Triangular Mini Cards – Part 1

I love Mini Cards – there I said it. Whilst you can’t post mini cards because of their mini nature, they are the cutest thing to hand out. Perfect for keeping in a bag, pocket or drawer to hand out as necessary or as a random act of kindness. You can box them and gift the box of cards to someone for them to use themselves – so many different options!

The box and matching cards were designed when we were transitioning between catalogues and the one item I knew was going to be in the new Annual Catalogue was the 6×6 Colour Family Designer Series Paper stacks. Cherry Cobbler hasn’t featured on a project of mine in a little while, so it just had to be used.

It is made from a single sheet of A4 cardstock, including the hinge – which I love. I have seen a lot of hinged boxes like this where the tutorials show you how to make it with multiple pieces of cardstock or paper, but never where you can make it from a single sheet. So I’m pretty impressed that I managed to work out how to do it (I won’t tell you how many sheets of retired card stock I used whilst practising). But I figured it out and I LOVE the result.

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Belly Band = 6 x 11/2 inches
  • Scrap for stamping & flowers

Scoring:

  • Notch @ 2, 3, 4 inches on all four sides.
  • Join the notches each with a score line diagonally (see video)

Supply List:

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Bright Birthdays

As part of the joining offer during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn a FREE set of Designer Series Paper (DSP). When I say set, I mean 5 PACKETS!!! of yet to be released paper from the upcoming Annual Catalogue in June. That’s right, you can get them ahead of everyone. Even demos can no longer get their hands on these, as the pre-order time period is over. So if you join my team before 28th February 2021, you can earn the paper that made this card.

Of the five packs, I chose to go with the Brights collection. I usually fall into the trap of sticking to the Subtles or the Regals, so took a bit of a lane swerve. I love the colours that I chose, they go together so well; Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

I wanted to match the stamping to the strips in the background, so used the same technique seen yesterday on my Simple Sunday series by using Stampin’ Write markers to colour sections of the sentiment. Which I think stamped rather well!

Have you seen the joining offer and been tempted? Ask me how before it’s too late!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Supplies:

Fabulous Year Older

Excited doesn’t even come close – yesterday the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue for January to June 2021 launched – eek! So in true fashion, today’s project features new product. But this new product isn’t available to just anyone, oh no. The Designer Series Paper shown on the exterior of this box is part of an amazing gift to anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration. You can read more about this by clicking the button below!

The paper used is Crushed Curry from the Regals collection, but in my video I used Granny Apple Green which is from the Brights Family. Both of them are gorgeous colours to showcase this paper. I kept my box simple, as I want the DSP to really be shown off and take centre stage. With ab bit of white edging, I’m sure you would agree that the pattern of the paper really makes the box look fabulous!

Of course, to finish the box I have used one of my fave stamp sets from the new Mini Catalogue / Sale-a-Bration brochures called ‘Approaching Perfection’. The sentiments are just perfect and I find myself reaching for them again and again, as the jokey nature of the sentiments are my style all over.

Which colour do you prefer from the two showcased? If I made a third box – what colour would you like to see me use?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 81/4 x 113/4 inches
  • Whisper White (1 piece) = 41/8 x 25/8 inches
  • Whisper White (2 pieces) = 41/8 x 13/4 inches
  • Whisper White (2 pieces) = 13/4 x 25/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (1 piece) = 37/8 x 23/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) =23/8 x 11/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) =37/8 x 11/2 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side = 2, 47/8, 67/8, 93/4 inches
  • Short side = 2, 61/4 inches (or 2 inches on both sides)

Supplies:

Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!
Please note, the paper can only be obtained by joining as a new member!

Oh So Sweet Ombre

It’s sneak peek time! First up I wanted to showcase one of the gorgeous papers available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and one of several options when you place a qualifying order over £45 / 60 €. Technically, this project contains two items available in the brochure, but the main focus of today is on the gorgeous ‘Oh So Ombre’ Designer Series Paper.

