Saturday, 9 March 2019

Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration Sunday 4x4 card.

Today's card is a Sale-A-Bration mash up! Everything on this card is a SAB freebie. 


This card measures 4 x 4 inches, the card stock I started with is 4 inch by 8 inch folded in half to make a side fold base.
The cut a square of the botanical butterfly designer series paper to measure 3 1/4 by 3 1/4. The stamped square is 2 x 2 inch stamped with Lemon Lime twist using the Hello Cupcake stamp set. All finished off with butterfly elements. 

This is a quick and simple card made with free products. Whats not to love? 

I have a tutorial for this card over on my YouTube channel. To check out the Sale-A-Bration freebies, including some fab new ones, pop over to my online shop by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by.

Craft your best life!
Sam x

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Simple box making 2- four different boxes, one set of measurements - with Stampin' Up! products

Hi everyone
Today I am bringing you box 2 of the simple box making.
I am making 4 different boxes using one set of measurements. 





 For this box I have used the Happiness Blooms Suite from the Spring & Summer Catalogue. This is a fun bold suite with vibrant colours, I just love it! This box would be great for Mothers Day or any gift for a friend. 

I started with a sheet of International A4 cardstock in calypso Coral, using the same measurements as last time. So on the long side I scored at 2 1/4, 5 1/2, 7 3/4 and 11 inch. On the short side I scored at 1 1/2, then turned the cardstock and scored at 1 1/2 again. The box can close at both ends, so its ideal to make in bulk as it folds flat. 

To decorate the box I used the Happiness Blooms designer series paper. You can get all you need from a half sheet. The two larger pieces are 5 inch by 3 inch and the two smaller pieces are 5 inch by 2 inch. With the scrap left over I punched out three of the smaller flowers with the coordinating bitty blooms punch.

To decorate, I punched a 2 1/4 in circle in pineapple punch cardstock. For the sentiment, that comes from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set, I used the starburst punch. I popped the flowers on top and finished it off with some Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in pineapple punch. The finished dimensions are 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 and 2 1/4 deep. So its a good sized box to fill with treats.

I hope you enjoyed the make. The video tutorial is over on my YouTube channel.






Craft your best life!
Sam x





Monday, 4 March 2019

Rainbow Gingham CASE How to episode 6 - card making basics- with Stampin' Up! products


Today's card is a rainbow of colour using the Gingham Gala Suite.
I have CASEed this card from the Spring Summer Catologue on page 34. Our catalogues are great for shopping but they also offer creative suggestions of what to do with your new collection of crafty loveliness. 



I started with my usual side fold card base, Cut from our thick whisper white card stock. I then cut five, 1 inch by 4 inch strips, of the 6 x 6 Gingham Gala designer series paper, in each colour. To ensure even spacing I glued down the two ends first, working my way into the middle.
The butterfly is stamped with the butterfly gala stamp set and punched out with the butterfly duet punch. I found my placement than stamped the antenna on to the DSP. The sentiment is stamped on a small scrap of whisper white card stock, I flagged the end and popped it up with some mini dimensionals.
I finished it off with the Gingham Gala adhesive backed sequins in coordinating colours. 

The full tutorial is over on my YouTube Channel.  




The butterfly duet punch is out of stock at present, it is coming back and will carry over to the new Annual Catalogue coming in June.  

Craft your best life!
Sam x



SAB March release and SAB coordination products from Stampin' up!

I have exciting news!

The lovely people at Stampin' Up! have released yet more Sale-A-Bration freebies!! Yes! this is the third release and available until the 31st March, while stocks last. 
So get out your shopping list and order your freebies. Use the March 2019 host code 6ADTCAP4 when ordering and you will get a share in this months rewards. If your order is over £150 don't use the code as you will get your own rewards. But you will still get a thank you gift at the end of the month. Don't forget, if your order is over £200 you will receive and additional £20 in stamping rewards. But thats not all! we also have Sale-A-bration coordination. These are purchasable products that coordinate with the SAB freebies. 
For full details pop over to my online store by clicking here.  



By far the best discount comes with the starter kit. You get to choose £170 of products for just £99. This also includes free shipping and a free business pack. This year we have a second option! Get £170 of product and add the craft and carry tote (worth £47) for just £125
Once you have your kit you will get a starting discount of 20% on your orders. You will have everything you need to start your Stampin' Up! business.

Maybe you don't want to be a business demo? So what if you already have your own card making business and you are just looking for high quality discounted materials? You can still take advantage of the free products and discount by being a discount shopper. 

Here is a video explaining all the exciting freebies and the the coordination. If you have any questions please feel free to fill in the contact me box and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Craft your best life! 
Sam x





Monday, 25 February 2019

Craft Your Best Life Facebook live - Monday 4th February Happy Mail, New...


Monday 4th of February -  Facebook live. 
Happy Mail, New Sale-A-Bration freebies and information on our March promotion Sale-A-Bration Coordination. 






Sale-A-Bration - Second Release

Hello from sunny Somerset, spring is in the air and I cant wait!

Today I bring the exciting news of the Sale-A-Bration second release. Yes, we have more fab items for you to get your hands on for free. If you haven't collected all of the first release, do not worry, most are still available while stocks last. As I write this the ribbon combo pack is sold out and we have been told that the foil sheets, Butterfly Elements and precious parcel card kit, are low stock. So get in quick so you don't miss out.


Now for the new freebies!

First up we have the All Adorned stamp set, this set has 6 photopolymer stamps great for layering. It is desodned with the Stamparatus in mind, yet works well by itself. 


Second we have this amazing Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Flolder Wow! that is a mouth full, but so worth it. It gives a deep emboss and coordinates with the Gingham Gala Suite in the Spring Summer Catalogue. 


Both of these products are available as a level 1 item, free with a £45 spend. But that is not all! we also have the Painted Seasons Bundle free, as a level 2 item, with a £90 spend. 



This bundle comes with a 7 piece cling stamp set and 12 x 12 Designer series paper. 
The Stamp set is made using our exclusive Distinktive design, give you a dimensional image with just one stamp. The designer series paper includes hand painted imagery for each of the four seasons. Its 12 sheets of double sided designs and you get three each of the four seasons.   

Find out more over at my online store by clicking here

Pop back on the 1st of March for more new products called Sale-A-Bration Coordination! 

Craft your best life! 
Sam x

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Stamping For All - Colour Challenge

Today's project is from a colour challenge I took part in on the Stamping For all Facebook Group. 



The colours are Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. I have to admit, I am not a pink girl, so the was a challenge. I grabbed the ink, cardstock and a stamp from the Forever Lovely Stamp set went to work and this is what I created! 




The background measures 5 7/8 by 3 inch and I stamped with all three colours. This stamp set is one of our new distINKtive stamps it has lots of depth and the colours blended perfectly.
I added a 1/8 inch strip of Melon Mambo, a 1/4 inch strip of Powder Pink, then the 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the ribbon combo pack in the All My Love Suite. The Powder Pink die-cut hearts are from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the puzzle pieces are from the Love you To Pieces stamp set and die bundle. I finished it off with the Heart Epoxy Droplets. 

Having embraced my  aversion to pink I am really please with how this card turned out. Do you like it?

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope to see you again soon.

Craft your best life!
Sam x