Friday, 24 February 2017

Celebrating with a Party Animal Suite Project to Thank You All

Hi Everyone

We had an overwhelming response with the Hexagonal Base Pop Up card using the Window Shopping Bundle and we wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all that liked, commented and watched our video. 

We also got voted in the Top Ten at Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights - Whoop whoop!!! How exciting to be hopping with Kylie and the rest of the Top Ten in March which we couldn't have done without you, so...


Check out Kylie's blog post to see who else are in the Top Ten - http://bit.ly/2llvvky


With that in mind, it's time to celebrate and what better way than to share a Hexagonal Base Pop Up card from our Party Animal Suite display!




This is the first Hexagonal Base Pop Up card we made. You too can create this project with the Balloon Adventures Bundle - 144708 which is available from our Online Shop along with all current Stampin' Up!® products. Click on any of the Item Codes throughout the blog to be taken to that specific product page for more information.



For the base:
Start with Emerald Envy card measuring 16cm x 10.5cm (6⅜" x 4")
Place Portrait on Score Board - Score at 3cm & 7.5cm (1⅛" & 2⅞")
Turn 90° - Score on top section at 1cm, 6cm & 11cm which will create your Panels (⅜", 2⅜" & 4⅜")
Score bottom section at 3.5cm & 13.5cm which will be your Topper Support (1⅜" & 5⅜)
Do the same for a 2nd card and cut excess areas as shown in the diagram below



Bone fold all score lines and place both cards back to back
Join using the 1cm x 3cm tabs (⅜" x 1⅛")
Feed the 'Base' and 'Topper Support' sections inside
Adhere 'Topper Support' from both cards only




It's not as complicated as it looks but alternatively you can use the Window Box Thinlits Dies - 142762 and follow our video to easily make the base.



As you can see, I cut out the top frame of the Pop Up die cut and added even more balloons using the same die as well as the Balloon Bouquet Punch - 140609 for the topper. I also die cut 4 more in Emerald Envy and snipped into them to decorate the side panels.

What I love about this project is that you can send it as a card OR it can also be a table decoration at your own party. The base is big enough to hold treats inside and even battery operated tealights! 

Other products used which are available from our ONLINE SHOP
Party Animal Designer Series Paper - 142738
Party Animal A4 Cardstock Pack - 142740
Stampin' Trimmer - 129722
Paper Snips - 103579
Big Shot - 143263




If you love card making and papercraft using Stampin' Up! products, you can join our Stampin' Team. For just £99 you will get a customisable Starter Kit worth £130 of products AND during Sale-A-Bration (until 31st March 2017) you will also get 2 FREE Stamp Sets of your choice! Click on the button above for more information.

Well thank you all again for your support and we hope that we continue to inspire your creativity either Online or at our Card Making and Papercraft Classes in Basingstoke.

Barry & Jay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke
07746 921967



Saturday, 18 February 2017

Class Projects & Inspirations with the Window Shopping Bundle


Hi Everyone

Here are the projects & inspirations we made for our previous Card Making and Papercraft class in Basingstoke using the Window Shopping Wood Mount Bundle - 144742 from the Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue.


A box that can hold small treats and presents. You can also extend the box by placing your cutting plate edge just before the bottom of the thinlits die. This is great for making keepsakes for any occasions.

We used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper - 142733 from the Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue to decorate the box as well the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - 145372 with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies - 141705


Hexagonal Base Pop Up Card made easier with the Window Box Thinlits Dies. You may have already seen our class projects from our video tutorial on how to create a Hexagonal Base Pop Up card HERE - http://bit.ly/2lJQwwl


All current Stampin' Up!® products are available from our Online Shop

Click on the button below to be taken to our Online Shop or click on any product codes throughout the blog post for that specific product page



Here are the other projects we made to showcase the stamp set and dies:


A simple card with a bit of Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - 109130 and faux stitching to mirror the Square Stitched Framelit. The Watermelon Wonder will retire with the rest of the 2015-2017 In Colour Collection, so get yours soon before they go.

Check out the products available in the 2015-2017 In Colour Collection - 51212


3 mini tags with both ends using the Stamp to Marker technique with the Many Marvelous Markers - 131264 and the middle using small off cuts to add colours on the candles.



We just love this vase! CASEd from Pinterest from another blogger Sophie, click on the link to go to her page - http://bit.ly/2kzpJCD


TIP: stamp on the side panels first before constructing the vase and the card measurements you need for the banner is 7/8" x 5 1/2" or 2.2cm x 14cm


The stamp set contains large sentiments to fit the top of the Window Box and also looks great on the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Extend the Candle die and make your own border strip. Embellished with Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247, Petite Petals Punch - 133322 and a double bow with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon - 132137

Check out our video on how to make your own double bow


We hope our projects using the Window Shopping Bundle inspires your creativity. We would love to see what you create with this bundle, so share your projects on our Facebook page - Mitosu Crafts



If you love card making and papercraft using Stampin' Up! products, join our Stampin' Team. For just £99 you will get a customisable Starter Kit worth £130 of products AND during Sale-A-Bration (until 31st March 2017) you will also get 2 FREE Stamp Sets of your choice!!!


Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions about ordering, future classes or joining the Stampin' Up! family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Barry & Jay
Mitosu Crafts
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke, UK


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Get Well Soon - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight


Hi Everyone

Thank you for stopping by today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci. The theme is Get Well Soon, a wonderful way to cheer someone up when they are feeling down. So I thought to make another Hexagonal Base Pop Up card.


