Only 2 days to go before the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue goes LIVE!! *happy dance* *happy dance* * HAPPY DAAAAANNNNCCCE*
One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that you get to order out of new Catalogues a month before everyone else. So I’ve been ordering up a storm and I have fun new projects to show you. I thought I’d let you in on my top 5 Favourite new things.
Number 1 of Carolyn’s Favourite new things is the Woodlands Embossing Folder. It’s a different style to the normal embossing folder I go for (vintage or patterned) but I LOVE it. It’s a little magical… perhaps I spent to many hours reading Enid Blyton books when I was little.
In making this card I actually influenced by 2 cards I’ve seen in the world of Pinterest last week. Firstly one by the uber creative Kimberly VanDiepen and another from the site Scrapperia. Once I see these cards I try not to look at them again when I go to make my own. I like the idea of being creatively influenced but I don’t want an exact copy.
It’s alway interesting to go back after and look at the cards I was influenced by … to see where my creative journey took me.
Number 2 of Carolyn’s favourite new things is the Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) called Home for Christmas. How cute is that little deer??? I’ve simply fussy cut it out with my paper snips. This is a really lovely paper and has lots of vintage style images that take me back to Christmas of my childhood in the 70’s.
Number 3 of Carolyn’s favourite things is the Metallic Thread from the new Annual Catalogue. I’m still calling this new as the Annual Catalogue has only been out for a few months. If you don’t have the Metallic Thread in either gold or silver you are missing OUT!!
Here I’ve stitched it into the vellum. This has two purposes.. it’s look lovely and it also is a way of me adhering the vellum to the card stock without out nasty looking adhesive showing through the vellum. Creative challenges sometimes lead to the most perfect outcomes.
Number 4 of Carolyn’s Favourite new thing is the Gold and White Glitter Ribbon. Be-still my heart, it’s better then I imagined it would be. It’s soft and the ‘glitter’ is woven into the ribbon rather then stuck on.. so it doesn’t rub off. It also comes in a pack of both the gold and white.. 4.6m of each.
Number 5 of Carolyn’s Favourite new things is the Into the Woods Elements. 30 pieces (10 of 3 designs) of little wood elements all etched with images. *Squeal* Are you feeling it???
Have you been wondering how I did the background? So this is fun. Open up your embossing folder and directly wipe the ink of a stamp pad (I’ve used my favourite colour Crumb Cake) to the inside of the folder.
**Updated – as lots of people have been asking**
- You need to swipe the inside side of the folder that DOESN’T have Sizzix written on it.
- This is the side that the trees are raised on.
- The swiping effect of the ink pad direct to embossing folder lets the ink fall into the deeper grooves and settle but also swipes off the ink on the raised trees at the same time.
- Do not tap or squelch your ink pad on to the embossing folder. You must swipe from top to bottom in one movement. with your ink pad.
**Updated** 27th November – I’ve added a new Youtube tutorial.. enjoy. 🙂
Then put in your sheet of Card Stock – Very Vanilla in this case into the embossing folder and roll through the Big Shot. The ink washes easily off of the embossing folder as all our inks are mostly water based.
**Updated** So the trees here are recessed and background is raised and can be easily stamped on. I hope that helps. 🙂
I’ve then lightly stamped with the retired stamp set Dictionary in Early Espresso. Isn’t the effect magical?
Call to Action. Are you digging what I’m putting down? Then tell me in the comments section at the top of this post:
1. Do you use Pinterest to get creatively inspired?
2. What’s your favourite new product out of the Holiday Catalogue?
Don’t have a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue? You NEED to have one.. trust me. 😉
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To make things fair on me (and Fudge!), to be eligible for your free catalogue you simply have to meet the following criteria: be an Australian resident, not currently a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself and choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for future purchases.
Happy Stamping my friend,