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Thursday, 14 October 2021

What's Cookin' Dutch Door Card

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I am using the What's Cookin' Stamp and Die set and making this fun fold, Dutch Door.

I have started to make a few of these cards as thank you’s.  My partner’s daughters bought us a meal to have at home… it was a lovely surprise so we wanted to say thank you.  I bought the set, What’s Cookin’ so I could make cards that said thank to friends who have cooked for us or if I send a food parcel to friends.  It is versatile and could be used for anything home made.  

The below card I made for some friends who we sent a veggie box to to say thank you for all they do for us and the community.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  I have stamped the same images on the front and inside the card.  In the video below I show you how to do this.  The bowl is easy but there is a technique to do the salt and pepper shakes.

These two below are the ones I made for my partner's daughter's to say thank you.  I changed the colour I stamped the sentiment and one one I did the chef's hats and the second one the veggies.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Brew Some Fun.  Which one do you like the best?

I love the little utensils, they are so cute.  I used the Silver Foil that is in the current Mini Catalogue (July - December 2021) and the handles are Night of Navy.  

I designed the card to have the table cloth at the front of the card and when you open the wooden strip looks like a bench or table top.  The All in Good Taste DSP is a great range of papers, from tiles, bricks, and wood grain, well worth have on hand.

Here are the list of papers and the measurements for the card.  

Basic White 198mm x 142mm and score in half at 99mm

I suggest cutting the card at 210mm x 142mm and scoring at 105mm and then trim the card down when folded in half to 99mm x 142mm

Night of Navy 148mm x 105mm

In Good Taste DSP 95mm x 99mm and 198mm x 5mm and 105mm x 95mm

Silver Foil - strip about 20mm wide

Night of Navy - scrap for the utensils

I have a link you can click on below to take you to all the products I used to make the card.

Here is my video showing you how I made the card.  I apologies in advance, it is a long video but there are a few techniques which I am sure you will enjoy and I hope will try for yourself.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and Happy Stamping.



Thursday, 30 September 2021

Feels Like Home


Hi there and welcome. 

I have some House Warming cards to make this month and the Sale a-bration free stamp set “Feels Like Home” is a perfect set for what I wanted.  I think it is just a lovely stamp set.  I also used the Be Dazzling DSP.  It is so beautiful.  These products are only available until the 30th September 2021… so be quick!

The measurements and card that I am using are

Basic White 210mm x 148mm and score in half at 105mm

Expressions In Ink SDSP 142mm x 99mm

Be Dazzling DSP 110mm x 93mm

Basic White 90mm x 90mm & scape for the pot plant here that we cut out.

I am used memento ink to stamp the door image on the basic white.  I used my Stamparatus for the stamping.  I stamped the tulips at the same time in memento ink on the scrape piece of basic white.

As this is a House Warming card I just wanted the sentiment to say “Feels like home” and not “Your friendship feels like home to me”.  What I did was covered the words I didn’t want with some washi tape.  You can cut up your stamps if you wish, it would make is easier if you were doing lots of cards the same.  But if you are like me I get nervous about cutting the stamp up then feel free to do what I do and cover the words…. You do have to remember to take the tape off before stamping.  I have stamped on a clear sheet and then I can position where exactly I want the sentiment on the card in the Stamparatus.

To colour the picture I am used my Stampin’ blends to colour. 

The Blends I am using are:


Just Jade

Granny Apple Green

Pumpkin Pie

Smoky Slate

Shade Spruce

Mint Macaron

Polished Pink

Cinnamon Cider

Crumb Cake


Color Lifter

There are a lot of colours that I am using but feel to keep it simple and use what you have.  I will be using the Just Jade and Granny Apple Green for all the foliage but you could use the one green instead.  I am also using Polished Pink and Daffodil for the flowers and again you could do all the flowers in the same colour and match in with the door.  Main idea is to have fun and follow the stamped image. 

Once I had completed the colouring I wanted to add some interest to the boards, so I used the colour lifter to lift the colour just to add a subtle bit of interest.

Cut out the tulip pot and place a mini dimensional on the back.

With that all done all that is left is to put the card together.  I used my liquid glue and glued the DSP down to the Basic White card.  With the Be Dazzling DSP I am going to use my paper trimmer to cut out the middle as this will not be seen and we don’t want to waste this gorgeous paper.  I am going to allow a boarder of 15mm.  I find the paper trimmer the easiest to use to do this.  You can use your snips. 

