Snowflake Tag

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I’ve used some snowflake wrapping paper for my Christmas gifts (I have a huge roll so I’ll probably still be using it next year :D ) and decided to make some snowflake tags to go with it.

snowflake tags

The Snowflake Card thinlit was used to die cut the main chunky snowflake from Whisper White card (see the video here to find out how to cut just this portion). The large skinny snowflake was die cut from Silver Foil and the small skinny snowflake from Whisper White. A dimensional was used to pop up the silver flake and then the small one adhered direct before topping with a Basic Rhinestone.

snowflake tag

The tag was tied onto the Whisper White Organza Ribbon with White Baker’s Twine.

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A quick tip – It’s best to write the tag before assembling it, so that you’re not writing across a bumpy surface ;)

Sara xx

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Christmas cards from crafty friends

A quick share today of the beautiful cards that I’ve received so far from crafty friends.

I really treasure the handcrafted cards that I receive. There’s a lot of love and thought gone into them and I really appreciate that :)

Thank you to all below (and any that may be in the post to me still).

From Mari:

xmasmari

From Catherine:

xmascatherine

From Shirley:

xmasshirley

From Monica:

xmasmonica

From Suse:

xmassuse

From Victoria:

xmasvictoria

From Wendy:

xmaswendy

From Joanne:

xmasjoanne

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sara xx

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Batch of Many Merry Stars cards

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I’ve been busy over the last few days making another batch of cards (hubby helped, bless him).

As today was the last posting day this will be my last batch of Christmas cards (this year) but I will soon be starting on a new batch … of invites to my Sale-a-bration Celebration event in the new year :)

merry stars
The colour combos are Smokey Slate/Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive and Soft Sky/Lost Lagoon, all with All is Calm DSP.

merry stars single

The card base is a 5″ square of Soft Sky. All is Calm DSP was matted onto some scrap card for strength and the a Star framelit die cut from the centre. A Lost Lagoon frame was created with a duo of the framelits and adhered around the aperture before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. A star from the Many Merry Stars set was stamped in Lost Lagoon ink onto Whisper White card, die cut out with a smaller Star framelit and popped up in the centre of the aperture.

merry stars inside

On the Whisper White insert, the sentiment and the snowflake from the same Many Merry Stars set were stamped in Lost Lagoon ink and a strip of the DSP added across the base.

merry stars envelope

I’ve been neglecting stamping my envelopes recently but I did remember with this set and stamped a teeny sentiment and snowflake on the envelope flap with Lost Lagoon ink.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Off now to deliver a few more presents.

Sara xx

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Quick, flat Festival of Trees cards for posting

2tone festival close up

Yelp! I started making my Christmas cards over six months ago but I’m already running out and I haven’t nearly finished writing them all yet. Am I the only card-maker that’s hit this snag?

Admittedly a lot of the cards I made early might be too bulky to go through the post with a standard stamp and since I’ve got to go pay a £1.11 charge to pick up a letter from our Post Office, I don’t want to risk doing that to any of my friends and customers (the postage to me was 11p short but the PO charge a £1 admin fee on top!). Note to self – make more flatter cards next year!

So I whipped up another quick batch of NEARLY FLAT cards last night.

I CASE’d them from a set I’d seen on Pinterest by a talented German demo called Christina Deutesfeld.

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I wanted to change mine slightly and so went for a two tone effect – but I think I should have gone for Whisper White and Very Vanilla for the main layers after all – what do you think?

The colour combos are Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive, Crisp Cantaloupe/Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder/Elegant Eggplant.

2tone festival

The card base is an A6 landscape of the paler colour matted with the darker. A panel of the paler colour was punched at one end with the Confetti Stars, then the sentiment and star from Festival of Trees* were stamped in the darker colour before adhering flat to the card front. A Tree* was punched from the darker colour and adhered direct. After stamping the flowery tree with dark ink onto Whisper White card it was punched out with the Tree and popped up on dimensionals (a single popped up layer should be okay). An Itty Bitty Accents star punched from either Silver Glimmer Paper or Gold Glimmer Paper was used to top the stamped tree.

* Buy both the photopolymer stamp set and the punch together as the Festival of Trees Bundle and save 15% – making it £24.95

2tone festival inside

On the inside, the other half of the sentiment and another tree were stamped in the darker ink.

At least I was able to get a dozen of them made while watching tv. Still more to do though – going to be busy tonight :)

Sara xx

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Weekly Deals – available until 23 December

Wednesday again and so it’s time for a new set of Weekly Deals.

These are the deals available now and they’ll stay until Tuesday night, 23 December.

weekly deals 23 dec

My top pick this week (and it was difficult to choose) is the Banner framelits. Originally I didn’t think that I needed these because anyone can cut a banner – right?

But – not only is it difficult to cut these larger banners, straight – but the framelits give you the chance to cut banner apertures – now that would be difficult without them.

This class isn’t available now but the pic gives you an idea :)

banner framelit class

If you’re looking for deals, then you can also check out our Year End Close-out sale with deals up to 80% off, these are retired items and only available while stocks last.

yearendsale

Please bear in mind that it’s unlikely (not impossible but very unlikely) that orders placed now will arrive before Christmas.

Sara xx

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Holiday Home flip card

holiday home close up

Today’s card is frosty blues and glitzy silvers – I do tend to favour contemporary colours for my Christmas cards.

What about you? Do you like the same or are you more of a traditionalist?

My Dazzling Details are still looking bumpy in these shots, I needed to photograph before the light fell and they hadn’t dried thoroughly – they’re a lot flatter and a little more sparkly now :)

holiday home

The card base is a Label thinlit card die cut from Pool Party. One edge was punched with the Confetti Stars and then backed with Silver Glimmer Paper. A thin strip of the same Glimmer Paper and a sliver of silver foiled All is Calm DSP were used to frame the other edge. After die cutting a label (using one of the other framelits in the thinlit set) from Whisper White card, santa’s sleigh, the tree and the snowman from the Holiday Home set, were all stamped with Island Indigo ink and the label popped up on the front of the card. The teeny snowflakes from the same Holiday Home set were stamped randomly in Pool Party ink. After stamping the sentiment in Island Indigo, it was die cut using yet another framelit from the thinlit set, shaped and popped up on a mat of Island Indigo card before adhering across the card front. Dazzling Details were used to add snowy hills to the main image and a bit of sparkle to the snowflakes.

holiday home inside

On the other side/inside of the flip, another Whisper White Label had been die cut and was stamped with fairy lights in Island Indigo ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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January 2015 – Calendar of events

Mark Your Calendar for the following dates! We’ve got a packed schedule of events planned for January. Click on the links following each event for more information and RSVP/book by emailing sarastamper123@gmail.com or phone 0775 1133886.

Workshops and Private Classes

Date and time to suit you (2 hours)

At your home or venue of your choice.

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At a traditional workshop, I show you a few different stamping techniques/projects (usually 3) and some of the latest Stampin’ Up! products. Everyone attending the workshop gets to make a fun stamping project that they get to take home! I supply all materials. You and your friends place your orders at the workshop and you can receive benefits and EARN HOSTESS £s to spend on YOU!

With a Private Class, each attendee pays a flat fee to make a select number of cards / projects which they take home.  There is no hard sales push although, if there are any sales, you, as the hostess would still receive the benefits.  Basically, the class fee pays for the materials and my time.

Projects can be tailored to suit your group.

Book a date with me in January for your workshop/party/private class and I’ll send you copies of the Sale-a-bration brochure and the Spring/Summer catalogue, so that your can start making your wish list. Be one of the first five to book with me and you’ll get an extra booking reward as a special thank you from me.

Paper Dolls Team Training

WEDNESDAY 7 January 2015, 7PM – 9PM

paperdolls new

Would you like to come along and join our next Paper Dolls team meeting? Find out more about the benefits of being a demonstrator and how you can make your crafting pay for itself? Guests are invited to come along to their first meeting free of charge.

Click here for more details.

Sale-a-bration Celebration!

SATURDAY 10 January 2015, 11AM – 1PM

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Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s very special event and runs from 6 January – 31 March 2015. You get a FREE sale-a-bration product for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up! goodies. We’ll be showcasing all the Sale-a-bration freebies at this event plus products from the new Spring/Summer catalogue (also launching 6 January). Come browse for FREE or join in and make and take four cute projects for just £5.00 or FREE with a minimum order.

Click here for more details.

January Card Class

SATURDAY 10 January 2015, 1.30PM – 3.30PM

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We’re updating our classes in January to make them more accessible to all levels of crafter and to make them a little more relaxed – since so many people come along as much for the social side, as for the crafting. Our regular Card Class slot will in future give you chance to make 6 cards. We’ll feature two different stamp sets and we’ll have two simple designs, two slightly stepped up designs and two more that are stepped up just a little more. The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order.

Click here for more details.

Memory Keeping Intro and

Sale-a-bration Celebration!

WEDNESDAY 14 January 2015, 7PM – 9PM

SAB

A re-run of our Saturday 10th daytime event and also a chance to learn a fun, easy system to capture your family’s memories forever!.

projectlife

Please feel free to call in any time between 7pm and 9pm to browse the display boards, watch demonstrations and have a chat about joining our classes – all FREE of charge. But … better still, join in and make and take four cute projects for just £5.00 or FREE with a minimum order.

Click here for more details.

Ross Papercraft Show

SUNDAY 25 January 2015, 10.00AM – 3.00PM

papercraft show

I’ll be sharing a stand with Stampin’ Up! friends at the Ross Papercraft Show at Westfield Sports College on Sunday, 25 January and we’d love to see you there. We’ll have both retired products and brand new kits for sale, inspiration boards (that you’re welcome to photograph) and demonstrations featuring our Sale-a-bration products (FREE with purchase)..

Click here for more details.

If you have any queries about any of the classes or events, then please get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer them.

I look forward to seeing you some time in the new year ;)

Sara xx

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Holiday Cheer December thank you’s

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Instead of thank you’s for my customers this month, I’ve been including a Christmas card. This was an extra Christmas card, unwritten, separate to the one I gave them wishing them happy holidays. I figure that they can use an extra Christmas card at this time of year :)

holiday cheer square

The card base is a small square of Lost Lagoon, matted with All is Calm DSP. After stamping the Christmas tree and mistletoe from the Holiday Cheer stamp set, onto Whisper White card with Pear Pizzazz ink, they were punched out with the 1″ Square and matted direct to Postage Stamps punched from Pear Pizzazz card. The snowflake and a sentiment from the same set were stamped onto Whisper White card with Lost Lagoon ink, punched out with the 1″ Square and matted direct to Postage Stamps punched from Lost Lagoon card. All the Postage Stamps were popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the card front. A Basic Rhinestone was added to the centre of the snowflake and Dazzling Details applied over the mini snowflakes on the sentiment.

holiday cheer square inside

On the Whisper White insert, a different sentiment from the same set was added with Lost Lagoon ink.

I’ll continue sending these to customers for a few days more and then I’ll switch to thank you cards :)

Sara xx

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Spoiler alert! Stampin’ Up! pre-order unpacking

preorder box

Woohoo! My pre-order of Spring/Summer and Sale-a-bration goodies arrived today!

Now, they won’t be available until the 6 January but I figure that you might be a bit busy between now and then, lol :)

So I thought I’d give you a sneaky peek at just a few of the items (I’m not sharing them all yet) to show why it’s worth booking your January workshop with me now – before my diary fills up.

Please email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886 to book your card making or Project Life workshop.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Holiday Cheer Christmas jumper card

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As today is Christmas Jumper Day I tried to make today’s card “in the style of” a Christmas jumper :)

Not sure whether that comes across – what do you think?

holiday cheer

The card base is anA6 landscape of Real Red. A mat of Whisper White was stamped at the top with one set of border stitching from the Holiday Cheer set in Real Red ink and then again below the mid point and at the base with the other set of border stitching. Real Red Taffeta Ribbon was wrapped around the between the lower sections of stitching before adhering the layer direct to the card front. A bow of matching ribbon was added in the centre with a Mini Glue Dot. After stamping the mittens, stocking and sentiment onto Whisper White card with Real Red ink they were punched out with the 1″ Square, matted direct to Bracket Labels punched from Real Red card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

holiday cheer inside

On the inside the stitching was stamped again at the top and the base of the insert and a different sentiment from the same set added.

Happy Christmas Jumper Day!

Sara xx

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