Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #4, Sue Becker at RnR Stamping on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
One of my favorite things about stamping is gathering with friends to be creative. That’s the heart of what I do– after all, I am The Social Stamper! To facilitate these gatherings, I hold classes the third Saturday of each month in my local area. (If you’re anywhere near Goldsboro, NC I would love to see you at one of my events!) My upcoming class on September 20th will feature a variety of projects, all using the Holiday Home stamp set out of the new Holiday Catalog. Here is an exclusive Pals Hop look at my class projects!
See those spooky windows with the shadowy visitors? Simply stamp the house image on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, then stamp the spooky images so they fit how you would like in the windows. Use Paper Snips to cut out the windows, then adhere to a second stamped house that you have cut out for your card front.
The autumn wreath is my favorite part of this fall-themed card. It’s not an image that’s included in the Holiday Home stamp set, but it’s easy to replicate by repeated stamping in a circle shape of the oak leaf image using Cajun Craze ink. I added some extra depth by filling in Crushed Curry colored leaves around the leafy circle.
I started this super-simple tag by punching out a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch shape in Whisper White card stock. Then I added a hole using a hole punch toward the top edge before stamping the image and greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink. You could make dozens of these very quickly since the Holiday Home set is photopolymer– you can see exactly where you’re stamping for precise image placement.
Want to jazz up the simple tag? Try out the “moonlighting” technique, something I learned from Dawn Olchefsky awhile back. TIP! Use a 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from the sticky part of a Post-It note. Use the sticky circle to mask off your project where you’d like the moon to be placed. Then, sponge Pool Party ink closest to the moon and Island Indigo ink moving toward the outer edge. You’ll end up with a glowing moonlit sky!
One of my favorite colors to use in stamping projects is gold. At least one project for my class had to have some golden shimmer! With the Metallic Gold Encore Pad it’s easier than ever to glam up your stamp images. It is a little “slippery” to stamp with sometimes, so be extra careful to use a steady hand.
This scrapbook layout is versatile because it can display one 4×6 photo, plus there is space for 3 additional 2″x2″ photos or some journaling. Can I just say that I’m loving the new Decorative Masks?? What a great way to create a custom subtle (or bold!) background for your projects.
Is there anything you’re inspired to try out? If so, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. Want to see more from The Social Stamper? Subscribe for a weekly digest of posts sent to your email.
The next stop is Susan Itell at Simple Stampin, #6 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
- Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
- Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery