Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Cup of Christmas

 https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2019/11/cup-of-christmas.html

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's first Monday of the month hop! Can you believe it's already NOVEMBER??? 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. If you just landed here from Linda's blog, Stampin' Seasons, welcome! The hop goes live on Monday, so if all the links aren't working, check again later!

Today we are featuring the photopolymer stamp set called Cup of Christmas, which is available as just the stamp set, or you can get the coordinating Cup of Cheer Dies, too, and save 10% if you bundle them together! This is a totally new kind of stamp from Stampin' Up; the striped and dotted mugs are reversible! That's right, they are a thicker photopolymer, so you can stamp one side, clean it off, flip it over, and then stamp the other side. So very cool! There are dies to match whichever side you decide to use.

Heart's Delight Cards, Cup of Christmas, Cup of Cheer Dies, SRC - Cup of Christmas, 2019 Holiday Catalog

I liked the striped and poinsettia dies that make a filler for the mugs, so I went with those today. Using Very Vanilla cardstock, the two mugs were die cut, then the filler was cut from Red Glimmer Paper (which I just now realized is retired, shoot!) and glued in place.

Heart's Delight Cards, Cup of Christmas, Cup of Cheer Dies, SRC - Cup of Christmas, 2019 Holiday Catalog

I love red, green, and gold for Christmas, so I used the Garden Green buffalo check in the Toile Tidings DSP, cutting it with Stitched Rectangle Dies and matting it on a slightly larger Gold Foil Sheet. (The stitched frame was cut from the mat before fastening the DSP.)

Heart's Delight Cards, Cup of Christmas, Cup of Cheer Dies, SRC - Cup of Christmas, 2019 Holiday Catalog

After adhering the various rectangles to the Very Vanilla card base, the cups were popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and the greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and was also popped up on dimensionals.

Heart's Delight Cards, Cup of Christmas, Cup of Cheer Dies, SRC - Cup of Christmas, 2019 Holiday Catalog

The Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon in this month's special Christmastime is Here Suite made the perfect little bow to complete the card!

Heart's Delight Cards, Cup of Christmas, Cup of Cheer Dies, SRC - Cup of Christmas, 2019 Holiday Catalog

Up next is Stesha over at Stampin' Hoot. I can't wait to see what she did with this set!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

24 Hour Stamp Sale!

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Tomorrow (Oct. 23) Stampin' Up! is having a 24 hour flash sale on selected stamps in the annual catalog. There are some GREAT sets on THE LIST....59 of them to be exact! It includes Christmas-themed stamps as well as some very popular favorites, Like Winter Woods and Waterfront.

You can see the entire list HERE, or click the banner at the top of the page. Please be sure to enter the Host Code NBE23EXH if your under is under $150! Just click the Shop Now on the right to go directly to my online shop and enter the code when prompted.

Below are some examples using the Dashing Deer, Let It Ride, Beautiful Day, and Winter Woods stamp sets.







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.