Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop August – December Catalog.

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Tricia’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME!   This month’s theme is to showcase the new products from the August – December Catalog.

I have chosen to use the Little Treat Box Dies  along with some Designer Series Papers (DSP) and Black Glitter Paper to create some great little gifts which would be perfect for your Christmas or Halloween Celebrations.

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2020 August ~ December Mini Catalog is now LIVE!

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I am so excited!  Our new seasonal mini catalog is  now live, and it is a month earlier than normal. There are super- duper products for all your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween crafting needs ~ plus a little Valentines have sneaked in there as well.

I shall be sharing projects with you over the coming weeks as well as using them in my classes and stamp camps.  But take a few minutes to have a look at what is to come!!

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Christmastime is Here – still available

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The Christmastime is Here bundle was launched on November 1st with just lovely papers and embellishments – it is available while stocks last – well guess what? these items are still available!

I am sharing the card I made and sent to all my lovely customers using the Christmas Rose Stamp Set, the Roses Dies, Specialty DSP and 1/4″ Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  Although this is a Christmas card the products lend themselves to other occasions simply by changing out the greeting.

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Merry Christmas and A Peaceful Holiday

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Merry Christmas to all my lovely family, readers and followers,  wherever you are in the world I wish you a peaceful holiday season.

Since it is Christmas I have given myself a little treat with this card – lots of gold and 3, yes 3 different stamp sets to create it! The leaves come from the  Tidings All Around  stamp set, the dotty circles from Artisan Textures and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set!

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Christmas Gleaming ‘Merry Christmas’

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Today’s card has very  traditional Christmas colors and uses some of the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

I have used the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set with one of the coordinating punches from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack in my design making a simple but very effective card for the holiday season.

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Christmas Countdown Cardinal

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The 2019 Holiday Catalog has the most beautiful Advent Calendar Kit – it has all the pieces you need to create a calendar that will last for many years.  Check out my post here. 

There is a coordinating stamp set that goes along with the advent calendar kit – Christmas Countdown, that I have used to create today’s Christmas Card.  It has a little watercoloring and I used  Wink of Stella to give the cheeky little cardinal a little shine, although sadly it does not really show in the photograph!

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Perfectly Plaid Magic Slider Card ~ Video Tutorial

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A little bit of Christmas magic for today’s card, a fun fold slider card that reveals its little secret when you pull the tab on the top.  This has a regular card base for writing your message and will fit into a regular envelope, the slider is the embellishment on the front.

I used the Christmas Gleaming and Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Sets, then used Gold Foil and Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to pick out the gold foil in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  As is often the case with fancy fold cards the supply list is quite long but oh so worth it! 🙂

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Water Coloring with Brightly Gleaming Holly Leaves

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A few months ago I was looking for inspiration to try something ‘now’ or ‘different’, looking in my supplies I came across my Water Color pencils.  Now I know that they are not exactly new but as I had not used them in an absolute age they were going to be ‘different’ …….   for me at least!

Since that time I have used them on a number of projects and today’s card is no different, the holly leaves/berry stamp in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set is just perfect for coloring and so it is this Christmas card came into being!

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Mercury Glass meets the ‘Stars’ Christmas Card

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Last week I shared that Blue and Silver was one of my favorite Christmas color combinations and the tree in my craft room/study has blue and silver  so today’s card showcases those colors.  Showcasing Pretty Peacock and the stunning Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

There is a minimal amount of stamping – despite that I managed to use two stamp sets – yes two – so unlike me I know! So the greeting is from the Itty Bitty Stamp Set and the little flowery star from Memorable Mosaic

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Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Tags ~ video tutorial

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I always forget to buy gift tags,  I have the paper, the adhesive tape and the gift, but no tags!  But I do have the supplies to make them and today I am sharing a video on gift tags you should be able to produce  quickly and easily and look so good on your Christmas parcels.

I chose to use the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – this is a perfect way to use up some of the scraps I have left over from other projects.  I also found I had not yet used any of the Star Designer Elements from the 2019 Holiday Catalog so these make an appearance as well.

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