Saturday, 2 April 2011

Blog Hop - SU! UK Demos celebrate the new Mini

For those of you already hopping around..... Hello and welcome to Amanda's little blog aka The Craft Spa. You should have come here from Jane's Blog- Cheshire Design House - aren't her projects just wonderful!!

And for those of you starting here...... Hello and welcome to our Blog Hop to showcase the wonderful new products in the Stampin' Up 2011 Mini Catalogue. A number of us have got ourselves organised via the fantastic UK stampin enthusiasts web site - inlovewithstamping- and so here are a feast of projects as you go from one blog to another..... so thanks Erika for getting us organised!!!

So here a  few projects I have made during March using some of the new products...  First up is a card using the new Manhattan Flowers embossing folder perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays - or indeed anything..... not only is this very "classy" but the embossing is so deep...it is just amazing.... I hope that you can get an idea of the effect in this photo.

I have kept this simple... so as not to overshadow the embossing pattern. So just a simple colour palette of Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Basic Black and use of the Ornate Flowers and Heard from the Heart stamp sets.

My second project is a Gift Card Holder Explosion Box showcasing the Fun Flowers die. Oh this die is a LOT of fun as it produces some fabulous flowers.... more of which are to come another day! The thread through the button is actually just a sliver of cardstock threaded through and tied into a knot.... I have seen this done by many in blogland....but it works a lot better than I thought it would!!!



This is a project we made as part of my Nursery Suite papers and Quick Accents classes run during March.  I have designed a number of explosion boxes and mini books during February and March - and got the idea in my head that a resizing and an extra insert would enable me to put a gift card in.... and it worked like a dream......

And that is it from me.... so thank you for visiting and..... next you are going to Sandra's Wonderful Blog  - check out these fantastic projects......

17 comments:

  1. Amanda, I love your exploding gift box - will definitely need to have a go at that!

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  2. Wow I love that gift card holder, what a lovely idea x

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  3. All your projects are beautiful but I especially like the first card - so elegant

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  4. Wow... gorgeous, can't wait for my 2nd Mini Catty order to arrive, those flowers are great. Would you share the instructions to the gift card box please? It is lovely and a wonderful idea :) x

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  5. Beautiful card Amanda and the box makes a super gift. Zoëx

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  6. Super projects but I think I'll have to CASE the card, it's srunning!

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  7. Very elegant card and I love the explosion box - what a great change for presenting a gift card.

    Sara xx

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  8. I love your projects thanks for sharing x

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  9. I love what you have made they are beautiful x

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  10. great projects, love the card and a fab way to give a gift card x

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  11. love your designs really 'my kid of thing!!'

    xxx

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  12. Fab projects, thanks for sharing

    Karen x

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  13. Your gift card holder is a brilliant idea. Love youe card as well

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  14. Love the scoring onthe flowers - makes them so architectural!

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  15. Beautiful projects. Love the first card

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  16. Love the simplicity and elegance of your card and what a brilliant idea to add a gift card to the explosion box! Fab :)

    Carol xxx

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Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

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