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Monday, 25 November 2013

Join Stampin Up as a Demonstrator

Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.
Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

Even better, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customisable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just 129 €/£99, you get
  • Your choice of up to 175 €/£130 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at 60 €/£45!.
That's a total value of 235 €/£175!

If you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:
  1. Click on the Join Now image above to go to my Demonstrator Website so you can join Stampin' Up!
  2. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  3. Purchase your Starter Kit. The online form will prompt you to choose up to 175 €/£130 worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!
Once you've completed the above steps, Stampin' Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the demonstrator website where you'll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you

And do not forget that I am here to support you in your Demonstrator Journey.

If you have any questions just contact me:

Telephone 08432896848
Text 07759587004

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Making Gift Boxes for Christmas

Well, here at The Warren, there has been a bustle of crafting with several classes on Making Gift Boxes in the run up to Christmas. Personally, I had always shied away from making my own gift boxes, prefering papier mache blanks, that I decorated, but then I found Sam, of Pootles Papercraft, and her large selection of box making utube videos. The mystery of box making was unlocked, and in the main, they are just SO easy, so long as you have the right tools for the job ... there are not many needed at all and once purchased, will last for many years.

Making your own gift boxes can transform a simple gift into a beautiful gift and is made that much more special by the time and love it has taken for you to make that box for someone you care about.

I can see Santa having a large request list for Stampin Up gifts this year!!! So here is what Santa really needs to know about ....

The first two tools are the most essential part of your kit, and these are:

The Simply Scored Tool

Item Number 122334 £25.95

I know the trimmer comes with a scoring blade, but there is something cathartic about using the Simply Scored Tool and if looked you look after it, it should last many, many years. This is an absolute must if you are going to make more than just a couple of gift boxes/bags. There are additional plates you can purchase that fit onto the Simply Scored Base including:

  • Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate (item number 127531 £10.95)
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate for making envelopes etc (item number 125586 £10.95)
  • And the Simply Scored Borders Plate (for fab finishes on envelopes, boxes and cards) (Item Number 125586 (10.95)
If you lose your stylus, then you can easily replace it for a mere £3.95, but so long as you always place the stylus back in it's holder on the Simply Scored Tool, you should be fine

And the Stampin Trimmer
(with or without the rotary extension)

Item Number 129722 £25.95

I just love my Stampin Trimmer, and you can purchase additional replacement blades and cutting mats to ensure your trimmer lasts for yonks! It comes with both Imperial and Metric measurements and has an extension bar that allows you to use 12" x 12" cardstock easily.

Then you need 

a selection of cardstock for making the boxes
Stampin Up have a huge range of co-ordinated cardstock with prices starting at £6.25 for a pack of A4 card (24 sheets). If you go for a particular colour collection, you can purchase selection packs wthat contain a couple of sheets of each of the colours in the collection. There are 5 collections in all 
  • Subtles
  • Brights
  • Regals
  • Neutrals 
  • In Colours
These colour collections are co-ordinated throughout their range of cardstock, ink pads, Designer Series Papers, Ribbons & Trims, Buttons, Brads, Stampin Write Pens. Begin with just one colour collection and build up your stash over time,

Next you need some Craft Scissors (Item Number 108360 £24.95) and a pair of Paper Snips (Item Number 103579 £8.95)

To make nice crisp folds for that professional finish to your box, you absolutely must have a bone folder (Item Number 102300 £5.75.) It will last you a lifetime, so well worth the cost outlay.

Next you need some Designer Series Papers (DSP) to decorate your gift bags and boxes. Alternatively you could have just one colour card (e.g. Whisper White or Very Vanilla) and stamp images onto the card to create the background.

Afternoon Picnic (Item number 131390 £9.95)

Gingham Garden (Item Number 129310 £9.95)

 Polka Dot Parade (Item Number 126902 £9.95)

Venetian Romance (Item Number 130144 £9.95)

There are also Designer Series Paper Stacks that co-ordinate with each of the colour collections. Check out my Demonstrator Inline Shop to view all of the DSP's. There will be something for everyone!

