New Mini Catalogue Blog Hop...

Well if you have started this blog hop here, work your way around all 16 of us otherwise you would have come here from Sara's Blog. We have all published projects using stash from the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue. If you would like to get your hands on a copy, just drop me an email.

I made this project for the Demonstrator Choice at Reading last week, which I attended for Stampin' Up! Training... much to my surprise I actually won the Demonstrator Choice Competition.... there were so many stunning entries and many that I thought were much better than mine.

For this project I used Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red Cardstock and the new Sweet Pea Paper Stack.

And can you believe the lushness of these felt flowers and leaves.... how absolutely wonderful are they, you will find these in the Mini Catalogue too...

And here is what was contained inside.... 4 cards, all very different with envelopes to match....

Here are the cards on their own, again using Patterned Paper from the Sweet Pea Stack, all the colours match and co-ordinate and make them so easy to use together.

Here are 2 of the cards and matching envelopes.....

And true to form, I also decorated the insides of the cards. This is the inside of the cards shown in the photograph above this one...

And the other 2 cards with matching envelopes, I am just loving these easel cards at the moment and they are so easy to make...

And again, the insides of the cards.... the colours are just so bright and vibrant...

For this card I used Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Old Olive Cardstock. I used the Patterned Paper from the new Sweet Pea Paper Stack and cut some extra flowers out to decoupage on the ones on the front of the card, you can probably see this if you look closely. The ribbon is the Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain and the Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain, and the Old Olive Cardstock has been punched using the Scallop Border Punch....

For this card I used Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Cardstock, the papers from the Sweet Pea Paper Stack, the birds were punched out of a sheet of the Patterned Paper. The Tempting Turquoise Cardstock was punched using the Scallop Border Punch and the Old Olive Cardstock and Patterned Paper were stuck on top, I then punched three 1 3/8" holes down this stack.... this whole stack was then mounted onto dimensionals to hold if off the card blank. The Scallop Circles were punched and then punched again using the 1 3/8" punch to leave just a scallop frame. These were stuck around the holes punched into the stack and the birds were stuck through the holes and onto the Rose Red Card Blank so that they were lower than the rest of the card to add some dimension... I'm not sure if you can see that looking at this picture.
For this card I used Pretty In Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red Cardstock, again Patterned Paper from the Sweet Pea Paper Stack, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon.. The bird was again punched out from the Patterned Paper and I punched 7 Tempting Turquoise circles to place underneath the bird punch out to make a flower shape. I pierced the corners to add a bit of interest.

This project used Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Cardstock. Again Sweet Pea Paper Stack for the Patterned Paper, punched out bird and I also cut out a bird for the top image. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Grosgrain... I also used the Scallop Border Punch and the Scallop Circle Punch.
And that is my project completed. I hope you enjoyed looking, now move on to Debbi's Blog where you will find another great project.
I am also selling off a huge amount of my stamps (not Stampin' Up!) if you are interested, check out my blog post here...
Take care all xx

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25 amazing people have contributed:

Sara said...

What a fabulous set Linda, no wonder you won. I love the felt flowers and that bird is so cute and different. Fab bag.

Sara xx

AuroraDawn said...

Oh wow Linda, its no wonder you won Deonstrators Choice its a fantastic set! I'm going to have to 'lift' some of your ideas .... do you have a template for the holders ....

debbi taylor said...

I love the papers and the card set you made is amazing! so many combinations - will have to take a closer look! x

Helen said...

Gorgeous project! I need the instructions for that box please! Thanks for taking part

Zoƫ said...

Cute bag and such fun colours!

MONICA GALE said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda, I love your bright projects. Hugs xx

Deborah O'D said...

WOW these are lovely I really NEED those stamps !!!

Deborah xx

LME said...

Beautiful card set :)

Elaine said...

Amazing projects - love the papers and that stamp set.

Melanie said...

Gorgeous projects as always. I may just have to case it, pardon the pun ;-)

Need More Time to Craft said...

Linda, this is stunning. thanks for sharing.
Carole x

Jan said...

Wow!
No wondr you wont he Demonstrator Choice - this is gorgeous.
Jan

Karen said...

Lots of really gorgeous projects - I love the papers and that stamp set :)

stampingheaven said...

Super inspiration thank you. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Ali x

Jo said...

Those papers are just scrummy, I've only managed to stroke mine ;o)

Biscuitlid said...

a worthy win Linda, these are gorgeous even more so because you've decorated the insides too, and that bag - wow!
Hugs
Victoria
x

Vannessa said...

These are so fantabulous! Definately a winner!

LoloDesigns said...

Beautiful cards Linda. I especially love those felt flowers, just gorgeous. xx

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

love this and feel a case coming on. Emma xx

Shaz said...

This is awesome wow,love it love it,fab project.

Alex said...

Beautiful bag and matching cards Linda. You really deserved to win the Demonstrator's Choice at Reading :)

Have a good week.

Alex x

Carol said...

Amazing bag Linda...definitely a winner Well Done :)
The cards are all gorgeous...i am seeing so many lovely things on my travels around...

Carol xxx

kerenbaker said...

Your bag is amazing and all the cards are gorgeous!!

Shazza said...

wow, no wonder you won, these are fab
x

Dawn said...

What a divine bag, I love it you have really used the papers so well.
Great Cards too