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End of Year Bargains

End of year sale

Don’t we all love end of year bargains? I have reason to be sad though looking at the items on sale. My Favorite stamp set that I used for all my Christmas projects is included on the list.

It’s the end of the year, so we’re cleaning our inventory and making room for new products–and we’re offering you some great savings while we do it! We’re adding more products to our clearance rack and discounting select items from the autumn/winter catalogue. During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don’t fret if you don’t see the category “Clearance Rack” on the online store right now–it has been integrated into the Year End Sale. You can see the sale here – End Year Sale

I have a special surprise though and that is that I am giving away the Cozy Christmas Class tutorial for FREE. In return all I ask is that you complete a brief survey on what you thought of the tutorial.

Get in quick to get your copy of the online class –

Cozy Christmas Online Class

Cozy Christmas Online Class

How Cute are these projects from the Cozy Christmas Online Class?

Cozy Christmas Online Class

How cute is this Cozy Christmas Online Class? As this is my first online class, it is my Christmas gift to you.

This online class uses the Cozy Christmas Stamp set – Which is on the retiring list – so if you love it as much as me you better get over to my online store and grab yourself a set.Cozy Christmas Stamp Set Link It is even on sale!!!!

How often do you get excited about a stamp set and then once you have made the project that you bought the set for and then it just sits on the shelf or in the cupboard. How great is it that you can use it over and over. This Class shows you how to use the Stamp Set in three different ways. I hope that you enjoy making the projects as much as I have enjoyed making them for you.

The class includes a supply list and all the step by stem instructions to complete all three projects.

Click on the link

I would love to see your finished products and hear your thoughts on the Cozy Christmas Online class

Who is your Stamping buddy?

Stamping Buddy

Who is your stamping buddy?

Recently I have been spending some time thinking about what I love about Stamping. I have been a demonstrator for over 8 years and was pondering why I still do what I love and love what I do.

People often ask me, How do I have time to fit it all in? Working full time and with half of the week away from home I sometimes wonder that too. It got me to thinking about how I joined Stampin’ Up! I was visiting a friend who said she was off to a party, and showed me the catalogue and I fell in love straight away. I wanted everything in that book and I had never been interested in paper crafting before. Since that time my passion for the products that Stampin’ Up produce hasn’t changed. I still get excited about a new catalogue and seeing new projects for the first time.

But there must be something else that makes me stay…..

Its the joy of creating and the time spent in my craft room, where the stress of my day job slips away…… Its the laughs and times that I spend with the girls making projects together…. Its the grin from ear to ear of someone making a card at a workshop for the first time and the joy of being able to say “I made that!”…..Its the joy of someone opening a handmade card and knowing it was made with love just for them…. Its the memories that continue on, when someone keeps your card or gift for much longer than they would have kept a store bought card….

Miss Molly in the picture above is always close by when I am stamping, she is one of my favorite stamping buddies. Is it that I love getting together with others and stamping? I love sharing stamping ideas with my customers and team. You can book a workshop or join my team here Mel Dunstan Stampin Up Site

What is your why? Who do you enjoy craft with? What do you love about being creative? Who is your stamping buddy?

Stampin’ Up Catalogue – Is it in your hands?

Do you have a copy of the Current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue? Are you on my mailing list to receive holiday and occasions catalogues? If you are willing to accept a phone call from me after I post you one feel free to complete the form and if your eligible I will get one in the mail for you.

View our Catalogue

Complete Me to get on the Stamp a Memory Catalogue Mailing List

I would love to get a copy into your hands of the Stampin’Up! Catalogue

Why not join my Team?

Friends have Same Pins

I have a great friend whom is a downline. We spent Saturday together just laughing and spending quality time, with some christmas card making and stamping thrown in. Wouldn’t you like to join us? Would be great to have you on my team.

I made many mistakes on the day which we were able to laugh about and it really does help to have someone show you how to do the projects without making mistakes.

Why not join my team?

Christmas Shaker Card Stamp a Stack

to you and yours shaker

Wanting to send handmade Christmas Cards this year but no idea where to start and when you are going to get the time? I have the answer for you….. Come along to a Christmas Stamp a Stack at my place in Smithfield, Queensland.

