Annual Catalogue Pinkies Blog Hop

pinkies blog hop

We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop. We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

I hope you’ve seen Suzette’s project on your way to me. It’s so nice to be able to ‘step up’ everyday objects with beautiful stamps. 

I was completely overwhelmed the first time I flicked through our lovely new Annual Catalogue – I could not work out what to order first! As soon as I thought I had it sorted, I saw yet another project on another demonstrator’s blog and… well, let’s just say that I’m very pleased that I get 20% discount.
I was so glad to see that Stampin’ Up! were right on trend with the hexagons, so the Six-Sided Sampler bundle quickly made it’s way to the top of my (very long) wish list. Bundles are a really good way to save a little bit of extra money – 15% to be precise. Being able to get coordinating products with an extra discount is always a treat. I decided to make a crafty bundle of my own:
Six sided sampler set


My colour scheme is Smoky Slate and Soft Sky, which are two gorgeous new colours in our main colour families. I think I have found a new favourite combination! I am also really pleased that they have refreshed the patterns in the Designer Series Paper stacks. I love the chevrons, but am glad there is still a polka dot option as well. 
I used the hexagon punch to create the flagged ends of the DSP strips AND the chevrons on the card – not my idea sadly, and I can’t seem to find the right blog again to give credit to the clever person who came up with this. It really does show you that one punch can be very versatile indeed.


Six sided sampler box


The gift box is one my lovely upline, Michelle Last, did as a make and take at a team training ages and ages ago. I’d forgotten it, but luckily I never seem to be able to throw anything away (crafters’ curse perhaps?) and I found a crumpled template that I was able to salvage. It’s just the right size for 4 of the little 3″x3″ gift cards (which fit the white square envelopes in the catalogue). Check back tomorrow and I’ll have a tutorial for you!

stampin' supplies

Stamp Sets: Six-Sided Sampler
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Tools: Hexagon Punch
Finishing Touch: Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Do keep on hopping – next stop is Nicky!


pinkies blog hop

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  1. I like the colour combination. Great project!

  2. Donna Zammit says

    OOOHHHH, AAHHHHH! Love, love, love everything. OMGoodness how did I not notice “soft sky”? I have been seeing smoky slate on lots of blogs but not soft sky. You have convinced me that this is also now my fave colour combo, so my ever increasing wish list is now just that bit bigger. Thanks also for the tip about the flagged ends….yes the six sided bundle is also on my wish list now! I was trying to resist the temptation, but you know how it is. TFS Cheers Donna 🙂

  3. sandra K says

    I love this colorcombination. And that hexagon punch is one to put on my (growing) list. 🙂

  4. Love the project! Great colorscheme! Really love all new colors…which one should I choose first….;-)

  5. Holly Saveur says

    great cards and gift box.

  6. Jolanda T. says

    Lovely projects… very nice giftbox en card!

  7. Oooh I love this set!
    You’ve done an amazing job.
    Love the colors together as well as the shapes.
    And that box is just adorable.

  8. I love your project Catherine!
    Love the colors together as well as the shapes.
    This one is on my caselist now. 😉

  9. I love the set. Great color combo. Thank for the download. I’m a magpie when it comes to downloads etc. My “oh, that’s lovely, I can surely use that someday” file is full of downloads.

  10. And another wonderful card and box on this hop.
    I toooo like the colour combination you have used.
    Just tried out the ‘Origami’ box and it looks great, thank you for the link to the pattern.

  11. And again a lovely card and box on this blog hop.
    I tooo like the colour combination you have used.
    Thank you for the link to the ‘Origami’ box,I tried it out and it is just great…lot of possibilites ;o)

  12. What a great box and card, love the color combo ;o)