Hey folks! Time for the August Crafty Selection Box launch, super exciting! This month I’ve got a fun kit for you and a bunch of projects that are perfect for guys cards and gifts.
This month we’re playing with the Come Sail Away suite. I LOVE this one, the Designer Series Paper has some really good staple prints as well as some more specific designs, but all are great for cards for the men in your life (although you could use them for more feminine ones to!)
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Hey folks! If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of techniques, but I haven’t really shared any for a while. Time to correct that then, today’s card uses repeat stamping to create a panel using Free as a Bird.
I also love the Free as a Bird stamp set (and the coordinating Bird Ballard suite), and for all I really like the birds in this set, its the little stamps that really make my heart happy. I shared THIS card using the little flower stamps a couple of months ago, and it’s taken me far too long to use them front and centre on a card again!
Really this card is pretty simple, just some stamping, an embossing folder and a couple of layers of card stock. I think that this type of card are my favourite to make too, simple but effective.
Repeat stamping is a simple technique, the only thing you need to remember to be successful at it is to stamp the larger images first and then fill in the gaps with the smaller ones. It is of course, also easier using Photopolymer stamps as you can see exactly were you’re stamping. Here all the stamping is in Memento Black ink, and the card base is Pretty Peacock
Hey folks! I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to use more Designer Series Paper on my cards recently, partly because I am LOVING the new patterns in this years Annual catalogue, and partly because when I cleared out the retired ones from last year I found a stack 2″ deep and 2 packs completely un-opened!
I’ve made cards using stripes of Designer Series Paper before, but I wanted to change it up a bit for this one. So, I cut 4 cm stripes of paper from a few different sheets of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, and then ripped over 1 cm ish of each piece. Each piece is actually only glued at the top, so you could add more dimension by curling them a little too!
The sentiment panel is die cut from the Stitched Shapes dies (I LOVE these!), and then stamped in Balmy Blue and Night of Navy. I actually fussy cut the anchor because I hadn’t got around to buying the dies yet! I have now though, because the Come Sail Away suite is the base for this months Crafty Selection Box. I’ll be sharing the full details of how to sign up on Saturday.
This card would make a perfect masculine encouragement card, but the ripped Designer Series Paper would work on just about any papers and for any occasion. What would you use it for?
Hey folks! I can’t believe that it’s that time already, time to release a brand new Code Club Code and Class. This month I thought we would have a play with Rooted in Nature, a stamp set that has carried forward from the previous Annual catalogue. It makes lovely Masculine cards like the one I’ve made here, but also has some lovely sentiments for Thinking of You or Sympathy cards too.
This card was inspired by the cards I made for my husband and our dad’s for Fathers Day this year. It’s a simple stamped design, which I think is key for a good masculine card, along with a strong image. Here this tree also has a coordinating die in the matching Nature’s Roots dies
So, what is Code Club?
It’s super simple, each month I release a new Code Club Code which you need to enter when you check out of your Online order. If you’re order is between £25 and £44.99 you’ll receive a PDF download card making tutorial for 4 cards. If your order is over £45 then you’ll also receive a card kit to make the cards (without the stamps or ink). But, If your order is over £150 please don’t add the code, you’ll earn Stampin’ Rewards to spend yourself and I’ll automatically include you in Code Club!
This month class features Rooted in Nature and we’ll be making 4 all occasion cards using just the stamp set (although the dies are a fabulous addition!)
You can find all the details about Code Club on my dedicated page.
Code Club closes on the 28th of each month and I then release a new code and a brand new class to!
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.