Now we need to have some sticky stuff to glue your gift boxes together, and here are my favourites:

Sticky Strip
Item Number104294 £5.50 per roll (9.1m)

Great for when you need a heavier weight adhesive. Fab for 3D embellishements

Next comes my mainstay for sticking cardstock together, Good
 old Multi-purpose Liquid Glue (Tombow)
Item Number 110755 £3.25

This is a really fast drying permanent glue. It may look like PVA glue, but it is way more adhesive then that!! A little goes a long way. It also allows for a little movement when you first bring the edges together for making fine adjustments when you bring the edges of boxes together.

And we finish with
 SNAIL Adhesive
Item  Number 104332 £5.50 & Refils item number 104331 £3.75)

Perfect for sticking the Designer Series Papers (DSP) onto your gift box. Suitable for lightweight items only. If you want something a little stronger, then mini glue dots would be idea Item Number (103683 £3.95)

And here is the really fun biit, playing with 
Ribbons & Trims

Stampin Up has a huge range of ribbons, trims and bakers twine, in many colours that co-ordinate with their cardstock, DSP, ink pads and embellishments. Stock with one colour collection to begin with and build your stash over time
Prices start at £2.50

And that is pretty much all the essentials, apart from rubber stamps and ink pads. 

Here are some I made earlier 

As Always, if you would like to have a chat, book a class (including online classes), or place an order, please contact me by:

Telephone: 08432896848 or 07759587004

Thinlets Card Dies

They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more—but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
133479Label Card Thinlits Die£29.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die£29.95

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
With the number of dies you’re getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value--especially to create an interactive card!
  • You can go into mass production with these impressive “flip” cards. They would make great announcements, invitations, or Christmas cards.

  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)

These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

Order online today by clicking here
or you can order by contacting me via:
 Telephone: 07759587004 or 08432896848

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Do you like making cards in different sizes, but struggle to find envelopes that fit, or are of the quality you want? If this sounds like you, then you are going to love Stampin Ups latest catalogue addition. There s even a youtube video showing you how to use it step by step. How cool is that?
Why not add this to your Christmas wish list today?
Item Number   133774Envelope Punch Board£17,95

Friday, 8 November 2013

SizzixMagnetic Platform

The Magnetic Platform from Sizzix is Genius!!
I have used Post It Notes and masking tape to try and hold my Thinlets. I have stopped breathing whilst slowly, slowly lowering the top cutting plate before turning the wheel of my  Sizzix Big Shot ... but there were still too many occasions where the die had moved whilst going through the machine making the die cut useless. BUT NO MORE!!! I was delighted when my Magnetic Platform arrived. the die stick to it almost like glue.
You get best results by ensuring your cutting plates do not become too distorted (turning them over regularly helps), so I always keep a spare set that are completely flat. The platform works brilliantly with the new Thinlets Die that is one of my blog posts. It is worth every penny!!!
Magnetic Platform Item - Number: 130658 £35.95
Standard Cutting Pads -  Item Number:113475 £8.50
Extended Cutting Pads -  Item Number: 113478 £17.95

Order Online by Clicking Here

Alternatively you can contact me by:
Telephone: 07759587004 or 08432896848

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Card Kits

      Would you like to make your own Christmas Cards but do not have time?

Perhaps you would like to give people a personalised Card with a family photo inside but cannot find what you want?

Then the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Card Kit may be just what you are looking at. And at just £13.50 it is a steel!
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent


                             Create oodles of cards quickly
and easily with the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent kit. Materials for 12 holiday photo cards: printed cards with die-cut photo notches, note card for handwritten or printed message, closure stickers. Finished card size: 5" x 7". Acid free, lignin free.      
 item number 132159     £13.50
Order online today by clicking here                                         
Or contact me by:
Phone: 07759587004/01245327772

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Envelope Liners Framelits Die

Have you been busy making your Christmas Cards? Or maybe not started yet? Would you like to have an easy way to create luxury card envelopes? If so, the ne Envelope Liners Framelits Die may be just what you are looking for .... These Framelits come in a pack of 3 different sizes that co-ordinate with Stampin Ups Envelopes:

  • Item Number:                 132218       Envelope Liners Framelits Dies      £16.95
  • Item Number:                 106589       C6 envelopes  (11.4 x 16.2 cm)        £6.75
  • Item Number                 107309       Square envelopes (7.9 x 7.9cm)        £6.75
  • Item Number:                131528       Note Cards Envelopes (13 x 9.2cm)  £4.95
  • . A video clip below shows this beautifully.
Otherwise you can send me you order by telephone:
07759587001 or 08432896848