A Year Of…… Thank You’s!

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – A Year Of…… Thank You’s!

Yay, it’s back! The 12 Deals of Christmas from the last 4 years have been so popular that I couldn’t not bring it back to you again this year….!

Details are down at the bottom…!

I always get to the end of the year and ponder what project to share. There never seems to something that’s ‘just right’ for the last day of the year and in the past, I’ve shared a ‘best of’ or a ‘look back’ over the year. But as I’ve already shared that, I decided to share something else with you.

In the last 12 months, I’ve sent out almost 2,000 thank you cards AND 2,000 hand made gifts. I’ve also sent out 1,300+ product gifts in the form of Hostess code club gifts.

That’s a lot of stamping and gifting. But you know what? I would never change it. I get so much pleasure from making gifts and cards and treats for those of you who choose me to shop with, so I thought I’d take a look back over the last year or so at some of the goodies that have gone out in the mail to you all.

I have already bagged up all the December thank you gifts (they’re going in the post on Wednesday!) and I’m working on January and February’s designs already. I’m a bit of a giddy kipper right now, clapping my hands with delight as I play with paper to go around the gifts…!

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, thank you for being so wonderfully you and supporting me all year.

All my love,

Sam – and Chris, Jack, Luke, Jacob and Oliver who all take part in parceling up your treats every month.



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 £80 will receive a pack of Tutti Frutti Stampin’ Spots 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

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. My God!!! I got tired after all that work!!! We also thank you for everything you have shared with us. A wonderful 2018 for you and your family!!

  2. Wow Sam,what a busy year you have had. How are you so organised with four children etc ?,please do let us in on your secret . Have a fabulous New year’s eve and a very happy 2018 to you and your family and all pootlers out there.

  3. Unbelievable how much work you have put in.
    I for one want to thank you for a year of great blogposts, youtube tutorials and the goodies I received when I ordered.

    I hope you have a wonderful new years eve and a productive and creative 2018

  4. Karen Camposano says:

    I am so thankful for having found you in 2017 and look forward so much to what you bring in 2018.
    The happiest of New Years to you and yours

  5. Dianne Massie says:

    Like a trip down memory lane seeing all those wonderful projects.
    Thanks for a years worth of inspiration.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

  6. Happy new year Sam , Looking forward to haveing lots off fun with you in 2018

  7. Lisa Sylvia says:

    You sure have been busy. How wonderful that your family helps you, I’m sure it’s loads of fun. I’m so thankful that I found your blog because I absolutely love your creations and look forward to them everyday. I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy, healthy New Year. Thank you for sharing all your projects. 🙂 Big Hugs.

  8. Debbie Wicklund says:

    Those are all so beautiful. I enjoy so much following your projects. Thank you for sharing the ideas. All God’s best to you & your family in the new year!

  9. Nannie Annie says:

    Beautiful creations Sam. Thank you for sharing these. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  10. Inge Mannaert says:

    Hello,I am from the Netherlands and am i glad i found you!!
    I love to see you at YouTube to make such lovely boxes en bags…
    I wish you all te best for 2018 and can`t wait for all the new things ..

    Love Inge Mannaert.

  11. Elisabeth says:

    Thank you so much for your marvellous ideas. You are so creative. From France, I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year with much love and joy.

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