The paper pack has 4 different colours in it; Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose (see video for a peek at these!) and has 2 designs in each colour – which are absolutely gorgeous. All four are amongst my faves from the Stampin’ Up! colour families.

My project today is inspired by a treat box that Pootles first made approximately 5 years ago using the envelope punch board. Unfortunately, the punch board is now retired and so I wanted to find a way in which I could still make a treat box that looked the same, but only used a score board.

After a bit of playing with different techniques and measurements, I hit the jackpot and found the perfect technique for making boxes like this – please watch the video and you will see how easy the scoring is!

And look at the finished result, sweet and simple – just how we like our projects!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Whisper White Scrap

Scoring:

  • One corner of the DSP at the 41/4 inch mark, with a second corner touching the left of the scoreboard (see video for more details).
  • Score at 2 and 3 inches.

Supplies:

Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!

September Goodies!

Three great goodies are coming your way in September!

  1. Starter Kit Promotion
  2. My Birthday Party Live Week
  3. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Starter Kit Promotion

This new promotion has been designed to give any new members who sign up in September a kick start into their Stampin’ Up! demonstrator life, giving additional product to get started right away. The additional product includes pre-cut paper, two stamp sets, and embellishments but is only offered for a limited time.

So, if you join my team in September, not only will you receive the above, you will also get £130 / 175 € of product for your starter kit and you shall also receive a business kit including catalogues!

My Birthday Party Live Week

From Monday 7th September, to celebrate my birthday, I shall be launching a special week of Facebook Lives. During this week, I will be live every day at 7:30 pm on my Facebook page – click here to view my page. I will cover a variety of projects including Fancy Fold, 3D boxes, bags and cards. Please feel free to join me live where I shall be answering any questions put to me – or you can watch them back afterwards, as all videos shall be uploaded onto my Youtube channel. There will also be a giveaway – more details for this will be explained in due course!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

It has been known for a little while that Stampin’ Up! were working on a new die cutting machine and it is well worth the wait! From 1st September, you will be able to get your hands on your very own machine. It’s very easy to use, allowing intuitive die-cutting and embossing. All plates are labelled with a number for easy reference when building a sandwich.

The machine is light (1.22kg / 2.7lbs) and convenient to craft on the go – the platforms fold in to make transporting easy (and takes up less space when storing). When purchasing the machine, you get the plates required to get started, you will receive:

  • 1 Base Plate (Plate 1)
  • 1 Die Plate (Plate 2)
  • 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3) and
  • 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4)

So as you can see, some amazing things ongoing in September – which you can be a part of! Please don’t hesitate to ask me how.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Joining Offer!

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Becoming a Stampin’ Up! member has always been a great deal, getting £30 of free product alongside the additional business supplies and catalogues you receive (ready for if / when you want to turn your hobby into a business). But for anyone becoming a member during June, you now get other free goodies too!

Until the end of June, any new member can also add a free stamp bundle in with the free products. That’s an average of £30 extra *dependent on the bundle you choose.

What an amazing offer! What bundle would you choose if you joined?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

 

 

Last Chance Products!

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It’s that time of year when all craft addicts weep a little as the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue announces it’s retiring list. Now whilst our hearts break a little, we need to take time to remember that this is to make way for new goodies – which you can now view in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue (try not to squeal with excitement!).

A link to the retirement list has been added below, if any of these items catch your eye, be sure to grab them now as they will be popular and will be gone soon!

Please note: Some of the stamp sets on the retiring list are because they are offered in ‘Wood’ or ‘Clear Mount’, these are to be replaced with ‘Cling Mount’, so please double check both lists if you see your favourites on there!

As always, give me a shout should you require any clarification.

All the best,
Suzanne x

World Card Making Day Offers!

As if this morning’s post wasn’t awesome enough, we have ANOTHER offer available to you this week. From today, for one week only, a number of items have a 10% discount applied to them. For ease, I have listed these below – let the card making commence!

Gather your friends and get essential products at discount!