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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.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

First Card Class of 2013


It's been a while since I have blogged, but with a now 10 week old little man it's been hard to find the time.........  I have however managed to work in some Stampin' Up time and prepped for my first class of 2013 which held was yesterday.

I was joined by 11 lovely ladies who all coo'd over Isaac before getting to work on the five cards I had prepared for them, all based around products in the new Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue!

With time being so limited I was very thankful for the wonder that is Pinterest!  I did CASE quite a few designs and elements from cards I saw on Pinterest, which did save me a huge amount of time trying to design from scratch.

Here is the first card:

I used the gorgeous Swallowtail stamp, which is full of detail that is captured brilliantly using embossing powders.  Stampin' Up have super fine embossing powders which come in so many lush colours!  On this card I used Melon Mambo (from the Main Catalogue) and Pool Party (a new colour in the Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue)  They look fab together don't you think?

I added a banner across the bottom of the card which was punched with the Scallop Border Punch and a length of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon was added.  

The sentiment in Melon Mambo ink is from Fabulous Phrases, stamped onto one of the designs from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit set.  This was attached using an Antique Brad (one of my favourite accessories)

Quite a few of the ladies commented on how they never get their embossing powders out, or said they only had boring colours!  I really hope that they now use their embossing powders more often and they can create striking cards and are actually really quick and easy to use!

If you want advice on using embossing powders, or maybe want a demonstration, then contact me to arrange a private card class, or a home workshop........  they are really fun :o)

I have lots of other lovely cards to share with you, so watch this space!


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

Sunday, 3 February 2013

NEW - Spring/Summer Catalogue

NEW - Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue

The wait is finally over!!!!

Check out the gorgeous new products in the Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue HERE

To get a hard copy of the catalogue, or to place an order, contact me on the details below

Julie Halls

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Open House Catalogue Launch

Stampin' Up! NEW Spring/Summer Catalogue Launch
plus Sale-a-bration promotion!!!!

 Come along to this FREE event

The new spring/summer catalogue is packed full of gorgeous new stamp sets, fabulous new embossing folders, ribbons, embellishments and designer papers.

Come along for a FREE fun and friendly get together with other crafty people. Bring your friends, and have a good time browsing the pages, and get a first-hand look at some of the products on offer.

Event Details

10am - 12pm
NEW Catalogue Launch Coffee Morning 
42 Mulberry Way, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8TZ

  • Make and Take Card Project
  • Lots of samples to view made with products from the new catalogue and SAB freebies
  • Check out new catalogue products in the flesh
  • Free Prize Draw to win some Stampin' Up! goodies
  • Book a party on the day and receive a £5 voucher
  • Come talk to me about signing up as a demo - either to get great products with a discount, or to run as a business
  • Drinks and Nibbles
  • Meet other crafty people and have fun.................
Please contact me to book for this event

Julie Halls

Friday, 1 February 2013

New Class Schedule!

Crafty Bug Classes

Held in my home in Chineham, Basingstoke
Places are limited to 8 so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 23rd February
10am - 1pm
New Product Class
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 cards using all NEW products
£7.50 (or free with a £25 order)

Saturday 30th March
10am – 1pm
Birthday Class
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 birthday themed cards
£7.50 (or free with a £25 order)

Saturday 20th April
10am – 1pm
Fun Folds Class
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 fun fold cards
£7.50 (or free with a £25 order)

Advance booking and payment (cheque or Paypal) is required

Please contact me:

Julie Halls - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 or 01256 335270

New weekday classes coming from April 2013

Monthly Technique Class
Scrapbook Club
Quick Cards and a Cuppa Class

Refreshments and all supplies, except glue, included in the price - please bring your own glue, both wet and dry, and anything else you cannot craft without.

If you would like to attend but the date / time are not suitable to you, please do let me know.  If I have enough interest I will add additional dates and times for all classes, but I need to know people are interested.
Alternatively I can bring the class to you!  Just gather a minimum of 5 people and we can hold the card class in the comfort of your own home.  The same pricing applies.