Saturday, 30 May 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop - May

Hi Crafters,

I am taking part in another exiting blog hop with the Hopping Around the World team and our theme this month features our favourite product from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2020-21 which goes live on 3 June.  Only four sleeps to go!  If you have come from Rebecca-Jo's favourite, you are on the right track.  However, if you get lost along the way there is a full list of the blog hop participants at the end of this post.  

The products I've used for my card were not my first favourites but this is the very first card I made using any of the new goodies and I really love how it turned out.  I've used the Birds & More Dies and the Lovely You stamp set.  

I started with a half sheet of A4 Whisper White cardstock for my card base and then added a panel of Balmy Blue cardstock on top to create the illusion of a sky behind the bird.  I used another panel of Whisper White cardstock and the Birds & More dies to cut out the circle die cut.  This does not cut out from the cardstock but instead leaves a beautiful aperture.

I cut the bird from Whisper White cardstock and then coloured with Stampin' Blends in Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight.  I added a layer of Wink of Stella sparkle on top and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also threaded a branch die cut through the aperture for added texture before adhering to the card.  I stamped in Night of Navy using my Stamparatus and the sentiment is from the new Lovely You stamp set.  

I hope you are enjoying seeing all the new favourites and I'm sure there will be lots more over the coming months.  To keep hopping, head to Mo's blog post.  Don't forget to let us know your favourite too.  The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2020-21 can be viewed electronically from 3 June or get in touch if you would like a hard copy and I'll send one in the post direct to your door.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog Hop Participant List

1.      Claudia Christensen (D)

2.     Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Australia)

3.     Rachel Macleod (UK) ***You are here***

4.     Mo Rootes (UK)

5.     Sandra Herzog (AT)

6.     Melanie Igelbrink (D)

7.     Susan Simpson (UK)

8.     Sheila Turner (Canada)


  1. Beautiful card Rachel, love the colouring on the bird x

  2. This is so cute! I love the colors of the bird an the extra branch!

  3. Such an adorable card. Simple, yet elegant! The bird is so sweet!