Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop for July. I love participating with some of the other WORLD'S TOP DEMONSTRATORS! That's right - this hop features Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. All of us have earned a FREE 7-night Mediterranean Cruise for TWO with Stampin' Up! I'm sad to say I chose to "cash out" of the cruise again this time around. But, I'm glad I still get to hop with these wonderful folks!
Today we're sharing some sneak peeks from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Oh my goodness, it's amazing! Hopefully you've received your catalog from your demonstrator. I mailed mine out a couple of weeks ago. If you don't have a demonstrator, drop me a note and I'll mail you one - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thought I would share three cards with you today. Why three? Well, I joined a swap with a bunch of other trip-achieving demonstrators here in the US. And, since this swap features trip-achieving demonstrators, I thought it would be appropriate to share the cards I designed to swap with them and joined 3 groups. I put a TON of thought into my swaps. I want each card design to be completely different than the ones I create for the other groups. See, I know I'm not the only person who joined multiple groups. I love receiving a wide variety of cards and styles. I figure they do, too! I decided to design a card for three different themes in the catalog: Halloween, Fall, and Christmas.
So....here they are.....
This first card is one of my favorites and is LOADED with sneak peeks! If you follow my blog or follow me on Facebook, you may have seen me mention that I'm launching a brand new website NEXT WEEK! I'm super excited! I've been working on this for awhile. If you know me, you probably know I set HUGE goals for myself. Well, my goal for my new website is to share a printable tutorial for every project I post that includes a color photo of the project, step-by-step instructions, supply list with item numbers, and all dimensions. And I'm giving these to you absolutely FREE! Oh...and that's not all....I'm also providing an instructional video for each and every project, too!
So, instead of sharing any more about today's card, I'll direct you to the sample tutorial for this card! Click here or on the image below to download it! I'd love to hear what you think about the tutorial!
Next up is my Halloween-themed card....
I love the Halloween accessories in the new Holiday Catalog! I especially LOVE that Stampin' Up! has packaged up Enamel Dots in Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Pumpkin Pie. So, if you're wanting to make Halloween cards or treat bags, you can affordably embellish with coordinating enamel dots! SCORE! They match this yummy Halloween Night Washi Tape. I know you can't see in the photo, but those bats are silver foil! Here's the list of Holiday Catalog products to add to your wish list:
- Halloween Scenes Stamp Set (W) 142226 or (C) 142229 (haunted house, moon, and bat images)
- Spooky Fun Stamp Set 142236 (sentiment - also part of the Halloween Scenes bundle - 141842)
- Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape 142026
- Halloween Night Enamel Dots 142025
Finally, the third card is the Christmas-themed card...
OH MY GOODNESS! The new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is GORGEOUS! If you've never used a Dynamic TIEF, let me give you some info....the folder is SIGNIFICANTLY thicker than our normal embossing folders. When you use it, you do not need the bottom cutting plate. The folder creates these amazing 3D backgrounds. It looks just like a cable-knit sweater!
This card is also packed FULL of sneak peeks, too! Here's the full list of products for your wish list:
- Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set (W) 142051 or (C) 142054
- Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape 141994
- Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 143537
- Baker's Twine Trio Pack 141999 (the pack contains 3 spools: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Gold)
- Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies 141851 (part of the Christmas Pines Bundle - 143496)
- Mini Pinecones 141990
I hope you'll continue hopping with the rest of the demonstrators in the hop! And please be sure to stop by in September to see my new website and all of its cool, new features! And, if you want to see the 150+ swap cards I receive back from other demonstrators, be sure to check out my website every single Sunday for my new "Swap Card Sunday" series!