Stamp Review Crew: Festive Flurry Edition

SRC-festive-flurrybanWelcome to the first-ever blog hop by the Stamp Review Crew!  This week we’re focusing on Festive Flurry from the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog (see page 30).  Of course, when I first saw it, I said to myself, Sweetie, do you really need more snowflakes?  And then I placed my order.  (Has this happened to you, too?)

If you are not starting here, you may have come via Tanya’s Tinkerin in Ink blog.  She is our “crew chief,” the one who invited me to be part of the Stamp Review Crew.  I have always loved her work, so I was flattered to be considered.

My first project is a card, but you may be wondering where the snowflakes are.  Can you spot them in two places?

Debra Burgin Joyful Tidings tagI’ll give you details on this card later this week, but the short story is that the snowflakes on the ribbon were stamped in White Craft ink (so I could see what I was doing), then embossed in white powder.  The result surprised me:  there was no embossing!  I love the effect, but I think I’ll do some additional experimentation with this technique.  Oh, the second appearance of the snowflakes is on the sentiment — very lightly in pink, to complement the ribbon.

My next project turned out exactly as I had envisioned it.  The fireplace mantel in our living room has a recessed electrical outlet on top — genius!  The first time we looked at the house, I knew it needed a special light garland.

Debra Burgin Snowflake light garland #1I’m not sure where I first saw this idea — it’s simply creating a frame of sorts for each bulb.  This strand (from the dollar store) has 20 lights, so it was time consuming — and I have another strand to finish!  Stamp, heat emboss, die cut, repeat.  I used an “anywhere” hole punch in the center, and it fits snuggly over the bulb.  Of course this is paper (some Silver Foil and some Vellum Cardstock) and lights can get hot!  As they say, do not leave unattended.  Here’s a closer view of the lights:

Debra Burgin Snowflake light garland #2As usual, I have more ideas than time to implement them, so you can expect to see Festive Flurries again here soon!

Your next stop today is Jill’s blog Jill Stamps.  I’ve never met Jill in person, but I’ve been watching over her “cyber” shoulder for a long time!  Enjoy the hop, and don’t miss the next one on December 16!

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25 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Festive Flurry Edition

  1. Tanya Boser says:

    Oh, Deb! These are fantastic ideas! And I am honored to have you join us 🙂

  2. Lidia says:

    Wow Debra, you are so clever…
    I love this, I will do this too…. 🙂

  3. Jen Timko says:

    Well, Miss Deb, you have done it again. I love these. Stamping on the ribbon…now why didn’t I think of that? Your garland is spectacular!

  4. Katy McGloin says:

    Love, love this blog hop idea!! First of all it is introducing me to new blogs to follow and secondly getting my mind a whirling with your ideas. The snow garland may be just what I have been looking for to complete my icycle umbrella tree and garland. I bet the LED lights would be safer to use… will try it out! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. Heidi Baks says:

    This is just WOW, Deb! Great job with the photography too!

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  7. Cindy Beach says:

    Your card is so pretty and WOW! on the lights! I love the way it looks and it’s such a fabulous idea! Your mantle is so elegant. I love the mix of the pine cones with the white, too.

  8. sue says:

    It’s a great card and that stitching along the bottom of the card, that I love so much, just finishes it perfectly. A plug in your mantle…how perfect! Your vignette looks amazing.

  9. Dawn Tidd says:

    Gorgeous projects and so clever! I love the ribbon and your card is just stunning. Your lights may have been time-consuming but so worth it! TFS

  10. h says:

    WOW this is an awesome idea!!!!!! I love your card too it is just beautiful!

  11. Yapha says:

    Stamping on the ribbon! Very pretty and clever. And that snowflake garland — wow! Absolutely spectacular!

  12. Jill Coleman says:

    Debra, I love your projects! I always forget to stamp on ribbon and that effect adds to your card beautifully. And your garland….I need a mantle to create one of my own!! Ugh! I will just have to virtually enjoy yours.

  13. martha says:

    Great projects, Debra. Beautiful card with lots to look at, I love that. My first thought was where are those snowflakes? Found them!
    Love the mantel piece project. I think that is something I could do. Great idea!

  14. lisa808 says:

    Beautiful! I had thought of trying this too, but haven’t found a white string of 10 lights (20 is too much for a first try!).

  15. Nancy says:

    Holy cow! Love your ideas. The lights are so pretty and I can’t wait to try stamping on my ribbon!


  16. Lisa Young says:

    Deb, both of your projects are so pretty. That garland is brilliant I might add! I am so happy I could be a part of this hop!

  17. Ann Schach says:

    Absolutely fabulous projects, Debra! I LOVE the lights…and the ribbon is awesome!

  18. Stunning projects, Debra! Love what you did with the lights and the ribbon is positively stunning! Happy to be hopping with you!

  19. Beth Beard says:

    Stunning! Your hard work paid off because your mantel is gorgeous!

  20. MaryR says:

    wow! What beautiful projects and so very creative – love love love!

  21. Rita says:

    Wowzers! Can you come do my mantle now? 🙂 The snowflake lights are just gorgeous. I love the stamped ribbon too. I don’t think I’ve tried that, but it’s beautiful!

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  23. Shana Gaff says:

    I really like how you subtly used the snowflakes on your card. Clever idea for the light covers. I am kicking myself for not getting this stamp set by now!

  24. Cathy Lay says:

    Love the garland, Deb!! Merry Christmas!!

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