Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Sunday, August 07, 2016

August special edition stamps

It's August, and while it's cold in Australia right now, I am already thinking of Spring!
What do you think of?
Well it could be the cold white stark trees of winter, or the deliciously bright orange of orange trees heavy with fruit, or gifts in brown paper packages for birthdays or weddings.
For this month only we have a special stampset called "Thoughtful Branches".
It includes stamps of trees, leaves, birds, branches and lots of useful words.
And for those with a big shot you can enjoy a full set of matching Framelits to cut them out and layer the images too.
What I like most is the Christmas tree images, that I want to start using in my classes this month.
And the tree top doubles as a flower head... Thinking hydrangeas.
As we speak my bundle of stamps and Framelits are in the mail on their way to me, if you'd like to order a set you can message me at or place an order at the online stampin up shop, select Nerida in NSW as your demonstrator and you can order and have your supplies shipped direct to your door. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Case the catalogue July!

It's case the catalogue July... Yep it's official, when in doubt of what to stamp, create, or make and you have a gorgeous new catalogue at hand, there's no excuse not to copy and share some of the designer-delicious creativity.
One of my favourite ways to get started is to choose a number between 10 and 200 and open the catalogue page to that number and copy one of the card ideas on that page.
Here's page 50, the dove in black and pale blue grabs my attention.
I have the Serene Scenery patterned paper pack with the patterned wood design, bakers twine and a silver doily. That's a pretty good start.
Instead of the dove image, which I don't have, I'm thinking feathers...
"Feather together" comes out in blue and pink and purple, a few scraps of card from my table.
You can copy it exactly or ad lib with what supplies you have.
Feeling confident now, loving the Thinking of you sentiment from Feather together, I Turn to page 108..
 When you can't decide which card to copy first, why not combine the background of one and the layout of the other? 
I've used crumb cake ink on crumb cake cardstock then cut a rectangle of white for my feathers as per the bottom left pool party card. Really simple and effective.
What will you case (copy and share) from the catalogue? 
Still not sure where to start? Hmm front page is another inspiring place to start -
Now you're feeling inspired, go ahead, copy and share something this week...
Need to place an order? 
During July, we have a bonus offer going. 
When you spend $90 in one order on any stampin up product, you Recieve a $9 voucher to spend in August. 
Everyone (even me) loves a voucher for free product. Send your order by email to or Facebook me at Stampingjoy - contact Nerida 0468877125.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Stampin' up Launch party

What a busy week it's been? 
The new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Catalogue is now live and we have celebrated the release of some gorgeous new products.
There are so many great new stamps, inks and tools - it was hard to know where to start.
I am absolutely loving these New patterned papers called Affectionately Yours. There's a whole suite of products in this theme - a stamp set, copper embossing powder, copper foiled designer series paper, copper dotted washi tape and Floral affections textured embossing folders.
Everyone who came to the catalogue launch received a covered notebook featuring the affectionately yours papers and ruched ribbon.
We made three projects. A post-it note holder and two cards...
... show casing a new technique or two.
We tried some watercolour stamping with blocks and markers, a little bit of masking and lots of stamping!
We laughed as we tried to remember the latest in colour names...
Pickaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.
How will you remember those?
And there's a new card making kit with everything you need to make 20 cards including the ink, the stamp set, the clear block, adhesive and envelopes.
"Oh Happy Day!" Card kit is $61 which means when you've made all the cards you still have the stamps, ink and block, plus left overs to make some more of your own. I am taking mine with me when I go on holiday so I can make a card where ever I go... Even if it's just over to a friend's place for the morning :)
So we are all set with our new caty, our post it notes and inspiration to start creating.
Here's a pick of the lovely ladies who celebrated and created with me on Tuesday.
If you're wanting to join us to make cards, we get together on the first Tuesday of the month in Gosford NSW. And we're planning a Wednesday catch up in a fortnight's time, 22nd June.
You can order from the new caty through the online shop at
Just make certain you select Nerida from NSW as your demonstrator, and use the 
hostess code: 2XMJP2ZK
Please remember the code so that I can share all the hostess gifts we earn with everyone who orders.
Or email your order to 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

It's Stamping Technique Friday... Featuring the stampset "Birthday Blossoms" and the Fine Tip Glue Pen!
This technique is slowly spreading over blog land and the paper craft forums I visit. As far as I can tell it started with a talented lady named Ruth Trice at
This is Fine tip masking and this is how it works: 
Firstly stamp your line image in Basic black archival ink on your cardstock.
Let the ink dry, this is a slightly slower drying ink than water based ink.
Apply Fine tip glue to the petal areas you want to "mask".
Fine tip glue is a clear glue that dries hard and will resist any coloured ink. A bit like clear embossing powder but it doesn't need heating just a bit of time to dry.
Set aside your "masked" flowers for an hour or maybe less. Go have a cup of tea perhaps, or a brief nap?
When the glue is dry you can lightly sponge ink over and around the flower image.
The glue resists the water based ink and because it's clear it shows the cardstock underneath.
Stamp a sentiment, attach a punched flower and glue it to the card front.
A very simple technique with effective results!
Card recipe:
Stamp set - Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Basic black ink, Sweet Sugarplum
Cardstock- Crumb Cake cardstock
Tools - Blossom punch, Fine tip glue pen, sponge dauber.
Need to order?
You can text or phone Nerida on 0468877125
Or email 
I also run card making classes in GOSFORD NSW. Our next class is on 
Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 10am.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Swirly bird and the 1st of June

