Gift giving ideas – day 5

Continuing with our gift giving ideas à la Stampin’ Up!

Today – gifts for photographers/snappers.

Do you have keen photographers or even simply enthusiastic snappers among your family and friends? Help them get their photos into something to share.

Black Leather 12″ X 12″ Project Life Album – £24.95

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This two-ring binder measures 14-7/8″ x 12-7/8″ x 2-7/8″. It’s so easy and quick to fill when combined with our Photo Pocket Pages.

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Simply take photos and slide them into the pockets – done! It really is that quick and simple. There are different designs to choose from and all are photo safe – they won’t react with and/or damage your photos.

Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages – £5.95 – 12 pages: 2 ea. of 6 designs.

Design 1 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages – £5.95 – 12 pages: 12 ea. of 1 design (the bottom left one in the pic above).

12″ x 12″ Page Protectors – £5.95 – 12 ea. of 1 design (a single 12″ x 12″ pocket)

If 12″ x 12″ is a little too large to start with then try our smaller design.

Espresso 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album – £8.95

6by8journal

This two-ring binder with a heavyweight paper cover and espresso fabric spine measures 8-3/8″ x 8-11/16″ x 2-1/16″. And of course, there are pocket pages to match.

Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages – £4.95

6by8pages

Photo safe. 12 pages: 5 different designs.

6″ x 8″ Project Life Envelopes Pages – £4.50

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These pages are perfect for storing Christmas cards or other memorabilia. Photo-safe envelopes hold horizontal 4″ x 3″ (10.2 x 7.6 cm) cards. 2 pages: 1 design. (Please note that this product is limited stock at this time – available while supplies last).

Project Life by Stampin’ Up! accessories – £3.25 – £22.95

project life

We also have a full range of colour co-ordinated journalling cards and accessories for adding notes and embellishments, to act as reminders and prompts for the photos themselves.

Find out more about this memory keeping system, for your loved ones or for yourself, by attending our FREE introductory event on Saturday 13 December.

Sara xx

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Gift giving ideas – day 4

Onward with our gift giving ideas à la Stampin’ Up!

Today – gifts for teachers.

These generally need to be low cost as you often need to buy for a few, so I’ve picked out mainly items around £5 (or even cheaper when split).

Kraft Grid Journals – £4.50

gridjournal

Each journal has 64 graph print pages (3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)with a Kraft heavy- weight cardstock cover and stitched binding. Includes 2 journals for £4.50. Give both together or split them. Add a bit of stamping to the front cover for decoration or leave them plain.

Mini Metallic Clothespins – £3.75

clothespins

Mini is big! Small painted wood clothespins to hold report cards and similar together.

  • 1″ x 1/4″
  • 24 total: 12 Gold and 12 Silver

Essentials Hardware Clips – £5.50

clips

Use these clips on anything – for report cards, as bookmark place holders etc.

  • 24 pieces
  • 8 each of 3 designs
    Silver

Basics Hodgepodge Clips – £6.25

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These clips are a little bit more special and you get more of them – 40 clips total;

  • 8 ea. of 3 designs (pewter arrow: 5/8″ x 1-3/16″; white heart: 1″ x 7/8″; gold star: 7/8″ x 7/8″); and
  • 16 ea. of 1 design (silver paperclip: 1/4″ x 5/8″).

The clips all come in a single circular container but if you have some pretty packaging, you could easily split this pack of clips to make it more affordable to treat each teacher.

Email me to find out how to save on postage.

Back with more ideas tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

Sara xx

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Gift giving ideas – day 3

This week I’m sharing gift giving ideas à la Stampin’ Up!

Today – gifts for teenagers.

Teenagers aren’t an easy group to buy for but many of them have a passion for recording what’s going on in their lives. And they all love to get together with friends.

Retro Fresh Bundle – £15.95

Help them capture life’s moments as they happen in this super easy, super cute journal with:

■ Debossed chipboard cover
■ 6-3/8″ x 8-1/16″
■ 29 coordinated spreads: 30 double-sided, printed sheets; 2 pocket pages; 2 envelopes

This bundle adds in theRetro Fresh Designer Stickers and the Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape to match.

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Want a different look? Try one of these bundles instead.

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Epic Day Bundle – £15.95

 

 

 

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Documented Bundle – £15.95

 

 

 

Or why not help them get together with friends to celebrate a particular occasion. It could be a birthday, celebrating exam results or … just because. These kits make an ideal gift to help them get the party started.

invites

Celebrations Printed Invitations - usually £4.50 but just £3.38 until 25 November.

