Quick and easy gift card holder

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas.  We have most of our family here at the moment, with our eldest son and his girlfriend coming on Saturday for the weekend so for 24 hours, all the family will be together! This morning, however, it is a case of hitting the Boxing Day sales and then collecting Mum and Dad so they can come for a meal at our house.  Turkey, of course ;). Then unfortunately, it is straight back to work for me as the tax return filing deadline is looming and the work is piling up….

However, I have managed to get chance to make one or two things between preparing tax returns and accounts, the latest of which was some gift card holders for the girlfriends of my two eldest sons:


Love the strawberry slush paper and cardstock ;). Here is the inside of the holder:


I used the Keyhole Gift Card Holder cutting files from Paper Garden Projects:

As a relative novice to digital cutting, I was amazed at just how easy it was to use these cutting files.  It only took a few minutes to cut everything out and actually making the gift card holders was just as easy. You can buy the cutting files at The Digichick store and the Stampin’ Up materials are available at my store.

Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.  I’m off to the Boxing Day sales now!!


Stampin’ stars blog hop: new seasonal catalogue

Well, I have been as remiss as usual in failing to let you know of important Stampin’ Up! events and you may wonder how I could possibly have let the launch of the new seasonal catalogue go without even a mention……well, life has been as hectic as always, with work in particular hitting big time.  So, to make up for lost time, I thought I’d better get around to updating this blog far more regularly than in the past.  As.a result, I am taking part in the Stampin’ Stars blog hop for the new seasonal catalogue  to show case some of the gorgeous stamps that are now available.

You should have arrived here from Kim’s blog so if you somehow missed her, just click on the image above to go straight to her blog.

The first card I made was using the gorgeous Seasonally Scattered :

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I love stamp sets that have more than one use, so the fact that set contains three stamps with “thanks”, “merry” and “love” is an added bonus! I also used the Filigree Frame embossing folder, which I love and intend using this and a million and one different cards!

Of course, with this being the seasonal catalogue and Christmas coming, you can see I got carried away by the gold, glitter and embossing!  I ended up using gold (and silver) on just about everything else I created too….

The second card I made was using Bright & Beautiful, the new set of star stamps make use of the matching Star Framelits dies:

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Glitter (and a pearl) on the stars and embossing on the greeting!

Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Jesus, and just look at the wonderful nativity stamp Stampin’ up! has produced:2014 seasonal 5

I love this, and embossed in gold it looks even better 😉2014 seasonal 8Finally, just to show how versatile the Filigree Frame embossing folder is, here it is again with the greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set:

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All this and Christmas too…wonderful!!  I just need to start preparing for it now since it is only, what, 15 weeks to Christmas?  Panic is already beginning to set in!!! I do have plans for lots more Christmas projects, especially since I will be running a Christmas class shortly when we will be making a variety of cards and 3D items including a star box made using the Bright & Beautiful stamps and  the Star Framelit dies :).

Next on the blog hop is Cary, so please do go and take a look at her blog.  Just click on the link below to go straight there.

If you do get lost, the complete blog hop list is below:

Tracy Hart Lawrence
Pip Todman
Eimear Carvill
Emma Goddard
Caroline Thomas
Kim Fee
YOU ARE HERE>>>> Lynn Clifford <<<<YOU ARE HERE
Cary Buckham
Cat Herrington
Nic Parr
Diane Marlow
Christine Widdowson
Di Richardson
Jamie Turney
Sara Thornton-Bryar
Joanne Penny
Natalie O’Shea
Louise Sims
Katie Jones
Cayleigh May
Nikki Acton
Sue Bridge
Cathryn Perkins
Sarah McDermott
Fiona Whitten

Have fun checking out all the blogs!

Items used:

Short and sweet

Short and sweet


Beginning 22 August, new Stampin’ Up! recruits will receive £150 worth of product in their Starter Kits for just £99! If you have been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! then now is a perfect time as you will get extra Starter Kit product for your new business. But act now, because this sweet deal only lasts until 29 August!

