Wednesday, 1 October 2014

All Day Kick Start Christmas Class Details! Running near Southampton using Stampin' Up! products.

Hello there!
Today I want to share some of the details for this years All Day Christmas Class I am running on
Sat 11th, Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th October 2014 
from 9.30 - 2.30 on each day.
At this popular and fun class will be making 21 Christmas cards using the very lovely Festival of Trees stamp set which will be YOURS to take away when the class is over!
Actually, why don't we see what's included now for the all day class fee of just £30...
Your very own set of Photopolymer (clear) stamps; Festival of Trees, a whole roll of Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and a stack of Trim the Trees Designer Series Paper PLUS all the card cut up and ready to go to make 21 cards with inserts too, 3 each of 7 designs, that could be most of your Christmas cards done, and you've still got the stamp set still to make any more you need or even gift tags to match?

***Samples coming later this week, watch this space***

Of course there will also be plenty of Tea and Coffee, Mince Pies and a little Christmas Gift from me too at this class ;-)

 In addition you can also purchase (pre-ordered only at time of booking at this price) the matching Tree Punch for just £11 extra saving £4.50 on the full price

You will need a clear block (size D) for use during the class but again you can pre-order yours to be here ready for the class for  £7, saving 50p on the catalogue price

and finally envelopes, these are also available to order for just £3 for 21 envelopes or £5.75 for a pack of 40

Places are filling fast for this class so if you wish to come along please message me asap to reserve your space. A deposit of £20 reserves your place and is required by the 1st October to ensure all the goodies are here and ready for the class!
I would love to see you here and look forward to hearing from you soon :-)
Stampin' Hugs,

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Make the Curvy Keepsake Box Die using your Stampin' Up! paper stacks

I am loving the Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit die right now and even before mine came I decided I wanted to make it up using the paper stacks SU! sell. Unfortunately they are a little too small to simply cut and stick but no worries, I wouldn't let a small problem like that get in my way. So as I figured it out I decided to do a (not so) little tutorial. 
It's pretty simple really but I do have a few top tips for you along the way.
 So, to start, the easiest way to make this Curvy Keepsake box is with a piece of 12"x 6" DSP. I place mine paper down then die, cutting blade down. Run through your machine twice and add in your tags at the same time.
 To make this box. I love this speciality DSP as it's a really heavy weight, nearly as thick as card and so holds up perfectly as a box...
But, I wanted to make a  box with the Trim the Tree DSP stack. This little stack has 48 sheets of paper in all sorts of yummy designs like this traditional Christmas jumper style ;-)
OK, (as I mentioned) I usually place my paper down first then the die but for this sized paper you need to place your die down first, blade side up on top of your magnetic (or standard) platform and your plate. This is so you can see where to cover the die before you cut.
 then add your paper with the pattern you want showing down towards the die. It takes a bit of twisting around but you need to make sure you cover the top sections and as much of the bottom square as possible. It should be something like this...
 Cover with another plate and run through your machine, remove excess to get this shape.
 Repeat with a second sheet of paper.
 fold along the scored lines - at the bottom and where the round "handle" is too
 add a bit of glue (tombow works well) just to the section that will overlap
 and add the second piece of paper to the first
inside and out showing the slight over laps (you can click on any picture to make them larger)
 Now, trim two pieces of card to 4.5cm square, I used Crumb Cake here
 add glue to each piece...
 and adhere one to the bottom, outside of the box and the other to the bottom, inside of the box.
Take a bone folder and curve all the "petals" gently in towards the centre like so...
 and simply fold the longer pieces over the handles to finish
 and here they both are side by side :-)))
Well, I hope this was helpful to someone out there and remember to share your curvy keepsake boxes with me, I love to see!
Stampin' Hugs for today,

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Under the Tree DSP - not just for Christmas! Team it with Four Feathers by Stampin' Up! to make a card for a Man

Hi there,
Today's card(s) are another from class this week. I have been playing with the Under the Tree speciality DSP and quickly realised that there is a lot more to this paper than Christmas! I love this Early Espresso and Kraft piece from the pack, this is the same sheet of paper just opposite sides ;-) I teamed it with the new Four Feathers stamps and dies and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder....
 Here is a closer view of the Espresso side, it reminds me of a man's pinstripe suit, what do you think?
The feathers were stamped using Versamark onto Espresso card and die cut out once embossed. The twine is gold bakers twine but I removed the gold thread so it was plain, it's a little thicker than standard bakers twine and I love the natural colour way when it's used like this
 this is a retired sentiment and again I heat embossed it but straight onto the paper layer this time
and the Kraft side which is nice too, still manly enough this way I think. Of course you could easily "pretty" it up with flowers or keep with the feathers just in a different colour maybe?
and here they are together again
Well, I hope you liked todays cards? And if you have a go at making them please do remember to share them with me, I love to see!
Stampin' Hugs for today,

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