Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Timeless Meadow Card with Meadow Bookmark

Do you have a favourite style that you prefer to create with in your papercraft? 

My favourite style is vintage and so, I love it when I have the opportunity to create a vintage themed project.

Yesterday on my Facebook Live I created a vintage style card and matching bookmark. I plan to make more of these for my lovely customers who have ordered with me this month. I figured that bookmarks would be a great handmade gift to send, since we are all spending much more time indoors these days and many people are doing a fair bit of reading (and crafting of course).

I combined some NEW upcoming products from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue with some current 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue products. The new Mini Catalogue launches on 3rd August 2021.


Timeless Meadow Card and Meadow Bookmark

Timeless Meadow Card

For my Timeless Meadow card I used the new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder from the Harvest Meadow Suite. This suite will be available in the new Mini Catalogue on 3rd August 2021. I combined it with the Encircled In Beauty Dies, Layering Circle Dies, Meadow Dies and Tailor Made Tags Dies from the Annual Catalogue. For the sentiment I used the Quiet Meadow Stamp set, also from the Annual Catalogue.

Meadow Bookmark


For the Meadow Bookmark, I use the Harvest Meadow 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper and the Diamond Weave Ribbon from the Harvest Meadow Suite in the new Mini Catalogue. I combined it again with the Meadow Dies from the Annual Catalogue. I love how we have product coordination across the different catalogues.

I used Soft Suede ink with Sponge Daubers to do all the distressing and stamping and added some Wink of Stella to the butterflies on both projects.

If you would like to see how I created these projects, you can view the video here: 


SHOP for these products by clicking on the SHOP button at the top of this page. Remember the Mini Catalogue launches on 3rd August 2021, however the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue is available now.


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Mandy Witherby 

Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Australia 


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Friday, 16 July 2021

Island Holiday Projects

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am joining in a fun Blog Hop with Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world. Our theme for this hop is Vacation.



I have been creating with one of the new kits from the Stampin' Up!® Kits Collection. It's called A Little Smile Card Kit. This is an all-inclusive card kit that makes 8 fun gift cards. Everything you need to create these cards is in the kit, even adhesives.

As I have been creating with this kit I have been reminiscing about our family vacations, or as we say in Australia holidays, to Hawaii and Fiji over the past few years. We had such wonderful vacations and adventures. The beautiful palm trees, sands, rolling surf, crystal clear waters of Fiji and the numerous star fish and sea life we saw on these trips is unforgettable and forever imprinted on my mind. So to create the cards from this kit has been an absolute delight.

I love the cute size of these gift cards and the kit also comes with a little carry wallet to keep them in. I plan to keep these in my handbag to hand out to people I come into contact with who I want to thank or uplift. The sentiment stamps in this kit are just perfect for that. I already have plans to hand some of them to the lovely receptionists at my Physiotherapist clinic and to the Physiotherapist herself.

A Little Smile Card Kit plus Island Holiday card



Did you notice my large Island Holiday card? I was thinking outside the box.
I wanted to show how you can use elements from the kit to create other projects too. I added some layers to one of the kit cards and used the stamps from the kit to create a full a sized card. Oh and I added some pearls too because pearls just go with island themed cards, don't you think?

Island Holiday Card

I hope you feel inspired to get creative and think outside the box a little too. 

Find the A Little Smile Card Kit and other kits by visiting my online store and click on Kit Collection.
Now that you have visited my blog, be sure to hop along to the other blogs in this hop for more creative inspiration.


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If your order is over $250 AUD, don't use the Host Code, as you will automatically receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin' Up!®. 


If you live in Australia and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you on your creative journey. See my contact details below to get in touch with me.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting. 


Mandy Witherby 

Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Australia 


Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com 

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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper with Color & Contour Bundle

Have you heard about the fantastic Stampin' Up!®  Paper Sale that is on at the moment? 
You can get 15% off selected Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. It's a great time to stock up on paper for your cardmaking and scrapbooking. 
Click on the image below for the PDF document that you can view more clearly.


I used the very pretty Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper on my card this week for my Facebook Live, which is one of the papers packs that is on sale. I teamed it up with the Color & Contour Stamp Set and Scalloped Contours Dies to make this pretty card.



The Color & Contour stamp set is a two-step stamp set, which means it also contains the solid image that you can ink up in a colour to fill the outline stamp of the flowers. I decided however, to colour the flowers on this card using Stampin' Blends. See below for a full list of products I have used for this card.

It was a really quick and easy card to create and if you would like to watch my video of how I created it, you can click HERE. I also shared all my recent hand-made birthday cards that I had received on the video too, so you might get some added inspiration from them as well.

Product List


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If your order is over $250 AUD, don't use the Host Code, as you will automatically receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin' Up!®. 


