Today, Stampin Up! released the Year-End Closeouts:-
It’s always liberating to have a good clear-out at the end of the
year, don’t you find? It creates room for creativity and new things to
come, and you can make other people happy with the things you’re
throwing out. Stampin’ Up! has been doing its own little year-end
cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you!
Year-End Closeouts will include autumn/winter catalogue retiring
products, Clearance Rack items, and current high-inventory annual
Please headover to my 24/7 Online Stampin’ Up! Shop
for a complete list. If you’re one of customers, or would like to be,
I’m very happy to send you a copy of the list as an EXCEL sortable file.
Please email me if you would like a copy!
The new Hostess Code for December is AKEM2BKZ. Don’t forget this is for orders up to £150.00 only. If your order is over £150.00, and you quote the Hostess Code, you will lose the Stampin’ Rewards you will have earned on your order.
card uses one of last year’s stamp sets, Reason for the Season. I love
this 3/4″ Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbonribbon but I think this is the first time I’ve used it!
started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), with a
layer of Real Red CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
when I went to my DVD box called Layers 2, I chose to use one of the layers
that has already been dry embossed – this one has been embossed with
the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and I’ve used the debossed side.
Using Tombow I adhered this layer to Real Red layer.
I cut a length of
the ribbon and put SNAIL on the back of it so it adhered to the top
layer as well as the back where I tucked it under.
Then I adhered these
two layers to the card base.
Real Red ink, I stamped the sentiment on to a piece of Whisper White
CS and die cut it using a straight cut Layering Squares Framelits
I then die cut a Real Red scalloped square using another die from
the same set.
I adhered the two layers together and adhered it in the top
right hand corner using Dimensionals.
stamped the three step stamping poinsettia on a piece of Whisper White
CS three times – first in Basic Black Archival Ink, the leaves in Pear
Pizzaz Ink stamped off once, and then the actual flower using Real Read
For the first layer, I fussy cut the complete flower, including the green leaves.
Then I cut the
second image which was all the red flower and the third image was the
centre seven red petals, five small and two large.
Using Dimensionals, I
adhered the three layers together and then onto the card base, making
sure that I didn’t allow any Dimensionals to adhere on to the ribbon.
Another simple card, but it I love it!
it was -4° yesterday, it was a beautiful sunny day, so after my
appointment, I decided to pop into Croydon to do some shopping. I used
to be a shopaholic but now I’m a crafter, when I have to go shopping, I get as much done in one go as
As I was wrapped up well against the cold, I decided to leave my car
where I had parked it and walked into the shopping centre. I had my list
and I knew exactly what I was after.
All went well until I went into
Poundland, which is like the Dollar Store in the US. I found my hair conditioner, shampoo, tissues, muesli bars and crisps – all my
regular brands, so I stocked up!
I also found eleven of the display
folders with the clear covers that I use for my new recruits – I send
them a hardcopy of the Compensation Plan – so I bought those, too!
wasn’t until I was outside the shop that I realised my car wasn’t in
it’s usual place!
So I had to grin and bear it and carry my three bags
of shopping back to my car! As I still had more shopping to do, I drove my
car to the normal “shopping” car park so I could complete this chore I
the way, before I go, one funny note about my shopping yesterday!
popped into my two favourite high street clothes shops – Next and Marks
& Spencers – and found myself checking the sleeves on the sweaters
and jumpers, wonderering what they’d look like in my videos! LOL!
that light note, after lunch today, I’m off to the Pavilion Cafe in
Beddington Park, for my last Christmas Fair for this year.
tomorrow, happy crafting.
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