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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


The Cottage Greetings Card Kit allows you to create a stack of all-occasion cards.  Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later.

The Cottage Greetings Card Kit is perfect for someone new to Card Making or someone short on time, but would like a handmade card to give/send to someone special.

Why not get a few friends together for a chat and a laugh and create a few cards each. 

Watch the following You Tube video from Stampin' Up! to see just how easy it is to create the cards from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit.

The Cottage Greetings Card Kit makes 15 cards, 5 each of 3 designs and includes:
* Card bases are printed and scored
* 15 envelopes and silver foil liners
* Includes die-cut accents, foil accents, baker's twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, wood sheets, self-adhesive enamel dots, and sequins
* Instructions

 Complete the kit using the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set.  You can mix and match the greetings on the card to suit the occasion.  Best of all, once you purchase the Stamp Set, you can use the images again when you purchase additional Cottage Garden Card Kits or on other card / tag or 3D designs. 
Ink and adhesive are sold separately.  The coordinating colors are Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Silver, and Tangerine Tango.

I made some cards up from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit and was really impressed how easy the instructions were to follow and the completed cards are just gorgeous. I can see myself purchasing many more of this card kit over the next year and for less than $2.00 per card, it's great value.  

Click on the images below to purchase the featured products via my Online Store.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, June 22, 2015


I LOVE Dinosaurs. So imagine my excitement when I opened the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue for the first time and saw DINOSAURS!!!!!  It went straight to the top of my Wish List.  My favourite dinosaur would have to be the Stegosaurus.

The name of this photopolymer stamp set is called 'No Bones about it'.  

This isn't your average dinosaur stamp set.  This is a Two-Step Stampin' set so you can combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want. Stamp a skeleton over the solid body image, add spots and speckles, even add a party hat to a birthday dinosaur.

I have created 2 different cards with the 'No Bones about It' Stamp set.  The first card reveals a sneak peek of the dinosaurs.

The colours used in this card design are Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey, Cucumber Crush and Lost Lagoon.  The greeting 'No bones about it... You're Grrrreat!' has been punch out using the new Washi Label Punch.

Notice the dinosaur footprints at the bottom of the Banners?  This effect has been created using Versamark.  The Versamark Pad creates a tone-on-tone or watermark effects. The ink appears a few shade darker than the card stock it's stamped on. 

The second card features the four dinosaurs on a single layer card design.  I have filled in some of the white space with the dots, leaves and footprint images from the same stamp set.

The inside of the card features a different greeting than the front and another stamped image of the Triceratops.

Here are a couple of samples supplied by Stampin' Up! featuring the 'No Bones about it' stamp set.

If you would like to purchase any of the featured products, click on the images below to be directed to my 24/7 Online Store.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters blog hop for June. This month we are excited to show off our favourite Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog/Catalogue. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Sue Wdowik @ Nigh Nigh Birdie or may have come from the person previous to me in the list below. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 

My card design features a couple of new Products that I absolutely love - the Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp and the Expressions Natural Elements Embellishments.  

The versatility of the Celebrate, Congrats and Thanks embellishment makes the cards suitable for many different milestone occasions and celebrations and would look equally gorgeous teamed with any of the Stampin' Up! colours.

Celebrate in So Saffron with Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake
A length of Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine has been wrapped around the card stock and finished in a bow 

Congrats in Pool Party
Add a few Pearl Basic Jewels to add a bit of bling to the card design

Thanks in Calypso Coral
Use Tomboy multipurpose liquid glue to attach the 3D greeting embellishments to the card stock 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Sue Wdowik Nigh Nigh Birdie, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list as you don't want to miss out on seeing one blog and the amazing inspiration.

Click on the images below to purchase the Products in my Online Store.

I would love for you to leave me a comment,
Happy Stamping,

Thursday, June 11, 2015


The Rock and Roll technique is a great way to add a variation of color to your stamped images.

The following Stampin' Up! YouTube video shows you how using Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.

You can purchase the Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set by clicking on the image below.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Instead of buying bags for small treats and gifts, create them in a variety of sizes using the cardstock or Designer Series Paper of your choice. 

The Gift Bag Punch Board makes it super simple to create gift bags in varying sizes. All you have to do is punch, score, and adhere as shown in the following Stampin' Up! YouTube video:

How cute is this Gift Bag featuring the Kind Koala Stamp Set and Color Me Irresistible Speciality Designer Series Paper, which has been coloured using the Stampin' Write Markers in the new 2015-2017 In Colors to make the embossed pattern stand out.

The Gift Bag Punch Board: 

* Makes bags 2" deep in heights from 4" to 10" tall
* Makes bags in 3 widths: 2-5/8", 3-1/8", 3-5/8"
* Lightweight and portable
* Has a fold-away score extender and a scoring tool that tucks into a convenient storage slot
* Measurements printed on the board
* Instructions included

You can purchase the featured products in my Online Store by clicking on the pictures below.

Happy stamping,

Monday, June 8, 2015


Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Every year, a new stamp set is released and a portion of the proceeds ($3AUD) is donated to RMHC for every purchase of this years stamp set called Sprinkles of Life.     

Look at some of the Stampin' Up! Card/Tag samples you can make with this Stamp Set.

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
The Sprinkles of Life stamp set coordinates with the Tree Builder Punch.  
The Tree Builder Punch has multiple shapes so you can layer them to create a tree, or you can use the shapes separately to create clouds, flowers, and more.

You too can Make a Difference by purchasing the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.

Many thanks in advance for Making a Difference,

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Never forget a birthday again! The Perpetual Birthday Calendar will not only help you keep track of birthdays, it will look oh-so-beautiful doing it. 

Watch how easy it is to create a birthday calendar you can use year after year!

The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit would make a beautiful gift for a friend or family member.  And of course, if the recipient is not a crafter, you can make the kit up for them and present the Perpetual Birthday Calendar in the gorgeous box it comes in.

In the kit you will receive:
* Printed calendar sheets
* Die cut accents and adhesive letters
* Printed cardstock sticker (for front of box)
* Die-cut Gold Glimmer Paper Banners
* Die cut printed banners
* Confetti stickers
* Clipboard
* Gold binder clip

Complete the kit using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set. Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Click on the pictures below to purchase the products in my 24/7 Online Store

Happy crafting,

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Watercolor is beautiful technique and easy too! 

Learn how to blend the colors to create shadows and highlights when creating that watercolor look in the following YouTube video:

Here are some projects featuring the Watercolor Shadows and Highlights Technique from Stampin' Up!

Loving these new stamp sets from the 'FOR KIDS' Product Line

Skating By Stamp Set
Hey, Girl Stamp Set

 You're Sublime Stamp Set

Supplies needed for this Technique & featured Stamp Sets

Watercolor Paper is designed especially for watercoloring. It absorbs water to keep paper flat for a high-quality finished look. Use with Classic Stampin' Ink, Blender Pens, and Aqua Painters.

Happy Coloring,

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Add 3D greetings to projects with these wood veneer words from Expressions Natural Elements embellishments. 

Here are some projects featuring Expressions Natural Elements from Stampin' Up!

Each packet contains 15 pieces, 5 each of 3 words: Congrats (2-5/8" x 3/4"), Thanks (3-1/4" x 3/4"), Celebrate (3-1/8" x 1")

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Whoo hoo, the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 'Share the Fun' is live!

(Click here to view Catalogue in PDF)

There are so many gorgeous new products in the new Catalogue, here are a few samples: 

Watercolor Wings Stamp Set (p.73, p.75) in Photopolymer 
And Many More Stamp Set (p.105) in Wood or Clear  134273

Dots for Days Background Stamp (p.129) in Wood or Clear
Baker's Box Thinlits

 Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set (p.8) in Wood or Clear
139167  139471

No Bones about It Stamp Set (p.42-43) in Photopolymer

Barnyard Babies Stamp Set (p.33) in Wood or Clear

 Joining is super simple and will save you a small fortune!

For $169 this is what you receive - 
$235 of ANY current product
Free postage
A box of 8 catalogues
TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice!
Opportunity to purchase any product for 20% discount after you join

What are you waiting for?

If you would like to receive the new email Annual Catalogue, pls send me an email with the details of your name & address.  You will be added to my Newsletter List and have chosen me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  

Happy stamping,