Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Football Themed Birthday Card

For this birthday card the inspiration came from the colours.  My fellow “Pootler” Debbie Bradley at http://www.larlicrafts.wordpress.com showcased a lovely easel card she made using Melon Mambo Classic Ink and Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink.  These colours reminding of my favourite football teams colours and with my Dad’s birthday looming I got sponging!  I made two cards with similar techniques.

For the first card I took a piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and sponged on the Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise inks blending as I went.  These colours work so well together.  I then took my Little Letters Dies and cut out the letters representing my team and to finish off my piece I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  I adhered this to my card base of a piece of A4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).  I then took a small strip of the Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the B.Y.O.P Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue to make a sentiment banner, stamping in Versamrk Ink and heat embossing with Stampin Up White Embossing powder.  I finished the banner by punching out a star with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and popped this onto my card front.

For my second card I blended the two colours onto some Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 7/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches (14.8cm x10.5cm) and adhered this to my card base, a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).  For my front piece I took a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP and used the Little Letters Dies and Confetti Stars border punch to cut out my design.  For my sentiment banner I used Melon Mambo cardstock this time.  I popped these onto my card base and all its done two quick football themed cards which can be adapted with your favourite team colours!!

 

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Confetti Stars Border Punch

Confetti Stars Border Punch

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

Little Letters Dies

Little Letters Dies

Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock

Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series New Baby Cards and GIVEAWAY!!

This is my 5th and last instalment of my Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper Card Series.  For todays cards I made two new baby cards, one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy.

For both cards I took my usual piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and for the baby girl card I sponged on some Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and then blended in some Blushing Bride Classic Ink and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink.  For my boy card I sponged on some Costal Cabana Classic Ink and blended in some Pool Party Classic Ink and Soft Sky Classic Ink on my Irresistibly Yours DSP.

For the card bases I used a piece of A4 Strawberry Slush A4 cardstock for my girl card and a piece of Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).

I created the triple layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch, and  four pieces of some Whisper White cardstock on to which I stamped the “New Baby sentiment and baby duck image” image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and the tag border stamp in Blushing Bride Ink and  Pool Party Classic Ink.  I coloured my images and popped them on to the co-ordinating cardstock tag pieces and the other stamped Whisper White pieces with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I sponged the edges with some Pink Pirouette ink and Soft Sky Ink,  attached some Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon and attached it to my new baby girl tag and some Costal Cabana Ribbon from the SAB Embellishment pack for my baby boy tag and adhered them along with my pieces of Irresistibly Yours DSP to my card bases.

I finished off the card fronts with a sacattering of some sequins from the 2013-2015 In Colour Sequins.

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some accents in the 3 co-ordinating Inks from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the insides.

So that is it, my first ever mini series is all done and I hope I have inspired you to try out the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP and experiment with some inks.  For those of you that have not yet managed to get your hands on any or have used it all up like me I have a special giveaway to celebrate my first ever card series.  For your chance to win a pack of the SAB Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and yes some of the lovely Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper you only have to do a few simple things!!

1. Click on the above link to subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment on this coordinating blog post.

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The winner will be chosen at random from each of the above so that gives you 3 chances to win these goodies.  The giveaway will close on Friday 6th March at 1800hrs GMT and is open internationally.

Thanks for joining me on my first card series and good luck, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

In Colour Sequins

In Colour Sequins

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series You Light Up my Life

For my 4th card in my mini series I wanted to brighten things up a bit and surprised myself actually as this combination turned out to be one of my favourites!

I took my usual piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and sponged on some Daffodil Delight Classic Ink in a couple of different spots and then blended in some Tangerine Tango Classic ink and I think these work really well together.

For my card base I used a piece of A4 Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) and scored at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm ).

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

I created my layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch, a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock on to which I stamped the “You Light Up My Life” image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set . I coloured my image and popped it on to the Daffodil Delight tag piece with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I sponged the edges with each of the ink colours and attached some Natural Linen Thread to finish my tag and adhered it along with my piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP to my card base.  I felt my card front needed something else to finish it off so I punched out three four leaf flowers with my flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack, sponged the edges and popped some Basic Pearl Jewels in the middle and popped these up in the top corner of my card.

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some leaf accents in the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Inks from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the inside.

 

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

Join me tomorrow for the last instalment of this series and may be a little surprise!? Who knows!?

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Basic Pearl Jewels

Basic Pearl Jewels

Linen Thread

Linen Thread

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock

Tangerine Tango Classic Ink

Tangerine Tango Classic Ink

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series You’re a Diamond Card

For todays card I went Grey, not fifty shades just two, the Darker shade with the Basic Grey Classic Ink and the lighter shade with the Smoky Slate Classic Ink. I started with the Basic Grey ink and used a circular motion from the middle of my piece of Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper working my way outward, then swapping to the Smoky Slate ink to keep the outer part of my DSP lighter.

