Stitched Felt Tree Christmas Card

Okay, hands up – who else buys embellishments and then hoards them? Surely not just me?

This year I’m making a determined effort to use up all my Stitched Felt Embellishments before Christmas 😀

And at the same time I’m using up some of the other supplies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue that may not carry forward.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Garden Green, matted with Quilted Christmas DSP. A panel of Whisper White card was stamped with a sentiment from Merry Mistletoe in Real Red ink and then it was wrapped with Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and another piece of it tied on in a knot, before adhering it direct to the card front. A tree from the Merry Mistletoe set was stamped twice in Garden Green ink, at different heights, onto a Layering Oval die cut from Whisper White card.  This was matted onto a Layering Oval die cut from Real Red card and then both were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. To finish, a Stitched Felt Tree was added with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a Star Element was added with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the same Merry Mistletoe set was stamped in Real Red ink and then the bough and the tree added with Garden Green ink.

And I used the other trees in the pack, with other Garden Green patterns of DSP to make a small batch of cards of the same design.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

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Free shipping – today only!

Today we have free shipping and there’s no minimum order size!  Any size order gets free shipping until 10.59 tonight.

Free shipping means this is a great time to buy:

Have fun shopping and remember to use my November Host Code:

9YHM69TF

Click here to check out why.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Stampin’ Up! free delivery offer – coming soon!

Our online Extravaganza ends tomorrow night but we’re following it up with a special offer of free delivery!

On 27 November, shipping (i.e. postage and packing) will be free on all Stampin’ Up! orders placed in my online store.

The free shipping offer actually runs from 26 November 11:00 p.m. (GMT) to 27 November 10:59 p.m. (GMT).

Have your shopping list ready and don’t miss out!

Sara xx

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Origami chocolate holder

Today I’m sharing the last of the designs I made for my swaps for the recent  convention.

It opens up from the other side.

Just by unfolding.

And unfolding again.

The origami holder is made with a sheet of Christmas Quilt DSP (see the video below).  A sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White with Garden Green ink and then punched out with the 2″ Circle. A Basic Rhinestone was coloured with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and then attached as a holly berry. The label was adhered to the smooth side of the origami package.

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

The video instructions use the Diagonal Scoreboard which is no longer available but the main scoreboard can be used instead. To ensure that you line up against just a single line from top to bottom, you can either mark the centre line groove with a sharpie or use the right hand outermost groove. With the horizontal and vertical lines already scored, rotate the paper to a diamond configuration and place the corners top and bottom of your chosen single groove. Score down from the top, only as far as the first intersection of scored lines.

Move the paper over to the left, aligning the edges of the next scorelines with your chosen groove. Score down from the top, only as far as the first intersection of scored lines. Rotate the paper 90° and repeat both steps. Rotate and repeat twice more until all four sides are scored. Fold as described in the video.

Don’t forget that the offers on our Extravaganza this week change daily so be sure to check them out.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

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Sneak peeks from convention

One of the highlights of convention is getting to play with goodies from upcoming catalogues and Stampin’ Up! spoiled us with four projects that we got to make – all using supplies that won’t be available to our customers until January (you could get your hands on them by joining my team if you just can’t wait!).

Here’s what we made:

Tags – featuring cute new mini punches.

A card with beautiful embellishments and a DSP that is soooo versatile.

A bright, colourful card with cute little bubbles.

And a gorgeous box that arrives flatpack but is so easy to put together.

Love them all!

Don’t forget that the offers on our Extravaganza this week change daily so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza

We’re having an Extravaganza! It starts today and runs through to 26 November. The offers will differ from day to day, with exclusive sales and deals on select items.

Just click on the image above to shop.

There are products with 30-40% off, some with 20% off and some with 10% off.

Today we have an additional selection of stamp sets that have 20% off – but only until 22.59 tonight! These include some great sets for colouring in and one of my personal favourites:

Number of Years

Pop back to the shop each day to see what new offers are available.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Swaps from Onstage

Another quick picture post today. These are the wonderful swaps I received back from the talented ladies and gentlemen I met up with at Onstage last weekend.

A huge thank you to everyone who swapped with me 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Gold and Black Year of Cheer Christmas card

I’m back today with the third of the designs I made for my swaps last weekend.

More Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and more Foil Snowflakes but this time combined with the Merry Little Labels Bundle.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black. A card front layer of Year of Cheer Specialty DSP was wrapped with 1/8″ Gold Ribbon before adhering it direct to the card front. A small piece of the same Ribbon was tied on in a knot. One of the Merry Little Labels was stamped onto a scrap of Basic Black card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. After punching out the label with the Everyday Label, a Foil Snowflake was adhered behind before popping up the layers on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another of the Merry Little Labels was stamped in Basic Black ink and a scrap of the same DSP used on the front, was adhered below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

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Onstage Convention freebies

A quick post today to share with you all the freebies I got when I attended our Stampin’ Up! convention, otherwise known as Onstage, last weekend 🙂

A handy bag for carrying everything around in.

Another bag … and a shiny pin … to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary (10 years in Europe, 30 years in the US).

A cute coffee mug.

A pretty notebook and pens.

And last, but most important, preview stamp sets and a few extra goodies.

I love SU! conventions! And I didn’t even have to pay to go – I used my Flex points (points that you get awarded for sales, recruiting and leadership) – bonus!

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Reserve your Stamparatus – Update

Updated

The first reservation window sold out within 15 minutes! I knew this was going to be popular but it’s even bigger than that 🙂

The next reservation window opens on 5 December to reserve your Stamparatus for delivery in March (no payment is taken until it’s ready for despatch). If you’d like one then please email me to discuss options (I may be able to secure a limited number if you won’t be near a computer at that time/date).

I bought one of the other stamp positioning tools on the market because SU! didn’t have one at the time but to be honest this is streets ahead of the others, so I’m getting one of these and putting my other on eBay 🙂

For more details about the Stamparatus or the reservation system please pop over to this earlier post.

Please remember that reservation windows are only open until the scheduled date or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! If supplies are gone then you have to wait until the next reservation window. The reservation windows are:

If you have any questions then please email me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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