Friday, September 25, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Stampin' Up! Winter Holiday catalog Blog Hop Cozy Christmas & Home for Christmas DSP

Hi, once again, stampin' enthusiasts!  I'm so glad you could join us as we hop through the Winter themed stamps in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  If you are hopping in order, you may have arrived from Sara's Lily's Ink Pad Blog where she showcased the Project Life Seasonal SnapShot. Lovely cards and pages!!  Should you get lost or have questions, you are welcome to click through to the Stampin' Addicts Chat Thread.

I'm using the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set and Home for Christmas DSP for my projects today.  

"A Visit from St. Nicholas" definitely came to my mind for this card....."The moon on the crest of the new fallen snow, Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below;"  (Attr: Clement C. Moore--Modern word choice.) 

I hope you can see the sparkly Dazzling Details added to the trees, the horizon and house edges.  This card was surprisingly quick to make and involved using marker to stamp for the house and trees, cutting out those images and tearing to each edge of the white paper for the snow. The moon is White Craft Ink dried with a heat tool, and the Sleigh is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink. I also stamped the sentiment, "May the Magic of the Season Fill Your Heart and Home" on the inside. It think it fits with these two images especially well.

I made this card when I first received my New Catalog order, but I've seen several similar ones since; so it isn't first on the web, but here it is.  I love the images in the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper....They are so vintage and cutesy!  I also love the idea of looking in on Santa as he begins his work around the tree. :)

I like the idea of these retro images on tags too... I don't use brown kraft paper to wrap, so I find I need to use very few colors on my tags so they'll match my paper. They are simple and quick, and I could easily mass produce them.  Am I kidding "quick" with the cutting?  Nope, I find school pick up lines to be a great time for cutting out these little shapes.

Now, it is time to journey to Twila's Stamp A Little Longer Blog to see what cute things she's made with the Happy Scenes & framelits.... I love the curtains and wide range of her designs!!