Inkreations Blog Hop – the new Occasions catalogue

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first Inkreations blog hop for 2016.  I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and spent some quality time with family and friends.  Hopefully you got a chance to recharge your batteries ready for a new year – and sneak in some crafting as well.

Today we are featuring some of our favourites from the new Occasions catalogue.  I say “some” because there are so many fantastic products its impossible to pick just one I like best.

For those of you arriving from LoveLifeLauren  how gorgeous were those cards.  I sooooo love stamp sets with coordinating punches.

So what did I choose – well I settled in the end for the Love Blossoms suite.  I figured with Valentines day almost upon us it would be the perfect opportunity to create for that special someone.

I love how easily the stamp set coordinates with the patterned paper but that’s not surprising it’s one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up! products; matchy matchy!

So first up is the card featuring the main sentiment from the set.

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Now I don;t mind fussy cutting but for those of you who hate it the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die makes cutting those small flowers ever so easy.


The blushing bride ribbon is from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit and finishes off that empty space at the base of the card perfectly.

Next up is little box just big enough for a few chocolates – if you’re anything like me you made the annual resolution to eat less chocolate this year so this will work for you.

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These self closing boxes are really popular right now, you’ll find them all over Pinterest.  A quick google search will bring up heaps of instructions so I won’t bore you with the details here.  The cute little hear under the “it’s in the air” banner features the gorgeous new blushing bride glimmer paper.  This is sure to be a favourite and should go straight on your wish list.

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Thats’s it from me today.  I hope you’ve found a little inspiration in these projects but don’t stop here head on over to Inkreations – I know the lovely Liv Ingle has some great projects for you.

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Don’t forget you can earn yourself free Saleabration product with every $90 spent until the end of March.  If you’d like your very own Occasions or Saleabration catalogue I’m happy to drop one in the post to you or alternatively you can view them online here.

Happy stamping




Oh What Fun….the Inkreators Blog Hop

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It’s the 1st of September and I’m excited to be back with another Inkreators Blog Hop.   If you’ve hopped on over from the lovely Lauren Matthews at Love Life Lauren then I’m sure you’re already inspired but if you’re starting here then welcome.

This month  features our favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue which goes live today.  I’m sure you will fall in love with some of the beautiful holiday products as you hop along today.  Make sure you have pen and paper handy so you can start a wish list of your own.

There are so many fabulous products available in this catalogue I really had trouble deciding which ones to use.  I finally settled on the “Oh, What Fun Tag Kit” and coordinating stamp set.  I love Stampin’ Up! kits – everything you need is right there at your finger tips so you can get straight down to crafting.

This gorgeous kit makes 3o tags – 3 each of 10 designs and features Mint Macaron, Real Red and Garden Green as the coordinating colours.  I think the Mint Macaron and Real Red will be my go to colours this festive season.


Not only will these tags work perfectly with your Christmas present wrapping they’d also make quick last minute gifts for friends and family.  I’ve whipped up a small box using my Gift Box Punch Board and embellished the front using one of the gold glitter snowflakes from the kit and the  Merry Wishes stamp from the coordinating stamp set.  One full set of 10 tags fits perfectly in the box.

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The great thing about these tags is that they make wonderful additions to other types of packaging.  Here’s one paired with one of the cute dotty glassine bags – filled with lollies of course.   These will make perfect gifts for the kids teachers at the end of the school year.

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Here’s a pic of my two extra projects together.  The different options for using the kit are endless I’m sure you can come up with lots more or your own.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on this gorgeous kit and are inspired to try it for yourself.   Now it’s time to hop on over to Laura and see what she has in store for you.

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If you’d like your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue to drool over let me know and I’d be happy to post you one.


