**NEW** Carols of Christmas from Stampin' Up! - available on Early Release NOW!

Tue 1 Aug 2017

Hi there! I have a Christmas card to share with you today, using a lovely stamp set that is so brand new that it isn't even in the current catalogue. From today, though, you can bag it on early release - fantastic for getting a head start on your Christmas preps! More on that in a bit, but for now, here's today's card:

Card made with "Carols of Christmas" stamp set from Stampin' Up! - available through me from 1st August .

This was one of the projects I designed for my July Mostly Cards class and, as well as showcasing the stamp set I mentioned, it gave me a chance to use a simple but effective inking technique that I really love. What on earth would I do without my sponge daubers? My lovely class-goers loved it too, and several of them decided then and there that they NEED this set in their Christmas supply chest. You will too, I promise you...

The sentiment is from the brand new "Carols of Christmas" stamp set. It's going to be in the 2017 Autumn / Winter catalogue that comes out at the start of September but (and it's a BIG but!) Stampin' Up! are running a brilliant pre-order offer starting right now. That's right, fromTODAY, you can order this brand new stamp set (and its co-ordinating dies) from me - a whole month before the catalogue is released! 

Here's the whole stamp set for you to have a peek at:

Carols of Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up! Available on pre-order NOW!

Just look at those gorgeous sentiments - perfect for focal points on quick and easy cards. (If you want to recreate the effect on my card, then ink the sentiment up in a light colour - I used Pear Pizzazz - and then use a sponge dauber to add darker ink around the edges before stamping onto your card. The second colour I used is Garden Green.)

There's a co-ordinating set of dies too, and as you would expect from Stampin' Up!, they take the set up to another level. Here's what's included:

Card Front Builder Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! Available on pre-order NOW

The stamps and dies are available separately of course, but I think you'll want to go for them as a bundle. That way, you get maximum versatility AND 10% off the price. The bundle costs £40.50 in cling mount, or £46.75 in wood mount, and you can find it in my Online Shop by clicking the links at the bottom of this post.

I'll be sharing some of my own designs using these dies, and more using the stamp set, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on this one, made by the talented Stampin' Up! team:

Carols of Christmas card. Stamps and Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! - available on pre-order NOW

(Spot the technique used on the sentiment... it's a variation on the one used on my project, at the top of this post. Doesn't it look fabulous in these colours?!)

Watch out for more projects made with this fabulous set coming up soon - I love it! And don't forget to head over to my Online Shop to order yours on pre-release from today. Just click on the links at the bottom of this post to go straight there. (If you use the current Host Code (you'll find over there in the sidebar of this site) then I'll send you an extra little something as a thank you, too.)

Thanks for dropping in. Have a wonderful day. xx



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