Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Last Chance!!!!


The brand new Stampin' Up Catalogue launches tomorrow!



You'll be able to order all these new goodies from 8am tomorrow.

That does mean today is the last chance to -

Purchase bundles from the existing catalogue with 10% off.
I must be one of the only demos in the world that doesn't own Jar of Love. I saw one of my lovely customers using it recently and so I'm going to order it today and get 10% off the stamp set and 10% off the matching framelits as it my last chance.

Order the amazing Eastern Palace bundles with free gifts.
Items are only available individually in the new catalogue with now free gifts :(
Read about the offer HERE

Stock Up on Reinkers before the price rise.
From tomorrow, reinkers will cost £3.50 each, today they are only £3, stock up today and save.

Shop the retiring list
Retiring items from the existing catalogue will disappear at 11pm. If you have your eye on a certain set, don't miss out, you don't want to have to pay over the odds on Ebay for it do you?

Click HERE to visit my on-line store or get in touch directly - it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Large Pot Plant Gift Bag with Daisy Delight - new from Stampin' Up Video Tutorial

Large Pot Plant Gift Bag with Daisy Delight - new from Stampin' Up


We were invited around to a family friend's for lunch last Sunday. I had bought a little pot plant for them as a gift but as I was looking at that morning, it looked a little unimpressive.

I knew I could make it look a lot nicer and having just got my hands on the gorgeous new Daisy Delight stamp set and matching punch I set to work on making a nice gift box and very quickly filmed a video as I went along. 


The Daisy Punch is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, I just have a little soft spot for punches and matching stamp sets.

I've layered two of the Daisy punches together here - you can layer many more to make gorgeous flowers.

My colour combination - Sweet Sugar Plum which matches the flowers really well and Fresh Fig which is a really nice complimentary colour.


The decorative panels are embossed using the Petal Parade embossing folder and the Thank You sentiment comes from the same set as the large Daisy flower. 

The box is big - it fits a plant pot with a 4-1/4inch upper diameter - no idea how plant pots are sized but hope that makes sense.

Here is my video on how it was made. 

Remember you can order the new Delightful Daisy products from this Thursday, 1st June when the new catalogue launches.



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.

Caroline x x


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Dimensions :
Card stock, 4 off, 5 by 9½ inches
Score long side at 4½ inch
Score short side at ½ inch

Panels, 4 off 4½ by 4-1/4 inches

Friday, 26 May 2017

New Stampin' Up Catalogue Ribbon Share - reserve your place now! UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria




 By popular demand I am pleased to confirm that I have roped in a lot of help and I will be offering a ribbon share for the 2017-2018 catalogue.

Each person taking part in the share will receive c.1m of all of the following ribbons. 

That is a fantastic 41m of brand new ribbons all for just £29.50 including UK postage. 

I can supply this share to France, Netherlands, Austria and Germany too - postage will be an extra £2.

If you would like to take part please complete the contact form at the bottom of this post to reserve your spot.

I will send you an invoice for the full amount and then order the shares on 1st June. 

Once I have received the ribbon from Stampin' Up, we will work to pack them up and get them out to you as soon as we can. There is a lot of ribbon to pack so please do be patient with us.

So which ribbons are included?
View all the ribbons on pages 198 and 199 of the new catalogue.

½" Gingham Ribbon 
Night of Navy and Smoky Slate
1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon 
Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight
1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon
 Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry
1/4" Ombre Ribbon 
Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Lemon Lime Twist
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Garden Green
3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon 
Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Whisper White
3/8" Shimmer Ribbon 
Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Powder Pink
1/8" Sheer Ribbon 
Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Whisper White
3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon 
Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon 
Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy and Peekaboo Peach
3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon
Gold and Silver
3/8" Striped Grossgrain Ribbon 
Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum

As all of my May customers will receive a share of the ½" Finely Woven Ribbon free in their thank you pack, this ribbon is not included in the share.

You can add on a meter of these 5 ribbons for an extra £3.50.

½" Finely Woven Ribbon 
Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide

Ready to reserve your share?



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Lovely Inside and Out Gift Box - Video Tutorial with New Stampin' Up Products.



Less than a week until the new Stampin' Up catalogue launches. I know I am counting down the days - anybody else?

