20 May 2020

Stampin' Up! Day of Service - One sheet wonder Facebook Live

Hello everyone

Tomorrow (Thursday 21 May, 2020) is the Stampin' Up! day of service.  This year we demonstrators and Stampin' Up! employees all over the world are all making cards to share some sunshine with our friends and families.  So I am inviting you to come and join us and make some too.

So tomorrow at 2pm I shall be hosting a Facebook Live from Thelaptraycrafter facebook page to make some cards.

I would love it if you could join me.

If you would like to craft along with me, here  is what I am going to use

  • 2 sheets of 12" x 12" double sided paper
  • 2 sheets different coloured coordinating card
  • 1 sheet Whisper White card
  • 6 x C6 Whisper White card bases (I will have some more on standby too)
  • 6 x C6 envelopes
  • 2" circle punch
  • doilies
  • small flower punch
  • sentiment stamp and block
  • Black ink 
  • some die cuts/punch shapes to fit sentiment
  • bling
  • adhesives (liquid glue, glue dots)
  • Trimmer big enough to take 12" x 12" sheet
So gather some bits and let's craft together!

Here are some cards I have already made so you have an idea:

Till tomorrow !

Happy Crafting!

19 May 2020

New Annual Catalogue is coming!

Hello everyone

I love it when a new catalogue comes along... not that I don't love everything that is in the current one... but its so exciting to see the new products and also to see all the great projects that Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world make.

So, a new catalogue is coming - you will be able to order from it starting on 3 June.

Usually I hold an all day Stamp 'n Sip Catalogue Launch Party at a local cafe, but of course at the moment this is not going to be possible, so I shall be holding an online launch party in June.

There is now a Stamp n Sip Online facebook group and I invite you to Like/Join/Follow this page to join in the fun of this Catalogue Launch party when it is ready

Here are links to my facebook pages and this new group

 The Laptray Crafter Facebook page

Stamp 'n Sip Online Facebook group

All attendees to the Stamp 'n Sip Online Catalogue Launch Party will receive a copy of the new catalogue/s along with some projects to make during the party in a Catalogue Launch party parcel.

Happy Crafting!

7 May 2020

Stamp n Sip online - Facebook Live - Free as a Bird

Hello everyone

I am pleased to let you know that I am now venturing into Facebook Lives!  Eeeek!

It doesn't look like we are going to be able to have Face-to- Face Stamp n Sip for a little while yet and as I have been getting used to filming YouTube videos for my Blog, I thought I would try and do it live!

Today, Thursday 7 May at 2pm I am going to do my first one.

I shall be making 2 cards using the Free as a Bird stamp set... one of my favourites in the current Annual catalogue.

If you haven't yet followed me on Facebook, I will be on my business page  The Laptray Crafter facebook page

Here is a sneak peek of the cards, I hope to make

Happy Crafting

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3 May 2020

Stampin' Up! Kits in Clearance

Hello everyone

Have you looked at my Online Shop recently?

I was looking this morning and I notice there are still some lovely supplies left and especially some kits available and some are reduced in price.

Here is a list of them and the current price

These are from the Annual Catalogue:

Category Publication Page Item Number Description Retail Price Discount Percentage Sale Price
KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 94 146855 DARLING LABEL PUNCH BOX (EN) £42.00 60% £16.80
KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 168 149595 BIRD BALLAD LASER-CUT CARDS TIN £17.00

KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 172 149652 TAGS and MORE ACCESSORY KIT £8.25 60% £3.30
KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 201 149650 FOR THE LOVE OF FELT PROJECT KIT £28.00

KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 202 146388 LOTS OF HAPPY CARD KIT (EN) £33.00 40% £19.80
KITS 2019–2020 Annual Catalogue 202 148266 NOTES OF KINDNESS CARD KIT (EN) £33.00 60% £13.20

and these from the Mini January - June mini catalogue

KITS January–June 2020 Mini Catalogue 59 151304 THREE CHEERS FOR YOU CARD KIT (EN) £25.00 30% £17.50
KITS January–June 2020 Mini Catalogue 60 151307 SERIOUSLY THE BEST PROJECT KIT £28.00 60% £11.20
KITS January–June 2020 Mini Catalogue 61 151301 BOTANICAL PRINTS PRODUCT MEDLEY (EN) £65.00 60% £26.00

and of course the Everything is Rosy Kit is still there.  Reduced from £74 to £40.70.

Some of these have videos released by Stampin' Up! that give you lots of information about the kit, learn more:

Botanical Prints Product Meley

For the Love of Felt Kit

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Lots of Happy Card kit

So there are still bargains to be had at the moment, but once the stock has gone... that's is gone for good!  Below I have listed them and if you click on the picture you will be taken straight to my online shop for a bit of retail therapy.

Don't forget to add this months Host Code  XWEX3TK9 and receive a little thank you gift from me

Happy Shopping!

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30 Apr 2020

Stampin' Up! Share Sunshine cards

Hello everyone

Today I have something a little different for you.

COVID-19 Giveback

In response to this new world we live in, Stampin' Up! has developed a 15-page download with a mix of clever and useful sentiments and images. Some are funny, some are designed to cheer up the receiver - and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to charity!  Yes that's right 100%!

So if you have access to a printer, then you can spend however long we stay in quarantine making cards for your friends, family, keyworkers and anyone who is helping us all get through this time.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the sentiments and images you will find in this 15 page PDF download.  The cost is $12 (when converted I paid £9.95 and that included the bank charges)

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print on cardstock (either the whole 15 pages or just the pages you want) and cut out using your Stampin' Trimmer, punches or dies or whatever cutting device you have at home.

As a part of Stampin' Up!'s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts (you can choose from The World Health Organization's COVID-Solidarity Response Fund or the United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund).

Here are some cards I have already made and which you could make with a kit, I have designed.

It's lovely to send virtual HUGS to those we miss, don't you think

The sentiments in these cards are all on one of the pages - along with some others - and actually I printed them in black and white as I thought then I can choose any paper pretty paper for my cards.

I used a some of my punches - a 2" punch, a class label punch and one of our Hearts from the Hearts bundle set, but you could cut them with a trimmer, scissors, other punches or dies! O to be able to cut a straight line with scissors ))

I haven't finished blinging them up yet and perhaps I will add a bow or two, but I wanted you to see them anyway.

So will you help?

To buy the download click here.


So what if I don't have any supplies I hear you ask?

Well, I have put a kit together that will include  enough to make 5 cards: 5 x A6 Whisper White thick card bases, envelopes, chopped designer series paper, ie cut shapes in a colour to match the designer series paper (note the designer series paper and card may not as I have used,  but you will receive coordinating card to whatever colour/pattern it is,  Whisper White silver edged ribbon and some bling too.

If this is of interest to you, learn more here

Happy Crafting!

Here are the supplies I used to make these cards

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