Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Rainbow Birthday Card Week #5

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Welcome to the fourth week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned previously the stamp set for this months challenge is the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This week is a busy birthday week for me with some big birthdays happening so I wanted to make a bit of a special birthday card and I love making shaker cards! For this weeks card I got my colour inspiration from the Pop Of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I have finally broke into. I used a piece of the DSP (measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8inches) for my card front. For my card base I used some Basic Black A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches). I then adhered a piece of Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (4 inches x 5 6/8 inches) with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I took a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock (3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches) and along with my piece of DSP I die cut two squares using the fabulous Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Using some Melon Mambo and Basic Black cardstock and the squares framelits I die cut two frames for my shaker windows, I adhered my DSP to my Whisper White piece and my frames to my windows. On the reverse I adhered some Window Sheet to my shaker windows and applied some of the super new Foam Adhesive Strip. On some more Whisper White I stamped two larger balloon images and two smaller balloon images from the stamp set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink, which I then punched out with the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I also punched out some balloons in Shimmery White Cardstock and some more Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

On my card base I adhered one smaller stamped and punched out balloon to each space where my shaker windows will be. I popped in some sequins from both the Metallics and Brights Sequin Mixes. I then popped on my card front. To the side of each shaker window I adhered a larger balloon punch out with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and popped up a larger stamped balloon image with some Stampin Dimensionals. To finish of my card front I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set in some Versamark Ink on a smallpiece of Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed with some White Stampin Emboss Powder.  I cut this in to a flag end and popped it up with some dimensionals on to my card and of course covered everything in Wink of Stella. For the inside I just used a couple of the die cut pieces from my shaker windows and adhered these for a pop of colour.

I am very happy with how this card turned out and is pretty simple to recreate! Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Balloon Builders Photopolymer Stamp Set

Balloon Builders Photopolymer Stamp Set

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£14.00

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

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£8.25

Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock

Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

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£11.75

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

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Window Sheets

Window Sheets

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£4.50

Metallics Sequin Assortment

Metallics Sequin Assortment

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£4.50

Brights Sequin Assortment

Brights Sequin Assortment

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£4.50

Foam Adhesive Strips

Foam Adhesive Strips

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£7.25

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Balloon Bouquet Punch

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£16.00

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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£7.25

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

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£3.75

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

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£9.00

Big Shot

Big Shot

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£99.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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£3.75

Embossing Buddy

Embossing Buddy

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£5.50

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad

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£7.75

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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£4.50

Heat Tool - Uk Plug

Heat Tool – Uk Plug

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£27.00

Stampin' Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer

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£27.00

Paper Snips Scissors

Paper Snips Scissors

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£9.00

Simply Scored

Simply Scored

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£27.00

Bone Folder

Bone Folder

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£6.25

 

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Birthday Shaker Card Week #4

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Welcome to the fourth week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned previously the stamp set for this months challenge is the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This week is a busy birthday week for me with some big birthdays happening so I wanted to make a bit of a special birthday card and I love making shaker cards! For this weeks card I got my colour inspiration from the Pop Of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I have finally broke into. I used a piece of the DSP (measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8inches) for my card front. For my card base I used some Basic Black A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches). I then adhered a piece of Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (4 inches x 5 6/8 inches) with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I took a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock (3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches) and along with my piece of DSP I die cut two squares using the fabulous Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Using some Melon Mambo and Basic Black cardstock and the squares framelits I die cut two frames for my shaker windows, I adhered my DSP to my Whisper White piece and my frames to my windows. On the reverse I adhered some Window Sheet to my shaker windows and applied some of the super new Foam Adhesive Strip. On some more Whisper White I stamped two larger balloon images and two smaller balloon images from the stamp set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink, which I then punched out with the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I also punched out some balloons in Shimmery White Cardstock and some more Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

On my card base I adhered one smaller stamped and punched out balloon to each space where my shaker windows will be. I popped in some sequins from both the Metallics and Brights Sequin Mixes. I then popped on my card front. To the side of each shaker window I adhered a larger balloon punch out with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and popped up a larger stamped balloon image with some Stampin Dimensionals. To finish of my card front I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set in some Versamark Ink on a smallpiece of Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed with some White Stampin Emboss Powder.  I cut this in to a flag end and popped it up with some dimensionals on to my card and of course covered everything in Wink of Stella. For the inside I just used a couple of the die cut pieces from my shaker windows and adhered these for a pop of colour.

I am very happy with how this card turned out and is pretty simple to recreate! Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Birthday Celebration Week #3

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Welcome to the third week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned last week we will be using the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This weeks card is based on the reason I wanted this stamp set in the first place, “Sweets”, yes sweets!! I have seen a couple of examples of cards using the smaller balloon shapes in the set and they reminded me of jelly beans. So my card this week is a sweetie card, and no not all my cards on based on sweet treats.

I stamped three of the smaller balloon images in my three favourite colours, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Inks, on to a sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock. Creating a sheet of my own DSP, once dry I used my Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen to add a bit of sparkle to my sweeties. I then trimmed this down to card fronts (3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches) and a adhered them to a card base of Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches).

I took some A4 Vellum Cardstock and stamped a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this with White Stampin Embossing Powder. I then flipped this over and on the backside I coloured my sentiment in with the co-ordinating Stampin Write Markers. I cut a banner shape at the bottom and then adhered this to my card front using some discreet Glue Dots and Fast Fuse. Finally I added a piece of Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine to finish off my card.

I think you will agree this is a bright, fun and sweet birthday card!? Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

Product List

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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Stampin’ Up UK Independent Demonstrator “What I’ve been up to!”

 

I just wanted to check in with you today and let you know what I have been up to!

Its been a busy couple of weeks on the Stampin’ Up calendar, we had our On Stage event which I attended, we had the retiring list come out which you can still take advantage of up until 31st May 2016. At On Stage we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this years new 2016/17 catalogue which I have to say is amazing and I am so excited!!! We as demonstrators are allowed to place pre-orders for some of the scrummy new delights so we can share them with you in the run up to the catalogue release, which I will be doing so shortly.

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Onstage was an amazing day. I got to meet up with my fellow Pootler’s and my Upline Sam. We got to try out some of the new products, we were given lots of goodies (including a copy of the new catalogue) and we learnt so much from representatives from Stampin’ Up as well as fellow demonstrators whom shared some amazing makes and ideas. It didn’t stop there we also had a team training day on the Sunday organised by Sam for her team which again was brilliant, I loved every second of my Stampin’ Up weekend! Oh and bonus I came away with some beautiful swaps, some I have eaten 🙂 (not the packaging hahaha….)

I made some cute little boxes for my swaps. As I have said before, I have to step out of my comfort zone when making 3D projects so I hope my fellow demonstrators enjoyed their swap and the little chocolate surprise inside 🙂

For my boxes I used the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper, co-ordinating A4 Cardstock in Crumbcake, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Basic Black. I also used Co-ordinating Classic Inks in Crumbcake and Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Rose Red, Mint Macaron and Garden Green and finally Crushed curry and Tangerine Tango. I used the Flower Patch Stamp Set and co-ordinating Flower Flair Framelits. For the sentiment I used the Many More sentiments Stamp Set and the Word Window punch.

 

We were set a few challenges that weekend, Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up set us a goal of booking one extra event every month for 6 months #sixmonthstampingoals. So with this in mind I took part in my first carft fair at the weekend and I have to say I really enjoyed it, I made some great contacts with other stall holders and ultimately got myself out there!!

I learnt a few things too, what people like to buy and I was mainly asked for male themed cards!! So this week that is my challenge to myself, make some male cards. Again, stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging myself…I will be sharing these here with you this week! Also I have a project week planned where I will be sharing some of the amazing project kits that you can get in our amazing catalogues, including a sneaky peek of a kit featured in the new catalogue!!! This will kick off a few sneak peek projects using some of the gorgeous new products.

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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RETIRING LIST 2016

Colour Throwdown Challenge Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentine’s Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I couldn’t not share a Valentine’s Card on Valentine’s Day! I don’t feel like I have made that many this year, compared to last year. You know those memories that you get notified of on Facebook, well I have had one every day this week and they have all been cards that were published on my blog last year, I was obviously feeling the love!!

For today’s card I have tried a bit of a different challenge. I have noticed a few people taking part in this challenge on Instagram and I am always looking for ways to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour combinations so I thought I would give it a whirl…..

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So I chose Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock for my base, cut at 4 1/8 inch and scored at 5 7/8inches. I then cut a mat from Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches which I adhered a mat of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over measuring 3 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches.

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Using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and my BigShot I die cut the heart from Gold Foil Sheets. The matching Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Die set are available as a Bundle saving 15% and it is gorgeous, I will not be parting ways with mine for a long time to come!

