It’s here! The Stampin’ Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalogue started on 1st July – woo hoo! Another success for Stampin’ Up! – 249 pages of glorious products to buy & projects to try. I’ve signed up for another Blog Hop coordinated by the lovely ladies at ESAD. This will give you 24 blogs to ‘hop’ your way through and see lots of new catalogue ideas! If your hopping has already started, then you’ve come from Libby’s blog. Next, you’ll be off to Amity’s blog (you can find the full list of bloggers at the bottom of this post).
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.
SEEING STARS: I’ve chosen a theme of ‘stars’ to share with you today. There are quite a few stars within the Stampin’ Up! range. Here’s a visual comparison of the different stars you can punch/die cut (including some retired ones for comparison in case you still have these in your collection):
I think stars make for lovely male / neutral cards (and great female cards, kids cards, baby cards … suitable for all occasions in fact!). My first star card is all about layers. I loved the layered effect you can get when using Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating range. Start by sponging ink through the new (and fabulous) Star Decorative Mask (133777) to create a background of cascading stars. Add a couple of Stars Framelits (133723) with a stamped layer to add texture and a happy birthday message across the bottom. The final result is a simple but stunning neutral card ready for that special someone.
I then used the ‘negative’ created by the large Mossy Meadow start to create a 4″ square note card. I added Mossy Meadow chevron DSP (from the In-Colour Paper Stack) and more stars to the middle. By perfect coordination, the stamp I’ve used from Be the Star set matches with the smallest Stars Framelit & the star from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. 5 of these note cards together would make a great gift!
- Big Shot (113493) & Magnetic Platform (130658)
- Framelits: Stars (133723), Bitty Banners (129267)
- Decorative Mask – Hearts & Stars (133777)
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack (133787), Banner Punch (133519)
- Cardstock: Mossy Meadow (133683), Whisper White (106549), Basic Black (121688)
- Ink: Mossy Meadow (133645)
- Stamp Sets: Be The Star (135734/135731), And Many More (134276/134273)
- DSP: 2014-16 In Colour Paper Stack (133705)
- Accessories: Sponge Daubers (133773)
Thanks for visiting me and my stars. If you love stars as much as I do, then you’ll love some of the products that are making an appearance in the holiday catalogue – starting 28th August 2014. Any guesses???
Please continue on your blog hop journey to Amity’s blog, where you’ll find more inspiring samples using products from the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue. And if you’ve got time, leave a comment or two for the participants 🙂 Kelly x
Full list of Blog Hop Participants
2. Kelli Gordon
4. Delys Cram
9. Ann Gerlach
10. Libby Dyson
11. Kelly Kent – you are here!
12. Amity Knight
14. Louise Layton
15. Andrea Buckland
16. Yvonne Walker
17. Sally Williams
18. Debbie Lamb
19. Nerida Carter
21. Norelle Targato
22. Rochelle Blok
23. Clare Mcilhatton
24. Tracy Speight