Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue Blog Hop 2012!

Hello and welcome to my offerings on the In Love With Stamping (ILWS) blog hop to mark the launch of the brand new Stampin' Up! Catalogue for this year.

For those who haven't been on a blog hop before, this is when SU demos from all over the country (and one from France!) come together to showcase the new products in the new catalogue. We are a huge loop of 40 odd blogs and we provide links to the demo before us and the one after us... and hopefully, once you have finished you will want to order just one of everything!

Now you may have landed here from my SU sister's Blog - isn't Ruth just one of the most talented people on the loop today??? so when you are done here - follow the link at the end of the blog to Amanda's  and she will lead you to the next blog in the series!

Anyway - on with the main point of today! I am going to feature my very favourite product from the new catalogue - the fabulous new Elegant Butterfly punch. I was lucky enough to acquire this as contraband earlier this year - and I must admit that it is well on its way to being worn out as I have used it so much!

My first project is this beautiful butterfly string - this was inspired by a beautiful one created by another of my SU siters the talented Tooty Mackenzie - she made one to showcase the 5 new in colours, and when i saw it - my first reaction was what a fabulous idea it would make for wedding decorations. I have made this one in white with white ribbon, but you could substitute your bridal colours in either the butterflies or the ribbon to make it a perfect match for your scheme

Next up are a couple of cards to show how quickly and easily they can be made using the punch... First this lovely birthday card (an almost CASE from one in the catalogue!) - island indigo, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip card with very Vanilla, a few basic pearls and the teeny tiny wishes stamp set for the sentiment! (yes natalie - I made two of these as you missed out on my swap last week - and i will deliver it on Wednesday!) -

Next up is this one - which i have made as a sympathy card - but it would fir almost any occasion!

One of the other items in the catalogue is the fab new Stocking die for the Big Shot machine. I used it to make a string for the stand at Bluewater the other week. and I can assure you that these are quick and cheap to make.... You get 4 stockings out of one sheet of 12x12 paper  (this is from the new Autumn/ Winter catalogue) and you can have to whole bestockinged in no time at all!

Now - its only been out a month - but don't forget our lovely Autumn/ Winter Catalogue - its got lots of lovely goodies for Autumn, Halloween and Christmas in it, and here is my take on the ornament from the front cover.. The stamp set and framelits are already runaway best sellers so hurry and get yours now!

Well - I think thats enough from me for now - I'm going to pass you on to Amanda who also has something lovely to share with you. Bye - and Have fun on the rest of the hop!

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  1. Love your stocking banner Carolyn - really can't wait to get my hands on that die!! Gorgeous Butterfly projects too - I can see that Papillon Potpourri and the punch are going to be big sellers!!

  2. I love the butterfly string - fab idea and so pretty - can see a lampshade now.....Great projects thanks for sharing

  3. Gorgeous projects...I LOVE that butterfly string its amazing

  4. The stockings are great! Love the butterflies too x

  5. Well done Carolyn! Lovely items on your blog hop.x

  6. Love how you used the butterfly punch on the ribbon :) my favorite in the new catalogue

  7. I couldn't decide what my favourites were as I loved each and everyone of them. You are a great inspiration Carolyn. The butterflies, ornament, stockings... brilliant!

  8. Love your butterfly projects - so pretty - particularly love the wedding garland. Gill x

  9. I love the stockings. All fab projects though.

  10. Gorgeous projects Carolyn
    Margaret x

  11. Great projects, especially love the butterfly string and cards, beautiful!
    Clare x

  12. Beautiful projects, I love the stocking banner. x