Monday 26 November 2012

Chistmas Tree Snow with Snow Much Fun

Well it's been longer than I thought I would be, but here I am back with some more crafting ideas.  I have been playing so much I forgot to come back and show you all the lovely things I have been making so I will try and come back with some more pictures in the next few days.

Now any of you who have poured over the Autumn/Winter and the new Annual catalogues will have seen the tree folded card in the Annual catalogue (P181) to show off the Simply Scored pad.  Well I couldn't resist making my own version since I saw it in the catalogue and I have used my snowman from the 'Snow Much Fun' stamp set (P15) as I just love it. 

The Simply Scored makes this folded tree so easy to make and to replicate for your Christmas stack.  Once complete you can use the Simply Scored to create your own custom envelope to protect the card in the post too! I even had scraps of the Always Artichoke cardstock to use up so I was so pleased to be able to use them.  Remember if you want to fold an accordion folded effect like this, score at 1" intervals and then flip the cardstock up and over to the reverse side keeping it lined up in the same place on the score pad and then score at the 1/2" intervals.

Some of you may think the colouring with the blender pen is time-consuming, but I found it really quite simple as there are just small areas to colour and strangely relaxing.  I loved getting arty and creating the shadowing on the snow mounds and the cute snow friends.  The finished card looks fantastic and will stand proud on any mantelpiece. 

Now I did not need to go find out and fiddle with what size strips and folds I needed to create as another lovely SU demonstrator has already worked all this out, so thank you  to Natasha at Stampin' Enchantment for your instructions.  I just made a slight adjustment to make an 10.5 x 14.5cm card size and then scored the fold to create the spine at 4" and 4.5" (sorry for the metric to imperial measurements flip here!). 

 This is another lovely card created using the 'Snow Much Fun', 'Make a Mitten' (snowflake) and 'Greetings of the Season' stamp sets.  The colours are Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Crumb Cake (or Soft Suede for the tree trunk).  Inks were also the Staz On Black, Whisper White craft pad and Brights collection marker pens.  The star was created with the Baby Blossom punch.

I hope you like it, come back soon for more Christmas posts.

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Wednesday 14 November 2012

Snow buddies are Snow Much Fun

I have been enjoying time with my snow buddies whilst I have been away and today's post are a few of the cards I have been making with my snow buddy friends. 

First of all the 'Frosty Friends' single stamp from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I love that Stampin' Up! have included more single stamps in the current catalogues and what a delight this one is. I had a couple of customers mention photo cards to me for sending photos of loved ones for their Christmas wishes and this was my first attempt at a card. 

The 'Merry Christmas' is from the 'Greetings of the Season' set.  This is set has already earnt it's place in my must-have stamp sets for Christmas.  As well as this stamp it has 'Noel', 'Peace on Earth' and 'Greetings of the Season' - what more do you need to say?

The second card was a variation of style for a photo card.   I chose the tall snowman from the 'Snow Much Fun' set from the main catalogue.  I just had to buy this set when I saw it as I loved the cute snowmen and the snowball with bird friends - you don't need to have little ones to have an excuse to buy this set, it is perfect for gift tags too! The tall snowman was perfect for the staggered card layout and I was really pleased how well the layout worked with the photo insert for the finished card.

For both cards I stamped with the StazOn Basic Black permanent ink and then used the SU blender pen with inks to colour and accessorise my snow friends. It did not take as long as you think once I had my palette of colours decided on and the blender pen made it so easy to get the right amount of colour. I added paper from the Snow Festival DSP pack to match the Baja Breeze background. A perfect snowy scene for both cards.

'Having played with the blender pens to make my cheery snowmen I tried for a different look using simple stamping and a neutral palette with this lovely little fella from the 'Snow Much Fun' set again.  I teamed him up with the 'Heart of Christmas' stamp - again a lovely single stamp SU have given us for Christmas.  I gave the card an 'aged' look with some daubing and added a tab of the seam binding ribbon for the finished look.  Same stamps, but a different colour and style for a completely different look.

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Tuesday 6 November 2012

It's present time! Triple Christmas Offers

It’s a triple Wow! – Stampin’ Up! are delivering Christmas early – it’s only November and there are presents and gifts all round as Stampin’ Up! spoil us on the lead-up to the Christmas festivities. 

Did you love the Ornaments Decoration on the front of the Autumn Winter Catalogue?  Well take a look at the offer Stampin’ Up! has for you:

Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (127857 Page 30) when you buy an Ornaments Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper Bundle from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. Choose from the following options:

Ornaments Keepsakes Stamp Set Options

Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Wood Mount          Item No 132260 Normal price £49.70 Special Price £42.45

Clear-mount           Item No 132261 Normal price £43.70 Special Price £36.45

Ornaments Keepsake Bundle Options

Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle – Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Ornaments Framelits Dies, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Wood Mount          Item No 132262 Normal price £62.70 Special Price £ 55.45
Clear-mount           Item No 132263 Normal Price £57.70 Special Price £50.45

This special offer only runs until 30 November 2012.

If that is not enough to get you excited for Christmas and jingle your bells, try this……..

From 1 November 2012 to the 16 December 2012, host a minimum of a £325 Stampin’ Up! party and get a FREE collection of ink pads worth £44.50 in value —the choice is yours of either the complete Brights, Subtles or Regals colour collections. That is 10 FREE ink pads!!!! 
This fantastic offer is in addition to your normal hostess benefits for that level of party, which are £50 in free products of your choice from the catalogue and a half price item from the catalogue of your choice - all included when you are having a wonderful time with friends !  Wow, that is an offer, not to be missed!!  With Christmas crafting on it’s way what a great time to get friends together to make cards, gift bags and gift items for your homemade Christmas gifting!

Remember this offer is until 16th December so Book a Party Today!  Email me to book right now!

Finally, saving the best to last - become a demonstrator during November joining my team and you can get a free set of designer series paper every month for 6 months!   Join my team and you will gain benefits of 20% discounted product for you, earnings from the sales you make, advice and techniques newsletters and access to a worldwide community forum of fellow crafters.  It’s up to you how much you want to make from it, whether it be for the discounted products for you or whether you wish to share with others too.

You will be joining an upline of experienced demonstrators and get access to training and sharing projects and ideas with them on a monthly and Quaterly basis.  Just think of all the lovely projects you can complete with a free pack of designer paper every month for six months as well as all these lovely benefits.

To talk to me about becoming a demonstrator, you can contact me via email or call me on 07876 247678.