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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Monday 12 June 2023

June DSP Stash Buster


Throughout June 2023 at Stampin'Up! we have a massive 15% discount on many of the DSP in Annual Catalogue. If you have a long wish list and decide to place an order approaching £99, consider making it up to £99 and get an additional discount – the joining offer is pretty phenomenal at the moment – pay £99 and get £154 of product of your choice– but only until  30th June.


“It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! New team members will get even more FREE products in their customisable Starter Kit. Between 1–30 June, those who sign up can get 175 € | £130 207 € | £154 worth of products for only 129 € | £99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! “ This is open to you if you live in UK,The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and Ireland  too. You can check this out and join in my SU Shop www.lesleykilby.StampinUp.net


You can join my team as a hobby demo to be your own best customer and get  discount on your purchases, have access to new items before customers, or aim to make it a business – I offer 1:1 personalised coaching to team members to help you get started. With many years in Management in both Business and Education, I am well-placed to set you on the right path. You'll never know unless you try!

In my craft room, I am having a big destash by using up some of the papers I’ve been so frugal with. Then I can legitimately buy lots more in the DSP event – right?

Don’t shout at me but we will soon be hearing “Christmas in July” etc.  I’m not quite ready for that but I am ready to make little gifts, thank you presents, teacher appreciation gifts and just small Happy Mail and RAK for my friends and neighbours.

I found several small notepads in my stash that I’ve had since I used to run a local craft fayre and so I’ve cased my own makes using SU papers.

In the video, I explain how to calculate dimensions to make a cover for any size paper pad. 

Here are the three I showed in the video but please check the size of your pads before you start and leave a little extra room in the spine for the extra thickness of card in the pockets.

1. small jotter with black card and  Zoo Crew DSP

  • cut card 7 1/2" x 5 3/4" or 5 1/2 US ( 14.5 x 19 cms)
  • score long side at 3 1/2, 4 (9,10 cms)
  • turn score short side 4 1/8 (10.5cms)
2. A6 tablet covered with Starry Sky card and Fancy Flora DSP
  • cut card 9 x 8 1/4 (US 8 1/2) (22.7cms x A4 width )
  • score long side 4 3/8, 4 5/8 ( 11, 11.7cms)
  • turn and score short side 6 1/8" ( 15.5cms)
3. Shopping list pads covered in Garden Green card and Fresh as a Daisy DSP

  •  cut card 6 1/4 x A4 or US letter (15.5 cms x A4)
  • score short side at 3, 3 1.4 (7.5, 8cms)
  • turn and score short side at 81/2" (21.5cms)
See the video on YT to show you how I made them . Please like and subscribe to me on socials.

If you would like to purchase any products from SU and don't already have a demo, I would love you to place an order with me. If you are interested in becoming a demo yourself, even for a trial time, you can contact me via messenger or email -lkilby3591@gmail.com. 

I would love to know if you try this simple method of making a covered notepad and how successful you are/ have been at busting your stash of DSP.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to use that DSP!

See you soon,

Lesley xx

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