Monday, 26 September 2016
Today's Stampin' Up! HQ project is a wrapped and then stamped gift, such a different way to wrap presents and great for all those times you find out you've forgotten the wrapping paper!
Paper wrapping and stamping would also be a great way to present small wedding favours to guests.
The Balloon Celebration stamp set is one of our photopolymer sets - these are cheaper than our wooden sets, and combined with our clear acrylic blocks work really well for image placement:
It has a co-ordinating punch - the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and there are sentiments for all occasions - this is such a fun set, and a must-have for your craft collection. I love this set, it gets used a lot.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with more stamping stuff,
Sunday, 25 September 2016
The tool you can see in the picture above is the Big Shot Die Brush and is used to remove the small pieces of paper that can get stuck in your dies after you've cut something.
Now, personally, if I'm honest, I thought this was a bit of a gimmick, and was perfetly happy with my 'pokey tool' ... However, every single demonstrator I have ever spoken to has this tool and absolutely raves about it!
It removes the tiny pieces of paper from your dies in a super-quick fashion by rolling over once or twice with a brush. Quick as can be!
Here's how to use it:
1. Run the die through the Big Shot
2. Place the die face-down on the foam pad
3. Roll the brush over the die
My customers have absolutely raved about this too! Seems I am the only one who has not been savvy enough to invest in it, something I shall be correcting very shortly. Naughty demonstrator!
Time saved on picking out dies is more time crafting!
If you'd like to order this item simply click here.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, come back everyday for Stampin' Up! news, offers and projects.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today's project is another CASE from a card in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. Go to page 91 - this is nearly an exact copy except I have added some Night of Navy Cardstock for the cardbase and used blue ink instead.
Here is the original project image from the Catalogue:
I also did the bee card which I shared on the 17th September:
These spinner cards are SO easy to make. The Sliding Star Framelits Dies make this so incredibly easy - they cut out a path for your spinning object to slide along. There is a circle or a curve.
You need very few supplies to make a card like these, they can be as simple or as decorated as you wish.
In both projects I've used the Shooting Star stamp set (links below):
To make today's project you'll need the following Stampin' Supplies:
A penny or button
Sliding Stars Framelits Dies
Shooting Star Stamp Set (or another stamp set of course) - wood-mount or clear-mount
The above are available as a Bundle saving 10% - wood-mount or clear-mount
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pads
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Night of Navy Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about how to make this project or the supplies you need, the email address is below.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Good morning crafters,
Another Watercolor Wishes Card Kit card to show you today - I love this card - it reminds me of the ocean:
You can view the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit by clicking on the link.
This is a complete kit that has everything you need to create 20 unique cards - all you need to do is add your preferred adhesive. I use the Fine-tip Glue Pen to secure the sequins, and SNAIL adhesive for everything else. You may have your own preference, but I highly recommend those.
In the kit you'll find the Watercolor Wishes exclusive photopolymer stamp set, pre-watercoloured card bases, envelopes, embellishments, 2 Classic Stampin' Spots (Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder), cardstock flag stickers, die-cut flowers, an acrylic stamp block, Stampin' Dimensionals and more.
I really recommend this kit if you're new to Stampin' Up! or indeed crafting. This is a great starter kit.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to purchase this.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Being a July baby I always find the transition from summer to autumn difficult, even though I love autumn. I think this is because in the back of my mind I know winter will soon follow!
So each year I sort of 'prepare' myself, I spend time looking at pictures of adventures from previous winter adventures to get my head in the right place for cold weather and dark evenings.
Of course this means I end up thinking about snow, which I actually don't mind!
I found this lovely picture of Little Hippy and myself from about 7 years ago, isn't she cute?
So, trying to get my brain into the darker, cooler part of the year (and to being OK with that) I decided I wanted to make some snow-themed cards.
I love this card! It's perfect for snowboarders and snow-loving, snow-crazy people. Behind the sentiment are snowboards and skis. Isn't it cool? (boom boom!).
This was a quick and easy card and doesn't take much organising. You mount multiple stamps on one block to create the background pattern. Note that I used Washi Tape and sequins that were left over from using the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (see below).
To make this project you'll need the following Stampin' Supplies:
Mountain Adventure Stamp Set
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sky A4 Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Washi Tape and sequins left over from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Clear Acyrlic Blocks
If you've got any questions about this project or about Stampin' Up! products please don't hesitate to get in touch with the email below, I'd only be too happy to help,
Thanks for stopping by,