Saturday, 31 March 2012

Scrapbook Saturday - Top Note Tags

Welcome to the very last day of Sale-a-Bration and today I am going to show you some Top Note Dies which have been decorated using Sale-a-Bration Products.  

Recently I visited a lovely group of ladies, some of whom are Scrapbookers and some of whom are card makers.  I wanted to make sure the project we made would be something they all could use and this is what I came up with.

Here is the Top Note used as a journalling block on a Scrapbook Page
Top Note Tag

Like this!
Scrapbook Page with Top Note Tag

and here is is on a card.
Card with Top Note Tag

It is the last day to place an order and get these wonderful Everyday Enchantment Papers and the delicious Elementary Elegance Stamp Set so if you want them email urgently!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, 30 March 2012

Find Out About Friday - How to cut exactly where you want with your Big Shot Dies

Before I share a simple way to position your Big Shot Dies to cut exactly where you want to cut, I wanted to remind you that Sale-a-Bration finishes tomorrow so if you have not placed your qualifying order yet email it to NOW!

Recently I wanted to use my Big Shot Circles Die to cut out an image I had coloured.  Due to the design of the dies it is not easy to know where its going to cut.

To position my image so it cut exactly where I wanted I taped a piece of card over the top of my die, fixing it with tape along one side.  Next I ran the die, with the card attached through the Big Shot.  
How to position your Big Shot Dies to cut exactly where you want
Then to position my image I slipped it under the cut card 'windows' I had created. I was then able to move it around until it was exactly where I wanted, before running it through the Big Shot Again for a perfectly cut out image.
How to position your Big Shot Dies to cut exactly where you want

This technique would work well for any of the Big Shot Dies and is great fir cutting out shaped photos for scrapbooking as well as images for cards.
Delicate Doilies Card cut with Big Shot

I hope you have found today's tip useful

Happy Stampin
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

PS Don't forget those last moment Sale-a-Bration Orders
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

2 Days Left to Sale-a-Brate - Are Congratulations In Order?

Today I am going to share two Congratulations Cards with you - and if you have all the Sale-a-Bration products you are wanting for this year then Congratulations!  If not then email - you really don't have very long left at all and I would not want you to miss out ... 

You also only have until midday tomorrow (Friday) to join my team and benefit from getting an additional Stamp Set in your Starter Kit!  So if you have been considering this please let me know urgently so we can discuss if it is the right thing for you and so, if you want to, we can make it happen!

These two cards are based on the design I showed you yesterday, but by changing up the colours you get a very differnent effect.  Both feature the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment Papers - so wonderful I wish they were going to be available for longer!  This first one is also a new home card for some other friends who have just moved.  This time I added Butterflies and a lovely Key Trinket.
Sale-a-Bration New Home Congratulations Card

This card was for a friend who I wanted to say well done to - More Beautiful Wings Embosslit Butterflies and Victoria Crochet Trim!  The label is from Everything Eleanor Stap Set and the sentiment from Swirls and Curls Verses.
Sale-a-Bration Congratulations Card

Don't forget to email your orders and about joining my team - - I am waiting for your email!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

3 Days left to Sale-a-Brate with Free Stamps and Papers. A New Home Card

So have you collected all the Sale-a-Bration products you want?  If you would like more you have just 3 days left to place your orders - email and place your order and don't leave it too long!

Recently some lovey friends of mine moved into a new house together and I wanted to make a card for them.  I was drawn instantly to the key image in the wonderful FREE Elementary Elegance Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set and this is the card I made them.
New Home Card

The background was stamped with En Francais and the colours are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake.  The house was made with punches (the roof is the Postage Stamp Punch cut in half) and the Tag is from the wonderful Everything Eleanor Stamp Set - one of my absolute favourites!

So with just 3 days to go don't delay and email me ( your orders to qualify for your Free Sale-a-Bration products.

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

4 Days Left to Sale-a-Brate - Place your Order today to benefit

There are just 4 days left to get hold of the amazing Free Sale-a-Bration Products!  Don't forget you get one Sale-a-Bration Choice for every £45 that you spend.  What stamps are you looking to get from the Mini Catalogue?  Have you got everything you need to make the cards you need in the next couple of months?  By ordering now you can also get hold of the free goodies!

One of the sorts of cards I need to get made for next month are some Easter Cards.  I love the Everybunny Stamp Set in the Mini Catalogue and it is going to be great for Birthday Cards as well as Easter Cards.  I enjoy colouring in so having some cute designs to colour is making me very happy!
Everybunny Easter Card

This card features the lovely Bunny in a Hot Air Baloon.  I have coloured it with my Watercolour Wonder Crayons and a Blender Pen, a great combination for colouring in.

The clouds were made by inking around the edge of a scallop oval shape, and moving it every few scallops to give this light effect.

To order the things you need to make the projects you want to make over the next couple of months and benefit from Sale-a-Bration email

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, 26 March 2012

Just 5 days to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration Products - A Sale-a-Bration Project with Hearts

Today I am going to share a couple of cards I designed with one of my team for her first Stampin' Up! Party.  She is very excited about it and I can totally understand why!  Stampin' Up! Parties are a lot of fun, you get to see and try some of the wonderful Stampin' Up! Products before you buy them, you have a lot of fun with your friends and if you are the hostess you may well earn some exclusive products for free!  

For the party we made the same basic card twice - once showing the basic design that everyone at her party is going to make.  I know all her guests, even those who have not stamped before, will have fun making this card and that all of them will be pleased with their results.
I Heart Hearts Sale-a-Bration Card

And here we have a stepped up version of it - showing where you could go with the basic design if you added a bit more product.
I Heart Hearts Sale-a-Bration Card

The Stamps are from the I Heart Hearts Stamp Set and the Outlined Occasions Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set - this second set is only available for another 5 days so if you want it you are going to need to hurry and place your order with me - email

The colours we used are Real Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie - a lovely sunny combination that are sure to put a smile on someones face.  If you would like to book a party, have a lot of fun, make a card like this and earn yourself some free product, email

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Deonstrator

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Hello Fresh Vintage!

Today I am going to share a card with you that features three different Sale-a-Bration products.  I know Sale-a-Bration is almost over but you do still have time to get your free stamps and papers.
Hello Fresh Vintage Sale-a-Bration Card

This card features the large image from the Fresh Vintage Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set which I have coloured with my Stampin' Write Markers. This coordinates beautifully with the papers from the Everyday Enchantment Pack.  The background layer has been stamped with the fantastic En Francais Background Stamp and the main greeting is from the Elementary Elegance Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set.  I love how all the Sale-a-Braiton choices complement each other.

You can earn one Sale-a-Bration choice for every £45 you spend, so for example if you were to order a complete set of Stampin' Write Markers and any one other thing you would earn two Sale-a-Bration items.  But you need to do this before Sale-a-Bration finishes next Saturday so email your order now to

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Scrapbook Saturday - Early Morning at Disneyland Paris

Last year we went to Disneyland Paris for the European Stampin' Up! Convention.  What an amazing place - it was the first time I had been and I hope it will not be the last.  There was so much to see and so little time!  I think one of my favorite times to look across the lake towards the park was early in the mornings.  Even in November the light was beautiful and the day seemed full of possibility.
Early Morning Disneyland Paris

This page features the wonderful Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-Bration Papers.  The balloon and its reflection are not the only round things in the photo and I have tried to take that theme through the whole page, from my choice of papers, to the Very Vanilla circles on the top portion of the page.  I have covered everything except the photo with a think layer of glimmer using the Champagne Shimmer Paint to pick up on the magical quality of the place.

I am loving working with these papers and if you want some for yourself you have just one week to get hold of them!  They can be yours with an order of £45 or more so email your order to but don't leave it too long - I would hate for you to miss out!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, 23 March 2012

Find Out About Friday - What could you do as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

If you choose to join my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators your business will be as individual as you are and so what you could do with your Stampin' Up! business will reflect that.  It will be your business your way.

You could choose to run at home parties and workshops, meeting new people in their homes and sharing your love of crafting with them.  This is a great way to earn money and to grow a strong business as well as to make new friends.

You could choose to offer classes and courses to other crafter and want to be crafters.  These could be card making, scrapbooking, sewing or anything else using the Stampin' Up! products.  These classes could last a couple of hours, or as long as you want.  This is a lot of fun and can be both profitable and rewarding.

You could choose to share your love of crafting and the wonderful Stampin' Up! products with your friends and fund your crafting habit that way.

But you are not limited to these choices!  The only thing every successful Stampin' Up! business will have in common is that the person running it loves the products.  So if you love the Stampin' Up! products you have already taken the first important step to having a successful Stampin' Up! business.  

Now you just need to choose what you want to do with it!  With my help, you can structure your business to meet your goals and to fit around your other commitments.

What is even better is that if after giving it a go you decide it is not for you, you can stop.  No penalties and no giving back the products that you have already earned or purchased at a discount.
Team Congratulations Cards

These are some cards I made for some of my team who have recently achieved some of their goals with their businesses.  As well as all the support available from Stampin' Up! I offer my team coaching, support, advice, rewards, a dedicated hints and tips newsletter, a dedicated web site with projects hints and tips, all tailored to suit their personal requirements.  I love nothing better than celebrating their successes with them.
 Superstars Congratulations Cards

The Stampin' Up! starter kit is amazing value - you get goodies worth more that £250 for just £119.  It contains everything you need to start your business, what ever choices on how you are going to go forward.  It is also customisable so you can make sure it is full of your favorite products.

What is more, if you join my team before next Friday (30 March) at 2pm, Stampin' Up! will give you another Stamp Set worth up to £44.95.  A brilliant bonus to get you off to a great start.

When ever you join my team you will get a welcome pack from me along with as much support as you need to run your business your way.

What would you like to do with your Stampin' Up! business?

Email and lets make it happen

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Birthday Bunting Card

As I mentioned earlier this week I have needed a lot of birthday cards recently so today I thought I would share another one with you, my take on a birthday card with bunting!

I just can't get enough of the wonderful Everyday Enchantment Papers and this card used up a few strips I had left!  I need to make sure I get some more while I can - I love these papers and that they are free is a real bonus! 
Birthday Card with Bunting

The card also features the wonderful Outlined Occasions Stamp Set - another free stamp set that is only available until the end of this month.

Yes Sale-a-Bration is almost over - If you have not collected everything you want from this year's offering you have just over a week left to get your order to me and get those wonderful free goodies.  There is no limit to the number of items you can choose and you get one for every £45 you spend.  Email your order to and lets get those free goodies on their way to you!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Create a Cupcake Craft Day

I am getting really excited about the Spring Craft Day featuring the wonderful Create a Cupcake Stamp Set on Saturday 31 March.  There is not long to wait now and you could still join us - I have 4 places left and bookings close on Friday of this week.
Create a Cupcake Birthday Card

We will be making an assortment of projects all featuring the wonderful Create a Cupcake Stamp Set - I love this stamp set and am having so much fun making up the samples for the day.  Everyone who attends will have their own Create a Cupcake Stamp Set to take home along with lots of other goodies!  

We will be making a cute handbag with cards in,recipe tin and some other projects.  I also have some lovely raffle prizes planned along with some other treats.  The day costs £50 and includes all the materials you need and light refreshments.  

To book your place email as soon as possible

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Birthday Card with Elementary Elegance

I don't know about you but I always seem to be in need of Birthday cards!  Today I am going to share one I made with the lovely Elementary Elegance Free Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set which is fantastic stamp set for making Birthday Cards.

I have used one of my favourite sheets of paper from the Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-Bration Pack of Papers as the inspiration for my colour combination.  This stamp set and these papers are only available until the end of the month and if you want to get your hands on them email 
Elementary Elegance Birthday Card
Some of the birthday cards people tell me they find hardest to make are the ones for the men they know so four next month's card making class we are going to focus on cards for men.  We will use the Need for Speed Stamp Set and make a collection of cards for men both young and old.  You can find details of the class here and then email to reserve your space.

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Easter Blossoms Mother's Day Card

The Easter Blossoms Stamp Set contains six beautiful images that are suitable for so much more than Easter.  Today I am sharing another Mother's Day Card and this one features the pretty spring Blossoms from the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set.  I love when the Cherry Blossoms appear each spring - when I lived at home the whole garden was transformed by one little tree and its pretty blossoms.
Mother's Day Card with Easter Blossoms Stamp Set

While the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set is not just for Easter it is great for Easter Cards too!  If you are thinking about the Easter Cards and Gifts you are going to make this year, I have a project exclusively for my newsletter readers that you may want to consider.  To make sure you get your copy of this week's newsletter (which will be sent tomorrow afternoon) just enter your email address in the box at the top right hand side of the blog.

This edition of the newsletter includes:

  • An exclusive Easter Project - Instructions for an Easter Project that makes a great gift
  • An Exclusive Reader Offer - Lots of newsletter readers have already taken advantage of this 'essentials' offer - will you?
  • Details of all the upcoming Classes and Events
So pop your email address in the box at the top right hand side of the page and make sure you get your copy of the newsletter - there is even a free tutorial when you first subscribe!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to each and every Mum reading this!

I have a series of cards to share with you today which include one of the Mother's Day card I have sent!  
Everyday Enchantment and Beautiful Wings Embosslit

These three cards all feature some of my current favourite things - the scrummy Everyday Enchantment Papers (which are only available until the end of the month) and the gorgeous Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
Beautiful Wings Card

If you want to treat yourself of your Mum to something special and some free Stampin' Up! goodies email and lets make it happen!

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Scrapbook Saturday - Curls!

I love the Free Everyday Enchantment Papers that are available as part of Sale-a-Bration and I have used them a lot.  They are beautiful colours, they are fantastic patterns and they are wonderfully versatile.  They are also only available for the next two weeks - so to make sure you don't miss out email with you order and you can choose a pack for every £45 you spend before post and packing.

