Welcome to the Around the World Stampin' Up! Blog Hop featuring sneak peeks of the new products coming in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue on 5 January. 

Around the World Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

You may remember that I was a design team member for the Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges a while back, well we got the "old team" back together for this international blog hop.  If you have been following all the links through the blog hop, you will have come from Liz Goldhawk (Canada) and seen her gorgeous creations.  At the bottom of this post is a list of links for everyone else in the team, so you can hop your way through all the amazing projects we have created.

For the blog hop I had a really good play with the new Friends & Flowers stamp set, which coordinates with the returning Festive Flower Builder Punch from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  Just remember, the fun new products you see here are available from 5 January - only two days away!

Friends & Flowers Stamp Set
Friends & Flowers wood-mount (140508)  -  $57.00
Friends & Flowers clear-mount (140511)  -  $40.00

My favourite stamp in this set is the little pea in the pod, which makes a great new baby boy "congratulations" card.  Here's a swing card, created using the Squares Collection Framelits Dies...

Friends & Flowers Baby Boy Swing Card

Stamps: Friends & Flowers (wood: 140508, clear: 140511), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273).  Ink: Basic Gray Archival (140932), Mint Macaron (138326), Blushing Bride (131172), Old Olive (126953), Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 131261).  Card/Paper: Mint Macaron (138344), Whisper White (106549), Birthday Bouquet DSP (140557).  Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), White Perfect Accents (138416), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (134567).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies (140618), Squares Collections Framelits (130921), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Banner Punch (133519), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Friends & Flowers Baby Boy Swing Card

Can you see more new products on the front of this card?  Spot the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and look carefully for the wash of shine on the pea pod, which is the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush...

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897)  -  $17.00
Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141898)  -  $17.00

In addition to brushing some glitter onto the pea pod, I also gave the Glitter Brush a good squeeze and splattered some across the card too...

Friends & Flowers Baby Boy Swing Card

 Here's the inside of the swing card...

Friends & Flowers Baby Boy Swing Card

Friends & Flowers Baby Boy Swing Card

 But I didn't stop there!  Here's my baby girl "congratulations" card...

Friends & Flowers Baby Girl Swing Card

Stamps: Friends & Flowers (wood: 140508, clear: 140511), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273).  Ink: Basic Gray Archival (140932), Mint Macaron (138326), Blushing Bride (131172), Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 131261).  Card/Paper: Blushing Bride (131287), Whisper White (106549), Birthday Bouquet DSP (140557).  Accessories: Bow Paper Clips Embellishments (140559), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), White Perfect Accents (138416), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (134567).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies (140618), Squares Collections Framelits (130921), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Banner Punch (133519), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Spot the new Bow Paper Clip Embellishments - yummy!

Friends & Flowers Baby Girl Swing Card

Friends & Flowers Baby Girl Swing Card

You may have noticed these cuties in the photos above...

Pyramid Pals Baby Treat Boxes

These little triangular gift boxes were created using the new Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

And for my last creation, I used a similar technique for creating a Festive Flower Poinsettia to create this pretty flower...

Friends & Flowers Flower

I stamped each of the petals from Friends & Flowers stamp set in Crushed Curry ink onto Shimmery White card stock, and then punched them out using the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Before constructing the flower I added a wash of Daffodil Delight ink using an Aqua Painter.

Thank you for joining us on this international blog hop.  Make sure you check out all the incredible creations from the Around the World Stampin' Up! Design Team by using the links below.  Your next hop from here is to see what the talented Alisa Tilsner (Australia) has created.

Kristine McNickle (New Zealand)

Alisa Tilsner (Australia)
 
Anke Hämsch (Germany)

Cécile Ortiz (France)
 
Marie-Josée Trudel (Canada - French)
 
Helen Read (UK)

Julie Davison (USA)

Barbara Meyer (Austria)
http://barbaras-kreativ-studio.com

Miriam van Eyden (Netherlands)
http://miriam-cardsandscrapping.blogspot.com

Liz Goldhawk (Canada)

 

Want to see more from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue?

Come along to the 2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Party.  There will be hands-on exploration of new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration products, make-and-takes, spot prizes and two major prize draws!  Click HERE to find out more.

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Party