Monday, 22 January 2018

Happy Wishes FREE Stamp Set during Sale-a-Bration

How can I express in the written word how excited I am by this stamp set and the project I have designed with it. And it really is not too complicated, just a bit of heat embossing and some stamping.

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration Handmade Sepia Card

This project does use quite a few products, but it does mean that if you order them all from my Online Store, you ca pick the stamp set for FREE; that's a two box set of red rubber stamps FREE!


I seem to have hit a bit of a sepia phase again, it has been a while, but I think it will always be a style that will come back to me, whether it's that I have so many old family photos, or something else, I really don't know, but it feels like home.

I really hope you like the card and that you will give it a go. Hop over to my online store to order the products you want. If you are in the UK and need a catalogue, just fill in the form at the bottom of this page.




If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

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To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase

Embossed Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Copper Foil

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Lots of Lavender Layered Card

I don't seem to have made any cards with simple lines for a while now, I think it might be because there are just soooo many new things to play with. Today I am putting this to rights with a simple layered card that, given it has a few stamps to make up the image, came together in almost no time at all.

Lots of Lavender Layered and Embossed Card

The Stamp set is one of the FREE items that you can get by placing an order of £45 or more in my Online Store. There are so many wonderful items to choose from. If you don't have your copy of the Sale-a-Bration and Spring Summer Catalogues, are in the UK and would like me to be your Demonstrator, then just fill in the form at the bottom of the page and I will get them out to you.


Did you spot that I even remembered to stamp on the inside of this card? Because of this I think I used every stamp in the set, so at least I know I have used them well!

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).



If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

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To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
Embossed Perfect Plum Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Silver Foil - 4-1/2 x 2-1/2" (11.5 x 6.5cm)
Wisteria Wonder Mat - 4-1/4 x 2-1/4" (11 x 6cm)
Stamped Layer - 4 x 2" (10.5 x 5.5cm)

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Covered Note Book Gift. Let me show you how easy this is to do.

I shared a covered note book that I send out as a Gift, last week. I have been asked by a few people to show you how I cover the book, so here we go. It is really easy, trust me on this.

Welcome Gift Covered Book. Let me show you how easy this is to do.

I use a standard Exercise Book as the base, which happens to to be the perfect size to use a half sheet of Designer Series Paper. So I just cut this at 6" and stick to the front of the book with Fast Fuse, lining it up at the top of the book. I then trim the bottom off the paper and save this for later when it comes to covering the chocolate bar I include in my Gift Pack.


I add a piece of ribbon around the spine, a few appropriate Die Cuts to the front (using the wonderful Multi-purpose adhesive sheets to make it REALLY easy!) and it is done. As I said at the beginning, this is really easy.

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).



If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

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To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.

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Friday, 19 January 2018

No Gift is complete without the Tag

Over the past couple of days I have shown you the Gift Box and Card that I made for one of my amazing Team Members who reached her first Quarterly Minimums. But every Gift needs a Tag, right? So now it is time to show you that.

Anyone who knows me knows that I think the way you wrap a present is almost as important as the present itself, possibly more so. If you spend time choosing the perfect gift for someone, why not spend time wrapping it perfectly too? That means including a Tag as well as a Card.

gift tag amazing you myths & Magic

Tags are also a perfect way of using up little scraps of card and paper, so why not put those pieces to good use. This tag uses up some of the off cuts from the base of the box I made and a scrap of Whisper White, which I always have a pile of.


It is really easy to get a pretty shape to your tag if you use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch; it does all the work for you, just leaving you to round the corners at the bottom with any corner rounder (and of course the Envelope Punch Board has one of those too). Some simple stamping, a few embellishments add a short piece of the pretty Silver Baker's Twine from teh new Spring/Summer Catalogue and the Tag is done. Simple but effective.

Oh, and did I mention that the Stamp Set was FREE!

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

So, jump over to my online store and get your FREE gifts NOW!


If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

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To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Team Gifts and Cards give me Joy

Wrapping a gift is great fun, but so is making the card. Yesterday you saw me do the former, so today it is time to make the card.

Now you will have to forgive me, but I did have a bit of a senior moment part way through the video. I would have put money on having used the double sided adhesive sheet on the Glimmer Paper, but I clearly didn't, as you will see.


I did enjoy pulling lots of bright colours and using the FREE dies from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for the wording.

I am really quite pleased with the result, particularly as I know the recipient well, so knew she will appreciate the thought.


If you are wondering about the gift tag I didn't get round to making yesterday, come back tomorrow and you will see that and the complete package.

I really do find such joy in celebrating my Team Members' success,.

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Team Gifts are a fantastic part of my Business

Yesterday I told you how I welcome new members to my team, but I do so much more than that.
One of the best events for me is when one of my Team hits a Milestone. 

Whether that is a first Milestone of hitting their first quarterly minimum or something more, like promoting, it will be time for a celebration and a gift from me.

Myths and Magic handmade gift box for a Team member

Today starts the process of putting together a gift package for one of my Team who has just hit her first quarterly minimum. I have put together a little pack of goodies and want to make a box to present them in. She loves Unicorns and Mermaids, so the Myths and Magic Suite were an obvious choice.


