Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Catalogue Celebration Blog Hop

Happy blog hopping Sunday to you and welcome to the Isle of Wight part of this In Love With Stamping blog hop to celebrate the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalogue. Thank you for joining me from Kara's blog and I hope there has been inspiration-a-plenty so far.

I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today using two of my favourite new items from the 2011-2012 catalogue.

The first project is a swap I recently completed for our Regional Training in High Wycombe. This uses the much loved stamp set Aviary. I know a lot of us Demonstrators have been asking for this since it launched in the US catalogue. It is such a cute and versatile stamp set.

For this card I used Pool Party as my theme colour to highlight our lovely new In Colours. I then combined this with So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Pearls to create this little 4x4 card front. It doesnt show up too well in the photo but I also ran this through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder.
The second of my favourite new buys is the Lace Ribbon Border punch. I just love this effect using a tone on tone Lace Ribbon strip backed with circles cut with the 1 inch circle punch (which fits 100% perfectly- yet another reason to love Stampin' Up!). This simple card could be altered to fit any occassion just by changing the colours used behind the punched strip. But as my thoughts are turning towards Christmas I decided to go with my favourite festive colour combo, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. And I finished with a large Basic Rhinestone in the centre of each circle.

Apologies for the simplicity of my projects today, I have been a little under the weather this week and between work and sleep my crafting has taken a little bit of a backseat.  But I hope you have enjoyed your unseasonably sunny stop by the Isle of Wight today and now click on over to Tracey's blog to continue your creative blog hop.....



  1. These are great Sarah. Hope you feel better soon
    Margaret x

  2. lovely cards- i hadnt thought of using that punch in that way- great idea.x

  3. I think the simplicity of your Christmas card is what makes it so wonderful :o)

    Julie x

  4. Lovely cards Sarah... Love the simplicity of the Christmas Card... think I may have to make some myself :) x

  5. Sarah your projects are gorgeous.

    Thank you for taking part in the blog hop x x

  6. WOW, what wonderful projects. I find your blog to be very inspirational. I love S U. Can I ask you to please consider popping on the Subscribe to Posts by e-mail gadget? This would make it easier for myself and the many others like me [ who have bad memories ] to follow your blog and may even increase sales for you.Please let me know if you add it then I can subscribe and will miss nothing. Many thanks. xx

  7. No apologies needed, I LOVE the elegant simplicity of these cards - and I will definitely be giving the 1" circle punch + lace border punch a try!