Now I can use the middle piece I have cut out for another project.

Glue the Be Dazzling down using liquid glue on an angle.

Place Dimensionals on the back of the basic white card and place straight and in the middle of the card.  The place the potted tulip in front of the pots on the left hand side.

That is the card done. 

Here is the pink one

And here is the green one I have done.

Which one do you like?

Again the stamp set is only available until 30th September 2021 with a $90 order.  If you need any help please feel free to reach out to me in the comments.

I hope you have enjoy the video below.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and Happy Stamping.


Sunday, 19 September 2021

SALE a-bration 2021

Hello and welcome to my page.

Today I am sharing with you three cards that I have made up using some of the SALE a-bration free products that you can own each time you spend $90 AUD.... but this is only until the 30th September and while stocks last.... so don't miss out.

The first card is this gorgeous penguin one.  I love penguins, so this set (stamp and punch) just jumped into my shopping cart 😂.  I got the inspiration for this card from the times I have been down to Philip Island to see the Fairy Penguins come to shore.  I wanted to make the Penguins a little cool with their sunnies on.  I used the new Silver Foil that is in the Mini Catalogue July-December 2021.  I did use 2 retired stamp sets, the grass from High Tide and background Sending Sunshine (this can be created without the stamp set). To cut out the balloons I used my old discontinued balloon punch, but if you don't have one of those they are easy to cut out. 

I love the Layering Diorama dies.... I think I will get a lot of use out of these dies.  They give your card so much dimension.

If you decided like me that you had to have the Penguin Place Bundle (stamp set and punch) then you will also love and have to have the free Penguin Playmates 12' x 12' DSP.... it is just gorgeous.  Choose the free SALE a-bration product with every $90 AUD you spend. 

This is the screen shot of the page when you are entitled to a FREE product to add to your shopping cart 🛒

For information on what products I used to make the card click on the below link.  Check out the video at the end too 😀.

I was very pleased how the below card turned out.  So cute and with a little sparkle.  Perfect for the 3 year old I have created this card for.  The Unicorn is not a Stampin' Up! product and was an image that I found for free on line.  If I create this card again (and I might as I have the second half of the rainbow to use)  I think the sheep from the Counting Sheep stamp set would look just as cute.

The sentiment is from Penguin Place stamp set and the sun is from the Sheep Dies.  The clouds are from the Give a Whirl dies (I think this set of dies are going to be well used).

On this card I have used two of the free products in the SALE a-bration catalogue, Be Dazzling 6" x 6" SP (so sparkly and looks so gorgeous as the sparkly stars) and the Sheep Dies which has the sun die.... love this sun.   Choose the free SALE a-bration product with every $90 AUD you spend. 

For information on what products I used to make the card click on the below link.  Check out the video at the end too 😀

I always find male cards a challenge, but I was pleased how this card came together with the gorgeous stamp from Stellar Birthday... so cute. 

The sentiment is from the SALE a-bration In Your Words which is the HOST reward.... get your friends together and put in one order and get this stamp set for free.  When you spend at least $500 AUD on a single order you can unlock this Stampin' HOST reward.

On this card I have used a free product in the SALE a-bration catalogue, Be Dazzling 6" x 6" SP, don't those stars look like they are sparkling in a night sky?   Choose the free SALE a-bration product with every $90 AUD you spend. 

This is the screen shot of the page when you are entitled to a FREE product to add to your shopping cart 🛒

For information on what products I used to make the card click on the below link.  Check out the video at the end too 😀

This is a fun card.  I used the Give It A Whirl dies.  This made the card interactive as the wheel (cut out of acetate)  can move around making the sheep looking like it is jumping over the fence.  

Now I didn't come up with this idea.... I CASEd the card from Cardnmum by Jen Morgano, I just loved the idea.  Here is a little video showing you how it works.

I will do a video to show you how to use this die.  I think this dies set, Give It A Whirl, will work with so many of my stamps.... I think dies that you can use with lots of what you already have a great way to put some new life into your stamp set.

On this card I have used a couple of the free products in the SALE a-bration catalogue, Counting Sheep and Sheep dies, these coordinate together.   Choose the free SALE a-bration product with every $90 AUD you spend, if you want both the stamp set and dies you will need to spend $180 AUD.

