Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Card-making for beginners - simple, stamped card

Hi there everyone,

A couple of weeks ago I held a class which I called "Card-making for Beginners". I had a good deal of interest in this. It seems that most of the people I encounter consider themselves to be "beginners" and so I though I'd run a class especially for them, alongside some blog posts and video tutorials to show how easy it is to create great projects and to hopefully encourage any new crafters to "have a go".

This was the first card we made in the class. I wanted to keep it REALLY simple, with a one layer card using only stamping. But it had to look impressive too!



To keep things really easy we used one of our Whisper White note cards and we just stamped the flowers from the Blooms and Wishes set in a range of different colours. After adding a sentiment (from the same set) and a few pearl embellishments we were done. A few of the class participants seemed to be genuinely amazed that such a pretty card could be produced so easily.



 As you can see from the photo above, we made the card even more special by adding a little bit of stamping on the envelope.



Are you a beginner crafter? Would you like to see how we made this card? If so take a look at my video tutorial HERE.



I am very excited to see subscribers on my YouTube channel steadily rising - I now have over 500 - my next goal is to get to 1000. If you've not subscribed yet and would like do so, please pop over HERE.

Back soon with more projects and fun!

Jill

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas

Oooh, just a very quick post today. 


Just uploaded a new video showing all the cards from the Memories and More Merry Little Christmas set.  It's impossible for Stampin' Up! to show all the card designs in the catalogue, so if you were thinking of buying this pack, hopefully this little video will help you to make up your mind! See it HERE.


And that's all for today. Told you it was quick!!

Jill

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month. 



If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stampin' Up! 2017 Autumn Winter catalogue products in close up

Hi again everyone,

Just popping in quickly today to let you know that there's a new video over on my video channel on YouTube, which is showcasing in close up some of the new products which will be available in the new Autumn Winter catalogue in a couple of weeks - from September 1st you will be able to order!



As a demo, until September I am allowed to show you the cover of the new catalogue but not the pages inside. But I can show you some of the new products which will be available.   

Click HERE to see my video showing the products I bought in my pre-order.



And here are a few pictures of my favourite things - which are yours?








Hope that has whetted your appetite for the new catalogue. From September 1st you'll be able to download a PDF of the catalogue but if you'd like a "real" copy, just let me know and I'll pop one in the post to you!

 That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by today.

Jill 

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month. 



If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Number of Years jewellery box

Hi again everyone,

As promised last time, I'm back again today to show you the packaging I made for the earrings I bought for my niece for her 21st birthday. This little jewellery box or pouch is so cute and so easy to make.


And I love the fact that it co-ordinates so well with the card I made - details of that, if you missed it, HERE

The measurements for the little box/pouch are as follows:

Whisper White card measuring 8 cm (3.1/8") x 21cm (8.1/4"). 
Score along the long side at 1.5cm (5/8") and 6.5cm (2.1/2")
Score along the short side at 9.75cm (3.7/8") and 11.25cm (4.1/2").
And mark at 6cm (2.1/2") and 15cm (6")

You can watch my tutorial on how I made this project over on my YouTube channel HERE 


Just before I go I thought I'd just show you the other gift I bought for my niece, which also had a coordinating tag.








Can you see that gorgeous mini sequin trim there - the photo really doesn't do it justice but in real life it is fabulous!

Will be back soon,

Jill

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page or the product links below. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month. 

If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.

 
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pootler's Birthday Blog Hop with Stampin' Up! Number of Years

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Pootler's Team Birthday Blog Hop. Every month, some of the demos in the Pootler's Team contribute to a blog hop to showcase a recent creation for a birthday card or gift. This month I am showing you the card I made for my niece's 21st birthday, which was on August 9th (so I'm safe to post it now!).




I love everything about this card - the simplicity, the sparkle, the personalised message.....and just look at all that white, uncluttered space!! I hope she liked it too!

My card blank is made from our thicker Whisper White card stock - I'm not sure how we ever managed without this! My numbers are cut from our Silver Glimmer card using the Large Numbers Framelits dies. These are one of my favourite sets and I know that I'll be holding onto them long after they retire.
The numbers are layered (using Dimensionals) onto a Whisper White circle and a scalloped circle cut from our Silver Foil cardstock, using the Layering Circles Framelits dies. The horizontal panel is embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing folder. Then I just finished it off with a few randomly placed rhinestones. For this card I decided to print the sentiment on my computer as I wanted to personalise the card but you could just as easily stamp "Happy Birthday" with one of the many choices available.



Would you like to see how I made my card? Just click HERE to see my tutorial.



Here is the card along with a matching gift - I'll be back soon to show you how I made that packaging!



 I hope you will continue to "hop" to the other posts by clicking on the links below.

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page or the product links below. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month. 


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page. 

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Stampin' Up! beautiful new papers

Hello again,

Hopefully you are already aware that we have a new catalogue coming out on 1st September? Would you like to receive a free copy? If so, please just get in touch and I'll be happy to send one out to you.  
As a demonstrator I've already had a chance to see all the amazing new seasonal products which will be available, including some gorgeous patterned papers, some of them in exciting new colour combinations for Christmas. 

However, I never think that the catalogues do justice to our beautiful papers, which is why I'm more than delighted that Stampin' Up! have produced this video which showcases each sheet of the new papers up close.



Which ones are your favourites? 

Jill

You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page or the product links below. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month.


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. 
 You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hands Up! Who would like a free Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter catalogue?

Hi there everyone,



As you know, there is a new Stampin' Up! catalogue due out on 1st September containing loads of gorgeous new products for the autumn and Christmas seasons. If you have shopped with me over the past year, you will automatically receive a copy. If not, and you do not already have a demonstrator that you order with, please let me know and I can get one in the post to you. You won't want to miss it!!

Jill
 
You can buy Stampin’ Up! products easily online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop, by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page or the product links below. Don't forget to use this month's shopping code to receive a free gift from me in the mail next month.


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. 
You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.