Hey folks! I love the card I’m sharing with you today, it’s just the perfect mix of detailed and simple stamping, and I can see me making this one again and again with tweaks here and there already! However, this particular version of this card is perfect to send as a Friendship card, a just because for your bestie, or a thinking of you for a friend in need.
This is a really soft card, but by changing up the colours you could really make it pop! Maybe switching a layer for some gold foil, or colouring the birds, would totally transform it into something that would look very different.
This card all started with the back panel; tone on tone stamping using Pool Party ink onto Pool Party card stock. The tone on tone effect creates a little something extra, without being too in your face.
The bird are stamped in Crumb Cake ink to match the card base and layer. This is one of the huge benefits to using Stampin’ Up! products, there is no guess work; no “is this going to match” with regards to card stocks, inks, embellishments or Designer Series Papers, because YES they are going to match!
Hey folks! I thought I would tie up this week with a cute little Make and Take card that I made (well, I started it…) at a recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. I LOVE attending Stampin’ Up! organised events, we always go home with heaps of inspiration, new products and new friends! BUT Stampin’ Up! events are exclusively available to demonstrators… so, you know what you need to do? Join my team and make sure you don’t miss the next one!
At Stampin’ Up! events there in always a Make and Take, also we have creative projects at team events too! They provide a fab packet with all the goodies that you need to make the card; the card base, Designer Series paper etc. and then there is a big box on the table with all the stamps, ink, punches, ribbons and bits in. We always have great fun sharing out the box, and playing “who’s got the sentiment stamp” (because the stamps always seem to get lost amongst all the sweeties!)
It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! with a new catalogue Pre-Order due to start on 1st August and the Extra Extra promotion giving you even more in your Starter Kit! I would LOVE to welcome you to the team.
Find out more about joining HERE, or check my joining FAQ’s.
Hey folks! I have a cute little Hello card to share with you today. As you know I’ve been sharing team things all week, and this is the sort of card I send to new team members along with a token gift like the notebook I shared on Monday. I also make this sort of card for new club members too!
This card is a different size from my usual cards; as its a 4 x 4″ card base, with layers that are cut 1/8″ shorter and narrower each time. I am really enjoying using Designer Series Paper on cards at the moment, combined with these Stitched Nested Dies in particular, so pretty!
The birds are stamped in Memento Black ink and then coloured using Stampin’ Blends in Light Pool Party, Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Granny Apple Green for a subtle look.
Hey folks! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge, and this time we have a very handy theme…. Birthdays! We all need birthday cards, and hopefully it’s the card you make/send most often.
I made this card for one of my brother’s-in-law at the end of June using the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, and all in Night of Navy and White.
One of my top tips for making male birthday cards is to keep things simple, and will often stick to a couple of colours, or use a lot of white space.
One of the things I really LOVE about Stampin’ Up! is the coordination. You know, that the ink, card stock and Designer Series Paper are all the same colour, the white’s match and the stamps fit perfectly into basic shape dies. There are a few die sets at work here; the Layering Square and Stitched Shapes work together to make lovely layers on your cards, and I LOVE that we now have a heap of word dies to create interesting looking sentiments.
The Birthday is die cut using the Well Written dies. I actually die cut this 3 times from Night of Navy card stock and stacked them to get this fun dimensional effect.
There are more Birthday card’s over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog this week, do pop over and check them out, create your own birthday creation and add it to our gallery. We can’t wait to see them!
Hey folks! I LOVE to celebrate the achievements of my team, and today’s card does just that! One of my favourite things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being a part of a group that celebrates each others achievements and cheers each other along, and I think this card does that just perfectly!
This card uses a fabulously floral bundle from the new Annual Catalogue, Bloom and Grow, and this sentiment is perfect for team celebrations!
I love to send things out to my team, and customers too. Team members get cards for joining, reaching milestones or goals they’ve shared with me, birthdays and more!
During July and August Stampin’ Up! have a great reason to join! Extra Extra gives you even more in your Starter Kit and then a voucher to spend the following month too. The Starter kit costs £99 but you get to choose £155 worth of goodies, it also makes you eligible for that fabulous 20% Demonstrator discount, invitations to events and exclusive Facebook groups, a fabulous quarterly magazine, and much much more! Find out more about joining HERE, or the answers to your questions HERE.
Hey folks! This week I wanted to dive into the current joining offer from Stampin’ Up! I LOVE being a part of Stampin’ Up! we have such fun as a team at events and online, sharing ideas and inspiration, crafting together and having a good ol’ natter!
Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer on at the moment, where you get Extra in your Starter Kit and then again the following month! Usually you get to choose £130 worth of goodies for your Starter Kit, but currently you get to spend £155 but pay just £99! And then you also get a voucher next month to spend too!
Now is a great time to join, with a new catalogue previewed to Demonstrators TONIGHT, and pre-order starting on the 1st August, you can get your hands on brand new items before anyone else!
I love to sent my team a little something when they join. Often it’s a notebook like this one, with a handmade card and usually some sort of sweet treat too! My team also get access to exclusive Facebook groups, as well as my Code Club Class PDF every month. We also do in person events throughout the year in addition to the Stampin’ Up! corporate ones. I would LOVE to talk to you about becoming a part of my team and send a fabulous team gift!
You can find out more about joining Stampin’ Up! and my team HERE, and answers to many of your questions can be found in my FAQ’s.
Hey folks! One last Christmas card from me today (well, until September when the new Christmas Catalogue launches anyway!), and I’ve been playing with Dashing Deer again!
This card is all about the layers, with an embossed panel, Stitched nested Labels and that super sparkly Dashing Deer!
The deer was die cut from Crumb Cake card stock, and then painted with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to create this fun sparkly Dashing Deer. This paint dries super quickly; it was dry by the time I’d adhered the rest of the layers together!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week of Christmas cards in the middle of July! and maybe inspired you to make a start on this years cards early
Hey folks! So, after a couple of blog posts of other bits and pieces, I’m back with another Christmas in July card! I LOVE the First Frost stamp set, and although it’s in with the Christmas stamps in the catalogue I totally use it all year around. Today I do have a Christmas Card using it, but how pretty would this be for a Birthday, or Just Because?
I always prefer less traditional colours at Christmas. I mean, I don’t mind Red and Green, but I’m always pulled more towards cooler colours; blues and silver. So, the colours here are Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apply Green and Flirty Flamingo.
The sentiment is taken from another Stamp set; Merry Christmas to All and the coordinating Merry Christmas Dies.
The Merry is die cut from Silver Foil Paper, and then the stamp is in Pretty Peacock.
Pretty Peacock is one of this years Brand New In Colours, and I am in LOVE with it! I’ve re-opened sign ups for my 2019-2021 In Colour Club, but will close it again on Sunday night, CLICK HERE to find out more and join in!
Hey folks! Wow, there was a day last week when I wasn’t sure I was going to get this card up for you today! However, my blog issues are hopefully behind me now (at least for a while) and I can concentrate back on making fun projects for you all!
This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge is a sketch! Now, I’m not going to shared the sketch here, but you can see it over on the Inspire.Create blog and see everyone else’s fabulous creations too!
The sketch features a large circle, which I have of course substituted for this gorgeous flower from Beautiful Day. I mean, when can I leave a sketch as it is, have to change it some how!
Here I’ve stamped the flower in Memento and then coloured it using Stampin’ Blends in Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green. I’m trying really hard at the moment to use my Stampin’ Blends a little more. In fact, I’ve forced myself to as there is some Blends work in this months Retreat in a Box too!
I’ve kept the colouring pretty simple, although I have used both Light and Dark Blackberry Bliss pens to create this dimensional image.
The Blends were also put to work on the embellishments of this card, as I used Dark Blackberry Bliss to colour a trio of Clear Expoxy Drops too!
Hey folks! I am super excited to be back doing some Facebook Lives! I asked on Facebook a few weeks ago about whether you’d prefer to see regular videos on YouTube or random Facebook Lives, and most people seemed to want more Lives. So, I got a bit of time this morning while James took Niamh for her first set of vaccinations (which I really didn’t want to go to!), and thought I’d jump on and share this pretty Good Morning Magnolia Thank You card with you.
I’m not going to say too much about how this card came together, as you can see that on the Facebook Live video.
But I did want to link to some information about the offers I mentioned in the video