Sunday, 20 August 2017

You Are My Sunshine (and we all need that!) - #153

The weather in the UK is always a topic for conversation, bu this summer more so; it has been the most bizarre I can remember for a long time with stupidly hot days in early June and then real Jumper days in August. So I wanted at least one of my projects today to be sunny.

Sunshine Saying Blue Card

Sunshine Saying Calypso Coral Card

As it is Subtle Sunday that is quite easy using the warmer colours in the Family, and featuring Calypso Coral and So Saffron seemed the way to go, with just a few hints of pink with Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette. The cooler version is not as 'sunny' but it is still a fun project and adding the Very Vanilla does add a little bit of warmth to the card.


I am really please with how they both worked out and now that I have three masks to use, I can see myself making more of these - maybe they will be my Thank You cards for August. I always send a Thank You to customers who shop with me. What I send varies and could include a hand made gift item as well as a share of any Hostess Rewards that we have earned as a group; my customers will get to share the full amount of those rewards, I keep none for myself. the rewards could be a share of ribbon of enamel shapes, or may even include a Hostess Stamp set.

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Card Base – A5 folded in half
Whisper White or Very Vanilla layer – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Whisper White or Very Vanilla Stamping layer – 5-5/8 x 2-1/4” (14.25 x 6.5cm)

Long thin strips of coloured cardstock


Saturday, 19 August 2017

You Asked for Notecard ideas, so Happy Birthday Gorgeous - #152

I have had a few requests for some ideas using our Notecards and Envelopes, so here are a few cards I have put together using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set. This set is new to the 17/18 Annual Catalogue, but it has images that use the Classic Label and Balloon Punches. I love new products that work with what I already have.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Notecard

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Notecard

I think a box of Notecards makes a really thoughtful gift, be that for the hostess of a dinner, or the hostess of a Stampin' Up! Party (blatant plug here, if you would like a set, just arrange to host a party with your friends, either in person of via Facebook, and I will give you a box!)


I hope you enjoy these and will come back on Monday to see how the box is made. It really is quite straightforward, it is only Maths!

Dimensions
Pink mat 2-3/4 x 4-1/4" (7 x 10.50cm)
White stamping layer - 2-1/2 x 3-5/8" (6.50 x 9.75cm)

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Friends don't let Friends Wine Alone Especially on Friday - #151

I am hoping that today's video is not quite as mad as the offering yesterday, that was just total meltdown (go take a look if you missed it, it will make you laugh if nothing else!). Today's cards use the Mixed Drinks stamp set. This is one of the first sets I bought after I became a Demo just over a year ago. It is such a fun and versatile set and I love the sentiments!

Flirty Flamingo Mixed Drinks Card

Dapper Denim Mixed Drinks Card

The set is a really good introduction to two step stamping, you stamp the outline of your glass and then fill in the liquid. I really love that it is so easy to use and that you can build up your drinks to be as fancy, or not, as you like. Add ice cubes, straws or an umbrella as you see fit. Brilliant!


The other element I really like on these cards is the Washi Tape to add a pop behind the main element. I think this is an overlooked product, but it is so easy to use and for the amount you get in a pack, the most amazing value for money, particularly this year where the packs are in colour groups, rather than in Product Suites, which means they can be used on many more projects. If you don't have any Washi Tape (why?!?!?!) you could use narrow strips of paper instead. Oh, and of course you have to add some Wink of Stella, I mean it is a sparkling drink right?



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Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)

Scraps for stamping

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Ombre Thank You Gift Bag - #150

I am not convinced that this post will actually make it onto the Internet when it is meant to. We have been having 'issues' with our Internet, which means some websites are fine and some less so (and all points in between). So it is with only a small amount of hope that I am publishing this

Ombre Gift Bag using Color Theory Designer Series Paper

Ombre Gift Bag using Color Theory Designer Series Paper

I would like to suggest this is the reason today's video is even more stupid than usual, but I think it may be just a lack of concentration on my part.


Anyway, this is a really quick and (supposedly) easy little bag to make using just a small square of Designer Series Paper, this time from the Colour Theory stack.
I hope you enjoy the total madness and look forward to seeing you soon. If you need/want any Stampin' Up! Products, I would be very grateful if you could order them through me, so I can keep the madness coming.

