Social Stamping - HELLO!

Social Stamping Headeer


This evening I'm joining with a few stamping friends to send some happy hello's soaring all over the internet, in the form of gorgeous papercraft projects.

The full list of participants is HERE.

I have a cute and very simple idea for you using the 3" x 3" Best Dressed Note-cards in our mini catalogue. I have teamed them with cute characters from the Birthday Bonanza Suite - in this instance, the Designer Series Paper, die-cut with the Bonanza Dies.

Birthday Bonanza Note Cards (1)

In this crazy insane time of being stuck at home, these are really quick and easy cards to make. So if your brain is feeling fried from the over-saturation of Covid19 updates, and you're feeling unmotivated and lacking inspiration to craft, you could easily whip up a stack of these in no time.  There are 24 cards and envelopes in the Note Card pack, imagine brightening 24 lives when you send them out.

Or better still - give them to a crafty tween to make a heap for her home school art class!

Birthday Bonanza Note Cards (3)

For this card I've used the Stamparatus to step the greeting evenly down the side of the card, and stamped in Calypso Coral Ink.  The hello stamp is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.

Birthday Bonanza Note Cards (2)

The toucan card has the greeting stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and flowers stamped in Daffodil Delight ink. The flower stamp is a tiny one from the Thoughtful Blooms Sale-a-bration stamp set.

Birthday Bonanza Note Cards (4)

On this card the greeting is stamped with the Memento Ink Pad and the flowers are stamped with Highland Heather.  Oopsie - I must have wobbled on one of those flower petals!

To see all of the rest of the amazing creations from our group you can access the master list HERE.

Or, if you'd like to just move on to the next person, you can click the NEXT image below.

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Thanks for visiting, I hope you're taking good care of yourself and staying safe and well!

Talk soon,

Kathryn xx


Product List for my projects:  (clicking on an image will take you to that product in the online shop). 

Bonanza Dies

Parisian Blossoms Suite

Are you ready for the prettiest thing ever?

As you may remember, last Saturday was our Stamper's Therapy Day - and thank goodness it was such a beautiful day out with our stamping friends, because given what's happening right now, we may not have another stamping get together for some months. 

I put together a few displays for the day and I am SO, SO in love with these ones using the Parisian Blossoms Product Suite. So many beautiful products all designed to coordinate.

Parisian Blossoms Suite (1)

Firstly I cased this beautiful sampler from one shared by Joanne Mulligan as her display project for On Stage. I used a different selection of the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper (to show off more of it) and where Joanne used the Label Me Lovely Punch and Layering Ovals Dies, I used the Stitched Rectangles, Stitched So Sweetly and Ornate Frames Dies. I also selected different greeting stamps and added a pile of vellum die-cut flowers.

Here are some close ups for you.

Parisian Blossoms Suite (2)

Don't you love how the Champagne Foil and Rhinestones sparkle?

Parisian Blossoms Suite (3)

The Cherry Blossoms Dies have four small flower dies with tiny embossing lines on each petal which are perfect for cutting and embossing from vellum.

Parisian Blossoms Suite (4)

The Ornate Frames Dies are a perfect accompaniment to this suite.  The flowers are coloured with the Stampin' Blends - the Stampin' Up! range of Alcohol markers.

Parisian Blossoms Suite (5)

For this panel I used Partial Die Cutting to create a Stitched Rectangle that fit inside one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Parisian Blossoms Suite (6)

Coloured the image with Light & Dark Pool Party and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. Double stamped the background text on the oval with Pool Party Ink.

I really had fun making such a pretty project!  Here are the items I used. If you click anyone of them it will take you to a bigger image in the online shop.

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Also, don't forget I have 3 bundles of tutorials for sale - one each for January, February and March for the Creative Eight Wow Tutorials.  Check them out here.  The 3 bundles of tutorials all contain 8 different projects to keep you inspired and give you lots of ideas. 

Enjoy these beautiful projects, talk soon,

Kathryn xx

March Madness!

Wow, there is SO much going on at Stampin' Up! this month!

In this post : 


I hope you've got your inky fingers ready!

First : March Creative 8 Wow Tutorials

Creative 8 Ad March 2020How can you get your hands on the March Creative Eight?

Place a product order for $50 and receive the email pdf from me as soon as I receive your order notification from Stampin' Up!  OR buy the amazing bunch of eight tutorials - one easy paypal payment of $15 with e-book link instantly in your inbox.






Katlodesigns cardmaking

Yes, I am doing a Friday morning class at Ringwood North Community House. It's a BARGAIN class but definitely doesn't have bargain projects. We are making 4 beautiful cards. Class is from 10am-12noon.  Book through the community house to secure your spot.

Book Here






A whole day of stamping with a fabulous goodie bag of products.  Dozens of projects to create and be inspired by. Come on your own, bring a friend, or book a table for 4 and get extra goodies in your goodie bag!

See all the details HERE 

Book by contacting me by the end of the day today, and I will process payments and order material kits tomorrow (Monday 2nd March).



Sale-a-bration enters it's final month with a new Sale-a-bration release! 

Are you managing to keep up with all the different announcements from Sale-a-bration 2020? 

In January we got the new Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Flyer.  Spend $90 on any products in the Mini Catalogue or our Annual Catalogue and select a Sale-a-bration (SAB) item for FREE.

In February a  "Coordinations" flyer came out with new dies for some of the Mini Catalogue stamp sets, some of the SAB stamp sets and some Designer Series Paper that coordinates with several of the sets.

Now in March we have a 2nd edition SAB brochure with more items to choose from for your freebie with $90 purchase - just in case you already got all the others! LOL




That is a HEAP of stuff going on right there! AND I am starting back at Uni full time tomorrow!  I have classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and studio time on Wednesdays. I hope to schedule in some extra Friday and Saturday stamping events over 1st and 2nd term (ie Saturday 21st March perhaps) so look out for that.


Wow!! I hope to see you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick



Creative 8 Ad FebruaryVery excited to announce the February Creative 8 pdf is now available!   Eight amazing tutorials in one pdf, emailed straight to you after your $50 SU order is complete, or available as a download as soon as payment is received.

You can get it free with your $50 product order (Australia only) or you may purchase it using paypal.

Stampers Therapy Day

We can all use a bit of Stamping Therapy, right? So why not make a day of it!

Your day will include:
* An incredible kit with beautiful new product from Stampin' Up! (including a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE of your choice)
* Demonstrations of projects that you will create on the day
* Displays with heaps of projects you can create at home using the products in your kit
* Paper crafting with like-minded people all day long!
* Access to the Facebook live recordings of the demonstrations after the event.
* Tea, coffee and biscuits
* Kit Contents: The Timeless Tulip bundle, Designer Series Paper, cardstock, ribbon and embellishments PLUS a Sale-a-bration item!
Total kit value approximately $120

Purchase your tickets by 14th February to receive early-bird rates. $110
After 14th February tickets will go up to $115

RSVP by 29th Feb 2020 (so I can order your kits, get them delivered in time and pack them for you)
Sorry. No tickets after 29th Feb 2020.

Tickets are only available by phone or email
Kathryn 0418 361 931

Please note:
This day is a BYO lunch day, bring a small tool kit including trimmer and adhesives.

Painted Poppies Cards

Have you seen the Painted Poppies stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2020 Mini Catalogue?

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There is a whole suite of poppy products but today I wanted to just look at the one stamp set - because, you know, sometimes you don't need the whole lot . . . .

We have become so reliant on the coordinating dies, the matching Designer Series Paper and all the embellishments, that sometimes we forget to even stamp, so I challenged myself to create a card that didn't have ALL the trimmings, and used up the card-stock from my stash, an embossing folder that we've had in our catalogue for a couple of years and just stamps and ink.

What do you think?


The mat layers are Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Calypso Coral and the Stampin' Blends for the colouring are Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Read Red and Cherry Cobbler with Granny Apple Green.


I actually made 6 of them for a swap, but forgot to make an extra one for myself! I'll have to get to it and make another!


If you would like to have a go at replicating these cards, the products I have used are listed below. If you don't have a particular one, click on one of the thumbnails and it will take you straight to the online shop where you can purchase it.

Don't forget I am taking part in Creative 8 Wow Tutorials every month this year, so every order for $50 of product will receive the Creative 8 tutorial pdf via email as a thank you.  The February Creative 8 is available now.


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Cardmaking Tutorials - Creative Eight

Did you enjoy the fabulous ESAD blog hop on Sunday night? There were some great creations!

This week I have something a little different for you - and its especially suitable for those who are taking a break from work, staying indoors out of the sun / rain/ wind/ extreme heat and especially this dreadful smoke!

Creative Eight Tutorials January 2020I am very excited to announce that I am publishing a set of 8 tutorials, every month for the next 6 months. I have been working with some of my fellow Art With Heart Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends collaborating on an awesome pdf book just for YOU! It's called Creative Eight Wow Tutorials and the January edition is available RIGHT NOW!

How do you get it?

This amazing tutorial bundle is available FREE to those who place any $50 product order with me.  OR you can BUY it online for a measly $15 AUD.  I know you are just going to LOVE the eight projects detailed in the pdf.

Click on the paypal button to buy it instantly and receive it straight away in your inbox. 

OR place your Sale-a-bration order and get your Creative Eight Wow Tutorials free!

ESAD 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hello and Happy New Year!

Today I am joining in with my ESAD sisters to bring you some lovely samples using Stampin' Up! products from the brand new Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration.  The catalogues both started on 3rd January and as demonstrators we were blessed to be able to have a bit of a play over November and December with our pre-order and products we received at On Stage (our annual Stampin' Up! get together).


If you have arrived here from another blog in the Blog Hop, welcome! If you are starting here and don't even know what a blog hop is, just click on the arrow at the bottom of my story, read the next one, click on the arrow at the bottom of that one to go to the next, etc etc until you do a full circle! It's easy - and you will get such good inspiring ideas!


When we arrived at On Stage in November, there was a very red tinged theme to the lighting and decor - no, not at all like the red tinged skies, the fire and heat experienced over our devastated country these last several months.

Our On Stage red tinge was . . . "poppies, poppies, poppies" . . .  so it came as little surprise when we received the new Mini Catalogue that it has many beautiful poppy themed products.

On Stage

In fact, the Peaceful Poppies product suite has SO MANY gorgeous products in it, that I've hardly used anything else out of the new catalogue yet! All I've been making is Poppy projects!

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (1)

For this first card I have teamed the Peaceful Poppies Dies and Peaceful Moments stamp set with consumable products from an entirely different Product Suite - Parisian Blossoms.  This gorgeous suite has Champagne foil highlights featured in the Designer Series Specialty Paper, Champagne Rhinestones and glossy satin Petal Pink Metallic-edge Ribbon, all used in this card, along with Champagne Foil and Thick Whisper White card.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (6)

I definitely wanted to try different colour combinations of this same design and layout and my two other favourite colours of the moment for gentle subtle cards and Crumb Cake and Purple Posy.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (3)Instead of ribbon under the label, for the Crumb Cake card I used the Crumb Cake Twine from the Nature's Twine pack (in the Annual Catalogue).  The designer series paper on the left hand side is from the 6"x 6" DSP sampler which is currently an extra gift with your starter kit for those who join the Stampin' Up! family during Sale-a-bration.

The flowers and leaves are die cut from Sahara Sand Card stock and gently sponged parts of them with Crumb Cake ink. The background panel is stamped using the Birch background stamp on Crumb Cake. The base card is Sahara Sand.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (2)

The Purple Posy card also uses a small strip of Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Starter Kit sampler gift.  As the Purple Posy ink pad has been withdrawn from the market forever due to instability with the ink quality, instead of sponging some of the areas of the die cut flowers, I used the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend to darken some areas.

I chose Purple Posy 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon to layer under the label on this card. 

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (5)

I have listed all the products below if you want to double check which ones I used.

Right at the bottom of my post is the word "Comments".  I'd love to hear what you think! Please click on there and leave me some feedback!   You'll need to scroll past the list of participants and the thumbnails of the items I have used. Then come back here to this arrow and click on it to continue your journey through our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting!

Click on the arrow to go and see what gorgeous creation our very talented friend Kayla McCreadie has made.


Blog participant List:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Shannon Kissane
  3. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Bronwyn Eastley
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Libby Dyson
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Jenny Hayward
  15. Mae Collins
  16. Cheryl Algie
  17. Richelle Fletcher
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Kayla McCreadie
  20. Jenny Bowman
  21. Charmaine Black
  22. Sharon Dalton


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Add a Little Sparkle


The Art With Heart Team are back with our last Blog Hop for 2019. Getting into the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations, this month our theme is ‘Add A Little Sparkle’. We have a huge range of sparkly  projects to share with you featuring products such as Glimmer paper, Rhinestones, Delicata Ink, Shimmery White cardstock and much more. All of these products are available from Stampin’ Up! and any of these lovely ladies would be happy to assist you.

Brightly Gleaming Stampin' Up! Chocolate holder (5)

After several months of having the beautiful Bright and Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, I finally got to have a play with it. It's my team Christmas Dinner tonight and I wanted to make some Christmassy little things to put on the table. The gorgeous Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil paper adds such elegant sparkle.


Brightly Gleaming Stampin' Up! Chocolate holder (4)Don't you love how the copper foil highlights on the paper just pop out at you?  They coordinate so well with the lovely soft 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon with Merry Christmas printed on it, and the Star Designer Elements.

Brightly Gleaming Stampin' Up! Chocolate holder (2)Ferrero Rochers make a lovely addition to the Christmas table - and they look SO cute dressed up in little individual Christmas packages.

Brightly Gleaming Stampin' Up! Chocolate holder (6)Many of the products I have used are listed below so you can have a closer look at them.  Don't forget to leave me a message and let me know what you think? 

The next demonstrator to share their sparkly projects with you is the delightful Caroline Mainwaring.

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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Rebecca Jacovou

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Ruddick

Caroline Manwaring


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