Monthly Archives: Jun 2020

Confetti Flowers Border Punch Hooray Card

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Yay new products!  The Confetti Flowers Border Punch is just that, a totally brand new item. I like it a lot!  To begin I made a card base from a sheet of Thick Whisper White A4 cardstock, cut to measure 4¼” x 8½”, then scored it in half on the long side.  Inky stuff next – I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock (larger than I needed to cut down later) and blended Daffodil Delight, Rococo Rose, Real Red, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather ink.  I then tried something I haven’t done before – a verylight water spritz.  This gave a wonderful effect, which I will be doing more of at a later date, and it didn’t buckle the cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock to 4” x 4”.  I used the Confetti Flowers Border Punch in a random-ish fashion, by this I mean that I did a full punch on each side but then turned the punch upside down so I could see where the next punched images were going to land on the cardstock.  I did more punching in this manner, taking care not to overlap any areas, and not necessarily having the cardstock inside the punch straight either!  This meant that I could achieve a non-symmetrical look.  I then cut down the inky background to a very tiny fraction under 4” x 4” and adhered it to the back of the green punched cardstock.  I chose the hooray sentiment from the Well Written Dies, which was cut in Whisper White cardstock, then covered in Versamark and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  I then punched more flowers using scraps of Daffodil Delight, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy cardstock.  I attached the sentiment to the card and arranged the punched flowers around it.  When I was happy with the look, I attached slivers of Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rear of them and adhered them to the card.  I put Pearl Jewels in the centre of each of the largest flowers.  A nice, easy, colourful project to start with for a new item!

Product List:

Confetti Flowers Border Punch – 152723

Well Written Dies – 151816

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock – 147014

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad – 147105

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Real Red Ink Pad – 147084

Stampin’ Spritzers – 126185

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Heat Gun (EU Plug) – 129055

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129

Pearl Basic Jewels – 144219

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

How to Purchase

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’. Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’. (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me). After selecting your items, insert the Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150.  (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select  ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Mini Album using Jubilee Beauty Dies

Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for your visit. Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.  See below for the specific products included. 

When I ordered my starter kit back in February, I chose the Jubilee Beauty Dies for one specific purpose – to make a mini album. Whilst I did make a prototype shortly after receiving my goodies, I didn’t get around to making one for the blog. So I started making this one over the weekend but in typical fashion, I notice today that the Parisian Blossoms designer series paper has now sold out!  Nevermind – It will look good using any DSP, it is the dies that are the important part.

Instructions – you will need two 12 x 12 pieces of identical designer series paper.  (For ease, I used a trimmer and scorer 2-in-1, but this is not essential).  On the first piece, with the right side facing you, and the directional pattern the correct way up, score at 4” and 8”. Turn the DSP 90oclockwise so that the scorelines are vertical and trim two pieces measuring 5½” wide.  The second piece of DSP needs to be trimmed at 9” with the directional pattern facing you, turn 90oclockwise and trim at 5½”.  On the long side, score at ½”, 4½” and 8½”.  You will now have three pieces of scored DSP.  The shorter piece with the ½” tabs will be the centre section which needs to be glued in place to form one long piece.  With the smaller piece facing you, place the glue onto one of the tabs, then secure the tab to the rear of the one of the longer pieces of DSP.  Repeat on the other tab to adhere the remaining piece of DSP.  You should now have one long piece of DSP.  On the centre scoreline, make a mountain fold and concertina the remaining DSP, alternating mountain and valley folds.  You will now have 8 connected panels, each measuring 5½” x 4”.

To retain some structure and to add three pockets, I added glue to the three central back-to-back pages, placing it on the sides and rear.  I then punched a semi-circle at the top of each.

From the Jubilee Beauty Dies, choose which rectangular die you would like to use and cut out 9 on a co-ordinating piece of cardstock (I used Cherry Cobbler to go with Parisian Blossoms).  I find that these large intricate dies cut better with two passes through my Big Shot.  I added a fine line of glue to the sides and bottom of my die cuts on the rear and adhered one to each panel.  I kept the remaining die cut aside, which I used later on.

For the cover I used a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I cut this to measure 11½” x 6” then on the long side, scored it at 4”, 4¼”, 83/8” and 85/8”.   As the interior of the album will need to move when being opened, closed and when turning the pages, I only adhered the first page to the cover.  I made sure the first page went right up to the edge of the cover, before adding a generous amount of glue to ensure a strong, firm fix. On the last page of the album (which shows the rear DSP image, I adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, so I could add any notes about the subject of the album.  The remaining die cut was adhered to the inside of the cover, adjacent to the Whisper White cardstock.  This could hold any souvenirs such as receipts or tickets. 

The mats for the die cuts were cut to 31/8” x 4½”, and the three tags on the inside of the pockets were cut using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I cut these using Whisper White Thick cardstock, mainly to ‘bulk out’ the album for illustration purposes, as if photo’s were already on the mats.  When I do place photographs into this album, I will change the mats to the normal Whisper White thickness before adding my pictures to them.

To finish, I rounded the corners on the  front outer flap before adding a Velcro closure.  The decoration on the front is from the Butterfly Beauty Dies, cut in Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and 2019-21 In Colour DSP in Rococo Rose.

Product List:

Jubilee Beauty Dies – 151576 – RETIRING SOON

2019-2021 In Colour 6×6 DSP – 149617 – RETIRING SOON

Scallop Tag Topper Punch – 133324

Butterfly Beauty Dies – 148536

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock – 144238

Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock – 121681

Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock – 119981

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Bone Folder – 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current  Hostess Code  which is EAVVW9BN  if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order but please  don’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,