Friday, 31 March 2017

Sale-a-bration 2017

Please note: this post will stay at the top of this blog until the end of Sale-a-bration (31st March 2017) - please scroll down for the daily update.  



How Sale-a-bration works:
1. Get a FREE gift from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every £45 spent on products (exc. Shipping)
2. Get an extra £20 Stampin' Rewards to spend on anything you like in the Catalogues on orders or parties of £200+ - that's on top of the regular Stampin' Rewards, plus your Sale-a-bration items, too!
3. Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get £130 worth of products for £99 plus TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice - amazing! 

FREE gift for every £45 spent (excl. shipping)
There is no limit to the amount of Sale-a-bration goodies that you can claim. So, if you order £90 you'll get two freebies, order £135 chose three freebies, and so on! Choose your free items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure, and order SHOP NOW 

Sale-a-bration, 2017, Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Reward Bonus
As well as a free gift for every £45 spent during Sale-a-bration there is also a Stampin' Rewards £20 bonus to spend on whatever you like in the catalogue when you place an order of £200 or more. That's added to your regular Stampin' Rewards, plus any Sale-a-bration goodies you may have earned.

Two EXTRA stamp sets when you join
Get two free stamp sets of your choice when you sign up as a demonstrator. It costs £99 and you select £130, plus your two freebies. If you join Stampin' Up! and you decide it's not for you there are no penalties - you simply 'drop'. You don't have to pay anything or give anything back. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about a test drive contact me directly or go to the Join page for more information. 



Please contact me for more information on any of these offers. 





Sunday, 19 February 2017

More 'Inside the Lines' Designer Series Paper - Red Poppy Card - Get this gorgeous paper FREE when you spend £45+ on Stampin' Up! products during Sale-a-bration

Inside the Lines, Red Poppy Card, Stampin' Up!

Good morning! 
I'm up early today. I have the Lift Me Up Stamp Camp today and I'm very excited. I have 3 ladies coming for a full day of crafting, food and fun.

So there'll be lots of Lift Me Up projects coming in the next few days, so I thought I'd share something a bit different to hot air balloons.

Inside the Lines 
This paper is FREE when you spend £45 on Stampin' Up! products. There are other items available and you get a gift for EVERY £45 spent - check out the Sale-a-bration Brochure to see what you can choose.

Inside the Lines Paper, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Supplies 
As you can see I have actually cut out some flowers from the paper having already watercoloured them - I did this using an Aqua Painter and some Real Red and Blushing Bride ink from our Classic Stampin' Pads.

The tip is to slightly squeeze the ink pad before opening it and you'll find some residue ink in the lid - pick that up with the Aqua Painter and simply watercolour. You could also use Ink Refills on a piece of acetate.

To claim your FREE paper 
Press the SHOP NOW button at the top of this website. Shop for £45 worth of products (before Shipping) and then when prompted choose Inside the Lines DSP order number 143830. Spend £90 and choose two free products, and so on. Check out the Sale-a-bration Brochure for more information.

Back tomorrow with more ideas and projects,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Simple Cards - Inspiration from every day items and using Watercolour Paper scraps

Inspiration is everywhere! 
The inspiration for today's project came from a picture of a sofa. It is from the Orbok.com website which gives you ideas and tips for decorating and furnishing. I really loved the colours, which in Stampin' Up! terms translate to Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and So Saffon.  

Colour Inspiration, Stampin' Up!

I also had another idea - to use a scrap from a larger piece of watercoloured paper - I hate throwing away anything and thought I could still use this remnant piece for something pretty: 

Watercolor Paper, Stampin' Up!

Such a simple project, and you could use any sentiment you have. 

Stampin' Supplies for this project
To make this card exactly you will need the following craft supplies: 

Classic Stampin' Pads (squeeze to leave colour in the lid) or Ink Refills on acetate... I used the colours mentioned at the top of the article
Thoughtful Banners stamp set (or other stamp set for sentiment) 

Back tomorrow with more ideas, 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tasty Trucks stamp set - FREE during Sale-a-bration!

Good morning crafters! 
It's been a really busy week here. Of course we had Valentine's Day on Tuesday and I have a confession to make - I've been too busy to make Mr Hippy a card - ooops! Not good considering I have a card making business, but we have a lot going so he understands. 

He still received a card, though, and for the first time ever we went out for a meal on that day. I had no idea just how busy it is on Valentine's Day night - the restaurants and bars were all packed. 

Mr & Mrs Hippy, Crafty Hippy

Aren't we cute!? I know I am biased but I think we are! 

Today's project is just as cute: 

Tasty Trucks, Stampin' Up!
Get the Tasty Trucks stamp set FREE 
Today's project features the Tasty Trucks stamp set which is one of the FREE gifts you can claim from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products between now and the 31st March 2017 (while stocks last). Scroll to the top of the page to read a bit more about Sale-a-bration.

I love the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon used on this project - I'm nearly through the roll already as I have used it so much.

I didn't add the little cakes or the other food items to my project - therefore it would suit someone who loves vans. A perfect masculine card with the right colours.
Tasty Trucks, Stampin' Up!
I love this stamp set - Stampin' Up!'s take on it is fantastic:

Tasty Trucks stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Come back everyday to see more Stampin' Up! ideas, thanks for stopping by today,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper - FREE with Sale-a-bration

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! FREE with Sale-a-bration

Quick post this morning! 
This card was super easy to create, it just needed a steady hand and a little concentration. I used the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper which is FREE when you spend £45 on Stampin' Up! products between now and the 31st March 2017 (while stocks last).

Materials needed for this card
I coloured the DSP using an Aqua Painter and some Classic Stampin' Pads which I squeezed together to leave a little bit of colour in the lid, which I then picked up with the Aqua Painter.

I used Pear PizzazzReal Red, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Wild Wasabi. The sentiment is from Lift Me Up, which is available in Wood-Mount and Clear Mount.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Enjoy The Little Things - Clearance Rack

Enjoy The Little Things, Stampin' Up!

This gorgeous Enjoy The Little Things Project Kit is now in the Clearance Rack - along with many other lovely discounted Stampin' Up! products. It now costs £10.10 instead of £25.25.

FREE gifts, too!
Don't forget even the discounted items count towards your FREE Sale-a-bration goodies - get a FREE gift for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products between now and the 31st March 2017. Have a look at the Sale-a-bration Brochure to see what to pick!

Thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Cratfy Hippy


Lift Me Up Tea Light Box - Simple Instructions

Tea Light Box, Lift Me Up, Stampin' Up!

Since I discovered how easy it was to make boxes and other 3D projects I have not been able to stop! I have even got so far as designing my own, such as this Tea Light box which holds four Tea Lights. It is the perfect gift for friends.

FREE Designer Series Paper 
The hot air balloon paper 'Carried Away' that you can see on this project is actually FREE when you spend £45 on Sale-a-bration products between now and the 31st March 2017. See the post at the top of this page for more details - the Sale-a-bration Brochure shows you what you can choose instead if you don't like this paper.

How to make this box - Measurements 
You'll need three pieces of card to make this box, all cut from one piece of A4 Cardstock. Obviously, if you want the pieces to be different colours you'll need to use more than one piece of A4, but in terms of card usage this project is reasonably low. I used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored scoreboard to score the cardstock.

BASE TRAY - 4 6/8" x 4 6/8" - please score at 6/8" all the way around. Snip a line in each corner and adhere.

COVER - 3 3/8" x 9 " - score at 6/8", 4 1/8", 4 7/8", and 8 2/8" across the width (not length). Adhere so that you have a cover to slide your base tray into.

INSIDE PANEL - this is a tiny strip of card that holds your ribbon pull-tab in place. 6/8" x 3 2/8" - glue inside using strong glue or sticky tape.


Stampin' Supplies to recreate this box 
If you'd like to recreate this box exactly, you'll need the following supplies:

Lift Me Up stamp set (available in Wood-Mount and Clear-Mount)
Matching Up & Away Framelits Dies (TIP: buy with Lift Me Up stamp set as a Bundle saving 10% - in Wood-Mount and Clear-Mount)
Time of Year stamp set (only available with Stampin' Rewards)
Big Shot Machine
Simply Scored scoreboard
Carried Away DSP - FREE when you spend £45 on products - see Sale-a-bration post at top of page
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Night of Navy A4 Cardstock
Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Aqua Painter
Enamel Shapes 
SNAIL glue 
Tea Lights
Scissors
Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon

If you have any questions about this project, Sale-a-bration or Stampin' Up! products don't hesitate to get in touch.

Back tomorrow with another project,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Six Inch Box

Today's project
Following on from the success of the Six Inch Bee Box I thought I would have a go at the original design by Crafty Caroline Creates. Although this is a CASE there are still some changes - I used a different style ribbon and sentiment. 

We are going to make this in our next Class

Dragonfly Dreams Box Tutorial, Stampin' Up!

Isn't it lovely?

What you will need... 
All of the items are made by Stampin' Up! and are available to purchase by clicking on the names below, or by using the Shop Now button at the top of the screen.

Emerald Envy A4 Cardstock
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock 
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set 
Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Clear Block Bundle 
Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon
Snail Adhesive 
Simply Scored score board
Project Life Corner Punch

How to make your box 
1. Cut the Very Vanilla cardstock into a square of 8" x 8"
2. Cut the Emerald Envy cardstock into a square that is 2/8s of an inch smaller than the 8 x 8 piece
3. Stamp over your Very Vanilla cardstock with your desired pattern
4. Set the lid aside
5. Score the Emerald Envy cardstock at 1" around the four sides
6. Cut out the corners to make tabs for sticking as shown here:

3D box tutorial

7. Score the underside (not the stamped side!) of your stamped piece of 8 x 8 card.
8. Score all four sides at 3/8 of an inch, and at 1"
9. Now it's time to trim these corners for adhering down.

Snip along the two folds:
3D box tutorial

10. Cut the thinnest fold out completely and remove the lower half of the thicker piece (to make an inverted L shape):
3D box tutorial

11. Now trim the outer flaps:
3D box tutorial

12. Finally cut the inner square into a tab just like you did on your coloured piece of card

3D box tutorial

13. Glue the flap on top of the stamped side. Do this for all four sides but don't stick the box together yet.
3D box tutorial

14. Now run your glue along each outer thin flap:

3D box tutorial

15. Now assemble your box!
16. Add ribbon and your tag - and Voila, you are done!

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams, 3D box, easy tutorial

If you have any questions at all don't hestitate to get in touch with me, I'd only be too glad to help.

FREE gift for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products... 
Don't forget that during Sale-a-bration you can choose a FREE gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure (link on the left) for every £45 spent on products (excluding Shipping). There is no limit to the amount of freebies you can collect - bargain!

Back tomorrow with another project, thanks so much for stopping by...
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Monday, 13 February 2017

Sprinkles Embellishments

I'm really loving these Sprinkles Embellishments! I love the colour of them and the shape of them, they're perfect for all your Spring and Summer projects. 

Sprinkles Embellishments, Stampin' Up!

They're perfect for shaker cards, or for adding a touch of dimension and depth to your projects. They cost £5.00 and there are approximately 950 pieces. They're perfect for topping a stamped image.
UK Demonstrator, Stampin' Up!, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy



Sunday, 12 February 2017

Yummy in my Tummy

Hello! 
We have a Stampin' Up! HQ project today. These gorgeous children's favours are made with the Yummy in my Tummy Stamp Set and is available in both Wood-Mount and Clear-Mount sets.

Tasty Treats Paper, Stampin' Up

What to buy
They co-ordinate with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies so that you can cut out the middle and adhere some Window Sheets and fill your project with sweeties. Or, use one of our Gusseted Cellophane Bags or plain Cellophane Bags to place a bag full of goodies inside your project.

The blue checked paper is from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and there are 12 sheets in total for you to play with:

Tasty Treats Paper, Stampin' Up
 Yummy in my Tummy 
This adorable stamp set is simple but you'd get a lot of use from it:
Yummy in my Tummy stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I love these items so much, they're a lot of fun!

If you'd like to buy any of the above either click on the highlighted names or use the Shop Now button at the top of this page and search using their titles.

