Hello, stampers, and welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop, focusing on products in the Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! that are suitable for the upcoming holidays. Is your copy at your elbow right now? The hops are in the same order as the products 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 Mary’s Stamping Happenings and enjoyed her projects using the Christmas Banner products. I am glad to see all her ideas for this — something beyond red and green!
Wonderful Wreath was on my first Holiday Catalog order, and not just because I knew I’d be using it here! I envisioned this stamp used for several seasons, and that’s what I have done. Note that although the catalog shows that a Circle Framelit can cut this image, every one of my cards uses it cut out by hand. Trust me, you don’t want to make a dozen of these (even though I did!).
Autumn is descending on us, but in the last few days we’ve seen a final fling of summer. And so my Wonderful Summer Wreath incorporates our neighbor’s sunflowers and a wreath of several greens wrapped with burlap strands (just pull them out of a piece of ribbon). The inside edge has a bit of Epic Day This and That paper; I loved it so much I had to make a matching envelope!
Like many of you, I love fall. This was the first card I designed for this stamp; Wonderful Autumn Wreath was a camp card in September. The technique used is Direct to Rubber: all color except for the little twigs was dabbed on the rubber before stamping. Stamp campers had stunning results!
You wouldn’t know it from the commercials (grrr), but Christmas is still a ways away! However, crafters need to plan ahead! This weekend is the first of two Super Saturday events, and stampers there now have a sneak peek of one of their projects: this Wonderful Christmas Wreath. The wreath is stamped with Silver Metallic Ink and embossed in Iridescent Ice. The berry accents are rhinestones colored with a permanent marker.
And while it’s technically not a season, Valentine’s Day always feels to me like spring is right around the corner. This Wonderful Valentine Wreath card uses the wreath image embossed in clear on Sahara Sand card stock. (It’s nothing like you’d expect!) There’s also a doily embossed in clear on the Whisper White panel, and sparkly hearts add more shine.
I hope you can see how this one stamp can work hard for you! Correction: Now you’re on to Jen’s On the Fly blog to see what she does with one of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog, the Expressions Thinlits. Enjoy your travels!