Saturday, 24 September 2011

September Blog Hop: New Products!


Today I am very excited to be a part of a blog hop that showcases not only some very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, but also some gorgeous NEW products from the recently released Idea Book and Catalogue.  Another South Australian, Kathryn Mangelsdorf, was the blog before mine on the hop.  Didn't she have some great stuff to show you!

There are a HEAP of new products, but today I have decided to focus on some of the smallest, but also one of those products that can add a big bang to your papercraft projects: brads.

My first card uses the new Glimmer Brads, found on page 143 of the catalogue.  There are 4 different colour families you can purchase, and you get 40 brads in 5 different colours in each pack for just $9.95.

I used my Stampin' Write markers to colour the Hello Blossoms stamp and then used coordinating brads as the center of the flowers.  It's such a  simple card, but the Glimmer Brads give it a little bit of pizzazz.  Did you also check out some of the new Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon?  Gorgeous!  You can find the ribbon on page 138.

The brads are so glittery!  Perfect for a little girl's birthday card.

I just stamped one flower on the inside, and then used some Dazzling Diamonds for the center of the flower.  I didn't use a brad as I didn't want to damage the front of the card.

The other brads I want to highlight are the Designer Printed Brads.  They are also on page 143 of the catalogue, and for $14.95 you get 8 brads in each of the five 2011-2013 In Colours (40 total).  They are sooooo cute with a little polka dot pattern printed on them.  Here's my card, which is a CASE of this card.

This time I used the Funky Four stamp set, but as before I used the brads as the center of the flowers. (And some more of that gorgeous ribbon!)  I also used some of the new Domestic Goddess DSP, which you can find on page 128.

Just a closer look at the brads.  They are so sweet - I can see myself using a lot of these!

 As with the inside of the previous card, I used Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers instead of brads.

Glimmer Brad Card:
Stamps: Hello Blossoms, It's Your Day, Curly Cute
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait
Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Other: Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Stamp Positioner

Designer Printed Brad Card:
Stamps: Funky Four, A Word For You, It's Your Day
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party
DSP/Cardstock: Domestic Goddess DSP, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Designer Printed Brads, Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Stamp Positioner, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by, you're now off to see the wonderful creations of Ros Davidson.

Catch you later


Here are the other blogs in case a link is broken:

Ros Davidson
Christine Blain
Alisha Watson
Di Dunk
Nikki Sadler
Judy May
Kathryn Ruddick
Kathryn Mangelsdorf


  1. Wow! Love those brads Tina, thanks for showcasing them in such a clever way - they are very cute cards and I am definitely going to have to pull out that sample pack of brads and start using them!

  2. very cute cards Tina -I love love love the new glittery brads and you've showcased them so well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. They are just so cute Tina. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Tina, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Great way to showcase the new brads; love what you've done.

  5. Your cards are gorgeous Tina, the glimmer brad look so perfect in the flowers and the new in colours are just so lovely together.

  6. I have not purchased any of those brads but I think they might be on my wish list now. Lovely and bright and cheerful just like spring.

  7. Gorgeous cards, Tina. Love the clean, elegance of the first card and the glimmer brads look faboulous really make it special.

  8. Ooohhh these are super cute Tina! Especially love the glimmer brads ones. Just beautiful :)

  9. I love these, those brads really finish it off don't they? Fantastic job Tina xx

  10. They look so cute! LOVE the flowers with the brad centres. Thanks for my morning dose of inspiration to get the inks out.

  11. Such great cards, Tina. Have just added those gorgeous brads to my shopping list!

  12. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I really like your stamp style:) Thanks for sharing!


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