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Fancy Fold Male Card (or how to smash at Fathers Day!)

Fancy Fold Male Card

At the end of April and beginning of May I took a small holiday and totally forgot to blog this Fancy Fold Male card for you whilst I was gone!

Male cards are something of a nemisis for me even though I have a house full of men: father, husband and two sons!

I still dread having to make cards for them. Male cards at Christmas…? even worse and usually a complete disaster!

And then…I found this amazing fancy folded card. I would love to say that it was all my own idea..but it was not! The Fancy Fold was something I found on Pinterest (the original idea is from a lady called Samantha Clayton at and I knew instantly that my next male card was going to be made with this fold. Chances are that all of my male cards are going to be made with this fancy folded card!


I work fulltime as well as being an Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so I dont always get everything done that I would like to. However, I am going to put a video out showing how to make this card shape…then stand back and see what you all make of it!

I have used extra thick whisper white card stock, and matched it up with True Gentleman DSP, Gold foil sheets and Night of Navy ink and Trult Tailored stamp set.

The inside of the card is finished with a Birthday Sentiment – I have so many male birthdays in a year!Customers can buy all of these items by clicking the link up there on the right. You can also use the shopping code for a extra benefits with a qualifying order.

I will be back with that video shortly but until then remember to stamp your place in the world!

Dragonfly Dreams in Springtime

Dragonfly Dreams From Stampin’ Up!

Spring is heading our way and swiftly following that will be Summer which always makes me think of Dragonfly’s. Specifically, Stampin’ Up!s Dragonfly Dreams.

How is the Card Made

This card is made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams thinlits. First of all, I die cut the interlinked dragonflies and daubed over it onto the Bundle of Love DSP with Stampin’ Up! Pool Party ink to give a shadow effect.

Next, I Die cut the word LOVELY out of the Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Glimmer Paper.

The large Dragonfly is die cut from Whisper White card then coated in Versamark before being heat embossed with Clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. I have used Bundle of Love Speciality DSP on the front of the card and in addition on the ‘inside’ and again I have daubed it with Pool Party ink then finished the whole card with Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party.

This card turned out really well because I have lots of friends with Summer Birthdays and so I will be making it again in a couple of different colourways! But most of all, I love that I dont have to work too hard to to match and coordinate all the items I have used.

I hope you like this and remember that you can order the products from my online shop – Stampin’ Up will deliver your items directly to you!

Products Used

Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits (Product Code 142749)
Pool Party ink (Poduct Code 124391)
Bundle of Love DSP(Product Code 144143)
Whisper White card (Product Code 106549)
Lovely Words Thinlits (Product Code 143733)
Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper (Product Code 145601)
VersaMark (Product Code 102283)
Clear Embossing Powder (Product Code 109130)
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (Product Code 133751)

Upscale Projects – Upscaled!

Upscale Projects

I promised you late last week that I would show you how to easily upscale two cards  – and here they are!


This was our original card – Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet SugarPlum card stock, Sweet Sugar Plum ink to stamp the sentiment. I have used Layering Love sentiment, and the lovely Swirly Scribbles thinlits for the die cuts with pearls to finish off with. It is a simple card.


And this is the updated, upscaled version!  I have matted and layered the Layering Love sentiment, adding dimensionals between each layer to give depth, and die cut a few more flowers using the Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo card stock (great way to use p scraps of card stock too!).

The second card I made was this one:


Again a clean and simple card using Whisper White, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo card stock and Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo to stamp the images which are from Balloon Celebration and Layering Love.

The upscaled version:


I have used Wink Of Stella glitter brush to add glisten to the balloon. Once it was dry – a few seconds for this – I dusted over the balloon with my embossing buddy and then I have then coated it with Versa Mark before sprinkling clear embossing powder over it and heating with my heat tool. I did this several time – three I think – and then le it cool.  This has given my balloon a really glossy, shiny finish…


…and here close up…


The whole card was then finished off with a few sequins in Blushing Bride.

I hope you like how I have upscaled these two clean and simple cards to give them a little more impact.

June Offer

Exciting News of our June Promotion – Join Stampin Up and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice

recruiting_header_cust_jun2016_engCreate and call it a job – Get two FREE stamps sets in your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up! in June 2016!!

When you join during the month of June, we will help you get started right by adding two extra stamp sets to your Starter Kit!  The only catch is that you have to choose the extra stamp sets that you want—there’s no way you’re going to trick us into making such a hard decision. You get to choose two FREE stamps sets of your choice! That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. So go ahead and get your business off to a fast start. Choose your stamp sets and click the link here to start an exciting and flexible new career…and join my wonderful team of girls – The Stampin Gals.

So if you are thinking of spending around £99 on new season products why not take advantage of this wonderful offer and grab yourself a couple of new stamp sets in the process?

Next time I will have some more wonderful new Stampin’ Up products to share with you – a couple of the new bundles available with some incredible offers to save you money and build up your craft stash!

Until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Upscale Projects – New Products


New Products and Upscale Projects

I am so excited  – I am waiting on a shipment of products coming from Stampin’ Up with NEW PRODUCTS from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2016-17!!! They are on the way and due here any day now! So much loveliness in one box and it is winging it’s way directly to me! if you haven’t got your copy yet then please head over to my online shop where you can see the products in their loveliness or email me and I will be happy to send you a paper copy – my email is and there is a small charge of £3.95 per copy which can be paid via Paypal or bank card/credit card through PaypalHere.

Here is a clean and simple project using some of the new In-Colours for 2016-18 while we wait!


I am really pleased with how simple this is – I have teamed Emerald Envy (NEW COLOUR) card stock with Whisper White and Sweet Sugar Plum(NEW COLOUR) – this is fast becoming a new favourite! I used the same colours in ink pads. The stamp sets are Balloon Celebration and Layering Loveliness (NEW STAMP SET), both of which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue.

Upscale Projects

Now I like simple cards, but sometimes you need a little bit more. So over the next few days, whilst I am waiting for my new products to arrive, I am going to show you how I upscale my simple projects with a few tips, techniques and accessories. There are definitely some NEW and exciting accessories –  which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue and can be viewed here  – I really hope you will pop back and see how it is going…

Until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world!

Sale-a-Bration is ON! and Hello Valentine!

Hello there lovely Ladies

I said I would be back and I am – this is the first of this months posts where I am hoping to be a bit of an enabler….I have A Valentines Tutorial for you.  In the not too distant future I am hoping to be able to bring you video, however, for the moment I have pictures!!!

But…before that I just want to remind you that Sale-a-Bration is on!

Sale-a-Bration…What is it all about?

Sale-a-Bration is the time to Earn FREE Products!!!!  It is an amazing EVENT perfect for Crafters!

  • Sale-A-Bration items are amazing this year! You get a free item with every 60 €/£45 purchase. Which free item are you going to redeem? Download and view your very own copy of the Brochure HERE

    •  Have you seen the new amazing Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free? See the Brochure by clicking HERE
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  • Been thinking of joining my team? As an extra goodie, you can choose a spring/summer catalogue kit or 2 Sale-A-Bration items for free!

  • New members of my team who sign up during Sale-A-Bration can choose between getting a free Occasions Kit or two Sale-A-Bration items.  It’s the best deal of the year!

  • Can’t decide which Sale-A-Bration item is your favorite? Join my team and you can pick two Sale-A-Bration items for free! You can join my team right now by clicking HERE and start choosing your favourite items for your kit and pick two Sale-A-Bration items FOR FREE! View the Sale-a-Bration brochure HERE.

Ok – a Valentines Tutorial…

I will list the products I have used at the end….

1. I took a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White card stock and cut it to 6 x 12 then scored at the 6 inch mark folding it to make my card base.

2. I then cut a piece of Real Red card 6′ x 2 1/4′.  I embossed this using the Happy Heart embossing folder.


3. Then using the Chalk Board cardstock I punched out 6 hearts – my punch is the old heart punch but there is a gorgeous new one which I will give you details of below. I also used some old DSP which has red glitter polka dots on.


4. The DSP hearts I folded in half but the Chalk Board ones are sturdier so I used my Scoreboard to score them down the middle before folding them and glueing them together with Tombow wet glue – this has to be the BEST wet glue on the market – you get a minute or so to maneuvre your card around into place before it grabs and holds firm! Once these were glued and folded I popped them under a punch while they dried.IMG_0013 IMG_0014

5. Taking my Stamp a Majig, my photopolymer stampset Hello Life and Basic Black ink pad, I then stamped onto the polysheet, making sure to line my stampblock right into the corner of my Stamp a Majig.  I then lined this up onto my card base.

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6. I stamped the ‘Love’  and heart on a line from Hello Life and ‘You’ and ‘So Much’ from Crazy About You.  I really love the photopolymer stamps, they are so easy to position and get just right.  To get the red heart I inked up the whole image then carefully wiped away the Basic Black ink from the heart. I then used my Real Red Stampin’ Write marker to ‘ink’ up the heart just before stamping on my card.


Once this was all done, I assembled my card….I attached the embossed, Real Red strip with the hearts, glued on my 3d hearts and added a little sparkle to the tiny red heart.  And here is the finished card…..

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I hope you like this quick tutorial and here are the items I used:

Whisper White Card  – 124302 – £5.50

Basic Black Ink pad – 126980 – £4.95

Real Red Card – 106578 – £6.25

Real Red Stampin’ Write – 1000052 – £2.95 (also comes as multipack of 10 Brights £23.95)

Chalk Board Card – 137786 – £7.25

Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp set – 137136 – £22.95

Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set – 137137 – £22.95 (also comes as Bundle with Thinlits dies  – see here on page 31 – £37.25)

Happy Hearts Embossing folder – 137364 – £7.50

Stamp a Majig – 101049 – £10.95

Simply Scored Scoring board – 122334 – £25.95

Tombow Multipurpose liquid Glue – 110755 – £3.25

Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246 – £4.50

If there is anything that you would like to buy please head over to here where you can place an order 24 hours a day!!!!   and remember if it is £45 or more you will get to choose a FREE item from the Sale – a – Bration products as well!

Ok, well I really hope that you like this Valentines project – if you want to shop you can click right here and be taken to my online shop. Next time I am going to be looking at Project Life – this is something I have had for a while and not really used but thought it would be terrific to explore together. So until next time, remember to stamp YOUR place in the world! xxx

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