Saturday, 20 June 2015

Crazy Crafters June Blog Hop - Favourite New Stampin' Up! Products

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters blog hop for June. This month we are excited to show off our favourite Stampin’ Up! products from the just-released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalogue. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Handmade by Nicole Spicer -  or may have come from the person previous to me in the list below. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Nicole Spicer at hop spot # 3.

The blog line up is as follows! 

This week, my oldest child and only daughter turned 11 this week! I can't believe it and I have no idea where that time went! Anyway, I had to make her a card and this is what I came up with. I haven't got to purchase many of the new things on my wish list yet, but I did get to have fun playing with the new stamp set I got called "Build a Birthday". Its a great, fun set.

I started with a square card, something I don't do a lot of! But it allowed me to use the scalloped circle and the largest circle in the circles collection framelits. I love using two circle framelits to create a frame for stamped images.... In this case, a birthday cake using the Build a Birthday photopolymer stamp set. I really love photopolymer stamp sets, it makes life so much easier and quicker!! The banner at the top of the cake was perfect for my daughter because she only has 5 letters in her name!

I finished the card off by added a punched out flower and the leaves I created from cutting off some petals from the fun flower punch, and a pearl embellishment for fun.

Here are the products I've used on my card today:

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog (Hop # 3 - Nicole Spicer) so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list as you don't want to miss out on seeing one blog and the amazing inspiration. 

Til next time! 
Nicole x


  1. Gorgeous card for your special girl, Nicole! I love the addition of the sweet little flower, and Holly's name.

  2. Love your choice of colors on this card, so bright and cheerful and the added touch of the flower.

  3. I am really going to have to get me some of those in-colors! Great job!

  4. Great job Nicole, still to get that set may have to be in my next order

  5. Oh, this card is beautiful and I love the Build a Birthday stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration of using the glimmer paper in the background, I'm sure the recipient will just LOVE this personalised card.

  6. Very nice Nicole, the sparkly background is great Im sure Holly loved it

  7. That looks beautiful in the scallop circle. Happy birthday to your daughter. Doesn't the time fly by. My Hannah is 12 now and you get a little glimpse every now and then of the adult they'll become don't you. I bet she'll love her card.

  8. Love the name in the banner - how special she must feel!

  9. I love this stamp set. Wonderful use of colours.