Three for Thursday : Colour Theory

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One of my favourite new suites is definitely Color Theory, so this week I thought I would share my top 3 picks from that particular suite.

  1. Color Theory Card Pack [£9 Item #144210]
    If you are a memory planner or project lifer then you definitely need this set in your life! The Color Theory Card Pack includes 52 double sided 3×4 inch cards, 20 double sided 4×6 inch cards, 2 sheets of stickers and 4 printed acetate cards!
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  2. Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack [£9 Item #144193]
    If you are looking for some funky papers to use as backgrounds on cards and other projects then the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack is just what you are looking for. The stack of 48 sheets of double sided 6 x 6 papers contains 12 designs in 4 colours : Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim and Old Olive. I particularly love the paint chip style paper!
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  3. Glitter Enamel Dots [£6.25 Item #144200]
    Finish off your creations with a touch of glitter thanks to this beautiful set of Glitter Enamel Dots. The pack contains 160 ombre glitter dots in 4 sizes and 4 colours to match the Color Theory range.
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You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Three for Thursday: Best Laid Plans

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While I do have a passion for papercrafts, in my heart I will always be a planner girl. I was over the moon when Stampin’ Up released a planner in the new catalouge. Not just a planner, but also lots of other items that can be used in planners too. Here is my pick of the top 3 planner products in the new catalogue.

  1. Love Today Planner Kit [£33 Item #144357]
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    How gorgeous is the Love Today Planner? The planner is abut A5 size and it is Night of Navy with gold foil swiss dots and gold corners. It contains undated inserts for the entire year, photo pocket sleeves, sticky notes, stickers, page marker and pockets.
  2. Tabs For Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set [£15 Item #143907]
    I have just recently gotten into stamping in my planner so I was really pleased to see these stamps in the latest catalogue. The Tabs for Everything photopolymer stamp set includes 53 stamps that can be used to create tabs and headers for Planners, but which can also be used for other projects to. There is also a tab punch coming which fits these perfectly, but it is on back order at the moment.
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  3.  Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips [£5.50 Item #144167]
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    As a planner girl, if there is one thing I love then it is a shaped paperclip! I’m far too ashamed to admit how many drawers – that’s right I said DRAWERS – are full of clips in a variety of shapes and sizes! Of course, I will STILL be placing an order for these gorgeous Eclectic Shaped paperclips there are 24 clips across the 3 different shapes – triangles, banners and leaves!

You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Three for Thursday : Fabulous Foil

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Welcome back to another Three for Thursday! I’m really excited about some of the products that I will be showcasing in the coming weeks now that the new catalogue is available! This week, the theme I am choosing from is Foil! There are some amazing foil products in the catalogue including an entire product suite called Foil Frenzy! Here are my top 3 picks for this week!

  1. Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Series Paper [£11.50 Item #144125]
    How gorgeous is this pack of Foil Frenzy DSP? This is speciality DSP which means it is slightly thicker, more like cardstock than paper and it has some gorgeous foil detailing. You get 12 sheets covering 3 designs across 4 colours. You get a striped pattern, a chevron pattern and a confetti pattern. All of them are printed on Kraft paper and the foil colours are : Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango. These are current Stampin’ Up colours so you can also find co-ordinating items in the catalouge including embellishments, cardstock and inks.
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  2. Copper Foil Sheets [£3.75 Item #142020]
    A pretty foil accent can be the perfect addition to your cards and other papercraft projects. Now you can make your own with these beautiful Copper Foil Sheets. The pack contains 2 sheets of 12 by 12 foiled cardstock that can be used to cut accents using your punches or dies. The sheets are acid free so can be used in any of your projects.
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  3.  Metallic Foil Doilies [£3.75 Item #138392]
    These shiny gold and silver Metallic Foil Doilies are the perfect addition to your craft projects. The pack includes 24 doilies – 6 Gold and 6 Silver in the 1.75 inch size and 6 Gold and 6 Silver in the larger 3 inch size.
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You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Teamie Tuesday: In Color Pocket Letter

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This week, our Teamie Tuesday theme is pocket letters! I love making these and they are an excellent way to use up any scraps that you have been saving. In fact, this entire pocket letter is made using scraps of In Colour 2016-2018 cardstock and paper!

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If you are new to crafting this is also a really great way to get started on a smaller scale. If you can make a pocket letter, then you can definitely do lots of other crafts too. Each card also works great as a card topper or a gift tag. If you scale up your design, you have a scrapbook page!

You can see my process video below.

