You Move Me Simply Stamped

One of the new bundles in the catty is You Move Me. This is an amazingly creative bundle. When you use the slatted die and the stripey images (see the full stamp set image further down) it looks as the the butterfly or the hummingbird are fluttering.

But you can also use the stamp set and thinlits in the more usual way as we did here for this card.

The card base is an A6 of Tranquil Tide, matted with Fresh Florals DSP. A Layering Oval of Whisper White was stamped with leaves from the You Move Me stamp set in Tranquil Tide, flowers in Flirty Flamingo and stamens in Berry Burst. A frame for the stamped oval was created using the Layering Ovals and Simply Stitched Framelits with Pool Party and Tranquil Tide card. This was popped up over the stamped image with slivers of dimensionals. The hummingbird was inked with Berry Burst and then a little Fresh Fig sponged around the edges and Early Espresso coloured onto the stamp for the beak, before “huffing” and stamping onto Whisper White card. This was then cut out with the co-ordinating Move Me Thinlit and popped up over the oval frame with dimensionals. A sentiment from the set was stamped in Berry Burst ink onto a strip of Whisper White card, matted onto Pool Party card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. The leaves and small flower were stamped as before onto Whisper White card, die cut out, a leaf trimmed away and the flower and remaining leaf adhered to the side of the sentiment.

This is the complete stamp set.

Some customers have wondered what the little stamp circled in red above, is for. Of course it can be anything you want it to be (crafters are very clever at repurposing items 🙂 ) but it is generally thought to be the sepal.

That’s how we’ve used it on our card, shown here circled in red above.

On the Whisper White insert the leaves were again stamped in Tranquil Tide, flowers in Flirty Flamingo and stamens in Berry Burst.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sara xx

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Foil Frenzy Box

A few days ago we shared this birthday card.

Today, we’re back with a dinky gift box, (big enough to hold a few chocolates), to co-ordinate with the card.

The box was created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The box base was cut from Berry Burst card and the lid from Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, partially punched with the 1-3/8″ Circle to create finger holds. A strip of Fresh Florals DSP was used to create a belly band and the same paper was punched with the Bow Builder and assembled. To tie the box back to the card with a hint of Copper, strands of Copper Metallic Thread were sandwiched between the bow and the belly band before topping with a Basic Pearl.

The belly band slides off to allow the lid to be removed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Celebration Time birthday card

Today we have a birthday card to share. This uses another new bundle, the Celebration Time stamp set and co-ordinating Celebration Thinlits (save 10% when you buy them together). Ideal for birthdays, this set can also be used for weddings and Christmas if you combine it with other sentiment sets 🙂

The card base is an A6 of Berry Burst, matted with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. Using Berry Burst ink, the It’s Your Birthday sentiment from the Celebration Time stamp set was stamped onto Powder Pink card and die cut with the matching Celebration Thinlit. Another cake thinlit was die cut from Berry Burst card and just the base trimmed and adhered over the Powder Pink version. Candles were die cut from Whisper White card, coloured with Pool Party and Daffodil Delight pens and adhered behind the cake. An extended mat for the cake was created by partially cutting the plain label from Copper Foil Sheet, rotating 180° and partial cutting again. The cake was popped up on the mat with dimensionals and both were popped up on the card front. After die cutting the gift tag from more Copper Foil Sheet, the top and base of the tag were trimmed away to leave just the pile of gifts. These were backed with a scrap of Powder Pink card trimmed to size and the layers were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the inside the streamers from the same set were stamped in Pool Party ink and another sentiment was stamped in Berry Burst ink.

Looking forward to playing more with these tags!

Sara xx

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2017 In Color Thank You cards

Whenever we get a new set of In Colors I like to make a set of cards, all identical, just switching out the In Color. It helps me get to know the new shades and start to plan what I might mix them with in the future. Here’s the full set of new In Colors:

  • Tranquil Tide
  • Powder Pink
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Berry Burst
  • Fresh Fig

I think that all these In Colors look great teamed with Smokey Slate. What do you think?

This new set of In Colors will be with us until 2019.

The card base is an A6 of Smokey Slate. A panel of In Color card was partially embossed with the Garden Trellis. A wide strip of Fresh Florals DSP was adhered to the non embossed portion of the card layer and a narrow strip of Whisper White card was adhered to the edge of the DSP before adhering the card layer direct to the card front. Two dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits were used to cut a medallion from In Color card and then the largest Layering Circle was used to cut out the medallion entirely. Another circle of the same size was cut from Smokey Slate and the two circles adhered together before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. In Color ink was used to stamp the sentiment and a circle motif from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto Whisper White card and punched out with the 1-1/4″ Circle before popping it up in the centre of the layered medallions on the card front.

The Whisper White insert was stamped in each corner with a spray motif from the Eastern Beauty stamp set with In Color ink.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Window Box Birthday card

A few days ago we shared a Window Box made in an Early Espresso and Lemon Lime Twist combo. It proved pretty popular on Pinterest and so we decided to make a birthday card to go with it.

The card base is an A6 of Early Espresso. A card front layer of more Early Espresso was die cut with the Window Box Thinlits, stamped with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Window Shopping stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper EP. Copper Trim was wrapped around the layer and a bow of the same Trim tied on to it. A panel of Lemon Lime Twist card was adhered direct to the card front before popping the finished card front layer up on dimensionals over the top.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and cake motif from the same Window Shopping set were stamped in Early Espresso ink and the flower motif added to each corner with Lemon Lime Twist ink.

