Sunday, 24 September 2017

Berry Burst, Foil Frenzy,Birthday Card

Today's card is a dazzling little number made from the fabulous Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Paper.


I actually managed to take a photo that shows how lovely and shiny this paper is! It comes in four different colours all of which are part of Stampin Up's colour range so they have matching cardstock and inks. 

I used the Happiest of Days Stamp Set  to stamp the main image and the lovely sentiment is from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set.

I mounted these with the Layering Ovals Framelits and the beautiful matching ribbons along with the Glitter Enamel Dots finished the card off.

Off now to make some more in the other colourways. these are so handy to have on standby !

Happy Stampin

Laurie x


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Stampin Up also offers fabulous opportunities to run a home-based business or just get discount on your craft products.

I would love you to join my team and access the wealth of offers and information that becomes available to you through the fabulous Stampin Up family. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Flirty Flowers, Honeycomb Hat Box

Hiya, back again for Week 3 on the Pootles Design Team featuring the stamp set Flirty Flowers.

This weeks inspiration came from a shopping trip where a small bottle of bubble bath caught my eye. I was originally going to make a box for it but then remembered a lovely set of 'hat boxes' made by the lovely Anne-Marie at Traigh Papercrafting. So today you are getting two Pootlers for the price of one !



I must confess that I did make life difficult for myself by using cardstock instead of paper and not only one layer but two !

I used Whisper White for the base , and I then stamped an image from the stamp set onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and used the Basic Black Write Marker around the edge. I then ran it through the Big Shot in the Hexagon Embossing Folder...not too clear in the photo I'm afraid.

I added this panel to the base and made up the Hat Box and followed the same procedure to make the lid. 

I stamped and coloured the lovely bee image from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and attached to the side of the box with some dimensionals. I also stamped and punched the fabulous Daisy from the Daisy Delight bundle to finish off the lid along with a gold faceted gem.


I really love this little box and will definitely be making some more. There are full instructions over at Traigh Papercrafting Facebook Page...have a go for yourself....hint....use paper...lol

Happy Stampin

Laurie x




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Stampin Up also offers fabulous opportunities to run a home-based business or just get discount on your craft products.

I would love you to join my team and access the wealth of offers and information that becomes available to you through the fabulous Stampin Up family. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Pootles New Catalogue Blog Hop, Merry Cafe


Hello , back again for a Pootles Blog Hop ! 

The brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue came out on the 1st September and as always us Pootlers love to get together and show off all the lovely New Products in a blog hop. So Hello..this is my project.

paperjay crafts, merry cafe

I love the Coffee Cafe set in the Annual Catalogue, so had to get the Merry Cafe to go with it. I recently took part in a New Catalogue Card Swap with some members of my team and this is the card I made for them.

The colours have such an Autumnal feel , which has arrived rather quickly I might add and I would love to try a Pumpkin Spice Latte...can we get them in the UK ???

I made the card base in Very Vanilla with  a Soft Suede layer under a pattern from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper Pack.

I used the stamps from the Merry Cafe set to make the Coffee Cup and the matching framelets to die cut them out. There is a great ridged die to make the wrap...you can just about see it in the picture. the pattern on the cup is a little leaf stamp from the set...isn't it lovely ? I think I will use it a lot.

Thanks for visiting today. Please pop along to the next blog my lovely teammate Jillian for some more fabulous ideas and inspiration for the new products.





Happy Stampin

Laurie x


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Stampin Up also offers fabulous opportunities to run a home-based business or just get discount on your craft products.

I would love you to join my team and access the wealth of offers and information that becomes available to you through the fabulous Stampin Up family. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have, please don't hesitate to contact me.










Thursday, 14 September 2017

Flirty Flowers and a Whole Lot of Lovely

Hi there, back again with the second of my projects with the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set.
If you have arrived here from Pootles Blog...welcome ....I hope it gives you ideas and inspiration for using this great stamp set.


paperjay crafts, flirty flowers, whole lot of lovely




I have used Pool Party cardstock for the card base with a topper of Whisper White.

I stamped a row of flowers from the stamp set just above the middle of the topper and covered the lower half with paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Pack.

I used the bug from the Jar of Love Stamp Set....just a little reminder of Summer before it's gone for good !

A technique that I like to use is to use a Black Marker with a ruler to draw a line around the whole edge of the top layer to give the illusion of a smaller layer beneath. In this case I also drew a line across the middle.

I layered the sentiment up with the Layering Circles Framelits and wrapped some Crushed Curry Bakers Twine around the topper before adding it to the cardbase.

I finished off with a few Black Rhinestone Jewels from the new Seasonal Catalogue and a little pink enamel heart.

I am really enjoying using this Stamp Set, a great addition to any papercrafters collection.


Happy Stampin

Laurie x




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You can buy Stampin Up products online 24 hours a day through my online shop, just click on the sidebar on the right. You can only purchase Stampin Up products through Independent Demonstrators like myself. I offer classes and workshops and pride myself on giving excellent one to one customer service. Please get in touch for any information or help with your order.

Stampin Up also offers fabulous opportunities to run a home-based business or just get discount on your craft products.

I would love you to join my team and access the wealth of offers and information that becomes available to you through the fabulous Stampin Up family. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have, please don't hesitate to contact me.