I promised you another monochrome card and here it is. Like Saturday’s card, this too features a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure, where everything is free. This time it has a die cut word with it which is also free!
When I say free, I don’t mean completely free of course! For every €60/£45 you spend in either the annual or spring/summer catalogue you can choose something free from the sale-a-bration brochure. This year Stampin’ Up! have changed things slightly and there are a couple of things that you need to spend €120/£90 to earn, and the dies are one of them.
Here I simply used the flower stamp to make a background, then used a couple of the words and teamed them up with the die cut Amazing word.
I sat it on a black mat and a Whisper White card base. Simple but effective I think. These flowers would look stunning coloured in too.
So there you are, just a few supplies to make a lovely card.
If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germandy and want to know more about Sale-a-bration or anything else Stampin’ Up! please contact me.
It’s another Pootler’s blog hop! This one is celebrating Sale-a-bration – your chance to get free goodies when you spend. All the projects in today’s hop were made using the free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
If you have time please hop around the other blogs to see the wonderful creations.
My card is made using beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp – the first one in the brochure. The card is very simple as you can see, but I love it just the same.
I’ve only used one colour – Dapper Denim, and paired it with Whisper White. This stamp is beautiful – it is made to give the illusion of depth by using shading and different depths of cut to the stamp, and it doesn’t disappoint.
For the background Dapper Denim strip behind the flower I used one of the new embossing folders – Petal Pair. It’s one of a pair of narrow embossing folders that worked out just right for this card.
You could use this card for many different things – sympathy, thinking of you etc, and there are two other sentiments in the set too.
Hope you like it! I have another monochrome card to come next. Simplicity, I like it! You can get this stamp FREE by spending €60/£45 in my online shop.
It’s time for another card for the Daring Cardmakers – this week’s challenge was to make a card using some masking.
Here’s what I came up with:
I’ve used the flower from the Amazing You stamp set, and the sentiment is from the co-ordinating Celebrate You dies. Both of these sets are in the Sale-a-bration brochure.
I’ve use two lots of masking here. First I masked of the blank strip in the middle using some post it strip. Then I cut out a mask of the flower and used it to stamp the flowers so that the one in the middle looks like it’s in front of the others.
Then I got out my Blends pens to colour in the flowers. I used both the light and dark shade of each colour.
Because there was a little bleeding of the colour I added two black lines to help make the middle look better. I added some foam to the back of the die cut to add some dimension to it.
I did think about adding some sequins or other bling but decided against it, although I may just add some later!
This blog post is part of the InspirInk blog hop – please hop around the other blogs if you have time! Just click the Next button at the bottom of this post.
As soon as I saw this suite in the Spring/Summer catalogue I loved it. So many beautiful things! As well as the stamp set and dies – which are available as a bundle with 10% off – there are lots of other goodies in this suite.
I’ve used some of them on these cards. Two new embossing pastes, Shimmery White and Silver, together with one of the new Sweet Soirée decorative masks. And the flowers are from the new Sweet Soirée Embellishment kit.
The silver embossing paste which I used on the card with the cake is slightly more liquid than the embossing paste from the annual catalogue, and I found it took longer to dry. But it wasn’t a problem.
The cake and present I coloured using Blends pens, and added some Wink of Stella which you can’t see in the photos. I popped them up on dimensionals and in real life they do really stand out in front of the flowers which I glued to the card.
I used Pool Party card for the background because I thought the silver and shimmery white would look good on it, but other colours would look just as good I’m sure.
There’s no die for the present but it’s not difficult to fussy cut out. And that Shimmery White embossing paste really is very shimmery and beautiful, the photo doesn’t do it justice.
I didn’t use the absolutely beautiful Sweet Soirée DSP here, I’ll save that for another time!
Sale-a-bration is a great time for joining Stampin’ Up! As well as the usual great deal – €175/£130 worth of products of your choice for just €129/£99 you get 2 extra free stamp sets!
That’s any 2 stamp sets from the Annual or Spring/Summer catalogue – how great is that. You’ll also get a starter business kit of catalogues, invitations, order forms etc, plus there’s no postage to pay.
If that wasn’t enough, then you have until the end of June to make your first quarterly minimums because the first quarter is free. And don’t forget that you’ll get your demonstrator’s discount on all your purchases.
Whether you want to be a hobby demo or make a business of it, now is a great time to join. There’s no pressure from Stampin’ Up!, and if you feel it isn’t for you, then you just drop, there’s no penalty, you keep all your products.
If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria then I’d love to have you on my team.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Or, if you’re ready to join, just click HERE
I’m super excited today because my card was designed for the Daring Cardmakers. I am a guest designer for them for January and February – how good is that! Check out the other designers and what the Daring Cardmakers are all about HERE
This week we were challenged to make a card using this picture for inspiration:
And here is my card:
I’ve used a Very Vanilla base for this card, and Pool Party for the blue. I used two stamp sets – Colorful Seasons and Color Me Happy.
The little bird is from the Birds and Blooms thinlits, and the scalloped edge die is from the Seasonal Layers thinlits that goes with the Colorful Seasons stamp set.
I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay blends for the lanterns, then added some Wink of Stella, but that doesn’t show up well in the photo.
I think this card looks quite peaceful which I’m pleased with. It’s not at all the card that I set out to make, but that’s OK, I’m happy with it anyway.
Don’t forget to come back next Friday to find out what the next Daring Cardmakers challenge is.
A word about Sale-a-bration. From now until the end of March you can earn free products for each €60/£45 you spend.
There’s also a great joining offer. Choose any products you like up to a value of €175/130 and pay just €129/£99 – you get free postage on your first parcel, plus catalogues and other things to help your business if that’s what you want. PLUS, during Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 2 stamp sets free!
Today’s post is part of the Pootler’s Blog hop, organised by the lovely Hannah. We’re featuring new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and we’d love it if you have time to hop around everyone.
My choice for this hop is a stamp set right at the beginning of the catalogue – Picture Perfect Birthday. It was those two step bows that drew me to it, so they had to feature prominently on my card.
The stamp set has lots of images and sentiments, all great for birthdays. I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Powder Pink for the main colours.
When choosing your colours, make sure you have a co-ordinating darker colour to hand for the darker inside bits of the bows. I found that they take a bit of practice to line up, but once you’ve worked it out it really makes the bows pop.
Here’s a close up of the stamp set:
I painted each bow with my Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle, but it doesn’t show up well on the photos.
I have lots more cards lined up for this stamp set – candles, confetti, hooters – so make sure to come back and see what I’ve made (or just subscribe to my blog and get it delivered to your Inbox).
Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration has started now! From now until the end of March you can choose an item FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every £45/€60 you spend. So the more you spend, the more free stuff you get. Yippee!
Here are the rest of the blogs on this blog hop – be sure to take a look at the wonderful creations!
Happy days! The new Spring Summer catalogue, and Sale-a-bration brochures are now live.
Download your copy here:
In case you’ve never seen the Sale-a-bration promotion before let me explain how you can get FREE goodies!
From now until the end of March, for every €60/£45 you spend you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. These items can’t be bought, they are free items. This year Stampin’ Up! have changed things a little and there a couple of items that are only available if you spend €120/£90 – one of these items is a set of dies.
You can choose items from the Annual catalogue or Spring Summer catalogue, they all qualify towards you free stuff. The only restriction is that to qualify for free products you have order enough each time, it’s not a cumulative thing.
If you have any questions please ask!
This little video shows some of the products from the new Spring Summer catalogue.