Did you hear that the Clearance Rack has had additional items added to it, some are under £1.50 (as I type this), but they are going fast, so RUN, don't walk there





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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Dimensions
Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2 x 5-1/2”
Score at 1-1/4” then turn so this is towards top of score board and score down to this score line ONLY at:

1-1/4, 2-1/2, 3-3/4 and 5”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Why not get ahead with your Holly Berry Happiness - #149

So have you noticed that I have been dropping some hints about how brilliant it is to be a member of the Stampin' Up! Family over the past few days? I thought so! Well, all I am going to say today, is that it is, particularly at this time of year when you want to stock up on supplies for Christmas, so can add all of those to your Starter Kit (just £99 for £130 of products and FREE P&P), and then get the extra items you forgot at a discount.

Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Wishes across the miles

Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Wishes across the miles

Today's card is inspired by a lady from Australia, so I thought is appropriate to use the 'Christmas Wishes from across the miles' sentiment. It seems ridiculous, but the end of September is one of the 'Last Posting Dates' for overseas Christmas gifts and letters, so it really does make sense to start on our Christmas cards and gifts now, and we haven't even had a proper summer yet!


I love this little set, it was in last year's Autumn/Winter Catalogue and carried over to the Annual Catalogue, and had a matching punch, which is great!

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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Stamping Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Scraps for sentiment

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Precision Base Plate and Die Brush, and what they are for - #148

Welcome back to Top Tip Tuesday. Today I am covering the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush. There does seem to be a little confusion about the Precision Base Plate and when it should be used. I have heard of some people who use it at all times, which is fine, but it is not necessary, and can result in having to replace your normal Cutting Mats more frequently, and I mean a lot more frequently.

Detailed Florals Die Cut Card in Fresh Fig

I have had a BigShot Machine for at least 20 years. In that time I have had to replace my base plates twice. The first time was when my original set broke after I had used them for about 16 years, and in fact it was only one that broke. The only other time I have had to replace my normal plates is having used them with the Precision Base Plate for one particular project that I needed a lot of fine die cutting for and I was told that for the particular dies I was using, I MUST use the Precision Plate. The normal plate is now so bowed as to be unusable.


My recommendation would now be to try NOT using the Precision Plate and if you can get a good cut without, then don't use it. Makes sense, right? I have used this plate in today's video because I know that for my BigShot and the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies I need to do so. I know this because I have tried without!!

The Die Brush, however, makes getting all those annoying little pieces out of the die SOOO much easier. I keep the foam mat for mine in a Full Wood Stamp Case so that the annoying little pieces are contained within it and can just be tipped out when you are done.

I hope you find this helpful. Let me know if there are any other questions you have about this, or anything else, and I can address them in a future Top Tip Tuesday.

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Card Base – A5 folded in half

Whisper White AND Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)

Monday, 14 August 2017

No Stamping involved in becoming a Team Member - #147

Are you sick of me mentioning the amazing deal that you get when you buy the Starter Kit? Yes, No? Well today is, I am afraid, no exception because it is a fantastic deal. You get to chose any products you want up to a value of £130, and only pay £99, including free shipping. Now is a perfect time to join because it means you will be able to order items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue in your Starter Kit, make your Christmas Cards with discounted, but new product!!! But let me stop, you really aren't interested, are you. If you were you would already be a member of this wonderful group. So I will stop, for today (well almost!)

Petal Garden Memories and More no stamp card

Petal Garden Memories and More no stamp card

Today's project does not have an ink pad or stamp set in sight. Not one, just paper and card, oh, and a bit of adhesive. I have used the new Memories & More cards as the focal element, combined with some Designer Series Paper and a few gems. The card packs are fantastic value at just £9 for 72 cards, plus additional elements, in this case foil elements. Add in the matching Designer Series Paper for just £9 for 48 6 x 6" double sided papers, and you have the makings of at least 100 cards with just some cardstock. Fantastic value for money, and really quick and easy to put together.


I used the Petal Garden Suite for my cards, but there are other options that will work just as well, including a Christmas one in the new (only available to Demonstrators) Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)

DSP Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Subtle Hugs for us All - #146

I am not sure that Subtle Sunday is right this week. I think I have been anything but 'subtle' over the past few days about how I feel about being part of Stampin' Up! I know I keep coming back to it, but it really is the friendships I have made in the past year that have been such a surprise. I have met new people through the classes I run and through Team and Stampin' Up! Events I have been to, both in the UK and overseas.

Bundle of Love Blushing Bride Hugs Box

Bundle of Love Soft Sky Hugs Box

I have a small, but growing, Team of Stable Hands. We are spread about a bit, from Essex to Surrey, and local to me in Oxfordshire. We 'meet' regularly during our Facebook Live meetings and on our Team Facebook page. Distance is not a problem these days, we can even craft together during our 'virtual' meeting.


