Monthly Archives: August 2017

Stampin’ Creative August blog hop – Dreaming of…


Hello and welcome to the August Stampin’ Creative blog hop!  This month our theme is “Dreaming of…” so I think you’ll find quite a wide range of projects as you hop around.  If you’ve arrived from Gina, you’ve already seen something fabulous.  If you’ve started here,  welcome!  Please hop around and enjoy everyone’s projects – we’d love comments from you too, it’s lovely to hear from you.

The new Autumn/Winter catalogue goes live on September 1st and as you’d expect, has lots of lovely Christmas things for us to enjoy!  So I decided to be inspired by that and I’m “Dreaming of Christmas”.

One of the new products we have are Acetate Card Boxes – designed to hold 5 standard A6 cards and envelopes, although I fitted 6 in and also added a piece of DSP inside to decorate it:

Box of cards cr

This was a real pain to photograph, as it’s very reflective!  The starburst DSP is from the Year of Cheer specialty DSP, a gorgeous collection of patterns in metallic colours (champagne, gold, silver & copper), while the belly band is made with Real Red card stock, a strip from another new specialty DSP, Merry Music, gorgeous Real Red Solid Ribbon and the copper foil trees were cut out using the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies.

Hopefully you’re excited to see what’s in the box too!

Wise Men from Afar - all

I used the Wise Men from Afar stampset, a gorgeous, traditional-feel set of  images, I think.  There are three basic designs, although no two cards are exactly alike.  The six cards all have thick Whisper White bases, and the Kings are stamped in Fresh Fig and Real Red as well as being heat embossed in gold and copper.  I’ve even managed to just give them metallic crowns in a couple of them!  The star is always metallic heat embossed and I’ve added some strips of the Merry Music DSP, which I created a sepia effect on using Sahara Sand.  This was especially suitable as one of the carols used is “We Three Kings of Orient, are”.

Here’s a few of the cards, in full:


I hope you like today’s project – I had fun putting this together and I’m looking forward to creating more of them as gifts.

Now on to Pip for more Dreaming of – see you next weekend! Click on the Next Blog button, or use the full list at the bottom of the post.



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Life is a beautiful thing


Long time no see!  I hope you are having a great summer, wherever you are. Today’s card is a simple and quick card, which shows off some of the new in colours:

Colorful Seasons, In Colours, In Colours, Life is a beautiful thing

If you want to make it even faster, it also looks great as a one layer card.  It also looks great with a few rhinestones to add a bit of bling to the blossoms. For this version I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig and the images in Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  All the images are from Colorful Seasons, an incredibly versatile stampset which is new in this year’s annual catalogue.  It’s got images for all year round and I’m looking forward to sharing more with you.  This set has two step stamping and as it’s photopolymer, it’s really easy to line up the flowers with the gaps in the branches.  I added a skinny Powder Pink mat and put it on a Fresh Fig base.  I think it looks cheerful and spring-like, how about you?

I’ll be back next Saturday with the Stampin’ Creative blog hop – see you then!