Bonus Deals this month!

Bonus Deals

Woohoo! 1 July–4 August, we’re adding more items to the Clearance Rack and to Weekly Deals.

Save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (usually retired products, available while supplies last).

Please note: Weekly Deals discounts are current products and they’re available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices – so grab ’em while you can!

These are the Weekly Deals available now and they’ll stay (unless the limited quantity amount is reached) until Tuesday night, 7 July when they’ll be replaced by a fresh set.

weekly deals1 7 jul

weekly deals2 7 jul

Click here for Clearance Rack deals.

Have fun shopping!

Sara xx

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June thank you – sprinkles of life

sprinkles thanks june close up

Here’s the card that is going/went out, as a sweet little thank you message to my customers in June.

sprinkles thanks june

The card base is a small square of Mint Macaron, matted with Early Espresso. Using Early Espresso ink, the basket/cupcake case from Sprinkles of Life was stamped onto a scrap of Crumb Cake card, cut out by hand and adhered direct to a square mat of Whisper White. Mint Macaron ink was used to stamp the flowers onto a scrap of Whisper White card. Marker pens in Mint Macaron and So Saffron were then used to colour in the flowers and leaves, before punching the flowers out with the co-ordinating Tree Builder punch. The flowers were popped up on dimensionals over the basket. Early Espresso ink was used to stamp a sentiment from the same set in the top right corner. Finally Dazzling Details were added to the centres of the larger flowers.

sprinkles thanks june inside

On the Whisper White insert, another trio of stems and flowers were stamped with Mint Macaron and So Saffron respectively. Again these were shaded with matching markers.

Want to collect my July 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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Butterfly Basics with thinlits

butterfly basics collage close up

A few weeks ago we shared a Butterfly Basic card that had been simply stamped. As promised we’re back today with another version, that this time also uses the matching thinlits (buy together as a bundle to save 15%)

butterfly basics framelits

The card base is an A6 portrait of Blackberry Bliss. Sahara Sand ink was used to stamp the fern from Butterfly Basics* repeatedly onto a layer of Very Vanilla, without reinking between to get a paler shade. Blackberry Bliss was used to stamp the striped lines at right angles along the left and bottom edges. Using the stamped lines as a guide, the honeycomb was stamped into the corner with Sahara Sand and then Blackberry Bliss wasted to stamp the sentiment over the top. After stamping the lacy butterfly onto a scrap of Very Vanilla, it was die cut out with the matching Butterflies* thinlit. This was adhered along the body, to a medium butterfly die cut from Blackberry Bliss card and then direct to the card front, with the wings lifted slightly.

*  Buy the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies thinlits as a bundle (Wood, Clear or Photopolymer) and save 15%

butterfly basics framelits inside

On the Very Vanilla insert, a sentiment from the set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. The fern, honeycomb and postage mark were stamped in Sahara Sand ink.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Perfect Pennants banner gatefold

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This banner gatefold design has been very popular with my Pinterest followers, so I thought I’d update it with a splash of a new In Color and DSP.

The Bohemian DSP has the same paper in two different colours which works really well for this design :)

perfect pennants gatefold

The card base is a gatefold of Delightful Dijon, matted with Bohemian DSP. Using Island Indigo ink, the Hello from Perfect Pennants was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and then die cut out with the smallest Banner framelit. This same framelit was used to die cut banners from another Bohemian DSP. These were all matted onto the next size of banner, die cut from Island Indigo card. Just one of the next largest banners was die cut from Delightful Dijon and the sentiment popped up onto it with dimensionals. The banners were attached to the gatefold in an interlocking pattern. To finish, Itty Bitty Accent stars punched from Gold Glimmer Paper were adhered to the corner of each banner.

perfect pennants gatefold inside

On the Very Vanilla insert, the Make a Wish sentiment from the same Perfect Pennants set was stamped in Island Indigo ink and the star stamped over the top in Hello Honey ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Baker’s Box video

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With each new catty, Stampin’ Up! release a bundle of great new videos to help showcase and show how to use the various new products.

I love sitting down with a cuppa and having a browse through them for some great inspiration.

You may remember that I shared this box with you in the sneak peeks ahead of the launch.

bakers box side

One of the new videos shows how to assemble this new Baker’s Box. The box also comes with instructions of course but I find it easier to watch the video 😉

And here’s a detailed pic of all the thinlets that come in the Baker’s Box set.

bakers thinlits

There’s a whole bunch more videos to choose from including kits, Project Life collections and the new gift bag punch board. Why not grab a cuppa and have a little browse :)

Sara xx

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Watercolor Wings

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We have a new butterfly stamp set on the block with this new catalogue … and it also comes as a bundle!

I love butterflies and although I already have the Butterfly Basics set I still couldn’t resist getting this one as it’s a very different style of butterflies. Called Watercolor Wings, it does give a very watercoloured effect :)

watercolor wings

The card base is an A6 portrait of Bermuda Bay, matted with a layer of So Saffron card that was first run through the Big Shot in the Fluttering embossing folder. Using So Saffron ink, the large butterfly from Watercolor Wings* was stamped onto Whisper White card. The wing tips were overstamped with Crushed Curry ink and the detail added with Bermuda Bay ink. After die cutting out the butterfly with the matching Bold Butterfly* framelits, the body was stamped over the top with Chocolate Chip ink. Bermuda Bay ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the set onto a strip of Whisper White card. The teeny butterfly wings were added with So Saffron and the butterfly body with Chocolate Chip ink. To turn the strip into a banner, it was punched at one end with the Hexagon and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front. A small butterfly die cut from Bermuda Bay card was added to the card front.

*  Buy the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Bold Butterfly framelits as a bundle (Photopolymer) and save 15%

watercolor wings inside

On the Whisper White insert, the medium butterfly from Watercolor Wings was stamped with So Saffron ink. The wing tips were overstamped with Crushed Curry ink, the detail added with Bermuda Bay and the body and antennae in Chocolate Chip ink. A sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes was added in Bermuda Bay ink.

I can’t quite decide which butterfly bundle I like best; Butterfly Basics or Watercolor Wings :)

Sara xx

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Sprinkles of Life cupcake card

sprinkles cupcake close up

The Sprinkles of Life stamp set is such a chameleon. It can turn it’s hand to all sorts of styles :)

We recently used it simply stamped, but for this card we added the co-ordinating Tree Builder punch – easy peasy.

sprinkles cupcake

The card base is an A6 portrait of Pool Party. A layer of Crumb Cake was run through the Big Shot in the Decorative Dots embossing folder and a 2″ Circle punched from the top before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. The cupcake case from Sprinkles of Life was stamped onto a sheet of Cherry on Top DSP with Early Espresso ink, cut out by hand and adhered within the circle aperture on the card front. Blushing Bride ink was used to stamp the cupcake/cloud onto Pink Pirouette card, punched out with the Tree Builder and popped up on dimensionals above the cupcake case. The Tree Builder was also used to punch out the cherry/apple from Watermelon Wonder card and it was adhered to the top of the cupcake. Watermelon Wonder ink was used to stamp the cupcake sentiment onto Whisper White card. This was matted onto Pool Party card and then adhered direct to the card front. Finally, Dazzling Details was used to add a bit of frosting to the cupcake’s shaded areas.

sprinkles cupcake inside

On the Whisper White insert, the birthday sentiment from the set was stamped in the centre and the candle was stamped repeatedly along the bottom, all with Watermelon Wonder ink.

This is a great workhorse of a set – and for every purchase, Stampin’ Up! donates £2 to Ronald McDonald House Charities – bonus!

Sara xx

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Wondrous Wreath – not just for Christmas

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On Sunday I shared a Christmas card made with the Wondrous Wreath bundle.

