Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Pretty Pines for Coffee & Cards

Hello this week for Coffee & Cards we will mainly be using the Pretty Pines Thinlits to decorate a mini cracker and a card.

We will be using lots of metallic colours, gold, silver, copper with a hint of white.

We will be using the Pretty Pines Thinlets with, wait for it ... Gorgeous Grunge (sadly retired) as well as the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits!

I made a card very similar to this way back in 2016 just after the Autumn / Winter catalogue was released.  My previous version was a white on white card and the pine boughs etc were all in shades of green.  

For the 2017 version however I went with something a little different.  I saw a card on Pinterest made by a Canadian Demonstrator called Sandi McIver who had made a stunning card that I absolutely loved!  You can see Sandi's card here.

Sandi used a Basic Grey background so I thought I would come up with my own version of her card.

Here are the projects for next week - the cracker proved rather difficult to photograh.  We will be heat embossing, die cutting (lots) with just a little stamping and using the Envelope Punch Board to make the cracker.

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Pretty Pines, Swirly Scribbles, November Coffee & Cards Project 2017, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

If you would like to join me for a Coffee & Cards session you can find me at the following locations next week.  Please note there will not be a Coffee & Cards session on Tuesday as I have to take my daughter for an hospital appointment in Birmingham.

Monday - single project (the cracker) or both!
Venue:   The Grand Piano Cafe Bar, Godmanchester
Time:     10:00 - 12:00 pm
Cost:      £3.00 - includes all materials and tuition to make 1 project or
              £5.50 - includes all materials and tuition to make 2 projects.

Thursday - both projects
Venue:   The Grand Piano Cafe Bar, Godmanchester
Time:     2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost:      £5.50 - includes all materials and tuition to make 2 projects.

I will be posting more details of these projects and the products I used to create them later this week so be sure to pop back again soon. 

Hope you can join me for some crafty fun very soon!

Susan xx

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  1. thanks so much for the shout out, love your version of the card and have an awesome class

    1. Thanks Sandi, my ladies will love it - thanks for the inspiration! xx