TEAM TRAINING CHRISTMAS SWAP

Hi all,

Following on from yesterday's post about swaps from this week's team training session, here is my swap project for the Christmas group that I was part of...

PEGS!! 

I always enjoy taking a normal household object and adding a touch of Stampin' Up! to make it that bit more special.  Pegs are a great item to decorate as they make for great holders for different things.

I have a washing line in my craft room that showcases special cards that I have been sent or ones I have made that I just can't bear to part with, and they look a lot more fancy when they have been decorated!


I have started by covering each flat side of the pegs with a strip of DSP and to that, I have added a small banner of Gold Glimmer Paper. 

For the stamping, I have coloured the image in using Stampin' Blends markers and once dry, I have painted over with the new Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  This works great when using an Aqua Painter and the sparkle is just lovely!  I have added a spritz of ink across the image also!


I used these pegs to secure the Striped Treat Bags that I filled with sweeties to give the recipient something extra!

Products Used:
- Wooden Pegs (you can pick these up in most supermarkets / household stores.  I paid £1 for 20 pegs so this is a great project to make on a budget)
- Festive Farmhouse DSP
- 2" Circle, Starburst and Triple Banner Punches
- Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
- Gold Glimmer Paper
- Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pads
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
 Thoughtful Banners, Labels to Love and Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Sets
- Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blends in Light and Dark shades
- Aqua Painter
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Champagne Shimmer Paint

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day, come back soon!

Stacey
xx

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE DSP SWAP OFFERING

Hi all,

When attending any Stampin' Up! event it is tradition for you to take something along that you have made to "swap" with other attendees.  Each event has it's own guidelines and it ranges from small organised group swaps to a complete free for all for as many as you want to make.

At team training there were 82 of us, which is alot of swaps to put together to share so the genius Michelle Last has organised small group swaps with 6 people in each meaning you can make more detailed projects to swap and she even themes the groups too! 

I chose to take part in 2 swap groups, a DSP group and a Christmas group.  These groups were very open and not restricted to just cards which I love!

Today's swap is from the DSP group where I put together a 3D item using the 'Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Papers".   I have made this project before using different DSP and it's alot of fun!


I chose to use different papers for these projects, and I have matched the ink on the stamping to the main colour on the DSP.


Come back tomorrow to check out my Christmas swap project!

Have a great day!
Stacey
xx

TEAM TRAINING PILLOW GIFTS

Hi all,

So this weekend was spent at our twice-annual team training event in Milton Keynes.

As a demonstrator these events are a great opportunity to meet with other demonstrators (82 present at this event) share ideas, learn new techniques, use product you may not have used before and generally have the most wonderful time, and this one did not disappoint!

I am really lucky to be part of a team that spans the UK and Europe, and within that I have a team of local demonstrators that I also call friends. There were 3 of us in total that attended from my team this weekend. I am really proud of every single member of my team and I love introducing people to these wider attended events as they celebrate everything that Stampin' Up! is about.

Whenever I attend these sorts of events it usually includes an overnight stay of some sort and my way of saying thank you to my team for coming along and sharing it with me is with a little "pillow gift".  For those that haven't attended beforehand, it's so nice that these gifts come as a little surprise and I truly enjoy doing it.


For this time, I put together a small package that included a wooden letter, a notebook and pen and a card of course!  I have put together this set of treats using matching DSP to tie it all together and the same sentiment.


Whenever I'm out and about, Im always on the look out for things that I can decorate or use within my crafting. Notepads are great for decorating and sending out as gifts or selling at craft fairs. Who doesn't love a notebook??!! I find the ones without covers are best for decorating as there is less faff!


The card was a simple one to tie it all together with just a strip of he DSP that I used to cover the notebook and the same punch/sentiment combination.


The letterr, in it's undecorated state was wooden in colour. I used an ink pad to add the colour simply by rubbing the ink pad directly onto the letter and filling in any gaps with an Aqua Painter!

I have created the label with a 2" strip of Whisper White Cardstock that has been shaped using the Tag Topper Punch. The same punch/sentiment combination has been used again.

