Sunday, 3 February 2013

Blog Hop to celebrate the new Stampin’ Up! Spring & Summer Catalogue

The Craft Spa, SSC2013_SAB 2013, Stampin Up, SU 212 (2)Welcome to The Craft Spa for you that have come from the beautiful Valentine card project on Yvonnes’blog and for those of you starting here..... just a few words to explain!!

A group of 17 extremely talented Stampin' Up! UK demonstrators in the Jules Jems team have set up a blog hop to show you projects using brand new products from the new Stampin' Up! Spring & Summer catalogue and the Sale A Bration freebies too……. Just press on the Prev… or Next… icons at the end of my post to travel round in whichever direction you prefer!! There is also a full listing of all the participants blogs right at the end!!

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So my share for today is a card for Valentines Day….. I have used lots & lots of new products on this card as well as finally making the Scallop Square Card Easel card to add to my Scallop Square Die project collection!! I hope that you like the card… my ladies have thoroughly enjoyed making this card – not only is it a great card to reproduce in your own style – but it is one that can be easily adapted for any occasion – and as - they like grids!!  But they did not see the easy grid in the Bingo background stamp that I used! Sorry ladies for making you pierce it before!!!!

So what new products have I used…. and what else do you get in the pack!! Scroll down below the Hop icons to see the full listing of products used.

That’s The Ticket. Something for all occasions… gorgeous to use with (or without) the co-ordinating Ticket Duo Builder punch!! I feel that I have been waiting for this stamp set for a very long time! And now it is here…. It is fantastic!
Hearts A Flutter These also come with matching Framelit dies as a bundle!! We like bundles….. great value….
Ciao Baby! Two co-ordinating punches used here… the new 7/8” Scallop Circle  - and the Petite Curly Label - which is free with then SAB promotion until 22 March when you choose over £45 of product (and that will be available afterwards for £11.50)
And some of the free (with a £45 order) SAB Sycamore Street papers and Pool Party ribbon from the Sale A Bration promotion…..

Do feel free to contact me if you would like to order any products or come to a cardmaking or scrapbooking class located between York and Harrogate. I run fortnightly Monday night and Tuesday morning classes and some Saturdays too! See schedule here.

Want to see more projects – lots and lots of Sale A Bration projects made and ready to be shared with you all over the next 2 weeks– just follow my blog and/or I’ll see some of you at the next Jems training…. Also some Spring/Summer Catalogue projects too… but most of them will come a bit later!!

So Bye for Now…… just press on the Next icon to the right below to go to the next blog on the hop – the lovely Mel’s stunning chalkboard card….
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SU Supplies Used (AC for items that aren’t brand new and in the Spring & Summer Catty!! They are to be found in the Annual Catalogue 2012-13)

Stamps – Ciao Baby!; Hearts A Flutter; That’s The Ticket; Bingo Card(AC)

Punches – Petite Curly Label *SAB ; 7/8” Scallop Circle; Ticket Duo Builder (AC); 3/4” Circle (AC); 1/2” Circle(AC)

Papers & Ribbons – Sycamore Street *SAB

Dies – Hearts A Flutter; Scallop Square(AC)

Embellishments – Gemstones(AC) *SAB -  Free with Sale A Bration order over £45 until 22 March 2013 . See full details of the SAB promotion here.

Full List of BLOG HOP Participants
Debbi Taylor  -
Karyn Davies -
Elizabeth Youd -
Rebekah Cornford -
Angela Dawes -
Nicola Worrillow -
Alex Spence -
Yvonne Hunt -
Amanda Bates - ( THIS IS ME - YOU ARE HERE!!)
Mel Hughes -
Kate Martin -
Jane Bisby -
Kylie Henshaw -
Sharon Glynn -
Angie Hutton -
Emma Williams -
Julie Kettlewell -


  1. Hi Amanda, your Inspiraton Station a couple of training days ago where you showcased the Scallop Square Die was inspiring, I got the die and came on your site for instructions to make some of the items you had on display. So a big thank you for that and for todays card which I will also be attempting. Angie.

  2. I love the colours on this Amanda! Gorgeously simple. And after your inspiration station at our training last year I always think of you when I see something made with the scallop square die!!

  3. I love the colours on this card Amanda. And after your inspiration station at our training last year I always think of you when I see something made with the square scallop die!

  4. Hi Amanda - you are the queen of the scallop square!! Love this card and your colour combo x

  5. gorgeous card...i still ahve to get this die but you have reminded me about your inspiration station last training so going to order it straight away x

  6. Yes the scallop square has certainly become your trademark Amanda!
    Fabulous card - again!

  7. Hello Amanda, I love it, What a fabulous idea, Love all the fab products you have used and I love that you have added photos of the products too, That really helps to give you an idea of what you can get and what you can make, I love it Love Lise xxx

  8. great project... the colours look do great together!
    Debbi x

  9. Oooh, I have lots of ideas now, thanks so much for the lovely card inspiration x

  10. Hi Amanda, I've hopped on over today as my upline Monica said that The Jems were doing a hop. We've done one too, if you want to take a look it starts here
    I love your easel card! You've given me a kick up the bum to get my die out! Thanks for sharing x

  11. Trust me to miss that training session!! I have a scalloped square gathering dust as it never gets used. Love this & will definitely be dusting it off to have a go.

    Sharon x

  12. Beautiful easel card and gorgeous papers and love the colours.

    Linda xxx

  13. Fabulous card, love making easel cards. x

  14. Ooooo lovely make Amanda, love it! X

  15. OMG, love it... I have hardly used my scallop square die, this is great inspiration thanks hun x

  16. OMG, what fab inspiration, I have hardly used my scallop square die, thanks hun love it! x

  17. I love this card - and what a great idea to use the bingo stamp!

  18. Stunning, love the colour combination x


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