Secret Garden Flower Pot

Hello Crafters,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and ate loads of chocolate like me!!!

With all the lovely rain we have had over the past two weeks, it has certainly done wonders for my garden, so I wanted to create a card with loads of flowers and why not put them into a flower pot!

Secret Garden

I told you I was putting lots of flowers in and I don’t think I could fit another one, LOL

I have used the Secret Garden stamp set (#129144) and the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits (#129372)

I stamped all of the flowers in the stamp set multiple times in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight

The leaves are die cut from Wild Wasabi card stock

Secret Garden

The flower pot is created using Soft Suede cardstock and the scallop trim is Bermuda Bay

The sentiment is from the stamp set, Petite Pairs which I stamped onto white card with Melon Mambo ink

Secret Garden

I layered nearly every flower except the first one or two with dimensionals to give it that real life look!

This was so much fun to make and it just makes you want to smile with the warm bright colour palette!

I must thank http://www.thecraftyowl.co.uk for showing me how to create this gorgeous card.

Doing anything special on Friday? No?
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All Dressed Up, feminine

All Dressed Up

Hello Crafters,

Do I have some news for you… but you will need to wait a minute while I show you a card I have made using the Dress Up Framelits.

Dress Up Framelits
Dress Up Framelits

Isn’t it gorgeous?!!! I have even added a little Raspberry Ripple cardigan with pearl buttons. I cannot tell you how quick and simple this was to create.

Dress Up

The background is Gumball Green card stock embossed with the Beautifully Baroque TIEF. The Print Poetry Designer Paper of the dress is on special in the Clearance Rack (be sure to check it out, as products are added regularly)

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack

Price$19.95 $7.99

Now for the latest Stampin’ Up! news!

Every Wednesday during April, there are Weekly Deals (starts each Wednesday and ends the following Tuesday) so be sure to check the online store every Wednesday so you don’t miss out by Clicking here

This weeks deals (which end tomorrow night) are:

Dress Up Framelits Dies

Price$42.95 $32.21
Floral Fusion Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die - by Stampin' Up!

Price$9.50 $7.13
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

Price$13.95 $10.46
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

Price$13.95 $10.46
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Price$13.95 $10.46
Recipes By Design Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

Price$10.95 $6.57
Secret Garden Framelits Dies

Price$42.95 $32.21


I have to say, if you own a Die Cutting System, you will love the Dress Up Framelits, the Secret Garden Framelits and the Floral Fusion Sizzlits. 

Below are some cards that I have created using some of these products on special this week only.

Secret Garden Framelits
Secret Garden Framelits
Dressed Up
Dressed Up
Floral Fusion Sizzlits
Floral Fusion Sizzlits

Check out the Weekly Deals section in my online store to get yours today!!!

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feminine, Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Step Out Fun Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Now here is something different and it was inspired by LeeAnn Greff.

This card folds flat and fits into a card size envelope as the base is A5 in size.

The colours used here are Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse & Primrose Petals with White.


and here it is opened up



And this is what it looks like standing up, cool huh?!!!


I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to make all the score lines and the cuts for this card, before decorating with Simple Stems stamp set (wood or clear).

Here are the measurements:


I just love the layering of the punches behind the sentiment!

Don’t forget you only have a couple more weeks until Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March. Be sure to place your order before then, and take advantage of your free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17) with any order over $90!!!!

Products Used:
Stamp: Simple Stems, Petite Pairs
Card: Primrose Petals, White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple
Punch: Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Scrub & mist

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Happy Crafting,

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JAI#200 ~ Summer Flowers

Hello Crafters,

This week at Just Add Ink is the challenge using the beautiful inspiration picture by Nikki.

This just yells summer to me with gorgeous yellows, greens & whites!


I don’t have anything so daisy like, but I love the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits. Initially I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight, but it didn’t have enough interest, so I used the technique called Kissing. To do this, you ink up the flower stamp with the Daffodil Delight ink, then ink up another stamp with Tangerine Tango ink. Press (KISS) the 2 stamps together before stamping the flower onto the white cardstock. Don’t you agree it gives more interest?

Here is a closer look!


Are you wondering how I created the background? I thought you may. I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the crosshatch pattern. Then did the same on another scrap piece of card and cut part of it away to create a diamond template (see below). Line the template up on your cardstock and using a sponge dauber, sponge the ink in the bottom of each diamond!


I love this summery style although I am not so good in the heat. Is anyone else suffering with these days over 30 degrees? I like to hibernate and stay inside with the cooler on…. maybe it’s just my excuse to stay home and stamp!!!

Why don’t you have a go and some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Products Used

Stamp: Secret Garden, Simply Sketched

Card: Daffodil Delight, White

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi

Punch: Oval, Scallop Oval

Other: Big Shot Machine, Secret Garden Framelits, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Rhinestones

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Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just stunning!

Happy Crafting,

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Flower Pot Card

Morning Crafters,

Here is my take on the Flower Pot card which has been around for years, but this is my first time creating one ~ I don’t know why it took me so long, when it was so simple!

I have used Soft Suede cardstock 9″ x 3-1/2″ then scored it at 3-1/2″ & 7″.

Fold in a zigzag and using a border punch, create the edge on the flower pot.

Measure in 1/2″ from each side at the bottom of the pot and mark with a pencil. Holding up the flap, draw a line from the pencil mark to the top corner to create the pot shape. Cut along each of these lines through the double thickness of cardstock.

Take some ribbon and tie it around the top of the flower pot (as shown). This holds the card together without any gluing!!!

Flower Pot Card   Flower Pot Card

Take a piece of soft suede card measured at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock of 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

Layer these on top of each other. This creates the section for your written message and slides into the pot.

Once you have this in the pot, decorate as desired, ensuring you cover the top part of the card and that some of the images sit in front of the pot.

HANDY TIP: It is also a good idea to lay this onto an envelope so as not to add too much height that it won’t fit into a standard size envelope!!!!

I have used Real Red, Coastal Cabana and the Fresh Prints Designer Series paper stack, along with the Simple Stems Stamp set and the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. This stamp set and DSP are available from 28th January during Sale-a-bration!

Be sure to let me know what you think of my take on the Flower Pot card!

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Happy Crafting,

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feminine, Techniques & Tutorials

Faux Tile Stamping


Morning Stampers,

Another new technique I am trying for the first time, Faux Tile Stamping!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Secret Garden & Petite Pairs

Inkpads: Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight & Whisper White

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Square Lattice TIEF, Big Shot, Secret Garden Dies

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber


To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,



Gingham Garden Tissue Box



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This tissue Box has been covered using the new Gingham Garden DSP and Washi Tapes.

Look out for these products in the new 2013/2014 Annual Catalogue which will go live on 2 July 2013.

Be sure to visit my 24/7 online shop to find these products from 12 noon on 2 July by clicking HERE.

Have a scrappin good day!


Handmade Cards, Workshop

Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping


Would you like to learn how to create an

amazing card like this?

It is quite easy to do once you know how and

I can show you just how easy it is.
Come to a Workshop at 1pm on Saturday
29 June at my house and make your own!
Bring a friend or two along for support.

Cost: $15pp and includes all supplies, drinks

& nibbles and a fun afternoon of giggles.

RSVP: cardsbykate@live.com.au by Thursday

27 June.

I will also have the new 2014 Annual Catalogue to peruse which will not be available online until 2 July!

Stamping with Secret Garden stamps

Card 1 – Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding: These gorgeous Secret Garden stamps are teamed up with two of the new 2013-2015 In Colours from Stampin’ Up!

Card 2 – Raspberry Ripple & Gumball Green: Secret Garden stamps with two of my all time favourite 2011-2013 In Colours from Stampin’ Up!

Be sure to book your spot at my Workshop.

Have a Stampin’ good day!