Sunday, November 17, 2019
Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's third 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. If you just landed here from Heidi's blog, RunningwScissorsStamper, welcome! The hop goes live on Monday, so if all the links aren't working, check again later.
Today we are featuring the cling stamp set called Perfectly Plaid, which is part of the Wrapped In Plaid Suite in the Holiday catalog. It's such a cozy collection of goodies which includes a matching Pine Tree Punch!
Now I know that my fellow crew members are going to rock the little tree, so I thought it would be fun to focus on a greeting and the delightful Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP. I think, besides the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, this is my favorite paper! What's not to love?! There are various plaids in Christmas colors with GOLD foil accents, and on the reverse are versatile prints.
This card shows off two of the foiled patterns and two of the plain patterns. Dontcha just love them?!
I felt like making modern tree shapes rather than using the punch. And placed on the Pinewood Planks embossed background they really stand out, too!
The greeting was heat embossed in white on the striped DSP, then matted on gold foil to bring out the foil on the DSP. Some gold pearl accents completed the card.
Keeping this post short, because I'm writing it while trying to get ready to go to Atlanta OnStage in a couple days. By the time you see this, I'll be back home with my head positively spinning from all the new goodies coming in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! Can you believe we are only about six weeks away from the new catalog? And a new DECADE???
Up next is Jay at Mitosu Crafts, he's sure to have some treats to share!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
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.
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.
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.)
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.
The Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon in this month's special Christmastime is Here Suite made the perfect little bow to complete the card!
Up next is Stesha over at Stampin' Hoot. I can't wait to see what she did with this set!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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
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.
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!