Pinkies Sneak Peak Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're 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!

If you're following our blog hop around, you should have joined me from Sarah's blog. I was already sad to have missed the Telford event but now I'm even more disappointed that I missed her amazing projects and presentation.

I've chosen to use the Friendly Wishes stamp set, which calls out to be used on chalkboard style cards, don't you think? I used some Crumb Cake notecards I found (yes, my craft room is still a mess, and no, I can never find anything I want when I need it!) and made a gift set.

Friendly wishes tin set

Embossing any of the sentiments in white on Basic Black cardstock gives a quick and effective result. I wasn't quite happy with how "clean" the Basic Black cardstock was, so I dug out some baby powder and made it a bit more chalky by dipping my finger tip in a really small amount of powder and gently rubbing it over the embossing.

Friendly wishes notecards

The bright and cheery paper is from the Cherry on Top designer series paper stack, which comes in the new size of 6"x6". It makes it much easier to cut up and use than the 12"x12" sets! 

Friendly wishes notecard set

I'm addicted to putting banners on everything, and the Banner Triple punch has made them a lot quicker to make – no more measuring with rulers and throwing away strips when I don't get the "v" perfectly in the middle….

Kim's the next stop on our blog hop today – not only has she got a lovely card to share with you, but it's her birthday as well!










  1. Lovely project! Thanks for all your work regarding this bloghop!

  2. I love this Catherine. Love anything with tins! Can’t wait to get these papers. Thank you for the inspiration. x

  3. Great tip re the baby powder! Fab cards! Nx