Products Used

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper (Retired)

2016-2018 In Color Cardstock — £10 [Item #141412]

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (Retired)

2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper (Retired)

Whisper White Cardstock — £8.25 [Item #106549]

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad — £6 [Item #141396]

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad — £6 [Item #141397]

Stampin’ Dimensionals — £3.75 [Item #104430]

Love Sparkles Rubber Mount Stamps (Retired)

Better Together Clear Mount Stamps  — £33 [#141736]

You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Coffee Break Online Papercrafting Workshop

Ever since I saw the Coffee Break Suite in the brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalog for 2017-2018 I was deperate to get my hands on it! So, I thought, why not share my excitement and host an online workshop using it! The workshop will take place entirely online, but I will be mailing out a physical kit with a sample of some of the products. Full details of the workshop are at the end of the post, but first, let’s take a closer look at the Coffee Break product suite!

The first thing that really caught my eye about the suite was definitely the designer series paper pack. The pack contains 12 sheets of double sided DSP. There are 2 sheets of each of the 6 designs all using Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Whisper White. My favourites are the wood grain pattern and the coffee bean pattern, although the coffee stains are also really cute! There is also a co-ordinating cardstock stack to go with the paper.

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Next up, I wanted to give you a closer look at the great value Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle. This includes a 16 pieces photo polymer stamp set that matches the DSP perfectly and the co-ordinating set of 13 framelit dies that fit the stamps perfectly. Each pack is also available separatly if you don’t want both, but if purchasing together as a bundle you will save yourself more than 10%!

There are also plenty of embellishments to match including ribbons and other elements. This is the ideal product suite for making gifts, cards and sweet treats for your coffee lover friends. However, even if you are not a huge fan of coffee, this is also perfect for creating hot chocolate or smoothie inspired crafts – the bundle includes ice cubes, straws and whipped cream!

Workshop Information

Now that you have seen the products, let’s talk about the workshop. If you have never taken part in one of my workshops in the past then this is how it works – you book a place on the workshop and you are invited to join a private group. Over the course of the weekend (Friday evening to Sunday evening) I periodically share exclusive tutorials using the kit as well as a few games and challenges. You will not only get to enjoy a weekend of crafting with like minded individuals, but you will also get the chance to pick up some fabulous prizes!

This month’s kit includes : DSP Samples, Ribbon, Cardstock, Die Cuts, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Envelopes and an Embellishment pack. It it the perfect way to sample the product suite without having to commit to the whole pack. I also offer the opportunity to ‘level up’ your kit with the addition of Stamps, Dies and Ink if you want some extras.

I like to keep the actual projects under wraps until the weekend, but as an idea of what you can expect to make some of the things I have in store this month include a small gift/favour, notecards, boxes, gift cards and more.

The workshop takes place on the 7th to 9th July 2017 and workshops must be paid for no later than 23rd June 2017 to allow me to order and dispatch your kit. If you are interested in taking part, please complete the form below indicating which level of kit you would prefer and I will send you an invoice. The options are as follows :

  1. Basic Workshop Kit – £20
  2. Basic Workshop Kit + 2 Co-ordinating Inks – £30
  3. Basic Workshop Kit + Photopolymer Stamps – £39
  4. Basic Workshop Kit + Framelits Die Set – £47
  5. Basic Workshop Kit + Inks, Stamps & Dies – £70

I hope you can join me! However, if you would rather just order the products yourself and get cracking, then you can do so online – don’t forget to use hostess code 3TFRY2CQ when ordering online for a free gift with a spend of £25 or more.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Three For Thursday : Saying Goodbye

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Did you know that the brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2017-2018 is launching on June 1st, with a brand new set of In Colours and more gorgeousness than you can shake a gluestick at? You are going to love this new range it is lush! If you want to sign up to receive an email version of the new catalogue sign up to my mailing list HERE for a copy at midnight on June 1st!

In the meantime, because there are so many gorgeous new ranges we are having to say goodbye to some old favourites. However, every cloud has a silver lining and for the retirement list that comes in the form of some nice discounts! Here are my top three picks from the retirement sale!

1 – In Colour 2016-2018 DSP

The new In Colours launch on June 1st and they are gorgeous. That means that the 2015-2017 In Colors are leaving, and although the 2016-2018 ones are sticking around for a while many of the products are being discontinued and replaced with new ones. A personal favourite of mine which should be a staple in every crafter’s kit is the In Colours DSP pack. It contains 40 sheets of 12 by 12 paper in 2 double sided designs across all 5 in colours : Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum. The papers are high quality and are acid/lignin free making them ideal for scrapbookers. This retiring paper stack is now 20% off at just £16 – that’s just 40p per sheet!

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2 – Cupcakes and Carousels

One of the retiring product suites is Cupcakes & Carousels. Several of the products are discounted right now including the cardstock, papers and embellishments. I’m offering a deal on this suite for those who order direct with me by emailing hello@scarletmooncrafts.co.uk – Buy the 6 by 6 Designer Series Papers, the A4 Cardstock, Stampin’ Write Markers and the Embellishment Kit for £25 including postage. – Offer available while stocks last.

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The matching  Carousel Birthday stamp set is also retiring and is available separately.

3 – Gift Bag Punch Board

Make your gifts extra special with handmade Gift Boxes with the help of the Gift Box Punch Board. You can make boxes up to 4 inches in size. Since the board is retiring, this is also discounted right now to just £12.60!

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Grab these retiring goodies before they are gone forever – there are loads more in the retiring section. Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for more great bargains! This month’s hostess code is BKRT3VQV.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Three for Thursday: Christmas Comes Early

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Christmas will be upon us before we know it! Every crafter knows that you need to get a jump on all of your Christmas makes if you are going to prepared for the holiday season. It won’t be long before summer is over and our thoughts turn to the Winter holiday season. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot be prepared in advance! The Stampin’ Up! Clearance rack has some amazing offers right now of Christmas products at unbelievable prices! That’s why this week, Three for Thurday is focusing on those Christmas bargains!

1 – We Have Washi All Wrapped Up!

There are currently four sets of Christmas/Winter themed washi on the clearance rack. The packs contain 5 rolls of 4.6m Washi Tape in 3 different widths. These usually retail at £7.25, but during clearance you can pick up each of the packs for just £2.90 per set! That’s an amazing saving of 60%!

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Choose from the following options:

  • Seasons of Cheer :- Although this is a seasonal design, the Seasons of Cheer washi tape could actually be used all year round as it features stripes, spots and quilted designs in Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sky.
  • Warmth & Cheer – Again, there is no reason this design wouldn’t be used outside of the Holiday season. Only the Christmas tree design is truly seasonal and even then it works as a woodland themed tape. I think Warmth & Cheer is great if you celebrate Yule rather than Christmas. The colours are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and  Garden Green.
  • Presents & Pinecones – With its Candy Cane stripes and sprigs of holly, the Presents & Pinecones set is a much more in your face Christmas choice making use of  Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron
  • Candy Cane Lane – The final choice is Candy Cane Lane, a real red and whisper white set with a candy cane theme!

2 – Pretty Paper Package

If you love the washi tape, then you will also want to look at this bargain Designer Series Paper! The Warmth & Cheer paper pad contains 48 sheets of double sided 6 by 6 inch paper in 12 different designs for the bargain price of only £3.60 instead of the regular price of £9! The colours featured are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Whisper White. If you need something bigger to work with, then take a look at the Presents & Pinecones DSP Pack containing 12 sheets of 12 by 12 inch DSP in 6 different double sided designs for just £4.00 (RRP). Designs feature Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Whisper White.

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3 – Perfect Projects

One of my favourite things in the Stampin’ Up Catalogue is always the project kits. These are great for new crafters as they contain everything that you need to put together multiple matching items. They make wonderful gifts and they are also great for experienced crafters who like a project to complete! The clearance rack currently has two gorgeous project kits at heavily discounted prices – 60% off!

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The ‘Tin of Tags‘ project kit contains everything that you need to produce 30 stunning tags in 10 different designs including tag blanks, twine, die cuts, wood embellishments sequins, tassels, washi, doilies and a printed storage tin! Just add adhesive! Colours used are Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, silver, Soft Sky, and Whisper White. All for only £8 (RRP £20)
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Alternatively, you might enjoy the ‘Stitched With Cheer‘ project kit at just £8.70 (RRP

£21.75). The kit contains everything to make 18 Christmas greetings card including card blanks, envelopes, envelope liners, banners, twine, enamel dots, ribbon, die cuts and more! Colours used are Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, gold, kraft, Mint Macaron, Real Red, and Whisper White.

You could pick up EVERYTHING featured in this post for just £35.90 and have your Christmas crafting all sewn up! Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for more great products including a range of matching inks, ribbon and other embellishments. There is also a pretty fabulous range of Halloween items at scary low prices too! This month’s hostess code is BKRT3VQV.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

3 Ways to Use Your Envelope Punch Board #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, the day of the week when all of the independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in Team Ugly Bug take the same theme and put our own personal spin on it! This week, we are doing a really fun project – ‘One Product Used Three Ways’.

