Little Labels punch pack in Weekly Deal

weekly deals

Just wanted to pop by and let you know that the Little Labels punch pack are one of this week’s Weekly Deals.

Weekly Deals are our current products – discounted for just one week. (We also have a Clearance Rack of retired items).

The punch pack is reduced from £15.50 to £11.63. This is just for online orders placed this week and it will be back to regular price from next Wednesday.

little labels

The new stamp set About the Label has been designed to go with them.

about the label

I used the duo to create this little gift tag recently.

sweet taffy tag

Why not grab yourself a bargain – maybe a few new catty products fall into the basket while you’re shopping ;) – well you might as well make the most of the single postage charge, lol!

Sara xx

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Sassy background feminine birthday

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Yesterday I shared a masculine birthday card made using my own custom background paper. Today I have a feminine version  using the same background.

sassy feminine

The card base is an A6 portrait of Daffodil Delight, matted with Basic Gray and then with the Sassy Salutations background homemade paper (see technique here). After stamping the flower from Blooming with Kindness in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White card, it was coloured in with the Daffodil Delight Blendibilities, before fussy cutting out and then popping up on the card front. An Elegant Butterfly  was punched from Calypso Coral card and popped up on the card front with a dimensional. A matching butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set was stamped in Versamark ink onto Vellum cardstock, heat embossed with Silver EP, punched out again with the Elegant Butterfly and adhered along the body of the original butterfly.

sassy feminine inside

On the Whisper White insert, the sentiment from the same Blooming with Kindness set was stamped in Basic Gray and the flower from the front of the card was repeated, this time using Daffodil Delight ink.

I’ll be back soon with more details for how I coloured the flower with the Blendabilities.

Sara xx

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Sassy background masculine birthday

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I made my own custom background paper recently and today I’m using it to create a masculine birthday card.

sassy masculine

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Gray, matted with Daffodil Delight and then with the Sassy Salutations background homemade paper (see technique here). After stamping the sentiment from Perfect Pennants in Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White card, it was die cut out with a Banner framelit. Silver Baker’s Twine was wrapped around and tied in a knot, before popping up on a slightly larger Banner, die cut from Smoky Slate card and then popping up on the card front. The sentiment was stamped again in Basic Gray ink onto Daffodil Delight. Just the letter “a” was punched out with the 1/2″ Circle and adhered over the original.

sassy masculine inside

On the Whisper White insert, the sentiment from Something to Say was stamped in Basic Gray and the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge were stamped over opposite corners with the same ink.

I’ll be back tomorrow with with a feminine version, using the same background paper.

Sara xx

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Creating your own background paper

sassy birthday

A few days ago I shared this card by guest designer Mari Rayner and it reminded me what a great technique this is for creating your own quick and easy background paper.

Sometimes called a one sheet wonder (because you cover a whole sheet with a design) you can use any combination of stamps. Teaming a large sentiment with a couple of graphic designs lets you tailor the background for a special occasion.

I particularly liked how Mari had used Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations and I’ve CASEd her stamp combo here but used a different colour combo. I’ve used a half A4 sheet of Whisper White as my base so that I’ll be able to create two card fronts with it but it would only take seconds longer to stamp a full sheet and end up with four card fronts.

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Step 1 – Stamp your base in either a random or repeating pattern (here we used the stripes from Gorgeous Grunge with Daffodil Delight ink). Stamp over the top with the sentiment in a darker/contrasting colour ink (here – the birthday sentiment from Sassy Salutations with Smoky Slate ink).

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Step 2 – Stamp a more scattered/smaller design in a pale colour in between the patterns created already (here we used the small speckles from Gorgeous Grunge with Metallic silver ink).

Step 3 – Cut the background card down to appropriate sizes to use on your card front.

So next time you don’t have exactly the background you need, try creating your own custom design :)

Sara xx

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August Tag Topper Class

SATURDAY 9 August 2014

1.15PM – 3.45PM

Our August class is back on the normal schedule (2nd Saturday of every month).

tag  topper class

In our August class we’ll be learning just how versatile the Scalloped Tag Topper punch is. We’ll use it to make:

  • a side tie card;
  • mini treat holder;
  • maxi treat holder;

and also your choice of a set of either four gift tags or four card candy pieces (to embellish your cards with as seen on the side tie card).

The pic above shows the colour schemes we’ll be using, but there’ll be a selection of sentiments available on the day – for you to select whether to make for birthday, Christmas or other occasions.

