Saturday, December 3, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - All That Glistens


Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is All that Glistens, meaning lots of shine and/or sparkle. Stampin' Up! has lots of options when it comes to shiny, sparkly stuff, so this was a fun one for me! 


Glistening things make me think of snow, so I went straight for the Joyful Flurry Bundle, pairing it with white glimmer paper, silver foil, and some new GORGEOUS Textured Shimmer Paper that's coming in January! It's a very fine corrugated, shimmery paper and the pack includes Balmy Blue (used here), white, and Shaded Spruce.


I really tried to capture the shimmer, but you may need to click on the pic to enlarge it and see for yourself. There's glimmer on foil on shimmer! 💙


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

 
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Joyful Flurry Bundle
  • Paper: Basic White Cardstock, Silver Foil Specialty Paper, Real Red & White Glimmer Paper, Textured Shimmer Paper (Jan-Apr Mini)
  • Ink: Balmy Blue
  • Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim




Saturday, November 26, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Beginning to Look Like Christmas!

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - everybody sing along! I have something a little different to share. Christmas mean gifts for loved ones, and the Christmas Gifting (all inclusive) Kit is perfect for making gift tags that also hold gift cards. Here are the tags, with one flipped over to show the gift card pocket on back.


But wait...there's more! The leftover bits from the kit can be turned into Christmas cards!


The remaining die cut from the deer head was used and one of the gift card holders was cut down to make a mat for the head. Some coordinating Mint Macaron was added behind, the greeting was stamped on both sides, and the whole thing was popped up on dimensionals on the Timber 3D-embossed background.


I used the Dark Mint Mac Blend to color the ribbon to match, and added a few brushed metallic dots to complete it. I think there is a rather masculine feel to the card, don't you?


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

 
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Christmas Gifting Kit
  • Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dark Mint Macaron Stampin' Blend
  • Accessories: Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots,White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon




Monday, November 21, 2022

Stamp Review Crew - Jingle Jingle Jingle


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Jingle Jingle Jingle edition! The "Crew" is 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. If you landed here from Lou's blog, welcome! There are five of us today. If you get lost, click the banner at the top for the complete blog roll.

Jingle Jingle Jingle is an 18 piece photopolymer stamp set with outline and filler words, and adorable mini images! That Santa hat was just meant to be perched on the JOLLY, don't you think?


I wanted a lot of sparkle for this card, and the Real Red & White Glimmer Paper didn't let me down. In fact, it was SO sparkly that I thought it needed to be toned down a little bit with some Whimsical Woodland-embossed vellum. Then I had to add more sparkle with the red rhinestones, LOL.


The second card borrows the horse drawn sleigh image from Christmas Barn, because you just HAVE to jingle all the way in a one horse open sleigh, right?


The snowflake pattern in the Storybook Gnomes DSP made the perfect backdrop, with some added snowflakes from the Celebration Tags Dies.


That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what the always amazing Jay created, or "Previous" to visit Lou again!