Thursday, 3 August 2017

How to make a beautiful night sky using Post-it Notes and the Sponging Technique: Tutorial with the 'In the City' stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Make a New Home card using the In the City stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Create this gorgeous night sky
Hello everyone!

Do you ever get an idea in your head that you just need to create? Sometimes you can't picture it exactly, but you have a rough idea of what you want to achieve. That's what happened with today's creation. I wasn't happy with the first attempt, but the second attempt was perfect!

You can see the first attempt in the video below.

I knew that I wanted to use In the City, which is the stamp set I used in Monday's post. I also had a vision of a Tangerine Tango and black sky, with fireworks, and little houses in front, but that's all I had.

View the Video Tutorial below... 


Step-by-step instructions for this project

1. Mask off your sponging area using Post-it Notes, or some taped down card.
2. Sponge in Basic Black and Tangerine Tango.
3. Stamp the fireworks in Basic Black onto your sponged area.
4. Stamp your houses using Basic Black and colour using Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake. Fussy cut them out.
5. Stamp the 'On your new home' sentiment using the At Home with You stamp set.
6. Assemble your card - I used the Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals.


My card has that Bonfire Night feel to it, which is a bit early bearing in mind that we're in August (!), but it would make a lovely card for someone that has just moved in to a new home.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I show mainly cards but be sure to have a look around for scrapbooking, memory keeping and home decor projects.

Big hugs,
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Monday, 31 July 2017

The 'In the City' stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at this card made using In the City by Stampin' Up! I used a combination of Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Tempting Turquoise

I love this project. This is a card I have CASEd from fabulous fellow demonstrator Marieke Bart. Full credit goes to her for this. Marieke is a demonstraor in the Netherlands and makes some AMAZING things. I am a huge fan of her work - thank you so much Marieke for such a wonderful idea.

I absolutely adore this stamp set - it's called In the City and it is one of the Hostess stamps available from Stampin' Up!
The In the City stamp set from Stampin' Up! There are 60 different stamps to choose from.

Read more about 'In the City'
As I mentioned earlier 'In the City' is one of Stampin' Up!'s Hostess Stamp Sets. This means you can only purchase it with Stampin' Rewards, which is a percentage you get back to spend on whatever you like when you spend £150 or more in one order. How fabulous is that?

Our Hostess Stamp Sets are generally cheaper than the others in the Catalogue, so this is a fab offer.

In the City is a two-step stamping set and comprises of 60 stamps - which is absolutely huge. You can create an entire city with this stamp set. You could use this stamp set for so many things - card making, scrapbooking, home decor projects and memory keeping. The list is endless.

Learn what colours are needed for this project
Quite a few were used to create this masterpiece:

Basic Black
Old Olive
Tempting Turquoise
Pool Party
Crumb Cake 
Sweet Sugarplum
Elegant Eggplant

Although there is quite a bit of work in this card it's easy to recreate by just looking at the picture. I used the Stitched Shape Framelit Dies in the Big Shot, and four colours of Cardstock - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.

I fussy cut the trees and cars - all in all this was a fabulous project to make.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this project in particular, or the products I have used (which are all available by clicking on their names).

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon,
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Take a look at the Hang Your Stocking stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Learn to make a beautiful Christmas card using the Hang Your Stocking stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Hi there and welcome. 

Happy Chistmas in July!

It seems a bit weird posting this chilly picture of Christmas winter stockings when it has been significantly warmer these last two days. This culminated in a HUGE thunderstorm last night, how it woke up my two stepdaughters I don't know.

Today is equally muggy but it's time to focus our thoughts on Christmas. I know you'll think that's a bit mad (!), but Christmas Card preparation usually starts this month. If you're in the Needham Market (IP6) area of Suffolk feel free to come along to my Christmas Card Stash Classes and have a wonderful collection of cards to send out come December.

Make gorgeous Christmas cards using the Hang Your Stocking stamp set 
The Hang Your Stocking stamp set is perfect for all those winter celebration cards. Today's project is relatively simple - three colours of ink Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Island Indigo. You'll also need the following supplies to create your card:

Whisper White Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 
Brick Wall Embossing Folder 
Big Shot Machine
Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set
Christmas Stocking Thinlites Dies (you could fussy cut the stockings with scissors instead).
Stampin' Dimensionals
Snail Adhesive

How to make this card
You can simply copy the image above as it's a really simple project, but if you do have any questions about the products I've used, or if you get stuck making it then please don't hesitate to contact me on the email address at the top of the page.

Have fun making your Christmas cards! Or whatever crafty projects you have on the go.

Thanks for stopping by,








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Friday, 28 July 2017

Learn the easy and fun Rubber Band Technique


Watch the short video and learn how to create the Rubber Band Technique using Stampin' Up! supplies

Good morning everyone! 
If you're a regular visitor you will have seen that I've been really busy in the Crafty Hippy Studio this week. It's now the summer holidays and I wanted to get some projects and techniques posted up before it all goes a bit crazy! I'll be working through the summer but I may not get those quiet moments (!) for filming videos with the kids here. I'll be sure to post up some pictures of our adventures, though!

I've been really enjoying watching what other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the UK have been doing to find new ideas, and I have been reminded of the Rubber Band Technique, which I saw ages ago but had completely forgotten about. Being brave I decided to just jump straight in and make a video with very little preparation. Scroll down to see my efforts!

How to create this look 
Whether you have seen this technique before or not watch this short video to see what look I created - don't forget the possibilities are endless when you change the colour of your inks and use a different stamp set.


Check out the supplies you need to make this card 
Be sure to check out our full range of Stamps and Classic Stampin' Pads (our inks pads), but I used the following Stampin' Supplies to create this card:

Learn how to make a card using the Rubber Band Technique. As demonstrated by Lauren Huntley, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UKWhisper White Cardstock 
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad 
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Blocks (set)
Vintage Leaves Stamp Set
Watercolor Words Stamp Set 
Snail Adhesive 
Rubber bands
Post-It Notes

Of course you can play with colours, different sentiments, different pictures and a different positioning of your Post-It Notes to create a different look. You could use the Rubber Band Technique for home decor projects, scrapbooking, card Making, jewellery making, memory keeping, the list is endless.

You could stamp a whole background, in effect making your own Designer Series Paper. There are so many possibilities with this technique.

I really hope you enjoyed this one, it was a lot of fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by, back with more stamping ideas soon,
Lauren Huntley is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK. She runs Crafty Hippy, a website that is full of ideas and inspiration. Check back each week for cardmaking, crafting, scrapbooking, home decor and other fab projects.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Learn how to make a beautiful background by stamping with Stampin' Up! Clear Blocks

Make a beautiful watercolour effect card using Clear Blocks and Ink Refills

Learn how to create a watercoloured base for your cards
As you can see from the picture above my Ink Refills from Stampin' Up! have been well used! I get inky fingers every time I get them out. They come in every colour we have and they're predominantly for topping up your Classic Stampin' Pads however there are a myraid of techniques you can use them for.

Today I'll be showing you how to create a watercoloured card base for your projects using the Ink Refills, plus a Clear Block and an Aqua Painter. This is a quick and easy technique which is a lot of fun and produces a different effect every time.

You can watch the video or use the Step-by-Step guide below.


How to create your watercolour effect card base 

1. Choose the size of your Clear Block - I used Clear Block E. Please note that you can buy our Clear Blocks as a Bundle saving 10%.
2. Take your Ink Refills and drip onto the Clear Block. The more ink you put on the darker your background will be. I find just a few light drops are best. I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise - a trio that works really well together.
3. Drop some water from the Aqua Painter and then blend together using a squiggle up through the colours.
4. Lay your Whisper White Cardstock over the block and smooth over with your hand. Leave to dry. You may wish to try this same technique with our Watercolour Paper.
5. Decorate your card. I used the 'Thanks!' sentiment from the Soft Sayings Card Kit which I stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and then elevated using some Stampin' Dimensionals.

Beautiful watercolour effect card made with Stampin' Up! Ink Refills and an Aqua Painter

And that's how easy it is. Another quick craft idea for you to create with your Stampin' Up! supplies. Don't forget you can order any of the products you've seen today using the Shop Now button at the top of the page or by clicking on the names of the products that are highlighted.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Create bold masculine cards with Stampin' Up! craft supplies

Learn how to make a beautiful masculine card using Patterns & Pieces by Stampin' Up!
Masculine cards seem to be a lot trickier to make than cards for women. You have to think much more carefully about colour, lay out and content. There are no pink and purple flowers, dreamy landscapes or cute cats - usually simplicity and the right level of colour saves the day.

I find the traditional sports stamps featuring golf, cricket, rugby or even stamps with DIY tools a bit patronising... What about the men who like heavy metal, skateboarding or painting Warhammer figurines??

I think Stampin' Up! have got the balance right - there is a good combination of male stamps that include classic cars, old fashioned hats and anchors (see Guy Greetings), motorbikes (One Wild Ride) and soldiers (Loyal & True).

I think another way to get around it is to keep it simple with a sentiment and a strip of Designer Series Paper - in today's project I have used the Pick a Pattern DSP and a 'Hello There' sentiment from the co-ordinating Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set. I think I've just about pulled it off, don't you?

Learn how to use ribbon in masculine cards. This card features the Copper Trim from Stampin' Up!
I have chosen to team up bright Tempting Turquoise Ink with the Basic Black of the DSP and the dark bronze of our Copper Trim - I wouldn't usually add ribbon to male cards but I think this card is an exception. Somehow it just works.

I'm sure the other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the UK (and around the world) would agree with me that masculine cards are a lot more challenging to make, but it is exactly because of this I really enjoy making them.

If you have recently made some masculine cards with Stampin' Up! products I'd really love to see them. In fact I love submissions of work of any card, scrapbooking page, gift or home decor project made with Stampin' Up! products. If you have one you'd like to show off then please feel
Take a look at the Pieces & Patterns stamp set by Stampin' Up!. This is available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount.

free to email me pictures to the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk - I'd love to see your creations.

That's all from me today, I'll be back soon with more ideas and projects for you to CASE. Take care of yourselves, big hugs,
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Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

Monday, 24 July 2017

Bright & Bold Pegs. Jazz up your old wooden pegs using the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Learn how to jazz up tired looking clothes pegs using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper - Pick a Pattern has been used in this project
Every so often I decide to upcycle my scruffy old clothes pegs. After doing their job on the washing line for a while they start to look a bit grubby and in need of a makeover. This happens about every 3 years when the new pegs I have bought to replace the old pegs start to look a bit sad.

There is only one thing for it...

Bring out the Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are so many designs and colours you can use DSP for just about anything - cardmaking, scrapbooking, home decor projects, gifts, packaging, the list is truly endless.

The paper I've used to revamp my pegs this time around is the Pick a Pattern DSP. It's a gorgeous and bright set of papers, and as I explain in the video below it comprises of many fun patterns including dinosaurs, cameras, woodland animals and camping, flowers, groovy toadstools and much more.


I have gone for the three boldest colours in the pack - Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Basic Black.

Watch the video to see just how easy it is... 


What supplies will I need? 
The best thing about this project is it involves very few supplies, uses up those smalls scraps of paper that you don't know what to do with and yet completely transforms your old pegs. You will need:

1. Old wooden clothes pegs that need some love
2. Scraps of paper
3. Snail Adhesive 
4. OPTIONAL - something to lacquer your pegs with, being careful not to stick the peg together so it doesn't function of course.

In 2012 I made Pretty Pegs and in 2014 I made Geometric Pegs. This year we have Bright & Bold pegs.

I mentioned in the video that although it is the end of the school year this is a brilliant project that you could do with the children as gift to their teacher as a thank you (perhaps one for next year). You could also put a fridge magnet on the back of the peg as a note holder for the fridge or office. There are quite a few possibilities with such a simple project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, feel free to leave comments (I love getting those!).

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Make a beautiful Boho pendant using Stampin' Up!'s Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper - Video Tutorial

Learn how to make a necklace from a wooden washer and Stampin' Up! paper

These days it's difficult to find beautiful but inexpensive jewellery that suits you, but there is an alternative - making your own. There is something very satisfying about making your own jewellery, and it's often easier than you think.

Look around your house for inspiration - you may find something that catches your eye, you don't necessarily need traditional jewellery making supplies.

I found these wooden washers many years ago and had always intended to make some necklaces out of them using Designer Series Paper and some beads. I've finally got around to it and you can find out how to do it below.

Watch the video and follow the steps below to make your beautiful Stampin' Up! pendant necklace.




How to make your necklace
1. Find a wooden washer - mine measures 4cm diameter across the middle

2. Select the Designer Series Paper you'd like to use for your necklace - I used Eastern Palace Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

3. Use the 1-3/8" Circle Punch to cut out a disc of paper. Use the smaller 1/2" Circle Punch to cut a hole out of the middle of your disc. You may need to use the wooden washer to work out where you need to punch - use a pencil to mark this out. See the video below.

4. Stick your paper disc to your wooden washer using some Snail Adhesive.

5. Cover your washer in a clear drying glue. Use our Fine Tip Glue Pen in a neat layer, you can use our retired Crystal Effects if you have some in the cupboard. Leave overnight (at the very least!) to harden and dry.

6. String your pendant together using Ribbon & Trim, some Hemp cord, or whatever you have in the cupboard. Add a bead if desired.

You can use any patterned paper but I opted for the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP because of the perfect little mandalas.


View the Tutorial Video here 



It's that easy. I really recommend leaving your washer for at least 24 hours to dry, without any touching, to ensure a perfect finish. I didn't get time to put glue on the back of the washer but if you can spare another 24 hours to do this the finished article will be perfect.

Tutorial to make a gorgeous tribal necklace from a wooden washer and Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I was so happy with the finished result that I decided to wear my necklace out today...

Create a gorgeous Boho necklace using a wooden washer and Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

You could make these in every colour to suit every item in your wardrobe - the only limit here is your imagination! You could also invest in some really gorgeous Ribbon or Trim to thread your necklace with; I opted for a basic bit of Hemp as I didn't have much time and the hole in my beads was quite small, but you could go really fancy.

If you make a pendant please be sure to send me a picture of the finished article and you wearing it - I'd love to see your creations!

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Make a beautiful Thank You card using the Eastern Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Make a thank you card using Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper

So much to be thankful for... 
Crafty Hippy has been really busy recently for which I am truly thankful. Thank you to all my customers, past and present, and to the lovely ladies that attend my classes! It's so lovely when we all get together and create - I love sharing what I do and that is really at the heart of Stampin' Up! - getting together to share and create, and showing people what they can achieve. I am so happy to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family - and a family is what we truly are.

Find out how you can get involved, and more about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator by clicking HERE.

I thought that I would make a card to say thank you to you all for your continued support. It's a quick and simple card but is really lovely. It is so easy to make.


Make this card
1. Choose your paper and cardstock. As you know I used the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and some matching Island Indigo A4 Cardstock cut down to size (if you cut it in half you will get two card bases).
Make an Eastern Beauty Stampin' Up! card

2. Stamp your design on your Whisper White Cardstock. I used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide, two of our new In Colors for this year.
3. Stamp your sentiment - I used the Thank You from Thoughtful Banners.
4. Assemble your card. Add a small Pearl Basic Jewel.

I loved making this card with this stamp set.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by,
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Friday, 14 July 2017

Take a look at our gorgeous Love Today Planner Kit - by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the gorgeous Love Today Planner Kit made by Stampin' Up!

Are you always on the go? Do you have a busy life full of activity? Do you have a hectic work schedule? Do you love to be creative? If you've answered yes to any of the above questions then you'd benefit from investing in our inclusive Love Today Planner Kit.

Watch the Love Today Planner Kit video


Restock your Planner 
This kit costs £33.00 and the best thing is no dates are printed, so you can start it whenever you fancy. We also offer a Love Today Planner Kit Refill (£24.00) so you can add to or restock your Planner whenever you need to.

Organise yourself with the Love Today Planner Kit

The Love Today Planner comes with printed and gold foil stickers, divider pages, calendar pages, clear pages, basically everything you need to create a gorgeous yet functional planner.

