Friday 23 June 2017

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: New Catalogue

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by the New 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite products or stamps are from the new catalogue.

It is hard to choose a favourite, but one set that I decided I must have as soon as I saw it was the Climbing Orchid Bundle (it is a photopolymer stamp set and matching framelits).

I couldn't decide on which colour to use for my card, so I ended up making a set of cards using colours from the Subtles Collection.

Here are my cards:

Blushing Bride

Calypso Coral

Marina Mist

Pear Pizzazz

Pink Pirouette

Soft Sky

So Saffron

Wisteria Wonder

I wanted to create some Clean & Simple cards, so I kept each card to one colour plus Whisper White.

I stamped my orchids (from the Climbing Orchids set) and my sentiment (from the Colourful Seasons set) on to a Whisper White die cut oval which was cut using the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes framelits.

I used the oval to line up where to stamp my Orchid branches so that they poke out each side. These, along with the buds are stamped in the same colour ink.

Using my Whisper White Craft Ink and a Blender Pen, I coloured each of the flower buds to make them stand out.

I added a matching coloured enamel heart to the oval and then attached it to the front of my card using some dimensionals.

To finish off the inside of each card, I stamped a different orchid (than the one used on the front) in the bottom corner.

I can't narrow down my favourite to only one card. I'd love to know which is your favourite card/colour. 

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects using a crafting technique.

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.

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You too can make these ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Climbing Orchid (Photopolymer 143723)

Colorful Seasons (Photopolymer 143726)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (101731)

SU Blender Pens (102845)

Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock (131287)

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad (131172)

Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock (124392)

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (126983)

Marina Mist A4 Cardstock (121682)

Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad (126962)

Pear Pizzazz A4 Cardstock (131290)

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad (131180)

Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock (116203)

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad (126956)

Soft Sky A4 Cardstock (131292)

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181)

So Saffron A4 Cardstock (108611)

So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad (126957)

Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock (124389)

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad (126985)

Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

**EDIT: My cards were included in the 30th June Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights, and I am excited to say I placed 3rd. A big Thank You to everyone who voted for my card. **


  1. I can see why you had a problem choosing a colour - they all look good!

  2. Love your cards collection! I have problem picking my favourite too! I love them all!

  3. These are sooooo cute!!! Great choice of stamps and colours x I want the Orchid bundle now. #inkitstampit

    1. Thanks so much Carolina. Yes, the Orchid Bundle is a must have :)

  4. These are so striking displayed in all their colours, lovely!

  5. These look GREAT a bit taken but all the colours and yes I can see where you had trouble choosing just one.

  6. What a gorgeous set of cards, the subtles collection is my fav :)

  7. Kirsten this is a wonderful way to showcase these gorgeous colours from the subtles range! Your cards are so very subtle too, I adore them! TFS xx

  8. love your use of the whitewash technic, very effective

  9. Lovely cards, super clean and simple, but elegant, love all the subtles colours - fabulous ;)

  10. What a awesome set of cards for Friday Highlights. Well Done. Angexx


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