Celebrate You Card Using Washi Tape


I wanted to share a card with you where I used washi tape and the celebrate you thinlit dies. I sent this card to my sister in law as she just passed her driving test and it was her birthday. Lots to celebrate! And many Congratulations to her!

I bought washi tape a long time ago but I haven’t really used any and since I have wedding expenses coming up at the end of the next three months I have to be good with money! No spontaneous or cheeky craft purchases for me 😦 So in this period of time you will see me using a lot of the stash I bought a while ago mixed in with some Sale-a-Bration items which is actually not so bad. Also if you have not heard of Sale-a-Bration yet then please check out a post I made about it here!

celebrate you thinlit dies by stampin upI love washi tape. It’s so pretty but im also not so good at getting it used and you kind of need to – I have seen washi tape go off! Yes, it becomes all sticky and you can’t use it. So better use it while you can!

I decided to cover a piece of card with washi tape – in no particular order – to make it look like designer series paper and it looks great! You can do as I have done here and just use it on a card front or you can use it for scrapbooking or you can die cut from it – which I have done for a Valentines project!

Personally I like the washi tape has been bent around the card and not cut as it gives it some nice dimension. If you wanted the die cuts to stand more out you can die cut another piece in black and layer it behind – making the black peek at the side like a shadow. It will make it stand out for sure.

I will be posting my Valentines project next week. I think it’s the first year ever I have been so organised! Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Are you doing anything special? I would love to hear from you.


Supply list:
Amazing You Stamp set – Sale-a-Bration item*
Celebrate You thinlit dies – Sale-a-Bration item*
Whisper White Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Blushing Bride ink pad
Silver glimmer paper
Washi Tape
Sequins – retired

Sale-a-Bration item* can’t be bought but you earn them for free buy buying for £45 or £90 on other stampin up products. Amazing you requires a purchase of £45 and the Celebrate you are free when purchasing for £90 or over.

Adorable Hanging Garden Cards


These adorable cards using Hanging Garden stamp set from Stampin’ Up! are really easy and quick to make. They can be used for many occasions – just pick one that fits you!

hanging garden card by stampin up using marina mist, berry burst and lemon lime twist

It feels like Christmas was ages ago even though it wasn’t. My sleep pattern hasn’t quite adjusted back into work-mode and my mind is everywhere else! I’m sure I can blame my phone for that even though I try to spend as little time using it because I just find myself in zombie-mode scrolling down endless Facebook posts! That’s what I like about crafting it gathers my thoughts and I focus on one thing at a time- with no scrolling!
Monday evening is my craft night. Fiancé cooks dinner and all I have to do is pop down from the attic to eat and then I go back! It’s amazing! I know not everybody is as lucky and has many other things to do around the house but if you plan a project in advance you can easily make it happen in an hour. The hanging basket with succulents is adorable and I haven’t really gotten over the succulent craze a year ago where we had succulents everywhere.

This card is easy and quick to do. It’s so quick I made 5 cards in one hour! – not all with wonky sentiments! Haha 🙂
Get all the card cut first, then get the inks out, colour and assemble – DONE!

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Simple And Quick Handmade Gift Bag


Simple and quick gift bag using the gift bag punch board

I hope you are well. I would like to show you a simple and quick gift bag I made using the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The gift bag takes about 10 minutes to make and the instructions that comes with the punch board is simple to follow. All supplies used are listed at the bottom.

I rarely use every sheet of paper from a pack of designer series paper so that’s why I decided to get the Gift Bag Punch Board to help using it all up. I had a plan I wanted to use leftover paper for scrapbooking but I have got more than enough left for that as well!
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Why January Is The Best Month to Join Stampin’ Up!


Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator? I have and I joined 1 year ago on this day! 😀

I want to be honest with you, in my opinion January is the best month to join and this year it is even better to join. Let me point out why it’s a good to join as a demonstrator and why January is so special:

  1. You get a starter kit where you pick £130 worth of products. You pay only £99 and get free delivery.
  2. As part of Sale-a-bration you get to pick additional TWO £45 or ONE £90 reward from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.
  3. As demonstrator you get MINIMUM 20% off on future Stampin’ Up! purchases.
  4. Because you join in January you get to stay as a demonstrator until at least end of July without having to do anything.
  5. You get a quarterly magazine sent to you called “Stampin’ Success”
  6. If you place a demonstrator order in 2018 you also get a special 30th anniversary Stampin’ Up! pin.

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Stampin Up 2018 Calendar Project


How are you? Did you guess this weeks project from yesterday’s Facebook post? I posted a close up picture as clue to what this weeks project may be! Like my Facebook Page to see sneak peak pictures of future projects!

This weeks project has been making a 2018 art journaling calendar! I have tried getting into art journaling but it has been difficult for me as it for me doesnt have a specific purpose. I don’t know if anyone else feels the same way but I like making things dedicated a purpose – and by combining a calendar and art journaling it gives it a purpose and I think I can just squeeze in 30 minutes every month to do next months picture.

Stampin up 2018 calendar

You can print the months out from Calendar. The calendar holder I made by using two hinged rings (ID: 3cm) and thick Whisper White card with the following dimensions:

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Sale-a-bration And Spring Catalogues Are Now Online! Check Them Out Here!

Yay Yay Yay! New Catalogues are out! Get your Stampin’ Up! fix right here – Links Below:

Spring/Summer 2018 Catalogue – Ends 31st of May 2018

Sale-a-bration 2018 Catalogue – Ends 31st of March 2018

Link to online shop – remember to use January host code when checking out to earn free gift from me.

Is there anything else good to know? I’m so happy you asked! Yes, there is. There will be another Sale-a-bration catalogue launching in the middle of February. Both catalogues will run until end of March. More information about Sale-a-bration in this blog post.
Most important part is that Sale-a-bration items cannot be bought. You can only get hold of them as freebies when spending over £45 and £90 on other products.

Now don’t waste your time! Get those reading glasses on and browse through those catalogues! It’s a stampin up ORDER! 😀

~ Christina

What you need to know about Sale-a-bration 2018!



I hope you are having a great start to the new year. For me personally it’s going to be a special year; I’m getting married (yay!), My brother is turning 40 (hooray!), my grandmother is turning 90! (WOOOT!?! when did time go so fast?) and I’m turning 30 (yay-ish yay. and many of my friends are turning 30 as well. YAY!). Do you have a lot of special events or anniversaries coming up too?
And not to forget Stamping’ Up! is celebrating 30 years this year too! You can expect lots of good sales and exceptional products. Please sign up to my blog to stay touch for more news about this.

Enough about me. Let’s get what this post is really about; the amazing Sale-a-bration from Stampin’ Up! This years Sale-a-bration is slightly different. It is still going to run from 3rd January until 31st of March. This year the reward system has been slightly changed as the Sale-a-bration items this year are exceptionally awesome. I will upload the catalogue for Sale-a-bration and the 2018 spring catalogue tomorrow! please let me know if you would like a physical catalogue here.

This years reward system is different in that there are better rewards when you spend £90. As always you earn free Sale-a-bration rewards when spending over £45. Lets say you spend £90 then you can pick 2x £45 reward items or 1x £90 reward item from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue – instead of only 2x £45 reward items. The value of the reward items adds up to what you have spent for.

This year there is a huge variety of items to pick from e.g. cute Panda stamp set to designer series paper to word DIES. Yes, there are dies this year 😀

On that note the word dies are going to continue over in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue (launches June 2018), so why not get them now for free?! There is also a coordinating stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalogue and they coordinate fantastically. The coordinating stamp set is not going to be carried over in the new Annual Catalogue – so get it while you can. There could be another coordinating stamp set for the dies in the new Annual Catalogue – making these dies even more versatile! These dies are THE must have from this years Sale-a-bration catalogue but to be completely honest there are so many great items that it is difficult to pick just one!

Just like last year there will be another Sale-a-bration catalogue coming in February! Both Sale-a-bration catalogues will run until 31st March.

If you haven’t got a demonstrator then I would love you to pick me and shop through me by using my shop and host code (get free product this way!).
Please sign up to my blog to receive emails about my latest projects, news, sales and new products. You don’t want to miss out!

Many thanks
~ Christina

2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue online 3rd January

Happy New Year !

I hope you had a great and safe New Years Eve. I spent mine with friends and we had a very nice evening with drinks and games.

I would like my first post in the new year to be about the new 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue from Stamping’ Up! before this years Sale-a-bration catalogue steals the picture. Both catalogues goes online on the 3rd January and you can get a free catalogue by post by filling in your details here. I will also be uploading PDF’s of the catalogues on my blog.

