Tuesday 9 April 2024

Retired Stampin’ Up!® product showcase: Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards

In the Moment Stampin Up sale

The Stampin’ Up!® Last Chance Sale begins today and there are some beautiful products available, some at amazing discounts.

Today I have four cards to show you using some of the fantastic retiring Stampin’ Up!® products which by happy coincidence are all reduced in price. This does mean that they are likely to sell out fast, so please don’t delay. And if you shop with me, I will give you a £10 voucher for every £10 you spend in April. You can use this voucher on my retired items in May.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Two spring cards made with Garden Meadow Stampin’ Up!® stamp set

Garden Meadow Stampin Up card ideas

Have you seen the Garden Meadow stamps and dies in the Stampin’ Up!® Online Exclusives? This is a really beautiful bundle and perfect for this time of year.

Here in Derbyshire, spring keeps tantalising us then going away again! But that didn’t stop me making two spring-themed projects with the WI ladies the other week.

These ladies love to colour, so I knew the Garden Meadow stamp set would be popular with them.

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Easter Bunny treat bags

Stampin Up Easter Bunny treat bags

Would you believe I have never bought an Easter stamp set before? Easter Bunny, which features in the January to April Stampin’ Up!® catalogue is my very first Easter set.

This year I was determined to make some cute little gifts and with Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d better get cracking! (See what I did there?)

Tuesday 12 March 2024

NINE project ideas using Hooray for Surprises and Flight and Airy Designer Series Paper

Hooray for Surprises Stampin Up UK Flight and Airy

Have you tried the Hooray for Surprises dies to add an extra fun element to your Stampin’ Up!® projects? They were the theme of my Spring Craft Day at the weekend.

Please bear with me here as I realise the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper we used is no longer available, as it was a Sale-a-Bration item available free with a £45 Stampin’ Up!® order during January and February. I will show you most of the projects we made, and many can be adapted to use different Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper.

At my all-day classes, guests are given a kit of Stampin’ Up!® supplies and a pack of tutorials. This allows them to work at their own pace and skip any projects they don’t like the look of.

For this event, I knew some people would relish the challenge of making interactive cards, while others were just there for a natter and a bit of light crafting. So there were LOTS of projects for them to choose from.

Here are some of them...

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Two card ideas using new Stampin' Up!® Online Exclusive Happy Little Things

Stampin Up UK Online Exclusives

Today at Stampin’ Up!® we have a brand new collection of Online Exclusives going live!

There are products for the coffee-lover, for those who love big bright flowers, for nature-lovers, pet-lovers and those who make cards for children.

I was in need of some new sentiments so was thrilled to see two fabulous sentiment sets. One of them is called Happy Little Things and is really versatile.

I’ve used it here to create two fun cards for a celebration.

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Perennial Lavender Stampin Up card ideas - and an online class for all UK crafters

Perennial Lavender Stampin Up card ideas

The most popular Designer Series Paper in the current Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue is Perennial Lavender – and with good reason. This beautiful paper from the Perennial Lavender Suite coordinates with the Painted Lavender stamp set; another popular Mini catalogue product.

I’ve been crafting with these Stampin’ Up!® products recently and absolutely love the gorgeous purple tones and fabulous Kraft background. I LOVE kraft, especially with speckles in it.

This paper will form the basis for a Perennial Lavender online class I am running in April. This will be open to anyone in the UK.

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Six EASY cards using Sunny Days Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!®

EASY cards Sunny Days Designer Series Paper Stampin Up UK

Sale-a-Bration is a wonderful time of year for Stampin’ Up!® fans as we can earn lots of gorgeous free products.

One of them is this pack of Sunny Days Designer Series Paper, which I've used here to create six REALLY simple cards which anyone can make with no special equipment.

All I have used here is some Thick Basic White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock for layering, some Stampin’ Up!® greeting stamps, a paper trimmer and some ribbon. 

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Five card ideas using Painted Lavender Stampin' Up!® stamp set

Stampin Up Painted Lavender card ideas
When I learned that the best-selling Stampin’ Up!® stamp set from the Jan-April Mini Catalogue is Painted Lavender, I was not in the slightest surprised. When I used it at my Catalogue Launch Party last month, several people placed orders for it and the coordinating Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

Painted Lavender is a beautiful stamp set with lots of possibilities. Stamp it in different colours to create the look of other tall flowering plants such as hollyhocks, delphiniums, lupins and more.

For my cards I stuck to traditional lilacs and purples. Take a look at the cards I have been making with this gorgeous stamp set...

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