Craft & Chat LIVE REPLAY with Liz – Beautifully Happy. Yesterday I shared two cards on YouTube using the Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Beautifully Happy. This set is FREE if you place an order of at least £90/€120, and it is huge. I also used some of the FREE Sale-a-Bration paper, Dandy Designs, which has 48 doubles sided sheets of paper in it, again it is a £90/€120 item, but WOW! I also used a set of dies that have been waving a me to be used for a while, Split Card Textures Dies.
My first card was the Fresh Freesia card on the right of the picture above. I stamped the large flower in Tuxedo Black before colouring it with Stampin’ Blends, choosing Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green and So Saffron. I added a line of Light Smoky Slate around half of the image before fussy cutting it out. Adding Light Smoky Slate helps the image to blend into the card once you have fussy cut it (or die cut for that matter)
In the image above you can see the white edge of the fussy cutting on the left of the flowers (now covered with Light Smoky Slate). I think you can see just how ‘obvious’ this makes the flowers look, rather than becoming part of the card.
In this second picture, you can see the Light Smoky Slate edge and, I hope you agree, that it blends into the card. If you take another look at the first picture, or the one below, I think the left side of the flowers is much more obvious than the right. For once I remembered to decorate the inside of the card by adding a single flower, coloured with the same Blends. The finishing touch was to add some Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems in Fresh Freesia.
My second card was much quicker to put together as it used the 2-Step Stamping images, which are so quick to use. I stamped the outline in Gray Granite so it was a more subtle image, then added 2nd Generation ink in Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green, plus a So Saffron centre to the largest flower.
I added a sentiment and some Adhesive Backed Milky Dots (this months Customer Gift) in Petal Pink, as well as a sentiment from the stamp set to help bring the card elements together. Again, I stamped on the inside of the card, repeating the colouring from the outside.
I hope you enjoy these cards and will give some of the ideas a try.
I have an ordering special for qualifying Online orders placed before 31st January 2023 that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £45/€60 (before P&P) will receive the ADHESIVE BACKED MILKY DOTS (#160582) as a gift from me. This is in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers. EVERYONE using the Host Code (or placing an order of £150 or more) will receive the Customer Card Kits too. Please note that there is only one Gift Pack per customer per month.
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 get the Thank You Pack and Card Kits.
Video Tutorial Time!
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. Each month I have an Ordering Special, so keep your eyes open for that! But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and 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:
Why not save money on EVERY Order?
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! For just £99/€129, you still get your choice of ANY products up to the value of £130/€175 AND FREE SHIPPING, you just pay less. During Sale-a-Bration the Starter Kit is WAY better (how is that even possible?!). During Sale-a-Bration it gets even better. This time is simply AMAZING, with three options:
- Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (£55/€77 value) PLUS your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £125/€160
- Option 2: The original white Mini Machine (£55/€77 value) PLUS your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £125/€160
- Option 3: Your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £99/€129
* £40/€55 more than our normal Starter Kit
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, Austria, Belgium or The Republic of Ireland, 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!
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 – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14 x 9.6cm)
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 using this link.
Catch me on YouTube LIVE!
You can catch me LIVE on YouTube twice a week:
- Tuesday – Coffee & Card at 11am UK Time
- Thursday – Craft & Chat at 3pm UK Time
I can’t wait to welcome you. If you log in to your YouTube Account you can leave LIVE Comments, so we can CHAT. These are my favourite events each week, so please come along. My YouTube Channel is: