Pinkies Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

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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!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

You should have joined me from Caroline's blog – I am now more in love with the new Watercolour Wings set than ever.

I have been completely overwhelmed by the choice of styles and options that all the sets in the new catalogue give us. I must also admit that I got excited about many sets that I thought were new, only to realise they had been in last year's catalogue too…. does anyone else feel the same? However, one of the sets I was most pleased to see was Endless Birthday Wishes. I LOVED Endless Wishes from the first time I saw it online shared by a US demonstrator, and I was again jealous when they got a birthday version. And have you spotted the Endless Thanks set too? That's next on my list!

Endless birthday wishes set

I think the script is just beautiful (wish my handwriting was like that!). I've used Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe, my new favourite colours and of course two of our new In Colors.

Endless birthday wishes gift bag

The sweet little gift bag is made with the (also) new Gift Bag Punch Board. I really need to be careful when I'm demonstrating this as the words tend to come out in a random order… gift board punch bag anyone?!

Endless birthday wishes card

As I haven't got round to ordering any of the new Designer Series Papers I used some of the new envelope paper to make the banners as well, using the Banner Triple Punch to get those pennant points perfect!

Thank you for visiting today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop. The next stop is Lizy, and she has something simple yet so effective to share.

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Annual Catalogue Pinkies Blog Hop

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We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop. We’ll be 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. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

I hope you’ve seen Suzette’s project on your way to me. It’s so nice to be able to ‘step up’ everyday objects with beautiful stamps. 

I was completely overwhelmed the first time I flicked through our lovely new Annual Catalogue – I could not work out what to order first! As soon as I thought I had it sorted, I saw yet another project on another demonstrator’s blog and… well, let’s just say that I’m very pleased that I get 20% discount.
I was so glad to see that Stampin’ Up! were right on trend with the hexagons, so the Six-Sided Sampler bundle quickly made it’s way to the top of my (very long) wish list. Bundles are a really good way to save a little bit of extra money – 15% to be precise. Being able to get coordinating products with an extra discount is always a treat. I decided to make a crafty bundle of my own:
 
Six sided sampler set

 

My colour scheme is Smoky Slate and Soft Sky, which are two gorgeous new colours in our main colour families. I think I have found a new favourite combination! I am also really pleased that they have refreshed the patterns in the Designer Series Paper stacks. I love the chevrons, but am glad there is still a polka dot option as well. 
I used the hexagon punch to create the flagged ends of the DSP strips AND the chevrons on the card – not my idea sadly, and I can’t seem to find the right blog again to give credit to the clever person who came up with this. It really does show you that one punch can be very versatile indeed.

 

Six sided sampler box

 

The gift box is one my lovely upline, Michelle Last, did as a make and take at a team training ages and ages ago. I’d forgotten it, but luckily I never seem to be able to throw anything away (crafters’ curse perhaps?) and I found a crumpled template that I was able to salvage. It’s just the right size for 4 of the little 3″x3″ gift cards (which fit the white square envelopes in the catalogue). Check back tomorrow and I’ll have a tutorial for you!

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Stamp Sets: Six-Sided Sampler
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Tools: Hexagon Punch
Finishing Touch: Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Do keep on hopping – next stop is Nicky!

 

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