Thursday, 7 April 2011

Summer splash good luck card

I watched a tutorial online on how to make an easel card so thought I would use the new Summer Splash stamp set from Stampin Ups new mini catalogue. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I just love those subtle bubbles!

Stampin Up Big Shot is here!!!

I am thrilled that the Big Shot has finally come to Stampin Up in the Uk.
The Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! product line is a big deal! With the Big Shot and the exclusive dies, you can cut over 50 different material types and duplicate creative and intricate designs quickly and easily. And because the Big Shot is lightweight and does not require electricity, you can take it with you wherever you go.
Stampin Up have designed exclusive dies that coordinate with current Stampin' Up! product lines—such as their stamps and punches—as well as Sizzix dies that coordinate with the Stampin' Up! look and feel. You can also create beautiful fabric accessories and home décor with your Big Shot--even if you don't sew. Design your own custom pillow appliqués using the Scallop Circle Bigz die or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting.
The product line will continue to expand, so check back to see what exciting new things are on the way.

There are 5 pages of products on pages 6 -10 of the catalogue. Why don't you check them out?

Scallop box of notelets/tags

I used the wonderful Baby Blossom stamp set and Rose Red; Pretty in Pink and pear Pizazz ink pads; plus some Springtime Vintatge papers all on Very Vanilla cardstock; and finished off with Baja Blue seam binding ribbon. SO Pretty!

Easter bunny box

The bunnies were made using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch; the 1 3/8 inch circle punch; the large and small oval punches; the 1/2 inch circle punch and the 1/4 inch circle punch. Aren't they cute cute cute!

Easter basket

I have transformed the basket I made yesterday using the scallop envelope die for the big shot. Here is the end result. I am going to add mini eggs for Easter. I used the very pretty Springtime Vintage designer series paper and the gorgeous Rose Red seam binding ribbon. These can be found on page 17 of the new mini catalogue here

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Stampin Up Scallop Envelope Die for Big Shot

I love this already. It is more than just an envelope. It can make a variety of little boxes and giftcard holders of varying sizes with a little adjustment and time.

I have made some basic undecorated boxes to show you what you can achieve with this die; using cardstock.

Here is the simple scalloped envelope using Pear Pizazz cardstock

By trimming the flap on two envelopes I made this small box which holds 3x3 notecards/tags

By sticking four of the envelopes together you can make a square box like this

A hexagonal box can be made by combining 6 envelopes like this:
Aren't they fantastic? I am now off to decorate them to show you how they can be used

Item code 113462 priced £18.95. I have had my monies worth already!

Stampin Up mini catalogue 2011 has arrived!

Click on the catalogue to view the wonderful new products online. You can order from this catalogue between now and the end of September by contacting me.

I have been playing with lots of new resources and will showcase some of them over the next few weeks!