Do you ever see something and just think meh - nah don't need that!
And then, you see it again and again and you realise... You DO like it A LOT?
So let me save you the trouble...
The swirly bird stamp set goes with a matching swirly die cutting set. 
And suits the hatching of human babies be they boys who need boats on a curly sea
Or amazing birthday cards featuring blue and copper roses
Or swirly birds on a bush of coloured flowers looking for a nest.
I've been making a bunch of post it note holders using the swirly bird stamp set.
Are you catching my gist?
In short it's a very versatile bundle, I love it!
They're a gorgeous set of images and with the new in colours you can't go past them.
Or can you? Send me your order before June 1st and I'll set one aside for you.
Contact: Or text Nerida on 0468 877 125.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Last week to order from the 2015-16 catalogue

This set of stamps "have a cuppa" and cups and kettles Framelits are going to be gone by 31May.
They may be very hard to find in the future as they are well loved and will be securely held in private collections. I know from experience the day the catalogue ends there are "desperately seeking X" messages and they are all gone.
Months later they appear on sale list sites at greatly inflated prices...
What stamp or product could you not live with out?
The 2015 in colours?
I am already missing blackberry bliss...
I'm keeping these three wood block stamps. The kind koala for bookmarks and cards to people overseas. Blended blooms for coving a background, colouring in and making wrapping paper. And Baby bumble bee for my baby cards.
What will you miss when it's gone?
The embossing folder and Going places stampset and patterned paper stack.
"Everything Eleanor" has been one of my favourite favourites... I have used individual stamps on so many lovely birthday cards when I wanted an elegant or vintage style birthday card. I still love that swirl and those flowers and it will be staying in my collection.
Email me at, or message me on 0468877125 if you have a last order to put in before the 31st.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stamping Joy Class update

Here we are middle of May 2016 and only two weeks to go until a brand new Stampin Up catalogue is launched. New stamps, new ink, new colours, New embellishments, new ribbons and washi tape! I can't wait to show you all the latest on trend products.
Just showing you a snapshot of something to do with washi tape and these cute little clothes pegs.
Note the copper spotty washi tape! That's a sneak peek of the latest trend in fashion and paper crafting...
How's this look for copper? Copper embossed paper, copper embossing powder ... Just love it.
Now recently I have been running classes in Gosford NSW and we have been having a fabulous time learning new techniques, making gifts and birthday cards.
Would you like to join us?
We are planning to get together on the first Tuesday of the month.
Our next class is on 7 June at 10am - a special class this time to celebrate the new 2016-17 catalogue with lucky door prizes, new product gifts and a catalogue included in the class cost.
$20 covers all your materials to make three projects.
The following class will be on Tuesday 5th July, then Tuesday 2 August and so on until December.
At times we have an extra class thrown in, so look for updates on our Stamping Joy Facebook page.
Befor I go I just have to mention that until 31 May the catalogue retired stock list is running. Some products are really low inventory and others are completely sold out. So if there is anything you are needing from the current catalogue go look now and place your order.
You can text Nerida on 046887125,
Or, contact me on Stampingjoy Facebook page
Or, go to the stampin up store and select Nerida C in NSW as your demonstrator.

Friday, April 22, 2016

On stage with team Stamping Joy

Ok, so we weren't actually on stage in Sydney, but we did catch a ridiculously early train from Gosford station and meet up with lots of old and new friends on the station, on the train, at Central and another 500 people when we arrived at the Sydney Hilton.
 For me its all about the friendships, the people, the sharing of stories and ideas, and the connecting with friends who understand your ridiculous passion for colour and creativity.

 Lorraine and Leonie who we met boarding the train, they picked us as onstage goers immediately.
 Team stamping joy at the photobooth.
 Waiting for onstage to begin..
In our bags and on our table are little useful gifts
 like a pencil case, pens and a 6 month calendar and note book.
 ...excitement building
 Shelli Gardner on screen to welcome us to #onstage2016
 and the funniest lady, Bonnie, demonstrating her creativity.
 Shelli and Sara co presenting...
and Linda and I having our photos taken :)
 A bit of creative work to keep us busy and introduce new products...

The Swaps I made and received - such talent and thoughtfulness goes into these.

 More photo booth fun with the Inksomniacs  team.
And then there's all the other things!
Like getting inspired, and being challenged to try something new and a little bit scary, and did I mention a brand new catalogue filled with stamps, tools, accessories, paper, ink and creative ideas?
We were so excited to receive some fun give - aways. Something like 4 new stamp sets, a jar of glitter (for answering a question) and an inkpad to take home in my new onstage canvas bag.

I've set myself the goal to add one additional stamping event per month for the next six months so please, please come to one of my monthly classes. The first one is Tuesday 3rd May, to book your seat
 ring or text Nerida on 0468 877 125.
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