Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Is Here For One Week Only!

by Joanne James20. November 2016 16:00

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza is here! Starting tonight at 11pm GMT for one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. 

Select items (those marked with an asterisk), including those that will be on the future autumn/winter catalogue retiring list, are available only while supplies last.

The all-important details for the promotion are as follows:
• You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately. 
• Some bundles are exclusive to Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. 
• There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. 
• Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.

Here is the full list of deals this week:

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You can download a PDF version of the deals list by clicking here.

Don't forget, the first of the 24 hour flash sales begins tonight at 11pm GMT and includes the following items with some great discounts available:

 

Some great deals there, with the enamel dots and gift bag punch board being two of my favourites - no excuses to not have your Christmas packaging sorted! 

Happy shopping everyone!

 

Merry Moments Plaid CAS Christmas Card

by Joanne James3. May 2016 13:32

Everyone is back to school and work today so the house is quiet once more. I do love a long weekend, but if we had them all the time I guess we wouldn't appreciate them! Now don't worry, I've not gone mad - it's true, I have made a Christmas card today!! Today's card is for a few challenges and Christmas just seemed a good way to go!

    

The code word at Addicted to CAS is 'Plaid' which always makes me think of Christmas and the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch reminded me of ribbon around a gift and I knew it would be a perfect way to feature designer paper on my card yet still allow for lots of white space to suit the Less Is More challenge this week. So that is how Christmas was where I ended up: 

So here's the low-down on today's card:

Merry Moments - There are two plaid patterns in the Merry Moments designer series paper collection: one is predominantly Mossy Meadow in colour with a white plaid pattern, the other is the one I used here with a white base and a red, grey and green plaid. I chose this one because although it has more colours in the mix, the white base makes it very light and so it is the perfect base for my CAS card. I aligned the horizontal diagonal of my paper with the open cut space of the sketch, as opposed to the vertical. This creates more cohesion and leads the eye to the sentiment. 

A Christmas Sentiment - I chose to use a sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set for my card. This is a Christmas set that is on carryover and has two of my favourite festive sentiments. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow and added a Perfect Accent, coloured red with my Sharpie, for extra festive feel.

White Space - The sketch layout I've used today really lends itself to 'white space'. I've talked about what makes a clean and simple card before and how to use 'white space' - you can read more about that here. Clean and simple designs do not always have to contain truly 'white' space, but they rarely use pattern in large quantities.

So Christmas as Summer approaches, yet my card uses products that are available in the annual catalogue all year round, so if being prepared is your thing you might want to join me and make one too!

Here's the visual summary of the key supplies used to make this card for you to save for future reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

That's all from me today; a basket of ironing awaits! I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

New Stampin' Up! Wednesday Weekly Deals Are Here!

by Joanne James19. March 2016 09:00

I've been under the weather this week, but now I'm on the mend I'm catching up with a few things, including this week's new collection of Wednesday Weekly Deals! These offers are valid for one week only. As always, a new collection of deals will be announced next Wednesday.

If you want to take advantage of any of the deals on offer, you can support my business by placing your order online by clicking here or using the link to my store on the right hand side of my blog page where it says 'Shop Online' or with me in person. Don't forget to add the new Hostess Code for March XDZGYVJC if your order is under £150 and be sure to make sure that you don't check the 'no contact' box if you'd like to be kept updated with the progress of you order and receive a little thank you in the post from me. 

Here's a summary of this week's one-week only Wednesday deals - click on each item to go to the online store to purchase:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

Rather Christmas-themed this week, if you are minded to get very organised! 

Back later with today's creative project; until then, happy shopping!

Wednesday Weekly Deals Are Here!

by Joanne James4. November 2015 09:00

It's Wednesday and you know what that means: a new collection of Wednesday Weekly Deals! These offers are valid for one week only. As always, a new collection of deals will be announced next Wednesday.

If you want to take advantage of any of the deals on offer, you can support my business by placing your order online by clicking here or using the link to my store on the right hand side of my blog page where it says 'Shop Online' or with me in person. Don't forget to add the new Hostess Code for November SHRENCSC if your order is under £150 and be sure to make sure that you don't check the 'no contact' box if you'd like to be kept updated with the progress of you order and receive a little thank you in the post from me. 

Here's a summary of this week's one-week only Wednesday deals - click on each item to go to the online store to purchase:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Four things on offer this week - and a couple of Christmas products to boot, along with the flower medallion punch that co-ordinates with the large snowflake in the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. 

Back later with today's creative project; until then, happy shopping!

Embellished Ornaments Meets Season of Cheer Class Card

by Joanne James13. October 2015 22:08

A quick post from me today to share one of the cards we made at this month's Technique class, featuring the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies. For this card, I combined it with the 'Season of Cheer' designer series paper and used it to fill the framelit space of the bauble:

I chose soft Sky and Night of Navy for the mats and layers for my card and having stamped a sentiment on the front, then also decorated the inside of the card to co-ordinate:

I layered the sentiment over the stamped bauble for extra detail and interest. This stamp set and framelits are one of the great bundle offers that you can find in the seasonal catalogue, with 15% off the combined price if you purchase both items together. Who doesn't love a bargain?!

I really like this card - the colours are rather unconventional for this kind of card yet they are the perfect match for the designer papers. I think this may actually be my favourite of this month's class cards! I set my ladies a challenge too - to use the bauble shape that was wastage on this card to create another one - I'll be sharing them on my Facebook page in due course as their entries start coming in!

If you live in or around Northampton and you would like to join me for either of next month's technique card classes, we will be featuring the 'Happy Scenes' stamp set and co-ordinating Hearth and Home framelit dies. Please get in touch for more details!

I have another class tomorrow - this time Autumn home decor is the name of the game! Come back tomorrow to see what we made and also find out what's on the latest set of Wednesday Weekly Deals and a new project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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