Friday, 30 December 2011


Hello there and welcome to our New Spring Mini Catalogue blog hop. I am so excited to take part in this hop along with a few members of my team all  showcasing gorgeous products coming in the New Year in the form of our NEW Spring Mini catalogue. And just as you would expect from Stampin’Up!  there are tons of pretties in there. So sit back relax and enjoy the lovely inspiration everyone has prepared.
To help you navigate I will post the previous and next links on the hop. You will have arrived to my blog from Val’s stunning blog, weren’t her projects just gorgeous? I love this lady’s work !! A hard act to follow for sure but I was excited to create something other than Christmas and this is what I ended up with.
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There are quite a few stamp sets in the New Mini that I adore and had to have but by far this is my favourite. And you know I like it as I have been sneaking it onto everything I created for weeks now.Red heartI will give a complete list of products used at the end of this post but for now the dimensions of this sweet card.
Next was a sweet gift box made from two scallop envelopes.
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The envelopes were cut on the Big Shot machine and the video at the end of this post will show you just how easy it is to put together.
And of course a gift box needs to house a gift and I am so excited about the new line of Simply Adorned.
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Simply adorned is a new line of  jewellery perfect for every crafty person out there, the bevelled glass lockets can be customised to suit your mood and your outfits. The range contains chains, crystal charms,  and different sizes lockets. I just adore them and have been making many different inserts for my lockets I just can’t seem to stop, they are double sided and you can fit quite a lot inside them as you can see, I have quite a few layers and even a string of pearls in there, they are really great.
Ok here is the list of products used.

All supplies Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated

PAPER: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock
INK: Basic Black, Melon mambo, Lucky Limeade markers
STAMPS: You are loved, You're a Gem
TOOLS: Big Shot machine, stripes and frames embossing folder, scallop ribbon border punch, Oval punch, scallop oval punch, modern label punch, decorative label punch, spritzer tool
ACCESSORIES: Very vanilla seam binding ribbon, very vanilla velvet ribbon,
And here’s the video for the gift box, ENJOY  then quickly jump onto Sue’s blog and have a look at her fabulous scrapbook page. 

THANK YOU for visiting me today, till next time big hugs xxx
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  1. thanks for sharing these beautiful creations x

  2. Hi Monica
    Hope you had a Fab Xmas......I cant get to Val`s Blog...can you check the link......
    Fabulous work from you .....Gorgeous
    Happy New Year
    Hugs sylvie

  3. Love the Pool Part and Melon Mambo combination and the different textures, as always an inspiration Gen x

  4. Sylvie is working for me so not sure what's happening xx

  5. More amazing and beautiful projects. Love the colour combo! xxx

  6. Lovely Monica, thank you for sharing x

  7. Beautiful Monica, love the scallop envelope box. Off to hop. Thanks

  8. Fab tutorial, loving the blog hop, you sound a little horse :( hope you are feeling better now xx

  9. Gorgeous projects Monica - I need that die!!

  10. This is absolutely stunning. your combination of colors and design elements is perfection. I will be casing this for sure.

  11. Just lovely Monica ! I love the colour combination; your work is so gorgeous !
    Hugs Jane x

  12. This is absolutely exquisite, I love the colours, the projetcs, everything!!! You're so talented!!! Have a good end of year and happy new year!!! xoxo

  13. These are lovely, you are a very talented lady and I'm looking forward to Peterborough on the 8th to see what is in store!!


  14. Love, love, love your card. It is simply too sweet!

  15. GORGEOUS work as always Monica! Thank you so much for organising the hop, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to find time to get round properly and comment. xx

  16. Love you little purse, so clever!! Thanks for sharing your ideas.


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