Floral Boutique with Layering Ovals & Butterfly Basics

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Floral Boutique with Layering Ovals & Butterfly Basics

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…!

Happy Monday everyone! First week of a brand new year and in just a few days time, my boys go back to school. This holiday has felt like a short one and yet a long one too. Christmas seemed to race upon us, even though they had a full week off before Christmas Day, but with lots of visits to family and days out, the latter half has gone quite slowly. But time moves on and they’re going back the same day that our new Catalogue and Sale a Bration promotion starts, so the next few days are going to be busy for all of us as they collect together all their school gear and I make sure that my diary is cleared to keep my phone lines and emails free!

So today I have a quick project for you, in case you’re also like me, wanting to craft but knowing that you’ve got lots to do!

I’ve worked with 6 x 6″ paper for my containers, but as always, you can make these in any size and they don’t have to start with squares either. But the Layering Ovals that I used may not work for you if you’ve got different paper, but that’s the beauty of the many sizes of ovals, I reckon all shapes could be covered!

And how you decorate it would kind of depend on the paper you use. More patterned, less decoration! That’s the beauty of paper like Floral Boutique!

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!

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 £75 will receive a Brand New 32 Piece Beetles & Bugs Stamp Set worth £15 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. Love these papers, makes a lovely pouch, tfs!

  2. Kathy Musson says:

    Thank you for the video. Can you please tell me the name of the magnets again and where you purchased them. Regards Kathy

  3. Oh yes! Definitely making these for Valentine’s Day.
    Love your work!

  4. Sam,
    I really love a familiar project showcasing all different products. Love love love the layering ovals. Thanks Sam.

  5. Happy New Year Sam! Yes, please give us info on magnets again.

  6. Hi Sam. Your emails are a sunny highlight in my email box each day. I made the tea light boxes from a bit back to hold little necklaces for my ladies at the nursing home. I appreciate that they are one piece and easy for them to open. They loved them and the little goodies inside. Can not wait to try this box for Valentine’s Day sweets.

    Your artistic gifts and your willingness to share them has blessed so many people … All around the world.

    Much love to you and all the best for 2017.

    Bernie (Naperville, IL, USA)

  7. Noreene Newby says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love these sour cream containers. So easy and so versatile. Thanks!

  9. I love this “twist” on the usual sour cream container! I think I’d try it with the new Valentine paper in the SU catalog. TFS!

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