Another little new product sneak peak for you today - this box uses the new Lovely Words thinlets which cut out the word on the lid and the coordinating stamp set, Lovely Inside and Out.

The box also features two of the new in-colours, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist with a little pop of Night of Navy. 

I've also used one of my favourite new ribbons, this is the Finely Woven ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist - remember you can get a free share of this ribbon in all 5 of the new in colours if you shop with me in May.


Are you ready for my video? There is a HUGE blooper at the end - of course I had to leave it in - there is a good reason one of the boxes is shown with its lid open in the picture above!

Click HERE to watch. 



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.

Caroline x x


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

Dimensions:
Card Stock - 7½ by 8-3/4
Score long side at 1½, 4, 5½ and 8 inches
Score short side at ½, 2, 5½ and 7 inches


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Diagonal Opening Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up Products.

Diagonal Opening Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up Products.


These cute little cube boxes look really great don't they. 

They are a great way to showcase DSP - especially DSP which is currently reduced in the retiring sale.

They do however pack an extra wow factor when you open them up. Is that a great little lid design?



I used Fruit Stand and Moroccan DSP for these boxes and they are so easy to make, click HERE to watch my video tutorial.

The stamped tag uses a great stamp set for any crafter, it is called I Stamped This. 


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.

Don't forget all May customers recieve a free share of the new in-colour ribbons - click HERE to find out more. 



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.

Caroline x x


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

Dimensions
DSP 8½ by 6 inche
Score short side at 2 and 4 inches
Score long side at ½, 2½, 4½ and 6½ inches

Card stock 5-15/16 by 5-15/16 inches
Score on all four sides at 2 inches.



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Crazy About You - thank you card idea with Stampin' Up Products

Crazy About You - thank you card idea with Stampin' Up Products


We were invited round to dinner last week by some of our neighbours for the first time. 

It was a really lovely evening and I wanted to send them a little note of thanks - this card is what I came up with.


I've been trying to mix up my colours a little bit recently so went for Real Red, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie here - does it work?

The sentiment and the large flower both come from the soon to retire Crazy About You stamp set. This is a really great mix and match stamp set. 

The Hexagon Embossing Folder gives a good wow factor to the background, I am so pleased this has made it into the new annual catalogue and will be around for us to play with all year.

There is a matching punch for the large flower which is reduced in the Retiring Sale at the moment. 

I haven't seen our neighbours since I slipped this through their letter box a few days ago. I guess we will find out soon, we are having them and a few other neighbours over for a BBQ this afternoon, fingers crossed the weather plays ball.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.

Don't forget all May customers recieve a free share of the new in-colour ribbons - click HERE to find out more. 



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.

Caroline x x


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


Friday, 19 May 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Gift Box - Video Tutorial with New Stampin' Up products



I am so excited to be sharing this project with you today.

Firstly I love the way this gift box turned out and secondly it uses a brand new set - Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?


The box also features 4 of the 5 new in-colours, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

How pretty do they look all together on this flower?


Click HERE to watch my video and see all thee gorgeous new products up close including that beautiful is that ribbon. 

It comes in all 5 of the new in-colours, it is so soft and flowing and you can get a 1m of each colour FREE - if you place a Stampin' Up order with me before the end of May.

There are still plenty of bargains to be had in both the retiring sale and the clearance rack.


If you have shopped with me in the last few 6 months, a copy of the new catalogue should be winging its way to you right now. 

If you don't already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to send a copy of the new catalogue to you, absolutely free of charge - just click HERE to send me your details.

You can order all the new goodies from 1st June - can't wait that long, then why not think about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator? I would love to have you as part of my team and you can order £130 of brand new goodies for only £99 right now!


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour 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.

Caroline x x


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

Dimensions:
Card Stock  for base- 5½ by 8½
Score short side at 2 inches
Score long side at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches

Card stock for lid - 4-1/16 by 4-1/16 inch
score at 1 inch on 4 sides

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Big on Birthdays - Quick but Stunning Card Idea

Big on Birthdays - Quick but Stunning Card Idea


I love the Big on Birthday stamp set.

The large stunning images really do all the work for you and make creating striking cards like this super easy.

I also used traditional Christmas colours here - Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy.  

