Big Day pocket card and recap

big day treat card close up

Less than a week to go for Sale-a-bration 2015 now. It ends this Tuesday, 31 March.  Grab your freebies before they’re gone! There’s a whole craft-box full to choose from.

One of our top favourites has been the Big Day stamp set – sentiments and a birthday cake, all for colouring in. An early project that we haven’t got around to sharing with you yet was this pocket card.

big day treat card

On a Very Vanilla insert, two of the sentiments from Big Day (Wood 139109 or Clear 139112 – if ordering online then you get to choose your Sale-a-bration freebie when you checkout) were stamped in Real Red and then the cake was stamped beneath in Coastal Cabana. Real Red Taffeta Ribbon was stapled to the top of the card to lift it out of the pocket easily. The pocket itself was die cut from Typeset Specialty DSP with the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and assembled. More thinlits from the set were used to die cut the stars strip and for you sentiment from Real Red Card and the larger star from Coastal Cabana card. These were then adhered and popped up on the pocket front.

big day treat pocket

We also used the same Big Day stamp set to create all the following cards (just click on the pix to view the original post).

big day

big day bundle

big day bundle 2

big day gift

big day stamped

To check out the full selection of Sale-a-bration freebies take a look herehere and here. :)

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Best Day Ever and Simply Wonderful recap

Another recap today! Sale-a-bration 2015 is coming to a close and will end on Tuesday 31 March.  Grab your freebies before they’re gone! There’s a whole craft-box full to choose from. Here are another 2 of the stamp sets that we’ve put to good use – Best Day Ever and Simply Wonderful (just click on the pix to view the original post).

First, Best Day Ever – a great collection of background stamps and a couple of sentiments.

best day ever

best day ever2

best day ever tag

best day ever bundle 2

Next, Simply Wonderful – paired sentiments that can also be used singly or grouped.

simply wonderful

simply wonderful

simply wonderful bundle 1

simply wonderful bundle 2

To check out the full selection of Sale-a-bration freebies take a look herehere and here:)

Sara xx

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Big Day simply stamped

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Sale-a-bration 2015 is coming to a close and will end on Tuesday 31 March.  Grab your freebies before they’re gone! There’s a whole craft-box full to choose from.

We used the Big Day Sale-a-bration freebie in our March card class and this was the “simply stamped” card. Okay, perhaps not entirely simple but it didn’t need punches, a Big Shot or any other major tools to put it together :)

big day stamped

The card base is an A6 portrait of Early Espresso, matted top right and bottom left with Coastal Cabana paper from the 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack. After stamping the cake and candle from Big Day (Wood 139109 or Clear 139112 – if ordering online then you get to choose your Sale-a-bration freebie when you checkout) with Black Stazon ink, onto Whisper White card, they were coloured with the 2013-2015 In Color Markers and adhered to the bottom right section of the card front. The “Celebrate Your Big Day” sentiment was stamped onto more Whisper White card with Black Stazon and again onto Coastal Cabana. After hand cutting out the “Celebrate” from the Coastal Cabana version, it was popped up on slivers of dimensionals over the Whisper White panel. “Cake” was coloured with the Coastal Cabana marker, then again with a 2-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter applied over the top. Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim were wrapped around the panel and adhered on the back and a bow of the Seam Binding Ribbon added with Mini Glue Dots before adding the panel to the card front.

big day stamped inside

On the inside, another two sentiments from the same Big Day set were stamped with Black Stazon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Irresistibly Easter Basket

irresistibly easter close up

Sale-a-bration 2015 is coming to a close and will end on Tuesday 31 March.  Grab your freebies before they’re gone! There’s a whole craft-box full to choose from.

