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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Art With Heart July 2017 Next

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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Crazy Christmas

Last Thursday I posted about some cute gift bags made with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  See the post here

I also did a video on my Facebook page so you can see how I made one of the boxes - See the video here

Did you know there are 2 different packs of paper?

YES! That's right, there is the regular 12"x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack with 12 sheets, 2 each of 2 double sided designs, THEN, there is a bulk pack, 12"x 12", 20 sheets, 10 each of 2 double sided designs. This second pack was only available for demonstrators when the catalogue first came out, but now, YOU can have it too, and it's perfect if you need to make a stack of cards with the same design. 

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These are some of the other items I used on those two gift packaging projects - AND the gorgeous ribbon is discounted in our Year End Close Out Sale. 


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YES! That's right, our End of Year Close Out sale is on now - there is a limited range of discounted items, plus you can see which favourite products from our Christmas (Holiday) catalogue will not carryover and are only available while stocks last.  Check those all out here.


All items are available to order in my online shop, or message me if you need help with it!  Don't forget to grab some of that beautiful soft Crumb Cake "Come to Gather" Ribbon so you can tie off a couple of 2-5-7-11 boxes with it like I did - it's so soft and lovely to tie into gorgeous bows.

Talk soon,


AWH Boxes & Bags Blog Hop

Hey and welcome!

Who doesn't like cute packaging and even cuter little gift bags?

The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

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I'm starting by showing you some of the products I used to create my bags - because most of these products are not in our Annual Catalogue or in our Holiday Catalogue, so you may never have seen them.

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I have chosen to open a pack of Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper, and team it with the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set and Magnolia Lane Cards and More pack which are in the Experience Creativity Brochure. Other items I've used are listed at the end of this message.

I loved taking a stroll WAAAY down memory lane to recreate some cute gift bag ideas with these new products.

I chose the 2-5-7-11 Box which we made a LOT of back in around 2009, and the Crafty Hallet Box-in-a-Bag which we made stacks of in different papers in around 2013-2014. I always love revisiting these old designs with new paper!

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The 2-5-7-11 Box is perfect for a cake of your favourite flavoured Olive Oil Handmade Soap to give as a gift, or half a dozen luxury chocolates.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (3)

For the box flap I used one of the label dies from the Detailed Bands Die set in the Annual Catalogue, threading the paper through the die, so as to only cut one edge of the paper.  You can see that I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves with my Stampin' Snips and coloured them with Stampin' Blends.

The heavenly Crumb Cake ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p.47). This ribbon is SO soft and easy to tie - I just LOVE it!  And for my second project, I actually coloured it with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend to tie it in closer to the colours in the bag.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (5)

This bag has Early Espresso cardstock as it's base, so it's perfect to fill with dark chocolates!  In the past we always filled them with Note cards and at the moment in the new beginner catalogue we have the Magnolia Lane Cards & More pack which makes perfect cards to fit.

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The next hop in the Blog Hop is the delightful Catherine Proctor. Click on the arrow to go to her blog.

Art With Heart July 2017 Next

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

Rachel Palmieri

Sharon Davern

Rebecca Jacovou

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Enjoy checking out all the gift ideas shared by our talented team and be sure to leave a comment as we'd love to know what you think!  Talk soon,

Kathryn Ruddick


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Online Extravaganza

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week only (20-22 November), take an extra 5% off the original 10% discount on eight selected product bundles, Neutrals Ink Pad collection, Regals Ink Pad collection, 2018-2019 In Color Ink Pad collection

AND 15% off individual inkpads and all the corresponding card stock, A4 and 12"x 12" in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color Ranges.

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Two of my most used and favourite product bundles are in this sale. Can you guess which ones they are?


Ink and Card Stock Colours (Take 5% off colour collections and take 15% off all individual ink pads, A4 Card stock and 12"x 12" cardstock in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color families).

Sale is for 20th-22nd November only. All A4 and 12"x 12" cardstock in the four colour groups, in individual packs as well as the color collection packs. All ink pads in the four colour groups, individual as well as multi-packs.

Quoted prices will update with discount in the shopping cart. Click on an image to go to the online shop.


LOL me too! But we can work it out! Essentially you are getting the equivalent of free postage on bundles and multi-packs, and 15% discount on all individual items in the Regals, Neutrals and In Colour families. 

Message me if you need help!  Happy stocking up on your Christmas card making card stock and inks!

24 Hour Stamp Bonanza

Woohooo!!  Who doesn't love a Flash Sale when it involves stamp sets!!!


Starting shortly (midnight), Stampin' Up! are having a 24 hour sale which includes 50 of their stamp sets at 15% off - and to celebrate my last week of classes at univeristy for the year, I am offering Free postage to anyone whose order reaches $100 in product! But you need to let me know as soon as possible as the sale is tomorrow! (Wednesday 23rd)

Which stamp sets?

Click on any of these thumbnails for a closer look.  (Prices shown are current Annual Catalogue Prices. Discount will be applied once the sale starts


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The Fine Print : Stamps will remain discounted even if they go on backorder.  If stamp sets reach their back order limit they will be switched off and when stock is refilled, it will be at regular catalogue prices not the sale price.


If you have selected over $100 worth of stamp sets, please contact me so I can apply your free postage manually. This can't be done on the Online shop. All other orders can be placed on the online shop.

I hope you find a stamp set you love on the discounted list! Have a great day!