Today is a fun post for me because not only am I going to share the swap card that I created for OnStage Local in Vancouver, BC last weekend – but it is also the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop! That is right! Some of the stampers from my group have gotten the band back together again and we are showcasing some holiday project ideas including many using the stamp sets that are in the 25% off sale this month! So, make sure to check them all out.
Keeping it Simple with the Suite Season stamp set
So, for OnStage this year, I made the poor choice of not working on my display board project particularly early, which meant as we were getting into the last week before the event, I still needed to finish up display board projects AND create a card to bring as a swap card. Thankfully, the Suite Season stamp set and the Candy Cane Lane designer paper made it easy for me to pull together a cute card with time to spare!
Now, I’ve had some people ask where the house came from, and if you missed it, it was cut straight from the Candy Cane Lane designer paper! And before you start thinking “oh man! That is a pain to cut”, let me tell you, it goes WAY faster than you might think! I thought that was going to be the thing that was going to be the biggest pain for me with this card, but nope! Turns out, trying to pick up and glue the little hearts were a more tedious challenge than cutting. I cut for 20 cards out of a sheet of the designer paper.
The houses were a great balance for the size of the sentiment from the Suite Season stamp set. I wanted the sentiment to hold it’s own and then just decorate up the other side of the card as an accent to the saying.
And speaking of accents, if you do cut these houses out – make sure to grab your Clear Wink of Stella! I painted it onto the snow topped portions of the house and it was super cute!
Then it was as simple as layering over the fabulous stitched edge Real Red ribbon and one of the White Doilies (cut in half) to finish out the card. Oh and before I forget the other touch… that little red heart at the bottom of the sentiment. Can you guess where I got that from? huh? huh?
It is from the Hearts Confetti Border punch! How fun is that?! I punched out some hearts from scrap paper and then just glued them down over the stamped heart in the sentiment. That little extra touch of red on the right side just finishes it off, don’t you think?
Now, like I said, this stamp set is one of the 9 sets that are available for 25% off in the month of November. Stampin’ Up picked stamp sets that would coordinate with the NEW Stitched Edge Framelits and makes it easy to create cute projects! They are featured in this blog hop as well as in the Premium Tutorial Pack for November! See what stamp sets made the list:
Get even more great ideas with these stamps on the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop!
Ready to see more project ideas with these stamp sets and other great holiday sets? Well, hop along to the blogs below – the links will take you directly to their post highlighting a great project using one of these sets.
Don’t forget to leave comments along the way! I’d love to hear what you think of my swap card or just to hear you say hello.
Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop stops:
- Tobe B – The Craft Sea
- Pamela Wu – Stinky Tofu
- Kathy Thisted – Stampablog
- Jennifer Blomquist – Northwest Stamper <– YOU ARE HERE
- Stacey Lane – A Work of Carte
- Susan Schultz – Stampin By the Bay
- Christine Szekeres – Artful Musings
- Nicole Flourney – Inky Fingers Stamping
- Danielle Elvin – Going to Collage
Enjoy the hop and if you’d like to join us next month on the hop, consider joining our fun group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators by purchasing the Starter Kit! You’ll not only get to see the Occasions Catalog NOW, but you’ll get to order from it in December… and best of all, you’ll be part of our awesome crafty community and we can’t wait to welcome you there. Then you can join us and be featured in our blog hop next month!
Have questions? Just let me know or get started here.
Get your free exclusive Tutorial pack from our amazing International demonstrator design team featuring the stamp sets that are on sale this month! You can get your free copy of this SET of great project ideas by either:
Placing a $50 Stampin’ Up order with me (either directly or in my online store using the hostess code above) in the month of November
Join my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers! My team gets a copy of this Tutorial Pack for FREE!
- Sahara Sand cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Early Espresso cardstock – 3 3/4” x 5”
- Very Vanilla cardstock – 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”