Printed invitations for any celebration. Coordinates with Celebration Basics Kit.

■ 10 Kraft invitations
■ 10 envelopes
■ Card: 4″ x 5-1/4″

banner

Celebration Basics  Kit – £13.50

■ 15 Kraft pennants, 4-7/8″ x 7-1/2″ ea.
■ Die-cut letters that spell “Celebrate”
■ 12′ of chunky Baker’s Twine
■ 10 printed goodie bags, 5-7/8″ x 4″ ea.
■ 1 sheet of bag closures
■ 10 round printed tags, 2-1/2″ ea.
■ 20 perforated tags, 3″ x 2-1/4″ ea.

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It goes together to create this smart party banner.

 

Add colour to the Celebration Basics Kit. Each add-on has these same elements but in different colours:

■ 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″ self-adhesive streamers—cut to fit
■ 12′ stitched garland
■ 2 sheets of die-cut accents, 1 sheet ea. 12″ x 12″ and 7″ x 12″
■ 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
■ Stampin’ Spritzer for coloring streamers (use with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills, sold separately)

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Go blue – with the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-on kit, usually £8.95 but just £6.71 until 25 November.

 

or …

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Go coral – with the Calypso Coral Celebration Add-on kit, usually £8.95 but just £6.71 until 25 November.

 

 

The banners don’t have to be for a party of course, they could use them as room decor to go with posters or photos of anything they might want to celebrate :)

More gift giving ideas tomorrow.

Sara xx

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Gift giving ideas – day 2

Not many days now until Christmas and so this week I’m sharing gift giving ideas à la Stampin’ Up!

Today – gifts for the non-papercrafting artist.

Many of our friends and family will be artistic and creative but may not share our love of stamping and papercrafting. Choose their gifts from this selection of ideas to suit all pockets.

markers

Many Marvelous Markers – £89.95

All 38 colors in our color collections (except Whisper White and Very Vanilla) in a sturdy case. Extra space for 2013-15 and 2014-16 In Color markers. Includes:

  • Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
  • Set of 38, packaged in rigid plastic case with handle
  • Includes colors from all 4 color collections (does not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla)
  • Odorless, water-based dye ink
  • Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! Cardstock

blendabilities

Blendabilities  – £10.95 – £20.95

Another colouring range, this time alcohol ink markers – made for blending and shading. Each package of 3 markers (£10.95) has a light, medium and dark version. The Skin Tone Assortment (£20.95) has Bronze, Mocha, Blush, Natural, Nude and Ivory. Use with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and the Color Lifter.

carving kit

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit – £17.95

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn’t find the perfect image? Maybe you have a special family logo or a sketch you’d like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:

  • 2 carving tools
  • 3″ x 4″ rubber
  • 3″ x 4″ foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

Add 2 sheets of Clear-Mount Cling Foam – £9.95 to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

clay

Simply Pressed Clay – £6.25

Molding clay to create your own embellishments. Use with our Buttons & Blossoms silicone molds – £7.25. Add color by kneading ink into clay or coloring with markers after it dries for a more saturated look. Air dry is all you need.

And select from a range of low cost stocking stuffers:

Back tomorrow with more gift giving ideas.

Sara xx

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36 shopping days left until Christmas!

festival of trees box

How is your Christmas shopping going? Can you believe that there are just 36 shopping days to go? It’ll be here before we know it and we need to be ready :)

So each day for the next 7 days I’m going to share gift giving ideas à la Stampin’ Up!

Today, a few ideas for the non-crafters/beginner crafters among your friends and family. How great would it be if more of them shared your passion and enthusiasm for crafting? These gifts introduce them to your world gently and help them to create professional results with little or no crafting experience. They also include just about everything needed.

everyday occasions

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit – £26.95

Quickly create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion. Just add adhesive. Includes:

  • cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards;
  • twine;
  • buttons & clips;
  • precut paper embellishments;
  • Stampin’ Spots®;
  • 7-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block;
  • full-color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards;
  • a cool, storable, giftable box.

hip hip hooray card kit

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit  – £17.95

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit also contains everything you need to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. (You can manage without adhesive for this one, as the die cuts are sticky). It includes:

  • Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
  • Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
  • Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
  • Full-color instructional brochure

Back tomorrow with more ideas.

Sara xx

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Everyday Adventure Congrats card

everyday adventure close up

I’ve been busy working with Project Life (I’m getting addicted :) ) ahead of a free event I’m hosting in December. It’s so easy to arrange your photos with the PL system and the card collections can not only be used for journalling but also for card crafting.

Here I used two of the cards in the Everyday Adventure collection to make a Congratulations card.

everyday adventure

Two cards were selected from the Project Life Everyday Adventure card collection, a 4″ x 6″ and and 4″ x 3″. One was matted onto the other. A sentiment from Bravo was stamped into the title space in Bermuda Bay ink. Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the layers. Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon was tied into a bow and wrapped around above and below the Organza. All were adhered direct to the front of a card base of Strawberry Slush. A tiny bow of Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon was added to the centre of the Organza Ribbon with a mini glue dot.

everyday adventure inside

On the inside another sentiment from the Bravo set was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

I hope that you will come along and join us at our FREE Project Life Introductory event on 13 December. Why not make an afternoon of it and book and stay for our Wrap, Tag & Trim Class straight after :)

Sara xx

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Thanks for visiting us at Westfield

I’m unwinding now after a day on my feet at the Westfield Papercraft Show. So it’s just a quick post to thank those of you who were able to make it to the Show and visited us today :)

We had a great day. Caught up with a lot of familiar faces and met a number of new ones too.

It was also a great opportunity for us to get together as a team, we managed to grab a team photo (well I need pix for my Project Life albums don’t I, lol).

paper dolls team

We’ll be back at Westfield, Sheffield for the next Papercraft Show on Sunday 25 January so please pop it in your diary.

Sara xx

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Ross Papercraft Show – Sunday 16 November

SUNDAY 16 November 2014, 10.00AM – 3.00PM

papercraft show

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a stand with Stampin’ Up! friends at the Ross Papercraft Show at Westfield Sports College 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.

This venue provides great access from the south of Sheffield, Mansfield, Derby and Nottingham. Details of how to find it are here.

Entry is £2 and parking and the hourly prize draw are FREE.

The show starts at 10.00am and will be open until 3.00pm.

Hope to see you there :)

Sara xx

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Metallic Wondrous Wreath

metallic wondrous wreath close up

Well it’s been quite a grey day here (just starting to brighten up now) so I decided to use grey for my card.

But I couldn’t stop there :) I had to give it a bit of sparkle with a few metallics!

metallic wondrous wreath

The card base is an A6 gatefold in Smoky Slate and panels were stamped with Hardwood in Smoky Slate ink before popping up on the card front. Metallic Silver ink was used to stamp the full wreath from Wondrous Wreath* onto Whisper White card. After heat drying and dusting with an Embossing Buddy to make double sure it was dry (the Metallic Silver takes a long time to dry thoroughly) it was then overstamped with the partial wreath in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. Basic Gray ink was used to add the berries. The Wonderful Wreath framelits* were then used to die cut it out before popping up on dimensionals (on one half only) on one of the opening doors. A bow from the same framelit set was die cut from Silver Foil and popped up at the top of the wreath. Dazzling Details was then added to all the “berries” to finish.

*Buy the photopolymer stamp set and framelits together as a Wondrous Wreath Bundle and save 15%!

metallic wondrous wreath inside

On the inside a sentiment from the set and the bow were both stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Paper Dolls team training

downline meeting

A very quick (and late) post today but I just wanted to share what a fun evening I had last night with my Paper Dolls team.

We’ve recently resurrected the full team training events, rather than the more informal get together’s that we’ve been having and although there were only a few of us in number last night, I think we more than made up for it with the sharing and crafting.

We had an up close and personal look at the Many Merry Stars kit and all agreed that you really need to see them IRL to see what a great kit it is.

tags class

We worked through a full “box of tags” class idea for our make and take (I’ll be adding the class to our calendar above very soon), possibly enjoying the crafting bit a little too much … as we then had to rush the business ideas section but we still managed to cover it all :)

To make sure that those who couldn’t make it/aren’t local to me, don’t miss out, I’ll be running an online version of the meeting through a team Facebook Group very soon.

Our next team training will be on Wednesday 3 December and we welcome guests. Come along and see what it’s like to be a member of our Paper Dolls team :)

Just email me to let me know you’re interested and I’ll set aside a make and take with your name on and confirm the venue.

Sara xx

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