Manly makes!

I don’t know about you, but I always used to struggle to find a nice Fathers Day Card for my Dad. They were always a bit cheesy or cheeky and not really his cup of tea.
I love being able to make my own cards now, sadly not for my own Dad who is no longer here, but for my children to give to their Dad, and this year’s Stampin’ Up Seasonal Catalogue has some great modern and bold stamp sets which are perfect to create something fun for Fathers Day, or even a masculine birthday card.

Urban District contains these detailed letters which I have heat embossed to give a raised image perfect for colouring a few feature details. The stamp set comes as either wood-mounted or clear mount so they can come with their own blocks if needed.


The amazing textured hexagon effect was created with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on silver foil cardstock to give a lovely deep texture.

You can’t go far wrong with a tool kit either, if the man in your life is a bit of a handyman!


Nailed It sums it up perfectly! The box was made using the scoring board to perfectly fit a sweet treat (yes, that’s a chocolate set of pliers!)

The set was launched as a bundle with co-ordinating dies to cut them out perfectly, but the images are simple enough to hand cut or, as one of the bookmark shows, to stamp and colour in on a single sheet.

Both the Urban District and Nailed It sets are now on the retiring list so they will not be available to buy after the new catalogue launches on June 1st so snap them up now if they are on your must-have list! The Build It Framelits dies have sadly sold out already, so you’ll have to book into one of my classes this week to get to create your projects with them, they’re such good fun!

If the man in your life is a bit more academic, the  Bookcase Builder stamp set could be right up your alley!


There’s 27 stamps to cover all occasions so it’s really versatile to create cards for any occasion, new baby, good luck for examinations, or congratulations for results!

Class dates for this week are listed as events on my Facebook page, ‘Ellie’s Card Club’ so book in to save your seat!

Items can be ordered directly via my Shop using the Hostess Code for May 3FGUACJ4, any orders placed will get a little extra something from me!

Eastern Palace Suite 

So last night was a gathering of crafters to introduce one of the new Suites which has been released as an early teaser of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, going live on June 1st

This is what we’ve created, the evening flew by and we’ve had so much fun!


There’s so many different options for what you can create, we’ve barely even started!!


Changing the colours and adding layers or more stamping and the cards are completely different!


Having a play with the dies to show how many possibilities there are to create different patterns, I’ve got to 49, without even starting to introduce circle cutouts or layers!  Again adding different colours will add a completely different dimension to your project!


The Suite is available to you this month as two bundle options: the starter bundle which gives you the stamp set, sheets of delightful gold stickers, 3 of the new In-Colour ink pads (aren’t they fabulous?!), the patterned Designer Series Paper sheets and Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes:


And there’s the Premier bundle for those of you with a Big Shot which will also give you the amazing dies, some beautiful tassels, a pack of co-ordinating plain card stock, the new Very Vanilla thick A4 cardstock and C6 envelopes:


The set is so versatile I can see it’s going to be really popular, so why not get ahead and order it this month and get creative?

It can be ordered directly through my Shop on the Stampin’ Up! website using my Hostess code for May which is 3FGUACJ4, or just get in touch to ask me more! 

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