Today I am going to share a scrapbook page made using these papers.  When you meet Chloe one of the first things you will notice is the wild mass of curls that surround her face!  The Scrapbooker in me can also not help noticing that these curls are a great match with the Peach Parfait sheet of paper from Everyday Enchantment Paper Pack ...
Curls, A Scrapbook Page made with Everyday Enchantment Papers from Stampin' Up!

Do you have photos you would like to scrap with these papers?  Yes well make sure you get yours before its too late - just email your order to

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Find Out About Friday - How to make Ric Rac using your Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Punch

I have had an idea for a card floating round in my head for a while but when I made it, I found I needed something Stampin' Up! dont currently offer in the UK - Ric Rac.  Never one to be stopped by a little thing like that I decided to make my own Ric Rac using my Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Punch.

By the time I had made my first piece of Ric Rac I was actually quite pleased that I was not being limited to a few colours as by making my own I can have any colour, any pattern and any width of Ric Rac I want!

So for this week's Find Out About Friday I thought I would share the card that has been floating round in my head and how to make your own Ric Rac using a Scallop Edge Punch.

First the card.
Butterfly Card with Ric Rac Made with a Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Punch

It just did not look right with a straight piece of patterned paper, or ribbon across the front - it really needed the Ric Rac.  
Ric Rac Made with a Scallop Edge Punch

It was really very easy to make - Its probably more complicated to describe than it is to actually do!.  Start with a strip of paper or card, mine was half an inch wide and scallop one side.  I found it helped if I started my scallops with the end of the strip lined up with the dip between scallops.

Next turn the strip around and put the flat side into the punch.  Carefully line the strip up so that the end of one complete scallop is in the middle of the bump of the next scallop, so that you are punching half a scallop along.  Its probably easier to show you in this picture.
How to make Ric Rac with a Scallop Edge Punch

Once you have punched along your strip it should look like this
How to make Ric Rac with a Scallop Edge Punch

and be ready to use - like this!
Ric Rac made with a Scallop Edge Punch

There is a growing trend for Ric Rac and I am glad that with my Scallop Edge Punch I can now add my customised Ric Rac to any project I like!

If you enjoyed today's tip for getting more from your punches make sure you are signed up for my newsletter - I have an Easter Project which makes use of punches exclusively for subscribers.  To subscribe just pop your email address in the box at the top right hand side of this blog - its totally free and you will get two email newsletters a month with tips, tricks, special offers and exclusive subscriber projects.

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Don't know what to get your Mother for Mothers Day?

A place at the Feeling Crafty Spring Stampin Extravaganza would make a lovely gift.  She would get a full day of Mum time, crafting and making new friends.  What better way to let her know how special she is to you than a spoiling day out.
Feeling Crafty Spring Stampin' Extravaganza

The Feeling Crafty Spring Stampin' Extravaganza is on March 31st in Dunstable.  Everyone who attends will get a packed goodie bag and a Create a Cupcake Stamp Set to take home at the end of the day.  There will be cakes and refreshment, prizes and raffles.  

By the end of the day everyone will have made a handbag full of cards, a recipe tin and some more fun cupcake inspired projects.  There will be plenty of tuition available so if required so this day will be fun for those who have never done anything like this before as well as for experienced paper crafters.

The day costs £50 which includes all materials and the goodie bag. Booking is essential and all bookings must be made by the 23rd March - that is in just 8 days time.  If you are booking this day as a gift and require a gift card please let me know at the time of booking and between us lets make your Mum's day special.

But its not just for Mum's - you would be very welcome too!  

To book a place for yourself or your Mum at the Feeling Crafty Spring Stampin' Extravaganza email

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Everything Eleanor Birthday Card

I have loved the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set since I first got it in Prague and it is one of my most reached for stamp sets.  If ever I am not sure where to start with a card (and yes that happens to me too!) this is one of the stamp sets that unlocks it for me.
Everything Eleanor Birthday Card

I made the cards I am sharing today a little while ago, but both are now safely with new owners so I can share them with you too!  

The flowers have been cut out and shaped before being covered with Shimmer Paint.  Got to love a bit of sparkle. The cards are basically the same but with a change of accent colour and what a difference that change makes! Both cards have a Pool Party base and feature the First Edition Papers. The one above then has Rich Razzleberry as its accent colour while the one below has Island Indigo.

Everything Eleanor Birthday Card
If you would like to add Everything Eleanor to you collection email  If there are more things you want to order why not combine them up while you can benefit from Sale-a-Braion ... 

Happy Stampin 
Bekka Prideaux, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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