World Card Making Day Blog hop

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke - World Card Making Day  Blog hop

Hello and welcome to our World Card Making Day blog hop. This is a fantastic way to spread the word about this day and also give lots of inspiration to you for your own card making. You are currently visiting my blog, Made by Gemma Crafts in the UK and you will be visiting many different places as part of this hop today. There is a list at the end of the page that will help you along your way from blog to blog so you will get to see 20 amazing projects in all.

Stampin'Up! shaker card

Stampin'Up! shaker cardStampin'Up! shaker card

Here is the card that I have made to celebrate World Card Making day. I have wanted to make a shaker style card for some time now and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to make one. This style of card is made even easier using the Foam adhesive strips. For this card I used Smokey Slate as my card base which is a 5.5" square and then paired it with Blushing Bride. The DSP is from the A Little Foxy product suite and the stamped and punched flowers are from the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamps and co-ordinating punches. The sentiment is from Suite Sentiments set.

I used heart die to cut the shape on the Designer Series Paper (our lovely patterned paper) and the used some window sheet and the foam strips to make the shaker part. The heart shapes inside are cut from the Cookie Cutter punch from the holiday catalogue but you could use sequins or any other tiny shapes you have, i just happened to have the cookie cutter punch to hand when I was making my card. Also for good measure there is a little silver glitter inside too!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration that you dont want to miss. Remember you are currently at my blog, Made by Gemma Crafts, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next

Here is a list of the products I used today 
Pansy Punch

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As part of the celebrations Stampin' Up! have given us some fantastic offers of up to 25% off selected products. To view these click the image above.
As always please make sure you use the current hostess code below if your order is less than £150 as I will total all the rewards when the code closes on the 12th October and you will get a little something from me through the post. If your order is more than £150 remember you then get to use the rewards for yourself. If you have any questions about ordering, the hostess code or just want to say hi! please do not hesitate to send me a message or leave me a comment below.

I would love to see some of your cards and projects that you have all been making over this World Card Making day and weekend and as its such a special celebration I will be giving the card I have made away to someone that posts a picture on my Facebook Page I hope to see lots of lovely photos and will draw one at random so its fair for all!
 Thank you once again for reading today,

Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up Back from the Summer holidays!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

Well its that time of year again, Yes the kiddies have gone back to school after 6 weeks off, I survived and now I'm back ready to get crafting bringing you some great projects and also share with you the very latest from Stampin' Up!.

The other time of year that is not too far off now is Christmas and the new Autumn Winter Catalogue is now available and is bursting with fabulous seasonal goodies. Click HERE to go to my catalogue page to view the PDF.

It has been a busy time for me already this month as I had a stand at the Orsett Show on the 3rd September. I had a great day talking all thing SU  and I have got some tutorials coming up of the various items i was offering.

One of my favourite things I have recently made is a stationery set. Inside are some a6 cards, gift tags, 3x3 cards and also a note pad, pen, calendar, even space for a pen! I found a tutorial for the basic box design on Pinterest by Jackie Topa. Here is my version and my favourite.

I love the colour combination of the crisp Whisper White with the Sahara Sand. I also used accents of Chocolate Chip and pearls to keep it quite neutral. I have also made another two of these sets in different colours. 
pop of pink stationery box Stampin'Up!pop of pink stationery box inside

Stampin'Up! Blooms and Bliss version Stampin'Up! blooms and bliss box inside view

I really enjoyed making these sets and will do a tutorial for you very soon. 

Stampin' Up! have got some great special offers running at the moment so now is the time to stock up. For the current specials click here 

These offers will change weekly and run until the 21st September 2016. 

Below is a basic list of what I used for the first stationery set.

New hostess code for September

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 above. 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 come 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.

 Also another important thing to remember is to make sure that when you order you allow me to contact you by NOT clicking the 'no contact' option. If you click on this it means that I cannot send you a little thank you for your order, which we love to do as demonstrators, and also if you use the hostess code I can't send you anything. Once again if you need any help ordering or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  

That's all for now folk, until next time 

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx