Second Circle Journal

I have started on a second Circle Journal You might remember the last round. I created a journal, and it get posted to the ladies that are in my group and each one adds a card to the journal until it completes its circle and comes home to me.

I decided to make my theme a bit challenging this time. I have asked the ladies to create cards using a stamp or punch that has been used differently to just the face value of the product. If we can find different uses for a product, that is make it more versatile, it increases its usefulness and we get far more out of the set.

This is the card that I made to kick off the journal. I can’t take any credit for this card. I saw it on one of the swap boards at the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando and I loved it. Unfortunately I don’t know who the very clever person was that came up with the design. If you happen to know who it was, please let me know so that I can give them the acknowledgement that they deserve. I used the Shimmery white embossing paste to make the fluff on her hat and skirt, because in my world sparkle makes everything better!
I used the softly falling embossing folder to create the background snow effect. Unfortunately this has been retired.

Beautiful You is one of my favourite stamp sets, and now I have another use for it. Did you ever think of this as being a Christmas stamp?
My journal is on its way to New Zealand, and the next journal should be coming to me soon. I wonder what the theme of that journal will be.

Product List
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Washi Flower

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Ribbon and Embellishments.’ You may have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. She loves ribbons, so this is one of her favourite blog hop themes!
I don’t usually like working with washi tape, but have you seen how amazing the Pressed Petals Specialty washi tape is? You just peel off the petals and use as many as you like to make gorgeous flowers! The tape co-ordinates with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP which is super pretty!

I used 6 petals and stuck them onto a 3/4″ circle. The gold faceted gems make the perfect centre for the flower.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card. This is the second roll of washi tape that comes with the petal roll

These are the supplies that I used for this project.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! has an extra joining bonus for this month. Contact me for more information.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what embellishments she has used for her project.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full blog hop list:

Sandra Roberts
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Anastasia Radloff