Hi! Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Co first official 2017 blog hop! We are exciting to kick off the launch of our fun & interactive reward program with this hop, followed by a whole month of FREE-to-all projects and tutorials over on our Crafty Carrot Facebook page.
WHO ARE THE CRAFTY CARROT COLLECTIVE?
We are an international team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have all held a position on the prestigious Artisan Design Team, and who are now looking forward to sharing and rewarding our customers with new & exclusive projects every month. For January though, we are giving everyone the chance to see what we are about!
WHAT DO WE OFFER YOU?
Each month we will focus on a specific product – usually stamp set – and create a range of projects around that product, giving you a wealth of ideas for every stamp set in your collection! This month our focus product is the Weather Together bundle of stamps & coordinating dies. For this hop, I created this fun card using the bundle:
I coordinated with the Cupcakes & Carousel DSP coming in the new Spring/Summer catalogue tomorrow! I chose to create another panel with a cloud top created using the edgelit in the Detailed Floral Thinlits. For a change though, I switched the orientation of the card (I’ve always used it portrait until now). I also cut the raindrops into the panel too – I’ve never used those dies either!
For my umbrella, I’ve paper pieced the top by stamping onto the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP. Note, I took care lining up my stamping so the rays in the paper would look like stripes on my umbrella.
Finally, I extended the length of the handle using Partial Die Cutting & my Big Shot. I rounded the end of the handle with scissors though, rather than the curved handle that is die cut.
WANT TO SEE MORE?
Right, so to see more great projects using this bundle, please hop around the blogs – there are only 5 of us, so it won’t take you long! Plus, head over and like our Facebook page where each of us has a great project lined up for you through this month. For each Facebook project there will be a gorgeous tutorial to download, and in most cases a video (live or recorded, depending on the project).
As I’ve said, January is FREE-to-all, as our new year gift to you. However, if you want to see more of our fabulous creations in February, you’ll need to join in as below:
So, to join us in February, simply purchase our Product Focus for the month, the new Suite Sentiments Stamp set (or products of equivalent value) from your local Crafty Carrot Demonstrator’s Online Shop (see below) using their Reward Code. Don’t forget to check out our optional additional supplies, which we’ll be using for our projects too! Once you’ve purchased your products, then just wait for your demonstrator to contact you with details of how to access all the February tutorials throughout that month.
Details of the demonstrator for your market, plus their Reward Code for January is below:
Now, hop over to the marvellous Cindy and check out her creation – it WILL be amazing!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you love the hop and we’ll see you over on the Facebook page soon.
Crafty Hugs, Val. XX