Square Hearts Come Home Christmas card

I needed another quick batch of last minute Christmas cards today and so I made a slight variation to yesterday’s design – using up some more of the fabulous Year of Cheer Specialty DSP (although most of the patterns are great year round anyway).

As I was going for the gold and white check pattern I swapped to a square design for my main image. And because I was in a rush I used the Memento Black ink which dries quicker than our Archival Black.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. A Layering Square was die cut from Basic Black card and adhered direct to the card front. After die cutting a Stitched Shape from Whisper White card it was also die cut with one of the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and stamped with a sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Basic Black ink. This was popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Basic Black frame. A small bow of Gold 1/8″ Ribbon was added below the main image with a Mini Glue Dot.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and images from the Hearts Come Home set were stamped in Basic Black ink.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

Today’s card uses the Hearts Come Home bundle. Only one of the layers is popped up so that regular postage rates will apply.

The Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits will both be available in the Spring/Summer catalogue but you will only be able to purchase them individually. If you would still like to get them as a bundle and save 10% then you will need to order them by 2 January.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. A Layering Oval was die cut from Basic Black card and adhered direct to the card front. After die cutting a smaller Layering Oval from Whisper White it was also die cut with one of the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and stamped with a sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Basic Black ink. This was popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Basic Black frame.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and images from the Hearts Come Home set were stamped in Basic Black ink.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Be Merry kit Christmas Card

Today’s Christmas card is definitely one for giving by hand rather than sending through the post.

It has the benefit of being a card and a mini gift at the same time as the decoration on the front can be unhooked from the brad inside, to be hung on the tree.

The dazzling decoration is one of two designs in the Be Merry kit (actually there are far more than two designs depending on how you choose to mix and match the different elements, more accurate to say there are two colour schemes 🙂 ).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Real Red. After making up a red rosette according to the video instructions, it was hung from a brad fastened through from the inside front of the card. After running a card front layer of Gold Foil Sheet through the Holly embossing folder this was adhered direct to the front of the card, covering the opened legs of the brad. (The decoration swings free apart from the brad anchoring it).

On the Whisper White insert, a sentiment and baubles from the Carols of Christmas set were stamped in Real Red ink.

You can currently buy the Wood version of the Carols of Christmas at a discount in our Year End Sale (while supplies last).

And of course we have FREE SHIPPING for this and/or any other crafty shopping you may wish to do until 10.59pm tonight!

You can access the Be Merry kit video below:

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Bonus free shipping day

Bonus!! We’re having another free shipping day and there’s no minimum order size!

Any size order gets free shipping when your order is placed between 11pm tonight and 10.59pm tomorrow night.

Free shipping means this is a great time to buy:

Have fun shopping and remember to use my December Host Code:

2JSNZK69

Click here to check out why.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Have you got a copy of the 2018 Spring/Summer catalogue yet?

The 2018 Spring/Summer catalogue launches on 3 January and Sale-a-bration starts at the same time!

I can’t provide you with links to the two online brochures until 3 January but I can post them to you by snail mail if you’re in the UK and don’t already have your own Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Just drop me an email with your name and mailing address and I’ll pop them straight in the post to you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Everyday Merry Little Labels

The Everyday Label punch is amazingly versatile. It doesn’t just punch out the ready designed labels made especially to co-ordinate with it but it makes great maxi and mini labels too.

Here we used the same standard label as a background for our stamped one, creating a maxi label.

The card base is a small square of Basic Black, matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. One of the Merry Little Labels was stamped onto Whisper White card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver EP. It was then punched out with the co-ordinating Everyday Label punch. Another Everyday Label was punched from Basic Black card and the two were adhered together with the Basic Black label rotated by 90°. The maxi label was popped up on the card front with dimensionals. To finish, a couple of Metallic Enamel Shapes were added, one either side of the stamped label.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the same set was stamped in Basic Black ink.

You can currently buy the Wood version of the Merry Little Labels at a discount in our Year End Sale (while supplies last).

Alternatively, you can buy either the wood or clear mount bundle of Merry Little Labels together with the Everyday Label punch with 10% off. The Everyday Label will carry forward to the Spring/Summer catalogue at full price but you won’t be able to get the 10% off bundle after the new catty launches.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Why join Stampin’ Up! in December?

It’s possible that some of you may be thinking about joining (or rejoining) Stampin’ Up! soon. Perhaps you’re undecided about when is the best time to join?

Sale-a-bration is just around the corner and anyone who’s seen it before, knows that we usually have a special incentive to join Stampin’ Up! during the promotion. 2018 will be no exception – there will be a perk for those that join during Sale-a-bration. So, should you hang on for that?

If you are absolutely sure that you only want to join for the starter kit discount and bonuses and for the ongoing discount for yourself, possibly sharing it with a few friends. Maybe you would like to go to convention in April? And you’d like the bi-monthly magazine full of ideas and the online resources. And sure, you’d like to see sneak peeks of what’s coming out next June and have chance to purchase them before everyone else. Well, if that’s all you want, then maybe hang on for Sale-a-bration.

