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!