Sunday, 31 July 2016

Bonus Days ~ Money Off Coupons

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Stampin' Up! are offering a special summer deal - this is the first time they have offered this type of promotion.

For every £45 you spend (before P&P) between July 7 – July 31, you’ll get a £4.95 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August. 

Important note: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. Stampin’ Up! cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don’t miss out on the coupons you earn. The codes are NOT sent to me, your Demonstrator and I cannot retrieve them. 

Bonus Days coupons can be used to purchase any Stampin' Up! products with the exception of the Starter Kit.

What a fantastic offer! Please get in touch if you have any questions. Press the Shop Now button at the top of the page to get shopping. 
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy







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Fairy Celebration Stamp Set

Fairy Celebration Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

I've not actually stuck this onto a card base yet, but here is a lovely fairy I have stamped (and watercoloured) from the gorgeous Fairy Celebration stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Fairy Celebration Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!
I love this stamp set, it's so cute! And appealing to adult and child alike. The images are perfect for stamping and watercolouring; they'd look great with loud colours (as I've used) or pretty pastels.

The Bitty Butterfly Punch co-ordinates with the small fairy that has her back to us - you can cute out her wings to make them more pronounced. I think that's what I love most about this set.

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







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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Spinner Cards - Seaside Shore

Spinner Cards, Seaside Shore stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Hey there!
Today's project is an interactive 'spinner' card that I created using the Seaside Shore stamp set from Stampin' Up!, some nestling dies, and a penny.

The dies I've used are the Layering Ovals Framelits, which I run through using the Big Shot, but you could use the Layering Circles Framelits for a different shape:

Spinner Cards, Seaside Shore stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Spinner Cards, Seaside Shore stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Spinner Cards, Seaside Shore stamp set, Stampin' Up!

As you can see the cute lil fish moves around the gap between the two dies - the penny is sandwiched between the fish and the gap.

I really hope you like this! So easy to make and you could use a variety of themes. We also have our Sliding Star Framelits Dies which produce the same effect - there is a circle and a bar to slide along.

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







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Friday, 29 July 2016

Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies

Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

These fabulous critters have been made using the Playful Pals stamp set and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies which have been run through the Big Shot.

Playful Pals, Stampin' Up!
Playful Pals stamp set


These make perfect treats and favours for all those special celebrations! You could make aliens for a themed birthday party, or give away boxed treats at the end of a party instead of party bags.

These are so much fun!

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







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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Our Fabulous Punches

Stampin' Up! Punches

At Stampin' Up! we have a fantastic range of Punches - punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your creations.

Many of our stamp sets have co-ordinating punches making your craft quick and easy. We have everything from acorns to flowers to circles to stars to hearts and a whole range of other punches which you can check out here.

If you look below each picture you'll see the matching stamp set (if there is one).

Our punches are of a high quality and are lovely and chunky; perfect for all your crafting needs.

Happy shopping!
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Friendship is the Spice of Life - Gift from the Garden Stamp Set

I absolutely adore today's project by Stampin' Up! which can be found on page 82 of the Annual Catalogue. It is so simple and yet so pretty...

Gift from the Garden Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

It has been created using the Gift from the Garden stamp set (available in clear-mount and wood-mount) and has been finished off with some Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape and some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.

This stamp set is the perfect addition for all the nature lovers and gardeners in your life! Stamp a stack of tags and cards, or make a card to give with a handgrown gift.

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







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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

In This World Stamp Set

With this stamp set Stampin' Up! have given you the key to creativity - you can create beautiful and amazing collages with the In This World stamp set, so why not have a go? 

In This World Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

You can choose either clear-mount or wood-mount for this vintage-style set - both contain 8 beautiful rubber stamps:
In This World Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!
These stamps are timeless and will work with a range of colours. The butterfly in the project picture has been teamed with our Linen Thread and Metal Rimmed Pearls which are also available from the Stampin' Up! store (click on their names to view).

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







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Monday, 25 July 2016

Clear Tiny Treat Boxes - New

Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Stampin' Up!

New to the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue (which started 1st June 2016) are these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.

They cost £6.75 for 16 boxes and are perfect for wedding favours and special treats. They can be filled with whatever you like - sweets, chocolates - what about Lego as a table gift for a child??

You can decorate them in whatever style or colours you want - the box pictured has been decorated using some ribbon and the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

Don't hesitate to drop me an email if you have any questions on this or other Stampin' Up! products.

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







07896 314573
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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Summer Sorbet and Brushwork Alphabet Stamp Sets


This gorgeous card was made using two stamp sets - Summer Sorbet which feautures five summery images:
Summer Sorbet, Stampin' Up!


and Brushwork Alphabet which you can create custom sentiments with:
Brushwork Alphabet, Stampin' Up!
You could pick any combination on colours from our wonderful selection of Ink Pads. You can view more information on each stamp set by clicking on the highlighted names above.

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







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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Pineapple Stamp Set

Good morning, 
I'm back with our large background Pineapple Stamp again. Pineapples and Flamingos are in trend this year and have been everywhere, including our fabulous Stampin' Up! catalogue:

Pineapple Stamp, Stampin' Up!

This lovely card has been created by embossing the Pineapple image in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and layering it on top of a piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. The embellishments are our Enamel Shapes and the card is finished off with a bit of Baker's Twine.

This is so cute and summery!

If you want to know more about Stampin' Up! products or have any questions drop me a line at the email below. Don't forget that at the moment you get a free £4.50 Bonus Days voucher to redeem in August for every £45 you spend on products.

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







07896 314573
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Friday, 22 July 2016

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & Bear Hugs Framelits Dies

This is such an easy and gorgeous project to make. Gift a lovely bottle of honey (or something else) to someone special with a beautiful Bear Hugs tag. 

Bear Hugs Stamp Set, Bear Hugs Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

The Bear Hugs stamp set is such a fun set to use, children and adults alike love it! There are matching dies ~ Bear Hugs Framelits Dies ~ which are run through the Big Shot and make cutting your bears out so easy.

I have this set at home and it has given me hours of fun. You could use smaller jars of local honey for fabulous wedding favours, or at the table at Christmas for a table gift.

Take a look at the stamp set:
Bear Hugs Stamp Set, Bear Hugs Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

If you Google 'Bear Hugs stamp set Stampin' Up!' you'll find an array of amazing projects made with this set.

Please don't hesitate to drop me an email if you have any queries regarding these (or any) Stampin' Up! products, I'd only be too happy to help! Email address is below.

Thanks for stopping by,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy
07896 314573
the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Next Crafty Hippy Event

One space left for this, I will open up more dates as the class becomes more popular. Contact me for more details. 


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamps


Stampin' Up!'s photopolymer stamps are top quality and have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every single time.

They're entirely transparent which means you can place the image you are stamping perfectly and they adhere amazingly to our range of clear blocks. They're flexible, which means you have more creative possibilities with each set. You can add more than one stamp to your block which means you can create composite creations.

You'll only need one set of blocks (sold separately) for all your stamps - whether they be photopolymer or clear mount. Of course we have wood mount stamps, too, which Stampin' Up! are famous for.

Here is a selection of our wonderful photopolymer stamps:

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set
Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!
























Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set
Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stampin' Up!
























Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set
Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!
























Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set
Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set
























There are LOADS more fabulous sets in the catalogue, you can view an online version by clicking the link on the left hand side of this page.

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







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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Playful Pals

This cheerful chap was made using the Playful Pals stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Better Together set. 

Playful Pals, Stampin' Up!

Playful Pals is a photopolymer set whereby you can build your own creatures! You can combine images to make an elephant, chick, monkey, dog, frog and pig - but that's just for starters and you can create whatever your imagination allows.

Playful Pals, Stampin' Up!

You can find Playful Pals on page 154 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue (there is a link on the left to view an online version) or you can view it in the Official Stampin' Up! Store here.

This is yet another stamp set which is going on my wish list! So much fun and great for the kids.

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







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Monday, 18 July 2016

Superstar Stamp Set


Today's project has been made from the Superstar Stamp Set - I love the way this has been layered with the stamping in the background and the cut out star on top.
The Stars Framelits Dies go with this stamp set, as do the Layering Circles Dies and the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies. These are all cut by running through with the Big Shot which is also available from the Stampin' Up! store.

You can view (or purchase) all these products by clicking on their names.

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







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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Pop of Paradise - Summery Tie-dye Creation

Following on from yesterday's pineapple post here is another card from this month's class: 

Pop of Paradise, Ink Refills, Stampin' Up!

I used the Pop of Paradise stamp set. 

I created the tye-die effect using babywipes, a takeaway box (plastic) and our Ink Refills - this technique is so much fun! 

Here's how to re-create this look: 
1. Layer 2 or 3 babywipes in the bottom of a takeaway plastic box. Make sure they're evenly laid out with no creases
2. Drip ink randomly until the babywipes are covered
3. Use as a regular ink pad
4. Stamp image - and be amazed! 

Everyone in the class really enjoyed learning this technique and I know they'll be having lots of fun at home with it! 

Pop of Paradise, Ink Refills, Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the gorgeous Fairy Celebration stamp set.

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products please don't hesitate to get in touch, you can contact me via email or on the 'phone - if you can't get through to me leave me a message and I'll get back to you.

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







07896 314573
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Friday, 15 July 2016

Pineapple Stamp

Pineapples are all the rage this summer. You can find them everywhere - on clothes, wallpaper, books, jewellery... I think Watermelons will follow either this summer or next as the next fruity fashion. 

Stampin' Up! are bang on trend... they have pineapples in the Pop of Paradise stamp set and a large Pineapple Stamp

This stamp has been so popular...!

Pineapple Stamp, Stampin' Up!

You can order this through me using the highlighted links above, or press the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.

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







07896 314573
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