Farewell & Thank you gifts

Hi,

So I’ve taken a momentous step in my business,  in closing down my classes and doing more online, blogging, video tutorials, product shares and Team building.

I have been running classes, teaching like minded crafters as well as total beginners – well most of them were complete beginners lol, how to make some amazing cards and techniques for the past 6+ years.

Along the way, many of my customers have become great friends, so I decided I wanted to make some lovely Thank you gifts & cards to show how much it has meant to me to have them join me every month for my classes.  Some of them have been with me from the very beginning even before I set up the business, while I was learning my trade.

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you the gifts I made and how I made them.  I gave them out at my farewell lunch they organised for me as their way of thanking me!

The first is a Pizza Box pop up calendar, post it & pen holder.  It is primarily made from a pizza box which we sell and are in our Seasonal catalogue.  It is a great little box, food friendly, so you could use it to put homemade cookies in and gift wrap it for a loved one.  It will also hold our 3″ x 3″ envelopes so why not make some gorgeous cards and give it as a gift at Christmas?

 

Here are the measurements for the Cardstock (CS), inks etc I used.  There are images below the video with links to my Online shop for you to order any or all of the products. I used four different colours of CS to make 4 different coloured boxes.  So just substitute the coloured CS for the colour you like best:

1x PIZZA BOX (score box lid @ 2¾” from flap edge)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X 3⅜” x2 (for top & bottom of box)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X ⅞” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 3¼” x1 (for bottom of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 1¼” (for top)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 6/8” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 1⅝” x ⅝” (for Pen holder), SCORED @ ⅜”, ⅝, FROM BOTH ENDS

EASTERN BEAUTY STAMP SET

MARBLED STAMP SET

LEMON AND LIME TWIST INK PAD

TUXEDO BLACK MOMENTO INK PAD

TRIMMER/SCORER

BONE FOLDER

TEAR N TAPE ADHESIVE

TOMBOW MULTIPURPOSE GLUE

PAPER SNIPS

Click on the video link to see how it’s made.

Why not order some pizza boxes and have a go yourself?  Everything I used is listed below, just click on the image to go to my online shop and place an order.

If you like what you see, why not pop back tomorrow to see the next gift I made for my lovely ladies.

Thanks for dropping by.

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May Hostess Code and this months class

Hi,

Yes I know I’m running a little late with issuing the May Hostess Code! lol  What can I say, but I’ve been so busy playing with some of the amazing pre-order us lucky Demonstrators get to order before the new Catalogue is released in June!  You are going to be amazed at how fantastic this new Annual Catalogue is! So many beautiful new stamp sets, all NEW Designer Series Papers which are to die for! On top of that there’s the new ribbons, new embellishments – oh and of course this year we have 5 yes 5 brand new In-Colors!  You have got to see them! I even bought a new dress which has matching flower colours to the new Lemon/lime Twist! lol

So why not place an order with me today from the retiring Catalogues to ensure you get a copy of the Brand New Catalogue when it’s released on 1 June! I will personally post one to you along with a bespoke card showcasing some of the gorgeous DSP and one of the New In-colors, along with a very useful bookmark again showing all the new In-colors, so you can mark your favourite page of stamps etc!  Remember to use the New Hostess Code (find it on my right side bar) and you will also receive a FREE gift from me (may even be some of the new Ribbon or embellishments!).

This months class is a small affair as alot of people are away or busy, so I have decided to make a more technical card – A Pivot Twist Card!  I made one of these months ago before they became the latest trend, but because it can take longer than some of my cards to make in a class, I have not been able to teach this one.

However as I say I only have one class of four coming on Saturday, so I thought now is a great opportunity to showcase the card!  Thanks goes to both  Tuppence coloured (here’s a link to her blog Tuppence Coloured) for her inspiration as well as Frances Martin (here’s a link to her Frances Martin) for help with making the pivot mechanism easier to teach).  I have written a tutorial and made a gorgeous card which I am looking forward to teaching tomorrow.

up n away pivot card inside

up n away pivot card

If you would like to get your hands on the tutorial so you can make this on-trend and amazing Pivot twist Card, then place an order (£20+) with me via my online shop using the new Hostess Code (M4S6FNBU).  As soon as I have received confirmation of your order, I will email you your Tutorial.  If you would like a Copy of the Brand New Catalogue, once you have placed your order, email me with your full details, including your postal address and I will post one out to you as soon as they are available.

I am also sorting out all the gorgeous new Ribbon and Dsp ready for you to get your hands on a Share of them all.  So if you fancy having a share of them, please email me with your details so I can let you know when they are ready to purchase.  Check back here in the next couple of weeks for more details.

Below are the products I used to make this gorgeous Pivot/twist Card.

Thanks for dropping by.

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High Tide Cards using Brayering and Sponging Techniques

Hi,

What happens when you put the High Tide Stamp Set together with the Brayering and Sponging Techniques?  Well, you get these amazing results! Two beautiful cards that we will be making in my Classes in April! Aren’t they just amazing! Thanks to Serenestamper for her inspiration for the sunset card. Here’s the link to her video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdO0djZ7VUo.  The second card I created myself and had a lightbulb moment! lol I had seen a few cards using either the Wink of Stella Pen https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141897 to create glisten on the sea or whisper white craft ink https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=101731 to create waves.  However I wanted more texture and suddenly thought, ‘Clear Embossing Powder’! https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=109130 Well as you can see it made a fantastic card with lots of texture on the sea! I love it!

Here are the two projects, the first one was inspired by Serenestamper and the second one was my creation!

I hope you agree these projects are gorgeous and I hope you will want to make them too!

Unfortunately, both my Friday and Saturday Classes are full, but you can still make these, by placing an order for £30+ which includes the High Tide Stamp Set with me.  Once your order goes through and I have been notified, I will email you the written Tutorial and a private link to the videos showing you how to make them.  The Tutorials and videos are only available to anyone placing an online order for £30+ and allowing me to contact them to be able to send the tutorials etc.

The products we are using for these amazing projects in April’s Classes are below.  Just Click on the picture of each product to place an order from my online shop.  REMEMBER SPEND £30+ INCLUDING THE HIGH TIDE STAMP SET, YOU GET THE TUTORIAL AND VIDEO LINK FREE!  As an added bonus, if you give me your contact details including your address I will send you the Cardstock needed to make the projects as well as a ‘thank you gift’.  So as soon as you get your order you have the project kits ready!  BARGAIN!

 

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to hearing from you!

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Window gift Box and Matching Card

Hi,

Gosh where has February gone?  My March Classes are making a gorgeous Window Gift Box with a lovely matching Card.  They will be using the Window Box Thinlit Dies and coordinating Stamp Set that are available in the Seasonal Catalogue.  These dies and stamps are to die for, you can make so many different boxes and other things with the dies that makes them well worth purchasing them!

Here are the two projects we will be making:

Aren’t they amazing?  Unfortunately, both my Friday and Saturday Classes are full, but you can still make these, by placing an order for £30+ which includes the window box thinlit dies and Window shopping Stamp set with me.  Once your order goes through and I have been notified, I will email you the written Tutorial and a private link to the videos showing you how to make them.  The Tutorials and videos are only available to anyone coming to my classes, placing an order for £30+ or placing an online order for £30+ and allowing me to contact them to be able to send the tutorials etc.

The products we are using for these amazing projects in March’s Classes are below.  Just Click on the picture of each product to place an order from my online shop.  REMEMBER SPEND £30+ INCLUDING THE WINDOW BOX THINLIT DIES AND WINDOW SHOPPING STAMP SET YOU GET THE TUTORIAL AND VIDEO LINK FREE!  As an added bonus, if you give me your contact details including your address I will send you the cardstock etc to make the projects.  So as soon as you get your order you have the project kits ready!  BARGAIN!

 

Of course Mothering Sunday is coming up next month too and I have made a lovely gift box and matching card for the special day:

In addition to most of the products we will be using in the Classes, to make these two Mother’s Day projects I used the following:  

I will be showcasing more projects that can be made using the Window Box Thinlit dies, so pop back early next week to check them out!
Thanks for dropping by.

 

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Coffee n Card Tomorrow 4 August

Hi,

Don’t forget to come to my Coffee n Card tomorrow, 4 August 1500-1600 at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve.  This week we will be making this gorgeous card, using a Brand New Stamp Set which comes with matching dies.  I will be showing the 3 projects that you would make if you booked a place on my FREE Thoughtful Branches Workshop on Saturday 17 September.  To find out how you can book your place for FREE join me tomorrow at my Coffee n Card.

thoughtful branches gorgeous grunge card

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow and remember to ask me how you can book yourself onto my FREE Thoughtful Branches Workshop in September!

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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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Great Classes this Month – Christmas

Hi,

I have had such a busy time lately including this Month’s Great Classes with a Christmas Theme!  I just love my job! Well like I’ve said before, I’m not sure you can call it a job, especially when I love it so much! lol  I get so much pleasure at teaching lovely ‘Crafty’ people how to make such wonderful projects I have put together for them. To see this months projects please read on [Read more…]

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Coffee n Card Tomorrow 20 August

Hi,
I hope you will join me for my next Coffee n Card, at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve, tomorrow, 20 August, between 2:00pm & 3:00pm.

I love these sessions, having people drop in, enjoy a lovely cuppa, have a chat and make a gorgeous card with me. Just £5 to make a lovely card and enjoy a FREE Drink, what’s not to enjoy!

Here’s the card we will be making, so come join us, drop in between 2:00pm & 3:00pm and say ‘HI’! FREE Bookmark for anyone joining me for first time too!

Birthday Blossom Card

 

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Sue

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Latest Class Projects

Hi,
First of all, sorry I haven’t posted recently, well apart from reminding you of my Coffee n Card which is on this afternoon, lol. I put my back out over a week ago and it took slightly longer than normal to settle.

Still I’m back, yeye! So I thought I would update you with what we got up to in some of my classes and what’s coming up in my next Christmas Themed Workshop in August! I know I know, you are all thinking is this woman mad – Christmas in August! But I can tell you, my last Christmas Themed Workshop was a sell out and we had a great time! lol

So, I’ve done a couple of 1-2-1s this week, and they were great fun and the two ladies that came went away very happy with what they made.
Here is one of the projects, the other project I can’t show, yet! hehe, what do you think? Fancy making it, then get in touch.
Skating By Birthday Boy

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I said my first Christmas Themed Workshop was a great success and the second one which is on 21 and 22 August, is already booking, before I’ve released the projects! However, I have finally finished designing them, so here they are! If you like what you see, go to the Christmas Themed Workshop page and book and pay for your space, don’t leave it though not many spaces left.

Four Christmas Projects for August

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I have also been busy doing a few Commission cards. So you will need to drop back again soon because the events they were for are happening soon, so once they have finished I can reveal them.

Don’t forget my Coffee n Card this afternoon and if you like what you see, please comment, subscribe to my website and keep up to date with what I am upto and what classes are coming up.
Thanks

Skating By Birthday Boy

 

 

 

 

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 Christmas Themed Projects Supplies: 

Three Tree Easel Card            

 

 

 

Easel Card

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Cluster of Trees Card

 

 

 

 

Cluster of Trees

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Snow Scene Card            

 

 

 

Snow Scene Card

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Dinorawr Christmas

 

 

 

 

Dinorawr Gift Card holder

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Coffee N Card Tomorrow

Hi,
Dont forget to drop by and see me tomorrow between 2pm – 3pm at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve,no.9 cafe, Bishops Cleeve and enjoy a lovely cuppa and make a card with me!

Here’s the projects you can choose to make.

Projects for coffee n card

 

Aren’t they gorgeous!

I really hope you will come and see me at No.9 cafe, Bishops Cleeve and enjoy making these lovely projects.

Thanks
Sue

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