I knew right away what I wanted to use as soon as I saw the theme because I think that it is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that you can put into your kit! I am of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board! Not only does this useful little tool allow you to create envelopes that will perfectly fit your projects, but you can use it for all sorts of other great ideas as well! Here are 3 great ways to use the Envelope Punch Board for a variety of projects.

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1 – Beautiful Bows

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2 – Gorgeous Gift Box

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3 – Easy Embellishments

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You can see all three of these projects in my latest video over on my YouTube channel

If you want an envelope punch board of your very own, then you can grab one from my webstore, or get in touch with me to order personally. Don’t forget that the hostess code for May is BKRT3VQV and anyone using that online will get a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Don’t forget to stop by and see what my other teamies are up to :
Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans
Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

My Monthly View #PlannerGirlsCollective

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Welcome to another Planner Girls Collective post. I’ve decided to move this over here from my old blog (A Life Lived In Words) as I am working to combine the two. I love this week’s topic which is ‘My Monthly View’. One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear, especially from new planner girls is ‘how do you use your monthly view’? Hopefully the collective can come together and offer some ideas to help you out if this is something that you have been struggling with! I also think it is going to answer another common question – ‘how do you forward plan without decorating ahead?’ So, let’s get on and check out how I use my monthly view.

Forward Planning With My Monthly View

When I have appointments or events planned a few months in advance I either pencil them in or use little sticky notes and page flags to mark them. I have learned not to pen them in place as I now re-date my monthly view so that the week begins on a Monday!

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My Month at a Glance

I decorate my Monthly View during the last week of the previous month so that I have an ‘at a glance’ look at the month ahead. It will already have all of my post it notes in place from my forward planning, so my first step is to re-date the page – I cannot cope with the week starting on a Sunday! So I buy monthly kits that start on a Monday and re-date my monthly view to reflect this! Next I will transfer in all of those dates that I have from forward planning. Finally I mark in all of the bills that are due for the coming month. Here are a few examples of my monthly view (some private appointments are blurred).

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Using That Side-Bar

One thing I have always found wasn’t getting used was the Side Bar on the monthly view. Since I use mine as an at a glance for the month, I did not have many ‘notes’ to go there. However, the lovely Michelle @ UglyBugPlans mentioned how she would use her Side Bar for monthly bills and I gave it a go. As you can see it is now a permanent feature. I use it as a checklist – once the bill is paid I mark it off!

So, that is my monthly view in a nutshell, don’t forget to check in with the rest of the Planner Girls Collective to see how they are using their monthly views!

Happy Planning.

Sig

 

 

 

 

Plan With Hannah

Kerry May Makes

Memories in my Pocket Workshop

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Registration is now open for my next online workshop. The theme for this month is ‘Memories in my Pocket’ and it will be focused on Memory Keeping in the Project Life/Pocket Pages style. This is a great way to make use of all of those family photos if you find that you do not have the time, space or desire to scrapbook. All you have to do is make small decorative cards – or use pre-made cards combined with photographs and you can create beautiful pages to preserve those memories forever. The ring bound design also makes it easy to rearrange pages meaning you do not need to work in chronological order!

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The workshop will take place from 2nd until 4th June 2017 and is conducted entirely online. However, I will post out a physical kit of supplies for you to work with. Over the course of the workshop, we will be creating 3 complete Pocket Pages. We will also cover a variety of related mini-projects including journaling tips, dating your layouts, making your own cards and other ways to use your cards. We will also have a raffle, some fun games and the ever popular Bingo game! You do not have to be online for the whole workshop and the activities will be available for a minimum of 3 weeks afterwards, but you will get the most from your experience if you join in with the fun!

The kit will include :

  • 1 x 6×8 inch Ring Bound Album
  • 3 x Pocket Page Sleeves
  • Die-Cuts (shapes and labels)
  • Embellishments (mini paper clips, enamel shapes, metallic threads)
  • Washi Tape Samples
  • Project Life Cards
  • a selection of cardstock
  • a selection of designer series paper
  • archival journal pen

There are also 2 optional upgrades, the Enhanced kit is £45 and includes an alphabet Labeler Photopolymer Stamp Set & Ink Pad. The Deluxe kit is priced £60 and includes the basic kit, labeler stamp set, ink pad and a classic label punch.

The main colours for this workshop will be : Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum

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When : Fri 2nd – Sun 4th June 2017

Where: Scarlet Moon Craft Workshop Facebook Group

How Much : £25-£60- (including postage)

In order to register for the workshop please complete the form below and I will invoice you shortly. Payments Must be Made by Fri 19th May 2017