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Ink & Share Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Preview...

Hello all and welcome to today's Ink & Share Blog Hop.  You have joined me from the amazing Cindy Mitchell-Clark. This is a collaboration of several Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world to share with you a Holiday Catalogue Review.  This is just a small selection of some of the amazing new products available in the Autumn Winter Catalogue which goes live on the 5 September.
I have chosen to share with you today two new amazing Christmas sets from the catalogue along with some amazing DSP.
The first card I want to share with you is using the Joyous Noel suite.  I am normally quite a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas and love the bright reds, greens and golds but sometimes it is nice to have something a little bit different and the Joyous Noel suite whilst traditional in some respects, adds a vintage feel with the use of two new colours to our spectrum, Merry Merlot (don't you love that name!) and Gray Granite along with the beautiful Tranquil Tide and instead of the usual bright Gold it is paired with Copper which gives it a softer look and compliments the vintage feel.  The suite is made of some beautiful elements and the stamp set can be purchased as a bundle which incorporates a lovely sprig punch.  There is also some beautiful glimmer paper in copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide.
This card was made using the Peaceful Noel stamp set which forms part of the suite.
Another set I adore from the new catalogue is called Dashing Deer which is full of lovely deer and some amazing greetings.  It reminds me so much of the amazing 'Dasher' who was a hit for many years in the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  I have chosen this set also because it compliments the Joyous Noel suite so well.
This set is also available as a bundle with the most adorable dies, just look at those swirls, they are so intricate but cut out so beautifully from the copper glimmer paper and what's more is that there are two of these amazing dies in the set so you only have to run them through the machine twice for this card!  I have used a little of the Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon which is luxurious and is also available from the 5 September.
Being a 3d girl, I couldn't resist making a project for you today so here is a little box which opens up to quite a large box!
Click on the picture below for a tutorial of how I made this box, the tutorial is using different Stampin' Up! products but is made in the same way.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today and I will now pass you on to the amazing Melissa Tennison.
Happy Stampin!
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  1. Oh my goodness, Jo! You are an INSPIRATION! Those cards are so elegant and beautiful! I HAVE to have the Dashing Deer for sure now! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, AND for that awesome PDF tutorial on the box! I would love to CASE that with your permission!!!

  2. The die cut deer is so glimmery. My favorite detail in your projects!

  3. I always love seeing what you make Jo! I want to replicate that box so going to have to stop by after the hop and have a look at your tutorial

    1. Would love to see what you make as thank you x

  4. These colors are right up my alley. I love the richness of them. Beautiful projects!

  5. Beautiful projects. I love this color combination and can't wait to try it myself. :)

  6. Great projects, loving the Glimmer paper, perfect for lots of shiny festive projects.

  7. Great set of projects. The deer set is on my wish list. I'm going to have to come back for inspiration once I get it! Thanks for participating in this month's hop!