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Online Global Crafting Retreat

The Global Crafting Trio is offering its next Online Global Retreat! This one is bigger and better than the last one, as we have a special guest demonstrator from the UK.

Remember all the fun of our last retreat? The Goodie Bags, Pillow Gifts, Door Prizes, the crafting, the laughter, the fun of crafting together, the sharing and inspiration that we all shared with each other. It is so much fun to make new friends as we craft together.

Want to know more?


Lots of Crafting Fun!

Join us for 4 days of fun, creative ideas, crafting, demonstrations of various techniques, and inspiration from Monday July 11 to Thursday July 14.

Here’s what you can look forward to –

·         Retreat in a box shipped to your home.

·         Goodie bag with over $40 dollars of product.

·         Make & Takes – Supplies for 8 Make & Takes 

·         Pillow Gifts Access to PDF tutorials of all Make & Takes plus Pillow Gifts!

·         Prizes

·         Lots of live demonstrations with more than 30 additional ideas and projects in addition to the Make & Takes

·         Access to watch the videos over and over.

·         Platform will be a private Facebook Group. You may also access the videos after the Online Global Retreat!

·         Open to everyone in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Cost: (depends where you live)
United States: $65
Canada          : $75
Australia        : $85
UK                   :  £45

·         Ideas, inspiration, how to’s, special offers and FUN FUN FUN!!


Registrations close soon so register now! To register, click the link below no matter where you live. You will receive an email we have received your registration form and we will let you know how to make your payment. Once payment is received, you will be invited to the Online Global Retreat Private Facebook Group!

We can’t wait to see you at our next Online Global Retreat.

Biggest Wish Birthday Card

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a tutorial, have been pretty hectic with uni and work so sadly, have had very little time for crafting!  Finally got a little time in at the end of semester and created this card for the tutorial swap I am a part of.  The theme for the month was birthdays and, being short on time, I went with a design that is quick and easy to create and can easily be changed to incorporate different colours and different Designer Series Papers.


• Stamp Set(s):

Biggest Wish (155052)


• Card Stock:

Poppy Parade (121694)

Basic White (159228)


• Designer Series Paper:

Pattern Party DSP (155426 – hostess)


• Stamp Pad(s) and Ink(s):

Poppy Parade (147050)

Flirty Flamingo (147052)


• Dies and Embossing Folder(s):

Tailor Made Tags Dies (largest straight edged tag) (155563)

Basic Borders Dies (155558)


• Embellishments:

Red Rhinestones (146924)

Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic Ribbon (155610)


• Tools:

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Tear & Tape (154031)

Glue Dots (103683)



  • Poppy Parade 14.8cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm (card base)
  • Basic White 14.3cm x 10cm (insert)
  • Scrap of Basic White (large enough to cut largest tag die)
  • Pattern Party DSP (2 pieces) 10cm x 4.5cm



1. Take the scrap piece of Basic White and die cut the largest of the straight edge tag dies.

2. Stamp the solid ‘BIRTHDAY’ sentiment in Poppy Parade, towards the right end of the tag. Then stamp ‘happy’ in Flirty Flamingo, positioning the stamp so that it is above and to the left of ‘BIRTHDAY’ (see pic below for indication of placement). Alternatively, you can stamp first and then die cut.


3. Take one of the DSP pieces and position the inverted V shaped die so that the tip lines up with the edge of the centre (5cm mark) of the 10cm side of the DSP. Use grid paper to help position the die to ensure that the sides are even.  Use washi or repositionable tape to hold the die in place, ensuring the tape is adhered to the section of DSP that will be cut away, to avoid damaging the DSP when it is removed (see pic below).  Then repeat with the second piece of DSP.

4. Adhere Basic White insert piece to the inside of your card base.

5. Adhere the two pieces of DSP to the front of your card base, one at the top, the other at the bottom, both with the point of the DSP directed towards the middle of the card.

6. Adhere the stamped tag to the centre of the card base, in between the two pieces of DSP.

7. Tie a small bow with the Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic ribbon and adhere to the end of the tag using glue dots.

8. Place a red rhinestone on the point of each piece of DSP, then place 5 red rhinestones in various locations on the tag.


I’d love to see what you come up with using this design with different DSPs and different colour cardstock.  You can see all the products used below and if there are any you need, just click on the image to be taken to my online store.


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New Kit Now Available!

The Love, Santa Kit Tag Kit is now available!  This kit contains everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags, including printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, ink spot and more!

In addition, the Love, Santa Treat bags are also available for purchase, to help dress up your Christmas gifts. These bags are food-safe and coordinate with the Love, Santa tags.  They come in a pack of 12 – 3 each of 4 designs.

Both the kit and the treat bags are only available while stocks last, so don’t delay, order today!

Start with Savings!

Are you frequently restocking your craft collection?  Always wanting the latest Stampin’ Up! supplies? Want access to new products ahead of everyone else?  If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above then the Start with Savings promotion from Stampin’ Up! is for you!

From 4-30 November, instead of the standard $169 AUD | $189 NZD Starter Kit—which is already a fantastic deal—you can grab a completely custom Starter Kit for only $130 AUD | $145 NZD. This is a fantastic deal for a box with a value of $235 AUD | $285 NZD!

If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator, you can check out the FAQ here.

Alternatively, you can email me at sarah@handmadeafterdark.com.au

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.


Product List

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.




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