Happy Stamping


Michelle xx

Envelope Punch Board

Envelope Punch Board

The new Envelope Punch Board  is available  for purchase starting today – # 133774 $31.95

  • Create totally customisable envelopes in 66 different sizes using both metric or imperial measurements.
  • Super easy to use – card size, paper size and scoring measurements are right there on the tool itself.
  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Two punches designed right in the board – one to create your envelope and one to round the corners for a stylish professional finish.


Like your very own Envelope Punch Board then order it today in my online store.  Just click on the shop now button in the column to the right of this post.  Make sure to use October’s hostess code DW2QFGT2 to go in this month’s mystery hostess draw for a chance to win a $50 Stampin’ Up! shopping spree.

Happy Stamping


ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop in celebration of the new Holiday Catalogue released on 1st September and it’s jammed packed with awesomeness (is that even a word).  We have 25 amazing designers on the hop so settle yourself down for a feast of projects dedicated to the Holidays.  You may be starting here or have hopped from Keryn over at Keryns Cards it doesn’t matter, just follow the links at the bottom of each post to hop to the next blog.

I’ve decided to showcase the sweet little stamp set Joyous Celebrations  and  the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper for you today.  I love this little stamp set.  It’s so versatile with images that work really well on cards and tags and the oval frame fits perfectly with the extra large oval punch or the brand new Holiday Frame embossing folder.

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I went with a set of tags and a matching box to store them in for this project.  These would make perfect gifts to have on hand at Christmas when you need a little something.

Here’s a close-up of the box.

The box is super easy to make.  Decide on the finished size (length and width) of your box and before you cut your cardstock  add 1″ on all four sides.  Score that 1″ on all sides, you should now have a small box in each corner of the cardstock.  Snip the two outside scorelines, on the longside of your cardstock, but only until they meet the intersecting scoreline.  Fold on all scorelines, adhere the corner flaps and your box base is complete.  The sleeve is a piece of patterned paper folded around the box base and adhere at the back.  Clear as mud right?

Snow Festival and Joyous Celebrations tags

I used the Two Tags die for the base and decorated it with the cute little ornament paper from the Snow Festival series.  All the stamping was done inside the oval frame using various stamps  from the Joyous Celebrations set and colours that compliment the patterned paper.  Don’t you love how easy that is with Stampin’ Up! products.   I really like these three colours together, cherry cobbler, baja breeze and gumball green.  I finished off the tag with some of the new gumball green stitched satin ribbon which is very soft and pliable, great for tying bows.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’re enjoying what’s just a small taste of the fantastic products available in this years Holiday Catalogue.  If you don’t already have a copy and would like one please contact me and I’ll pop one in the mail for you. Now it’s time for you to move on to Christies Creative Corner  for some more inspiration.  I’m sure Christie has something awesome in store for you.  If you happen to get lost along the way just pop back here and rejoin the hop from the list below.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin” Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

1 Chloe Evans

2. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer

3. Sharlene Meyer

4. Ann Gerlach

5. Corina Beyer

6. Nikki Sadler

7. Andrea Buckland

8. Keryn Campbell

9. Michelle Grech (you are here)

10. Christie Kunkel

11. Joanne Kechagais

12. Kathryn Ruddick

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Narelle Hoggard

16. Delys Cram

17. Libby Dyson

18. YvonneWalker

19. Alisha Watson

20. Jane Norrish

21. Kylie Clemmence

22. Kristine Giampietro

23. Monique Feilder

24. Tanya Bell

25 Sam Simpson

Picture to Page

This Saturday I will be at the Picture to Page Scrapbook and Paper show in Burwood.  This show is in it’s 8th year and features some of the local (and not so local) traders, many of which you will not see at the bigger shows.  There will be lots of fun activities, products to browse and “show specials”, including the hourly prize draws by the show organiser.

The Stampin’ Up! stand will be running demonstrations both days as well as a hands on “make and take” table.  So if you’re looking for some inspiration this weekend or just want to get out of the house drop on by and say hello.  You may even win yourself one of the hand crafted card boxes in our two hourly draws.

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