Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! This blog hop showcases Winter Holiday projects featuring Stampin' Up! product from the Holiday Catalog. If you're already on the hop, then you've just arrived from Holly Krautkremer's blog where she showcased the Peaceful Pines stamp set. So many wonderful ideas!
With all the great products in the Holiday Catalog it was hard to decide what to showcase for the hop, but I decided upon the Flurry of Wishes stamp set that I won during a Prize Patrol at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July. I was tickled to receive this stamp set because I knew it would be one that I would use for my Christmas Card classes. My BFF Terry participates in my classes every year and she always looks for a card with snowflakes because she's from the Northeast and grew up with lots of snow in the Wintertime.
My first project is a bright and shiny Christmas card featuring heat embossed snowflakes on Night of Navy cardstock matted with Gold Glimmer paper and adhered to the Whisper White Thick cardstock base. The greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink, die cut with the Big Shot and the Lots of Labels Framelits, and matted with a slightly larger piece of die cut Gold Glimmer Paper. Note that a piece of 5/8" Organza ribbon wraps around the card front.
My next project is a much softer look than the first using Soft Sky and Island Indigo. I really like this combination for the snowflakes because the little I choose to remember of snow was the quietness and stillness when the snow was falling in big fat flakes. It was so beautiful! This card features a piece of Shimmery White cardstock embossed in the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions embossing folder, matted with Island Indigo cardstock, and adhered to the Soft Sky card base. The smaller two snowflakes were stamped with Soft Sky ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Snow Flurry punch. The punched snowflakes were placed randomly on the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped with Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits. The banner was matted with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock and attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
My final project is a gift bag made using the Gift Bag Punch Board with paper from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. A bag topper was created from Shimmery White cardstock and Island Indigo cardstock using the Lots of Labels Framelits and stamped with the smaller two snowflakes using Pool Party ink. Two 1/8" holes were punched near the top edge of the topper and Pool Party 1/4" Cotton ribbon threaded through and tied in a bow. A gift tag for the bag was created with Shimmery White and Island Indigo cardstocks and the Tags & Labels Framelits. The smallest snowflake was stamped on the tag using Pool Party ink and the second smallest snowflake was stamped on Whisper White cardstock, punched with the Snow Flurry punch, and adhered to the tag with a Stampin' Dimensional. The Christmas greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Island Indigo ink, die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits, and matted with Island Indigo cardstock. The greeting was attached to the tag with Mini Glue Dots. The tag was attached to the gift bag with Whisper White Baker's Twine.
I hope seeing these projects will inspire you to begin your Winter and Christmas cards and gifts. It's such a busy time of the year and it's best to start carving time out as soon as you can. Beginning Sunday I'll be publishing blog posts for each of the projects with more detailed instructions; so I hope you'll stop back next week for more information.
The next stop on the hop is Kathleen Brill-Myrice's blog and the beautiful projects she's made featuring the Reason for the Season stamp set.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!