Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Stamp Around UK November Video Hop - Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine



Hi everyone,
Welcome to a new month and another video from Stamp Around UK. We are a group of UK Stampin' Up! demos who get together once each month (on the first of each month) to bring you inspirational video tutorials featuring projects made on a theme. And our theme for this month is:
Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine

I am sure when Janice, who organises this hop, was planning this theme, she was thinking of Christmas crafting but I have have gone another way and made these bright and colourful butterfly cards using our Rainbow Glimmer Paper. 



If you haven't seen the glimmer paper, do take a look at page 153 in the Annual Catalogue.


I used the Butterfly Beauty dies to cut out my butterflies. 


As you can see, they are all attached to each other so needs some careful die cutting so as not to waste any of the lovely Glimmer Paper - I explain how I did it in the video which you can watch by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.



I hope you see in the video just how lovely and sparkly the glimmer paper is. Not sure the photos do it justice but maybe the ones below are better?



I hope you've enjoyed seeing my project today. Do please keep hopping around all the links to see all the fabulous projects being made right in front of your eyes. Here is a list of everyone taking part - just click on any of the links to go straight to the YouTube video.

Link list for December Hop
Craftykarendesigns Karen Egan - https://youtu.be/9rjRSrZbMrs
Flutterbyheidi Heidi Smith https://youtu.be/W6ML297Dj40
Stamp in Colour Eimear Carvill https://youtu.be/gM8yCKK1f18
Nigezza Creates - Gez Carpenter https://youtu.be/8jhEKH-dEQc
jazzledazzlecraft with Janice https://youtu.be/TGqB3u4z93w
Stamp With Nellie - Heather Forgan https://youtu.be/R9LoMR3dqdI
Artful Stampin with Ruth https://youtu.be/nI3lYbRHDcM
Stampin' with Inkybutterfly Verity Pursglove https://youtu.be/o7zdC5vrrwo
Mitosu Crafts by Barry & Jay Soriano - https://youtu.be/-DiAyfzWVqE
Stampin Star Creations with Esther https://youtu.be/1_op7Hl4xWI
ME!! >>>Paper Daisy Crafting – Jill Chapman https://youtu.be/RZfH7tnixdo
Have fun! Happy hopping!


All the products I have used to make this project are available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!)


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#23 Card Making for Beginners - More fun with Joy to the World Christmas card Kit

Hi everyone,
Welcome to my Tuesday post and as usual we have a "Card Making for Beginners" post and video.

Today I am bringing you some more ideas for quick and easy cards to make with the Paper Pumpkin Joy to the World kit.


 I am starting off with this very quick and easy #simplestamping card - perfect if you need a whole stack in a hurry.


To make this card, I started with one of our Whisper White note cards. I stamped the wreath, from the provided stamp set in Just Jade (Stampin Spot included in the kit). I then used Real Red ink (not included in the stamp set) to stamp the berries and the "Merry Christmas" message. And, ta dah, it was done. Can't get much more simple than that.

The next card is more or less the same but stepped up a little with some layers of card matts and a twine bow. The measurements for the panels on this card are 8cm x 10.5cm for the Real red and 7.5cm x 10cm for the Whisper White. 


Lastly, this next card was stepped up a little bit more. I used one of the card blanks provided in the kit (love these, by the way!) and a little bit of Whisper White and Real Red card stock plus a small length of ribbon from my stash - our real Red Sheer Ribbon. The measurements for the panels on this card are 8.5 cm x 9 cm for the Real red and 7.5cm x 10cm for the Whisper White. 

This makes such a classy card that I am sure anyone would be delighted to receive.

I hope I've given you a few more ideas for your kit. I have even more which I'll bring you soon so don't miss those!

Meanwhile if you'd like to watch me making all three cards you can see the video tutorial by CLICKING HERE or on the image below:


That's it from me today. Very exciting day for us demos today as we get the chance to pre-order goodies which will be on sale to customers in January. If you are like me and always want to be first in line, why not consider joining my team. You have lots to gain (including at least a 20% discount) and absolutely nothing to lose! 

Back soon,


All the products I have used to make this project are available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!)


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.
 
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Monday, 30 November 2020

Pinkies Retreat Swap Cards Part 2

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to show you the other cards I received as part of the swaps we did at the Pinkies Team Craft retreat last weekend. The cards for this group were to feature any bundle from any of the catalogues. As you will see, some lovely cards made by some very talented demos.

First, this lovely card was made Dianne Endersby. She has used the Tasteful Touches stamp set to make her card and I think she must have used a bit of clever masking to stamp all these multicoloured flower images. 


Dianne even decorated the inside of her card.


This next card is made by Claudette Cambridge-Pratt aka Crafty Claudette. She has used the Lovely You bundle for her card including the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. 


Alexis Pritchard's card is next, using the Under my Umbrella bundle and some of our lovely Rainbow Glimmer paper.


The next card is made, by Sue Temple, using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I've been so tempted by this bundle and this card is tempting me even more.


This card is even more fabulous when it is opened.


The last card is made by Lucy Tustian. Lucy has used some new products for her card. These will be available in January in the new Spring Mini catalogue - the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and the Dandy Garden DSP.


And this is another card with a fabulous surprise inside.


If you'd like to get a closer look at the cards you can see me showcase them on my video which you can see by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.


These swap groups are such fun t participate in. You too could be part of the fun - just join my team! Get in touch if you'd like chat informally about what that would mean.

Meanwhile, have a great day,


All the products I have used to make this project are available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!)


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.
 
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Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)
Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)
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£28.75

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Pinkies Retreat Swap Cards Part 1

Hi everyone,

Some of you might have read on my social media that last weekend I spent some time at a Weekend Craft Retreat. Of course, it was "virtual" in these times, which was nowhere near as good as meeting up in person but it was fun with a total of 9 Make n Take projects, with all products needed supplied in our "kit" and lots of chat and laughter in our Zoom Craft Room.
One of the things we like to do at any event when we get together is to "swap" - we all make a number of identical cards or other projects and then swap amongst ourselves so that we end up with different projects to inspire and delight us. For this event we were put into groups of 6 and could choose which swaps to participate in. I chose to do the "Die Cutting" group and the "Use any bundle" group.

Today I am showing you the swaps I received from the "Die cutting" group. Starting with this beautiful card by Lucy Tustian.


Lucy has used the Positive Thoughts stamp set with the Nature's Thoughts dies. And the sentiments are from the Ornate Thanks set.


Next up is Sylvia Lawrence. Sylvia has used the Whale of a Time DSP along with the Whale Done stamp set and the Whale Punch. This card holds a great surprise when you open it up. 


Look how fab this card is in the middle. 



You can see the mechanism of this card in the photo below.


The next card is made by Helen Broxap and features a suspended element. 


This photo shows the reverse of the suspended element. 


Belinda Wells made the next card - using the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set along with the lovely foil printed Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Blanks and envelopes. 


And lastly, this card is made by Claudette Cambridge-Pratt aka Crafty Claudette. Claudette has used the Poppy Moments dies and Painted Poppies dies to make this stunning card.


And so, those are the cards I received. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them. If you'd like to see them in a bit more detail, you can watch my video by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.



That's all from me today. Come back tomorrow to see the swaps I received from the other swap group and then later in the week to see the cards I made for the swaps.

Bye til then,


All the products I have used to make this project are available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!)


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.

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