Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace - team training swaps!

Hello, you may remember I entered a Team Challenge for March - I designed a little business card holder that included a foil wrapped chocolate shell ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Seaside Shore, Team Creative Challenge March 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


Well I was very surprised, and pleased to find out that I won!  I have handed out several of these little treats so far to people I come across who want to know what I do. 


I am going to a Stampin' STYlettes team training event tomorrow - I can't wait to meet up with lots of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.   We will be joined by Joanne James aka The Crafty Owl and some of her team from Northamptonshire.  We have a special guest joining us too - Paula Gorry who is the Stampin'Up! UK Manager! There will be some presentations, some crafting and other fun things too. When a group of SU Demos get together we swap - cards or 3d items as a way of sharing ideas and inspiration.


I decided to share the idea for my business card holder using the Eastern Palace Suite with everyone.  I kept things simple using just two colours; Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist (one of the new In-Colours).


I used a piece of Thick (new product) Very Vanilla cardstock as my base that measured 6cm x 19cm.

After checking the dimensions of my business card, I scored the panel at 8.8cm and 17.6 cm.


Here are all the components prepared and ready to be assembled.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I tried to find some treats that were similar colours but failed ...



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


I used a mini stapler to hold the flap closed and added a glue dot (you can just about see it) to hold the chocolate in place.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Adding the staple not only allows you to close the little packet it also forces the card to 'bow' so that there is room for a treat as well as a business card (if you want to)!



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


First one finished, 22 to go!



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


All packed up and ready to go!

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Beauty, Team Training Swap May 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Unfortunately there were a few chocolates left after I finished - it seemed a shame to waste them!  I am taking my camera and will share photos of the day and all my swaps I receive next week.

Don't forget you can purchase the stamps and Framelits before the launch of the new Catalogue in June - there are two bundles available.


The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (item 141 196) - £54.75 - perfect for the beginner crafter!  Bundle includes a free pack of the new Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (item 147209) - £94.00 - perfect for the avid crafter!  This bundles includes two free items; an A4 pack of the new Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and a pack of C6 Very Vanilla envelopes.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


You can find the details of what is on offer here:  and more information in my earlier post here:

Hope you have a crafty weekend too!

Susan xx

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  


If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.



Would you like to receive a FREE gift from me? All orders placed directly with me or online receive a handmade card from me as a thank you but did you know that all orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a gift from me too? If you use the current Hostess Code: GSV9QJ6W
 I will pop something in with your order or post directly to you, (please remember to allow me to access your contact details otherwise I won't be able to contact you). 

For orders over £150 please do not use the Hostess Code to ensure that you receive the benefits.

For orders over £150 please do not use the Hostess Code to ensure that you receive the benefits.

All customers in May will receive a reel of the gorgeous Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, May 2017 Customer Thank You Gift, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,








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