Pop of Pink Notebook

Hi there folks,

How are you all? Me I am fine, busy busy trying to keep ahead of the game with all that we have got planned for the summer. I am hoping the weather will hold over the next few weeks as we will be travelling all over. I am off to Scotland next week to see my mammy for the week. When we get back from there we are off to Southport to see other grandma, then we are off to Skegvagas ! My girls love it there even though it is not too far from us we still have to stay on site at Butlins. Think I will have to take some craft supplies along.

What do you take on Holiday? If Anything?

Anyway you are not here to listen to my ramblings. I made these little notebooks albeit slightly larger ones for my team mates when we went to Stampin’ Up’ On Stage in Brussels last year. I make them all the time as gifts as they are quick and simple.


The best bit about them is you can use the chipboard that you get in Stampin’ Up! packaging like : to keep the DSP flat the grey board behind the pretty paper, or there is a big bit in the Oh Happy Day Card kit, it is in a lot of their packaging. So recycling is always good.

I am so sorry that the video  I made seems a bit too much edited, The computer said NO when I wanted to upload it at 22 mins long (that is how long it took originally to make) so I had to get that down to under 15 mins!! Which is a good thing really so you don’t have to listen to my waffle!! Anyway on to what you need…..

All measurements in Inches

My notebook measured 3 1/4 x 4 inches. ( I used the ones from Wilko’s)

I used 1 sheet of Pop of Pink Designer DSP.(I did not use the full sheet)


Cut 1 piece at 9 3/4″ x 6″ . Score this on 9 3/4″ side at 3/4″ and also on the 6″ side at 3/4″

Cut 1 piece 4  1/4 ” x 3  1/2 ”

Cut one piece at 3 1/2″ x 3  3/4″ scored on 3 3/4″ side at 1/2″

Cut one piece at 1  1/2″x 4 1/4

Finally cut one piece at 2″ x 3 1/2 (pink pocket)

Chip board

Cut 2 pieces at 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″

Cut 1 piece at 1/2″ x 4 1/2 (spine)

Once you have all your pieces cut you can watch through the video.

****( I do say on the video that the spine is 1  1/2 ” x 4 1/2 this is a mistake ) sorry.***


I have a few close ups for you








This is where the note book will slot in. you need to pinch the top inwards to give you the gaping effect. The same with the pocket below


And here it is on the inside


I hope you liked my project today. I used the Layering love stamp set for the greeting on the front. I love this sentiment it is so apt in so many things. I hope you manage to giving this notebook a try as they are great to make just for that little present and they look great.



If you wanted to hang a pen in the middle of this notebook you can easily achieve this. Let me know if you would like to see how and I will do a quick video on it.

Thanks so much for your company, I have enjoyed crafting with you today. I will catch up with you on Monday with another little project or the how to on adding a pen!!

Happy Crafting everyone, whatever you may be making. Mandy 😘


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Pop of Pink Notes

Hey there !

How are you all doing? It is midweek so that only means one thing ……only 5 hours to go and we will be on the right side of the weekend! Do you have any plans? Me I am working then I will have to get my crafty on, on Sunday to make all the blog posts for next week as I am going to visit my mammy In Scotland! Yay!!

Anyway sorry for the ramblings, today I am bringing you another simple notebook, easy to make and can either be used hanging up, in a bag or stuck to the fridge using a magnet. It is a pretty one though. ( I am leading up to the more difficult notebook on Friday on my video, so  come back for that!)


Oh doesn’t it look great in those colours? Everything just pops. You will notice that I am using my fav Wilko notebooks again as they are cheap and cheerful and the paper is really good quality considering. Of Course you can make this any size you like. just leave room round your notebook be 1/4 inch. Here is my measurements though.

All measurements in Inches (cm in brackets)

Melon Mambo 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 (9.6 x 11.5 )

Basic Black 4 x 4 3/4 (10.1 x 12.1)

Pop of Pink DSP 3 1/4 x 2 (8.2 x 5)

So as I said really simple to make. On the basic black piece you need to tape your bakers twine to the top and then for the melon mambo piece I used dimensionals as I did not want my notebook to be resting on the bakers twine. This would cause a lot of wobbly writing in the middle ( and I don’t know about you but my writing is not so great, it does not need any help to be worse!!)


On your notebook you need to fold over the Pop Of Pink DSP to cover the ugly edge. Do not stick it down on the front though. ( See previous post video if you are unsure). The tie a piece of ribbon round. How much you will need depends how nifty you are with your bow making……me not so great but not to bad…..lol

And that is it. Instead of tying the ribbon to the top you could always use one of your punches and punch out a shape from a magnetic sheet ( you know the ones we store our dies on. They work great) Test it out first though before you glue it down that you have got the right side ( I may have done that a few times).


And that is my little project today. Quick and simple but looks great especially if you have a black and melon mambo kitchen!!!  Oh the flower is from the Blossom punch with an enamel dot stuck in the middle.

Thanks for joining me today. As I eluded to earlier I will be making a hard cover notebook on Friday so do pop back for that and I will be using the pop of pink DSP. Such beautiful paper. So I will catch up with you on Friday, have a great week and happy crafting folks, whatever you may be making Mandy 😘

If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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Shoot for the Stars

Hi Everyone,

How are you all today? I have been busy busy what with the school holidays and Coffee and a Card. It just seems that during the holidays every time I sit down to craft, my children want to do something……….not that I mind though as I think that, In a year or two it will probably be uncool to hang out with Mummy!! So I will treasure it while it lasts.

Anyway on to today’s card. I am using the Shooting Star stamps from Stampin! Up with the matching Sliding Star framelits. I love playing with these framelits and you can stick just about anything on to spin!



The dimensions I used are pretty much my standard.

All dimensions are in inches

Soft Sky Card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 scored at 4 1/8

( The reason I do this is I like to use Stampin Up Crumb cake medium envelopes)

Night of Navy card stock 5 1/4 x 3 7/8

scrap of whisper white and a scrap of Daffodil delight.

All I simply did was stamp the little star randomly all over the card in versa mark. Then cover with Silver embossing powder. I love the effect that embossing gives. It makes the background extra special! Then I placed what i like to call the smiley face frame lit at the top portion of the card and cut out using the big shot. I then stick this layer to the base layer of the card using Dimensional. I use 6 with also sticking some in the middle, be careful though as you don’t want to interfere with the mechanism.

For the Star spinner I simply stamped it on to whisper white and using a blender pen coloured the image in. Once that was done I used the 1 inch circle punch for the star to rest on as I found it I did not use anything you could see the pennies below.




For to make your card slide you need two 1p pieces and a dimensional. YOU NEED TO TRIM THE DIMENSIONALS CORNERS OFF TO MAKE IT MORE ROUNDED SO THAT IT WILL SPIN FREELY. So sorry for shouting!! I have forgot to do that important part quite a few times and wondered why it would not spin! Stick the pennies together using the same dimensional and squeeze it into the gap so the penny has the card sandwiched in the gap where the dimensional is. TIP YOUR CARD TO MAKE SURE IT MOVES.  (again sorry with the shouty! I have done the next part a few times and had to rip it off to start again) Once it moves freely you can stick your star on top of the pennies. Walla!! Spinner card.

Now all you have to do is your greeting and you are done. So fast and so simple to do. As I said I love doing these cards and my children love making them too.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. I will catch up with you on Friday hopefully with a video linked to my post on my final spinner card for the week.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this card or you simply want to give your crafty stash a boost just click on one of the pictures below and it will take you to my ONLINE Shop that is open 24/7.

Oh and just as a leaving note …….Sneak peeks are happening on the Demonstrator website for the new catalogue OH MY GOD you are going to love what is coming out!!!

Until next time, happy crafting everyone whatever you may be making . Mandy 😘

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Hey Foxy!

Hi There,

Thanks for stopping by. Today I have made a little spinner card for you using the “Sliding Star Framelits by Stampin’ Up! © . Oh how I love how easy this concept is and quick to make too. I have twin girls, Charlotte and Sophie who are 9 and they loved making them!

So the supplies you will need are

All measurements are in Inches

Card Stock:

Soft Sky 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half at 4 1/8 and you will also need a scrap.

