Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Painted Poppies Bulk Card Making

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it and hope you like the project and will take a look at the video tutorial as well.  I love making customer thank you cards, it is so nice to be able to show my appreciation for their order.  I always write my message on . a post it note so that they can use the card themselves so it's an extra gift as well.  I always include a handmade gift as well and if they use my host code they will get some FREE products as well. 


Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies

Measurements and Materials

  • Card Base 
    • 8 1/4" x 5  7/8" - Score @ 4 1/8"
    • 14.5cm x 21cm - Score @ 10.5cm
  • Mat 1 
    • 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"
    • 14cm x 10cm
  • DSP Strip
    • 2 1/4" x 3 7/8"
  • Topper is cut using the 5th stitched rectangle and the mat is cut 
  • Mat for the stitched rectangle 2 5/16" x 3 5/8"


Now watch the video tutorial to see how this was made :-)

Video Tutorial


Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies



Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Painted Poppies



I hope you like this project and will give it a try. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx

Below are the products I used, if you click on the item it will take you directly to my shop where you can purchase the items.

Product List



Current Offers From Me



Painted Poppies One Sheet wonder

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies OSW




Parisian Beauty On Line Class 



Magnolia Blooms Online Class


Nigezza Creates Online classes with Stampin' Up! and Magnolia Blooms




My Shop 


My shop is open 24/7 Click here to shop!



Don't forget to use my host code to receive a share of the Stampin' rewards as a thank you for shopping with me :-) 

Host code is FAJ9CJYS



If your order is £150 or more before P&P then do not use the host code as you qualify for host rewards on your own and can chose what you want :-)


My Team

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Joining offer
    • If you want to start a business for £99 then this is the way to do it!
    • Choose £130 of products for £99
    • Plus during Sale-A-Bration you get an extra stamp set, a mini cutter & a sample pack of DSP
    • You also receive a business pack to get you started
    • 2 months FREE online shop
    • Support from me and the wider team when you join my team
    • I am also a Pootler which is Pootles team (Sam) 
    • You will also become one of these when you join with me
    • No obligation to sell, make videos, blog etc
    • You can just join up and get the 20% discount for yourself

Follow me on Social Media


Monday, 17 February 2020

My First Junk Journal #3 Sewing The Signatures To The Cover

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate. I am so excited to be sharing with you the third episode of my first Junk Journal.  If you missed episode 1 you can view it here :-) episode 2 is here :-)

So this is a series that takes you through the process from start to finish ...not that it is finished yet of course! It is a work in progress and I hope you will join me. I have made mistakes and I have learned from them and I have enjoyed every minute.

This episode shows you how I sewed the signatures to the cover of the journal.

Nigezza Creates My First Junk Journal #3 Sewing The Signatures To The Cover


Measurements and Materials


I normally give you the measurements of my projects, but for this project this will not always be possible as it is often not precise as it involves ripping paper!

The signatures in this Junk Journal are me using A4 sheets folded in half to make an A5 sized journal.

I have used ordinary copier paper, music printed paper, graph paper, pattered paper, old maps, book pages, doilies and envelopes that I dyed with coffee, tea and avocado.

I have used Stampin' Up! inks and stamps and lots of long neglected stash that have been hoarded over the decades!

Template for the holes for the signature placement

  • I cut a piece of copier paper the same size of the spine
  • Folded it in half both ways to find the centre
  • Folded the long sides to the centre point to form the 3 long lines where the signatures would be sewn
  • Folded the 2 short edges to the centre point, then folded the outer edges to the fold just made
  • this gave me the 2 outer points where the signatures would be attached 

Nigezza Creates My First Junk Journal #3 Sewing The Signatures To The Cover

  • The stitch I used to sew 
    • Go in the middle hole from the centre of the signature leaving enough thread to over hang the bottom of the page
    • Come back in the bottom hole from back of book to middle
    • The go back through the centre hole again keeping hold of the end of the tread to keep it all tight
    • The come back in the top hole from back of signature to the centre
    • Pull both ends of thread to make sure all tight
    • Push the needle under the thread that runs from the bottom hole to the centre hole
    • Now knot the 2 ends of the tread making sure everything is tight
    • Double or triple knot to make sure it is secure
    • Trim ends as desired



Now watch the #3 video tutorial in this Junk Journal series :-)

Video Tutorial



I have taken some screen shots from the video to hopefully help you see what I was doing. 
Nigezza Creates a Junk Journal using Stampin' Up! and her stash!




