Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop Fancy Folds with Jan B

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. This month’s them is fancy folds with guest designer Jan B Queen of the fancy folds all the way from the UK. I think every demonstrator at some point have enjoyed one if not many of Jan B’s videos. Welcome Jan, it is great to have you hopping along with us today.

The new catalogue is now live, if you live in Australia and don’t already have a demonstrator get in touch with me and I can send you the new catalogue. Alternatively, you can download the new catalogue if you click here.

One of my favourites from the new catalogue is the Follow your Art Suite. Perfect set for craft lovers like me!

Follow Your Art

So much crafting cuteness!

Today I have made a shaker card, inspired by the one and only Jan B our fancy fold guest designer.

There is something so fun about an interactive shaker card! I used the button dies from the suite to cut out some buttons for the shaker part. The stitched nested label dies are just perfect to create the shaker part on my card. It is so easy! Cut out some DSP using the die as well as some window sheet. Create a framed border with two different sized dies then put it altogether with some foam adhesive strips. Too easy but what an awesome effect!

I followed the instructions from Jan B’s video. To view her video please click here.

This suite has a cool embossing folder with buttons all over it. Perfect!

I love the sentiments in the stamp set. “Let’s stay up and craft” is made for me and my other die hard crafting friends.

I just had to decorate the inside with a strip of DSP and a cute silver foil die cut paperclip!

Next up on the Paper Adventures Blog is the lovely Sheila Pybus. Make sure you click on the next button below to see what gorgeous creation she has made to show us.

I hope you enjoy your weekend, for me it is going to be wild and wet so I am planning some crafting time probably in my pyjamas!

Until next time,

Happy Stamping.

Mandy x


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ESAD 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Woohoo! Brace yourselves for a sneak peek of new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue! Thank you for joining me today on the ESAD blog hop. I love being a part of such an awesome group of fellow demonstrators coming together to show some new projects from our new catalogue. If you are in Australia and do not already have a demonstrator and you would like a catalogue, get in touch with me and I will be happy to send you one.

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One of my favourites in the new catalogue is the Free as a Bird Bundle.

Free As A Bird Bundle

These little birds are just so cute! I have made a shutter card, a new fold for me, but I must say is so much easier than I actually first thought. My inspiration came from this video by Tina Zinck. Make sure you check it out!


The outside of this card has a cute belly band, which I used my Stampin’ Blends to colour in with. On the first card I used calypso coral to colour the birds and balmy blue for the flowers. The coordinating colour blue on this DSP is actually pool party but I realised this after I started (whoops) and when I did my second card I actually preferred balmy blue instead.


Do you spot those new stitched dies? These dies are brand spanking new and I can see myself getting all kinds of use from them.

Do you want to see what happens once the cute belly band is taken off? Once you open the card a secret message is revealed inside. Check out the GIF below to see it unfold.


How fun is that? I love the moving mechanism of this card.

There are so many new goodies in the new Annual 2019-2020 catalogue I just know you are going to love just like I do. Thanks for visiting my blog today and be sure to click on the next button below to check out what other amazing inspiration you can see from other demonstrators.

Next up is Sharon Dalton. Click on the next button below to see what she has made for us using new catalogue products!

Happy Stamping.

Mandy x


Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Rochelle Blok
  3. Kelly Kent
  4. Jo Stubbings
  5. Nicole Wilson
  6. Denise Buetler
  7. Sandra Mastello
  8. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  10. Shannon Kissane
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Jo Weedon
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Carly Middleton
  15. Lisa Whitehead
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Cathy Pinchbeck
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Rebecca Scurr
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Jackie Noble
  22. Mandy Depiazzi
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Maree McIntosh
  25. Samantha White

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Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop 2019

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Hello and welcome to what has become an annual blog for the one and only Kelly Kent. It is Kelly’s Birthday month and what a way to celebrate with a birthday blog hop with all her stamping friends! If you have made your way here from Michelle Strazds blog, welcome it is great to have you here. This blog hop is filled with some amazing talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends so be sure to click your way through the blog hop to see what amazing projects everyone has made.

Kelly is my very talented upline but she has also become my very good friend. Kelly loves birthdays so I am grateful that I can share this special day with her.

I couldn’t go past the Everything is Rosy bundle to make a birthday card for Kelly.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) in this bundle is just gorgeous! It makes me so happy I get 48 sheets of double sided 6 x 6 paper in this set as well as 8 sheets of stunning Rose Gold Foil!

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Just look at all the amazing products you get in this set! All for the cost of $139.00. Such good value! If you love it, order it soon as it is only on sale until 31 May or until sold out. You can access my store anytime by clicking here.

Navy, Melon Mambo and Rose Gold what is not to love about this set? I am so in love with it (you can probably tell by now haha!).

My favourite sentiment combo at the moment is the Well Written dies paired up with the words from the Well Said stamp set. A must have combo in my opinion for all kinds of sentiments. The word “happy” is cut out of the rose gold foil paper. I love how the classic label punch is the perfect size for punching out a lot of the words from the well said stamp set.

I used one of the rose gold die cuts layered over the top of a pearlized doiley. Added a melon mambo flower and night of navy leaves for a pop of colour. Kelly loves pink so I have added a strip of the melon mambo ruched ribbon. So pretty! Vellum leaves placed behind the rose gold die cut to finish this card.

The sentiments in the Everything is Rosy stamp set are lovely. I have used one for the inside of the card….

and used another on the pretty label on Kelly’s gift bag package.

Happy Birthday Kelly, I hope your day brings lots of fun and happy memories just like a birthday should.

I promise next time I blog something it will be something new!

Next up on the blog is the super talented, Rochelle Blok. I just know that you are going to love what she has made. Be sure to click the next button below.

Thanks for visiting today,

Mandy x

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Everything is Rosy Mother’s Day!

Today is a glorious Mother’s Day that I have been lucky enough to spend the day with my family. My day started off with a sleep in (I never sleep in but today I slept in until 8.20am!) I never sleep in that late, although going to sleep at about 1am last night may have had something to do with it!

The kids showered me with their gifts they purchased at the school mother’s day stall as well as handmade craft and cards. I love how proud they are to show me what they have made and bought for me. It really is so sweet.

For Mother’s Day I am so happy that my box arrived just in time with my Everything is Rosy bundle inside. I could not wait to bust my box open to start using this beautiful set and make my Mum a beautiful card.

Me with my Mum.

Ryan with his Mum, my mother in law. To view the card I made my Mother in Law please click here

I love these colours! Night of Navy with Melon Mambo and Rose Gold! This set is completely me all over. I mixed the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint with white embossing paste on a silicone mat with palette knives then used the brick mask to create a textured background. I have never mixed shimmer paint with embossing paste before and I really like the effect it made.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)


All for $139.00 plus shipping.

I love adding some of my all time favourites to this card, the word “happy” is from the well written framelits cut out of the rose gold foil and the words Mother’s day are from the Well Said stamp set. Buy these two as a bundle and save 10%. I am so happy that this sentiment set is sticking around. I just love this set for all types of cards. My classic label punch sure does get a workout in my craft room. It is just the perfect sized punch with a lot of sentiment stamps. I couldn’t help myself and I snuck a pearlised doily in the background, these are such a favourite of mine. The beautiful ribbon on this card is one of the two ribbons you receive in the bundle. The cute centre of the flower is using one of the rose gold mirror embellishments from the kit. Love to see some bling to finish off a card!

Can you see the inside of the card also has some decorating inside?

It is often fun to add some stamping to your envelopes. For not much extra effort you have a wonderful coordinating card and envelope. This bundle also comes with some gorgeous DSP, even though I haven’t used any on this card, I plan to make many more cards with all the pretty papers!

If you love this kit as much as I do, order today so you don’t miss out! This gorgeous bundle is only on sale until 31 May or until stocks last. I recommend ordering early to avoid disappointment! You can access my online store 24/7 by clicking here.

I hope all the Mother’s out there had a lovely Mother’s Day today. To all those that today is a hard day for you, I am sending you warm thoughts and a hug.

Catch you next time,

Mandy x



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Paper adventures team blog hop – Goodbyes

Yay it’s Friday!

The theme for the Paper Adventures blog hop this month is Goodbyes. I decided to not make a “goodbye” sentiment card as such except to make a card using products from the annual catalogue that will be retiring on 3 June that I will be saying goodbye to. I must give a warm welcome to this months guest designer, Teneale Williams.


My card showcases all the 2017-2019 in colours, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. Not a colour combo I would normally put together but somehow it works teamed up with the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set.

It is often sad to say goodbye to some of our favourites but at the same time I am excited welcome new products into my craft stash. Always fun to have new products to play with and I am excited with the new products in the annual 2019-2020 catalogue.

One of the amazing products that I am happy is sticking around is the well written dies. These can be purchased on their own or as a bundle with the stamp set. I actually scored this amazing stamp set at November 2018 onstage event I went to in Brisbane. One of the awesome perks of being a demonstrator. If you love to craft and would like to be a part of my team click here for all the information.

My suggestion with these dies is to use the adhesive sheets on the back of the card stock before die cutting. This makes it so much easier to adhere to your project without getting messy glue everywhere!


If you live locally to the Bunbury area and do not have a demonstrator of your own already, I would love to be your demonstrator. If you would like to get your hands on a copy of the new catalogue, get in touch with me and I will get one to you.

I think I will miss Tranquil Tide in colour the most, which one will you miss? The 2019-2021 in colours are so beautiful! I can’t wait to show them to you.

So it may be time to say goodbye to some of our favourite products but I can tell you now that there are some super exciting new products that will be available to you soon!

Make sure you hop around the blog to see what everyone else has made. Next up is my lovely friend Kelly Kent. Click on the next button below to see what she has created.

Happy Weekend!

Mandy x

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Challenge Blog JOSTTT005 May 2019

Happy Saturday! Welcome to #JOSTTT005 for May 2019.

Something new and exciting, I have been selected to join the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Design Team! This group of talented stampers are joined together from all over the globe to participate in monthly challenges. I love the idea of this challenge to be able to choose any 3 options from the table below (vertical, horizontal or diagonal).

I went with the following options, Bird, Yellow and Emboss.

I love birds (except the magpies that swoop me every spring!), so I was excited to make a card with a bird and I love the colour yellow on this card, so bright and happy.

For this card I used So Saffron card stock teamed with the Petal Palette stamp set. If you love this stamp set as much as I do, make sure you order it before it’s too late as this set is on the retirement list.

For the embossing, I used the subtle embossing folder to add some texture to the card base and card front. I also added a piece of whisper white card stock in there embossed with Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I coloured the flower and leaves using my Stampin’ Up blends in colours Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.

Such a cute addition to the centre of the flowers is the share what you love artisan pearls. So pretty!

When I was making this card I thought what sentiment would I choose? I decided on happy mother’s day from the itty bitty greetings stamp set as it is nearly mother’s day after all!

Inspired? Why not come and join us on the Joy of Sets Challenge Blog by clicking here

I wonder what next month’s challenge will be?

Catch you next time,

Mandy x

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Wedding Card in a Box

I am proud of all the things I make but recently I was asked to make a custom made wedding card in a box. Challenge accepted! I worked my magic to create a beautiful keepsake for a very special wedding day.

I used soft colours, soft sea foam, petal pink, blushing bride and whisper white. Perfect colours to go with the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper! This paper is GORGEOUS! I used the vellum paper in this pack to cover the edges of my box. My inspiration for the creation of this box set came from this video by Crafty Caroline, you can view her video tutorial here.

Here you can see that beautiful vellum paper. Perfect for this project! This gorgeous paper is due to retire by 3 June 2019 so if you love it order it while you can. You can visit my online store by clicking here.

The front of the box was embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder, a beautiful soft embossing folder which is featuring in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue which is exciting!

To make the flowers, I used the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch. I punched out 3 circles per flower, spritzed with champagne shimmer paint and scrunched them up a bit to add some texture. Glued them together and added a pearl centre embellishment.

I used the 3/8″ Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon to close this box. This ribbon is so soft and shiny, this is set to retire too so if you love it don’t miss out on ordering it!

To customise this gift box, I used the Make a Difference stamp set. This set enabled me to personalise this box with names and wedding date. Completing the look of the box is a pearlized doiley, champagne foil, soft sea foam and vellum leaves using the Wonderful Floral Framelits. Some rose coloured metallic thread (just because I can) and a cute frosted flower embellishment.

Now of course the card inside needed to match the box…

The card inside features all the same embellishments on the outside of the box. Plus a cute champagne foil stitched loveheart from the Stitched labels framelits set. The stitched rectangle dies also came in handy for the cutting out of the sentiment. What did I ever do without these?!

Sentiment is from the Wonderful Romance stamp set.

This gorgeous card fits perfectly inside this box with some silver and white shreddie paper inside.

I absolutely loved creating this beautiful custom made keepsake wedding card in a box. I did use quite a few different products to make this card but it was worth it! I love the way it turned out.

If you are chasing a custom made order for any occasion, I would love to see if I can create something special and personal for you.

I hope you enjoyed my wedding card in a box project and thanks so much for stopping by today.

Mandy x

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