Stampin’ Stars Autumn/Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop!  For those of you that have come from Emma Goddard’s page, welcome!  I hope you are enjoying all the projects (you can see the full list of everyone taking part in this blog hop at the bottom of my post).  Next on the agenda is Kim Fee, but here’s what I’ve put together using products from the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter (A/W) catalogue.  There’s a link to that, and the Annual catalogue on the right of this page, if you feel inspired and want to buy any of the products showcased here.

I actually set my blog up in order take part in this blog hop but have found I really enjoy posting and chatting about my projects so am really glad I signed up to it.  And without further ado, here’s my card:

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I *love*the new star framelit dies.  Love them.  And when the A/W catalogue had a stamp set to go with them I knew immediately that they would feature in this project.  I decided to pair red (Real Red) as I think it’s such a Christmassy colour, with a subtle grey pattern from the All is Calm Designer Series Paper (DSP) and then heat emboss the stamps (something else I love, especially when it’s metallic embossing) for a subtle, but festive effect.

This year Stampin’ Up have decided to bring out a supplement to the Autumn/Winter catalogue, focusing on Christmas – it has ideas for projects and also a few new extra products to tempt us!  I was delighted to see that there is another stamp set that will work with the star framelit dies – it immediately went on my wishlist and will definitely be on my next order.  Customers can order from the supplement from 20th October.

Materials and measurements:

  • Real Red cardstock – half A4 (210 x 148.5 mm), scored and folded at 105mm
  • Whisper White cardstock mat
  • Real Red cardstock embossed using the chevron TIEF and then cut using the 2nd largest Star framelit die (both thanks to the Bigshot)
  • All Is Calm DSP cut using the same Stars framelit die
  • Whisper White cardstock cut into three stars, using the same framelit die (are you spotting a pattern?), which I then cut so there were 2 points only and I combined them to mat the final red star with a thin border of white
  • Final red star, swiped with the embossing buddy to prevent embossing powder sticking, then stamped in Versamark with a star from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and then heat embossed in silver
  • Season’s Greetings from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set stamped using Versamark (after the embossing buddy stage), then heat embossed in silver.  You could use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision but I did mine by eye.

Thanks for visiting my blog – hope you enjoy it.

Cxx

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Here’s the full list of the blogs to visit:

Tracy Hart Lawrence – http://clactoncrazycrafters.wordpress.com
Pip Todman – http://www.queenpipcards.com
Eimear Carvill – http://stampincolour.com/
Emma Goddard – http://coastalcrafter.com/
Caroline Thomas – http://www.craftwithcaro.com <- You are here!
Kim Fee – http://kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com/
Lesley Lendon – http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk
Lynn Clifford – http://heavenlycrafts.com/heavenlystampin/
Cary Buckham – http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
Cat Herrington – http://wiggle-craft.blogspot.co.uk
Nic Parr  – http://thestickyelf.co.uk
Diane Marlow – http://www.craftyducks.co.uk
Christine Widdowson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/diamondstamping/blog
Di Richardson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kingdomcards/blog
Jamie Turney – http://paper-crafting-mad.blogspot.com/
Sara Thornton-Bryar – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftylittleminx/blog
Natalie O’Shea – http://www.natalieoshea.co.uk/blog.html
Louise Sims –  http://stampindelight.co.uk/blog
Katie Jones – http://deepbluecrafting.co.uk/blog/
Cayleigh May – http://cayleighscards.com/
Nikki Acton – http://frankieeatsworms.blogspot.co.uk
Sue Bridge – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/suebridge/blog
Cathryn Perkins – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cathrynscraftcellar/blog
Sarah Mcdermott – http://www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk/
Fiona Whitten – http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk

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