Saturday, 14 September 2013

Pinkies Autumn Winter Catalogue Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Hopefully you have arrived from Suzette's blog. I love the card she has made with the Snow Day Stamp Set.

So let's get "hopping"!  I am using the Halloween Happiness Stamp - a single stamp which retails at £8.95 and the Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit

The Halloween Happiness stamp was coloured using Stampin' Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit & Cajun Craze and stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. The image was cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits and the Magnetic Platform (which I am DELIGHTED to say is available to order again!). A Pumpkin Pie mat was cut using a larger oval framelit and run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing FolderThe image was stamped again in Cajun craze ink and one of the pumpkins cut out and popped up on dimensionals to give a bit of depth.

The Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper is perfect for Halloween cards (obviously!) and I wanted to use a variety of the patterns on this card to show how fabulous it is.  Two pieces were matted onto Summer Starfruit cardstock to give some contrast a third piece was added to a Basic Black card base.

A piece of Natural Trim and a Linen Thread bow finish off the card.

I absolutely love the Simply Created Kits in the Autumn Winter Catalogue (p32) - they make it so quick and easy to put together small gifts - crafting doesn't have to be complicated! 

The kit contains enough elements to make 10 goodie bags: die-cut Kraft tags, Whisper White banners, Pumpkin Pie stickers, Twine and the Cellophane bags.

I stamped the banner using a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and decorated the tag using the stickers. The bag was filled with halloween-coloured jelly beans (and no - I didn't eat the other colours!!) and tied with the twine. 

How easy would these be to do for Halloween parties?

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

Stamp Sets: Halloween Happiness, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
DSP: Witches' Brew
Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other: Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit, Natural Trim, Linen Thread

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 these turned out and anyone attending my workshops in October will be getting a Halloween Treat bag so make sure you get your invite!  I would love to hear what you think so please leave me a comment!

The next stop is Traci who has used the Festive Flurry stamp set and dies - I LOVE her cards!

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


  1. Great project Nicky, love this kit (too, liking all the products in this great blog hop!), thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely project! Think the halloweenstamp is really great, it's a shame we don't celebrate Halloween in the Netherlands!

  3. I love Halloween and I'm glad to see some Halloween projects throughout this blog hop. I really like your card. And I also like the Simply Created kits.

  4. Wonderfull card, I lke the whoel look of it Nicky.
    I like the 'grinning' pumpkin on this stamp....have it on my wishlist.

  5. Sweet Halloween project Nix

    Pinkie Hug,
    Caro x