We have a quick Easter project to share with you today that uses the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP Sale-a-bration freebie (138635).

irresistibly easter

After brayering the Irresistiby Yours DSP with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, wiping the excess away from the flowers with kitchen towel and allowing to dry for a while, the Berry Basket die was used to cut out the basket pieces. It was assembled using Multipurpose Glue. A mini gift bow was punched from 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack with the  Bow Builder and adhered to the front of the basket with Mini Glue Dots. After stamping the Easter sentiment from Crazy About You in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White card it was punched out with the Extra Large Oval, matted onto a Decorative Label punched from Pistachio Pudding and popped up on the basket with dimensionals.

We also used the same Specialty DSP to create all the following projects (just click on the pix to view the original post).

bravo

irresistibly yours

Irresist lotus

irresistibly yours bundle

irresistibly bundle 2

To check out the full selection of Sale-a-bration freebies take a look herehere and here. :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

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Lotus Blossom and A Happy Thing recap

Sale-a-bration 2015 is coming to a close and will end on Tuesday 31 March.  Grab your freebies before they’re gone! There’s a whole craft-box full to choose from. Here are just 2 of the stamp sets that we’ve put to good use – Lotus Blossom and A Happy Thing (just click on the pix to view the original post).

First, Lotus Blossom – a fabulous three-step stamp that also contains a couple of sentiments.

lotus blossom

paintedlotusblossom

Irresist lotus

lotus blossom jan thanks

lotus blossom bundle

lotus blossom bundle 2

Next, A Happy Thing – perfect for colouring in or paper piecing.

happy thing

a happy thing bird

happy thing bundle 2

 

To check out the full selection of Sale-a-bration freebies take a look herehere and here. :)

Sara xx

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More Sale-a-bration freebies!

Wow! Can you believe that Stampin’ Up! has added more freebies to the Sale-a-bration pot!

We’re now into the last two weeks of Sale-a-bration – it ends on 31 March 2015 and we’re at the stage where all Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will be available “while supplies last” – so if you have a favourite, then please don’t leave it too late. Blendabilities are no longer available. So to make sure that you still have plenty of choice in these final two weeks,

Stampin’ Up! have added these lovelies to the offer.

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That’s in addition to the original Sale-a-bration goodies – here

And the bonus Sale-a-bration goodie released at the beginning of the month – here

We can’t complain at the lack of choice! :)

Sara xx

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Big Day gift card

big day gift close up

Today’s card is one from our March card classes. We used the Bow Builder punch to turn it into a cute looking gift parcel, complete with tag.

big day gift

The card base is a small square of Crisp Cantaloupe matted with Baked Brown Sugar DSP from the 2013-15 In Color DSP Stack. Strips of Crisp Cantaloupe DSP were adhered direct, cross-ways over the matted layer. After stamping the sentiment from the Big Day Sale-a-bration set, in Black Stazon onto Whisper White card, it was punched out with the Note Tag and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The Bow Builder was used to punch two sets of bow elements from the same Crisp Cantaloupe DSP and the bow assembled with Mini Glue Dots, pointing the fish tails downwards and adhering over the tag in the centre of the card.

big day gift inside

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Big Day was stamped in Black Stazon.

Why not come join us at our April card class – we’d love to see you :)

Sara xx

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Simply Wonderful bundle 2

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On Thursday I suggested a bundle of products that will let you earn the Simply Wonderful stamp set for FREE and shared a project that used it (here). Today I’m back with a second project using the same bundle.

SIMPLY WONDERFUL BUNDLE

£14.95  Pictogram Punches clear stamp set (134264)
£15.50 Decorative Label punch (120907)
£15.50 Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (133787)

£45.95 Total

(or £50.95 if you’d prefer the Wood mount Pictogram Punches 134261)

FREE Simply Wonderful stamp set (Wood 139125, Clear 139128)

(If ordering online then you get to choose your freebie when you checkout).

