Saturday, 29 January 2011

Scraps Valentine….


A great little valentine card or just to say I love you for no other reason that you do!  I just love the little tag which I made by stamping the love stamp from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set (page 66 IB&C 2010-2011), then punching it out with the Jewellery Tag punch. It’s held in place on the Silver Elastic Cord and with Mini Glue Dot.

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The hearts were from the Lap of Luxury DSP from my scraps box again punched out with the Heart to Heart punch.

I really have a thing for the Silver Elastic Cord right now! It’s gorgeous!

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Elaine x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

More Scraps Creations

Hello again,
I recently told you about my raiding my scraps box, where I my inspiration for my card came from some little bits of Lap of Luxury DSP.  Well I made 2 other cards from those bits and here is the next one.

I really really love the colour combinations of the DSP.  It’s just so yummy!
This is such a simple card and yet would make a fabulous gift card or a cute wedding card.

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Elaine x

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome to the Sale-a-Bration blog hop. Taking part are over 40 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. A huge thank you to Pat (Cupcake) for organising us all. Grab a cuppa sit down and enjoy.

If you have been blog hopping already you’ve probably come here via Erika’s Blog .

There are four groups in total and each one starts with a different blog, leading you through 10 or more blogs. Here they are

Group 1 Sara

Group 2 Theresa

Group 3 Keren

Group 4 Kirsteen

Welcome to my part in the Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop.

If you’ve not visited anywhere else yet, welcome as well. Just make sure you either blog back to Erika’s (Twin Trouble) blog or forward onto Jeanette’s blog. so you don’t miss out on the rest of the hop.
The object of this blog hop is to bring you many wonderful, stunning creations using Stampin’ up!’s fabulous Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set. Well here’s my contribution... Enjoy!

My first item for you is a Mini Magazine Holder and matching cards using the fabulous Punch Bunch Stamp Set and So Happy for You Stamp Set. I’ve also used the In Colors ™ Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait cardstock & Ink and Pear Pizzazz ribbon. I have also used the Two-Step Bird Punch for the braches for the little owl’s to sit on and gold brads on the holders tag. The lovely spotty paper is from the In Colors ™ Designer Series Papers Stack.

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Next up is a perfect little Post-it Note ™ Holder in the same colours as before. The moon behind little own is made using Textured So Saffron Cardstock and the 1 3/4 “ Circle Punch. These make great little thank you presents for friends and family.

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And lastly I just couldn’t resist a neat little 6”x6” scrapbook page of my 2 little ones taken about a year and a bit ago. Aw!!!

Sweet Summer SAB Blog Hop

The main Page is Pear Pizzazz, with Blushing Bride dotty paper from the In Colors ™ Designer Series Papers Stack. The photo mat is Concord Crush. One of my favourite colours!

The gorgeous flowers are from the SAB set Sweet Summer. I stamped them in Concord Crush on to Blushing Bride cardstock and cut them out. I just love this set and have used it loads since I got it.

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The So Happy tag is from the So Happy for you SAB stamp Set, which I coloured just the first part of the set with my Concord Crush In Colors ™ Stampin Write Marker. I then punched it out using the Modern Label Punch. I took the edges off by punching the edges through the modern label punch and then mounted it onto a Concord Crush Modern Label.
A few of the Basic Pearls Jewels later and there you have it.

Don’t forget you can get any of the items I have used for my projects from the Idea Book & Catalogue. And the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets you can earn free for every £45 you spend on goodies from the Idea Book & Catalogue.  If you’d like to know more about the Sale-a-Bration promotion and how to obtain the products here please contact me.

If you have time before you go, why not leave me a message and let me know what was your favourite project of mine.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list for news on workshops, classes and fabulous promotions.

Now make sure you hop on over to Jeanette’s blog. for the next step of the Blog Hop.

Have fun & see you again soon

Elaine x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop is Coming

Keep an eye out this Sunday 23rd January for a fabulous Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop.

Myself and many other Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are participating in this blog hop just for you. We will, between us, bring you fabulous cards, super scrapbook pages and pretty paper projects all using stamps from the Sale-Bration promotion, along with Stampin' Up! products and accessories.

So put a note in your diary for this Sunday 23rd January at 10am.

See you on Sunday

Elaine x

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Birthday Wishes–Sale-a-Bration


Have you seen the Punch Bunch stamp set in this years Sale-a-Bration (SAB) promotion?  I , along with many others, just adore this cute little guy. 

He’s great for children’s birthday cards like this ones here, as well as grown ups.

Owl Punch Bunch SAB

I just love these cheerful boyish colours together.  Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue and Real Red.

The greeting & shooting star are both from the SAB set So Happy For You.  This is so versatile and is a must have.  Look at all the different phrases you have.


Don’t forget you can earn any of these sets in this years Sale-a-Bration promotion.  If you want to know more or would like to place a qualifying order to get one or both of these sets, please get in touch.

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Elaine x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sale-a-Bration–Punch Bunch For You!


With all the wintery weather everyone has been having or has had I thought there was a need for a cheerful card in some fabulous sunny colours.

I’ve used Poppy Parade, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cardstock with a piece of Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper. I used Pear Pizzazz teamed up with the Scallop Circle punch.

The “For You” image is from the fabulous Sale-a-Bration (SAB) set – Punch Bunch.  I am loving this set as there are so many fabulous images that will allow you to make some truly wonderful cards, scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects.

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Add a little Daffodil Delight Grosgrain ribbon and there you go!  A sunny card to cheer up someone's day.

Hope you like it.

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Elaine x

Chic Valentine


Remember back at Convention I told you all about the fabulous stamp set that I won?  Well here it is all stamped up. Et VoilĂ !

I just love the Font used for the word stamp Amour!  I inked the stamp up using the “Rock & Roll” technique.  I first inked up using Cherry Cobbler (my new favourite red) and then very carefully rocked just the edge of the stamp in Basic Black before stamping onto Whisper White cardstock.

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I hope you like it.

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Elaine x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Convention & Training Swaps 2010–Part 5 Christmas

Another swap from one of our European Demonstrators.  This one is form Peggy Coguiec in France.


The baubles have been stamped using the masking technique,  the patterns in the baubles are from the Sparkling Jumbo Wheel. Then over the top is the stunning shimmer paint.  The photo really doesn’t show just how sparkly this card really is.

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Elaine x

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sale-a-Bration 2011–Sweet Summer Flowers

I really do love this stamp set that Stampin up are offering in the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  It’s just so pretty and makes you think of those summer months ahead later this year.  This stamp set is timeless and will provide you with many projects.  I have so many ideas for mine even after the Sale-a-bration promotion ends.

The colours I used are Melon Mambo which is just so vibrant, with Wild Wasabi and So Saffron.

The flowers on the card really pop out.  No special technique here.  Just as you trim around the flower the pressure of you Paper Snips blades seem to lift the petals forward so when I attached the flowers to the card on a Stampin’ Dimensional they just popped out at me.


Each of the flowers have a small rhinestone in the middle just to make it that little bit more special.

Now all I need to decide is who to send it to.

Don’t forget there are many different ways to earn this and other sets during Sale-a-bration.  If you would like to know more please get in touch.

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Elaine x

Friday, 7 January 2011

Envelope Scrap Album

This is such a fun project to make.  And such a great way to show off photo’s.  It’s a great present.

If you took lots of photo’s of the children over Christmas ready to send the grandparents, aunties & uncles or even Mummies or Daddies posted overseas then what better way to do it than with an Envelope Scrap Album. 

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All you need is 3 straight flap envelopes (Stampin’ Up! Whisper White  or Very Vanilla) , 3 fabulous photos, 12 x 12 papers (I've used Stampin’ Up! Sunny Garden Designer Series Papers (DSP).  You can add Ribbons and any other embellishment's that you want. I’ve used brads from Stampin’ Up! Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Collection.
You may want to strengthen the joins where the envelope flap sticks to the next envelope with scored cardstock.


Why not have a go.    Would love to see your creations. Send me your photo’s and I’ll post them up on here for you!

Elaine x

Convention & Training Swaps 2010–Part 4 Christmas

Another swap and his time from Carola Siebert-Batholmei who is one of Stampin’ Up’s German Independent Demonstrators.


Carola has some other stunning Christmas cards on her blog that were from her swaps at Convention.  I love the children playing with the sleigh from the Welcome Christmas set.

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Elaine x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Memo Block Holder–Tutorial


I just love this little Memo Block Holder.  It’s so easy to make.


It’s a great way to use 12 x 12 scrapbooking papers.  I have loads and I am always looking for new ways to use them other than on a scrapbook page or a card. Once you have made it and seen how quick it is to put together you’ll want to make loads as presents for your friends. I’ve made lots of these as presents for family, my son’s Nursery School Teachers, as prizes for the nursery raffles.

Unfortunately, I ran out of the white paper Memo Blocks so i filled this one temporarily with 3” x 3” Post it notes.

I’ve put together a small tutorial for you:-

Paper block holder



 Materials required:


·         Paper trimmer

·         1 inch circle punch

·         12 x 12 DSP (Designer Series Paper of your choice)

·         Cardboard (The white card from the DSP Packs is good for this or use cereal box cardboard and cover with DSP)

·         Ribbon

·         Pencil

·         Adhesive

·         Bone scorer

·         Cardstock (Matching colour from your Designer Series Paper Colours)


·          Step 1:

Take your sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper , and cut 3 inches off two of the sides, so that it now measures 9 x 9 inches (23 x 23 cm)




Step 2:

Fold the square piece of paper in half one way and then in half the other way……like this:


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Step 3:

Fold each corner into the centre. Be sure to flatten with your bone scorer so you have a flat fold. So this for each corner, and it should look like this:




It looks a bit like the start of one of those games that we all made at school – Remember those?


Step 4:

On each long side fold in toward the centre, Making sure that the centre part will be large enough to take your memo block paper.


You will need to do this for all four sides and once you have done that it should look like this:


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Step 5:

Fold out two opposite ends.


Step 6:

Fold in the two sides so that they fold in toward each other, like in the picture below.



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Step 7:

Take the large point flap and fold it in and over the folds you just did. The point should meet up with the others in the inside. Do this for the other side as well.


Step 8:

Once you have both sides folded you will end up with a box like so. It is essential that you run your bone scorer over each fold, or it won’t fold into each other nice a flat. This is called an Origami box.


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Step 9:

Cut a 3 x 3 inch square (or check size if your memo block was larger or smaller) of cardstock and place it in the bottom of the box to make it more sturdy.





Take your 1 inch circle punch and on one side punch out a half moon.





Step 11:

Cut out one piece of cardboard, and one piece of DSP measuring 3.5 inches by 4 inches. Layer the paper on top of the cardboard.


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Step 12:

 Mount your paper box, using sticky strip or Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, on top of the cardboard, so that it has a sturdy base. Fill your box with 3 x 3 inch pieces of paper or Post it Notes.  Decorate the outside of the box.


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Step 13:

Cover a pencil or pen with some DSP and created a little holder for it on the front of the cardboard sheet. Then you’ll always have a matching little pencil to write the notes on.  My pencil came from that well known furniture store from Sweden, but you could use Golfing pencils or similar.


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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

10 Reasons to join Stampin’ Up! And Sassy Stampers during Sale-a-Bration 2011




1.       Save over £110 on the items in your starter kit.  That’s over £230 worth of fabulous goodies for just £119.

2.       Get the gorgeous Scrapping Memories kit worth £80 for just £50.

3.       Join before 28th February and receive a free stamp set of your choice (value of up to £44.95) from the main Idea Book & Catalogue.

4.       Receive additional Stampin’ Up! Products from me as a thank you gift.

5.       Get 20% instant discount on your future orders.

6.       Have the opportunity to receive up to 14 more stamp sets for free in your first 6 months!

7.       Gain access to The Sassy Stampers Team Blog where we share ideas, business tips and get to your team mates.

8.       Attend fun and informative Team Meetings where you’ll be able to make projects that can be used or adapted for your business.

9.       Attend Regional training and Convention run by Stampin’ Up!

10.   Receive fabulous business tools and samples from me.

If you want to know more, please email me or click on the “Join My Team” button at the top of this page.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Elaine x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

From Scraps With Love


Every now and then I have moments when I feel the need to raid my scraps box and make something.  It’s my justification of why I keep all those little scraps and off cuts of paper and card.

And today’s card is one of those moments.  I had some left over 3.5” x 1.5” pieces of Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was left over from a project. I know, I know.  Why on earth would you keep bits that small you ask. 

So I can make something like this…..

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I just love the colours together.  Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey & Very Vanilla.  Very yummy colours together.

I used the Heart to Heart punch to punch the hearts out of the DSP and attached those onto Concord Crush with Glue Dots.  The Happy Birthday is from the Perfect Punches Stamp set with a rhinestone on the dot of the i.  I really love the touch of bling these fabulous rhinestones give to projects.

I had more hearts left over and will make a a couple more cards and post them up soon.

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Elaine x

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Convention & Training Swaps 2010–Part 3 Christmas

How many times have you bought bottles of wine as presents for workmates, your staff or even the milkman?  It’s so easy just to pop it into a bottle bag or roll some Christmas wrapping paper isn’t it? Well how about making  this cute bottle tag.
This was a swap with  Lisa Runnalls at the Stampin’ Up! Convention this year.
Don’t you just love Rudolph? Lisa used the Two Step Bird punch to make Rudolph’s antlers, the large oval for the face and circles punches for the body & nose. 

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Elaine x