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Classic Cloche Centre Step Card

Today’s tutorial is one I created for the Silver to Silver Elite tutorial swap group.  I used the Classic Cloche stamp set and Tidings of Christmas DSP to create a centre step card.


Stamp Set:

Classic Cloche (156355 / 156786 (bundle))


Card Stock:

Evening Evergreen (15575)

Soft Succulent (155777)

Smoky Slate (131291)

Basic White (159228)


Designer Series Paper:

Tidings of Christmas DSP (155718)


Stamp Pads and Inks:

Evening Evergreen (155576)

Smoky Slate (147113)

Versamark (102283)



Cloche Dies (156386)



Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Heat Tool (129056)

White Embossing Powder (155554)

Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (152883)

Paper Trimmer (152392)

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Tear & Tape (138995)



Evening Evergreen: 14cm x 28cm (card base)

DSP Design 1:  2.3cm X 11.3cm (2 pieces) plus 2.3cm X 13.8cm (1 piece)

DSP Design 2: 8.8cm X 11.3cm

Basic White: 13.5cm X 11cm (card insert), plus 2.5cm wide strip (for sentiment – adjust length depending on desired sentiment), plus 8cm X 8cm (for stamping images)

Soft Succulent: 1” wide strip (slightly longer than Basic White strip)

scrap pieces of Smoky Slate, Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent



• Cut and score card base as per diagram.  Score a 2.5cm long line at 2.5cm, 5cm and 16.5cm on both sides of the cardstock (long side).  Make a cut from the 2.5cm score line down to the 16.5cm score line on both sides. At 14cm (long side), score a line between the two cut lines.

• Stamp the cloche image in Smoky Slate ink. Stamp the first layer of the house scene stamps in Smoky Slate ink inside the Cloche image.

• Stamp the top house scene layer on top of the Smoky Slate image, in Versamark.  Cover with white embossing powder, remove the excess and heat emboss.

• Die cut cloche.  Using scrap pieces, die cut small trees from Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent cardstock, cloche base (thin rectangular piece) in smoky slate, decorative base top in Basic White and rolling hills piece in Basic White.

• Glue cloche base piece to decorative top and attach to cloche.  Add rolling hills and trees to cloche scene.

• Stamp sentiment on 1” strip of Basic White and punch ends with Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  Punch ends of Soft Succulent strip. Attach Basic White piece to Soft Succulent piece.

• Attach Basic White insert piece to inside of card base.

• Attach DSP to front of card base.  The two shorter DSP strips attach to the sides.  The longer strip attaches to the bottom of the card front.  The largest DSP piece attaches to the centre panel.

• Place Dimensionals on back of sentiment piece, attach to front of card.

• Place Tear & Tape on back of cloche then attach to front of card.


This card is nowhere near as complicated as it may look and you can easily add extra embellishments. Don’t forget, during Sale-A-Bration you receive free items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $90 you spend, PLUS I am donating ALL commission received to JDRF Australia as part of the JDRF One Ride.


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New Kits Available Now!

At last, the wait is over!  Two new kits are now available!  Firstly, the Expressions in Colour Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available.  This kit coordinates with the Expression in Ink Suite and contains enough supplies to create 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs, plus envelopes.


The second kit is the Christmas Whimsy Card Kit.  This is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design, containing everything you need to create 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs). Perfect for getting a head start on your Christmas cards.

Both kits are ideal for both beginner and avid crafters alike but are only available while stocks last.  You can purchase your kits in my online store.  Don’t forget that during Sale-A-Bration, for every $90 you spend you can select an item from the Sale-A-Bration rewards plus I am donating 100% of all commissions received to JDRF Australia.  If ordering less than $250 of product, please use the September Host Code.




New Host Code and Fundraising for JDRF

Spring has sprung and it’s a beautiful day here in Melbourne!  Just a quick update today.  First of all, the new host code for September is CZHKCNT7.  Please use this host code on any orders under $250.

You may recall I recently mentioned the JDRF One Ride (virtual edition)… well it starts today!  It runs throughout September, raising money for vital research into Type 1 Diabetes.  Throughout Sale-A-Bration, I will be donating ALL commissions received from the sale of Stampin’ Up! products.  So when you purchase from my online store, not only do you get the wonderful free Sale-A-Bration products (with a qualifying order), but you get to purchase your crafting supplies, knowing that you’re helping out a wonderful cause and making a difference at the same time! For anyone who is thinking of joining my team, you will also be making a difference (but I’ll have to tell you later! 😁

If you’re able to donate directly, that would also be greatly appreciated.  The link to my donation page is: https://ride.jdrf.org.au/fundraisers/sarahbullen/virtual2021


Penguin Place Floating Strips

I absolutely love the Penguin Place stamp set from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue, plus the coordinating Penguin Playmates DSP from the current Sale-A-Bration offering.  So today I have another card (or three!) made using this stamp set and the coordinating DSP.  This card uses the floating strips technique, which uses acetate to give the appearance of the DSP “floating” above the card.  This is a really easy but effective technique and is great for using up your scraps of cardstock and DSP.

