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
[143077]
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
[138312]

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!
Mandy

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
[142767]
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
[142744]
Sprinkles Punch
Sprinkles Punch
[141472]
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
[142770]
Fiesta Time Framelits Dies
Fiesta Time Framelits Dies
[141475]
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
[141838]
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
[139667]



Thursday, 24 August 2017

Something Old, Something New - Mixed Drinks


I decided to start a blog series called "Something Old, Something New", where I use current Stampin' Up goodies with some of the items no longer available.  We all want to use the stamps, papers and embellies that we have in our stash right?  Exactly!

So the first post in the series is a male themed card using a number of current and retired items.  Its a card based on a couple I have seen on Facebook (sorry I did not make a note of the names of the designers), and this is my take on it.  And if you don't have the same papers or sentiment stamps as I have used, you can change it up even more!  You can even use the layout and add any image as the focal point.

I hope you'll pop by to see the next Something Old, Something New posts, and get crafting with all that stash!

Happy Crafting!
Mandy

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamps - Mixed Drinks, Playful Backgrounds, Sassy Salutations (retired)
Designer Series Paper - Urban Underground (retired), Neutrals (retired)
Ink - Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Card - Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse  


Sassy Salutations Clear Stamp Set
Sassy Salutations Clear Stamp Set
[126707]
Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
[142783]
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
[138435]

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Autumn / Winter Catalogue Sneek Peek #1 - 3" x 3" envelopes!

 

You are going to be soooo excited when you see the new Autumn / Winter catalogue which launches on the 1st September.

Here is a sneeky peek of something new - 3" x 3" envelopes - they are so cute!!! And if you have the Envelope Liner framelits which sadly retired a while ago you'll be able to get them back out and use them with these envelopes!

I'll be posting more sneeky peeks soon!

But in the meantime - don't forget to spend those Bonus Days coupons before the end of August! Pop on over to my online shop and get a few of those things on your wish list!

Happy Crafting!

Mandy

Monday, 7 August 2017

Have You Spent Yours?

Did you receive Bonus Days coupons from orders that you placed in July?  If so you can now spend them - but don't miss out, pop on over to my shop and make sure you use them before the end of August!

Wondering what to spend them on?  If you are looking to get ahead on your Christmas crafting take a look at the Carols of Christmas stamps and dies which are on early release, so you can get them this month before the new autumn/winter catalogue comes out next month.