The top ten winners will get to be a part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project - photo#31, which you can do on HERE - http://bit.ly/KyliesFebHighlights
(by clicking the heart icon on the top right of the photo)


I just love Pop Up cards and recently made a video tutorial of how you can create your own Hexagonal Base Pop Up card HERE - https://youtu.be/1uA0ixkMBQI


The card was created using the Window Box Thinlits Dies - 142762 amongst other Stampin' Up!® products which are available from our ONLINE SHOP


Other Products Used
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies - 140625
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies - 142749
Window Shopping Wood Mount Stamps -142920
Hopeful Thoughts Clear Mount Stamps - 129582
Petite Petals Wood Mount Stamps - 133152
Petite Petals Punch - 133322
Flower Shop Wood Mount Stamps - 130939
Pansy Punch - 130698
Many Marvellous Markers - 131264
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141897
Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141898
Gold 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon - 141484
Gold Metallic Thread - 138401
Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247


I also used the Delicate Details Stamps which you can get for free during Sale-A-Bration, when your order is £45 before p&p


Thanks again for visiting our blog today. I hope you like my project and please go to Kylie's blog to vote for my Hexagonal Base Pop Up card - photo#31 (click the heart icon on the top right of the photo) as I would love to take part in the top ten winners' international blog hop.




Jay Soriano
Mitosu Crafts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke, UK


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Card Making Class in Basingstoke - 21st February 2017

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Hi Everyone

Do you like learning something new, getting more creative, crafting in a group of like minded people and playing with great quality products?

Create with Mitosu Crafts and join our craft group at our next Card Making and Papercraft class

Basingstoke Craft Group
Tuesday 21st February
10am - 12pm
Hannah Moore Room
Christ Church
Chineham
Basingstoke
RG24 8LT

All levels of crafters are welcome, 18-80+

The class is £10 per person. Contact us to book your place in advance as there are limited space and we can prepare enough materials*

Hot drinks will be available and materials provided to share but please bring a basic craft kit including your favourite adhesives, scissors, bone folder and 3D foam pads.


You will be using the Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set - 142924 with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies - 142749 amongst other Stampin' Up!® products for your projects. You can save 10% if you purchase both products as a Bundle - 144728

Both products can be found on page 26 in the Spring/Summer Catalogue and are available from our ONLINE SHOP

If you love card making and papercraft using Stampin' Up! products, you can also Join our Stampin' Team. For just £99 you will get a customisable Starter Kit worth £130 of products AND during Sale-A-Bration (until 31st March 2017) you will also get 2 FREE Stamp Sets!!!




Thanks for stopping by

Barry & Jay
Mitosu Crafts
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke
07746 921967

*Please note that a £10 cancellation fee applies if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.

VIDEO TUTORIAL - Hexagonal Base Pop Up Card with the Shopping Window Bundle

Hi Everyone

Thanks for stopping by. Just a quick post to share our video tutorial of a card we made in our card making and papercraft class, the Hexagonal Base Pop Up card using the Window Shopping Bundle by Stampin' Up!®



Hope you like it and please share to those who might enjoy it too.

All current Stampin' Up!® products are available from our ONLINE SHOP



If you would like to join us at one of our card making and papercraft class in Basingstoke, contact us for more details.

Thanks again for stopping by

Barry & Jay
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke



Friday, 3 February 2017

5 More Cards from Our Party Animal Suite Display



Hi Everyone

Thank you for stopping by today. We are sharing with you 5 more projects we made for the Party Animal Suite display boards at the Stampin' Up! event - OnsStage local.



We love fancy fold, kinetic cards so decided to make a Twist Pop-Up Panel card! It looks simple at the front which hides a WOW factor that  any recipient will love.



The middle panels were created by folding the card before die cutting, making sure the edges doesn't touch the sides of the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.

Check out our video on how to create your own Twist Pop-Up Panel card easily - HERE 

Products used for all cards:



A simple looking card with a few different techniques used.
Use the Stamping Sponges - 141337 for the edges of the Crumb Cake card. We find a circular motion starting from off the card works great for blending in.
Make sure you use an Embossing Buddy - 103803 after sponging the edges.
Use White Stampin' Emboss Powder - 109132 for the balloons and sentiment.
Colour with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141898, adding the splatters by loading the tip and tap against your index finger. Be careful as the splatter can go everywhere!



Stamps are great for making your own backgrounds which we did for this card.
Stamp the balloons in Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy on Whisper White card to match the colours on the Party Animal Designer Series Paper - 142738 along the middle.
Add a hint of sparkle to the Emerald Envy Ribbon Taffeta - 142742 with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141897.
Hang the balloon Party Animal Embellishment - 142775 with Baker's Twine - 124262.
Stamp the sentiment before using the Layering Ovals Framelits - 141706.



We applied Crushed Curry then Pacific Point with the Sponge Brayers - 141714 and created the middle green colour where the 2 overlapped. We used the Balloon Pop-Up as a topper for this card and adhered with foam pads. You can easily step-up this card by adding Window Sheets - 142314 behind the topper and turn it into a Shaker Card with the Foam Adhesive Strips - 141825



Finally, a card using 2nd Generation Technique for the confetti. We also used the Sponge Brayers to colour Whisper White card before die cutting the balloons to have an ombre look. The sentiment was embossed with the Copper Stamping' Emboss Powder - 141636


We have a few more papercraft projects using this suite and will share with you soon.

Check out the video by Stampin' Up!® showcasing the Balloon Adventures and the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits from the Party Animal Suite


You can find the Party Animal Suite in the Spring/Summer Catalogue on pages 4-5 and all current Stampin' Up! products are available to purchase from our ONLINE SHOP 24/7



We hope you like our projects and thank you again for stopping by.

Barry & Jay
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke