Stampin'Up! Christmas Cracker Surprise!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Today I have got a cracker of a project for you! I got my inspiration for this from my eldest son who had his first Beaver Scout sleepover this past weekend. He got to spend a couple of days having lots of fun and also they all made some Christmas goodies to bring home. One of these was a Christmas cracker and I thought it was great and had to have a go at making one.

At first glance they look like normal crackers, but they have a hidden 'door' on the back so you can put your treats in and out without having to pull your cracker!




         

        



Here is the video tutorial

For the cracker base you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 11" x  8 1/4"

You will need to score on the 11" side at
1/2"
2 1/2"
4 1/2"
6 1/2"
8 1/2"
10 1/2"

On the 8 1/4" side score at
1 1/2"
2 1/8"
2 3/4"
5 1/2"
6 1/8"
6 3/4"

For decorating my crackers I cut 8 pieces of dsp to 1 7/8" by  1 3/8" and 4 pieces of dsp to 1 7/8" by 2 5/8"

For my crackers I used a combination of Mint Macaron with presents and pinecones Designer Series Paper and the one with the reindeer on I used Crumb Cake and the candy cane lane Designer Series Paper.






All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 




Thank you for reading today,

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Hexagonal Gift Box

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Today I have got a lovely gift box for you. It it hexagonal in shape and it is 5" tall! So it is a good size for plenty of Christmas goodies.

Stampin'Up! presents and pinecones gift box

Stampin'Up! presents and pinecones gift box  Stampin'Up! presents and pinecones gift box

For this box I have used Emerald Envy and Presents and Pine Cones Designer Series Paper. I have also made another one using some new products from the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue, from the Falling in Love suite, which I am sure you will agree with me is stunning!


Stampin'Up! Falling in Love gift box

Here is the video!






To make this you will need

2 pieces of cardstock, one measuring 11" by 8" and one 4 1/2" by 11 5/8" (full A4 length)
6 pieces of DSP measuring 1 1/2" by 4 3/4"

For the paper bow on top you will need 4 strips of DSP 7" by 3/4" and 4 strips of DSP 5" by 1/2"
A small circle of card, I used the 1 1/4" circle punch and then a tiny circle of card and a rhinestone embellishment.

The scoring is a follows

Box base, 11" x 8"

On the 11" side you need to score at
1 3/4"
3 1/2"
5 1/4"
7"
8 3/4"
10 1/2"

on the 8" side
2"
7"

For the lid 4 1/2" by 11 5/8"

On the 11 5/8" side score at
1 7/8"
3 5/8"
5 3/8"
7 1/8"
8 7/8"
10 3/4"

On the 4 1/2" side score at
2"
3 1/2"







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All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 






 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Final day of online extravaganza sale!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone



Tomorrow is the final day of the online sale, a week has flown by and I hope you have all taken advantage of the super bargains on offer. As a final gift to you Stampin'Up! are having another 24hr flash sale tomorrow 28th November 2016.

Below are a list of the products included in tomorrows flash sale with the item numbers and price.

20% off Flurry of Wishes Bundle  146008  £28.00




35% off Big Shot Magnetic platform  130658  £23.40


40% off Playful Palette Designer Series Paper  141657  £5.40






40% off Bell Punch  141846   £9.60




The festive season is a busy time of year for sending and recieving packages so we have been advised by SU to have any order/s submitted by 13th December to guarentee delivery before Christmas.

This leads me into my next item for you, are you looking for some stocking fillers for your fellow crafty friends and family? Lea Denton who I am very lucky to have as my upline has put together the following with some great ideas for you. 



           




All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 





Thats all for now. till next time

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin@Up! Oline Extravagana Sale

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -






Hello everyone

today is a special post from me outlining the amazing Online Extravagana Sale including 24 hr flash sales today 21st November and 28th November.

During this week you can get up to 40% off selected items so now is the time to stock up on your crafty supplies.

21st November flash sale items



 Enamel Shapes bundle buy all 5 sets today for £25.68 item number 146002









Ombre ink pads buy all 5 today for £28.88 item number 146003

Embellished Ornaments bundles buy today for Wood £40.00 item number 146004
                                                                    Clear mount £35.20 item number 146005







Gift Bag Punch board buy today for £12.60 item number 135862

Gift Box Punch Board buy today for £12.60 item number 135863




Be sure to order fast as items will sell fast!!! Click on the item numbers to go directly to my shop page to add the item to your basket. 

Please remember to use the Hostess code when you order, if you need any help when ordering or have any questions please give me a shout by either leaving a comment below or emailing me at gemmaclarke60@googlemail.com 
 



Tomorrow I will give you some more products that are included in the sale 

Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx



Stampin'Up! Box card Gift Box

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

In my last video I made a mini box card, so today I have made a gift box for you to put it in. After we go to the effort to make a beautiful handmade card for someone it's nice to have something extra special to present it in.

Here are the boxes, For the one on the right I have used Emerald Envy with the Presents and Pine cones papers and the one on the left matches the box card I made on the video.

Stampin'Up! Gift boxes

Stampin'Up! Emerald Envy Gift box Presents and pine cones card in a box


In today's video I have also shown you how to make the gift bow topper on the box which I have cased from Elaine Jackson at Papercraft Button, who sadly is no longer an active demonstrator with SU so thank you Elaine for the inspiration.

To view the tutorial click the image below

Stampin'Up! Gift box and bow

The measurements for the box are as follows

One piece of cardstock that is 10" by 10"

For the bellyband around the box a strip of patterned paper that is  15" by 1 1/2"

For the gift bow you will need 4 strips of patterned paper that are 3/4" by 7" and 4 strips that are 1/2" by 5".

For the box, on your envelope punch board you need to line up your 10" by 10" cardstock at the 2 3/4" line and punch and score on all four sides, flip your card over and repeat.

When putting your box together I recommend that you use a wet glue such as Tombow rather than double sided tape as it will give you a stronger box when dry.



The Online Extravaganza happens only ONCE a year at Stampin'Up! You can get some great bundle deals and up to a huge 40% off selected products. This all starts on Monday 21st November and lasts for one week! Its a great chance to stock up on some crafty goodies.
To make it even more exciting there will be 24hr sales on the first and last day of the extravaganza period so make sure you don't miss out.

Here is a preview for the first day and the great deals available for one day only, click on the image below to view the pdf of the entire sale listing.





Product List

All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 




Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx