Retired Stampin’Up! Products – Last Chance

Go check out the Retirement list today, don’t delay, or risk losing those products you wish you owned!

Upto 50% off, what’s not to like? Remember, once they are gone, they are gone! As well as the amazing discounts, spending £40+, providing you allow me your Contact Details, I will REFUND your postage, once the order has been processed, so no excuses to go and spend!

BUNDLES – Love the bundles that are in the current catalogue? Well they are going too! Whilst some of them will be returning, they WON’T BE AS A BUNDLE! So if you want them, get them now or pay more when the new catalogue comes out!

Bundles are fantastic value, one I particularly like is the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  Not only is it only £46.25, the Bundle includes the Stamp Set, the matching Dies AND a gorgeous pack of Designer Series Paper!  All for just £46.25! It’s flying off the shelves so if you want it order online from me TODAY!

 

If you only want to get some more of the gorgeous Botanical Blooms Designer Series Paper, then click on the image of the paper and you will be taken to my Online shop to order just that.

So go check out the bundles today as well as the rest of the amazing deals on the Retirement List. Go to my Online shop, click on Retiring List to see all the images and to place an order.  Remember POSTAGE RETURNED BY ME, FOR ORDERS £40+ (if you allow me to have your contact details)!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Nearly the end of SAB!

Hi,
First of all I would like to apologise for not blogging recently. I have been very poorly with the flu! Now I know alot of people say they have the flu but they just have a bad cold. Well I can tell you I had the full blown flu! It was horrendous, and wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! lol. Anyway chest infection nearly cleared and feeling a bit more human so thought I would do a quick blog to remind you all SAB is nearly over!
That’s right just 2 more days left to place that order to get some amazing Saleabration Products absolutely free (for every £45 you spend, you choose a SAB product FREE).
Click on the Saleabration image on my sidebar to see all the lovely products you can get FREE!
Also we are gearing up for our new Annual Catalogue beginning of June and it is the time of year when our In-Colors change and we get 5 new gorgeous colours and the 2014-2015 colours retire. So if you like those colours, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, you need to order now, in order not to miss out. Click on the link here Retiring In-Color Products to see all the products that are retiring and to place an order from my online shop.  There’s the Ink Pads, Cardstock, DSP, Stampin’ Markers, striped cotton ribbon as well as the gorgeous Washi Tape, so don’t miss out.  These In-Colors have proven to be one of the most popular sets so I can imagine they will go very quickly once they retire!

Anyway it was just a quick one today, thanks for dropping by.

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Squash Book Tutorial

Hi,

Squash Books! Ever fancied making one and never knew how? Well, now you can, as I have made one (thanks to maymaymadeitcraft for her inspiration) and have written a Tutorial and done a video for you!

number of years squash book
I went to a Pinkies Training in Croughton recently, where fellow Pinkies Demonstrators meet up, and among other amazing activities we do throughout the day, we make Swaps showcasing a project that we have enjoyed making and swap it with our fellow Demonstrators.  My swap was a Squash Book, and I was thrilled that so many loved it and was asked if I would make a video.

 

number of years squash book open
So I thought I would share with you the Squash Book I made, along with the list of Supplies needed to make one yourselves.  Included in the Supply List is my Tutorial which you are welcome to use, but please give me credit! lol. I loved making this squash book and in fact one of my customers that comes every week for a 1-2-1 lesson, asked if I could show her how to make one so she could give it to someone special. I hope you like it too and have a go.
Click on each product to place an order and click on ‘supply list’ at the bottom of the tiled products to get access to the tutorial.

Click on supply List to access the Tutorial and to access the link to the Youtube video.

 Thanks and look forward to seeing your squash books.

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Baby Shower

Hi,

Now I know what you are all probably thinking – ‘baby shower’ huh? What’s that got to do with papercrafting?  Well, I will tell you! lol

You see, my lovely daughter and her hubby are expecting their first baby soon and a couple of their lovely friends were organising a baby shower, so I asked if they would like me to make the baby shower invites, favours and anything else.  They said they’d love it if I would so I got to work first of all making the baby shower Invites.  It was so exciting, making these for our daughter as it will be our first grandchild too!

I made a ‘nappy’ template and cut out 24 of them, folded them and then using a really cute stamp of a deer from a stamp set called ‘Made with Love’, from Stampin’Up!, I stamped all over the inside and outside of the nappy, using black stazon ink.  Then I coloured all the deer, although I must admit I only coloured the ones on the outside of the nappy – well colouring 24 of them was soooooo time consuming and boring hehehe. Then I stamped on Whisper White CS 24 Nappy Pins using a nappy pin stamp from ‘Something for Baby’ stamp set and cutting them out with the matching die from ‘Baby’s First’ Framelit dies. I added a velcro fastener to the back to the nappy pin to enable the nappy to be open and closed.

baby shower invite front

I then cut some Whisper White CS and stamped ‘Please Join us for a Baby Shower’ on it. This was from the stamp set ‘Sweet li’l One’. I layered this up onto some So Saffron CS and stuck it to the back of the nappy. (it looks smudgy as I blanked out the name of the person getting the invite)

baby shower invite back

I cut another piece of Whisper White CS and stamped ‘when, where, RSVP and wrote out the details (I’ve blanked those details out, hence the smudgy look lol). Again I layered this onto So Saffron and stuck it to the inside of the nappy.

baby shower invite open

Here’s all the baby shower invites together ready to send out! I was so thrilled how they turned out and more importantly so was my daughter, her hubby and her friends.

baby shower invites lots

Next I set to making the favour boxes and tags.  I wanted to make the tags very special, something everyone could keep as a memory of the lovely day.  So I got some small Kraft boxes from Stampin’Up!, cut five squares per box of So Saffron CS and stamped stars all over using Delightful Dijon Ink. The star stamp also came from the ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set. Then I stuck these to the boxes using Tombow glue.  I made the tag with Whisper White CS and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag.  The ‘A Little Thanks’ sentiment, isn’t that just lovely? Well it came from the ‘One Big Meaning’ Stamp set, and the cute cat was from the ‘Made with Love’ stamp set again.  Told you ‘baby shower’ would have everything to do with papercrafting and Stampin’UP! lol  Finally I stamped the deer again on some Whisper White CS and punched it out using the scallop circle punch, sponging the edges with so saffron ink.  I attached the tag to the box using Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, glue dots and covered the ends of the ribbon with the scallop punched Deer stuck on with Dimensionals.  I hope you agree they look gorgeous and everyone was thrilled to have them, especially when they saw the tiny tic tacs box and 3 little chocolate eggs inside. lol

baby shower favour front tag

On the back of the tag I stamped a baby bumblebee, another Stampin’Up! stamp unfortunately now retired, but I held onto it – just in case! lol

baby shower favour box back

My daughters friends wanted to do some games but nothing too ‘out there’ lol so they suggested people could write on a card a message to my daughter, hubby and the baby.  I told them I had a lovely tree I’d bought ages ago from Stampin’Up! for displaying my Cards but never got round to using it – well I did buy three! lol  So I said I’d prepare the cards and bring them along with the tree and clothespins – yep Stampin’Up! again hehe for everyone to write on. As you can see from the card, I used some Project Life Grid cards, stamped stars all over to match the favour boxes and ‘Welcome to the World little one’ again both stamps from ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set.  Actually I must come clean, my darling hubby helped by stamping all the stars on all the cards for me! hehe.

Tree of dreams and wishes

When my daughter and hubby got home from the baby shower, they sat down and read all the lovely dreams and wishes everyone had written and apparently they were lovely.  We haven’t seen them, I think it’s something for them to have for themselves.  It is going into the babies room, as a reminder of the special day when all their friends celebrated with them.

Finally I decided in a moment of madness to make a Diaper Cake!  How mad was I, and again my poor suffering hubby was pulled in to help me. lol  I rolled up 108 (I think it was) nappies and he put elastic bands on all of them.  Then we got the biggest cake stand and placed some on that securing them into a circle with elastic – that was the most tricky bit and frustrating hehe.  We placed a gift in the middle of that layer, then placed a smaller cake stand on top and repeated the process and then a smaller one for the top layer.  Putting little gifts in middle of all the layers.  Then we put muslin squares around each layer to resemble icing and secured them with gorgeous ribbon (yep had to get Stampin’UP! products in here somehow lol).  We put a muslin square on the top of the cake and added a lovely toy deer – get the theme – deer? hehe.  We covered it all in cellophane, tying it up with some of the Hello Honey ribbon I used earlier on the tags.

baby shower diaper cake

Phew it was a mammoth task to finish everything in time, but with hubbies help we did it! So you see ‘Baby Shower’, the title certainly had everything to do with papercraft and Stampin’Up!  We had a wonderful day at the baby shower and I’m sure our daughter and her hubby will have lots of lovely memories of that day.

So if I have inspired you to have a go at making your own baby shower invites etc, place an order and I will give you the instructions to make everything I made.  It’s so nice doing it yourself, you get to choose a theme, in this case, I ran deers and yellow all the way through, and you can make it unique to you and your loved ones.

Thanks for dropping by.

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