This is the screen shot of the page when you are entitled to a FREE product to add to your shopping cart 🛒

For information on what products I used to make the card click on the below link.  Check out the video at the end too 😀

Below is my quick video showing you the cards.

When Shopping make sure that you are shopping with Helen Reeve (me 😀) I have highlighted below if it isn't showing my name.

At the check out again it should show Helen Reeve... I have highlighted where you should be able to see that you are shopping with me 😀)

All my card measurements are below:
Card Base: 148mm x 210mm and scored at 105mm (in half)
2nd Layer: 142mm x 99mm
3rd Layer: 136m x 93mm

Thank you for visiting my blog, and Happy Stamping.




Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Forever Fern Stamping Suggestions and Tips


Today I wanted to show you one of my favourite stamp and die sets, Forever Fern Stamp set and the Forever Flourishing Die set.  With this set I wanted to use it as an example to show you some time saving tips. 

The reason why it is one of my favourite sets is because I find it very versatile and works with most of my other stamps and dies.  This is what I look for when I purchase a stamp set and dies  I work out how well it will work by itself and with other sets. 

Now for the for the time saving tip….. When you are using the stamp set and dies, why not do extras?  These can be in the same colour or you can make some different coloured leaves.  

The other suggestion is stamping the leaves and this is without a project or card in mind at the time but just because you have some free time to do some stamping.  I find knowing that I have them ready when I need them very satisfying.  I like to do this while watch some TV or just some quiet time in the craft room.

I have found that if I cut an A4 85mm x 297mm (length of an A4) I can get 2 strips the same size and one small piece which all fit through the Mini Stamp and Emboss Machine. 

In the video I use the thin Basic White card to stamp on and the 2021 - 2022 In Colors and Pear Pizzazz stamp pads.

The card stock I used are Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pear Pizzazz and the metallic rose gold specialty paper. 

Below are some of the stamp sets, dies and punches I have that work well with this set.

Daisy Lane and the Daisy punch, especially the small punch works so well with Forever Fern.  I like combining these two as the Daisy stamp set doesn’t have dies for the leaves. 

Jar of Flowers and Jar punch.  Again this stamp set doesn’t have dies for the these flowers so instead you could add the leaves and if you wanted a 3D card use these gorgeous jars on your card.  You could also add a Daisy or more.

Birds & Branches stamp and dies set would really benefit with the extra leaves from the Forever Fern.  

Any flower stamp you have could be used with the Forever Fern, the Artistically Inked would look lovely with some of the metallic gold leaves.

One of my favourites in the New Catalogue is the Plentiful Plants and it comes with dies.  Again you could combine it with the Forever Fern to give  a different look to your card.

Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies is another lovely set to use with with the Forever Fern leaves. 

Here is the video, I hope you enjoy and gained some useful tips.  

Thank you for visiting my blog, and Happy Stamping.


Thursday, 1 July 2021

3D Paper Piecing

 Hi there

I have always had a passion for 3D Paper Piecing when I was younger.  I came across a website and saw some 3D Paper Piecing and I thought I would have to give it a go.  I started with the Kangaroo and Company bundle and worked out how many layers I needed and stamped five Kangaroos.  I worked out what I want at the bottom (what would be the furthest away) and decided that was the back ear and then just kept building it up and finished with the head.  I will do a video to show you how I made it.  I got so addicted to it I then tried the technique with the Snail Mail bundle.  I look forward to sharing with you how I did it with one of the products from the new catalogue.  In the meantime here are some photos of the finished products.

The below Snail card was a little easier to do.  I stamped 4 snails.  The presents are at the back then the out edge of the shell, next the inner shell and then the snail.

I thought the mushroom turned out really well too.  I stamped the image four times.  The black line on the right hand side is at the back, next the green leaves and tall mushroom, then the red mushroom and finally the small mushroom.

I was so happy how these turned out.  

Here are the measurements.

Card Base 192mm x 105mm

Scored @ 30mm & 52.5mm

Card 146mm x 103mm

DSP 142mm x 99mm

Basic White for stamping 297mm x 85mm

Card behind the image Kangaroo 100mm x 80mm, Snail 66mm x 63mm 

Basic White card under the Snail and Mushroom have the backing Snail / Mushroom stamped on it in the middle, 65mm x 65mm and cut out with the die included in the Snail Dies.

Below are the links and images of the items I used to make the cards

Thank you for visiting my blog, and Happy Stamping.