Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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May 30, 2012

Convention Swaps - chocolate again.

I feel a little embarrassed.  I have made my Convention swaps and they are based around chocolate again!  Last year I made these cute little handbags.

Well, this year, I have done a choccy holder again.

I spent ages trying to think of a card front design but there are so many clever card fronts out there that it is hard to compete.  So I went for a cute idea instead.  The top of these is done with the Blossom Punch.  Here's some individual shots.

Wisteria Wonder

Lucky Limeade

Pool Party

And here's a shot from the top to show you the Blossom Punch effect.

I am getting organised for Convention this morning so haven't time to put in the recipe.  I hope to post a tutorial once I get back!

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May 28, 2012

Twitterpated Notelets

If you know me well, you know that I love making notelets - the little 7.5 x 7.5 cm mini cards that match the mini envelopes.

There are a bunch of versions of this particular design floating round in blogland and I love the effect.

The Blossom Punch is used to punch a hole in the card front, then DSP is put in behind to fill the window.  The white flower is from the Blossom Bouquet Punch and the tiny red flower is snipped out of the Lace Ribbon Border.  And of course, the finishing touch is a rhinestone. 

Card:  Whisper White, Red Riding Hood, Twitterpated DSP
Tools:  Blossom Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Blossom Bouquet Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

I am working on my swaps for Convention which starts on Thursday in chilly Canberra.  I'll post a pic when I can.

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May 24, 2012

Not a pretty card but a pretty good result

I received a letter in the mail from the Cancer Council today, thanking us for our donation from the afternoon tea.  Thanks once again to all the ladies who attended and/or gave donations.

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May 22, 2012

Faux Tiling

Today, I would like to show you another fun card we did at the Australia's Biggest Afternoon Tea using the Simply Scored tool.

I am enjoying using this fun tool and it is so easy to create unique effects on your cards.

The card below uses the faux tiling technique.  The square of Whisper White is scored with lines 1.5 cm apart, then turned 90 degrees and scored again to create a grid pattern.  With the indented side facing up, the card is then stamped on.  The ink will 'miss' the indented lines, creating a tiled effect.

Not bad huh?  Although we did not do an 'inside' for this card at the make and take, I sponged and stamped a square to go inside when I assembled the leftovers.

Stamps:  Elements of Style, Apothecary Art
Card:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Tools:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Square Bigz die

If you would like a demonstration of the Simply Scored tool, why not come to one of my classes, or book a class or a party in your own home.

Email me at or phone 55 765 469

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May 19, 2012

ABAT Competition

At my Australia's Biggest Afternoon Tea I held a nametag competition.  Ladies were asked to create their own nametags at home to bring along.  Everyone who attended had a peg which they could peg to their favourite nametag.
And the winner was....

Have you guessed?  Yes, it was Teresa!!!!

And close behind was her friend Sue.

We had some wonderfully colourful and creative entries and I thank all the ladies who entered into the spirit and had a go.

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May 16, 2012

Autumn-Winter Mini Play

Last Saturday I held an Australia's Biggest Afternoon Tea and Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue play.  There were 11 ladies there in person and quite a few there in spirit.  We raised a total of $140 for the Cancer Council and everyone went home with some cute Make and Takes.  Here is one of the cards we made.

I saw this design on Splitcoast Stampers and simplified it for the day.  It was a different approach to stamp the flower in black ink.

I also had a sample in my displays of the same card with a few more steps in it.

Thanks so much to all the ladies who attended and contributed their time and money to such a worthy cause.  It was a fun afternoon.

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Thankyou Kindly
Card:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Mocha Morning DSP, Neutral Designer Series Paper Pattern Stacks
Ink:  Basic Black
Tools:  Blossom Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies, Adorning Accents TEF
Accessories:  Brad

Thanks for stopping by!


May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my blog followers....yes you two over there!  Hee hee.  Sometimes I see a card and like bits and pieces of it.  Sometimes I see a card and want to copy the whole thing from top to bottom.  A beautiful card for Mother's Day was posted on our demonstrator forum by Sharon Meek.  I was planning on make a card for my mum and knew this was it.  My cards are not usually this fancy, but I wanted to do something special for mum.  Thanks Sharon for a beautiful design.

I had already wrapped Mum's pressie so changed the colours to suit.  The original was is Wisteria Wonder.  I also wrote the 'Mum' on my computer and printed it out on Very Vanilla as my alphabet set was too big.

And with the pressie?

Although I am now thinking I should change the ribbon on the present to Crumb Cake so that it completely matches the card.

Stamps:  Creative Elements
Card:  Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper TEF, Perfect Polka Dots TEF, Floral Fusion Sizzlit die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Ovals Originals die, Labels Collection Framelits die, Adoring Accent Edgelits die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Bird Builder Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

Whew!  Maybe part of the reason I keep my cards simpler is so that I don't have to write out such a long recipe!

You might like to check out Judy May's blog.  This was where Sharon adapted her design from.

Thanks for stopping by!


May 12, 2012

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Your free Designer Series Paper will be shipped when you place a demonstrator order each month (If you choose not to add any other items to your order besides the free Designer Series Paper, you will only incur the minimum shipping charge of $5.95)

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May 10, 2012


Using the lovely Everyday Enchantment DSP from Sale-a-Bration, we made these notebooks at a recent class.  The notebooks are very economical to buy yet easy to jazz up and make beautiful.  I liked the colour of this DSP against the black cover.  I saw this idea on My Crafty Picks and tweeked it to suit the notebooks I found.

We heat embossed the flourish from Creative Elements onto the cover, which is a bit hard to see in the photo.  I was a little worried when I tried the sample that I would end up with a shrivelled cover, but thankfully, I didn't.

The embossing looks a little speckled in the photo but not in real life.  Adding the flowers from the Itty Bitty Punches tied the whole lot together.  This was a really fun project which was the result of a customer requesting that we do covered notebooks.

Stamps:  Creative Elements
Card:  Basic Black, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Treat

I ran a freebee class at the local library last week.  We only had an hour and there is always a variety of experience amongst the participants. 

I used my favourite colour combo of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry.  The treat is a Top Note piece scored with two lines 3 cm apart to fit a Tim Tam stick.  Very easy to do for a simple gift.  The ladies loved it.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Fifth Avenue Floral, Bright Blossoms
Card:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry A4
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry
Tools:  1 3/4"  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch
Accessories:  Pumpkin Pie 1.6 cm Satin Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry 6.4 mm Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by!


May 6, 2012

Blog for Zena

This was a recent project which we completed in class.  It's such a cute little gift with tiny cards stacked inside a brad or button container.

The gift cards are made using the 2 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch and Whisper White cardstock.  I wouldn't recommend anything thicker as you are punching through two layers on a fold.  Make sure you crease the card well with your bone folder.

Leave two scallops free at the top for your fold.  This means you don't cut away too much of the circle.  And...ta da!

 Then decorate anyway you choose.  Here are a few examples.

As you can see a variety of circle punches comes in handy!  All the ladies made their sets using the Everyday Enchantment DSP.

Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget to save those containers.


May 2, 2012

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Your free Designer Series Paper will be shipped when you place a demonstrator order each month (If you choose not to add any other items to your order besides the free Designer Series Paper, you will only incur the minimum shipping charge of $5.95)

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