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

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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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

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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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

Stampin’ Up! No Bones About It – Birthday Card

Hi! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re week is going well, and you’re managing to find some crafty time? I’ve been creating all this week for various events both live and online – I hope you’ll be able to join me for some of them!

This week, I needed a card for my nephew – so I turned to the set No Bones About It from Stampin’ Up! I mean, when it comes to small boys, you can’t go wrong with dinosaurs, can you?

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This fun and colourful card strikes me as spot on!

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  • Birthday cards should be colourful, in my opinion! Its a celebration! Here I’ve used Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie – check out my colour combination image below, perfect for pinning!.
  • A simple layout is perfect (let’s face it, small children won’t appreciate all the details, as much as you want to them to!)
  • However, fun techniques and elements add interest. Here I’ve doubled the banner end up – it was actually to cover a mistake, but I like how the solution came out!
  • Today’s technique – taking a stacked sentiment and stamping it in a single line – check out my how-to video below:

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Why not pin this image to your Pinterest boards so you can find this card and tutorial again easily? Or save this fab colour combination using the image below:

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I’d love it if you would help me share and pin my blog posts, far and wide! I’ll be back with more fun announcements and projects soon.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

 

Candy Cane Christmas Packaging Online Class – Available NOW!

Hi! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend? Mine was super busy getting ready for today. I am so excited for today! I worked like a mad woman all last week, but now the time is finally here!

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This class is ONLINE! So, it doesn’t matter if you live next door to me, or on the other side of the world – this class is for YOU!  I wish I could could craft with all of you in person, but this is the next best thing!

When you purchase this class, you will receive a PDF containing written instructions for each project, along with a link to a private video showing you how to make each one IN FULL! Over 2 hours of video are contained in this class!!

Want to see more?

These 5 projects are huge! You will be able to give so many different gifts in them. And don’t forget my mantra:

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If you have ever liked any of the following projects – YOU NEED THIS CLASS! These are just 2 of the bags included in the tutorial, along with another bag, and 2 boxes designed specifically for this class! I make bag and box making EASY FOR YOU!

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Here are a few FAQ’s:

How much does the class cost?

The class costs just £10, which is approx. €11.50 EUR, $13 US, $17 CAN, $17 AUS, $18 NZ, depending on the exchange rate. A bargain in any currency, I’d say!

I paid for my class, how do I get it?

For those of you who pre-registered for class – classes were emailed out this morning. If you haven’t received yours yet, please check your spam/trash boxes, and ensure you have added my email address to your safe list. If you still don’t have it, please get in touch. Classes purchased from today onward will be emailed out within 48 hours of payment, and usually much quicker. Please note that the system is NOT automatic and all classes are actually emailed to you, by me, individually.

What will I receive?

You will receive an email from me, in which are links to 2 PDF documents, one for metric measurements, one for imperial. Each document includes terms & conditions of use, fully linked supply list, a written tutorial for each project, along with a link to a private video for each project too. There is also a bonus video to show you how I created my tag embellishments. There are over 2 hours of videos included in this class. (Please note, this class contains no physical product).

I don’t have the products you’ve used?

The class comes with a full supply list, so you can purchase everything you need if you wish to recreate my samples exactly. However, feel free to use whatever products you do have – once you know the principles, let your imagination run wild!

Can I teach this class to my customers?

Many of my online classes are purchased by fellow demonstrators. I am happy for you to verbally teach these projects to your class attendees in person. However, you may not print, email, reproduce, re-write or in anyway, distribute the PDF tutorials. You may not email, distribute, re-record or broadcast the video tutorials.

If you have any further questions regarding the usage of my online classes, please email me for a copy of the class terms & conditions.

Why should I buy an online class from you?

I share a great deal freely on my blog, including cards, boxes, techniques and more. The projects I offer in my online classes tend to be a little more involved, with more product used and more time spent creating, recording and editing in order to share with you.

I am also crafter with over 15 years experience, and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator  over 8 of those. I love all papercrafting, but large bags and boxes are something of a speciality of mine. I am a member of the current Artisan Design Team – a team of demonstrators chosen specifically by Stampin’ Up! for our creativity. I have run several very successful online classes in the past, much enjoyed by those taking part.

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I hope you’ll get your hands on this class now, while it’s still available. I know you’ll love creating these projects.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

 

Candy Cane Christmas Packaging Class – Registration Now Open!

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Hi! I am so excited to announce that my first online class in over 6 months is ready for registration!

Candy Cane Christmas Packaging Class contains the PDF & Video Tutorials to make 5 gorgeous (and large!) gift bags and boxes! Each project has it’s own PDF, which includes supply list, cutting guides, detailed instructions, photos & diagrams (where appropriate) to create the finished project, while a video will walk you through the actual making of each project in full!

Measurements are also provided in both metric and imperial, so it doesn’t matter which of those you prefer – you can still make all of these. All these particular bags and boxes are simply made using your Paper Trimmer and scoring blade, no dies or punch boards (except for decoration or optional extras), making them suitable for everyone – from beginner to advanced!

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I know many people find making bags and boxes overwhelming and scary, especially large ones like this, but I make it EASY for you. Full instructions and videos in my usual style – which I know many of you have been kind enough to tell me you love – thank you for that. X

Plus, once you know the techniques, you’re not limited to Christmas! Imagine all these bags in colours and designs suitable for birthday’s, weddings, baby showers – the list is endless!

The first 20 people to register for this class will receive a free gift from me. Since I opened registration to my newsletter subscriber list on Friday, many of those places are gone, but I still have a few gifts left – but don’t delay in registering for class NOW!

All of this, and the class costs just £10!!! It’s a steal!

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Here are a few FAQ’s regarding my Online Classes:

I paid for my class, how do I get it?

For all those pre-registering for class – class will be emailed out on Monday 26th September. Please note that the system is NOT automatic and all classes are actually emailed to you, by me, individually. Classes purchased after the launch date will be sent out within 48 hours of payment (but usually much quicker).

I don’t have the products you’ve used?

The class comes with a full supply list, so you can purchase everything you need if you wish to recreate my samples exactly. However, feel free to use whatever products you do have – once you know the principles, let your imagination run wild!

Can I teach this class to my customers?

Many of my online classes are purchased by fellow demonstrators. I am happy for you to verbally teach these projects to your class attendees in person. However, you may not print, email, reproduce, re-write or in anyway, distribute the PDF tutorials. You may not email, distribute, re-record or broadcast the video tutorials.

If you have any further questions regarding the usage of my online classes, please email me for a copy of the class terms & conditions.

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I hope to see you registering for class soon – you won’t regret knowing how you can easily create these gorgeous projects – and then WOW-ing your friends and family with your amazing ‘stand out from the crowd’ gifts!

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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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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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

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hi There! I’m hopping with the Artisan Design Team today, and have we got a blog hop for you! 20 international designers, chosen for their creativity? What more could you ask for?! So, let’s get stuck in shall we?

I decided to create with the Moroccan Nights stamp set for this hop. This set wasn’t on my wish list, and I was slightly nervous when it turned up in my box – but I’ve had fun creating with it – I love it when a stamp set surprises me!

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Does my image look blurry to you?! Every photo I took of this card looked blurry to me, and yet the photos I took of other projects at the same time all looked fine, so I’m not sure if it’s just me!

Love that funky edge at the bottom of my card – I thought it had a really moroccan feel to it – what do you think?

I’ve another fun and quick video tutorial for you today showing you how I created that edge as well as the border above it – check it out:

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project – please hop on to Allison and see her creation – I know you’ll love it!

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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