Hip hip hooray

Hi Friends

Boy do I have a special to share with you today…..

It’s called the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit and is designed to help the uninitiated, new to Stampin’ Up! card marker create 20 beautiful, individual and handmade cards to share and show off your new skills to family and friends.

The kit contains everything necessary (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards and it also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone you know!

Why shop for cards when you can have 20 beautiful cards ready to go in just minutes? And best of all, they’ll be handmade!

While I hope that experienced stampers enjoy the value, simplicity, and even the gift-giving potential of the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, ultimately, the kit is designed as a tool for  new card makers to the joys of card making by providing a simple, fun experience at a great value. 

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit will be available in the upcoming annual catalogue, but why wait until July to get yours, when you get purchase it NOW!!!!

Check out the flyer below for all the things the kit includes and ideas of potential cards you can make.


Remember there are lots of ways you can purchase this amazing new product, either hop on over to my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ and click SHOP and buy online and have it delivered straight to your front door, or call/text me on 0405 154 906 to place your order, or you can email me at mtjohnson02@hotmail.com with your order and payment details.

You can always locate me by searching my name Tina Johnson at http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-AU/find-a-demonstrator

This will give you ways to contact me, to shop with me or even join my team if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you and placing your order.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo




Dr Who birthday card

Hi Friends

I  have been away for 4 days in Brisbane visiting my daughter for her 21st birthday so haven’t had a chance to post anything for a little while.

Also an update on my tennis elbow.  As I have mentioned in a previous post I had an injection to help with the pain, well it took almost a week but the injection finally started to have some effect.  My pain didn’t actually cease until Sunday just past, but since I have returned to work today I am again experiencing pain, although no where on the same level as before.

The card I want to show you today is one I made for my husband, who is celebrating his birthday tomorrow.  Happy Birthday Mal I love you xoxo

I have already given him his card so it is safe for me to show you without spoiling the surprise.

I guess I better give you some background information on this card.  My husband is a mad Dr Who fan, I think when you are as fanatical as he is you are called a “Whovian”…lol

Anyway I came across a lady who makes wooden stamps to order sometime last year.  I noticed that she had a TARDIS stamp for sale so I decided to order it.  I figured with my husband, step daughter and now grand baby being crazy about Dr Who I would get plenty of use and it would be worth ordering it from the UK.

I stamped the TARDIS on Midnight Muse card stock four times before I fussy cut it out and layered it upon itself.

Mal's TARDIS birthday cardThe brick wall background is made from a stencil I bought and texture paste.  I just love the texture paste, you just spread it over the stencil, peel the stencil off and then dry it with your heat gun and it expands.  It feels really lovely and is a quick and easy way to add dimension and texture to your creations.

I started with a base card of Crumb Cake card stock, then added a mat of Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake card stock and stuck my TARDIS on.  As an afterthought I decided to add a strip of Burlap Ribbon and tied it together with some twine.

Mal's TARDIS birthday card - insideBeing a masculine card I kept the inside nice and simple and just added a couple of mats of Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake.

I think my husband really liked the card, I am so happy with how it turned out.

Hopefully now with my arm feeling a little better I will be able to get back to crafting over the weekend.  I am falling a bit behind in my crafty commitments.

Thanks for visiting

Tina xo



ESAD mystery box – Feb part 3

Hi Friends

Sorry for the break in posting I have been super busy at work and the like that I haven’t had a chance to post.

I think the last time we spoke I had just showed you my second project for the ESAD mystery box.  Well today I have part 3A to show you.

As I have mentioned the criteria for February’s mystery box cards is to make non-standard cards.  This third project is all about love, whether for Valentines day or just to show someone you love them, LOVE is the theme.

I have recently found a fantastic blog that has some really easy to follow videos on how to make lots of different type of boxes.  So I thought I would give one a go.

This little box would hold a small heart chocolate, although, because this will be going in the post in December I am not going to add a chocolate to it.  

ESAD mystery box valentines chocolate boxCute hey?  I used Whisper White card stock for the box and then added some of the new Fresh Prints DSP pack on the side and top panel.  The ribbon is Real Red grosgrain stitched ribbon and the valentines ticket are from That’s the ticket stamp set.  The butterfly is punched out in Pretty in Pink card stock and the small heart is punched out in Real Red card stock.  I added a couple of diamentes for a bit of bling.  I am also going to make a card to match this box however, I just haven’t had time yet.  So stay tuned for the matching card.

