Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Mixed Bouquet Birthday Card


Here is the card I did yesterday for my great card making pal, Alison:

Quite a challenge for me as Alison always makes such wonderful cards!
Check out her blog - Alison's creations are just perfect - http://www.paperpiecing.blogspot.com/ and a real inspiration for those of you with die cutters!
Back to my orange creation (I tried to think of something else beginning with O, but it's just too late to think properly!) Have you noticed, I am quite into orange at the moment?! Let me know of any great colour combos that work with Only Orange, as I now want to branch out a little...lol!)
I used the Mixed Bouquet SU Stamp Set of course! For the orange background card, I have stamped the flower/seeds stamp and leaf with versamark ink. The top white card has been randomly stamped with same flower stamp in Only Orange (but only after wasting the fresh ink by stamping on scrap paper 3-4 times first) to give a nice subtle effect, and the same has been done with the leaf and Green Galore Ink.
The birthday greeting is from Sincere Salutations SU set, which I love as the font, style and wordings are so classy.
I used my circle punch to get the reverse corner effect on all the matts of card - and finished it off with 4 white eyelets, using my crop-a-dile.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Stampin' Up! Special / Promotion


I have an SU Promotion to share with you! It's called the '2-Step Stampin’ Promotion' and will run between 1– 29 February 2008.

So what's the deal? Purchase £35 of Stampin’ Up! products, and get 25% off one of the following 2-Step Stampin’ sets (the prices shown include the discount.)
105755 - Mixed Bouquet - £21.71 (page 42)
109439 - Big Bold Birthday - £20.21 (page 35)
104014 - Shapes & Shadows - £22.46 (page 54)

There is a limit of one 25% off stamp set for every £35 spent. For example, if you spend £35 in regular merchandise, you may purchase one of the three discounted stamp sets. If you spend £70, you may purchase two of the three discounted sets, etc.

'Two-step' stamping is a great, easy technique, which layers one image over another. To try it out, why not book a Stampin' Up! At Home party with me? It's a fun way to get together with some friends and family, do some stamping, make some cards, and earn free products!

Alternatively, you can order any of these sets by contacting me direct.

You'll find all the details and some lovely pictures of the stamps at http://www2.stampinup.com/gb/documents/UK_2step_Promo_0208.pdf. Or check out the SU Idea Book & Catalogue link on the right.

So - if you've been thinking of booking a party with me - now is a great time to do it!

(I should have also said that this is the 2nd promo that SU UK have run - the first is still current. Until 29 February, 2008 you can get the demonstrator Starter Kit - regularly priced at £155 - for only £139. That’s £265 worth of stamps, accessories and business supplies for only £139! This is the kit/offer that started me off as an SU Demo, so if you want to find out more, please give me a call.)