#SimpleStamping Saturday – Peace & Joy – Not Just for Christmas. Did you notice that I have, so far, shown NONE of my August to December Mini Catalogue Pre-Order? Lots of other Demonstrators have, but as we only had the launch of the Annual Catalogue a few weeks ago, it seemed a little premature. Today I change that with my first Not Just for Christmas projects. Of course, as it’s Saturday, this is also a #SimplyStamping Saturday set of projects.
Quick and Simple
I always make my Quick and Simple projects on one of our Note Cards and Envelopes. This week I am using Whisper White for a clean, crisp look. The only slightly tricky thing about this card is that you don’t want to ink up the stems of the foliage. You are after just the ‘leaf’ images and only 4 of each around the ‘JOY’, which is stamped in Petal Pink. Of course you will also need to stamp on the envelope, after all it is #SimpleStamping Saturday!
For my first stepped up card I have added full sized card (see below for the dimensions). The design is basically the same, except ‘JOY’ is stamped on a separate piece of card and punched out. I punched a piece of Petal Pink too and cut it in half to use to back ‘JOY’. Before I added the punched piece, I added a Z of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. The punched piece was added with Dimensionals, and I added some Petal Pink Gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems pack (this truly is my favourite set of gems at the moment – did you notice?)
I decided to make a Gate fold Card for my Avid Project. I have not added the dimensions for this (I need to leave a few mysteries!)
To see a full description of how I did the individual die cut elements, I highly recommend you watch my video. As I was showing my card on the video, I realised that I needed to make a ‘Belly Band’ for it. I simply cut a full length piece of Vellum about 2-1/2″ (6cm) wide. For the decoration, I stamped in classic ink (as before), in the middle of the length, and then sprinkled Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be VERY careful when you melt the embossing powder on vellum, it will suddenly melt and you could burn the vellum. Once this was set, I die cut the middle ‘JOY’ so it lined up with the front of the card. You will need to wrap the vellum around the card so it is slightly loose. Trim the length and stick with Seal, Seal+ or Tear & Tape.
Inside the Gate fold is where most of the decoration is. Because I seem to be in a rut with this, I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the narrow die cut ‘JOY’. This adds a wonderful finishing touch to the card, it felt a little ‘unfinished’ without it.
Now I really do suggest watching the video. You will be pleased to hear it is one of my shorter ones!
What do you think? Have I managed to convince you that the Peace & Joy Bundle is not just for Christmas?
Bonus Days are back, and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! For every £45 you spend from 1 July to 3 August (catalogue price before shipping and handling), earn a £4.50 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August. That means you can earn vouchers now to save money when the August – December Mini Catalogue goes Live!! But, please, if you are placing an order that means you would earn at least 2 Bonus Days Vouchers, DON’T ORDER!!
Have I Gone MAD?!
I am not going mad, I want you to have the very best deal available, and for orders that earn 2 Bonus Days Vouchers, that is NOT TO ORDER, but to try out the STARTER KIT!! For just £9 more, you will get up to £130 of products AND a discount on future orders until at least the end of January 2021!! Go on, you know it makes sense.
If joining is not for you, I would love you to try out my Customer Service. You have nothing to loose, but possibly everything to gain.
I pride myself on my Customer Service, so am always thrilled when someone chooses to shop with me so they can experience it for themselves. I also like to share as many products as possible with my customers, so, when you shop with me I split the Host Rewards between all of you if you use the HOST CODE.
But that that is not all. If you use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member. But, even better, if your order is even close to £100, please, please DO NOT ORDER!! Please get the Starter Kit and save money on this order and every future order until at least the end of January 2021.
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! It is such amazing value at a total cost of just £99 (129€) for your choice of £130 (175€) of products (with no additional P&P)!
As a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win,Win Right?
Whether you are in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands or Austria, just click on the picture to join the Team. If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop from them using this link.