Happy Birthday To You card using Stampin’ Up! supplies

I don’t know what packs the biggest punch on this card, the cake or the embossing! It certainly makes for a great combination. The embossing folder is from the fabulous Parisian Blossoms suite in the new mini Spring/Summer catalogue. It’s a 3D folder and it’s beautiful as you can see.

I stamped the cake onto Whisper White card and coloured it using Blends pens. They are so easy to use and they make you look like a bit of an artist, even if like me you’re not. And what’s also great about this stamp set is it’s free – you can get it by spending £45/€60. So, order some blends, some cardstock, and the embossing folder and you could get the stamp set for nothing. Even better, there are some dies coming in February that will cut out the cake! More on that to come.

If you’d like any more information about Sale-a-bration and how to get free stuff, or think you’d like to join my Stampin’ Up! team, and I’d really love you too, please contact me. There’s a great joining offer on at the moment and you’ll get extra stuff in your joining order.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Peacock card

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock

I’ve been enjoying using stamps to make my own background DSP recently, and this card is the latest.

I’ve used the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There’s plenty of scope for using the stamps for more than one thing, and Stampin’ Up! have cleverly made the little flowers to fit into the peackock’s tail.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock

For this card I used Lemon Lime Twist  and Sweet Sugraplum for the backtround stamp and added Emerald Envy for the body of the peacock.

The peacock is sitting on the medallion die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I heat emboosed the sentiment to make it stand out.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock

I think this combination of colours gives the card a fresh and light feel.

You can’t buy this stamp set – but you can get it free! Spend €60/£45 on items from the annual or spring/summer catalogue and you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. There’s no limit, for each €60/£45 you can earn something free.

Please contact me if you need any more information, if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You Sale-a-bration card

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:

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

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.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

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.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

I did think about adding some sequins or other bling but decided against it, although I may just add some later!

Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see what the others have made.

Tomorrow is the Pootler’s Sale-a-bration blog hop, and it’s a big one! Be sure to come back for that one.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Panda card

It’s the second week of my time as guest designer for the Daring Cardmakers, and this week’s challenge was Black and White with a pop of colour.

So, of course that meant pandas:

This wonderful set is part of Sale-a-bration – you can’t buy the set, you can only get it free! How great is that. Spend €60/£45 and this set could be yours.

It’s a simple card as you can see. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the pandas, and orange balloon, hat and tiny heart on the envelope I used Pumpkin Pie blends pens – both light and dark.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Panda card

You can do so much with this stamp set – look our for more cards from me using it.

If you have any questions about Sale-a-bration and how to get this set free please contact me.

Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers to see what the others have made!



Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.