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!!


  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!

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

  3. Absolutely gorgeous projects...thanks for sharing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Beautiful projects. Love the gingerbread house!

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

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


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