About Vanessa


Hi, I’m Vanessa and it’s great to have you visiting Confetti Card Studio.

vanessa a crafty history

My first memories are of colouring books, I loved to colour and painstakingly made sure I coloured within the lines. But I’ve tried my hand at lots of handcrafts over the years, mostly influenced by what my Mum was making. These include sewing, cross stitch, trichem (fabric paints), knitting (never really caught on).

Other interests include movies particularly English, Italian and French films, baking and cooking, travel, reading and yoga.

why blog?

Statement of the Heart, Stampin Up, Confetti Design
This is the Stampin’ Up!® statement of the heart

I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger and people say I’m good at teaching because I’m very patient. And I’d love to make a difference to someone’s life just by sharing what I love.

So I blog to share what I’ve created and also to encourage others to give things a try. Also to promote my paper craft classes, purchases made help me buy more crafty product and create more.

Join My Team

I’m a member of Paperarstie a team started by my upline and Aunt, Barbara. There’s over 30 of us now and we have our own Facebook group to keep in touch, share ideas and plan events. I have recruited 6 people in my downline (as at April 2018) these include my Mum, sister in law and friends and also people I would never had met without this business who I now count as friends. Here’s a group photo from a demonstrator only event we attended in April 2018.

Paperarsie at On Stage April 2018
Paperarsie at On Stage April 2018

Confetti Card Studio

Confetti – little pieces of paper

This is my love. My passion is paper, ever since I can remember I loved stationery, especially those packs of cards or paper and envelopes with pretty flowers. Now I love card making, specifically with Stampin’ Up! The main reason for this is the co-ordination, I’m a bit of a perfectionist and used to get frustrated when I couldn’t get a ribbon to exactly match a piece of card.


Pretty Feminine Birthday Card

more about vanessa

I work from home contracting to an importing co and I make cards and run classes. I sell my cards at a 2 monthly markets and I’m adding a shop to my blog this year.

I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! by my Aunt, she has a monthly class for the family so her sister in law, daughter in law, my Mum and Grandmother (in her 90’s) and me all attend.

Some of my favourite blog posts;

Embossing Paste Eclectic Layers Card

Carousel Birthday Card

On Stage Celebrating You


Confetti Card Studio

Vanessa Baker Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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One Comment

  • Jaine

    Hi Vanessa, Are you on the North Shore? I don’t seem to get ‘it’ right yet. Would be great to join a class.


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