Bonus Sale-a-bration goodies!

Bonus SAB

Those lovely peeps at Stampin’ Up! have brought out 4 – yes, FOUR – new products just for the last month of Sale-a-bration!!

These freebies are additional choices to those already available in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

From 1 – 31 March you can also choose from:

The For Being You stamp set

for being you

An In Color Accessory Pack

in color

The Nature’s Perfection stamp set

natures perfection

The Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

sheer perfection

Aren’t they great – I especially love the vellums – can’t wait to get my hands on those!

I shared an “essentials” bundle a few days ago which would snag you any one of these goodies. Here it is again in case you missed it.

ESSENTIALS BUNDLE

£13.50 Stampin’ Scrub (126200)
£3.25 Stampin’ Mist (102394)
£4.50 Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)

£5.75 Whisper White Envelopes (106588)
£5.50 SNAIL (104332)
£3.25 Dimensionals (104430)
£7.50 Whisper White A4 cardstock (106549)
£4.50 Basic Rhinestones (119246)

£47.75 Total

If you already have a SNAIL then you can substitute a SNAIL refill (104331) and the total will be £46.00.

Of course any £45 purchase qualifies you for a Sale-a-bration goody :)

Sara xx

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Four Feathers Anniversary card

four feathers anniversary close up

Today we’ve used the Four Feathers set to create a cute little anniversary card. This set is beautiful for all sorts of occasions.

four feathers anniversary

The card base is a small square of Crumb Cake, matted with Early Espresso. A Circles Collection framelit was used to die cut an aperture in the centre of the card front. The two small feathers from the Four Feathers* set were stamped three times each in Versamark ink onto Very Vanilla card and heat embossed with Gold EP. After die cutting the feathers out with the matching Feathers* framelits, the feathers were popped up on slivers of dimensionals around the circle aperture.

* Buy the Four Feathers stamp set and the Feathers framelits together as a Four Feathers bundle to save 15%.

four feathers anniversary inside

The Very Vanilla insert was stamped with the anniversary sentiment from Memorable Moments in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Crazy About You February thank you’s

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Here’s the card that went out as a sweet little thank you message to my customers in February.

crazy about you thanks

The card base is a small square of Bermuda Bay. Using Bermuda Bay ink, the leaves and the “You” sentiment from the Crazy About You* set were stamped onto a layer of Best Year Ever DSP (a Sale-a-bration freebie) before adhering direct to the card front. The small flower from the same set was stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card, punched out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, popped up on a dimensional on the card front and finished with a Basic Rhinestone. The “thanks” was die cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Hello You* thinlits and then the “s” was snipped from the end before adhering the word across the front of the card.

* Buy the Crazy About You stamp set and the Hello You thinlits together as a Crazy About You bundle and save 15%.

crazy about you thanks inside

On the inside a simple strip of Best Year Ever DSP was adhered across the Whisper White insert.

Want to collect my March thank you card? Just place an order face to face,  directly online using the shopping button below, or by emailing me.

Sara xx

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A Happy Thing bundle

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To help you with ideas for earning your freebies, each week until the end of Sale-a-bration, I’m  suggesting a possible bundle and sharing  a couple of projects that use that bundle. These are only suggestions – you’re always free to switch and change to suit your preferences, or choose something else entirely! :)

This week’s suggested bundle is a slight change to the programme to show how easy it is to reach the qualifying amount with a bundle of essentials – items that you’ll need and use the whole year through:

A HAPPY THING ESSENTIALS BUNDLE

£13.50 Stampin’ Scrub (126200)
£3.25 Stampin’ Mist (102394)
£4.50 Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)

£5.75 Whisper White Envelopes (106588)
£5.50 SNAIL (104332)
£3.25 Dimensionals (104430)
£7.50 Whisper White A4 cardstock (106549)
£4.50 Basic Rhinestones (119246)

£47.75 Total

If you already have a SNAIL then you can substitute a SNAIL refill (104331) and the total will be £46.00.

