We’re winding down our “Fall-i-days Blog Hop” series. This is the last of the holiday hops, but not the last hop. We’ll be back in January with another fun hop for you.
If you’re starting the hop with my blog, you’re at the very beginning. And that’s a very good place to start. Sorry. Couldn’t resist. It’s exam week, and I’m playing for several voice juries (basically, voice exams), so everything reminds me of a song this week.. And since there are eight of us hopping this time, we have a whole scale – do, re, me, fa, sol, la, ti, do! The top of the octave is Linda Wicks. You may have gotten here from her blog. Linda is amazing, and I always get some great new ideas from her.
If you didn’t start here, that’s fine, too. You can hop all the way through, or you can hop backwards and still end up where you started. You can also click here or on the banner above or button below go to our home page and see all the blog links at one time.
My first project is a Christmas card. My friend Harriet inspired this and the next one. She showed me a card she made with designer paper, and I thought, “Hey, I can do that with Stampin’ Up! paper!” So – I ripped several pieces of First Edition and Fan Fair designer series paper, glued them together to create a collage, then painted it with white acrylic paint.
I love white on white (or, in this case, Vanilla on Vanilla). And there’s just enough of the blue showing through to give it some extra interest.
After the paint dried, I added crochet trim, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, snowflakes (Snow Flurry Bigz die from the Holiday Catalog) and lots of pearls. The tag (from the Winter Memories set – also in the Holiday Catalog) is just a leftover scrap from the painted background paper.
Remember – the Winter Memories set, Snow Flurry die and other products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog will only be available through Jan. 2, so order now!
This New Year’s card is a variation on the Christmas card theme. I created another collage with painted designer paper, then embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder. I used the Illuminate glimmer pad to add some glimmer to the snowflakes and designer paper background, then used some Iridescent Ice embossing powder over it for more sparkle. It reminds me of snow.
Again, I used snowflakes, pearls and crochet trim, and I added a designer paper doily (Paper Doilies sizzlet) and a rosette. Since I purchased the silicone craft sheet and dusted off my glue gun, these rosettes are a snap to make! The “Happy New Year” tag is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, cut with the Bitty Banners framelits.
And, finally – my Valentine. I try not to have favorites, but if I did have a favorite, this would be it. I love the white on white with a little hint of pink. It reminds me of my mom, because I think she’s really going to love it! I may make one similar to this for her birthday.
I stamped the Gossamer Lace stamp on Whisper White in Versamark, then embossed with White embossing powder. I love our new heat tool! If you haven’t tried it yet, you must come to a workshop, class or club soon to check it out. Two speeds and very quiet. It’s awesome!
I sponged a bit of Sahara Sand on the embossed images and punched the bottom with the Scallop Trim border punch. Then I cut a small doily from the “Delicate Doilies” sizzlet, and added it, a small heart and some Whisper White organza ribbon to the front of the card. The pearl is colored with a permanent marker.
For the little medallion, I wanted pink and white, but even Pink Pirouette stood out a bit more than I wanted. So I stamped the heart scallop circle (Mixed Medley, from the Holiday Catalog) on vellum card stock with Versamark, embossed with white, then punched it with the 1-1/4″ scallop circle punch (also from the Holiday catalog) and layered it to another scallop circle. The center is also heat embossed in white on Pink Pirouette.
So now you’re ready to hop to the next stop – Jean Fitch! Jean is always full of creative new ideas, and her posts are always fun. She just finished up a Hannukah Hop series, so check some of her older posts to see what she’s been up to!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy –and have a wonderful day!