Have I convinced you yet? The Starter Kit really is the best deal in the Catalogue, and is totally flexible to suit your needs. If you have been a customer of some time, then it is the perfect opportunity to get all those stamps and ribbons you have been eyeing up. If you are new to Stampin' Up! then I suggest you work within one Colour family or Suite so you know that everything you choose will work together; the Subtles perhaps?

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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Dimensions:
Base – 5 x 5” - score at each side at 1”
Lid – 4-9/16 x 4-9/16” - score at 3/4” on each side
DSP and Foil – 2-3/4 x 2-3/4”



Saturday, 12 August 2017

A Door into a New World at Home with You? - #145

Well, it's official. I am getting really excited now. Next week, on Tuesday, I will be booking my place at the Stampin' Up! Event (OnStage) being held in November. We have these Demonstrator only events twice a year. They are an opportunity to meet lots of other Demos, swap ideas, but more importantly, see new products and get to play with them. November is when we get to see the new Spring/Summer Catalogue, and this year it is also when we celebrate 10 years of Stampin' Up! in the UK.
At Home with You Autumn Card

At Home with You Christmas Card

I remember last year's event vividly. It was my first OnStage event and I had no idea what to expect. Others in the team told me it would be fun and amazing, but I had never expected it to be quite so amazing. I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I cooed at the new stamp sets, I stroked the paper and ribbon, and took about 300 photos, just of product! All I really wanted to know was when I could place an order. I needed to get my hands on the products, and soon! Even better than I could dream; we were given stamps to take away; as attendee gifts, and as part of Prize Patrols.


So last November was amazing, but this year will be even better. Why? Because I get to go for free! I have earned this as a free event as part of the compensation plan that Stampin' Up! offers. The 'star' of the incentive plan is an all expenses paid holiday of a lifetime. One day...... My sights are set and it will be mine. It could be yours too, contact me to find out how!!

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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Dimensions:
Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured/DSP Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)

Scraps of DSP and card stock for die cutting and stamping

Friday, 11 August 2017

Let's make Friends on Friday - #144

I have already mentioned a number of times this week, the great friendships I have made since starting my Stampin' Up! journey (oops, I used the 'J' word!) But it has been a journey.
I started out, just over a year ago, looking at how I could make a business out of my love of paper and ink. I knew I wanted to use top quality products and that I wanted to run classes. In all honesty, I had not heard of Stampin' Up!, but as soon as I got my hands on a Catalogue, I knew this was the company I was looking for.

Eastern Palace Thanks for Being a Friend Card

Eastern Palace Thanks for Being a Friend Card

I placed an order (which was not small) and could not believe how amazing the quality was. The colour palette worked so well across all the products; ribbon that really did match the Cardstock and ink. And I loved the concept of Suites, with everything working so well together and taking the guesswork out. I was hooked, I signed up about three weeks later and have not looked back. I love it!
I am happy to talk with you about following in my footsteps.


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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Dimensions:
Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Very Vanilla Stamping piece – 2-1/2 x 2-2/14” (6.5 x 5.75cm)

Designer Series Paper – 3 x 2-3/8” (7.25 x 6cm)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Autumn/Winter Catalogue, So Thankful I can Pre-Order - #143

As today is Thursday, at Old Stables Crafts it must be Thanks on Thursday. And it is, so here is the contents of a little box I just received - my Autumn/Winter Pre-Order, and this is just a small selection of what is in this mini (how can I call it mini??) Catalogue. I really hope this whets your appetite for what is coming on 1st September - or sooner if you decide that this is the perfect time to join my Team, and would like to get your Christmas Supplies for less (you can add items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to your Starter Kit - what's not to love about that!!



Today is also another day for me to share more of why I love doing what I do. Making the ordinary extraordinary is of course a great place to start. But one of my main joys is showing others that they can too. For years, part of my job has been to train others, but in really grown up serious stuff. I always enjoyed that part of my career, but having trained in Fashion Design, working in the City of London lacked the creativity I need in my life. It took a serious illness to make me realise that.

Now I have walked away from City life. I live in the country, on the edge of a small village, with my husband and three cats and I do this. All day! I teach classes, I run Coffee and Card events at one of our local Garden Centres, I have stands around the area selling what I make, and of course, I make tutorial videos. I do all of this because I love being creative, sharing that creativity far and wide, and the freedom working for myself brings.