Products Used:-
- Wooden letter (not Stampin' Up!)
- Notepad (not Stampin' Up!)
- Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper
- Silver Foil Sheets
- Silver Metallic Thread
- Starburst Punch
- 2" Circle Punch
- Label to Love Stamp Set
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
- Aqua Painter
- Tag Topper Punch
- Linen Thread
- Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day!
Stacey






AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...CARD NUMBER 4!

Hi all,

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend so far.

Today I am at our team training event in Milton Keynes with approx 80 other demonstrators. It kicks off at 10am so I will have lots to share with you over the next week from pillow gifts I have made for my own team members that are also here, swaps I have made to share and the projects we will make!

Today is theast Christmas card that was in the Christmas card class this week and it's a take on one I have already shared so I won't say much about it...

It has been put together using the Bulb Builder Punch and the Making Christmas Bright Stamp set that is new in the Autumn / Winter catalogue for this year.

Right I'm off to grab breakfast and get myself all ready for the fun day ahead!

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day! 

Stacey 
xx

FANCY FOLD FRIDAY NO.13 CHRISTMAS - FRONT REVERSE FOLDED CARD

Hi all,

I hope you have all had a great week and Friday is treating you well!

As promised, another Christmas card for you today, and my personal favourite of the 4 designs from this months' card class!



This card has still been put together using one of the notecards and envelopes card bases, however I have turned it into a FANCY FOLD!  A simple fancy fold that is...and just in time for Fancy Fold Friday!

I have simply, scored the card front in the middle and folded it back on itself, and added the square to create the card front!

 I have used a strip of DSP along the folded back part, and used matching Very Vanilla cardstock for the front addition.  You will see that the Cherry Cobbler cardstock has a texture to it, and I have created this using the new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  To add further definition to the texture, I have rubbed some Cherry Cobbler ink over the top using a Sponge.

The sentiment comes from the Label to Love Stamp Set and I have used the Everyday Label Punch which coordinates with this stamp set.  To finish, I have added the die-cut holly leaf!

Products Used
- Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
- Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
- Mossy Meadow A4 Cardstock
- Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock
- Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
- Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Label to Love Stamp Set
- Everyday Label Punch
- Detailed Poinsettia Framelits Dies
- Stampin' Dimensionals

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day, come back soon!
Stacey
xx

CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS NUMBER 2

Hi all,

It has been such a busy week here and the weekend is almost in sight, hooray!

Today's card is another from this months' BUSY card class.

I have used the standard Notecards and Envelopes that Stampin' Up! offer and added some strips of DSP, cardstock and ribbon to create the background layer.  For the main feature, I have added a square of cardstock die-cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and added a die-cut Poinsettia. 

The sentiments have been created from a number of stamps and stamped directly onto the card base to finish.

What do you think?

Products Used:
- Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
- Very Vanilla Cardstock
- Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
- Shaded Spruce Cardstock
- Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon
- Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
- Detailed Poinsettia Framelits Dies
- Labels to Love Stamp Set
- Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set
- Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
- Stampin' Dimensionals

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day!  Come back tomorrow to check out my favourite card of the set....

Stacey
xx

PAINTED HARVEST CHRISTMAS WREATH

Hi all, 

Last night was the start of the festive season for me with the first of my local card classes...and we went BIG!!! 

The challenge was to make 20 cards and we almost did it! I put together 4 different designs for people and it was lots of fun! Next time I will definitely be die-cutting the pieces beforehand to same time, and stress! 

Over the next 4 days I will be showing you each card! 

This card has been put together using the Painted Harvest stamp set. I am yet to find a colour combination that I don't like with this set. 

This design was the simplest of the cards with just some stamping and a bow! 

Products Used:
- Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
- Very Vanilla Cardstock
- Painted Harvest Stamp Set
- Classic Stampin' Pads in Shaded Spruce and Real Red
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon 
- Better Together Stamp Set
- Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!


Come back tomorrow the check out card number 2!

Stacey
xx

MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT WITH NEW PRODUCTS!

Hi all,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Todays card is one that I put together for a team training get together I held at the beginning of this month. It sounds more formal than it actually is. I have a team of approximately 10 other demonstrators, some have joined to build their own business and some have joined as a hobby demonstrator but it's a great opportunity for us to get together, talk about what's going on in the Stampin' Up! community, share projects and offer any advice, and there's always cake!!

This card has been put together using the new Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set and Bulb Builder Punch which I think is going to be a really popular product from this year's Autumn/Winter catalogue.

If you love Stampin' Up! and want to be part of this wonderful company then seek out your local demonstrator and have a chat about what they can offer plus the joining deal is just FAB! For £99 you choose £130 worth of product of your choice. It is sent to you directly along with a business starter kit if you wish to go down that road. Once you have joined you then have full access to the Stampin' Up! online community and you even get 20% discount off future orders!

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!


Also, great news today the CLEARANCE RACK has been updated. This is the section of the online shop that offers product that is no longer available to order through a current catalogue at a reduced price! If there's something you NEED then be sure 5o order it quick before things sell out!

Have a great day, come back soon!xx

CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING SEASON IS UPON US!

Hi all,

I know that we have only just got through the summer holidays here in the UK and the children have only just gone back to school but the festive season is on its way and I even saw the Christmas chocolates on the shelves in Tesco today!

Stampin' Up! released the Autumn/Winter catalogue on the 4th September so the Christmas crafting has begun! I even have my first Christmas card class coming up this week!

It always takes me time to warm up to Christmas crafting but there are so many lovely new products in the new catalogue this year that it's not been the usual challenge!


For this card I have used a strip of Silver Foil Sheet which I have run through the new Corrugated Embossing Folder which I think will be a really popular new product! As it's a dynamic folder, you get a really deep emboss which is just fab!


Dimensions
- Standard A6 card base 
- DSP measuring 2" X 5.75"
- Silver Foil Sheet measuring 1.75" X 5"

Products Used
- Swirly Sentiments Stamp Set (Snowflake images) Elements
- Neutrals DSP
- Silver Foil Sheets
- Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Whisper White Cardstock 
- Labels to Love Stamp Set
- Festive Farmhouse Elements 

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great Sunday! 
Stacey.xx

THINKING OF YOU WITH PEACEFUL REFLECTION

Hi all,

It's always nice to be asked to make a card for someone, even if it's a sympathy card.  It's nice to know that my card will let someone know that they are in someone's thoughts .

Today's card is for just that reason.  I like to keep this cards simple and neutral, it doesn't feel right to include lots of colour and embellishments.

For this card, I have used the Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set which is new for 2018.  For me, it's one of those stamp sets that when I first see it, I don't "see" what it's all about but after a little play, I think it's a really useful one.


I have used Crumb cake and Whisper White for the main colours here, and added a touch of Blueberry Bushell and Balmy Blue for the dragonfly.  He' is a two-step stamped image where you start by stamping the outline stamp, and then use another stamp to in-fill the colour.  This is a great technique if you're not a fan of colouring, and it's quick too!


For the background, you will see the speckled dots.  This is one of my most favourite techniques for breaking up a background.  Take an aqua painter, make sure that the brush is full of water, add some ink and then tap across the background to "splash" the ink on.

Dimensions:
- Standard A6 cardbase
- Whisper White cardstock measuring 4" x 5, 5/8"

Products Used:
- Cardstock - Crumb Cake and Whisper White
- Classic Stampin' Pads - Crumb Cake, Blueberry Bushell and Balmy Blue
- Aqua Painter
- Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set
- Sheltering Tree Stamp Set ("Thinking of You")

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day, come back soon!

Stacey
xx

FANCY FOLD FRIDAY NO.12 - TRI-FOLD BIRTHDAY CARD


Hi all,

Friday already can you believe?!! 

Today's feature is something that I try really hard to do every week, however with crafting time sometimes being a bit erratic I don't always manage it.

The card that I am showing you today has been CASE'd directly from something I saw on Pinterest a little while ago (click here to view) and I think it would be fab for any occasion card.  CASE means to Copy And Share Everywhere, and it's always nice to give credit to the person that the idea originated from.


