Thursday, 7 June 2018

Creative Circle June Blog Hop - New Catalogue Debut Favourites

Hello and welcome to the Creative Circle June Blog Hop. We're showcasing the new Stampin' Up catalogue debut favourites. One of my favourites is the new Sweet Storybook bundle on page 160 of the catalogue and so glad it arrived just in time to start to play with it and am excited to share with you. Purchasing it as a bundle is a definite must to create the most sweetest and effortless window scene with the dies as well as getting 10% off. 

Here are the set of cards that I've created and oh my goodness it was so much fun, that I've created three hehe. The sample on the catalogue was a great inspiration and and just by adding patterned paper, ink blending as well as a 3D element can create so much variation. The stamp set is photopolymer layering set and makes it quick and easy to line up and create a finished coloured image. I have used additional copic markers to colour in the grasses and mouse ears as well as some blue sky shading. The coordinating dies greatly helps to create the window panels and allows for more creativity with the set. Using a stamping positioning tool such as a Misti or the new SU Stamparatus  helps to create multiple cards and images with ease. 

These are the first two cards created as inspired from the catalogue sample. 

To construct the tri-fold card I cut and scored two card fronts as pictured below and joined them to make a gate fold opening. The card is 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches scored at 4.25 inches or folded in half to create two A2 side folding cards measuring 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches.

The second one is folded the other way and placed inside with the other flap within. Please see last pic example to gives a better overview. 

Outlined images and sentiments have been stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and is alcohol marker friendly. Colours used are Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. Melon Mambo and Real Red for the flowers and mushroom. Sahara Sand for the mice. Ranger distress ink - Shabby Shutters used with a mini round ink blending tool. The colour is similar to the SU Lemon Lime Twist. 

This card uses a retired SU holiday patterned paper left over from a previous project and just love the colour and foliage design on the reverse side that suited the theme. Using patterned paper greatly changes the feel and design of the card and can truly personalise it.

Thank You sentiment used inside.

For extra fun, I created a shadow box card using Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box die and perfectly frames the scene so well. The Shadow box folds flat and can be easily mailed out. The same colours used with the exception of the card stock and ink blending used for the sky background. I haved used ranger distress ink Broken China for the sky background and Wild Wasabi cardstock for the shadow box base. The mushroom has been hand cut and was easy enough and creates even more depth to the scene.

I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. I really love this set and was a lot of fun to create. It has so much potential and the die cut window panel can be used in many different ways. By changing up the greeting or combining with other sets will definitely get more creativity and use from it. Be sure to continue to hop along from the list below to see more creative inspiration from the design teams amazing projects. Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time - Happy Crafting! :) 


  1. Awesome! The shadow box is my favorite.

  2. Wowza-You did this in a day! I wish I can do that!

  3. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love your cards and this bundle is on our wishlist


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