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Wedding Card

I have made an accordion styled wedding card comes from a mixture of my crafty stash. I had looked at the Wonderful floral framelits a few time in the Stampin’Up! spring summer catalogue and eventually got around to ordering it last week.

The wonderful Romance Stamp set and Wonderful Floral Dies can be bought from my online shop until the end of May, it you want them both grab the bundle and get 10% off while stocks last. This set will retire at the end of May to make room for beautiful new sets.

The card stock and dsp are retired but any other co-ordinating card and papers would work. I am working on using it all up so I can buy the new colours and papers.

For the wedding card sentiment on the front I have used the Bride and Groom from the Well written dies and placed them on a circle and scalloped circle using punches. The sentiment inside the card is from the Wonderful Romance Stamp set.

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Valentine Kept Simple

Continuing with my valentine theme today. This card is a simple one. It was taken from a card sketch on a challenge blog. This DSP has retired but I still like it and wanted to use it up. I have mat and layers the ups onto some silver card. I gutted the card to make the banners. The pink abstract DPS is the reverse of the hearts so it co-ordinates so well. I used the heart from the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the heart is stood up on dimensionals to give it some depth. coloured card stock makes up the banners and the “love you” is from the new Well Written Framelits dies on Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Shadow Box Class Project

Each month I hold a card making Class and this month being February it has to be valentine and all things lovely.

Of course just about everything I have stampinUp I think is lovely but I choose the Hedgehugs stamp set and used double sided 6 x 6′ Garden Impressions DSP to make a shadow box.

On the first shadow box I liked the background of the paper so kept it uncovered, I like the heart shaped leaves on the DPS too. The sentiment is included in the Hedgehugs stamp set and cut out using the layering circle framelits dies. The Heart is from the Wood Crate Framlelits dies. I stamped the hedgehogs onto Very Vanila card stock straps and fussy cut them out

On the second Shadow box I’m again using the Hedgehugs stamp set. I love the little toadstools but I have used the markers (Not the blends) to colour the stamps so the head of the toadstool can be red and the stalk and grass can be green. The reverse of this DSP was too bold to have has a background so covered it in Very Vanilla card stock. I also found that the made the card more sturdy.

Hedgehugs stamp set from StampinUp


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You Colour My World Family & Friend.

Christmas is over so my next few projects are valentine themed.

Facebook loves to send us memories to look back on and I was reminded of a magic card I made with a friend a few years back. So I remade it with the amazing Family & Friends stamp set from Stamping up which has all these cute little body parts that you can bring together to resemble your family & friend.

Family & Friends Stamp Set by StampinUp!

My Husband and I have been married for 25 years. We are past all the romance of Valentine, but I always get a card I really like because I have made it. I feel that my world is more colourful with my husband in my life so this is a perfect card for us.

I wish I was brave enough to do a video tutorial for this card but hey I’ve started blogging so one step at a time.

For the card I have used:-

1 sheet of Whisper White 27×20 cm could be any colour you choose

8x9cm of window sheet

8.5×9.5cm of DPS this one has retired but there are plenty of other pretty ones.

2 die cut hearts from the Meant to Be cling bundle

Circle Tab Punch

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Lovely Lattice

Welcome to the Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop, hope you enjoy my card and have a look through all the other projects from my stampinup family.

The Lovely Lattice Stamp set from StampinUp! is one of the free items that you can get with any order of £45 during sale-a-bration (3 January – 31 March 2019)

Lovely Lattice is a cling stamp, these are new to StampinUp!, they stick so well to my blocks that I have to be careful not to press them on too hard, but that sure beats the stamp falling off the block and putting ink where I don’t want it on my project.

Lovely Lattice stamp set from StampinUp! card created by Andicrafts

I have created this card by stamping the Lovely Lattice in versamark and covering with gold embossing powder, remembering to use the embossing buddy first to create a clean image. The detail of this stamp is amazing Using various Blends I have coloured in the flowers and leaves. I have then stamped and embossed again on a scrap paper, again coloured the flowers and leaves in the same colours, then fussy cut some of the flowers. I have used glue dots on 2 flowers to keep them close to the card, used Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift the petal pink flower, then doubled the Stampin’ Dimensionals up to give extra lift on the large flower, over all giving decoupaged look on the card with lots of dimension.

The sentiment comes from another free stamp set Lasting Lily from Sale-a-bration. Mounted onto foiled card and a few embellishments because I am not good with while space.

Hope you like the card I have made and shared today and look forward to seeing you soon.

Clink on the link below to see the next wonderful project on our Blog Hop




Items used in my project are available here

Lovely Lattice stamp set

Lasting Lily stamp set


Gold Embossing Powder

Embossing Buddy


Glue Dots

Mini Dimensionals

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Shutter card

What do you think of this shutter card?

While wondering through facebook memories this morning I came across a shutter card I made a few years ago and remembered how much I liked it. I had to youtube how to make it again and found loads of people doing demo, so it’s hard who to credit it too. I didn’t directly follow any one tutorial as I wanted to make it my own size, I just followed the technique.

The coffee cup and sentiment on the front are from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and dies. Don’t you think the little coffee beans are cute? Although the Designer Series Paper I have used on this card has now retired there is plenty of others that would work just as well on a card like this.

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Chocolate Orange Christmas Box Santa’s Workshop

Chocolate Orange Christmas box Santa’s Workshop.

Made by Andrea Wardill, Independent Stampinup@ Demonstrator.

Yesterday I was out with my good friend and fellow Stampinup@ Demonstrator Gez from Nigezza Creates having a little coffee and card session. During our journey we popped into Tesco’s where they were selling chocolate Oranges for 75p! yes 75p. I always buy my children a chocolate orange for Christmas, so I had to get some. (If they survive til Christmas without being eaten I will be very surprised). Gez then told me that she had made a box for it for valentines day. Today I have cased (copy and share everything) Gez’s box and added a Christmasy theme with the cute Santa’s Workshop paper and co-ordinating stamps and dies.

The dies from Santa’s Signpost actually cut out the images on the Designer series paper, super cute.

The products used for this box are:-

The DSP on the lid is now retired paper, but it measures 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 for the top and 2 3/4 x 1 1/8

Each of the products are available in my online Stampinup@ store open 24/7. 










Please use Host Code QMSE6ZQM if ordering this item until the 12 of November 2018 so I can send you a little something in the post to say thank you.

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World Card Making day

World Card Making Day, 1st October 

It is great that we celebrate world card making day, for me card making is a hobby that I throughly enjoy. It relaxes me. Having my own craft room gives me somewhere I can hide away, chill out and do my own thing. StampinUp is not just about card making, it is also scrapbooking through Memories and More and home decor

Being a Stampinup demonstrator  gives me the opportunity to:-

  • Buy their products at discounted prices.
  • Co-ordinate with ease. The card stock, designer paper, ribbon and ink all in the same colours and colour families make my creative life much easier.
  • Have my craft items are delivered to my door.
  • Join my fellow demonstrator at events and retreats to share ideas and sample new products.
  • Play with new stock 3 times a year.

Most importantly Stampinup allows me to share my craft with others.

You could:-

  • Join my team and begin your own StampinUp business.
  • Get discounted StampinUp stock.
  • Get great project idea.
  • Shop for your own pleasure.
  • Earn rewards.
  • Come along to one of my stampinup classes run every 4 weeks in Hull.
  • Host a crafty party and we can make some cards together with your friends.


Email me for any more information on Joining my StampinUp team. The starter kit is £99 and you can choose up to £130 worth of StampinUp products.

Love what you do and Share what you Love


Happy crafting

Andrea Wardill

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year in October?

Today is the start of the Stampinup new year and I have been in creative mood today. This creatively could be as it is World Card making Day. So celebrate by making some Happy New Year Cards of your own.

At last months retreat I joined loads of my Stampinup family and together we crafted. One of the make and takes from Sam Hammond was a card demonstrating a technique using Sliver Glimmer Paper under Window Sheets, coloured in with Blends.

I thought the effect was really pretty and the glimmer paper hides the adhesive too. So today I have been experimenting with this technique using different stamps and dies and Blends.

The first card is Serene Garden stamp set and matching dies.

The second card is Lift Me up stamp set and dies.

The third card is Dragonfly Delights stamp set and dies.


I have to say I really love this technique, It is one that I will use a lot.


Stay Crafty


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Signs Of Santa

Signs of Santa Stamp set is so cute. Wether you like the traditional Christmas cards or cute ones StampinUp has got them all in the autumn / winter catalogue.  I have loved playing with the Signs of Santa stamp set and co-ordinating Santa’s workshop designer series paper. The poppy red and white stripped paper used in this project is textured and feels velvety. One of the designs on the paper matches the stamp set so can be cut out using the Santa’s signpost frame lit dies. I do love how StampinUp all comes together.

This is the project I have mad. I was planning for my August class and had been asked to teach the class how to make these box cards. The box cards fold flat to fit into an envelope so easy to post. The basic box cards takes only 4×12 of card stock to make and the decoration can be as flamboyant and big as you like. This one needs a sentiment on the front and I haven’t decided which one just yet. If you are buying in September don’t forget to use the voucher you earned in August.

The Autumn Winter Catalogue is available from the 5th September 2018 till January 4th 2019.

Other box cards I have made include the Foxy Friends stamps and punch, Sweet Storybook and Rooted in Nature.

foxy friends, rooted in nature, sweet storybook.