Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop - Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello again, and welcome to this week's Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop. Today we are giving you a sneak peek at some of the lovely items from the Mini Catalogue that will be available to you on August 4.

 I have chosen to show you some ideas using the Poinsettia Place Suite on page 15 of the catalogue. This was the first set that caught my eye as we do have Poinsettia's in Australia and they feature in many of our Christmas decorations. 
 There is a set of 18 dies that go with the stamps - some cutting and some embossing.

The first of my cards features a large poinsettia made up of  2 stamped and embossed images. The embossing is copper, but would look equally good in gold.

I've layered the 2 sets of petals with a dimensional and added one of the stunning Beaded Pearls embellishments in the centre.
The leaves  are made with Soft Sea Foam card and the card base and background are Crumb Cake spattered lightly with Early Espresso ink.

This is a fun, quick card to make and I think it represents our Southern Hemisphere Christmas quite well.  

The second card uses the beautiful Plush Poinsettia Specialty Papers along with 3.8cm Metallic Mesh Ribbon (p. 53) 
The Poinsettia Specialty Paper is so beautiful and the different plush patterns on vellum, combine together so well. 

I have combined 2 patterns and matted them with Cherry Cobbler card. The branches are die cut in Mossy Meadow and the double layer of Metallic Mesh Ribbon is scrunched then tied with some silver cord.

I hope this little sneak peek has encouraged you to shop with Stampin' Up! when the catalogue is launched on August 4. 
The catalogue covers a number of festivities including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Autumn. So there is something for everyone.  Come back to visit me soon to see lots more examples of how to use the products.

Now it is time to follow the blog hop to see what other creative ideas might inspire you. You are with me - Ann Craig, so you can hop to any of the demonstrators on the list in any order you wish.
Enjoy the inspiration!

·       Narelle Fasulo

·       Libby Dyson

·       Ann Craig

·       Debbie Yeomans


I hope all my readers are staying safe and taking care of themselves and their families. 
Crafting can be a wonderful family time and equally great individual time, so it satisfies all.

Best Wishes.
Shop on-line for these products after August 4, or contact me to place an order for you.


  1. These are simply gorgeous, Ann. I just love all aspects of them. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us.

    1. Thank you Libby. I plan on making lots of different cards using this set.

  2. I wasn't going to get this set but i caved, lovely cards Anne.

    1. Yes it's funny how you change your mind on these sets! I may have done that with a few of them from this catalogue.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you found something to inspire your creativity. Let me know you have visited by leaving a comment. I would love to hear what you think about my craft projects.
Live in Australia? You can purchase Stampin' Up! products via my On-Line Store?
Best wishes, Ann.