Say Hello To The New – Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2019/2020 Is LIVE

Anna’ Stampin’ Up! – Say Hello To The New – Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2019/2020 Is LIVE

Click on the cover to download your FREE copy

Here are my “must-have” resources for placing your order and updating your supplies:

There is SO much to want in this new catalogue! I don’t know about you, but this catalogue could nearly bankrupt me. Thank goodness that I get a discount.

And if your Wish List is close or over £100, consider the Starter Kit! You’ll get £130 in product for just £99 (and free shipping!). And you will then get 20% off on all your future orders. Full details here!


If you wish to purchase any of the products from our new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2019-2020, go directly to my online store!

HOST CODE for the month of June is DRU74MSD. Use this code to receive special rewards from me.


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Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop – Guest Designer

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hope – Guest Designer

Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop TEAMWORK

Oh my!! I’m so thrilled, and still can’t believe it: I’ve been asked to join absolutely amazing artists from the Creating Kindness Design Team in their November Blog Hop as a guest designer.

Our theme this month is TEAMWORK. Teamwork can go many ways and I decided to team up a few products:

  • Animal Outing Bundle with super fun and elegant Tropical Escape DSP. I think they are a perfect fit!
  • I also teamed up Stampin’ Write Markers with an Aqua Painter & acrylic block for a controlled water colouring.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

Wild About You card dimensions:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ & cut the bottom of the card front for the extra panel at 3″ x 4-1/8″
  • Whisper White reg. cardstock: 4″ x 5-6/8″ panel for the inside; for the mats: 2-5/8″ x 4″, 2-7/8″ x 4″ and for the sentiment a rectangle 3-6/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Tropical Escape DSP for the mats (leafy/foliage design): 2-9/16″ x 3-7/8″ and 3-15/16″ x 2-6/8″
  • Watercolour Paper for stamping critters

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

Watercolouring

For my card, I decided to use two images: an utterly cute rhino and a branch with an equally adorable tree frog. I stamped the branch twice to use one for the inside of my card.

I stamped all my images onto watercolour paper using black Stazon Ink.  Watercolour paper has a quite porous surface, so Stamparatus came with help to make sure all the images were stamped perfectly.

TIP: Stazon is the best ink to work with water/watercolour.

I watercolour all my critters using an aqua painter and Stampin’ Write Markers. I simply scribbled some colour onto an acrylic block and using it as a palette I picked the ink with an Aqua Painter. I love to watercolour and with this technique, there’s nearly no waste.

Colours I’ve used:

  • Rhino: Smoky Slate, Gray Granite and Basic Gray
  • the bird: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
  • branches with frog:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green

When all critters were to thoroughly dry, I die-cut them with coordinating dies from Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.

How-to: Partial die-cutting

For the large stitched rectangle I’ve used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and a partial die-cutting. You can find it explained here.

I stamped the sentiment in the top left corner of my die-cut rectangle. For the ease, I’ve used Black Memento Ink and Stamparatus. Why? Well, who else would want to mess up the stamping at this point?! lol

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

I assembled the card laying all mats together with the liquid glue. Also, my tree frogs on branches I adhered with liquid glue: one inside of the card and one just above the rhino on the front. And the rhino is the star of the card! I raised him with dimensionals in the centre of the front panel.

And that’s it from me for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting my blog and that you like the card I created? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Below is the list of the fantastic Creating Kindness Team who organized this hop. So please, jump on and check all the fantastic inspiration. Honestly, you don’t want to miss it!

The next on the hop is amazingly talented Jenny Hall!! To visit her blog click the button below or just use the list!


As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

HOST CODE for the month of November is 326DJQHJ. Use this code to receive special rewards from me.


Product List

Aqua Painters

£16.00

Stamparatus

£46.00

Big Shot

£102.00

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With A Little Delay…

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – With A Little Delay…

As you may know, I’ve been really sick, you can ready about it here, and couldn’t get to update my blog for a long time. You can read about it here. But today I feel well enough to hop in and catch up.

