Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Blog Hop aka Scallop Square # 8 and #9

Welcome to The Craft Spa for those of you that have hopped across from Tinas' blog  and for those of you starting here..... just a few words to explain!!  A group of 40 extremely talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators have got ourselves organised ( via the forum In Love with Stamping) in the form of 2 blog hops ( 20 in each!) to show you some projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue. These products are available from 1st May until end of August 2012.

So here is a link to the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue. This is the first time we have had a Summer Mini in the UK and I am thoroughly enjoying all the wonderful new products in it!! Lots more to share with you....... Watch this space!!!

And here are a couple of projects using some new stamp sets and products to whet your appetite!

Firstly, one for the babies!! This Double Z Fold card uses the new Baby Prints stamp set and the wonderful new pleated ribbon across the inside of the card! Shown here in Blushing Bride - but also available in Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz & Riding Hood Red.

Aren't these stamped hands and feet just gorgeous!! The papers are from the Nursery Nest pack which are just perfect for this project - for the boys as well as the girls! As you will see on another day!! Just need a few minutes to finally assemble the boys version!!

Secondly, one for a wedding - or for a wedding  anniversary. This Centre Step Card uses the new Love & Laughter stamp set - as well as the new Bakers Twine ( which I have been desperate to get my hands on for a while!!)  Shown here in Pool Party - but also available in all this years' In-Colors - Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral.

What a wonderful image of a wedding cake here - I also couldn't resist using a Centre Step Card format as I thought it looks like a cake too!!

Hope these cards please and inspire you . And talking of inspiration.... here is the link to the next blog in our hop where the Ruth  has even more to inspire you!!

Click here to go to Ruth's blog

SU! Products used
Baby Card 
Stamps - Baby Prints stamp set (NEW)
Ribbons - Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon -  (NEW); Blushing Bride Stitched Ribbon  
Dies  - Scallop Square; Circles #2 Die
Papers - Nursery Nest 
Punches - 2 3/8" Scallop Circle die
Cardstock - Blushing Bride; Pear Pizzazz

Wedding Card

Stamps - Love & Laughter (NEW)
Ribbons - Bakers Twine Pool Party (NEW)
Dies  - Scallop Square, Polka Dots embossing folder
Papers - Nursery Nest 
Punches - Itty Bitty Blossoms
Cardstock - Whisper White; Shimmer Silver; Pool Party


  1. Lovely cards and I love the Z fold. Will def be giving that one a try x

  2. they're both lovely - but really like the baby card

  3. I love your cards Amanda, especially the baby prints, so cute and they look like real prints!

  4. Lovely cards Amanda. Love the way you have done different to the ordinary folded cards - nice to see a change.x

  5. Gorgeous cards, these beautiful stamps slipped into my basket today!!

  6. Lovely stuff, thanks for sharing!

  7. I love what you have done with the cake stamp, so pretty.

  8. oh just love these cards! Love how you combined using the hand prints and foot prints on the same card too!


Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

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