Smokey Slate 5 1/4 x 3 7/8           A little foxy Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/4 x 2

Whisper White Scrap




The Stamp set’s I have used are the Foxy Friends and Thoughtful Banners. I love  thoughtful banners as it gives you all the greetings you could possibly hope for and you can even make your own up ! Even as far as going “Oh Happy Day You Crazy Amazing  Inspiring Fabulous Daughter ! I wonder if all that would fit on a card?


Anyway along with my card I have also done a little video for you on how I put it all together. I think I may have cracked the trouble I was having last week with uploading, so I should be on schedule now………hopefully.


I hoped you enjoyed my card today as I have enjoyed your company. If you would like to make a spinner card yourself and require the products you can visit my ON LINE shop simply by clicking on any of the images below or going to the shop button at the top of this page.

So I will leave you for now and will catch up with you on Wednesday with another fun project using the Sliding Star framelits and on Friday with another how I do video . Have a great week crafting , whatever you may be making! Mandy 😘

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge



Hi There,

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the new Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!© Catalogues.®


Today’s sketch came from the lovely Louise Thomas of white flag  designs and what a great sketch it is.



I had already been messing around with the type of card that I have made so decided to try and adapt the card into the sketch. This is a simple card to make and you don’t need the special spinner framelits to do it. You can simply use the classic label punch to make your track and then you are away.


If you are making this type of card, just bare in mind that the pull sticks out over the edge, so you have to adapt your card base size so that it fits in an envelope. I think this card turned out super cute and I am delighted with it. In my children’s words AWWWWWW!!!



I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and thanks so much for taking part. To carry on with the hop you simply press the Next button to go to the lovely Ania’s page or if you decide to go Previous will take you to the Lovely Angelina’s page. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting to you, whatever you are making! Mandy 😘 x




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Happy Birthday and it Shakes!

Hi there everyone,

Well what a nightmare I have had trying to upload this video to you tube so far and in total I think it took me all of 48 hours to upload. I have been pulling my hair out and had to re-try uploading 4 times!! Oh well, never mind it is done now and I am bringing it to you on Sunday instead of Friday like I said I would!! So sorry but I have said mixing a crafter with technology …………

Anyway on to the card.


All measurements are in inches

Card stock: Whisper White 5 1/2 x 4 1/8

Sweet Sugarplum layer 5 1/4  x  3 7/8

Window sheet 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Whisper White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Basic Grey 3 x 3

Whisper white scrap

You will also need a scrap of Sweet sugar plum, emerald envy and basic grey to make the sprinkles.

This card is fun to put together and really easy to make that I hope you will give it a try. I love making a card that you are able to use most of the images from one stamp set. You would think that with this one you would only be able to use it for greetings and such like but I hope I have managed to show you that It is not just a one horse pony and that It can be used in many ways and is so versatile.



I hope you like my video today and if you do why not hit the subscribe button. You will then receive notification when I have managed to upload. I plan on bringing a project to you every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I will film a how to for monday’s and friday’s projects.


Thanks for stopping by, I have enjoyed crafting with you today and I would love to see any projects that you are making. It does not have to be card or paper craft, cos to be honest I am nosey and love to see what all crafters make!! Catch up with you monday, Happy Crafting everyone, whatever you may be making. Mandy xx

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Time to Party

Have you got a reason to Party? My kids have as it is the end of the school year and the start of the oh so long summer holidays!! It was also my nieces 21st yesterday and it will be my sisters birthday on Friday.  As I was so rubbish and not getting a card there on time, Is it possible to say here it is……….mmmm didn’t think so, guess i best get round to the post office……..lol!!

So carrying on with the theme of  using the same stamp set all week and showcasing the CONFETTI CELEBRATION clear mount stamps, my card is really simple today and requires not much effort but lots of fun just random stamping.

Version 2


Cardstock : Soft Sky measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ folded in half.

Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 3 7/8″

Inks used where Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry and these were all stamped off  (meaning they were put in the ink, then stamped on scrap paper then stamped onto my card, giving a softer colour. )





So a really simple card but lots of fun. If it is your birthday today I do hope you have a good one and get spoilt rotten. I am back with a shaker card with video on Friday so I will catch up with you then. Thanks for stopping by

Mandy 😀 x

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