Sunday, 15 October 2017

SimplyStylishSundays - Gorgeous Advent Calendars from Katrina.



SimplyStylishSundays are all about my wonderful team, the SimplyStylishStampers.

Today, the lovely Katrina King is guest blogging.

You can visit Katrina's blog HERE.


I am so thrilled to have been asked to be CraftyCaroline's first guest blogger. What a wonderful opportunity and one I wasn't about to turn down!! What a fantastic Team Leader.

I haven't blogged in a few weeks as I have been really busy with a new adventure of being an adult Army Cadet Instructor. My hats off to all those that have gone through this process, although I am enjoying it, my brain has not worked so hard in years HAHA!!

I have still been running my regular craft groups on Thursdays and Saturdays as my love of crafts still come first. There is nothing like crafting to lift your spirits.



 Today's project is an Advent Calendar we have been making at my Saturday classes, they take a fair few hours but on Saturdays we make more advance projects - it is all worth it and everybody was delighted with the result.

My classes on a Thursday are more relaxed - we make a card together while enjoying a chat and a cuppa. My classes are held in Holbeach in Lincolnshire. If you're local, I would love for you to join us. 


 These advent calenders showcase our wonderful Designer Series Paper that is available this year.

One of these has been made as a gift for my grandchildren as it perfect to put a couple of chocolates in. One is for my growing teenage boys that still like a chocolate treat daily - who doesn't! The last one will be a gift as I know I will have some friends request one for their children.

Let me know which is your favourite. 



 I will be doing a tutorial on my blog very shortly on how these are made so do keep an eye out for that.

If you would like any more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 





As always, if you would like to buy any Stampin' Up products, you can shop on line 24/7 in my online shop HERE, or get in touch at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com and it would be my pleasure to help. 



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team. 


https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=5010183

Friday, 13 October 2017

Autumnal Triangular Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Colourful Seasons by Stampin' Up


I think it is safe to say Autumn has certainly arrived and if the last few weeks are anything to go by, it is going to be a wet one. 

Today's box certainly has an autumnal theme.

I have used the lovely Colorful Seasons bundle to create these cute triangular gift boxes - I love the sloping inward sides.


I used the smaller leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set to stamp all over the card stock to create some beautiful patterned paper. I used Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral.


I used the coordinating die to cut out that gorgeous leaf to decorate the belly band. You can't see well in the photo but it is subtly sparkly with a lovely layer of Wink of Stella. You can see it much better in my video.

Talking of videos, click HERE to watch it.





As always, if you would like to buy any Stampin' Up products, you can shop on line 24/7 in my online shop HERE, or get in touch at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com and it would be my pleasure to help. 



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team. 


https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=5010183

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Congratulations with Quilted Christmas - Really?

We have a creative challenge in my team each month. 

This month we are coming up with non-Christmas ideas using Christmas products.

I was inspired to make this card using the Quilt Builder Framelits to create this congratulations card for one of my team that recently promoted. 


That gorgeous die cut does all of the hard work in creating a stunning central feature for the card.

The sentiment comes from Beautiful Bouquet, I have cut it out using the Stitched Shape Framelit - how did I survive before these beauties? 

The oval is then layered up on the Everyday Label punch shape. It fits really well.





As always, if you would like to buy any Stampin' Up products, you can shop on line 24/7 in my online shop HERE, or get in touch at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com and it would be my pleasure to help. 



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team. 


https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=5010183




Tuesday, 10 October 2017

15% OFF and the Amazing Fast Fuse Offer Ends Today - Don't Miss Out!



Today is the last day to take advantage of the fabulous World Card Making Day Offers.

There is 15% off a range of stamp sets and that amazing Fast Fuse deal!

But one Fast Fuse and get TWO refills absolutely FREE!


Click HERE to see all of the deals

Plus remember that all month you can pick 4 packs of selected DSP and pay for only 3!




As always, if you would like to buy any Stampin' Up products, you can shop on line 24/7 in my online shop HERE, or get in touch at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com and it would be my pleasure to help. 



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team. 


https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=5010183

Sunday, 8 October 2017

SimplyStylishSundays - Gorgeous Card with Snowflake Carols of Christmas




I am so proud to lead an amazing team of demos collectively called the SimplyStylishStampers.

They are a mix of lovely ladies who, like me, are growing their own business and others who are just enjoying the generous discount on their own orders and of course the friendship and inspiration that being part of the team brings.

Today is the start of a new series on my blog, SimplyStylishSundays with the SimplyStylishStampers.

I am so proud of these ladies, I just want to share a little more of them with you all.

Each month we have a team Creative Challenge - last month the theme was Embossing and the team came up with over 80 wonderful ideas.

The winner was selected at random from all the entrants and Gez Carpenter from Nigezza Creates was the lucky lady this month (Gez also randomly won last week too - but we'll not hold that against her!).

Gez submitted several projects but this was my favourite.


I love the fact it has two types of embossing - that gorgeous big embossed snow flake from the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder and then the sentiment is heat embossed in silver as well. 

I liked it so much that I had to have a go at making my own version. Gez had a great step by step tutorial on her blog which made it really easy. You can check out it out HERE.


Can you spot the differences?

I flipped the snowflake the other way round so that it is debossed rather than embossed plus I didn't have the same ribbon Gez used, I used the Mini-Sequin trim instead - I think I like the Metallic Edge ribbon Gez used better though.


Fabulous October Promotions



For the whole of October you can choose from selected DSPs and when you buy 3, you can pick a 4th for free.

You can pick and mix different packs and designs so it really is a great time to stock up. 


Secondly - to celebrate World Card Making Day a lovely selection of stamps are being offered with an amazing 15% off.


Plus if you buy a Fast Fuse adhesive - Stampin' Up will give you an amazing 2 refills absolutely FREE!!

Click HERE to see all of the deals



Saturday, 7 October 2017

Show Me The Stampin' - my new inspirational Facebook group


Every month I love sending out Thank You gifts to all my lovely Stampin' Up customers - their support really does mean so much and I hope the Thank You gifts really help to show them.

I really love it when somebody sends me a photo of something they have created with the Thank You goodies.

This was the inspiration for a brand new Facebook Group I am launching today - Show Me The Stampin'.

Click HERE to visit and join.


I'd love this to grow into a place of inspiration and friendship.

Please feel free to share any crafty projects with the group. 

Gifts for my September shoppers will start to be posted out today and I would love to see what you do with them.

You don't need to be a customer of mine - you can still enter projects using the products I sent out - if you have them of course.

There will be fabulous prizes each month - you can submit as many entries as you would like and each entry is a chance to win. 



To kick things off in style, the first winner will receive the Large Letters stamp set and matching Large Letters framelits as their prize!
I can only send SU product to winners in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria - winners from other countries will receive a selection of goodies from me.

Today is World Card Making Day so I am also setting a quick challenge to celebrate.

Come over and join the page and enter the challenge - I have two sets of Merry Patterns to give away to two randomly selected winners.

Click HERE to join in the fun.


Fabulous October Promotions



For the whole of October you can choose from selected DSPs and when you buy 3, you can pick a 4th for free.

You can pick and mix different packs and designs so it really is a great time to stock up. 


Secondly - to celebrate World Card Making Day a lovely selection of stamps are being offered with an amazing 15% off.


Plus if you buy a Fast Fuse adhesive - Stampin' Up will give you an amazing 2 refills absolutely FREE!!

Click HERE to see all of the deals




Friday, 6 October 2017

Cylindrical Tea Lights Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Today's project is a first for me, a cylindrical box.

I've never done a completely round box, I've been experimenting for a while and am really pleased with how this turned out. 


This is the perfect size for 4 decorated tea lights.

I've used the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP - remember that this is available on the current offer when you can get 4 packs of DSP for the price of 3 all month.

I haven't used this paper for a while and I had forgotten just how lovely it is. I love the way it looks against the Crushed Curry ribbon.


The sentiment comes from coordinating Lots of Love stamp set - you can grab this with 15% off until 10th October only. 

If you would like to see how the box is made, click HERE to view my video tutorial.

Fabulous October Promotions



For the whole of October you can choose from selected DSPs and when you buy 3, you can pick a 4th for free.

You can pick and mix different packs and designs so it really is a great time to stock up. 


Secondly - to celebrate World Card Making Day a lovely selection of stamps are being offered with an amazing 15% off.


Plus if you buy a Fast Fuse adhesive - Stampin' Up will give you an amazing 2 refills absolutely FREE!!

Click HERE to see all of the deals

Dimensions:

Base Card Stock - 4-1/8 by 5½ inches
Score short side at 3-3/8 inch

Lid Card Stock - 2 by 5½ inches
Score short side at 3/4 inch