I made three cards using the same technique, two with diagonal strips, one with horizontal strips.  This is a quick and easy card, all that is required is stamps, ink, paper and acetate!  The Penguin Playmates is available as a Sale-A-Bration reward when you spend $90 or more in my online store (don’t forget to use the Host Code if you’re ordering under $250).



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Party Puffins Reverse Aperture Tutorial

Hello!  Apologies for the lack of posts recently, have been a bit hectic with uni assignments taking up most of my time! Today I have a fun fold tutorial for you, a reverse aperture card featuring the Party Puffins stamp set.




Stamp Set(s): Party Puffins (155054)

Card Stock: Pool Party A4 (124391), Basic White A4 (159228)

Designer Series Paper: Pattern Party DSP (Hostess Reward – 155426)

Stamp Pad(s) and Ink(s): Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)

Dies and Embossing Folder(s): Picture This Dies (155559)


Tools: Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Stamparatus (148187), Stampin’ Write Markers (your choice of colours), Banners Pick A Punch (153608 optional), Tear & Tape Adhesive (154031)



  • Pool Party 14.8cm x 21cm
  • Basic White 14.3cm x 20cm
  • DSP 14.3cm x 10cm
  • scrap pieces of Basic White (approx. 1/2” wide strips) and Pool Party (approx. 5/8” wide strips)
  • scrap piece of paper or cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm



  1. Score the Pool Party cardstock piece at 10.5cm on the long side to create your card base.
  2. Score the Basic White cardstock piece at 10cm on the long side to create the inner card base.
  3. Adhere the DSP to the front of the Pool Party card base but only place adhesive around the edges.
  4. Place the circles die from the Picture This dies on your Pool Party/DSP card front in your preferred position. Run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

N.B. You will need to run through 2-3 times to ensure it cuts through both layers.

  1. To help make it easier to line up the images you’re going to stamp, take the scrap piece of paper/cardstock and line up with the DSP, then line up the die. Run the scrap piece & die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. This is your template to help line up the images.
  2. Place the template in the Stamparatus and line up the stamps as desired. Lower the plate onto the stamps to adhere. Remove the template and place the LEFT SIDE of the Basic White cardstock into the Stamparatus (i.e. the opposite side that you would normally make the front of your card base.)


  1. Ink up the stamps using your Memento Ink and stamp. If any images did not stamp clearly, just reink and stamp again.

  1. On the inside of the Basic White card base (remember that the card opens in reverse, so the score line is on the RIGHT side of where you’re stamping), stamp your preferred sentiment using Memento Ink.

  1. Colour the images using your choice of Stampin’ Write Markers. (I used Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green).
  2. Stamp the Happy Birthday and Make A Wish sentiments on scraps pieces of Basic White cardstock and trim to required size. Use the Banners Pick A Punch on one end of the sentiment (or use paper snips)
  3. Trim the Pool Party scraps so they’re slightly bigger than the sentiment pieces then punch one end with the Banners Pick A Punch (or use paper snips).
  4. Adhere the sentiments to the Pool Party pieces

  1. Place Tear & Tape Adhesive on the FRONT RIGHT side of the Basic White card base, then adhere to the inside of the Pool Party card base.

N.B. Remember that the score line of the Basic White card base does not line up with the edge of the Pool Party card base – line it up as though adhering a typical card mat or insert.

  1. Fold along score line of Basic White base to close inner card, then fold along score line of Pool Party base to close outer card.
  2. Place Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back of the sentiment pieces, then adhere to the front of the card – Happy Birthday in the top right, Make A Wish in the bottom left.


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Stampin’ Up! Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE!

Woohoo!! The Jul-Dec (aka Holiday) Mini Catalogue AND the Sale-A-Bration promotion are now live! There are so many gorgeous items, including a few returning faves from the last Holiday Mini.

If you haven’t already seen the catalogues, you can download the digital version by clicking on the cover images below.


JOINING OFFER: We all know that the Starter Kit is fantastic value right? Only $169 and you get $235 worth of product, PLUS catalogues and business resources. Join during SAB, it gets even BETTER!! During this SAB (3 Aug-30 Sep), you can also choose an extra Bundle from the Holiday Catalogue for FREE!! In addition, you get to join my crafting community, where you will be supported to run and build your business however you choose.  And if you just want to purchase for yourself and get the discount, that’s absolutely fine too! Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!  If you’re keen to get started, you can click here and sign up straight away. If you have any questions or want more information,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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