Wednesday 27 June 2012

Last Few Days to Join the Paper Party

It's just a few more days to join in the paper party.  Here is the wonderful selection of papers you can choose from.  Buy 3 papers from these and you get to choose a 4th paper pack for FREE! 

How will you possibly be able to pick from this selection? I am loving the Twitterpated and Attic Boutique papers from the Summer Mini which are included in the offer! Remember Mini Catalogue items are available for a limited period only.

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Monday 18 June 2012

Father's Day Makes

We had a fabulous day out as a family yesterday, but I wanted to show you all the cards we had to celebrate!  The ideas all came from other crafters from pinterest posts so I cannot claim the designs to be all my own work.  I did make some changes and embellishments as once the creative juices were flowing I started adding bits here and there.

The first card is a simple punched card and layering card.  I used the little leaves die for the Big Shot to make this card.  Colours were the Certainly Celery from the subtles with Early expresso, but I also added in the Pool Party and Calypso Coral from the new In Colours for a light summery feel. 

This card design I found on line with just the background cutout images (the leftover cuts from using the die), but I added the cut leaves images over the top as a shadow effect with the colours mixed round.  As my die has had some use the foam cushioning has lots of indentations which left a patterning on the background images, but I think this looks quite like the natural detailing on a leaf.

The second card was from a boat design I have seen posted around.  I used a bowl to draw round for the base and then just created triangle shapes - No punches or Big Shot required here!  This is a simple design that just works as it uses the DSP papers, buttons and brads to embellish.  I used the recently retired sale-a-bration papers for this one as I still have some to use up.

The best 'til last!  The Pirate Boat. The Boat I made from the top note die for the big shot and I made 3-D with a little nip and tuck and a layer between the two top notes to make it stand off the paper .  I also made the sea waves 3-D with a little Dimensionals to lift the layers.  I loved playing around with this one for a fun card and it would be great for a young birthday boy card too!

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Thursday 14 June 2012

Sweet Tweets!

I have been busy with my newest edition of stamps - Aviary - for the family birthday run.  I don't know about you, but in our family we have all the birthdays come at once so having crafting kit to hand to produce lovely handmade cards is such a bonus.

The Aviary set is one I just could not wait to get hold of since the new catalogue was released and luckily for me during the last Sale-a-bration period demonstrators were able to earn a free stamp set so it was top of my list!  What more reasons do you need to become a demonstrator yourself than free stamp sets and product?

I just love the cute birdies in the set. Even better, there is a co-ordinating DSP paper - Nursery Nest - which makes it so much easier to create lovely cards or items.  As this card was for my niece all it needed was some ribbon and sparklies to make it all girlie and job done.

The second card was for another little one for a 2nd birthday.  Less stamping needed, but a little help from the stamp-a-ma-jig to get the line (created with the cage stand stamp laid horizontally).

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Tuesday 12 June 2012

I'm Back ! - So Much News to Catch Up On!

Wow - what an amazing month of May!  I have been away a while due to wedding madness taking over.  So many wedding items to make for my lovely day and I did it!  I was so pleased with my crafting results and received lovely comments all day for my efforts including special mention from my new hubby in his speech.  I have lots of photos to share later, but there is so much to catch up on for Stampin' Up news they will just have to wait.  I hope you sitting comfortably with a cuppa as this is going to be a long post.

There's been so much happening over at Stampin' Up it is almost as exciting as my wedding - well....almost!  Whilst I have been away the new Summer Mini Catalogue launched and I can't believe it has taken me until to tell you all about it.  Don't wait too long to go take a look, as with all the mini catalogues, the products are only available for a limited period and there really are some lovely sets to get your hands om.  There's not only new stamping sets, but new tools too!  I can't wait to get get my hands on a scoring pad tool and play!

To View a Copy of the Mini Summer Catalogue online- click here

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Well, not content in enticing you with a new mini catalogue of product, Stampin' Up have launched two offers during June and July. 

For June it is time to join in the 'Paper Party'.
Whether you are a scrapbooker or a card maker or love playing with paper to enhance your 3D items - during June, get a FREE package of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Designer Series Paper—a £9.95 value—when you buy three from selected packs! See here for the included designs.

Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and 2012 Summer Mini Catalogue.  For more details click here.  What a great way to club together with crafting pals and arrange to buy 3 between you and get a 4th pack free!  A minimum of £29.85  works out at £7.47 each for a pack of DSP papers, each containing 12 sheets!

And for June thru to July inclusive, to show our hostesses our love, Stampin' Up! are offering £30 extra in FREE products when you host a £325 party or more!   With sales starting at £325 for example, you would receive a whopping £80 hostess pounds and also have 50% off 1 item of your choice (normally £50 hostess pounds plus 1 item of your choice at 50% off). With a brand-new mini catalogue, there’s never been a better time to party that celebrates your and your friends’ creativity!

Even more good news....... If you love the products so much and you are looking for a part-time business opportunity then this news will interest you - Stampin’ Up! have launched a new lower priced starter kit. The new kit costs £99 and is fully customisable with any items from current catalogues, including the Summer Mini too! You can sit down with your catalogues and browse to your hearts content, choosing £130 worth of products for the £99 you pay! It's never been a better time to buy as you will also receive a business kit worth £45 that will help you get started with your business.  

So you are thinking of joining - then drop me an email and I can arrange to call at a time convenient to you to talk you through what it involves. If you do then decide to join, you will join my team and you will also get me to help support and guide you during your Stampin’ Up! journey, but also join a fabulously strong up line group of truly inspirational crafters to help guide and support you!