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Well there is no arguments coming from me about this one, I love to blog and share nearly every card I make.  My class stories started with a few friends asking me to show them how I made the cards I gifted then and thats how Craft by the Ocean came to be.



Becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has many benefits, including discounted products, having your own business and being part of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator community. One of the best times to join is during Sale-A-Bration, when you get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and 31 March, and you will not only receive your regular Starter Kit, but you will also get the mini paper cutter, a 6″ X 6″ (15,2 x 15,2 cm) designer series paper sampler and your choice of a stamp set*. What a great way to celebrate! SIGN UP TODAY!

*Host stamp sets and SAB stamp sets not included.




As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you’ll teach others how to be creative using high quality stamps, ink and paper, as well as embellishments, specialised tools, beautiful project kits and more. We take the guesswork out of coordination so you and your customers can have an amazing crafting experience, no matter your skill level.


Are you a party person? Part of the fun of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is bringing people together to share creative experiences—either in person or online. Your customers will be excited to pick up creative techniques and advice, share ideas and make new friends who love papercrafting as much as they do!





Stampin’ Up! provides the support you need to run a successful home business. We send you a quarterly magazine and weekly emails filled with detailed project ideas, business advice, demonstrator spotlights, the latest Stampin’ Up! news and more. We also offer regular promotions throughout the year, giving you an opportunity to contact your customers. And our fabulous, yearly OnStage event for demonstrators is icing on the cake! You’ll enjoy classes, be first to see the latest catalogue, get training and information on new products and much more.


As a demonstrator, you’ll earn 20–25% on every sale plus additional income based on sales volume. You can also earn team commissions as you recruit others to join your team. And for all you superstars who love to go above and beyond, you can earn an amazing incentive trip every year. Think Thailand, Alaska, Mediterranean cruises and more! Earning these trips takes hard work and determination, but demonstrators who put in the time and effort to earn these trips every year absolutely love them.




Can sharing creativity really be a job? Yes! And you can begin right away. Starter Kits are a great value at $169 AUD/$189 NZD for $235 AUD/$285 NZD worth of products, and we throw in business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus. (You’ll think your birthday came early when your Starter Kit arrives!) So don’t wait. Talk to your demonstrator, or click the join stampin’ up! button to get started today!



Under my umbrella bundle

Hi everyone,
Today I’m sharing some cards with you that I have made in this weeks card class.  There are 3 different levels for stampers depending on their experience and what they would like to make.  The first level being the 2 umbrellas on the blue dsp, second being the umbrellas with the umbrella background and the 3rd being the top left that we made our own background.
The background DSP is on promotion as the matching products from sale a bration which is part of the coordination product release.

Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper 153558
Price: $20.00
Dress up your paper crafts with the flowers, hearts, raindrops and other patterns from the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper. Great card making paper, scrapbooking paper and more. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating stamps, punches and other products.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Product colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White

The under my umbrella bundle is a fabulous price to add to the DSP and as you can see from the images and the youtube video can create some fabulous projects.
Under My Umbrella Bundle (English) 153786
Price: $53.00
The Under My Umbrella Bundle includes the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and the Umbrella Builder Punch. This bundle is also available in French and German.

Shower your loved ones in good wishes and flowers with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Line art images are fun to colour and easy to customise for any occasion. The greetings in the stamp set work perfectly for thinking of you, sending love, wedding, or baby projects. Stamp the raindrop or flower images repeatedly to create backgrounds. You can also use them to decorate the umbrellas or the rain galoshes.
* 15 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Create umbrella paper shapes using the Umbrella Builder Punch. Punched out pieces can be mixed and matched to create a variety of umbrellas. Create depth and dimension on your projects by layering the images. Pair with the coordinating Under My Umbrella Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Use this craft punch with our patterned paper for even more variety. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating stamps.
* Largest punched image: 2 3/8″ x 3/4″ (6 x 1.9 cm)

Our craft bundles make coordination easy. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease.

If you would like to purchase any of these products Click here  or message me for me to help you with your order…dont forget to quote the host code when ordering. 3QXJJNCU
I will be posting another project using these gorgeous DSP so watch out for that soon.
Have a lovely day
Lynsey xx

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Stampin’ Up! The gangs all Meer video tutorial

Hi everyone,

When I posted this card on social media I was asked quite a few times how to do the starry night sky, so I have made a video tutorial on this.  Head over to my youtube page to watch it now.  Video tutorial

I would also say thanks for all the lovely comments when I posted this card, it means the world to us carmakers when we get such lovely feedback.

Happy watching my crafty mermaids.

Lynsey xx



Country Club bookmark card no 2




Hi guys, so today Im sharing the second card I made in the book mark style with the Country Club suite.  I have really enjoyed making these cards and this was a old class I was asked to repeat quite a few times.   I have also made some which are more feminine which I will post next.


Dont forget saleabration in still running until 31st March.  There is a second release which I will post later today.  You can also purchase the items individually.  get the country club suite here

Have a fabulous day my crafty friends.

Hugs Lynsey


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Honey bee bundle




Easel card

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a card with you were making over the next 2 weeks using the bee-u-tiful honey bee bundle.  The dsp was free from the sale-a-bration after a $90 spend and looks so gorgeous together.  It is a pretty easy ford card although can look as fancy as you like.

Purchase the bundle from me and you will receive the PDF with full instructions on how to make this card.  honey bee bundle


Simple layout

One of the fabulous points I did take away from Onstage was ensuring that there were different levels of cards to create with different stages of experience and confidence with crafting, so although I will be teaching the step by step easel some people may buy the set and get home and be stuck…so I will always show a simple layout as above, its 2 sheets of DSP cut to size and I’ve just added some colour using a blender pen.  Stamped my sentiment with the little bees, cut out on the big shot and all popped together.  The gold honeycombs are left overs from the easel card.




Something different

I didn’t know what style to call this final card but saw on Facebook from Martins Mayhem one that he had done and just had to have a go…its so out of my comfort zone and I used Pinterest for inspiration as well.  I went onto one with a old retired set but would look amazing with the sailing home stamp set.



Honey Bee bundle

Honey Bee Bundle 153792
Price: $72.00
The Honey Bee Bundle includes the Honey Bee Stamp Set and the Detailed Bee Dies.

With the Honey Bee Stamp Set, you’ll make greeting cards that are oh, so sweet! Use the greetings in this set to convey your thoughts of friendship and support.
* 10 cling stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d
* Distinktive

Create custom die-cut flowers, bees, a honeycomb, a beehive, and more using the Detailed Bee Dies. Use these dies with the Honey Bee Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Create thank you cards, thinking of you cards, and other fun cards and paper crafts!
* 8 dies
* Largest die: 2-7/8″ x 2″ (7.3 x 5.1 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting & embossing machine

Our craft bundles make coordination easy. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease.

Dont forget your free papers either free dsp

Happy friday everyone, and hope you have a crafty weekend.

Hugs Lynsey


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The gangs all Meer



Hi everyone, today I want to share some cards with you I have made using the Gangs all M? stamp set which is part of the sale-a-bration promotion.  If you spend $90 or above on any products from my Stampin’ Up! shop you can get this set for free.  I think its totally adorable.

I have used this technique multiple times in classes with the old tree sets and silhouettes along with my lavinia ink stamps but this was just adorable.  In the close up you can see the shimmer paint which was mixed with alcohol and spritzed all over the card.  I learnt about this at our Stampin’ Up! onstage convention and can’t stop using it.

Edit – Requested instructions

Hi everyone so after posting on social media  I have been asked for a tutorial.  Its a very quick card and I will post a video soon.

  1. Stamp you meerkats in mimento black ink
  2. punch out a circle in a post it.
  3. Stick it down, over the Meerkat
  4. cut out a stamped Meerkat on another post it.
  5. lay that over the top of the meerkat you want to colour
  6. Sponge from the outside in using darkest to lightest colour working around the circle
  7. Remove both post its.
  8. colour the meerkats in using a black marker and make a shape of a hill or ground.  If you have left one colour it in brown
  9. Use your pen if you wish to add birds
  10. Spray with water or a mix of Champagne mist and Isocol alcohol
  11. If doing night sky use a white gel pen to make stars a add little lines for the shooting stars.

Hope this helps will post to you tube wishing the week.

Hope you think they are as cute as I do, and if you want to get your set have a look here


The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set 152294
Price: $0.00
Wish someone happy birthday or show them support from the whole gang with a card or project created using The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set. After all, what’s cuter than a bunch of meerkats? Earn this adorable stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase 3 January–31 March 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

* 9 cling stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d

Cling Stamps from Stampin’ Up!
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images for excellent detail.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim them.
* Cling to clear blocks without slipping.
* Are repositionable—temporarily mount on clear blocks to stamp then remove to store.
* Save space—one set of blocks (sold separately) works for all your cling and photopolymer stamps.
* Have images on the spine of the case for easy storage and quick reference.

Have a lovely weekend my crafty mermaids.

Hugs Lynsey




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Lily Pad Dies – paper piecing



Hi everyone,

Today I want to share with you a card I have made inspiration from Pinterest – multiple carmakers have used this technique so I am unable to credit just one person.

I have used the Lily pad dies to paper piece a die cut image in the lily impressions DSP.  This card was super easy to make, a little fiddly but well worth it with the overaldl effect.

Get your free saleabration item here


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Join my team – Limited offer


What a fabulous opportunity for anyone who loves crafting to get some extra supplies for free.  Our joining offer is already such a fabulous deal but look at this special promotion, it is such good value for money.

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between 3 January–31 March 2020 will receive the mini paper cutter and the 6×6 DSP sampler paper back… and their choice of stamp set*.

*Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.


  • The 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January-June 2020 mini catalogue), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different designer series paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)







Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you.

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!


Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customisable. Build it your way! For just $169 you get:

* Your choice of up to $235 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
* A business supply pack valued at $80

That’s a total value of $315

View samples of starter kit here


Join now

Birthday Bonanza Suite




Hi everyone, today I want to share with you a few cards I have made using the adorable birthday bonanza suite and the free metallic twine and sequin combo from sale a bration.  I made the koala card too but that is already in the post to WIRES to go to a fundraiser for the bushfire relief.

I created the wobbles by using jewellery wire, a small round punch and used tape and tear to secure.  I wound the wire round a pen making a spiral shape.  It is such a fun project to try, a little extra touch was to add the fine-tip glue pen to the lions eyes and the toucans beak.

With the lion, I trimmed the lines down his main so it gives a extra 3D effect.  Here is the suite below and the Stampin’ Up! projects created by the wonderful staff.  Don’t forget you can purchase it individually as well, but buying the bundle of the stamps and dies you save 10%.  Also spend $90 or over and receive a free sale-a-bration gift.  Birthday bonanza suite

Birthday Bonanza Suite Bundle 153929
Price: $122.25
These party animals are sure to liven up your crafting bonanza! The Birthday Bonanza Suite Bundle is perfect for birthday cards, treat bags, and parties for all ages. The clear stamps are easy to stamp in any colour and cut out with the coordinating dies. Assemble adorable koalas, toucans, lions, banners, birthday presents, and balloons. The detailed birthday images, confetti patterns, and bright colours are suitable for so many occasions.

The Birthday Bonanza Suite Bundle includes
* Bonanza Buddies Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Bonanza Dies (10% off)
* Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
* 3″ x 9″ (7.6 x 22.9 cm) Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bags
* Daffodil Delight 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon
* Assorted Pompoms

Product colours: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey

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Dressed to Impress No5 perfume

Hi everyone, well finally I have my computer working again, I am not technically minded so had to wait for Mike to sort it for me.  But I have been active in the craft room and really wanted to show you this card I have made using the below supplies.
I think its just like a Channel purse with the tufted 3D embossing folder and of course if its a Channel bag it has to be No5.
The suits are always a fabulous idea as you have all the matching products on hand, as you can see here.  Don’t forget though to buy the bundle you save 10%.  Get your supplies here!


Best Dressed Suite Bundle (English) 153926
Price: $141.25
Be as bold as your lipstick with the Best Dressed Suite Bundle! Someone once said, “Life is too short to wear boring clothes.” It’s also too short for boring cards. Dress up your projects with purses, perfume, and shoes, and say hello to fabulous with all the fashion essentials. With a mix of bright colours and flirty florals, you’re sure to find your perfect style—no online quizzes required. Accessorise with ribbon and tassels for runway-ready papercraft creations. This suite bundle is also available in French and German.

The Best Dressed Suite Bundle includes
* Dressed to Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* All Dressed Up Dies (10% off)
* Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
* Mint Macaron 1/8″ (3.2 cm) Sheer Linen Ribbon
* Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Note Cards & Envelopes
* Best Dressed Tassels

Product colours: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Mint Macaron

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.


Have a fabulous weekend my happy crafters, Love Lynsey xxx best dress suite

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