RSS Feed

Saturday Inspiration – Colour Combination

Hi! Popping in quickly with a fun & festive colour combination for you. Will you get any crafting time this weekend? Have you made a start on your seasonal cards yet? I have made a few for various classes I have done, but I’ve not sat down for a serious Christmas card making session yet. Not sure when I’ll get chance actually! I need to get that scheduled in somewhere, ASAP!

When I make my Christmas cards though, I tend to err on the side of traditional when it comes to colours and style, so this combination is a classic for you:

Stamping With Val, Valerie Moody, Stampin' Up! Uk, Colour Combination. Shop Stampin' Up! online 24/7 here...

Did you get the Holly Berry Happiness bundle yet? It’s totally becoming one of my favourites for this year!

I hope you manage to find some crafty time this weekend – enjoy, whatever you’re up to.

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?

Star Of Light - Card Making Classes & Kits - Stampin' Up! UK, Shop Stampin' Up! 24/7 here. X

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!

400px-x-50px-video-button

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!

400px-x-50px-video-button-1

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

Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Card

Hi! Thanks for the amazing response to my new Star Of Light card class – I am so excited to start offering card making kits as well as my online class versions – and it looks like you are too!

Today, I’m sharing another Christmas card, and it’s a bit of hybrid! I took two cards – one from the Autumn/Winter Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and another from the lovely Allison, and meshed them together:

Stampin' Up! - Holly Berry Happiness - Christmas Card - Stamping With Val, Stampin' Up! UK

We made this card at my Card Class on Friday Night – I hold a monthly card class here in Rugby, UK. In October, I start to offer a Christmas card as one of the card designs. We’ll then do 2 in November, and finally 3 in December. Christmas cards are my favourite kind to share!

This is a single stamp set card – always love those – using Holly Berry Happiness. I’ve been mentally begging Stampin’ Up! for a holly set for years, so I am so excited to have my wish come true – and with a matching punch to boot!

You can purchase everything you need to recreate this card from my Online Shop – just click any product image below to add them to your basket.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD 

 

Do you have a stamp set or product you’ve been hoping Stampin’ Up! would bring out? Let me know what it is – just leave a comment.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Use Your Stampin’ Up! Paper Stash!

Hi! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re having a fun week? Today, I want to ask you a few questions about your paper stash!

Do you hoard paper? Do you find it too pretty to use, or even cut? Do you buy multiple packs so that you have some to use and some to keep? Perhaps you fear using it in case you think of a better use for it later on?

I have suffered from all these things my friend – you are not alone! In fact, I know this is a common condition amongst crafters – nearly everyone I know has suffered at some time.

Over time, I’ve gotten better, mostly for two reasons. Firstly, by buying from Stampin’ Up!, I know I can easily get some more if I use it. Secondly, I know that Stampin’ Up! will bring out more paper I love just as much really soon! This knowledge has stopped me being quite so precious about using up my paper stash (not perfect, I think I’ll always suffer a bit!). So, when Stampin’ Up! announced their current Paper promotion (buy 3 packs, get a 4th free), it was only right that I make a card using up some of my current stash – so I could justify getting some more of course!

Stampin' Up! - Birthday Card - Paper - Stamping With Val - Stampin' Up! UK

I first showcased this card on my Facebook page during my World Card Making Day celebrations. It’s a great way to use up some of those papers, and it’s such a versatile design, you can turn it into anything! Think weddings, Christmas, baby – cards for all these occasion could be made using this deign.

If you’d like to watch a video of how I created it, you can see it on of my Facebook page – Stamping With Val – or click the link below:

watch-the-video

If you fancy giving me a like, or a share while you’re over there, that could be lovely too of course. It also means you’ll see more of the content I share over there.

And if you’d like to add some more paper to your stash, then just click the image below to see all the papers in the offer in my Online Store;

sharable10_b3g1dsp_spuuk

Thanks so much for stopping by today – let me know what your paper stash is like, won’t you?

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!

Stampin' Up! Card Making Kits - Stamping With Val - Stampin' Up! UK

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.

400px-x-50px-video-button-1

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.

400px-x-50px-video-button

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

Stampin' Up! UK Card Making Kits - Star of Light - Stamping With Val; Valerie Moody. X

Stampin’ Up! Colour Inspiration!

Hi! I hope you have a fabulous weekend planned. I hope you’ve got some crafting time scheduled in there? If you do, here’s a fun colour combination to inspire you with your Halloween projects based on my projects this week:

stamping-with-val-colour-inspiration-006

This is a classic Halloween combination, and the one I revert to most years if I’m honest – I love it! I hope it inspires you too.

Enjoy your crafting time, whatever you’re making,

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Halloween Week – Mini Cards!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by again. All this week I’ve been sharing Halloween ideas using several seasonal products from Stampin’ Up! For my final project, I’ve some cute Mini Cards for you:

stampin-up-halloween-week-mini-cards-stamping-with-val-x

Sweet and simple – you could have the kids make them to hand out to their friends, or to pop a treat inside.

I’ve used the fabulous bundle; Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scene dies for these cards – it’s my favourite pair of Halloween products from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue. These are easy to create, just make an A6 size card base, add a mixture of images and die cuts from the products and add them to your card fronts!

Here’s what I used:

Product List

Click on any product image to add it to your basket in my online store.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween week here on the blog – I’ve certainly had fun creating and sharing with you.

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!

stampin-up-jar-of-haunts-bag-topper-halloween-artisan-design-team-valerie-moody-x

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!!

Bloghop button_0915

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.

Product List

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

stampin-up-jar-of-haunts-bag-topper-halloween-artisan-design-team-valerie-moody-x

Halloween Week – Party Anyone?

Hi! Thanks for joining me during Halloween week, here on the blog. Do you have a party to celebrate Halloween? Get all dressed up, invite the neighbours? If you do, then you’ll be needed some invitations right?

stampin-up-halloween-week-party-invitation-stamping-with-val-x2

These invitations are super easy to create using the new Halloween Scene Edgelits. I’ve just die cut the tree and fence, and mounted them onto the Perfect Plum card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Confetti Celebrations, ombre-style onto white card and cut out with a circle die. Finally a couple of stamped bats finish it off. Pretty quick, perfect if you need to make a few of them.

If you need any supplies to create this project, please click on any product image below to add them to your basket in my Online Store – Thank you. X

Product List

Stamping With Val - Halloween Week 2016!

Join me again tomorrow when I’ll have more treat packaging for you as part of the Artisan Design Team blog hop.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Halloween Week – Hanging Halloween Treats!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the Stamp Review Crew blog hop yesterday? I had fun seeing all the spooky ideas! And if you need more spooky ideas, then you’ll want to join me here all week, as I share a project for Halloween every day Mon-Fri.

Today I’m sharing my Hanging Halloween Treats. I originally shared these on Saturday on my Facebook page as part of World Card Making Day, and I’m happy to share them here with you today too:

stampin-up-halloween-hanging-treats-cheerful-tags-stamping-with-val-x3

So much fun! Check out the video below to see how I made these:

Do you like to create fun treats for Halloween? I admit it’s not a big tradition here, but I’d love to hear all about how you celebrate it.

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

Product List

Back tomorrow with more,

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

%d bloggers like this: