Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Traditional Christmas Stampin’ Up!® projects using Christmas Season stamps


Christmas Season Stampin Up! card ideas

When it comes to Christmas cards, you cannot beat the traditional Stampin’ Up!® colours of Garden Green and Real Red.

Today I have two Christmas projects which use these fabulously festive colours and the gorgeous Christmas Season stamp set, while showing a couple of fun tips to take your projects to the next level. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

25 card ideas using Stampin’ Up!®’s Ringed With Nature stamp set and Rings of Love DSP

Ringed With Nature Stampin Up card ideas

Are you ready for 25 Stampin' Up!® card ideas? They all use the Ringed With Nature stamp set... well most of them do. I do have some cards to show you which used the coordinating Rings of Love Designer Series Paper, which is no longer available as it was a Sale-a-Bration freebie back in the summer, but it seems a shame to miss them out.

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

16 Stampin' Up!® cards – all featuring discounted stamps, dies and Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up UK sale discounted stamps

It’s a big day today as our fabulous Stampin’ Up!® Seasonal Sale has started! It actually started at 11pm yesterday here in the UK and it runs until 11pm Friday, offering discounts of up to 20% off Annual Catalogue items.

Today I have 16 different projects to show you, highlighting some of my favourite products from the Seasonal Sale. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Happy Forest Friends notebook and card Stampin’ Up!® ideas

Happy Forest Friends Stampin Up UK card ideas

Foxes and trees and bears, oh my! Could there be a more suitable Stampin’ Up!® product suite for me than the Happy Forest Friends Suite? It’s also perfect for my friend Donna, who shares my love of woodland creatures and all things arboreal.

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Fitting Florets Stampin’ Up!® Collection launches in the UK today

Fitting Florets Stampin' Up! card ideas

Today sees the launch of a brand new Stampin’ Up!® collection of products called Fitting Florets and today I have two projects showing off the gorgeous new Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper.

These are the projects we are making at my Crafty Friday Zoom class this week, but I can’t wait any longer to show you as the paper is just so gorgeous. I’m not a floral person but even I love it!

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Four cards in one go with Ringed With Nature Stampin’ Up!® stamp set

Ringed With Nature Stampin Up UK card ideas
Today I am sharing a fantastic way to make four cards in one go, using any Stampin’ Up!® stamp set which features a variety of floral and/or leaf images –  I used the Ringed With Nature stamp set.

This technique is ideal for Christmas cardmaking as it’s relaxing, fun and easy – plus, as I said, you get four cards in one go!

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Save money with my zero waste shaker card and tags

Budget crafts Stampin Up zero waste shaker card tags

Do you want to know how to save money on your Stampin’ Up!® projects? I am here to help you get the most out of everything you buy, and already own.

As the cost of living crisis deepens worldwide and, it seems, particularly here in the UK, I want you to know that I’ve got your back. I have lots of ideas to help you make your Stampin’ Up!® supplies stretch further, based on years of being a frugal crafter who hates waste and wants to save the planet. 

Today I want to show you my zero waste shaker card and matching tags. Other than the card base itself, everything you see here is made from scraps of Stampin’ Up! cardstock and Designer Series Paper, leftovers from other projects or kits, or actual waste. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Harvest Stampin’ Up!® card ideas using Nature’s Harvest and Apple Harvest stamp sets

Nature's Harvest stampin up card ideas

Today I have two Stampin' Up!® projects to show you, both on a harvest theme, both using the same design, but with very different stamp sets. I CASEd a beautiful Nature’s Harvest card to make one of my own in a different colour scheme, then CASEd the same project again to make it using the Apple Harvest stamp set, which you can see later in this blog post.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

MORE Spruced Up Stampin' Up card ideas

Stampin Up UK Ireland Spruced Up card ideas
This week I am returning to the Spruced Up bundle from Stampin’ Up!® for some more bright and funky Christmas cards.

But first I am happy to tell you it’s a really BIG day at Stampin’ Up!® today (Tues 4th Oct) with lots happening to get excited about.

🇮🇪 The biggest news for us in the UK is that Stampin’ Up!® is launching in Ireland! We are so happy that our neighbours on the Emerald Isle can finally enjoy Stampin’ Up!® products and I am looking forward to helping Irish crafters find what they need and maybe even join my team.

To coincide with the launch in Ireland (and in Belgium), there are TWO amazing offers, whether you want to shop or join. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Autumn is here! Aspen Tree Dies sponged card

Stampin Up Aspen Tree Dies

Autumn is upon us here in the UK so what better time to bring out the gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® Aspen Tree Dies?

Regular readers will know I am a little obsessed with tree-themed products – a love affair which no doubt began with Stampin’ Up!’s much-loved Lovely As A Tree stamp set. I know that set is much missed by many but there are plenty of other gorgeous tree-themed products available now which more than make up for the loss.

This obsession with trees makes autumn is one of my favourite seasons; we get to see stunning rich colours as the trees change, fascinating fungi growing in the woods and, best of all, it means no more heatwaves!

The small print

This is my personal blog and my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. All images are © Stampin' Up!® All content including photographs, projects and text are © Helen Read, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to copy my ideas for your personal use and inspiration - if you are a SU demonstrator you may use these ideas for your events but please give credit where it is due. Please do not use my ideas for monetary gain, competitions or publication. The images on this blog - including blog buttons - should not be copied and used elsewhere on the internet or on CDs.