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Sunday, 9 December 2018

A Big Thank You

I thought I'd share something not Christmas related.  This was my "thank you" card design in  November for my online customers.  I love the colour combo, using Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron from the Subtles family.

I die cut several "Thank You" sentiments in Whisper White and one in Soft Sea Foam.  The Whisper White ones were adhered together, and I finished it off with the top layer in Soft Sea Foam which I then coloured with a Wink of Stella before adhering it onto the card front. 

The flowers and leaves were stamped and hand cut.

To create the linear background, I used the Stamparatus hinge stamping technique. 

Thanks for popping by.  

Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Countdown Series #12 of 12 Signs of Santa Money Wallet

Sadly we've come to the end of this year's Christmas Countdown Series and in this last episode I have a money wallet for you.  

We all end up with gifts that perhaps aren't to our taste, and giving cash as the main present  makes my life so much easier. Consequently, I always like to make my family bespoke wallet cards to show that some care, thought and effort had gone into it!  They're sized to take any currency so it's universal!

Here are the supplies I used:

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Want a bargain? Year-end Closeout!

Year end Close-outs begin on 5 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 while stocks last!  You can see the list HERE.

One of the discounted items is this Sincerely Santa gift tag kit.  My club ladies made these in our December class and loved it!  I provided the stamp set and inks, and  we had fun assembling them together!  Reduced from £20.00 to £14.00!!!  If you want them before christmas, orders have to be place by 13th December

Here's Stampin' Up!'s video on how to assemble them.

There are lots more besides from the Autumn Winter Catalogue - but remember it's only while stocks last!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Have you heard of Roundpops?

Instead of the traditional candy cane stick, I found these roundpops (yes, that's what they call them) but instead of being cane shaped, it's just a round one!    I thought they'd make nice stocking fillers, or even table favours or for children to give away as gifts to their friends/classmates and of course it goes without saying that these would be perfect for craft fairs.

They're dead easy to make and really quick!  Enjoy!

Here are the supplies I used:

Sunday, 2 December 2018

There's NO substitute for certain things!

My lovely Stampin' Up! mummy  hit her £400,000 career to date sales, and I made her a card to congratulate her on this milestone!  So often she encourages her team and champions them, but who is there to champion her, because she is at the top of the tree, as it were!

I am so glad that I hung on to the Number of Years bundle which retired a couple of years ago - because they do the job perfectly.  There's just no substitute for certain occasions when you need that extra WOW factor - 400 K is a big deal!

This was not a standard size card - I needed one to fit all those numbers in!  It was also an opportunity to use the eclipse technique - so that involved a lot of die cutting!  I stamped the card front first, then die cut the numbers taking care to keep the centres of the numbers in tact to ensure the pattern was maintained throughout.  Then I die cut 2 more of each number and adhered the stamped centres with a blank number and  built up the layers before adhering the stamped layer to the corresponding numbers and pattern last.  The numbers were sponged to give it more definition.  I then went over the letters with Clear Wink of Stella to make it stand out more.  

For the inside of the card, the sentiment comes from  "A Big Thank You" photopolymer stamp set and I have a video scheduled in my Top Tip Tuesday slot to show you how I used the Stamparatus to help me stamp the words in a horizontal line instead of how it is originally configured vertically.

Needless to say, being an oversized card, I then had to make a bespoke envelop for it using a 12"x 12" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I hope she liked it.

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