Monday, 15 January 2018

scrimpingmommy vlog lets talk Starter kits

Today on my Youtube I have a video which is more of a blog than a project video. Today I am talking about the fantastic joining offer Stampin' Up! currently have which lasts until March 31st.

The Starter kit is always the best value for money when shopping Stampin' Up!. As my blog details ...Stampin' Up! is more than just paper stamps and ink it a fantastic thing to be part of.

For further details grab a brew, get comfy and watch the film. If you are considering joining Stampin' Up!mI would love to have you join my team so contact me at your convenience either by email at or telephone me for a chat on 07921948013....

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda


Sunday, 14 January 2018

I am a hopeless romantic and so with February and Valentines looming I shall most likely make an array of valentines theme cards.

This is a simple card layered with Painted love DSP. I chose a sheet with the stunning foiling on, this is however hard to photograph but it really is beautiful. I made my layers of hearts using the Heart Happiness stamp and some were then fussy cut and some cut using the Sweet and sassy framelits which are a set of 15 different sized heart shapes. I shall be using these LOTS.

I used melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo to stamp with and also used a tiny amount of the gold foiled sheet to cut more hearts. Layering them up is fun and gives a pretty look to the card. I couldn't resist adding some MORE hearts with the heart shaped metal enamel dots just inside one of the larger hearts.

My sentiments the word "Love" then the " Our story" come from the Petal passion memories and more card pack. The Love word is a die cut and the our story is a self adhesive sticker. The card park has the most beautiful items inside and great for your card making as well as for memory keeping.

No Youtube video for this project is a blog only but you can easily recreate it yourself at home. The products used are listed below and all co-ordinate perfectly making your card making a total breeze. 

I do hope you will try this card and I apologise in advance if I go a tad "LOVE" crazy as we come up to February.

Have a fantastic weekend and ...happy stamping xx Amanda

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Perennial Birthday project kit from Stampin' Up!

Kits are a fantastic way to create without having to buy a whole heap of different products, you have all you need in the one budget friendly package. Especially great if your new to card making and don't yet have the huge hoard us long standing crafty nuts have.

The Perennial Birthday project kit new to Stampin' Up! for Spring Summer 2018 is an absolute delight. To start it comes packaged in this beautiful sturdy box, you have beautiful month dividers and lots of product to help create 16 stunning birthday cards. Pair this set with the Perennial Birthday stamp set and your set for the year.

In addition if you purchase the two together and another small item such as glue or dimentionals, you will automatically earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration freebie.

But back to the kit. The colours are delightful, the quality is delightful, the ribbons and die cuts are delightful, the month dividers are stunnning and the box .... well its worth it just for the beautiful box. Most of the elements INCLUDING the box have gold foiling on them and the beautiful gold double sided satin ribbon is just so soft on silk y and... did I mention the beautiful box ? 

As you can likely tell I adore this kit and once the card making elements are used up I will continue to use the pretty box ...did I mention the box ?...well I will continue to use the beautiful box and month dividers for ever and ever ... because its stunning.

I did do a YouTube reveal video showing me opening the kit and creating a card using the fantastic and easy to follow instruction which also come with this set. So go grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video ....and the beautiful box !

Happy stamping xxx Amanda


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Friday, 12 January 2018

New Mixed medallion card kit ...FREE Sale-A-bration item

Sale-A-Bration 2018 has some amazing free products on offer and the Mixed Medallions card kit is a brilliant choice. The kit is a level one product meaning you can claim it FREE with a £45 purchase.

I have several of these as I thought they would be great to have to hand when I just need some fast cards, maybe when I'm pushed for time or a birthday I forgot or need a fast thank you. Cards are the new email and its becoming on trend in an ever increasing age of just sending a message to go back to making cards.

I decided to have an in-depth look at one of my kits and opened it and created on on film for you to see just how easy and quick it is to create these cards. The kit makes eight cards complete with envelopes and comes in stunning Stampin' Up! colours. The kit colours are Sahara Sand, Berry Burst, Calypso coral and Whisper white. This makes it easy if you want to " step up" the cards with other Stampin' Up! products.

 In my video I used ONLY the kit and a stamp set from my collection but nothing else. Once off camera I did add some self adhesive gems, rhinestones and pearls just to make some of the cards a tad more fancy. But even without these the card look great. 

So here is my video showing the fab kit, so grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video ...

Happy stamping xx Amanda

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