Signs Of Santa -Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to the August, Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.

For those of you, who  don’t know me, my name is Katrina Duffell, & I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Sydney, Australia.

The focus for this month’s Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop, (#SDBH) is the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas, & working out which projects you want to make. If I wait until December to start making cards etc, it’s just gets too stressful, trying to fit it all in. So my advice is to get organised now,  &  enjoy a relaxed festive season.

Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I know, I know…Christmas in Australia is usually somewhere between pretty warm to scorching hot & there’s no snow to be found….but why let that stand in the way of creating this cute as a button card?

Isn’t making what you want, when you want, a big part of the joy of crafting?

That & the fact that I really couldn’t resist the endearingly sweet Mr & Mrs Claus images from the Signs of Santa photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!.

Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

What makes this card extra special is that, it came about as the result of a stuff up on my part….

I was attempting to make a shaker card, but for some reason (I might’ve been enjoying a cheeky glass of festive fizz) I wasn’t paying enough attention & I cut an extra hole where I didn’t mean to…oops!

So because I was feeling super creative (thanks to the festive fizz), I embraced the challenge, & decided to turn the extra hole into a double sided window, & make a “Double Window Shaker Card”…. is that even a thing? Maybe I’ve invented something new?!

As you can see in the pic below, the card base has been cut “easel” style, so it makes an A-frame shape when it’s standing up, & creates a cute little peekaboo window to glimpse Mr & Mrs Claus through.

Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

The lovely collar/frame around the outside of the window is from the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies set. Paired with some iridescent sequins for faux snow, I think it’s the perfect finishing touch

Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I hope you’ve enjoyed my sneak peek at some of the products in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue & are feeling inspired to start “getting your Christmas on”, sooner.. rather then later.

Don’t forget to come back & visit me here at the Ink Paper Girl blog again soon, or  pop along to one of my in person classes….I have a feeling that Mr & Mrs Claus might be making a special appearance at next months classes.

Want to make my day? It’s easy, simply leave me a comment in the comments section below. I’d love to know what you think 🙂

Much Love, K xo

Next on the hop is the talented Rosalie Desmond. Click here to hop on over to see what Rosalie has been making.

Full List of Blog Hop Participants:

1. Jessie Holton – Australia
2. Vicky Wright – Australia
3. Angie McKenzie – USA
4. Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5. Kim Oliver – KOCreations Cards
6. Stephanie Fischer – Australia
7. Sarah Fleming – USA
8. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
9. Anastasia Radloff – USA
10. Angélique Nederpel – The Netherlands
11. Jo Anne Hewins – USA
12. Karen Farquhar- Australia
13. Pia Gerhardt – Germany
14. Anna Krol, UK
15. Alejandra Gomez – USA
16. Katrina Duffell – Ink Paper Girl – Australia – YOU ARE HERE
17. Rosalie Desmond – Australia
18. Vicki Hunter – Australia
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Jenny Hall – USA

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Ink Paper Girl August Host Code

New products used available from September 5th: 

  • Signs of Santa photopolymer Stamp Set*
  • Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies*
  • Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies
  • Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

*Save 10% when you purchase these 2 items together as the Signs of Santa Bundle deal – Item number: 149967

Current Products Used: 

 

Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Window Shaker Card from Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

34 thoughts on “Signs Of Santa -Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

  1. OH my Goodness!! this is so gorgeous!! this is on of my favorite sets!! I love everything about your card!! what a great way to showcase this set!! thanks a lot of sharing this cute card!!

    1. Awwww thanks Alejandra, I’m so happy that you like it 😊. It’s definitely one of my fave sets this year too xo

  2. You always crack me up! Love your festive fizz fueled creation and your new card fold invention. You are solely responsible for this going on my next order!

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