Stamparatus meets Cake Soiree

Hi

Continuing on from previous posts and videos showcasing how to use the Stamparatus, todays post shows you a beautiful card I made using the Brand New Stamp Set Cake Soiree.  I absolutely adore this stamp set and in fact the whole Suite is to die for!  Remember you can get your hands on a share of the products in the Cake Soiree Suite. After reading this post and watching the video, go to my Product Share page and order your share!

Anyway back to this lovely card.

Using the Stamparatus to stamp out all the flowers and the leaves was so quick and easy!  Watch the Video to see how I made this gorgeous card!

Brilliant wasn’t it!  I can’t believe how much easier and quicker it was to stamp out all those flowers and leaves and then how easy it was cutting them all out using the matching dies and the big shot!  The fact that there are two dies for each of the flowers and the different leaves, made it so much quicker, but by using the hinge technique with the stamparatus, meant that I didn’t waste any cardstock!

I’m sure you’ll agree Cake Soiree Stamp Set and matching dies is a lovely set to have.  Here is another card I made using the Cake Soiree Stamp Set as well as the Stamparatus.  For the embossed background I used the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another product from the same suite.

Below are all the products I used,  just click on them to go to my online shop to place an order.  Remember to use the new Hostess Code for January and providing you allow me to contact you, I will send you a lovely gift especially from me as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator to place your order through.  Spend £20+ and you will get an extra special gift from me.

Here are just a couple more beautiful cards I made using this amazing stamp set and dies!

I hope you enjoyed the video and loved seeing all these gorgeous cards! Don’t forget to place your order and remember it’s Saleabration Time, so you can get your hands on some amazing FREE products!

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Stamparatus Wow!

As promised in my post the other day, I now have the Stamparatus in my hands, and have been having so much fun using it and making videos showcasing it.

Here’s the moment I got my Stamparatus!

lol Can you tell I was oh so excited! lol  The excitement hasn’t worn off either it’s as good as I hoped it would and in fact it’s even better!  Did you see how I absolutely loved the fact we have both inches and centimetres in the rulers lol. I know that may sound sad to some of you but hey I like my inches! lol

After opening up and revealing my Stamparatus and trying to calm myself down, I then had a go at stamping with it.  As you will see in this next video, I decided to compare how I used to do 2 step stamping using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with doing it using the Stamparatus!  Now this is my own opinion but I think once you have seen the video you will agree with me it’s fantastic, and well worth having!

I found it was so easy to use straightaway.  One thing I did find I was doing wrong and you will see this in the video (no cover ups lol) was when doing the second step, I lined the second stamp up using the edge of the rubber mount instead of the picture to ensure it lined up properly.  Watch the video to see how I got round it and the slight error lol.

So I think you will agree the Stamparatus is a Tool that you will use time and time again!  If you haven’t reserved yours do it now! Click on my ‘Reserve yours Today’ button to reserve yours and be ready to receive it after 19 March!  You’ve only got a few more hours to reserve yours, so don’t delay!

Come back soon to see how I got on making a gorgeous card using the Cake Soiree Stamp set that I used in the second video.  I will show you how easy it was to stamp multiple images at once, and how to stamp them multiple times down a piece of cardstock, using the ‘Hinge’ method.  Also how easy it is, time saving and in my opinion saving on wastage of cardstock and therefore keeping more money in your pocket!

‘Til next time, thanks for dropping by.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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Product Share from New Seasonal Catalogue

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On 3 January 2018 our Brand New Seasonal Catalogue is launched! If you don’t have your very own Catalogue, email me with your address and I will post one out to you straightaway!

To kick off the launch of this catalogue I am offering you the chance to get your hands on some brand new products from the Sweet Soiree Suite!  I fell in love with this suite the moment I saw it at Onstage back in November!  All of the products in this suite are to die for, and you can have a share of the Sweet Soiree Speciality Designer Series Paper, some Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, some Silver Mini Gable Boxes, which are to die for!  Also some Sweet Soiree Cardstock (3 colours), a share of the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – so much in here and all gorgeous!  Finally but by no means least, some Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie-crinkle cut shredded paper in 3 colours!

The pictures above shows you each of the products included in the product share.  Just look at the paper, there is silver foil accents to give you gorgeous texture, the shreddie paper is perfect for putting inside the Mini Silver Gable Gift Boxes, tied up with the beautiful Berry Burst metallic-Edged Ribbon.  Why not make a lovely gift tag and attach it with the Silver Baker’s Twine?

