25 Oct 2020

Gorgeous Grape Painted Poppies cards

Hello everyone

I always think of November as Poppy month and as I love poppies I made some cards using the Painted Poppies stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.




I made three cards in all:


Instead of the traditional red, I used one of my favourite colours Gorgeous Grape.

Card 1

    



Card base:

Whisper White thick card:  5-7/8" x 11-3/4", score at 5-7/8"

Card front:
Gorgeous Grape card: 5-5/8"  x 3-7/8"
Whisper White card: 5-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Brights 6" x 6" designer series paper: 5-5/8" x 3/4"
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Ribbon: Purple Posy scallop linen ribbon
Many Mates stamp set

Card 2


Card base:
Whisper White thick card:  5-7/8" x 11-3/4", score at 5-7/8"

Card front:
Gorgeous Grape card: 5-5/8"  x 3-7/8"
Whisper White card: 5-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Brights 6" x 6" designer series paper: 5-7/8" x 2"
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Many Mates stamp set
Punches: Everyday Label punch, Lovely me Label punch
Pearl basic jewel

Card 3:




Card base:
Whisper White thick card:  5-7/8" x 11-3/4", score at 5-7/8"

Card front:
Gorgeous Grape card: 5-5/8"  x 3-7/8"
Whisper White card: 5-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Many Mates stamp set

Watch this video to see how I made these cards

 

Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!
Wendy







13 Oct 2020

Stamp n Sip Online - Using designer series paper to make cards

 Hello everyone

Here are 7 cards made at a recent Faceook Live for Stamp n Sip Online.


All of these were made from a single 12" x 12" sheet of designer series paper.

To start with the designer series paper was cut to 5-1/2" x 12",  so giving 2 pieces at this size plus a strip 1" x 12".

Then cut each of these strips at 3-3/4" to make pieces that measure 5-1/2" x 3-3/4", so giving 6 pieces in all.

For all the card bases are A4 Whisper White Thick card.  To create score at 5-7/8" on long side.
Rotate card so short side is uppermost and cut at 4-1/8"
Fold and burnish to make card base.

The piece of designer series paper I used was from the Playful Pets 12" x 12" pack.


Card 1



Adhere a 5-5/8" x 3-7/8" coloured card to card base.
Adhere 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" to card front.
Stamp a sentiment onto a die cut shapeand adhere to Cinamon Cider punched shape, then adhere to card front
Tie a bow from Linen Thread and attach to card.  
Decorate with Pearls

Card 2

Adhere a 5-5/8" x 3-7/8" coloured card piece to card base.
Cut 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" designer series paper from corner to corner, then adhere to card front.
Stamp a sentiment onto a die cut shape and adhere to Flirty Flamigo punched shape, the adhere to card front
Tie a bow from Linen Thread and attach to card.  
Decorate with Pearls

Card 3


Adhere a 5-5/8" x 3-7/8" coloured card piece to card base.
Cut designer series paper piece: on long side cut at 2-3/4" rotate and cut on short side at 1-7/8"
Adhere all 4 pieces to card front.
Stamp a sentiment onto a die cut shape and adhere to Basic Black punched shape, then adhere to card front
Decorate with Pearls


Card 4


Adhere a 5-7/8" x 2-1/2" coloured card strip across the centre of the card base.
Cut designer series paper piece on long side 1-3/8" strips.  Adhere these 4 pieces to card front.
Stamp a sentiment onto die cut shape and the adhere to card front
Tie a bow from Linen Thread and attach to card.  
Decorate with Pearls

Card 5


Adhere a 5-5/8" x 3-7/8" coloured card piece to card base.
Cut designer series paper piece to 1-1/4" strips and adhere these 3 pieces to card front.
Wrap Linen Thread around card piece.
Stamp a sentiment onto die cut shape and adhere to card front across the linen thread.
Decorate with Pearls