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I stamped the accent flowers in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on to some more Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them and adhered them on to my gold heart. I then adhered some gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I popped my heart up on some Stampin Dimensionals and popped my card front up on to my card base.

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Finally breaking out the stamps in the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set I stamped the Banner stamp and my sentiment inside my banner in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on some more Blushing Bride cardstock. I also stamped three hearts and fussy cut these out with my Paper Snips. I popped my banner and hearts up on dimensionals and covered my hearts in Dazzling Details and my flowers on my heart in Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen for that extra bit of glitter!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend whatever you are up to and don’t forget to go and grab those Sale-a-Bration items that retire for good on Monday 15th February!

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Crazy Crafters and Pootlers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters/Pootlers Blog Hop for December. This month we are excited to show off our “2016 Occasions / Sale’a’bration Sneak Peeks”. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Louise at Whiteflagdesigns or you may have come from the person previous to me, Sue Vine from MissPinksCraftSpot. Be sure to click on the next button further down to continue your journey on this extra special blog hop with my fellow Pootler’s and our International crafting sister’s from Australia.

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I was so excited to get my copy of the new 2016 Occasions catalogue, but I was even more excited when I saw the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set I love it and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The new 2016 Occasions Catalogue starts 2nd January and then you will also be able to get your hands on all these lovely goodies! Not forgetting from 5th January (excitingly jumps around) Sale’a’Bration starts!!

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For my card base I used a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. Using some of the gorgeous Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack I cut two strips measuring 1 1/2 inches x 5 7/8 inches. I adhered the Crushed Curry piece to my card front using Snail Adhesive. With the Bermuda Bay piece of DSP I did some partial die cutting with the tea cup die from the matching Cups and Kettle Framelits Die Set (which is available as a bundle saving 15%…….Amazing!!!). I then adhered this to my card front also.

I stamped the main image from the stamp set on to some Whisper White A4 Cardstock with some Melon Mambo Classic Ink. I did some “fussy cutting” and popped this up on some Stampin Dimensionals onto my card front.

To finish off the front of my card I stamped the “Steaming” Heart image above my teacups in Melon Mambo ink using the stamping off technique to go along with our theme for this blog hop of “One die or punch, One Stamp Set, One DSP and One Ink”. I also had to add some of the New Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen to my stamped hearts. To top it all off I added some of the It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

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For the inside of my card I stamped a sentiment and a cute little heart, in some Melon Mambo ink, from the stamp set.

Well that’s my card for this extra special blog hop with our International friends.

Thanks for hopping by, Louise xx

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Make it Monday Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Note Cards

For todays Make it Monday I am breaking out the beautiful Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper, for me it has been the highlight of this years Sale-a-Bration promotion and as this comes to an end on the 31st March, yes just next Tuesday!! That will be the last day you can qualify for free products for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products and the last time you can get your hands on the beautiful Irresistibly Yours DSP.

Now you know I love sponging colour on to this DSP so well that’s what I have done.  I have made a set of 6 3×3 notecards each with a different colour combination. Some I like and some I am not so keen on.

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SAB Irresistibly Yours Note Cards

Each notecard is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut down to 6 inches x 3 inches and scored at 3 inches.  The Irresistibly Yours DSP is cut down to 2 3/4inches x 2 3/4 inches.  For my sentiments I used the Sale-a-Bration Simply Wonderful Stamp Set.

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Irresistibly Yours Notecards

For my first three notecards I used Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Classic ink and stamped the “Congrats” sentiment from the stamp set on some Whisper White cardstock with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then punched it out with the Large Scalloped Oval Punch.  Then I used Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate Classic ink and stamped the “Thanks so very much” sentiment on to some Whisper White cardstock and cut this into a banner shape.  For the third card I used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Inks and stamped the sentiment “so happy for you”  on some more Whisper White and also cut this into a banner shape.

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SAB Irresistibly Yours Note Cards

For my other three note cards I used Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight Classic Ink (this turned out lovely) and stamped the “you’re the best” sentiment and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. On my next card I used Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink and stamped the sentiment “You’re simply wonderful” and again punched this out with the word window punch. For the last card I used Baked Brown Sugar and Lost Lagoon Classic Ink and stamped the “to a great friend” sentiment and used the large scalloped oval punch again to punch it out. I adhered all my pieces of DSP on to my card fronts with snail adhesive and popped my sentiments up with Stampin Dimensionals.

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SAB Irresistibly Yours Cards

So which combination is your favourite? Or what combinations are you going to try?

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies while Sale-a-Bration lasts, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

 

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