Tuesday, 1 May 2012

ILWS Summer Mini Launch Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the next step along  ILWS blog hop to celebrate the release of the brand new Stampin' Up! summer catalogue.  If you started at the beginning you should have made your way here from Sally's blog

I am sure you have already realised just how excited we all are at the great new products available in the new summer mini.  As demonstrators we are lucky enough to be able to preorder products a month before the release date. This helps us to prepare some samples to share with you and it has been so hard to choose which ones to highlight today...because I love them all.

 This first card is made using  lots of the new goodies from the new summer mini . . . the gorgeous Apothecary Art stamp set which was coloured with watercolour crayons and die cut using the new framelits dies. I also used the very pretty designer paper from the new Twitterpated suite and I cut this using the new adorning accents Edgelits dies (a set of two fabulous edgelits that you will use time and time again) and then I used two of the matching adorning accents embossing folders (from a set of three) - one that matches the die I used and the other is the really sweet hearts used as an accent across the middle of the card. Finally - as if that wasn't enough great new products, I added some of the absolutely gorgeous satin pleated ribbon.

I was having so much fun with the gorgeous papers that I also used them to cover a notepad, which I topped with a band of ribbon and an accent stamped from the new                                                     Bold Blossoms stamp set . . . 

and I also used them to make a cute little basket, which I filled with an assortment 
of  stamped flowers using the same Bold Blossoms stamp set and the matching Blossom Punch

But as I said at the start I LOVE all the new goodies and  as well as loving Bold Blossoms, I am particularly enjoying using the Bright Blossoms stamp set.  This set has so many possibilities and I made these  cards  as examples of just some of the ways you can use the stamps.

For the lilac card on the right I used the Blossom punch on plain white card and then stamped the tulip petals from the Bright Blossom set to make the flower, which was offset. The small sentiment is punched from the smallest Apothecary Art set

 Both of the black and red cards used framelits,
in each case with the smaller framelits combined
with the frames oval embossing folder.

The card on the left uses Twitterpated  designer paper and the stamp from Bright Blossoms was stamped onto  black card using white stazon ink.

For the card on the right I used  stamping markers and added rhinestones  and accent pieces to finish it off.

The flower on the yellow smile card  on the left was made in the same way as the one on the lilac card above but I have included this one purely because it shows the other edgelit die and embossing folder in the sets.

So as I am sure you can tell, I have had such fun playing with my new goodies already and  of course from today you can order these great products too. If you would like a copy of the brand new summer mini  or would like more information about Stampin'Up! please contact me today. . .  and if you just can't wait for the postman to deliver, then you can view the new catalogue online

Thank you for visiting today...your next stop along the hop will be Donna's blog where she has something gorgeous to share with you.

It seems like there have been a few scheduling problems and a couple of glitchy links and so below is the full list of the entire blog hop to help anyone who got lost along the way.

Group 1.

1. AlisonP ~ www.craftyalisoninlyon.blogspot.com 
2. Crafting Alison ~ www.craftingalison.blogspot.com
3. Sarnie - www.kraftybiker.blogspot.com
4. Pat - www.pinkycardsandcreations.blogspot.com
5. IOW Sarah- www.stampinsarahiow.blogspot.com
6. Frankiesue - www.frankiesue.blogspot.com
7. Anne-Marie - http://classycrafters.blogspot.co.uk/
8. Angela - www.sparklycards.blogspot.com
9. Elaine - www.thesassystampers.blogspot.com
10. Sara - www.craftingandstamping.com
11. FrenchieJo - www.frenchiejo.blogspot.com
12. Leanie - www.beautifulimpressions.co.uk
13. Michelle (ShellieStamps) - www.craftypaper.co.uk
14. Fiona - http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
15. Tina F -http://littlewhitehousecrafts.blogspot.com
16. (9399) Amanda - http://thecraftspa.blogspot.com
17. Emma (daisydaye) - http://emma-daye.blogspot.com
18. Jan (JJ66) - http://jan-crippin.blogspot.co.uk/
19. Bluedaisy (Tracy) - http://bluedaisydaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

Group two

20. Nuttysgirl (Emily) - http://www.stampinmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/
21 CarolynUK - http://stampaholix.blogspot.co.uk/
22 Allyf - www.serendipitypapercuts.blogspot.com
23 Vronie www.vronstampin.blogspot.com
24 Kim www.kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com
25 Beckie (Littlebeckie) www.bextiesandstickytape.blogspot.com
26 Sally http://girliepink.blogspotcom
27 Christa http://serendipity-stamping.blogspot.co.uk/    * You are here
28. DonnaM www.head-over-heels-by-dlm.blogspot.com
29 Laura http://airingcupboardstamping.blogspot.co.uk/
30. Emma H http://emma-letsstamp.blogspot.com/
31. Margaret K www.makingpapercrafts.blogspot.com
32. Kate http://stampinupwithkate.blogspot.co.uk/ 
33. Sarah http://esellek.blogspot.co.uk/
34. Jayne http://jaynescraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/
35. Clare http://sparklecrafts.blogspot.com
36. Sharon http://stamps-n-inks.blogspot.co.uk/
37. Julie http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com
38. Anthea http://stampin-divas.blogspot.co.uk/
39. Vicky http://vickylouscorner.blogspot.com




Tina Faghy said...

So many lovely projects Christa. I do love your basket of flowers.x

Alison xx said...

Great projects, you have been very busy. A xx

Christine said...

My you have been busy - great projects and so varied - well done.
Christine (Andypandy) x

Emily said...

Love love love the basket of flowers x

Emma Harrison said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love the little basket of flowers! so many great projects.

sandra's crafty corner said...

wowzers christa you have been a busy bee, i too am mad on all things SU lol, thanks for sharing i am already a follower of yours i believe hun,
Hugs sandra aka mummy of two

dicards said...

Fab projects Christa, now I don't know what to choose for this month LOL. Di (dicards) x

Clare said...

Such lovely projects, the flower basket is so pretty.

Ailsa Jackson said...

Fab projects! Especially the little basket!

sharon said...

Wonderful projects, you've been so busy. x

Beckie said...

I love all your projects but love the basket of flowers. Love bex xxxx

Sarah Keerie said...

I toyed with the idea of getting the edgelits, will have to get them now!

Leanie said...

So many samples, loving the basket :)

Sandra Roberts (Sarnie) said...

Lovely collection of projects, another Apocethary project - I love the detail and of course the Framelits !!

Ladybing said...

love your cards! But that little basket with it's bouquet is just incredibly wonderful!

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