Good morning and welcome to Stampin' Up! Inspriation Saturday on the SCT blog! The Stampin' Up! Idea catalogue is one that when it lands in the office we cannot wait to dive into each year and then as bonus the Holiday Idea Catalogue comes and again we can't wait to dive into it! We are lucky to be working with two amazing demontrators to share two of the latest kits in the Holiday Idea Catalogue and feature some of the projects they created with them. If you think they are just for holidays, think again!
Banners have been a hot home decor trend for a number of years. We use them for birthdays, holidays, and a fun welcome home. Now creating banners for all occasions has never been easier with these two kits. The Build A Banner Simply Created Kit includes 18 blank canvas banners, 9’ of jute twine, a Stampin’ Spritzer, and a set of fabulous alphabet and image stencils. Pair all this with the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit and you’ve got a holiday banner done in a snap...and so much more!
To celebrate Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday we’ve brought you some great inspiration from demonstrators Julie Olivier and Cathy Caines.
Let’s have a few words from Julie about her projects:
“Pinwheels make me happy! So for my birthday card, I wanted to create a really colorful background that would go well with the pinwheel. I used the stencil from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and sponged one color at a time. Then I moved the stencil over the first rows that I had created and sponged the space in between with Soft Sky ink.”
“The Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit has so many nice embellishments, I wanted to use them to make a Christmas card. I reduced the size of the rosette to fit the card more adequately. Combined with the Silver Glimmer Paper, cut with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, it makes a really "sparkly" card!”
"A single pennant is a great way to make a simple but elegant Christmas decoration. I used the embellishments from the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit to decorate it in no time."
“Sponging Silver ink on your present box is a great way to make a nice box without using too much paper! With the help of the stencil included in the Banner Kit, it's even easier! Top it with some embellishments from the Accessory Kit and you have a nice little present box!”
“I challenged myself to use only the Banner Kit to make a card (with the exception of some cardstock to make the card itself). So I used the 3 stencils and the pennants to create an interesting background. Then I used the jute twine included in the kit to write the word "Love" and the eyelet in the corner of the pennant as the center of my flower. I cut a big heart from one of the pennants and colored it directly with the re-inker to get a really vibrant color! I love the contrast between the lighter background and the darker red.”
What beautiful projects Julie! Thank you so much for sharing! Now let’s see what Cathy Caines has to share with us.
“I've been a little addicted to monograms lately - I love how you can personalize a card or gift tag quickly. Using a sponge dauber and the Whisper White Craft Ink, I created this "Awesome" card. Wink.Wink.”
“When I saw the canvas pennants, as well as the jump rings in the Simply Created Build a Banner Kit, it screamed "Mini Album" to me. I am a scrapbooker at heart and I am always pulled in that direction. The kit made it so easy after I printed my pictures to create an album. Little embellishments were needed after I used the stencils and my re-inkers. As an extra little detail, I hastily sewed every photo. Stitching in any project takes it to the next level. This is one project that I will love forever.”
“Believe it or not, I've had Christmas on my mind. In fact, with the help of the This and That Season of Style Album, I have been getting more organized. I am actually starting to tick people off my list. Not only do I have things bought but now all I have to do is slide the gifts in these pre-made gifts bags and boxes! Using the Tag-a-Bag Gift Box and the Tag-a-Bag Gift Bag, as well as the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit, I quickly put together these gifts. (Only 73 days until Christmas?!?)”
“I (heart) rosettes. I decided to create a Christmas tree by cutting down each rosette in the kit just slightly. One quick tip is to use hot glue to adhere the rosettes together. You can make this tree with the Accessory Kit and the Frosted Finishes Embellishments as the topper.”
Thank you ladies for some amazing inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Would you love to create some of those projects? Our friends at Stampin' Up! would love to give one lucky SCT reader not one, but both of these kits! All you have to do is leave a comment below by October 31st and if you have any Stampin' Up! punches, we would love to know what your favourite one is. Hands down, mine is this one...
We also would love to announce the winner from our last Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday where we gave the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit to one lucky SCT reader...
Jennifer, please send us your mailing information to email@example.com and put "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line.
Be sure to mark your calendars and join us again on November 2nd for our next Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday. Wait until you see the projects!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and readers in Canada. Put on those turkey pants and enjoy some great food, laughter and memories with family and friends. At SCT we have so much to be thankful for...especially YOU!
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