Hello! Thanks for joining for for another ESAD Blog Hop. For all the info on ESAD, see the graphic at the end of this post.
Today we are celebrating our favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
There’s 25 talented crafters participating today, so make yourself a cuppa (or pour a wine!) and enjoy the clever and inspirational creations to come.
If you’re already hopping, you will have seen the stunning creations from my friend Lou Kitzelman. Click on the next button below (after my projects) to visit another gorgeous friend of mine – Cheryl Algie.
The friendships I’ve made through Stampin’ Up! is something that I am forever grateful for! It’s wonderful to have connections across the world!!!
The content of this blog hop was surprisingly easy for me!!!
Sometimes I struggle with ‘favourite’, but I’ve really been loving the Soft Sayings Kit & stamp set.
It’s priced at $61 for the Australian market, and in your cute little box, you receive materials to make 20 cards (including patterned envelopes – yep, no naked envelopes here!!!), a 15 piece stamp set, a block for stamping and an ink spot.
Today I wanted to show you how wonderful the stamp set in the kit is. I have a ‘soft’ spot for good greetings – and this stamp set covers it all!
It’s easy to miss the kit stamp sets! They are tucked away in the box and we often use them to make the kit cards but forget that they are more than the kit!!!
So, the first thing I did was make a clear case insert for the stamp set. I always do this for my kit stamps sets – I break them free from the cute box and store them with my usual stamp sets. This way they are on display and I don’t forget them!
To buy clear cases, click here or see my product link up at the end of this post.
They were accidentally missed from the print run of the catalogue this year – whoops! – but they are still very available!
Although I absolutely love the cards in the kit, I wanted to show you how easy it is to whip up some cards using the greetings & flowers/leaves in this stamp set. And hopefully inspire you to see this stamp set as more than just for your kit.
I’ve used some of my favourite layouts to make a set of cards using the stamp set in the Soft Sayings kit.
The colours are consistent with the kit colours. Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Gold & the core colours from the kit. Using colours that the Stampin’ Up! concept design team have put together is one of my ‘tips’ for easy card making.
Lemon Lime Twist…
There are so many sentiments in the stamp set, it’d be easy to make a heap of cards using your favourite colours & layouts, and keep them for when you next need a card in a hurry!
Or make up the card basics and then add the sentiment as you’re rushing out the door!!!
The kit cards are good for this too – and the beautiful colours & design of the Soft Sayings kit make them perfect for all occasions!
If you finish your kits cards in a hurry, Stampin’ Up! have introduced a refill for the kit this year.
You get all the card making materials and can use the blocks, inks & stamp sets you already own.
Thanks for hopping with me today. Next up on your journey is Cheryl Algie and her great variety of projects!
If you’re hopping when we first go live, please be patient with any broken links – they happen!!! Lou will be working hard behind the scenes to get everything to run smoothly!
If you want to skip ahead to any of the blogs, you’ll find a full list of participants below!
Have a wonderful week!
Blog hop participants:
- Josie Dean
- Nicole Wilson
- Carolina Evans
- Kim Oliver
- Sandra Mastello
- Lou Kitzelman
- Kelly Kent – you are here!
- Cheryl Algie
- Rebecca Scurr
- Sharon Dalton
- Leonie Schroder
- Monique Fielder
- Courtenay Heuston
- Terri Hawke
- Barbara Williams
- Kristel Rimmer
- Maree McIntosh
- Kathryn Ruddick
- Rosalie Desmond
- Linda Whalley
- Amity Knight
- Peta Stephen
- Megan Lenske
- Richelle Fletcher
- Carly Middleton