Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative blog hop for May. Our theme this time is Sneak Peeks of the new, almost live annual catalogue! You are here with me, Caro Thomas and if you’ve arrived from the amazing Queen Pip you’ll have seen some wonderful things already.
My sneak peeks are really quite simple. I have to admit that this month’s hop actually caught me on the hop (!) as I came away on holiday without having planned. Fortunately, I did a load of playing with new products recently and I’d even taken photos of them! My first card mixes old and new – new in-colours and stampset, along with an old stampset and framelit die, but they both carry on into the new catalogue:
The base is the gorgeous Tranquil Tide and I went for quite a few layers here as you’ll see. I stamped the leaves from the gorgeous new stampset Oh So Eclectic in Tranquil Tide on my smallest Whisper White layer – I love the textured effect that the stamp gives. I stamped the sentiment from You’re So Sweet in Berry Burst and then cut out using the framelit from the Mini Treatbag coordinating set. I cut another banner in Berry Burst then snipped it in half to add a flash of colour. I glued them together with snail and then popped up in dimensionals.
I thought I would also show you some of the bookmarks I’ve made – these will be sent out with the new annual catalogues to all my customers, so if you want one you’ll need to buy something quickly! These bookmarks have been on a few Facebook posts, but I haven’t blogged about them and thought I’d share them now. They now look even better in real life, as my in-colour ribbons have arrived and I’ve completed them, ready to post.
I cut thick Whisper White into 5cms strips along the width, so the strips were 297mm long. I cut those in half, then punched using the scalloped tag topper punch. I used Oh So Eclectic for my images (completely different to the leaves, right? I’m thinking of renaming this set to Oh So Versatile!) and used all the new in-colours along with sentiments from Sunshine Sayings and Vertical Greetings, to complete them.
That’s it from me, I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects. Now on to Emma for some more gorgeous sneak peeks. Click on the button below, or there’s a full list of the links at the bottom of the post.
See you on Wednesday.