Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Carols of Christmas

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For our hop today, we are featuring the BRAND NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  From now through July 31 demonstrators can preorder this gorgeous new holiday bundle!  The demonstrator preorder is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a few new holiday products and start planning those holiday classes!  Why not order yours today!

The first card I have to share is my favorite.  It's not made with traditional holiday colors.  Instead- I used a combination of Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  So pretty...especially when paired with silver!

The background layer was stamped using the Marbled background stamp.  I then created a few more layers with coordinating colors.

See that gorgeous tree?  I wanted an image that would pop off the card stock.  Since there is no tree stamp in the Carols of Christmas stamp set- I made a faux chipboard piece instead.  To create the faux chipboard tree,  I first cut several trees from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Next I adhered them together to create a thick tree.  I then covered the entire front of the tree with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin' Glitter.  The addition of the Pink Pirouette deer is the perfect finishing touch!

My next card doesn't have traditional Christmas colors either. This color scheme was simply Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso.  The background on this card was created using the gorgeous Post Script background stamp.

Again- I created a faux chipboard tree for added interest.
I love the vintage feel that this card has.  It's so pretty!

Want to see another fun Christmas card?  Check this one out!  It's definitely not created with the typical red and green as most Christmas cards are.
This color combination is super fun and is totally perfect for Christmas!

The Sheet Music background stamp fits in perfectly and the colors make me think of warm weather!  Which is what I'm usually wishing for around the holidays as it gets super cold here in Michigan.

The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Builder Thinlits Dies are perfect for creating more than just cards!  Here is a mini pizza box created using this gorgeous product suite.  See that cute little star on top of the faux chipboard tree?  The Subtles Enamel Shapes are the perfect tree topper!  Way too cute!

For my last project- I actually created a card using traditional Christmas colors.  For some reason it just didn't seem right to not share a traditional Christmas card.  So here it goes....

This card features Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  I must admit I'm pleasantly surprised at how gorgeous Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler are together.  This picture truly doesn't do this card justice!  I know its difficult to see in the picture however to create the background for this card, I scored a lattice background and adhered Pearl Basic Jewels at each intersecting line.   What do you think?  Do you like the traditional card or the non traditional cards better?

As you can see from the projects I've shared above, the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies are perfect for creating projects of all kinds!  They coordinate perfectly with SO many products in the Annual Catalog.  This bundle is a must have for your stamping collection!  

Are you a customer wondering when you can get your hands on this gorgeous product bundle?  It will be available to you beginning on August 1st!  Stay tuned for more details!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!


  1. Wow Dani!! You definitely were inspired, and are inspiring! There are so many great projects in this post, who could possibly pick a favorite?!

  2. Dani! The cards are all so beautiful! You were so creative! Gorgeous!

  3. Um, I love them all lol! I really like how you added the holly in the last one and the very bold one is my favorite!

  4. Wow, you were on a roll with sooooo many wonderful ideas. I especially love your use of the background stamps in our range, especially the postage one. I wonder if Santa has to have all those visa's lol

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love all the different details on each card. There is so much to love about each card. They are all so different but all so fabulous!! Rochelle xo

  6. All are beautiful but I have a preference for vintage! I love background and colors!

  7. I'm just waiting for my bundle to get here! Not soon enough! I LOVE ALL your cards. They make me ant my bundle right now! LOL! I'm surprised I'm saying this, but, I love the Bermuda Bay one the best. Don't get me wrong, they are all beautiful. But, it draws my attention more than the other three. TFS!

  8. Ooooo! You were a busy beaver! Love all of them especially the non traditional Christmas colors!!