Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Merry Patterns

Hey there stampers!  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!

I'm super excited for our hop today as we are get to share projects using a BRAND NEW stamp set called Merry Patterns.  For a limited time you can get the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE when you host a party of $300 or more.  This exclusive stamp set is in addition to the Stampin' Rewards that you'll earn when you host a qualifying Stampin' UP! party.  Don't delay!  This fabulous offer ends on October 31st!

This awesome stamp set is a set of eleven- 2 step stampin' stamps!  It is SO fun!  You will LOVE it!
Here are two of the cards that I created to share with you all today.  I've actually created several more however you'll have to check back to see the others!  
I even have cards in non traditional colors!

To create the card on the left- I began by stamping Merry Christmas in Garden Green ink.  As you can see in the picture- I randomly stamped the sentiment in a straight line.  This was done to create the look of continuation from one line to the next. 

It's somewhat difficult to see in the picture but the green ribbon peeking out from behind the sentiment is a piece of Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon that has been pleated.  A piece of Be Merry DSP adds the perfect amount of contrast to the green on the card.  

Upon closer inspection you'll notice that there are 3 Pearl Basic Jewels and some Gold Metallic Thread.  Yes!  I use a TON of Gold Metallic Thread (well....any Metallic Thread for that matter) however it looks GREAT on just about everything!  Go ahead!  Try it!  See for yourself!

My second card is similar to the first in that I have stamped a sentiment continuously all across the Be Merry DSP layer.  A layer of Vellum completely covers the top layer to soften the look.  

The picture below shows a close up on just how gorgeous that season sentiment is.  It is amazing!  I love all of the little details on each individual letter.  The stamp itself is one solid piece however I chose to cut each letter out individually.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects!  Be sure to check back for more fabulous ideas using the NEW Merry Patterns Stamp Set!


  1. Very beautiful cards Dani! I'm looking forward to Christmas!

  2. Those are little works of art!

  3. Great cards! I love the multicolour greeting, and the reindeer's head stamped on the red cardstock and sticking out from behind the greeting.

  4. Love all your cluttering but mostly I love that piece of vellum! I have to remember to do that more often!

  5. Oh my! You have quite a steady hand to have stamped all of those sentiments so straight :)

  6. I love the stamped text! This gives a small side paper newspaper, press, which I appreciate very much! - but it requires concentration to be aligned -
    The whole is very harmonious, thank you for sharing!