“ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED” …well, some of my friends’ children …

It is definitely scary when your friends’ children start getting married!

[and for those of you with a love of Australian music c1970s … can you name the band?]

These weddings have only started this year … and this is one wedding that we, unfortunately, are unable to attend …

… so I have been working on a 3D wedding card to send to Caitlin and Bryn … and here is the end result!


I have used elements from their invitation – bronze, Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride pinks, and floral notes.

… the Thick Baker’s Twine [WW] was perfect for a ‘tying the knot’ embellishment that I made for the top of the lid.

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I created a pocket, for the gift card we will give the newly weds, just under the thoughts we want to share with them.

Making this card has been a wonderful experience … and all the ‘easier’ for having the coordinated range of Stampin’ Up! products on hand to make this possible.

Yes … I am sitting back, smiling … very happy with the end result!!


This Sunday will be my first card making buffet … a bit like a card making class with eight different card options on the menu!

The menu will feature the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Floral Phrases stamp set and Floral Boutique DSP [Designer Series Paper for anybody new to my blog or to Stampin’ Up!]. We will also use other products … such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits … for these cards.


Basic buffet choices – $20 for four cards  of your choice and some light refreshment …. and a further $4 per additional card. Contact me secure your reservation!

Here are some sneaky views from the cards on offer …


 lots of layers to give some dimension to a simple card


a pull-out card [that’s the name I give it!]


original card idea – adding a little texture from the Best Birds stamp set


a Stamping Pretty card idea with my own embellishment idea – layering flowers cut from the Flourish Thinlits set


CASEd from Tamie … using a different sentiment


a fusion of lots of ideas seen online … with my own touches …


incorporating some copper into the theme …

CASEd from the 2016-2017 catalogue … with a slight twist with washi

My thanks to the creative talents of Mary Fish [Stamping Pretty], Valerie Moody, Sarah-Jane Rae, Tamie Ackerson and the incredibly creative team at Stampin’ Up! [for all the projects we are inspired by in all our catalogues] … I have been inspired by or CASEd your projects for this class …

and I hope that many of you enjoy the elements I have created for this weekend’s fun!

The buffet on show …