3 Ways to Use Your Envelope Punch Board #TeamieTuesdays


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.


1 – Beautiful Bows


2 – Gorgeous Gift Box


3 – Easy Embellishments


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’


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

Easter Egg Treat Box Tutorial – Stampin’ Up Festive Birthday

If you are looking for a quick and easy handmade Easter gift then these little boxes are quick and easy, especially if you are caught on the hop at the last minute!


You Will Need The Following Products :-

Sizes & Scoring Measurements

You will need to trim your paper down to 11 inches by 3.5 inches. This means you can get 2 boxes out of A4 Cardstock, or 3 out of a sheet of 12 by 12 DSP.

Once cut you will make your scorelines at the following points :

  • Long Edge : 0.5 inches, 1.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 10.5 inches
  • Short Edge: 0.75 inches, 1.5 inches, 2.25 inchs, 3 inches

The full method for making up your Easter Egg Treat Boxes can be seen below.

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’



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!


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’


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


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!


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


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!


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!



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!


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’