Saturday, 1 October 2011

Forever Young for the New Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi there!

Sunday 2nd October is the day we have our Blog Hop.  All the links are planned to be live from 10am on 2nd Oct - however, if you have any problems with the links, just bob back a little later and I am sure they will be running like clockwork.

A group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who use the In Love With Stamping Forum have decided to do some projects using some of the brand new products from the 2011-2012 Ideas Book & Catalogue.

Hopefully, you will have come here from Sara's blog.  Sara is amazing and I am so lucky to have her as my Stampin' Up! Mum!!!

At the begining of September, demostrators got to see the new catalogue on-line before customers could see it (just another of my favourate perks of being a Demo!) and we also got a list of items we could purchase to allow us to be ready for when the catalogue went live.  

As soon as I saw the set called Forever Young - I just loved it.  The tree is so pretty and I love the vintage look.  I had bought some of these boxes a few weeks ago for our next craft fair so I just had to have a play.

The Designer Series Paper I used to cover the box is called Timeless Portrait (which is part of the matching Product Suite along with FABRIC!!!).  The edges of the box and the Designer Series Paper were inked with sponge daubers in Island Indigo ink (one of the new In Colours for 2011) and I used Crystal Effects around the top rim of the box and added some Champagne Glass Glitter.

The tree image is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Basic Black and then die cut before being mounted on dimensionals onto a mat of Basic Black card die cut with the Scallop Circle die.  To finish I used Very Vanilla satin ribbon, loosely pleated directly onto the edge of the lid using stick strip.

Here is a picture of all the stamps in the set.

The new catalogue is now available online and I also have some catalogues, so if you would like to get a copy, contact me now for details.

Well, thank you for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying our little tour of inspiration!  I will now pass you on to Evy, who will provide even more ideas whilst your travelling through our little cyber space blog hop.

Have a great weekend.


  1. This ia a lovely box and I find your blog to be very inspirational. I love S U. Can I ask you to please consider popping on the Subscribe to Posts by e-mail gadget? This would make it easier for myself and the many others like me [ who have bad memories ] to follow your blog and may even increase sales for you.Please let me know if you add it then I can subscribe and will miss nothing. Many thanks. xx

  2. Love this! It's just gorgeous. Is this going to be another one we can't get you to part with at the craft fair in a fortnight?

    Sara xx

  3. This is gorgeous and so striking.x

  4. I love this box, it's gorgeous. I have the glass glitter and have not yet opened it up, so maybe after seeing the way it looks on here I should go and crack it open!

    Julie x

  5. Gorgeous project... I love the colours :) x

  6. Great box Jan... can we see it in the flesh later in October!!!!

  7. Jan your box is gorgeous. Than you so much for taking part in the blog hop x x

  8. Thanks Jan both for your comment and for complying to my request. xx

  9. Absolutely stunning! Love the shading effect on the lid and the glitter and ruffled ribbon!

    Sarah x

  10. Wow, Jan that box is beautiful!! Again, this set was one I wasn't keen on but now I'm seeing some lovely things being made with it. I might have to put it on my wish list!!

  11. Gorgeous box, I love this glitter :-)
    Hugs xx

  12. Oh how gorgeous! I absolutely love that tree image - one for the wishlist! Love the glitter and ruffled ribbon too :o) Lisa x