Autumn-Winter Catalogue launched on 5th September so it’s in a full swing right now. If you’re one of my regular customers you’ve received your paper copy of a catalogue a month ago.

If you’ve never shopped with me, below you can find a link to a digital copy. You can still request a copy of Winter-Autumn Catalogue – there’s nothing like flicking through the pages of paper copy.

Click HERE to download your FREE copy

Here are my “must-have” resources for placing your order and updating your supplies:

Below you can find a few video tutorials using some of the products from the Autumn-Winter Catalogue. Enjoy watching!

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Peaceful Noel Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Falling for Leaves Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Merry Christmas to All Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


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For The Love of Creating Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – For The Love of Creating – Frosted Floral Suite

Hello and welcome to For the Love of Creating with Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop run by the amazing Australian demonstrator, Kim Oliver. We are super excited to share with you an array of creations showcasing a sneak peek products from 2018 Holiday (Autumn-Winter in the UK) Catalogue.

We hope you find great inspiration from our projects. If you have arrived here from Sandra Mastello, a big welcome to you. You are currently visiting Anna Krol from the United Kingdom.

Frosted Floral Suite

For my projects today I decided to showcase a beautiful suite of products called Frosted Floral Suite.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Foral Suite of products

I did not order the whole suite yet, but enough to showcase a beautiful stamp set with coordinating dies, and unique Designer Series Paper.

Here’s my card –

Anna' Stampin' Cave Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

Card dimensions:

  • Gray Granite cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White panel: 3-3/4″ x 5-7/8″ (9.6 cm x 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White panel (for inside): 4″ x 5-3/4″ (10.2 cm x 14.5 cm)
  • Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2″ x 5-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock for sentiment
  • Whisper White and Vellum for die-cutting

Anna' Stampin' Cave Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

First, I created my card base. Next, I run my Whisper White panel through the Big Shot using Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love this really subtle linen-like texture. I adhered it to the card base.

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

I’m totally in love with this amazing paper. It’s oh-so-beautiful! Not only because of stunning, handpainted designs. This paper is so yummy and full of shine, like if it was printed on Shimmery White cardstock. What’s more, a  girl can wish for?

I picked a neutral Gray Granite design and cut 2″ strip and glued it into the bottom half of my card base.

Anna' Stampin' Cave Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

First Frost Bundle

Just as a breathtaking is designer paper, a First Frost Stamp Set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies are equally beautiful.

I’ve used Stamparatus to stamp my images onto Whisper White cardstock, and die-cut them with matching dies. I also die-cut a few images from vellum.

I played with arranging my die-cuts to decide how I wanted them to go on the card and I snap a photo for a reference. Using either liquid glue, snail adhesive or dimensionals – I added all my pieces to the card.

Anna' Stampin' Cave Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

I die-cut a circle using second smallest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and stamped my sentiment using Gray Granite ink. I also die-cut a slightly bigger vellum circle cut using Layered Circles Framelits Dies (approx 2-1/8″ – 5.4 cm). I adhered them together and mount it onto my card. Few Basic Pearls finish off my card.

I hope you enjoyed coming to my blog today and now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects.

Below is the list of all the participants but you can also use the buttons to keep hopping. Your next stop is lovely Margriet Siekman from the Netherlands  go and see her beautiful projects

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

HOST CODE for the month of AUGUST is U6KK4ACY. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a pack of Stampin’ Up! Pearlised Doilies!

Product List

Stamparatus

£46.00

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Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek First Frost Stamp Set with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and Frosted Floral Specialty DSP


Don’t forget to check:

My exclusive special offer this month only: FREE Stampin’ Up! Pearlised Doilies

How it works…

  • Place a product order of £50 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of August. 
  • Add Host Code U6KK4ACY. To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This August Special Offer will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code U6KK4ACY between 1 August – 31 August.
  • If your order is £150 or more do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Special Host Gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-September.

    Request Autumn/Winter Catalogue

    Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter 2018 Catalogue


    Earn in August – redeem in September –> click here for more details


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Teachers Thank You Gift Using Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Bundle

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet and Thank You card using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Teachers Thank You Gift Using Tropical Chic Bundle

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to vote for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. My project is under the number 20. You can do it here or use a button at the end of my post.

A theme for this month’s highlight is ‘Teachers Gifts’. And however, it’s been a long time since our daughter finished primary school (she starts Uni after summer break) I thought why not make a cute little set of a fancy fridge magnet and a mini 3×3″ Thank You card.

To make these I’ve used Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Stamp Set & Tropical Thinlits Dies. I also used coordinating Tropical Escape DSP.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet and Thank You card using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

Teachers Gift Fridge Magnet dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock for the base: 3-1/4″ x 6-1/2″
  • Basic Black cardstock for the notebook: 1-1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White cardstock: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock: 3″ x 3″
  • Tropical Escape DSP: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock for stamping & die-cutting
  • Rhinestones
  • magnet sheet 3″ x 4″

Teachers Thank You Card dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock: 3″ x 6″
  • 2x Whisper White cardstock: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock: 2-6/8″ x 2-6/8″
  • Tropical Escape DSP: 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock for stamping & die-cutting
  • Rhinestones

Anna' Stampin' Cave Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

First, I created the base for my magnet: I cut Basic Black cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ and using liquid glue I adhered the magnetic sheet at the back. Next, I created the notes area. I have found this little notebook in my drawer but it had a navy spine and was a little too long (3″ x 4″) and I needed a square one. So I removed the old spine and shortened notebook using the guillotine.

To create new spine I cut a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and scored it at 7/8″ and 1″. Adhered it to the notebook and adhered notebook to the base.Anna' Stampin' Cave Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

To finish off the top of my magnet, I took a Whisper White cardstock square, glued Granny Apple Green on top and layered a slightly smaller square of Tropical Escape DSP and adhered them all to the base.

For stamping the foliage I’ve used Stamparatus: I stamped each greenery image in Granny Apple Green ink, followed by Shaded Spruce but dabbed off some colour from the edges of the images.

I did the same with flowers but I used Blushing Bride with Poppy Parade. I decided to leave one flower just in Blushing Bride. I die cut all my images using coordinating dies, arranged and adhered them to the magnet using liquid glue and dimensionals.

For the sentiment, again, I’ve used Granny Apple Green with Shaded Spruce.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Teachers Thank You card using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

For the card, I’ve used a 3″ x 6″ piece of Basic Black, scored at 3″. Same as with a magnet piece, I layered Whisper White with Granny Apple Geen and Tropical Escape DSP on top and adhered them all to the card base.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet and Thank You card using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

Using Stamparatus, again, I stamped each of my images and die cut them using coordinating dies.

The sentiment comes from the same stamp set but I stamped only ‘Love & Thanks’ with Blushing Bride at full strength and Poppy Parade dabbed off for gradient look.

Few rhinestones finish off my little projects.

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed coming to my blog today.

Now, make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to check all lovely projects and vote for your favourites. Hope my project will be among them. My project is under number 20!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

My exclusive special offer this month only: FREE Stampin’ Up! Pearlised Doilies

How it works…

  • Place a product order of £50 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of August. 
  • Add Host Code U6KK4ACY. To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This August Special Offer will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code U6KK4ACY between 1 August – 31 August.
  • If your order is £150 or more do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Special Host Gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-September.

Stamparatus

£46.00

Big Shot

£102.00

Pin me

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Teacher's Thank You Gift Fridge Magnet and Thank You card using Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK

Request Autumn/Winter Catalogue below –

Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter 2018 Catalogue

How can you get a FREE copy of the new Autumn/Winter 2018 Catalogue?

For those living in the UK and Northern Ireland, you may request a catalogue using the form below and I will add you to my mailing list for this catalogue.

You can also opt-in to receive my customer email newsletter, featuring tips, product shares, news of Stampin’ Up! specials and my personal promotions.

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  • It’s open to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland only.

Earn in August – redeem in September –> click here for more details

All-new, limited-time Colour Your Season products – Products available while supplies last or until 31 August 2018 – order yours today –> click here