Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue Blog Hop – Snow Festival Papers - aka Scallop Square Die #20-22

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Welcome to The Craft Spa for you that have come from the beautiful projects on Carolyn’s blog - and for you starting here..... just a few words to explain!!  A group of nearly 40 extremely talented Stampin' Up! UK demonstrators have got ourselves organised (via the forum In Love with Stamping) in the form of a blog hop to show you some projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! Annual & Autumn/Winter catalogues. These products are all available from today….. 1st October.

I have used quite a lot of products in the Autumn & Winter catalogue as I LOVE these Snow Festival papers – so it seemed rude not to…. see my Special Offers page to see how you can pick up a Snow Festival kit to make these projects for yourself….. or just the tutorial if you already have lots of these papers!!

So I have 3 projects to show you today…..

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Firstly my Gingerbread House – complete with gingerbread men and candy canes from the new Scentsational Season stamp & Framelit bundle. As well as a Scallop Square die cut roof and base - of course!

This is based on the House Mini Book that Michelle Last demoed at Stampin’ Up! Convention 2 years ago… I made one earlier in the year but couldn’t get my ribbon to lay flat at the side – which resulted in my sides “gaping”  when closed… so … The Craft Spa, SU, Stampin Up, Demonstrator, Snow Festival New 2012-13 Catalogue Blog Hop 01 (3)a die cut scallop square came to the rescue…. to make a base that the book/house fits into nicely!! So it ends up as a box come mini book I suppose.

And here is the inside of the “book” – all ready for some photos to be added…..

And don’t you just love those felt snowmen!! Big thanks to my good friend Alison for these – I just wish I was SO clever!!! They are just SO cute!!

The Craft Spa, SU, Stampin Up, Demonstrator, Snow Festival New 2012-13 Catalogue Blog Hop 01 (6)Secondly, my After Eight Dispenser Box. 

I have seen lots of similar tea caddies around the Web – but we don’t have a tea drinker at Christmas – so with a quick tweak to the dimensions and a Scallop Square Base and lid – my dispenser box for After Eights was born. This will get a lot of use in my house at Christmas…… And quite a few friends will be getting these as gifts… so there will be more versions to show here later…..

The Craft Spa, SU, Stampin Up, Demonstrator, Snow Festival New 2012-13 Catalogue Blog Hop 01 (7)And last but – but very definitely not least – my Chocolate Smarties Penguin Exploding Box.

This is a CASE of my own Easter Lindt Chocolate Bunny project . I have been desperately wanting to find chocolate penguins ever since – and voila – Smarties have done me proud!!   I just needed to tweak the dimensions again as the penguin is taller. I love that it is “mature” on the outside of the box… and then so cute on the inside…..

The Craft Spa, SU, Stampin Up, Demonstrator, Snow Festival New 2012-13 Catalogue Blog Hop 01 (8)The Polar Party stamp set was superb for this project – though you could use Owl Punch Art Penguins instead….

And how perfect is the new Sweater Trim ribbon for a little scarf!!!

Both of the catalogues are linked to the top left of my blog – but go here to go straight  to the BIG Annual Catalogue released today!!

If you would like to make up these projects for yourself – I have the tutorials available for purchase – or if you need the products as well – I have put together a special Snow Festival kit  - shown here on my Snow Festival Kit Offer page - which includes all the card, paper & ribbon etc that you need to be able to make these…. and the tutorial for free.

And now it is time to pass you onto Pat's wonderful creations . EDITED TO ADD…. there appears to be a glitch with this link – please come back and press the link again if you get passed into a webring the first time!!

http://stampinbeckscraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new-catalogues-blog-hop.html

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Ideas and beautifully made - love the choccie box - makes a little thing really special and a lovely keepsake once the choccie has gone!

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  2. Absolutely wonderful 3D creations - just beautiful work!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous projects...thanks for sharing
    Cxx

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  4. What brilliant projects! They really show what is possible with Stampin'Up! products x

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  5. OMG what amazing projects. I would love to make the After Eight box for my hubby for Christmas!

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  6. WOW amazing and inspiring love the after eight box :)

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  7. Incredible projects. Just love the gingerbread house nad the after eights box. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Some fantastic ideas Amanda, love how you have changed the tea caddy for after eights

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  9. Beautiful projects Amanda - lovin' the little gingerbread house ... so Christmassy! Gill x

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  10. I always love seeing other projects rather than just cards, thank you so much for sharing. x

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  11. What fabulous projects, love the house. Sharon x

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  12. Wow, such fabulous projects. Great idea to adapt the tea caddy for after eights, yum!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Clare x

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  13. Wow Amanda these are all GORGEOUS!!!
    Margaret x

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  14. Beautiful projects. Love the gingerbread house!

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  15. Gorgeous projects, that gingerbread house would be just perfect in my hall at Christmas!

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  16. Fabulous projects Amanda, just can't choose a favourite!

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