Sunday, 27 November 2016

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

Thanks you for joining me - if you have hopped here from Nerida's Blog I hope you are liking what you have seen so far. If you have found me by shear luck welcome this is a great time to pop in and you are most welcome to hop through the other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators linked to this hop and see what one of their favourite Catalogue products are.

Christmas is coming and as much as I am looking forward to the next Occasions Catalogue I would love to share with you these cards I made with what is now another of my favourite stamp sets.

When sitting down trying to decide what set was my favourite and needed a special feature on this Blog Hop I had a lot of difficulty - I love so many of the sets and I am still buying them for my personal stash.

Don't you just love the DSP - yep made it myself. Here is a closer photo of them.

Can you see our new Stitch Framelits there? Its a bit hard on the computer screen so here is a close up just of those .

The ribbon, the Washi and most of all the sentiment how great are they? The insides are decorated as well just because I can. Oh and that envelope with that little bit of Washi screams - I am not a Bill I am Happy Mail!

These are the colours I used - picked just because I love Crushed Curry and thought they went well together.
Now the kids want a heap for their friends! I may have created a monster job for us because they can make their own cards now.

What did I use to make these cards and Tags?
So because I did a whole sheet of DSP I had a bit left over after I made my cards I made some tags. I make Christmas cakes for some people in the community each year as well as my family. These little tags will pop onto the ribbon beautifully and that sentiment sums it up nicely. 

Extra bits to make the tags.
How did these cards start? Well I was getting ready for my December daily attempt (yep I am going to try again this year to do it so wish me luck). I have my album, both the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, a massive list of titles to cut out and even some planned photos. I have even made some extra little cards to pop into the pockets - you know those just because I can ones! 
The green in the kit and the album is Emerald Envy but I love Cucumber Crush so I will make it work and who says we have to follow whats already started.

My Hello December Album goodies I am using.
Just for my reference as I am building a Pinterest board of Stamps fitting into their cases - you know some are a super tight fit! Its a bit like playing Tetris every time so I'm saving photos. This ones not to bad or should I say not to squeezy!

So would you like to see more favourites?

Please Hop along with us the next Blog belongs to Megan thanks heaps for visiting.
Here is a list of all participants and their blogs.


  1. I love creating my own DSP - it means I can keep all the pretty printed DSP for another day! Thanks for sharing

  2. Great projects Courtenay - thanks for sharing x

  3. Wow! So many beautiful projects Courtenay. I love the vibrant DSP you created to make everything.

  4. I love the "I'm not a bill in happy mail" classic.... I need more happy mail your projects are great live the dsp you made :-).

  5. Love your handmade dsp. Your cards and tags are very nice.

  6. such bright and fun (and sweet) projects - thanks for sharing

  7. I love the bright colour combo you've used.......very festive

  8. Just lovely, fun projects. Great work. Thanks for participating in the blog hop

  9. Wow - I love your blog: personal and chatty, informative, clean ... I hope there is a button to subscribe. I am trying now to figure out how to add images of the products used so I can add more directions. Would love to see more of your December Daily.

  10. Great use of colour. Fun and vibrant cards and projects. Love them

  11. Hey Courtenay, love your project life card ideas.

  12. Great projects Courtenay! My favourite is the DSP and you made me giggle - "don't you love this DSP, I made it myself!". I bet you've had a few readers wondering how they missed that in the catalogue! Kelly x

  13. How sweet are these! Love how you made your own DSP!

  14. Love, love,love your dsp you made. Very clever.

  15. What a fabulous DSP Courtney! love you colour combination. And love how you've incorporated it into your project Life Album! I'm doing a December Daily this year too! Such fun!