Annual Catalogue 2019-20, Home Decor & Upcycling

#MakeitMonday Episode 25 – Bird Ballad Suite Handmade Card

 

Welcome back to SmithsCraftyCreations.com – I’m so glad that you are visiting today..

Today’s Make it Monday episode is a quick easy card using one of my favourite suites – bird ballad. 

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Instructions:

Cut a piece of a4 cardstock in half and fold to get this A6 sized card.

Measurements for the DSP layers etc are within the youtube tutorial 🙂

This is absolutely stunning wouldn’t you agree?

 

 

Products Used:

There are not many supplies needed for this project today…. Here are the supplies That I used to create this card

 

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem any bonus days coupons that you have been sent in your August orders !!

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

August Host

Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Crafty Hauls, Die-cutting

Another Thanksgiving Season of Thanks Card Made using Gather Together Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Made using the gorgeous Gather Together Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Free Online Card Making Tutorial from smithscraftycreations.com 

 

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Hello and welcome to this seasonal project tutorial – not quite Christmas, but anotherthanksgiving and autumnal instead.

I have made this card using my new pre-order stampset which is called Gather Together, now this is a ten-piece photopolymer set which means stamping precisely and accurately is really easy.  I bought this in a bundle along side the Gathered Leaves Dies.  These are the new style dies which cut closer to your stamped image – I love them already, a nice even clean 1mm (appx) border around my images.  I’ll definitely be investing in this new style die.

Instructions and measurements:

Now the card base measures 4 by 6 inches.
Matt Layer is 3 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches and the stamping layer is 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches

I used Soft Suede for the card base,Mossy Meadow for the  Matt and Very Vanilla for the top layer.  I chose co-ordinating inks as with the cardstock but with an extra colour of old olive for the die cut leaves. I also used the pretty label punch for the sentiment area, and adhered some burlap ribbon under it.

Stamp and Die cut images in colours of choice as per youtube tutorial below. In this die set there are three dies that are dual action – and what I mean is that the cut and emboss the cardstock – such a clean pretty effect too!

Position your die cut images on your card to you taste then add some sentiments to break up the empty space and finish off with some wink of stella on your embossed leaves – very pretty!

 

Products Used:

Although I can’t link to the stampset as yet, I can let you see all the other products used.

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

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Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

europe recruiting

We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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How to make handmade cards - a guide to becoming a card maker

Day One – How to make a handmade card – Supplies, Design and finding that Inspiration 

A Free Step by Step Guide to card making for beginners 

This is a one off unique blog series where you will learn everything you need to know about handmade cards

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Day One – How to make a handmade card – Supplies, Design and finding that Inspiration 

So, you’ve maybe asked yourself “How do I make a handmade card?”  or “How does a beginner start a hobby making handmade cards?” and you are not sure or cannot find the answer, well, in this five-part blog series over five weeks I will try to answer these questions for you. My name is Tricia and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.   All of this blog content is my own views based on my own personal experience. I’m not a master cardmaker by any means, but these basics should help to get you started. I have added a brief YouTube Video at the end of this blog, I hope you have time to view it after taking in all of this new information! 🙂

As the series progresses, we will move on to other aspects of cardmaking from simple techniques to creating a cardmaking business. 

Let’s get started… 

What do I need to make a handmade card? 

There are some basic supplies that you will need such as scissors, glue, a ruler, some cardstock, ink pads and at least one stamp set – you’ll also need a stamping block. 

Card Base 

I create my cards mostly the same size for easiness, I start with a card base, let’s use an A6 card size for reference. Take a piece of A4 cardstock and cut down with your scissors to 8” x 6” and fold in half. Some crafters use a paper cutter/trimmer as well as a scoring tool or board whereby they will simply score along the longest side of the cardstock at 4” and fold. There is a tool called the bone folder which comes in handy for creasing your folds and score lines.   We will go over equipment in more detail next week.

Both methods will give you a 4” x 6” card base that will fit a C6 envelope.  There are other sizes of cards you can make to fit in other envelope sizes such as DL (letter) or A5.  For the purpose of this series I’m concentrating on the measurements above. 

Card Layers 

This is a layer or either DSP (Designer Series Paper) or Cardstock which is cut to 1/8” or 2/8” smaller than the card front, by cutting it shorter it allows you to show off the lovely card base colour underneath. Using DSP gives your card a focal point straight away that won’t need much more work to make it a greeting card. I often add a further layer again smaller than the first layer which I can then stamp images on to and colour etc. You can step this section up by adding some foam pads (dimensionals) to any layer to give it some height. 

