Thursday, August 29, 2013

Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited about today's post since it is a BLOG HOP with a couple of Stampin' Up! groups the Red Hot Stampers and Inking With Frenchie.  Either you're starting here at my blog or you came over from Sara Lincoln's blog...Mrs. Lincoln's Inkin'.  Weren't her projects great!  At the bottom of my post I will link you to the next blog so don't forget to check it out!  In all of our blogs you will be seeing cards and projects made using different sets and supplies from the Holiday Catalog.  This is a great way to see how you can use the sets and accessories.  My post features the set O Holy Night.  I knew as soon as I saw it in the catalog that I wanted to use it for my Christmas cards.  Not because it stood out, but because of the words on the stamp. :)  I figured I'd come up with three different cards to give myself an idea of what I'd like to make.  I don't know if I'll use one of these or not, but at least I have some ideas now and so do you. :)  

This is a picture of the three cards and three ornaments I made.  Since I love the color Pool Party I decided to use it for all the cards and ornaments with a touch of Island Indigo in there too.

This is the first card I came up with and the simplest one to make...and I do like simple when I'm making around 90 cards!

For my second card I wanted to add a little more detail than I did to the first card and add a little more color - Island Indigo.  I also wanted a little twist to this card by incorporating a cross so it would tell a continuation of the story from Christmas to Easter.  

My third card takes the most work since I do some embossing and sponging using the emboss resist technique.  I guess you could just emboss on Pool Party card stock, but I wanted the look of the ink on it instead. 

I also wanted to make a few ornaments using this set.  I highlighted a few words here and there in Island Indigo so they would stand out.  I also used the silver glimmer paper to add a little sparkle.  Plus it was easier to cut out two of those so I didn't have to stamp and highlight four ornament pieces for each ornament. :)

Here's the next blog you need to hop over fellow stamper and friend Christi at Christi's Creative Crew.  Just click HERE to check out what she made.

Thanks for looking and have a great day! 

Stamp Set:  O Holy Night
Card Stock:  Pool Party & Very Vanilla
Glimmer Paper:  Silver
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pool Party & Island Indigo
Versa Mark
Ribbon:  1/2" Seam Binding in Pool Party
Embossing Folders:  Modern Mosaic,
Fancy Fan & Stripes
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Punch:  Decorative Label
Candy Dots:  Subtles
Framelits:  Holiday Ornaments
Smooch Spritz:  Vanilla Shimmer


  1. Hi Sara:)
    These are so Beautiful! I LOVE the ornaments! You are so talented!

  2. very nice non-traditional colors. love them

  3. Love all the cards Sara! I know in person they are so beautiful and just sparkle; always love, love, love your cards. Your ornaments are always beautiful and a really nice gift.

  4. Beautiful project and love the way you use the framelits with different stamps great ideas tfs

  5. As always... A beautiful job Sara

  6. Love your Blue Christmas! Very elegant!


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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