SAB You're a Diamond Card

SAB You’re a Diamond Card

I then built a triple layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch and a piece of Whisper White cardstock on to which I stamped the “You’re a Diamond” image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set , I stamped this image out twice. I coloured one image, cut it out and popped it on to the tag piece with some Stampin Dimensionals. I adhered this to a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock that I also stamped out using my Note Tag Punch.

SAB You're a Diamond Card

SAB You’re a Diamond Card

I adhered the tag to my piece of DSP measuring 5 5/8inches x 3 7/8inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and then popped it on to my card base which is a piece of A4 Basic Grey cardstock cut at 5 5/7 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10cm). I took my star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and punched out some stars from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and popped these up on my card front and I embellished with some Basic Rhinestones Jewels for some bling and moved on to the inside.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some matching stars from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the inside.

SAB You're a Diamond Card

SAB You’re a Diamond Card

So in full flow now, over half way through my first mini series, see you tomorrow!

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Basic Grey A4 Cardstock

Basic Grey A4 Cardstock

Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock

Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Smoky Slate Classic Ink

Smoky Slate Classic Ink

Basic Grey Classic Ink

Basic Grey Classic Ink

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series It’s True

So Day two of this little series/love affair with the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper from the SAB catalogue. I am so happy, my first ever card series!!

Today I decided to try blending three shades of one colour so I grabbed my Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink pads and got sponging with my Stamping sponges, moving from the darkest to lightest shade and blending into each other.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

For my card base I used a piece of A4 Perfect Plum cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) to which I adhered my piece of beautifully coloured DSP measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8inches (14.3cm x 10cm).

I pulled out my One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and my Note Tag Punch.  I punched a tag from some Whisper White cardstock and some Wisteria Wonder cardstock. I stamped the “It’s True I Love You” image onto the Whisper White tag and offset layered this onto my Wisteria Wonder tag and finished this with some Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon. I finished the tag with some Basic Rhinestones Jewels and popped it on to my card front.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

For the inside I kept it pretty simple, just a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) on to which I stamped some small hearts from the ever so versatile Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set which is a must have in my opinion, mind you lots of things are! I used the three ink colours again and used the stamping off technique.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

Hope you enjoyed my second outing with the Irresistibly Yours DSP, see you tomorrow!

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon

Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon

Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock

Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock

Perfect Plum Classic Ink

Perfect Plum Classic Ink

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series Eat Cake Card

It is official my love affair with the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper rages on as does the Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration promotion. It continues until 31 March and  this DSP is available as part of the SAB promotion where you can choose a “Free” product from the SAB catalogue for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, Bargain!!.  So I have decided to do a mini series showcasing the different looks that you can get with the Irresistibly Yours DSP and many different combinations of ink colours. There will be six cards in all and may be a small bonus at the end for those that stick around!

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

So on to the first card, I went straight in for a 3 colour combination on this piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP consisting of Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron and Lost Lagoon Classic Inks. I used my trusty Stamping sponges and sponged the colours on blending as I go, I have found going in a circular motion helps with blending.

My card base is a piece of A4 Pistachio Pudding cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) and scored at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) to which I adhered my piece of colourful Irresistibly Yours DSP which measures 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm).

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

I made a tag embellishment with the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Note Tag Punch, both available from the Spring and Summer Catalogue, which will also be a consistent feature in this series. I double layered my tag with some So Saffron cardstock and Whisper White cardstock punched out with the Note Tag Punch. I stamped my image on the Whisper White cardstock twice and cut one out and popped it up on some Stampin Dimensionals and when all coloured I adhered this to the So Saffron cardstock which I also stamped with the tag border stamp from the One Tag Fits all stamp set. I used some Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon to finish this and adhered this to my card front. As a finishing touch I embellished with some Basic Pearl Jewels and moved on to the inside of my card.

I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring the same as my DSP above and on to which I stamped two sentiments out of the SAB Big Day Stamp set and the cake slice image from the front of my card.

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

SAB Eat Cake Birthday Card

So that’s it for the first card so go grab yourself some inks and get colourful, see you tomorrow!

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

Big Day Stamp Set

Big Day Stamp Set

Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon

Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon

So Saffron A4 Cardstock

So Saffron A4 Cardstock

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Pistachio Pudding A4 Cardstock

Pistachio Pudding A4 Cardstock

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Lost Lagoon Classic Ink

Lost Lagoon Classic Ink

So Saffron Classic Ink

So Saffron Classic Ink

Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink

Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink

Basic Pearl Jewels

Basic Pearl Jewels

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Valentines You Plus Me Treat Boxes

Okay, Valentine’s Day is two days away now!!  I am making some Valentine’s treat boxes for my mom to use at a Valentine’s party that her residents are having at work on Saturday.  The boxes are going to be holding some cute sweets such as Haribo Heart Throbs, Marzipan Hearts and the good old favourites a few small packets of Love Hearts.  The boxes will be placed on each table in the room, which will be all decorated, and no I am not invited….booo!!!!

Valentine Treat Box

Valentine Treat Box

So to begin with I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler A4 cardstock and cut it down to 11 5/8 inches x 7 2/8 inches and then using my Simply Scored scoring tool I scored the cardstock on the longer side first at 1 3/8 inches, 5 inches, 6 3/8 inches and 10 2/8 inches.  Then on the shorter side I scored at 1 3/8 inches and 5 7/8 inches.  Holding the cardstock horizontally I cut up each score line up to the first horizontal score line, and on each small tab piece, you should have three.  One at each end and one in the middle I cut diagonally on each side of the tab to make them less square, if that makes sense!? Before putting the box together I die cut the two hearts on the top panel of my flat box with the heart die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies from the Spring and Summer Catalogue.  Now I adhered the first two sets of tabs to the inside of the side panels making the bottom of the box.  I adhered the other two tabs to the inside of the side panel of the top piece of cardstock and you have your box.  I used two squares of Window Sheet to cover the hearts from the inside with Mini Glue Dots.

Valentine's Treat Box

Valentine’s Treat Box

I know I said I would try not to use the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack but I couldn’t resist, I used it to punch three hearts from front panel of the top of the box.  For my decoration I used the Note Tag Punch to punch a tag from some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  On the Cherry Cobbler tag I stamped my sentiment from the You Plus Me stamp set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed this with White Embossing powder and my heat tool and offset layered them together with some Stampin Dimensionals and adhered my double tag to the top of my box.

Valentine's Treat Box

Valentine’s Treat Box

For a finishing touch to my treat box I punched two hearts from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack from the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and attached one to my tag and one in the top left corner of my box.  All that is left now is to fill your box with yummy treats!!!

Valentine's Treat Box

Valentine’s Treat Box

Seen something you like you can click on the pictures below or CLICK HERE!!! to go direct to my online shop.

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Glue Dots

Glue Dots

Window Sheet

Window Sheet

Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock

Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

Heat Tool

Heat Tool

You Plus Me stamp set

You Plus Me stamp set

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever and You Plus Me Valentines Card

Well if you have not realised it is Valentine’s Day in four days!! You can not get away from it in the shops, although there is a lot more around now than there used to be.  It is becoming more and more popular here in the UK although I am not too sure about the rest of Europe but I know our friends in the states celebrate it with a lot more enthusiasm than we do although why not!? It is a day where we get to tell those we love and care about how much we love and appreciate them, so come on jump on board the love train (too cheesy??…….sorry!) and get everyone involved and have a bit of fun!  I will be posting some Valentine projects this week that will hopefully inspire you to get involved.

So to start off I thought may be you are not into the lovey dovey stuff and did not want to send a all singing dancing fluff and sequins card, or you have teenage children that you want to give a card to but they are way to cool to care! So I thought a simple card with slightly more discreet colours would work.  So I chose a piece of White Naturals A4 Cardstock for my card base cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) and some of the gorgeous Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper this paper is available as part of the SAB promotion where you can choose a “Free” product from the SAB catalogue for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, Bargain!!

 

I took a piece of the Naturals White cardstock  to make a front panel for my card cut a 1/4 inch smaller on the length and width of my card base.  I then used the heart die from the ever so versatile Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set , from the Spring and Summer Catalogue to cut out two hearts from my panel.  This die set can be used in many different projects not just to make the treat bags, these sets are such good value for money as they come with word dies, banner dies and embellishment dies which can be used on so many different things and are great when like me you are building up your supplies and do not have many dies.

You Plus Me Valentines Card

You Plus Me Valentines Card

I took some of the Best Year Ever DSP to pop behind the windows created by the heart die, I used some of the paler more traditional type paper with what look like lots of kisses for my first card and teamed this with a strip of Pink Pirouette Cardstock 2 3/4 inches (7cm x 2cm) on to which I stamped a sentiment out of the You Plus Me stamp set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using my heat tool and Stampin’ Up White Embossing Powder.  I then cut this into a banner shape and popped it in between my two heart shapes.

You Plus Me Valentines Card

You Plus Me Valentines Card

For my second card I used a more non-traditional paper and some Bermuda Bay Cardstock for my sentiment.  You could perhaps use this for way cooler teenager boys or those tom-boy daughters who despise everything pink, like me when I was a bit or a lot younger, not like my daughter who is definitely a girly girl!!  I added three hearts punched from matching cardstock and DSP with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack.

