Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Snowflake Sentiments

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

Pootles Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop! We love doing these hops, sharing what we love with all of you! This time we are all sharing projects made using items from the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn / Winter catalogue. I am totally in love with this catalogue, and had a very hard time writing my ‘must have’ list this year….. but there was one bundle that was right at the top of my list…. Snowflake Sentiments!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Watercolour Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set just screamed ‘Watercolour’ to me…. and I couldn’t help but make a Watercolour Smooshing card with it for my first make!

I love watercolour techniques (actually I love playing with techniques in general…. but watercolour is up there with my favourites!) and this one is particularly easy: Grab yourself a large Clear Block (or a tile, glass cutting matt, or other surface to use as your ‘palette’) and add ink to it…. I simply just smoosh my ink pad onto the block usually! add some water, and then pick up the ink and water mixture with a piece of Window Sheet (or one of those pieces that come with your photopolymer stamps!). This becomes your ‘brush’…. touch the Window Sheet to a piece of watercolour paper, and move it around to create some fun watercolour effects!

The background here is in Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment can be added to your watercolour paper before or after the watercolour process…. you get different effects depending on which order you do each step in, but be sure to heat emboss your sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to ensure it really pops through that watercolour!

StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! Colour Inspiration Dapper Denim Pool Party Smoky Slate

This card was finished with that fun boarder die cut from the watercolour paper, and a couple of swirls die cut from Silver Foil Paper!

Thank you so much for visiting StampinByHannah today… I would be honoured if you would sign up to my email newsletter while you are here (link in the side bar!)… and don’t forget to hop along to see what the other ladies have made with products from this wonderful catalogue!


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Sale-a-bration bundles!

Oh I LOVE a bargain?! Don’t you? I LOVE being able to share that deal with my friends, and I LOVE to make that deal even better…. well….. If you haven’t already checked out Sale-a-bration I strongly suggest that you do.

What is Sale-a-bration?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest sale of the Stampin’ Up! year. It comes in 3 parts; Shop (get a free item every time you spend £45), Host (get extra Stampin’ Rewards for orders and parties over £200), and Join (2 FREE stamp sets when you grab the Ultimate Stampin’ Bundle!). And I LOVE it!

But, I want to make things super simple… so, I have put together 3 awesome bundles for you

Bundle Number 1 – I want ONE Sale-a-bration item please!

This bundle allows you to choose one Sale-a-bration goody for the Sale-a-bration Brochure. Amount = £45 plus £4.95 postage and packing

 

Bundle Number 2 – Give me more of that Sale-a-bration goodness!

This bundle allows you to choose TWO Sale-a-bration goodies from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. Amount = £93.50 plus £4.95 postage and packing

But why spend £93.50 plus £4.95 when you can spend £99 and grab the Ultimate Stampin’ Bundle! Check out Bundle Number 3!!!!!

 

Bundle Number 3 – I want it ALL!!!!

This is the Ultimate Stampin’ Bundle. It costs just £99, you get FREE postage, and then you get to choose TWO stamp sets from the Annual or Spring Summer catalogues for FREE! AND then you get 20% off future orders (while you remain a part of Stampin’ Up!) This bundle is my favourite, it is more than just stamps, ink and paper, it is gives you access to the world of Stampin’ Up! For more information about choosing your Ultimate Stampin’ Bundle and joining my team, check out my Team Page, or drop me an email! I would LOVE to talk to you more about becoming a part of Stampin’ Up!

 

To order any of the above bundles, you can either visit my Online shop and search for each item, or drop me an email and I will process your order directly (this is the easiest option! lol)
Speak to you all soon

Crafty Hugs


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Make It Monday | Tag Topper Chocolate Pockets

Make It Monday Chocolate pocket using the Tag Topper Punch from Stampin' Up! UK

Make It Monday with Stampin' Up!

Hello! Wow, where did last week go?! Oh, well, it’s Monday again – time for Make It Monday!

I spent the weekend with a group of awesome women; crafting, eating and having heaps of fun! I have rambled for hours about how much I LOVE Stampin’ Up! and this weekend was a prime example of why I love it. This weekend wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! organised event, but a team event, organised by one of my lovely Stampin’ friends. Someone I would NEVER have met without this company, and I spend the whole weekend crafting (how often to we get to do that!), it was great to reset, take time for me, and I am so ready for what the next few weeks will bring!

