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

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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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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #10 Stampin’ Up’s Sneak Peek Confetti Celebration Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

So this is sketch number 10 of our challenge and the sketch comes from the lovely Kathleen Rintoul-Waite at http://www.lilypopcrafts.co.uk

So for today’s sketch….

As mentioned in my last post I don’t make many male themed cards so although this sketch incorporated some floral embellishments I switched things round a little bit….

For my card base I used some A4 Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then took some A4 Basic Black cardstock cut to 4 inches x 5 6/8 inches for my first mat and then some A4 Tempting Turqouise cardtock cut at 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches for my second mat. I adhered these to my card base using Fast Fuse adhesive. Then taking some A4 Shimmery White cardstock cut to 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches I cut a 1/4 inch diagonally out of my card front and popped this up onto my card base with some Stampin Dimensionals. Using some thin strips cut from matching cardstock I adhered these in between my split in the card front.

I decided to make two cards but used Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock for my second card.

Taking some more Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turqouise cardstock I stamped my main sentiment and a star sentiment, from the new Confetti Celebration Stamp Set (from the new 2016/17 Annual Catalogue, available from 1st June), in Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with White Stampin Emboss Powder. I punched my main sentiment out with my 2″ Circle Punch and punched out the star sentiment with the co-ordinating Star punch. I punched two further stars out with co-ordinating cardstock. I popped all these up on Stampin Dimensionals.

 

For the inside of my card I adhered a couple of matching strips of cardstock and stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured this in with matching Temtping Turqouise and Bermuda Bay Stampin Write Markers.

This new stamp set is ideal for generic birthday cards, especially teenager cards, and is also available in a bundle with a brand new punch, soon to be revealed, watch this space!!!

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Hello Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

It has been a while since we did a Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge, with Christmas etc. but we are back on track now and will be “hopping” regularly on a Saturday and bringing you some amazing products!

So for today’s sketch….

For today’s cards I used the brilliant Hello Stamp Set  from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue which is only available until 15th February so you need to get in quick! I have gone in to more detail about the Sale-a-Bration promotion at the end of this post so don’t forget to stay until the end to see how you can qualify for this stamp set and more gorgeous products.

I used a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and I scored both card bases at 5 7/8 inches.

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For my “birthday girl” card, I stamped the small party hat image randomly all over my card base in Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink and So Saffron Classic Ink. This is one of my favourite colour combinations! It is quite difficult to get the right amount of pressure with these little stamps so have a practice on some scrap paper first. I found I was either applying too much pressure or not enough but you get the hang of it soon enough.

Then using one of my Circles Framelits Dies and my Bigshot I die cut a circle out of Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock for my centre piece.

For my “Birthday Boy” card I used Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink and Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink and Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock.

On my circle pieces I stamped the “Hello” sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool. I popped these on to my card bases with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I finished my circle piece with a couple of the 1/8 inch Mini Brads.

To finish my cards off I stamped my “Birthday Girl” sentiment on to some Whisper White Cardstock in Wisteria Wonder Ink, and my “Birthday Boy” sentiment in Watermelon Wonder Ink. I punched these out with the Washi Label Punch and popped them up with some dimensionals.

I finished off with a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. That’s it for my take on this weeks sketch but I think this stamp set is a must in everyone’s collection so get it quick!!

Thanks for hopping by today, 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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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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Saturday Sketch Day Stampin’ Up Tempting Thanks Card

So another Saturday Sketch Day has rolled around! I am entering the Freshly Made Sketches again this week and to be honest although this looks quite a simple sketch I really struggled! This week I have struggled to get the ideas that are in my head to come alive on my cards, do you ever have that problem?

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Anyway the card I have come up with for the sketch is fairly simple and in one of my favourite colours, Tempting Turquoise.

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Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

I took a piece of A4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock cut it at 4 1/8 inches and scored it at 5 7/8 inches.  I then took a piece of Tempting Turquoise Backgrounds Designer Series paper measuring 5 7/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches and adhered this directly to my card base with snail adhesive.  I then took another piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and cut it to 5 7/8 inches x 3 5/8 inches.  Then using my Framelits Circles Collection dies I made a template with a die cut circle out of some scrap cardstock and temporarily covered my piece of cardstock leaving just the circle exposed.  Then taking the flower cluster stamp from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set and some Versamark Ink I filled this circle with stamped images.  Taking some Stampin White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool I heat embossed all the images after removing my template.

Tempting Thanks Card

Tempting Thanks Card

I popped this card front on to my card base.  I then took a strip of Vellum about 1 1/8 inch wide and stamped a sentiment from the B.Y.O.P Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and again heat embossed this.  I cut banner ends into each end and adhered this over my embossed circle with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue.

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Thanks so Much Embossed Panel

For the inside I just adhered a piece of Whisper White Cardstock Measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches.  I stamped the flower image from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp set in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink in the two corners and that is my card for today!

Hope you have enjoyed my entry to this weeks Freshly Made Sketch Challenge, why not pop over and check some of the cards out!?

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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!!!