Autumn Tradtions Displays

Below are a close-up photo of each of the cards, I had made for the Craft & Quilt Fair recently.

This card I only used one stamp set & the leaves were cut out from the DSP. The ribbon is originally white, but I coloured it to match the DSP, by using the Ruby Red marker.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Ruby Red

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, White Taffeta ribbon – coloured with Ruby Red Marker, Hemp Twine, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch & Large Oval Punch

Love both of these Stamp Sets – unfortunately they are being retired, due to being Level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets. This card has used the “One Sheet Wonder” technique, whereby you stamp all over the cardstock, in any direction, then cut it up into rectangles. Very classy & easy!

Cardstock: More Mustard & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Organic Grace & Best Yet (both level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets) – both only available until 31 August 2010.

Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant & Ruby Red

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

I love this stamp set – Eastern Blooms – especially great to use with our Markers.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White & Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms & Wonderful Favourites

Ink: Elegant Epplant

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Corner Rounder, Earth Element Brads, Filigree Flower Brad, Circle Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Markers:- Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Always Artichoke & Ruby Red

Cardstock: Ruby Red & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

A bit of a different style Christmas card, rather than the usual Santa theme.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke & Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Medallion BG & Many Merry Messages (wouldn’t want to say that 5 times fast. lol!)

Ink: Always Artichoke & More Mustard

Other: Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad

More photos on the next post.

Margaret  xxoo


Flower Fantasy!

In the current Australian/NZ Autumn-Winter Mini are Printed Window Sheets. As I LOVED the design of the Cottage Wall DSP (which is also available in the Autumn-Winter Mini), I automatically knew I HAD TO HAVE the Printed Window Sheets……….but my question was “How do I use it?” “What do I do with it, now that I have it?”.

So I decided to make a card – it’s based on an Acetate card design. I am really pleased at the way it turned out.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry (what else?), Orchid Opulence, Whisper White & Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favourites & Eastern Blooms

Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Orchid Opulence

Other: Flower Fantasy Printed Window Sheet, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Sticky Cuts (Sweet) & Fine Supernova Glitter


Thanks for popping in!


Margaret  xxoo

3rd Post for today! More cards!

Just a couple of more cards to show you. These will also be included in the pack to give to my friend Rosie.

I LOVE the way these 2 cards turned out. The Designer Series Paper is the reverse of each other & they match perfectly.

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms

Ink: Chocolate Chip & Pink Pirouette

Other: Bella Rose DSP, 1″ Chocolate Chip Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch &  Fine Supernova Glitter

Thanks for popping in!


Margaret  xxoo

Mojo Monday 120

I recently advised my customers that I would be taking a break from cardmaking, during the January school holidays, but as you can see, I just couldn’t resist trying this week’s Mojo Monday design.

I used the Pink Flamingo DSP – honestly, I’m not a huge fan of this paper, but had a few lonely sheets lying around – so thought I would put them to good use.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms

Ink: Versamark

Other: Pink Flamingo DSP, Scallop Edge Punch, Hemp Twine, 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Summer Mini) & Playground Designer Buttons (Summer Mini)


What do you think of the paper flower? Cute hey?

One the perks of being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, is that we receive a monthly Impressions magazine & it shows us many new techniques to be used on cards or scrapbook pages or gift ideas.

Watch This Space! As I’ll be announcing class dates, to show how to make many different styles of Paper Flowers.

Stay Tuned!


Margaret  xxoo

More Cards to show

Have you fainted from all the photos I’ve uploaded? Well you just need to get yourself, back off the floor – so you can check out the remaining cards. Are you ready?

Cardstock: Whisper White & Pumpkin Pie

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms & Think Happy Thoughts

Ink: Pumpkin Pie & Not Quite Navy

Other: Washington Apple DSP, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Earth Element Markers, Earth Element Brads


This pretty card, would have to be one of my favourites. Love the colours.

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Hello Again (Summer Mini)

Other: Earth Element Markers & Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP (retired Spring Mini)

Just like the card above, but have used the Bold Bright Markers & added Baja Breeze 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy

Other: Soft Subtle Markers, retired Soft Subtle Eyelets, retired Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP

A couple more cards to show!

Margaret  xxoo

My Regional Swap!

Hello Everybody!

Almost a couple of weeks ago, I attended a Stampin’ Up!® Regional Event in Melbourne. It was held at the luxurious Crown Promenade Hotel & I also took along two very eager & excited guests – Leanne & Sheridan.

It is tradition, amongst the Demonstrators, to give each other Swaps. A swap is generally a card-front or little idea using our huge array of stamping products. There is no minimum or maximum to the number of Swaps you make – I only had time to make 20 swaps to give away. So I came home with 20 different Swaps from other Demonstrators or Guests.

Below is my Swap. It isn’t a card-front – it’s a bookmark.

Bookmark - Oct 09

Cardstock: Whisper White & Kiwi Kiss

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms

Ink: Kiwi Kiss & Riding Hood Red

Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch & Bella Rose DSP

I’ll pop back later in the week & upload the photos of the Swaps I received – they all so lovely!


Margaret  xxoo

Sympathy Card No. ?

I’ve lost count to the number of Sympathy Cards I’ve done this year – I’ve attended at least 3 funerals this year. Hopefully no more for a while yet.

This card was sent to a Special Friend, whose Step-Mother passed away – she was 93yo.


Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White

Stamp sets: Best Yet (Hostess Lvl 1) & Eastern Blooms

Ink: Elegant Eggplant & Soft Subtles Markers

Other: Patterned Paper (Hostess Lvl 1), Corner Rounder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch & Eyelet Border Punch


Margaret  xxoo