Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Perennial Birthday - sneaky peak pocket card!

Hello, here are the details for our final C & C project for 2017 using Perennial Birthday.

Everyone really enjoyed this project and the colours certainly made a change from red and green!

We used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets for the pocket - not used these for ages.  We used some of the lovely images in Perennial Birthday and Black Archival Ink to decorate the pocket.  These stamps are so useful; lots of little elements that are really useful for filling in 'white' space!

I stamped and heat embossed all the flowers and leaves in advance to save time as there was a lot of fussy cutting this week!  Bridget was an absolute whizz with the scissors and finished in no time at all.  Maybe something to do with her being a hairdresser perhaps?

The pocket has been wrapped with a piece of of Berry Burst ribbon that has a lovely silver metallic edge (also available 3rd January).  We layered all the cut out images onto a Berry Burst punched shape which is now sadly retired but a Stitched Shape Framelit would look lovely too.  We used a combination of Tombow and Dimensionals to add depth.


Craftyduckydoodah!, December 2017 Coffee & Cards Project, Perennial Birthday, Stampin Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


We layered up some Black, Berry Burst and White card stock to create our insert rounded the bottom corners on all three layers with a punch.


Craftyduckydoodah!, December 2017 Coffee & Cards Project, Perennial Birthday, Stampin Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


I had intended to only stamp the background dots in the bottom right hand corner but a mucky mark necessitated the dots at the top!  The ribbon has been stapled to the top but you could quite easily attach it between the layers.  You could also have a closed loop at the top too but I didn't think of that until Monday!!

Here is the pocket and the tag - such lovely bold and vibrant colours.


Craftyduckydoodah!, December 2017 Coffee & Cards Project, Perennial Birthday, Stampin Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

The pocket fits nicely into a C6 envelope for posting which is useful and we decorated the flap with some simple stamping so that everything coordinated nicely.


Craftyduckydoodah!, December 2017 Coffee & Cards Project, Perennial Birthday, Stampin Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Top Tip
My top tip for this project is to use Thick Whisper White for the pocket and standard Whisper White for the insert.

This lovely stamp set will be available from the 3rd of January and we will also be using it on Saturday 20th January at my Crafternoon Tea Event.  This is what we will be making.


Craftyduckydoodah!, December 2017 Coffee & Cards Project, Perennial Birthday, Stampin Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Such a lovely box and the gold foiling is gorgeous!  Places are limited, if you would like to come along please message me asap - you can find the details here.

Thanks to everyone who joined me this week for the last C & C sessions of 2017.  Sessions will start again week commencing the 8th January.  Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

I still have some wrapping to do but at least I now have my turkey!!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx


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Clearance Rack

The Clearance Rack was updated on Monday - some great bargains to be had but only whilst stocks last!


Year-End Sales Event

There are still some bargains to be had - offers available until the 2nd January.

If you are in the UK, please click on the images below to go straight to my online store.




Perennial Birthday (available 3rd January)
Item No 145760 (clear mount) £20.00

Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (available 3rd January)
Item No 145489 £6.25

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