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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stampin Stars Blog Hop

 Stampin' Stars Spring/Summer Blog Hop…

Thank you for joining us on another Stampin' Stars Blog Hop.  We're showcasing lots of gorgeous  products from the NEW catalogue.  If you haven't got your hands on a copy of
 the catalogue, please email me and I'll send one out to you. So, grab a coffee and a cake and enjoy looking at the Stars have been busy doing.

If you have arrived from Cary's blog, Welcome.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing what she has been creating.  Her pop up box is divine! She is so clever and always comes up with something special.
Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping.
There is a complete list of all blog participants, so if you get  lost or need to go back, you can.

Love is in the Air
The new Banner Framelits (132173) were a 'must have' on my list when the catalogue came out.
I happened to be wearing a pink Tshirt and jeans when I was creating these, so I put Melon Mambo and Night of Navy together.  My old favourite and 'goto' stamp set Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid were the background for the new Language of Love (133077)
Tags were the order of the day.
Language of Love 
 A couple of new products used here. The new Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi tape in Gold!  The arrow is from the Label Card Thinlets Die ( 133459)
I have used Gorgeous Grunge again for the background and the big heart in Language of Love.
and I just had to show a couple more tags.  The one on the right has a heart vellum overlay, making the Melon Mambo muted.  The vellum is NEW…Fancy Foil Designer Vellum comes in hearts, stripes and spots and is available in both silver and gold.  The music dsp is from Modern Medley dsp, available in the main catalogue, punched out with a big and a little heart punch.
  Can you see something else that is new??

Yes…it is the string.  More correctly named Baker's Twine and this one has a gold thread running through it.  It is available in both gold and silver. It is beautiful.

Retro Fresh DSP, Banner Framelits

GG again as the background using the colours from the new Retro Fresh DSP.  The sentiment if you can call it that is from a set called 'Cool Kid' and I have inked it in Tangerine Tango and covered it in Crystal Effects (101055) for effect!
Sweet Sorbet DSP, Banner Framelits
I wanted to show you another one using the papers from Sale-a-Bration.  The sentiment here is from a Hostess set out of the main catalogue 'Banner Greetings'.  
The twine is also from Sale-a-Bration, and I love it , as it is so sturdy.

 I had a bit of fun with the next two projects.  I have used a new embossing folder Arrows Textured Impressions and coloured it with markers in Retro Fresh colours.  Using Cool Kid and a wonderful new set named Just Sayin' which comes in a bundle with Word Bubbles frame lit dies!
Just Kiddin around!
 Everywhere I look recently, these pop up boxes are there!. So I thought I'd have a go.  It was quite easy to do the box, however I struggled getting my design for the dogs and cats together.
Cool Kid Pop Up Box
I love this really cool set so look out for more projects featuring it.  The kite and cat are attached to strips of acetate.  The idea was for the animals to be playing in the park, or box!  The word bubble is from the Just Sayin' set.  I struggled with photographing this, so I apologise. 
A close-up, you can see how it is put together.  Might have to add a few more dogs or cats or kites or paper aeroplanes!

We love getting comments, so please tell us what you think.  Over the next few days I will be posting more fun things from the new catalogue and from Sale-a-Bration, so pop back and take a look.

If you would like a chance to have a look at these projects and more, come along to the Spring/Summer Catalogue Drop-In , which I am co-hosting with Lesley Lendon at the Salvation Army, Sythwood, Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3 BE on Saturday 1st February 3.30 - 5.30 
There will be lots of samples of the new products, a Lucky Door Prize and a Make and Take.  You will be given a ticket for the Lucky Door Prize when you arrive and extra tickets if you bring a friend who is new to Stampin' Up, if you book a class, if you place an order or if you book to host a party!  Please let myself or Lesley know if you are coming so we can cater accordingly.

So next stop is Pip's, go and take a peak at what wonderful projects she has been busy creating.   Happy hopping...

List of Stampin' Stars participating, you can click on any of these and check out what the girls have been creating.


  1. WOW what a lot of ideas! My personal favourite is the marker pens on the embossing folder - This is VERY Lovely :)

  2. Thsanks Emma. Had to be very careful.

  3. Really lovely Nicky, those tags are so different, really caught my eye in that colour combo too. Your little cat box is fun, though I'd have to change the cat to a dog! Well done!

  4. What I really wanted was the dog chasing the cat..maybe I'll do something else with that in mind!

  5. Fabulous ideas. It never ceases to amaze me as to how much I can still learn.

  6. A feast of projects Nicky, tfs! x

  7. Wow you've been a busy bunny!! The pop up boxes sure are great fun 😀aren't they? Awesome x

  8. SO many ideas! Thank you. Love the box card!

  9. THANK YOU Nicky for all your wonderful creations - they are all truly fabulous!! S x x

  10. Love your projects . Now i need the pennant bundle as well!!