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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

Andrea

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Varied Vases

The Varied vases stamp set or bundle (save 10%) is such a versatile stamp set. This morning I was looking for inspiration to make a card and found a sketch challenged that I often get involved with stamp with joy.

I loved the Varied Vases stamp set because of the 2 step stamping it offers which changes the look of the finished card. I can have just the outline of the vase, it coloured in a solid colour or the patterned vase, as on this card. The flowers are also 2 step stamps, on this card I have done the out line in Wild Wasabi and the petals in real red. I punched the vases out and then stamped them, using the template from the punch paper ton help line them up, you can stamp them all at the stamp time, The stamparatus comes in really useful for the 2 step stamping being able to line the stamp up easily for best results. I haven’t yet decided on a sentiment for this card, so I will add that later.

 

Don’t forget if you buy this bundle along with

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Bonus Days

StampinUp are offering Bonus Days during August. For every £45 you spend you will receive a voucher code for £4.50 to spend in September. I’ll let you into a secret, the autumn / winter catalogue is available on the 5th September so you will be able to spend your August Bonus Days rewards in the seasonal Catalogue or annual catalogue.  I have had a sneak peek and the Stampinup Christmas stamps are exciting and there are some lovely christmasy papers. Being a demo I can order from it now so I will be bringing some christmasy projects with the new stock soon.

Click here to shop now at my Stampinup Shop and earn your August Bonus Days rewards. 

Colour Your Season Bundle is a limited product which is available while stocks last in August. It is a all year around stamp set . These stamps and dies can be purchased separately, but come with a discount when buying as a bundle.

 

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July, really? While we are basking in the crazy heat (28-32 degrees) it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but when you have a load of Christmas cards and gifts to make it is important to plan early.

Therefore in a challenge that I take part in, though my Stampin’up team and groups we had to CASE a project. To CASE is to copy and share everything, or copy and selectively edit.

Although the card layout Is the same I have changed the DSP to Christmas paper and swapped the flower for a carol singing mouse from the Merry Mouse stamp set. There is a sentiment on the Cherry Cobbler card but it doesn’t really show up on the photo.

 

I copied my card design from Simone Bartrum who is an Australian Stampin’Up demo.

This is Simone’s card:

 

 

The second product I CASEd is from Sally Shaw, Sally’s is made to hold a set of pretty hand made cards using the Varied Vases Stamp Set

 

My Box is following Sally’s tutorial on youtube made wit Cherry Cobbler card stock and covered in a now retired but still pretty Christmas DSP, there is current Christmas DPS available in my on line store

 

 

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Free DSP

We all love something for free! Stampin’Up are offering 1 free DPS pack with every 3 you buy during the month of July 2018.

Click Here  to shop now

I have lots of DSP, Designer Series Paper, but I just couldn’t help taking advantage of getting most of the new papers from the Stampin’Up annual catalogue which included 2 free DPS packs.

Each of the 12×12 DPS is double-sided and comes in 2 each of 6 designs. This size paper is great for doing one sheet wonders where you can make 8 cards from one sheet of DSP, so you could make most your Christmas cards if you chose the under the mistletoe as your free DPS. I will add my one sheet wonder cards soon.

Animal Expedition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Route

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petal Promenade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Poem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tranquil Textures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twinkle Twinkle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under The Mistletoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also available in this offer are the 6X6 paper packs which include 48 sheets of beautiful paper 4 sheets of 12 different designs and again are double sided.

Garden Impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood textures

 

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Relaunch

Hi Everyone I am relaunching my blog.

I am still an Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator and love all things paper craft. This blog is here so that I can share my makes with you all and share tips and ideas.

So this first post is about my crafting space and storage. I feel fortunate to have my own craft room, somewhere I can while away the hours, relaxing and creating cards and gifts using Stampin’Up! products.

  • The paper rack I bought from eBay from a lady who was closing down a shop.
  • The shelves for the stamp sets are just everyday book shelves or CD / DVD shelves.
  • The cupboard with desk space is just amazing bought from http://www.storage4crafts.co.uk . It comes complete with all the super storage boxes and folds away if needed, not that I ever do.
  • The ink caddy is an old one from Stampin’Up! bought before they redesigned their ink pads, rumour has it that they are planning a new one.
  • The draws are old ones that I picked up from an office stationary shop and is great for A4 paper and card stock, I tend to keep my white in there as I like to be able to see the other colours on the rack, for inspiration.
  • My punches are stored on thin shelving in a cabinet, while the large cupboard below currently holds my Christmas stamps and papers, ready for when I need them.
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Peekaboo Card

My inspiration for todays peekaboo card comes from Dawns stamping thoughts, she is on youtube and her videos are really clear and straight forward for what looks like quite a complicated card. Here is a link to the video.

This is my video showing the card working

I have used

Sweet Sugarplum card stock

Blooms and Bliss DSP

Oval punch

Perfect pairing (which is no longer available) but there are plenty of other sentiments to choose from.

You can purchase most of these products from my on line shop