Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Beautiful Bouquet Blue Birthday Card Using Stampin Up Supplies

Good Morning Everyone,

Sorry I have been missing for a few days. I have had a problem with my hand so therefore I have been unable to type properly or create. Today's card is a card I made last week and I am currently typing with one hand, which is going to take FOREVER!!

I entered the Cotswold Crafter challenge last week which was a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. For those who don't know what that is. You are given a grid with nine options and you chose three that make up a line, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Then you create a card using those elements chosen. I chose Blue, Twine and Rectangle and I am so happy with the results


Whisper White
1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scored at 4 1/8" to create a card base.
1pc - 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
1pc - 3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
1pc - 3 " x 2 3/4"

Balmy Blue
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

Night of Navy
1pc - 3 1/4" x 3"

Pacific Point
1pc - 3 1/2" x 2"

Take the small thin rectangle and stamp the sentiment in the centre towards the top in Pacific Point, add the small flower either side with balmy blue and add rhinestones to the centre. Using snail, adhere this to the pacific point cardstock.

Stamp a flower image all over the balmy blue cardstock in coordinating balmy blue ink and add to your card base.

Take the 3" x 2 3/4" piece of whisper white and stamp and alternative flower all over this piece using pacific point ink, I added the stamens using soft suede.

Layer all the remaining card stock pieces up and add to the card base.

Bring back in the sentiment piece and wrap with twine, I used some from my stash, which is non Stampin Up, but you could use anything here to embellish. Add this to the card using dimensionals.

Here's a list of all the products I used in todays card, click on the images to head over to my online store.
Product List

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed the card... Want to try a challenge - then head over to cotswoldcrafter.blogspot.com to see what this weeks challenge is.

See you all soon


Saturday, 28 July 2018

Coffee Cafe Sachet Pouch using Stampin Up Supplies

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well. So it's started to rain this morning, and I although I love the sunshine - I'm glad the rain has come to cool things down a little - and my garden is extremely thankful.

Today I have this cute coffee café pouch. It hold two coffee sachets, which is perfect for a little gift. But you could switch up the design and pop in anything you wanted, although to use get the scallop top, it must be no wider than 2".

Take a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that measure 11" x 2" and score at 5 1/4" and 5 3/4". Using the scallop tag topper punch, slide in either side of the 11" length in the punch to create this beautiful detail....

Using some scraps of whisper white, stamp the outline of the coffee cup in Sift Suede ink and the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. Also stamp of the foam top. Line up your framelits with the images and run though the big shot to cut out.

Bring in a piece of whisper white that measure 3" x 3" and cover the whole piece with the coffee bean images.

Score this piece at 1/2" & 2 1/2" on one side, and 1 1/4" & 1 3/4" on the second side. Fold and burnish all the lines well, to make sure you will have crisp edges to your little pocket. You will see that you will have create d two little squares half way down the middle of each edge, these will become flaps.... snip straight up the side of the rectangle a notch ever so slightly into the square.

Add tear and tape as above and close the box together, bring the non adhesive sections up to stick to the small square flaps and the fold the rectangle round to make this 3D.

Add adhesive to the back of the pocket and along the bottom. Place the in between the two score lines you created on the Mossy Meadow card stock and stick well.

Pop in your coffee sachets and close up with a length of Gorgeous Grape ribbon and some bakers twine. Add dimensions to the back of your die cut pieces and adhere to the front.

Here's a list of all the supplies I used today, click on the images to head over to my online store.
Product List
Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you try out my project - it's so much fun to create and even better to give as a gift.

Don't forget that my GIVEAWAY is still running until 31st - so head on over to the GIVEAWAY post for more information.

Hope to see you all soon

Friday, 27 July 2018

Join in July - Become a Stampin Up Demo and get loads FREE

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well... and enjoying this wonderful weather... long may it continue.

Today's post is a little different, I haven't got a project to share... More of an exciting opportunity!!

The standard starter kit offer costs £99 with free shipping and you get to choose anything from the catalogue to the value of £130 along with the option to choose a business pack worth £45. The business pack contains catalogues, order forms and other various items to help you start your own Stampin Up Business.

In July It gets even better, Stampin Up are offering a Colour Family Ink Pad Assortment of 10 colours worth £63.00 for FREE on top of the usual savings.

The Breakdown
You Get
£130 products of your choice
£45 worth of Business Supplies
£63 Ink Pads.
£4.95 Shipping

Giving you a total value of £247.95 for only £99 - It's a no brainer really if you ask me.

Here's a few ideas on how you can get the most from you're starter kit

So what's involved in being a Demo??
Everyone who signs up as a demo, automatically receives 20% discount on orders placed by them or through them. This discount will continue if you hit low quarterly minimums. 

There are two routes you can take when becoming a demo....
As a hobby demo, you order and receive the discount along with other perks like pre-ordering and Stampin Up event entry. It's a great way to be part of a community and get a saving on your crafty stash. You are not held into a long term agreement but if you wish to keep getting the discount, you are encouraged to hit the low minimums.

If you are business minded and wish to take this a step further, there is the opportunity for all the basic perks as a hobbyist, but you have to chance to progress on the ladder and increase your discount percentage,  grow a team and flourish!

This amazing offer runs through the whole of July 2018, so if you have any questions feel free to contact me or head to my online store  on the 1st July. 

See you all soon


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Icing on the Cake Anniversary Card using Stampin Up Products

Hello Again Everyone,

Two posts from me today, so don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY I have already posted this morning!!

As It's my Stampin Up 1 year Anniversary I thought I would create a card to celebrate it.

I made this Anniversary Card as I thought it was apt for the occasion and I love the combination of Powder Pink and Mint Macaron so this was perfect...


Mint Macaron
1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"

Powder Pink
1pc - 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Whisper White
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
1pc - 1 1/2" x 3"
1pc - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
1pc - 1" x 2 1/4"
Scraps for the flowers and icing.

Take the piece of Mint Macaron and create your card base, layer the 5 5/78" x 3 7/8" piece to the inside of the card, and once you have sponged the edges of the powder pink piece, add this to the front.

On the remaining rectangles of whisper white stamp the swirly icing across the length in Powder Pink ink. On a piece of scrap stamp the dots of icing in mint macaron. You will need to join up the lines as the strip will not be long enough individually. Fussy cut these out to a length a 'dot' longer than the cake layers, so you create a slight overhang.

Stamp out three flowers, three large leaves and four small leaves. These are two step stamps, so stamp the solid image in the lighter colour and the detailed image in the darker colour. I used powder pink for my flowers and mint macaron for the flowers - to create the light colour I stamped the image off first to create a lighter shade. Fussy cut these out as well.

Add the cake layers to the card using snail and sit one on top of the other. Use the dot strips you made to cover the joins and adhere with mini dimensionals, you will need to cut these in half as the pieces are so thin.

Place the flowers and larger leaves on the cake, one to each layer.

Lastly, take a straight edge of scrap whisper white and stamp the Happy Anniversary sentiment lightly above the edge. Line up the sentiment in you Pretty Label punch as below:-

Punch out so that you keep the straight edge along the bottom, the finished piece should look like this:-

Sponge the edges with powder pink ink to give the piece dimension and add to the card. Add the small leaves to either side of the sentiment and you are all done!!

Here's a list of all the supplies I used, click on the images to head over to my online store
Product List

I would like to thank you all for continually supporting me through my Stampin Up Journey.

I hope you enjoyed my project, see you all again soon.


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