Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek week!

It's time to start the 2013 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Week! Hurray! I really love doing these sneak peeks because I get to try out so much fun, new product and then share it with you :)

My favourite holiday (by far) is Thanksgiving. I love the weather, I love the family, and I love the food. I find we have a lot more traditions around thanksgiving than we do around Christmas, only because there is more time to relax and enjoy it.

So, I'm starting this week off with a sneak peek of a bunch of fabulous new Thanksgiving products.


I absolutely fell in love with the Truly Grateful stamp set. It has such gorgeous images (the wheat and the acorn) and a fabulous woodgrain/barnboard stamp which can be used to make backgrounds (if of course you're proficient with a Stamp-a-ma-jig!). Here I stamped the background with Sahara Sand on Soft Sky cardstock. I wanted it to be very muted. 

The DSP is from the new fall pack, Sweater Weather - the colours in it are absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to be using more of this :)


One of the first things that stood out for me in the catalogue was the Burlap Ribbon. I can't tell you how excited I was to see this. For this card, I trimmed off the edging along the length of it and pulled a few strands out to rough up the edges a bit. I saved those strands for something else... 


...tying together the wheat! I had initially used twine, but I loved the crinkle texture from the burlap strands and couldn't resist using those instead. 

The Crushed Curry leaf is a die cut that comes with the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, which gives you everything you need to make an a-m-a-z-i-n-g table setting for your Thanksgiving dinner. I'll be showing more from that kit soon enough!

The acorn is stamped in Chocolate Chip from the same set, Truly Grateful


And last but not least, you must be wondering about that paper that looks like Birch bark, right?! This is the absolutely to-die-for Birch Paper Ribbon that comes with the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. I've cut them out using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.

The wonderful thing about the Tablescapes set is that the die-cut leaves that are included match the leaves from the Autumn Accents Bigz Die - so you can mix and match to your hearts content. I was thrilled about this.



I hope you enjoyed the first sneak peek! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new project! I've got lots to share :)

Thanks for stopping by!

-Tara
xox

2 comments:

  1. Oh, the holiday catalogue is always my undoing! This card is beautiful!

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  2. Fabulous card Tara! I've already marked pages in the holiday catalog, to start a wish list. There are so many wonderful new items!.

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