Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Snow Front

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Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's first Monday of the month hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday, and that's today! If you landed here from Mitosu Crafts welcome! Isn't Jay's stamping style just gorgeous?

Today we are featuring a photopolymer stamp set from the Holiday catalog called Snow Front. It may look somewhat familiar to you because the artwork is reminiscent of the Waterfront set in the annual catalog.

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It is so satisfying to build scenes, and I especially loved making Winter scenes since, up until today, it's been so bloomin' hot!

I decided to use each size of card bases in the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack. The large card measures 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" and the small one measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/4". Let's start with the large one.


The water was stamped in Seaside Spray, the bare trees in Early Espresso, the deer in Soft Suede, and the birds in Real Red. I wanted to keep the colors to a minimum and preserve a cool, frosty feel.

After stamping the scene, I used the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give it texture, and adhered it over a strip of Seaside Spray on the card base. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings. Some Snowflake Sequins added to the snowy scene!


For the second card I envisioned a little thank you note to include with customer gifts. I wanted to keep the cool theme going, so I stamped the cabin in Night of Navy and the trees in Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.


After cutting with Rectangle Stitched Dies, it was adhered to a piece of Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP, and a couple Silver Glimmer snowflakes from the Frosted Frames Dies were added. The greeting is from A Big Thank You.


Up next is the ever fabulous Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons!

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Christmastime is Here!

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

Well, not yet, anyway, but it is here in my house! There is a new limited-edition suite of products that will be available to order starting Nov. 1st, and it will only be around as long as supplies last. It's called the Christmastime Is Here Suite and it made my heart do a happy dance when I saw it!

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

Naturally I HAD to preorder the entire suite bundle, but it will also be available as separate products, and a stamp set/die bundle, if that's what you prefer.

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

The first thing I noticed is the double case stamp set..... the outline stamp (which will be FAB for coloring!) is a red rubber cling stamp, and the rest of the stamps are photopolymer! So you can stamp your outline and get the awesome detail with the rubber, and then see where you are going to stamp with the filler stamps. Brilliant, don't you think?

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

The next thing I noticed is the large die that cuts out the rose stamp image ALSO cuts the same rose image in the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP! How cool is that?


You don't even have to stamp and color to get a great image for your cards. And included with the dies are four lovely accent pieces and two fancy labels. I used the trellis accent and one of the labels on the card shown.

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

In addition to the stamps/dies and DSP, there is (cue the angels singing) Gold Glimmer Ribbon and Gold Glitter Enamel Dots! Be still my heart! The ribbon is 1/4" wide and has a wonderful softness and drape to it. It will make wonderful bows or ornament hangers or the finishing touch for gift wrap or.......

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

Sorry, I couldn't get a good enough photo of the DSP, so I used the stock photo from Stampin' Up! - it really needs to be seen in real life to appreciate how pretty it is. There are four sheets each of three double-sided designs with one side on each having gold foil accents. It's nice that there are plenty of each design for Christmas cards!

So.....do you love it and have to have it? Don't want to wait until November? If you join my team, you can preorder it AND get the 20% demo discount. Or you can wait until November. Just sayin'!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Heart's Delight Cards, Christmastime Is Here Suite, Christmas Rose, Roses Dies, Stampin' Up!

This gold-embossed Christmas Rose is a quick alternative to coloring or two-step stamping, if that's not your cup of tea. It is embossed on Very Vanilla, lending it a rich, vintage feel.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Winter Woods

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Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's bonus fifth Monday hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday, and that's today! If you landed here from The Stampin' Hoot, welcome!

Today we are featuring Winter Woods, which has a coordinating set of dies called In The Woods. This is a very versatile stamp set, as you will see!
Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, In the Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

Okay the name may be WINTER Woods, but I think it works just as well for Autumn, as seen here on my first card.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

I made a watercolor wash background using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red, making sure to dry each color with the Heat Tool before adding another color. After stamping the group of trees (Early Espresso), I used Stampin' Write markers on the "ground" stamp in the same colors as the wash to add the look of fallen leaves.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

Now, if you want to talk about versatility....doesn't this make a great masculine birthday card?! I thought the copper Star Designer Elements made a nice accent to the birthday greeting, and tied in with the Copper Foil leaves.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

For the second card, I went all out Winter, pairing it with some Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

The evergreen tree was stamped in Shaded Spruce (what else? *grin*) and die cut, then layered on the plaid background with dimensionals. I heat embossed the greeting in gold, and dry embossed the whole panel with the Winter Knit 3D embossing folder.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

After adding some Shaded Spruce/Gold ribbon, the plaid panel with the tree was adhered. Some Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels and a gold star completed the tree.

Heart's Delight Cards, Winter Woods, SRC - Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

Where did I get the gold star? I just colored one of the copper ones with a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends marker. 😊

Up next is Jay at Mitosu Crafts - I can't wait to see what he created!

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