Sale-a-bration on Sunday – Watercolouring with Irresistibly Yours

Hey! Welcome to another Sale-a-bration on Sunday!

I am loving Sale-a-bration this year, there are so many lovely products for you to choose from when you spend £45 in either the Annual or Spring/Summer catalogues. Although I love all the stamp sets that are available, I think the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper is my absolute favourite item!

Stampin' Up! UK sale-a-bration SAB irresistibly yours designer series paperThis paper is patterned, but with glossy white patterns, making it perfect for emboss resist techniques – just like this one!

I have made a video tutorial for this, however it is super simple – I smoosh (technical term!) my ink pad face down onto my glass worktop, a large acrylic block would work just as well, and add some water to make a Stampin’ Up! coloured watercolour! and use a large flat brush to apply this ink/water combo into the paper. The glossy areas resist the ink and so stay white, rub over the piece with a cloth or piece of paper towel to clean the ink off though. The piece needs to be left to dry (or dried with a heat tool) for about 10 minutes before attaching to the card.

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration SAB irresistibly yours watercolour video tutorial

The card I make in the video uses Rose Red ink, and a Mossy Meadow Card base, while the other just uses Night of Navy. I would suggest that a deeper colour works best for this technique so that the white areas really pop.

The stamp is also a Sale-a-bration item – the Simply Wonderful stamp set, which coordinates with the Extra-Large oval punch!

Thanks for joining me for Sale-a-bration on Sunday, see you again next week for some more great techniques and crafty projects.


 

Hannah Wilks

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Sale-a-bration on Sunday – An opportunity too good to miss?!

So, we are now about halfway through Sale-a-bration – the biggest sale in the Stampin’ Up! calender, and I have to say, I’m loving it! There are a great selection of FREE products available this year, just for spending £45! (or €60) with me.

Have I also mentioned that as well as choosing stamps or designer series paper, this year you can also choose one of the packs of Blendabilities from the annual catalogue – that means that there are 22 different items that you can get for FREE right up until the 31st of March! And there are great offers for hosting parties or becoming a demonstrator too.

 

So, I wanted to mention the great joining offer available during Sale-a-bration. For just £99 you can choose £130 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, from either the Annual or Spring/Summer catalogues, AND you can choose either a FREE project kit from the Spring/Summer catalogue OR two items from Sale-a-bration! AWESOME!

Stampin' Up! UK join NOWStampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration join

but, there is more! There are many amazing things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, not least the great Stampin’ Friends you meet, the chance to attend some awesome Stampin’ Up! events (this year’s events are going to be amazing, trust me!), and some great demonstrator incentives and offers. PLUS, the normal 20% discount on all purchases, pre-order periods and free products just for being a demo!

Then there are the great things I can offer too! I have a growing number of demonstrators in my team, with our own downline blog, private facebook group, Pinterest board, and events, one to one sessions, and help with parties and events that you hold too! Oh, and there’s the small matter of joining a team that includes the world famous Pootles! (She’s my upline if you really want to know!)

Now, I know the idea of being a demonstrator is scary, and I’m not totally sure demonstrator is the right word for what we do either, but…. there are many different reasons to join Stampin’ Up!, maybe you just love the products and that 20% discount is really handy, or you love to get your hands on all that lovely new product before you friends, or maybe you need a bit of extra income for a family holiday, birthdays or Christmas, Stampin’ Up! could be for you!

For further information about Stampin’ Up! drop me a message.

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration best day ever

I couldn’t leave you without a card on Sale-a-bration Sunday could I! This uses a Coastal Cabana Card blank, stamped using the Best Day Ever stamp set, complete with a piece of the Best Year Ever designer series paper, and some fussy cut flowers from the same stamp set!


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Sale-a-bration on Sunday – Project Life edition!

I love Project Life, I have written several times about my 2015 Project Life album, and I’m also using the Project Life system to document my wedding.

Project Life is a scrapbooking system from Becky Higgins, brought to us by Stampin’ Up! In both the Annual and Spring/Summer catalogues there are larger Project Life kits, with coordinating accessory packs and stamps. But we also have a great 30 card pack as one of our Sale-a-bration Freebie choices! awesome!

Now, although I love doing Project Life, I also love being able to get several projects from any item I buy! and so I love using Project Life cards for cardmaking

Stampin' Up! UK sale-a-bration Project Life

This card collection features a range of lovely colours and patterns, and is themed around fun days and summer activities.

I trimmed a 6 x 4 card to fit the front of my card, and added a 3 x 4 card with dimensionals. I did pre-stamp the 3 x 4 card using Perpetual Birthday Calender and a sentiment from Painted Petals, adding a trio of jewels to finish.

 

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year – not only can you choose a FREE item (from a selection) for every £45 spend, but you can earn more Hostess Credits by holding a party, AND get some great free items by choosing to become a demonstrator!


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Fancy Fold Friday – TeePee Card

I’ve seen a lot of this card on various facebook groups recently, and I had to have a go at making one.

When I had a look through Pinterest looking at this type of card, I found two methods of making it. I prefer the method I will demonstrate here, I have tried it both ways.

Stampin' Up! UK TeePee cardThe other way is to cut 3 squares of cardstock, and fold diagonally in half. Apply glue to one half of each square, and stick them together. You should end up with a sort of chain of square that wrap around to form the TeePee.

Stampin' Up! TeePee card Sale-a-bration

Here I have used Basic Black cardstock, and the Best Year Ever Sale-a-bration designer series paper, and Pink Pirouette with the same DSP.

The stamp is from Big Day, another Sale-a-bration, offering, and is punched out using the Extra-large Oval punch.

Measurements:

Cardstock – 8 1/4 x 5 3/4″

Score on the long side at 4 1/8″ and fold, as if creating a standard fold card

place this folded card base onto the Simply Scored with the short side at the top, scoring at 4 1/8 down to approximately 2 1/2″

Cut this score line, and then cut from the end of that line to the bottom corner of the card – forming a triangle.

Open the card out, score from the middle score line to the outer bottom corner on both sides

DSP = 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut into two triangles


 

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Mini Egg Basket

Ok, so I have a confession to make. I am a chocoholic! and seeing as I am currently on the biggest Wedding diet of the Century my chocolate intake is very very limited! So, I’m making boxes and bags to put chocolate in instead! lol, have to get my fix somewhere!

So, this is my Mini-Egg basket

Stampin' Up! UK Mini Eggs Basket Easter Sale-a-bration

It’s it cute! I love it! Not only is it adorable in the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (part of Sale-a-bration) but its super quick to make, AND they fold flat for storage! awesome!

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper = 6 x 5″

Score on the long side at – 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 5 and 5 1/2″

Score on the short side at – 1 and 4″

To enable this basket to fold flat you need to create some extra score lines. Holding the paper with the long side at the top, fold the two horizontal scores in wards. The two score lines in the centre need to fold to meet the score lines you have just folded. The video shows this better than I can explain it.

 

The basket when assembled holds 6-9 Mini Eggs, yum!


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Sale-a-bration on Sunday – How to Stamp the Lotus Blossom

I’m loving the selection of Sale-a-bration items this year! So many stamps to choose from, let alone the Designer Series paper, Accessory pack, Project Life, or the great selection of Blendabilities!

This week I decided not to make a card but that I would show you how I stamp the Lotus Blossom instead.

Stampin' Up! UK Lotus Blossom how to stamp

This is a great stamp, its really lovely. But as its a 3 step technique it can be a little tricky to get right. Stampin’ Up! have kindly not only numbered them in the order to stamp, but also provided us with an arrow to help us get the stamps lined up together.

I have tried a number of different variations of this stamp, and personally prefer to stamp the first two stamps in the same ink (stamping off once for the second stamp), before changing to a different ink for the 3rd and most solid stamp. But it really is personal preference.

Stampin' Up! lotus Blossom

These are just a selection of the combinations I have tried. I have to say, although purples are my favourite, I wasn’t over keen on the Elegant Eggplant / Perfect Plum combinations of the blossoms on the left. The first one I felt was too dark, I did try again, stamping off the Perfect Plum once for my final layer, but I’m still not all that fussed. The blue blossom on the other hand is lovely! Stamped in Marina Mist and Soft Sky (definitely a favourite colour combination of late, have you noticed the new look here by the way!) while the yellow version uses Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.

I have to say as well that this is one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! being about to try out loads of different colour combinations, this is one of the times I pull out my Colour Coach. On the back of each card is a complimentary colour, so you (almost) always have a colour combination for a great tone-on-tone look – great for stamping the Lotus Blossom!

I know there are loads of tutorials and demonstrations available on the many ways to use the Lotus Blossom, I think I will try getting all 3 layers with one ink pad next.

 

Don’t forget Sale-a-bration runs from the 6th of January through to the 31st of March – and you can choose a free item with each £45 spent! Which means that if you spend £90 you can choose 2 items! How awesome! You can find the Sale-a-bration product HERE


 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Project Life – Week 3

Stampin' Up! UK Project life by Stampin Up PLxSU blog hopWelcome to another Project Life Blog Hop!

I know its a short hop this month, but we are hoping that over the coming months this will grow. I love Project Life, its a great way of documenting both important events, as well as the every day occurrences. This year, my wedding year, I am hoping to complete a full Project Life, with a page for each week. I hope that this monthly hop can help keep me on track, as well as giving you some inspiration and ideas.

I decided to use the Sale-a-Bration This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection for this short week of my Project Life.

I work a strange schedule in my day job, doing 5 11 hour shifts one week and 2 the next. This means that I do very little other than work every other week, and guess what, Week 3 was one of those weeks! Still, with trying to loose some weight and slim down ready for this Wedding in August Me and James went for a 7.5 mile walk one day, and as such giving me something for the PL album week 3! Stampin' Up! UK Project Life sale-a-bration

I love the Project Life style of documenting. It allows you not only to document the big things in life; birthdays, weddings, births etc. but also it makes documenting the every day really easy. I wouldn’t have made a 12 x 12 page layout of us going for a walk, but a few pockets of Project Life is super simple.

Some weeks I do a lot of embellishing, some weeks less, and seeing as I don’t have much of a story for this week I haven’t embellished very much either. But this is one of the greatest things about Project Life – it doesn’t matter, you do as much as you like, as much embellishing, as much journalling, or just use photos, and it still looks awesome!

The Big Day Project Life Mini Card Collection is one of the Sale-a-bration offerings this year. It contains 30 cards, both 6 x 4 and 3 x 4, with a range of summery patterns and journalling cards. As I have mentioned before one of the many awesome things about Stampin’ Up! is the coordination between products, and this card collection is no exception, using Stampin’ Up! colours; Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangerine Tango.

Stampin' Up! UK Sophisticated Serifs  Project Life

I always make a title card for each spread in my Project Life album. I will often use stickers, seeing as I have quite a collection of Thickers from my previous life as a 12 x 12 scrapbooker. But today I have opted to use stamps! In particular a new set of Alphabet stamps from the Spring / Summer catalogue – Sophisticated Serifs, stamped in Rich Razzleberry to tie into the other cards in the layout.

As part of my title card this week I have also explained way there aren’t very many pictures of this week, and what the photographs are of. I love doing this, a kind of weekly round up.

Stampin' Up! UK Project Life

Please support the other blog hoppers today :

Carmelita Wasson – Www.carmenacita.blogspot.com
Hope to see you again here next month!

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Box!

Hope everyone is having a great week! Inspiration struck me last week whilst be very naughty and stuffing my face full of chocolate (supposed to be on a diet …. its not going well!). I just loved the dimensions of the box the chocolates came in, however, it was far to big to make from a sheet of 12 x 12, so I set about making a smaller version, and here it is!

Stampin' Up! UK Chocolate box Simply Wonderful Sale-a-bration

Its a lovely box, and although I designed it for chocolates I didn’t have any on hand when filming the tutorial, so I filled it with sweeties instead!

The original version used the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper but its currently on back order 🙁 which is a shame as it is so beautiful, So I swapped it for a piece of the Sweet Dreams designer series paper instead. I think this DSP is great! It forms part of the Baby Suite (see page 39 of the Spring Summer catalogue) and it does have some baby themed accessories, however, the papers themselves are a lovely selection of generic patterns. One side uses boy colours – Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray – while the other side features more girly hues – Crisp Cantaloupe and Hello Honey.

The stamp is from Simply Wonderful, one of the sets available as part of Sale-a-bration! I love the coordination of Sale-a-bration products this year, not only do we have stamps, papers and accessories that coordinate with each other, but we also have stamp sets that are great used with some of the punches in the annual catalogue! This set in particular works great with the Extra-Large Oval punch, and the Decorative Label punch too!

Measurements:

Cardstock (or Designer Series Paper) – 12 x 5 3/4″ (30.5 x 14.5 cm)

Score on the long side at – 1, 4 1/2, 6 1/2 and 10″ (2.5, 11.5, 16.5 and 25.5 cm)

Score on the short side at – 2, 3 1/4 and 5 1/4″ (5, 8.5 and 13 cm)


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Sale-a-bration on Sunday – Best. Day. Ever.

I’m loving Sale-a-bration this year! As always Stampin’ Up! have brought us some truely awesome items! but this year, the coordination is fantastic!

I was playing around with some of the stamp sets yesterday, and I realised I hadn’t really done much with the Designer Series Paper – Best Year Ever!

So I had to rectify that!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration on sunday Best day ever

Its this card just fab! I grabbed the Best Year Ever Designer series paper, and looked at the colours – Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry – I stopped there (there are more) what a lovely colour combination! and something I would never have come up with myself! I do this quite often, I’ll grab some DSP and check what colours are in it, reach for my Stampin’ Write markers and see where I end up!

The stamp, Best Day Ever, is coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers in Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry – stamped onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2″, and punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

What a simple and effective card for our Sale-a-bration on Sunday!

 

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year – not only can you choose a FREE item (from a selection) for every £45 spend, but you can earn more Hostess Credits by holding a party, AND get some great free items by choosing to become a demonstrator!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Stampin’ Up! Soap Box!

I think I made this box originally about 6 months ago, and since then it has been sat looking very sad in my prototypes box! That is until now!

This past couple of weeks have been pretty tough going actually, I’ve had an awful cold and have felt utterly rubbish, and so when it came time to prep for this weeks worth of blog projects I had nothing! So, out came my trusty prototypes box and this project leapt out at me! Thank god for being really productive a couple of months ago! (I actually think I might have designed this one whilst waiting for my Stampin’ Up! Starter kit, so actually its more like 8 months ago!)

Stampin' Up! UK How to make your own soap box

Isn’t it cute! and I’ve finally managed to make something in both Imperial and Metric Measurements! Yay!

So, that stamp set – its a Sale-a-bration Freebie! for more information about how to get Sale-a-bration items, just click HERE!

The Imperial Box uses Hello Honey as the box, with a piece of Blackberry Bliss, and some Whisper White. While I used Tempting Turquoise for my video version!

Measurement:

Cardstock – 12 x 4″ (30 x 10 cm)

Score on the long side at 1, 2, 6, 7, and 11″ (2.5, 5, 15, 17.5 and 27.5 cm)

Score on the short side at 1 and 3″ (2.5 7.5 cm)


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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