Year-End Closeouts from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! have even more special deals for us, hot on the heels of the flash sale. It’s time to shop the year-end closeouts, and there are savings of up to 60% to be had.

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Here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack but other items may be removed.
  • Annual Catalogue items will only be discounted until 3rd January. From 4th January, they will still be available, but at regular price.
  • Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. None of the retiring items will be available after 3rd January.

If there is something retiring from the Autumn Winter catalogue that is on your wish list, don’t delay and place your order online today.


Online Extravaganza and Flash Sale

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Stampin’ Up! are spoiling us again with another fantastic sale, just in time to get that last minute Christmas crafting done! Who am I kidding – I’ve hardly made a start to everything I need to get done…. there’s still time, right?

And not only are there amazing deals available for the next week, but there’s a 24 hour flash sale today – the special pricing is only available on limited stock, so when they are sold out the deal is gone.

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Don’t forget to use this month’s host code XT2DU63Y to get a free thank you gift from me!


New Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

Stitched Shape Framelits

Not only have Stampin’ Up! made a new product available ahead of when they were due to launch in next year’s annual catalogue (so that’s a whole 7 months early!) but they’ve also given us 25% off stamp sets which coordinate with these new dies.

I’ve wanted to create a stitched border effect on some of my die cut shapes on many occasions, and while it’s fine to take out a paper piercer, it is often painstaking work (not to mention if you manage to pierce yourself by mistake….). These new dies do the hard work for you and create a delicate stitched effect border within cut ovals, circles and squares in very useful sizes.

I’ve just added them to my next order – will you?


Celebrating World Card Making Day 2016

World card making day 2016 blog hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop for World Card Making Day 2016 using current Stampin’ Up!® products. You are currently with Catherine Carroll in the UK and there are so many other demonstrators sharing lovely projects for your inspiration today! There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog.

On my to make list for this week were my September thank you cards. I’ve also had Totally Trees on my desk for a while, so the two seemed meant to go together! It’s really feeling like Autumn here in the UK now (and it’s about time really), so I also reached for the Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP as the colour combination is just perfect.

Mint Macaron Totally Trees

For quick and easy crafting, you can’t beat the note cards and envelopes. I was also really pleased to see the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio pack in the Petals and Paisleys suite. I have to admit that I would never have bought Delightful Dijon ribbon on its own, but having it along with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry makes it really easy to coordinate with the DSP.

Totally Trees thank you cards

Of course I also wanted to include a little treat for my customers – something to keep them going when they start using their new goodies. I made a little diaper fold treat pouch from a 6″x6″ piece of DSP, which was just the right size for a Lotus caramelised biscuit packet.

Delightful Dijon Totally Trees

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my projects. Keep hopping through the list as there are more amazing ideas waiting for you. Dawn Olcheflske is your next stop (and I’m a teeny bit starstruck that I get to send you to her wonderful blog….)!


Hang your Stocking from Stampin’ Up! for our Pinkies Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! UK Pinkies Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I mentioned in our last blog hop how there were two bundles that really stood out for me when I first saw the Autumn Winter catalogue – I’m now sharing my other favourite which is the Hang Your Stocking bundle. Although I think that this could easily be one of my all-time favourites! I immediately thought of making a fireplace easel card, using the Hearth and Home framelits to help create my scene. Hanging stockings on Christmas Eve (and opening them on Christmas Morning) is something I loved growing up, and even now that’s still part of my Christmas routine. Of course, these two stockings are different colours as otherwise how would I know which one was mine and which was my husband’s?

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While I have to admit the greeting looks a bit odd sitting in the fireplace when you have the card flat, you can see why it’s needed when you try to set the easel up.

hang your stocking fireplace open

The Christmas Stocking Thinlit dies which are the second half of the Hang Your Stocking bundle also have this lovely NOEL die, which I’ve cut using the new Copper Foil paper. They look like marquee letters sitting on the mantle piece, which are on my shopping list to add to our Christmas decorations!

As you can see if you look closely, I’ve gone one step further to create my fireplace and put a flickering tea light behind the vellum panel. I think this would look lovely on a mantel piece in the depths of December. Here’s a deliberately dark photo to try and show the effect:

hang your stocking fireplace lit

I hope you enjoy the rest of the inspiration being shared by my fellow demonstrators – Sarah is the next stop on our blog hop today!

Stampin' Up! Pinkies Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Pinkies Blog Hop