Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad: November Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the November Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month our projects focus on Christmas. While we have yet to give thanks this month, some of us are already thinking about sending Christmas cards, what kind of packaging to present gifts in and how we want deck our halls. On this month’s blog hop we are showcasing many of the Stampin’ Up! products that are available in the Holiday Catalog. You will see everything from cards to gift tags to 3-D décor and gift packaging. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.
Remember you can order all of the products showcased from your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

You should have just left stop number 14 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop - Jennifer B. of NW Stamper. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For today's hop, I featuring Christmas cards made with the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack.

My first card is a sassy little snowman (from the Snow Day stamp set) waiting to meet you under the mistletoe.  The saying is a sticker from the Season of Style This and That Designer Stickers. These stickers were originally intended to be used in a journaling format, but I just couldn't resist using them on the front of a card!  And what is a snowman without a bed of snow to sit in?  I used some glitter for his "bed".
To make the eyes and other items really stand out on the snowman, I heat embossed all the items. It took 4 passes with the heat gun to make him smile (each color was a separate pass), but in the end it was worth it.  

For my second card, I used the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I ran thread through it and pulled at the top to scrunch it.  Since my embossing gun was out, I decided to emboss my stamp from A Banner Christmas.

I used my 1/2" Circle Punch with some Seasons of Style of Washi Tape to create the center of the brad.

For my final card, I grabbed some of the scraps from my previous cards.  I love that you can make so many different cards from just a few pieces of paper from stacks!  And aren't the Expressions Thinlits Dies and sparkle of the Silver 1/8" ribbon great?!?  You can make such quick and easy cards with them.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Next up on the hop is Shellie G. of Craft Smashup .  And if you have missed anyone along the way, here is a complete list of participants.  Make sure you check them all out.  There is some wonderful inspiration to be found!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  12. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  13. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  14. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
  16. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup


  1. All 3 of these cards are great! The little snowman is my favorite!

  2. OH wow.. sooo stinkin cute!!! I love these!!!

  3. What a fun trio of cards! They each have their own unique style with some extra special details. My favorite special touch is the "Psst, meet me under the mistletoe". Too cute!

  4. SO CUTE! I love how your cards turned out! LOVE!!!!