Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop.
We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the
new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.
Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping.
If you have arrived from Sarah's blog, a big hello to you...
Firstly I would just like to say that I am sooo excited to be taking part in my first ever blog hop! Whoop whoop!! There are so many fantastic, yummy new products in the new Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue, that I have found it very hard to narrow down my choice of what to show you today, so, I hope you like what you see here; I have certainly enjoyed creating the projects!
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to challenge myself to make Christmas 2013 a wholly hand-made Christmas... I make all sorts of things - cards, jewellery, stained glass, crochet, sweets, jam, chutney - you name it I've probably made it at some point over the years! I've always been a crafter, for as long as I can remember! However, as I'm not exactly the most organised person I know, I jumped with glee when I saw the new Season of Style This and That Journal in the new catalogue - this could be the key to completing my gargantuan self-challenge!! No more easily-lost scraps of paper with scribbled lists on for me this year... just this beautiful journal with pre-printed pages in useful sections, some coordinating Designer Stickers and a rotary stamp to help me keep organised and on track to completing my hand-made presents challenge! Here is a photograph of the inside cover of the journal with a set of the stickers that I have tucked inside the useful pocket and a piece of the yummy new 1" (2.5cm) wide Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon tied to the binding to make a book mark:
I bought one for my sister for her birthday too and I decorated the front of hers, but I've yet to decorate my own one though!
I love the way that Stampin' Up! coordinate their products so beautifully. The Season of Style Designer Series Paper matches this journal beautifully and as I'll have lots of hand-made gifts to give this Christmas, I thought I'd better make a start on some pretty packaging for all those gifts... Here are just a few ideas for some gift boxes/bags - all of which are really simple, quick and easy to make:
I have used the Season of Style DSP, the same Cherry Cobbler ribbon as above, plus the textured 12x12" Cherry Cobbler cardstock to make these and embellished them with the help of the Very Merry Tags stamp set, a few of Stampin' Up! must-have punches, the really cute and dinky Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments paper clips (which are also from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue) plus I've added a little bit of sparkle with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Dazzling Details glitter glue... I think my favourite is the bucket gift bag with the Rudolph tag - the Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot nose matches the polka-dot pattern on the paper perfectly, don't you think? He's so cute!
Anyway, that's enough from me for one day! Please pop back again soon, as I plan to show you more of things that I make in my hand-made Christmas quest - and will show you how to make some of the boxes and gift bags too. Do you fancy joining me in the hand-made Christmas challenge? Do let me know if you do!
So next stop is Caroline's blog,
why don't you take a peek at what lovely things that they have created?
Thank you so much for visiting!