August 2015 - The Crafty Spark

Flurry of Wishes Card-In-A-Box Video Tutorial

As promised, here is the tutorial or should I say tutorials for my recent Flurry of Wishes Card-In-A-Box.  The longer of the two will show you how to make and build the card and the shorter one will show you how to create your snowflakes :)  Happy watching :)

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Flurry of Wishes Card-In-A-Box

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It seems ages since I made a card-in-a-box.... I really love making this type card - it creates such an impact when you open it up :)  As soon as I saw the beautiful Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set I knew I just had to use it to make my first Christmas card-in-a-box (and yes, I did say first..... there will be more!)

To begin with I used the largest stamp from the set to stamp and emboss three large snowflakes on to Pool Party Cardstock, cut them out and then sponged the edges with Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay ink to give them some depth and match the paper I'd chosen from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper set. 

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The medium sized stamp from this set is the perfect match for the flower medallion punch so I stamped this one on to Whisper White cardstock and embossed it in silver.  Punched out with the flower medallion punch and topped with one of the Snowflake Elements smothered in Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter gives you a beautiful snowflake :)  As the Snowflake Elements are wood, I painted them first with white acrylic paint then used the 2 Way Glue Pen to stick the glitter to them - perfect :)

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All of the products mentioned in this Crafty Spark post can be purchased from me by clicking on the links throughout this post or if you just fancy a schmooze through my shop just click HERE to Shop Online now.  Please do remember that if your order is less than £150 to use this month’s Hostess Code which you will find at the top right of my blog below the tab navigation bar above.  At the end of each month I add up all the Hostess Codes that have been used, convert them to Stampin’ Rewards and divide this between everyone that has ordered for that month….. which means….. YOU will receive a little something lovely through the post at the beginning of the following month but ONLY if you've used the Hostess Code.  If your order is over £150 please don't use the code to make sure all the Stampin’ Rewards come directly to you (only individual orders in excess of £150 qualify for Stampin’ Rewards). Unsure what to do or need help ordering?  Click HERE or give me a shout and I'll help you out :)  I love to hear what you think of my projects so please feel free to leave me a message in the comments section below.



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Pretty in Pink Cantilever Picnic Box Tutorial


I really wanted to do something girly when I designed this picnic box and, sounding modest I know, I think I've really achieved my goal with this one.  There's something romantic about picnic's isn't there (well the kind I was thinking of anyway, not the muddy Glastonbury type ones!) and I really hope you agree with me when I say I LOVE how this Cantilever Picnic Box has come out :)  Watch the video tutorial below to see how it's made (sorry about the giggling fit in the second one!)

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More Square Pillow Boxes - this time, how to EXTEND your box to make it bigger


Morning all, I've done a video for you today... apologies now for the quality and the fact that it won't go to wide screen - no idea why so if anyone can help please do!

This video shows you how to use your Stampin' Up! Square Pillow Box die to make BIGGER boxes... how exciting :)


As I said in my previous post HERE, the die will be available to order very soon from the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  If you haven't got yours yet, send me an EMAIL and I'll get one out to you.

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No Bones About It Window Sheet Card

I really should have posted this card a while ago as I made it early July!  My son wanted a card to give to his best friend when they left primary school as they were going to different secondary schools and this is what I came up with :) 
The card was made using the brilliant No Bones About It Stamp Set which is definitely a favourite in my house right now and I've also used the Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set which is another favourite - well worth the investment that's for sure!  If you fancy trying this fab set out, I am currently running Takeaway Classes using the No Bones About It Stamp Set - click HERE to be taken to the Classes page for more information.

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Two new Takeaway Classes both using the brilliant No Bones about It from Stampin' Up!

I'm super excited to be able to share my new Takeaway Classes with you today, both of them showcasing the brilliant No Bones about It stamp set from Stampin' Up!

My first one to share with you is Dino Dudes 


And the second one...... Rawrasaurus



Hope you enjoy them and if you'd like to buy one of the Takeaway Classes just let me know :)

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Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue out on 1st September

Fancy a little lookie at one of the fabulous new items from the new upcoming catalogue?  Thought you might so I made six of them!  If you want to see the rest of the new items, send me a message and I'll pop a new catalogue in the post for you.

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Hexagon Gift Box - Garden in Bloom

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How cute is this!!!...... and the best thing...... it's full of yummy Ferrero Rocher chocolates :)

It's for one of my friends that I made one of these cards for - I wanted a matching set..... card and gift :)


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SpongeBob & Patrick aka Garden in Bloom with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight

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Envelope Punch Board Special - £15.00 FREEPOST - only available until 11/08/15

Have you seen the new Weekly Deals yet?  Well I have a super special offer for you .....

The Envelope Punch Board

at The Crafty Spark Discounted Price of

£15.00 

including postage!


The usual price of the Envelope Punch Board is £18 but this week, Stampin' Up! have reduced it to £13.50 plus standard postage of £4.95 which would total £18.45.  HOWEVER, I am happy to offer you the Envelope Punch Board discounted even further to £15 INCLUDING postage to UK addresses!

This offer is exclusive to The Crafty Spark and is only available for a limited time.  If you would like to purchase a specially discounted Envelope Punch Board just click below to place your order :)



By purchasing this item you confirm that you understand that this offer is exclusive to The Crafty Spark and is not available from any other Stampin' Up! demonstrator or through the Stampin' Up! online shop. Offer only available until 9pm GMT 11th August 2015

All of the products mention in this Crafty Spark post can be purchased from me by clicking on the links throughout this post and below or if you just fancy a schmooze through my shop just click HERE to Shop Online now. Don't forget, when you place your order add the Hostess Code shown at the top of my blog on the right hand side. All orders that have used this code will be entered into a draw and at the end of the month one lucky person will be sent a little surprise from me through the post. If your order totals £150 or more, please do not use the code as you will loose any rewards due to you! Unsure what to do or need help ordering? Give me a shout and I'll help you out :)  I love to hear what you think of my projects so please feel free to leave me a message in the comments section below.

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Red.... is it Christmas???

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Hmm, red - usually a colour I tend to associate with Christmas and Valentines Day, that's such a stereotypical thing to say isn't it!  So today, jumping off my pink fluffy cloud of safeness I decided to do a birthday card using red..... which after all I told myself, is just a darker shade of pink anyway (well actually I didn't tell myself that, more like screamed it at the top of my lungs!).
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Painted Blooms meets Garden in Bloom - Tutorial

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You may remember my post a few of days ago promising some more Teacher Treats for you, if you missed it, you can see it HERE.  This set was made using the fabulous and sadly missed Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper which was utterly gorgeous.  Of course, Stampin’ Up! have replaced it with more gorgeous paper but still, I do miss the Painted Blooms :(

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