Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Festival of Trees Edition

Merry Christmas everyone!  I am so happy you are joining us for the The Stamp Review Crew Festival of Trees Blog Hop.  The SRC is a group of international Stampin' Up demonstrators who do bi-monthly reviews of a chosen stamp set.  It is a great way to see a wide variety of ideas for a single stamp set.

My goal was to come up with a non-holiday card using this stamp set.  I was also curious what the coordinating Tree Punch would look like if the points were placed tip-to-tip.  My end result was a color wheel card.  I thought this would be fun for the art-loving friends in my life.
Tips to recreate:

  • Lay out nine stamp pads and a Stampin' Scrub.
  • Stamp the stylized tree image nine times on Whisper White cardstock cleaning the stamp between each color.
  • Punch each tree with the Tree Punch.  Trim away the trunk.
  • Adhere the images tip-to-tip on a folded Whisper White cardstock base with the bottom of one tree at the fold line.
  • Trim the cardstock base to create the shaped card.  
  • Color the sentiment with markers starting with the lightest colors and slightly overlapping the adjacent color. Stamp on Whisper White cardstock. 
  • Diecut the sentiment and a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set.
  • Add a "bow" of Baker's Twine.
The tree in the upper right is the one that I used
Thank you so for joining "The Crew" for our hop!  Please continue on by clicking on the buttons below for more Festival of Trees projects.
This way to Nikki's blog
This way to Bronwyn's blog

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Real Red, Melon Mambo (both ink pads and markers)
Big Shot: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (for the heart)
Accessories:  Baker's Twine Combo Pack

Friday, December 18, 2015

Home for Christmas Gift Tin

Turquoise and red together make one of my favorite Christmas color combos- bright and festive yet a bit non-traditional.   And of course I love anything retro so the vintage-y Santa images of the Home For Christmas DSP got center stage on this gift tin.
The glitter ribbon is a sneak peek of a new product coming in the 2016 Occasions Stampin' Up catalog.  There are some pretty spring things that coordinate with it in the catalog that goes live in January but I thought it was merry match for this project.
The tags on the top and side are stamps from the Merry Everything set.
Stamps: Merry Everything
Paper: Home For Christmas DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party
Punches: Note Tag, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Big Shot: Ovals Collection
Sneak Peek Accessories: Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon, It's My Party Enamel Dots (both of these will be available starting in January 2016)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cherry On Top Baby Cards

Tis the season... for babies!  Both family and friends have welcomed beautiful little ones recently.  The Cherry On Top Design Series Paper Stack has petite patterns just perfect for bolder colored baby cards.
Adding the babies names is an extra special touch.

Adorable coordination for twins!
Both cards use the Something for Baby stamp set and matching Baby's First Framelits.

Stamps: Something for Baby
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Cherry On Top DSP Stack
Big Shot:  Baby's First Framelits,  Circles Collection Framelits, Little Letters Framelits
Punches: 1" Square, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Accessories:  Cherry On Top Washi Tape, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Jingle All the Way Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  This session the crew is reviewing the Jingle All the Way stamp set.  As always we have our blogs permanently linked so you can always return anytime the mood strikes!

The best thing about Christmas is having all my kids home!   We are counting the days until we are together again.  It has been a year since we have all been in one place at the same time.   My kids always look forward to a white Christmas too especially as some of them live in areas that get no snow.  So as I was mulling over what to make for this hop I decided to make a snowy scene with the "home for Christmas" sentiment.
I used the Sleigh Ride Egdelits to cut the top of three strips of Whisper White cardstock, rolled them into tubes nesting one inside the other and put them in a purchased snow globe.  I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, attached it to the base and added a line of 1/8" gold ribbon at the top.  This pretty shiny gold ribbon perfectly matches the shine of the gold embossing giving a touch of elegance to this simple project.

Thank you so for stopping by.  Please click on the links below to continue on with the hop.  The crew has done a wonderful job with this lovely festive little stamp set.

This way to Mike's blog!  

This way to Rochelle's blog!

Stamps: Jingle All the Way
Paper: Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Big Shot: Sleigh Ride Edgelits
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, 1/8" Gold Ribbon
Non-SU!:  Make It Christmas brand snow globe (purchased at Hobby Lobby)