simply wonderful bundle 2

The card base is an A6 portrait of Daffodil Delight with the top half stamped repeatedly with the teeny flower from Simply Wonderful in Daffodil Delight ink. A panel of Stacked with Love DSP was adhered direct to the bottom half and then edged with a thin strip of Basic Black card. The flower vase from Pictogram Punches and the sentiment from Simply Wonderful were each stamped onto scraps of Whisper White card with Black Stazon ink and punched out with the Decorative Labels. More Decorative Labels punched from Basic Black were snipped apart and used to mat behind the stamped Labels, before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. Flowers from the Pictogram Punches set were stamped in Daffodil Delight ink onto scraps of Whisper White card, punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents flower and popped up on slivers of dimensionals. The “Thanks” in the sentiment was coloured with a Daffodil Delight marker.

simply wonderful bundle 2 inside

The Whisper White insert was punched in the corners with the Itty Bitty Accents flower. Black Stazon was used to stamp the sentiment and teeny flower was stamped again in Daffodil Delight ink.

I’ll be back to feature a different Sale-a-bration product bundle very soon.

Sara xx

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Something Borrowed Box

something borrowed box close up

Happy Mother’s Day!

… to all the Mums out there :)

Now that I know my Mum has opened her present, I can share a helpful discovery I made as I put together the packaging for her gift ;)

This is how it looked all wrapped up.

something borrowed box

I started with a Tiny Treat Box (25 of them in a package for just £6.25!). Then, to give it a Springtime look, each side and the top of the box were matted with Whisper White card and then Something Borrowed DSP. The lacy butterfly from Butterfly Basics* was inked with Blushing Bride ink and then the edges were sponged with a little Blackberry Bliss ink before stamping onto Whisper White card and die cutting out with the Butterflies* thinlit.

Buy both the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Butterflies thinlits together as a Butterfly Basics bundle and save 15%.

Our April Technique Class is all about these thinlits if you’d like to join us.

I’d bought my Mum a Pandora charm for her bracelet.

something borrowed box charm

And if you leave the outer card wrap on the charm box and turn it on it’s side, it slides into the Tiny Treat Box and fits perfectly!

something borrowed box open

Have a wonderful day today, whether you’re a Mum or not.

Sara xx

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April Classes

Here’s a little advance notice of our planned April classes:

Thinlit Technique Class – April

SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015

11AM – 1PM

In our April technique class we’ll learn how to get the best results with thinlits – specifically the Butterflies Thinlits. We’ll use them to make a simple, elegant card, a gorgeous glittered card and an inlaid butterfly card.

thinlit class

Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products including:

  • Butterflies Thinlits Dies (please note that to use the thinlits after the class, you will need access to a die cutting machine);
  • 8 Transfer Adhesive Sheets;
  • 1 pot of Dazzling Diamonds.

You’ll also receive:

  • all additional materials needed to make three butterfly thinlit cards;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • printed instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

If you already have the products we will use in class, then you may substitute other products of equal or lesser value at the point of booking.

Class fees must be received by Wednesday 1 April to secure a place (to allow sufficient time to order your kit). If  an emergency prevents you from attending the event after booking, then your class materials will be posted to you.

To book your place please use the button below or email Sara. If you’d like to upgrade your class to include the Butterfly Basics stamp set (saving 15% on the stamp set and thinlits bundle) then please email me rather than using the button and I will send an invoice for the correct amount depending on whether you want wood, clear or photopolymer mount.


April Card Class

Our monthly Card Class slot gives you chance to make 6 cards. We feature three different stamp sets and we’ll have a simple design and a slightly stepped up design for each.

Come join our April Card Class. We’ll be using:

  • Everything Eleanor
  • Mixed Bunch
  • Sheltering Tree

april card class

Due to the Easter holidays we will only have one April Card Class:

Date and time: SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015, 1.30PM – 3.30PM
Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, along with envelopes;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

Bring a New Friend* with you for some added fun, and you will BOTH get a free goodie bag.

To book your place, please RSVP to Sara no later than Wednesday 1 April – places are limited and allocated in order of RSVP date and payment options will be emailed back to you.

Hope to see you there.

Sara xx

 

* A New Friend is someone who hasn’t attended our classes in the last year.

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