Sneak Peaks from the Autumn Winter Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Being overwhelmed by the prospect of new crafting goodies is becoming a trend. I think I need help! But two bundles really caught my attention in the new Autumn Winter Seasonal catalogue from Stampin’ Up!, and one of them was the Star of Light bundle. You can’t go wrong with stars for a classic Christmas design can you?

I decided to make a shaker card, which also allowed me to use the beautiful Fancy Frost sequins. Even though the catalogue shows the Fancy Frost suite used for New Year projects, I think they are crying out to be used with stars and snowflakes. I also used ribbon from the Glitter Ribbon combo pack in the same suite, tied with some Silver Metallic thread.

star of light shaker card

Aren’t the sequins beautiful? It’s a pity that standing shaker cards up kind of messes up the effect! If you are putting glitter (or the new Mica powders we have in the new catalogue), it’s a good idea to use an Embossing Buddy on the inside of the window sheet to remove static and ensure that the glitter doesn’t just stick to the acetate. My Embossing Buddy was also vital in getting the clean finish with the silver embossed sentiment and stars, which are also in the Star of Light set.

star of light shaker card flat

I’d be lying if I said that the months from September to January are my favourite – I just love planning for Christmas. My problem is that it’s also my busiest time at school, so my plans often come to nothing. I will keep on trying though. Maybe this year I’ll get everything sorted in time…

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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Special Offers from Stampin’ Up! for August

There are a couple of special offers from Stampin’ Up! for us this August – the exclusive Thoughtful Branches bundle, which is only available for this month.

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It’s a really versatile bundle that could take you all though the year.

And don’t forget to spend your Bonus Days coupons!

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Bonus Days Special Offer from Stampin’ Up!

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Stampin’ Up! have a new promotion for us, starting today. For every £45 you spend between today and 31st July, you’ll get a Bonus Days coupon for £4.50 to spend between 2nd and 31st August.

That makes July the perfect time to stock up on basics – it’s always difficult to push lovely stamp sets off your wish list, isn’t it? But if you stock up this month, it’s then even easier to buy those new stamp sets next month with your money off coupons!

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Fruit Stand from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! UK Pinkies Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Well, it’s official. I’m suffering from TMSS (that’s too much stash syndrome!) – I could barely decide what I wanted to order once the whole of the new annual catalogue was available and up for grabs. Luckily I know the cure…. once I finish for the summer holiday, I am going to set aside a good few days and work through my new stuff set by set and see what I can create. As I teach at a boarding school, I’ve only got two weeks left and then I have the whole summer stretching in front of me to be filled with crafting (I hope). And I’ll have lots to share with you here!

Anyway, on to my projects. I picked up some of the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Kraft cardstock, and my first idea was to make a crate using the Hardwood background stamp to make the timber texture. I was so proud of myself thinking of such a cute idea…. and then I realised where I’d seen that before – only in the catalogue! So I stuck with the idea of a box, and made these two:

Fruit stand bag and box

The bag is of course made with the Gift Bag Punch Board, using the measurements for the medium size. I love that you are only limited by the size of your paper when it comes to the height of the bag. Isn’t the Gold Binder Clip just gorgeous? I can see myself stockpiling those and adding them to everything. I added a few of the new In Color Enamel Shapes to the Kraft banner. It really pushed me out of my comfort zone to use Peekaboo Peach as I am NOT a fan of orange, but it’s starting to grow on me.

The little box is also made with the same punch board, using the “side” score lines to create the facets on the box:

fruit stand faceted box

I am definitely not dedicated enough to come up with this on my own – I think we all have the fabulous Artisan Design Team member Jessica Winter to thank for this one, and I have definitely seen them on lots of blogs! The Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim came to my rescue as the lid just needed something extra to finish it off.

I’ll be using the gift bag as a hostess gift and the boxes as thank you presents at an upcoming workshop. Have you got yours booked? Don’t forget that you can earn an extra £25 Stampin’ Rewards during June.

Enough of my rambling – you have other lovely projects to hop on and see!

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peeks for a Pinkies Blog Hop

 

Stampin' Up! UK Pinkies Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I honestly can’t believe it’s nearly time for another new Annual Catalogue, with all the excitement of new In Colours and LOADS of new products. In fact, contained within the 212 pages, there are:

  • 175 new tools & accessories
  • 377 new products overall
  • 450 project samples

Isn’t that amazing?

While we only get a limited selection of products available to us to preorder before the catalogue launches, I found it quite hard to decide what to use…. but then an idea to do some inlaid die cutting with the Swirly Scribbles framelits and the new In Colours came to me (not quite in a dream… but it was close!). This is what I came up with as my sneak peek from the new catalogue:

swirly scribbles

I’ve used Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum – I think these two colours coordinate very well, don’t you? And I HAVE to love Dapper Denim as it won me a prize patrol at On Stage recently.

swirly scribbles close up

If you look closely, you can see how I’ve used the framelits to cut out the shapes from the Sweet Sugarplum layer and some Whisper White cardstock. The white pieces then slot in to the negative left behind. And yes, it was rather like a jigsaw puzzle fitting the Sweet Sugarplum “bits” back in to the spaces. It was made rather harder by the door bell ringing and making me jump… scattering the carefully laid out pieces ALL over the table! Also, cling film doesn’t work quite as well as US glad wrap for keeping die cut pieces in place. I might have to source some of that if I’m going to attempt something similar again!

Thank you for visiting today, and please do hop on through our blog hop as there are lots of lovely projects we want to share with you.

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