Thursday 1 June 2017

Creating Kindness Blog Hop: New Catalogue Favourites

Hi everyone! I am so happy to have you here with me today! If you are new to my blog, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. I have exciting news to share with you all! Stampin' Up! has just released the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue! As well, the Creating Kindness Design Team is launching our 1st around the world blog hop today. What is the Creating Kindness Design Team you ask? We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe who have come together to inspire you to create kindness through cardmaking and papercrafts. In addition to the blog hop today, there is also a video hop component! Make sure to visit my YouTube channel (link posted below). Within the YouTube video description there will be a list of video links that one can click through in order to see all of the videos that are part of today's papercrafting adventure! I hope you enjoy today's hop, as well as all of the fun new products that Stampin' Up! has released with the new catty!

So let's get to it! The card that I created for today's hop showcases an amazing stamp set from the new catty entitled "Ribbon Of Courage". This stamp set is extraordinary! In fact, the stamp set itself was designed by Patty Bennett. Patty is an American Stampin' Up! demonstrator who was the 9th demonstrator in the history of Stampin' Up! to achieve 1 million dollars in sales! Way to go Patty! As recognition for her achievement, she teamed up with Stampin' Up! to create this wonderfully meaningful stamp set! Thanks Patty! Here's my first creation with this set! I'm sure I will be inking up this one many times over!

I decided to use the stained glass technique on today's card. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you may remember this pretty gem that I shared a couple of weeks back. It also flaunts the stained glass look.

I seriously love the look you get with this technique, and it is so simple! Check out the video tutorial I created for today! It goes through how you can replicate this look with ease! 

To check out the video portion of today's hop, click on the YouTube link below. Once you are on the YouTube site you can click on the video links which are in the description section of the YouTube video. That way you can hop from one video tutorial to the next! Believe me when I say that the video tutorials are all pretty awesome!!! You won't be disappointed!  

YouTube Link:

Just in case you have a hard time finding the video description on YouTube, here are the YouTube Links for the rest of the videos that are part of today's hop as well.

Jenny Hall:
Marcy Denning:
Jay Soriano:
Jessie Holton:
Maria Willis:

As for the blogger portion of the hop, you can click on the next button below and it will take you to Jenny Hall's blog! Jenny was the genius who organized this team & I am so thrilled to have her as our leader. Her projects & videos are CRAZY amazing, so be sure to check out what she has to share with us today!

Thank you so much for joining in on today's hop! I hope you loved today's projects as much as I! If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing some Stampin' Up! Supplies please check out my online Stampin' Up! supply shop! It's open 24/7 for your shopping convenience!


Carolynn 💖


  1. You have given the stained glass technique a great look, Carolynn. I am going to make a card with this technique and it's due to all of your inspiration! Fantastic job on the design and your video is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  2. Love it!
    Great technique, I love to try it.

    1. Thanks Janneke! Happy to be hopping with you! 💖

  3. Beautiful card Carolynn! That little stained glass ribbon is the picture of elegance!

  4. This stamp set means a lot to me. I just literally was diagnosed with cancer in March and had my mastectomy 2 weeks ago. When I saw this stamp set in the new catalog, I knew it'd be the first one on my list. Beautiful card you designed. Do you mind if I CASE it?

    1. Hi Susan! I would love for you to CASE it! I wish you the best in the rest of your recovery! Kick Cancer's ASS! You can do it! 💖

  5. Beautiful card with great technique and stamp set Carolynn. The silver lining works great design wise and message