Thursday, July 6, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog.

Today the Design Team is focusing on a Brand New Set from the Holiday catalog, the Christmas of Carols stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits! I am in love with this set! It is so versatile for holiday cards!

There are several options available for getting this set early and getting a head start on your Christmas cards:

1. Demos can preorder this set from July 1 - 31st. (Demos can also earn Bonus coupons for August when ordering this in July!)
2. Customers can order this set beginning August 1st.
3. Sign up to become a demo during the month of July and get this set for FREE along with a FREE Essentials pack (an added value of $52) plus all of the other great perks of becoming a demo.

Contact me for more info on any of these options.

Now let's get to the fun stuff!! All of the great projects you can make with this set.

So right now I do not have any holiday DSP or holiday embellishments but don't let that stop you from getting a head start on holiday cards. There are so many great DSP options available in our other packs plus lots of ribbons in the annual catalog that you can find something to use for your holiday cards. I have 4 cards today that showcase your everyday DSP as holiday DSP.

First up, I'll show you the cards you can make with the Coffee Break DSP.

To me this paper screams Christmas. I thought this was perfect for this set. The rest of the card is fairly simple, which is good for holiday cards. I stamped the sentiment on vellum cardstock. Then I stamped 2 poinsettias, a few leaves and cut them out. (I used the die cuts for the leaves). The final touch was some mini sequin trim and a linen thread bow.

Here is my second Coffee Break DSP card. I used the Soft Sky chevron piece. I love using Soft Sky for holiday cards. The striped piece on the left is the Diagonal stamp which I stamped in versamark and embossed with copper embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped onto a Stitched Shape square (which work great with these sentiments). Then I stamped and die cut a few leaves for the corners and added some red enamel shapes. Again, another fairly simple card. You could leave out the embossing with the diagonal stamp to make it even quicker.

The next DSP I used was the Naturally Eclectic DSP. Doesn't this paper look just like falling snow? I really love this DSP for these christmas cards. (Stay tuned for a non traditional card with this DSP). This was my favorite card of the bunch. The DSP was die cut with one of the dies from the framelits which gives the look of the moon and stars at the top. Then I made a scene with the trees and deer. I can see myself making this card a lot. For the sentiment, I used washi tape to cover the parts I didn't want and just stamped "Peace" in Real Red ink. I finished it off with some metallic enamel stars.

And finally I used the Foil Frenzy DSP. I love this DSP and I love it even more that I can use it for Christmas cards. I used 2 of the designs from the pack. I stamped the sentiment onto a white circle, then I stamped "the" onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and punched it out to give the sentiment a little extra dimension. To finish off the card, I added a Soft Sky bow and some Iridescent sequins. (Zoom in to see the sequins).

I hope this inspires you to get started with your holiday cards using what you may have already bought from the annual catalog. Then I hope it gives you ideas that you can use again once the new Holiday catalog is out. I can't wait to see what's in store.

Want to get started NOW with this set, contact me for info!

Next up is Jessica Winter with more ideas for you. Click below to check out her amazing projects!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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  1. Jennifer, wow! I LOVE the Coffee DSP cards! Well, I love the other two too, but man. The green leaves DSP is definitely my fave. And I would not have thought to use it this way. I am DSP impaired...

  2. Jen! They are all so beautiful! I could not make a decision...
    Would take everyone ;)

  3. Oh these are all so festive! I think I like the one with the soft sky and the one with the lime the best, I like bold combos :-)

  4. OMG, I am totally DSP inspired too and want to pull all my DSP out now to see what I can pair with this wonderful bundle like you have. Love, love all these great cards ♥

  5. Fab cards - I can't wait to play with my set!

  6. You inspire me my friend. Hope all is well in NJ.

  7. LOVE these cards! So pretty! I love all the different colors and layouts!

  8. The use of all the non-christmas sets and DSP's with these cards is fabulous! Love the thinking outside the square and such a great idea! These card are all so different yet all so fabulous! Rochelle xo

  9. Oh ! Excellent use of different DSP! How to mix genres ... I love the collections but I still struggle - tampons are all my life - There I really want to try new things! Thank you !