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Catherine
Harrow, Middlesex UK
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Hi Andrea! The instructions for the box itself are in this blog post: http://www.ideasinkorporated.com/2014/11/fun-with-the-stampin-up-gift-box-punch-board.html Thank you for visiting my blog x
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I held a card class for a new group of ladies on Friday night. I promised them some wow Christmas cards, and I hope I didn't disappoint them! I'd like to say that this was all my idea, but I think it's a combination of lots of cards that I... Continue reading
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Now while the box I made was very pretty on the outside, it of course needed something suitable to go inside. I decided to make a hot chocolate gift set, and I used the envelope punchboard to create some pockets to put the hot chocolate sachets in. The pockets were... Continue reading
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The envelope punch board turned out to be such a useful piece of equipment, that I wasn't quite sure whether I needed the gift box punch board when Stampin' Up! put it in the Autumn Winter catalogue. How wrong was I? This beautiful box is similar to the demonstration I... Continue reading
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This is the make and take I designed for Sharon. She'd warned me that it was a group of experienced crafters so I didn't want to make something too simple. The matching punch makes this stamp set completely irresistable, and I can easily see this being one of my main... Continue reading
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I ran a party for the lovely Sharon in Watford at the end of October and I wanted to give all the ladies attending a little gift to say thank you. I came up with a very simple and very quick version of a treat holder using the scallop tag... Continue reading
Hello! I'm so sorry I haven't replied - the day job keeps taking over and whenever I do get time to log in to my blog typepad seems to lock me out :( The card is 4"x4" overall, and is made up of two 8"x4" pieces that are both scored at 2" (mountain fold) and 4" (valley fold). The 4x4 panels from those two pieces are stuck together. I put a 4x4 panel on one of the 2x4 flaps to be the front of the card and then put mats and layers on the other pieces. Hope that makes sense. I really wanted to do a video but time got away from me and my perfectionist tendencies wouldn't let me share something that wasn't good :) Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Catherine x
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As if all the goodies in the Autumn Winter catalogue weren't enough, Stampin' Up! are spoiling us with an extra booklet of lovely seasonal products. Email me today to get your copy in the post! I am sure that many things will jump on to your wish list. I've got... Continue reading
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I always forget how busy September is in schools. We all joke that if we actually remembered how bad it could get, we'd never come back! Not that we should really complain having just had a whole two months off for the summer holiday... Anyway, I hope I can get... Continue reading
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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping! You've probably joined me from Michelle's blog - that's another card... Continue reading
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This was the easiest card of the three that we made in my Blendabilities class - mainly because the flower image is so much smaller than the Blended Bloom! But it still creates a lovely card. I have a confession to make.... this card was supposed to be landscape! At... Continue reading
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I didn't let my class ladies get away with just one Blended Bloom to colour. In fact, our second card took rather a lot longer as there were nearly 3 blooms to colour. But we had a great time chatting, and we all remembered how relaxing it is to simply... Continue reading
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I was so impressed when I tried out the Blendabilities alcohol markers in our team quarterly meeting in July. I was able to create decent shading on colouring for the first time ever! When I showed my skills to my class ladies, they couldn't wait to give it a go.... Continue reading
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I'm going to be honest - I don't know how the Sweet Sadie washi tape made it on to my order. I'm not a fan of coral pinks, and not really a green person either... but I decided it was time to push myself to use some new colours. After... Continue reading
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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping! Stampin' Up! have outdone themselves again this year. I was completely overwhelmed... Continue reading
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The wait is over and it is finally here! There are SO many lovely new products and I am definitely looking forward to receiving my (rather large) order in the next few days. If you're the same as me and have a wish list as long as your arm, why... Continue reading
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I love this time in the Stampin' Up! year. We've got our sneak peak of the new annual catalogue, and have been able to put in our preorders for brand new products. But first, the sad bit - the retiring lists. Each year, I'm sad to see things go, but... Continue reading
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With all the fun of the catalogue preorder just around the corner, Stampin' Up! has an amazing offer for you... Until the 30th June, there are two starter kit options. You can join for £99 and choose £130 worth of product, as normal, or you can join for just £50!... Continue reading
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A couple of weeks ago, we had an amazing team weekend in Birmingham. As ever, swaps were a big part of meeting all the new people! I wanted to do something a bit more than a card, and as it was close to Easter a chocolate-containing gift seemed appropriate. Who... Continue reading
I am working on a template and a tutorial :) Thank you for your kind comments! Catherine x
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Have you got your hands on some Sweet Sorbet DSP yet? I used my absolute favourite pattern from the set to make these lovely candle boxes as thank you gifts for my class ladies. The scallop tag, stamped with such a useful sentiment from the Simply Celebrate set, fits perfectly... Continue reading
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I'm showcasing the Just Sayin' stamp set and coordinating Word Bubbles framelits from Stampin' Up! in the Pinkies Spring Summer Blog Hop. Buy Stampin' Up! products in the UK from Independent UK Demonstrator Catherine Carroll and earn free products and more. Continue reading
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Sale-a-Bration is the biggest party of the year. Shop for Stampin' Up! products in the UK with Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator Catherine Carroll. Join Stampin' Up! UK. Continue reading
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Today is the last day to get your hands on some wonderful Valentine's sets from Stampin' Up! My class ladies made this on Friday night, and we agreed that it isn't necessarily a Valentine's card - the cute bird could be used for many ocassions. I have to say that... Continue reading