25% off 25 Stamp Sets

Hi again,

Wow!!!! Check out this amazing offer from Stampin’ Up!.  Don’t miss out on a massive 25% discount on a selected 25 stamp sets.  The offer is only availabe between 22nd October to 28th October 2013.  Pop on over to my business blog at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ and make your purchases now.


We’re celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates:  22-28 October 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Humongous List of Stamps on Sale:

Download the flyer and the Humongous List of Stamps on Sale. Or, go to the Online Store for a prettier glance.

Download Flyer

Download List of Stamps

Thinlit Card Dies

Hi friends

I’m back again today to tell you about an amazing new product that is about to be released by Stampin’ Up!.  There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right?

They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards and more, but they have always been a bit tricky to create.  Not anymore!  Our amazing new thinlits card dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.) With the number of dies you’re getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value–especially to create an interactive card!


Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):

  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)

Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):

  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)

Both card dies pair well with:

  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)

These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

Another 2014 Calendar

Hi again

Sorry for the break in blogging, work has been pretty hectic and I have been helping a friend move house.  Although I haven’t been blogging I have been crafting.  I think i mentioned in a previous post that I am making cd tin 2014 calendars for some of the women in my family.  Well I have already shown you the first one, that’s going to be mine, so now I’m going to show you one I have made to give away.  I still have several more to make so there will be more posts coming.  I have also recently attended some fantastic Christmas themed card making classes lately.  Here is the most recent tin I have made.  This one is very different to the previous one, but entirely my own design.



Again, this one has NO stamping and very little Stampin’ Up! products but what’s life without a little variety.  I started with SU Cajun Craze as the background and embossed it with my brick wall embossing folder and distressed the edges.  I then sponged some gesso across the brick wall to look like paint splatter.  I then used Stampin’ Up! Early Expresso Co-Ordinations paper and die cut the window, window shutters and flower box.  I used some non-SU DSP that looked like wallpaper and stuck it to the back of the window.  I die cut some Always Artichoke card stock into pine leaves and die cut some roses in Perfect Plum card stock.

Once I had stuck it all down I spritzed it with gold glimmer spray.  Inside is the same as the previous cd tin calendar.

Thanks for visiting

Tina x

2014 Calendar & Notepad Tin

Hi friends

I hope you are all having a lovely week.  All I can say is boy am I glad it has been a short week at work (the public holiday on Monday was a blessing).

I am really looking forward to catching up with my upline and all the fabulous girls down in Innisfail on Saturday when I head down there for Michelle’s monthly class.  I haven’t seen them since retreat in September, I’m not co-dependent or needy….lol

No seriously they are such a fun bunch of girls to hang out with it really is the highlight of my weekend when I get the chance to catch up with them all.  We spend a really lovely couple of hours laughing, talking, having fun and in between all that joviality we even find the time to make some cards together.

The project I am showing you today is one that I have been planning for sometime.  I got an email a while back about a lady in the US who was selling 2014 calendars and notepads that were designed perfectly to fit into metal CD tins.  When I saw this email I just had to order some calendar’s and notepads to make some wonderful home-made gifts for some very special women in my life for Christmas.  I already have a stash of metal CD tins that I have been hoarding for about a year now, so what better opportunity to use them.

This one I am showing today is going to be my personal calendar for 2014.  I love how it turned out, it is all my own design and I can’t wait for 2014 to start so I can start using it.  It’s really compact and will be great to carry around in your bag.

2014 Calander & note tin


Gorgeous hey?  I have to thank my friend Cheere Robinson for teaching me how to make the fantastic large rose you see here.  Everything except the crystal bling swirl is from Stampin’ Up!.  I love this new designer series paper, it has some lovely vintage images and patterns.  I daubed the edges of the DSP with Baked Brown Sugar inkpad and the roses are made from Very Vanilla cardstock and daubed with Cherry Cobbler ink.  I also covered the bottom of the tin with the same DSP.  The name of this designer series paper is called Etcetera and I think it might just be my favourite from this years Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Calander & note tin close up


Here’s a close up of the rose.  Not bad for just one class with Cheere hey?  I actually made this one all by myself.  Not sure if you can see it very well in the photos but I also spritzed the top of the tin with glimmer mist just to add a little more bling to the whole thing.

2014 Calander & note tin openOf course the inside has to be decorated too.  There will also be a mini pen in the tin as well for all those urgent notes you need to make, like the website of a fantastic new card making blog or the phone number of a new crafty friend you might meet somewhere.

The designer series paper inside the tin is also part of the Etcetera range.

I hope you like my project, I would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x


Card in a Box

Hi bloggers

Well it was back to work for me today… 😦 It has been a really slow day at work, which I hate, I much prefer to be busy at work.  Anyway enough with my grumbling I have a project to show you that I made this past weekend.

