Pinkies Blog Hop for the Autumn Winter Catalogue

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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!

You've probably joined me from Michelle's blog – that's another card for my CASE list, as if it wasn't long enough already!

I have found it so difficult to sit down and actually think about Christmas cards. I know that this is the perfect time to start my festive crafting (in fact, many of you will think I'm leaving it a bit late…!) but having only just gone back to school I can't bring myself to think of the END of the busiest, longest teaching term before it's even started. Still, I have my crafting to keep me sane as I struggle through which is amazing.

To ease myself into Christmas crafting, I wanted to make a wow card. One of those that you just make one or maybe two of and send to really, really special people. I've also decided on my main colour scheme for this year – Lost Lagoon goes so well with my old favourites Smoky Slate and Soft Sky that it didn't really need much thought!

Festival of trees double gatefold

The Festival of Trees stamp sets is going to give me so much variety when I finally get down to my 'bulk' Christmas card making. I was so glad to see Endless Wishes in our catalogue – I thought I'd missed out on that when it sold out in North America last year! Scribbled script fonts are so useful and I am very jealous of lucky people who can write like that freehand. AND it matches very well with the Good Greetings stamp set that you can earn free when you host a qualifying party.

Open double gatefold

I love gatefold cards for something special, especially when you fold back the 'gates' to create what is often called a double gatefold (I think). The extra weight just adds something, don't you think? Apart from postage charges, of course!

There's plenty more inspiration on offer from our team of demonstrators today, so do keep hopping through – next stop is Tracy!

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  1. Beautiful card Catherine and I loved the fold you have used, very clever!

  2. Love this card – the colours, the stamps, the folds…. just brilliant! One to CASE for sure! Thank you, Catherine. Lucy x

  3. Beautiful card! I love these colours. Thanks for showing.

  4. Christa Halbesma says:

    Very nice card. I really want this tree set now!

  5. Whoever receives this beautiful card will certainly feel special Catherine! Vicky x

  6. Lovely card. Love the fold, not seen it done like that before. Thank you.

  7. Great card Catherine – and in my favourite colours too :-)

  8. Catherine, I love it! :) x

  9. Catherine this card is just fabulous! Love it! As Lucy said “one to CASE…”! Nx

  10. Lovely card Catherine and love the colours you have used!

  11. Love the trifold on this wonderful christmas card.
    Fun you used the snowflakes on the side panel.
    Love the colors and actually everyting….this is a long version to say it’s a very lovely card. 😉
    x Caro

  12. Greetings, ( I know it’s not Christmas yet :0) )
    It’s those lovely soft colours and clean lines, that really bring this card together. Please keep inspiring us novices. Jx

  13. What a georgeous card. Will you please share the paper sizes, score lines etc?

  14. This is a stunning card. Is it made with just one sheet of 12 x 12 paper or is it pieced together? Pictures are so deceiving on the internet, would you please share the paper size? Thank you.

  15. Chris Ronken says:

    I agree with Carol S. It is a stunning card. I need to case it too. I can’t tell if it is 1sheet or more for the bottom starting piece. Could you send me the directions? Thank you so much!! Absolutely love your card!!

  16. Hello! I’m so sorry I haven’t replied – the day job keeps taking over and whenever I do get time to log in to my blog typepad seems to lock me out :(
    The card is 4″x4″ overall, and is made up of two 8″x4″ pieces that are both scored at 2″ (mountain fold) and 4″ (valley fold). The 4×4 panels from those two pieces are stuck together. I put a 4×4 panel on one of the 2×4 flaps to be the front of the card and then put mats and layers on the other pieces.
    Hope that makes sense. I really wanted to do a video but time got away from me and my perfectionist tendencies wouldn’t let me share something that wasn’t good :)
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
    Catherine x

  17. Thank you very much for explaining that Catherine! It is such a lovely card.

  18. You are very welcome, Janine, and thank you for your comment :)

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