Diecut Masking Technique



This month on the Technique to Try Design Team we are using the Diecut Masking Technique.

You can see this technique tutorial on Splitcoastampers here.

Here’s what I came up with using a stamp set I havent used yet from the Annual Catalogue (Follow your dreams pg 54). It has matching dies with it (which I have used).


I used my brayer for this card and brayered Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.

My tips for this technique are :

Use a wide painters tape for diecutting, take the sticky off the tape a little by rubbing it on your clothing/hands and use the new pick up tool to gently remove the diecut from the Big Shot plate.

Hop over to Heikes blog here or have a look at what the rest of the Technique To Try Design Team have come up with using the links below.


1. Leonie Schroder – Australia
2. Libby Dyson – Libby Stampz, Australia
3. Delys Cram-New Zealand
4. Heike Vass – Germany
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Ann Craig – Australia
7. Narelle Fasulo – Australia



Happy Stampin!




Winter Woods

I just had to have this bundle as soon as I saw it in the Holiday Catalogue. (page 27 HC)

But, with so many other shiny new things to play with, I hadn’t had a chance to have a play with this versatile bundle!

I can see lots of technique cards coming up with this bundle!


Two people that are pretty special got this card.  Both having a tough time of it lately.

Beginner card

Simple card really! I stamped in Mossy Meadow with the trees onto the Wood Textures DSP (Page 191 AC).I mounted this onto Copper foil.

I then diecut the trees in white cardstock and used the new Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (page 38 HC) to give the branches some highlights.

The sentiment is from floral Frames (page 135 AC).

The Thick Whisper White base card is embossed with the Subtle TIEF (embossing folder page 223 AC





Happy Stampin”


Minnie Mouse boxes!

Okay ..I’m seriously having a ball with this Takeout Thinlit Die (147927 pg 50 HC)..

Yesterday I made 10 of these Minnie Mouse Takeout boxes for my market this weekend!

Seriously ..they are so quick and easy to make up!

Perfect for a little gift (money, jewellery, lipbalm etc) or filled with lollies for a party favour!

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So the day before yesterday was Batman boxes, yesterday was Minnie mouse boxes..what shall I do today hmmm?

Happy Stampin’




The first time I saw the Spooky Bats Punch in the Holiday Catalogue (pg 51)….I just knew I had to do a Batman box for my regular markets.

That box is the new Takeout Thinlit die (pg 50 HC)…

So here is my Batman boxes


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These are perfect for party favours or just something small for a child.

I’ve filled these with lollies and a balloon.

Off today to make some more boxes in another theme! These are addictive and so, so easy!

Happy Stampin’


September Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

masculine September

Welcome to our September Scrapbooking Blog Hop!

This month, it is my pleasure to set the Theme ….which is Masculine!

I often get asked by class attendees for Masculine LOs.

Having a photo shy boy (now man), I would secretly take photos of our Son and then Scrapbook them! Haha!

So making masculine LOs is a passion of mine..to capture our Sons memories, my Husbands memories and capture my Dads memories onto my pages.

Here’s what I’ve come up with with my Husband as the focus this time …


I absolutely Love the Festive Farmhouse DSP from the Holiday Catalogue! (pg 13)

In particular, the two wood papers in this pack. I just might have to get several more packs for this particular paper lol..Does anyone else do that ..or is it just me?

I’ve teemed it up with the Best Route Memories and More pack for my journalling card and a few other stickers.

Masculine collage

Other products used are Annual Catalogue-Lined Alphabet Stamp (pg 174), Love You To Pieces Bundle (pg 113), Metallic brad (pg 198), Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine (pg 201), Best Route Enamel Shapes (pg 197).  Holiday Catalogue- Frosted Bouquet Framelit dies (pg 37), Chicken Wire Element (pg 43), Galvanised Clip (pg 43), Takeout Thinlit Dies (pg 50) Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies (pg 5), Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (pg 13), Journalling pen (pg 203)

And now we are off to the next blog on our Blog Hop. The lovely and talented Sharon Dalton. 


Click on the little blue icon to see all of those who are hopping with us and to get to the next blog!



Thanks for stopping by! If you havent heard about Scrapbooking Global ..its a Facebook group with a focus on Stampin’ Up! Products. Come and join the fun and get some inspiration while you are at it!


Hi and welcome to my first blog hop with Scrapbooking Sunday Blog Hop team.

This months Theme is “Firsts”

Going through my photos I saw heaps of possibilities..My first day at High school, Sons first day at cub scouts and our first trip to Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

But I chose these photos as I had more than one photo ..and Im on a mission to scrapbook more than one photo at the moment!

So here’s a LO of our daughters successes at swimming.


The DSP (Designer Series Paper) I used is a Christmas one. But ..this is where I love Stampin’ Up! DSP as they are almost always versatile where you can use it for any occasion! You cant really see but I had lots of fun with the new but old shimmer paint. I used it on the tin tile folder Night of Navy piece and also used it over the rest of the LO using it with a scrunched up piece of gladwrap.

first collage-001

I also have a bit of hidden journalling on a tag (the galvanised clip at the top)..which is on the back of my LO.  Hidden, because its about this time she started getting bullied at school. Showing, that its quite okay to have hidden journalling..where you dont want everyone looking online / class attendees seeing personal and raw journalling.

All of my family know to check the back of my LOs!

Here’s the back of my Layout. I teach this aspect often as well! To save on cost for a LO and get the most out of your cardstock and DSP.

first back-001

Materials I used were; AC: Lined Alphabet (145908), Postcard Pals (146701), Neutrals 12×12 CS (147003), Under the Mistletoe DSP(146921), Frames Elements (146906), Metallic Brads (146929). HC: Festive Farmhouse Elements (147890), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (147044), Braided Linen Trim (147808), Chicken Wire Elements (147807), Galvanised Clips (147806) and the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (147906)

Here’s the link for the next blog hop.


Happy Scrapbooking on your Sunday!

1. Jenny Hall – USA
2. Charlet Mallett – USA
3. Dena Albee – USA
4. Colleen Johnson Australia
5. Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
6. Delys Cram – New Zealand
7. Sharon Dalton – Australia
8. Tina A Riddle – USA
9. Jerim Dickins
10. Jess Brown – UK