Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Nottingham but willing to travel - available for workshops, classes and individual orders. Tel 07891476636 or e-mail

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Henry Says

Hi everyone,

I'm sitting at home watching the snow fall and praying that its gone by tomorrow as I don't like driving in it.  My 10 minute journey today took 20 mins today.  

Remember in my last post I showed you a card I made for my youngest daughters partner?  Well I'm now going to show you the one I made for my eldest daughter to give him.  I decided to use a new set from the Spring/Summer catalogue that started on the 1 February until the 30 June. Its called Henry Says and it just sooooo cute.  Not only can Henry (the elephant) be for a birthday but it can be used for any occasion, Christmas, invites etc.

I also teamed it up with other new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue such as the pin wheel die, Soda Pop Tops, new scoreboard and the Print Poetry DSP Stack.  Here is the end result:

I quite liked the finished item.  I pierced the Soda Pop Top with my piecing tool which went through quite easily  So if you like Henry and would like to purchase him just get in touch and I'll gladly put your order through.
That's it for now but I have lots to show you so will be back soon.


Tracy -x-

Products used:

Big shot 113439 £98.95
Pin Wheel Die 129411 £4.50
Henry Says stamp set 128093 £21.85
Soda Pop Tops  129388 £3.75
Black card stock 121688 £6.25
Whisper White card 106549 £7.50
Scoreboard 122334 £25.95
Simply Scored Boarders Scoring Plate 126192 £13.50

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Well its been a very busy end of January/beginning of February with birthdays.  It was my daughters partners birthday at the end of January so I needed to make 3 cards for him, one from us, one from my other daughter and one from my grandson.  As usual I left it right to the last minute to make the cards.  Does anyone else do that?  You know all year long that you have birthdays to celebrate yet never do the cards in advance !!!!!

Anyway, I wanted to do a card using the fabulous free sets we can earn during Sale-a bration so I chose to use the set Feeling Sentimental.  Its always difficult to do male cards but don't you think these are great images to use on male cards?  I do.  I like the telephone box as it reminds me of my childhood when you actually had to go and use it if you didn't want your parents hear your

I used Night of Navy card for the base.  On the top of that I applied Cherry Cobber  Core'dinations card that was available in the Autumn/Winter catalogue, new colours are available in the current Spring/Summer catalogue.  I have embossed it with the new embossing folder, Honeycomb, and have sanded it down with the sanding block to highlight the honeycomb design.

Next I stamped my image in Cherry Cobbleronto Very Vanilla card  and cut it out using my big shot and the Window Frames Collection Framelits  Dies.  I added the brads before I attached it to the card.   Again, in Cherry Cobbler, I stamped the sentiment from the set and cut this out but this time I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The brads were added and then attached to the main card.

I think it turned out okay and, to be honest, it looked better in the flesh but then again most things do, don't they?  I'll be back soon to show you some more cards made for the Jan/Feb birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment to show you have visited my page.

Tracy -x-

Products used:
Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental (Free with a £45 spend until 22 March)
Big shot (113439 @ £87.95) If you are interested in purchasing the big shot don't forget to check out my Specials page for a great offer.
Embossing folder - Honeycomb (129378 @£7,50)
Window Frames Collection Dies ( 129021 @ 22.95)
Apothecary Accents Dies (127003 @ £20.95)
Stampin' Sanding System  (129367 @ £3.75)
Not Quite Navy Cardstock (126971 @£ 6.25)
Metallic Brads (119741 @ £5.75)
Very Vanilla card (106549 @ £7.50)