Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Get Creative Cardmaking | Well Suited

Hi there

Here is a lovely card for you, I love the design of the card and even better, there is no fussy cutting or folding when you use the dies!

Here are the measurements and directions for you to get creative.


Very Vanilla: 4 ¼ x 11 folded in half for card base, 3 x 5, 3 x 5 (for die cutting)
Simply Elegant (dotted gray pattern): 3 x 5, plus scrap for die cutting collar
Simply Elegant (paisley pattern): 2 x 4 or scrap (for die cutting)

Instructions :

  1. Cut a “V” into one side of the card base with matching die, then add a strip of tear and tape to the inside right and left edges of the card. Press closed (card will be sealed on these sides and at the fold, with the only opening at the 4 ¼ inch side.)
  2. Stamp the Birthday sentiment on one of the Very Vanilla pieces, and adhere to the dotted gray pattern paper (same size)
  3. Slip this piece into the opening in the card base with the pattern side showing through the “V”
  4. Cut a collar from the scrap of dotted pattern paper and adhere to the top of the matching paper.
  5. Cut a tie, knot, and collar (for pocket scarf) from the paisley pattern paper.
  6. Cut lapels, a pocket and buttons from the other Very Vanilla piece.
  7. Adhere each of these die cut pieces to the card to create your suit, being sure to add the scarf to the back of the pocket before adhering the pocket.

For your convenience, the products used to create the card can be found by clicking <here>. 

Happy crafting & thank you for your support



Monday, 2 August 2021

Sale-a-bration number 2 and the new mini catalogue


Hello dear reader, 

Well, here we are in August!  The preparation is still in full swing for Genny to head out to the USA - next week.  It seems only yesterday she got the confirmation that she had been selected to go and here we are on countdown.  Not only that, it is also the countdown coming to an end for the second Sale-a-bration PLUS the brand new mini catalogue.  They are lush and you can shop from the new mini catalogue and earn some Sale-a-bration rewards from 3 August.

If you have shopped with me before, you will know that this is the first time that we have had two Sale-a-brations.  We usually have just the one at the beginning of the year, so this is all new to you and me. 

If you are new to Sale-a-bration, what happens is that when you spend £45, you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  You can shop in multiples of £45 and choose an item each time, or for £90 there are level 2 products.  It has to be a round figure, so if you have £44.99 you just need 1p more and you qualify for a free product).

How to shop and get a FREE stamp set

If you are a shopper, or maybe get a group of crafting friends together to place a larger order, when your order reaches £275+ you will get a FREE stamp set on top of your Stampin' Rewards (a product order of £275 gives you 12% of your order value to shop some more, £400 = 14%, £525 or more 16%).

If you are a regular shopper, why not join Stampin' Up! as there is a fantastic joining offer for you. You simply choose £130 of products and pay £99 for them.  But, as it's Sale-a-bration, you can also choose a FREE bundle from the mini catalogue (click here to see what bundle you can get for free).

{for some FAQs on how being a demo works, click here}

Any questions, just drop me a line.  I'm off now to see if I can get a suitcase down without damaging any body parts or squashing a feline or house bunny.

Happy crafting & thank you for your support