Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's in the can!

Today's project is something I really enjoyed creating.  I love to upcycle everyday objects and here I used an empty aluminium can, something I would normally place into the recycling box but I saw an option of giving it another life.

My tin opener left a nice clean cut, just one tiny piece had to be flattened down with a pair of pliers then it was nice and "safe" inside.

I covered the outer with a piece of the new SAB (Sale-a-bration) Designer Paper called "Sweet Sorbet", yours free with any £45 order.  The colours are delicious, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and a hint of Basic Black.

Next I took a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock and used my new "Fringe Scissors" to create a lovely frilled edge around the top of the can.  These are amazing value at just £8.95

Item #133325 £8.95

I created a tag using another new product, the "Scallop Tag Topper Punch"

Item # 133323 £20.95

I stamped a greeting from the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set and the dotty border at the bottom was also from the same set, then tied to a "Twisty Treat Bag" which is a SAB offering that you can earn for FREE.  I love the twisty ties, just like those you package sandwich bags with but much more lovely with hearts and stripes on.

And another new product, the Sprial Flower Die, again an amazing price of just £15.95 which will help you to create 3D flowers in a flash!

Item #129379 £15.95

The flower centres were created with the Fringe Scissors

I filled one of the gorgeous Twisty Treat Cello Bags with Mini Marshmallows and my creation was complete.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sale-a-bration 2014 is here!

I am sooooo excited to share with you today our new SALE-A-BRATION PROMOTION along with the new SPRING/SUMMER CATALOGUE and if that wasn't enough, a new product release!

So let's start with Sale-a-bration

For every £45 you spend between 28th January and 31st March you can earn yourself some free exclusive products

Click here to view the online flyer, it is bursting with bundles, ideas and lots of free product options for you to choose from.  As a Demonstrator I was able to pre-order some of the items and I have loved creating projects with them.

Book a party during Sale-a-bration and you can earn an extra £25 of Hostess Credits when your party reaches £250

Join my team of Inspirationals and be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  The Starter Kit is priced at just £99 and you will get £150 of gorgeous products of your choice along with a business kit including catalogues and order forms.  Earn a permanent discount on the products or if you choose, be a business builder and earn yourself an income doing something that makes you happy.

Call me on 07717 068909 / 01452 740532 for an informal chat, signing up is quick and easy as now we can do this online.

So are you ready for the next big thing!

The Spring/Summer Catalogue is being launched today

Click here to view the online version, I am just so in love with many of the products and have also been busy creating with them and will share some creations very soon.  

And if this wasn't enough, there's a new tool being released today:

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657

The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.

Please note this machine embosses only, it does not die cut.  Comes with one pair of Standard Embossing Pads and one Mylar Shim.

Purchase 3 embossing folders along with the Boutique Machine and you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item

So why not sit back and browse the catalogues, so many lovely new products and lots of inspiring projects too.

If you would like to order online, just simply click the link below and off you go!

Well I think that's enough excitement for the now, will be back very soon with some creations.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Flowerfull Heart

You only have a couple of days left to order this stamp before it goes, the "Whole Lotta Love" promotion finishes on January 27th.  This single stamp is just so pretty and very useful for lots of different occasions from birthdays to weddings, anniversaries and Valentines and at just £8.95 it's great value too.

Onto my card, not the best pictures as the flash overpowered a little which didn't show up the background of the card.

The "Flowerfull Heart" is the main focal point, stamped in Pool Party and heat embossed with Dazzling Diamonds to give a lovely shimmer.  This heart is cut out using the Hearts Framelits dies.

I used "Gorgeous Grunge" with Craft White Ink on the background along with the "Simply Stars" stamps to break up the plain pool party base.

I used a Candy Dot base with brad in a co-ordinating colour, these are available in the four colour families Stampin' Up! carry.  I also slipped on a Paperclip with a piece of silver 1/8th ribbon tied around.

The sneak peak here is the embossed Summer Starfruit layer, it's a gorgeous new embossing folder that is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration offerings this year and I just know it's going to be a popular choice.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Flowerfull Heart

In December I ran a class showing different ways of using the Envelope Punch Board being that it such a versatile tool that is definitely not just for making envelopes!!

Here is one of the projects, a folder containing some little cards.  My class included the Flowerfull Heart Stamp along with a set of the Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes and the Sweetheart Treat Bags, all of which are available until the end of January so don't miss out on them as they won't be around for much longer!  The details are on the right hand side of my blog.

We made a "pouch" to hold our cards in, then inside used the Envelope Punch Board to create a pocket to hold the cards and envelopes.

