Blog Hop: Cupcakes & Carousels with the Be Inspired Team

Blog Hop: Cupcakes & Carousels with the Be Inspired Team

Hello everyone, welcome to my website. My name is Sarah Berry and I’m a demonstrator based in Morecambe, Lancashire, UK. I’m so thrilled to be invited onto the Be Inspired Design Team. We’ll be forming blog hops every two weeks, on a Thursday. This is our second hop as a new group and so far it’s going pretty well. I heard great feedback from you all and your comments were wonderful – Thank you! You can pop back here every other Thursday to see our awesome creations, the next hop is Thursday  start hopping on Thursday 23rd February 2017. Alternatively you can add your email to my mailing list below.

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For this hop our theme is Cupcakes & Carousels, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Stampin’ Up!, this is the name of a suite that can be found in the Spring/Summer / Occasions Catalogues. (Request your free catalogues here —> http://bit.ly/FreeSUCatalogue) If you’re continuing to hop around, you’ll have arrived from Nadine Hößrich, to continue around simply use the next blog button to continue onto the next team member. I’m so excited to see what everyone’s made today!

I was a little on the fence regarding this Carousel Birthday stamp set, but I’m so pleased I got it because of the horses! I’ve stamped them on Whisper White cardstock in Archival Basic Grey Ink to create my own background. I love to make repeat pattern with my stamps. I find it so enjoyable.

I’ve kept the colours to a minimum, with Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay and a tiny touch of Daffodil Delight on the star, which is from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack. LOVE THE EMAMEL SHAPES!!!! I have a fair few of them.

Another of my favourite things from the new catalogue is the doilies, these are so sweet. They’re far from the doilies that you present food on! Ha! They are much more up market and make from thicker paper. The wonderful thing is that there’s absolutely no loose bits of paper that hasn’t been pushed out when manufacturing them. They’re also perfect for adding colour to with Stampin’ Up!’s amazing sponge brayers. If you’ve not seen these, take a look they open up so many other possibilities to adding colour to your cards.

When you open up my card you get a surprise down the centre is a piece that sticks up, to hold your money or gift store cards, maybe even a Stampin’ Up! gift voucher or two? 😉 I’ll be sending a free tutorial out to those of you who are on my email mailing list later on today. It’s a really great effect and is very simple to create when you know how. Sign up to my email mailing list to get your free tutorial —> http://bit.ly/BeInspiredEmail.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today, if you live in the UK, France, Germany, Holland or Austria you can purchase any of these items I used today via the supplies list below. Thank you very much for visiting you’re now off to see the super talented Artisan Design Member, Louise Sharp!

FULL BE INSPIRED TEAM

Louise Sharp
Brian King
Allison Okamitsu
Kylie Bertucci
Katy Harrison
Maike Ulbrich
Carolynn Sander
Kimberly Van Diepen
Nadine Hößrich
Sarah Berry <– You’re here!

STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES

Click on the images below to see products in the Stampin’ Up! Online Shop.


The Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit costs £99 and for that you can choose up to £130 of Stampin’ Up! product, from any of the current catalogues or clearance rack. So you’re instantly getting £31 of product for free. Whoop! Then your whole box is posted to you for free, so that’s another saving of £4.95. Then, (there’s more) you can choose any 2 stamp sets, of any value and style. Wow!

Not only do you get a load of product for your £99, but you’ll than have a demonstrator membership until at least end of June 2017, you’ll receive 20% off (after VAT) on all your Stampin’ Up! orders. You’ll join my exclusive team Facebook Group and become a Strawberry Stamper team member. There’s no expectation to start videos, a blog or even classes you can just enjoy your crafting discount BUT if it is something that you’d like to grow and start your own small business then there’s the opportunity for you to do that too. You can chosen your kit here —-> http://bit.ly/joinSUtoday

9 Comments

  • katy harrison
    9th February 2017 11:40 am

    great money holder idea Sarah! love the doilies too 🙂 xoxo

  • Jennifer Spiller
    9th February 2017 2:28 pm

    Just to clever, the money holder inside is super smart!

  • Shel Anderson
    9th February 2017 9:59 pm

    great card!

  • Kate
    9th February 2017 11:40 pm

    Love the colour combo! Beautiful card.

  • Carolynn
    10th February 2017 3:36 am

    Hi Sarah! It’s so great to be hopping with you again! This card is right on the money! From the brayered doily, to the vellum banner, to the money holder insert… it’s perfect! <3

  • stampinbythesea
    10th February 2017 6:05 am

    I love the money holder. Always a great idea. Of course my kids are obsessed with the way your money looks. LOL. The queen…. Beautiful project, Sarah. XO

  • Nadine
    10th February 2017 8:33 am

    My first thought: Okay, i think i have to study my catalog more often. I can’t remember grey doilies! It’s brilliant!
    Thank you for your inspiration 🙂

  • michellelastsu
    15th February 2017 10:33 am

    I love this card Sarah x

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