Pop of Paradise Tag Topper Team Swap using Stampin' Up! UK productsHow cute are these! One of the things that we do when we get together is share and swap projects – we call them swaps, and its a massive part of any Stampin’ Up! event. Now, when I go to Stampin’ Up! organised events I make maybe 50 swaps, but because this was a smaller team event I made a swap for each person – so this time I made 22 of these. Actually I made 24, but that meant that I could leave a couple to say Thank You to the housekeepers / receptionist etc at the Hotel we stayed at.

Aren’t they super cute! Each pocket contains a bar of children’s chocolate (the same brand as those eggs with the toy in the middle!) – because chocolate / sweeties are another BIG theme at these events. James laughs at me, he always knows when I’m prepping for a crafty weekend away (he never remembers, no matter how many times I tell him I’m going!) when he sees the bags and bags of sweets sat in the office!

Make It Monday Chocolate pocket using the Tag Topper Punch from Stampin' Up! UK

These pockets use the Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper and coordinating Pop of Paradise Stamp set. I did also make some using the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper too, seeing as I managed to cut enough paper for 18 pockets and then ran out of paper – Math isn’t my strong point!

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper – 4 x 4 1/2″ (10 x 12 cm)

Score on the long side at 2 and 4″ (5 and 10 cm)

Tag Topper Punch Chocolate Pocket using Stampin' Up! UK products

The pockets are super simple to put together (as you can tell, a 5 minute Make It Monday video! even with my rambling is a miracle!). They are finished with the Tag Topper Punch at the top, and a staple at the bottom. Like I said I made 24 of these and it took me about an hour, from start to finish.

I would LOVE to welcome you to our next crafty weekend! Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! and becoming a part of my team of Stampin’ Friends? check out my Join My Team page, or drop me a message today, I am sure you won’t regret it!


Don’t forget to shop using the Code Club Code to receive some great FREE product! 

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I will be closing this order on the 30th August 2016


Product List

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

£11.75
Pop Of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set

£17.00
Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine

£3.25
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

£6.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

£6.50
Simply Scored

£27.00
Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

£21.00
Handheld Stapler

£9.00


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Stampin’ Up! | Awesome Joining Offer!

Stampin' Up! joining June 2016

Stampin' Up! joining June 2016

Can you believe it?! Just for joining Stampin’ Up! in June you get to add 2 great stamp sets of your choice to your Starter Kit for FREE!!!!!

Our Starter Kit is always the best deal, where you get to pick £130 worth of great products from the catalogue and pay just £99! PLUS you get heaps of awesome benefits ….

7 reasons why youll love being a demonstrator

and by joining my team of Stampin’ Friends you get even more! I hold quarterly training / stamping events exclusively for my team, as well as having our own Facebook Group and Pinterest Board too!

I would love to talk to you about joining my team, just drop me an email today! 


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Team Training Make and Take

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Thank You

Hello!

Did you know that each month I host a stamping event for those in my group of Stampin’ Friends (and any other demonstrators in my local area, drop me a message if you are a demonstrator and which is come!) I charge £5 for the event to cover the cost of a few make and takes and a bit of training (if anyone wants any! last time we had too much fun stamping!)

Stampin' Up! Uk Team Training Make and Takes

We had great fun stamping these cards with the great products available for FREE during Sale-a-bration! There are some awesome offers during Sale-a-bration this year, grab one of 11 products for FREE when you spend £45 (if you spend £90 you get to choose 2 FREE goodies!), or host a party and earn extra Stampin’ Rewards that you can spend on ANYTHING in either of our current catalogues! Or, maybe you want to come along to one of our Stampin’ Friends meetings, to join us you need to buy the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit – the greatest deal ever! – just £99 and choose up to £160 worth of goodies from the catalogues PLUS get 20% off all further purchases! Awesome right!

Oh, before I go though, I just want to let you know that that awesome ‘Hello’ stamp set is only available until the 15th of February, or while stocks last! so grab it quick!


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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #4

Stampin' Up! Uk Sketch Challenge Hello Card Cherry on Top

Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Sketch 4

I love this sketch from Ania. I was sat looking at it one night, trying to work out how I was going to tackle it, when my lovely James turned to me and said “Have you not already made that one?” I was a bit confused, but he pointed out a gift I’ve been saving for one of my team members (I was supposed to have put this in the mail before this blog hope, but I’m waiting for some goodies that are going with it!)

