Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Stamparatus - a new way to stamp!

Wow! It's a very exciting time for Stampin' Up!  It's the 10 year anniversary in Europe, and 30 year anniversary for the company in the US!  I have so much to share with you - from my weekend at the Stampin' Up! Onstage where hundreds of demonstrators get together to share ideas and inspiration, celebrate personal achievements and see all the new yummy goodies that will soon be available to purchase!

Today I want to tell you all about the NEW Stamparatus tool which really will change the way you stamp!  I have to say I can't wait to get my hands on one!

So, what is the Stamparatus I hear you ask!  It's a new stamping positioning platform that will help you achieve perfect results time after time!  Yes, you  may have seen similar tools available, but I promise you, when you see what you can do with this fabulous stamp positioning tool you too will want / need one!

Features include:
- compatible with Stampin' Up! red rubber and photopolymer stamps (and any other stamps you may have - as long as they are not mounted on a wooden block)
- a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
- rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
- 2, yes 2! open sides so that you can stamp onto large card or paper
- 2 reversible and movable plates, giving you 4 surfaces to work on at any one time
- 2 large magnets to hold paper in place (yes it has a magnetic base)
- magnet storage areas to make sure you don't lose them!

So, onto how you get yours!  Starting Thursday 16th November 9pm GMT through to the 30th November (or earlier if the reservation quantities are met) you can reserve a Stamparatus here for delivery in February 2018.  There is no payment required until your reserved Stamparatus is available for you, and if you miss out on this reservation window, there will be others before it is available from the main 2018-19 catalogue, but I promise you, you will want one before then!

If you need a bit more info on how you can use this tool take a look at this Stampin' Up! YouTube video

Well, I don't know about you, but I will be sat in front of my pc tomorrow night ready to reserve my Stamparatus!  Yes, that is right, you get to reserve yours at the same time as us demonstrators!  I hope you will join me and reserve yours here!

If you have any questions on the Stamparatus, or any other Stampin' Up! products you can email me at or message me via Facebook

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Christmas Tea Sachet Holders

Hi!  I have a Christmas make to share with you today - some tea bag sachet holders.  I think these will make a lovely little stocking filler present or teachers gift, and they are very quick to make.

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Merry Little Labels, Labels to Love
Designer Series Paper - Quilted Christmas
Punch - Everyday Label, Corner Punch (retired)
Ink - Real Red, Garden Green
Card - Whisper White
Ribbon - gold 1/8" ribbon
Other - Simply Scored, hole punch 

Punch Corner Project Life
Punch Corner Project Life

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale

We have another fab offer for - one that lasts all through October.  If you buy 3 packs of selected Designer Series Paper (DSP), you get to choose another one free.  The selection includes packs from the Annual and Holiday catalogue so there is a fab choice - so why not pop on over to my online store and treat yourself!

Celebrate World Card Making Day - special offers!

October 7th is World Card Making Day, and to celebrate Stampin' Up! have taken 15% off on a selection of stamps and notecards.  There is also an offer on adhesives - if you buy a fast fuse adhesive you get two refills free!

Here is the selection on offer, you can find these in my online store as these offer prices, but only until the 10th October!


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Something Old, Something New - Nailed It meets Stitched Shapes

So its Thursday which means time for a Something Old, Something New post!  I made this card to say congratulations on exam results, and just knew that I had to use a sentiment from the retired Nailed It stamp set.  As the card is for a teenage boy it had to look masculine, so no pretty flowers or anything on this one, so I decided to use the Letters For You stamps and matching dies along using green and brown colours.

The Large Letters framelits are, as they suggest, well large... so to say congrats meant a larger card than normal.

I took a piece of A4 and scored it in half long ways, trimming off a small amount so that I could make an envelope from a piece of 12x12 paper.  I was following a colour pattern for the letters, but as you can see I clearly got that wrong with the last two! 

The border was made using a stamp from the Playful Backgrounds set, stamping off but not pressing too hard so that I got a variable depth of colour in the second stamping.  I stamped this on a fresh piece of card so that I could trim it down and have nice straight edges to the border.

On the inside of the card, and where the inspiration all came from is the sentiment "You Nailed It" and the nail image.  The You is from a longer phrase, which I masked off so that I just used the "You" so that it was all in the same font.  It does look quite small on the card - but that left me lots of room for my message!

Hope you have enjoyed this little look at using the old with the new and find time to get all your stash out and play!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp Sets -  Playful Backgrounds, Letters for You, Nailed It (retired)
Dies - Large Letter framelits
Inks - Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Card - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper (retired)
Other - Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Nailed It Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Nailed It Clear-Mount Stamp Set
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper

Friday, 1 September 2017

Holiday Catalogue 2017 is here!

Hi Everyone!  Well it's a very exciting day today!  Why you ask - because today the new 2017 Autumn/Winter Holiday catalogue launches!  Oh and it's full of yummy scrummy goodies that you will just love!

If you would like to take a look at the pdf of the catalogue please click here, and if you are ready to shop please pop on over to my online store.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing lots of fun projects that you can make using the new products, so I hope you will pop back to see me now and again.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Bonus Days coupons - make sure you spend yours!

Did you receive Bonus Days coupons from orders that you placed in July?  If so, don't miss out, pop on over to my shop and make sure you spend them before 10:50pm GMT (when shopping online) on Thursday 31st August!
Wondering what to spend them on? Why not take a look at all the yummy items in the Clearance Rack with up to 60% off!  Here is a small selection of what is on offer.

Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
Sprinkles Punch
Sprinkles Punch
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Fiesta Time Framelits Dies
Fiesta Time Framelits Dies
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies