Saturday, October 05, 2013

It's banner play for the kids

Morning guys,

How are you all this morning?

I just couldn't wait to show you all how talented my gorgeous daughter is.  She has been asking me since the Banner Kit was launched if she could make one for her bedroom.

So tonight we had some quality family time and she made her banner.

We made the gorgeous rosettes the old fashioned way using a score board, scoring every 1/4 inch.  She then raided all my punches and cardstock to complete the project.  The simply scored board makes it super easy and is available on my online store.  You'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Here it is..................
                                 What do you think?

My son has also done one in his favourite colours, but not added butterflies or birds etc to his.

Aimee has used the Owl Builder Punch, The Bird Builder Punch, two sizes of Scallop Circle punches and the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punch.

I love how she has co-ordinated all her colours.  It's just sooooo cute.

So, are you inspired, can you see this in your little one's rooms, or is there a special message you want to send to someone ............

Yes.  Now you have the perfect way to construct your own banner.

This fantastic kit in the Autumn Winter Ideas Book, has everything you need to make great Banners.  All you need to do is add your inks.  Aimee used all my Classic Inks and some Daubers to stencil her banner and the effect is awesome.  You rock Aimee.

If you're inspired and would like to order these items, please visit my on-line shop at

or click on the Shop Now button in the left hand column.

I'd love to see your banner creations, after you've bought the kit.

Don't forget the extra special Hostess Code for this month.  Simply put it in the code box when ordering and you will be entered into the draw to see if you win the Hostess Credits.

The code is


Go on give it a go and order - someone's got to win it and it could be you.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Oh Hello

Hi everyone,

My card today is saying Hello, to all my regular followers and my newbies.

Firstly can I thank everyone that has looked at my blog recently.  Your support is much appreciated.

The two stamp sets used to create this card seem to pop up time and time again in my work.  I just love the versatility of the Oh Hello set
This set is just gorgeous and can be used in so many ways.  It's a real star to have in your collection.

I used the gorgeous Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Pad and stamped the patterned pansy flower onto my card, I then stamped onto another piece using the flower, punched these out with the co-ordinating Pansy Punch. Finally I stamped the sentiment.
The last little bit is fussy cutting.  I trimmed around the flowers to create the gorgeous edge to this card. Then using Dimensionals adhered the three separate flowers to the front. Finishing off with some Rhinestones.

The stamp set and punch can be purchased together giving you a saving of 15%.  Look out for the bundle details in the ideas books.

I just love using these sets and can create so many variations.  Don't you just love the bottle of flowers.  So cut and super easy to do with the punch and stamp set.

Are you feeling inspired............  I hope I have made you feel a little bit creative today.  It's just what you need to chase away the grey rain clouds on this wet Friday.

Just a quick reminder about all the fantastic offers we have for you this month.  It's the start of Stampin Up's New Year so they are offering some truly jaw dropping things:

Firstly by hosting a party this month you get the chance to earn an extra £25 hostess credit.

And the second truly amazing offer is the chance to do what you love and love what you do, for only £25. 

So what are you waiting for, go on grab you £25 today.  Either by booking a party with me in October, or by signing up to become a demonstrator in my Team.  
Either way I'd love to hear from you.

07823 883769

Have a brilliant day.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Have you noticed my NEW LOOK BLOG ....... and a chance to win free products

Hi everyone.

Have you noticed the new look to my blog?

It has been evolving other the last couple of months and I would like to give Catherine a huge shout out and thank you for all the hard work she has put in to make it possible.

I'm just loving all the gorgeous birds ........... bird is my nickname and has been for about 14 years now, so it was only natural that I became Craftybirdlisa.  I wanted my blog to reflect this.  What do you think?  Would love to know if you like it.

Anyway to celebrate my new look blog I am giving all you lovely followers and crafters a chance to win free products from Stampin Up!.


Well thats easy .............  all you have to do is place an order on my online shop

and you'll be entered into a draw to win a minimum of £25 worth of free products.

Here is my first Stampin Up Hostess Code:-  CAZFRK7P

So, what is a Stampin Up Hostess Code?
A Hostess code is a code you enter when you order online through my shop.
Normally if you host a workshop in your home, you have the opportunity to earn hostess credits on your workshop sales.  Anything over and above a combined total of £150 earns you £25 minimum hostess credit.  

For some of you it's either not convenient to host a workshop, or perhaps you don't have the space.  Well now you can.  By ordering through my online shop you get the opportunity of receiving the same great service, support and Hostess Credits just by entering the above code on the Hostess Code box during the check out process. One customer will be randomly chosen to receive all the hostess credits from all of the online orders that have used the Hostess code and that could be YOU!!!

-      See more at:
So how do you do this:-
It’s easy, create an account, (if you don't already have one), choose your gorgeous new craft products, enter the hostess code in the box when prompted,
 and then you complete the order as normal. After the closing date (below) one person will be randomly drawn using a number generator.   The winning customer will be contact by myself and told how much they have to spend in Products for free!  This will also be delivered to you direct by UPS - it really is as easy as that - so what are you waiting for, grab you coffee, browse the fantastic online shop,  place your order using the hostess code and keep your fingers crossed.  You could be able to get more goodies than you thought. 
Hostess code will be open until Sunday 21st October 11:00pm
Hostess code is:- CAZFRK7P

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR ........... That is Happy Stampin Up New Year

Wow, I can't believe that it was the 1st of October yesterday.  The Official start of the New Year for Stampin Up.

So for all my fellow demos, Happy New Year.  May it bring you all you hope and dream of.  xx

So I have now been a demo for a few months and I wanted to share some of the wonderful experiences I have had with you.  Why?  Because Stampin Up have some amazing offers for your this month, and I want you to know how amazing my time with them has been so far.

Firstly crafting with my friends and family has been an amazing experience.  I love having people around to craft ...........

These friends all had a great time crafting together, making bookmarks, gift bags and much more.

Next is the wonderful family that I have found in my Stampin Up friends.  They are a great caring and sharing bunch.  Last week, I was driven by one fab friend to Reading to attend the SU Creative Tour in Wokingham.  OMG it was truly lush.  My buddy Traci did a demo ... she rocked and my banner was displayed by Paula Gorry at the front of the room.  Chuffed to bits.

My Banner

Stampin UP at Wokingham you Rock.

What an inspiring night.  And talking of inspiring there are one or two things going on this month that I hope will inspire your creativity.

Firstly by booking a party for this month and achieving £250 worth of sales, you will get an extra £25 hostess credit.  Wow, just think of all the lovely crafting goodies you could get for free.  It's amazing, so what are you waiting for?

Don't know how, OK.  Just click here to make an enquiry using the contact me button and I will telephone you to discuss your party.
Or email me at craftybirdlisa@gmail or call on 07823 883769

This is only until the end of October - so if you want extra credit to spend with Stampin UP, don't delay, my diary is filling up fast.

Now for the second bit of WOW

Secondly Stampin Up are inviting new Demonstrators to sign up for just £25.  Thats an amazing offer.  Yes truly, just £25.  But this is for a limited time only.
Have you read my blog the last few days?
Have you thought about it?
Do you want to do it?

If you can answer yes to these questions and you love crafting then this is an amazing opportunity.  And one which I would love to have to chance to chat to you about.  Email me on craftybirdlisa@gmail, or call 07823 883769

This offer is for a limited time only - from the 7th October 2013 until the 21st October 2013.

For the £25 joining fee you get £25 of kit of your choice, plus a demonstrator stater pack, including ideas books, order forms, customer postcards and more.

Of course in addition to this you get to join the wonderful Crafting Birds and receive my welcome gift.

I do hope if you have been thinking about it you will contact me, and as I said yesterday, you do not have to live nearby, but can be assured that as you Upline, I will be equally supportive to demos who join my team.  Both near and far.

Lastly there is one more thing, but I think that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


What are the hidden costs?
This is such a great question and one that is so important to ask when looking at any opportunity.  I am very pleased to report that there are no hidden costs.  Once you have purchased the starter kit for £99 of which you chose £130 of products and also receive a business kit worth £45 you have no further financial commitment to Stampin Up. However, there is a commitment of sales of £270 (£225 net) per quarter to continue as a Stampin Up demonstrator and receive all the benefits offered. 

I do not have any sales experience, although I love to craft and don't think I would be any good at it.  I have sales experience, but have never crafted but would like to.  Can I still become a demonstrator?
Stampin Up offers amazing support and assitance, with huge amounts of support, but as and when you need it.  First and foremost they know this is your business and that you want to run it your way.   There is no discrimination and the same level of support is provided to all demonstrators.  If you’ve no sales experience there is support and information for you.  If you’re new to crafting there is an amazing amount of inspiration both within the team and nationally and internationally.  Everyone is very caring and is willing to share ideas.  I will also help you and share my projects to give you ideas.
In my team I have demonstrators that we call Hobby demonstrators, they continue to be Stampin Up demonstrators by reaching the quarterly target of £270 of catalogue sales by personal purchases, others may also take orders from their friends and family to help them reach their quarterly minimum.  For those that do wish to take Stampin Up further and earn an income there is so much support from Stampin Up as well as myself.
To see a little more take a look the join now information on my site at or look at Recruitment mini brochure at the bottom of the page.

What do you mean by net sales?
Net sales mean the catalogue price minus tax - in the UK this is 20%.  So the quarterly £225 minimum is actually £270 gross (including VAT)  This breaks down to approximately £90 a month.  Not a great deal if you get family and friends involved in crafting.  It’s addictive and everyone loves it.

Can I still join your team if I am not local to you?
YES! You can join my team if you live anywhere in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands or Austria.  I would love to welcome you to the Crafty Birds, it’s a great way to make friends and share.

How will you support me if I join your team?
This is another great question. It is so important that you research demonstrators and join with the person that can help support you in the way that you want and that is able to help you to the level you wish to achieve. I know I “interviewed” several different people before I found the right fit.  I know how scary and exciting this can be.  I will help you build your business in a way that suits you.  I will be as supportive to my hobby demos, as to those who want to build a larger business.  In my team, no-one is more important that any other.  We are all equal.  I have previously worked in both sales and marketing and have four years crafting experience, and am using this within my business.  As well as support from myself, there is support from the Pinkies Team, of which I am a downline.  This is a great family to belong to and we work hard and play hard, but also give each other support and advice when needed. 

I also provide the following to all members of my Team:-

               Regular Team Training Events
               One-to-one calls
               Team Newsletter
               Milestone gifts and recognition
               Being part of one of the largest teams in the UK and Netherlands we also have a dedicated facebook group, as well as a an amazing amount of other resources and support.
               As a Stampin Up Demonstrator you also get access to the Stampin Up Demonstrator website which has everything in one location and is accessible 24/7

  • But most of all I offer a caring, sharing and

supportive environment in which to build your business.

What do I get if I become a Stampin Up Demonstrator?
One of the most important questions - what do you get.  As a Stampin Up Demonstrator you will consistently get 20% commission on all catalogue sales - 30% on your first order after joining.  There are also a number of other incentives giving you the opportunity to get a volume rebate (sales dependent) each month which is a minimum of 4%.  Stampin Up are amazing at offering their demonstrators ways to earn more financially as well as earning free products to continuously help your business.

How do I join your team?
To become a Stampin Up Demonstrator and join my team, the Crafty Birds just click this link

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or on 07823 883769

I look forward to welcoming you to my team and working with you.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Why Stampin Up!!

Why would I want to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator ?  

Is it for everyone?

Could I do it?

Why would I want to do it?

What do I get out of it?

These are all questions I asked myself.  I looked into this some time ago, when I first discovered their fantastic products.  But as a new crafter at the time, I neither felt I had the experience or knowledge to demonstrate such fantastic products.  How wrong was I!

I have grown in every way and am learning so much from the other girls in our team.  Its a really great place to be.  There is lots of support and understanding, sharing and genuine happiness when you achieve something you have set out to do.  I love it.

If I can do it, then anyone who loves to craft can.  It's so easy, they don't pressure you and if you just want to be a hobby demo and buy the goods for yourself at a truly fantastic discounted price, then thats all is expected.  But I can guarantee that once your friends and family see the gorgeous creations you can make using such superior products then they will want to join in too.

So what do I get, well I get lots of lovely crafting goodies at a truly great 20% discount and a chance to earn free stamp sets, extra commission and best of all a great social life.  Who wouldn't want excellent quality products at a discounted price.

So what do you have to do to get all this and more?

Well, all it takes is £99 to sign up.  

What do you get for your £99?  You get an amazing £130 worth of starter kit of your choice.  Thats right you can choose whatever crafty goodies you wish from the brilliant catalogue.  
Stamps, inks, papers, cardstock, tools, buttons, ribbon, etc etc etc.  The list just goes on and on.
But thats not all, Stampin Up supply you with £45 worth of extras in order to get your business of the ground. 

If you would like a chance to join a truly fantastic company with a no risk obligation, to add to your craft stash at a discounted price, and make new friends, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Now is an absoloutely brilliant time to do this.  Why, because we have two amazing catalogues out, our Annual one and the amazing Autumn/winter one.  There is an abundance of gorgeous christmas goodies, and autumnal stamp sets, all with matching designer papers, ribbons, embellishments and so much more. 

Is that not enough?


You want more!

Ok, here's the best bit, by signing up in October with me you will be signing up at the very beginning of the Stampin Up year.  Which means that your first quarter actually lasts for a whole 6 months.  Not only is that great, but it gives you time to build your business and make new friends at your own pace.  So truly, if you love paper craft, love meeting new people and want £31 OF FREE GOODIES at no risk, with 20% of everything else you purchase after this, then this is the right time to join me.

So wether you are a stay at home Mum looking to earn a some extra cash, and be able to create truly stunning papercrafts and home decor items, or a busy working person, Stampin Up can be tailored to suit your needs.  And as all our deliveries come straight to your door, you can get all your crafting needs fulfilled in a one stop shop, whilst getting discount too, whilst sat in your favourite chair, drinking that lovely cuppa.  Bliss x

I would love to welcome you into my team of Crafty Birds.  We are a friendly bunch, and all my team members get a brilliant welcome kit from me.  I am there to support you and to help you grow your business to a level that you are happy with.

Still want to know more..........

Then check back in tomorrow to see the frequently asked questions about Stampin Up Membership.

If however you're ready to join please don't hesitate to contact me on

Tel:  07823 883769

Email:  craftybirdlisa@gmail

or sign up on my webpage at

quoting Lisa Cornwall as your demonstrator.

I look forward to meeting you and crafting with you.

Have a great crafting day.


Lisa x