Welcome to the November Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop! Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs. It's always a lot of fun. This month it's all about Christmas. You'll see projects using product from both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog plus a few surprises along the way. So, grab a cup, sit back and enjoy.
You should be coming to my blog from Libby Fens. Weren't her projects great? After your visit with me, you'll head on over to Penny Hanuszak. You are going to love her projects. And, as always, our Hop runs in a circle. Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.
My first card is a clean and simple design. I actually fussy cut the scallops after tracing around a die cut from another project. Most of the cards I make for Christmas that get mailed to family and friends are rather simple. It does keep the cost of postage down. This one has the holly branches Father Christmas from the Holiday Catalog. I colored them with Old Olive and Real Red. The sentiment is from the Reason for the Season stamp set from the Annual Catalog.
Stamp Sets: Father Christmas, Reason for the Season; Inks: Basic Black Archival, Old Olive, Real Red; Cardstock: Real Red, Shimmery White, Whisper White; Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
For my second card, I stamped the train image from the Christmas Magic stamp set and heat embossed it using Copper Embossing Powder. I love that copper and I think it looks well with most colors. I keep trying it out and so far, I've not found one that I don't like the combination.
Stamp Set: Christmas Magic; Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark; Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White; Patterned Paper: 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack; Other: Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Copper Embossing Powder, Radiant Rain Shimmering Ice Mist (Splash of Color), Dimensionals
It has been a while since I've used that Festive Flower Builder Punch so thought a pretty poinsettia was just the ticket for my final project. I have to confess that the sheet music patterned paper is from last year's Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. For some reason I have totally neglected to buy any of the beautiful Christmas papers we have in the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.
Stamp Set: Reason for the Season; Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green; Patterned Paper: Home for Christmas (retired); Other: Festive Flower Builder Punch, Radiant Rain Shimmering Ice Mist (Splash of Color), Paper Doily, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
That's it for me this time around. We are taking the month of December off but will be back on January 5th, 2017 with the first of two mini hops to showcase the new Occasions Catalog and the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You are going to love them!
Penny Hanuszak is your next stop on your tour. To see the wonderful Christmas projects she has created, click the image below.
If you'd like to revisit Libby Fens and see her lovely projects again, click the image below.
To go back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,