Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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October 27, 2010

A Blog of Chocolate

Friday is International Teachers Day.  I love these types of days where saying 'thankyou' or 'I appreciate you' is official.  We don't say thanks often enough but we are quick to complain when things go wrong.

I made thankyous for Zac's teachers who do a fabulous job every day.

The box is made using Box #2 of the Big Shot bigz xl dies.  I think Stampin' Up! and Aldi have had discussions because they sell a chocolate that fits perfectly into this box.  I have wrapped four chocolates in DSP for each box.

These are the chocolates - there are five in a pack which means one is left over each time you make a box.....Hmmm...what to do...what to do...

October 26, 2010

Geometrical = Masculine

This card is easy to prepare, you just need to be a patient gluer.  Stampin' Up!s square punched allow you to punch out plenty of shapes in a snap.  A line up of brads adds some polish.

Card:  Kiwi Kiss A4 (retired), Pacific Point A4, Baja Breeze A4, Riding Hood Red A4, Whisper White A4
Tools: Extra Large Square Punch, Large Square Punch, Mat Pack
Accessories:  Silver Brads

October 24, 2010


In the previous catalogue, you could buy these notelets and matching envelopes.  Now only the envelopes are available, which makes sense because you can easily cut your own notelets and therefore make them any colour you wish.  They are on page 123 of the catalogue and are 7.9 cm x 7.9 cm.  These mini cards use Baroque Motifs (everyone should own that set - even non-stampers!) matched with a variety of other stamp sets.  Don't you love the embossed butterfly?  That's run through the Big Shot.

October 22, 2010

Blushing Bride meets Punch Potpourri

I love Blushing Bride, one of the new In Colors; sort of a smokey pink.  Here, I have teamed it with Punch Potpourri, a Level One Hostess set, to make a cute little notelet which fits neatly into the Mini Square envelopes (7.9 cm x 7.9 cm) A stick on Basic Pearl adds a touch of elegance.  This was super quick to put together.

Stamps:  Punch Potpourri
Card:  Blushing Bride DSP, Whisper White A4, In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Tools:  Full Heart Punch
Accessories: Basic Pearl

October 20, 2010

Bit of Bling

My nephew loves drawing and is always doing quick sketches.  He makes his own original cards by doing a striking black ink sketch on the front.  He did this sketch for my mum's birthday card - a grin with flashing tooth.  I couldn't resist grabbing one of the stick on jewels and adding it for a bit of bling.

October 16, 2010

Free ribbon for Christmas!!

An exciting new promotion begins today!  Get organised for Christmas with these fabulous Christmas bundles and get free ribbon!  Only while stocks last or until November 30th.

Create beautiful packaging and cards to fit any Christmas gift with exclusive products from Stampin’ Up!® 

This Christmas season there are two ways to get FREE exclusive ribbon: get one spool of ribbon when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle (see below) and/or one spool of ribbon when you host a $550 workshop!

Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set (p21) and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (p126)
Wood-mount 124041: $66.90  Clear-mount 124042: $56.90

Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set (p26) and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (new)
Wood-mount 124045: $69.90 Clear-mount 124046: $59.90

Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set (p20) and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel (p20)
Wood-mount 124043: $67.90

Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set (p25) and Ornament Punch (p147)
Wood-mount 124044: $72.90

For each bundle purchased you have a choice of a free spool of ribbon.

Check the web site for more information
If you are wanting to place an order, give me a call or email me at

Launch Update

Thanks again to everyone who came to the launch of the new catalogue.  $147 has been donated to the Gold Coast Children's Hospital on your behalf!

October 14, 2010

Printed Petals

Again, using the new In Colors - Concord Crush and Poppy Parade, a bright and cheerful combination.  All the In Colors have co-ordinating 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon.

The sentiment is from Party This Way.

The centre of the flower is created using the one in punch, pierced with the 1/16" punch and glued over a 1 inch circle of Peach Parfait.

October 12, 2010


Regional was a while back now and I promised to post some of the Make and Takes.  We did a lot of work on colouring images so this card was a great way to experiement with watercolouring and masking.

The stamp set is Every Moment and each image comes up beautifully when coloured.  Can you see the tiny pearl in the second flower.  A delicate touch!

Stamps:  Every Moment
Card: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede Textured, Watercolour Paper
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Jet Black StazOn
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Color Spritzer, Scallop Edge Border Punch
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Clip Assortments

October 10, 2010

Easy DSPeasy

The Designer Series Papers make it so easy to put together simple but stunning cards.  These are made using the new In Colors and the Perfect Punches stamp set.  The flowers are from Punch Potpourri, one of the Level One hostess sets.  Both these stamp sets have co-ordinating punches which means cards are assembled in a snap!

Stamp Sets: Punch Potpourri (Level 1 Hostess set), Perfect Punches
Card: Whisper White A4, Peach Parfait A4, Poppy Parade A4, Concord Crush A4, Blushing Bride A4
Ink:  Concord Crush, Poppy Parade
Tools: Scallop Oval X-Large, 5 x 3.5 cm Oval X-Large
Accessories:  Gold Brads

October 8, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Friends of mine are celebrating their wedding anniversary.  This is the card I made.  It doesn't quite show in the pic, but the girl owl has a tummy of Blushing Bride DSP.  This is one of the new In Colours, a sort of a dusty pink.  Remember that DSP (Designer Series Paper) now comes in pattern stacks in each colour family (page 127 of catalogue).  I have the In Colour stack - more samples next post!

October 6, 2010

...Fairies, Butterflies and Cupcakes

Another sample for the dancewear shop.  I'll make a bunch of these in the pink, purple and lilac combinations.  The cupcake top us part of the scallop circle punch, the bottom is a 4 x 4 cm square that I have trimmed slightly and run through the paper crimper.  Do you like the flame on the candle?  That's the heart from the Two-Step Owl Punch.  The candle is hand cut.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is punched out with the new Modern Label Punch.

Stamps: Party this Way
Card: Melon Mambo A4, Pacific Point A4, Regal Rose A4, Daffodil Delight A4, Pumpkin Pie A4 (all p118), Whisper White A4
Tools: Modern Label Punch (p147), Scallop Circle Punch (p147), Two-Step Owl Punch (p146), Crimper (p148)

October 4, 2010

Pinks, Purples and Lilacs

I have been asked by a dancewear shop to make a few cards for them to sell.  I visited the shop the other day.  I have one child, a boy so I haven't had a lot of need to visit dance wear shops, but I think Tinkerbell's Treasures has everything your heart could desire if you had a child interested in dance and dressups.  It was a wonderland!  I took some samples along and the order request has been for fairies, butterflies and pinks, purples and lilacs.   One of the simple cards I made was this little notecard.  It's pink (tick) and has a butterfly (tick) and some bling (surely, a tick).  The butterfly is an Embosslits Die, run through the Big Shot.  Stampin' Up! now sells stick-on Rhinestones for that bit of sparkle.  The paper piercing is done using the Mat Pack. This was very quick and easy to put together.

Stamps: None
Card:  Whisper White A4 (p121), Mini Square Envelopes (p123), Pretty In Pink (p119)
Ink: Stampin' Write Journaler (p143)
Tools:  Big Shot (p150), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (p 151)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (p140), Mat Pack (p148), Paper Piercing Tool (p148)

October 2, 2010

Join the In Crowd and Get FREE In Colours

Join Stampin' Up! before October 15th and receive
  • an assortment of In Colour A4
  • 5 In Color stamp pads
  • 5 Stampin' write markers

Hi Everyone
If you love Stampin’ Up products, now is a great time to become a demonstrator. The Starter Kit, valued at $415 is priced at $289 AND until October 15th you will also receive a free In Color pack. (Valued at around $85)
Imagine receiving 20% off Stampin’ Up!s exclusive products all the time as well as other fantastic specials throughout the year!
Imagine receiving a monthly newsletter packed with ideas and tips.
Imagine the opportunity to attend special training events and an annual convention.
Imagine meeting new friends and swapping creative ideas.
Your level of involvement is entirely up to you
  • Purchase the starter kit at the fabulous discounted price and stop there
  • Become a hobby demonstrator – join ‘just for the discount’. You don’t need to attend meetings or answer to anyone. To remain ‘active’ you need to reach minimum of $500 a quarter. (that’s $500 in sales minus your 20% so really it’s $400 of spending plus postage.) You might have a couple of friends who would order with you and help you reach your target. Once you have joined, you can order at 20% discount straight away. When you place a demo order, you only remit 80% of the product total - for example on a $300 order, you would pay only $240 plus postage BUT you would still get Hostess Benefits as if it were a $300 order!
  • Become a selling demonstrator – promote the catalogue, hold parties in people’s homes or run workshops; whatever you feel comfortable with
  • Become a career demonstrator – recruit others to create a downline and work towards fantastic incentives.
I will help you with all you need to know and all you need to borrow to get started. And you can ‘drop’ at anytime you want, with no penalty.
I joined just for the discount but have so enjoyed my experiences with Stampin’ Up! that I am now far more involved – training days are great fun and Convention is a blast! I love meeting other demonstrators and swapping ideas and Stampin’ Up! is an excellent company to work for.
If you are interested, feel free to contact me and ask any questions. There is a section on the website with plenty of info. Go to and look under Be a Demonstrator on the top bar. You will need an ABN but you can apply for this via the website also.