Well its all getting very exciting tonight as I get to see the new 2011-2012 catalogue for the first time!! and PRE-ORDER lots of lovely new things from the new catalogue.
If you would like a copy of the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! catalogue sending to you they are £4.95 delivered direct to your door (RRP £5.95). Please use the Paypal button on the left at the top of my blog. Catalogues should be posted to you mid-September.
There is also a LAST CHANCE LIST I will be sending a copy of that to all my customers, please check your emails, I am placing regular orders over the next couple of weeks.
I had to make a couple of cards this week for my sister to give to twin girls celebrating their birthday this next week.
I used Cheers to You stamp set, coloured with marker pens and lots of Crystal Effects, keeping to simple colour schemes Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink.
One of the girls "loves" green so Certainly Celary and Pear Pizzaz were the perfect choice.
I'm off to make a start on sewing name tapes in to the new school uniform - not too long until the new term starts - at least it should take my mind off the new catallogue for a while!!
I thought I would share another card I made using the gorgeous Rich Razzleberry ribbon you can get free this month.
I used Rich Razzleberry card for my base and coloured the images from On a Pedestal stamp set with the Stampin' Write marker pens. I layerd the image on to a piece of Early Espresso card and added some bling to the scalloped edge, the cherry was coated with Crystal Effects.
I made a "false bow" - just folding the ribbon in to shape and wrapping Linen Thread around the middle the ends were threaded through a Rich Razzleberry flower button and tied to secure the bow. This makes the card front slightly less bulky for the envelope and posting.
There is still time for you to get your free ribbon, clips and an exclusive cosmetic bag contact me to place your order of £75 or more before 31st August.
On Friday evening I had a class with one of my regular gruops of ladies who wanted to try using the embossing folders with ink. My inspiration for the class came frome the gorgeous colours of the Sweet and Sour designer papers from Stampin' Up!
The projects are fairly simple to make and this week we had no stamping on any of the projects!!!
This card uses the is really quick to make, with the emboslit flower glued in the bottom corner to add diamension to the card base, the ribbon is Rich Razzleberry taffetta.
For this card we inked the raised surface of the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder before embossing a piece of designer paper, this adds depth to the de-embossed finish. The flowers were cut out and a gorgeous satin flat bow added to the bottom of the card.
The square lattice folder was inked and the card was embossed, then a sponge dauber was used to define the edges of the card. The little treat bag was made using the Top Note die - exclusie to Stampin' Up! Flowers were punched using co-ordinating papers with the Boho Blossom punch.
The colours used are Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Rich Razzleberry.
I had very inky fingers at the end of Friday nights class, fortunately I wasn't going out onSaturday - they did eventually come clean!!
Thank you to everyone who took part in last weeks Simply Stampin' challenge, there were some beautiful cards created with the colour challenge.
Our new challenge this week is "PUNCH IT UP!" we want to see you using punches on your creations - punch art, die cuts and general punchiness!
I came across this lovely angel made with the Stampin' Up! bauble punch last Christmas but never got around to making one until now!!
My card base is Night of Navy with my favourite polka dot paper from the Neutrals Stack, the Angel was made using the bauble punch for the body and wings and various circle punches. I drew her face with a fine liner pen and added some colour to her cheeks with the chalks.
Unfortunately I don't have a link to the person who created the orignal - so if you recognise it let me know & I will add the link to my post.
We would love to see your punch it up creations at Simply Stampin' this week.
Ooops!! I forgot to post the photos from a class I did back in June!
I designed this pretty summer class around the Top Note die that I embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder - it looked like a basket.
The colours are Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride from the "In Colours" collection and Crumb Cake.
There was quite a bit of cutting out of the flowers adding some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the centre of the flowers. The background of the card was stamped with the En Francais stamp in Blushing Bride then a flower detail was stamped in Peach Parfait over the top.
This was a quick make to show the ladies how quickly you can make a card with some Sunny Garden paper and a seniment from the Occasional Greetings stamp set, with a scrap of ribbon. The Mini Milk carton die was used to make the little box, it was stamped over then a single flower was cut out and added to the front of the box, the small paper clip is from the Clips Assortment with a bit of ribbon tied through the top of it.
It was a lovely morning Liz and Morag had baked the most delicious cakes for our coffer break too!!
Ever wondered what a Virtual Hostess club entails?
A Virtual Hostess club is an opportunity for you to build a nice collection of NEW Stampin' Up! products over a period of time while spreading the cost and ensuring you are still receiving the fantastic hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order. A qualifying order has to be a minimum £150 worth of products for the hostess to be eligible to recieve exclusive FREE products.