The Copper Trim ribbon can be pulled apart to create a netting effect which is what we did with just the bow element here.

We’re loving this colour combo – does it make anyone else think of Chocolate Limes? 🙂

Sara xx

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Lovely Words

The Lovely Words thinlit dies create wonderful positive and negative pieces that you can mix and match and/or trim down to just the words if you prefer.

After die cutting the “friend” from both Color Theory DSP and Wood Textures DSP, the ombre positive version was added to the front of a Dapper Denim A6 card. A strip of another Color Theory design DSP was added to the left side of the card front and a narrow strip of Whisper White was adhered to cover the join. The negative pieces from the Wood Textures DSP were adhered in place in the spaces. A sentiment from the coordinating Lovely Inside & Out stamp set was stamped in Versamark above the die cut area and heat embossed with White EP. The lighthouse from High Tide was stamped with Marina Mist ink.

On the Whisper White insert more sentiments from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set were stamped in Dapper Denim ink.

 

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Do you know about my Thank You Bonus?

Do you know that I offer a special Thank You Bonus to customers shopping with me online?

To get the bonus:

  • Check that you’re shopping with me – my name (Sara Rayner) should be in the top right hand corner of the shopping screen;
  • When you place an order of any size with me, whether direct or online, you’ll receive a hand crafted thank you card from me;
  • When you place an order of over £20 in my online store and use the Crafting and Stamping Monthly Host Code, you’ll also receive a Thank You Bonus from me;
  • If you plan to place an order of over £150 then please read the information in the next section first;
  • Thank You Bonuses vary from month to month. The more people that use the code, the higher the total goes and the more Rewards I can use to give back Bonuses. As an example though you may receive a sampler set of ribbons, 6″ x 6″ sample pack of DSP,  a pack of embellishments or even a stamp set;
  • I mail Thank You Cards and Bonuses out around 1-2 weeks after the end of the month (don’t worry – this doesn’t delay your order at all, which will be delivered by SU! usually within a week of submitting it), so if you order in June you’ll receive your bonus on July;
  • Please note that if you choose to receive “no contact” from me, then I won’t receive your contact details and therefore won’t be able to send you a card or bonus.

If you’re interested in shopping then use this month’s

Crafting and Stamping June Host Code

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after filling your shopping basket here. Enter the code in the box underneath the words HOST CODE in the lower left corner of the shopping basket screen.

Plan on Placing a Large Order?

If your order is over £150 then please don’t use the code as you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and at the end of your order you will be able to choose your own bonus(es) PLUS you will also receive an extra bonus from me to say thank you!

Sara xx

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Window box in Lemon Lime Twist

Have you met our new In Colors yet? Each year we have a refresh of a small set (of 5) colours so that we are able to stay on trend. This year our new colours are:

  • Powder Pink
  • Fresh Fig
  • Berry Burst
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tranquil Tide

I knew I would love Lemon Lime Twist from the moment I saw it! It’s a great way to add a little zing to projects and add contrast to some of the darker colours.

Here I teamed it with Early Espresso to make a bright and cheerful birthday box.

The box base was die cut from Early Espresso with the Window Box thinlits. Next a large piece of Lemon Lime Twist card was covered on one side with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and the backing left in place. The heart squares and the hexagon top from the same thinlits set were die cut from the backed card and then the backing peeled off to adhere the shapes in place before assembling the box. A sentiment from Number of Years was stamped onto a strip of Whisper White card with Early Espresso ink and a few flowers from the same set added in Lemon Lime Twist ink. The strip was then die cut with the banner ends from the Window Box thinlits which also add the fold lines as well as die cutting the banners. The banner ends were adhered to the top of the box so that the banner stands proud.

What do you think? Do you like the Lemon Lime Twist?

Sara xx

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Eastern Beauty notecard

This year’s exams will be done and dusted in a week and a half so I’ve had a break today and had a little craft – how I’ve missed it with all the studying – looking forward to a summer playing.

I used the Eastern Beauty bundle to make a little notecard.

The card is a small square of the new In Colour, Berry Burst, matted with Old Olive. A smaller square of Berry Burst was run through the Big Shot with one of the (14!) Eastern Medallions thinlits, stamped with a greeting from the matching stamp set in Berry Burst ink and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Two co-ordinating framelits from the set were used to die cut the flower from So Saffron, this partially cuts the petals so that they stand out. Two of the tiniest dies were used to cut the small star centre from Berry Burst. This was adhered to the flower and the flower popped up in the centre of the medallion with another dimensional. Finally a Rhinestone Jewel was added to the centre to finish.

The insert was just trimmed with a tiny stamp from the Eastern Beauty set, stamped in each corner with Berry Burst.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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We love our hosts

We really love our hosts! Which is why they will get more Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders between 1 and 30 June.

Stampin’ Up! parties are the best kind of parties: you can hang out with friends, make cute projects and get free products. Yes – FREE! Plus, you can get even more free products in June. You’ll get £30 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a workshop/party/private class with £300 or more in orders before 30 June. That’s in addition to the usual 10% or more of sales you get as rewards.

You can use Stampin’ Rewards to buy any catalogue product, or you can use them for exclusive hostess-only items.

BUT … you don’t have to have a party to qualify. Workshop, customer and online orders all qualify for this promotion, so if you’re not a host but your order reaches the qualifying amount (see below) you will also earn extra Stampin’ Rewards.

If you’d like to book a party then please email me ASAP as my June diary is pretty busy!

Sara xx

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