Sara Sayers – Crafty Little Minx

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Free as a Bird shadow box recycling project

Free as a Bird shadow box recycling project 

I fell in love with the new Storage by Stampin Up! as soon as I saw it. White, modular, stackable and infinitely configurable as my mood takes me. Whats not to like?

So I bought everything I needed to hold all my Inks, markers and re inkers. That’s a lot of boxes!! I have always tried to be pretty environmentally aware and try to follow the mantra of recycle, reduce & reuse. Each element is boxed in sustainable brown card board which I have been using for holding work in progress or to protect and repackage customer and team gifts. The internal foam protecting the units really had me scratching my head………. until I had one of those light bulb moments….. literally

My pile of storage protection !

Have you seen the new adorable Free as a bird must have stamp set which is in the new catalogue ? its available from the 4th June and I just couldn’t resist using it in my project. It looks fabulous in the sunlight. What do you think?

I decided to create the light box using mossy Meadow & the aperture was created using the stitched nested label dies. You can grab these dies with the stamp set from Tuesday as a bundle and save 10%! FAB-U-LOUS. I added some vellum coloured with blends behind the aperture.

The foam protection protects the box from getting squashed, holds some tiny Micro Rice Wire Copper Fairy Lights  and diffuses the light to make it more even. So even in the dark it looks real pretty!

Carrying on with the blends I coloured all of the stamped images and added them to the front. How cute do they look? The sentiment is also from the same set and stamped onto a piece of Petal pink card stock. That cute lace poking out is the new scalloped lace trim from the same suite and is adorable.

I think it looks really pretty and so did all my attendees at my Summer Stampin’ school yesterday.

So don’t forget

  • If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose

Paper Pumpkin is proving very popular and I am already on my second order. Perfect for a bit of crafting whilst on the go or to take on holiday.

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Thanks for looking

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Sara


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By Royal Appointment – Butterfly Gala

Butterfly Gala

Wow its Monday so it must be By Royal Appointment time. This week it is my total pleasure to host the Guest blog and given we are so close to the launch of the new catalogue on the 4th June I decided to create a brand new post using one of our most popular stamp sets from the Spring/Summer Catalogue  – Butterfly Gala.

To date, I have held off sharing too many projects with this set as it has been in and any out of stock due to its immense popularity, but I just couldn’t resist pairing  this stamp set with my other firm favourite from the Spring/Summer Catalogue, the stitched rectangles. 

So I die cut three pieces of different coloured scraps (great way to use the up!) and stamped the butterfly all over in Whisper white ink. I was a little naughty and separated the larger butterfly from the small one in the set using scissors. I didn’t trim any of the photo polymer, when I cut it so that I could still use it as if it had never been tampered with! (lol)

CLM TIP: if you place the three pieces together on a silicon mat then they less likely to move and impact the pattern matching!!! I know I’m a sewing Bee addict and its now started to creep into my language…….

Once heat set I used the subtle embossing folder (another must have) to create a uniform texture and then adhered the sections to a thick whisper white base

Add a sentiment and a punched glittery embellishment and its finished. Voila!!!

Don’t forget

  • If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose what ever you wish from the current catalogues and clearance rack
  • or if your order is £99 and above consider joining my team and picking up a whole host of extras. Check it out here

Paper Pumpkin is proving very popular and I have already placed my second order so don’t forget to order yours here today!

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and……. Everything is Rosy is still available to the end of this month. Plus I have a couple of mini kits available for collection. Contact me here for more details or shop with me here

Everything is Rosy

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Sara Sayers crafty little minx friends and family stampin up


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Adorable Happy Families using Stampin’ Up Family and Friends

Happy Families using Friends and Family

I love my friends and family so when I saw this stamp set in the spring Summer Catalogue I just knew I had to have it! I am also very lucky to have my Stampin Up! family in my life and a fabulous team of demonstrators with whom I get to meet up with on a regular basis.

At a recent play date I was showing some of my recent class samples to one of my closest friends and long term Demo Hilary Wright and we started to lament that this set was soon to be retired and all the wonderful possibilities we still hadn’t had chance to explore. Almost instantly we came up with the concept of creating a modern version of a childhood game, Happy families and duly set about making one.

The cards were made using 12 x 12 Whisper White which had been stuck onto a sheet of DSP to create the right thickness and then cut with a stitched die to create the card shape. We added the figures and the coloured stars using the Stamparatus and then coloured each of the figures with blends. In our childhood game all the families were denoted by professions, but we wanted to create a more modern take and therefore used the colours. As we decided on the make up of each family we started to make up little stories and as we worked & coloured each family the background stories took on a life of their own ( well I think there is a little bit of us in there as well!).

We decided to make two sets of the cards so we could also use the cards to play Snap and some memory games with the children in our lives. I also think this is a fabulous project to do with children as they can have fun making up lots of different families or different games.  I have included all the products we used at the foot of this post!

This project that was only really possible because the two of us worked together and that completely  showcases everything I love about Stampin’ Up! and our Team. Despite our different ages, backgrounds and ethnicity, we are truly one huge group of friends/family/tribe (call it what you want!), because of our combined love of paper crafting. If you want to find out more about becoming part of our team then just click here 

So without further ado please let me introduce our Stampin’ up Happy families. So lets start with …………

The Bermuda’s

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Mr Bernard Bermuda (Berney) is a grand child of the Windrush generation, enjoys nothing more than visiting their holiday home in Bridgewater Bay. Bernie loves West Indian cricket and has finally managed to get MCC membership, after years on the waiting list. He often meets his close friend Mr Balmy to discuss all things cricket and catch up and share stories of their wives crafting activities. Bernie met his wife, Bernadette (Bernie), a former Miss Bermuda on holiday in BERMUDA BAY on route to visit to his ancestral homeland, he persuaded her to move to England with him, where they have set up home and now have 2 beautiful children. Bernie enjoys her monthly crafting date with her best friend Mrs Poppy, they attend classes provided by their local Stampin’ Up! demo, and occasionally host parties with their demo to share their love of crafting with friends and family.

The Balmy’s

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Mr Baldwin Balmy, a doctorate physicist, is an (ex-)widower living in Surrey, he loves watching cricket and is a member of the Barmy Army, he tries when he can to meet his close friend Mr Bermuda to watch a match, and they often lovingly joke about their wives crafting ‘habit’.  With his first wife he has daughter who is soon to leave for her first year at Cambridge, where she hopes to join the rowing team, and to become a member of a successful BLUE boat crew – a BALMY BLUE.  Having met his second wife Barbara (Babs) at a research conference they have a baby son together, and when she can find the time, Babs enjoys a crafty session with her beautifully coordinating Stampin’ Up! supplies, which she purchases from her local Stampin! Up! demo whom she found online, she loves seeing the  projects and information posted / shared by her demo, and is often inspired to place an online order via her demo’s online shop for the supplies, product(s), suite(s), bundle(s), kit(s) or tool(s) she has seen.

The Lovely’s

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A young and trendy family, they have just bought their first home together, in London, to coincide with the birth of their second child.  Mrs Lottie Lovely has just returned to work and enjoys lunchtime shopping trips and often ‘sneaks’ another red / pink shade into to her LOVELY LIPSTICK collection.  In their new home, Lottie enjoys hosting crafting parties with the help of her Stampin’ Up! demo, who presents new and exciting projects to Lottie and her friends, so she can share her love of crafting with them and with qualifying party spend Lottie can earn hostess Stampin’ Rewards, which she can use to select additional catalogue products or she can select from the hostess only stamp sets which can only be obtained using hostess Stampin’ Rewards.  If she holds a successful party in addition to additional rewards, Lottie also enjoys being rewarded with a 50% item; she chooses wisely.

The Pumpkin’s

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Mr Pumpkin was once a famous pork pie maker, after meeting and marrying his wife, he moved to Surrey, where they set up home to bring up their son near her family.  Mrs Pualani Pumpkin is a vegan and introduced him to meat & dairy free menus.  Mr Pumpkin has understandably  changed careers and has become a successful vegan food critic and writer.  They enjoy hosting dinner parties and have become famous locally for the PUMPKIN PIE served at their Halloween parties.  Pualani uses the experience gained from attending the classes hosted by her local Stampin’ Up! Demo to create cards, invites, gift wrappers and home decor items, not only does this mean she has a handmade beautiful card available for her to use for most occasions, but the skills she learns at class she uses whenever she can (especially in making their parties unique),

The Punch’s

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Divorcee, single mum of two, Penelope Punch is a very successful cookery vlogger, and enjoys eating and cooking with her favourite fruit, especially a Pineapple upside down cake, her children’s favourite dessert.  Her vlog for her PINEAPPLE PUNCH, a refreshing and bright drink to serve especially in the summer, went viral.  As a crafter since childhood, once she found Stampin’ Up! products, she ‘fell in love’ with them, and became a Stampin’ Up! demo during a Sale-A-Bration offer, her demo became her upline.  As a demo, she initially only bought supplies for herself, but after a while, having thoroughly enjoyed the SU team and community, she started to share her love of crafting and the quality products, with friends and family and made new crafty friends via her own events, some of these customers have joined as demos under her (her downlines), she now has a team of her own.  She enjoys the support of her wider team in ensuring her own team have all the information and support they need to be successful in their own goals.

You might have noticed  that I have only given you the back ground to five of the families ….. So  if you want to discover more about the Poppy family (and the others), please take a look at my fellow demo Hilary Wright at  Wrightcrafts where she has the other half of the families. This has got to be the smallest blog hop ever!!!

Don’t forget

  • If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose

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Paper Pumpkin is proving very popular and I am already having to place my second order so don’t forget to order yours today!

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and……. Everything is Rosy is still available to the end of this month. Plus I have a couple of mini kits available for collection. Contact me here for more details
Everything is Rosy

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Price: £46.00

 


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Hugs from Shelli – Paper Pumpkin comes to the UK for a limited period

Hugs from Shelli – Paper Pumpkin comes to the UK

Yep you heard it right!! We are finally getting Paper Pumpkin, but only for one month….

Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is? Then let me explain….. Stampin Up! have a crafty kit box subscription service that is issued to customers on a monthly basis. The contents vary, but tend to be seasonal and generally consist of Stamps, ink, note cards and embellishments. The big news is that until now, these kits have only been available in the USA and the rest of the Global markets including us UK and European crafter’s  have had watch on from afar.

We asked and asked and continually posted in the company suggestion box and now Shelli Gardner, board chair and co founder of Stampin’ Up!, has partnered with Paper Pumpkin to create a limited edition, nature-focused, Shelli-inspired kit. (In fact, you may have heard that we received this exciting announcement at our recent UK demonstrator event – OnStage.)

So, for one month only, starting tomorrow, you can add a special Limited Edition Paper Pumpkin kit to your shopping basket and get a look at what it’s all about.

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Shelli describes the kit as “A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture. It’s elegant and feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit.”  And the box it comes in? I  predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

So what do you get in the kit:

– An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
– One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our classic ink collection
– Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
– 12 exclusive, coordinating lined envelopes
– Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards

Given the recent hugely popular sell outs  I am also anticipating (& hoping)  that this box will sell out quickly then perhaps we may have this on a permanent basis.

Here is a sample card to whet your appetite. Isn’t it pretty?

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So don’t forget this amazing box is only WHILE STOCKS LAST and I’m know it wont so don’t delay if you want one

You can shop for this bundle and any of your crafty needs. Just click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!
  • If your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose just for you.

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Thanks for looking

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Sara

 


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Its Live – Product Medley – Everything is Rosy

Everything is Rosy is now available

Today is the launch of a new fantastic product Medley bundle. A complete selection of coordinating products which is only available in one special exclusive and limited time bundle called  Everything is Rosy.

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A whole host of beautifully designed product in the one convenient bundle specially coordinated so you know everything matches perfectly. You also get the coordinating stamp set AND the dies included in this fabulous budget friendly product medley. The photo below shows everything that is included.

What is included in the Everything is Rosy Bundle?

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Everything is Rosy stamps

How pretty are these stamps?

The price of the bundle is just £74.00 and the product code is 150059.  I first saw this kit being demonstrated at our recent Onstage in Telford and I love that it has everything you need including ribbon, Shimmer paint and pre-printed push out embellishments. It really is like a huge craft kit super sized so why not treat yourself? A gift to yourself because you are so worth it!

Plus bring it along to my Kit club on the 18th May and you will receive 6 more project ideas. Wowzers! As us demonstrators have only had access to buy this kit at the same time as you lovely customers I have gathered together a number of samples created by Stampin’ Up! designers for you.

This outstanding bundle is WHILE STOCKS LAST and I’m sure they won’t because it is stunning so make sure you get in there super early.

So don’t forget you can shop for this bundle and any of your crafty needs. Just click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!
  • If your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose just for you.

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Thanks for looking

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Sara


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By Royal Appointment – Rooted in Nature

Wow we are already back to Monday so it must be By Royal Appointment time. This week I had the pleasure of hosting the Guest blog and went back to a card I made last year just after the beautiful new 2018-20 In colours were announced and  we had just received the amazing Rooted In Nature stamp set! Check out my original post here
Rooted In Nature By Royal Appointment Sara Sayers! Sara shares how to create a masked, blended background with water droplets as a subtle effect on top! Pip Todman www.queenpipcards.com Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator UK

I just adore sponging and especially using our sponge brayers to make simple but elegant blended back grounds. I never tire of playing with colour combo’s so check back later this week for another vibrant sponged background.

Crafty little minx Rooted in Nature sponge brayer card

Doesn’t time fly because I have just got back from the latest Onstage where we were introduced to the latest In colours for 2019 to 2021 and the new 2019 Annual catalogue. Wow there are some fabulous new products, some of which I have been giving sneaky peaks of via Facebook and Instagram over the last 24 hours.

I have another sneak peak showing the NEW In Colours just announced for 2019-2021 at OnStage!! Check them out below.  They are stunning and I’m sure you are going to LOVE them!

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Thank you for reading my “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” & I hope you enjoyed my creation.

2019-21 In Colours Revealed

Check out these beautiful on trend colours which could available to you as a pre-order in May if you join my team or to everyone when the new annual catalogue launches on the 4th June

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Say hello to Rococo Rose, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile

So don’t forget my Stamp-a-versary offers are still available?

  • For every £10 you spend in my shop today and until 28th April you will receive an entry into my birthday draw. The prize will be one of the retiring Big Shots worth £102. Now who would like one?
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose

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If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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By Royal Appointment – Bitty Blooms

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Thank you for joining us on this special day for our “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” post. This is something we will be doing every Monday and each week we will be welcoming a different designer from our amazing team, the Royal Stampers.

So this week our guest designer is Pip Todman from Ash. A huge thank you to her for this pretty project. All the details can be found below which will also link to Pip’s website so you can look at other beautiful creations by Pip.

Enjoy the amazing creativity from Pip and if you have any questions, please drop us a message

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Pip 1st April 2019
Guest Designer – Pip Todman
Date of original post – Feb 5th, 2019
I am loving the lilac with Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss today! What a yummy combination of colours! You could use any colour combination you like, but these are what I chose to use. Of course that’s not surprising since my favourite colours are purple and pink!
It’s a cool combination that’s classy, but fresh because of the gingham and the little Bitty Bloom punched flowers!
It’s pretty and I’m loving the lilac colours that are in the current colour families from Stampin’ Up!
The stamps are from the cute all inclusive Made To Bloom card kit which just keeps on giving even after you’ve made all the cards in the kit!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fabulous project from Pip and if you have any questions, please do get in touch!  I would love to hear how you would use these fabulous punches

Next week we have Barry & Jay from Mitosu Crafts as the official guest blogger, so don’t forget to check in.

If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose.

Sara Sayers Crafty Little Minx Host code March 2019

As always thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara