Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 14 September 2018

Stampin' Up! - Holiday Catalogue Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Stamp 'N Hop!  If you have joined me from Danielle or are starting here, welcome - I hope you find lots of inspiration.

This month our brief is to use anything for the 2018 Autumn / Winter Catalogue.


I found myself very short on time recently and I seriously thought about missing this hop.  Then I thought to myself that everyone is short on time especially in the run up to Christmas and, what would I tell one of my customers to do if they needed some cards in a hurry?  A project kit that's what!


These elegant cards take just minutes to stamp and assemble and there are the most gorgeous gold foiled envelopes in this kit too.

I love the colours in this kit - so Christmassy!




To complete the kit you will need the following items:

  • Adhesive - I used Tombow and Dimensionals.  
  • Jet Black Stazon Ink
  • Timeless Tidings stamps
There are some lovely images (I have plans for the tiny tree) in this set and the sentiments are just right - I'm not a fan of 'mushy' sentiments!

Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

Each kit comes with instructions.

Top Tip
Read the instructions!

I like to sort out all the elements for each card first.


Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

Top Tip

When you pop out the die cut elements they sometimes have tiny 'pips' where they were connected to the larger sheet.  Run your finger nail over the 'pip' to remove.  Alternatively you can carefully snip them off.

Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

Now you can have fun assembling your cards.

Did I mention that it is a good idea to read the instructions?


Three of the cards have guidelines printed on them; this is to show where to adhere the foiled border strips.


The borders should be placed on the line not above (I should have read the instructions)!!

Now I had an couple of issues with the foiled elements in this kit.  They are lovely; so intricate.  I attempted to pop out the tiny die cut pieces with my poky tool but of course they are also sticky and I ended up in a bit of a mess.


Top Tip

As you slowly lift each sticker, use your poky tool to prod each tiny piece so that it remains stuck on the sheet.  Much, much easier this way!

Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

I might even find a use for those tiny pieces left behind ...


Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

Once I had figured this out I finished the cards in no time at all.  The kit also includes green and champagne coloured jewels!


Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

This particular card is my favourite.



Did I mention the envelopes?  I initially thought that they were just foiled in gold but no, Stampin' Up! have done it again!

Have a look at the insides - love this a lot, I did not notice them on the photo in the catalogue at all!

Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

I was really pleased with the finished cards.  I will be ordering a few further kits as these cards will be perfect for the ladies I craft with each week in a local care home.


Craftyduckydoodah!, September 2018. Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stamp 'N Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

If you are like me and short on time, I would definitely recommend that you give one of the project kits a go - they are a great way to make a speedy stack of cards just make sure you read the instructions!


Don't forget to leave a comment below - I love to read what you think of my projects.  Details of the items I used for this project can be found below.


Next up is Pia who I am sure has something lovely to share with you.


Happy crafting and thanks for hopping along with us!


Susan xx


Blog hop participants


Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you live in the UK, I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a copy of the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.  The Autumn / Winter Catalogues is now available - if you would like a copy let me know!

If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

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If your order is over £150 please don't use the code as you will receive your own Stampin' Rewards.  You will still receive a card and a gift from me. 

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18 comments:

  1. I love the colour combo of this kit Susan and the cards are lovely x

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    1. Thank you Mo - all the colours to put me in the mood for Christmas! xx

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  2. I have a workshop using this kit. Thank you for your tips. This post was quite helpful to me!

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    1. I'm so pleased my tips were useful Eva - hope your workshop goes well!

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  3. Love this kit. I do admit my 'little bits' went in the bin when I cleared my desk this week!!! k x

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  4. thanks for the tips, I think the kits are great

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  5. Lovely cards Susan. Thank you so much for your tips on using this kit.

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  6. Now I think I should have bought this kit! It is truly beautiful. TFS

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  7. You won't regret getting this kit Tracy - the envelopes are so lovely!

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