For those of you who have joined me from Caz's fantastic blog , a big warm welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! Weren't her projects just wonderful?! I have a few little cards to show you today using some of the new goodies from the mini catalogue too.
First up is a cute little card with almost no stamping on at all. It uses the fab and huge pack of Sweet Pea Designer Series papers - these are wonderful and come in such gorgeous designs and colour combos. At only £19.50 for 48 sheets they truely are a fab collection for any Stampin' Up fan! They coordinate with the Trendy Trees stamp set as well as 2 new sets, which unfortunately I don't have as yet but will be getting very soon! This card uses the new sketch from Taylored Expressions as well - great layout for showing off these fab papers, don't ya think?!
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Papers: Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Stack
Inks: Taken With Teal
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers
My next card shows you a really cute little tag and matching punch set. Did I say new punch? There are 3 new punches in the mini catalogue and they come in a new sleek design as well that closes away flat and can also be stored standing up on their ends. There are 17 tiny stamps in this stamp set with a range of sentiments including thanks so much, mr & mrs, hello, baby and many many more. It's perfect for just adding a little greeting to a project. This card was one of my swaps for the Stampin' Up training event at Reading last Saturday. The inspiration came from the many many birdhouse type cards I keep seeing everywhere, but I wanted to make mine move, so the first picture shows the bird down and hidden mostly.
And the next one shows the bird popped up! Cute huh?
Stamps: Tiny Tags, Sanded background stamp, Best Wishes & More
Papers: Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Inks: Ruby Red, Taken With Teal
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Medium Jewelry Punch
My next two cards use a new set that I know is going to be one of my favourite stamp sets and will be used very often!!! The design of this set is just so pretty and delicate. The first one is an easel card that we made at the Reading training day last weekend. How beautiful are those flowers? And that floral, swirly vine is to die for!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Papers: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Silver Brad
My last card uses the same gorgeous stamp set with some other current ones and they go together beautifully. This card also uses the sketch from Sketch 'n' Color #4, the colour combo from Just Add Ink's #10 to use Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Kraft and Cameo Coral and Stampin' Royalty's #12 to use glitter. After seeing some gorgeous glittered papers this weekend I decide to make my own using the Versamark technique with heat 'n' stick powder and Dazzlin' Diamonds! It is so much more glittery in real life though!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Bella Toile background stamp, Oval All
Papers: Close To Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Kraft, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Inks: Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Heat 'n' stick powder, Dazzlin' Diamonds, Kraft Tafetta ribbon, Flat Backed Pearl from the Pretties Kit.
Apologies for not having any more to show you, but we have had Ofsted in school this week so it's been a little manic! (We did get an outstanding though so it was all worth it!)
Next on the blog hop tour is Deborah so please be sure to hop on over and have a look at her gorgeous creations too. I can't wait to check out all the other blogs in the hop. There are 3 tours going on in total, so lots of fantabulous (love that word!) projects to inspire you and me alike! The second round starts with Bekka and the third one starts with Carol.
Hope you have enjoy your blog hop tour!