Tuesday, 4 May 2021

2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is Live!



It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for—the 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue is finally here! We hope you’re as excited as we are about our biggest publication of the year.

Are you ready for a year filled with friendship, fun, creativity, and connection? That’s what our Annual Catalogue is all about! With the turn of every page, you’ll find stunning product suites, inspiring project ideas, and the kind of coordination you can’t find anywhere else.

Here are a few videos of suites and bundles:

Beauty of the Earth suite

Pansy Petals suite

In the Wild suite

Expressions in Ink suite

Bloom Where You're Planted suite

Hats Off bundle

And here is a video of all of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper

Which one is your favourite? 

Head on over to my online shop to order anything you need, and be sure to use the current host code to get your bonus freebie from me!

Happy stamping,


Monday, 19 April 2021

Do you receive emails on my blog updates?



Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Have you been receiving emails every time my blog is updated? If yes, this will affect you.

The service I've been using is going away soon, so at some point you will stop getting the email updates. I've heard that this date is July 2021, so I have a bit of time to come up with an alternative.

I do write a weekly(ish) email with the latest happenings in the Studio, upcoming class dates and topics or featured stamp sets, Stampin' Up specials and promotions, and other events. I can add a "latest blog posts" section in that email if that is the only alternative I have in the future.

If you are not on that email list then please feel free to subscribe by filling in the purple box in the sidebar on my blog.

Happy stamping,


Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Flowers for Every Season Class cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm behind again with sharing cards from my classes, so here is one that was popular.

Flowers for Every Season cards www.tinascreativestudio.com
This suite of products has two gorgeous bundles, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and the Jar of Flowers bundle. I decided to combine the two bundles in one class as there are so many stamp sets in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue I want to use in classes that I might run out of time to use them.

The first card I made was inspired by a card in the catalogue.

On the Crumb Cake panel I stamped the large sunflower image several times in Crumb Cake ink, then coloured in the images with white, yellow (Daffodil Delight) and orange (Pumpkin Pie) watercolour pencils. I added a die cut sunflower in Whisper White as an overlay to one of the large sunflowers I stamped on the card. 
The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I flicked some Frost White shimmer paint on the card and added a few small pearls for bling.

The second card I made used the Jar of Flowers stamp set.

The background Flirty Flamingo panel was stamped with the Stacked Stone background stamp with Flirty Flamingo ink for a tone on tone effect.

I used the Jar Punch to punch a hole in the white panel so that I could put one of the Mason Jar Shaker Domes behind it and fill it with Flowers for Every Season Gems.

For the flowers and stalks I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Rich Razzleberry. The white panel is matted on a slightly larger mat panel to make it stand out from the background panel. The ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.

For the last card I went back to the Celebrate Sunflowers set.

The colours of the 3 cardstock panels are Just Jade, Crumb Cake and Pool Party, and they have been matted onto a panel of Early Espresso cardstock. The card base is Pool Party cardstock. I first laid the 3 panels next to each other on my grid paper and stamped the smaller sunflower stamp in Soft Suede ink so that some overlapped onto the next panel. 

The greeting is from the Band Together stamp set, which is retiring soon. The die is one of the Tasteful Labels dies, which are carrying over to the next annual catalogue.

The good news is that these stamp sets, dies and jar punch are carrying over to the next annual catalogue. The bad news is that they will no longer be available at a 10% discount for a bundle (the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and Jar of Flowers bundle) after May 3 2021. They will be available to order separately.

If you would like to make these cards and need supplies, head on over to my online shop and if you use my current host code I will send you a handmade card and a gift as a thank you.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Fancy Fold card for Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's been a while since I joined in with a blog hop, so I thought I would join in with this one with Demonstrators all over the world who take part in Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's training program.

Here's my card:

Butterfly Bouquet Triple Arrow card

 I've seen quite a few cards made in this style lately, so I thought I would try it out using the gorgeous butterfly Bouquet bundle and the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series paper (DSP).

I started out with a card base 11" x 5-1/2", which I cut from a sheet of Thick Basic White (A4), and folded in half to make a top folding card. I cut a sheet of the DSP to 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

On the front I found the centre and made a pencil mark, then cut from that point to the top corners where the score line is.

I cut the DSP the same way, so that they would fit the triangles:
I used a dauber to sponge the edges of the paper with Just Jade ink to give more depth and used Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach them to the triangles and front flap of the card.
The next step was to attach the triangles to the front. I lined them up so when the card was closed the points didn't go past the edges of the card. In the picture it looks like they go over the edges but that is because the flap is slightly open.

The second triangle was glued over the top of the others. I forgot to take a photo of that step, but you can see how they overlap in the finished card above.

For the inside I tried something different, stamping the whole background stamp of the butterflies in Memento black ink over a Post-it note that was put in the centre of the card as a mask.

When the Post-it note is removed there is an area to write a message to the recipient. I decided to draw a black line around the square. I didn't use a rule, but decided to freehand draw the line with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker.

For the front of the card I die cut the largest of the detailed butterflies from the die set and used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from Tasteful Touches in Memento black ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut it with one of the Tasteful Labels dies.

To finish off the card I used a Matte Black dot on the butterfly and a couple of Jade enamel dots from the 2020 - 2022 In color pack.

It didn't really take long to make the card, and I'm happy with how it came out.

I hope you hop along and be inspired by lots of other Demonstrators taking part.

If you need any supplies to make this card, please head on over to my online shop.

Happy stamping,


Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Dragonflies and Dandelions for card class

Dandy Garden card class cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

After having a little break over Christmas and New Year my card making classes have started up again in the studio.

Today I'm sharing the cards we made in the first class for the year, using the Dandy Garden suite of products from Stampin' Up! This is a huge suite, and includes 2 stamp sets one die set, one punch, Designer Series Paper, Laser-cut Paper, Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, embellishments and trim.

For the first card I used one of the printed card bases from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack. The yellow background is already on the card front and is repeated on the envelope flap. I stamped the dandelion image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour in the flowers. I die cut the image with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I then matted the stamped panel onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and wrapped around some of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim and tied a bow.

The small dragonflies are punched from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Dragonflies punch, and then I added the detail with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. I used Mini Glue Dots to attach these to the card front.

For the second card I used one of the stamps from the Garden Wishes stamp set to create a repeating pattern on the white panel, which was then matted with Mossy Meadow cardstock. The large die cuts are from the Dandy Wishes dies. I also used the Dandelions 3D embossing folder (from the Annual Catalogue) to emboss the smaller white panels. The greeting is from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, and the ovals were cut with the new Double Oval Punch from the Annual Catalogue.

For the third card I created the blue panel by applying ink with our new Blending Brushes. The ink colours I used are Pacific Point, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Then once the inked panel was dry I stamped the dandelion image in Versamark ink and heat set white embossing powder on it. The dragonfly was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white and punched out with the Dragonflies punch. I coloured it using Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The white layer behind the inked panel has been embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and is punched out with the Classic Label punch.

If you'd like to make these cards and need supplies, here is a list of supplies I used.

Product List
Heat Tool

Happy Stamping,