Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue blog hop - Counrty Home

Hi and welcome to the August Stampin' Dreams blog hop. This month we are giving you a sneak peek at the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue that will be released on September 5th. Even though the title of the catalogue is holiday there is so much more in there. I haven't ordered any Christmas stuff from it yet - it seems to sit there looking at me making me feel inadequate for not being organised and starting my Christmas prep early! But I did get this fabulous stamp set called Country Home. It has a jug, urn and some floral arrangements. Perfect for a colouring nerd like me.

For my card I have used the Garden Gate Z-fold card tutorial from AddINKtive Designs. It is a great card fold that once you master you can adapt to use with lots of other stamp sets.

And it is the perfect card fold to show off these gorgeous flower arrangements!

I kept the decoration really simple. I wanted the flowers to be the star. In the catalogue there are 5 new colours of Stampin' Blends. It really is like Christmas!

Did you notice the metallic shimmer I have added to my card? The card base is Champagne Foil. The black cardstock was embossed using another new product - the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - and then lightly brushed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. The shimmer paint comes in a few colours and has so many uses and is easy to use.

And check out the Braided Linen Thread! I slightly prized it apart to make it look a bit like a rustic table runner.

Of course you need somewhere to write your message! I have used my Stamparatus to perfectly position the square stamp to stamp this border.

This nifty card folds flat to fit into a standard envelope too for posting. It makes a lovely surprise for someone when they open an envelope and find a card that can stand up.

I made this card for a friend's birthday so of course I had to make a gift box to match. I used one of the cute pizza boxes. Don't they look great when you emboss them. You run them through the Big Shot in the same way as you emboss cardstock. I love the sparkly sheen that the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint gives the box.

Make sure you check out each blog in this hop. Your wish list will be soooooo long by the end of it! Please let me know if you would like a Holiday Catalogue. Next up you are off to one of my stamping friends, Kim Oliver. Can't wait to see what she has come up with.

If you love colouring and want to learn some tips and tricks to get fantastic results you might be interested in our new module at Stamp In Confidence. It includes videos and written info to get you colouring like a professional. Read all about it here.

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  1. Amazing! That tin tile embossing folder is sure one of my favourites. I love what you’ve done with this Stamp set.

  2. Wow! Love that little milk jug & how you've coloured the flowers! Thanks for being part of the August SDBH xx

  3. Superb! I love the drama of the black backdrop for the flowers. Your colouring is perfect and the whole project is stunning!

  4. amazing card!! I love your coloring, and I think that the matching envelope add a really nice touch to the recipient of this card!! I love the pizza box and the embossing folder! thanks for sharing

  5. This Tin Tile DTIEF looks just amazing in black with a hint of champagne shimmer paint. Gorgeous projects, Lou xx

  6. Just beautiful! I've just ordered the stamp set and can't wait to get it!

  7. Loads of eye catching moments with these lovely designs Lou x

  8. Very pretty, Lou! I love the Tin Tile embossing on Basic Black, great idea.

  9. LOVE the idea of embossing the pizza box lid!!! Wonderful idea, Lou. And the touch of black is perfect... very realistic to the many tin tile ceilings I've seen in older buildings here in the States. I love the card, but box is my personal favorite. xx

  10. Lou, I love these!! That tin tile embossing folder is going to be on my next order xo

  11. WOW!!! Absolutely love your design and the colours you have chosen <3 Sooo STUNNING!!! I must buy some pizza boxes!!!
    Cheers Shaz

  12. Hi Lou what a clever card. The Tin Tile embossing folder is a must. So amazing.

  13. Love your work Lou. This EF is to die for. TFS

  14. This is lovely loving that embossing folder

  15. Sigh! Gorgeous colouring and a fun fold to boot!


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