I kept the inside very simple to match the front of this card.  I just used a strip of DSP, matching cardstock and two hearts with the Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack.

 

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

Heat Tool

Heat Tool

You Plus Me stamp set

You Plus Me stamp set

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Best Year Ever DSP

Best Year Ever DSP

Naturals A4 Cardstock

Naturals A4 Cardstock

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration You Made My Day Card

This card I am afraid is sort of a “cram all my favourites in to one card” type of card.  I have pulled out my favourite Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper again (sorry), I literally could not resist it!! I also used my fast becoming  favourite colour, Pool Party!

I used the Best Day Ever stamp set again which is the Sale-a-Bration product of the week to demonstrate how versatile this stamp set can be, this stamp set is available as part of the SAB promotion where you can choose a “Free” product from the SAB catalogue for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, Bargain!!

So I took some Pool Party Classic Ink and A4 Cardstock, which I cut in half (length ways) and scored it to make a top folding portrait card base. I then took a piece of the Irresistibly Yours DSP 5 4/8 x 4 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and sponged on the lovely Pool Party Ink gradually building the colour from the middle of the piece of DSP working my way to the edges.  I then took some Pool Party cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and some Whisper White cardstock  and used my Note Tag Punch to create my triple layered tag and focal piece on which I stamped my sentiment and sponged the edges with the Pool Party Ink and added some Costal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever embellishment kit and yes this is also “Free” as part of the SAB promotion!!

You Made my Day Card

You Made my Day Card

I then decided to break out my new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set from the Spring and Summer catalogue, but not to make treat bags but to use some of the dies that accompany the main treat bag die in the set, there are word dies, a star and heart die, some banner dies and some decorative strip dies which I used to create a strip of hearts on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper which I attached with a strip of Pool Party cardstock.  I then used some Pool Party cardstock and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the Petite Petals punch to create some flower embellishments to which I sponged the edges and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  I popped all this onto my card base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and finally I added a trio of Rhinestones to my decorative strip and a larger Rhinestone to my tag.

You Made my Day SAB Card

The inside was super simple as the Pool Party cardstock is light enough to write on, I just added three of the hearts that were left over from the heart strip die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, and that is, “some of my favourite things!!”

Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Pool Party Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Pool Party Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Best Day Ever Stamp Set

Best Day Ever Stamp Set

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Best Year Ever Embellishment Kit

Best Year Ever Embellishment Kit

Petite Petals Punch

Petite Petals Punch

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Best Day Ever Card

Well I said I liked to get inky and I chose to focus on one of the colours in the Best Day Ever Designer series paper, Calypso Coral, and yes I got into a mess but that is what crafting is all about and I love messy especially when you can produce something that you love at the end of it all!!

The Best Day Ever stamp set and the Best Year Ever Designer series paper is the Sale-a-Bration product of the week so I took the challenge of using those products to demonstrate how these “Free” products can produce beautiful things, and yes you heard me “Free”.  Both the stamp set and designer series paper are part of the SAB promotion where you can choose a “Free” product from the SAB catalogue for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, Bargain!!

Best Day Ever SAB Card

Best Day Ever SAB Card

So I took some Calypso Coral Classic Ink and A4 Cardstock, which I cut in half (length ways) and scored it to make a top folding portrait card base. I then used two of the smaller image stamps to build my background using tone on tone stamping with the Calypso Coral ink.  There are several little images in this stamp set that you can use to build up loads of gorgeous backgrounds!  I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2 inches x 4.5 inches (5cm x 11.4cm) and used my ornate tag topper punch to create my tag and focal piece on which I stamped my sentiment and added some, yes you guessed it, Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever embellishment kit and yes this is also “Free” as part of the SAB promotion!!

I used some Whisper White and Calypso coral cardstock and the Petite Petals punch to create some flower embellishments to which I sponged the edges (love sponging lol, I literally want to sponge everything!) and added some Pearl Basic Jewels.  I popped all this onto my stamped card base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and the final piece I added a trio of Pearls on my tag and its all done and I was very inky (orange fingers!).

Best Day Ever SAB Card

Best Day Ever SAB Card

The inside was simple just a piece of Whisper White card stock 1/8 inch smaller on all sides than my card base and a couple of strips of the Best Year Ever designer series paper and a couple of the left over petite petal flowers that I had left over.

If you are interested in any of the products shown you can click HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper

Best Day Ever Stamp Set

Best Day Ever Stamp Set

Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock

Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock

Calypso Coral Classic Ink

Calypso Coral Classic Ink

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Ornate Tag Topper Punch

Ornate Tag Topper Punch

Best Year Ever Embellishment Kit

Best Year Ever Embellishment Kit

Petite Petals Punch

Petite Petals Punch

Stampin Dimenstionals

Stampin Dimenstionals

Basic Pearl Jewels

Basic Pearl Jewels