Welcome to the Holiday Catalog blog hop!

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop, celebrating the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  Is your copy at your elbow right now?  The hops are in the same order as the sets in the catalog, so follow along — and keep your wish list handy, too!  (And if you ever lose your way, come back here and click on the banner above to see the complete lineup of blogs.)

You may have arrived from Lily’s Ink Pad and enjoyed Sara’s projects using Scentsational Season.  I think it’s fair to say that everything she did was indeed scentsational — love all that cinnamon!

When I chose Evergreen for my hop set, I wanted to design cards for upcoming stamp camps.  I wanted to do something that didn’t shout “Christmas tree!” but I’m not sure I was up to the challenge!  Click to enlarge the photos, please.

“Classic” is my style, and nothing makes it easier than the new Core-dinations Card Stock.  I used it with River Rock to make the sanding pop even more.  The fringed mat?  Just an old dish towel that I pulled from the rag bag!  The Linen Thread on this Classic Evergreen card makes it Christmas; leaving it off might keep this all-occasion.  What do you think?

Debra Burgin Classic EvergreenI simply had to use the evergreen on a landscape card; turning the Holiday Frame folder on its side balances the layout, I think.  This Sparkly Evergreen card uses all three of the tree images.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must!  (Check back next Tuesday for a SAMJ tip!)  The sparkle doesn’t show up too well in the photo — after cutting out the image I pressed it into VersaMark and embossed the piece with Iridescent Ice.

Debra Burgin Sparkly EvergreenThis next card didn’t start out to be an Elegant Evergreen, but that’s where it landed!  I don’t use Brushed Gold Card Stock much on the off-season, but it’s never far away during the holidays.  The new 1¼” Scallop Punch forms the mat on the ends of the focal piece.  This was an easy project, perfect for making multiples.

Debra Burgin Elegant EvergreenI can’t resist a blue holiday card — it seems to beg for pearls and diamonds and snow.  And since I’ve been experimenting with heat embossing on window sheets, I tried it on this Blue Evergreen card.  The tree inside is stamped in Midnight Muse — very unconventional!  Perhaps a Blue Spruce?

Debra Burgin Blue EvergreenThanks for visiting!  Come back again to learn the details of my projects.  Now tie on your skates and enjoy Kim’s snowy projects using Winter Memories at Stitchin’ N Stampin’ on Paper.  Enjoy your trip!

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19 Responses to Welcome to the Holiday Catalog blog hop!

  1. sue says:

    Wow, you’ve taken the evergreen tree to a new level. Hard to pick one favorite so I think I will go with #1 and #3. I do love the cold wintery effect of card #4 though and the classic feel of #2. Guess I like them all!

  2. Tanya Boser says:

    Such lovely cards! And I love that you used an old dish towel on the first card!! I might have to make some Christmas cards now 🙂

  3. How pretty! Love all the different ways you showcased the trees. Love the sparkly tree!

  4. Yapha says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! They are all fantastic, but I love that window card!! I think I’d just sit there opening and closing it, over and over… Love these!

  5. Oh my Deb. I don’t even know where to start. I love them ALL! They are just gorgeous. Love all the little details you put into them. Pinned a couple so I could virtually pet them some more.

  6. Betty says:

    Details, details! They all add up to a huge WOW!! The fringe on the first card is so cool. The iridescent sparkle on the second, the new scallop punch on the third and the bling on the last are all perfect touches!!

  7. Rhonda G says:

    They are all so gorgeous Deb, but if forced, I’d say the elegant gold one is my favorite. I will use the 1/4 scalloped circle as a mat for the ends of the framelit idea often I’m sure!

  8. Carol Bush (aka Cookiebeagle) says:

    Your blue evergreen card is THEE BEST!!! Just love the use of these colors together . . . and then the embossing on the windowsheet with the blue tree behind – GENIUS!!! I’ve never bothered looking through blog hops too often, but I am a fan now. 🙂

  9. Lidia says:

    Sooooooooo beautiful !! I love it !!

  10. Katherine says:

    Those trees are fabulous! I love the embossed snow behind the sparkly tree the most I think, though the blue spruce is just as lovely!

  11. Sharon F says:

    Wow.. LOVE that first card, how stunning! They’re all fabulous projects and make me think of new ways to use the evergreen stamp set! TFS!

  12. Heidi Baks says:

    I love the look of card #2 with all three images stamped! Yummy! And your last window card has a really cool-looking effect. Is that just photography, or did you do some sponging magic? Can’t wait to read more.

  13. Lisa Young says:

    Beautiful cards, Deb! You used some great tricks to add those little details that mean so much!

  14. Sally says:

    LOVE the Classic Evergreen with the River Rock and the CoreDNation as well as the blue card with the double evergreen image! Can’t wait to do these in classes:)

  15. Sara Mattson-Blume says:

    Debra- Love the blue spruce–unconventional, but beautiful. I love your classic style!

  16. Jen Timko says:

    All of these are fantastic, Deb! Such variety from one stamp. The last card…particularly gorgeous!

  17. Cindy E. says:

    Oh, Deb, these cards simply took my breath away! Every one of them is gorgeous in its own unique way!!! Love the tip about the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch – it does frame the end of the dies perfectly, doesn’t it?

  18. Kim says:

    So very beautiful! You found so many wonderful ways to showcase this set.

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