Aim for Alaska Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

Aim for Alaska Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek



Today I am participating in another blog hop - this one is for a training group I am involved in called Aim For Alaska. This group is run by Kylie Bertucci and was set up to help fellow demonstrators by sharing tips and tricks about their business. Stampin Up offers an incentive trip each year that we can earn  - and next year's trip is to Alaska, hence the name of the group and the blog hop! 

Whilst I am not going to qualify for the trip just yet (but I'm working hard towards it!), this group has provided me with a wealth of knowledge to help myself, my team and my customers. You can sign up for the next program starting in October here. I highly recommend it if you are looking at taking your Stampin' Up! business to the next level and beyond. 

Now moving onto today's card - the theme of the blog is to use new product from the soon-to-be-released 2017-2018 annual catalogue. I chose to showcase a beautiful set called Lovely Friends (page 173). I made a batch of these cards for a swap I was involved in recently and loved it so much I made an extra card. The set also comes in a bundle with a coordinating thinlits dies set called Lovely Laurel which I used to cut out the larger flower.








I wanted to showcase the gorgeous Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper which shows off our new 2017-2019 In Colours. These papers have a lovely watercolour washed look to them. But which colour to choose? That was the hardest bit for me! I ended up choosing Tranquil Tide. I think you would call it a transient colour - sometimes it looks green but sometimes it looks more blue. Either way it's a lovely colour to work with. Then I added a little pop of colour in another two new colours, Powder Pink and Berry Burst. The inside has a beautiful sentiment - I love the words and the font!



I chose to cut off a portion of the front of the card so I could show off two pieces of the designer paper (but that made it hard to take a good photo!). The sentiment I chose is a reasonable size so I let that be the focal point of the card. I added the flowers for colour and to soften the Tranquil Tide a little. The scalloped square behind the image is in Pool Party.

Make sure you click through to the next blog and see what everyone else has been creating.  

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21 comments:

  1. Fun fold! I like the peek at the inside designer paper even when the card is closed.

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  2. Fabulous fold and great effect with your splash of colour and flowers. I adore this DSP it is so very versatile

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    1. Thank you Kim, oh how I love this paper - I think it's been on every project I've made lately!

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  3. Great card, I hope I'm in your swap team lol I'll have to double check! Love your new blog headers etc xx

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    1. thank you so much Jessie, I don't think we are on the same swap team but I just might have to make some more cards to send as RAKs

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  4. I love the fold of this card Melissa.....I seriously need to get this stamp set....

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    1. umm, yes you do!! The fonts are just divine :)

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  5. Gorgeous card Melissa - will have to add this stamp set to my list! xx

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    1. thank you, you wont regret the purchase!!

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  6. Darling card! Love the design and soft touches of pink florals, which adds great contrast!

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  7. Just gorgeous Melissa! Love the colours and the card layout - just beautiful. Another set added to my wishlist! xo

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    1. Thank you Louise, it's a gorgeous set!

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  8. What a lovely card Melissa, Love the layout and the colours too! xx

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