So here is our Virtual Workshop: 6 people get together (if you know a crafting friend who will love being part of this please let her/him know) and we will form a club. The club runs for 6 months, each member agrees to place a minimum order of £25.00 every month plus p&p. This will give us the minimum qualifying order we need every month. Each month a DIFFERENT member in the club gets to be the hostess and collects all the FREE benefits associated with that month's total. By the end of 6 months all the members in the club will have had their turn to be the hostess.
Email your order to me and each month a box of Stampin' Up! products will find their way to you!
You will also get a FREE copy of the new 2011-2012 catalogue and any mini catalogues released when the club is active. Fancy taking part? email me NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org
My new Virtual Hostess Club will start 1st October 2011 so this will be a great way for you to get some fantastic new products and spread the cost too!!
I will organise more gruops as places are filled, if you would like to take two places in the club (£50 per month) and recieve two hostess months please let me know.
Its time for a new challenge at Simply Stampin' - this week we have a colour challenge for your inspiration.
We would love to see your creations this week and if you don't have all of the colours in your stash you can use the nearest colour that you have.
I used Pretty in Pink for my card base with a layer of matching polka dot paper from the 12x12 subtles paper stack. I stamped the birthday cake image and candles from the Slice of Life level 1 hostess stamp set from the mini catalogue in Early Espresso ink and coloured it with the marker pens. Adding a layer of Pacific Point and Pretty in Pink to mat and layer the image. The ribbon is Early Espresso taffeta with a Pretty in Pink button tied with linen thread.
If your looking for inspiration you can see the rest of the talented design team creations here.
I will be back tomorrow with details of my new Stampers 6 group starting 1st October.
I just thought I would share a picture the gorgeous free gift available during August from Stampin Up!!
The cosmetic bag is really pretty and a good size too, along with a full roll of Rich Razzleberry striped grosgrain ribbon and a tub of Mini Clips!! If you would like to get yours then email me your order of £75 or more before p&p, I will be placing weekly orders during August.
The lovely sunny days seem to have disappeared to be replaced by rather dark damp days, so I thought I would make a start on planning my new Autumn classes and Christmas projects.
I have three classes planned during September.
3rd September is my Strength & Hope Charity Workshop - all profits will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, there are stil a couple of places remaining if you would like to join us.
14th & 16th September my new monthly classes - I am changing these classes to include more Stampin' Up! products for you!! Each class will include different projects, mini tutorials and a full kit cut and scored for you with at least £10-£12 worth of Stampin' Up! products for just £15.00.
Booking is essential and classes must be paid for at the time of booking, email me to book your place to avoid disappointment as places are limited and this class will need to be booked by 31st August to allow time for delivery and preparation of the kits.
Further class dates are listed on the right hand side of my blog.
This is the super quick card and gift box I made for a friend at the weekend using the FREE gifts available from Stampin' Up! during Augst.
I used the lovely Rich Razzleberry striped grosgrain ribbon as my starting point for this design. The base is Rich Razzleberry adding Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla layers, the beautifully detailed butterfly is from the Strength and Hope stamp set, stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink. I tied a loose knot in the ribbon and fixed it to the back of the Crumb Cake layer with double sided tape, then stamped "Hope" and layered it up with various circle punches and the scalloped circle, using a Mini Clip to fasten it to the ribbon.
I have decorated the inside of the card something I think I will try and do more often, using the scallop trim boarder punch and the swirly branch from the Strength and Hope stamp set.
I used the exclusive sizzix Mini Milk Carton die to make this cute little gift box. I used the same butterfly from the Strength and Hope stamp set with Rich razzleberry ink, a length of pearls and a scrap of ribon thied to the Mini Clip keeping the box closed.
If you would like to get your Free Gift you can find all of the details here.
I still have a few places available at my Strength and Hope Charity workshop if you would like to join me for a creative afternoon with homebaked cakes and refreshments (details can be forund here) Stampin' Up! will donate £1.00 from every Strength and Hope stamp set sold and you will get your own stamp set in your goody bag, all profits from my event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I am a little late in posting this weeks card for the Simply Stampin' Challenge. This week we have a lovely sketch for your inspiration, you can use the sketch and rotate it to fit your design.
I decided to use the sketch to prepare my Thank You cards for my customers placing orders for their Stampin' Up! goodies this month.
I made 10 x 10 cm bases from Pumpkin Pie card, with some of the gorgeous Sweet and Sour papers and used the Ornate Blossom stamp with Rich Razzleberry ink, adding some rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is form the Pocket Silhouttes stamp set, I stamped it on to a strip of card and cut a "V" in the ends to resemble ribbon.
Just a few of the cards I have have made, don't forget there is a special offer from Stampin' Up! available during August, if you would like to get your free gift please email your order to me.