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Friday, 1 September 2017

2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I'm so glad that you have stopped by to visit.  If you have been hopping blogs you would have arrived here from Courtenay Heustons page.I do hope that you have been checking out all the other wonderful projects that were made for this Blog Hop by fellow wonderful Inksomniac crafters. A big thank you to our host Linda Dalke, thank you hosting this blog hop and allowing me to take part. If you haven't visited everybody yet, get to hopping! You will find links to everybody down further. 🐇Hoppity hop!

This is the very first time i have taken part in a Blog Hop and i am filled with nervous anticipation and much excitement. Creating is what i love to do and i would create till my fingers fall off, then i'll just hot glue them back on and keep creating! So i thought why not get involved in a Blog Hop? Hopefully i can share my love with others!

For this Blog Hop we are showcasing new product from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Which is now live to customers so you can purchase our amazing products too and start making gorgeous things.

Here i am showcasing our brand new Mini Pizza Boxes, they come in a pack of 8 flat boxes that you put together, and they are really simple to put together.
I am also using brand new Black Rhinestones, just like our normal Rhinestones but in black! Are you excited for them?

Other brand new products used here are our AH-MAZING Foil Snowflake Doilies. They are GGG-Gorgeous! They come in a pack of 24, 12 Gold, 12 Silver, on the underneath side is Very Vanilla, so you have lot's of choice with them.
I'm also using our new Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. They are a pack of 24 light weight 12"x12" pieces of paper, double sided with Christmas Carols on them.

This project started as a card and ended up as a Gift Box. All i knew was i wanted to make a rosette with the wonderful Merry Music Dsp. Funny how that happens isn't it? Does that happen to you too?
I am super pleased with the results, it's very Elegant looking and would be a great gift box for not only a set of Mini Notecards but perfect for a new piece of Jewellery, something special for such an elegant box.

I will put the products used, and measurements down below.
Thank you so much for visiting. I do hope you have enjoyed my project. Please don't forget to hop your way through ALL of the crafters involved in this hop.

Maria Kandylas
Courtenay Heuston
Melinda Whittington
Nerida Carter
Linda Dalke

Renee Kroeger

Following me is Nerida, please hop on over to her page and have a look.

Happy Crafting and Blessings to you, Mel.💜

To make the Rosette, cut your paper to 1 1/4" x 12". Score it every 1/4". Then Mountain and Valley fold the strip, attaching the two ends together. You need to punch out 2, 1" circles to glue onto the centre of each side. Decorate how you like.

The top panels are:
1 Gold foil piece cut at 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
1 Basic Black Piece cut at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", embossed with our Softly Falling TIEF.

Side Panels:
4 Gold foil pieces cut at 7/8" x 3 3/8"
4 Basic Black pieces cut at 3/4" x 3 1/4", embossed with the snowflake from Hang Your Stocking stamp set and gold emboss powder.

#144639 Black Rhinestone Jewels
#144645 Mini Pizza Boxes
#144642 Foil Snowflakes
#144623 Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
#142114 Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set.
#121688 Basic Black A4 Cardstock
#132622 Gold Foil Sheets
#144259 Black Mini Sequin Trim
#144128 Gold Mini Sequin Trim
#109129 Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
#103083 Embossing Buddy
#103683 Glue Dots
#129026 Fast Fuse
#104430 Stampin Dimensionals
#141705 Layering Circle Framelits
#139672 Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. TIEF.


  1. How cute are those pizza boxes! Love your project!

    1. Thank you Linda. It was great to take part in your blog hop.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Maria :-) So great to blog along with you.

  3. Thank you Mel this project is divine - but what I really love is the measurements so I can make it as well - you have made it super easy and for that I am grateful.

    1. I'm so glad to hear i made it super easy for you to follow. Great to hop along with you Courtenay.