Saturday, September 1, 2012

A blog hop...

It’s Stampin’ Up’s! New Annual Catalogue Time!!!  To celebrate, some of our Team – The Artfull Stampers – are sharing some of our fabulous projects showcasing some of the gorgeous new products available in the 2012-2013 Catalogue!!

You’ve may have hopped here from Madonna’s Blog.  I’m stop #3 on the Hop and I’m glad you “hopped” in.

My stamp set choice for this hop:  
Little Friends 

I have two different style of items for you today, the first one is a fun and novel idea - one that was super fun to make and I like the use of the pastel colours...

1.  A little brown wagon

A set of 3 cards 3" x 3",
 The labels framelits have been used on the card fronts in designer paper.

and now for my personal favourite project for this blog hop....

2.  Little Boy Blue Gift card/box

The labels framelits are the star of the cover of this "book"

I have aged all of the elements of the cover by using early espresso and inking the edges.
Baja breeze seam binding and crochet trim bind it together.
The inside of the book:

I found the tutorial for this faux book from HERE 
Now click on the link to Christina for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas on Christina's blog to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.
  1. Alisa Tilsner
  2. Madonna
  3. Melissa - You are Here!.
  4. Christina Barnes
  5. Kathryn Carr
  6. Anna
  7. Alison Barclay
  8. Michelle Bartholomaeus
  9. Nicole Derendorf   
  10.  Kay Koufalakis  
  11. Stamping With Karlie  
  12. Carolyn Bennie
  13. Tamsin Adams
  14. Tina Hewitt
Thank you for visiting and if you'd like to leave a comment I'd be very pleased to hear what you think of the new catalogue and products :-)

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  1. Oh my!!! The level of detail on your projects is extraordinary! That box is truly exquisite. Amazing work -just amazing!!! :)

  2. Awww how gorgeous are those cards? Beautiful colours and lovely water colouring. And yes, I agree with Alison, that box is fantastic. Wow, thank you for the inspiration!
    Happy Stamping!

  3. So, So, soooooo very cute!!!! OMG, I have to get this stamp set, like right now. Gorgeous projects Mel - I will be 'casing' these for sure xx

  4. Miss have really upped the fint detail aspect of the projects. They are delicious. I have got one of these books in my "gunna file", but the pages need respect!!! Love the Lil boy blue running theme. ooxx

  5. I love the book but all of them are great and such lovely colouring too can't wait to get this set thanks for showing us your beautiful projects

  6. this stamp set is on my must haves i will be getting this week love the box especially and will be making one for sure. thanks so much for sharing from clare @

  7. I think I neeeeed this set now!!! Gorgeous cards Melissa!!!

  8. so so sweet, so clever! love the 2nd shot of the cute little wagon and all you can see is a little head and hand waving his flag - heh heh. So much patience shown in these projects!

  9. Love what you've done with these projects - love the colour combinations too.

  10. Both projects are amazing, Melissa! You have put so much thought and care into these gorgeous creations! Off to hop! I am keen to see some of the new goodies! Hugs xxx

  11. These projects are amazing! You have totally inspired me x
    Debbi x


Hi thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend giving me a comment on this project, I truly appreciate it, Melissa