Friday, July 30, 2010

Just Believe – SU New Catalog Blog Hop


Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog blog hop.  Are you loving the new Stampin’ Up! catalog already?  I have really had to exercise some major self-control as I once again find myself wanting everything!   If you are loving this catalog as much as I am then you will definitely want to make sure you visit each and every stop on the tour, 26 in all, each showcasing a different product offered in the 2010-2011 SU Idea Book & Catalog. 

If you jumped on the bus at the beginning of the tour, you entered my blog after visiting DawnMarie at DMdesigns.  Didn’t you just love what she did with the Cottage Garden stamp set?  Bet you want to run right out and purchase it now!  If you started the tour from my blog, follow the link at the bottom of this post to continue on your journey.  If you get lost along the way, you can always jump right back on by visiting Stampin’ Addicts for the complete list of tour participants.  This blog hop will remain active through Sunday, August 1st.  Please check back often … and enjoy!!!

I am sharing a few projects I have made with the brand new stamp set “Just Believe”, found on page 109 of Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog.  I swear this set screamed my name LOUDLY when I came upon it.  Hopefully after you look at my creations, you will love it just as much as I do.  If you want to see the photos larger, just click on the images!

I originally used this criss cross card box design for a shoebox swap I participated in while at the Stampin’ Up! convention, had so much fun making it I decided to do it once again – this time including cards!  CRISS CROSS GIFT SET   The piece of ribbon peeking over the top corner of the box is some of the new 1/2” stitched poly-ribbon.  This ribbon is absolutely wonderful to work with, and gorgeous to look at! 

Can you see I’ve also been playing with the new Basic Pearl jewels?  Love, love, love these!!!  They are self-adhesive – just run the tip of your scissors underneath and slide the pearl over – glue and pearl sticks to your scissors and allows you to place it exactly where you want.  If you look closely under the “friends” sentiment on the card, there is a row of 3 of the tiniest pearls in the package.  

CRISS CROSS CARDThis is the little note that slips inside the criss-cross card.  Once again, the 1/2” poly ribbon appears – this time shredded and looped through the top to use as a “pull”.


For my next project I pulled out tons of my new toys and had a great time playing with them all … you really do not want to see my stamping quarters right now!  On the main image I used my brayer and newly acquired skills to make a quick scenic background, added a few strategically placed leaf branches from the Two Step Bird punch and one of the new Bitty Buttons.  The scalloped borders are are pieces of cardstock punched from the brand new Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch – yet another new love of mine.BELIEVE
Last but not least … a candle holder!  Ok, so I am deathly afraid of fire and opted to use battery tea lights – but you get the idea.  I used the fancy favor box die to create the box, as well as the new scalloped rectangle clearlet to cut the sides – and even more fun new products!.  Be sure to stop back later this week, I will be posting more photos and details on this holder!CANDLE SHADE
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the creations I’ve shared with you, as much as I did making them.  Please stay on the bus and continue with the tour – your next stop will be Cindy, who will be showing you some fantastic ideas using the Countryside stamp set.

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