So excited to see 6 more colours join our Stampin' Blends alcohol marker collection in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. This means 36 of our current 51 colours are now available in Stampin' Blends. Hooray! Four of the new Blends colours are new 2019-21 ...

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"colour me happy" - 5 new articles

  1. New Stampin' Blends colours & chart - start colouring
  2. Hooray for a new year of creativity
  3. Farewell Needle & Thread - Now on Sale
  4. Retirement Last Days - Discounts & Everything is Rosy
  5. Three Tea Together pop up cards
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New Stampin' Blends colours & chart - start colouring

So excited to see 6 more colours join our Stampin' Blends alcohol marker collection in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. This means 36 of our current 51 colours are now available in Stampin' Blends. Hooray!

Four of the new Blends colours are new 2019-21 In-colors - Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose. The remaining two - So Saffron and Gray Granite are from our current collections.

These new shades work well with current colours, giving many more colour, blending and shading options.


New colours mean a new Stampin' Blends colour chart. The updated chart has a new, clean look, as well as incorporating new colours & a font used by Stampin' Up! in our catalogues & documents.
The number of colours now in the range needed a new solution and I hope you'll find this version as useful as previous versions. Personally, I love being able to see the colours closer together in their palettes.

This is the new look colour chart. It makes me happy seeing it coloured in - so pretty 😃. What do you think?

Now it's your turn to colour...


Choose the chart for your region
click to view & download pdf


I really hope you enjoy colouring your new chart and find it useful. Here are some tips to get you started.

- Print your chart on whisper white card.
- You can laminate your chart once complete to help protect it against fading & damage.
- Cut into 2 tables & laminate together if you want a smaller chart.
- Save it on Pinterest so you'll be able to find future updates too.

I'd love to hear that you're using it or if you have more tips to share, so please leave me a comment when you visit.

Share nicely...

I made these charts for anyone who uses and loves Stampin' Blends.
The charts take time and effort to prepare & update for all regions and languages - 8 versions currently.  Thanks for respecting this by following my simple requests:

- You may download the pdf chart for your own use, or to print charts for your customers or team.
- If you'd like to share the chart with anyone, please only share a link to this blog post, so people can download it themselves.
- Please do not share or host my actual digital pdf files in any way, e.g. on your blog, website, page, group, or other social site.


Want to know more about Stampin' Blends or anything else SU? Just leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail.

Happy colouring, lovely people.

Hooray for a new year of creativity

Hooray hooray, today's the day we welcome our new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue - 213 pages of new ideas and inspiration to help you create & share projects you love for everyone you care about. Creativity is calling!

If you're new to stamping & Stampin' Up! start with our new Experience Creativity Brochure, Inside you'll find quick and easy products, project ideas & easy ordering options. This brochure includes exclusive stamp sets you won't find in the Annual Catalogue too.

2019 -20 Annual Catalogue

Inside you'll find lots of new favourites to be, the most popular items from previous catalogues and all the brilliant colour & product coordination you love & expect from Stampin' Up!

Experience Creativity - Simply Stamping

Inside our Experience Creativity brochure you'll find stamp sets & ideas that are perfect for simple stamping with basic supplies, plus project ideas with tutorials on the Stampin' Up! youtube channel and easy one item code ordering.

New Colours

A new catalogue means new colours - say hello to our five newest in-colors for 2019-2021. They'll work beautifully with our current colour collections & give you more on trend options. Which are you most excited to try?

First Loves

The first suite I had to have, & you're sure to love too is the Magnolia Lane suite. This includes the beautiful Good Morning Magnolia stamp & die bundle, Magnolia Lane paper pack and other coordinating goodies you'll love too. Look at these gorgeous blooms.

More Magnolias! You'll find a simpler magnolia stamp set in the Experience Creativity brochure too - check out the Magnolia Blooms stamp set.

There's so much to love to take a break, have a good look & imagine all the fabulous things you can create.

Paper catalogue?

While I enjoy looking at the cataloue on my ipad or computer, there's nothing like having a paper catalogue to look through with your favourite drink & treat.

All my current customers should have received a paper copy of the catalogue. Let me know if you haven't received yours.