I'll be back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! goodies.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wetlands Stamp Set & Watercolouring Paper

It has been so cold in Needham Market recently, the lake has frozen over several times. I felt so sorry for the swans and various other birds who were unable to sit on the water, and watching them one Sunday I decided it has been a while since I made a card with birds, or used the Wetlands Stamp Set (available in Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount). 

Needham Market Lake, Suffolk

Watercolouring Backgrounds
I used our Watercolor Paper and an Aqua Painter to create the background for this card. I used some Ink Refills and dropped a couple of drops in the lid of our Classic Stampin' Pads (in their corresponding colours) - Soft Sky, So Saffron and Crumb Cake were the colours I used. 

Wetlands Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

I put the watercoloured background piece aside and didn't stamp on it until it was bone dry. I then used Early Espresso to stamp the images. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners, which is one of our Photopolymer stamp sets.

FREE gift for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products 
Don't forget that between now and the 31st March 2017 you can choose a free gift from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every £45 spent on products (excluding Shipping), while stocks last.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy,


Friday, 10 February 2017

Basket of Wishes - Autumn/Winter Carry Over

The Basket of Wishes stamp set is one of the items that have carried over from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue - it is going to continue to be available, which is great news! 
Basket of Flowers stamp set, Stampin' Up!
You can shade and colour these beautiful images using a variety of materials, I like Basic Black Archival Ink (give it a chance to dry after stamping) for smudge-free images. 

Back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! ideas and news, 
Lauren Huntley, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Crafty Hippy, Suffolk,

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Time of Year Hostess Set & Pop of Pink Washi Tape

Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Pop of Pink Suite, Stampin' Up!

Like yesterday's project today's card is another simple creation - this time a mixture of simple stamping and Washi Tape layering.

Create this card 
I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (available in Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount) in Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo, and I stamped the sentiment from Time of Year, which is one of our Hostess stamp sets and can be purchased with Stampin' Rewards.

The Pop of Pink Washi Tape is from the Pop of Pink Suite and matches several of our other products. It costs £7.25 and you get 5 gorgeous rolls of tape:

Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Pop of Pink Suite, Stampin' Up!

Really easy to recreate! I hope you enjoyed this project.

Stampin' Up! products for FREE 
Don't forget you can claim a FREE gift from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products between now and the 31st March 2017. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Simple One-Step Stamping

One step stamping, Stampin' Up! Time of Year Hostess stamp set

It's been a busy week this week, so sometimes it's really nice to do some simple stamping. No elaborate set up, no tricky techniques - just stamping for the sheer fun of it. 

Today's card is exactly that - simple, one step stamping. 

Today's Stamp Set
I've used the 'Thinking of You' sentiment from the Time of Year stamp set - this is one of the Hostess Stamp Sets that are only available with Stampin' Rewards, which you receive on orders of £150 or more.

Today's Colours
The Bermuda Bay splodge was made using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set which is available in either Wood-Mount or Clear Mount. The flowers were added in shades of Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive and were stamped using the Blooms & Bliss stamp set. 

FREE gift for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products 
Choose a free gift from the Sale-a-bration Brochure between now and the 31st March 2017 (while stocks last). This excludes Shipping, but the more you spend the more freebies you can pick. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project, 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Inside the Lines - Home Decor Project - Get this paper FREE!

Following on from the Woodland Embossing Folder Picture I made earlier in January, I thought I'd create another picture for the home using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.

This paper is one of the FREE gifts you can choose from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products between now and the 31st March 2017.

Between the Lines Home Decor Project, Stampin' Up!

Inside the Lines 
The paper is black and white for colouring, and you get 12 sheets - 3 each of 4 designs. It co-ordinates with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and is a must-have for any craft collection.


How to make this project
I simply sponged each section in a different colour - you could pick any colours you have -  I went with shades from our Subtles Colour Family. Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder.

I used a cheap frame from the nearest home decor store and simply framed each piece of coloured paper. You could either colour them using a Brayer, or sponge them like I did.

How to get your FREE Designer Series Paper 
Once you have chosen your £45 worth of products and you have advanced for payment you will be prompted to choose your free gift. Choose Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper - 143830. Don't forget it's a free gift for every £45 you spend, so if you spend £90 you'll need to choose another gift! Use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to browse or buy.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another project,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy