Friday, 19 September 2014

Find Out About Friday - How to use your Elegant Butterfly Punch to make a Halloween Bat

Today I have a quick tip for you showing how you can use your Stampin' Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch to make a Bat to decorate your Halloween Treats.  I love to make little treats to hand out at Halloween but since it is not celebrated that much round here I did not wanted to make something with the supplies I already had.  I have used the Bats I made with my trusty Elegant Butterfly Punch to decorate this box.
Halloween Treat Box with a Bat made with the Elegant Butterfly Punch - check this post to find out how it was made
Here is how I did it.  I started with a piece of 6x6 card and used my Gift Box Punch Board to make a box.  The Gift Box Punch Board is so easy to use.  I then stamped 'Boo to You' from the Good Greetings Stamp Set on the four sides and assembled my box.  
Halloween Treat Box with a Bat made with the Elegant Butterfly Punch - check this post to find out how it was made
Next I made my Bats.  I punched the Elegant Butterfly in Basic Black card and then attached it to some scrap card using Tombow Glue - if you let this glue dry it becomes a repositional adhesive ideal for this kind of thing.  I then fed this back into the punch and cut the bottom of the butterfly shape off.
Halloween Treat Box with a Bat made with the Elegant Butterfly Punch - check this post to find out how it was made
This picture may help you see it more clearly.
Halloween Treat Box with a Bat made with the Elegant Butterfly Punch - check this post to find out how it was made
All that was left to do was to attach them to my box and the job was done!  I hope you have found this tutorial useful and if you would like to purchase any (or all!) of the items I have used you can do so by visiting my store here or by clicking on them above to go straight to them.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Work of Art Notebooks

I don't know about you bu I love notebooks and today I am going to share some we made at a recent class.  People who attend my classes often want to make a note of the dimensions or scoring measurements for the projects we made so we made a notebook for them to keep them in.
Work of Art Class Notebook by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka Prideaux
The notebook is one of the adorable Kraft Grid Journals that you can get here.  We decorated it using the Work of Art Stamp Set and some of the gorgeous Venetian Vrochet Trim Lace.
Work of Art Class Notebook by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka Prideaux
If you would like to know more about the classes I offer please check the event pages on my web site.  I look forward to crafting with you in class.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Summer Silhouettes Thank You Card

Today I am going to share a pretty Thank You card made using the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set available here in the UK from Stampin' Up!
Thank You card featuring the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set from Stammpin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka - check her blog for lots of cute ideas
As well as the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set it features the gorgeous Hardwood Background Stamp which I love for adding a bit of texture and interest to my cards.  The colours are Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  Some Gold Bakers Twine finishes off the card.
Thank You card featuring the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set from Stammpin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka - check her blog for lots of cute ideas
I probably send more thank you cards than any other kind of cards - how about you?

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Want to make your own Christmas Cards this here - here are some ways how

If you would like to make your own Christmas Cards this year but are not sure were to start why not book a place on one of the Christmas Classes I have on offer.  

You and your friends could get together at your place (or mine) for a private class and make 3 cards such as this one.  It costs £5 per person or is free with a minimum purchase at the class, and as the person who gets the friends together you could even get some free goodies.  This class is ideal if you have not crafted before or if you are looking for some fast and fun ideas for cards.
Christmas Card by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demo Bekka using the Endless Wishes stamp set
If you would rather spend a whole day crafting and making cards check out the Christmas Card Blitz on Saturday November 1st.  All the details are here and we will make 50 cards and some gift tags.  You get everything you need to make the projects and a stamp set to take home at the end of the day.  We will be using the beautiful Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and if you book before 1 October you will also get the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies included in your kit.

There are also two chances for you to Stamp A Stack of Christmas Cards.  On 25 October we will make 20 cards featuring the Endless Wishes Stamp Set (as used for the above card), details here, and on 22 November we will feature the Festival of Trees Stamp Set, details here.  Each session costs £40 and you will have a the stamp set that we have used to take home at the end of the day.  Book these sessions before the start of the month they are in and you can also take advantage of an early booking bonus.

Booking is essential for all of these classes and all you need to do to book is email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk  If you are unable to attend the Christmas Card Blitz or the Stamp a Stack of Christmas Cards events in person but would still like to take part all three are available by post for you to complete in the comfort of your own home.

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Monday, 15 September 2014

MDS Monday - I love our cast for Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn

As well as being busy crafting, recently I have been very busy with rehearsals for Alan Ayckbourn's play Table Manners - I have been loving every moment of it and the cast are doing a great job.  We open next week and audiences are in for a treat.
The cast of Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn at Dunstable Rep
The photo on this page is the one I took for the newspapers locally - it was hard to get one where everyone was no laughing!  We have all laughed so much during rehearsals, the script is great and I already know I am going to miss it once we are done.

The page was created in My Digital Studio and if you have not yet given it a try you can download it here, or if you would like to try a free 30 day trial click here.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card made with the Kinda Eclectic and Birthday Surprise Stamps from Stampin' Up! UK

Today I am going to share a card featuring some of my current favourite products, the Dots and Strips Mask, the Kinda Eclectic and Birthday Surprise Stamps, along with a happy summery colour combination - as the weather turns here I am desperately clinging onto the last throughts of summer!
Butterfly Birthday Card made with the Kinda Eclectic and Birthday Surprise Stamps from Stampin' Up! UK
The colours are Old Olive, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.  I coloured my Rhinestones using the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blendabilities to get them to really match the card.
Butterfly Birthday Card made with the Kinda Eclectic and Birthday Surprise Stamps from Stampin' Up! UK
If you would like to learn how to make cards like this and to earn some free products, including a very special exclusive stamp set please message me - I have a very special offer for the first 5 people who book a private class or party with me between now and the end of October email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Scrapbook Saturday - Project Life Pages ready for a week of Photo a Day

There are many many many things I love about Project Life by Stampin' Up! One of them is how versatile a system for memory keeping it is, and there is a way to make it work for you what ever your preference and no matter how busy you are.
Prep your pages in advance - Project Life by Stampin' Up!
Today I am going to show you some pages I put together ready to document a few weeks of my life - the idea being that I would take a photo every day and write a few note about the good things that had happened.  To keep it simple I chose to use the Design 1 Page Protectors and  take all my photos in the same orientation.  Using the Day to Day Stamp Set I added the days of the week to some of the cards from the Happiness Is Project Life Cards and just slotted everything in.
Prep your pages in advance - Project Life by Stampin' Up!
Being ready in advance makes it easy to capture things as you go and each day I wrote my card and made sure I took a photo.

How would you use Project Life by Stampin' Up!?

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Find Out About Friday - How To Make Star Shaped Boxes using the Star Framelits from Stampin' Up!

I don't know about you but ever since I saw the adorable Star Boxes on page 25 of the Autumn Winter Catalogue I have wanted to make some!  
How to make Star Shaped Boxes - a video from Stampin' Up!
They have been sitting on my to make list ever since as I pondered the best way to do it.  So I was thrilled when Stammpin' Up! released this video by my lovely friend Brandi Barnard, showing an easy way to make them and taking a job off my rather long to do list!

You can find the Stampin' Up! Star Framelits here

I hope you have a lot of fun making these boxes - I'm off to play ...

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birthday Card Featuring Beach House Washi Tape by Stampin' Up! UK

Yesterday I shared a Birthday card featuring the gorgeous Beach House Washi Tape.  Well while it was out on my desk I could not resist making another card with it.
Birthday Card Featuring Beach House Washi Tape by Stampin' Up! UK  available here
For this card I sponged some Pool Party Ink onto Whisper White Card using one of the masks from the Dots and Stripes Mask Pack.  I love how quickly and easily you can get an interesting and textured background these masks.  I then added some of the Beach House Washi Tape and stamped the Birthday Greeting from the Four You Stamp Set in Real Red.  A couple of Real Red flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and topped with a Rhinestone finish off the card.
Birthday Card Featuring Beach House Washi Tape by Stampin' Up! UK  available here
All the items used to make this card are available at www.bekka.stampinup.net and if, when you order, you use the hostess code at the top right hand side of this blog I will pop a little thank you gift in the post to you.  And while you are at the shop you might want to check out the weekly deals - couple of the punches I use a lot are in there this week ...

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Beach House Washi Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! UK Supplies

Today I am going to share a fun birthday card I made for a special lady who was celebrating a special birthday - one of those ones that needed some gold in there somewhere!
Beach House Washi Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! UK Supplies
This lady always makes me think of bright sunny colours so I reached for the Beach House Washi Tape as my start point.  I have used the Gorgeous Grunge and Something to Say Stamps along with some Gold Fancy Foil Vellum punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch; and some Gold Baker's Twine to add my hints of Gold.
Beach House Washi Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! UK Supplies
I love being able to make cards for the people who are special to me.  Who would you like to make a card for today?

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