This project is apparently called a “card in a box”.  I got the tutorial for this from Monica Gale from the UK and it’s incredibly simple.  So simple that it surprised me actually.  It is a great technique to use to make an unusual Christmas card.

I used the Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits to make this “card”, and some more retired Christmas DSP to decorate the box.

There is a panel on the back of Whisper White card stock so you can write your Christmas greeting on.

Card in a box


See how cute it is.  I have taken a lot of photo’s of the different parts of this box.  This is how it looks when it is open, it folds pretty much flat so it’s not too difficult to post.

Card in a box close


For the centre piece of the card you use the large, middle and the smallest of the stamps to make the snowflakes and then cut them out with the matching framelits from Stampin’ Up!.

I used Cherry Cobbler and Gold ink to stamp the snowflakes.  Each snowflake has a vintage faceted button in the centre as well.

Card in a box close up 2This is the front panel of the box/card, I used the Merry & Type stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the greeting.  I punched out the greeting and created a frame by punching out another frame in Cherry Cobbler.

Card in a box close up 3Unlike Monica I also decorated the two side panels of the box/card by cutting out two of the smallest snowflakes from the framelits in gold foil paper from Stampin’ Up!.

Card in a box close up 1


I also decorated around the bottom of the box/card with DSP too.

I have one more project from the weekend to show you so don’t forget to pop back again soon to see what it is.  I think it might actually be my favourite project from the weekend.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x


Six-Sided Box

Hello there!

We have had a long weekend this weekend here in Queensland so I have taken the opportunity of a three day weekend to do a bit of crafting.

This project is one that I received an email for from Beth Beard and it’s called a six-sided box.  You can check out the tutorial on either Beth’s website “My little craft blog” or on YouTube.  I made a couple of mistakes before finally getting it right.  Although I followed the tutorial on how to make it exactly, the colour combination and decoration is all my own.  The one Beth makes in the tutorial is for Thanksgiving, which isn’t really relevant here in Australia.

Again, I have gone with the cherry cobbler, black and very vanilla combination.  I will have to take a photo of my shelf in my craft room that has all of these same coloured projects on it, the shelf is really looking good with all the coordinating projects.

Six sided box


Six sided box close up


This is a close up of the rosette with the clay rose in the middle.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get a really good photo of the detail of the clay rose, but you can see the glitter I sprayed onto the rosette using Isocol and champagne glimmer mist.

To make this box you use the mini milk carton die from Stampin’ Up!  I decorated the box with a retired DSP pack called Timeless Portrait and made a rosette from black and cherry cobbler cardstock.  In the centre of the rosette I put a clay rose, that I made from Stampin’ Up!’s new clay.  I dyed the clay rose with Very Vanilla ink so it would match the DSP.  I also used some non SU ribbon that matches perfectly with the cherry cobbler card stock.  No stamping on this project, this seems to be a habit I am starting at the moment.

This would make a great Christmas table decoration and can be filled with all sorts of goodies, like lollies, nuts, trinkets, or mini candy canes etc.

You could also make a name tag to go onto the box to put at your table settings for any occasion you may be celebrating.  Well as I have said I have been busy creating this weekend so I have a couple more projects to show you in the coming days.  Unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow so I won’t have too much time between now and Friday to make anything new, but I have plans to create again next weekend.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x

Thank you card

Hi friends, 

Boy am I on a roll with all this blogging.  Don’t worry I’m sure I will fall off the wagon sooner or later I usually do…lol

Anyway while I am on a roll I have another card I made to show you.  This is one I made for my friend Shannean to say thank-you for all the effort she goes to each year to put on a fabulous 3 day stamping and scrapping retreat for us.  We always have an amazing time and it always seems like not long enough.  If you have never been to one of Shan’s retreat then you are really missing out.  She goes to such lengths to make sure everyone has a lovely 3 days and we always receive a goodie bag with new Stampin’ Up! products inside.  Not that that is the reason we go, we go because it’s a great opportunity to catch up with fellow team mates and spend three uninterrupted days with like minded ladies doing what we all love to do, whether that be card making or scrap booking.

So now you know the reason behind me making this card, I feel like it is the least I can do to show my appreciation to her.

I wasn’t too sure about the colour combination that I used but the Stampin’ Up! colour coach (a fantastic tool to have if your like me and struggle to match colours together), said they go together, so who am I to argue with the colour experts at Stampin’ Up!.

Retreat thank you for Shannean


The colour card stock I used was Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant & Smoky Slate.  I covered the die cut letters with crystal effects.  I used some gold stickles to highlight around the edges of large Summer Starfruit flower and the smaller Elegant Eggplant ones too.  I sprayed the whole card with glimmer mist mixed with Isocol alcohol.

This card is another one that is entirely my own design, seems I am more than one roll at the moment…lol

I have been busy today crafting the day away so I will have some more projects to show you in the next day or two.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x