Thursday, 8 December 2016

Jolly Friends Stamp Set

Today's project was based on a card by Natalie Lappako (aka The Stamp Witch). I have made some additions to it (based on the craft supplies I had), but there is no mistaking that it is based on her original card. Thanks to her for the inspiration! 

I love this little Reindeer - he is from the Jolly Friends stamp set, which sadly is no longer available. I cut out his hat using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch which co-ordinates - this punch has been reduced in price and is still available and is perfect for creating Santa hats. 

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful strip of shimmer at the back of the project is our wonderful Silver Glimmer Paper - this is perfect to add some sparkle to your seasonal cards and tags. The paper is our This Christmas Designer Series Speciality Paper and is perfect for Christmas projects, it even contains a page of sheet music.

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Back soon with another project,
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Creative Cardmaking Classes in Needham Market, Suffolk

We made some Christmas cards at my Creative Cardmaking Class on Monday evening. It was the last class of the year. The girls made this wonderful Winter Sky card: 

Lovely as a Tree, Brayering, Stampin' Up!

Isn't it gorgeous? You could use any variety of colours for a winter sky. Many thanks to Flowerbug's Tips and Tricks on YouTube for the inspiration for this (video below). It was a surprisingly easy card to make and the girls really enjoyed it.

To make this project you need the following Stampin' Supplies, which are available from the Stampin' Up! Store (click on the names to go to the shop):

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount)
Butterfly Basics for the sentiment (available in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer) - but you can use any stamp set for the sentiment
Heat Tool
Whisper White Cardstock
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Snail Adhesive
Brayer (Stampin' Up! sell Sponge Brayers, I used the Speedball Brayer which they used to sell)

Here are the girls busy getting stuck in...

Creative Cardmaking Classes, Needham Market, Suffolk,Stampin' Up!

If you're interested in my classes you can contact me for more information. They're held once a month in the Needham Market area, they're for adults and all supplies (except adhesive) are provided. The class costs £10 per head and covers materials and basic refreshments. Look at the Events page for more information.

You can view the original tutorial video here:


Thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me at the address below,
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Moroccan Designer Series Paper & Metal Rimmed Pearls

Good morning all, 
I've used some Moroccan Designer Series Paper in this project, as the title of this blogpost suggests. I used DSP a lot in recent years, but have got out of practice using it. I think it's high time I start to rehone my skill with paper again 😊 

Today's offering features a lovely butterfly from Papillon Potpourri (Clear Mount and Wood Mount) which is a favourite Stampin' Up! set and co-ordinates with the Elegant Butterfly Punch

Moroccan Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up!

In the middle of the card is a Metal Rimmed Pearl, which come in packs of 24 and are self adhesive; they stick easily to your projects giving them an extra layer of elegance.

The splodge stamping is of course from Gorgeous Grunge (Clear Mount and Wood Mount sets available) and I have stamped this in Tip Top Taupe ink. The 'birthday' sentiment is from Number of Years.

I had so much fun making this card, it was great to put all the composite bits together.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project, let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or their products,
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Flower Card - Flower Shop & Work of Art

Flower Shop stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Crafty Hippy, 
Today I am showcasing a card that was inspired by Julia Carmichael. As Stampin' Up! demonstrators we often have a go at creating other peoples' creations - we call these cards 'CASE' cards (not to be confused with CAS cards, which means Clean and Simple). CASE simply means 'Copy and Share Everything', and we'd use that term if the project is exactly copied, or very nearly. 

This card is not an exact copy. I took the colours and the staggered Flower Shop printing and then made it my own a little. 

Flower Shop is available in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount. The sentiment is from Work of Art, which I pick up from time to time, and is also available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount

I have used the following Classic Stampin' Pads - Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, and Rose Red. I really enjoyed making this card, even though it is not my usual 'style'. 

A cheerful card for a friend or relative. 

Back tomorrow with another project, 
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Balloon Celebration and matching Balloon Bouquet Punch

Balloon Celebration, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Stampin' Up!

Today's project is one from Stampin' Up! HQ and has been made with the stamp set Balloon Celebration and the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.

You can create a bounty of looks with this duo - perfect for birthdays, organising get togethers and much more.

Our punches are strong and robust and this stamp set comes in Photopolymer for perfect placement.

Please let me know if you need any help choosing Stampin' Up! products, I can advise you and answer any questions you may have.

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


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Glamper Greetings Stamp Set - home is where you park it

Hey! 
I'm posting up two cards this morning, both have been made with the Glamper Greetings stamp set. I really hope that this stamp set is carried over and put into next year's Annual Catalogue as I think it is so cute and versatile. 
Glamper Greetings Stampin' Up!

If you follow this blog you'll remember the Hobbit card I made with the Tolkien quote from this stamp set; I have to admit that this was the sole reason I bought this set! But thankfully I really love the rest of the set, and I didn't have the dilemma on whether to buy it based on one stamp alone. 


You get 9 lovely phrases in this stamp set, and all sorts of additions and accessories to the caravan, meaning you can make a card or scrapbook page for any occasion, season or sentiment. You could stamp the door and the panels of the caravan onto our Designer Series Paper or use Aqua Painters to colour them like I have here.


These cards are very basic just to show you what can be achieved but I have seen some fantastic creations on Pinterest and Google. I thoroughly recommend this gorgeous set - every craft collection deserves it.

Back tomorrow with another project, don't hesitate to email me on the address below if you have any questions,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy


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Friday, 2 December 2016

Wondrous Wreath & Hardwood Stamps

Wondrous Wreath Stampin' Up!

Good morning, and another Stampin' Up! Christmas HQ project today.

This card features the Wondrous Wreath stamp set which we looked at last week. It has been created using that stamp set and the Hardwood background stamp (available in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount).

Co-ordinating with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set is the Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies, which have been run through the Big Shot Machine, and cut out the wreath perfectly.

The colours used are Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red - a perfect match!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Happy Christmas crafting,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Oh, What Fun - Christmas

Good morning, 
It's the first of December - woohooo! That means we can 'officially' look at Christmas stuff. I have posted up several Christmas projects over the last few months, but I don't ever allow myself to get into the mood until December begins.  

That means our Christmas tree can now go up at home, however I like to try and wait until we're well and truly into December. My mum's birthday is on the 14th, so we never use to have the tree up until after then as kids, however Mr Hippy usually gets his way and it goes up on the 1st. So we'll see how today pans out...

Oh, What Fun Stampin' Up!

Today's project is one out of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. You can always find links to this and the seasonal catalogues on the left hand side of this blog ←←←←←

Today's projects have been made using the Oh, What Fun stamp set and have been finished off with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, which I have only just discovered myself in the catalogue. Each time I read it I still find new things!

The ribbon is the 1/4" Natural Trim in Gold, and they have used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pads, and matching card in the This Christmas Cardstock Pack.

I love these sophisticated, traditional crafts, they never get tired or old.

If I post up a picture of our Christmas tree tomorrow you know Mr Hippy has won!
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

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Get decorative stitching on your scrapbooking and cardmaking projects with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits, released TODAY!! 

Stitched Shapes Framelits Stampin' Up!
The video below gives you a little insight into how they look and the feel you can create with them. They are going to be in next year's Annual Catalogue but they decided to release them early as a treat.


During November not only can you get your hands on these dies, but there is also 25% off matching stamp sets too.


Stitched Shapes Framelits matching stamp sets



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stampin' Up! bird stamps - Pop of Paradise

Pop of Paradise Stampin' Up!

This lovely flamingo is from the Pop of Paradise stamp set which is in the Pop of Pink Suite. The paper you can see is our Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper and is also in that suite - they compliment each other perfectly.

The words on the card are from Endless Birthday Wishes, which I've used a few times this week. I've used Melon Mambo ink and cardstock, along with our very versatile Whisper White Cardstock. I've used Snail adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals to put it all together.

I know many of you are really into birds with your cardmaking, and Stampin' Up! do always seem to have sets with birds in to cater to those ornithologists amongst you. I recently started having an interest in birds after a wonderful trip to Sherwood Forest - we had a cabin in the woods and spent many hours watching the birds and squirrels - I think my favourite woodland bird is actually the Jay. I could sit for hours watching them.

The Pop of Paradise set has other images in that you can play with, I think my favourite in the set is actually the pineapple, very summery!
Pop of Paradise stamp set, Stampin' Up!
There are other co-ordinating products in the Pop of Pink Suite. Take a look here

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Back tomorrow with more news,
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Monday, 28 November 2016

Online Extravaganza - 21-28 November 2016

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deal, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Click here for more information, 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy







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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Love you Lots Hostess Stamp Set - and an engagement!

Hello there, thanks for stopping by my blog, and welcome if this is your first visit!

For those that follow the Crafty Hippy Homestead, I have some lovely news. Just over a week ago Mr Hippy popped the question! We had a traditional Handfasting back in May, and now we plan to tie-the-knot officially. Date has yet to be announced but we're anticipating some time in 2018.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

He gave me a beautiful Aquamarine and (conflict-free) diamond ring. I'm such a lucky girl.


So I thought I would share a card on the subject of love this morning! It seemed apt.


I have created this card using the Love You Lots stamp set (available in Clear Mount or Wood Mount). This is one of our Hostess stamp sets and can only be purchased with Stampin' Rewards. Stampin' Rewards are a percentage of the amount that you've spent, and are given to you when you spend £150+ in one order. They can be used to redeem these special Hostess stamp sets, or you can spend them on anything you like in the catalogue. The Hostess sets are typically much cheaper than the other sets in the catalogue, so you get a lot with your rewards.

The Love You Lots stamp set looks like this:

It is such a darling set and has been very popular with my customers.

I have used it a lot to create some really cute cards and projects - it is perfect for using in softer colours for all those children and baby cards.

There are other Hostess stamp sets available but I think this has to be my favourite.

I used bold colours for my card as it is so Clean and Simple (CAS) - Emerald Envy for the frog and Real Red for the hearts. To stamp the hearts I used a stamp from another set, but you could actually draw hearts with a marker if you don't have a heart stamp to hand.

I made this card to say to Mr Hippy I love you lots and I'm so happy to have you in my life 💗

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products don't hesitate to drop me a line on the email address below.

Back tomorrow with more news,
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Hello Leaf Card - Vintage Leaves & Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

Good morning!
It's fair to say that we're well and truly into autumn, and almost into winter now. How on earth can it be nearly December!?

The trees are completing their seasonal cycle - the reduction of sunlight and the break down of chlorophyll has meant their leaves have changed colour and they have nearly all fallen off.

A few weeks ago Mr Hippy and I went foraging for chestnuts (this was before his haircut - tee hee)

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Still a fair bit of green about in these photograps! Though a big blanket of fallen leaves on the ground too...

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

So as the trees have lost their leaves I thought it would be lovely to make a project where the leaves are not traditional colours.

I chose shades of black, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo for my leaves, and also masked off a small square of colour using Post-It Notes:

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

The stamp set I have used for the leaves is Vintage Leaves, which if you're a follower of this blog you'll know well, and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday wishes, which I use a lot as it has many useful words.

I think this worked really well for a non-traditional leaf card.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products, my classes or anything else that I do,
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Work of Art Stamp Set

Work of Art Stampin' Up!

Hello, today's card is a bright and colourful project - I love rainbows!

I used the Work of Art Stamp Set (wood-mount and clear-mount) to create this. You might be wondering how I managed to line up the zig zags so well - I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig by Stampin' Up! to do this - no craft kit is complete without it.

The jig is so easy to use and takes the guesswork out of stamp placement, leaving you with professional looking cards.

Stamp-a-ma-jig Stampin' Up!

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Back tomorrow with another project, thanks for stopping by, 
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Wondrous Wreath


Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

Today's project is from Stampin' Up! HQ - it is a wonderful place setting and napkin holder made using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set.

Isn't it a gorgeous project? Perfect for your Yule celebration table.

The golden 'joy' sentiment you can see has been cut in Gold Foil from the matching Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies, which have been run through the Big Shot Machine. The name on the place setting has been stamped using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set, which contains both upper and lower case letters, plus a variety of punctuation marks.

Of course if your Christmas table is not the traditional green and red you could still recreate these table pieces using whatever colours you have or like...

Happy Christmas crafting,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy


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