Tue 13 Jun 2017

It's always exciting when we get a new batch of In Colors, but this year's set has really inspired me. I love them! I keep thinking I've settled on my favourite (currently Lemon Lime Twist), but it changes every day - they're all gorgeous. This card is one of a set I've made that combine the new In Colors with the luscious Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies. The colours in this first one are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. Honestly, these two are in a battle to see which of them becomes my permanent favourite!

I wanted to have a bit of a play with all the new colours, and I thought it would be interesting to see how they pair together, and how the same card looks when made in different colourways. Here are the others I made:

Stampin' Up! In Colors meets Eastern Medallions 2
Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide

Stampin' Up! In Colors meets Eastern Medallions 3
Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig

Stampin' Up! In Colors meets Eastern Medallions 4
Fresh Fig and Powder Pink

Stampin' Up! In Colors meets Eastern Medallions 5
Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist

The sentiment is from the matching Eastern Beauty stamp set, and it's a really handy one to have. I've used it on a LOT of cards already - it's great when you just want to send out a "feel-good" card to someone.

I know a lot of my customers took advantage of the pre-order offer to get hold of the dies and stamp set combo in May, but if somehow you haven't got yours yet, then I really would recommend it. If you order them both as a bundle, then you'll get 10% off, which is always nice. Honestly, the whole suite of products is just lush! (You can find them all on pages 18 and 19 of the new Annual Catalogue, and I'll put links to the products I've used in these cards at the bottom of this post, so you can find them easily in my Online Shop.)

Right. I'm off to grab a cup of tea and sit out in the sunshine for a bit, so I'll love you and leave you here. Thanks for dropping in, and I'll be back again with more for you from this gorgeous new catalogue very soon.

(P.S. There's still time (at the date of writing) to book onto my June class. Just click on the Class Schedule link at the top of the page to find out more. If you're able to get to Ipswich on the 24th June, I know you'll love joining in with us. Hope to see you then! 



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Thu 1 Jun 2017

Birthdays are special, don't you agree? And your birthday should be an extra special day for you, every year. So, I've been thinking... what can I do to make YOU feel extra-special on your birthday, as a thank you for being such a special and valued part of my life and business? 

Here's what I came up with (drum roll please...):


The Sunshine Stamping Birthday Bonus Club

(Snazzy graphic, eh?)

So. What's the Birthday Bonus Club all about?

Well, basically, it's about YOU, it's about crafting, and it's about free Stampin' Up! pressies. It's about making your birthday special for you, and treating you to something I know you'll love. Here's what you'll get:

  • A handstamped birthday card, made by me and posted in time to arrive on your birthday (postage willing, of course!);
  • A special mention in my newsletter and on my Sunshine Stamping Facebook page;
  • A Sunshine Stamping Birthday Bonus Voucher. This voucher will entitle you to free Stampin' Up! products worth ten percent of the orders you place with me during your birthday month. These extra goodies will be a gift from me to you, with my thanks and best wishes for an extra-special birthday. So, for example, if you order £50 worth of goodies, you'll be able to choose an extra £5 worth of products as a birthday gift. Order £100 worth, and you'll get an extra £10 worth - and so on. There's no maximum, and the voucher will last for your entire birthday month*

Yes! You read that right!

Birthday Bonus Club Members get a special Birthday Gift from me:


If you want to be a part of the Sunshine Stamping Birthday Bonus club, all you need to do is fill in the form linked below. It'll only take you a couple of minutes and don't worry - you don't need to give me your year of birth if you don't want to! 


You'll also get my (approximately weekly) newsletter, so you'll be able to stay in touch with all the fabulous things that are going on in the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! and in my own particular world of Sunshine Stamping. If you decide that the club isn't for you, then it's easy to unsubscribe at any time, but obviously I really hope you'll love it too much to leave.


Let's Bring Birthdays Back (about the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign)

By the way, the #imbringingbirthdaysback image at the top of this post was designed by a lovely member of the Stampin' Up! team, Shannon West. You can read all about her birthdays initiative here. I know you'll love the idea. The stamp itself is available here - I love popping it on the back of birthday card envelopes to make the recipient (and the postman) smile.

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you'll join my new club - I look forward to treating you for your birthday, whenever it comes around!


* This offer is from me, and not from Stampin' Up!, and so your voucher will only be able to be redeemed through me. Shipping costs aren't included, and the offer stands alone and can't be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount I may make (for example, my free class place offer). 




Mon 1 May 2017

Okay - hands up: who loves a freebie? 

Second question: who loves a Stampin' Up! sneak peek?

Final question: who wants a Stampin' Up! sneak peek AND a freebie? 

My guess is that pretty much everyone reading this will have said a resounding "Yes!" to all three of those. I certainly did. Well, I've got good news for you: this month you can get even MORE than a sneak peek - you can actually get your hands some advance products from the forthcoming Stampin' Up! catalogue! I know, right!! 

The new catalogue doesn't go live until the 1st June, but you can get your sticky mitts on the Eastern Palace bundle right away, INCLUDING three of the brand new In Color inkpads - no need to wait! And it's gorgeous, too! Just have a look at this:

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Just look at those colours! Luscious or what? I just love them! And those dies and co-ordinating vinyl stickers are seriously clever. I promise you, you're going to get LOADS of use out of these.

The picture above shows the Premier Bundle. It's available now for £94 (€125.75) and is amazing value. Here's what you'll get:

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Premier Bundle List

If you look closely, you'll see that you're getting a pack of free Very Vanilla envelopes, AND a free pack of the brand new Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. I'm so excited about this! Very Vanilla card blanks sound like something you'd want to make? Our Whisper White Thick cardstock has gone down a storm this year, and I'm so pleased we're getting the Very Vanilla equivalent now. Makes life SO MUCH EASIER when you want to have card bases that are neutral. 

If you can't stretch to the Premier Bundle, or if you don't have a Big Shot, then why not go for the Starter Bundle instead. It's just £54.75 (€73.50) and includes everything in the picture below:

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

Everything you'll need to make some gorgeous projects: stamps, Designer Series Paper, those brand new In Color inkpads and lush gold vinyl stickers, PLUS a free pack of the brand new Very Vanilla Notecards and envelopes. Amazing value! Here's a list of everything that's included in the Starter Bundle:

Stampin Up Eastern Promise Starter Bundle List

These two bundles are only available until the end of May, so if you want to grab the extra free gifts included, then you'll need to hurry along to my Online Shop and order yours NOW. Click on any of the images above and you'll be taken straight to the bundle of your choice, or, if you want to treat yourself to some other goodies too, click on the link below and you'll go to the front page of my shop. 

Cick here to go to my Online Shop.

One last thing: if you use the current Hostess Code (it's over there in the sidebar) then I'll send you an extra little something to say thank you. Just pop the code in the box when you check your order out.  (If your order comes to £150 or more, though, don't use the code; instead, enjoy earning at least 10% in Stampin' Rewards - that's free stuff! - and get even more value for your money.)

My Premier Bundle is on its way, so look out for some project ideas when it arrives. I can't wait!

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