Hello from New Zealand and welcome to this month’s Blog Hop with the Tutorial Bundle Design Team where I share Christmas cards inspired by the Pohutukawa Tree (The New Zealand Christmas Tree) and made with the Detailed Leaves Dies!
The team is ready to help you create beautiful handmade projects featuring Stampin’ Up! products. We have a Tutorial Bundle and a Blog Hop for you.
The Tutorial Bundle
Our Design team has created a bundle of 12 tutorials using Stampin’ Up! products.
This month the bundle contains tutorials for traditional style cards, 3D packaging, fancy fold cards, and paper crafting techniques! It’s full of fabulous projects featuring lots of product from the new Holiday Catalogue EXCITING!!! you don’t want to miss out on.
Here’s a Sneak Peak of what you will receive in the bundle.
The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and will have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials and use them to create great projects!
You can purchase the Tutorial Bundle is $NZ20 – or place an order over $NZ50 this month with me to receive this month’s tutorial for free. See the details at the end of the post to find out how you can get this exclusive bundle of tutorials.
The Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop
To celebrate the release of the October Bundle, the Design Team is holding a Blog Hop.
Remember, these Blog Hop projects are not the same projects as in our tutorial, as the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
I have two cards to share today – both using the same framelits and technique as my card you’ll find in the tutorial.
But rather than being in neutral shades – these two were inspired by our beautiful Pohutukawa Tree – “The New Zealand Christmas Tree”.
The reds and greens are perfect for Christmas and one of the framelits in the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies reminded me of the shape of the pohutukawa flower.
These photo of my cards were taken in front of one of our pohutukawa trees – not yet in bloom though!
The first card is on a Cherry Cobbler based and I have cut the leaf from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) – the Grey Granite woodgrain from Festive FarmHouse. It is matted onto another piece of DSP – the Tranquil Tide spots from Joyous Noel – which has a detailed edge from the border die in the Detailed Leaves Thinlits. I’ve carried that edged through to the inside of the card and onto the envelope too.
To get the strands – cut your ribbon and then loosen the individual threads from the edge. You’ll end up with lots of cool strands you can use on your projects. I love deconstructing ribbons to get extra texture options.
Here’s the second colour-way of my Pohutukawa Tree inspired cards.
This card is on a Tranquil Tide base, with the leaf cut from the same Grey Granite woodgrain. It is matted onto another piece of DSP – the Merry Merlot poinsettia pattern from Joyous Noel. I’ve kept all the detailing the same as in the first card above. This time the threads come from the Tranquil Tide 3/8″ mini Ruffled Ribbon.
The texture is slightly different from with the Cherry Cobbler ribbon. It is always a surprise to find out what exactly you are going to get when you first deconstruct a ribbon – it varies!
Here they are side by side!
The greeting is from the stunning Timeless Tidings stamp set. I’ve used my Stampin’ Write Markers directly on the stamp to get the different colours.
Don’t overlook this set just because it co-ordinates with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit. The kit is fabulous and the set is perfect for making the cards in the kit – but the sentiments in the set are some of my favourites in the Holiday Catalogue.
Definitely a set you will want to add to your Christmas crafting collection!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Blog Hop Project this month. Here’s a Sneak peek of my tutorial project which contains all the details on how to make an elegant neutral card.
Now, it’s time to enjoy the other fabulous creations by the All Star Design Team.
Please visit each of the incredible All Star Designers:
How to get the Tutorial Bundle
There are three ways you can receive the August 2018 All Star Tutorial Bundle:
SHOP WITH ME
If you live in New Zealand, you can shop with me, and as part of my customer loyalty rewards program, you will receive this month’s tutorial Bundle absolutely FREE with an order of $50 or more with me during August.
That can be as simple as placing an order in my New Zealand Online Stop and using the current hostess code – see the top right for the current code. Your order will be delivered directly to your door.
If you live in New Zealand and haven’t already received a copy of the catalogue, please contact me.
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Until next time
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