Friday, August 26, 2022

Hair for the Ponytail Project

Warning: This is a post that doesn't have a lot to do with paper crafting. It's a bit more personal for me.I wanted to share with you though. And it might be related to papercrafting if you read to the end...

You may have noticed I updated my Avatar pic from this to that:

That's because I had 58cm of my hair cut off to give away to a wig making organisation that supports people undergoing chemo and radiation or who have scalp conditions like Alopecia .

I chose the Ponytail Project to donate my hair. They tell you all the details of how to send your hair to them on their page.

Ponytail Project

A huge thanks to Janelle, my hairdresser at the Hair Salon in our Village.She was wonderful about helping me with this. She divided my hair into six ponytails, then plaited and cut off each one individually.She said it was a 'first' for her, too!

I hope someone benefits and it makes a difference to their life!

You know, I don't scrapbook much. This is an event I might think about creating a page for though. What do you think? It seemed like a big deal at the time! I know it sure feels and looks different to go from having very long hair to almost a Pixie cut in an afternoon!

What similar things have you done to make a difference for someone else? Tell me in the comments :)

Card Ideas - Pop Up Cards

 It's fun to try something new with cardmaking, right?

I found out that pop up cards were not so hard! 

It had been years since I tried a card like this. I forgot that all you have to do is create a little pop out section in your card base to glue things to. 

That's r this Cup of Tea card. I scored and cut a couple of little sections into my card base and made them fold the opposite direction to what they would usually do.

Then I decorated to my heart's content!

Pop Up Card


I thought the Cup of Tea stamp set and dies would make a great pip up card, so for this card, I  scored  lines out from the centre fold at the 1" (2cm) mark. Then I cut at right angles out to that mark. I didn't score all the way across the card, just along an inch (2cm) where I wanted my platforms to be.

Once you create your scores you cut at right angles form the centre score line to the 1" (2cm) mark.

After the cuts are made, you push the cut section towards you. It pops out like a little box step.

Pop Up Card

After that, you just create your pop up elements so they can be glued to the face of the pop out step!

Pop Up Card

DESIGN HINT: When getting ready to glue your pop up elements to the step, close your card on it completely to make sure your card folds flat AND to make sure your decorative elements don't shoot out too far from the closed card. 

You might have trouble getting your creation into an envelope otherwise, or would wind up having to make a very large card base!

Pop Up Card


I hope you enjoyed seeing this project!

You can purchase the supplies I chose from my SusanSalutations Store. This is the link to the entire Tea Boutique Suite. You can pick and choose what you want from it individually, but the Suite price is discounted. :) 

I chose my col
ours from the DSP. I like to do that as it makes colour selection so easy. I just know I will have a well coordinated card when I do that!

Sit a bit and enjoy a cuppa while you create cards and more with products from the Tea Boutique Suite Collection.

This suite collection has what you need to create tea for two (or more): stamps for stamping teacups, tea bags, and sentiments; patterned paper with teapots, teacups, and florals; dies to cut out stamped images or accent pieces; and coordinating cards and envelopes. Make a card or two and send them away to brighten someone’s day!

The Tea Boutique Suite Collection includes:

* 20 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d, g

* 17 dies
* Largest die: 2-1/4" x 1-1/2" (5.7 x 3.8 cm)
* Use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
* Compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

* 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
* Acid free
* Lignin free

* 20 card bases and 20 envelopes
* Folded card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Product colours: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Fresh Freesia, Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Petal Pink, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide.

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.
Tea Boutique Suite

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

End of Sale A Bration is August 31st, 2022

 Hi everyone. Sale-A-Bration is coming to a close for 2022. The next one won't happen till 2023!

At the moment for every $AUD90 product order you place, you can earn a free Level 1 reward.

For every $AUD180 product order you place, you can earn a Level 2 reward.

As some of the rewards listed in the Sale-A-Bration brochure have been depleted, Stampin' Up! has released more products to fill the gaps! You can see the current list of rewards on my SusanSalutations shopping pages.

Remember to browse your Seasonal Catalogue (free to all my customers who have placed an order with me this year) for all kinds of ideas about Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en, birthdays etc - use your catalogue as a resource for ideas to CASE (Copy and Share Everything!) with your current stash.

Of course, the Annual Catalogue is also current till June 2023, so you will always have goodies to browse :)