Farewell & Thank you gifts


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










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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I Went to Telford with some of my Team!

Last Friday and Saturday I went to a Stampin’Up! Regional Training event in Telford. Some of my amazing Team came with me and it was great fun, full of inspirational fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrators, inspirational ideas and of course the Sneak Peak of the ‘All-New’ Stampin’Up! Catalogue, which comes out 2 June 2015!

On the Friday I met my Upliner, Michelle Last and other Team Leaders at Telford for Afternoon Tea and to talk about our Businesses, where we want to be in twelve months time, and lots of other inspirational chatter. Mind there was also alot of eating, cream cakes, the odd sandwich and lots of tea and coffee!

Here’s a Photo of us all!

Some Amazing and Inspirational Leaders!

Some Amazing and Inspirational Leaders!








We then went out for a lovely meal, which was a fitting end to a year filled with hard work, developing our Teams, giving support and having a great time crafting with our customers and Teams. Thanks to Michelle Last for organising this and as you can see from the Photo I had a gorgeous piece of Fillet Steak! The puddings were so huge we had one between the 7 of us! lol

Fillet Steak, Chips, Salad, oh and on top a huge slice of onion and half a tomato!

Fillet Steak, Chips, Salad, oh and on top a huge slice of onion and half a tomato!

This was the size of the puddings!

This was the size of the puddings!


The following day (Saturday) was the Regional Training Day, and some of my Team travelled up together to spend the day with me and hopefully go away filling inspired! There were about 350 fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrators there and you can imagine the buzz around the room as everyone swapped their swaps – this is a project that we all make lots of and swap with other Demonstrators, so we go home with lots of ideas for our classes or just for ourselves to make cards etc.

Here is my Swap:

Brayering Technique is how I got the Background

Brayering Technique is how I got the Background



I have produced a video on Youtube which shows you how to do the Brayering technique, so please click on this link and take a look.  Brayering Technique


We all had a fantastic time at Telford, watching demonstrations, listening to inspirationals talks about Stampin’Up! and their vision for their future as well as ours. You may be thinking ‘ooh a lot of business talk, not my cup of tea’, but you would be wrong! There was also alot of examples of cards and other projects that were made with some of the Brand New products. We also of course had ‘Prize Patrol’! This is such a fun time, where were all got a prize and others got more! Go check out my Gallery page for lots of photos of some of the projects we got to see.

You too could join me next year, or even come with me to Brussels in November for our Brand New looking Convention – OnStage Live! For more information please contact me and I can tell you all about what I do, what Stampin’Up! is and you could be browsing through the Brand New Catalogue that is out 2 June 2015!

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

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Welcome to my new Website!

Me, Sue

Me, Sue

I just want to welcome you to my brand new website and look forward to inspiring you to create and learn how to make some fantastic cards etc. I want to first of all thank Catherine Carroll for designing and building my website.

So, what are you going to see as you pop in and out of my website? Well, as you can see from I have a few pages. lol
Classes – You will find details about the types of classes I run, usually at Sue’s crafting place, but sometimes elsewhere (numbers dependent). There are descriptions of the different types of classes I run, where and cost, so keep an eye on that page.
Workshops – Is really the same as classes, but under there are details about my 1-2-1 classes, the sort of things you could do in those.
Tutorials – A place where you can see the information about the tutorials I give out at my classes. Once you purchase them, they will be emailed to you as a PDF. Linked to some of these will be youtube videos which again once you have purchased the tutorial you will have unlimited access to. Some tutorials are FREE as are some of the Youtube videos, so watch out for those too!
The Gallery page is full of the different cards/projects I have made and is linked to my Pinterest boards, so check those out for inspiration!
On Line Shop – Of course once you’ve been inspired, you’ll want to purchase the products I have used, so click on the Online Shop page and it will take you to my online shop. Place an order and it will be delivered direct to your door!
About Me – Last but not least, is the About Me page, which I suppose you should go to first, as it tells you a little about me and my business and what I do.

I hope you will keep popping back here and check out all the different pages, as I continue adding and building this website. Please be patient, I will get everything up here as quickly as I can, in between running all my classes and launching my new ones. In the meantime after taking this initial look and perhaps going to my Pinterest boards and Youtube videos, you like what you see and would like to join my classes, place an order or just want to know more about me and BB Card Designs, please drop me a comment. I would love to hear from you on what you think about my new website and if there is any technique or anything you would like to see on here.

Thanks for dropping by and please come back soon.

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