Flourish Thinlits and Hope on Tip Top Taupe

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Flourish Thinlits and Hope on Tip Top Taupe

Pootles 12 Deals of Christmas

Yay, it’s back! The 12 Deals of Christmas from the last 3 years have been so popular that I couldn’t not bring it back to you again this year….!

Details are down at the bottom…!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Flourish Thinlits and Hope on Tip Top Taupe

OK, so I hadn’t deliberately planned to have a rhyming title, but that’s just what happened today! I wanted to do white on a neutral on a card, and I knew that I didn’t want to stamp but instead use thinlits. And this is what happened.

I actually cut out a few more of the Flourish Thinlits shapes than I actually used, but they’re so detailed that layering them over one another really didn’t work. Each piece does need to stand alone. Or at least they do when you’re working with a single colour. It just looked jumbled when stacked up.

But the simplicity of this is what appealed to me. And with just one single word from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set, it began to come together.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Flourish Thinlits and Hope on Tip Top Taupe Sunshine Wishes

I had a bit of a play around with the layout and decided to attach that sprig to the ‘h’ of the Hope and it worked quite well. I do wonder if this would be better on a paler neutral or subtle colour though. It may be just a slightly too-dark background…

Anyway, I enjoyed making it and that’s what’s important!

S xx

12 Deals of Christmas.

So, what’s this all about? Well, I don’t do sales, and I don’t do discounts. In my professional opinion, Stampin’ Up! offers the best quality products at the best prices around (and with over 10 years crafting experiences, trust me, I’ve tried ‘em all!). So you won’t ever see me offering to reduce the prices of products, or sharing my discount. But what I want to do, as a one off, just for Christmas, is offer 12 extra goodies that go into the regular Thank You Gift Pack that I send out to all my customers.

Each ‘deal’ will only be available for the stated day, and will vary in price, product and value.

I get an immediate email notification of all orders that come in, so you don’t need to worry about getting in touch, or emailing to say you want to take advantage of the deal, I’ll send it out automatically. 

Please note, if you select NO CONTACT, I cannot, by law, send you anything. Please make sure that you deselect that button….

Today’s Deal is –

All orders over £70 will receive a pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes from me, as well as their regular Thank You Gift Pack. It will come direct from me, as this is an offer direct from me. It will not come with the order you place. If you use the hostess code for the month, it will still count for Both!

Fine Print. This is not a catch, there is no single winner, this is not a competition. Please do not add it to your order, (unless of course you want duplicates!) as I will be sending this separately.

All Thank You Gift Packs will be posted after the 12 Deals of Christmas have finished.

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Hammond Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. I think the colors look great together, very pretty!

  2. I like it on the dark background Sam, makes it stand out, simple but elegant xx

  3. Marthea W Aust says:

    I think I would like to see it on a more subtle neutral, this this is lovely.

  4. Nannie Annie says:

    Like it as it is Sam. Think shows up better. Thank you for all your inspiration in 2016.

  5. Christine Bettany says:

    Clean and simple Sam. Love it and it would look beautiful using Perfect Plum as the main card colour.
    Christine xx

  6. Patricia Schott Koch says:

    What a beautiful card! I appreciate every one of your creations … inspiration!

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