The video below shows you what you will be getting in the product share.

I am sure you will fall in love with this Suite and will want to get your hands on the product share.

Each Product Share costs just £16 if you are able to collect it  or £20 for me to post it securely and signed for to ensure it gets to you safely.  Also, if this is the first time you have bought a share from me, you will also receive a FREE A4 Rigid Plastic Box to keep this and all the other Product Shares you buy!  If you’ve bought product shares from me before you will already have your box and so future shares will be sent to you securely, well packaged to ensure they get to you safely and in one piece!

Go to my ‘Product Share’ Page http://bbcarddesigns.co.uk/product-shares/ and read all about what I am offering, which Suite(s) I will be offering a share of and how you can get your hands on your very own share!  Please fill out the comment form which you will find on my product share page (click on link above to go there).

All of the products are also available as full packs if you prefer, from  my Online Shop , but by purchasing a share of a suite you get to ‘try before buying whole packs’!

I hope you like what you see, and I look forward to hearing from you very soon with your order for one or more of my Product Shares!

Thanks for dropping by.

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The Winner of the Stamp Set is…..

The Winner of this lovely Merry Patterns Stamp Set is Lesley Stuart!  She placed an order with me yesterday (Monday) and I put her two raffle tickets in the box as she ordered £20+, ready for the draw today!

Here’s the moment I pulled her lucky raffle ticket out of my box!

Congratulations Lesley! The Stamp Set will be on it’s way to you very soon!  As well as the lovely stamp set you will receive a lovely handcrafted gift from me for spending £20+.

To receive a lovely gift direct from me, place an order of £20+ using my online shop and remember to use the Hostess Code.  As soon as your order is dispatched, I will post your gift directly to you from me.

For orders of £20+ using December’s Hostess Code TUUPRXRA you will receive these direct from me, gorgeous Pearls (assorted sizes), 4x Year of Cheer Embellishements and 1 metre of Real Red 1/8″ solid Ribbon.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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FREE Gift when you place your order with me!

Hi,

How would you like the chance to own this beautiful stamp set that is no longer available to buy from Stampin’Up!? Merry Patterns is a beautiful stamp set and was only available for a month to purchase.  I have a set completely new and unused and I would love one of you to have it.

So if you would love to have this beautiful stamp set all you have to do is place an order with me from my Online shop on Monday 4 December 2017, using the Hostess Code for December.  For every £10 you spend I will write your name on a raffle ticket.  On Tuesday morning I will throw all the tickets into a tin and pull out the lucky winner!

Now remember you have to give me permission to contact you when you place your order, so remember to tick that box.  If you haven’t created an account with me before, follow the instructions I put up on here the other day when I did FREE Shipping.  The instructions also show you where to add the Hostess Code.

If you order £20 or more, not only will you get 2+ chances of winning the stamp set, but you will get a gorgeous gift from me too!

So check out your wish list and place your order with me on Monday 4 December (between 0800-2000) using the Hostess Code and you could be the lucky winner of this beautiful stamp set, just from me, posted to you absolutely free.

I look forward to sending this beautiful stamp set to a very lucky winner!

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FREE SHIPPING!

Can you believe this! As far as I can remember this has never happened before!

With the Online Extravaganza ending a day early, you have the chance to order all those products on your wish list and GET FREE SHIPPING – saving you £4.95! that’s another product you could buy! lol

This amazing FREE SHIPPING is only available tomorrow – from 27 November 11:00 a.m. (GMT)12:00 (CET) / to 27 November 10:59 p.m. (GMT)23:59 (CET) .

Please go to my online shop to place your order during this time.  REMEMBER TO ADD THE HOSTESS CODE:  GWCMG7ZE to your order to get a lovely FREE gift just from me for using the hostess code and ordering from me.

So not only do you get FREE Shipping, using the Hostess Code you will also get a lovely FREE Gift from me (once your order has been processed and providing you allow me to contact you).

If you have not ordered from my online shop before you will need to create an account with me.  DON’T PANIC! lol it’s easy, I’ve put some screenshots below to help you.

Here is a screenshot to show you where to add the Hostess code:

If you have any questions about how to create an account, please contact me asap.  Do Not leave creating an account until the last minute.

Why not create your account today, click on all those lovely products you want to order and save until you can go back in tomorrow to place the order to get your FREE SHIPPING!

This offer is only for one day – tomorrow so don’t miss out!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.

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Third Gift – pop up bin gift box

Hi,

Have you been watching my videos on the lovely gifts I’ve been making? Well, here’s the third gift, A Gift Box for a pop up bin I gave them all.

As a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, as well as earning commission and discount on products we sell, we earn Flex Points.  We can use these flex points to buy some lovely gifts as well as products.  So I decided to treat my ladies to a mini pop up bin, made especially for Stampin up!  They were thrilled to bits with it! lol

Here’s the products/measurements I used to make the gift box:

FOIL FRENZY SDSP 9¾” X 9¾”

BERRY BURST CS 9¾” X 9¾”

½” BERRY BURST FINELY WOVEN RIBBON 15”

FAST FUSE ADHESIVE

SIMPLY SCORE BOARD/TOOL

PAPER SNIPS

BONE FOLDER

I used Berry Burst cs,in the video, but I also used Tangerine Tango, lemon lime twist and Tranquil Tide.  So just substitute the CS for your favourite colour.

Below is the video on how to make the gift box.  Unfortunately the filming is not great but I wanted to get it out asap.  Also in the video I stated the CS was 9 1/2″ but it ISN’T, PLEASE USE 9 3/4″ CS.

The images below once clicked on, will take you to my online shop to place your order.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Next Gift – Mini Treat Bag to hold Pendant

Hi,

Hope you enjoyed seeing the first gift I made my lovely ladies – the Pizza box pop up calendar, post it & pen holder.  This is the second gift I gave them.  The pendant was made by my lovely hubby, Mike, who loves making jewellery.  He asked if he could make something for each of my ladies to thank them too for their support to me and giving my life purpose. lol

So he made the pendant and I made the Mini Treat Bag to put it in.  (Think I got the easier deal lol)

Here are the measurements and products I used to make the mini treat bag:

MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT DIES

BIG SHOT

NATURALLY ECLECTIC DSP 6″ X 12″

EVERYDAY LABEL PUNCH

1x GOLD BINDER CLIP

4″ RIBBON (oops retired but can use any thin current ribbon)

TEAR N TAPE ADHESIVE or FAST FUSE or SNAIL

SILICONE MAT

Below is a video that shows you how to make the mini treat bag, and under that are images of all the products used, which, when clicked on will take you to my online shop to place your order.

These Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies are a great buy! Use them to make gorgeous Christmas Gift bags, using some of our lovely Christmas DSPs.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this gift, pop back again tomorrow for the third gift!

Thanks for dropping by.

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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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Change as good as a rest!

That’s what people say ‘Change is as good as a rest!’  Well I didn’t want to rest on my laurels but wanted to change the way I did things with my business.  So I’ve taken the very brave (some of you may say fool hardy hehe) decision to stop running my classes!

I had my last class just over a week ago and whilst it was sad, I know I will keep in touch with these lovely ladies and perhaps we will craft together in the future.

This is the card we made:  They had a choice of either having the cute doggy or the pile of pressies being pulled up the card!  Each have a hidden christmas sentiment that gets revealed as they are pulled up.  Great Fun and everyone loved making it!

If you want to make one of these cards here’s the products I used, just click on each item to place and order with me on my online shop. (remember to use September’s Hostess Code if your order is less than £150).  Use the Hostess Code and get a gift just from me sent directly to you by me to thank you. (remember I need your details).

 

Now I thought I would give you a heads up on just one of the new things I will be doing in my new venture!  I am so excited and I really hope you will be too and will continue to support me and join me in my new venture!

Firstly, I will be doing a ‘Product Share’ from the New Seasonal Catalogue!  What does this mean you ask?  Well in a nutshell, I choose a Suite of Products from the New Seasonal Catalogue, put a sample of the products from this suite (not including Stamp Set, dies or punches) together, place them in a strong plastic box (which you get to keep) and post it directly out to you ready for you to use to make your own gorgeous projects! How cool is that!   Examples of the types of products you will get:-  6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, Embellishments, Ribbon, things like that, depending which suite I choose.

At the moment this is in the planning stage, but I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in taking part in this Product Share.  I plan to choose a different suite every month, so you get the chance to have lots of products at a fraction of the cost!  This will also help you try many of the lovely products before purchasing a full pack of say Designer Series Paper or gorgeous Embellishments.  It is very good value and a great way to get your hands on lots of products.

The first Product Share will go live Monday 2 October!

Email me asap if you would like more information, but drop back next week for the details of the first Product Share and more information about other things I will be doing in my new venture!

Thanks for dropping by!

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