It’s that time of year when it’s the last of everything for 2017!
This is the last blog hop the Stamp Review Crew will do for 2017. A big thanks to Tanya Boser for all her hard work coordinating the hops – it’s a pleasure to be involved with a talented group of stampers!
The theme for today is the Christmas Quilt stamp set – and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelits.
I thought this bundle would be around forever – but sadly it made its way to the retirement list. If you have it on your wishlist, you’ll need to buy it soon. Once 2nd January comes around, these items will no longer be available (or earlier if stocks sell out!).
I have been making, packaging, wrapping and giving lots of gifts this festive season. Between coaches, teachers, friends & family, there’s lots of opportunities to share some handmade love in Australia!!!
I can wrap a box like a pro. One of my jobs while I was at university was selling fragrance in a department store – so I spent hours wrapping gift boxes and boxes of perfume for lucky ladies & men!
Give me a box to wrap any day! But irregular shapes are not my thing!!! So if it’s not a box, it’s going in a gift bag. Easy, fun & pretty – ticks all the boxes!
And it also provides opportunities for coordinating cards. As usual, Stampin’ Up! are right on trend with packaging options this Christmas.
Here’s two cards that were inspired by a gift bag – using the Christmas Quilt stamp set!
First up is a Christmas theme…
This one was based on a wine bottle bag featuring brightly coloured Christmas trees.
I used the quilted triangle stamp to recreate the cute little Christmas trees and the trunk using the stitching!
The second card is a thank you card for Miss Papercraft’s teacher…
I used the diamond pieces to recreate the geometric pattern on the bag!
You could use the dies to cut these out, but I just quickly snipped them with my paper scissors.
The colours are Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party.
I had so much fun playing with the shapes and making my creations nothing to do with quilting!!! There’s so many ways to use our stamping supplies.
I know you’re going to see lots of great quilted creations if you keep hopping.
Visit Dawn Tidd in the US next for her great ideas.
Thank you for your support in 2017!
See you next year – our first Stamp Review Crew hop goes live on 1st January 2018!