ESAD mystery box valentines chocolate box - insideThis is what you find when you open the box.  I used the Hearts Framelits to cut out the heart and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and matching framelits for the greeting.   The chocolate heart would sit inside the box behind the banner.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Update: I am writing this section after I had originally wrote this post.  I have recently been diagnosed with tennis elbow and have to rest my arm, so I won’t be posting or crafting for a little while until the pain (fingers crossed subsides).  I am currently on medication for the pain, however, if this doesn’t work it’s back to the doctors for an injection into the elbow to manage the pain.  I will be back as soon as possible.  Please check back regularly to see what else I have been up to.

Remember if you would like to purchase any of these products to make a box like mine then pop on over to my business blog at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ or email me and request a catalogue.  Alternatively if you would like to earn fabulous FREE products and save yourself a massive 20% discount on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases then consider joining my team.  I am always on the look out for fun, friendly, crafty ladies (and men) who would like to join my team.  It is really easy to do too, either click on the “Join The Fun” tab on my business blog or email me at mtjohnson02@hotmail.com or give me a call at 0405 154 906 and we can chat.

Again, thanks for visiting I really do appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to look at my blog.



ESAD mystery box – Feb part 2

Hi Friends

This post today is showcasing the second card I made for the ESAD mystery box for February.  As mentioned in my previous post for the month of February we are to make three non-standard cards and envelopes to go in out mystery box.

My second card is a wedding card made in the easel card format.

ESAD mystery box wedding cardThe only stamping on this card is the greeting which is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.  The card stock used for this card are Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum and Coastal Cabana.  I used Whisper White for the base card and matted it with Coastal Cabana and Vellum which I embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Another smaller layer of Whisper White was then adhered to the Vellum. A second layer of Coastal Cabana card stock was popped up with dimensionals onto the Whisper White mat and then the two love hearts (groom and bride) were stuck on.  The hearts were die cut out using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits.  The grooms buttons are the new Candy Dots and the Large Basic Pearls were added to the bride.

The greeting was stamped with Coastal Cabana ink and punched out with the Modern Label punch.

ESAD mystery box wedding card - insideAs I mentioned this card is an easel card so this is what it looks like when it’s open.

Looking forward to reading your lovely comments.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo


ESAD mystery box – Feb

Hi Friends

I’m back today to show you the first card I have made for the ESAD mystery box challenge – February.  For the month of February the requirement is to make 3 non-standard cards with envelopes.  Non-standard cards are listed as baby cards, happy retirement, house warming, wedding cards etc.  The sort of card you don’t make all the time.

For this first card I decided to make a baby card.  Now that sounds simple enough doesn’t it?  You’d think so until you remember that I am making this card for someone who I don’t know and does not yet potentially have a friend/family member with a baby on the way.  Any hoo, I decided to create a baby girl card just for the fun of it.

ESAD myster box baby cardI used Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla card stock, Pink Pirouette ribbon and small pearls to make this card.  I embossed the Very Vanilla mat with the Cloudy Day embossing folder, available from Stampin’ Up!.  The word BABY was die cut out and I used the negative image rather than the letters themselves.  The Very Vanilla squares are mounted with dimensionals on Pink Pirouette card stock.

ESAD mystery box baby card - insideThe inside of the card also has a strip of Very Vanilla card stock that has been embossed with the Cloudy Day embossing folder, and a small amount of ribbon tied around it.

ESAD mystery box baby card - envelopeThis is the envelope I handmade.  I used a normal white envelope as a template, which I had pulled apart all the glued sides and then traced it onto some Pink Pirouette DSP and then fussy cut it out.  Then I cut out a banner with the Banner framelits from Stampin’ Up! in Pink Pirouette and used the letters that were cut out for the front of the card were stuck on, before I embossed the whole thing again with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.

I am so proud of my envelope the card fits perfectly and it looks so much better than a plain old white envelope.

I would love to hear what you think of my card.

Don’t forget to come back to see my second project for the ESAD mystery box.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo




Happy 21st

Hi Friends

Well here in Cairns this weekend it has been wet and steamy.  The perfect weather to stay inside and create.  So that is exactly what I did.

