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Six-Sided Sampler & Hexagon Punch – 8 Card & Envelope Class next Monday


Join me next Monday (see my class schedule to see the future dates) for my new ‘8 card & Envelope Classes’. These class will have fun, easy and fast to make cards in a variety of themes. Make a stack of cards to have on hand for any occasion. Great for beginners or seasoned card makers alike.

We’ll be making 8 cards -(2 of 4 designs) with co- ordinating envelopes. The stamp set is Stampin’ Up!’s Six-sided Sampler and co-ordinating Hexagon Punch which is such a cute and diverse set – be careful, you’ll want them. ;)

Date: Monday 14th of April (first week of school holidays – so mum’s book the evening session and give yourself some time out.)

Time: 10am and class repeated at 7.30pm

Cost: $25 – includes all supplies, use of tools, 8 cards & envelopes. Tea/coffee and biscuits. 

Bookings are essential and beginners are welcome. Email me or call me (0401 857748) now and book your seat. 
Can’t make those times but love these cards? Get a group of 6 friends together and I can come to you. Email me at or call 0401 857748.

Happy stamping,

x Carolyn



Announcing Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April

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Each Wednesday in April Carolyn Bennie Ink and Stampin’ Up! will bring you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check back each week here to my blog page or my Facebook page to see whats on sale and take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!

These are the deals this week… (remember this weeks deals just last for this week… we get a fresh batch next week.)

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Head to my online store, email me or phone me 0401 857748 to order. :)

x Carolyn


A goal realised – Stampin’ Up! Managers Reception Invitation

A wonderful Invitation arrived in the post a few days ago – An Invitation to Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Leadership Day and Managers Reception. Not only was it gob-smakingly beautiful (those folk at Stampin’ Up! really know how to make things so perdy) but it was the realisation of a goal of mine – to be come a Manager in Stampin’ Up! and to attend the Mangers Reception in May 2014…………. and I did it!! Managers Invitation Stampin' Up! Australia

As some of you might know, since July last year I’ve been on a journey with Stampin’ Up! that continues to astound, challenge and reward me. While I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 5 years and loved every minute of it,  back in July I decided to really see what I can do with this business and it’s now my main business focus. The first goal I set was becoming Manager and in January I achieved it. Receiving this invitation makes it all feel very real.


I can’t wait for May!! I’ll make sure to take lots of photos and show you what it’s all about. In the mean time if you would like to reproduce something like this invitation the following products will help you get the look. Click on the product photos and head to my online store to have them shipped directly to you, call me on 0401 857748 or email me direct.

Now……. for the next goal………. earning the Grand Vacation to Hawaii 2015!
Happy stamping my friends,

x Carolyn

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st

IMG_5350 Sweet Sorbet Sale-A-Bration 2014


I love this stamp set – Petal Parade. It’s one of the free sets from the Sale-A-Bration range. I’ve also used the Decorative Dots textured impressions embossing folder .. now this one has grown on me and I’m now I’m seeing so many possibilities.

Today March 31st is the last and final day to get your orders in and receive your FREE Sale-A-Bration products. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. If you want to make an order and get your hands on the freebies – just email, call 0401 857748 or head to my online store the end of the day (11.30pm) and make an order of $90 worth of products or more.



x Carolyn



‘Pants’ Bow Maker Video Tutorial – how to tie a perfect bow every time



‘Pants’ Bow Maker Video Tutorial – how to tie a perfect bow every time



I’ve been making this Bow Maker Template and showing my stamping friends how to use it for a number of years now… and over that time the template has moved from a plain white template into a ‘Pants’ Bow Maker.

Now along with the new name and cute little pockets and the like,  the way I explain how to tie the bows has changed too. How often have my stamping friends been in stitches of laughter trying to feed the ribbon through the pants crotch (teehee), round his knees and up to his pocket!!! LOL. It’s a great way of remembering a really easy method in which to make perfect bows every time.

Enjoy – and tell me what you think in the comments. :) I LOVE comments – they make my heart sing.



Remember it’s the final week of Stampin’ Up!’s  Sale-A-Bration… make sure you get your orders to me real quick so you don’t miss out on getting a gift with purchase with every $90 spent. Email me or head to my online store to make your purchase.


x Carolyn

Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April




Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April

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This class is going to be so much fun. Here are the details:

We will be making:

  • 1 x Milk bottle vase,
  • 2 x Easter Scallop Tags,
  • 1 x Easter Scallop Tag Punch Egg  Holder.

All tools and supplies will be provided (contents of milk bottle not provided).

Date: Tuesday 1st of April.

Time: 10am – 12 and the same class repeated at 7.30pm. – 9.30

Cost: $25

Place: My house (address provided on booking)

Early booking is essential as I pre-cut all materials for your convenience 2 days prior to event.
All tools and materials provided plus tea, coffee and biscuits – to keep the creative juices going.

Email or txt me on 0401 857 748 to book your seat – places will be limited.

x Carolyn


Happy Watercolor – beautiful blue Congratulations

I was a bit chuffed with myself on this one – a card I made for one of my lovely team members Catherine who promoted in Stampin’ Up! last month. Congratulations Catherine. Yay!! My team is happy and fast growing so if you’d like to join in the fun or at least find out what the fuss is about, email me and I’ll send you some information in the post. Easy-peasy lemon squeeze.

I used the beautiful stamp set Happy Watercolor again from Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Occasions Catalogue- and this time in blues and silvers. Lots of sponging on this too – softens up the card and gives it some depth. I personally love Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers but you could also use our Sponges for a bolder effect.

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is now in it’s last month. Don’t miss out on getting your free product from the Sale-A-Bration range when you purchase $90 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Head to my online store or email me with your order.



Lots of fun things happening this week – so make sure you stay tuned and also head on over and ‘like’ my Facebook page too – I love to chat over there and get to know you all.


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