Sunday, 15 November 2015

Favourite Holiday Bundle -CTC#56

It's Sunday evening here in Australia, time for a CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. Perhaps you are just starting out here with me, but do make sure you hop around all the blogs to see the creation inspiration we have for you. I spent yesterday at Stampin' Up! Onstage in Melbourne, getting the 'whisper' on what we have coming up in January. Such a fun day chatting with other demonstrators and getting inky with NEW stamps. It's all so lovely, hard not to want everything!!!

Catalogue picture
This week we are sharing our favourite bundle from the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue.
Just wait till you see the new bundles! I've chosen Snow Place Stamp Set with Snow Friends Framelits Dies as my absolute favourite, even though they're all so great. Since I've had this stamp set, I've been really enjoying playing with different combinations of the stamped pieces and the matching dies. It's a bit like playing paper dolls!!! Wouldn't it be fun if Stampin' Up!® released another stamp with more cute outfits and accessories for these guys?

I hadn't planned to buy this bundle originally, until I realised that two of my young grandchildren lug soft toy penguins every time they come here to sleepover. They've spent some of the school holidays at the beach and they loved going to see the real live 'Little Penguins' coming ashore one evening. I've also spent a few days away with them and took the stamp set with me so the children could stamp out some pictures with snowmen and penguins. Photopolymer is a bit better than my usual wood mount stamps for use by the children, they can't ruin the blocks getting ink all over them!!! The Snow Place stamp set retails at $45.00 for 22 stamps, there are 15 dies in Snow Friends Framelits Dies retailing for $45.00 also but together as a bundle, you save 15%.

This card was originally inspired by the card at top right of the catalogue picture, but this cheeky chappie has been dressed to suit our summer Christmas.

My fellow demonstrator, Petra Tailor has already done the shirt & ice cream idea, now I've put my spin on the theme. I used the die for a penguin as a guide to the shape for the shorts and shirt, and then did a few alterations with paper snips. The clouds are punched with the Cupcake Builder Punch, you could also use the Tree builder Punch. I've enjoyed the mix-&-match aspect of this set: - top hat, Santa hat, ear muffs, ties, scarf, but sadly, no sun hat for when he eats ice cream at the beach!

I've made this pair of fun Christmas cards as part of the selection for my Christmas card class next Friday 21st, with penguin and snowman wearing Santa hats with an added sprig of holly.

This stamp set doesn't have to be restricted to the yuletide season though. Because my small grand-daughter adores penguins, I decided to make her next birthday card with three lady penguins. They've dressed up for the occasion with necklaces and a bow in the hair of the youngest. It seemed a good idea to try out the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies, the curved landscape added interest to the scene, even in the very neutral Crumb Cake. I finally ordered the Little Numbers Thinlets, and its a great size for cards. "Look who's turning" is from Hooray It's Your Day, which was in the Occasions Catalogue back in January this year.

Lastly, you get to see a card my son made for his girlfriend's birthday last month, CASE-ing mine above. This time we have a boy and girl pair, the trees from Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and a handcut sun from Over The Rainbow. Aaron chose the bold birthday sentiment from Sassy Salutations. I think his card is gorgeous, and such a shame he only makes this one card a year.
Can you see why I'm loving this bundle now? Check below for product codes if this is one you'd love to play with too. I'm looking forward to seeing which bundles the other members of this design team have favoured and what they have shared.

Here's a picture of my friend from Adelaide, Kathryn Mangelsdorf with me at Stampin' Up!®
Onstage in Melbourne yesterday.It was great to catch up, so glad Kathryn was able to come over from Adelaide. You'll find her blog after Stasia's.We have so much fun at these events with lots of chatter and stamping and product give-aways. This time we were checking out the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration catalogue, in preparation for their release in January 2016. We can order new goodies already and play with them for 6 weeks before they're released to our customers. There's a lot of beautiful stamps, thinlets, punches and paper coming your way!!!!
I'll tell you more about Onstage later.
And in the meantime - there will be a 20% discount on selected stamp sets from Monday 16th November, but only through till Thursday 20th November, while stocks last. Click here for my online shop, open all day, every day.
 It's time to be hopping along to Stasia now, enjoy!


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  1. How cute are your cards!!! Love the first one, he's gorgeous!

  2. I just fell in love with a penguin! 💕 Oh my, how cute are they. I hadn't even contemplated these little guys. Boy, your son makes an awesome card, it must run in the family.

  3. ooooh These are sooo cute!! And you've used this bundle in so many ways!!! What a great way to showcase this set!!


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