Greetings, hoppers! On this second Monday of the month, the Stamp Review Crew is back with all kinds of inspiration from one stamp set: Christmas Quilt, the beautiful stamps that play with all sorts of coordinating products — see the Quilted Christmas suite on page 4-5 of the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. Better look fast, however, because all of the new products on page 5 will only be available through January 2, or while supplies last.
You may have arrived here via Lou’s blog, With a Bow on Top. I love her style and the projects she’s shown before using this set! (BTW, click the banner above for a complete list of blogs for this hop, and remember that all SRC hops are accessible at any time by visiting the Stamp Review Crew blog.)
Christmas Quilt was so appealing to me when I first saw it on the incentive trip, that I used it as the featured set for Inkspiration Saturday in October. Here’s a pretty standard Christmas card:
But wait — there’s more! What appears to be several layers on a card front is actually what we used to call a Joy Fold card. (Maybe that’s still the term!) Although mine is constructed opposite of what’s shown, you can find the 2008 Joy Fold tutorial and video here. Here’s what it looks like slightly open:
Because I like to take a detour from the expected use of a stamp set (especially one with Christmas in its title), in this card I combined the flower and its die-cut outline with a stamped stripe:
Could be a poinsettia, but change up the colors and you’ve got something for an entirely different season!
Next week I’ll post the recipes for these cards. Now on you go over to Mickey’s blog, Paper Conversation. I know you’ll love what she has to show you!