Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Today the new Summer Mini Catalogue goes live and to celebrate I am joining the ESAD Group of Stampin'Up! Demonstrators in a Blog Hop!

This is the very first Blog Hop I have participated in and I feel very privileged to be among such a talented group of Stampin Up Demonstrators.  

Be sure to follow all the links until you find yourself back here as there will be lots of eye candy to tempt and inspire you.  The Summer Mini is full of fabulous new toys.  

I've chosen to use three new stamp sets from the mini including:

* Framed With Love

* For Everything

* Butterfly Prints & the wonderful Butterfly Punch

I've also used the new Kaleidoscope DSP & Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. You'll see that while the polka dot side of this ribbon is delish, it can also be used as double stitched plain Red Ribbon. 

Here's the first set of my creations:

Trio #2 copy comp 


Featuring Butterfly Pirnts and that fab punch!  The Love quote is also part of the set.  The "Thanks" and birdie stamp are from the For Everything Set.

I didn't have quite the right ribbon for this card, so I decided to run my old olive marker along both edges of the 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon and Voila!  The background on the kraft cardstock is a flourishy image from the Framed with Love set repeatedly stamped in Versamark ink.

Bfly detail copy comp

This little box is inspired by one on page 4 of the mini,

Box cameo copy comp

Whilst I really love Kraft C/Stock there is a wonderful new Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Mini called Kaleidoscope DSP and it co-ordinates with Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Green Galore and Pink Passion.  Sounds really bright doesn't it?  Well I made a couple of cards, the first is perhaps a little bright for my tastes - think I just used too many colours?,

Bold bright kaleidoscope dsp copy comp 

but I LOVE the second version

2009_1130HopBlogESAD0047 copy comp 

These cards both used a wonderful new tool - Circle Scissors Plus.  When used in conjuction with the Glass Mat you can easily cut circles up to 6 inches in diameter.  Imagine the possibilities. . . . .

Then I decided to create a final card that shows the versatility of the ribbon, and uses flowers from the For Everything set to create my own DSP.

Kraft DIY DSP copy comp 


Ok that's it for my show & tell but the fun's not over yet it's time to hop on over to Stamp With Gail for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Corinna

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