Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing for Stamp N Hop #4

Hello, welcome to the fourth Stamp N Hop blog hop - we are a group of Demonstrators from around the world sharing our love of all things Stampin' Up!  This month our theme is 'Annual Catalogue pre order'. 

#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

Whether you are starting here with me or following on from Linda, welcome and thanks for hopping along with us!


I'm sharing a very special card with you today - I'm using a brand new stamp set called Animal Outing that will be available when the Annual Catalogue launches on June 2nd.


I have been making cards in this style for my daughter for the last few years now, she would not be happy if she received a 'normal' card.  I am not entirely sure what these cards are called, perhaps box cards?  If you know, please tell me!


I was delighted to learn that Mossy Meadow would be rejoining the Stampin' Up! colour family and even more so, when I discovered I still had a pack of cardstock in my crafty stash!


I used some of the stunning Share What You Love DSP too - it is a perfect match for Mossy Meadow and the cute animals in this stamp set.


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

The card is so easy to assemble - you must try one of these box cards.  You can find instructions in a post of mine from way back in 2015 here.


I had lots of fun colouring in these animals.  When Animal Outing launches in June it will be available as a bundle with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  Unfortunately I don't have the thinlits yet ... so I had to fussy cut my animals. Needless to say, they will be at the top of my wish list!


Once the card is assembled it was time for some fun.  I used the retired Botanical Blooms Framelits to create some jungle leaves in a mix of Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

I used a variety of Stampin' Blends to colour the images - they make colouring and blending so easy.


I had some birds left from a recent coffee & cards session when we used a stamp set called Bird Banter.  This lovely stamp set will sadly be retiring at the end of this month - at the time of writing this post, it is still available ...


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

The branch with the frog is from Animal Outing too.


I could not resist adding one of my favourite parrots (Bird Banter) and used a branch die from Seasonal Layers for him to perch on.


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

I am a little concerned as to why there is a Koala in the Kangaroo's pouch - maybe it was just hitching a ride?


This is what the card looks like from above - you can see all the insert panels ...


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

I created a panel for the back of the box so that I could write a birthday message. 


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

Here is the completed box card.


#lovemyjob, #stampinupuk, Animal Outing, Bird Banter, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N Hop,

Thankfully Rosie loved her card and it joined the others like it on the shelf in her bedroom.  When Rosie was younger she had difficulty saying rhinoceros so, in our family its known as rhoceros!


If you haven't tried a box card before I would recommend you give one a go - be warned they are addictive as there are so many possibilities with this style of card.  The best thing is, it folds flat so it will fit into an envelope!


I had a bit of a play recently with a new App I have just found on my laptop - I used it to make a short film - with music!!  Not bad for a first attempt, even if I do say so myself.  Thanks to Bev, one of my team members who helped me to load it onto here.



Thank you so much  for joining us on our fourth hop - click the 'Next' button below to head on over to see what Joanne has been doing.  If you get lost along the way, a list of hop participants can be found below.


You can find details of the products I used for this project below, if you have any questions, please get in touch - I am always happy to help.

Don't forget to leave comments  - we would all love to know what you think of our projects!

Happy Crafting!

Susan xx
 


Blog Hop Participants



Susan Simpson  you are here!

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 copy of any of the current catalogues and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.  If you would like to receive a copy of the new Annual Catalogue just send me a message and I will get one to you as soon as they are available.



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: M3VM3KQC 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). 

This month you will receive a bottle of crafter's dream glue aka Tombow!


If you are in the UK, please click on the images below to visit my online store or for more information.

Animal Outing will be available from the 1st June.
Animal Outing stamp set - 146600 £20.00
Animal Friends Thinlits - 148823 £27.00
Animal Outing Bundle (stamps and dies) - 148324 £48.50 = 10% saving!

9 comments:

  1. Love this box card, I am in the process of making one with the bubble over set, yours is very cute.

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    1. thank you, these cards always look great and they are very easy to make too!

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  2. How fun! I can't wait to get this bundle - my kids will love the animals too. :)

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  3. This is adorable Susan and a great use of this fab stamp set x

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  4. Very nice box card! Love the animal menagerie.

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  5. A super fun card with lots of colour. Love it and I'm sure Rosie did too x

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  6. YAY!!! This is so cool <3 Love this stamp set <3
    Cheers Shaz

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    1. Thanks Sharon - I can't wait to get the coordinating dies too!

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