Card 6


Adhere a 5-5/8" x 3-7/8"coloured card piece to card base.
Cut designer series paper piece at 1-5/8" and attach both pieces to the card front.
Wrap ribbon around card front.  Attach a bow.
Stamp a sentiment onto die cut shape and adhere to card front
Decorate with Pearls

Card 7



Cut left over designer series paper pieces:
4 pieces 1" x 3" and 1 piece 5-1/2" x 3/4"
Attach to card front... I added them at angles for a bit of interest.
Stamp a sentiment onto die cut shape, adhere to punched shape.
Add some ribbon to back of die cut shape, then adhere to card front
Decorate with Pearls

If you would like to see the Stamp n Sip Online, here is a replay video

 

Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!
Wendy

If you have lots of designer series paper
why not have a go






12 Oct 2020

Demonstrator Training Support Blog Hop - October 2020

 



Hello everyone

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Support Group monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in a programme that will help us in our Stampin' Up!® businesses.

Thank you very much for your support!

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Today I've been playing with the lovely new Curvy Celebration suite that will be available to purchase next month.  

This new suite contains curvy stamps and dies and some beautiful designer series paper coloured Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand - just perfect for all those Christmas cards we are making.


Here is a card that that I shall be sending out to my customers who order from me this month.



Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

Cut card/paper pieces:

Card base:
Whisper White Thick card: 4-1/8" x 11-3/4", score at 5-7/8" fold and burnish
Rotate and cut at 4-1/8"
Fold and emboss to create an A6 card base

Card front:
Classic Christmas 6" x 6" designer series paper
Whisper White card: 5-5/8" x 3-7/8"

Inks:
Sahara Sand
Shaded Spruce

How I made this card:
I adhered a piece of Sahara Sand designer series paper to the card base.

After I had stamped the rows of trees onto a piece of Whisper White card as shown, using Shaded Spruce ink, I added some colour to the tree using a Blender Pen.  I also added some Sahara Sand to the 'ground'
Tip: Gently dip the Blender Pen into the corner of your ink pad and transfer the ink into the lid of your ink pad.  Swirl and spread the ink in the lid, until you have the shade of ink colour you want. 



Gently colour in your image, rubbing too vigorously will break the smooth fibres of your card and create a 'fluffy' finish.

The sentiment was also stamped in Shaded Spruce.
I used one of the Curvy dies to cut off the bottom of my card.
This card front was attached to the card base with dimensionals.

So here is my card again... 



Thank you so much for coming by today! 

Please do visit the other demonstrators who are joining me on this training programe.

Remember you are currently on my page - Wendy Porter, The Laptray Crafter from the UK.
Please see who is below me and visit them too.

Happy Crafting!
Wendy

BLOG HOP LINKS:


2 Oct 2020

Save 15% on selected designer series paper during October

Hello everyone

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy 15% discount on selected papers from our current catalogues!

There is no limit to how many packets of designer series paper you can order either... so its a perfect time to stock up.






If you have ay questions or need any help, just give me a call.


Thank you for visiting today.

Happy Shopping!

Wendy

21 Sep 2020

24 hour gigantic stamp sale!

Hello everyone 



There is a HUGE stamp set sale coming!

Now’s your chance to stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you can grab select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount. This stamp-tacular sale only rolls around once a year, so you won’t want to miss it!

Yes that's right 15% discount!!

starts at 11pm on 22 September and finishes at 10.59pm 23 September 2020

It's a great time to SAVE money.

click here to see a list




You could SAVE EVEN MORE by adding them to your own Crafting Starter Kit.

Pay £99, and get £130 worth of goodies... 
+ this months special GET & GO promotion
2 FREE STAMP SETS (Queen Anne's Lace and So Much Love)
16 precut card kit packs
Pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels

So, get even more but still only pay £99
BARGAIN!




As always, if you have any questions or would like to chat this over.. please do contact me.  I am here to help!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Wendy

20 Sep 2020

Stamp n Sip with Queen Anne's Lace and Basket of Blooms

 Hello everyone

I do love Stamp n Sip.. yesterday we all met at The Pannier Pantry in Bideford.. because of new rules there were only 6 of us... but o it was such fun!  Lots of stamping, gluing and giggling.

