By Teneale Williams| August Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop 3

Happy Cake Day!

The perfect greeting for someone who

is not all that into their birthday!

By Teneale Williams| Stampin' Up! Age Awareness Stamp Set, a fabulous collection of birthday greetings with a little homour

This greeting is part of a stamp set called

“Age Awareness”

It is a totally fun stamp set!

By Teneale Williams| Limited stamp collection? Simply repeat a greeting a few things to create a pattern and pair it with some fabulous printed paper

I am very lucky that I have LOTS of stamps

but I wanted to create a card that used just

the greetings in Age Awareness and a little printed paper.

So if you are limited with your stamping supplies,

a good idea is to repeat the greeting a few times

creating a pattern, pair that with fun papers

and you have a fabulous yet simple creation.

By Teneale Williams| Inside the card

You can see I have used that repeat greeting

idea here on the inside of the card.

Stampin’ Up! Are getting a little lighter and “funky”

with some of their stamps and greetings, and I LOVE IT!

I have a another card coming using this set

with “thanks facebook” under a birthday greeting!

Funny Stuff

By Teneale Williams| Increase the size by placing doubled cardstock over 2/3 of the hamburger die, just under the left horizontal score lines

Seeing this card is all about cake!

I had to create a little cake box to go with it.

I have used the Hamburger Die but increase the

size by placing doubled cardstock over 2/3 of the

 die and just under the left horizontal score lines.

{I will come back and add a photo of the position} 

By Teneale Williams| Hamburger die used as cake box

You can see here I have put a little cake roll inside the box.

Next stop is Vicky Hayes our UK Artisan.

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Teneale Williams Launch party

I am holding this at my home,

in Western Sydney.

By Teneale Williams| Take a plain not pad with the images from Kinda Eclectic from Stampin' Up! and create a fabulous gift.

Welcome to my stop on this Creation Station blog hop

The theme of this blog hop is note pads, school and Kinda Eclectic.


I have created school achievement gift for my niece Bailey,

last week my sister was contacted by the school that Bailey

was receiving a special award on Friday and suggest she attend.

By Teneale Williams| Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Bailey is a HUGE Stampin’ Up! Fan and demo in the making,

she has said on many occasions when she grows up she wants to

 be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  were most kids play

students and teachers, she has been found playing

Stampin’ teacher and students, showing her little sister or

 her pretend students how they need to make their cards.


I would normally make her a card for this achievement, however

inspired by this blog hop, I made her a note pad that she can sit on her desk.

By Teneale Williams| Take a plain not pad from a dollar store and create something pretty special with a few stamps and ink

Her favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours are a little too bright for me

but I tried my hardest to stick to her colours of

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

I did use Strawberry Slush ink because it was not on my

ink pad catty and I think I gave it to her. Not my colour at ALL.

By Teneale Williams| Stamp each page, it does not take that long and with Stampin' Up! Ink no waiting for ink to dry.

I have stamped all the pages with an image from

Kinda Eclectic, I had three designs. It was very fast I did all

of one design then moved onto the next. I think they look great.

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The note pad it self I picked up at a dollar store

it was just a plain white memo pad and I just created the

cover with Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

By Teneale Williams| Created faux chipboard letters by layer the same letter on top of each other to adding dimension

One of the greatest things about handmade gifts is

that we can personalise the item,

I have put “Bailey” on the front with Silver Glitter Paper

and cut them out with the Little Letters Thinlits dies

I liked them but they need a little dimension.

Inspired by the challenge over at Just Add Ink

to add chipboard this week, I thought I could create

my own chipboard look by sticking a few layers of each

letter on top of each other, creating a faux chipboard look.

You can see in the image below the difference

between one layer and this layered look.

 By Teneale Williams| Faux Chipboard look

As I did not make her a card

I thought I better wrap the note pad up to look cute.

I will write her a little note on the back of the tag.

Way to go! Is a saying I use alot, so this stamp set

is a keeper for me! I LOVE IT.