Want a catalogue? I'd be happy to send you a free copy of the Annual Catalogue or Experience Creativity brochure if you're in Australia & don't have another Demonstrator looking after you. Contact me if you'd like one.


Farewell Needle & Thread - Now on Sale

Just three days until June 3rd when both the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue & 2019 Occasions Catalogue end - already I now! 

Today I'm sharing some of what I love about the retiring Needle & Thread stamp set & Needlepoint Elements die set. Just in time too as both the stamps & dies are 15% off here in Australia from today until they disappear forever on June 3rd.

I've used these stamps & dies lots, both together & with other sets. The sentiments are so useful for so many occasions & the dies add a detailed touch to lots of projects, especially the pierced floral one. They play so nicely with others so you'll spot a more Occasions Catalogue favourites in there too.

Get Well Card

First up is this card featuring the stamps, dies & coordinating Needlepoint Nook paper pack.

You'll spot lots of stitched rectangle layers in paper, vellum & card. I find myself using these all the time as they give such easy & lovely detail. Do you have them yet?

Tip - Soften a bold paper by adding a layer of vellum over the top.

The get well sentiment is from the Needle & Thread set too, as are the pretty embroidered effect flower stamps. To get a realistic effect, ink up very lightly & push ink into your pad using a clear block before inking your stamp.

Z-fold friend card

This card is simple but packed with details & texture. I love how well all the pierced elements play well together. 

I've used two dies from the Needlepoint Elements die set: the pierced floral pattern (my favourite die of the year) & the pierced label outline die that coordinates with the Pretty Label punch, then embossed the front panel of the card with the Quilt Top embossing folder - sadly also retiring.

 Here's how the card looks fully flat.

 Any Occasion Card

Here's another card to show how well this suite plays well with others.

I've used some Needle & Thread stamps for the sentiment (it works on just about any card) plus the stitched detail on the card base. Then I used the pierced floral die on a piece of blushing bride card, and layered some more Needlepoint Nook paper, then teamed it with some tiny flowers & the gorgeous heart from the Be Mine heart themed die set. Don't they look made for each other?

Tip: The 3 small flowers are all stamped & cut together - clever!

Did you know? The Be Mine die set is carrying over with the coordinating Meant to Be stamp set, but you'll only get a 10% bundle discount on them both until June 3rd.

So there you have it. Three cards using Needle & Thread plus the Needlepoint Elements dies. Did you like them? Let me know if you have a favourite or if you have any questions about the cards.
See all the projects I've made with them here. Whatever you do, get them now before they're gone.

Until my next project share, happy stamping & inky wishes,

PS: Lots more Retiring goodies are discounted from today so check out all the Last Chance Items List while you're shopping.

Project Supplies

To see & order any items used in today's projects, click on the items below. Then order them in my Online Store.
You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one.

- Don't choose the Needle & Thread bundle - buying the stamp set & dies separately as you'll get 15% off them from 31 May. 
- All other retired items are highlighted in blue/red - these are available until 3 June unless sold out before
- Butterfly Gala & Meant to Be bundles & discount only available until 3 June. Available separately from 4 June.


Retirement Last Days - Discounts & Everything is Rosy

How did it get to May 31st already? That means it's the last day to order your fabulous Everything is Rosy Medley. Everyone is loving this gorgeous suite so get yours too before it's gone.

Here's what you'll get in the Everything is Rosy Medley:

Annual & Occasions Catalogues

End on 3 June

As of today, Stampin' Up! have surprised us with a sale of up to 20% off selected retiring items.

There are lots of useful items on this list - don't miss the Large Letters alphabet die set, take a look at the Petal Palette stamps & coordinating dies, Cake Soiree stamp set & coordinating dies and so much more too. You must also check out the Needle & Thread stamp set & Needlepoint Elements dies too.

Click here or on the pic below for a pdf list of what's now on sale.

Grab a discounted bundle until 3 June

 Here are just some of the brilliant current discounted bundles you can choose from. 

Coordinated stamp and punch/die bundles are discounted by 10% in their initial catalogue release, so all current bundle offers will end on 3 June when the Annual & Occasions Catalogues end. After this, carry over items will still be available to purchase separately, but at regular prices.

