Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome to another exciting Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing the absolutely gorgeous Holiday Catalogue. I’m loving the new style of the “Seasonal Minis” which are now not-so-mini, that’s why they are now called “Seasonal Catalogues”. They also last for 5 months instead of the usual 4 months – we have one extra month to enjoy them even more. They even have more pages full of lovely products.

I’m sure you would have enjoyed checking out the super-talented Tina Gillespie’s creations – she is so  talented, isn’t she?

Here is a list of other Crafty Demonstrators participating in this month’s Blog Hop:

Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com

Margaret Knoops http://www.purplebuttons.wordpress.com    (ME!)

Nikki Sadler http://www.inkyart.com.au

Christine Blain http://www.christineblain.blogspot.com

Here are my creations – hope you enjoy them.Image

I’ve used the Core-dinations Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Gumball Green – each colour is available separately in a 12″x12″ pack of 12 sheets ($11.95). This cardstock is sandable & gives your creation an antique distressed look. To obtain this look, you will also need the Stampin’ Sanding System (which consists of a sanding block – 2 grits – fine & very fine – you also receive some sandpaper refills).  This task can get dusty, so there is also a Dusty Buddy you use to wipe up the excess “dust” – the Dusy Buddy is also available in this Catalogue.

The Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details is so easy to use – it’s just like Glitter but sticky. Make sure you don’t put any other project on top of it, until it dries completely – Yes, I’ve learnt the hard way.

This cardstock works extremely well with our Embossing Folders. I have created 3 little tags (which could be used for any occasion).

Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Core-dinations – Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Gumball Green (which is a new In-Colour 2012-2014)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Gumball Green (I’ve just daubed the edges – which can be seen just slightly)
Other: Stampin’ Sanding System (pg 6), Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (pg 6), Dust Buddy (Pg 6), Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details  (pg 23), Argyle Embossing Folder, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple & Summer Starfruit.
Here’s a gorgeous card using the Snowflake Soiree stamp set (pg 5). I usually don’t like using Snowflakes on a card, but this set is very subtle & elegant – I love it!
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, So Saffron & Night of Navy
Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron & Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree
Other: Jewellery Tag, Basic Pearls & Whisper White Bakers Twine
Finally, this is a little decoration I made using the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (pg 10). It’s basically made from a  5 little squares measuring 3″ x 3″ squares & folded different ways. It folds altogether to create a little gift that can be sent in the mail or as a lovely decoration on your Christmas Tree. It also uses 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon & a Bitty Button.
Thanks for stopping by on our Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop – next stop is the ever-so-lovely Nikki Sadler.
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8 Responses

  1. I love those tags- great idea with the embossing folders!

  2. Love the star – that looks so complicated to make but you make it sound super easy. Must take the tags die for a test run very soon.

  3. Your projects are gorgeous! The star looks so complicated, but very pretty!

  4. What great projects, Margaret – you’ve showcased lots of yummy products so well. I, too, love the star deoration!

  5. Great projects. Thanks.

  6. lovely projects Margaret! Love the star!

  7. They look like great projects Margaret. Love the tags.

  8. What a great selection of projects, Margaret. Love them all, especially the star. You’ve inspired me to get crafting again!

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