August Stamp of the Month Club – Out Now!

Inspiration delivered to your door EVERY month!

 Stamp Set + 3 Project Kits = Inspiration in your Letterbox!

Build your stamp collection with a brand new stamp set every month!  PLUS you will receive a kit with all the cardstock/dsp/embellishments and full colour photographs, along with hints & tips to complete 3 projects using the featured stamp set!

Each month you will receive a package in the mail which includes:

  • The months featured Stamp Set: brand new Photopolymer/Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount set
  • 3 card kits – all pre-cut ready for you to stamp & assemble
  • Full colour photos of the completed cards, plus hints & tips to help you complete them.


Stamp of the Month Club costs $60/month (Wood Mount) or $50/month (Clear Mount) (including all postage costs).  Join for 3 consecutive months and receive a FREE gift with the 3rd months kit!

Anyone can join no matter where in New Zealand you live!  All club members will also receive a copy of every new Catalogue released, plus surprise product samples!

Featured Stamp Set for August 2017: Orange Blossom



*Stamp Set can be substituted if you let me know by the deadline
** Deadline for August club sign up is 7pm 10 August 2017


Monochromatic Daisy

I’ve had several cards featuring the Daisy Delight products lined up to share for a few months but due to absolutely overwhelming demand the products have been out of stock so I have held off sharing.  The great news is that we are fully restocked and the stamp set & punch can now be ordered again (grab them as a bundle for 10% discount), so I can show you the cards!

Today’s card is a nice and simple monochromatic design – looking to colour wheel theory for different combos is such a great way to kick start your creativity.  Combine Stampin’ Up!’s shades in monochromatic, analogous, complementary or triad colour schemes for an endless variety of combinations!

I have combined the Daisy Punch with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for some extra texture.  The lovely sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

Stamps: Eastern beauty
Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Daisy Punch, Softly Falling TIEF, Stitched Shapes Thinlit Dies, Silver Metallic Thread



July Colour Your World Blog Hop


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WOOHOO! It’s my favourite time of the month – Colour Your World Blog Hop time!  This month we have a lovely fresh, summery combo for you

We have had the most appalling winter weather here in New Zealand the last few weeks – loads of snow, gale force winds and rain, rain, rain & more rain – it has caused major travel disruptions for air, sea & road travel.  Needless to say I am craving Summer, so today’s card is all about Summer ice creams!

The Melon Mambo strip was stamped using the same stripe stamp that was used on the Lemon Lime Twist ice block – it really finished off the card as the Melon Mambo strip looked too plain without the stamping.  The only thing I wish I could change on this card is to have moved the sponged circle in the background a little more to the right  – but that’s probably just me being picky!

I used a few different embellishments to get all the sparkle on the card – Basic Pearls, Glitter Enamel Dots & sequins from the Mini Sequin Trim.

Did you know YOU can now join in our colour challenge each month?  Head over and check out our Colour Your World Challenge Group here, and then get creating – we would love to see what you create with this months scheme!

Well that’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects to inspire your crafting.  You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK.

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Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Mullen Waggoner – USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand   <<——- You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria
Anna Sposato – Germany

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelit Dies, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Glitter Enamel Dots, Mini Sequin Trim, Pearls


Guest Artist – Kate Gardiner

Woo hoo it’s Fri-yay!  The last day of the school term here in NZ so I get to spend some precious time with my girls for the next 2 weeks – it will certainly be nice to have a short break from all of the after school activities and rushing here, there & everywhere!  We have no plans at all for these holidays – we’ll probably catch the latest Despicable Me movie, Miss 7 wants to watch some Wimbledon & Miss 10 will no doubt be planning the Swan Lake performance she is organising for her school.  There will definitely be some crafting in the mix somewhere too!

Today I am sharing another beautiful project by one of my talented team members – Kate Gardiner.  This bright happy card was designed by Kate for our shoe box swap a few weeks ago and features the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set – I can’t believe how much I am loving this set!

I really like how Kate has layered up the stamping with the various colours and then paired it with the neutral Crumb Cake card base.

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Powder Pink, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black


Wooden Crate Note Set

Today’s project is another of the great make n takes we created at On Stage in April.  It features my favourite paper – the Wood Textures DSP Stack, and the super popular Wood Crate Thinlit.  Match it with the pretty Wood Words Stamp Set and it’s a match made in heaven.  The crate is such a great size for all sorts of treats and small gifts, but in this case it’s just perfect for holding a set of coordinating note cards.

Packaged up with one of our cello bags, some Linen Thread and the gorgeous 1/4″ Copper Trim and you have a perfect quick gift!  Did you know the Copper Trim can be stretched open for a more open gauze look or pinched closed like has been used here – I love trims that can do double duty!

Stamps: Wood Words
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Other: Big Shot, Wood Crate Thinlit Die, Linen Thread, 1/4″ Copper Trim, Cello Bag