Hey there and welcome to the August edition of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! We have been a fewer than a dozen for a few months as some of our members have made changes to their business model and excused themselves from the hop, but this month we are welcoming TWO new members, bringing our number of hoppers back up to the full dozen! yay!
Our theme this month is "Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks", so sit back, relax, and get ready to be "WOW'd"!
If you have placed an order with me in the past year, the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog should be arriving in your mailbox very soon! If you don't receive a copy from me and would like to receive one so you can get started making your Wish List, then leave me a comment or message me and I'll get one in the mail to you in a jiffy!
For my project I chose to use a Holiday Catalog set that does not come bundled with framelits or a punch (I know, gasp!) There are plenty of great sets you can choose from that don't require an extra apparatus to make beautiful cards. I chose Season Like Christmas and paired it with a new embossing folder, the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions folder. Although I love this card with the embossed snowflake, it would be a gorgeous card without it!
I created two versions, first a very simple one with just stamping twice with Old Olive ink without re-inking in between stamping and then embossing with the Winter Wonder Folder. This one allows the embossed snowflake to shine!
I also created a slightly stepped-up version with three stamped trees (stamped all three time with only inking the stamp with Old Olive once) and the addition of a Hearts & Stars Element:
Both have the same inside, stamped with Season Like Christmas images and Old Olive and Basic Black ink.
Season Like Christmas and the Winter Wonder folder will be available to order on September 1st when the Holiday Catalog goes live.
Which version of this card do you like best?
Now it's time to move along to the next hopper to see what Judy Garza has created!
Or hop back to Laura Milligan's blog to see her lovely creation!
If you don't have your own Stampin Up! demonstrator, you can go to my online store to order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps
That's all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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