Welcome to the Winter Holiday blog hop!

2013-holiday-bannerHello, 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!

Debra Burgin Wonderful Summer WreathLike 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!

Debra Burgin 1309 Autumn wreathYou 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.

Debra Burgin Silver WreathAnd 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.

Debra Burgin Wonderful Valentine WreathI 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!

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19 Responses to Welcome to the Winter Holiday blog hop!

  1. Mar says:

    Love what you did with it. The green one looks so real you can touch it. Love it Thanks for sharing.

  2. Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS says:

    Love your wreath creations! And I just wanted you to know that your “next blog” button leads to escape2stamp’s blog, but there isn’t anything up for the Blog Hop. Is there a list of participants somewhere with links so I can see them all??

  3. Yapha says:

    These are fantastic! I had no idea this set could be so versatile! I really love the sunflower and fall wreath cards. They are gorgeous!

  4. sue says:

    The backgrounds you set your wreaths on really make the cards and I am especially fond of the sunflower card because not only the wreath but the sunflowers themselves are amazing!

  5. Wow Deb that’s great what you did with this set. I didn’t think about using it for other season’s beautiful cards. I loved your christmas one and the sun flowers way to cute!

  6. Betty says:

    Wonderful walk through many seasons with one stamp! I always love all the unexpected little touches you add. The clear embossing has got me really intrigued!

  7. Tanya Boser says:

    As always, gorgeous work! They are all gorgeous, but the first 2 really speak to me 🙂

  8. Heidi Baks says:

    What great versatility with this stamp set. I wouldn’t have thought of all those seasons/holidays. Great job!

  9. Tina says:

    Love the different ideas for the wreath stamp. The sunflower wreath with the matching envelope is really cute. The sparkly Christmas wreath is so pretty.

  10. Jen Timko says:

    Oh, Deb…seasonal wreaths…how brilliant!! I love them all!!

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  12. Beautiful job with this stamp. I just love the fall one. Gorgeous!!! I had no idea this stamp was so versatile.

  13. Sara Mattson-Blume says:

    Wowzer! I love these cards—so neat to make a collection of wreaths! I love your work, as always.

  14. Patti B says:

    Great use of the wreath stamp. Love the color choices.

  15. Twila Davis says:

    WoW! Debra, you did a wonderful job showing the versitility of this stamp set for sure. Such pretty cards. But I think my favorite is the first one with the sunflowers, but again I do love them all. Great work!

  16. RhondaG says:

    So fun, Deb! I love how versatile this wreath can be! Lovely projects!

  17. MaryR says:

    these are great cards – love that you showcased so many ‘season’s – my favorite is the beautiful Christmas and the direct to rubber, too!

  18. Kim says:

    What a great way to showcase this stamp. Not one I wanted. Now!!! I have to have it to do seasonal card kits. 😀 Thanks for the great ideas Deb.

  19. Brenda in IN says:

    Great idea to use this wreath for all seasons. Love the Christmas one especially.

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