Now one last thing to need to explain, I wanted the tag to have a

softer look  like the note pad cover with the watercolour,

the greeting was very bold with I stamped it out the first time

so I had a second go, then kissing the crosshatch

butterfly to the re-inked greeting.

Creating this look that I think looks a little watercoloured.

BY Teneale Williams| Create your own Wrapping paper with a few stamps, ink and printer paper. Now my wrapping & gift match

Monday night she will get this gift, as we have Family Dinner

every Monday night, if someone has achieved something

then the family dinner is often stepped up to a celebration dinner

and they get to choose the meal we have.

Bailey has requested Grandma’s Corn and Chicken soup

like she always does, in fact both my nieces pick the soup!


Well I hope you enjoyed that!

Next up in Sara and she has some back to school inspiration..


If you want to head backwards, you are seeing Cindy


Here are the items I used:

If in Australia then simply click on the items to start shopping.

 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card| Simple and Clean| Teneale Williams

I hate to scare you but Christmas is

less then 20 weeks away, just over 130 days!


Stampin’ Up! Have the Holiday Catalogue releasing at

the end  of August and this has helped push me into the

Christmas mood and I am starting my Christmas cardmaking.

By Teneale Williams| Christmas Cards using Choose Happiness.

Demonstrators have had the opportunity to prepared

from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue,

see that fabulous greeting “Very Merry Christmas to you”

its a little sneak peak to one of the coming Christmas sets.

By Teneale Williams| Using non Christmas stamp set, Choose Happiness.

I case’d a card I posted earlier this week to create this card,

I knew it was a fast card to create and looks good also.

I think I am going through a “simple” faze at the moment.

The other thing about this card is, I used a stamp set that

is a non Christmas set, called Choose happiness

Choose happiness

As you can see, a great stamp set!

And I have used the leaf and boarder images.

Inside of card

Above you can see the inside design of the card.

By Teneale Williams| Tag A Bag Gift Box, cut the  acetate sleeve open then attach to wall of box.

I love to share what I create, and I am found of giving

a set of handmade cards as a gift, all gifts need to look pretty!

Trim the acetate sleeve of the tag a bag gift box

I have taken the Tag A Bag Gift Box and cut down the center

of acetate sleeve and applied Sticky Strip.

Then attached it to the inside wall of the box, now the acetate acts as

a cover to my cards.  To open and access the cards, I have not applied adhesive

the acetate at the back, it is simply slipped between the ribbon and box wall.

Attach the acetate sleeve to the inside wall of the tag a bag gift box

The Berries on the card fronts look really effective

Now we have Blendabilities, you can use these markers

to colour over own white pearls and in this case

I now have Cherry Cobbler Pearls.

Use #Blendabilities to color pearls. Here Cherry Cobbler was used

 The next stop on the Artisan blog hop is

Vicky Hayes our UK Artisan.

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Teneale Williams| Stampin' Up! World of Dreams

I know that sometimes I can get

caught up in adding too many little details

to my cards, or over thinking them even!


But when I do keep it simple, like I have on this card

I am normally happiest with the completed project.

Teneale Williams| Stampin' Up! World of Dreams and Borderettes Stamp Sets used.


The hexagon boarder is a new Photopolymer stamp set,

in case you have not checked out the new Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! have started creating some set in Photopolymer


A few reasons they have moved into this style of rubber:

1. They found a Photopolymer that meets their high standards,

 ensuring the image still stamps REALLY well {and it does}

2. The clear rubber allows for easier stamp placement,

so stamping multiple rows of these borderettes was a dream.


3. In the case of alphabets and large greeting stamps,

they can keep the cost down with these larger set.

To be honest for many years I had feared Stampin’ Up!

moving into Photopolymer rubber,

as my stamped the image was always blotchy.

At Convention, Stampin’ Up! had a area for us to try this new

kind of rubber and I hated to say it but I was impressed!

By Teneale Williams| Inside card

Above is inside my card, again I have kept it very simple.

All items used are listed below

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