Saturday, 13 September 2014

Stampin' Stars Autumn/Winter Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Stampin' Stars blog hop, hopefully there are some new people who have hopped over from Cary Buckham or Nic Parr's blogs. If you have started with me then please use the buttons at the bottom to keep going round the hop to look at everyone's fabulous creations. This hop has been done to showcase some of the wonderful things that can be made using items from the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue that is available until 5th January 2015.

I get quite excited about Christmas so I've made a couple of Christmas cards for today's hop, however the catalogue does not just contain Christmas items. There is plenty you can do for Halloween (watch this space for a Halloween party themed post coming soon) as well as Autumn and Thanksgiving which is great if you have friends or family in America. If you would like a copy of the catalogue just drop me an email and I will post you one out.

Here is the first of my two cards for today:

I just love how simple this card was to make! The card base was embossed using the Filigree Frame TIEF, I then stamped the sentiment from Cheerful Christmas in versa mark ink and heat embossed it with Stampin' Emboss Silver Powder. To finish off I used some candy dots from the Regals collection. I did this in both Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I have included a close up of the sentiment so that you can see how lovely and shiny the embossing powder has turned out.

The second card for today was really fun to make. I used the new Festival of Trees Photopolymer set which is a great two-step stamping set. This means that you can layer up the images to create lots of different designs with one set.

For this card I've used a card from the Trim the Tree paper stack as the background and then a strip from one of the All is Calm papers. I feel the colours work well together and the Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta ribbon finishes it off nicely.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my creations today and find lots of inspiration on the rest of the team's blogs.


All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Stamps: Cheerful Christmas, Festival of trees
Card: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Trim the Trees Designer Series Paper Stack and All is Calm Designer Series Paper.
Inks and Pens: Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Real Red, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Versa Mark Ink. 
Tools and Embellishments: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, BigShot, Filigree Frame TIEF, Stampin' Emboss Powder Silver, Heat Tool and Regals Candy Dots

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! products feel free to contact me using the details at the top of the page or alternatively you can order from Stampin' Up! directly using the button on the right remembering to find my name in the demonstrator list before completing your purchase!


  1. Love these cards - simple but very effective

  2. that sentiment looks amazing embossed, great ideas

  3. Christmas Cheer looks beautiful embossed

  4. Love all the cards but especially the tree on the tag. One set I do have, so will have to give it a go.

  5. Fab cards, and love the papers on the tree one xxx

  6. Love the embossing, it looks really effective and the tree tag card is a great idea so will have to have a go at both of these cards ;)!!!

  7. Love the embossed Christmas cheer