This includes the brilliant Well Said-Well Written stamp & die bundle, Butterfly Gala stamp & punch bundle, Beauty Abounds & so many more. Don't miss your faves.

Let me know if you need help with your order, or anything else. Pop back a little later today & you'll see 3 cards made with the retiring Needle & Thread stamp set & Needlepoint Elements dies.

Thanks for visiting & happy bargain shopping.
Inky wishes,

Three Tea Together pop up cards

I'm back today to share one of my fave Tea Together card projects... or four. I totally have the lovely Lou Kitzelman to thank for this fun pop up design. As soon as I saw Lou's Tea Together cards using the Gingham Gala paper pack I knew I had to try them too.

I chose to use the gorgeous All My Love paper pack for my cards. The patterns & colours in this pack are just beautiful & work so well with the Tea Together stamp set.

Version 1 - I made this first one back in February for our stand at the Craft Alive show.

The teapot is stamped on soft sea foam card, then I added a little shading with the soft sea foam Stampin' Blends - much quicker & easier than colouring the whole. The teapot & single flower are stamped on white card & coloured with mint macaron, flirty flamingo, lovely lipstick & soft sea foam Stampin Blends.

Tip: stamp in basic gray ink for a softer look than black.

Inside I added a sentiment from the Needle & Thread bundle. I have used the stamped sentiments in this set so much. Note that that patterned paper inside is popped up on dimensionals, as this is what makes the scored front stand up.

Version 2 - Ladies only class

I made two more adapted versions for my Ladies Only class at the end of April. A fun thing about these two are that they use different sides of the same sheet of patterned paper so each person got to choose which look & occasion they wanted.

For the class versions, we also used shimmery white card for some lovely subtle shine, and we coloured the flowers with Watercolour Pencils - Assortments 1 and 2.
Assortment 2 was available last year for a limited time and will happily be available in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I used melon mambo, flirty flamingo & granny apple green & old olive pencils.  Did you spot the Rectangle Stitched dies getting a work out again too?

These are all the class variations - starting with this crumb cake & flirty flamingo birthday card

And a Mother's Day one...


I also made this get well version for a sick friend

Inside the get well card I chose two sentiments from the Well Said stamp set. I'm really enjoying using this set on all sorts of cards.

Fold it flat for posting, then just pop the folded front behind the popped strip to stand up.

Here's more of the crumb cake & flirty flamingo birthday card.

It folds flat for posting, but don't go crazy with popping up all the layers with dimensionals, as it can make it much thicker to post.

 Inside I used my fave sentiment from the Needle & Thread bundle again.

Tips to make your own

If you'd like to make your own version, start by checking out Lou's template on her blog. I changed Lou's metric measurements slightly for these, scoring my standard half A4 base (21 x 14.8cm) at 2cm, 8.5cm & 10.5cm.

Scoring & construction - When constructing the base, don't bend at the scorelines until after you've attached the piece of patterned paper on top. Then you can then fold & finger press. This helps align the paper & ensure it doesn't crack when you fold the base.

Stamping - I used my trusty Stamparatus to perfectly align the sentiment & flower in the teapot (sentiment from the Needle & Thread stamp set & bundle), making it really quick & easy to make multiple versions.

I hope these cards give you some ideas for using the Tea Together stamp set or for trying a new fancy fold. Thanks again Lou for sharing such a fabulous idea. My class lovelies loved it too.

I've listed the supplies for all the different options below, so you can order what you need to make your own. Please note the limited availability of some retiring items & new catalogue items. Let me know if you need help with any info or orders.

I'll be back over the weekend with some more projects to share, so pop back soon.
In the meantime you can see all my Tea Together cards here.

Happy stamping & inky wishes

#sydneystamper #colourmehappy

Project Supplies

To see & order any items used in today's projects, click on the items below. Then order them in my Online Store.
You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one.

Retiring Items - All My Love paper & Needle & Thread bundle & stamp sets & dies are retiring & on the last chance list, & are only available until 3 June. while supplies last only.
New Items - Tea Time dies & Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 available from 4 June onwards.
Bundle Discounts ending - Well Said bundle availability & discount ends on 3 June. Available separately only from 4 June.

Tea Time Framelits Dies
Avail 4 June
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
Blender Pens
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