Kelly’s Stamping Friends Blog Hop

Woohoo! Welcome to the lovely Kelly Kent’s celebrating 5 years blog hop! You may have hopped across from the talented Kathryn Mangelsdorf’s blog. Welcome to my blog!

I am so excited to be a part of this! Congratulations Kelly on your 5 years with Stampin’ Up!

Kelly chose the theme “happy” for this blog hop. Everyone needs some happy in their life, life is better when you’re happy!

When I think of happy, I think of a party! And balloons, presents, cake and lots of happy people!

I have created my first ever z fold box card with the very exciting and very bright “Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper”. What is not the love about this paper? Its fun, its bright and it’s kind of vintage but it just screams happy to me. Does this card make you feel happy, like I do, just looking at it?

I have to think that one of the greatest things about this designer series paper (DSP) is that some of the characters have a matching die that cuts them out! Let your Bigshot do the hard work. How awesome is that? I want everyone to tell me that they love this!

How cute is this card when it is closed! I think it just creates so much excitement and you just want to open it….

The happy birthday sentiment was from the Birthday Delivery Stamp set. I used white embossing powder to make this stand out against the real red cardstock.

That cute little balloon honeycomb embellishment! I just love it!

I want to go to the party they are all going too! Don’t you?

No party is complete without some little cute thank you notes. So I have made just the thing in a cute little wooden crate using the wood crate framelit with the wood textures DSP.

These items are all available for purchase from 1 June.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Well done Kelly celebrating 5 years!

Happy Blog Hopping….

Mandy x

Next up is the lovely Fi Cobbin. Let’s see what she has created.


List of Participants:
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Monique Fielder
  4. Narelle Farrugia
  5. Wendy Hodkinson
  6. Deborah Harris
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Josie Dean
  9. Elizabeth Gross
  10. Rachel Palmieri
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Kristel Rimmer
  13. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  14. Mandy Depiazzi (You are here)
  15. Fi Cobbin
  16. Nicole Goding
  17. Holly Stene
  18. Claudia Ausborn
  19. Julia Quinn
  20. Jan McQueen
  21. Sara Levin
  22. Carolina Evans
  23. Tamra Davis
  24. Narelle Simm
  25. Jenny Hall



Welcome Home – Stampin’ Up! Style

After 5 weeks away, my in laws have returned home from their cruise and holiday around Norway, Scandinavia and Russia. So in true Mandy style, this meant an opportunity to make a Welcome Home Card!

Welcome Home

My inspiration for this card came from Debbie Henderson from Debbie’s Designs. You can view her blog here.

I used the Places you’ll go stamp set, which sadly, is retiring on 31st May 2017 and has already sold out! The good news is there are still some bargains to be had on our retirement list you don’t want to miss out! You can view the list here.

Welcome Home Close Up

I have used some of the new designer series paper (DSP) from the Eastern Palace set. I love the Dapper Denim together with smokey slate and the little aeroplane stamp! Isn’t it just so cute?

A quick and easy card that was well received on their kitchen bench when they returned home! A note inside revealed that they are having the kids for a weekend to give me a break! What a welcome home gift! Haha!

As they were also away for Mother’s Day, I also gave them one of my Mother’s Day Cards and a little box filled with chocolates.

You can read about this card and box set on my blog or please click here.

Don’t forget if you are interested in coming along to one of my card classes or if you need a card made please get in touch with me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Have a wonderful day!

Mandy x



Paper Adventures Team Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to another Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop!

This one is special, I mean super special! Ever met someone that is really special and is just an all round wonderful person? Well I met one of those people this year and I am so glad I had!

Kelly Kent is not only my upline for Stampin’ Up she has also become a lovely new friend of mine. Guess what? It’s her birthday today!

I made her this lovely card inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Website using some of the new products you can get your hands on from June 1st!

I have used my new favourite cardstock colour, Berry Burst teamed up with the new Happy Birthday Thinlit which I cut out using gold foil. The stamp set I used was the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous Set. I loved using some new colours for the flowers and leaves, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (another new fav of mine!) and some existing favourites So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder.

Here is the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set….

I used a circle die from the layering circle thinlits to cut a circle of vellum to place behind the Happy Birthday cut out. I think it created a much softer look on this card.

Finished off with a ribbon I had in my stash from the free Sale-A-Bration promotion we recently had.

I love this card and I hope Kelly does too! Kelly, you are a wonderful support for your team, I appreciate all you do and I am really lucky I found you. I look forward to more fun crafting times together with you.

Until next time, stay happy!

Mandy x

PS. Don’t forget to check out what my gorgeous team mates have created! Next up is the lovely Anne Barker.


Participates List

Lou Kitzelman (Guest Designer) –…
Anne Barker –



ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop 2017! What is ESAD? Glad you asked! You can read about it here.

There is something special about this Eastern Palace Suite as soon as I saw I loved it! I loved the colours and the patterns of the dies! You get to be as creative as you want with this set. Matching stickers and tassels what’s not to love!

This card was fun to make. I love the Designer Series Paper in this one. I used one of the stickers to create the centre flower and cut it out using 2 dies from the Eastern Palace thinlets. Place it on your card using a dimensional, add a gold tassel and voila you have a beautiful card to give to someone special.

I was inspired by Barb Stamps you tube video for this card. She has an awesome video that explains what all the dies can do. You can view it here

I just love all the uplifting sentiments that come with this stamp set, enjoy today, life is beautiful, let’s be friends forever, thank you, to think of you is to smile…. Who wouldn’t love a card with those wonderful words on them!

So many combinations can be made with this set. I am no where near finished creating just yet. I hope you enjoy what some of the other demonstrators have created too.