This card has been put together from one sheet of A4 cardstock, to make the base, 1 sheet of A4 coloured cardstock for the matting and another sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock for the stamped top layers.
 

I really like the way that this multi folded card opens out, and as it folds totally flat it is great for
posting as well!

The flowers originate from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set that is a two-step technique set.  It means that there are multiple stamps that you use to create a single image.  You can use different stamp pads or the same colour stampin' pad to create an image with layers and tones. 


Dimensions
Card base measures 5.5" x 11.5".
Score along the long edge at 0.25", 3.75" and 7.25"
Turn so that the small scored edge is at the top, and cut at 5/8" down to the bottom score line only.
Cut another piece of Whisper White measuring 2.75" x 4.25".  This piece is attached to the 0.25" strip for the front of the card.

Products Used:
- Stampin' Trimmer
- Simply Scored
- Tear and Tape
- A4 Cardstock - Whisper White & Balmy Blue
- Classic Stampin' Pads - Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushell, Gray Granite and Smoky Slate
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Painted Harvest Stamp Set
- Timeless Textures Stamp Set
- Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set
- Beautiful Day Stamp Set
- Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
- Burlap Ribbon
- Assorted Sequins

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day everyone, come back soon!

Stacey
xx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH GORGEOUS GRAPE!

Hi all,

As a demonstrator, every product I buy is an investment so when the colour update was announced at the start of the new Annual Cataogue, it was a bit of a worry but as soon as we were shown the new colours, the worries floated away! Stampin' Up! really have given us some stunning new colours that compliment everything we have brilliantly. 

Now I'm not usually a purple fan, but maybe we've just never had the right purple for my personality because Gorgeous Grape is just fabulous!  It's really bright and indulgent and really makes your projects pop!


For this card, I have used a variety of different Gorgeous Grape shades, with splashes of ink onto the card base, a wash of ink using an Aqua Painter, stamping onto Whisper White and onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock!  
What are your thoughts on this new colour?  I'm sure it won't be the last you see of it from me....

Products Used:
- Falling Flowers Stamp Set
- May Flowers Framelits
- Blow out the Candles Stamp Set
- Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
- Cardstock - Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White
- Aqua Painter
- Starburst Punch
- 2" Circle Punch

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day!
Stacey
xx

DO SOMETHING CREATIVE EVERYDAY!

Hi all,

I am really bad at not carrying business cards around with me, so when I get talking to someone about Stampin' Up! and my own little business, I never have anything on me to give to them which is quite embarrassing!

With the start of my coffee and card sessions this month, I knew I had to bring some cards and information to pass to people who I speak to, but where to put them?!

A few years back I was introduced to a great little company called Tinware Direct who sell the cutest little tins, that are perfect for holding all sorts of things.  They are great quality, a brilliant price and are great for decorating.  They even do business card sized tins!

So now, I have a great little tin to put in my handbag (or baby bag these days!) and now it has been decorated, it does the talking for me!


As a crafter, the Crafting Forever Stamp Set is a must have and I think this says it all for me..."Do Something Creative Everyday".  I may lead a very busy life, but I have to do something creative everyday to keep my mind balanced.  After a day of running around after my two girlies, organising the family home, working, shopping, cooking a healthy meal (doesn't always happen) and juggling family life, my go-to relaxation is always time in my craft room, but sometimes life doesn't allow that so my everyday creative option may be colouring with my girls, but it all helps!  Quick little projects like this are also really good as it serves a purpose too!

Products Used
- Crafting Forever Stamp Set
- Cardstock - Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Whisper White
- Starburst Punch
- 1/2" Circle Punch
- 2" Circle Punch
- Metallic Sequins Assortment
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Classic Stampin' Pad - Blushing Bride and Pool Party
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Stampin' Blends - Smoky Slate Light and Calypso Coral Light
- Aqua Painter

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Have a great day, come back soon!

Stacey
xx

EAT CAKE AND ENJOY YOUR DAY WITH BLOW OUT THR CANDLES STAMP SET

Hi all,

Welcome to day 3 of my Blow out the Candles Stamp Set product spotlight and my favourite of the trio.

This one features the cake images in the set and some beautiful singles colours.


To create the background behind the image, I have added some ink to a sponge dauber and lightly circled. I have stamped the cake and cake stand image over the top.  The cake stand was easy to colour in using Stampin' Blends. As the cake was coloured in light shades this has been stamped onto Whisper White, coloured in, cut out and attached over the top. I love how the black outline makes the image POP!


I have added some DSP to the background and the piece of Whisper White has been embossed to add another texture to the card. 


To finish I have added some sequins, the strip of sentiment and some ribbon to tie the 3 cards together into a set .

Dimensions
- Standard A6 card base with tent fold design
- DSP layer measuring
- Embossed Whisper White layer measuring

Products Used
- Blow out the Candles Stamp Set
- Twinkle Twinkle DSP
- Cardstock - Grey Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black and Petal Pink
- Layering Circle Dies
- Subtles Assorted Sequins
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
- Sponge Dauber
- Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Stampin' Dimensionals

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

This week is a busy crafting week for me with the start of my new Coffee and Card sessions at a local farm shop cafe and I'm preparing for a monster class next week with everyone stamping a stack of 20 Christmas cards to take away with them!

Have a great day, come back soon.

Stacey
xx

BLOW OUT THE CANDLES STAMP SET SPOTLIGHT

Hi all,

The Stampin’ Up! catalogues aren’t just full of product, they are a great source of inspiration! They showcase each product with a project so that you can het a feel for what it would look like in action. When I get a new stamp set or product, I like to make a few different projects to get a feel for the product and also show you how you can get the most out of it.

This stamp set is really easy to make lots of different samples as the images are a good size and perfect for male, female, children, adults and even those tricky teenagers!


For this one, I chose to use the candle images, some bright orange and black which I think really makes this card POP! 
The candles have been stamped using the two-step stamping technique which means I have stamped the candle outline, and then a separate stamp to fill in the image. 
If you have spare DSP this is a great technique for using up those strips that you just can’t bear to part with. 

The sentiment has been inked using a sponge dauber so that I could add two colours to get the effect that you see. This can also be done using Stampin’ Write Markers, and is a great way to compliment the colour combination you have used on your project.



Dimensions
- Standard A6 card base
- DSP measuring 2.5” x 5.75”

Products Used
- Blow out the Candles Stamp Set
- Layering Squares Thinlits Dies
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad
- 1/2” Black Satin Ribbon
- Stampin’ Daubers
- Paper Snips
- Stampin’ Dimensionals

To order any of these products used, please visit my online shop.  If your order is over £25 remember to use the hostess code for September.
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All customers who order using this code will receive a gift from me in October. If your order totals more than £150 (plus P&P) please don’t use this code as you can chose your own rewards to add to your order,  you will still get a gift from me!

Tune in tomorrow for my third card using this stamp set, and my favourite of the 3 designs I have put together!

Have a great day
Stacey
xx

GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT #GDP154 SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hi all,

The school holidays have come and gone so crafting time can be another regular feature in my busy life!

After some time out, I find it quite difficult to get back into the crafting mindset but thanks to so many lovely products in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues that doesn’t last long!

As many of my readers know, I follow The Global Design Project and so that’s where I started this week...


Challenge number #154 is a sketch challenge which always brings out some amazing interpretations!


For this card I have used the Blow out the Candles stamp set which is a new set in the Annual Catalogue for this year.  There are coordinating dies available however I have kept it simple and used my scissors for this one!


Dimensions
- Standard A6 card base

Products used
- Blueberry Bushell (for the card base), Grey Granite, Whisper White
- Blow out the Candles Stamp Set
- Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Blends Markers in Night of Navy Light, Night of Navy Dark & Colour Lifter
- Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Stitched Shapes Framelits
- Celebrate You Thinlits
- Black 1/2” Satin Ribbon
- In-colour DSP in Blueberry Bushell
- Silver Foil Sheets
- Paper Snips
- Stampin’ Dimensionals

I enjoyed putting this card together and looking forward to entering it into the Global Design Project. Have you entered?

Have a great day, come back soon
Stacey
xx


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