Saturday, 20 January 2018

InspirINK Blog Hop with Stampin' Up! Large Letters

Hi there again,

So excited today to be taking part in the InspirINK Blog Hop. This is the first time I will be participating. Our theme for this month is "Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine"


And this is the project I came up with:

Large letter dies from Stampin' Up!

I used the opportunity to break open my new pack of glimmer papers, from the new Spring Summer catalogue and decorate a kraft notebook. I love the colours of this glimmer paper - light green, turquoise and iridescent. The green is a very close match for lemon lime twist and the turquoise for Tempting Turquoise or Bermuda Bay. This paper is REALLY sparkly but not sure you can see it too well on that photo so let's try a close up.


Notebook decorated with Large Letter framelits dies from Stampin' Up!

I used the large letter framelits dies for the "L" and for the flowers - yes, I used some of the punctuation dies - the asterisk die for the flowers and the colon for the flower centres!
Glimmer paper and Large letters framelits from Stampin' Up!

I made this notebook as part of a welcome pack for my newest team member - hence the "L". I'm hoping to be able to send out a lot more of these packs over the next few weeks - the joining offer during Sale-a-bration really is too good to miss. If you had been thinking about it, now is the time to do it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. All the details below or contact me to have a very informal, no obligation chat.

Meanwhile carry on hopping around the hop. There are some fantastic projects to see - next in line is the lovely Keren Howell - just click on her name or the button below.





                           Join My Team
I don’t make any secret of the fact that joining Stampin' Up was one of the best things I have ever done! Like so many demonstrators I originally signed up for the fantastic 20% net discount we automatically receive on all orders. However, my business has gradually evolved from simply buying products for my own enjoyment, then selling a little to friends, to where I am today, with a growing base of lovely customers and a small but expanding team of demonstrators in my downline. To be able to make money doing something I really love is fantastic! Although I work hard at my business, it never really feels like work. And in addition I have made some fantastic friends and had so many laughs along the way. 

If you have looked through the new catalogue (or the Annual one) your Stampin' Up wish list is more than £99, now is the time to join! Especially during Sale-a-bration, as the Starter Kit is an even better deal that usual!
You choose £130 worth of any current goods of your choice PLUS two additional stamp sets of any value (could be up to a total of £90)!
You will pay only £99 and P&P is free. And if you decide to do nothing more, that is fine. No one will contact you or pressure you. You will just "drop" as a demonstrator" at the end of June and keep your Starter Kit. From when you join until the end of June you can place further orders and will benefit from the discount.
Contact me for more details! I'll look forward to welcoming you to my team and making you a welcome pack!


Jill xx


All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


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Friday, 12 January 2018

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!


Hi there everyone,
I'm back today to show you in more detail one of the kits from the new Spring Summer catalogue. I have to be honest, in the past I haven't really been a huge fan of any of the kits that Stampin' Up! have come up with. But all that has changed now - I absolutely LOVE this kit. 


Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

This photo shows the cards that you can make from the kit if you follow the instructions in the booklet provided. I think they are so pretty. You can make 4 of each of these cards and the best bit is that absolutely everything you will need, apart from scissors and and glue, are included in the kit.


Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Obviously all the card blanks, envelopes, card stock, die cuts and embellishments are provided. But you will also find 4 watercolour pencils (two of which are exclusive colours only available in this kit), a stamp set with 5 greetings and two floral images, a clear block, a black Stampin' Spot and a length of ribbon. And it all comes packaged in a lovely striped kraft gift box.


Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

I had such a great time colouring in all the elements for my cards and it was so easy to do and get a really professional result!

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

It struck me that this kit would make a great gift for anyone who likes to craft, or even someone who doesn't yet know that they like to craft! Or it would be a lovely kit to take on holiday to complete - would be great to know that everything needed is in the box!

Here are the cards in close up:


Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

As you can see, I have used the same greeting from the stamp set for all of my cards but there are other greetings suitable for a range of occasions. And they are all in fabulous fonts.