Stampin' Up! UK Team Member gifts

So I made a card to coordinate with the gift bag and note pad I had already made!

Stampin' Up! Uk Sketch Challenge Hello Card Cherry on Top

The Designer Series Paper is from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper stack. I’ve actually only used one piece, as the circles show the print on the reverse of the chevron! The yellow strip is a piece of the coordinate Washi Tape too. I love Washi, and use it all the time in my planner, but it doesn’t find its way onto cards very often. I thought it made a great addition though, and provides the horizontal element suggested in the sketch.

The Hello is taken from Crazy About You, and is punched with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, and mounted on a 1 3/8″ circle of Bermuda Bay card stock

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Stampin' Up! Card

The note pad element of my Team gift is a jotter sized notepad, I have made a video tutorial previously showing how I do this. I love making covered note books, and will often give them as customer and team gifts.

Click the Next Blog button to hop on over to the Wonderful Amy’s blog…

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Week In Review | Bonus Deals, Team Training and more!

Stampin' Up! UK Team Training

Hello! Its that time of the week again when I do my bit of live blogging. This is why this post always goes up mid-morning rather than at half six like my regularly scheduled content. I love doing these Wednesday posts, they are great fun, and give me the chance to share a little bit more of me with you

Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! UK Weekly Deals Bonus Deals

Each and every Wednesday Stampin’ Up!® release a new set of Weekly Deals. This month there are more offers, BUT they are while stocks last, so grab them quick!

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Team Training and Hostess Gifts

A few weeks ago I held some on-line team training with my team members. Each one received a pack of goodies in the post, and we put them together using one of my tutorial videos. I love doing team events and have another scheduled for the end of October. What to join in? Check out my Joining FAQ’s

Stampin' Up! UK Team Training

We made 4 cute cards, with envelopes, and a gift box – all designed to be used as a Hostess Gift. So, I will be giving this note card set away to my next Hostess! Message me today for more information about hosting a party with me – I bring all the crafty goodies and inspiration, you bring your friends (and some cake!) and together we get to make something really fun! I am currently looking for Hostesses for September and October – maybe we could make a start on your Christmas cards!

What have I been up to?

It’s still all go here! I’m done (almost) with the wedding prep – just the dress to collect on Saturday! So, now we’re onto packing and cleaning! 17 days to go!

Code Club!

Stampin' Up! UK Code Club

Dont forget to shop using the Code Club Code to receive some great FREE product!

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2 Free Stamp Sets!

Stampin' Up! UK Free stamps


Stampin' Up! UK Free stamps

 

But which ones to choose?

I know I have mentioned this months fantastic joining offer from Stampin’ Up! but I thought I would pop in today and talk about it properly.

We all love a bargain, and I think the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is the greatest bargain! To start with you get to choose £130 worth of items from the brand new Annual Catalogue, and pay just £99! and then you get 20% discount on all future purchases for the life of your demonstratorship

Then there is the wonderful friendships, inspiration and community you get just by being a part of our group! Not only are you joining a close group of friendly crafters, but also a wider community of inspiring friends from around the world. I run a private facebook group for my team, but you will also be a part of Pootles team group too, and Stampin’ Up! private forum – Stampin’ Connection where stampers from around the world discuss and share, bringing you instant project ideas, encouragement and friendships

I know what you’re thinking, but I’d have to sell stuff. Well, no, not really. To continue to receive that great 20% discount (and get sneak peaks and the chance to attend some awesome Stampin’ Up! events) you have to sell £270 of catalogue priced products each quarter. When you take off your discount, thats only £75 per month! and Stampin’ Up! don’t mind who buys either, whether its you or a friend, customers or your mum!

Convinced? Shall I tell you more about the offer this month?

Stampin' Up! UK Team Gift
I always send a little something to those who join my team. This month’s team gift includes a note book covered in Cherry on Top DSP, with matching bag, a Swatch Book, and something secret!

Well, this month is awesome because not only do you get all of that (and more besides!) but Stampin’ Up! will also throw in 2 free stamp sets of your choice! Awesome!

But what do you choose? This is where I though I would help!

