Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Well it could be a blog marathon really as there are 56 of us from In Love With Stamping taking part today.  The hop has been split into 4 groups, I am in group 3 and the others groups can be found by clicking on the links here Group 1   Group 2   Group 4

If you get stuck in any loop use the group 1 link above, Erika has a full list on her sidebar.

You should have come here from Rita's blog - Rita's work is beautiful and she has inspired me in the past when I've been lacking in mojo!

Ok so here are my offerings, first I have a full picture of something that you got a sneaky peek of a while back.  It's a gift box made using the Top Note die, I am in love with my BigShot!  I think it's great that 17 out of the 23 dies in the mini catalogue are EXCLUSIVE to Stampin' Up!  The BigShot is great for those times when you need to quickly duplicate things and it's so easy to use - keep an eye on my blog for more details about exclusive BigShot classes that I will be running.  Get in touch if you'd like to come to one they will run from my home in Northampton.

Here's the box, I've used some of my retired papers because I know that my friend loves these colours.  Dies used are the Top Note and the 4 pack of dies Lots of Tags.  I have also used the embosslit Sweet Buttons, the word window punch and the distressing essentials kit.


 Project number 2 is a gift bag topper, again using the Top Note die as I wanted to show the versatility of it.  I don't think I've begun to scratch the surface yet though!


Here's a close up of the topper.  I've used Old Olive, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla Cardstock.  The punches are Decorative Label, Blossom Petal (both new in the mini) 1 -3/4" x 7/8" oval and the 2 step bird.  The sentiment is from Oval All and is stamped in Early Espresso then stuck over the Pear Pizazz frame (from the new Four Frames set in the mini).  I made the little bloom using the smallest petal from the blossom punch, stamped 3 times in Blushing Bride then once in Pear Pizazz.  I stuck the 3 pink petals together, then cut the green one in half and stuck that on too, the stem is from the 2 step bird.


My 3rd project is actually a swap that I am making, I have used Stampin Pastels to colour another of the images from the Four frames set.  This set fits the designer label punch perfectly!   I really like the way that you can 'double mount' it too, here I've  used Rose Red, it's slightly lighter than the rich Razzleberry Top Note so it pops!  I've stamped the foliage from Vintage Vogue in versamark all over the Top Note to give a watermarked effect.  Inside is a yummy chocolate biccy!


I really hope you like my projects please leave a comment as I really like to know what you think.  Next in the hop is Carolyn, check out her blog here

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Vicky - I just love whaht you have done with my favourite Four Frames set - absolutely gorgous projects.

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects, I love the box and the bag of mini eggs...x

TwinTrouble said...

Gorgeous projects... gotta love that new Top Note Die, fantastic for making toppers :) x

Zoë said...

Well done Vicky you've sold me on the top note! Love your projects. Zx

jeannettespages said...

Hi Vicky, I love your bag topper. Think I'll have to start playing with Top Note now.

Sara said...

Great uses for the Top Note. I especially like the little biccie purse. Neat.

Sara xx

Vicky said...

Thanks for the comments ladies, I'm now busy making cards using the top note too!

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I love what you have done with the top note thank you for sharing x x

Evelyn C said...

lovely projects, great box and baggie x

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

lovely projects. Emma xx

Karen said...

Vicky your projects are gorgeous, thanks for sharing

Karen x

JANE KNOWN AS LIZA T said...

love anything 3d!!
lovely projects xx

Vicky said...

More really kind comments, thank you xx

Lorraine said...

Lovely projects, I love both your projects with the top note

Bridgette said...

Love your projects - great idea for the third one hadn't thought of that - B

scrappy duck said...

Lovely projects

Clare said...

Love the bag topper, so many uses for the top note!

BecksCraft said...

Beautiful Projects, love the Top Note Box!

Blueangel Crafts said...

Pretty projects! Love the ideas with the Topnote.

Carol said...

Great ideas with the Top Note die Vicky and Four Frames is my current favourite set....I think!!
See you soon xx

carol xxx