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Border Banter -- Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop.  I haven't posted for a few weeks and am so glad to be back to share some fun ideas with you featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog (you'll note that product from the Holiday Mini Catalog will be shown in bold red font). If you've been following the hop from the beginning, you're arriving from Kim Bolzenthal's Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper blog where she showcased the Winter Memories stamp set with some amazing Christmas cards with a vintage feel.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, then you've arrived from Yapha Mason's blog, Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha, where she shared some stunning projects using the Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

The Border Banter stamp set will be featured at this stop of the Blog Hop.  I've always been drawn to stamps that can be utilized to create borders because, at heart, I'm a scrapbooker and borders are the easiest way to frame a scrapbook page and set the tone of the the story the page will tell.  So we'll begin with a scrapbook page.

(click on scrapbook page to see larger image)

You can see the "row of dots" and "spooky creepy crawly" images stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink in rows along the top and bottom edges of the Pumpkin Pie base page.  Strips of Very Vanilla cardstock were stamped with the spider web from the Wicked Cool stamp set using Soft Suede ink.  The spider web strips were adhered to the top and bottom edges of a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  The photos would be adhered in the area between the strips of spider web.  The Frightening Feline image was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The spider web image was stamped around the left and top edges of the kitty using Soft Suede ink.  The image was matted with Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede cardstocks.  Jewels Basic Rhinestones and a Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon were added to the kitty to give her a classy look.

The second project is a Christmas Card featuring the "chevron arrow" image.

(click on card to see larger image)

The "chevron arrow" image was stamped five times on Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out with paper snips.  The images were lined up side-by-side and adhered to a second piece of Whisper White cardstock and the excess trimmed off the edges to create a patterned "paper".  This "paper" was placed at the bottom area of a piece of Gumball Green cardstock.  At the top area is a piece of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the papers and cardstock and then adhered to the Cherry Cobbler card front.  Garland tree images from the Pennant Parade stamp set were stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green ink, punched out with the Petite Pennants Builder punch, and adhered to the upper area of the card front.  I'll have more information about how the center tree was made next week.  Stars were punched from Silver Glimmer Paper using the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack.

The Border Banter stamp set isn't just about the Holidays, though.  Here's a card that can be used for a variety of situations or events because it just says "Congratulations". 

(click on card to see larger image)

The "diamond" and "congratulations" images were stamped on a piece of Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon using Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise inks and adhered across a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions embossing folder and the Big Shot.  The cardstock was lightly sanded across the raised embossing using the Stampin' Sanding Block to bring up the Crumb Cake-colored core of the cardstock.  The floral focal point was created using the Daydream Medallions stamp set with the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits and the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The leaves are also die cut from First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Little Leaves Sizzlits.  A Brights Designer Button with Linen Thread resides at the center of the floral focal point.  I'll provide additional information about how this card was made next week.

I hope you've found inspiration for creating fun projects using the Border Banter stamp set.  There are so many great new products in the Holiday Catalog, so be sure to continue through the Blog Hop to see many more great ideas. 

To continue the NEXT stop on the hop, click here to go to Yapha's blog, Rubber Stamping and Card Making with Yapha, to see her creations using the Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

To return to the PREVIOUS stop on the hop, click here to go to Kim Bolzenthal's blog, Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper, to see her creations using the Winter Memories stamp set. 



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Tanya Boser

Mickey, these are amazing!!! I love each and every one of them! Your attention to detail makes them so rich and lovely. I love how you used the chevron image to create your carefully constructed patterned paper on the second card, and the 3d tree is so fun! The third card reminds me of my all time favorite DSP, Spice Cake!


Great projects! I am in awe of how well you lined up the chevron images! Love the scrapbook page, too!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Love them all Mickey. As Tanya said, you attention to detail is always amazing. Pinning away so I can drool over them some more.


I love them all Micky, but Scrapbook page is, wait I love the trees too... :)


These are great cards and I am inspired by your scrapbook page too! I had to get my catalog out because I said to myself, Border Banter?


Wow! I had not really given this set much thought but you have really showcased some wonderful ideas! The chevron is really awesome!!


These are great cards - I love all of them! That chevron takes some skill to line up so perfectly. I could see myself trying all of 3 times and then totally giving up - even with a stamp a majig, I just know I couldn't do it!

Sharon F

Really sweet cards... all three have great colors Mickey! Love how you've showcased the chevron embossing folder! I think my favorite is the frightening feline card!!

Heidi Baks

Lots of great ideas here, Mickey! I love your last card with the flower stamped on First Edition paper - very nice!!

Lisa Young

Love your precision! I never would have thought to use the "arrow" border to make chevron! So clever as are all of your cards!

Debra Burgin

I really, really like your Congratulations card -- all of your ideas are great, and just in time for this set to arrive on my front stoop Monday!

Sara Mattson-Blume

Lovely projects--your use of the borders are fabulous. I love the chevron below those darling little cute.

Jen Timko

Who knew so many ideas could come from a border stamp??!! These are all so wonderful! The chevrons really are amazing.

Cindy E.

The detail on each of these projects is just amazing, Mickey! I've missed your creativity the past few weeks, so this is heavenly! Love the peek inside the congratulations card, too. You always finish your cards so beautifully!


What fun cards! I love how you used this set.

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