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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.

Friday, 30 November 2012

October Card Class - New Products Card 5

Hi there,

This is the final card we made at my October New Products card class.  It seems like we did this ages ago now, I'm not sure where the past 6 weeks have gone......

I love this triple stamping technique.  It does use quite a lot of card, but it's so simply to actually put together and gives such a great effect.

We used Elegant Eggplant card for the coloured layers, which measure:

A5 base / 12.3 x 8 cm / 9.8 x 5.5 cm

The plain layers were Very Vanilla, which measure:

14.3 x 10 cm / 11.8 x 7.5 cm / 9.3 x 5 cm

We used a little dab of glue to hold all of the Very Vanilla pieces together, which were then stamped with various butterflies from Papillon Potpourri in Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder inks.
You get little gaps where the pieces of card layer up, but one you mount them all onto the coloured layers these gaps can't be seen.

Once stamped, then glue the layers of Very Vanilla and Elegant Eggplant together, remembering to wrap any ribbon, or bakers twine in this case, around the smallest layer, before finally gluing them all together.

It's not completely clear in the picture, but one butterfly was stamped on scrap and punched out with the gorgeous new Butterfly Punch, then we daubed the edges and stuck it to the front with glue dots so the wings could be bent out a little.  Basic Pearls were added for the body.

Next I will be sharing with you all of the birthday stamp a stack projects we created in the afternoon card class for October :o)

Have a fab day
Julie x

Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

What I Used:  Bitty Buttons / Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine / Butterfly Punch / Papillon Potpourri stamp set / Fabulous Phrases stamp set / Clear Block G / Basic Pearls / Wisteria Wonder ink / Elegant Eggplant card and ink / Sponge Dauber / Very Vanilla card

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

October Card Class - New Products Card 4

Good morning,

Today's card I am sharing with you uses one of my favourite stamp set from the Autumn/Winter Seasonal catalogue - Owl Occasions...........  he's such a cute little fella and can be used for all manner of events and is great for male or female cards.

He's ready for a birthday party with this card, and I've used my favourite new In Colour, Raspberry Ripple for the base.

The next layer is Crumb Cake which has been run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

Next is a layer of Early Espresso cut with a Labels Framelit and a smaller one in Whisper White for the stamped image.

A Stamp-a-ma-jig comes in handy for lining up the different elements of the owl, like the parcel and hat, though you could free hand it as well :o)

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits - I love the co-ordinated products that make putting a card together a much more simple task.

Have a wonderful day!
Julie x
Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

What I Used:

Raspberry Ripple card, ink and marker / Crumb Cake card / Whisper White card / Early Espresso card and marker / Tempting Turquoise marker / Framelits - Labels Collection and Bitty Banners / Itty Bitty Banners stamp set / Owl Occasions stamp set / Woodgrain Embossing Folder / Stamp-a-ma-jig

Monday, 26 November 2012

October Card Class - New Products Card 3

Hi there,

Apologies for the absence, but being in the last few weeks of pregnancy has meant there's been quite a lot to do, plus finishing work, and now our little baby boy is misbehaving and sitting breech!!!!

Fingers crossed he will turn downward, otherwise all plans of a natural home birth are out of the window.  

Anyway - back to the card from Octobers class.  I shall whizz through these over the coming days and then I have lots of blogging to do about the All Day Christmas Class I held a few weeks ago.
It was my last class of the year, and it was a big one!!!!

Today card shows of the gorgeous Serene Silhouette stamp set in co-ordination with the Comfort Cafe Designer Paper.  

The base of the card is Midnight Muse, with a layer of Comfort Cafe DSP.  The centre strip is Very Vanilla which has been run through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
I used the new Doilies Sizzlit for the backing to the image, again in Midnight Muse.
The birds on the branch were coloured with markers in Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.  The colours combo was picked right from the DSP, so easy :o)

I left this card sentiment free as it's one of those that could be used for many an occasion.

Julie x

Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

What I Used:
Midnight Muse card / Very Vanilla card / Comfort Cafe DSP / Circles Die / Fancy Fan Embossing Folder / Doilies Sizzlit / Soft Suede Marker / Cajun Craze Marker / Serene Silhouettes stamp set / Clear Block E

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

October Card Class - New Products Card 2

Hi there,

This is the second card from my October New Products class, and it was inspired by a few cards I saw on Pinterest.  Such an amazing site for inspiration, though it can eat away at the hours!!!!

I love the bright colour combinations of the Floral District Designer Paper, and it makes putting together a card so simply when you use the DSP as the colour combo is all picked out for you :o)

The base is Rose Red, a very underused colour by me, but I loved it on this card.
There is a layer of Whisper White, topped with a strip of the DSP and edged with strips of Rose Red on which we used the Scallop Border Punch.

I love, love, love all of the new Framelit collections, and we used the Window Framelits on this card.
The smaller one was stamped with the big, gorgeous flower from Betsys Blossoms set, then mounted onto a bigger Baja Breeze window.

It's so obvious sometimes just how much Stampin' Up! spoil us with co-ordinating products, such as stamps and punches.  The bird, also from Betsys Blossoms, was stamped onto Whisper White in Rose Red ink, and quite a few of the class spent a little while looking for the punch............. and then I told them they were going to have to cut it out the old fashioned way - with scissors!!!! Shock, horror...............

The sentiment is from Sweet Essentials, fast becoming a favourite of mine!  Then we finished the card with some punched flowers, topped with Rhinestones for some sparkle.

More cards to follow in a few days xxx
Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

What I Used:
Rose Red card and ink / Baja Breeze card / Whisper White card / Rich Razzleberry card / Daffodil Delight ink / Floral District DSP / Scallop Border Punch / Betsys Blossom stamp set / Sweet Essentials stamp set / Window Framelits / Itty Bitty Punch Pack / Basic Rhiestones

What's the oddest item you've ever found in a SU delivery box????

One of my darling cats has taken a liking to a Stampin' Up! delivery box.........................  now I know it's getting a little colder out there, and well we do have wooden floors, but she has a lovely cat bed with a comfy towel lining the bottom................  apparently cardboard housing is much nicer though :o)

Cat in a Box!!!!

Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

Monday, 5 November 2012

October Card Class - New Products Card 1

Hi there,

I wanted to share with you some cards we made at my class in October.  The morning session focused on new products............

It was a hard class to put together as there were just so many lovely new products in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal catty and the New Main Catty, I was spoilt for choice!

This is the first card which uses the Make a Cake stamp set for the main image and Memorable Moments for the sentiment.  I've used a few of the lovely new In Colours - Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals, along with some of the gorgeous stitched satin ribbon in Primrose Petals as well.  It's really soft, just lush...........

The image was inked in Basic Gray and I used a blender pen to colour the cake in.  The Designer Paper at the bottom of the card is from a pack called Patio Party which co-ordinates with the Make a Cake stamp set.........  having such co-ordination really makes putting a card together so much easier.  You can already see what colour work well, then you just add your image!
I'll be back later in the week with card No 2

Julie x

Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270

What I Used:
Summer Starfruit card and ink / Primrose Petals card, ink and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon / Whisper White card / Patio Party DSP / Midnight Muse ink / Basic Gray ink / Stamp-a-ma-jig / Scallop Dotty Ribbon Border Punch / Make a Cake stamp set / Memorable Moments stamp set / Blender Pen

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Novembers Amazing Offers - 3 of them!!!!

November Offers

Wow, November is a really great month for everyone who loves Stampin' Up!  
So many offers - just pick a choose what suits you best!

Christmas Gift with Purchase Promotion


Dates: 1-30 November 2012

Promotion Details:  It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! 
Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper Bundle. 

Click HERE for the leaflet

 Choose from the following options:
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
66,70 €/
57,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
58,70 €/
49,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
83,70 €/
74,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
77,25 €/
67,75 €/

The Fine Print 
  • You have to use the order numbers above in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
  • You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper. Remember: the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!
  • This promotion has no limits—for every bundle you buy, you’ll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
  • If you want your free gift, make sure you place your order by 30th November 10pm

INK-redible Hostess Promotion



Dates: 1 November -16 December 2012


Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum 475 €/£325 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads
Choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals—a 59,95 €/£44.50 value!  
Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits—INK-redible!


 Click HERE for the leaflet 

Your Party Sales** Free Ink Collection Hostess Credit Items at 50% Off
475 €/£325 Yes! 70 €/£50 1 item
550 €/£400 Yes! 90 €/£65 2 items
675 €/£500 Yes! 110 €/£80 3 items
1,000+ €/£750+ Yes! 150 €/£120 4 items

The Fine Print
  • To get free ink, the order total must be at least 475 €/£325 before shipping and handling.
  • This special offer isn’t incremental. That means if you place a 950 €/£650 order, we’ll be excited for sure—but you won’t get two free ink collections. But really, isn’t one free collection of ink incentive enough?
  • Hostesses can still use their additional hostess pounds to get free products from the current annual and seasonal catalogues.
  • Deadlines for qualifying orders - 16th December 10pm
*Neutrals Collection not eligible
**Does not include shipping & handling

Become a Demonstrator Promotion

FREE Designer Paper Packs - for 6 months!!!!

Dates: 1 October – 30 November 2012
Details: New demonstrators who join during October and November, will get a FREE package of Designer Series paper every month for SIX MONTHS!
Contact me to talk about signing up as a Demonstrator and don't miss out on this exclusive offer running to the end of November only!

Rules of the deal
  • New recruits who join in October or November will receive one free package of Designer Series Paper of their choice per month starting November or December 2012 and going through April or May 2013. 
  • New demonstrators may choose from any Designer Series Paper in any current catalogues. Designer Series Paper that is part of a new-catalogue preorder is not eligible
  • This offer does not include Speciality Designer Series Paper.
  • New demonstrators who join during the promotion period will be eligible to start redeeming their free Designer Series Paper on their first demonstrator order in November (if they recruited in October) or December (if they recruited in November).
  • New demonstrators must place a demonstrator order each month to redeem their free Designer Series Paper. If a demonstrator order is not placed in a given month, that month’s free Designer Series Paper will be forfeited.
  • If a new demonstrator’s order only contains the free Designer Series Paper, she will pay shipping charges.
  • If a new demonstrator drops her demonstratorship at any time between October 2012 and May 2013, she will forfeit her remaining free packages of Designer Series Paper.  

  • Contact me to place orders, organise a workshop, or to talk through the opportunity of becoming a demonstrator and joining my team!

    Julie Halls
    Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
    07786266722 / 01256 335270