Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop!!

The Summer Mini Catalogue is here!! This blog hop is designed to give you  a chance to see the great products in the new catalogue and ideas on how to use them. Not only do you get to see most of the new catalogue in action, but you could also win a great prize!

The event has been organised by Leonie Schroeder, leading lady at ESAD-AU. ESAD stands for Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators and is a yahoo group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand. With hundreds of members throughout the region it is an invaluable resource for ideas and inspiration. If you as a crafter have a question about products or projects and I dont know the answer ESAD is the place I go to. I ask your question and I guarantee by the end of the day I will have half a dozen responses from other demonstrators. There also craft challenges, business tips and photo albums full of beautiful items these talented ladies have created. So if you are a SU! demonstrator and not a member, just click the button for an invite.








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And this is my project for the Blog Hop!! This Valentines card was made using a new stamp set called I (heart) hearts. It is a set of 8 stamps and I love it! It is made up of  hearts in different sizes and patterns. but best of all it co-ordinates with both of the heart punches available in the 2009-10 Idea book and catalogue. I also used 3/4" polka dot ribbon, new in the mini. So where are the polka dots? On the reverse side! Yep, the ribbon which is a gorgeous real red colour can be used two ways making it even better value!


Project Recipe
Stamp set: I (heart) hearts
Ink: Real red
Cardstock: whisper white, real red and basic black
Accesorries: 3/4" polka dot real red grosgrain ribbon and scallop square punch.

This blog hop has 30 people involved, so make sure you have time to check them all out. If you do and leave a comment on every post you will go into the running to win some great Stampin' Up! prizes.  Once you have been to all the blogs and left a comment you need to send an email to Leonie at leonie@stamp-a-latte.com to let her know. It doesnt matter where you start in the hop, it works as a circle just keep following the links at the end of each post. Next you will go to see Chantell Randalls's blog.

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful job! Love the bold colour combination, so clean and simple.

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  2. Lovely card Carole! I love how you've used the other side of the ribbon! Very nice.

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  3. Love the card Carole. Just love that colour combination.thanks
    Kym Byrne

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  4. dont you just love that heart set ... I truly do {heart} hearts ... thanks for participating in our first blog hop!

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  5. Such a pretty card, Carole! It would make a perfect Valentines card. Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to use punches!! Thank you.

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  6. Oh Carole, you have done a wonderful job yet again! Hmmm... my wish list is getting bigger!

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  7. Love the blue and red together not a strong combination i would usually choose but it works.

    Meegan Dale

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  8. What a lovely bright card to give to someone you love!! And turning the riboon over makes it so versatile!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Carole, this is super duper cute! Thanks for sharing your idea.
    hugz
    Shaz :)

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  10. What a sweet card. Love the layout.

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  11. This stamp set is definitely on my wish list. Great way to use the scallop square punch too. Thanks for sharing!

    Margaret K

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  12. Carole, so sweet. Great stamp set and punch combo used in this design.

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  13. Love your work Carole, Thanks for sharing

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  14. I (heart) hearts is so cute!!

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  15. I also thought the blue was included in the card, a second look at the recipe proved me wrong, but it does look so nice against the blue! LOL I love the way you have used the hearts and punches in this bright and cheerful card. Well done.

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  16. great idea Carole. Love the hearts

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  17. Very nice and neat card...have not got that set however will need to :)

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  18. Nice layout and I love those hearts. Great colours too.

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  19. What a lovely, simple card - but so stunning. Great work.

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  20. Love the use of the Hearts, thanks for sharing

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  21. Sweet card. Love the hearts and the heart punch.

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  22. Love your card, it is just so classy yet so quick and simple! Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Tracy x

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  23. What lovely ideas.. I love hearts...

    Thanks for sharing

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  24. Super card! TFS!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Fredericksburg, VA
    www.stampindragon@verizon.net
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

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  25. Strikingly simple but v v effective card. Love the hearts. Simple and they suit so many occasions!!

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  26. Love the hearts & the colour combination

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  27. Loving the hearts Carole! Great idea reversing the ribbon.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jenny H.

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  28. A perfect Valentine Day's card Carole. Annette

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  29. {LOVE} it!!! hehehehe

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  30. Way cute card. Great way to use the Scallop Square punch. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Love the card.

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  32. Oh what a cute card. The Black really sets off the Scallop Square shape and the Red is beautiful. Chantell

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  33. Ohh nice layout - what a fab idea for February!

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  34. another great card. thanks for being part of the hop....

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  35. Love the colour combo. I initially saw the ribbon when it came out and though perfect for xmas, but its also so lovey dovey as you have used it!

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  36. Very cute. Love the colour choice.

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  37. A lovely card .Well done

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  38. Love the card Carole, so simple, yet so effective!!! Love the colours!!!

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  39. Carol

    Love your use of the scallop square (one of my fav's) and the new heart stamps and the colours used make this a fantastic card.

    Many thanks
    Lisa H

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  40. I am in love with the new heart stamps!

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  41. Very nice, looks great!

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  42. gorgeous! love the use of scallop square!

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  43. This is a great card for Valentine's Day, not long until that one comes around! lol

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  44. What a truly lovely card - simple but so effective - great Valentines idea too.

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  45. Hi Carol
    I love the way you have used the new hearts.
    Thanks
    Di

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  46. How cute is this? A darling card using the new hearts.

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  47. very cute.. thanks for the inspiration
    Jobee

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  48. very cute, thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Louise C
    am using my daughters account but i had to leave you a comment its a wonderful card and i'm looking forawrd to trying it soon

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  50. love the card! thanks for sharing

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  51. Thanks for this post! I’ve already wasted an hour trying to solve this “problem”, but I won’t have to waste any more time now!!

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