Saturday, 13 July 2013

New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Hop with the Pinkies

We're so glad you could join us on our Pinkies 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 on hopping. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

Hopefully you have arrived from Catherine's blog. I love what she has done with the the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set (don't say that too quickly!) and what clever ideas using the new Hexagon punch!

So let's get "hopping"!   I have made a really quick set of 3" x 3" notelets - who says crafting has to be complicated? 

I chose to use 2 stamps sets - Tape It and A Round Array - both so versatile.  I also wanted to showcase the gorgeous new In-Color 2013-15 Collection.  

The images from Tape It were stamped onto Whisper White card using the In-colors. Honestly this set is fabulous - instant "Washi Tape" style designs in whatever colour you need!  The sentiments are from A Round Array - I used the In-Color Stampin' Write Markers to colour the stamps and they were punched out using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch - which obviously fits perfectly! The Whisper White Banner was cut using the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits and the NEW Magnetic Platform (have you got yours yet - you DO need one!) 

Notelets need to be in a box - right? I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and made a quick freehand folder using the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  The patterned paper was stamped using one of the images from A Round Array and the In-Color Ink Pads. This was matted onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and added to the box.

The "belly band" was super easy to make - have you seen the new Ruffle STRETCH Trim available in the 2013-15 In-Colors? It is gorgeous and perfect for this type of job. I made a loop of the Strawberry Slush Trim and hid the ends between a pile of scallop punches. The stretch makes it so easy to slip on and off the folder - no need for bows!

 Well I hope you like this project? It is the perfect gift if you are looking for a quick something to make.

Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! products used to make today's cards:

Stamp Sets: Tape it, A Round Array
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana
Punches: 1 3/4" , 1 1/4" & 7/8" Scallop Circle Punches
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits
Other: Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim

If you would like to order any of these products please either email me or give me a call on 07530 368466 and I will be happy to help. 

I am really pleased with how this project worked out. I would love to hear what you think so please leave me a comment!

The next stop is Nina who has used the Flower Shop Stamp Set and the coordinating Pansy Punch to make a gorgeous project.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and have a crafty weekend!


  1. Very nice project! What a great idea to create a closure for the box with the ribbon.


  2. Great project Nicky! Now I'm going to have to buy some stretchy ruffle ribbon, dammit (especially because that Strawberry Lush is so yummy) x

  3. Lovely project! So clever to use the stretchy ribbon for the closure. I'm a demo from the US and have really loved the blog hop.Would love to know about the folder?? x

  4. Lovely cards and a great use of colors and stamps! Really love it!

  5. This is gorgeous... so lovely those new colours!!

  6. Love it love it love it!
    Wow this is a stunning project Nick! x

  7. Lovely set of cards Nicky. I'm also in love with the Tape it stampset.

  8. goodness...again something to add to my wish-list...the Tape it stampset....your cards are lovely with it.

  9. I love it!
    Great colors and I love the box you made for the cards ;)