Friday, 30 June 2017

Desktop Notes Tidy - Video Tutorial with Petal Garden DSP by Stampin' Up


I know a few of you are looking forward to this project since I showed it to you during my craft room tour earlier this week. 

As I explain the video I wanted something on my desk which I could use to make notes from a telephone call, a bit like we used to have when I was growing up - back in the days when even the house phone wasn't mobile.



I chose to use paper from the Petal Garden DSP stack for decoration.

This paper has some really big and bold floral designs but it also has some lovely subtle patterns too.

It gives quite a different look to two otherwise identical projects. 

Which do you prefer?




This is really easy to put together - see for yourself in my video tutorial by clicking HERE.

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.

Caroline x x


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Dimensions

Stand card stock - 11 by 6 inches
score the long side at ½, 3½, 4-1/4 and 5 inches

Pen box card stock - 3 by 6½ inches
score short at ½inch
score long at 2½, 3, 5½ and 6 inches

Paper box card stock - 7½ by 2 inches
score short at ½inch
score long at 3, 3½, 6½ and 7 inches.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Oh So Eclectic Watercolour Card Inspiration with Stampin' Up Products

Good Morning!

Just a quick post from me today to share a card I made recently using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

It is very much inspired by one of the DSP patterns, I do love the way you can use the stamps to get this look too.


Hope you like it!

Just a quick reminder too that the Hostess promotion where you can earn an extra £30 of freebies of your choice when you order over £300 of product ends tomorrow.

Click HERE to order now and don't miss out.


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. 




Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Craft Room Tour Follow Up


I was so nervous yesterday when I shared a video tour of my little crafting space. 

It just feels so small and unimpressive compared to the tours I normally see on YouTube.

Well, what can I say - I have been blown away by the response!

Thank you to everybody who took the time to watch the video and to those who left me a comment on my blog and YouTube.

The continued support you all offer never ceases to amaze me and it really does mean so much.

If you missed the video, you can watch it HERE.



I am especially pleased that I was able to give a lot of people inspiration for their space and to show that you don't need a huge room and as somebody said 'the entire contents of the catalogue' (I can only dream!) to create gorgeous projects.

I know a lot of you asked questions and I will answer them all as soon as I can. 

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.

Caroline x x


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Craft Room Tour and Punches Update!


Firstly - I have some good news for you!

The selected punches which were unavailable when the new catalogue launched are now in stock!

You can order them now!!


I quite regularly get asked to give a tour of my craft room.

I've always been a little reluctant to do this as my space isn't huge and the majority of craft room spaces I have seen on YouTube are spectacular.

Mine is a lot more humble - but it is still a very happy space for me and I thought it might actually be helpful to see that you really don't need the biggest space to create a lovely craft haven.


Of course there are times when I wish I had a little more space, I am running our of shelf space for stamps, but I will find a solution I am sure. 

I did do a little bit of a tidy before filming the video but not too much - I wanted it to be as realistic as possible.

Click HERE for my video tour.

I hope you enjoy seeing my little space. 

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.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.

Caroline x x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Oh So Eclectic - Bright and Beautiful Card Idea with Stampin' Up products


I hope everybody is having a lovely weekend.

As you are reading this, I am most probably recovering from a close friend (and Eva's godfather's) 40th birthday party. It was a fancy dress affair and Christian and I went as Wilma and Fred Flintstone - we mixed it up though and I was Fred and Christian Wilma! Christian won't let me share a photo with you all - I will keep working on him!

I thought I might need a little something to brighten me up today so here is a bright and beautiful card for you today.


I have used a gorgeous single flower from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set, in three bold colours, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo.

Hope you like 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.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.

Caroline x x



Friday, 23 June 2017

Ribbon Supported Lidded Box - Video Tutorial Using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up

Today's box was very much inspired by a creation of the very talented Sam Clayton who you may know from Mixed Up Crafts.

Sam shared a gorgeous box she had made which had a chain supporting the lid. I loved it and thought is was a fabulous idea and today's project is my interpretation of that box.


You can see Sam's box HERE. Mine is a simpler version of her's which is beautifully lined. I've also used ribbon for my lid support - this is probably my favourite new ribbon so far - the loved Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig. 

All of the stamping on this box is done using the new Lots of Love Stamp Set.



You can see just how it is made by watching my YouTube video HERE.

I hope you enjoy and if you do give it a go, let me see your version. 

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.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.

Caroline x x


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Card stock - 8½ by 7½ inches
score long at 2,4,6 and 8 inches
score short a 2, 4, 5½ inches

Liner Card stock 6-7/8 inches square
score on all four sides at 2½ inches

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

My Top Stamping Tips - Stampin' Up


One of my lovely customers, Elizabeth, got in touch recently to ask if I had any tips to help her improve her stamping.

Rather than try and write them all down, I thought I would film her a little video.

I thought it might be useful to make a video I could share with you all as perhaps it would be useful to some more of you.

So here it is - my Top Stamping Tips.

If you have any other tips, please do let me know, I'd love to hear them.


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.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.

Caroline x x


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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Oh So Eclectic Interlocking Circles Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up Products


For somebody that doesn't normally 'do' DSP I seem to be using it a lot at the moment. 

Today's box is a little bit special I think - not only does it show off the lovely new Naturally Eclectic DSP, it also has a really clever opening made from 4 interlocking circles.


The circles lift open to reveal a lovely lined inside - this does two jobs, as well as adding a little wow factor it also hides all of the joins nicely to give a really neat finish.

The lid stays closed all by itself but I've added a little extra wow factor with a belly band made of linen thread and some stamped and die cut images from the coordinating Oh So Eclectic bundle - love that watercolour look. 



It might look complicated to make but it really isn't - watch my YouTube video HERE to see just how simple it 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.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.

Caroline x x


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Dimensions_

DSP - 5 by 5 inches, score at 1 inch on all 4 sides

DSP 4-7/8 by 4-7/8, score at 1 inch on all 4 sides

Circles have a 3 inch diameter, score at 1½ inch and 2-1/4 inch

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Tempting Twist Card Inspiration


Quite excited today, I am taking part in a fabulous blog hop with a lovely collection of fellow demos. 

We're all showcasing some of our favourite products from the brand new Stampin' Up catalogue.

Do keep on moving through the hop after reading my post, there are some beautiful projects to see and lots of inspiration. 

My card today is a clean and simple idea using Happy Birthday, Gorgeous which is fast becoming a firm favourite - it really is so versatile. You can use it for quite gender neutral cards like this as well as super feminine projects like THIS ONE.



For this card I cut some strips of card stock 3/4 inch wide in Tempting Turquoise and Lemon Lime Twist and layered these up on a base of Whisper White which you can just see peeking out to give a lovely border.

The Lemon Lime Twist Happy Birthdays are all stamped by hand - the photo polymer stamp makes lining these all up so easy.

I've also used the new Pretty Label punch for the large Happy Birthday sentiment - this is also becoming a real go to punch.  

Keep on hopping and visit Hannah next - she has a beautiful project waiting for you.




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.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.

Caroline x x


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Whole Lot of Lovely Stunning Gift Box - Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up Products


I LOVE today project - I think it is one of my favorite projects ever!

If you have followed me for a while you will know that I am not always the biggest fan of DSP generally, it doesn't usually get me overly excited but these papers - wow, I finally get it!


In fact, I really like every sheet of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP pack. Doesn't it just look so pretty made in a gift box here.

I even have included a picture of the back of this project just so you can see how beautiful this gorgeous paper really is.

This uses a lovely new ribbon too, this is the crinkly seam binding ribbon in Peek-a-boo Peach. I didn't like this ribbon on first glance but I think it looks really lovely here.


The big, bold sentiment comes from the Lots of Love stamp set - embossed in gold it really pops. Heat embossing was the technique which hooked me on crafting and the magic still isn't old!

If you would like to see how I made the box and see that DSP in all its close up glory - click HERE for my video.


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.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.

Caroline x x


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Dimensions:

DSP - 10 by 9-1/4 inches
Score long side at ½, 1-1/4, 5-1/4 and 6 inches
Score short side at 2½, 3-1/4 and 8½ inches

Mats -
3-3/4 by 2½ inches
3-7/8 by 2-5/8 inches

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Three Inspirational Cards and an Invite - Come Craft With Me on Friday


If you watched me live on Facebook earlier this week you will have already heard me talk about how if I am struggling for inspiration, I set myself little challenges.

Things like - make some cards using just two colours, stamping, a die cut and some ribbon. 

I find that sometimes narrowing the options actually makes me more creative. 

With all the lovely new goodies I have right now I was feeling a little overwhelmed so I set myself just that challenge and here are the three cards I came up with in little under an hour. 




Hope you like them - which is your favourite?
I think mine is the leaves one made using Colourful Seasons. 

I love the Hugs card but think the ribbon needs to be a different colour, I think I will swap this out for a flash of Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon - that is one of the nice thing about these challenges, you can tweak the end results to make them perfect!

And now for an invite for you all.

I will be crafting on Friday evening and was going to set myself a few challenges like this one and I suddenly thought - why don't I invite my crafting friends to join me - virtually of course, as much as I would love to host you all, my craft room is tiny!

I will be running an evening of crafty challenges over on Facebook, there will be prizes and hopefully lots of fun and inspiration. 

I would love it if you joined me. Everybody is welcome, demo, customer or simply a follower. 

Click HERE to head over to Facebook business page, see the event details and join in.

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.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.

Caroline x x


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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Daisy Delight - Flip Top Card Box - Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up Products

I am so sorry that this project is a little late today - I had a blonde moment and scheduled both the video and this post for tomorrow - no idea why. Better late than never at least!


This is a lovely gift box which I designed to send out thank you gifts to all of my customers who shopped with me in May.

The box houses two card blanks in each of the 5 new in-colours plus a 1m length of each of finely woven ribbon in the same new in-colours.

Because it houses the card stock so perfectly - you could also use it as a gift box for a set of handmade cards.

Each customer also received the Background Bits stamp set - I really do appreciate everybody that shops with me and love using the accumulated hostess rewards to treat them all to lovely gifts each month.



I love Daisy punch - and as I said yesterday, so have do a lot of people apparently!

Ordering of this punch is going to be temporarily turned off around 3pm this afternoon - if you want to get this punch in the near future, you need to order today!

Ready to see how the box was made? 
Click HERE for my video.

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.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.

Caroline x x


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