Welcome to the Eureka Stampers New Catalogue Blog Hop!!!
In this hop each of us are going to feature some new stamps, ink pads and accessories from the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. And you are in for a treat!
You may have started your hop off at Rebecca’s blog, or come to my blog via the lovely Simone, or I may be your starting point… Either way, make sure you take the time to hop and over and see what everyone has created… The ladies are all an extremely talented bunch and I’m sure you will be overwhelmed with their creativity.
For this hop, I have decided to showcase the new dinosaur stamp set featured in the catalogue on page 43 called ‘No Bones About It’. It is a photopolymer set containing 18 separate stamps with 1,000,000 different possibilities. Hence, why I couldn’t stop at creating just one card. Matching it up with our Cherry On Top DSP stack and washi tape, these cards came together quickly, as everything just co-ordinated so easily.
With 2 sons myself and a whole bunch of nephews in my family, this was an easy purchase. Combined with getting it as a half price item (thanks to Stampin’ Rewards), I know I will get lots of use from the set. And that’s not to say that it is a set just for the boys. I have also created some very cute cards with it using Melon Mambo and some bling for the girls too! My stash of children’s cards had almost depleted entirely (which is quite easy to do) and with this set and just one evening of creating, I have stocked up once again!
The first card I created, I just knew that I has to use the T-Rex skeleton and the ‘No bones about it, you’re grrrreat!’ greeting! I added the party hat stamp to the T-Rex’s head for a bit of fun and to suit the birthday theme of the card. Picking colours from the Cherry On Top paper, I already had a bright and cheerful card in the making. The doughnut paper from this stack is to cute for words and from first seeing it, I knew immediately that it was going to be my favourite piece. And that it needed to be added to this card. And just like some of the doughnuts on the paper that have had a bite taken out of them, (I like to think that the T-Rex did this), on the top left of the card, I used my small scallop circle punch, to take a bite out of the paper. It just adds a little bit more wow to the whole card don’t you think?!
Once again, I couldn’t resist decorating the inside of my card. I think this is going to be a regular thing as it just looks so cute and makes it all a little bit more special when the recipient opens up the card to read what’s inside and sees that you have taken the time to decorate the middle too. Using a few small elements from the front of the card and making sure that I have left enough space to write, it gets all tied together with a bit of stamping, some punchies and some washi tape.
For this next card, the Expressions Natural Elements words were calling out to be used. I think that it works extremely well on this card with their earthy look and feel, don’t you think? Not wanting to take away from the word, I didn’t add much more to this card other than some DSP, stamping and washi tape. I wanted the word ‘Celebrate’ to be the feature and the main focus and it is. These words aren’t self adhesive but are easy enough to glue down with our Tombow Liquid glue using the fine tip end. It takes a minute or two to dry but then is secure. Easy!
Again, I have added gone one step further and decorated the inside of the card with some simple stamping and washi tape to tie it all together. The stamped footprints across the bottom of the card are super cute!
Last but not least, I used the ‘No Bones About It’ set to CASE the catalogue. If you look at the present on the bottom right of page 5, you’ll notice that I have used that idea and created a card with the basic sketch. I couldn’t get past the cuteness of the little yellow pom poms on the present and knew that I had to use them on a card. The Cherry On Top Cotton Paper were used to create these. It is delicate yet strong and pliable and perfect for creating all sorts of things from pom poms to scrunchy flowers and more. You are only limited by your imagination.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations and I’m sure there will be some more dinosaur-y ideas in the future, so keep you eyes peeled on my blog. Maybe you’d like to even subscribe so you don’t miss a thing?!
The next lovely lady on your journey is our very own Carly Middleton and her creations are sure to WOW! You can skip on over to her page by clicking here or on the arrow below.
And also, here is a list of ALL the creative and crafty Eureka Stampers in the hop in case you get lost along the way, it is easy enough for you to get back on track again!
4. Emma Palonek <— This is me 🙂 You are here!
7. Mel Pagano
9. Tracy Penn
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