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

The £15.00 class fee includes:

  • a half pack (six sheets) of Gold Soiree DSP;
  • all additional materials needed to make the card, treat boxes and choice of card candy or tags;
  • ideas for alternative stamps and embellishments;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

To book your place at this class, just use the Paypal button below:


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A Sassy guest designer

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I’m busy prepping for tomorrow’s class (which also means creating samples ready for the next one) and drooling over the Autumn/Winter catalogue. Yes! Another perk of being a demonstrator – I get to see it now, well ahead of the launch date of 28 August (sorry to rub it in … but you could always join our team and get the same perks). I really do think that it’s probably their best yet – loving it!

As I’m otherwise busy or distracted, today’s card is from a guest crafter. This was another of hubby’s birthday cards and it was made by his Mum/my friend, Mari.

I especially like how she created her own “paper” and I’ll be stealing this idea very soon :)

sassy birthday

The card base Pistachio Pudding, matted with layers of Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla that was first run through the Big Shot in the Chevron embossing folder. Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations have then been used to create a background “paper”. The beer mug and the bee are both from retired sets.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Traveler birthday card

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Yesterday was hubby’s birthday. We were both working at the day jobs yesterday, so I took the evening off from blogging etc, for us to spend time together :)

This was my card to him.

The design is especially relevant because he and his Dad took a a trip on the Trans-Siberian railway last month – most definitely world travellers!

traveler birthday

The card base is an A6 portrait of Night of Navy, matted with Cherry Cobbler card. Using Night of Navy ink, the train from the Traveler set was stamped onto the bottom right corner of a mat of Very Vanilla. A piece of Typeset DSP was cut to the same size as the Very Vanilla mat and the corner torn away to reveal the train. The torn edge of DSP and all the cut edges were sponged with Night of Navy ink before adhering to the card front. A sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Very Vanilla card, punched out with the Word Window, matted onto a Modern Label of Cherry Cobbler and popped up on the card front.

traveler birthday inside

On the Very Vanilla insert the passport and the suitcase from the Traveler set were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede inks respectively. A sentiment from Pictogram Punches was stamped in Night of Navy ink. One of the hearts from the same set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla card, punched out with the matching Itty Bitty Accents punch and popped up over the original heart.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Wot – no Christmas?

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Okay, I know it’s only July but I’ve had a few questions about the lack of Christmas stamps in the new Annual Catalogue.

Stampin’ Up! will be bringing out an Autumn/Winter catty and the fabulous news about it, is that for the first time ever, it’s being released here at the same time as in the US and the rest of the SU! markets - it launches globally on 28 August!

Woohoo!

Not so very long to go :)

But if you can’t wait until then?

Well there’s still a couple of options:

Carry over products

We have a selection of products including stamp sets, framelits, punches and dies that have carried over from previous Autumn/Winter catalogues. Click on this Christmas link to download the pdf and see what’s available.

This includes sets such as:

joyful christmas box

Joyful Christmas

Festive Flurry bundle

Festive Flurry bundle

Ornament Keepsakes

Ornament Keepsakes

All Occasion stamp sets and products

There are also a number of stamp sets scattered throughout the new Annual Catalogue that include individual Christmas elements:

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

bootiful xmas

Bootiful Occasions

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a Tree

So that should be enough to keep you going until 28 August ;)

Sara xx

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Sweet Taffy tag

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A quick gift tag for you today. I had a parcel of new catalogue goodies arrive last week but I wasn’t home to enjoy it. Sooo frustrating. I got back last night and these yummy Sweet Taffy papers jumped out at me, so it made sense to combine them with the About the Label set to make a gift tag to go on some sweets :)

sweet taffy tag

Sweet Taffy DSP was matted onto Whisper White card (for strength and to write on the reverse) and punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper at the top and the Project Life Corner at the bottom. After stamping the jar from About the Label onto Whisper White card with Black Stazon ink it was fussy cut out and popped up on the tag with dimensionals. The Yum sentiment from the same set was stamped in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card, punched out with the matching Little Labels punch (from a trio of three designed to match this stamp set) and popped up over the jar. Finally some Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon was threaded on.

Isn’t the paper just yummy itself!

Sara xx

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Lovely Lace thank you

lovely lace thanks close up

One of the new embossing folders in the new catalogue is Lovely Lace. This is such a pretty and varied embossing plate, that I added very little to it for this thank you card.

lovely lace thank you

The card base is an A6 landscape of Tangelo Twist. A mat of Sahara Sand was run through the Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder and Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon wrapped around the lower part before adhering direct to the card front. A bow of the same ribbon was added with Mini Glue Dots. One of the sentiments from Label Something was stamped in Tangelo Twist ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle. A 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle was punched from Sahara Sand card and a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punched from Tangelo Twist card. The plain card scallop circles were snipped slightly between each petal and shaped and then all were popped up on the card front with dimensionals between each layer (and positioning them in the centre of one of the embossed circles).

Isn’t the dry embossing pretty! I’ve got lots of ideas for how to use this.

Sara xx

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