Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Hi fellow crafters and welcome to today’s Blog Hop.  From 10am this morning, around 40 Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are showcasing products from the Summer 2012 Mini catalogue which you can order from TODAY. 

Grab yourself a cuppa and have some fun ‘hopping’ round for some wonderful inspiration.  You may need a pen and paper to jot down some of your favourite products along the way and start your wish list.  Don’t worry if you have a long list, with TWO great offers from Stampin’ Up! at the moment, it has never been a better time to sign up as a Demonstrator – for just £99 - and earn some of your favourite products for FREE.  Why not contact me on 07806 616704 or email sroberts07@btinternet.com to take advantage of the offers or find out more information.  Details will remain at the top of my blog for the merry month of May.

You may have joined me today from Alison’s blog  HERE, one of my team of Stampin’ Up! downlines.  Didn’t she have some wonderful projects.  

My first project to share with you today is the card I made for a recent swap with my fellow Demonstrators over on In Love With Stamping.  Here I have used the new Blossom Punch #125603 to punch the main flower and used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder #117335 to add texture to the petals.  The leaves have been punched using the Bird Builder punch #117191.  The Designer Series Paper is from Twitterpated Suite which features DSP, Buttons, ribbons and materials.

P1070879 Here they are all ready before posting.


One of our dear Demo Support staff, Eileen, has been very poorly lately and I was creating these when I heard the news.  Here is the card I sent to her to wish her a speedy recovery.


Next I wish to share with you projects from my recent all-day class, an ‘Introduction to Scrapbooking’, where attendees received class kits containing a lovely assortment of products from the New Twitterpated Suite to create some pages for their 6” x 6” scrapbook album.  These are one of my favourite DSP collections and have something to suit everyone’s taste.



The front page for my album was inspired by a 12”x12” scrapbook page designed by the lovely Monica at a recent training session in Peterborough.  Using my selection for my class kits, I adapted the design for my 6” x 6” album and used completely different products, incorporating new products from the Summer 2012 Mini.  Monica’s design used the self adhesive die-cut strips from Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin’ kit #122373 but I have used various strips of co-ordinating cardstock and Eyelet Border punch #119853 and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch #119275.   The centre mats have been created by using two sizes from the Framelits #125598. Numbers have been cut using Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies #115951. The new Pleated Satin Ribbon in Red Riding Hood Red #125569.


My next double page provided my own inspiration for the cards above.  Using the beautiful DSP with Red Riding Hood Red & Whisper White cardstock and textured using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder detailed above.

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The next double page features the beautiful floral paper from the Twitterpated Suite.  Here I have used the Island Indigo and Blushing Bride co-ordinating cardstock.  The Red Riding Hood Red also features within the paper and has been used to create this lovely carnation using the Blossom punch #125603 and mounted onto two strips of Island Indigo cardstock that have been cut and embossed using the Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies #125595 and Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing folders #125601.

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My last share today features another quick and simple double page layout.  Both of these are identical pages, just placed in album with one upside down !!  Here I incorporated the Pleated Satin Ribbon in Blushing Bride #125570 and the Twitterpated Designer Buttons #125579.

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Some of my class ladies (and gent) have allowed me to take photos of some of their adaptations and I will be posting more over the next few days.   With lots of new products to play with, I am looking forward to finding some time over the Bank holiday Weekend to do some more creating.

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by here, if so, I would love you to leave me a comment.

Please continue your tour by clicking on Pat's blog www.pinkycardsandcreations.blogspot.com
or some more lovely New Summer 2012 Mini inspiration.

Hope to see you soon.

Happy craftin’



  1. Oooh, these are all lovely Sandra. Looking forward to getting my mixed bunch set now.x

  2. Wonderful projects Sandra. Love all the Riding Hood Red cards. A xx

  3. Fab projects Sandra...and such a great range of very different ideas.


  4. lovely projects as always

  5. Wow! you have been a busy crafter! Lovely projects

  6. Wow Sandra - I love your scrapbook pages and Monica's page from Training rocks for 2012 Olympics!

  7. Wow, you've been busy Sandra. I love seeing all your swap cards together. The double page scrapbook spreads look gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your classes' adaptations.

    Sara xx

  8. love your album pages - would also make lovely cards...............

  9. Wow you have been really busy Sandra, I love all your projects. Have got the blossom punch but not used it yet,but I will definitely get it out now!

  10. Lovely projects, those layout are gorgeous!! I need to use my punch, not really had time to have a "play" with it yet???

  11. Loving your projects Sandra, you have been really busy

  12. Gorgeous, so striking! TFS x

  13. Wow! Love all the projects you've done!

  14. Gorgeous cards and layouts, need to buy the new blossom punch now!

  15. What stunning cards and pages Sandra. Don't even have a favourite as I love them all!! Really love your use of the Twitterpated papers.