This years Spring Catalogue has lots of cute and contemporary stamp sets, dies, embossing folders, embellishments and paper for Valentines day, Mother’s day, Fathers day, Easter, kids and spring and summer. There are also new products like tiny fruit punches, already inked mini stampin’ spot, watercolour ink crystals called Brusho, more embossing paste and much much more! Also keep your eyes out for a stamp and die set designed by one of the top American Demonstrators, Brandy Cox from Brandy’s Cards. It’s a versatile and sweet stamp and die set called “Hold on to Hope”, which can be used for encouragement, Sympathy, baptism, christening, birthday cards and more!

Stay in touch and have a lovely first day in the New Year,
~ Christina


Stampin’ Up! 2017 and Stamparatus!


I hope you have fully enjoying Christmas with good food and family. 2018 is right on the doorstep and 2017 has been a busy year for me. I bet it has been busy for most. Me and my fiancé have renovated a three bedroom cottage and been planning our 2018 wedding!

2017 has been an amazing Stampin’ Up! year – my first as a demonstrator! I think the highlights of this year have been the surprise launch of the Stamping’ Blends, alcohol markers, and the announcement of the Stamparatus, a stamping tool similar to the Misti or Stamp platform from Tim Holz, but has more options!
I remember the 2017 Spring Catalogue being really great with the Up & Away stamp and die set which made it to the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue and the Special Reason stamp and die set which surprisingly didn’t make it. I still keep it in my collection as the dies are to.. die for.. – get it? He he he..

Then there was the Daisy delight stamp and punch set which sold out so fast after the launch of the Annual Catalogue that we had to wait over a month for it to get back in stock!
Even Stampin’ Up! had a few surprises; the launch of the Blends was so popular that the warehouse barely could keep up with the delivery times and the first Stamparatus booking window closed within 10 minutes after it had been opened! 2017 has indeed been a year full of surprises for everybody.

Stamparatus by stamping up

Stamparatus will be a part of the 2018 Annual Catalogue (launching 1st June 2018) but you are able to get hands on it before. The Stamparatus is available by reservation only at the moment (this closes 31st December). It will be shipping from the end of March. The reservation works this way: Stampin’ Up! will send you an email when the Stamparatus has arrived in the warehouse and it will then be automatically added to your stamping up shopping cart linked to your login details. It’s only then when checked out you will pay for the Stamparatus, not at the time of reservation.

On a personal note, I also had a great Stamping’ Up! year. I held my first stamping party and it was a huge success. I would also like to dedicate more time to posting inspiring projects on my blog in 2018 and I really recommend that you subscribe to my blog and so I will be able to keep you updated on projects, relevant news about new products and upcoming sales from Stampin’ Up!

Many thanks and have a Happy New Years Eve,
See you soon and don’t forget to subscribe now! 🙂
~ Christina

Lovely Christmas Reindeer Card

Hello ho ho,

Today is the last day showcasing the Scandinavian Christmas inspired card series using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set.

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

Today I’m writing from Denmark. I’m here with with my fiancé and we will be celebrating Christmas tonight with my family, tomorrow we will be travelling home to UK – tell me about how difficult it is to get a flight in Christmas day! Boxing Day we celebrate with English family so the priority when we get home is getting the gammon boiled!

Christmas is always celebrated on Christmas Eve in Denmark. We will be picking up family and going to my sisters house late this afternoon. We will have pork roast with crackling at dinner followed by rice pudding. After a break we will be singing Danish Christmas carols while joining hands and dancing around the Christmas tree – Christmas tree is normally placed or pulled out in the centre of the room for this to work best! And then we have presents along with biscuits, cake and sweets – cause we need more food right?! How is your Christmas going to be?

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

For this card I used the inlay technique and used the lovely heart thinlits die to cut background and the heart stamped background. Then I used the negative heart stamped pieces to put in the holes on the white background. I used the heart border die from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set to make the festive background paper. I die cut a couple of extra ‘lovely’ word scripts. I just used scissors to cut them out and then glued them on top. I used stampin Blends to colour the Reindeer. I used a light Smoky Slate blend to make some shadows and I added some glaze on nose and eyes with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen – remember to leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter stamp set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Memento ink pad

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

Gold Sequins

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Stampin Blends: Bronze, Smoky Slate, Ivory and Pink Pirouette

I hope you enjoyed this project and stories from my childhood and current Christmas. Have a very merry festive season and please subscribe to my blog for more projects and exciting news from Stampin up.


~ Christina