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customisable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just £99, you get:

  • Your choice of up to £150 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products (normally up to £130)!
  • A business supply pack valued at £45!
  • And free delivery – a saving of £4.95!

That’s a total value of £205!

What happens after you get the kit? Your choice…

  • There is absolutely no obligation to do anything more, you can stop being a demonstrator any time you want and you keep all the starter kit;
  • You can just keep all the perks and benefits for yourself as a hobby demonstrator or you can make money by sharing your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others;
  • You can do parties and classes part-time for fun or full-time as a career;
  • You can save money on your favorite products; and
  • You can stay active for as long as you want and get those demonstrator perks (like the discount!) by submitting £225 (before VAT) in sales every quarter (that’s £270 at catalogue prices). That’s just one event every 3 months or £75 of product (after demonstrator discount) every month.

And there is no penalty if you decide to quit.  As already mentioned, you can just get the kit and then do nothing else – the kit is a great value… £150 worth of product for £99?! An unbelievable offer!

If you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click here to join Stampin’ Up!
  2. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  3. Purchase your Starter Kit. The online form will prompt you to choose up to 175 €/£150 worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!

Once you’ve completed the above steps, Stampin’ Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the demonstrator website where you’ll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you.  Plus you’ll have ME as your coach and upline. I can help to answer questions you may have. And…you’ll become a part of the Heavenly Stampin’ team!

So what are you waiting for?  This offer is only available between 22 August and 29 August so come on and join Stampin’ Up!.  After 29 August, the Starter Kit will only contain £130 worth of product.

If you have any questions, feel free to give me a ring or email me!  My contact details are in the header above.



1 July ……new annual catalogue……blog hop!!!

Well, today is a big day in the Stampin’ Up! world as it sees the launch of the new annual catalogue. I don’t know about you, but I seem to have been waiting for today for absolutely ages!  Whilst as a demonstrator I am able to get some items from the new catalogue before it is released, it just seemed that all the best stuff (i.e. everything on my wish list…which is miles long 😉 ) was only available from today ;)!

I did, however, manage to get my hands on some of the new blendabilities so have used these in my card for the Stampin’ Stars blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Tracy’s blog so if you missed her, just click on the link below:

Here is the card I made for the blog hop:

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I used:

  • Pleasant Poppies stamp set
  • Let you hair down, one of the new hostess sets
  • Cherry Cobbler blendabilities (although I am still trying to get the hang of these!)
  • Cherry cobbler and naturals white card stock
  • Apothecary accents framelits

For a first proper attempt at blending, I am quite pleased with this and I reckon my ladies at next week’s craft class will enjoy this too.  I just need ot get soime more practice in before then :) !

Your next stop on the blog hop is Christine so just click below to go straight to her blog.

If you get lost on the way, the complete list is of participants is:

Lesley Lendon – http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk
Louise Sims – http://stampindelight.co.uk/blog
Nic Parr – http://thestickyelf.co.uk
Cayleigh May – http://cayleighscards.com
Lauren La Fey – http://www.craftyhippy.co.uk
Kate Skelton – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/inkspots/blog
Angela Cormier – http://craftycarousel.blog.com
Tracy Hart Lawrence – http://clactoncrazycrafters.wordpress.com
>>>>Lynn Clifford – http://www.heavenlycrafts.com/heavenlystampin/<<<< You are here!!!!
Christine Widdowson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/diamondstamping/blog
Sara Thornton-Bryar – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftylittleminx/blog
Cary Buckham – http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
Pip Todman – http://www.queenpipcards.com
Joanne Penny – http://toocraftyjo.blogspot.co.uk
Nikki Acton – http://frankieeatsworms.blogspot.co.uk
Cat Herrington – http://wiggle-craft.blogspot.co.uk
Fiona Whitten – http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk

I’m off now to see what everyone else has made but will be back later with more from the new catalogue!