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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Sale-a-bration – the final countdown!!!

Hi – I’m back with the final card we made at my morning March class.  This is my favourite out of them all.

My camera really hasn’t picked up the gorgeous Calypso Coral colour very well.  I should have waited for natural light to take the photos!

This card uses the Elementary Elegance stamp set which co-ordinates with the Curly Label Punch.  The frame stamp has various elements to it, including a crown, butterfly, bird and key.  The set also includes a little single stamp of each of these things!Class Projects 17.03.12 033The base here is Calypso Coral, with a layer of Soft Suede.  The Very Vanilla card has been stamped with the frame image in Calypso Coral ink, and sponge daubed around the edge with Soft Suede ink.  The bottom section of the card is layered with some Everyday Enchantment DSP, a strip of Calypso Coral punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and also some of the lush Crochet Trim Ribbon.

The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched with the Curly Label punch, then daubed around the edges before being added to the card with Dimensionals.  Lastly a flutter of butterflies were added across the card.Class Projects 17.03.12 035Have you got all of the lovely sets that have been available during Sale-a-bration?  No………  well there’s only a few days left to get those £45 order in!

Call 07786266722

Email craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

More Sale-a-bration

I have a couple more cards to share with you today :o)

The first cards uses the Sprinkled Expression stamp set.  I have stamped the star image in Versamark Ink and added Clear Embossing Powder over the top.  Once heat set I have then used Peach Parfait ink and sponge daubed all over.  This is mounted onto a 2 3/8 Scallop Circle of Poppy Parade.  The base is Poppy Parade, layered with Soft Suede and then three strips of Everyday Enchantment DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink and mounted onto a 1 3/8 Circle of Poppy Parade card.

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The next card uses the gorgeous Fresh Vintage stamp set, along with one of the sentiments in the Elementary Elegance set.  The card starts of with a Poppy Parade base and a Pool Party layer.  I’ve added some Everyday Enchantment DSP and used the 1/2” Circle Punch to bite into the corners where I’ve then added a Basic Pearl.  The tag was cut from Very Vanilla card and sponge daubed with Soft Suede ink.  I used markers to colour the image, and underlined it with the wavy image in Poppy Parade ink, with the sentiment in Soft Suede to one side.  Lastly I punched a hole and added some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon.

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If you have yet to get some of the wonderful Sale-a-bration sets, then don’t delay.  Order today as they are only around for a few more days!!!!

Julie halls – 07786266722 – craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, 26 March 2012

Sale-a-bration - Last Chance Class

Hi there

Back in January when Sale-a-bration began it seemed like it was stretched out before me and set to last and last………….  How quickly the time has gone by, and now we are in the final week!
If you have fallen in love with the collection of stamp set or those gorgeous papers but have yet to get your hands on them, well now is your final chance.  The stamp sets and papers will not be making a return after 31st March.

If you’re not sure what you need to do, it’s really simple.  Place an order for £45 and you can pick one of the five items for FREE.  Place an order of £90 and you can pick two items………………….  you get the idea.  For those last minute orders, please get in touch – 07786266722 or craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

For a bit of inspiration I wanted to share with you some cards we made at class last week, all featuring the Sale-a-bration collection

This card uses Lucky Limeade card for the base and is then layered with some Pool Party on one side.  The Pool Party has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and lined up alongside some of the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I added some Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, and then the sentiment is from Outlined Occasions.  I inked it in Basic Gray and used a Blender Pen and Peach Parfait ink to add some colour.  The butterflies are made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit with Peach Parfait card, and I added some Rhinestones for the bodies to finish them off.

This was one of my favourite cards.  The card base is Soft Suede layered with a piece of Calypso Coral that has been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder – love it!  

Strips of Everyday Enchantment DSP have been layered on top, cut into banners, and backed on either side with a strip of Pool Party which was punched with the Scallop Border Punch.  The banners were finished off with a few Basic Rhinestones.  

The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set Elementary Elegance, inked in Soft Suede with a Pool Party little bird.  The frame is made by passing some Calypso Coral card through the Big Shot in the oblong Designer Frame Embossing Folder and then cutting around the edge.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a couple more of the cards from class to showcase some more of the Sale-a-bration loveliness!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Cupcake Class

Back in January when the Spring Mini Catalogue first launched, I couldn’t wait to get started with the simply yummy Create a Cupcake stamp set and co-ordinating Cupcake Builder Punch………  So that’s what my first class of the year was based around – 5 cards showcasing all of the things you could do with that stamp set and punch…….  and there’s a lot!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted about these long before now, especially as all Spring Mini products are only around until 30th April……….  after this time you cannot order them, unless of course they make a re-appearance in the main Ideas Book and Catalogue 12/13 when it launches in October.  That’s a long time to wait, so don’t delay in getting your hands on this lovely duo :o)

As I’ve been such a bad blogger of late I am going to try and make up for it by posting all five cards we made in one hit! 

So first we have a cute little basket of flowers.  This is a 4” x 4” card base with a layer of DSP.  One of the cupcake wrapper images has been stamped in Marina Mist, then punched out for our basket.  The flowers were stamped and hand cut, and I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere each button over the top.  Notice the little leaves still poke out from behind.  I used the sprinkles image to stamp around the edge of the Rose Red layer, which has been double punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch.  The simple sentiment has been inked in Rose Red and punch out with the Word Window Punch.

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Next up we have three lovely handbags!  Each of the handbags is made from an upturned cupcake wrapper.  I stamped the wrapper image in Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant onto the same coloured card stock before punching.  The handbag flap is made from the Small Oval Punch and the handles from the Medium Oval Punch, with a Mini Brad for the fastening.  The handbags have been mounted onto a piece of card punched with the Scallop Square.  I finished the card of with a strip of Elegant Eggplant Dotted Scalloped Ribbon and the sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo ink directly onto the Crumb Cake card base.Cupcake Card Class 21.01.12 (4)

The ballon card is one of my favourites and would make a great boys card!  I used a scrap piece of card and punched a cupcake topping, then used this as a mask for the clouds which I daubed into the Whisper White Top Note piece with Pool Party ink.  The basket of the balloon is a cupcake wrapper punched out of Soft Suede card and then run through the Big Shot in the Lattice Square Embossing Folder.  The balloon is 3-dimensional and made from 5 punched 1 3/8” Circles – 2 x Daffodil Delight / 3 x Real Red.  I linked the two up with Linen Thread and stamped the Happy Birthday in Real Red ink. 

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I love the colour combination for the ice-cream card :o)  Pool Party / Island Indigo and Pretty In Pink, with a splash of Chocolate Chip thrown in.  The cone was punched using the Pennant Punch, though you could easily cut a triangle for the cone.  This was embossed like the balloon basket, then I sponge daubed over the edge to give it a more life like quality.  The ice-cream scoops are actually cupcake toppings!  The two 2 3/8” Scallop Circles help the highlight the ice-cream, and I’ve mounted it all onto a piece of Pretty in Pink that’s been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Add some Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, tie a bow, and pop in an In Colour Printed Designer Brad and your done!

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Finally we have my favourite card – Cupcakes as Cupcakes, looking very yummy and ready to be eaten!  The base is Crumb Cake, with some scrumptious So Saffron Designer Paper layered on top.  The windows were made from a piece of Soft Suede card topped with 4 Blue Bashful squares punched with the 1 1/4” Square Punch.  A little lazy as they’d be easy to cut, but if you have the tools you may as well use them!  The awning was made with a strip of Regal Rose card, scored twice and folded, then I used the Scallop Border Punch along one edge.  I did the same with the table piece, which was a Regal Rose piece punched with 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch.  Then I had fun with the cupcakes, using different wrapper stamps and colours, adding multi coloured sprinkles, a cherry and some of the tiny Basic Pearls.

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I really love how versatile this stamp set and punch are.  The sentiments are cute and I love the actual font, it’s delicate and refined.

I you have been pondering on getting these items, then I hope seeing these cards might have helped you realise you NEED them!  I sincerely hope they make it into the Main Catalogue in October.

Have a fabulous Saturday

Julie x

Friday, 9 March 2012

Spiced Paisley OSW Class

Hello – it’s been a while and I’m so sorry about that!

I return with a picture to show you of the cards we will be making in my afternoon class on Saturday 17th March!

Booking closes on Wednesday 14th, so contact me if you’d like to join us.

I will be showing off the One Sheet Wonder technique alongside the gorgeous Spice Paisley stamp set.  You will make 9 cards in total, plus a box to store them all in.

Just £10 for the afternoon class, or FREE if you place an order for £30 or more.

OSW Spiced Paisley PM Class 17 March 2012

Why not double up and come along for the whole day????  In the morning we will be making 5 beautiful cards which are more involved and will showcase the delightful Sale-a-bration stamp sets and Designer Paper.  It’s only £7.50, or FREE if you place an order for £20 or more.

Attend all day for the discounted price of £15, or totally FREE if you place an order of £50 or more.  With that, you would also qualify for a Sale-a-bration set………. and remember……….. Sale-a-bration ends 31st March and the products will be gone forever!


For booking information and details on other classes that I have coming up, please click HERE