As you are aware I run a forum for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators called ESAD-SU which stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

As part of this group we also have a Secret Stampin Sister program where we are given a partner and we spoil them with cards and hand made gifts for 3 months.  The recipient doesnt know who she is to receive from so its all a little bit exciting to get those little secret treasures in our mailbox.

I received my first card for this round last week and today I’m sharing it with you.

How nice is this card??

I’m not really one for ‘red’ but I just love everything about this card!  I love this little blossom flower from Embrace Life and that ‘for you’ sentiment is also one of my favourites!

The base card is Naturals Ivory which they’ve then stamped the blossom image in Close to Cocoa and coloured the blossoms in what I think is Regal Rose and Ruby Red – wonder how close I am in guessing the colours??

The edging is from the set All Scallops which was in the Summer Mini December 2008. She’s then used the Scallop Border punch to do the edging. She’s also stamped this same stamp onto Ruby Red cardstock in Whisper White Craft Ink. She has used three red brads in the spine of the card to give it that extra ‘wow’ factor.

Thank you so much to my secret sister for this gorgeous card and hopefully you read my blog so you know how much I love this card! It has that old ‘aged’ feel to it and I love it.

I will share future cards and goodies I’m sent and we wont know who my secret sister was until the reveal at the end of May.

A special thanks goes to Lynda for picking up my typo which I’ve now fixed up – a little pressie will be in the mail to you 😉


  1. This is a very stylish yet simple card Leonie. Never before wld I have put pink and red together(that is before I doscovered SU). I also think that the wee flower may be fm the “Embrace Life” set….as Ihaev Eastern Blooms…and this flower is not in it. It’s so nice to get happy mail and even better when there is suspense attached. Can’t wait to see what pops in next.

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