Saturday, 13 May 2017

The BBQ card... Part 2 of the series with Nailed It!

Now this is the card my ladies were supposed to be making for their menfolk in my classes this week!! But hey yesterday's AGA option just turned their heads on the day!

And WOW! I think I can safely say it did worldwide too... yesterday's post set a few records for me and one of my makes!! Thank you for each and everyone of your lovely comments... here on the blog or on the Facebook Groups.... I was amazed, humbled and somewhat blown away! And a tad busy trying to keep up & respond!!
Edited to Add.... Tutorial now available. Click here for the details...

I will be providing "Class in the Mail kits of the Trio including tutorial " - so please email me here asap but by the end of Tuesday 16th May latest if you are interested in one of these... as the Urban Underground papers are out of stock in the UK so I will only be able to provide from the packs I have ... nice to share! But a complication for me to work through/price up depending on how many people are interested... It may end up as a First Come, First Served... I also don't know if I can supply outside of UK!?

I will be making a tutorial available to purchase for the 3 cards in this series... hopefully by the end of next week...

Though for UK only... the Trio tutorial will be sent automatically to my downline team members and can be obtained for free for May class attendees... OR ... for everyone else...  free with an online order of £20+  ........ click here for my Online Shop. Make sure you can see my name (Amanda Bates) at the top right of the screen... and enter the current Host Code VQTSBUDV where prompted... 

Frustratingly Perfect Mix is not available... but today's main feature Nailed It! is... (though the dies aren't) But hey this card is more about cutting by hand in any case...
Back to today's card... I am glad to say that the barbecue was made by some of my ladies... so some of the menfolk will feel special... as I am sure they will be told more than once by their good wives of the forfeit they made at the class!

As yes this is exactly the same card as the Aga... just different in the details...

And be aware that it is modelled on a £2500 ($3300) Weber barbecue image that I found on the internet.... only the best for you!!

And my favourite details on this one... oh the BBQ grill and the smoke (both care of Playful Backgrounds which was a Stampin' Up! event giveaway that I just could not work out!! Until now... how amazing!!!)
The BBQ tools... mainly care of Nailed It!... with a bit of help from Perfect Mix (not available anymore) and the long retired hostess set, Love Me Sew

And the knobs... punched out 1/4" circles from the silver foiled paper in Urban Underground... plus the Urban Underground embellishments (also gone but again I have a few spare for the kits) for the on/off switch on the right (next to the fish slice!) 

And the wheels! Though I have another great option for the wheel spokes using the Festive Flower Builder Punch!! Which is retiring & reduced down to £12.80.... (and key for the Aga!) But more on that another day...
And yes the card folds flat for posting... though - with those wheels - it wouldn't fit through the thin slot at the Post Office!!
Again sorry for not providing full chapter and verse... but time is not mine today (or whole weekend actually!) ... but I couldn't wait to share... 

Stampin Up! Products Used
Stamps - Nailed It (retiring), Perfect Mix (not available!), Love Me Sew (retired); Big on Birthdays
Punches - 3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle, 1/4" or Owl Punch (retired)
Papers - Serene Scenery (retiring), Urban Underground(not available)
Card - Thick Whisper White, Basic Grey, Silver Foil, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Inks - Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Marker Pens - Basic Black
Embellishments - Urban Underground (not available)
Really love this make too!!


  1. Amanda these are such cool cards. Can I ask do they fold flat for posting??

    1. Yes Jenny they do... sorry I forgot to add that photo!

  2. Again, another beautiful and amazing card! TFS your talent and mind blowing creations Amanda x

    1. Thanks and my pleasure Jackie! Thoroughly enjoying creating these.... there may be a lot over the next few months!! You have been warned....

  3. Love these cards fellow demonstrator in Australia how can I get the measurements

    1. Hello and thank you Trish. The tutorials will be released by the end of the week on here....

    2. Hello Trish... you asked earlier about the release of the Tutorial(s) for the Bench Fold cards of BBQ, AGA and Tool Bench. Now available & details on the following link on my blog...

      Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

  4. These are amazing, are the tutorials still available as the Paypal link doesn't seem to be working...

    1. Thank you Fiona.... Yes the Bench Fold tutorials are still available... and the PayPal link was definitely working... and still is as I have just tested it too... though just send through to in the event of any further problem at your end.... thx


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