Next up is the lovely Jessie Holton. Lets see what she has created.

Happy Blog Hopping…..

Mandy x


Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Libby Dyson
  6. Cheryl Algie
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Monique Fielder
  14. Ellen Woodbridge
  15. Rosalie Desmond
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Juan Ambida
  18. Carly Middleton
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Jessie Holton
  21. Amity Knight
  22. Tanya Bell

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Card Workshop 2017

Well hello! Last weekend was exciting because I held my very first workshop at my home on Sunday afternoon. I had 2 lovely ladies join me for a couple of hours of card making and chatter and of course we enjoyed some of my chocolate slice!

We made a lovely set for Mother’s Day, a beautiful card using our Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch and designer series paper.

First time I have made one of the boxes from the Window Framelits dies and I must say I am suitably impressed! We were able to fill each box with chocolates for Mum! The Daisy Stamp set and punch are not yet available for purchase but they will be come 1 June! If you want to get your hands on this delightful set, just let me know!

The daisy set is so versatile. Great for Birthdays, Get well soon, Thinking of you, Mother’s day just to name a few!

And this box! So cute…look at all the yummy chocolates we put inside!

My daughters wanted to join in the fun so my 9 year old, Olivia, made this special card and gift box for her amazing friend Heidi. She changed the sentiment to one from the Eastern Beauty Stamp set. At the moment this stamp set is only available as a bundle but its so amazing you are going to want this bundle! Stay tuned for some examples using this set this weekend!

A perfect sentiment for Heidi, “to think of you is to smile”. Olivia used the stitched framelits to cut out the sentiment. I think this finished off her card just nicely. And of course Heidi’s box was filled with chocolates too!

My other daughter, Alexis, who is 6, made this card for her friend. Her sentiment was from the Eastern Beauty Stamp set also cut out with the oval stitched framelits.

Both daughters made their card projects unassisted. I think they did an amazing job!

This just proves that anyone can enjoy stamping! If my kids can do it, so can you!

If you are interested in coming along to one of my classes please contact me. I would be happy to show you some tricks to make your own amazing cards. Great way to meet people and have a chat.

If you are interested in getting your hands on a catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Until next time

Happy Stampin’!

Mandy x

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OnStage 2017 Prize Patrol Swaps

It was only a few weeks ago that I attended my very first OnStage event in Perth. It was such an amazing experience. For those of you who are unaware, Stampin’ Up holds an event called “OnStage” twice a year. It is an event where Stampin’ Up demonstrators meet, swap cards or small items that they have made with each other. We also get shown new products, how to use them, create some make and take projects and cards and best of all we all received freebies! Who doesn’t love getting something for FREE???? I am pretty sure I walked away from the day with 4 free stamp sets and a few other items too!

I got to spend the day with other demos in our Paper Adventures Team! What a team we are! We also had some fun messing around with the photo booth…say cheese!

We all got given different stamp sets from the day so at our recent team meeting we decided to do a swap, swapping a card we had made with the free stamp set from the NEW catalogue that we received in the prize patrol!

My set I received was the “Just add text” stamp set. I love inspirational and uplifting quotes…I need them for myself from time to time. So I knew this set would be just perfect for me!

This is the card I made for our team swap.

Prize patrol swaps card


I love this sentiment. Too often a lot of us forget to include ourselves when we think of wonderful and beautiful things. This card is simple yet stunning and certainly would put a smile on someone’s face. I would like to thank Iliana Crouse for her inspiration with this card, you can visit her blog here

Check out all the other sentiment stamps you get in the set!

I can’t wait to create some more wonderful cards using this stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and now let’s go check out what Melissa has made with her prize patrol set….

Happy Weekend.

Mandy x


Blog Hop Participants

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook post)
  3. Coriana Boothey (Facebook post)
  4. Kristel Rimmer
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

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ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop

No automatic alt text available.Welcome to my very first Blog Hop! I am super excited to be apart of something like this and to be completely honest, I’m also a little scared….shhh don’t tell anyone!

But being a part of Stampin’ Up is to love what we do & share what we love! That is just what I am going to continue to do. I have made some lovely new friends on my journey so far, all while learning some new techniques on how to make lovely cards.

So I am excited to start this off with the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop!

ESAD Information

I just know that I am going to be amazed by the other creative demonstrators on this blog hop showcasing some of our products on our retirement list and I just know you will be too!

Some of my favourite sets are retiring, which means they are on special! Who doesn’t love a sale?

Oh So Succulent teamed with the Succulent Framelits Dies are high on my list as a retirement fav!

Just look at this pretty Mother’s Day card using this set!

Also on the retirement list is my all time favourite, falling petals embossing folder, I have used this heaps, its so versatile and very effective. Sadly, the doilie I used on this card was also on the retirement list, I went to stock up some more but they had already sold out! There is, however similar delicate white doilies in the new catalogue so look out for those.

Look what else you can make with this set, a cute little succulent in a pot!

Makes a lovely gift for Mum or for teachers, the possibilities are endless! This little pot was purchased from Kmart in Australia, a little polystyrene ball in the pot with some white pebbles from Bunnings . The succulent was made with Mint Macaron cardstock (retiring) and I used sponge daubers with Tip Top Taupe ink pad (retiring) and Rich Razzleberry to create the colours on the leaves. Finished off with some burlap ribbon and a bow in Sweet Sugarplum (retiring)all put together with a hot glue gun.

It’s cute right?

Thanks for stopping by my first blog hop.

Next up is the lovely Ellen Woodbridge, lets see what she has created!

Happy Stampin!

Mandy x

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