Affectionately Foiled card

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Today I’m back with another simple card that shows off the Affectionately Yours DSP – this time, some of the pretty copper foiling. It doesn’t show up so well when photographed straight on as below but if you look in the pic above you get an idea of the sparkly sheen – much prettier IRL!

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The card base is an A6 portrait of Night of Navy, matted with foiled Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP. A panel of Very Vanilla was run through the Big Shot with one of the (two) Floral Affection embossing folders. Using Night of Navy ink, a sentiment from Tin of Cards was stamped between the embossing and the panel matted onto Night of Navy card before popping up on the card front with dimensionals.

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On the Very Vanilla insert, a sentiment from Butterfly Basics was stamped in Night of Navy ink and a strip of DSP adhered at the base to match that on the front.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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Sweet Stack Interlocking Squares gatefold

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If you’re a regular reader then you may know that I’ve recently been taking my first year Acupuncture exams. My hubby has been really supportive throughout, including helping test me and making sure that I eat! So I made him this card (to go along with a little gift) to thank him.

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The card base is an A6 portrait gatefold of Basic Black, matted on each side with Pop of Pink Specialty DSP. Layering Squares framelits were used to die cut square frames from Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card. A sentiment from Sweet Stack was stamped onto the small white square with Basic Black ink and again onto a scrap of Whisper White with Melon Mambo ink. The Hugs and Kisses portion was trimmed down and popped up over the original with a sliver of dimensional. The square and the frames were then popped up on the gatefold front ensuring that dimensionals were only added to the backs where they attached to the card front. They then fold together (but gently, they’re quite thin and fragile).

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On the Whisper White insert I stamped two more sentiments from Sweet Stack in Melon Mambo ink.

It’s nice to let those you love know how much you appreciate them 🙂

Sara xx

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Affectionately Yours card

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As always, SU! have included some great DSP packs in the new catty and one of my favourites is the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP. Specialty because it includes two copper foiled sheets which are pretty and blingy but the “ordinary” sheets are also gorgeous. I especially love this Navy and Crumb Cake design and of course the Love & Affection stamp set matches perfectly.

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The card base is an A6 portrait of Night of Navy card, matted with Affectionately Yours DSP. A panel of Crumb Cake was stamped with flowers, leaves and a sentiment from the Love & Affection set with Night of Navy ink, matted onto more Night of Navy card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Nothing else needed.

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On the Whisper White insert more flowers were stamped in the corners with Night of Navy ink.

Simple, straightforward and very elegant.

Sara xx

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My clever crafty hubby

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Yesterday was my birthday. Can you guess which one, lol?

Thank you to all who sent cards and good wishes 🙂

My lovely hubby had sneaked into my craft room and created this for me all on his own!

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The card base is an A5 of Night of Navy. He’s also used Silver Foil, the Confetti Stars Border punch, Stars framelits, Party Pop-up thinlits and the Large Numbers framelits.

50 birthday inside

On the inside he used the Confetti Stars punch again and sentiments from Love & Affection and Tin of Cards in Night of Navy ink.

How lucky am I to have a hubby that supports my crafting habit … and gets how much a hand made card means to me!

Sara xx

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Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit video

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On Sunday and Tuesday this week I shared the bags and boxes that I made from this Perfectly Wrapped project kit but you may still be wondering how difficult it is to make them?

SU! have a video that shows how straight forward they all are:

One other tip that I’d add, is that the video suggests you have to fill the small box before trimming it. I simply snipped the trim to size to go around the sides and base of the box in one piece and the lid of the box as a separate piece – then you can open the box without spoiling the trim!

The tweeks that I made for my alternative versions are still simple and straightforward and don’t need any extra materials.

Sara xx

 

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Perfectly Wrapped Boxes

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On Sunday I shared the bags from the Perfectly Wrapped project kit and I’m back today to share the boxes.

This is still using the same kit and stamp set. You can make 4 of each of 2 designs of bag and 4 of each of two designs of box – a total of 8 bags and 8 boxes.

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Here are the boxes made up following the kit instructions.

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And here’s another variation.

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For the small box, the flower and bow were separated rather than stacked. Flower petals and the bow were stamped with the spots in matching ink, the large box sides were stamped and a few changes made to stamped used on the label. The small flower added to the label was made from left-over cardstock from the die cut petals and sequins that fell off the thread when cut were added as embellishments.

Of course you can make these boxes completely different by adding stamps and accessories from your existing craft stash (yes, I know you have some, lol).

Sara xx

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Perfectly Wrapped Bags

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Have you had a browse of the new catty yet? It’s got so many great new goodies!

One of the new kits is the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit.

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It has all you need to make 8 bags and 8 boxes (4 each of 2 box designs and 4 each of 2 bag designs), you just need to add stamps and ink. You can always use what you already have in your craft cupboard or you can get the specially designed Perfectly Wrapped stamp set as we did here.

Here are the 2 bags as they are when you follow the instructions that come with the kit.

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And here we used the same materials (i.e. same kit contents, same stamp set and same inks) but changed them around a bit (and there’s still 4 more bags in the kit still to make).

Can you spot the differences?

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Back soon to show you the boxes from the same kit.

Now we’ve already shared some cards made with the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set – so you can see that it’s a handy set to have, but if you don’t fancy buying it and still want to use it for this project, then why not have a crafting party with friends. Your group buys the kit(s) and I’ll fetch the stamps and ink. Just email me to find out more.

Sara xx

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June Specials!

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How are you enjoying the new annual catalogue? Got a long wish list yet? 😀

Well those lovely peeps at Stampin’ Up! have some great offers this month to help you get the most bang for your buck! (And they don’t usually spoil us as much as this in the month the catty launches so … “thanks SU!”).

You can get extra whether you host a party or join up.

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Stampin’ Up! parties are the best kind of parties: you can hang out with friends, make cute projects and get free products. Yes – FREE! Plus, you can get even more free products in June. You’ll get £25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a workshop/party/private class with £250 or more in orders before 30 June. That’s in addition to the usual 10% or more of sales you get as rewards.

You can use Stampin’ Rewards to buy any catalogue product, or you can use them for exclusive hostess-only items. Want more? You can also use your Stampin’ Rewards towards becoming a demonstrator.

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That’s right! Everyone who joins my team this month will get two extra FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to £92, depending on which stamps you choose.

You choose your own starter kit, paying just £99 for £130 of products of your choice, plus business supplies, free shipping on the kit and those two additional FREE stamp sets.

If you’d like to book a party then please email me ASAP as my June diary is already pretty chocka!

To join my team, sign up now!. You can do it online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

You’ll receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! and from me, followed up by a welcome package from me by snail mail!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Sara xx

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2016-17 Annual Catalogue now available

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Now after sharing a few weeks of sneak peeks I can finally share the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue with you – and it’s packed full of gorgeous new goodies, as always!

We’ve got:

  • fabulous new stamp sets – with more photopolymer sets for easy placement
  • even more great value bundles – saving 10%
  • more co-ordinating products, ensuring that your card matches your ribbon matches your paper etc
  • quick and easy scrapbooking with Project Life supplies
  • more kits – for quick and simple card making and gift packaging

… and so much more!

You can order direct from the online store or by sending me an email.

Click on the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue link here to view a pdf version of the catalogue that you can then download to your device.

Prefer a paper copy that you can mark your wish list on direct? You can order a copy for £3 (which includes P&P).

Better still, get it for free and get some of your wish list free into the bargain by booking a workshop with me.

Enjoy browsing!

Sara xx

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Last day of 2015-2016 Retiring List

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Just a quick reminder that today is the last day of the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue and also the last day of the 2016 Spring/Summer catalogue. Many of the retiring items have already sold out but you might still be able to bag a bargain if you’re quick 😉

Sara xx

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