Stampin’ Creative May blog hop


I’m not sure where this month has gone, but it’s time for another blog hop!  You may have arrived from Kim’s page and lovely projects or started here – either way, welcome!

This month’s theme is “sneak peek” – we are showing off items from the new catalogue that goes live on Tuesday.  As demonstrators we are allowed to order selected items a month early and then we get to show you the results!

I was very excited to see the gift bag punch board in the new catalogue, as thanks to a spending spree last Autumn I already had it!  My sister Liz and I went a bit crazy buying “Memory Keepers” punch boards when we discovered Michaels craft shop and it’s this brand that supplies Stampin’ Up! with their boards.  Anyway, I decided to make a few gift bags using both sides of the (another sneak peek) Bohemian DSP:

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There’s just one new in colour on show here – Delightful Dijon.  The others are existing colours (Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry), but they work very well together I think.  There are three widths of bag to be made with the board, with a fixed depth of 2 inches and the height can be anything between 4 and 12 inches.  Plenty of options here!

Next I decided to make some cards inspired by the colours of the DSP using the (carried over, hooray) Larger Than Life letters and the incredibly handy Whisper White notelets, which are even pre-scored to speed things up:

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To show how much matting and borders can change a card, I took another “smile” and matted it with Island Indigo and added a card base of Rich Razzleberry:

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I think that a set of five (perhaps adding “sorry” and “happy”) in a gift bag would make a lovely present.

Finally, I decided to show off all the new in-colours on one card:

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I already love these and am struggling to choose a favourite.  If absolutely forced, I think it would have to be Cucumber Crush (the second from the top).  So let me introduce you to the 2015-2017 in-colours.  From the top we have:

  • Delightful Dijon
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Tip Top Taupe
  • Mint Macaron

I’ve used the swoosh from the (carried over) Work of Art stamp set, along with a sentiment from a sadly retired set – So You.  I will really miss this set – a lovely mixture of words and images and will continue to use it for my own personal cards.

I stamped on Whisper White card, matted it on Delightful Dijon and finally put it on a card base of Cucumber Crush.

Next on the blog hop we have Emily – I know you’ll enjoy her projects!  Looking forward to seeing you next month!


Here’s the full list, if you want to jump around:

7 thoughts on “Stampin’ Creative May blog hop

  1. See now you’ve shown me ANOTHER must have! That paper really didn’t speak to me, but I love how you’ve coordinated it & the notelets are brilliant – fab stamping and gorgeous bag projects – love it!

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  2. Oh I LOVE these cards and in these colours too. A gorgeous set and like Pip said, those papers hadn’t previously spoken to me either, but you’ve shown them off really well here. Those zigzags lend themselves to that bag and go really well with those cards. Simple yet very effective. Thanks for sharing x

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  3. I may need tips when I get my own bag board, these look very smart! Great way to showcase the new In Colours on the last card, but the Larger Than Life letters – I can’t believe a how CAS these fab cards are. Definitely casing them!

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  4. I adore your zigzag bag – I’d been intending on using the other side of that sheet of paper because it seems a trifle loud. But you’ve shown a brilliant way of using it. I love your lettered cards too. Awesome job. I should say that your card with all the colours is nice too, and it is, it’s just overshadowed by the other wonderful stuff.

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