Independant Stampin'Up! Demonstrator – Louise Wheeler
My name is Louise, I live in a small Yorkshire village in England.
I am a busy working mum with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.
I have always had a passion for crafting but especially love card making. I find it a lovely relaxing hobby where I can get into my own creative space come rain or shine.
I am hooked on this hobby and love to create new things all of the time. I would like to share my journey and projects with you xx
Today I am introducing a new series that I have called Monday Crafternoon were I bring you a project every Monday afternoon. I am going to start by casing the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.
How I made this card
For the base I used an A4 piece of Smoky Grey card ( according to the catalogue it should have been Sahara Sand, but until I came to make this card I hadn’t realised that I hadn’t got this in my collection – I have since ordered it!) I cut the card in half until it measured 21 cm x 14.8 cm, scored and folded at 10.5 cm.
I cut another piece of Smoky Slate measuring 14 cm x 9.5 cm. Using the Stitched Nested Dies I took the largest die and embossed the die into the card.
On this piece of card I stamped the smaller butterfly from the Butterfly Wished stamp set. Using the coordinating ink I stamped off the first butterfly and used the second generations stamp.
Using the second to largest Stitched Nested Dies I die cut using The Designer Series Paper (DSP) and as per the card from the catalogue I glued it to the grey card. I carefully ripped the opposite end.
I die cut he second to smallest stitched nested die in the Granny Apple Green card.
On the Whisper White card I stamped 2 yellow flowers, a green butterfly after stamping them off once. I then stamped 4 grey leaves and the sentiment and fussy cut them all out.
I took a length of the ribbon, folded it and secured it with the tear tape. I placed everything on the card and stuck into place.
I finished off the card by adding embellishments.
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Today I am posting my 5th Sketch challenge card I am a bit late getting this done as I have had problems with the internet recently. For this challenge I am using the lovely Let it Ride Stamp Set.
How I made this card
For the base card I used whisper white 25.5 cm x 18 cm (10″ x 7″) scored and folded in the middle.
For the outside panel I have used Crumb Cake card 5.5 cm x 18 cm. Using Early Espresso ink I have stamped the tree images. I then cut the Early Espresso card 7 cm x 18 cm and leaving a thin gap in the centre of the card adhered the card to the base.
Using white card – I cut out a circle using the circle dies.
I then stamped the horse image onto the white circle and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.
I then cut 3 strips of card Crumb Cake 4 cm x wide Early Espresso 3.5 cm and white card 2 cm cut into banners using snips and arrange and glue to the card. Trim the excess card away.
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Today I am posting my 7th Sketch challenge card. I am using the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set, I absolutely love this very pretty flower stamp set.
How I made this card
For the base card I used Whisper White 25.5 cm x 18 cm (10″ x 7″) scored and folded in the middle.
I then cut a piece of Seaside Spray card cut to 12 cm x 17 cm and glued to the base card.
Using Soft Sea Foam I cut a strip which measured 12 cm x 8 cm . I then cut this piece into 2 leaving one side slightly longer than the other. I rounded the edges of the inside part only. I glued this to the front of the card.
I then cut some Whisper White card at 6 cm and then cut in two to fit the inside of the Soft Sea Foam rounding the inside corners to match.
I then cut a piece of Seaside Spray card at 7 cm x 4 cm and rounded all 4 edges. I then cut a piece of white card measuring 6 cm x 3.5 cm and rounded the edges and glued both pieces together.
Using my Stamparatus I stamped the large flower image onto the white pieces of card using Seaside Spray ink and then glued then to the inside of the Soft Sea Foam card.
I stamped the flowers and leaves on some scrap white card and fussy cut them out. I glued these to the white card centre piece. Using Tear & Tape I attached some ribbon to the back and then attached to the card using dimentionals.
I finished the card by stamping my sentiment onto a scrap piece of white card and attached to the card using glue.
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Today I have cased a card that I received in a card swap from the lovely Jenny Osmond in Australia. I loved the card so much I decided to recreate using the Floral Essence Suite.
How I made this card
For the base card you will need Blackberry Bliss 16 cm x 15 cm. Along the long side score and fold at 5.5 cm.
Cut Floral Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 4.5 cm x 14.3 cm and glue to the side panel on the front of the base card.
For the inside cut Blushing Bride pink card at 9.4 cm x 14 cm and cut Whisper White card 6.5 cm x 11 cm. Stamp your sentiment in the centre of the white card. Attach the white card to the pink card and adhere to the middle of your base card.
Cut two squares , one in Blackberry Bliss and a smaller one in Whisper White, stick them together. Stamp and attach a Floral Essence flower to the white square using dimentionals. Attach the squares to the front of your card ensuring to carefully attach the Polka dot tulle ribbon behind them.
On the back of the card glue the Blackberry Bliss card 9.4 cm x 14 cm ensuring you cover the ribbon in the centre of the card.
Using a scrap piece of Whisper White stamp and attach your sentiment to the front of your card.
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Currently Stampin’ Up! have a fantastic joining offer. This offer is available from 1st July until 31st August 2019. For £99 you can chose your own Starter Kit this consists of £155 worth of products instead of the usual £130 – that’s £25 worth of Extra Extra products. Also what is available in this promotion is everyone who joins Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator before 31st August 2019 new Demonstrators will receive an £8 coupon code which they can redeem the following month.
Sometimes I think it’s hard to know what to chose when you first join Stampin’ Up! so I have put together a Starter Kit that I would chose. This Starter Kit is aimed at a beginner who doesn’t have any products and it comes to exactly £155.
This kit consists of 11 ink pads coordinating card a pack of whisper white card. 2 x stamp sets a stamping block and some twine. If you would like any of the products shown please click on the images below.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO BECOME A STAMPIN’ UP! DEMONSTRATOR?
You could just purchase the Starter Kit to get this special offer and there is no obligation to make any further purchases.
You could continue as a hobbiest and continue to receive 20% off all future purchases – to remain a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you need to reach quarterly minimums, which equate to around £100 a month. This is very easy to achieve especially if you have friends and family who like crafting, you could all benefit from this offer.
Or you could use it as a business and have an online shop and sell to members of the public, hold paper craft classes or sell your products on a craft stall.
If you would like to join my team please contact me direct via text or come to my blog at: cherryflowercreations.com