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Warmth & Cheer For Global Design Project!

Hi! Happy Friday! To all my UK mum friends – I hope you have a fabulous half term – and a well deserved rest! Or maybe you’ll rest once they’ve gone back to school – ha ha! I feel like I’ve been a busy bee this week – and still have a long list of things I was meant to do! There are never enough hours in a day/week, are there? And forgoing sleep is so not an option for me!

I said I’d probably be back with another project using the Global Design Project sketch this week, and I am! I love this sketch so much:

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So, yesterday I made this card using the sketch – live on Facebook! I did my first (well, second) Facebook live yesterday – and I made lots of fun announcements. I’ll be sharing them here too, but if you can’t wait to hear what they all are, then hop on over to the Stamping With Val Facebook Page and watch the recording.

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Anyway, one of the announcements I made was that I would be doing a weekly Facebook live on my page! Yay! So here was the card I made:

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Pretty quick card actually. That gorgeous Cable Knit Embossing Folder does so much work on making your card, you don’t need much else!

If you live in the UK, and need any Stampin’ Up! supplies to make this, or any other project, you can get everything you need in my Online Shop. For this project, the items I used are listed below and you can click on any product image to add them to your shopping basket:

What You Need For This Project

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£99.00

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back with my Saturday Colour Inspiration for you tomorrow!

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Star of Light Card Making Class Kits & Online Tutorial – Now Live!

Hi! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week? Mine, as always, has been busy. Amongst providing a taxi service for my children which has become my recent life – I’ve been getting everything ready for the Star of Light Tutorial that is available from today!

I am particularly pleased with the Card Keeper Tutorial that is included. The supplies for this box are not part of the card making kits, but a video tutorial is included with the Online Tutorial sent to everyone purchasing – with or without kits. Would you like to see what it looks like?

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This box is designed to hold 12 cards & envelopes – perfect for the Star of Light class. I’ve included a full step-by-step video tutorial for this box in the online class – all 45 minutes of it! It is worth it though, the box looks stunning when finished.

Do you know what else? Because many of my blog visitors and class purchasers are from the US, I have included a full re-design of this box, in inches, to suit your card & envelope sizes!! There is of course, a metric version, for those using EU/SP sized cards/envelopes – no one is left out here!

I can’t wait to share this tutorial with you. If you’d like to purchase your copy, click the button below, and for just £10 (with the rubbish exchange rate right now for the £, this is a bargain in all countries!) the tutorial can be with you in time for some weekend crafting! I’ve sent one batch out today, but I’m happy to send another batch late tonight or early tomorrow morning for those purchasing today so you won’t waste a minute of your weekend craft time!

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If you live in the UK, you can purchase a Card Making Kit for this class. The kit included the Star of Light stamp set, plus supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) & envelopes. These will be posted out at the beginning of November, and you’ll receive the tutorial for FREE! You can also choose to add the coordinating Starlight dies at a reduced price – just £20 more!

To register for a card making kit for this class, just click the button below, fill in your details, pay for your class, then sit back and wait for a gorgeous box of Christmas crafting to arrive at your door!

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Any questions, please just ask. X

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun Colour Combination – did you like last week’s? You can see it here.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Stampin’ Up! Star Of Light Card Class – Card Making Kits Or Online!

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend? I was lucky enough to have a fairly quiet one, which was lovely. I rejoined my local gym last week though, so I spent a few days aching, and not really getting much done. I’m back and raring to go this week though, and I’m super excited about the news I’m sharing with you today!

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I have a brand new class launching using the Stampin’ Up! Star Of Light stamp set. But the really exciting thing is that for the first time ever, I am also offering card-making kits! Check out all the details below:

Star Of Light Christmas Card Making Kit

£40 including delivery (1st Class Signed For) – UK only.

Add on the Starlight Dies for just £20

Online Tutorial only – £10

Deadline to Purchase the Kit: Monday October 24th 2016

Get started on your Christmas card making with the gorgeous Star of Light stamp set from Stampin’ Up! You can’t fail to create stunning cards with this stamp set!

Your Christmas card making kit will include the Star of Light stamp set, supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and envelopes. You will also receive emailed PDF and video tutorials for all 6 card designs, plus a stunning card-keeper box to store/gift the cards in (tutorial only, no supplies).
You can add on the coordinating Starlight dies for just £20.

Just click the order button below and fill in your details.

You’ll then be sent an email asking you to confirm and pay for the card-making kit you would like.

