Halloween Treat Bag

Another Halloween project today and this is a paper bag for popping a little treat into.

We used a Cellophane Bag filled with individual M&Ms but you could easily pop a small packet from a multipack into the bag.

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits were used to die cut a bag from Spooky Night DSP. Stars (from the same thinlit set) were cut into the front centre panel of the bag before assembling. A panel of Very Vanilla was stamped with a sentiment from the Spooky Cat set using Pumpkin Pie ink. Using Basic Black ink, the “written words cat” from the same stamp set was stamped onto Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Cat punch. The hat from the set was stamped with Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla card and then fussy cut out. Pumpkin Pie ink was used to add the buckle to the hat. A couple of slits were cut into the brim of the hat for the cat’s ears to stick through and then both cat and hat were put on the mat (lol) with dimensionals. More dimensionals were used to pop the mat/panel up on the front of the bag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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2nd Annual Pink Blog Hop

We are crafting today in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I’m just one stop on a global blog hop and each of us is featuring one (or more) of the many shades of pink, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

My card is designed to send to anyone who may need a little support along the way.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Powder Pink. Panels of two different patterns of A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP were adhered direct to the card front. The Lovely Words Thinlits were used to die cut the “hugs” circle from Powder Pink card and this was then cut out completely with the Layering Circle Framelits and matted onto a Layering Circle of Whisper White. These layers were popped up on the card front using dimensionals. Versamark was used to stamp a sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out onto Powder Pink card. This was heat embossed with White EP, the strip flagged at both ends and then popped up on dimensionals over the “hugs”.

Another version was made with the addition of the “& kisses” sentiment. Having quite a bit of “English reserve” the second version is just a bit too much for me. I prefer the first version.

What’s your view?

On the Whisper White insert a sentiment from You’ve Got This was stamped in Basic Gray ink.

Continue on your journey of inspiration, whether you came from the person before me or after me,  all participants are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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World Card Making Day

Today is #WorldCardMakingDay

A day to celebrate the creative artist inside all of us and make a handmade card.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or take many supplies. Simple cards can look stylishly elegant. This card uses one stamp set, one coloured card, one neutral card, one ink, one paper pack and one ribbon.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Garden Green, matted with Painted Autumn DSP. A large panel of Garden Green was matted with another pattern from the same pack of Painted Autumn DSP. A piece of Burlap Ribbon was trimmed lengthways to make it narrower and wrapped around the panel and secured on the reverse. Another piece of Burlap Ribbon, trimmed to match, was tied onto the first in a knot before adhering the panel to the card front. A sentiment from Window Shopping was stamped in Garden Green ink onto Very Vanilla. This was then matted onto Garden Green card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla insert, another sentiment and dinky cupcake from the same set were stamped in Garden Green ink.

The paper used in the project above is part of our Designer Series Paper sale.

Take advantage of the discounts we have on essentials for card making in our World Card Making Day celebration by clicking here or on the picture below.

Have fun card making on our special day 🙂

Please note that my post tomorrow will be published late (11pm). I’m taking part in the 2nd annual pink blog hop in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As this is a global blog hop we have to find a time that will work for everyone but if you’re not a night owl you can always catch up with us on Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Colorful Seasons gift set

Over the last four days I’ve been sharing a series of notecards designed as a set.

Today I have a simple idea for “packaging” them, by wrapping them with a belly band, turning them into a gift.

The same stamp set and paper stack that were used for the card set have been used to create the belly band. The stamp set has 15% off until 10 October and the paper stack is in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale.

A sentiment from Colorful Seasons was stamped onto a panel of one the paler Crushed Curry Color Theory DSP patterns with Early Espresso ink. Two flowers from the same set were stamped above and below the sentiment using Crushed Curry ink. Stamens were added to the centres of the flowers with Early Espresso ink which was first stamped off onto scrap paper, to provide a paler look. The finished stamped panel was then matted onto a larger panel of a dark Color Theory DSP of the same pattern.  A 1″ strip of the darker Color Theory DSP was matted with a 3/4″ strip of the lighter one. This was done twice and the two strips overlapped and adhered to create a long strip. This long strip was wrapped around the pack of finished notecards and envelopes and adhered in place. The stamped panel was popped up over the centre of the belly band with dimensionals.

This completed set makes a great gift for a friend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Colorful Seasons Notecard 4

Today we’re finishing our set of four seasons notecards with the Spring version.

We’re still using minimal supplies that are mostly on sale right now! The notecards and the stamp set have 15% off until 10 October and the paper stack is in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale.

The card base is a Whisper White notecard. Using Early Espresso ink a sentiment from Colorful Seasons and the small branch were stamped direct onto the front of the notecard. Berry Burst ink was used to stamp the branch of flowers and then one of the larger flowers. A 1/2″ strip and a 1/4″ strip of different patterns of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP were adhered down the left side of the card front.

Well that’s the full set of four

– now, how to package them together 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Colorful Seasons Notecard 3

Today we’re onto our Winter notecard, part of a set of four seasons that we’re putting together.

We’re still using minimal supplies that are mostly on sale right now! The notecards and the stamp set have 15% off until 10 October and the paper stack is in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale.

The card base is a Whisper White notecard. Using Early Espresso ink a sentiment from Colorful Seasons was stamped direct onto the front of the notecard. Dapper Denim ink was used to stamp the large snowflake, once at full strength and then again without reinking in between, for a paler look. The smaller snowflake was stamped once at full strength and then again three times with the paler look. A 1/2″ strip and a 1/4″ strip of different patterns of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP were adhered down the left side of the card front.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the final Spring notecard for the set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Colorful Seasons Notecard 2

I’m continuing with my 31 day challenge to blog every day and I have another quick notecard for you, on the same theme as yesterday. In fact I’m making these up into a set of 4 notecards that will be great for gifting.

We’re continuing to use minimal supplies that are mostly on sale right now! The notecards and the stamp set have 15% off until 10 October and the paper stack is in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale.

If you’re thinking about shopping, then why not join me at my Online Party today where I’m sharing more inspiration, tips and giving away a few prizes along the way. There will be extra prizes available to those who shop online as part of the event. The party has already started but we’ll be going until late tonight 🙂

The card base is a Whisper White notecard. Using Early Espresso ink a sentiment from Colorful Seasons was stamped direct onto the front of the notecard. Old Olive ink was used to stamp the solid large leaf twice and then the smaller solid leaf once. The smaller solid leaf was then stamped again without reinking in between, for a paler look. Outline large leaves were stamped over the top of the solid ones with Old Olive ink at full strength. A 1/2″ strip and a 1/4″ strip of different patterns of the Old Olive Color Theory DSP were adhered down the left side of the card front.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the winter notecard for the set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Colorful Seasons Notecard 1

To welcome in the new Stampin’ Up! year I’m taking part in a 31 day challenge – to blog and Facebook post every day throughout October.

Now the main reason I don’t usually post on my blog daily is because I don’t have time to create and write up more complex projects every day … but then I thought maybe you guys and gals don’t either. Maybe some quick and simple projects might be helpful as inspiration too?

Today’s card uses minimal supplies and with the exception of the ink pads, they’re all on sale right now! Bonus! It’s flat for posting, simple and the only technique (stamping off, sometimes known as second generation stamping) is very straightforward, so this is ideal for beginner stampers or for more advanced stampers who need a quick project.

The card base is a Whisper White notecard. Using Early Espresso ink, a sentiment and deckchair frame from Colorful Seasons were stamped direct onto the front of the notecard. Crushed Curry ink was used to stamp the deckchair seat. The lemonade glass was inked, stamped off onto scrap and then stamped onto the card front for a paler look and then the lemon stamped at full strength. A 1/2″ strip and a 1/4″ strip of different patterns of the Crushed Curry Color Theory DSP were adhered down the left side of the card front.

The notecards come complete with envelopes so there’s no need to purchase them separately.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another quick notecard.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Celebrate World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is on 7 October and those great folks at Stampin’ Up! are helping us all to celebrate it by giving us ten days of discounts! Between 1 and 10 October, there’s 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! What a great way to celebrate!

The items available with 15% off are:

  • Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Just Add Text
  • Daisy Delight
  • Birthday Delivery
  • Merry Mistletoe
  • Pieces & Patterns
  • Coffee Café
  • Oh So Eclectic
  • Lots of Love
  • Graceful Garden
  • Colorful Seasons
  • Wood Words
  • Brightly Lit Christmas

And buy a Fast Fuse and get two refills for FREE.

Tip – Having placed my own order I can now share that if you add a Fast Fuse to your online order then the system adds the free refills automatically 🙂

See the shopping links below for a thumbnail view of each.

You may have noticed that many of the stamp sets on sale are offered as part of different bundles in the catalogue. If you would also like the corresponding punch or framelit set with the stamp set, then the bundle is still a better deal overall than buying the 15% off stamp set and the full price punch/framelits individually.

Each stamp set is also part of a suite and each has a co-ordinating Designer Series Paper that is also on sale right now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Designer Series Paper Sale

Am I the only one that likes to stroke paper? I don’t think so.

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! are bringing back a sale on Designer Series Paper this month. Yay – another excuse for me to shop 🙂

The sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and autumn/winter catalogues. And it even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks.

You get to choose which three (pictured above/listed below) you purchase and which one is free. That means you can pay for three £9.00 paper stacks, and get an £11.50 specialty paper for free! And you’re not limited to three. Buy 6 and get 2 free, buy 9 and get 3 free, etc. You get the idea.

Tip – Having placed my own order I can now share that you add the three paid packs to your order and then when you add the next pack, the system automatically makes it £0.00 charge on the order list 🙂

Each of these paper sets is part of a catalogue suite and right now the co-ordinating stamp sets are on sale at 15% off in our World Card Making Day promotion (which runs until 10 October).

Have fun browsing.

Sara xx

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