Sentiments / Greetings  

Once you have the main part of your card complete as above, you can add extra smaller sections or layers for adding a sentiment. It is a good idea to use the same group of colours as the rest of your card so that it co-ordinates well.  Having at least one stamp set will get you on your card making journey. You can buy basic sentiment sets such as the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stampset which has a good mix of words and different type fonts.  

Ribbon and Embellishments 

To finish off your card you may want to add some ribbon or some sparkly gems, but these aren’t necessary whilst you are learning the basics. 

Card Kits 

If this still information leaves you feeling unsure of whether to start cardmaking or not, then an all-inclusive Card Kit may be for you. Card kits are available in my online store and come packed with card bases, envelopes, embellishments and some even have a stamp set and ink pot in there too! All you need to add is your glue, scissors and some imagination. You can view the full range of card kits available by clicking on the image below: 

kitsWhere can I purchase cardmaking supplies? 

You can buy cardmaking supplies from any craft store either online, in your local town centre or even second hand from friends or adverts posted online.

You can also buy all the supplies you need from my online shop. I have linked the basic supplies that you would need to start, below for you to view. This is only a starting point, there are so much more lovely supplies you can purchase. Simply click on the images below to view full product information. 

 Here is my suggested starter kit for beginner card makers:  

How do I design a handmade card?

Where can I find inspiration, ideas and further help? 

You can find inspiration everywhere around you in some form, but more specifically, the internet is your best place for cardmaking inspiration.  There are a few places that you can look such as my business pages (click on links) Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. These are the main channels that I use to search for that often lost inspiration (don’t worry it never leaves me for long). I also hope that I provide some cardmaking inspiration to my followers and subscribers. I post free online class tutorial blogs numerous times every week as well as offering support, encouragement and friendship to my community of online crafty friends. You are most welcome to join my FB Community Group too – it’s called Crafty Stampin Club.  Please join me by liking, following, subscribing and signing up for my newsletter – I’m always happy to answer any queries and well, I could talk about cardmaking and the Stampin’ Up! Products that I use all day every day! My page links are: 

Website  
Facebook Page 
Facebook Community Crafty Stamping Club Group 
Instagram 
YouTube
Twitter 
Google
 

You may take a few months to find your feet and find that special brand of craft supply that you enjoy working with. It took me 8 months to find my favourite brand Stampin’Up! and I haven’t used another brand, or looked back since! But you’ll find a brand you like personally.

 

YouTube Tutorial (2019):

A beginners guide to cardmaking

 

 

Here are some more links if you are looking for even more ideas, inspiration and all round general crafty fun. These links are to some of my team’s pages, my up-line’s pages and my team mates pages. My #teamsmithy ladies and the #teamscrimpy ladies are all friendly supportive crafters who I now class as friends ….. we will discuss the benefits of cardmaking in week four.

#TeamSmithy

Louise Wheeler – Cherry Flower Creations
Website Link
YouTube Channel

#TeamScrimpy

Amanda Charlesworth – Scrimping Mommy
Website link
YouTube Channel

Karen Egan – Crafty Karen Designs
Website Link
YouTube Channel

Louisa Hall – Hall About Stamping
Website Link
YouTube Channel

Victoria Littlewood – Vickie Lou Designs
Website Link

Donna Lester – Taffy Crafting
Website Link
YouTube Channel

Ashley Morrison – Applelover53
Website Link
YouTube Channel

Next Week…

Next week (week 2) we will look at a step by step guide to basic card making, techniques, equipment and terminology.

 

 

 

 

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

stampin-up-online-shop-smithscraftycreations

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

Click to view hostess

 

Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find on the right hand side of this page and under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

Recruitment Stampin' Up! Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Stampin’ Up! Offers such as clearance, product medley, freebies and new products

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Contact Me: Tricia Smith, UK Indpendent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Scotland, UK (Smithscraftycreations.com)

Telephone:  07864 306373 or Email: smithscraftycreations@gmail.com

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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My entry to the Crafty Stamping Club FB Group Card Sketch Challenge – Follow Your Art Stampin’ Up! 2019

Free online step by step Card Sketch tutorial using the Follow Your Art Suite

This is a unique motivational friendship themed card made by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Tricia Smith, based in Fife, Scotland, UK

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Happy Saturday everyone – just a quick blog post to show you this super sweet Follow Your Art Handmade Card that I made for my Crafty Stamping Club Week 11 Card Sketch Challenge.  The Crafty Stamping Club is a Facebook Community Group that I run to share, inspire and support not only my customers, my team members and team mates, but  everyone who is involved in the group.