Of course the set is designed for creating Christmas cards … but it’s always good to find another use, isn’t it? 😉

Today we’ve turned it into a thank you card. The DSP provided the colour combo.

wreath thank you

The card base is an A6 portrait of Hello Honey matted with English Garden DSP.  Using Old Olive ink, the flower from the Wondrous Wreath* set was stamped as a leafy background on a panel of Whisper White before matting onto more Hello Honey and then popping up on dimensionals on the card front. The same flower was stamped onto Whisper White card with Hello Honey ink, die cut out with the matching Wonderful Wreath* framelits and popped up on slivers of dimensionals. Using Soft Suede ink the bow was stamped, die cut out and popped up below the flowers. A sentiment from Petite Pairs was stamped in Soft Suede, punched out with the Large Oval, matted onto a Scallop Oval of Hello Honey and popped up on dimensionals beneath the bunch of flowers.

* Buy the stamp set and matching framelits as a bundle and save 15%

wreath thank you inside

On the Whisper White insert a couple of strips of DSP to match the front cover were adhered direct.

Not just for Christmas then!

Sara xx

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Wondrous Wreath circle card

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Yay! We asked and they delivered!

Many of us were disappointed last year, that there were no Christmas stamps in the Annual Catalogue. There will be an Autumn/Winter catty coming to us in September, full of great new goodies for harvest, halloween, Christmas and other occasions for the end of the year … but some of us like to get an early start :)

So, for those of us who like to be prepared, SU! have included a Christmas section on pages 67 – 72 (and there are two bundles included!).

Here’s one of my first Christmas cards of the year 😀

wondrous wreath circle

The base card is two large scallop circles, die cut from Island Indigo card using the largest of the Circles Collection framelits. A line was scored across the top of the back circle to create a fold and Multipurpose Liquid Glue used above this fold line to glue the two circles together. A circle mat of Mint Macaron and a smaller one of more Island Indigo card were adhered direct to the card front. Using Mint Macaron ink, the full set of leaves from the Wondrous Wreath* set were stamped onto Whisper White card. Island Indigo ink was then used to overstamp with the highlighted leaves and finally Night of Navy was used for the berries (more as a place marker for a later step). The matching Wonderful Wreath* die was used to cut out the wreath which was then popped up on dimensionals on the card front. Joy and the bow were die cut from Silver Foil, the bow popped up and the Joy adhered across the front of the wreath. Finally, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details were used to cover the berries.

* Buy the stamp set and matching framelits as a bundle and save 15%

wondrous wreath circle inside

On the Whisper White insert (cut again with a Circles Collection framelit), a sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Island Indigo ink.

From July onwards we will be bringing you a new Christmas project every weekend – sometimes a card, other times, gift box, wrap or tag idea.

If you don’t start your Christmas preparations that early, or even celebrate Christmas at all, you will still be able to use the projects as sketch ideas or colour combos for other occasions, so please stop by.

Sara xx

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Butterfly Basics with Bohemian DSP

butterfly basics stamped close up

You get a great deal when you buy the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies thinlits together as a bundle – you save 15%!

But the stamp set is beautiful all on its own – simply stamped.

butterfly basics stamped

The card base is an A6 portrait of Blackberry Bliss. Using Blackberry Bliss ink, a card front layer of Very Vanilla was stamped on the right hand side with the detailed flower and the small butterfly from Butterfly Basics (available in Wood, Clear and Photopolymer). A panel of Bohemian DSP was adhered to the left side of the card front and a tiny strip of Blackberry Bliss card added to cover the join. The card front layer was adhered direct to the card front. A knot was tied in some Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim and added to the DSP panel with Mini Glue Dots.

butterfly basics stamped inside

On the Very Vanilla insert, a sentiment and the teeny flower from the same set were stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.

We’ll also be sharing a card made with the bundle soon :)

Sara xx

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