Sunday, 28 March 2010

Take a stroll through our bloghop to get a look at the new products

Hello and welcome to our Stampin' Up! bloghop.

If you're already on your journey then you'll have joined me from Zoe. Didn't you just love what she's done, I know I did. (If you haven't been there yet, then don't worry the link at the end of the post will pass you you to the next person in the loop, and then the next and the next until you get round to Zoe and eventually back to me. Then you'll know you've been around the full bloghop - though we have another 2 loops if you've got the stamina!)

My first card uses the new sweet treat cups and can be packaged to send through the post in a specially designed padded envelope (that was the answer to Wednesday's pop quiz, lol, did you spot what they were?).

I took my inspiration from the very clever Becky over at Inking Idaho and adapted her design.

Stamp set: Something Sweet, Happy Moments (sentiment inside)
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, Round Tab, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1/2" Circle
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant
Other: White Eyelet, Silver Brad
Non-SU: Small chocolate beans

This is a narrow card (15cm x 7.5cm) so that you can pull the ribboned tab up and release the chocolate out of the back of the card without having to pull the card to pieces. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that all the parts of the gumball machine lined up properly.

Although ideal for sweets, these treat cups can be filled with all sorts of fun and sentimental items. I'll be showing you more ideas over the next few weeks or so.

This second card is really quick and easy.

Stamp set: I {Heart} Hearts, Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Punches: Heart to Heart, Small Heart

I punched the hearts trio in the bottom corner of the card. Using the new trio of hearts in the I {Heart} Hearts set I stamped it in Real Red, punched it and used the aperture to place the hearts against the back of the card. I stamped the dinky heart from the set and used the new Small Heart punch. I've always loved our SU punches as they're so great for cardstock but these new punches are even better as they now fold flat for easier storage - brilliant! The sentiment is from one of our recent Sale-a-bration sets.

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Like what you've seen and want to place an order? As a special offer to celebrate the launch of the Mini Catalogue, I'm offering free postage on all orders over £45 placed with me by 10pm Easter Monday (5 April). Email me to place your order. If you're in the Sheffield/Barnsley area you can also drop into my Open Day on Saturday 3 April, any time 1pm-4pm for demos, make and takes, refreshments and more. Email me for directions.

Thanks for visiting and now I'll pass you on to Linda who has more amazing creations in store.

See you again soon I hope.

Sara xx


Elaine said...

Fabulous creations. So nice to see what other people do with the stamps.

debbi taylor said...

I love the idea of the bookmark in the back of the card genius - love the colour combo you have used too x

kazzells said...

Love the sweety idea its just soooo cool, wonderful creations xxx

Helen said...

Thanks for taking part, I love the treat cup card! gorgeous projects

AuroraDawn said...

Fantastic projects Sara, particularly like the idea of the bookmark holding in the sweeties - brilliant!!

Zoë said...

Great projects Sarah. You are so clever sorting the slider on the treat card! TFS. Zoë

Deborah O'D said...

These projects are lovely

I love the card because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kraft cardstock x

LME said...

Beautiful cards :)

Melanie said...

beautiful projects, Its nice to see what everyone else is doing with such wonderful products.

Need More Time to Craft said...

Fab projects Sara. Love the treat cup card

Jan said...

Love the treat cup card!

Karen said...

Really gorgeous projects, they are all beautiful :)

Linda said...

Love that treat cups card, brilliant idea for lifting the back to release the sweets, may have to case that idea.... love the hearts card too.... striking colours.

Anonymous said...

Excelled yourself Sara, these projects are fabulous. I love the kraft and real red together lush. Fabulous inspiration thank you. Hugs Ali x

Biscuitlid said...

these are both brill Sara, I love the treat cup holder card, very inspiring indeed.

I bought two packs of the flowers, I have only opened one pack - the other is for admiring lol!


Jo said...

Mmmmm sweet treats, my favourite ;o)

Shaz said...

Fabulous cards, love the treat cup one.

Caroline Skinner said...

I must get those sweet treat cups're card has really inspired me!

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous projects but I love the sweet cups one the best! Can't wait to get mine!

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

love the something sweet one. It is great to see how others use the products. Emma xx

Alex said...

Great cards Sara, especially love the Heart card.

Have a good week.

Alex x

Carol said...

The treat cup card is fab, that slider thing looks tricky though!
Love the simplicity of the heart card too :)

Carol xxx


Gorgeous and very sweet projects Sara. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Love how youve done the treat card with the slider. Great projects!

Shazza said...

fabulous projects, love the slider card

Dawn said...

I love your sweet treat card really nicely done.