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Thursday, 30 April 2015

For Your Country meets Gorgeous Grunge, World Map & Dictionary Stamp Sets

Today is my 400th Blog Post! 

What a Milestone? It was this time last year that I decided to change from doing a once monthly blog post, to a daily blog post. I knew it would be challenging, but I can happily say that I have risen to that challenge.

With the exception of when Christmas and my recent surgery, I have posted daily .... phew
As a result, I now have many new friends. Some of whom are also customers.

I hope that some of you will decide to join Team Warren my nationwide team of Demonstrators  because so many of you who follow my tutorials, are amazing crafters in your own right.

And why wouldn't you join me? Well, with Team Hangouts for tutorials, the chance to attend exclusive Stampin Up! Events, have access to Stampin Up!s online resources, Earn rewards, have your own website if you chose, and of course that fab discount on all your personal orders and commission on any sales you make  (but you are not obligated to do this).
AND you get me as your Upline (supervisor) :)

If you want to explore Joining Team Warren, just lick the JOIN icon below for more information

Now is a great time to Join Stampin Up! as we are only a month away from the launch of the new catalogue, and with the new changes coming in at Stampin Up! you will be starting on an even keel, whereas us more seasoned Demonstrators have to get their heads around the changes, so we will all be learning together! But the principals of Stampin Up! have remained the same. There are loads of resources aimed purely at new Demonstrators to help you on your way, and a career plan too. Joining is about your business your way.
If after watching the short video from Shelli Gardner (Stampin Up Founder) and read the info, you have any questions, email me via to arrange a time for me to give you a call.

Click the above RETIRING Banner to look at all the remaining items available on the Retiring List at up to 50% off the retail prices.

Now for today's Masculine Layered Card tutorial featuring the following stamp sets

Simply click on the product icons below to be taken to my website where you can view/purchase the products

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

You will need a 15 cm x 15 cm (6" square) White Card Blank

Begin by trimming 3 pieces of whisper White to the following sizes:

9 cm x 9 cm
12 cm x 12 cm
14 cms x 14  cms

These will (layered) be mat onto the following cardstock

9.5 cm x 9.5 cm piece of Choc Chip Cardstock
12.5 cm x 12.5 cm piece of Lost Lagoon Cardstock
14.5 cm x 14.5 cm piece of Lost Lagoon Cardstock

Beginning with the smallest of your Whisper White Panels, you want to stamp this with the Boots stamp using Chock Chip ink
Over stamp this with one of the splodge stamps from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set using Sahara Sand ink
Mat onto the corresponding piece of Choc Chip cardstock

Now for the middle layer

Using Choc Chip Ink, stamp the Whisper White cardstock with the World Map Stamp
Over stamp this with the large splodge stamp from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set using a combination of the following inks:
Pear Pizzazz
So Saffron
Pool Party
Sahara Sand
Mat onto it's corresponding panel of Lost Lagoon Cardstock

Lastly, using Choc Chip ink, stamp the largest of your Whisper White Cardstock with the Dictionary Stamp (this is now only available for download onto My Digital Studio (MDS)
Mat onto your remaining panel of Lost Lagoon cardstock

Layer them up using Stampin Dimensionals between each layer as shown in the photo's.

The final thing to do is stamp your sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Choc Chip ink, trim or punch to size and attach to your card front.
Mount onto your card blank

If you would like to become a member of my Pinterest Community Board where you will be able to post your own Stampin Up! Makes please email me via

If you have any questions on techniques, orders, products etc, please ask away 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Butterfly Basics and Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Butterfly Basics comes in a variety of options, including a bundle, click on the image below toview the item on my website
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Today I am sharing this quick video using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Butterfly Framelits Dies. If you follow my blog, you will recall that I have shared a number of Butterfly Basics Cards an the co-ordinating Die over the past couple of months, but I have added them here again along with the links to the tutorials.

Enjoy the video and make sure you request to become a member of my Community Pinterest Board, where you will be able to share photo's of your own Card Makes, They need to contain some Stampin Up Product on the item, but they do not have to be 100% Stampin Up Products.

Simply email me your request, and I will add you to the board

A few reminders:

Retired Products are only available until 2 June 2015 - or sooner if the item is sold out.
The current Stampin Up! Catalogue ends 2nd June 2015
The new catalogue will be available from 3 June 2015
I will be sending complementary 2015-2016 Annual Catalogues to all my regular customers
If you are in the UK and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please email me your details (as above)
The best news is that you will be able to order all products in the new catalogue on the launch day via 

And now for those Cards

Click the photo to go to the tutorial 
A couple are still to be published &
my apologies if I haven't managed to get all the links in