Saturday, 26 July 2014

Christmas crafting commences

At team training this month we have started to think about Christmas, I know its only July but we don't want to run out of time. We have seen the Seasonal catty that is available at the end of August but in the mean time we have been looking at ways to use every day items to make Christmassy.

The first project I have to show you is a Santa gift card holder using the gift bow die, I loved this and I think I am now a convert to this die as I can see lots of uses for Santa!

To order any of the items I have used click through below to my shop

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Team training swaps - a screen card tutorial

One of the best things about Stampin` Up! is getting together and sharing ideas. Once every 3 months the whole of our team gets together in Peterborough for team training, we get ideas and also business tips.

One of the highlights of the day is swaps, we all make a card front or similar (approx 40 times) and swap with each other.

I decided to make another screen card and thought it would be good as people have been asking to put a tutorial on my blog.

Cut a piece of card stock 14 x 28 cm I used crumb cake or or baked brown sugar

Using the hardwood stamp, in the contrasting ink stamp all over this piece, with such a large stamp I find it easiest almost to roll the stamp onto the card.

stampin up uk demonstrator, screen card tutorial cardmaking

Then turn the card over and fold in half, use a bone folder to get a crisp crease.

Then fold each half to the centre fold , so you end up with a concertina effect.

Using a border punch, punch all the way along one of the long sides, make sure you line it up and keep the card pushed alongside the edge. (If you make a mistake you can cut this edge off and it looks just as good with a plain edge)

Then use the label punch and punch in the middle of each panel at the bottom of the card.

Cut 4 pieces of very vaniila card x cm.

Then cut 4 pieces of coloured card x cm.

Stamp on the very vanilla card using hopeful thoughts, then stick the vanilla onto the coloured card.

Stick these onto the panel card and embellish as required with flowers, butterflies and a greeting.

Thanks for looking and sorry it was such a long post, hope it inspires to make some soon.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Gorgeous grunge meets the new in colours

At Craft club this month we had fun with the new in colours to create our make and takes. here are what the ladies made. We used the gorgeous grunge set along with the petite petals and as you can see they are all following the template but have all come out different.

Why not contact me for more details on craft club, we meet once a month in Stondon village Hall, Bedfordshire and are a friendly group

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Another screen card

A while ago I showed you a screen card that we made at craft club, whilst the ladies were completing their make and takes I did a twist on this and used the flower shop stamp set and cherry cobbler ink

Sorry about the photo but its the only one I took and have since given it away!

One of my favourite things about Stampin` Up! products is that everything matches, and I love that we have punches that match the stamp sets such as the flower shop and pansy punch

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Introducing the new In colours 2014-2016

Well one of the many great things about a new Annual Catalogue is a new set of In Colours! Each set lasts for two years and whilst its sad to say goodbye to the previous ones, such as midnight muse (sobs) its great to say hello to some new ones.

This years are

Tangelo Twist - orange
Mossy Meadow - Green
Hello Honey - Yellow
Blackberry Bliss - Dark purple
Lost Lagoon - Blue

I have used the petite petals stamp along with these inks around the border of my craft club poster to help it stand out, what do you think of these?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blendabilities are here

The wait is over! We've officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colours. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project.

Available Products to customers starting July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler (Item 130995 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Coastal Cabana (Item 131000 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Daffodil Delight (Item 130998 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Old Olive (Item 130999 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie (Item 130997 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry (Item 131003 - 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item 129370 - 27,95 €/£20.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - 6,95 €/£5.50)
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 - 5,95 €/£4.50)
  • Colour Lifter (Item 129369 - 5,95 €/£4.50)