a bear and an Eskimo. The Santa and reindeer are both cut out using the same punch. So Santa’s legs become the reindeer’s antlers –  cool hey? A little bit of colouring for Santa and a red glimmer nose for Rudolph and the cards are done. Simple and perfect for mass production cards. 

The mini handbag is a real cutie and quite simple to make. This sample I made uses retired paper but in the class we used the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper (DSP) Inside is a small 4×4″ note card and an envelope made with the envelope punch board. 
I have made a few of these to sell st my upcoming markets. I thought they would make great gifts for teachers, co-workers and friends. Add a gift card,  some jewellery, chocolates etc and you have a lovely handmade gift.  Mix up the papers and colours and you have a cute birthday gift. Who wouldn’t love that? 

Please let me know if you would like me to make some for you.

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

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Don’t forget about this deal that ends 31st October.

We used the Candy Cane Lane paper in class yesterday and it is just so cute. You can cut out the images and add them to your project  for a 3D effect. I’ll share the cards and project we made next time.

Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper 141981 $19.25


Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

Christmas Classes



Hi all, I don’t want to alarm you but Christmas isn’t all that far away, especially if you want to make handmade items for your friends and family.

I have several Christmas classes scheduled over the next 2 months. All have been listed on my website HERE or under ‘events’ on my home page. Bookings are essential as places are limited and I need to prepare the kits in advance.


Tin of Tags Kit – Get ahead with your Christmas tags with this fun tin of tags and take home your very own tin to hold them in!  Make 30 tags, and a card. $45 per person. OR order the stamp set as well for $82. This stamp set is so versatile for all your Christmas tags and cards.  RSVP and payment is essential by 14th October 2016 to ensure that the kits arrive in time.  See more about the kit HERE 

142012G.jpgStitched With Cheer Project Kit – Get ahead with your Christmas cards with the fabulous Stitched with Cheer Project Kit. Make 3 cards. $30 per person. OR order the full kit (makes 18 cards) for $42 and/or the Stitched with Cheer stamp set at $37. This stamp set is so versatile for all your Christmas tags and cards.  RSVP and payment is essential by 1st November 2016 to ensure that the kits arrive in time. See more about the kit HERE

Why not come along and get those cards and projects sorted!

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x