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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hi, Welcome to In Love With Stamping Blog Hop. We have put together a fantastic blog hop for you showcasing some of the wonderful items in this years catalogue. You will probably have come here via Shimmery Stamper Leanne, don't  you love what she has created! Her projects are amazing!
If you are joining me here, Hello, make yourself comfortable, grab a coffee and go for a hop!
At the end of this post there is a list of all participating Bloggers, so if you get lost along the way or want to go back you can just click on the name.

I have fallen for lots of new stamps in the new catalogue. The ones that have a coordinating punch or embossing folder really get my attention.

Thats one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! a lot of the guesswork is done for you.
Papers, inks, stamp sets and matching embossing folders or punches.

The first I have to offer is from a stamp named Beautifully Baroque. I have gone back to when I started stamping and how I loved to emboss with gold and silver. The image comes alive in front of your eyes.

I have teamed this with Silver Glimmer paper, embossed in silver on Elegant Eggplant

Beautifully Baroque on Brushed Gold Paper
For the background I have used the matching Embossing Folder. I have gold embossed the image and added the detail on the bottom from Mozaic Madness. I have coloured the pearl with Encore Metallic Gold ink for added opulence.

 This is a little envelope made from 4 circles cut using the Circles Collection of dies. Fold each circle in half using your bone folder, making crisp folds and glue together to form a square. I have used Soho Subway DSP and have embossed a circle with the Beautifully Baroque EF, before adding a stamped image from Happy Day. The inside I stamped with Flowering Flourishes leaving room for a message.

This one I love. I have used Early Espresso for the base card and then Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, embossed with Alphabet Press. The Core'dinations cardstock I have sanded a little to give a distressed look. I coloured some white bakers twine in Early Espresso and added some Gorgeous Grunge to the embossed card. Finished with some banners from Banner Greetings and Soho Subway DSP and attached with Vintage Trinkets.

My last offering is a coloured Tag a Box from p158 of the Annual catalogue. These boxes come in a set of 8 with acetate sleeves. The sleeves can be used as they are or stamped on, I have stamped the Strawberry Slush one with white Staz-on and the Bermuda Bay one I have embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  I have coloured the craft boxes with ink, just by swiping my ink pad over the box.

These boxes are fun to decorate and you can get everything you need, except the stamps as a bundle. The Accessory Kit comes with tag bases, tags, Dimensionals, twine and mini clothes pegs.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have to offer, and it gives you some inspiration, because thats what it's all about!
From here, go visit the wonderful Emily and see what fantastic creations she has come up with!

1) Laura Mackie -
2) Katie -
3) Margaret K -
4.) Christa -
5) Sandra (Sarnie)
6) Sarah -
7)Adele (Dingledel) -
8) Veronica -
9) Leanne -
10) Nicky J -
11) Emily -
12) Ruth Pearson (RuthE) -
13) Jane Brown -
14) Michelle -

16) Joyce -
17) Donna -
18) Erika -
19) Jayne -
20) Lorraine -
21. Clare (Sparkle)


  1. Wow, you have been busy. Love the Beautifully Baroque with the silver embossing. Fiona x

  2. All gorgeous Nicky!
    Margaret x

  3. Lots of lovely projects, but I think I like the baroque best especially embossed in the silver, very elegant! Jane :) x

  4. Lots of lovely creations and ideas. Love them :) <3 Sarah

  5. What lovely projects Nicky. I particularly like the embossed Baroque stamp and the little envelope. Gorgeous. xxx

  6. Fab projects...the embossing really shows of the Baroque stamp at its best.

  7. Thank you ladies for your kind comments.

  8. wow some gorgeous creations, thank you for joining in with the blog hop :) xx

  9. Lovely projects, especially like the little cute envelope :-)

  10. Lovely projects and inspiration. Thank you. xx

  11. That Baroque Stamp is beautiful, well done :)

  12. great projects Thanks for sharing x

  13. love what you did with the baroque stamp, and the circle card is a great idea

  14. Great projects. I've never seen anything made with Beautifully baroque before. Now I think I'll need that stamp myself too! Thanks for the inspiration