Nigezza Creates My First Junk Journal #3 Sewing The Signatures To The Cover

Nigezza Creates My First Junk Journal #3 Sewing The Signatures To The Cover




Video's & Channels I have watched 


I have watched soooo many youtube videos about Junk Journalling but these are the ones I keep going back to. They have really inspired me to finally get started. 






Carol Tinson Crafty Emporium Designs

If you can recommend any other channels I would be very happy to take a look :-) 


I hope you like this series and are inspired to give it a try yourself. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx

Below are the products I used, if you click on the item it will take you directly to my shop where you can purchase the items.

Product List



Current Offers From Me




Painted Poppies One Sheet wonder

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies OSW


Parisian Beauty On Line Class 



Magnolia Blooms Online Class


Nigezza Creates Online classes with Stampin' Up! and Magnolia Blooms




My Shop 


My shop is open 24/7 Click here to shop!



Don't forget to use my host code to receive a share of the Stampin' rewards as a thank you for shopping with me :-) 

Host code is FAJ9CJYS



If your order is £150 or more before P&P then do not use the host code as you qualify for host rewards on your own and can chose what you want :-)


My Team

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Joining offer
    • If you want to start a business for £99 then this is the way to do it!
    • Choose £130 of products for £99
    • Plus during Sale-A-Bration you get an extra stamp set, a mini cutter & a sample pack of DSP
    • You also receive a business pack to get you started
    • 2 months FREE online shop
    • Support from me and the wider team when you join my team
    • I am also a Pootler which is Pootles team (Sam) 
    • You will also become one of these when you join with me
    • No obligation to sell, make videos, blog etc
    • You can just join up and get the 20% discount for yourself

Follow me on Social Media


Sunday, 16 February 2020

Thoughtful Blooms Tutorial For Colour Combo Blog Hop

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. Today I am sharing the video tutorial for the card I made for the Colour Combo Blah Hop. I do hope you like the project and will take a look at the video tutorial as well.  I have CASE'd my own card for this one. I made a black and white version of this a few weeks ago and said I would remake it with colour and the colour combo challenge was the perfect excuse to do it. I have also added flower punch outs to this one that was not in the original. 


Nigezza Creates With Stampin' Up! and Thoughtful Blooms





Measurements and Materials

  • Card Base - Pool Party
    • 8 1/4" x 5  7/8" - Score @ 4 1/8"
    • 14.6cm x 21cm - Score @ 10.5cm
  • Mat 1 -  Whisper White
    • Hand stamped and die cut using the largest stitched rectangle
  • Mat 2 - Whisper White 
    • Die Cut using the 5th stitched rectangle
    • A Pool Party Frame frame was cut using the 4th & 5th stitched rectangle


Now watch the video tutorial to see how this was made :-)

Video Tutorial


Nigezza Creates With Stampin' Up! and Thoughtful Blooms

Nigezza Creates With Stampin' Up! and Thoughtful Blooms

Nigezza Creates With Stampin' Up! and Thoughtful Blooms

Nigezza Creates With Stampin' Up! and Thoughtful Blooms



I hope you like this project and will give it a try. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx

Below are the products I used, if you click on the item it will take you directly to my shop where you can purchase the items.

Product List



Current Offers From Me


Painted Poppies One Sheet wonder


Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies OSW



Parisian Beauty On Line Class 



Magnolia Blooms Online Class


Nigezza Creates Online classes with Stampin' Up! and Magnolia Blooms




My Shop 


My shop is open 24/7 Click here to shop!



Don't forget to use my host code to receive a share of the Stampin' rewards as a thank you for shopping with me :-) 

Host code is FAJ9CJYS



If your order is £150 or more before P&P then do not use the host code as you qualify for host rewards on your own and can chose what you want :-)


My Team

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Joining offer
    • If you want to start a business for £99 then this is the way to do it!
    • Choose £130 of products for £99
    • Plus during Sale-A-Bration you get an extra stamp set, a mini cutter & a sample pack of DSP
    • You also receive a business pack to get you started
    • 2 months FREE online shop
    • Support from me and the wider team when you join my team
    • I am also a Pootler which is Pootles team (Sam) 
    • You will also become one of these when you join with me
    • No obligation to sell, make videos, blog etc
    • You can just join up and get the 20% discount for yourself

Follow me on Social Media