When I’m looking at free stamp sets, I tend to choose more expensive ones, that I wouldn’t necessarily buy for myself. Last time I had free stamp sets (yes, that’s another perk of being a demonstrator, you get free stuff, all year round!) I grabbed the Big News stamp set, in Wood Mount, that would have cost me £40!

So, what would I choose from the New Catalogue? There are some great sentiments sets, I particularly love Happy Happenings, and Me = Grateful. Or what about some lovely images; I am having great fun playing with the Watercolour Wings stamp set, or what about Awesomely Artistic, Lovely as a Tree (always a classic) or Barnyard Babies!

Take a look through the catalogue today, and pick your two favourites!

Let me know what you’re favourite stamp sets are in the comments box below, and join my team by using the link below too!



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Weekly Deals, Joining Offers, Classes and Workshops…..and more!

Stampin' Up! UK Free Stamps

I have a heap of things to tell you about today! Yesterday was the launch of the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue! Yay! I am still sending catalogues out for free (provided you are in the UK) just complete this form for a copy, or there is a digital PDF download version available in the sidebar. My monthly newsletter is due to hit your inboxes today (or tomorrow depending on some external factors – like how fast YouTube is feeling today!), you can subscribe at any time by using the link found at the end of all of my blog posts.

Stampin' Up! UK Weekly dealsThis weeks deal selection is great! I always love a good embossing folder – this week we have two! You guys already know what a fan of tag topper punches I am, this ornate one is carrying over from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and is a great addition to your punch collection. The handpicked framelits dies are also a carry over item, and coordinate with two of the brand new stamp sets in the new Annual Catalogue! And who can live without some gold sequins!

Stampin' Up! UK Free Stamps

In addition to the new catalogue, yesterday we also launched a brand new Joining offer!

If you decide to join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will get to choose TWO free stamp sets in your Starter kit – that’t any two stamp sets in the annual catalogue, for FREE! Awesome right! I have waffled and waffled about the joys of being part of Stampin’ Up! I have a heap of information about joining on my Join My Team page. And I am available by email and phone if you have any questions.

I also have my own joining offer this month, and all new team members will receive and extra special goody bag! (but I’m not telling you what’s in it! stay tuned for more information on that one!)

Stampin' Up! UK Teesside Classes and Workshops Cardmaking

I have updated the Classes and Workshops page. You can now see a full list of Classes, Workshops, and events through until the end of the year. If you live locally to me and have ordered a catalogue, this timetable was also included.

I have changed my classes slightly this time, and will be holding a Techniques Class each month, with Kit classes and Stamp-a-Stack events in some months. Unfortunately there will be no classes or events in August as I get married and go on honeymoon, the blog will still be updated regularly during this time.

Check out my classes and workshops using the link at the top of the page.


I think that’s probably enough information to bombard you with today, I’m working this morning, but am looking forward to a girly lunch and shopping afternoon, followed by a gym session with James. I have recently challenged him – he thinks he can get me to run 5K by the time we get married, for all I’m the one doing the training, I’m not sure!

Have a great day, speak to you all again soon

x



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Your Perfect Crafty Kit….

Did you know that one of the greatest things about joining Stampin’ Up! is the starter kit.

Stampin’ Up! allows you to choose £130 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies, and pay just £99! and get FREE postage and packing from UPS. Awesome right!

But what does £130 worth of goodies look like?

Well……

 

What if your a brand new stamper, never stamped before, never had anything from Stampin’ Up!

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 This would get you two great Stamp sets, complete with punch coordination. As well as some great cardstock and inkpads, and some awesome designer series paper. What a great start to your Stampin’ Up! life
But, what if you’ve been crafting for a while, but what to try die-cutting?

Supply List

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 This gets you a great die cutting machine, along with a taste of each type of accessory to work with it. Awesome!
Or, you’ve been seeing loads about Project Life and what to give it a go…… Well………

Supply List

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And you get so much more besides.
Support from my wonderful team, and upline Pootles, as well as a super supportive team at Demonstrator Support.
A whole heap of business items including leaflets, invitations, order forms and catalogues.
The chance to attend a fabulous Stampin’ Up! event – UK training, On Stage Live events across the world, and the opportunity to earn a holiday!
Plus, commission on your sales – including the things that your buy!
oh, and that 20% discount on all purchases!
Awesome right!
Message me for more information, or to answer any questions and join me on Facebook for even more reasons to join me!

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