But … if you think that maybe at some point you might like to share the experience with others, possibly start to earn a little money rather than only spend it, perhaps have a few crafty friends to go with you to convention, then now is the better time to join! Why? Because during Sale-a-bration other people can then join Stampin’ Up! through you and not only will they get perks but you will too! And you’ll start to help each other out and grow as a team, all with my help and support if you want it. An added bonus is that if you join now you’ll also get to choose items from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue to go into your starter kit. You choose £130 of products and pay just £99 and shipping is free. Perhaps it could be a Christmas present? If you’re interested and you’d like to have a chat before signing up (which I’d recommend so that I can answer any questions you may have) just email me and I’ll give you a call to chat about all the kit options.

If you can’t wait, then you can go ahead and sign up now!. You can do it online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

You’ll receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! and from me, followed up by a welcome package from me by snail mail!

And if you’re hanging on to join up during Sale-a-bration then I’ll have all the information for you right here on this page from 3 January.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Year end sale – not just for Christmas

The Year End Sale isn’t all about Christmas products (although it is heavily geared that way 🙂 ). One of the non-christmas bargains is the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies. Reduced from £27 to £21.60!

Spoiler Alert!!

We used the on sale thinlits to make this birthday card but we also brought in one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Spring/Summer collection, Petal Palette, for the sentiments and the inside of the card.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Rose Red. A card front layer of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP was cut horizontally approx. 3/4 of the way across and the cut edges folded back and secured with dimensionals. Using Rose Red ink, a sentiment from Petal Palette was stamped onto a card front layer of Whisper White card (in the area that the paper will reveal). The paper layer was adhered direct to the stamped layer and then direct to the card front. Leaves were die cut out of Pear Pizzazz card with the Eclectic Layers framelits. A base flower was die cut from Powder Pink card. A detailed flower was die cut from Rose Red card and adhered over the top of the Pink flower. The leaves were adhered direct to the back of the flower before popping it up on the card front with dimensionals. A Clear Faceted Gem was used to finish the flower.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the new set was stamped in Rose Red ink. Leaves from the same set were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and a strip of paper to match the front of the card was adhered below.

Check out what else is discounted in our Year End Sale here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Reserve your Stamparatus now!

The window for reserving and pre-purchasing your Stamparatus is now open.

Click here to reserve your Stamparatus now.

Not sure what the Stamparatus is? Pop over here for more details.

The reservation window will remain open until 31 December 2017 then, beginning 19 March 2018, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond, as product arrives in the warehouse.

After 31 December your next chance to order the Stamparatus will be when next annual catalogue comes out around June next year.

You don’t get billed for your Stamparatus until it ships and you can change your mind and cancel your reservation at any time – so you have nothing to lose in placing your reservation now.

The following Q&A should help to answer any questions about the reservation system but if you have any unanswered questions then please email me.

Customer Stamparatus Reservation Questions

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page.

Q:What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?

A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?

A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: No, though you will need a credit card to make the reservation. You will be billed when you finalise and close your order.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?

A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. At this time you will pay for and finalise your order.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?

A: Not at the time of the reservation. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order.

Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?

A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?

A: You can cancel your reservation at any time.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue?

A: Yes. Once the annual catalogue ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?

A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

 Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?

A: Yes.

As I said, if you still have any unanswered questions then please email me.

Click here to reserve yours now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Another chance to pre-purchase the Stamparatus

This stamp positioning tool is amazing! The first reservation window sold out within 15 minutes!

The second (and now final) reservation window to pre-purchase the Stamparatus  will open at 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday 5 December).

This time around though, rather than have so many disappointed people unable to reserve theirs, Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive, no cut-off, until 31 December 2017. Then, beginning 19 March 2018, they will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond, as product arrives in the warehouse. So, I would still recommend ordering early if you can, otherwise you may have to wait until April or possibly even later, to receive your Stamparatus.

Since SU! are leaving the second reservation window open for an extended period, there will no longer be a third reservation window in January as previously advised. After 31 December your next chance to order the Stamparatus will be when next annual catalogue comes out around June next year.

You don’t get billed for your Stamparatus until it ships and you can change your mind and cancel your reservation at any time – so you have nothing to lose in placing your reservation tomorrow night.

In case you missed it the first time around this is why the Stamparatus is so great:

  • make multiples with ease,
  • restamp an image to make it crisper,
  • easy positioning for 2/3/4 step stamping,
  • rulers and grids for lining up
  • designed for use with with both clear and photopolymer stamps,

the stamparatus also has:

  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • magnet storage areas
  • retail price–59,00 €/£44.00

Here’s a video showing what the Stamparatus can do.

Interested?

Just pop back here from 9pm tomorrow night to order direct.

Sara xx

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