Not everyone wants to run Stampin' Up! as a business, and that is absolutely fine. Many just want to enjoy the friendship they get from being a member of a craft group, and the discount that brings. Some, in fact most, want something in between. All of these options are available to anyone who wants to get £130 of top quality craft supplies for just £99, delivered free to your door.

If you are even slightly tempted, please contact me to talk this through.

My Story and Contact Details - About Me

Joining Information - Being a Member of My Team

Need more information - Your Questions Answered

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Bonus Days Vouchers can be used now!!
If you earned Bonus Days Vouchers in July, remember to use them on your orders in August. Please note the vouchers are only redeemable against products, they cannot be used to discount the Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Why Not become a Member of my Friendly Team? - #142

Today is the start of a few slightly different posts for me. I am still going to share a project with you, but also why I think EVERYONE should consider taking advantage of the amazing Membership Deal we have. The project is a card using one of the Christmas Sets in the Annual Catalogue; I think both versions sum up the joy of being part of this Family of Crafters.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Teddy Bears - The Friendship We Share

Cookie Cutter Christmas Eskimos - The Friendship We Share

Firstly, to be clear, I do not get any payment when you join my Team, in fact, if you are a customer of mine, I will loose money if you sign up. So why would I want you to sign up??? Because it is an amazing deal for you, absolutely, but for me, being surrounded by friendly, supportive, loving and totally amazing people is just a fantastic feeling. When I signed up, just over a year ago, I did so because I wanted to start a business, but whilst I have done that and am delighted with how that is going, the thing I had not expected is just how supportive the people I have met have been.


You would think that as Demonstrators are, effectively, competitors, we only would play lip service to the whole 'Team thing', but I can honestly say that I have been blown away by the support I have had from this group of amazing crafters. I have met people from across the world, all of whom are so willing to share their experiences, to make mine easier. What more could you ask for?

Well how about a Starter Kit that only costs £99 for £130 of products that YOU put together to suit your style and needs? How about a discount on your purchases? Early access to new products? Access to Demo only events here and across the world? Incentive trips? Free product? Trust me, the list goes on and on, but the camaraderie of other Demos has to be top of my list.

I am always happy to talk with anyone about whether now is the right time for YOU to become a member.

My Story - About Me

Joining Information - Being a Member of My Team

Need more information - Your Questions Answered

JOIN MY TEAM


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Bonus Days Vouchers can be used now!!
If you earned Bonus Days Vouchers in July, remember to use them on your orders in August. Please note the vouchers are only redeemable against products, they cannot be used to discount the Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

Dimensions:
Card Base – A5 folded in half
Coloured Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)

Whisper White Stamping Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Did you know your Silicone Mat could do this? - #141

As you know, I like to make my crafty stash do as much as possible, and not necessarily only what it was designed for. Many years ago I had some embossing plates that you had to use with a rubber mat to push your card into the embossed plate. I also knew that you could use the same mat with masks that were meant for inking and spritzing through, so why has it taken me so long to put the Stampin' Up! Silicone mat and masks together and try them in the Big Shot?? Who knows!


However, having finally put two and two together, I have come up with not the usual four, but eight! How, well each piece of card will have an embossed and a debossed side, and we have four masks, so 2 x 4 = 8! Eight wonderful effects to use on your projects and no messy ink or paste to be seen. So if you are looking for a clean way of using the masks ........ You are welcome.


Of course I do now meed to make some projects with the results of this little experiment, so if you would like to see these, please keep coming back.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Scary Make it Up Monday, but I've Got Style, and so have You - #140

Generally my project videos start with me showing you the 'Here's one I Prepared Earlier', which I find quite comfortable. However, sometimes I like to REALLY challenge myself and start with just a stamp set and a couple of bits of card and ink, and then see what happens. Today is one of those days!

You've Got Style Fabulous Card Item No 143898

I love the You've Got Style stamp set, it is such a quirky set aimed at the more mature lady, but one with a great sense of humour. The sentiments are great for all occasions, and could easily be used on cards that feature other stamps, I can see it working particularly well with the Beautiful You set. Oh, and the cat is just the cutest little thing; it seems to have a look of slight superiority as if it were saying something along the lines of 'Here we go Again'! All just perfect for a fun little, if slightly scary for me, project.

I would encourage you to take more than a second look at this set and just see the possibilities. Oh, and do you like the main colour scheme? I love how Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo work so well together. What are your favourite 'surprising' colour combos? I would love to hear and give them a go in a future project.

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