My darling daughter is turning 21 in 12 days so I have been busy this past week working on her birthday card.  Unlike me, my daughter is a real girls girl, she loves pink (ever since she was very little pink has been her favorite colour).  She is even having a birthday party with her friends from work and Uni a week early and the color scheme for everyone is black and white but for her it is black, white and PINK…lol

My husband and I are flying to Brisbane (Mal flying from Sydney where the navy boat is currently moored, and I am flying from Cairns, where we live), to celebrate this special birthday with our daughter.  We are fortunate that she doesn’t want a huge party, instead we are planning a big family dinner.  My mum is driving down from Gin Gin, my dad is driving up from Tocumwal (NSW), and some relatives who live around Brisbane are also coming to help us celebrate.

I really loved the black, white & silver 21st card I made for one of the girls at work a little while back.  Now I didn’t want to make another card exactly the same, but I did want it to have the WOW factor.

Again, I chose to make a pop n cuts (available from Stampin’ Up!), card.  I found a scrap booking page that used the mini banner punch really effectively and decided to replicate that to some degree too.

Cassie's 21st birthday card - front


This is the front of the card, I used Basic Black and Melon Mambo card stock and the Garden Gingham designer series paper.  The number 21 has been coated in Crystal Effects to make it nice and shiny.  I love the new mini banner punch in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, and the best thing is if you place an order with me for $90 or more you can choose this punch as a FREE gift.  Yes I said FREE, that’s the best thing about the Sale-a-bration time, you can earn lots of fabulous FREE gifts just by ordering your Stampin’ Up! products.

Cassie's 21st birthday card - insideI carried the same banner theme through to the inside of the card.  Each little black banner has a small rhinestone, and I added a couple of rhinestones on both of the Melon Mambo panels, just for a little bit of bling.

Again, I have used the Beautiful Birthday single stamp (retired) and embossed it with Melon Mambo embossing powder.  That is one of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products they all co-ordinate from card stock right down to embossing powder.  Makes creating beautiful projects just so much easier.

Along with making this card I have also been busy working on a couple of others, so don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what else I have been up to.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo


Reason to smile when turning 60

Hi  Friends

Recently one of my bosses at work turned 60, and I thought “that’s a pretty memorable birthday”, so I decided to make an extra special card for her.

As you have already seen, if you follow my blog I am experimenting with the decoupage technique and I did promise I would be back with another card using this new skill.

I decided to go with the much neglected (in my house at any rate) stamp set called Reason to Smile from Stampin’ Up!  This was a specialty stamp set from 2 years ago that I purchased, or did I receive it for FREE???  It’s been a while and I really can’t remember.  Any hoo this is the stamp set I decided to use to make this 60th birthday card.

P1030002I started with Daffodil Delight card stock then layered it with Basic Black card stock and added a layer of Daffodil Delight DSP, then finally adding a strip of Basic Black card stock again.

I stamped 12 sunflowers and then fussy cut them all out.  The flowers were stamped with Black StazOn on Daffodil Delight card stock.  I daubed/inked the flowers with Daffodil Delight ink too so they had a lot depth in their colour.  I then used my Basic Black marker and coloured in the centre.

The leaves are from the Fabulous Florets stamp set and were stamped on Whisper White card stock with Garden Green ink.  These too were fussy cut out.

The 60 was die cut from Basic Black card stock and then layered with Crystal Effects to make it nice and shiny.  I also used Crystal Effects on the top layers of all the flowers.  The flowers are layered two to three times with diminensionals.  Sorry I forgot to take of photo of the layers.

P1030003On the inside I adhered a layer of Basic Black card stock and then added a layer of the Daffodil Delight DSP.  The happy birthday is the Beautiful Birthday single stamp.  I love the writing of this stamp and it tends to be my go to “happy birthday” stamp.  The happy birthday was stamped with VersaMark and then embossed with black embossing powder.

As this card has to travel to Brisbane via our internal mail system, and the front is quite delicate and probably wouldn’t arrive in the state it left Cairns, I decided to make a box to send it down in.

P1030001The box is made with Basic Black card stock, and as usual I found making the base of the card quite simple but the lid did challenge me a bit.  This lid is actually my third attempt….Sorry Mrs M I think I need more lessons on how to make box lids…:)

P1020999This is the front of the box.  I added a layer of Daffodil Delight DSP and a strip of Daffodil Delight card stock with a strip of Basic Black card stock to hid the seam line.  Again, I embossed the happy birthday with black embossing powder, and added another sunflower and leaves.  The sunflower is also layered like the ones on the front of the card and covered in Crystal Effects.

I am so happy with how this card/box combo turned out.  I really hope my boss likes this card.

I would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo