Sunday 16 May 2021

Sending Hugs to You from Stampin' Up!

Hi crafters,

I've been playing with my new Annual Catalogue goodies and had to start making with the Sending Hugs bundle first.  The bundle comprises the Sending Hugs Stamp Set (11 cling stamps) and the Layering Hugs Dies (8 dies).  Don't forget that each bundle in the catalogue includes a 10% saving.  

I used both the stamp set and dies for my card today.  I have more to share soon, so stay tuned.

I stamped the main image in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white.  I used Watercolour Pencils in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  I blended out the colour with the Blender Pens.  I die cut three each of the hugs letters in Basic White cardstock and layered together.  I stamped the mini sentiment from the Sending Hugs stamp set in Rich Razzleberry cardstock and trimmed out with my mini guillotine.  However, there are dies included to cut out each of the small sentiments.  To finish, I wrapped a piece of white twine around the top of the card and tied a bow of the left, securing with a glue dot.  

Happy crafting, Rachel x

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Sunday 9 May 2021

Beauty of the Earth Suite from Stampin' Up!

Hi crafters,

I am sharing a card featuring new products from the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue today.  In particular I've used the Beauty of the Earth Suite which features on pages 10 & 11 of the catalogue.  The suite comprises the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set (13 photopolymer images), Beautiful Trees Dies (9 dies), Beauty of the Earth 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  

I tried a new to me fun fold and created a z-fold card.  I had far more trouble with this simple design than you can ever imagine but I got there in the end!  I pre-make all my card bases to I just had to score the centre of the front of the card to create the z-fold.  

I adhered two panels of the Beauty of the Earth DSP to the inside and front flap.  This paper is gorgeous in real life and can be used for a variety of projects, including Christmas.  Is it too early to mention the C word?!  Next I stamped the tree image in Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot and Sahara Sand.  I trimmed the panel down and adhered to a layer of Soft Suede cardstock.  I used the new Scalloped Contours Dies with Cajun Craze cardstock for the topper base.  I can see me getting a lot of use out of these dies.  Finally I added the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Merry Merlot.  I used the Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker to line the edges of the sentiment strip.  

I'd love to know what you think of this suite - is it your cup of tea or do you prefer a completely different style?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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Saturday 8 May 2021

Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue Favourites and a Special Joining Offer

Hi crafters,

I'm super excited to share the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue with you.  I have picked some favourites too.  If you haven't seen the new catalogue yet you are in for a treat.  I am happy to send a hard copy of the new catalogue if you drop me an email with your postal address.  In the meantime, you can view the online PDF version now.  

Let's move on to my favourites - there are quite a few!  

2021-2022 Annual Catalogues Favourites

I hope you find something that ignites your creativity and provides some crafting joy.  If you'd like to become part of the Stampin' Up! family, there is a great opportunity to receive extra products in your Starter Kit during May.  Simply click the image below to join Stampin' Up!.

You read that right - choose £154 worth of products from the Annual Catalogue and/or the Mini Catalogue and pay only £99.  You'll also enjoy a minimum 20% saving on future orders and have pre-order access for upcoming publications.  If you have any questions, let me know via email and I'll be happy to help.

I've put together an example Starter Kit but you can choose any products up to £154 in value during May 2021 for only £99.

Starter Kit Example

These are the basic cardmaking supplies that I couldn't be without but if you already have some of the basics (or maybe you're covered for basics!), you can choose any stamp sets, dies, inks or even one of our die cutting and embossing machines.  I also highly recommend the Stamparatus for perfect stamping every time.  Simply curate your Starter Kit to suit your crafting style.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x