Keep on track of your social life with the Love Today Planner Organise your social life with the Love Today Planner Kit from Stampin' Up!

You can even add pictures of your loved ones!

Have some reminders of home with clear pages in the Love Today Planner Kit by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! spent ages developing this gorgeous planner and it was well worth the wait - it is such a thoughtful and considered item - it's a must for anyone on the go. It's perfect for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, too - organise and plan your classes and projects alongside your family life schedule.

To take a look at the planner click HERE

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Make a gorgeous framed picture using the Stampin' Up! Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Make a framed picture using embossing folders and Stampin' Up! supplies

Easy project
Today's project is a framed forest picture that is so easy to make. I'm going to take you through it step-by-step so that you can create your very own piece of pop art. You need relatively few supplies although you do need a Big Shot Machine. Scroll down to the tutorial for a complete list of crafting supplies.

I've made this project to take to the Needham Market Summer Mind, Body, Spirit Fair which is on this Saturday 15th July from 1000-1600hrs. If you're in the area please pop in and say hi. There will be lots of fantastic traders, therapists and readers - well worth a look.

Today's picture is similar to the one I made on the 28th January, except I have used different colours and I have also used both sides of the embossing folder to create an image and a negative of the same image.

How to make this picture 
1. Find a frame that you like - I got this one from QD Stores, you may or may not be able to find this exact frame at the time of writing. A white frame would look just as nice with really bright colours. IKEA is always fantastic for frames and for these sorts of craft projects.

2.  Pick out Ink Refills in the colours you want to use:

Use Stampin' Up! Ink Refills to make greetings cards

3. Drop colour onto one of the sides of the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and spread about with an Aqua Painter. I used two colours at a time (you can't really tell by the photograph) and I chose which side to colour at random.

Learn how to make cards using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot

4. Place a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock (cut down to size) into the embossing folder.

5. Run through the Big Shot Machine.
Use the Big Shot Machine to emboss paper using embossing folders
6. Using a brayer, lightly  roll over your cardstock using a Classic Stampin' Pad. I used Early Espresso but any contrasting colour works fine.  

7. Repeat in different colours. 

7. Allow to dry, add your cardstock pieces to your frame and voila!

Contact me for more information
If you have any questions at all about this technique, or about ordering Stampin' Up! products drop me a line using the email address above. You can use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to browse or buy Stampin' Up! products, or click on the individual names in the article.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

How to make a beautiful card using Eastern Beauty by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful card made using Melon Mambo Cardstock and Eastern Beauty stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Make this beautiful card using what Designer Series Paper you have in your cupboard...
The wonder of card making is that you can use whatever materials you have at hand to create a stunning project using a very basic template. For example today's card would look very different if you changed the background paper, or the sentiment, or the pattern in the circular die (or all three).

I actually used some retired Designer Series Paper for this card. Usually my projects are made with 100% of current products, but sometimes it's nice to craft for the sake of it and use whatever you want. This was one of those times.

How to make this card 
1. Select your Cardstock - I used Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock
2. Stamp your sentiment in the corner of your Designer Series Paper - I used our Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad, and a sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The paper is our retired Quatrefancy DSP.
3. Stamp the design onto some Whisper White A4 Cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies which have been run through the Big Shot Machine. I have stamped in Night of Navy and Pool Party, with a bit more Melon Mambo.
4. Add a Rhinestone.
5. Assemble your card, I used some SNAIL Adhesive and some Stampin' Dimensionals.

Eastern Beauty is just one of our gorgeous stamp sets that can be used for cardmaking, scrapbooking, home decor and design. Click HERE to see our fabulous range that is made up of Clear Mount, Wood Mount and Photopolymer stamps.

Inspiration (and thanks!) for this card go to fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Pip Todman and Fiona Whitten.

Make a beautiful handmade card using Eastern Beauty stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Eastern Beauty has been available for a while now, but I think it has to be one of my favourite stamp sets of all time and it has certainly proven to be really popular with customers and demonstrators alike. There will be more Eastern Beauty projects in the coming weeks I'm sure.

