Just Add Ink Challenge #22 Party Hearty

Hi chickens,

Head over to Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #22 for a really fun colour combo this week care of the lovely Bronwyn Eastly…

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Kiwi Kiss
  • Whisper White

These colours are perfect for Sweet Ruby who turns 3 tomorrow – I had fun using  my Party Hearty stamp set for this card:

My Kiwi Kiss tiny polkadot DSP is from Cottage Wall (so sweet!) and the Tempting Turquoise DSP and Kiwi Scalloped Circle sticker are both from my Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin’ Kit – I find this kit Sooooo useful – love it! I’ve stamped my cupcake first in RR and then again on a separate piece of white card and cut out the Kiwi Kiss frosting – popping it up on a dimensional for added embellishment. My number three in its inverted commas was cut using the timeless Junior Alphabet Die set and my Big Shot.  I am addicted to using my small heart on everything at the moment!

Now head straight over to JAI and leave the design team some comment love!

Have a great day girls!

Jan xxx


Enthusiastic New Stampers!

I just have to share with you my JOY when I hold a workshop and unearth an enthusiastic stamper (or two) who have never been introduced to SU products (this their first time) and just can’t believe their eyes!

I had one such workshop this morning, and want to say “a big thanks” to my stunner of a hostess Kylie (or Linksy as some of us are coming to know her ), for introducing me to such a great bunch of girls! I am looking forward to seeing some of them again at Kim’s workshop in June!

So what projects did we make that created such enthusiasm you may be wondering?

Firstly I showed the girls a cute Lolly Box using my fave birthday set Party Hearty:

And my large tag punch creates are great name tag if you are using them as the lolly bag for a birthday party..

And a then demonstrated a Birthday Card using the same colours and stampset:

I’ve started with a card base of Kiwi Kiss, added some Pacific Point DSP, and stamped my cupcake from Party Hearty, first in Pacific Point and then in Riding Hood Red, Cutting out the Red icing and popping it up on dimensionals.  My candles are also cut out and arranged on dimensionals in the shape of my chosen number (7 works really well but I dare you to try a 3 or 8!)…

I have used my trusty FREE sale-a-bration stamp set Vintage Labels for the Happy Birthday Scalloped Circle (4 of the girls at the WS earned their FREE SAB set by spending $100 or more)…

The ribbon for my bow is Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and I have tied it on to a white paperclip.

Cute for boys or girls eh?

For my next project I made a sweet card using Raspberry Tart DSP patterned paper and the Large Bloom for the Embrace Life stampset.  I’ve repeat stamped first using Kiwi Kiss and then Riding Hood Red.  I love the effect this makes! I also showed the girls the scoring technique cased over at www.SarahKlass.com on a white strip of card and then sponged it with Kiwi Kiss, allowing the ink to pick up and highlight the scored lines.  Again my label is from SAB Vintage Labels and the sentiment is from the great Hostess level 1 set Best Yet

And for the make and take project:

I just love this colour combo of Kraft, Baja Breeze and Close to Cocoa Card.  I snuck a little Kaleidescope DSP in there and finished the look with Baja Breeze Striped Grograin.

And of course following my theory that it should look even better as a scrapbook Layout:

This sweet little 8×8 layout was one of the many hostess gifts I left with Kylie for “inspiration” while she plays with her new SU products.

If you’d like to know more about the hostess benefits available when you hold a workshop, drop me an email at stampingelegance@live.com OR call me on 0400220177.

Have a great weekend- and if you are one of the enthusiastic new stampers I met today – THANKS!

Jan x

Happy Moments – Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #6

Gotta play along with the fantastic sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink This Week

I created this card for my beloved boss Joan, who had her 64th Birthday last Friday:

I grabbed the fab idea of white embossing the gifts from over at Sarah Klass’s wonderful blog and coloured them in a little with my Stampin’ Pastels and Blenda Pens Using Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss.  The card I have used is Kraft as a base, then Blush Blossom followed by Kiwi Kiss DSP from the Raspberry Tart Collection – Blends beautifully doesn’t it?  I’ve added another easy tie bow with buttons (thanks to the tute over at JAI – see my previous post for link).

My Pressies are stamped on Blush Blossom too. 

I’ve only just broken out the first ever Soft Subtle Pack so experimenting with these beautiful and soft colours is SOOOO MUCHHH   FUUUNNN!

Doesn’t my happy birthday punchy from the FREE SAB Vintage Labels set look great as the final accent?

Be sure to head on over to Just Add Ink, view the gorgeous design team creations and send some comment love eh?

Jan x

A Cupcake Happy Birthday

Hey Girls!

I’ve played along with Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 58 today for my friend’s little one’s 4th birthday..

Here is the sketch:

and Lachlan’s card:

I began with Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.  I punched scallop circles in each colour and created a base for my three cupcakes, stacking them up on dimensionals.  My cupcakes are from Party Hearty – stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point.  The four candles are stamped in Only Orange.  Each cupcake is cut out and popped up on even more dimensionals for some serious height!

My ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta (so versatile!), and I’ve trimmed my bow with a clear button tied on with Hemp twine.  Try out this tutorial over at Just Add Ink for this cute easy bow with button

My really sweet Happy Birthday sentiment is from the FREE sale-a-bration set Happy Moments and I have punched it out with my word window punch and popped it onto dimensionals.

I just don’t use this stamp set enough – I love the way this card turned out – clean and simple. 

Now scoot on over to Karen’s blog and check out her gorgeous design and the other great challenge entries! click “here”

Jan x

Folded Frame is Star

My wee cousin Brooke is turning 10 in a few days so I sat down to create a girly birthday card that is just a little more grown up than what I would usually give her.  I wanted to use my Stampin’ Around Wheel Classic Stars but somehow wanted it to be the main focus…

Making sure I end up with a large star fairly central, I wheeled across the top, and placed a folded frame around it, on dimensionals to really make it POP:

This folded frame highlights just part of my Stampin’ Around Wheel image


The frame is quite simple to create, just determine your size and hold a strong metal ruler horizontally across the card giving you a reference point to fold down to, and then work your way around. You can make the frame as thin or wide as you like – just cut your card strip to suit your project.

I’ve then used the Party Hearty sentiment as a background as well as the actual message and added Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon tied with a button as embellishment.  I am really happy with how the pink and red theme has worked out with this card.  Now I just have to figure out what you buy a 10 year old who has everything???
Catch you soon…
Jan x



Tie-Dye Cupcakes


Inspired by the rock and roll technique, I decided to try something just a little different for a friend’s birthday card – and it resulted in a really cool, almost tie-dye effect on the cupcakes:

To create this effect on the cupcakes, first I stamped in Baja Breeze and then coloured in around the edges of the cupcakes with my Really Rust Stampin’ Write Marker

I love this combination of Really Rust, Baja Breeze and Creamy Caramel.  It is one of those colour combos that could be for boy or girl.  I’ve used my favourite birthday stampset – Party Hearty and added a Baja Breeze button with a thin strip of Creamy Caramel as the “thread”. 

Tie a piece of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon as the final embellishment and you’re done!  If you are looking for a really versatile ribbon option this has to be the one! – I find it coordinates well with Really Rust, all the reds, pinks, and looks extra great withPacific Point.

B is for Birthday

Another favourite stamp from the Party Hearty stamp set is this one:

This stamp really says it all - it gives you an image and sentiment all in one!

In Colour seems to work really well with this stamp set – here I have coordinated Riding Hood Red with Pacific Point and Whisper White and the result is fresh and clean…

For this project you will need

Stamp Sets

 Party Hearty


Eyelet Border

Ink Pads

Pacific Point

Card and DSP

 In Colour Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point

 Whisper White

Pacific Point DSP



Party Hearty Birthday Versatility

I’ve found myself needing a range of birthdays cards lately, from 5 years old to my Mum’s 61st, so I decided to have a play with my Party Hearty stamp set and create cards with a variation on the Idea Book Suggestions on page 43:
I like making two cards with small changes of sentiment or placement:
With a three and five year old I find you just cant go wrong with cupcakes on birthday cards for boys or girls!
And for my Mum I chose to use the party hat pyramid with the same colour combo adding the polka dot from Parisian Breeze:
I love using the Large Tag Punch in combination with this tag shaped stamp – so simple and effective. If you’d like to learn more about how versatile this stamp set can be for your birthday card needs, send me an email! stampingelegance@live.com
 For this project you will need

 Stamp Sets

 Party Hearty

Level 2 Hostess Set Occasions for All


Stampin’ write markers – Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie

Baja Breeze Stampin’ Pad


 Large Tag

 Card and DSP

 In Colour Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango

Whisper White

Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP (Spring Mini soon to run out!)


Taffeta Ribbon – Riding Hood Red