Something Old, Something New – Around the World on Wednesday

Something Old, Something New – Around the World on Wednesday


Perched in a Tree Stamp Set and the Aspen Tree Dies came out with the July-December 2022 Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue. It is my “something old” used for my Around the World on Wednesday project today. “Something New”? … sooooo many amazing new products coming in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalogue, it was very difficult to decide. However one of my favourites is the Hand-Drawn Dots Cling Stamp.

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the blog of the very talented Rochelle Laird-Smith (and wasn’t her project fabulous?!!)

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Perched in a Tree bundle ….

The theme of our hop this month is “Something Old, Something New”. For my “something old”, I am using the Perched in a Tree bundle. This one is not THAT old, coming out in the Jul-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue. However as this catalogue retires, I am thrilled that this Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Aspen Trees dies will carry over.

Here is my card ….

Perched in a Tree
Something Old Something New

Perched in a Tree Stamp Set and the Aspen Tree Dies are still available to purchase as a bundle in December, at a bundled 10% discount. These two amazing products are not retiring when when the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalogue retires, they will be available to be purchased after 4th January, but they will no longer be available at the 10% bundled discount.
The Hand Drawn Dots (excuse my dodgy photo) is brand new product coming out in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalogue, and will be available from 5th January 2023.

Perched in a Tree

I love images with texture or graphic details that can be used in a multitude of ways. Hand Drawn Dots certainly fits that bill. Perched in a Tree also has some great textural images, which have been used on the Polished Pink panel of cardstock across the middle of the card.

Design Tips

  • I created the pink and yellow background by ink blending Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks onto a square panel of Basic White cardstock.
  • I then stamped the Hand Drawn Dots with Basic Grey ink onto the background using my Stamparatus.
  • Using the Stamparatus meant I could line up the dots to be slightly offset when stamping again with Craft White Ink. This is a slow drying ink, so I was able to add a sprinkling of White Embossing Powder, tip off the excess and then heat with heat tool until it had all melted. The powder is patchy on the Craft White ink, which gives a lovely texture. Offsetting the white dots give them a real 3d look, with the Basic Grey dots creating a drop shadow.
  • The branch from Perched in a Tree has been stamped with Basic Grey ink onto the strip of Polished Pink card and then coloured with Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped and cut a mask of the branch using Masking Paper to cover up the branch while I stamped the shadow image and the dots image from Perched in a Tree all over the panel with Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks.
  • The flowers are die cut from white cardstock and then water coloured with the four ink colours.
  • The bird is stamped with Black Memento ink and coloured with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends …. I cut off his feet … ouch!!
  • That fabulous sentiment is also new product from the upcoming Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalogue …. it is a sentiment set called “Something Fancy”and co-ordinates with the “Something Fancy” dies.
Perched in a Tree Bundle

This little bird is just so cute, I am so very glad he is carrying over into 2023. I decorated the inside of the card with the fabulous coloured foliage and the dots, along with a co-ordinating “thank you” from the Something Fancy stamp set.

Perched in a Tree Bundle

I am so excited to be using some new products from the upcoming Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalogue … It is amazing!! If you have made a purchase with me in the last six months, you will receive a catalogue in the mail. If you are in Australia, don’t yet have a demonstrator you work with and would like a catalogue, email me at with your details and I will get one out to you.

Perched in a Tree Bundle

Next up we are are going to take a trip all the way across the ocean to the Nederlands, to Daniel Kassing’s blog

Here is the full list of blog hop participants this month …. I can’t wait to see how all the fabulous designers interpret the “Something Old, Something New” theme for this month.

Jan Clothier – NZ
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU << You are here …
Danielle Kassing – NL
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Tina Zinck-MacDonald – CA
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Wendy Lee – US
Chris Smith – US
Tricia Butts – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US

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Following is a list of products used to create this card, click on the image for more details or to purchase in Australia.
Note: Hand Drawn Dots Background Stamp and Something Fancy Stamp Set and Die Bundle are available from 5th January in the new upcoming Jan-Apr Mini Catalogue.

Product List
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

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