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

Foxy Flip Book Mail Art – #TeamTuesdays

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This week, the theme for our Teamie Tuesday challenge was ‘My Favourite Craft’. This really has left the challenge wide open, since all of us on the team have different areas that we ‘specialise’ in! I know that Kelley has done a stunning 3D project while Michelle is doing some stamping. One of my personal favourite things is to make mail art – you may already have guessed that since I have my mail art workshop coming up very soon. There are still two spots open! So, I decided that this week I am making a flip book to send to a pen pal. I haven’t put up a full tutorial because you will need to join in with the workshop for that, but I hope you enjoy seeing what I have made.FlipBook01

The front cover of my flip book has some stamped images along with a few tags cut from cardstock and punched withe the triple banner punch. I also used a little honeycomb embellishment.

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The inside of the front cover has a secretarial pocket which I have tucked a few journal cards in for my pen pal and the facing page has a little pocket which will hold the letter.FlipBook03

Over the page we have another little pocket which contains a mail tag with some questions and prompts that my pen pal can answer in her next letter. There is just some decoration on the other page and a little banner with some golden paper clips for my friend.

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This next page has two different pockets to tuck in a few goodies. I added some enamel dots in one and washi samples in the other. Then on the back page I have clipped a little envelope made from vellum using my Envelope Punch Board which I then filled with some flower embellishments.

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Products Used:

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamps | Fox Builder Punch | Better Than E-mail Photopolymer Stamps (Retiring Item) | Foxy Friends Cardstock (Retiring Product) | Envelope Punch Board | Vellum | Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad | Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad (2016-2018 In Colour) | Triple Banner Punch | Honeycomb Embellishments (Clearance Item)

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

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

Sending Love Happy Mail Workshop – Registration Open

Do you love sending and receiving Happy Mail? Maybe you have seen people exchanging fancy letters and card and want to get in on the action, but just do not know how to start? If so, then my Sending Love Happy Mail Workshop may be just what you need! I will be hosting an online workshop on 28th of April 2017 which includes a complete pack of supplies containing everything you need to create 4 adorable happy mail projects with plenty of extras left over!

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The theme is ‘Sending Love’ and we will be using products from the Sending Love product suite from Stampin’ Up. Don’t worry, the mail art that you create will not be valentine themed, I just love that Real Red and Whisper White colour combo! I will be providing pre-cut cards, stamped images, embellishments and coordinating papers and more in order for you to create your own fun mail art. This is a great way to sample Stampin’ Up before buying a full set of products!  The workshop will include Video demonstrations, inspirations and some fun challenges with prizes! What more could you ask for!

Please note that workshop kits are available within the UK only and is priced £17. Please note that the supplies will not include ink, stamps or dies. If you wish to purchase the coordinating items separately for yourself the please do get in touch.

Kits will be mailed out on April 21st in order to arrive in time for the workshop. You will be added to a private group on Facebook which is where the fun will take place! Last sign up is April 14th. Spaces are limited, so do try to register asap to ensure that you are not disappointed.

In order to sign up, please complete the following form to register your interest.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Torn Apart Paper Addicts Workshop [March 2017]

This past weekend, my Stampin’ Up! upline Michelle, and another of our teamies, Louise hosted a fantastic online workshop using some of the products from the In Colour Collection 2016-2018 range! If you haven’t seen the range yet then I totally recommend checking it out! You can purchase cardstock, inks, designer papers, embellishment, trim, pens and more all in the 5 co-ordinating colours :

  • Emerald Envy
  • Dapper Denim
  • Peek-a-boo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Flirty Flamingo

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The workshop included a little sampler kit of the products including a selection of products from the In Colour Collection. We all got slightly different kits (a different ink or pen, maybe different papers), but they were all in the collection so everything matches. This is what I got in my kit.

Workshop Kit

Scrap Lift Challenge

The first (practical) challenge, was to Scrap Lift an image that Louise shared. I’m not going to share the original as I’m not sure of the source and I wouldn’t want to invade their privacy on a public post (the workshop group is closed). However, if you have never done a Scrap Lift challenge before, then you basically look at a completed page layout and left various elements from it to put your own spin. I stuck fairly close to the original layout but with bold colours instead of the soft ones they had used. I also kept mine fairly clean as opposed to their kind of shabby look.  I chose a photo from Pamper, Plan & Create of Susie, Me, Michelle and Hailey and used only the Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim products from the kit. i did add a little Whisper White cardstock too! This is actually my first scrapbook layout in a very long time – at least on paper. I’ve been doing digital for a while, but it certainly has me hooked again!

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Mini Album & Gift Box + Vellum Challenge

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One of my favourite projects of the weekend was definitely the mini album and matching box. I ended up making a lovely mother’s day card out of mine to give to my mum. I also incorporated the Vellum challenge by making a tag for the box!

Scrap Sketch Challenge

Louise shared two scrap sketches, one was part of the vellum challenge and the other was part of a stand alone sketch challenge. These are the two pages that I came up with based on the sketches. One is 12 x 12 and the other is 8 x 8.

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Project Life

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The next challenge was to make some project life cards. I initially made two in a Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo colour palette, but later on I went back as part of the ‘Kill Your Kit’ challenge to use up scraps and turned it into a set of 10 using all of the 5 colours from the In Colour Collection! I love how they turned out! They will be getting posted off to someone in a craft swap group that I belong to!

Pocket Letter

I don’t think the pocket letter was on the schedule, it may have been instead of the planned quick cards? I have made pocket letters before so I was going to just skip this one as I had a shortage of time, but then I remembered I have a swap coming up with a ‘In Loving Memory’ theme. I decided that my person was going to be , who wrote the ultimate tear jerker – Watership Down and I hit on an idea with the vellum. I printed on it and used it as overlays. I really love how it has come out!

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TN Folder

Michelle share a wonderful tutorial for making a wallet insert for a TN and I of course used Emerald Envy to match with Severus, mu regular size Uglydori. It looks so complicated, but it was really easy and quick to make!

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Kill Your Kit

As noted above, I went back and extended the number of project life/journal cards that I made by using up some of the scraps of paper and cardstock that was left over. Even after making these and all the other projects I still had a fair bit left over!

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I am really pleased with how my makes turned out and I think this shows just how versatile Stampin’ Up! products actually are, especially the In Colour Collection. Remember, these were made with a sampler of the products only, so imagine how much would be possible with complete packs! If you are interested in trying out Stampin’ Up! for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this month is DXFX66Q9. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Also, Louise and Michelle are running another workshop next month themed around the ‘Pop of Pink’ collection, so be sure to check out their sites for details.

Happy Stampin’

Sig