The Sweet Sayings Cards are delicious, with a lovely pattern printed around the border of each heavyweight card base, and matching envelopes in Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.

We used elements from the Sweetheart Treat Bags pack to decorate the cards, here we used one of the Banners and some Bakers Twine from the kit.

The Flowerfull Heart stamp was cut out using the Hearts Framelits dies which co-ordinates perfectly, we daubed around the edges for a soft finish.

For the Card Pouch closure, we simply added punched circles to a paperclip which slipped over the top to keep everything together!  The "Made with Love" stamp is from the Love You More set which is again from this month's promotion so check out the link at the top of my blog.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Your'e Lovely Sneak Peak

Here are the cards I made for some team members at December's monthly training, each month I recognise those who are in my top 3 for Sales with a handmade card.

This is very similar to the card in my previous post except I changed my first layer to crumb cake and stamped the Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink.  I covered over the word "lovely" with the word "Amazing" for the stamp set "Your'e Amazing".

I layered everything with Dimensionals for a 3D look and added some Linen Thread for texture.

And here they are all together, here you will see I used different papers from the new Sale-a-bration pack at the bottom of each card.



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak

Today I am sharing a card that shows some upcoming products from the most amazing promotion Stampin' Up! offer, yes, "Sale-a-bration" which begins on 28th January.

As a customer Sale-a-bration enables to you to earn exclusive stamps and accessories for FREE with a qualifying £45 spend.

If you host a party during the Sale-a-bration period then you can earn extra Hostess Credits too.

If you join my team during Sale-a-bration you will get an extra £30 of Stampin' Up! goodies in your kit for FREE.  Joining is easy, it can be done online in minutes and you can earn yourself a permanent discount on products and be part of the family of fun and creativity.  Why not earn money doing something you love?

So onto my sneak peak.........

I made this card for Caroline's birthday to go with the gift I had packaged.

My colour combo is:
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Whisper White

It uses two new stamp sets that can be yours for FREE during the "SAB" period

The bunting is created using a stamp set called "Banner Blast" and has a matching punch which is awesome, I just know this is going to be a favourite with everyone as it's so versatile.

The label is from another set called "Your'e Lovely" and it co-ordinates with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and also the "Deco Labels" framelits so no cutting required!

I used "Gorgeous Grunge" stamps for the "splats", a real favourite set of mine which is constantly pulled from my shelf.

Do you see the lovely thick twine, it's gorgeous and comes in three delicious colours.  Here the Crisp Cantaloupe blends in great with the Calypso Coral ink.

The patterned paper is a sneak peak from the upcoming Spring/Summer Catalogue which releases also at the end of the month and we are being so spoilt with lots of amazing new products to play with.

A close up of the stamped bunting, I added a bitty flower from the "Bitty Punch Pack" set of punches topped with a pearl.

I hope you like my creation today, I am hoping to play more with my Sale-a-bration goodies and be back with more lovely things to share with you.

Don't forget, it's a great time of the year to host a party and earn yourself lots of exclusive products for FREE, it's fun and easy to host a party, just get in touch for more information.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak

Sale-a-bration is just around the corner, the most amazing promotion Stampin' Up! has to offer, it's the best time of the year as you are able to earn yourself FREE exclusive products.  If you host a party during the promotion you can earn extra goodies with your Hostess Credits.

Sale-a-bration begins on 28th January and runs right the way through to 31st March so you have plenty of opportunities of earning yourself lots of lovely FREE goodies that are being offered.

Now I can't share any actual products with you just yet as it's a secret, but I can show you some projects I have created!

So here's a gorgeous gift presented using one of the Sale-a-bration offerings this year.  A lovely kit containing spotty cellophane gusseted bags, tags, ties and glimmery hearts that will be so useful for so many different occasions.

I love the twisty ties, they are double sided so that when you twist them like you do for sandwhich bags you can view both sides whereas here, I folded the edges around the top of my cello bag as I wasn't scrunching it up and the wire inside the tie held it nice and firmly shut.

I decorated the striped tag using flowers from the Boho Blossom punch.

Inside I decorated a glassine bag to contain the gift for Caroline, again more flowers from the Boho Blossom punch and some coordinating paper from the 12x12" Paper Stack.  The large white hexagon with the Island Indigo border is also from the kit and I stamped a hexagon from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set to go with it, this is great as it has a matching punch.

The Crisp Cantaloupe thick twine is from another Sale-a-bration gift, can't wait to share that one with you.

I used Washi tape to cover a peg.

And the finished gift again, I loved it and I think Caroline did too!