Friday 5 January 2024

Hooray for Surprises for AYSI 314

Welcome to the first  As You See It challenge of 2024. I hope you have all enjoyed a happy holiday season and are looking forward to an exciting new year. Our team leader, Heather C, kicks off the year with a sketch challenge. Isn't it lovely?

I thought the sketch would be a good way to show off the very sweet hidden message from the new Hooray for Surprises bundle from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue.

I turned the sketch on the side to accommodate the hidden sentiment. The sweet little cakes with their floral decorations are also from the stamp set.

When the tab is pulled up, the perforations tear and allow the recipient to see the hidden message. Cute, isn't it?

If you'd like to see how I made this card, here is video tutorial for you. 

Make sure you visit the As You See It Challenge site so you can see what the rest of the team have done with the sketch and to enter your own project into the challenge.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please message me.

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Here's a sneak peek of the project I've made to be part of the Creativity Abounds December Tutorial package.
It's available from me free with any purchase of $90 or more. If you don't live in New Zealand and can't purchase from me, you will receive the package if you purchase from a team member who is operating in your country. I'm happy to put you in touch with them.

Here's a sneak peek of the whole tutorial package


  1. So super cute, Jan, love these pretty little cakes! I am so fascinated by the pull tab, too - wow!

  2. Loving the fun pull tab decorated with flowers, nestled amongst the birthday cakes Jan - so fun! I think we are going to have a lot of fun with this set.

  3. I could hardly wait until Friday rolled around so that I could see what was behind that pull tab! What a unique and playful card, Jan. I like the way you rotated the sketch onto it's side, yet kept the arc in place. TBH, I didn't really notice that tab die and realize it's possibilities when I was looking through the catalogue! Now I'll have to look at that bundle more carefully.

  4. I think this is such an adorable card. The hidden message is wonderful.

  5. This is so clever and cute! Love this interactive card, you did an awesome job!

  6. Thank you for this card, I have been working for days trying to get a layout using the die and now i have a card to case!!

  7. Oh that's just fabulous Jan - such a clever design! Loving your new photo too!

  8. I really want to reach through the screen and pull on that tab. Your sweet cakes and all the little flowers make this a card that someone is going to really enjoy!