Today is your last chance to earn a $6 Bonus Days coupon for every $60 CAD of product ordered from Stampin’ Up! Lots of you have already taken advantage of this offer and starting tomorrow you can redeem them. Tomorrow also sees the launch of the August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue. It’s called ‘mini’ but it has 84 pages so it’s really not that mini. To finish off my short sneak peek series my project today actually includes two new products, starting with the Joyful Holly Stamp Set.
MERRY & BRIGHT
I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card for my bookmark base. Then I shaped it at the top with the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next I chose the smaller of the two holly outline images from the new Joyful Holly Stamp Set. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the outline onto the bookmark base.
With that done I then coloured in the leaves using the coordinating solid stamp image and Old Olive ink. The berries were just as quick to do using Real Red ink and the berry image (stamped twice).
After that I went back to the Joyful Holly Stamp Set for my sentiment and chose “May your season be merry & bright”. I stamped it above the holly image using Old Olive ink.
To finish off I chose the new Real Red Braided Linen Trim. I folded it in half and threaded the loop through the slot at the top of the bookmark. Finally I passed the ends through the loop and pulled them tight to secure it. In no time at all my last sneak peek project was done.
I must admit I’m a bit of a sucker for holly images. They are great for backgrounds as well as when used as a focal image. Today I used the two-step stamping technique to stamp the image and add colour, but you don’t have to. The outline images are lovely just as they are and they would be great coloured using other methods, or simply left as a line image.
By the way the stamp set case is a little deceiving as the images and sentiments are only shown at 85% of their actual size.
As well as the stamp set, I’m also in love with that Braided Linen Trim. It’s exactly the same as the ‘natural’ colour in the Annual Catalogue, but in Real Red. It’s the perfect colour for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and so many other occasions. I may have to order more…
So that brings me to the end of my sneak peeks from the mini catalogue. As a reminder, here are links to my other sneak peeks:
- Envelope Envy No Longer Applies
- Here’s A Little Treat Sneak Peek
- A Paper Pumpkin Thing – Summer Nights
- Ending July With A Gilded Sneak Peek
- Seeing Spots And Drawing Lines
- Banners For Today’s Sneak Peek
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Fancy Tag Topper Punch in a bundle with the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.