Easy Handmade Cards – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop June ’22…

The theme of this months Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop is ‘Keep It Simple’, and what better title for this blog post then than easy handmade card. Sometimes we think we have to go all out to make fancy and intricate cards, but that really isn’t so, and sometimes simple really is just as good (if not better!!) The Tech 4 Stampers are a wonderful group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators all learning and developing in the world of technology. But our first love is papercrafting, so we are here to share with you all some incredible designs to help […]

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Handmade Wedding Invitations…

I just love the new Cottage Rose stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to make a very special type of project with it today – handmade wedding invitations. When you think weddings, you think special, don’t you, and so I knew this design needed to have the wow factor, but it also needed to be relatively quick to make because you could easily be making a few! I hope you like this project as much as I do, and even if you aren’t making your own handmade wedding invitations this design could easily be turned into a special […]

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How to make an Accordion File style Gift Bag – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’22…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘friendship’, and what better way to celebrate friendship than to gift someone this cut accordion file style gift bag, filled with goodies and treats, a handmade card and maybe even a note to show them how much they mean to you. To make this accordion style gift bag you will need to choose two colours of co-ordinating cardstock. I chose Basic White and Melon Mambo for mine. Take one of those sheets cut two pieces measuring 9cm x 18cm out of it, then score each of them every 1 1/2 cm. Fold […]

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How to colour Rusty Robots…

Hello and welcome to my blog post all about showing you how to colour Rusty Robots using the fun Nuts & Bolts stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Firstly, my thanks to Artisan Design Team member Kim Fee for the inspiration here, I just loved how she had coloured in her robots and I wanted to share that with you all too. There is a video tutorial showing you how I achieved this look and how I made the card, so please do have a watch if you have the time. Making cards for men, or masculine cards, can be really […]

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How to make a pull tab card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Feb ’22…

The theme for our hop this month is animals, and as soon as I saw this Happy Hedgehogs stamp set I fell in love, and knew I wanted to create a fun fold card with it, so why not sit back, relax and let me show you how to make a pull tab card! This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links […]

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Centre Step Card – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop Feb ’21…

The theme for this months Tech 4 Stampers blog hop is New Beginnings, and I won’t lie, this one had me stumped for a while, until I settled on making a Centre Step Card. I made this card for my prospective new Stampin’ Up! upline, hence hopefully fitting in to the New Beginnings theme! I can’t wait to rejoin and get going properly again. I couldn’t find any instructions for making a card that fit what I had in my head, so I went about creating this one on my own! I am not sure if this is technically how […]

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No-line Colouring Technique – Stamptastic Friends July Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is Sale-A-Bration, and I am here showcasing the Delicate Dahlias set with the No-Line Colouring Technique, just one of many techniques that I will be teaching on my upcoming Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker Course. You could earn this set for FREE, when you spend over £90 with Stampin’ Up! from 3rd August to 30th September. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom […]

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How to make an Easter Treat Basket…

Easter is only a few days away now so I want to show you a really quick and fun project, how to make an Easter Treat Basket, to fill with goodies ready for your loved ones this Easter. I have used the super cute Springtime Joy stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has the most adorable little creatures, including a sheep, a chick and a rabbit. These baskets have been around for a while, in fact I think I made them last year too, but it’s always good to revisit forgotten projects! I sized these baskets so that you could […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting March Blog Hop…

Clean and simple can be a challenge for me but I think I might have ‘Snailed It’ with this gorgeous card showcasing colouring with alcohol markers. This amazing stamp set is perfect for the casual crafter because all you need are the stamps, some Memento black ink, some card and some alcohol markers. The Casually Crafting Design Team has expanded this month, and gone global too, so there are loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! However, we remain a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting […]

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Stamptastic Friends January 2021 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the January Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all, this month with a theme of ‘Love and Hugs’. It is National Hug Day on the 21st January, so here is card that would be perfect for sending to a friend, using the Forever and Always stamp set. Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes. Forever and Always […]

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