The stars are little enamel shapes - they just add a little extra something to a single layer card. 

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour 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.

Caroline x x


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

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Free In-Colour Ribbon Share and the New Catalogue is Coming!


The brand new Stampin' Up catalogue launches on 1st June and I have a huge stack sitting on my desk.

It feels like I had to wait forever to get my hands on a copy - I missed On-Stage in April due to a family wedding so I only got my copy at the weekend!



I had seen it on line but there is something special about having it your hand - if everything looked great on the screen, they look a million times better in print......my wish list is looong. 

I'd better work at being an extra special wife so I have lots of brownie points when the credit card bill arrives!

Would you like a copy?

If you have shopped with me this year, a copy will be on it's way to you in the post by the end of the week. 

If you haven't shopped with me and don't already have a demonstrator - it would be my pleasure to send you one absolutely free - just request a copy via this link.

I can only however send copies to the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

Would you like some of the gorgeous new In-Colour ribbons absolutely free? 


Well shop with me and spend £25 or more before the end of the month and as part of your customer thank you pack, I will send you 1m of the brand new Finely Woven Ribbon in each of the new In-Colours - so 5m of ribbon in total.

There are lots of fabulous bargains still to be had in both the retiring sale and the clearance rack.

If you have already shopped with me this month - thank you - your ribbon share will be on its way in early June with the rest of your thank you items.

If you're ready to place and order, click HERE to go and shop now.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Card Swap Inspiration in Action


As many of you will know I ran a card swap recently and received cards from all over the world which I shared on my blog and YouTube channel.

The aim was to inspire us all so I was delighted when Cheryl Bern in North Carolina got in touch recently. 

Cheryl received this card from me as part of the swap - I have shared it with you previously.


My card uses the large medallion image from Moroccan Nights and a sentiment from Vertical Greetings.

Now Cheryl had neither of these sets but was still inspired by the card and so set about creating her own using sets she did have and this is what she created.


I just love this - you can certainly see the inspiration and I am thrilled that my card inspired something so similar and yet so unique.

You can check out Cheryl's blog post HERE.

If you have been inspired by anything you saw in the card swap, I would love to see your creations too.

Thanks for sharing Cheryl.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour 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.

Caroline x x


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





Saturday, 13 May 2017

Perfectly Wrapped Thank You Card Idea


Perfectly Wrapped is to me, a bit of a sleeper in the current annual catalogue. It is a great stamp set that many people may have overlooked. 

It is great for a beginner stamper or a good staple for a more experienced crafter to have in their stash. It has some great floral images combines with some useful sentiments - an all in one stamp set.

You can use it to whip up striking cards like this one if just a few minutes. 


The flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim. I added some enamel shapes in the same colours and popped the sentiment up on a flash of Dapper Denim ribbon. 

Perfectly Wrapped is an absolute bargain at just £15! 

It is retiring at the end of the month though and I am really going to miss it. If you want to add it to your collection, get it quick.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour 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.

Caroline x x


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

Friday, 12 May 2017

Triangular Gift Box with Lid - Video Tutorial using Blooms and Wishes by Stampin' Up

Triangular Gift Box with Lid - Video Tutorial using Blooms and Wishes by Stampin' Up


On Tuesday I shared a project with you for a triangular gift box - it was quick and easy to make but with two glued ends, you had to break it open. Click HERE if you missed that one.

I therefore challenged myself to come up with a box of a similar shape but which had a lid so could be kept and reused. 

Today's project is what I came up with. 


The lid is made from the Succulent Garden DSP while the base of the box is hand stamped using Blooms and Wishes stamp set.

Both the DSP and the little bit of feature ribbon I have used are retiring at the end of the month and so you can pick these up at a bargain price right now. Click HERE to head over to my on-line store to check out these and the other bargains available at the moment.

If you would like to see just how I made the box, click HERE to watch my video tutorial.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour 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.

Caroline x x


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






Dimensions
Base Card Stock - 6½ by 6 inches
Score long side at 2, 4 and 6 inches
Score short side 1½ inches

DSP - 4 by 6-5/8 inches
Score short side at 1½ and 3½ inches
Score long side at 2, 4-1/8 and 6-1/4 inches