Welcome to the last Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop of 2016, hope you have all been having a lovely Christmas break. I have been having some lovely family time as well as some crafting in preparation for the upcoming classes in the new year and launch of the new Spring/Summer catalogue. As well as there being lots of new goodies to get your hands on, Jan-March also means Sale-a-bration, which means FREE product – whooop whooop!!!!
So, have you heard of Sale-a-bration (SAB) before? If you are not sure or have not heard of it before let me fill you in on the 3 ways in which you can benefit during this time…
1. Shop – For every £45 spend, you can choose a free SAB item
2. Join – Now is the perfect time to join. Not only do you get the chance to choose your starter kit (any items from any catalogue). This is £99 HOWEVER you get to choose £130 of product (no catch!) PLUS during SAB 2 additional stamp sets up to the value of £93!! WOW
3. Host – A chance to get some friends together for a fun night in or if you don’t feel you have space why not host a virtual party online (via FB) You can earn hostess rewards which can even be used towards a starter kit.
The 3 cards I am sharing with you today are all using the ‘Special Reason’ bundle which is the stamp set and coordinating dies (Purchased together and you SAVE 10% – Pg 42 of the Spring/Summer Catalogue). If purchased in the wood-mount you would earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item, or if you purchased the clear you could add a little something to reach the magic £45.
The ‘Thank You’ is from a FREE Sale-a-bration set called ‘So very much’ which is mainly a large and simple thank you with some extra add on words (5 stamps in total within this set)
As you can see I have used the ‘Thank You’ as a background to the middle card (using Pink Pirouette). However on the first card (on the left) I have stamped it in black first and then used the black marker (brush end) to create some faux brush lettering. I have made the downwards strokes thicker and left the upwards strokes thinner. You could create this effect with any of the Stampin’ Up! colours – stamping in any ink colour and using matching Stampin’ write marker.
These coordinating dies can be used in a number of combinations, below is the Stampin’ Up! video showing this off in even more detail.
Did you know I hold regular monthly classes at the Wick Hall, West Sussex on the first Tuesday of every month.
Are you near Littlehampton, West Sussex (UK)? Are you looking for a new hobby for the new year?
These are for everyone, no experience or equipment nessesary. We normally make 3-4 cards and the cost of the class is £10 0r FREE with a £25 spend on the night. All you need to do is contact me via my blog or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your space. Booking closes 7 days before the event.
Would you like to come along and have a taster of my class? I am holding a Catalogue launch event on Sunday 8th Jan, at the Wick Hall. The cost is £5, which includes making a card, a copy of the new catalogues, tea/coffee, cake, raffle ticket and to have a fun morning. I would LOVE to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by today – I am now sending you over to the fabulous Louise at Stampin’ Delight who has some fabulous sneak peaks in store for you! Be sure to hop around everyone and if you have time please leave a comment as we would all love to here from you.
So what’s top of your wish list so far?
Thanks for stopping by – Emma
Blog Hop List
- Gina at Emerald Kreations
- Mikaela at The Crafty Oink Pen
- Pip at Queen Pip Cards
- Eimear at StampinColour
- Sarah at Stamp with Sarah
- Emma at Coastal Crafter
- Louise at Stampin’ Delight
- Caroline at Craft with Caro