Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | NEW

Hello and happy new year! Welcome to my first blog post for the year, where I’m excited to share my new blog header. And you can see we have a new team hop banner.

With that introduction, are you getting a sense of what this month’s theme might be…? You guessed it – NEW!

We’re privileged to have Linda Dalke as our guest designer this month. Thank you for joining us Linda, especially at this time of year, when it’s nice to be holidaying, relaxing and enjoying summer.

I’m excited to share with you a project I made using the gorgeous new Welcoming Window bundle. This is available in the new Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue. You can see the digital version here.**


My parents recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary, so a card to mark this occasion was a lovely reason to christen my new set. I chose So Saffron as the feature colour for this card. The Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder gave the effect of exterior panelling and I love the look of the white window frame and shutters. The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.

The flowers are Blushing Bride and So Saffron, with Garden Green leaves. And could I use any colour but Terracotta Tile for the flower pots?! I used Nuovo Crystal Drops to add a small centre to each of the flowers.

I added a Gray Granite panel behind the window, to show the inside of a house looks dark when it’s nice and sunny outside. This close up also shows the beautiful embossing detail on the window frame dies.

Happy anniversary to my mum and dad – 47 years married is a wonderful milestone to reach.

Have you got any new products you’re excited to use? Did you celebrate the new year arriving?

I’m looking forward to seeing what the team will share today – it could be new products, a new technique, something to celebrate the new year or a new baby. Keep hopping to see their creative projects. Next is my lovely friend, Sheila.

Thanks for visiting!

Participant List:
Kelly Kent
Linda Dalke (Guest Designer)
Narelle Simm
Sheila Pybus
Robyn Houston
Sana Arslan
Mandy Depiazzi
Lisa Whitehead

** Click on the pictures below to see the digital versions of the new catalogues. If you’d like to have your own paper copy of these catalogues, contact me and I’ll post one out!


8 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | NEW

  1. Ok Narelle, I have to be honest…I just skipped past this set in the catalogue. Didn’t think too much of it at all really. But your card is just beautiful and just a perfect anniversary card. 47 years is amazing! Congratulations to them xx


  2. So gorgeous! I love the colours and the way those pot plants stamp – divine! Happy anniversary to your parents!!! Kelly x PS, love all the new graphics – well done!


  3. Lovely card Narelle and congratulations to your parents, 47 years is a huge achievement. Thank you for updating our image with the new graphics x

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