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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Party Pandas from Stampin' Up! Saleabration

Stampin' Up! designers hit the cute button big time with this fabulous stamp set, Party Pandas.  They are uber cute little creatures and fit the bill for birthdays, valentine's, Christmas and any other event as well as fitting in well into trees or the woodland embossing folder for fun cards for men and boys.

This is a card we made at my card club last week.  It features one of the pandas and is really simple to make. It's also perfect for last birthdays.

1. Stamp the confetti stamp diagonally across the card using lemon lime twist ink on lemon lime twist card for tone on tone effect.
2. Stamp the Happy Birthday in the same ink onto white card and punch out with the classic label punch and adhere with mini stampin dimensionals on the card base.
3. Use the starburst punch to punch a real red matting layer and adhere over a folded strip of white organza ribbon onto the card base.
4. Stamp with archival black ink the panda onto white card and fussy cut it out.
5. Colour the balloon with a real red marker and add some shading with the chalk marker
6. Using stampin dimensionals adhere the panda to the card.
7. Add some self adhesive lemon lime twist sequins randomly on the design.

Here's some of the ideas from the Saleabration brochure of more Party Panda antics.

So cute and adorable hard to believe they can be added free to your order when you spend £45 in my Stampin' Up! shop.  

More to come Zoe xx

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Christmas Card Club

It's our first Christmas Card Club Challenge today. We've changed our running slightly in that if you don't have a stamp, die or punches for the theme then anything goes.  I've run with that as I don't have pixies, elves or gnomes at the moment and I've decided to share a handful of the beautiful handmade cards we received at Christmas.  These feature some current, retired and long term favourite stamps from Stampin' Up! notably the popular Lovely As A Tree in the card below with the fabulous single pine tree embossed in silver here by Sue W.   Robins are also popular and something that many UK demonstrators wish for every year in our winter catalogue, but our breed of Robin is apparently different to the USA.  Above Gina has used Christmas Pines still in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue to great effect. I love the embossing under the die cut leaves. 

Roz has made a simple but very effective Christmas Wreath using Painted Harvest which appeared in the Winter Stampin' Up! catalogue of 2017 and I'm delighted to say is now a carryover stamp set so still available.  Below I really like how Judy layered the pretty two step holly from Good Tidings over the beautiful frame and Christmas Greetings stamp from Father Christmas set in the Stampin Up annual catalogue. 

I will share more of my customer cards when anymore challenges arise that I don't have the images for so you might see yours at some point. 
If you want to get organised, dare I say it so soon, for Christmas 2018 then why not have a go at our fortnightly challenge which is just for fun and to share inspiration and ideas for festive designs in slow time over the year then please do and take a look at the other ladies via the link at the top of my home page.  

Happy Sunday all and best wishes for the week ahead.

Hugs Zoe x