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In order to create the cards exactly as I have, you will also need the following ink pads: Crumb Cake & Marina Mist. The class also utilises Versamark ink pad, white embossing powder and a heat tool. However, you can substitute any of these items for products you already own, or you can purchase anything you need here:

Purchase additional card making supplies here:

Versamark Pad

£7.75

Class Kits will be posted on 1st November. They will be sent 1st Class Signed For, and should arrive in 1-2 days.

Sadly, at this time, I am only able to offer card-making kits to those living in the UK.

However, regardless of where you live in the world, you can still make these projects!

Just purchase the online tutorial below, then purchase the necessary supplies from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in your market. All my tutorials come with a full supply list, and I can point you in the direction of a demonstrator in your market if you don’t already have one.

If you would just like to purchase just the Online Tutorial for this class, you can do so using the button below. Classes will be emailed on Friday for all those purchasing between now and then, and then within 48 hours after Friday.

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I hope you are as excited about this new adventure in my business as I am – let me know what you think! If you have any questions regarding this class, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Halloween Week – Jar Of Haunts for Artisan Design Team!

Hi! Have you been feeling the spooks this week on the blog? Haha! I’m back with another Halloween treat for you today as part of the Artisan Design Team hop. I was worried about created two treats with the Jar of Haunts set this week, but it turned out fun!

Today’s Treat Bag Topper is an idea I played around with over a year a go, but then never turned it into anything! It was fun to revisit an old idea, improve upon using all the new products now available and then share it with you!

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Ah! How cute is that?! Even the little spiders are cute! In fact, the cute rather detracts from the scary! Oh well! Would you like to know how I made it? I thought you might, so I made you a video:

And like so many things, totally not just for Halloween – you could so easily recreate these for birthday treats, wedding favours and more!

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow is my final project as part of Halloween Week, I hope you’ll pop by for it. In the meantime, please hop to the delightful Allison in Canada who will blow you away with her scary talents!!

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If you need to purchase any supplies to create this project, please click on any of the product images below to add them to your basket in my Online Store.

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Halloween Week – Jar Of Haunts For Stamp Review Crew

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Hi and welcome to the Stamp Review Crew blog hop. First up, don’t you just love the banner Tanya made for this hop? The little bones in the corners add a great touch! As you can see, we’re focusing on Jar of Haunts today. We’re just a little blog hop today, so I hope you’ll be able to pop round the whole thing and see all the fun inspiration we have for you.

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Halloween treats can be hard to get hold of the UK, and we certainly don’t have the range and selection that the US/CAN enjoy. Usually, ours is the regular sweets, just in larger multipacks! So, I created these Matchbook Treats for one of those that can can easily get hold of – and all year round, so these could easily be made for other occasions.

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I’ve made a very quick video showing you how I created these – it is super quick as I was running out of space on my camera card!

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Made using a variety of colours and jar fillers! I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today, please hop on to X and see what she has created for you using Jar of Haunts.

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To purchase everything you’ll need to create this project, please click on any of the product images below to be taken directly to my Online Store:

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Stamping With Val - Halloween Week 2016!

I’m celebrating Halloween all week on my blog, so please pop back each day and see what spooky fun I have created!

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Cable Knit and Warmth & Cheer DSP Are Not Just For Christmas!

Hi! How’s your week shaping up? Mine’s turned into another hectic one! Meetings, after school activities, unwell family members – it’s all gone a little crazy! I had also scheduled a hair do into this week (that’ll take several hours!), and I have a dental appointment to get a filling fixed! I tell ya, it’s madness!

In the craft room, I’ve been videoing like mad for the launch of next weeks online class, as well as creating projects to share here on the blog too – and in my newsletter! Who’s idea was it to run my own business anyway?!

Today I want to share that the new Cable Knit Embossing Folder and Warmth & Cheer designer series paper pack are not just for Christmas! Seriously, the texture and patterns are perfect for autumn guy birthday cards:

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Grab my Style – Tips & Tricks!

  • I’ve stamped my greeting from Stampin’ Up! Confetti Celebrations in a green ombre style – I’ve used Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green inks. CLICK HERE FOR A HOW TO VIDEO TUTORIAL!
  • The Argyle pattern from the Warmth & Cheer DSP pack is perfect for a hint of manliness!
  • Just a strip of Crumb Cake card has been embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder for some subtle texture.
  • Lots of layers adds interest whilst not making it girly!

If you’d like to make this card, you can grab all the supplies you need in my Online Store, just click any image below to add the item to your shopping basket:

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Don’t hesitate to use your Christmas supplies all year round, many products and patterns can been made to suit a variety of occasions – why not see what you’ve got in your stash?

Thanks for stopping by today. An alternative version of this card is going into my newsletter this week as a subscriber exclusive! Don’t want to miss it? Then CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  You’ll also be able to grab the first issue of ‘The Colour Edit’, my new monthly colour inspiration sheet! What are you waiting for?

Today is also the last day to take advantage of the current Stampin’ Up! Special Offers, click the image below to see them and order:

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Timeless Textures For Stamp Review Crew

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Hi! Welcome to another blog hop from the Stamp Review Crew. This week we are focusing on the Timeless Textures stamp set. This is fun background set, and I can’t wait to see what imaginative things the team come up with.

I’ve been saving a fun idea I had using the new Home Sweet Home Thinlit Dies set for this card – I knew it would go perfectly with the cup ring stain background in the set:

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Fun, huh? I love so much about this card. The gorgeous plaid DSP from the Warmth and Cheer pack, the Cable Knit embossing (love!) and, of course, disposable coffee cups made using the Home Sweet Home dies.

Want to know how? I thought you might, so I made you a video:

Easy! I hope you like that fun technique. Did you know I share loads of fun ideas on my YouTube channel? Why not go and subscribe and never miss a single one!

To Make This Card, You’ll Need:

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£99.00

Please click on any of the product images above to go straight to my Online Store and purchase anything you need to make this and other gorgeous projects! I’d love to be your demonstrator.

Now, please continue on the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop – next up is Kelly

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Stampin’ Up! Fiesta Birthday Card With Ombre Stamped Sentiment

Hi! Today I’m sharing the quickest card from my recent Scrapbook and Cards Today blog post. The ombre stamped sentiment adds interest but still means the card can be made in about 10 minutes. That’s a quick card in anybody’s book, right?!

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I used the technique I shared in the video of this blog post, but just stuck to two colours this time, stamping off the Crushed Curry first before adding it again, and then the Pumpkin Pie.

The cactus and flower are simply stamped and die cut as usual and added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Click on any product image below to be taken to my Online Store and purchase any supplies you need to make this card. I’d be delighted to be your demonstrator.

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Did you grab your FREE tutorial for the Floral Thinlit Gift Box? If not, run to this post right now and sign up to receive it.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back again soon,

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Free Detailed Floral Box Tutorial!

Hello! I’m so excited to be sharing today’s post. I’ve been working on this plan all the holidays, and whilst it has taken longer than expected, I am delighted to be sharing it finally with you today.

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I am offering the Detailed Floral Gift Box Tutorial – Video and PDF instructions (along with both metric and imperial measurements!) for FREE when you join the Stamping With Val Newsletter mailing list!

The video is a full 25 minute walk-through of how you can recreate this gorgeous box, whilst the PDF gives you brief written reminders and measurements once you are ready to get creating!

I currently email my newsletter subscribers around twice a month, and try to bring some fun and inspiration to your inbox. Details of classes and promotions are included, along with recent blog posts but also exclusive projects – even recipes!

My newsletter is also an area of major focus for me this season too, so I hope you’ll sign up, enjoy your free tutorial, and the newsletters that follow. Please be assured that I don’t give your email to anyone else, or bombard you irrelevant stuff.

SIGN UP TO THE STAMPING WITH VAL NEWSLETTER HERE!

If you already receive the Stamping With Val newsletter, don’t despair! I will also be sharing this video with existing subscribers in the newsletter to go out next week.

Along with the instructions for the above box, I also share how you can create this seasonal version:

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Isn’t he cute!?! As soon as I saw these dies in the Autumn/Winter catalogue, I knew they would make another great version of this box!

So, please join the Stamping With Val mailing list, and get inspired! The next issue will go out one day next week, so sign up now and don’t miss out!

I’ll be back soon with more – I’ve been having such a crafty time with the girls back at school!

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

How To Stamp With Your Acrylic Blocks!

Hi There! I’m back today with a card I CASE’d from the lovely Allison Okamitsu for my recent Laughs & Papercraft’s Class. As September’s class fell before the kids went back to school, my designing and preparing time was seriously limited. So, I needed design help from my fellow demonstrators – and this one was perfect.

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Allison created her background using watercolouring, but I decided to use the Acrylic Block Stamping Technique for my version. I’ve made a quick video tutorial for you on this technique:

Big thanks to Allison for her fabulous design – I love all her projects – if you’ve never seen her work, check out her blog!

Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll back again soon with more,

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

 

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