Tuesday 22 October 2013

Get your Stampin' Up stamps for less!

Oh my goodness, the great news just keeps on coming! Earlier on today I was letting you know that the new flip card thinlits dies are now available and now there's even more excitement! Stampin' Up has been celebrating its 25th anniversary all year and, as part of the festivities, has whipped 25% off 25 of the most gorgeous stamp sets in the catalogue!

A Dozen Thoughts • Zoo Babies • Lots of Thanks • Happy Day • Gifts of Kindness • Hearts Aflutter • Hello Lovely • Crazy Mixed-up Love • Bright Blossoms • Itty Bitty Banners • Yippee-Skippee • Gorgeous Grunge • Ornament Keepsakes • Apothecary Art • Cuddles and Kisses • Oh Hello • Label Love • Christmas Star (single) • A Gift for You (single) • Betsy's Blossoms • Morning Post (alphabet set)  • Gently Falling • Snowflake Soirée • Jewish Celebrations • That's the Ticket

And to get the party going with even more of a swing, if you key in hostess code FWRY 6ZXV when ordering online, you could also win at least £25 worth of free goodies of your choice!
Offer ends 28th October

Some of my all-time favourites are in that list - including the wonderful Gently Falling set which I used to make this collage-style project:

This card is made in all the colours of the autumn hedgerow - but don't feel that leaves are just for this time of year. The beech leaf and the long tall leaf are perfect used as Christmas trees (like I did on this card) and any of the leaves can be teamed with your florals to give them a new look all year round (as I've done here.)

Gently Falling is a two-step stamping set which means you can stamp the outline and fill in colour with the corresponding stamp. This gives so much detail as you can see above. I used the 'kissing' technique on the leaf using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge - yet another of my favourites on the 25% off list! PLEASE don't miss out on that one either!

I made my own designer paper with some of the stamps from the set and used a little as a background, attaching it with glue and using strips of washi tape as a decorative detail.

This card was made to celebrate the birthday of a lovely friend of mine so I hand-stamped some paper to wrap her present in too.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Season of Style washi tape/designer paper, Early Espresso stitched grosgrain ribbon, candy dots, corner rounder, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
You can order from my online shop any time, day or night,
but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.
Customers placing orders of £250+
will get a whopping £65 worth of freebies during October!
If you'd prefer to spread the cost of your crafty stash, but still get
freebies as well as handmade gifts and cards and complementary catalogues,
why not consider joining my Stampers 6 club?

Talking of Gently Falling, I've just been made to jump out of my skin by a thudding sound behind me. It was the cat falling off he sofa! She'd been napping on the very edge of the sofa due to her shockingly trained owner who had left her shopping bags untidily there ready to go out but had got distracted by Stampin' Up excitement! Needless to say the cat pretended that she had meant to jump off the sofa and lounged off in search of choice morsels in the kitchen (which she won't find because I haven't done the shopping...) Better dash or we won't be on meowing terms!

See you tomorrow,


  1. I can see why you are so excited Vicky, I had a VERY small package this week and hubby thinks it was like I had won the lottery LOL.

  2. Love the card and the matching paper, Vicky.
    It always amuses me greatly when cats are clumsy or make a fool of themselves - they hate it, it offends their innate sense of dignity!
    PS. If you are intending to visit Sheffield again at any point, a Saturday is better - there are fairly regular vintage/craft fairs, I can let you have the dates if you like (email me!) xxxx

  3. I love your card and wrap. I have a dog who has a look that definitely says 'I meant to do that'!
    Rosie x

  4. I love this Vicky! It is one of those set I have ummed and ahhed over for ages...maybe it will finally end up in my collection!
    Lizy xx

  5. Love the card and wrap Vicky; would love to see a technique video on the kissing technique you used on the leaf; the effect is gorgeous!


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