We used this bundle to qualify for a …

FREE A Happy Thing (Wood 139131, Clear 139134)

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

This is the card we made with our freebie.

a happy thing bird

The card base is an A6 portrait of Pumpkin Pie. After running a layer of Bermuda Bay card through the Woodgrain embossing folder it was adhered direct to the front of the card. The bird from A Happy Thing was stamped onto Whisper White card with Memento Black ink and then coloured in with Blendabilities in Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette. This was die cut out with a Window Frames Collection framelit and adhered direct to the card front. A frame was die cut from Pumpkin Pie card with two Window Frame framelits  and popped up on slivers of dimensionals. Just the “A Very Happy” section of the Happy Thing sentiment was inked direct to stamp with an ordinary (not Blendies) Basic Black marker and stamped onto Whisper White card. The “Birthday” sentiment from the Hooray It’s Your Day set was also inked direct to stamp and stamped onto Whisper White card. Each was matted onto Pumpkin Pie card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

a happy thing bird inside

On the Whisper White insert another sentiment from the Hooray It’s Your Day set and the bird from A Happy Thing set were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink (the bird was stamped off first for a paler look).

a happy thing bird close

The eye of the bird on the card front was covered in Crystal Effects to give it a glossy look.

I’ll be back with another Happy Thing project very soon.

Sara xx

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Team swaps from February Inspiration Meeting

Today I’m sharing the swaps that my lovely Paper Dolls team mates made for me at our last meeting.

My own swap for them was a card that I shared here.

This sweet card was my swap from Victoria. I love the colour scheme she used. A simple card, beautifully done – perfect!

victoria swap

This cute little mini treat bag was my swap from Jan. Love the heart within a heart – so clever!

jan swap

Swapping ideas, projects and inspiration is just one of the many benefits of joining our Paper Dolls team. At our Inspiration Meetings we also have:

– Reward and recognition for achievers
– Demonstrations
– Make & Take (either to create a class or a business tool)
– Business Training
– Stampin’ Up! News & Updates
– Challenges
– Prize draws

If you’d like to join us at our next Inspiration Meeting, we’ll be at the Pollyfox Centre in Dodworth (S75 3QR for satnav), just off J37 of the M1 on Wednesday 4 February, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6.30pm).

Guests are invited to come along to their first meeting free of charge. We do need to know though, how many make and take packs to prepare, so if you’re interested in coming along, then please email me  to let me know.

Sara xx

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Kinda Eclectic punched

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We have another Kinda Eclectic card today. This time we stepped the card up by adding some punches.

kinda eclectic punched

The card base is an A6 portrait of Bermuda Bay, matted with Basic Gray.  Using Basic Gray ink, the birthday sentiment from Sassy Salutations was stamped in the upper right corner of a Whisper White layer. Leaves from the Kinda Eclectic set were stamped around the sides and bottom of the layer with Bermuda Bay ink, stamping once fully inked and then again without re-inking for a lighter tone, each time. The large butterfly from Kinda Eclectic was stamped three times with Blackberry Bliss ink onto scraps of Whisper White card and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly. Three small butterflies were stamped with Coastal Cabana ink and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly. The butterflies were adhered together, then to the front of the card and Rhinestones added along the bodies.

kinda eclectic punched inside

On the Whisper White insert, more leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. The large butterfly was stamped in the lower right of the insert and the small butterfly in the upper left.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Best Year Ever DSP bundle 2

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

BEST YEAR EVER DSP BUNDLE

£25.95  Simply Scored Board (122334)
£10.95  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
£6.25 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (125583)

£2.25  Dazzling Details (124117)

£45.40 Total

FREE Best Year Ever DSP (138633)

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

Today we’ve added a stamp from the Feel Goods set to finish the project.

best year ever bundle 2

This little squash book when folded up and tied closed, fits easily in a handbag for sharing with friends when you’re out and about.

best year ever bundle 2 open

Opened up, each centre diamond is 4″ square so there’s plenty of room for pix and the small white triangles give room for journalling to add info about where and when the pix were taken.

best year ever bundle 2 folded

The card bases were three 8″ squares of Coastal card. Each was placed on the Simply Scored Board and scored at 4″ on each side. Next each square was placed on the Diagonal Plate and scored from the zero” mark diagonally on just one side. They were adhered together across the centre diamonds so that they fold shut. The top and bottom triangles were folded forward, mountain fold and the centre triangles folded back, valley fold. 3-3/4″ mats of Best Year Ever DSP were added.   Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon was adhered across the front of the closed book, ready to tie the squash book closed. A mat of Crushed Curry was added over the top of the ribbon. After stamping a sentiment from Feel Goods in Bermuda Bay ink onto a square of Best Year Ever DSP, it was blinged up with some Dazzling Details and added to the front of the squash book.

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

Sara xx

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Four Feathers with a little bling

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We’re back to the Four Feathers set today and this time we’ve added a little bling.

Just a small piece of Red Glimmer Paper really lifts this card and makes it stand out.

four feathers bling

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black, matted with Real Red and more Basic Black. After stamping the solid and spotted feathers from the Four Feathers set* onto scrap of Whisper White with Memento Black ink they were die cut out with matching Feathers framelits*. A further feather was die cut from Red Glimmer Paper using the larger feather framelit. The spotted feather was adhered direct to the card and the other two were popped up on dimensionals before adding a Basic Metal Button tied with Basic Black Baker’s Twine over the top with Mini Glue Dots. A sentiment from Petite Pairs was stamped in Memento Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card and punched out with the Large Oval. This was adhered direct to a Scallop Oval punched from Real Red card and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

You can still buy the Four Feather stamp set and the matching framelits together as a Four Feathers Bundle and save 15%

four feathers bling inside

On the Whisper White insert, one of the feathers was stamped in Real Red ink, after having stamped off first to tone down the colour. Another sentiment from Petite Pairs was then added over the top in Memento Black ink.

Hope you like the bit of bling.

Sara xx

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Sweet Laughter Mother’s Day card

sweet laughter close up

Mother’s Day will be here very soon and our Spring/Summer catalogue has a couple of stamp sets especially for the occasion.

This is the Sweet Laughter set of 7 stamps:

sweet laughter set

What we love about this set, is that there is an image and text for the outside of the card and more text to go on the inside – as well as the greeting.

sweet laughter

The card base is an A6 portrait of Coastal Cabana. A layer of Typeset Specialty DSP was sponged around the edges with Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks before adhering direct to the card front. Memento Black ink was used to stamp the dictionary definition mother’s day image and sentiment from the Sweet Laughter set onto Whisper White card. A Starburst framelit was used to die cut them out before colouring with Blendabilities (don’t forget you can get some of these free with purchase during Sale-a-bration) from the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay sets. This was popped up on dimensionals on the card front and a bow of Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon added below with a Mini Glue Dot.

sweet laughter inside

The second part of the dictionary definition sentiment and the Mother’s Day greeting were stamped on the Whisper White insert.

Mother’s Day in the UK this year, is Sunday 15 March, so there’s still time to get hold of this set in time to create your own Mother’s Day card.

Sara xx

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Kinda Eclectic birthday card

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Today’s card mixes Blackberry Bliss with shades of grey to create a sweet little birthday card, nice and flat for easy posting.

We’re only using two stamp sets, one for the images and another for the sentiment.

kinda eclectic

The card base is a small square of Blackberry Bliss, matted with Smoky Slate. A square of Very Vanilla card was masked across the centre with a 1″ strip of sticky note and the large starburst from Kinda Eclectic stamped over the top in Smoky Slate ink. The same ink was used to stamp the spots top right and bottom left. After removing the sticky note mask, the sentiment from Sassy Salutations was stamped in Basic Gray ink. Two large butterflies from the same Kinda Eclectic set were stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink in opposite corners before adhering the layer direct to the card front.

kinda eclectic inside

On the inside, the spots were stamped again in Smoky Slate ink, though stamping off the edge of the Very Vanilla insert.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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