Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: Blog:

April 29, 2013

Baby Swipe Technique

This has nothing to do with grabbing babies from prams.

I first tried this technique using darker colours and it was disastrous!  But then I tried it in soft colours:  Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery.

  • Fold a baby wipe into thirds and then thirds the other way.  Then fold the square in half.  This final fold is your swiping edge and should be about the width of your fingertips.
  • Squeeze a drop of ink onto the fold, alternating with another colour:  I did three drops of Certainly Celery and three of Bashful Blue.  You'll end up with a line of ink drops.
  • Swipe this across your glossy card, keeping your fingertips close to the edge, to give it firmness.  It helps to put a post it note under the card to create a 'handle'.
  • Move your swiper along to create the next lot of stripes.  Once your whole card is full, turn the piece at right angles to swipe in the other direction, creating a soft blanket effect.
My technique improved with a few tries and I am sure I could now return to the darker colours and get a great result.  (I am now an experienced swiper.)
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April 27, 2013


If you look on page 18 of your Seasonal Catalogue, you'll see a huge butterfly.

And on the facing page you'll see the instructions for making this card.

There are so many creative ideas in our catalogues that it's not hard to come up with a beautiful card.
The instructions for making this beautiful piece are even written in the catalogue.
  • The image is stamped in Versamark ink then embossed with Pool Party Embossing Powder.
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint is then painted over the butterfly and dried with the Heat Tool.
I made this card when I attended a team meeting with my upline.  It's inspiring to be part of such a creative and encouraging group.   If you would like to join our team don't forget that there is a fantastic offer on at the moment:
Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done. Join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May and get an extra $60 for your Starter Kit.  That means you pay $169 to join and you choose $235 worth of products!  That's any products you like from either of the two catalogues.
If you would like to join/attend my classes/order or any combination of the three, please don't hesitate to phone me (07 55 765 469) or email me
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April 25, 2013

Baby Wipes Technique Part 2 - French Foliage

Here is another card we made in our baby wipe class.

Using every stamp from the French Foliage stamp set we created this:

  • Fold a babywipe into quarters and drip a variety of ink colours onto the wipe.
  • Press your stamp into the ink, just as you would into a stamp pad.
  • Stamp onto glossy card stock for the best effect.
  • Keep rotating your blocks as you stamp so that the leaves have a falling effect.
  • The background behind the single leaf is created by stamping the block into the ink then pressing it onto the cardstock.
  • The colours we used were Soft Suede, More Mustard and Always Artichoke but in the evening class we added Cajun Craze to our babywipe as well.

Stamps:  French Foliage
Card:  More Mustard, Glossy White
Ink:   Soft Suede, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Tools: 3/4 " Circle Punch

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April 23, 2013

Baby Wipe Techniques

In class this week we have been playing with baby wipes. 

By folding up a baby wipe and dripping different coloured inks onto it with reinkers, you end up with a multicoloured stamp pad.

This mix of Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo was my favourite of the combinations.

This one was Real Red, Pacific Point and Regal Rose.

The images are stamped on glossy cardstock.

This one combined Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

I have been wanting to try this technique with this stamp set for ages.

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April 19, 2013

Kraft Gift Boxes

These Kraft Gift Boxes are great to have handy for little gifts.

You can find them on page 161 of the catalogue for a bargain price of $4.95 for four.

This is a gift for one of my downlines who has promoted.
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April 16, 2013

Two Ways to Get More Stampin' Stuffff!

Hostess Offer


Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done. Between 15 April and 30 May just host a $400 or higher party and earn an additional $60 in FREE products! That’s on top of the hostess dollars and benefits you already get! Take a look at our already-awesome hostess benefits that you’ll get to ADD more hostess dollars to:

Join Offer
Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done. Join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May and get an extra $60 for your Starter Kit.
And don't forget our Sent With Love promotion....
From 1 April through 15 June only, get our exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper—or buy them in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20 percent off!


   Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set*
   Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*
   Sent with Love Bundle*
   Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series      Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount!
*Only available through 15 June 2013

I know all of you are wanting to
  • Host a party
  • Join my team
  • Order the Sent With Love products

Looking forward to your emails ( and phonecalls (07 55 765 469)

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April 14, 2013

Colour Refresh

Stampin' Up! has announced a Colour Refresh in line with the release of the new catalogue in July.

This means that some current colours have to make way for some yummy new ones.

Here's a table of what's coming and what's going.  Many of the new colours are past In Colours.  They were so popular that they have returned.  Click on the picture for an enlarged view.

Here's the word from Stampin' Up!:

Beginning on 4 April 2013, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colours on historical sales information from previous colour transitions
This means that if you wish to stock up on favourites, you need to place your orders soon.

Some refills for stamp pads are sold out already!!!  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and River Rock ink refills are gone.
Regals Collection and Neutrals Ink Refill Collection are sold out.
Regals and Brights Watercolour Crayons are also sold out.

If you would like to place an order please email me at or phone 07 55 765469.  Online ordering is also available by clicking HERE.

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April 12, 2013

Pop Up Posies

Here's another of the make and takes from our recent team meeting.

The Pop Up Posies Designer Kit from the Seasonal Mini is a complete kit for making beautiful gift tags...with plenty left over for extra flowers.  The carnation, above, is made with five layers which are snipped into petals, sponged along the edges, then spritzed with water.

The kit contains loads of petals, 9 tags, brads and twine plus the darling Just For You stamp.

You'll find the kit on page 18 of the Seasonal Catalogue.

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April 10, 2013

Boutique Boxes

Stampin' Up's Boutique boxes are one of the hidden gems in the Seasonal Catalogue. (see page 25)

There are eight boxes in the kit and a sheet of die cuts to add.  The kit co-ordinates with A Little Greeting stamp set which can be bought alone or as a bundle.

We made our own versions in our team meeting last week.

And added a wrapped chocolate.  The kit also has a co-ordinating gift card which looks bigger than the box in this picture, but it will fit inside the box.
There are plenty of embellishments on the sheet of die cuts....

And once these have been pushed out, you are left with this.....

Don't throw it out!  It's perfect to sponge through to create this....

The quickest card ever made!

The Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit (#129306) is only $13.95.  This is a great kit for crafters who don't own a Big Shot or it would make an excellent gift.
If you would like to purchase this or any other Stampin' Up! items, please phone o7 55 765 469 or email me at
Stampin' Up! also operates online ordering and you can place your order through my website HERE.
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April 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary

My parents have just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary!

Here's the card I made for them.

I was looking for the right embossing folder and OF COURSE the Cloudy Day embossing folder was the perfect background for the winged heart.

Stamps:  Affection Collection
Card:  Real Red, Early Espresso
Ink:  Real Red, Early Espresso
Tools:  Big Shot, Cloudy Day Texured Embossing Folder, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

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April 3, 2013

Sent With Love

Stampin Up! has a fantastic offer available from now until the 15th of June.

During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper - or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!

Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects; it's sure to be a hit with your customers!

Take a look at all the Sent with Love Designer Series Papers below!

Item Description
131847 Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount)
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
132851 Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!

The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After 15 June, they'll both fly away!

If you would like to place an order please phone me on 55 765 469 or email me at
Stampin' Up! also offers online shopping.  Click HERE to go to my Demonstrator Business Website and click on the SHOP Now Button.
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April 1, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

This is the third girl card we made in class recently.  Designed for older girls and therefore not pink.

We used one of the gorgeous patterns from the now retired Sycamore Street Sale-a-Bration DSP.

The layout of this was easy - the simplest of our three designs.  I got the idea from Pinterest.
  • Paper Piercing is now oh-so-easy with the variety of paper piercing packs that Stampin' Up! offers.  They match so many of the punch and framelits shapes.
  • Tangerine Tango is one of the colours in that beautiful DSP so it was a cinch to achieve colour co-ordination in this card.
  • Popping out the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri is easy using the co-ordinating Elegant Butterfly Punch.
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Short and Sweet (retired)
Card:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Rick Razzleberry
Tools:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper-Piercing Mat, Elegant Butterfly Punch

If you are interested in my classes, they are held in the Burleigh Waters area on the Gold Coast.  Email me at or phone me on 07 55 765 469 for more details.

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