A taste of the card buffet

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Hello Peeps,

Card buffet

Isn’t it fun to take part in a workshop? It became apparent to me again during my card buffet last Saturday.  Five ladies took part and had a choice of 10 different cards which I had prepared. There were instruction sheets inclueded so they could work independantly. Of course I was available to them to clarify or demonstrate things when a step was difficult or new to them. Dispite being of different levels of experience, each of the ladies went home proud and content with multiple handmade cards they did themselves. The workshop was without obligations. Everyone could make what they wanted and as many as they wanted within the set 3 hour timelimit. This left plenty of time for a cup of coffee, some snacks and lots of chit chat.

Masked buffet

Next month I will be hosting another card buffet. It will take place on Saturday October 20th from 14.00 to 17.00h at my house. Since the dat is so close to Halloween, it will be a masked buffet… More information will follow as the date nears. Costs will be € 2,- per card again and all will be without obligations. Should you realise after making 1 card that this is not for you, then you just stop. If you are enjoying yourself, you carry on. With another card or perhaps with a second card of the one you already made, if you really like it. You can make as many or few as you like. It’s all while supplies last.

Other workshops

If you wish to host your own workshop, you can call on me too. I have different kinds of projects which are suited for a workshop such as cards, a mini album or a calendar. If you have something specific in mind, I’m always open to suggestions. Together we can pull of something amazing, You arrange for 3-8 guests and I will take care of a fun afternoon or evening. Should you be interested in this, click here for more information about what I can do for you. You can also find more information about the workshops that I have planned here.

See you next time,

Leonie

 


Promotions in August

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Hello Peeps,

The holidays are over, the children are back in school and I can’t wait to tell you all about the wonderfull promotions Stampin’ Up! is offering this month.

Colour Your Season limited time products

To start with there is a limited time products promotion on. It consists of the Blended Seasons stamp set. the set is available in both clear (to be used with acryllic blocks or a Stamperatus) and in wood (in which case they come with wooden blocks for the stamps to be mounted on). It is a versatile stamp set which can be used year round and which contains a few genereic as wel as a few specific sentiments. The images are very well suited for colouring with which ever medium you prefer.

The selection also incluedes a set of dies named the Stitched Seasons Framelits dies. The set consists of 10 dies which don’t just cut out the shapes, they also make a faux-stitching border around the label shapes. The stamp set and dies are also available as a bundle at a 10% discount.

Finally they’ve brought out a beautiful set of watercolour pencils to acompany the stamps. Stampin’ Up! does however reserve the right to incluede them in a future publication. I got the pencils during the preorder period to this promotion in order to take them with me on holiday to Turkey and they are fantastic. So well pigmented and the colour disolves beautifully and without stripes with just a touch of water from an aquapainter. Watercolouring has never been easier.

Bonus Days

As icing on the cake, you get to save for discount vouchers in August because the Bonus Days are back. For every €60 you spend, you receive a couponcode for €6,- to be used in September. That is a nice 10% return on your order. And on top of that you get a stamp point for every €50 you spend with me. Double savings. For more information about the Prulleke Loyalty Plan you can click here.

Autum/Winter catalogue

To wrap things up I want to point out to you that I have received the autumn/winter catalogues. It is packed with gorgeous new stamps, dies, punches and embellishments. Not just for now, but to be used all throughout the year. There are also a few indispensible products in there such as the Take Your Pick tool on page 30. Of course the catalogue is not just filled with products, it is also jam packed with insprirational projects to make and tips to help you release your creativity. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact me so I can supply you one.

Should you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below.

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


Happy New Year

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Hello Peeps,

Happy New Year! Of course I wish you all the very best in good health with lots of love and luck for the new year. If any challenges should cross your path, I hope they give you strength and make you aware of the loved ones in your surroundings who stand by you in difficult times. But above all, I wish you lotst of crafting fun and that you spread joy to others by sharing your projects. Admit it, everyone enjoys receiving a handmade card.

Because I enjoy doing this so much and because I want to share my hobby with as many people as possible, I’ve decided to become a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. To be honest, I have wanted to do this for years but my own insecurities have always held me back. In the autumn of 2017, I was talking with a friend of mine and she told me of her plans to start something for herself. Straight away I was excited for her and told her how I kept holding myself back dispite the attraction of having my own business. This conversation kept coming back to me. Not long after that I got word that my regular demonstator was stopping with Stampin’ Up and that turned out to be the push I needed to sign up.

Eventhough all Stampin’ Up demonstrator are independant, you do become part of a team and my team has already given me a warm welcome. Soon I will meet them all in real life for the first time on our TeamDay. I am comforted by the idea that there is a whole team of other creative entrepreneurs within reach, to help me when I don’t have the answers or know what to do.

For now though, I am boiling over with ideas, like every year. It will once again be a matter of time to see how many of my ideas I can realise. Naturally you will see more Stampin’ Up related posts from now on. Should your interest be triggered and you have an interest in hosting a workshop, by all means get in touch with me. You can also place orders with me at this website or by sending an email. Should you decide that Stampin’ Up is a good match for you too, you can join up with me as well. At the moment, this is especially interesting due to the Sale-A-Bration activities. If you would like more information about this, or anything else regarding Stampin’ Up, feel free to leave me a comment below and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

With the aid of my husband, I will be giving this site a slight make-over in order to be able to apply all the features to make it as easy as possible to navigate my website. I’ll be back on Friday with another card.

Hope to see you then,

Leonie