I chose the Mermaid paper, which is more a lightweight card, and matched it with Berry Burst Cardstock and Finely Woven Ribbon. I measured the dimensions I needed for the box base and sides and used these to calculate the size of card. In this case I needed the base of the box to be 6 x 5" (15 x 12.5) and the sides to be 2" (5cm). This meant I needed my card to be 10 x 9" (25 x 22.5cm)

As this is a box with a lid, I wanted to make sure that they were a snug fit, but not too tight. To do this I find it easiest to just trim 1/16" (1.5mm) from the top and side of the base. I then scored each side on my Simply Scored Board at 2" (5cm), turning it each time. The lid was scored at 7/8" and 2" (2.25 x 5cm) to allow for the lid to be reinforced.

Having constructed the box it was then a simple case of filling it with my signature yellow tissue paper and the present before tying it all together with ribbon and a bow.
Come back tomorrow to see the card I made to go with the present.



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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Joining my Team gives me the excuse to send out Treats!

Whenever anyone joins my Team I get really excited because I love my Team growing, but it is also an excuse for me to craft! Not that I really need an excuse to craft, but focused crafting is something I am less good at. A new Team member means I can make them a card to welcome them. I cover and decorate a notebook and wrap up a little bar of chocolate (I get that I am in a minority when it comes to liking chocolate, or in my case not).


But I also send some bite sized bits of information about finding your feet when you first sign up as a Demonstrator. How to get started if you want to run classes or parties, or just getting together with a few friends and crafting together.



My team are not all local, so I also let new members know how I keep in touch with them, and more importantly, how they can contact me if they have any questions. I also arrange Team meetings, both in person and via Facebook Live. I want my Team to know I am there for them if they need help, but I also want them to help each other. We can all learn something new, so sharing ideas and inspiration is very important.


Now that you have heard a little more about my Team, why not give the Starter Kit a test drive and see if being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the right thing for you. Remember that during Sale-a-Bration you not only get to pick £130 of product of your choice, you can also add any 2 stamp sets from the Annual or Spring/Summer Catalogues FREE, which means your Starter Kit could be worth over £200. Remember, you only pay £99, including Postage and Packaging.

The sooner you take your Test Drive the longer you are guaranteed to get your 20% Discount on all your orders, without any obligation. You will have until the end of June to meet your first Quarterly minimum, which means as a Demonstrator you can order from the new Annual Catalogue in May, a month ahead of Customers.

Just get the list of what you want in your Personal Starter Kit, and then click here:



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Monday, 15 January 2018

Get the very best from Sale-a-Bration with Beautiful Peacock

Do you want to know how to get the best from Sale-a-Bration? If so you are in the right place. I am focusing many of my projects on exactly this over the next few months.

I am loving how many ways you can use the Beautiful Peacock stamp set and this time I have combined it with another favourite, Brushos. Watercolour paper and white embossing powder provide the perfect canvas to then show off the amazing firework display that Brushos give.

Sale-a-Bration with Beautiful Peacock and Brushos

For full details of all the amazing offers available until the end of March take a look at my Current Offers Page; trust me it will be worth a visit.

The video will show you all you need to know in order to try the Emboss Resist Technique with your Brushos. It really is such fun, I can't get enough of it.


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Get even more from Sale-a-Bration with Beautiful Peacock again

I am on a mission to make sure that you get the very best you can out of Sale-a-Bration and all of the fantastic products you can get FREE during this promotion.

Full details of the Promotion are on my Current Offers Page, but today I am looking at how to get one Free item, and how many products you can get for your Qualifying Purchase of at least £45, before P&P.

Sale-a-Bration with Beautiful Peacock multi colour heat embossing

I have another project using the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalouge for you today, this time one of my trademark multi colour embossing projects. The inspiration for the colour scheme came from a dress I spotted on Pinterest; they just drew me in and are stunning. So off I went to translate them into Stampin' Up! colours, and they seem to be on most of the projects I am bringing you this week.

Multi colour heat embossing is not difficult, but there are a few tips I have shared in the video, so go and take a look at that to get all the information.


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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Get the most from Sale-a-Bration - Beautiful Peacock

Sale-a-Bration is the best time of the Stampin' Up! year, let me show you how.

There are three main offers, Shop, Join and Host, today I am concentrating on the 'Shop' element of the three. So what you need to know is that you can get FREE items with a very small qualifying order. For every £45 you spend (before P&P) you can pick an item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue; and there are lots of things to pick from. The only thing to be aware of this year is that there are two levels of FREE items. There is lots of information in the Current Offers Page.

Two of the items in the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue are available if your order is £90 or over, which means you have so much more choice.

Beautiful Peacock Sale a bration mini card

I am concentrating on the Beautiful Peacock Stamp set for the next few projects as it just called to me in so many ways.

Today is a really simple 3x3 card using the little envelopes that have carried over from the Autumn Winter Catalogue (check out the Carried over list in my online store for all of the details). They are just so cute! Take a look at the video for all the details.


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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.



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