I've recorded a short video to show you the kit in more detail so you can see exactly what you're going to be getting. Just click HERE or click on the image below:

The kit costs £31.50 to buy as seen in the video - which means that each card you make costs a little over £1.50. If you buy the kit and then spend at least another 13.50 (easy to do!!) you would qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item.  There is also a refill kit available which costs £19.00 and includes everything to make another 20 cards, but not the pencils, stamp set, stamp pad or block. 

Hope you have enjoyed seeing this kit and that you like it as much as me. I'll be back soon to show you how to put the cards together. 

Bye for now,

Jill xx

All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.

 If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Bird Banter from Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

Hi there,

Well later than promised but better late than never, here is the video tutorial for the card I posted for the Pootlers blog hop on Saturday. Just click HERE or on the image below.




The measurements you will need to make this bright, colourful handmade card are:
METRIC
Card blank: 21cm (score at 10.5cm) x 15cm
Yellow panel: 15cm x 7.5cm
Banner: 7cm x 1.75cm
IMPERIAL
Card blank: 8.25ins (score at 4.125ins) x 5.75ins
Yellow panel: 6ins x 3ins
Banner: 2.75ins x 0.75ins

Bird Banter from Stampin' Up! by Paper Daisy Crafting

I explained how to make the card in my post on Saturday which you can find HERE or you can watch the video by following the links at the top of this post.


Bird Banter by Stampin' Up!

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed I changed up the colour scheme for the card on the video. Here are both cards together:


Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

I'm still undecided which is my favourite. Which is yours?


SALE-A-BRATION


I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who has already ordered from me since the start of Sale-a-bration. I'm so appreciative of all my customers and am always thrilled when someone chooses me as their demo. Lots of you have already used my January Shopping Code and so can look forward to a free gift in the post at the beginning of February. And as well as that, inside your package will also be a set of 5 handmade cards as promised previously. 
Just a reminder of why Sale-a-bration is such a fantastic time to place an order. Until March 31st, every £45 spent gets you a free choice from a special Sale-A-Bration leaflet. Packed with exclusive stamps and papers, ribbon bundles, card kits, scrapbooking goodies (and even a special Big Shot die set this year!) there are sure to be multiple things on your wish list. NEW this year are two BIG items you can get free with £90 purchases. And most of these items will be not be available to purchase - the only way to get them is to earn them for free with a qualifying order. Only the die set will be carrying over to the next catalogue. Not only that but you can earn the freebies for every £45 you spend - so spend £90 and choose two free items (or one of the new bigger cost items), spend £135 and choose three - and so on. 


FREE CATALOGUES



If you don't already have a copy of the new Spring Summer 18 catalogue, our bumper Annual catalogue or the Sale-a-bration brochure, just let me know and I'll be more than happy to pop them in the post (for free!!).

Back soon with more inspiration from the new catalogue,

Jill xx

All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. 

If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Pootlers New Catalogue Blog Hop


Hi there everyone and thank you for joining me today for our Pootlers Team Blog Hop, celebrating the launch of the new Spring Summer catalogue. I hope you've been enjoying all the fabulous projects the team have been showcasing.


Thank you card with Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

My project for the blog hop features a new stamp set called "Bird Banter". This set has some really cute images of various birds - parrot, toucan, cockatoo, budgies along with some other images suitable for birthdays etc - party hat, balloon, flower etc and some really great sentiments.



Generally I like to stick with a generic "Happy Birthday" or "Thank You" on my cards but the message on my card did make me smile.


Bird banter thank you card from Stampin' Up!

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by a US demo. I stamped the toucan and branch with Memento Black Ink and then coloured with my ink-pads and a blender pen - although I love our new Stampin' Blends, I found the colours were not as bright as when I used the blender pen. 
I stamped the Lemon Lime Twist panel in self coloured ink with a couple of the smaller images from the set. 
The card was finished off with our pretty Decorative Ribbon Border punch and a few Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins.


Thank you card idea with Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

Hope you like my card - if you'd like to see a tutorial of how I made it, pop back on Tuesday when a video will be abailable. For now just click on any of the links below to carry on hopping!

Jill x


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