A not so simple card due to the cutting requirements but I managed nonetheless.  This suite that I use is so pretty that I have used lots of elements on my card 🙂

Products Used:

 

YouTube Tutorial (Follow Your Art Suite 2019):

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

stampin-up-online-shop-smithscraftycreations

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

Click to view hostess

Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find on the right hand side of this screnn and under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

Recruitment Stampin' Up! Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Stampin’ Up! Offers such as clearance, product medley, freebies and new products

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

07.01.19_BONUS-DAYS_DEMO_HAPPENING-NOW_UKSP07.01.19_BANNER_EXTRAEXTRA_UKSP

Magnolia Lane

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Contact Me: Tricia Smith, UK Indpendent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Scotland, UK (Smithscraftycreations.com)

Telephone:  07864 306373 or Email: smithscraftycreations@gmail.com

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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#SimpleStamping

#SimpleStamping Episode 22 – Quick easy thank you cards

 

 

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Hello and welcome to my #SimpleStamping Series.

I was running out of customer thank you cards so had to make a little pile easily and quickly – and this stunning sweetly swirled set allowed me to do that.

Products Used:

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

August Host.png

Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

europe recruiting

We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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Magnolia Lane

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Crafty Hauls, Die-cutting

Thanksgiving Season of Thanks Card Made using the gorgeous Gather Together Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Made using the gorgeous Gather Together Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Free Online Card Making Tutorial from smithscraftycreations.com 

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Hello and welcome to this seasonal project tutorial – not quite Christmas, but thanksgiving and autumnal instead.

I have made this card using my new pre-order stampset which is called Gather Together, now this is a ten-piece photopolymer set which means stamping precisely and accurately is really easy.  I bought this in a bundle along side the Gathered Leaves Dies.  These are the new style dies which cut closer to your stamped image – I love them already, a nice even clean 1mm (appx) border around my images.  I’ll definitely be investing in this new style die.

Instructions and measurements:

Now the card base measures 4 by 6 inches.
Matt Layer is 3 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches and the stamping layer is 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches

I used Soft Suede for the card base,Pumpkin Pie for the  Matt and Very Vanilla for the top layer.  I chose co-ordinating inks as with the cardstock but with an extra colour of old olive for the die cut leaves.

Stamp and Die cut images in colours of choice as per youtube tutorial below. In this die set there are three dies that are dual action – and what I mean is that the cut and emboss the cardstock – such a clean pretty effect too!

Position your die cut images on your card to you taste then add some sentiments to break up the empty space and finish off with some wink of stella on your embossed leaves – very pretty!

 

Products Used:

Although I can’t link to the stampset as yet, I can let you see all the other products used.

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

07.01.19_BONUS-DAYS_DEMO_LP-HEADER_UKSP

Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

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Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Annual Catalogue 2019-20, Project #MakeItMonday

#LoveitChopit: Bird Ballad Elegant Handmade Card Stampin’ Up! 2019

Free online handmade card tutorial – Hello, friendship, thinking of you, appreciation…

This is a elegant and pretty friendship themed card made by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Tricia Smith, based in Fife, Scotland, UK

 

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Hello and welcome to ‘MakeitMonday.

Today’s project is a petal pink themed card incorporating the lovely bird ballad designer series paper, and some fussy cut images from the same DSP Pack.

Instructions and Measurements:

The card base is petal pink and measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches, the matt layer (bird ballad dsp)  measures 4 x 5 5/8 inches. I stuck down a doily with the pearlised side up, stuck down some white bakers twine using tape and added a layered sentiment section, using dimensionals to get a little height.  I added a couple of fussy cut images (bird and flower) to the sentiment area and finally added some pearlised jewels.

I love this DSP as it makes every card look so so pretty with minimal efford.

 

Products Used:

YouTube Tutorial (2019):

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

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With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

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Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

Recruitment Stampin' Up! Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

 

Stampin’ Up! Offers such as clearance, product medley, freebies and new products

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Contact Me: Tricia Smith, UK Indpendent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Scotland, UK (Smithscraftycreations.com)

Telephone:  07864 306373 or Email: smithscraftycreations@gmail.com

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Christmas, Uncategorized

Christmas Makes #12 Lots of Cheer stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Free Online card making tutorial by smithscraftycreations.com

Like quick cards? Today I bring you another handmade Christmas Card Tutorial for you which is easy and quick to replicate.

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Project Tutorial

Today’s card is a lovely natural themed christmas card using the lots of cheer stampset from our Annual Catalogue (page 69 item number 149503).

Instructions:

My card base is Gray Granite card stock and the colour of ink I’ve used is also grey granite 🙂 I love to stamp ink on to the same coloured cardstock.

I stamped the snowman image from the stampset on to all three pieces of white cardstock and added a little colour using my stampin’ blends in the same colour. I then adhered them to my grey granite squares and placed these centrally on the card. BUT… before I stuck them down I stamped an image at the top left and bottom right corners of the card.

For the inside I did not add an insert but instead, decided to stamp directly onto two corners with a different image and a third sentiment in the middle of the inside of the card. I think it looks pretty damn cute.

Finally I used the new Snowflake sequins that are being launched on 4th September 🙂

Measurements:

Card Base measures 4 x 6 inches
Whisper White stamping squares 1 3/4″ squared
Gray Granite matt layers for the white squares 1 7/8″ squared

Products Used:

Minimal supplies needed today which is always a bonus.

 

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

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Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

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We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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Magnolia Lane

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Christmas, Free Online Card Project Tutorial

Christmas Make Episode 11 – Make your own Tartan DSP Background

Inspired by the Wrapped in Plaid Suite

Free Online Card Making Tutorial

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Hello and welcome to another free online card tutorial from smithscraftycreations.com – this project is made using the Lots of Cheer stampset from Stampin’ Up! for which I am a demonstrator for.

I decided to use the colour combination of real red and shaded spruce and made my own card background in a tartan plaid pattern.  Not bad for a first attempt I must admit – and being Scottish – I can’t believe I’ve never hand drawn tartan before lol

Measurements:

This card is a 4 x 6 card (inches) with two separate layers measuring 5 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ each.

Instructions:

The bottom layer I embossed with the tufted dynamic embossing folder and the top layer I hand drew my tartan pattern on to whisper white.

I added some real red ribbon to join the two layers together then hand stamped and punched the three tree images.

I added a layered sentiment section and adhered the trees behind this section.

Overall a lovely traditionally coloured Christmas Card.

Products Used:

Although I cannot link our new products till 4th September, I have listed current catalogue items used, below for your perusal.

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator. (Gifts / product share dependent on my overall monthly sales)

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

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Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

europe recruiting

We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

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Magnolia Lane

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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Christmas, Uncategorized

Christmas Make Episode 10 – Rustic Merry Moose!

 

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Project Tutorial

Hello and welcome to another Christmas Make Free Online Tutorial.

For this card I used crumb cake card base, very vanilla stamping layer and ink colours were mossy meadow, crumb cake and soft suede.

Measurements:

Card Base 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″
Stamping layer 4″ x 5 5/8″
Sentiment layer – 1 1/4″ strip of crumb cake

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What an adorable card – I roughed the edges of the very vanilla and also the sentiment layer.  I added some gorgeous Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

Products Used:

Although I can’t link the new products as yet, I have linked the other supplies I used to make this card 🙂

YouTube:

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

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Remember to redeem your coupon codes this month (August) xx

shopnow

With the new catalogue finally here and LIVE online at my online shop, now is the time to start shopping. Simply click the Shop Now image above to get started (grab a cuppa first you could be while!)  If you prefer, I can send you a copy of the catalogue but it you will need to cover the £3.95 P&P (this will be refunded after you make your first order with me).  Alternatively, click link here 2019-2020_Annual_Catalogue to download a copy to save onto your PC.

Remember if you shop with me in any month you will get a handmade card and a small gift / product share at the end of each month from me – as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

Use my monthly Hostess Code

August Host.png

Now remember to use my hostess code which you will find under my Hostess Code Page – this changes every month so make sure you use the correct one.  When customer orders cumulatively add up to £150 I can claim Stampin’ Rewards for free product to share amongst those who order that month.  If you plan to spend £150 on your own, do not use the code as you will earn your own rewards for free product at time of ordering!  If you are unsure please use my Contact Me page to ask any questions.

Spending £99 or more?

joinmyteam

europe recruiting

We have a great joining offer on all year round – sign up today as a demonstrator for £99 and receive £56 of free product! Plus… no P&P costs on your starter kit. Why not join me in this wonderful crafty world that is Stampin’ Up! If I can do it, so can you!  Not to mention the 20% discount for  the first six months minimum. Please refer to my Join my Team page for full details and benefits 

Stampin’ Up! also have BONUS DAYS rewards running at present for anyone wishing to join my team during July and August!  Receive £56 free spend on top of your £99 Starter Kit cost AND also receive £8 towards your next order once joining as a demonstrator!! How FAB!  (Terms and conditions apply).

Other incredible offers available….

Stampin’Up! offer various promotions and offers throughout the year, and this is to keep things exciting for both you (the customer) and I (the demonstrator).  Click on any image below to view our current promotions individually –

07.01.19_BONUS-DAYS_DEMO_HAPPENING-NOW_UKSP07.01.19_BANNER_EXTRAEXTRA_UKSP

Magnolia Lane

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time 🙂

Telephone 07864 306373  
Email smithscraftycreations@gmail.com 

Happy Shopping!
Love T x

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