Welcome to the Rubber Stamping Workshops Blog

Here you can find out all the latest RSW news, get details of special offers & view projects made using rubber stamps. Most of the projects shown here will be made from Stampin' Up! products, as I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, covering Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Stampin' Experience Make & Takes

These are the pics of the M&Ts we made when the Stampin' Experience tour came to Manchester:

On the left is a pocket card made using the Bundle of Joy stamp set. The tag was hand cut. This could be used for a baby announcement, a christening invite or a baby birthday card. The pocket is made by folding a strip of card & fastening with a brad on either side. Your card could be any size - just make sure it's wide enough to fit your tag in! You could also attach a gift card to the back of the tag. The Soft Subtle colour family was used for this project.

On the right is a birthday goodie bag made using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set. You could put anything small in the bag - a gift, some sweets, some small notelets, etc. You may not be able to tell from the pic, but on top of the icing are some glue dots that have been dipped in Stampin' Glitter - very cute! The Bold Brights colour family was used for this project.

These are 2 6x6 scrapbook pages made
using the Heartfelt stamp set (one of the Hostess sets). There's room for a photo & some journaling on each page. Plus you could put some hidden journaling on the back of the tag. The ribbon has been rouched by pulling a couple of threads - quite hard to see on the photo. It was the taffeta ribbon, not the grosgrain (I'm not sure whether the technique works with grosgrain - will have to have a play!). The flower on the tag & the 2nd page has been cut out & layered with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Rich Regals colour family was used for this project.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Calling All Altrincham Stampers!

After months of searching for a regular evening craft group but not finding one, I decided to form my own! The group (called Altrincham Rubber Stampers) will meet on a monthly basis, every 3rd Tuesday, 7-9pm, starting in August.

This group is open to anyone who is already a stamper or who wants to become a stamper, who fancies travelling to Altrincham once a month! To find out more about the group (& hopefully join), click here, or click on the link in the links section.

Better get my craft studio finished now, so we've got somewhere to meet! But I think that's a whole separate post...........watch this space!!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

RSW July Newsletter

The July newsletter is now available - click here to view a copy or click here to subscribe to it.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Stamps in the Mail offer

Polka Dots & Paisley Offer

Exclusive to Rubber Stamping Workshops & for a limited time only, you can purchase this fabulous bundle for just £35, including p&p!! That's over 17% off the listed price! The bundle includes the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set, designer papers, ink pads, ribbon & card. Click here to visit the Rubber Stamping Workshops site for full details.

One lucky person who orders will also receive a Level 1 Hostess set of their choice. Orders need to be placed by Monday 4th August & the goods will be ordered from Stampin' Up! on Tuesday 5th August. The winner of the Hostess set will be drawn on Tuesday 5th August & announced both here & on the Rubber Stamping Workshops site.

Don't miss out on this offer - click here now!!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

SU Demonstrator Offer

If you've been thinking about signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, now's the time to do it! Until the end of July, you can choose ANY retail stamp set from the idea book & catalogue (up to £41.95 in value) for free!! See full details on the rubber stamping workshops website here (link only valid until the end of July) or click the post heading to view the offer at the Stampin' Up! website.

Meeting Shelli

Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting Shelli Gardner, CEO & co-founder of Stampin' Up! Shelli & some of her team were here in the UK for the Stampin' Up! Experience Tour. We did some fantastic make & takes, demonstrated by Shelli herself. I also met Paula & Kelly from the UK team, who were both lovely & are obviously very passionate about their work for Stampin' Up!

I'll post some pics of the make & takes soon - I'm currently busy preparing July's RSW newsletter.

Read more about Shelli here.

Bye for now!