This is my Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator blog.
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Samples of cards will be updated regularly, along with special offers on items as and when available.
Here is a Mothers Day Card I made for one of my Nephews to give to his Mum.
I used the Wedding set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I started by colouring straight on to the flower stamp and randomly stamping the flowers in the bottom corner of the card. I then used the edge of the Elizabeth stamp around the top.
The label was then stamped and using the words from the family set.
This was all then layered up with baby pink and on a yellow card. Very springlike I think
My friend was due to have a baby at the end of last week so this card and the one posted a few days ago were my two cards depending on whether she had a boy or girl. Just found out a little girl.
This card is made using the Bundle of Love stamp set, page 42 of catalogue and priced at £21.95. This was stamped using a variety of stamps from the one set - the pram, baby, bootees and little babygro. It was then coloured with Promarkers to match the papers and then layered up on the Designer Series Paper Stack (subtles) from page 99 of the catalogue and priced at £19.50 for 40 12x12 sheets and the baja breeze card from the A4 smooth card stock set (subtles) page 92 of the catalogue for 24 various coloured A4 sheets at £6.25.
If you were to buy these three items it would come to just over £47 and you would then get one of the Sale-A-Bration sets free.
Here is a lovely simple card using a design layout borrowed from Michelle Last's fantastic blog I thought this style was very clean and simple (CAS) even though it took a bit longer than I expected. I did however work on the basis of a one sheet wonder by stamping the cream cardstock all over with the flourish from the Everything Eleanor stamp set (page
I then cut this into four strips for each card. I then punched two very long strips of co-ordinating card to go down the sides and adhered this to both sides of the four strips. I then chose a sentiment, any would do and stamped this straight on to the actual card and punched out a selection of butterflies. I then dotted some pearls down the body of the butterflies and hey presto, card done.
Four cards were made in this style, with birthday, get well and sympathy all done on the same format.
Today's card is made from the lovely Stampin Up Bundle of Love stamp set (page 42 of main catalogue - £21.95). I started with the pram, then added the baby and the bootees to the picture. This was then coloured in with Promarkers. I then stamped three of the babygros from the same set and coloured them then cut them out.
The background papers are all from the designer paper stacks, subtles collection (page 99 of the main catalogue - £19.50 for a pack of 40 12x12 sheets).
If you were to buy this stamp set along with the paper stack and the co-ordinated A4 smooth cardstock pack in the subtles range it would come to just over £47 and you would be eligible for the Sale-A Bration.
Stamps - Bundle of Love
Papers - Patterns Designer Paper Stack - Subtles
Inkpad - Black Versafine and Promarkers to colour
Here are another couple of cards from the class. I will try to post you some new cards during the week.
The cards are made using the Spice Cake papers, ruffled ribbon and plain white card. The background of the main card has been stamped using the Spiced Paisley stamps using a versamark stamp pad.
Stamps - Spiced Paisley, Happiest of Birthdays (hostess set)
Paper - Spice Cake
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Pool Party
Inkpads - Versamark, More Mustard and Soft Suede
Accessories - Ruffled ribbon, corner round and mini brads.
These two cards were made with very similar bases. The base cardstock is Bashful Blue with Cherry Cobbler Square and then postage stamps punched out and stamped up using the Perfect Postage stamp set. Random postage stamps were embossed to make a different texture to the squares. Little flowers were then added with mini brads in the middle.
There are the second to last cards from the class I attended.
Stamps - Perfect Postage (page 20 of Mini Spring catalogue - £8.95 in clear)
Cardstock - Bashful blue, whisper white, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake (all available from pages 90-95 of the catalogue - £6.25 for a pack of 24 A4 sheets)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler (page 93 - £4.95)
Accessories - Postage Stamp punch (page 20 of Spring Mini - £14.25), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (page 116 - £15.50), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (page 124 - £6.95), mini brads (page 109 - £2.95).
If you purchased the Perfect Postage stamps and matching punch, a packet of mixed A4 cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Inkpad and the Itty Bitty Punch pack, this would come to £49.90 and you would then be entitled to the free Sale-a-bration gift.