The power of a card

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Hello Peeps,

Long ago, or so it seems, in reality it was only a few weeks ago, we were on holiday in Turkey. My oldest two children were besotted with the animation team that would entertain them at the Kids Club. As parents, we also had a good feeling about the care takers that kept our kids busy with a variety of activities. That’s why I decided to make a card for them. I had taken some craft supplies with me and I know how nice it is to get a token of appreciation.

On our last day, I gave the Mini Club Chef the envelope. My husband noticed that she didn’t open it and said that she probably thinks that it contains money. I decided to clear that up straight away and told her: “It’s not money, it’s a card.”. She was excited and replied “that’s even better.”. It surprised me too. But she did go on to open the envelope immediately. As soon as she saw the front of the card her eyes filled with tears.

She gave me a big hug. Of course we could have given her some Lira’s, but this made more of an impression. On the inside I had written a simple thank you for the fun activities they had organised and how much our childrend enjoyed their time there. I had my daughter write her and her brothers name.

It was great to see how something as basic as a card can have such an impact. Besides now the team can look at it from time to time or even get some encouragement from it if they are having a rough day. That is the power of a card. It is an easy wat to let someone know how much you enjoy what they do for you and that you appreciate how they do it.

Our childredn had a super fun holiday partly because of the efforts of these speceial staff members. Surely that is worth a card.

Who do you think deserves a card? Let me know in the comment section below. I look forward to reading your opiions.

See you next time,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area


Share What You Love – early release

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Hello Peeps,

Have I got news for you! Starting May 1st there will be a special early release. It is all about the ‘Share What You Love’ suite. This beautiful suite has been designed especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! To spotlight the suite and to celebrate our bithday, Stampin’ Up! has decided to launch this in an early release. Although the products will be available in the new annual catalogue, they are available in a few different bundles in May. Each bundle has a minimum of 1 free product. Moreover the bundles are adapted so that there is a suitable bundle for each level crafter. The bundles are only available in May. After that, the catalogue launches and the products will only be available individually, without the addition of free products. Take note because the third bundle includes an item that is only available in this early release. If you want to look at the flyer, you can download it here. If you want to continue reading about what is in each bundle, you can do that too.

Just Getting Started Bundle

The ‘Just Getting Started Bundle’ is perfect for beginners because it includes the ‘Love What You Do’ stamp set, two Classic Stampin’ Pads, paper and a clear block. With this you have everything you need to make a good start.

The bundle consists of:
Love What You Do Stamp Set photopolymer. A beautiful stamp set with pretty sentiments, flower and leaf images and some watercolour effect stamps. There are 13 stamps in this set.
Very Vanilla A4 cardstock. A big pack of 40 sheets of  Very Vanilla cardstock.
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad. This is one of the In-Colors for 2018-2020. A stunning colour.
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad. This is a known colour in the colour collection. At the moment it belongs with the Brights, but as of June 1st 2018 it will move to the Regals.
Clear Block E. A good size block measuring 8,7 x 11.3 cm. This is a nice versatile size.
FREE in this bundle is a set of Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. In it are 20 cards and envelopes. The cards are made of thicker cardstock, making them ideal for use as card bases. The sizes of the cards are 12,7 x 8,9 cm and the envelopes are 13 x 9,2 cm.

This is an example of a card you could make using this bundle. By using the two ink colours included, you create a simple yet elegant look. By placing the sentiment on a seperate piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cutting it out, it stands out from the stamped background.

 

 

 

 

A Little More, Please Bundle

This bundle is ideal for people who get creative on a regular basis. The cardstock and the matching accessories offer a diversity of colour combinations an add special details to all of your projects. With the 40 FREE envelopes you can send your cards straight away. The embellishment box is a beautiful one that would look good anywhere.

The bundle consists of:
Love What You Do Stamp Set photopolymer. A beautiful stamp set with pretty sentiments, flower and leaf images and some watercolour effect stamps. There are 13 stamps in this set.
Make a Difference Stamp Set photopolymer. An alphabet set consisting of no less than 143 stamps. In this set you will find capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and combined letters in multiple fonts and it also contains some small words and phrases which are ideal for the back of your cards or on an envelope. It is a definate must-have set.
Very Vanilla A4 cardstock. A big pack of 40 sheets of  Very Vanilla cardstock.
Share What You Love cardstock pack. There ar a total of 24 A4 sized sheets of cardstock in this pack. There are 6 of each of the following colours: Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.
Perlized Doilies. A pack of 24 doilies with a diameter of 7,3 cm. They have a pearlized finish which was chosen especially because a 30th anniversary is pearl.
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad. This is one of the 2018-2020 In-Colors.
Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon.  Beautiful, lux velvet ribben that is 6,4 mm wide. There is 9,1m ribbon on a spool.
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. There are no less than 100 adhesive backed pearls with a diameter of 3 mm in a pack. Which is 20 of each of the following colours: Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Tranquil Tide.
This bundle is topped of with 2 FREE products namely, a pack of 40 Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment kit. This kit consists of charming embellishmentsfor your creative impulses. Store it all in the included designer box. The kit includes 4 large labels, 8 small labels, 7,3m Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine, 7,3m Pearlized Thread, 8 silver adhesive backed roses, 8 silver paper clips, 8 Grapefruit Grove paper clips. All of this is stored in a beautiful box measuring 15,2 x 12,1 x 2,5 cm.

Assuming that a person who is creative on a regular basis, has more colours ink in their stash, this could be a nice example of something you could make after purchasing the ‘A Little More, Please’ bundle. The label from the embellishment kit, the piece of velvet ribbon and the doily show what fun it is to play with layers on a card.

 

 

 

 

 

Gotta Have It All Bundle

This bundle had been created with the experienced crafter in mind. The ‘Gotta Have It All’ bundle contains the largest amount of products from the beautiful ‘Share What You Love’ suite. You will want to keep looking at the specialty paper! This bundle offers you the opportunity to continue on your creative journey with confidence knowing you are using quality products to make beautifully coordinated projects.

This bundle consists of:
Love What You Do Stamp Set photopolymer. A beautiful stamp set with pretty sentiments, flower and leaf images and some watercolour effect stamps. There are 13 stamps in this set.
Make a Difference Stamp Set photopolymer. An alphabet set consisting of no less than 143 stamps. In this set you will find capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and combined letters in multiple fonts and it also contains some small words and phrases which are ideal for the back of your cards or on an envelope. It is a definate must-have set.
Very Vanilla A4 cardstock. A big pack of 40 sheets of  Very Vanilla cardstock.
Share What You Love cardstock pack. There ar a total of 24 A4 sized sheets of cardstock in this pack. There are 6 of each of the following colours: Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.
Perlized Doilies. A pack of 24 doilies with a diameter of 7,3 cm. They have a pearlized finish which was chosen especially because a 30th anniversary is pearl.
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. Handpainted designs on heavyweight sheets. Of these, 4 designs have a translucent pearlized finish. The pack constists of 24 sheets of 30,5 x30,5 cm paper, 4 of each of the 6 different double sided designs.
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad. This is one of the 2018-2020 In-Colors.
Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon.  Beautiful, lux velvet ribben that is 6,4 mm wide. There is 9,1m ribbon on a spool.
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. There are no less than 100 adhesive backed pearls with a diameter of 3 mm in a pack. Which is 20 of each of the following colours: Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Tranquil Tide.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This embossing folder is thicker than a standard embossing folder. Therefor you only need to use it with one plate. Because of its thickness you get a stunning impression with beautiful depth. The embossing folder is 11,4 x 15,7 cm.
This bundle is completed with 3 FREE products. The first two are the same as in the ‘A Little More, Please’ Bundle: a pack of 40 Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment kit. The third product however is unique to this bundle. In fect it is so unique, you won’t find it in the 2018/2019 annual cataloguw. I’m talking about the Statement of My Heart Single Stamp photopolymer

This is Stampin’ Up!’s statement of the heart. You can find it in every catalogue, but now, for just this limited time, it’s been released as a stamp.

This sentiment would look gorgeous on a handmade gift of any kind. And remember: it is only available in May.

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a card you can make with the ‘Gotta Have It All’ Bundle. By fussy cutting the flowers from the stunning specialty designer series paper, you can group a composition of  flowers in a completely different way. The word ‘Congratulations’ is composed of the different letters from the ‘Make a Difference’ stamp set. The flowers from the ‘Love What You Do’ set give the background some texture.

 

 

In-Color Ink Pad Collection

It is Always so exciting each year to see the new In-Colors. With the ‘Share What You Love’ promotion, you get to enjoy th new colours and the innovative ink pad design now. In addition you receive a 10% discount on the ink pads when you purchase the bundle.

This bundle consists of 5 Classic Stampin’ Pads in the 2018-2020 In-Colors :Blueberry Bushell, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.

Flyer

If you wish to read some more about the ‘Share What You Love’ early release bundles, you can download the flyer here. If you have any questions or wish to placa an order, please contact me through my contact page.

See you next time,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area