There were 2 cards to make

The first used the Queen Anne's Lace set




Do you recognise the plant?.. it looks like our Cow Parsley, doesn't it.  Apparently its a close relation. Around here in Devon, we get lots of it that grows by the sides of the road - it looks so lovely especially when there is lots of it.

Here are the cards that everyone made - nice and simple eh!



The second card was made using the Basket of Blooms set and the coordinating small bloom punch.

  

Here are the cards everyone made... took a while longer, but well done ladies!




If you are interested in knowing more about Stamp n Sip, please take a look at the Crafty Classes tab above.

Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!

Wendy

Beautiful Autumn Stamp n Sip in the Post

Hello everyone

I realise that I didn't really show you what the finished cards look like when I annouonced the new Stamp n Sip in the Post a few days ago.

So here they are.





There are two options available to purchase





Contact me on wendy.sentiment@gmail.com to purchase or if you need more details

or

See here

Happy Crafting!

Wendy

18 Sep 2020

Stamp n Sip in the Post - Beautiful Autumn

 Hello everyone

The nights are drawing in too rapidly and there is a definite edge to the temperature.

So I have a new Stamp n Sip in the Post, that uses the lovely Gilded Autumn designer series paper and the Autumn punch bundle from the Gilded Autumn suite in the August-December mini catalogue.




To see more details please click here


BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN STAMP N SIP IN THE POST


Thank you for visiting today.

Happy Crafting!

Wendy

13 Sep 2020

I've been busy using the card in the September joining offer

Hello everyone

Did you see the Joining Offer this month? 


I've had so much fun using the card pieces that you would receive if you join this month, I've made lots of cards,  a couple of boxes and a treat holder - and I still have some bits left, so could make even more with some supplies from my own crafty stash. Wow!


  

Stampin' Up! have even done a video to show you some suggested card ideas


  



JOIN IN SEPTEMBER

PAY £99

receive
£130 worth of Stampin' Up! products
2 stamp sets; So much Love and Queen Anne's Lace
Pre-cut card kits to make 16 cards
a pack of Rhinestone basic jewels

You will also receive a busines pack, which includes some catalogues 
which you can hand out to your crafty friends and family

and its all DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

FREE!


Here is everything I made 





.. I added extra supplies:  Inks, Linen Twine, adhesive, dimensionals, paper from the Brights 6" x 6" designer series paper pack,  Stampin' blocks to adhere stamps to,  punches to round corners and create label ends and a couple of stitched circle dies too. I have added a list of everything below.. you could add some of these to your own Starter Kit if you wish... don't forget you have £130 to spend.

Join here


I would love it if you would join with me.
I have a small team - we are called the Crafty Piglets! and you would receive a very warm welcome from them too,

If you would like to discuss this futher, please contact me.

or please Join here


Happy Crafting!
Wendy


2 Sep 2020

New Joining promotion - September 2020

Hello everyone

Yay!  Stampin' Up! has a new joining promotion called Get & Go. 

August-December Mini Catalog Preorder 1 July-3 August 2020

Get & Go Starter Kit promotion

For this month only.. 

In addition to the regular starter kit


you will also receive 

pre cut cardstock pieces to make 16 cards
a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels 
the So Much Love stamp set 
and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set


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As always joining and choosing your own Starter Kit  is THE greatest way to start your journey with Stampin' Up! and when there is a special promotion.. then its even better value.

I would love it if you would come and join my little team of Crafty Piglets.
If you've been thinking about it.. now is the time!
 
and once you have joined 
one of the rewards you will receive is  20% discount on your next purchases.

If you are not sure what this is all about, please don't hesitate to contact me.

.. . and don't forget... you don't have to demonstrate or run a business.. its your choice.. join and get all the discount and benefits yourself... just be a Happy Shopper!




Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!
Wendy