After the excitement of my little girl's christening last weekend I finally got some crafting time in this weekend hooray!
I will be doing a few craft fairs over the next few months and when I have done these in the past, sets of notecards always seem really popular!
I'm still slightly lacking on the new product front from the new catalogue but one of my favourite new stamp sets is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous!
These cards are made using the Notecards and Envelopes that are available to purchase in sets of 20. They come in Whisper White and Very Vanilla options and I have used Whisper White for these cards
These are the products that I used to make this Happy Birthday Gorgeous Notecards set...
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Looking forward to finishing off the Memories and More project sample to show you all ready for my taster class next week!
As promised, here is the 2nd class that we made at this month's card class.
If you missed yesterday's post, the cards this month all focus on the inside of the card, rather than all the detail being just on the outside! I make so may cards that are quick and simple, but it was really nice to do something a bit more involved and have that wow factor when the recipient opens their card!
When closed this card measures 4" x 4" and is made from a 4" x 8" piece of cardstock.
The arrows paper comes from the Naturally Eclectic Deigner Series Paper range and showcases some of the new 2017-2019 in-colours and previous 2016 - 2018 in-colours.
I have also used the Lovely Inside and Out bundle which includes the Lovely Words Thinlit Dies and Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. .
Now I will admit that this card doesn't photograph all that well and I'm still not confident enough to start videoing....but basically when you open the card it reveals diagonal folds with the diamond shape in the middle. It is very effective and provided some excellent sound effects from the ladies at class last night!
These are the products that I used to create this card...
Come back tomorrow to see the final of the 3 cards from this months card class...and my personal favourite!
So here we are...the final of the 3 card that we made at this month's card class all about Beauty on the Inside! It's always nice to make a really lovely card with just the front decorated but sometimes its nice to surprise your recipient with a little decoration on the inside!
This is my favourite of the 3 that we made....just saying!
Apart from the gorgeous colours on this card (Night of Navy and Daffodil Deilight) I have used the new Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch which is sold out across the whole of Stampin' Up! right now which just shows how much people are loving this set!
The papers come from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper set and this is the one that jumped out at me first...and I found it really hard to cut (ha!) The sentiment comes from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and is such a nice size to use! I added the daisy's for that extra something!
And for the Beauty on the Inside...
So within this card, I have added an extra fold out panel with a window sheet used underneath the circle apperture and added another daisy as the centre piece. It doesn't fold well but the inside really is so pretty! It definitely looks more complicated than it was to put this one together but I think its quite effective! You could add anything to the centre...maybe for a christmas card, a christmas tree or a snowflake?! (Yes I'm starting to think about Christmas!)
These are the products that I used to make this card...
I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since I last wrote on here! It's been quite manic here at the manor with cars breaking, getting ready for a christening and general busy life! This card class was meant to take place in June but with the hubby being away for work, it didn't actually happen until July!
This month I chose to do a card class all about the inside of the card! We make so many cards where all the detail is on the outside, we often leave the inside blank or just add a sentiment.
At this card class we made 3 totally different cards where the front was pretty....but the insides are BEAUTIFUL!
This card measures 4, 1/8" x 5, 3/4" and uses DSP from the Medallions collection, in my fabourite new colour Lemon Lime Twist! I have kept it very simple by using the new Happy Birthday Thinlit cut in White & Basic Black then layered to give a shadown effect. As nice as this die looks when cut in one colour, I prefer to use it this way as it really does pop off the page!
The balloons and sentiment at the bottom come from the coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
The inside is definitely more glamourous! This card is known as the "Twist and Pop" card as the centre of it lies flat when the card is closed (obviously!) and as you open the card, the centre part twists and pops out!
I have decorated the individual panels using the coordinating cardstock and ink, and used more stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.
This card was really fun to make, and looks alot more complicated than it actually is.
If you would like to learn how to make this card, or would like to order any of the items we used, please do get in touch.
Looking forward to showing you Part 2 tomorrow....!
Hope you're all enjoying this glorious sunshine!!
At my launch party last week, I announced that I would be running a RIBBON SHARE offer.
There are sooooooo many gorgeous new ribbons and trims available in this new catalogue, and as always the colour offerings are fab and compliment all the different colour families! (Hooray for matching colours!)
If, like me, you like adding another texture to your cards and projects with ribbons and trims then this this share might just be for you!
The RIBBON SHARE costs £7 and for this you will receive 10 metres of ribbon as shown in the photo below!
If you would like to take part in this Ribbon Share, please just send me a message!
As most of you are probably all now aware...the shiny new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is now here, hooray!!
On Tuesday last week I held a launch party to show off the new catalogue, sample some of the new products, play some games and have fun! Thank you to everyone who joined me, it was great to see you all and if you placed an order, I will be in touch as soon as it's available for you!
If you couldn't make the launch party but would like to see the new catalogue or even host a party, there is a FANTASTIC offer running throughout June.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer and earn even more free products, please do contact me to book your workshop in now!
Have a great day!
So today is a good day...it's the day that the gorgeous Eastern Palace products are available to you to pre-order before the new annual catalogue goes live on the 1st June!
The products are available to buy in 2 seperate bundles.
This really is a gorgeous suite of products and everything really does compliment each other beautifully!
Below is a selection of inspiration from me as I've had this bundle for a few weeks now and I love it!
If you would like to order either bundle, please drop me a message or click SHOP NOW below.
Every customer who orders this bundle will receive a **FREE GIFT** with purchase from me!
Have a great week!
As we prepare to say goodbye to certain products we have seen and loved over the last 12 months, the best part is saying HELLO to shiny brand new product! (My favourite part!)
As a one-off promotion, Stampin' Up! have launched a whole suite of products from the new annual catalogue EARLY!! Normally, we cannot offer anything from the new cataulogue until it launches in June, but this gorgeous suite of products is ready for you from Monday!!
The suite of products will be available to you in 2 exclusive bundles and it really is a gorgeous suite of products! I have been playing with this set for the past week and I can't stop using it!
The best part for me is definitely being able to use the new in-colours which I showed here yesterday and being able to use with coordinating coloured cardstock and papers really does make the most stunning projects!
Within this suite of products is a Stamp Set that coordinates with a set of framelit dies. The dies can be used to cut medallion shapes, flowers, elements and also as detailled apertures within cards.
There are gold stickers that coordinate with the dies and look fab when added to cardstock, really elegant!
There are tassle embellishments, envelopes, DSP and a carstock bundle in Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. The colours are really rich and scream oppulence when used altogether!
Plus the 3 of the new in-colour stamp pads!
Can you tell that I like this set yet?
Here are a few of my cards so far....
The DSP used here is a Very Vanilla base with a gold embossed texture pattern. Peacock feathers spring to mind!
I have cut a selection of the medallions, and layered together using dimensional foam pads to give a 3D look. I have added in some colour with a strip of coloured cardstock, and the sentiment has been stamped in the corresponding ink colour.
The green spot card is using the DSP which is the colour of Lemon and Lime Twist. I have cut a circle, and again layered the medallions over the top. Sequin Trim has been added along with some more of the Gold textured DSP from above.
On the Dapper Denim card I have used one of the large gold stickers along with some smaller diamonf gold stickers. The medaallion has been stamped and die cut out and the sentiment has been embossed with gold embossing powder.
The three flower shapes have been cut out with 2 of the dies - the first one cuts the outside shape and the 2nd cuts the inside leaves that can be lifted up as shown. For the middle of the flowers I have used some more of the gold stickers.
For these 2 cards, I have used the largest medallion framelit and left it attached to the cardstock. This has then been layered over the coloured cardstock and I have added some medallion shapes over the top. The flower sticker has been used straight onto the cardstock which I have then die cut out with the flower medallion shape. I have added the matching colour tassle and stamped in the corresponding ink colour!
Looking forward to sharing more next week about how you can order these gorgeous new products!
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One of my favourite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the constant cycle of new products that I get to play with and share with you all!
The main reason that I joined Stampin' Up! is for their colours! Beforehand I would spend what felt like hours matching colours of card, paper, embellishments etc for a project but now that pain is no more!
Stampin' Up! have a base of 40 colours ranging from Brights, Subtles, Neutrals and Regals and for every colour you can have ink, cardstock, ribbons, embellishments, marker pens, papers and more! Every colour within a range compliment each other brilliantly and they are all lovely and rich!
As if 40 colours are not enough they also launch 5 additional colours every year that last for 2 years and these are known as "in-colours". All the in-colours compliment the existing base of colours really well and it's always exciting as a demonstrator to see what colours they will be!
These colours are launched with every Annual Catalogue in June and this year they have release 3 colours early!! You will be able to order these colours from the 1st May, and the additional 2 colours will be available from the 1st June!
I have really enjoyed playing with the 3 new colours and have added a sample below for you!
This year we have
FRESH FIG - a gorgeous rich purple
LEMON & LIME TWIST - a really bright lime colour & my personal favourite!
TRANQUIL TIDE - a deep blue/green
What do you think???
To find out about the other new products I have used on these cards, check back tomorrow....you won't regret it!
Have a great day!
Today I am sharing with you my Easter Gifts that I have made for my family. We love a bit of chocolate but this year I wanted to something different to buying an Easter Egg and the Basket Bunch suite is perfect for doing exactly that!
For this project I used the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. When I first saw this set in the catalogue I wasn't overly excited but after we used this set at a recent demonstrator day I just had to have it!
The mini egg cartons were a lovely touch too for this set. They come in Very Vanilla and it really is so easy to add colour to them!
For the top of the boxes I cut out the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set. Using craft card I die cut the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and the basket is from the Basket Bunch set.
I stamped a selection of flowers, bunnies and leaves using Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured using Watercolour Pencils with an Aqua Painter and die cut out. They are added to the basket using Dimensional Foam Pads.
The sentiment is stamped onto Vellum Cardstock, and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. I have added these to the basket using Mini Glue Dots. To finish I added a self-adhesive Enamel Shape embellishment in a co-ordinating colour.
The egg cartons are secured using Burlap Ribbon which coordinates lovely with the craft card colour.
The products that I used are found below. Sadly some of these products have been listed as being retired this week and have sold out already :-( Please click the shop now button at the bottom of this post to check what is still available.
Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoy a lovely restful Easter weekend!
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