Sunday, 1 October 2017

Global Stampers October Blog Hop - Exciting News to Share

Welcome to October's Blog Hop. You have either started here, hopped forward from Ann's fabulous project featuring the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (at least that was the original plan) or back from Robbie who has featured the cute Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.

If you are just starting here then you probably haven't seen the news (unless you subscribe to my newsletter) about October's Stampin' Up! specials. More information about these can be found at the bottom of this post.

This month we decided to go with a theme, for Men, and to try to include something metallic in our projects. In addition to this, each of us also picked one of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs in this month's sale to feature too.  I opted to go with the Coffee Break DSP  and these are the projects that I've designed.

This box is really cute and can be used as packaging for small gifts or even cards. I used the same basic instructions as a previous box and the cutting/scoring information for the paper can be found in my tutorials.

Men do on occasions send a card (at least my hubby does) and they too have a need for Thank You cards. With this in mind, I made a few cards that I'm sure any man would like to receive or even give.

Here's a couple of the cards in more detail.


I've fallen in love with this paper. There is something for everyone one because one side of each sheet has a coffee theme but the other side has contemporary patterns that use the colours Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Soft Suede.

The co-ordinating stamp set is really cute too. Guess what, it's in the World Card Making Day Essentials Sale. I guess I'd better let you in on this month's promotions.
  • It's World Card Making Day on 7 October, and to celebrate this Stampin' Up! are offering 15% off a selection of products. You can find the details by clicking on the photo below

  • As if things couldn't get better, there is also a  Designer Series Paper Sale running for the whole of the month.

Don't forget there is also the Merry Patterns Hostess Offer from last month because it's an offer available over last month and this.

I've tried to keep things short and brief, but wow, that's a lot to take in. Don't forget to hop over to Robbie's blog and check out her project and then you can continue your hop around. 

You can hop to Robbie's blog by clicking on the following.

If you would like to hop in reverse or simply go back to Ann's blog you can click on the following.

A complete list of those taking part is as follows:


If you don't get a chance to hop around us all in one day, bookmark this page and then you can click on any of the above and pop over there.

Fiona xx


  1. beautiful cards for men
    Have a nice day

  2. I love your thank you card set! The shine from the foil sheets bring out the colours in the paper :)

    1. Thanks Alicia. The copper foil is great for this sort of card and co-ordinates really well with the paper. x

  3. Great cards! Love how you added the metallic element using the foil paper.

    1. Thanks Robbie. The foil paper is so versatile but I decided to leave it as is this time around. x


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