Welcome to the Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop featuring items from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog. If you're like me, you've found loads and loads of Holiday wonderfulness in the catalog but may be wondering what you could make with these great stamp sets. Stampin' Up! includes photos of great projects, but I'm always looking for more ideas. This blog hop will certainly provide some great crafting inspiration. To see the line up of the very talented Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are participating in this blog hop, click here. However, all of the posts for this blog hop are linked via NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below, so you can start here and continue right through the hop.
Since I was a little girl, I have always loved strings of Christmas lights. All the bright colors running along the edge of the roof, winding through the Christmas tree, framing the picture window, twinkling in the outdoor greenery. These days the big bulbs have been replaced by tiny LED lights that are brighter, but for some reason I still like the large bulbs--even if they aren't as energy efficient. When I first opened this stamp set, I thought about the colors I wanted to use for the bulbs and it occurred to me that the 2018-2020 In Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch were absolutely perfect!
This card begins with a card base of Call Me Clover. The string of lights image was stamped across the card front repeatedly to cover the card front using Call Me Clover ink. [Tip: This stamp set is comprised of photopolymer images. For best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]
A piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--with the corrugation going vertical. The embossed cardstock was adhered to the cardfront using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the top edge of the embossed panel 3/4" below the top edge of the card front and centered between the right and left edges of the card front.
The curved string image was stamped near the top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The four hanging stars image was stamped along the string using Pineapple Punch ink leaving space between the hanging lines for the bulbs. The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and adhered at the center of the embossed Pineapple Punch cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.
The "merry" light bulb was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink, the "and" light bulb using Blueberry Bushel ink, and the "bright" light bulb using Call Me Clover ink. The bulbs were punched from the cardstock using the Christmas Bulb Builder punch. The light bulb cap was stamped three times on Silver Foil Sheets using Staz-On Jet Black ink. The light bulb caps were punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder punch. A light bulb cap was adhered at the top of each light bulb using a Mini Glue Dot. The bulbs were "hung" on the string using Mini Glue Dots. Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at each end of the string using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.
The "Making Spirits Bright" greeting was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink. Paper Snips were used to cut the left end of the strip into banner tails. The strip was adhered to the card front with the right end of the strip flush with the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the strip 1/2" from the bottom edge of the card front.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Blueberry Bushel ink. The strings of small stars image was stamped along the left top edge of liner beginning at the left side and 1-1/2" toward the right edge shortening the length of the strings a bit with every stamping of the image.
The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped near the bottom center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Blueberry Bushel ink. The strings of small stars image was stamped across the envelope flap from the left to right edge of the envelope flap; shortening the length of the strings around the sentiment. [Tip: Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]
One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that you have a community of demonstrators to tap into to share ideas. This card was created for just that purpose: as a swap card to share Holiday Catalog ideas with other demonstrators in my group (upline, downline, and sidelines).
Card Measurements --
Call Me Clover: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lovely Lipstick: 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"; Pineapple Punch: 3-1/2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White: 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1/2" x 3", 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets: 3/4" x 3"; Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon: 2 @ 8"
To continue the hop, click on the NEXT button to visit Sharleen's blog where she features Christmas projects using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set. Or if you are moving through the hop backwards, then you'll want to click on the PREVIOUS button to visit Cindy's blog featuring fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble stamp set.
Supplies I used to make this card --
Stamps: Making Christmas Bright; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments: Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon; Adhesive: SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Christmas Bulb Builder punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope