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Summer Mini Blog Hop - A Touch of Spice!

Welcome to another little hop around stampin' land, to see the inspiring work of my lovely creative friends. All our projects today feature products from the Summer Mini Catalogue which are available to purchase right now, and all orders over $100 can receive free Sale-a-bration goodies.

There are seven ladies involved in today's blog hop - a nice little journey. You may have just come from my lovely friend Alisha Watson's blog, or you may be starting here, welcome! It's easy to join in the blog hop, just follow the link at the bottom of each post, to take you to the next one.

Anyway, what have I been making?  I have fallen in love with the gorgeous designer series paper Spice Cake which is on page 10 of the Summer Mini, and have created a 12" x 12" layout and a mini tag book with these gorgeous prints and the amazingly large co-ordinating Spice Cake buttons which are also in the mini.

Spice Cake Mini Tag Album BLa

Spice Cake Mini Tag Album BL4

Spice Cake Mini Tag Album BL3

The tags are cut from Very Vanilla Textured card stock, punched with the corner rounder punch.  The round tab punch was used to cut Spice Cake DSP scraps for the tag tops, and Stampin' Up! Seam Binding Ribbon added as a final touch to each one.

Spice Cake Mini Tag Album BL1

My 12" x 12" layout is my second creation for my journey in the on-line scrapbooking class "Twelve" which consists of 12 colours, 12 categories, and 12 months of layouts for 2012.  This layout falls into the category "Personalities" where I had listed this very cute little boy.  He has so much personality right now, although the photos I have used are a couple of years old, but they certainly add to the story.

Spike Cake Layout BLa

This layout is very much inspired by the sample in the Mini Catalogue. I love all the texture that is created by weaving the strips of DSP and it's a great way to show off both sides of the gorgeous patterned papers.

Spike Cake Layout BL2

The buttons are fantabulous!  At first I was shocked at the size, but I love them for their simple, uncluttered look - and how you can rustic them up with a bit of linen thread.

Spike Cake Layout BL3

The shiny chipboard letters came out of my stash from about 5 years ago - I knew they'd come in use one day! And I am glad I remembered them for this layout.  In TWELVE, the online class I am doing, I have matched "personalities" with the colour Rich Razzleberry, and there is a requirement to put a splash of this awesome bold colour onto every layout you complete for this category. 

When I was putting the finishing touches to this layout, I suddenly remembered this and rolled my eyes in horror at the thought of Rich Razzleberry trying to blend with River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede and More Mustard.  Then I spotted a scrap of Rich Razzleberry Seam Binding Ribbon and noticed how closely it matched with some of the shades in the old non-Stampin' Up! chip board letters!  Pheww! Not such a clash as I had expected after all!

Spike Cake Layout BL4

Well, that's an awful lot of photos and hopefully a good bit of inspiration for you!  So now I must send you on your way to the next blogger in our blog hop.  But before I do, please, please, please leave a comment for each of the ladies - there's usually a comments tab right at the bottom of the post - we SO love to hear what you think of our creations, or of the products themselves!  Thanks so much.

Now off you pop to visit Di Dunk, who never ceases to amaze us with how much amazing work she always puts into these projects! Enjoy the journey and have a nice day!

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Claire Daly

I really love your projects Kathryn! That weaved paper looks fabulous as a background on a page. Your mini album is fantastic!

Sue Madex

Wow Kathryn = that mini album looks fabulous! Love your 12 x 12 as well. What a lovely addition those buttons make.

Alisha Watson

Wow Kathryn, I am loving this DSP now. The little album is very cute and I love the Raiden page esp where the journaling is.

Di Dunk

WOW Kathryn. You certainly have been busy. Gorgeous projects. Love your album. That DSP is so lovely.

Christine Blain

That little mini tag album is to-die-for, Kathryn!! Love it to bits. Your layout is beautiful ... oh, what wonderful things you can do with these scrumptious papers.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Kathryn you have been very busy I love the album (those tags look so effective but quite simple) and the scrapbooking page is fabulous, love the use of the dsp.

Tina Gillespie

I am such a sucker for mini albums, and yours is sooo cute! Think I'll CASE it someday soon. Love your layout too, gorgeous photos.

Chris H

Beautiful creations Kathryn with this beautiful paper. Love all your extra little touches. Very inspirational!

Robyn

I love the mini album too Kathryn! Is there a tutorial somewhere where I can learn how to make one?

Nikki

Wow great projects Kathryn - great minds really do think alike with our page - I was going to CASE the mini too - love the page and your little touch of colour - happy Twelve-ing partner

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