We will be using the To you and Yours Shaker Card Project Kit – This kit will allow you to create 18 Cards. 6 each of 3 designs. I will provide the inks, Stamps and Adhesives that you will need.

When and Where: Saturday 14th November 1-3pm at my craft studio in Smithfield, Qld

Cost: $50 which includes your kit and afternoon tea.

RSVP: Friday 6th November as I need to order in your kit.

Please contact me for more information
Ph 0411495710 or email

12 weeks of Christmas

12 Weeks of Christmas

Have you received Week 1 of my 12 weeks of Christmas projects??

Week 2 is on its way soon – I would hate for you to miss out

Each week I will be sending out Projects and Ideas for you to use over the Christmas period. The projects will be cards, gift tags and wrapping ideas.

Join my mailing list now to get 12 weeks of Christmas projects

Thanks Thanks Thanks Mystery Shoppers

Thank you

THANKS THANKS THANKS – I have some secret buyers on my Stampin Up online store.

They are like little angels that come out at night time and order from me but leave no trace of who they are – by selecting no contact on the ordering system.

I find this sad when I get a notification that I have had an online order but not able to send them a Thank you Card

If this has been you in the past please drop me an email and I will get that thank you card on the way to you.

Sketch Challenge

One of the toughest things for me is working out what to make and how I am going to get it to all together. Do you have this problem too?

I came across this card sketch on a fellow Australian demonstrators website and knew exactly what I was going to make.

Card Sketch - June

Card Sketch – June

I took the chance to try out some of my new goodies from the pre order and used the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set (Item No 139776) for this first card

Cozy Christmas 139776

Cozy Christmas 139776

The Second card used the same colors but I just changed the sentiment for one from Jolly Christmas (Item No 139876)

Jolly Christmas

Jolly Christmas

Would love to hear what you think? Would you like the instructions for how to make it?

I’m off to create some more – happy memory making – Mel

Here’s your turn to get creative….

Want to learn how to make some cards for that special occasion? Not sure where to start? A Stamp class might be just the thing. I hold monthly classes at my house and would love for you to join me. The next class is coming up in a few weeks

Sun 13th September from 11am – 1pm at my place in Smithfield, Qld (Email for specifics)

I am still in the final stages of working out what we are making but I can assure you that it will be lots of fun!. There is still time for any special requests – Is there a special card that you need but haven’t had the chance to make or time to make – let me know.

We will make three projects together with all instructions and supplies included.

I will even make a lemon curd cake for you to enjoy after you have been creative!.

Cost is $20 and RSVP by Fri 11th Sept by email or sms / call 0411495710


What makes a memory?

treasure-memoriesRemember the last time you were given a handmade card? It may have been for your birthday or a thank you for doing something nice for someone else, or just because you are you. This is what makes me smile and is one of the great things in being a creative person. These cards that have been made with love and thoughts about the person while they were being made are Memory Creations. This is part of my passion with Stampin Up Creating cards that will become memories. What cards get kept? Do you have a collection of these special cards?? Comment below about your favorite card and why it’s special to you?

Are you excited to see new products? Busting to get started on Christmas goodies? Check this out….

WOW What great goodies there are in here.

WOW What great goodies there are in here.

The Month of September brings us an exciting new holiday catalogue. It is crammed with projects and ideas to keep your creativity flowing.

My Preorder arrived today and I have enjoyed just being in my craft room creating. I would love you to come and create with me at my next class.

Details are in my current newsletter. Are you on my mailing list? Drop me a line if you would like more details.

If you would like to get your hands on this catalogue let me know also and I can get one on the way to you.

Card class Fail – That’s Ugly

Have you ever been running a card class or been to a card class and your instructor is about to teach you to watercolour for the next card. She brings it out to show you all excited about how clever she is and one of the guests says “I’m not making that – It’s Ugly!”

Talk about deflated! Lucky I love this guest too and it just shows that we all have different styles. Isn’t that one of the great things about stamping and creating with others?

We didn’t make this card but is it really that bad? Please leave me a comment below or share with me what you think is a ugly card. I will send a gift to the best Ugly card posted on my Facebook page or blog by the 15th of August!

Long live the Ugly cards!

Card Fail that's Ugly

Card Fail that’s Ugly