Monday, 13 January 2020

Demonstrator Training January 2020 Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog. I am thrilled to be taking part in a blog hop with fellow demonstrators, from around the world, who are part of Kylie Bertucci's training program. There is no theme for the hop, but there is sure to be a wealth of inspiration for creating with Stampin' Up! products.



I really enjoy making and sending cards - it makes me happy! They can be made for all sorts of occasions, even 'just because' for no special reason! Thank You themed cards are probably the type of cards I make the most of, because there are plenty of reasons to send a Thank You.


Recently, I participated in a card swap by post to mark the launch of the new Mini catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I made a batch of these cards, featuring the Thoughtful Blooms stamps from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and in return I will get a batch of different cards to inspire and tempt me! I love swapping with fellow Demonstrators, whether it be in person at Stampin' Up! events or through the post or virtually as part of a blog hop! It's a great way to share ideas.


I have used Stampin' Up! Notecards for my card base. Layers of Mint Macaron and Blueberry Bushel frame the stamped Whisper White piece, which is stamped with a mixture of flowers and leaves to create a random background using a variety of colours. To give the background some texture I embossed it using the Subtle embossing folder and then splattered it with my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. These two steps are completely optional as the little panel looks fabulous either naked or embossed/splattered!


To finish the card, I wrapped some of the Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the white/blue layer before mounting it onto the Mint Macaron layer. I tied a dainty bow and attached that using a glue dot. Finally, I stamped the Thank You.


I think this card has a clean, fresh feeling about it. I hope you approve! Thank you for visiting my blog today - you are currently visiting Karen Henderson. Please look at the list below to see who to visit next. I am sure you will find lots of inspiration on your journey around the hop. Make sure you don't miss any!

Blog Hop List:

If you want to purchase the items used for this card, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 9RWZ7F4Q to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:

During Sale-A-Bration for every £45 spent on any Stampin' Up! products (before Shipping and Handling) you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is one of the items you can choose. 










Monday, 6 January 2020

Saying Thank You with Peaceful Poppies and So Sentimental


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am sharing a Thank You card with you as part of Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for the month of January. 

http://bit.ly/kyliesinternationalhighlightsJanVoteForMeHere

There are plenty of ways to say Thank You and show that you appreciate a kind act or a thoughtful gift, but what better way to express thanks than making, writing and sending a card?


My card is simple and several elements shine and make it special. The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper takes centre stage and shines all by itself and the sentiment is pretty and bold - there is no mistaking that the purpose of the card is to say thank you!


The So Sentimental stamps is a collection suitable for many occasions, including a wonderful thank you and the coordinating dies are really special. I love the dies with stitched edges, so these ones were top of my list when I was able to purchase from the new Mini catalogue. The set of dies comprises nesting rectangles and some fabulous shapes that perfectly nestle around the sentiments in the stamp set. I foresee many of my future crafting projects using this bundle.

The Peaceful Poppies paper dictated the colour combination I used, which is Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry and I really rather like it! Silver heat embossing is always a winner in my book and I think it looks stunning on the Rich Razzleberry label. The crinkled seam binding ribbon finishes off the card with style.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. This Highlight is fun because you can vote for your favourite five projects in the gallery. At the end of the voting the top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop that will take place at the end of January. I would love to be able to take part in the hop, so I would be really grateful if you would visit the gallery and vote for my card. 

http://bit.ly/kyliesinternationalhighlightsJanVoteForMeHere

If you want to purchase the items used for this card, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 9RWZ7F4Q to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:











Friday, 3 January 2020

New Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration begin

Hello and welcome to my to my blog. Well, this is exciting! Starting today, the new January to June 2020 mini catalogue, Handmade For You, and Sale-A-Bration begin.

I hope you love the products as much as I do. 

Handmade For You

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2020/January-June%202020/20200103_JANJUN20_en-UK.pdf


Click on the picture of the catalogue (opens a PDF in a new window) so that you can browse through the pages that are filled with tempting new products, inspirational ideas for their use and suggestions of how to combine them with products from the Annual Catalogue. 

The sales period starts TODAY and you can shop for these new goodies in my online Stampin' Up! shop NOW

(It is possible that product availability may be limited towards the end of the catalogue sales period that ends on 2nd June.)

Sale-A-Bration

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2020/SAB/20200103_SAB20-1_en-UK.pdf

Have you heard of Sale-A-Bration? It is the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year, which makes it the perfect opportunity for you to buy new products from the January–June 2020 mini catalogue, and earn FREE products from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure. And who doesn’t like free products?
 
You can Shop, Host, and Join, and earn extra perks during this period of time.

Shop


You can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold. The qualifying thresholds (before shipping and handling) are Level 1 £45 and Level 2 £90. You have flexibility to choose what you want from the SAB brochure. So, for example, a spend of £135, will allow you to choose three level 1s or one Level 1 and one Level 2. 

Host



Beginning on 3 January 2020, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (152384).



Place a party or personal order of £275 to earn this exclusive set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. 

Join


Buying a Starter Kit and becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is always a great option, but during Sale-a-Bration it is even more special because you can earn more free products!

When you join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between 3 January and 31 March 2020, you build your Starter Kit by picking £130 worth of products for just £99. There are some business supplies and FREE shipping too. PLUS, as an exclusive Sale-A-Bration offer, you also get the following for FREE!: a Mini Paper cutter, a 6" x 6" (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Designer Series Paper sampler and your choice of stamp set from current catalogues (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included). 


 
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a Starter Kit.

Have fun looking through the Mini Catalogue and choosing you Sale-A-Bration freebies. I hope you love the new products. I'm looking forward to sharing new projects with you over the coming weeks. If you have any questions or need any help, please drop me a line.

As always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 9RWZ7F4Q to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Monday, 16 December 2019

Demonstrator Training December 2019 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am thrilled to be taking part in a blog hop with fellow demonstrators, from around the world, who are part of Kylie Bertuccis training program. There is no theme for the hop, but there is sure to be a wealth of inspiration for creating with Stampin' Up! products.



Recently, I held my last class of the year and as we are so close to Christmas we made seasonal cards that were quick and easy to put together - perfect when you leave things to the last minute! One of my favourite cards was a gift card holder, and whilst the class had a Christmas theme, gift card holders never go out of fashion and are always useful! So, for today's project I am using the gift card idea and teaming it up with some brand new products, that will be available in the new, up coming 2020 Mini catalogue.


I love using Designer Series Paper and allowing it to be the star of the show. This design lends itself to this aim perfectly. I have used the Peaceful Poppies DSP which has hand-painted blooms and watercolour washes in a beautiful array of colours including Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive to name but a few. 
 
The gift card holder is made from half a sheet of Thick Whisper White card, cut landscape. The card is scored at 14cm and 24.5cm, and when it is folded the front panel measures 10.5cm square. Folding the small portion of card behind the square creates the pocket to hold the gift card.

A square of DSP, with a layer of Poppy Parade underneath it to make it pop off the page, decorates the front panel and the sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamps. However, I have only used half of it!


The whole sentiment is over two lines and reads 'thinking of you with all my heart'. I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink up only the 'Thinking of You' to make a skinny banner of a sentiment. I also added a strip of Pool Party card and tied a bow with the fantastic Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon. Not only does it tie the most wonderful bows, but it can be coloured to any colour you want! A trio of sequins add the finishing touch to the card front.


The inside/back of the holder is partially decorated with paper, that is also visible when the card is closed, allowing a place to write a personal message on the inside of the card. The pocket part of the holder folds underneath the front of the card and is also decorated with pretty paper. 


Would you like to see the Christmas versions that we made? 




Thank you for visiting my blog today - you are currently visiting Karen Henderson. Please look at the list below to see who to visit next. I am sure you will find lots of inspiration on your journey around the hop. Make sure you don't miss any!

Blog Hop List:
 
If you want to purchase the items used for this card, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code QGSWAQA9 to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop: