21 Sept 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Favourites Crafty Cupcakes Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for September 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Wendy Porter in the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Holiday Catalogue Favourites. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

This month I have chosen items from the lovely Quilted Christmas Suite. 

I sometimes wish I had the patience to make a quilt, but am afraid sewing is not really my thing.  I belong to a local craft group and they have a monthly quilting day when they all bring along projects they are making. Wow!  Some do their quilting with a sewing machine and some do it all by hand....they all look so awesome.   It's all a mystery to me how scraps of material can be made into such beautiful designs. 

I was really pleased to see this suite in the new catalogue as this is my chance to do 'quilting' too, but with paper obviously ))

This suite, contains so much and it all coordinates so easily!  There is a 6" x 6" designer series paper stack, a stamp set, a die set, ribbon and some beautiful felt ornaments.  

At this time of year, we make lots of cards and I so I decided to do a  clean and simple one sheet wonder using the designer series paper.  It took a while to choose which one, as I think they will all work.  From one 6" x 6" sheet in just a few minutes I had 4 pieces ready for making 4 different cards.  How economical is that!

The good thing about a one sheet wonder is that you can get a little production line going and before you know it, you have your cards done.

I started with a Whisper White C6 card base, a mat in Real Red, just 1/8" smaller and another in  WW, again 1/8" smaller.  I cut 4 of the large die cuts that coordinate with the stamps in both WW card and coordinating DSP.

I added each of the cut pieces of Designer Series Paper to my WW mats, then added a border punched from another sheet of DSP, that coordinates.

I stamped the sentiment across the middle of each WW die cut in Real Red... that was a good bit of designing, it just fits! That was very clever of our Stampin' Up! Designers!
I layered these up with dimensionals onto the DSP die cuts.

I then started putting all my cards together.  
Firstly, I attached my WW card base to the Real Red one.
Then I added my cut DSP and border pieces.
Next I wound WW bakers twine round two of the designs and added sentiment toppers.
Finally I added a WW Bakers twine bow to one and all had just a few basic jewels added.

There we have it 4 lovely Christmas cards all ready.

The stamp set I used is called Christmas Quilt, the designers series papers are from the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" stack. The dies are called the Quilt builder framelits.  
The dies and the stamp set are being offered as a bundle, and you save 10% if you buy them this way

I love one sheet wonders, they are so economical and really simple and quick to make, so you get a very quick sense of satisfaction when you have made them.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stamp Simply with Sent-i-ment - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Here are the products I have used, if you spot anything you fancy, click on the picture and you will be taken straight to my shop.

Happy Crafting!