Monday, 25 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends card in a box 50th birthday card

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends card in a box 50th birthday card

I have made a lot of these card in a box cards recently, and they have proved to be very popular, so I have more lined up too!

This card I made for my friend Sue who was 50 recently. She loves cats so that gave me a perfect excuse to use the Foxy Friends stamp set and punch to make a card with a fox and a couple of cats. 

I've used the A Little Foxy DSP for the sides of the card. The toadstools and leaves I stamped and fussy cut, and the tree stumps that they are all sitting on too.

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends card in a box 50th birthday card

I love that you can make so many different animals with this set, there are several different faces and bodies to change things around a little. Don't forget too that the stamp set and punch are available as a bundle with a 10% discount.

The numbers I die cut out of gold glimmer paper using the Large Number Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends card in a box 50th birthday card

Don't forget that until the end of July you get vouchers to use on orders in August. So, for every €60/£45 you spend you get a voucher for €6/£4.50 to spend in August. If you decided to buy the Thoughtful Branches bundle for example - a limited edition bundle in August - you could use your voucher/s on that. Or the Foxy Friends bundle, or anything else.

If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germany I'd love it if you shopped with me. Just click on the link on the right of my page to go to my shop. Or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Back soon!




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Friday, 22 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches - Limited Edition bundle coming up


Today's post is a head's up for a lovely new bundle that will be available in August only. It's a limited edition bundle for now, although Stampin' Up! have said that if there is enough demand it may be available in future publications.

Above are some of the images from the bundle - there are stamps and dies. If you'd like to see a PDF of the the actual bundle please contact me - you can click on the image, or use the box on the right hand side of the screen. 

Don't forget you can buy from my shop if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germany. I'd love to hear from you!



Thursday, 21 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Best Birds window card with Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Stampin' Up! Best Birds window card

I took the inspiration for today's card from Lou Kitzleman, an Australian Stampin' Up! demonstrator. My card is different, but the same in that it uses the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds and Blooms thinlits (available as a bundle with a 10% discount). It's also a window card.

The bird on the inside of the card is stuck onto a piece of acetate so that it creates some dimension and you look into the card.

To attach the piece of acetate I cut two pieces of Whisper White for the back and front of the card, and scored about 1cm in from one end of each piece. I folded over that piece and attached double sided tape, then sandwiched the piece of acetate between the two pieces of card.

Stampin' Up! Best Birds window card with Birds & Blooms thinlits

I think it makes a simple but effective card. The birds were stamped onto watercolour paper that I coloured using inks and blender pens. 

The Birds & Blooms Thinlits also have some flower dies, but as I was making this card for a man who liked birds I didn't use them.  

I have plans for lots of different cards using this bundle.

Stampin' Up! Best Birds window card with Birds & Blooms thinlits

I used the new Layering Ovals framelits to cut the hole in the card, but actually any shape would do, just make sure to position the bird on the inside so that it looks through the hold you cut.

News of a special Limited Edition bundle to come in my next post - available from August 2 to August 31 only. Don't forget that if you spend €60/£45 until the end of July you get a voucher for €6/£4.50 to spend in August, so you could use it on the time limited bundle. 



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Friday, 15 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Summer sorbet Congratulations cake card using ombre inks

Stampin' Up! Summer Sorbet congratulations cake card using ombre inks

I made this card for a card swap, and wasn't quite sure where I was going with it when I started, but I'm pleased with the result.

Like the birthday card in the previous post I used the lovely Summer Sorbet stamp set, this time using the cake stamp which I fussy cut out. I also used the Rich Razzleberry omre ink pad like last time - I like the dimension it gives to the card. 

I wanted the centre of the card to stand out so I cut some fun foam to put behind it. The height of the centre piece is the same as the card base, it's just narrower.

Stampin' Up! Summer Sorbet congratulations cake card using ombre inks

I thought silver would look good with the Rich Razzleberry so I silver heat embossed the sentiment, and used a stamp from the Timeless Textures set down the sides of the card. I like the abstract look it gives. 

The clear drops are actually glue from the fine tip glue pen. And the sequins were the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Summer Sorbet congratulations cake card using ombre inks

I've got a limited edition stamp and die set to tell you about next time - only available from 2 - 31 August (or while stocks last). Just a reminder too that for every €60/£45 you spend in the month of July, you get a voucher for €6/£4.50 to used in August - so you could use it on the stamp and die set!

Last word for today on the ombre ink pads. Stampin' Up! have produced a short video showcasing them and how to use them:










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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Summer Sorbet ombre balloon birthday card

Stampin' Up! Summer sorbet ombre birthday card

Today's card is a cheerful birthday card. It's clean and simple but I think the colours pack punch. 

I've used the new ombre ink pads in Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay. I used the balloon stamp from the Summer Sorbet stamp set, and the paler colour at the top of the balloons works just as I wanted it to.

Stampin' Up! Summer sorbet ombre birthday card

I wanted to add some dimension to the card so I used the word Happy from the Hello You Thinlits. I used some fun foam to pop up the word underneath. I coloured a piece of watercolour paper with some of the new In Colours before I die cut the word Happy which I think worked well.

I really liked this stamp set when I saw it in the catalogue and I haven't been disappointed. And the new ombre ink pads have a lot of potential too.

Stampin' Up! Summer sorbet ombre birthday card

Nearly forgot the Wink of Stella I used on the Happy word for some sparkle.

Look out for another card using the Summer Sorbet stamp set and ombre ink pads on Friday.





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Friday, 8 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days coupons



Stampin' Up! have announced a couple of promotions for July and August! Look out for another one in another post.

This one is about bonus coupons. Here's what Stampin' Up! have to say about it. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Did you get everything you want from the 
new annual catalogue yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every 60.00 €/£45.00 you spend between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get 6.00 €/£4.50 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 2 and 31 August . This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details
• Promotion period: 7–31 July 2016
• Redemption period: 2–31 August 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
•Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits.


 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique DSP and Night of Navy box card

Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique box card

I've been wanting to show you a card like this for ages. But I've somehow never managed to photograph one before it disappears out of the house - either given to someone or sold.

So, today here is my take on a box card - ta da! I decided to use very few colours - just Night of Navy Whisper White ink, and some silver glimmer paper in fact.

I love this type of box card, they are so effective, but fold flat to be posted.

Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique box card in Night of Navy

The base of the card is Whisper White, and the DSP is the beautiful Floral Boutique. Then I've used flowers from Petit Petals, Flower Patch and Grateful Bunch. 

But you could of course use any flower stamps that you had.

I think blue and white look so elegant together and I'm really please with this card.

Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique DSP box card with Night of Navy

I've just added a couple of butterflies in Night of Navy cardstock, and a couple of tiny silver glimmer paper flowers too, to finish the card off.

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products please feel free to contact me.





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