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March 2020

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.

Social Stamping Next button

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.

Product List


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