Hello! The Stamping Sunday Design Team would usually hop together on the fourth Sunday of the month, but that’s Christmas Eve, so we’ve brought it forward a week – hopefully you don’t mind!!
Thanks to Sara Levin for all her wonderful work coordinating the Stamping Sunday blog hops in 2017. What a pleasure to hop with such a talented group of stampers!
The theme for this hop is the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set & coordinating products from the suite. This range will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue! Get ready for some sensational sneak peeks!
To see a list of everyone joining in this week’s hop, including our marvellous guest designer – Brian King – click on the cute blue frog.
My first project for today is a card for my brother who turns 32 next week. How convenient that the gorgeous Picture Perfect Party DSP features balloons in the shape of a ‘3’ & a ‘2’.
One side of the DSP is photographic images – like the balloons! And other side is printed patterns like the stripes and Lemon Lime Twist pattern.
I’m probably never likely to add ‘celebrate the good stuff’ to a card, so I cut this sentiment up to have ‘celebrate’ on its own. This way it’ll get lots of use!
The photo DSP adds such a realistic element to your projects. Wait til you see it in person – it has a definite wow factor!
Although this set is very clearly birthday themed, the second project I’m sharing with you is actually for Christmas! I always like to be able to find the alternative uses in my Stampin’ Up! products.
The gift bow is fantastic for all gift giving occasions – including on this Christmas gift card holder.
This gift card hold is simple to create. Cut a piece of cardstock to 9-1/4″ x 3″ and score at 3-1/2″ & 7-1/2″. Add a strip of DSP to the inside (9″ x 2-3/4″). Decorate the front with coordinating cardstock & DSP (1″ & 3/4″ wide) and the cute bow from Picture Perfect Birthday. The sentiment is perfect for this card!
You don’t have to add a Bunnings gift card to the middle – but the colour combination works well!!!
I also used the bow as a ‘star’ on the top of my Christmas tree for the card!
Thanks for hopping with us today!
To see more projects, please keep hopping. Next up on the list is Brian King who has kindly agreed to share his talents with us today. You’re going to love what he’s made!
Click on the blue frog for the full line-up.
Merry Christmas to you & your family from the Stamping Sunday Design Team! We’ll be back in 2018 with more Occasions Catalogue projects!
If you live in Australian and I can help you with a copy of the Occasions catalogue, please let me know!