Category Archives: Video



One of the fabulous new products in our 2014-15 Catalogue are the sets of Blendabilities markers. These alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour). In addition, there’s a 6-pack skin tone assortment and a Color Lifter.

I used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive sets along with a light use of the Color Lifter, to create this little image.


I held back from sharing these with you as sneak peeks in the run up to the catalogue launch, as I knew that in the US the Blendabilities weren’t available straight away and I didn’t want to raise your hopes just to dash them again. Well, we’ve been much luckier. The following colour sets are all available right now:

And these sets will be available from 1 August:

  • Night of Navy (Item 131001 – 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Wisteria Wonder (Item 131002 – 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Calypso Coral (Item 130996 – 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Melon Mambo (Item 130994 – 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Crumb Cake (Item 131004 – 13,95 €/£10.95)
  • Smokey Slate (Item 131005 – 13,95 €/£10.95)

To help you get the most from these markers here’s a short video from SU! with a few tips:

I’ll be back tomorrow to share the finished card, incorporating the coloured in panel.

Sara xx


Texture Boutique Embossing Machine


We have another new crafting tool for your cupboard –  the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!

It’s embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin’ Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

It costs just £26.95 (order no 132657).



The Texture Boutique will only be available initially, while stocks last. Once our initial supply is gone, we will not be backordering the item, however it will be available again in the upcoming annual catalogue in July.

Learn more about how to use it in this short video:

Order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and any three embossing folders (for a total of  60 € / £45 or more) and you qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift—the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice!

This machine will also be perfect for making cards like this blast from the past:

anniversary card

You can order online for delivery direct to your home.

Sara xx

Convention origami mint holder swaps

origami mint front

This is my final convention post (I think Laughing) and it was the main swap that I gave to others. I created it from 6″ x 6″ DSP so that I could get four of these little treats from one sheet of DSP. There’s a little sentiment on the front and then the back is all folded over like this:

origami mint back

It unfolds halfway like this …:

origami mint half open

… and then fully to reveal the chocolate mint inside:

origami mint fully open

Here’s a video to show how to score and fold it:

Have a great weekend!

Sara xx


New product launch – envelope punch board

Envelope Punch Board

We have another new product for you today.

This envelope punch board (133774):

  • creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes;
  • is small and lightweight;
  • is extremely easy to use;
  • includes a scoring tool and a corner rounder punch
  • costs just £17.95 – just a little more than the cost of a punch!

Here’s a short video explaining how it works:

I’ve been using my board to make these envelopes:


A basic envelope:

basic envelope

A mini envelope for my business cards:

dinky envelope

A lined envelope for a little luxury:

lined envelope

It can also be used to make boxes and other projects which I’ll be sharing with you soon.

Order yours now!

Sara xx


Tips for using the new thinlit card dies

festive thinlit

Our new thinlit card dies make very quick and easy flip cards.

There are two styles, a circle (133480 – pictured right) and a label (133479 – pictured in the tips below).

I’ve got a few tips to share with you for how to get the most from these thinlits but first, here’s a short video from SU! to give you an overview of how they work.


thinlits tip 1

Tip 1 – Each thinlit cuts a card that is 6″ x 5-1/2″ so you can get two thinlits from 1 sheet of A4 (seen here landscape) with a small strip left at the end and a panel cut off each thinlit (the piece you can see extending beyond the metal at the top).

thinlits tip 2 Tip 2 – For mats to fit the front and back of the card with a small margin around, cut front 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and back 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Centre these within the thinlit but with the long edge tucked underneath the shaping (the magnetic platform helps hold these in place when running the paper through the Big Shot).

thinlits tip 3

Tip 3 – For a fold-in panel, to give more writing space, cut the card 6″ x 5-3/8″ (a sliver shorter than usual) and position with the right hand side extended over the top of the framelit (so that it doesn’t cut it). This creates a slight crease line that forms the fold.

thinlits tip 4

Here’s how the card looks when matted and folded out. The message panel is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″.




thinlits tip 5

Tip 4 – These flip cards are slightly smaller than our regular A6 size and so they’ll fit in a standard C6 envelope (106588 – the white version on the right) with room for layers and space top and bottom. Or they’ll fit snugly into the Medium Envelopes (107297) that SU! stock (the Crumb Cake version on the left).

Have fun flipping!

Sara xx


Tips for unpacking your Big Shot

If you already have a Big Shot then you might want to skip my post today as it’s about a few tips on unpacking it.

If you have just received one (lucky you) or you’re getting one delivered soon, then you might find this video helpful Laughing

If you haven’t got a Big Shot yet and would like to order one, then please email me.

Sara xx

June thank you’s

its a wrap thanks close up

A little late again but here are the June thank you cards that went out to my customers.

its a wrap thanks

The stamp used was from It’s a Wrap Occasions. It’s a set of 7 stamps and both this thank you and the Mr & Mrs stamp from the same set, work together with the Petite Curly Label punch (anybody would think they’s planned it that way Smile).

This video shows you the entire project from start to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

A quickish video tour of the new catty

Hi folks

This was supposed to be a quick tour of the catty but I sort of got a bit carried away so it’s ended up being about 10 minutes Laughing

Hope it gives you a taster.

Any questions then please leave me a comment.

Sara xx

Tips for using our ink pads


I’m still getting a few questions about our “new” ink pads (though they’ve been out quite a while now) so I’ve put together a short video to answer them.

Here’s the stamped images for you to see a bit more clearly:

ink pad results

If you have any questions about any of our SU! products  then please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Sara xx

May thank you’s

circle circus thanks close up

Wow, with so much news of retiring products and new stamps, it delayed my post about last month’s thank you’s, but I’m back today to share them with you now Smile

circle circus thanks

The main stamp set used is Circle Circus. This is one of the retiring stamp sets, so if you like it, then you’ll need to snap it up quick (you can email me to place an order).

I’m finally back on track with creating my own videos, to let you see how I made the card (yes, I was a little nervous getting the camera out again so please bear with the hesitations Smile).

Here’s a shot of the whole batch when they were finished.

circle circus batch

And finally, please pop back tomorrow as I’ll be announcing a special blog candy draw Laughing

Sara xx