Halloween Magic

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This year’s Halloween paper is absolutely gorgeous and whilst Halloween is still almost two months away, I find myself using it again and again (you’ll see it make an appearance in my Birthday Party Live Week). For this project, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous bats and the giant label you get as part of the stamps and dies, so a large box was the perfect solution.

The large bat on this project was the first item I used when I received my Mini Catalogue pre-order, the fact that the dies fit around the Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns is a great added bonus and I love how these bats look when they’re cut out.

I went quite simple with the box design so that the paper and the decoration could take centre stage. The Metallic Mesh ribbon is perfect for this project with its almost spiderweb appearance – but could be a great addition on Christmas projects too.

Finally, a bit of blends colouring on the label brings it all together. The box is large enough to fit numerous treats – perhaps to give to children out trick treating? Or as a table gift at a Halloween party? What do you think? I hope you like it. #

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 8 x 11 inches.
  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 9 inches.

Scoring:

  • Base (Cardstock): 2 inches on all four sides.
  • Lid (Designer Series Paper): 1 inch on all four sides.

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Wild Hedgehog

This stamp set was the first one from the Annual Catalogue to make it on my ‘wish’ list. I absolutely love hedgehogs and this one is so cute! I love the sketched nature of the stamp set and the free reign it allows me for art materials – the imagery would suit Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, using ink with an Aqua Painter or just left as outline images.

For this particular card, I chose to use Stampin’ Blends as I wanted to play around with the colours and the shading. The image shown is made up of three separate stamps – the mushrooms, the hedgehog and the leaf. Only the mushrooms came with grass as part of the image, but the versatility of my Stampin’ Blends allowed me to replicate under the hedgehog and leaf also – barely noticeable too?

I wanted to keep this card simple to show off the coloured image, so backed it onto a single piece of Just Jade – which I think it absolutely gorgeous. Don’t you agree?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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September Goodies!

Three great goodies are coming your way in September!

  1. Starter Kit Promotion
  2. My Birthday Party Live Week
  3. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Starter Kit Promotion

This new promotion has been designed to give any new members who sign up in September a kick start into their Stampin’ Up! demonstrator life, giving additional product to get started right away. The additional product includes pre-cut paper, two stamp sets, and embellishments but is only offered for a limited time.

So, if you join my team in September, not only will you receive the above, you will also get £130 / 175 € of product for your starter kit and you shall also receive a business kit including catalogues!

My Birthday Party Live Week

From Monday 7th September, to celebrate my birthday, I shall be launching a special week of Facebook Lives. During this week, I will be live every day at 7:30 pm on my Facebook page – click here to view my page. I will cover a variety of projects including Fancy Fold, 3D boxes, bags and cards. Please feel free to join me live where I shall be answering any questions put to me – or you can watch them back afterwards, as all videos shall be uploaded onto my Youtube channel. There will also be a giveaway – more details for this will be explained in due course!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

It has been known for a little while that Stampin’ Up! were working on a new die cutting machine and it is well worth the wait! From 1st September, you will be able to get your hands on your very own machine. It’s very easy to use, allowing intuitive die-cutting and embossing. All plates are labelled with a number for easy reference when building a sandwich.

The machine is light (1.22kg / 2.7lbs) and convenient to craft on the go – the platforms fold in to make transporting easy (and takes up less space when storing). When purchasing the machine, you get the plates required to get started, you will receive:

  • 1 Base Plate (Plate 1)
  • 1 Die Plate (Plate 2)
  • 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3) and
  • 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4)

So as you can see, some amazing things ongoing in September – which you can be a part of! Please don’t hesitate to ask me how.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Triangular Shades of Purple

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Happy Hump Day to you all! I hope you are all keeping safe and well? Today, I wanted to showcase some dies recently introduced in the Annual Catalogue. I love basic shapes – squares, circles, rectangles – and we have a lot of these available as dies with stitched effect too. However, we didn’t have any triangles until now..

At first I wasn’t too sure how I was going to use them, but I knew I wanted them to be purple and not used around a sentiment. In the end, I kept playing with their positioning and this is what I came up with. I love the differing shades of purple and how they work with one another – another reason to use Stampin’ Up! colours.

I then finished the card off with the ‘Lovely You’ stamp set and kept the card neutral from any event, with a touch of Crumb Cake ink to highlight the floral stamp used. I hope you like this as much as I do?!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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