If you live in Australia and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you on your creative journey. See my contact details below to get in touch with me.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting. 


Mandy Witherby 

Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Australia 


Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com 

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Saturday, 26 June 2021

Handmade For You cards

There are so many beautiful products in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, that you may have overlooked this stamp set.

The Handmade For You stamp set is a great stamp set, which includes the really cute mannequin stamp that I used as my focal image. It also has a pair of scissors, a floral motif and some lovely craft orientated sentiments. It even has a "handmade" stamp and the Stampin' Up!® copyright stamp (which is great to stamp on the back of your card if you are selling your handmade cards).

I actually bought this stamp set a little while ago with my sewing friends in mind and I was happy to finally have the chance to use it in my Facebook Live on Monday.
I paired it with some pretty florals to create this sweet card.

Handmade For You Landscape Card

If you would watch how I created this card, you can watch the video below:


After I finished filming, I decided to make another similar card using the same layout, but this time I made a few changes and created the card in the portrait orientation.

Handmade For You Portrait Card

Which card do you prefer? If you have time, I would love for you to leave me a comment below.

I hope that you like these cards and that they have inspired you to look out for some of the hidden gems in the catalogue, that sometimes get overlooked.

Here's the Product List:

Heat Tool
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$50.00


If you would like to create projects like these:

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If your order is over $250 AUD, don't use the Host Code, as you will automatically receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin' Up!®. 


If you live in Australia and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you on your creative journey. See my contact details below to get in touch with me.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting. 


Mandy Witherby 

Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Australia 


Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com 

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Autumn Tree with Beauty of the Earth Suite

 Have you ever piled up all those crunchy Autumn leaves and then jumped into them?

I have many wonderful childhood memories of the beautiful Autumn leaves from our Liquid Amber trees in our backyard. I'm not so sure my parents appreciated all the mess that the leaves created as they fell, but it was so much fun to rake them all up into huge piles and jump into them, then throw them up in the air and run through them. Of course then they would need to be raked up again, but it was so much fun.

I was a bit of a climber and adventurer as a kid, not always considering my own safety, but hey what kid does? The more challenging it was, the better. Nowadays of course I am the total opposite and can't believe I did some of those things. Hahaha.

The Liquid Amber trees in our backyard were huge and I would always climb up as high as I could. The colour of the leaves in Autumn were absolutely beautiful and I still remember the crunchy sound of them underfoot and the prickly "Pomblies"(seed pods) as we called them that they would drop on the ground. If you trod on one of those with your bare feet, you sure knew about it! Big Ouchies!!!

The colours in this project I created were inspired by memories of those beautiful trees, as they started to change colour. I also love the rough bark background that I created to resemble the rough bark of the Liquid Amber trees, though from memory the Liquid Amber tree trunk was more of a greyish colour, rather than brown. Oh I can feel another project coming on...

Autumn Tree with Beauty of the Earth Suite

I did quite a bit of distressing with Sponge Daubers on this project, which is my favourite colouring technique. I just love a bit of daubering and I think I pretty much do it on most projects.

I created the colours in the tree by die cutting the tree top section in Basic White cardstock and used Sponge Daubers with various colours (as seen below) to create the colour tones I wanted. Then added some Smoky Slate ink softly around the edges of the white die cut birds.

The tree trunk was cut from a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock.


I daubered some Old Olive ink on the edges of the torn grass from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  I lightly daubered Early Espresso ink on the embossed Bark background, which I had embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.
I love the variations in trees, leave and watercolour designs of this Designer Series Paper, as it lends itself to so many options. In my project I used two of the watercoloured pieces, which were perfect for the sky and grass. The sky piece is actually adhered to a Basic White piece as well for strength, so that I could mount the whole section on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Autumn Tree with Beauty of the Earth Suite

If you love nature, then this is definitely the suite for you. It's gorgeous and has so many options and so much versatility. I have barely even touched the stamps yet, except for the sentiments, and can't wait to incorporate the tree stamps into my future projects. 

Be sure to check out The Beauty of the Earth Suite products if you haven't already. The suite contains Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper and the 3D Bark Embossing Folder.

Product List


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*** Remember to use my current Host Code when your order is over $50 AUD, to receive a thank you gift from me. You will find my current Host Code at the top right side of my blog page. Just scroll up a little.

If your order is over $250 AUD, don't use the Host Code, as you will automatically receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin' Up!®. 


If you live in Australia and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you on your creative journey. See my contact details below to get in touch with me.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting. 


Mandy Witherby 

Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Australia 


Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com 

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Timeless Meadow Card with Meadow Bookmark

Do you have a favourite style that you prefer to create with in your papercraft?  My favourite style is vintage and so, I love it when I hav...