Michelle Last

New Christmas Products from Stampin Up including Many Merry Stars kit

I am back from convention but still unpacking and coming back down to earth from an amazing weekend with my fellow demonstrators and teamies.  I have lots to share and will upload lots of photos and new in the coming days but I needed to let you know that there are some additional new Christmas products which have been launched from Stampin’ Up! including the gorgeous Many Merry Stars kit.

Christmas supplement from Stampin Up

One of the items in the supplement is a new kit to make 26 stars which can be used as boxes or decorations, it is so lovely and is only available whilst stocks last so please don’t hang around as I think they may sell out fast……….

Many Merry Stars kit from Stampin Up

If you would like to see what is inside the new supplement simply click the cover below to download the pdf version…
2014  Supplement from Stampin Up

So please do pop back in the coming days to see all my news from convention so I can share all the photos and great times with you.

Have a great evening x

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Stampin Up European Convention swaps

Here are some of the swaps and gifts I made…
stampin up swaps convention 2014

Whilst we are at convention we get the Kinda Eclectic stamp set for free and because I am impatient I already own it and wanted to make my swaps using the stamps to inspire people on how to use it.  I made a variation of my Kinda Eclectic Notecard Wallet Class using different colours.  I used very vanilla and baked brown sugar cardstock and whisper white, baked brown sugar and soft suede ink.  The butterflies are punched out of Champagne glimmer paper and the sentiments are from Six Sided Sampler and also Remember This.  I had some team personalised pens made to commemorate the event and inside the petite cafe gift bags at the back are some stampin  up goodies and some sweets.

I have more to share but I don’t want to ruin the surprise of my team attending so what was all wrapped up in the previous post and below will have to wait to be revealed when I get back :)Stampin Up Downline gifts


Here are the supplies  I used to make the goodies….

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Stampin’ Up! European Convention 2014

I am on my way to Brussels and I am so excited.  I love convention, its a celebration of being part of Stampin’ Up! and a chance to spend time with my fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! employees and to have my stampin up tank refuelled.

It is the time to pamper and thank my downline too. I have been busy for weeks making gifts….. And I will meet some of my team for the first time.
convention 2014

Here is just a little of what I have to pack to take with me.  I chose to get to Brussels on the eurostar so that I was not limited with my luggage allowance but I think my back may regret that!

I promise to take lots of photos and will share a photo tomorrow of my swaps.  In case you don’t know swaps are something us demos do at events when we meet up.  We make several of the same card (I made 80) and add which supplies we used on the back and then when we get together we swap our handmade cards with one another.  It is a great way to meet new people whilst getting samples to use in your business using a variety of products and techniques.

So make sure you pop back tomorrow to see more…..

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Stamping&Blogging Sketch Challenge card using Star framelits

I made a simple Christmas card for the Stamping&Blogging sketch challenge using the Trim the Tree paper stack and the star framelits.

Star framelits Christmas card

I love using non-traditional Christmas colours and I chose some neutral patterned paper and inked the edges using early espresso ink and corner rounded them too!  I cut the star using the two smallest star framelits and the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and added a cheeky little sentiment from the FREE set good greetings.

You only have till the end of October to grab this super versatile stamp set for FREE and if you place a £200+ order, not only will you get the £30 hostess rewards (choose any products of your choice for FREE) but you also get the Good Greetings set for FREE too! (If you are placing an online order it will automatically ask you to choose the wood or clear mount set of your choice).

Star framelit Christmas card

I added a little bell I had here too, just to make it impossible to send in the post :)

Here is the sketch which inspired me –

Stamping&Blogging Sketch #77

Shall we go and see what the other ladies have made?

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders - USA

Lee Conrey - USA

Claire Daly - Australia

Marine Wiplier - France

Shelagh Freemantle - Canada

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

I am packing as we speak ready to leave for Brussels to attend the Stampin Up european convention.  Safe journey everyone who is going and I promise to take lots of photos whilst I am there to share with you all when I get back. I cannot wait to see Kerstin, Caro & Marine from the design team whilst I am here.

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Christmas card using Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

I made a couple of Christmas cards using the Festival of Trees and experimented using some scrap paper to mask off the base of the trees.  I used Old Olive and Garden Green Ink and stamped twice to get a lighter shade for the trees in the background.

Festival of trees Christmas card

They are both simple and quick to make and I stamped the sentiment using versamark and silver embossing powder. I wish I had not stamped the snowflake on the second card as it would have looked far better without it….

Festival of Trees Stampin Up

So how many Christmas cards have you made already? I still have a long way to go but its not stressing me out just yet.  It is time to get stocking up on your Christmas supplies, pop on over to my online shop to get everything you need…

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