I cannot believe how quickly a month has passed since our last blog hop. Well, here it is, the end of August. It’s sad because it means the end of summer. It’s happy because the release of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue is just around the corner.
As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have the privilege to pre-order from new catalogues before they are released to customers. That gives me the chance to play with new products and create samples for my catalogue launch. This event gives my customers an opportunity to pick up their own copy of the catalogue, take a look at some of the new products and see samples. So save the date:
Holiday Catalogue Launch
I purchased quite a few items and have been playing. So many beautiful stamp sets with matching framelits, punches, and embossing folders. And of course, absolutely gorgeous designer series papers. I did my first unboxing video which, if you didn’t see on Facebook, can be viewed here.
Now for the blog hop. Our theme was to make a project from anything from the catalogue. I chose to use products in the Festive Farmhouse suite which includes the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and coordinating framelits, the designer series paper and the corrugated embossing folder.
I participated in a card swap for one of my Demonstrator gatherings and had to make two cards – and here they are:
For the swap, I chose not to colour the house but to leave the colouring to the recipient – to match the colours to those of their own home. So basically, it was a black and white house. I coloured my card using the Stampin’ Blends. I’m in love with colouring. The card base is Basic Black with a piece of the plaid designer series paper as a backdrop. I punched the greeting out using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and mounted it on a Mossy Meadow piece punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.
For the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the same designer series paper, stamped the tree and added another greeting from the same stamp set.
Here is the second card.
I just love this old truck. Note the corrugated Crumb Cake piece behind the truck. This was achieved with the new embossing folder. I have to tell you that I had to make 12 of each so I used the Stamparatus in order to stamp all the trucks. I first cut the truck out to create a template and placed the template in the Stamparatus. I then cut out 12 trucks (without stamping them first, which is much quicker). I then took each truck and placed it in the template, lined up the stamp, inked it up and stamped. Wow, I just love the Stamparatus for this purpose.
Note the flagged greeting. Stitched framelits are all the rage and Stampin’ Up! is including them in many stamp sets.
And here is what I did on the inside (similar to the first card):
I’m looking forward to making more cards with this set. There is a thinlit to cut out a fence and the suite has a red and white striped burlap ribbon, cotton twine in three colours, galvanized buttons and some wooden words – merrry, noel and joy that you can use to embellish your cards or add to some gift tags.
I hope you join me at the catalogue launch for some fun. You can register via my Events page or text, call or email me.
Thank you for taking the time to read to the end.