Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue


Hi, I am excited to welcome you to my latest blog post, as I take part in another ESAD Blog Hop, this time featuring some of my favourite items from the new catalogue which was released at the start of June.  A quick explanation of who and what is ESAD can be found below.  If you are a demonstrator and would like to know more, please let me know and I would be happy to assist.

You may be beginning at my post, or you may be visiting from Richelle‘s.  I love how active Richelle’s blog is and use this as one of my inspiration points.  Thanks Richelle for sharing so freely 🙂

My projects for today used three different stamps sets (all new in the catalogue), however I have included one other new item which I think is very versatile.  The Glitter Enamel Dots……Wow!  The Glitter Enamel Dots have an ombre effect in four colours – Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Old Olive.

All three cards I have made to show how simple, yet effective flat cards can be.  Not all cards need a lot of detail or added extras – just a clean cut of card stock and an ink pad.

First up I have used Great Big Greetings and Dapper Denim to make a masculine thank you card.  This sentiment reminds me of Star Wars.   It is one big photopolymer stamp and is perfect for a quick and clean card.  The Glitter Enamel Dots add a little extra.


My second card used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set designed by Patty Bennet.  The sentiment I think says it all “Live every moment.  Laugh every day.  Love with all your heart.”  I wanted to show that this stamp set is versatile and although perfect for different fundraising events (Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea pops straight to mind), it can also be used as a pick me up, no reason needed card.  Again, I have popped some Basic Jewel Rhinestones on to add some sparkle.


My third card is a quick and simple thank you card and…..well who wouldn’t want to feature the little piggy!?!?!  I think this will be a well utilised stamp within my collection.



Now that you have finished my post, you can head off to Josie‘s Blog, but I would really love to hear what you thought of my projects, please take a few minutes to leave me some feedback.  A full list of the hop participants is below. 🙂



Blog hop participants:

  1. Josie Dean
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Carolina Evans
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Sandra Mastello
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Sharon Dalton
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Monique Fielder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Terri Hawke
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Kristel Rimmer
  17. Maree McIntosh
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Rosalie Desmond
  20. Linda Whalley
  21. Amity Knight
  22. Peta Stephen
  23. Megan Lenske
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Carly Middleton – Lucky Last 🙂

Product List 

This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Ribbon Of Courage Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Great Big Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set


Whisper White A4 Card Stock


Fresh Fig A4 Cardstock


Dapper Denim A4 Cardstock


Daffodil Delight A4 Card Stock


Powder Pink A4 Cardstock


Glitter Enamel Dots


Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad


Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad


Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad


Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad


Rhinestone Basic Jewels


SNAIL Permanent Adhesive


Fast Fuse Adhesive


20 thoughts on “Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue

  1. Megan Lenske says:

    Awesome cards Carly! It was so funny before I even got to your sentence about Star Wars I had already thought how cool it was and a bit Star Warsy!

  2. Kathryn Ruddick says:

    I love the yummy glitter dots too! And I can’t wait to ink up my Ribbon of Courage set which just arrived this week. You’re right, that sentiment is perfect for a nice “pick me up” kind of card. xx

  3. Sharon Dalton says:

    3 great cards, I do struggle with male cards so that one is a great card HUGE tick from me.
    The sentiments from the Ribbon of courage set is so beautiful ❤ AND I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE the lil pig….Thanks for sharing ❤ Cheers Shaz

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