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Friday, 7 July 2017

How to make a Magical Mermaid card: Tutorial

Magical Mermaid stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good morning everyone! 
Yesterday was my birthday and Mr Hippy took me to a fabulous Seafood restaurant in Ipswich. It was such a lovely evening - thank you Mr Hippy!

Loch Fyne, Ipswich,

Loch Fyne, Ipswich,

Loch Fyne, Ipswich,

Because my birthday is July 6 that makes me a Cancerian. And anyone that knows me knows that I love anything to do with the sea - it's a bit of an obsession of mine, which is why I always buy our fabulous, nautical-themed stamp sets. I always dreamed about being a Mermaid when I was a little girl, and used to pretend to be one when I went swimming so the Magical Mermaid stamp set (also available in Clear Mount) really speaks to me.

Inspiration and thanks go to Craftylittlepeach.com for this card - which I have CASED as near to the original as I can.
Make a Magical Mermaid card using the Magical Mermaid stamp set by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card
There's quite a bit to this card but it's easy to make. Follow the easy steps below:

1. Stamp your Whisper White Cardstock card front in Tempting Turquoise using the Watercolor Wash stamp (also availabe in Clear Mount). Stamp again over the top in Pacific Point (having stamped off some of the colour first).
2. Flick some water from an Aqua Painter onto your background to create a watery effect.
3. Cut a large circle out of Whisper White Cardstock using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies in the Big Shot.
4. Cut leaves from the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies in Bermuda Bay Cardstock, again using the Big Shot Machine.
5. Stamp the seaweed from Magical Mermaid (link above) in Bermuda Bay and the bubbles in Night of Navy onto the circle you have die-cut.
6. Stamp your Mermaid in Basic Black Archival Ink and leave to dry.
7. Using a Blender Pen and the following ink pads colour your Mermaid in: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Lime Twist (fabulous new colour!), Pink Pirouette.
8. Glitter up the Mermaid's tail using Wink of Stella and leave to dry.
9. Fussy cut your Mermaid out.
10. Cut off a long piece of Copper Trim and run your scissors down the inside of the tube - open it out (this looks like a net). When it came to assembling this card I used some Tear & Tape to stick it down.
11. Stamp your sentiment (mine is from Thoughtful Banners) onto some Night of Navy Cardstock using White Craft Ink.
12. Assemble your card - I used Tear & Tape, Snail, Dimensionals and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some Sequins. The card base is Pacific Point Cardstock.

You can view or order any of the products by clicking on their names. Let me know if you need any help with this project.

Thanks so much Mr Hippy for giving me such a wonderful birthday.

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Back soon, thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Monday, 3 July 2017

Bonus Days - get a FREE £4.50 voucher for every £45.00 spent


Bonus Days are back! 

Get a £4.50 voucher to redeem in August for every £45.00 spent in July.

There are no limits to the amount of vouchers you can get for each order, but please note an email address is needed to participate.

To browse or buy simply press the Shop Now button at the top of this page.

Happy shopping!

Christmas in July - Get £67 of FREE Stampin' Up! goodies when you sign up in July (1-31 July 2017)

Carols of Christmas offer, Christmas in July, Stampin' Up!

Here at Stampin' Up! we love Christmas so much.

So much so that we have released a fabulous new offer for the month of July. Join the Crafty Hippies and Stampin' Up! will add the Essentials Pack automatically to your Starter Kit, which is worth £47.00

Carols of Christmas offer, Christmas in July, Stampin' Up!

*Please note that you will actually get 2X Clear Block D.

You will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set, which is worth £18.00 and brings your freebies total to £67.00 - that's in addition to the £130 worth of products that you choose and only pay £99.00 for:
Carols of Christmas offer, Christmas in July, Stampin' Up!

So, join the Crafty Hippies today as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for £99 and get: 

£130 Stampin' Up! products of your choice
FREE Essentials Pack worth £47.00
FREE Carols of Christmas stamp set worth £18.00
FREE Business supplies
FREE Shipping

These items are added automatically onto the Starter Kit. Offer ends 31/7/2017.

You can join up HERE

Please contact me if you have any questions,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy