Thanks for stopping by! Today's post is special - it's the monthly Stampers' Dozen Blog Hop featuring some wonderful Stampin' Up! Demonstrator "Leaders" from the US and Canada. Granted, you may already know that if you're coming from Janet's or Jodi's blogs.
This month's theme is "Shaker Cards". With the Holiday Catalog coming to you, I couldn't help but use some Holiday Catalgo Sneak Peek products that are PERFECT for creating shaker cards.
I have been stamping A TON of projects using the new Holiday Catalog products this month. I haven't shared many of them because I'm saving many of them for my BRAND NEW WEBSITE which launches next month! I'm so excited. I have BIG goals for myself and I hope you'll love the changes that are coming. Today's card would be perfect for my new format....but it's still August! How's that for a teaser?
The new Shaker Shapes Framelits actually contain three of these little ornaments. So you can quickly cut several at one time. To make sure my ornaments were lined up I did several things: I "taped" a strip of cardstock over my Whisper White layer and used it as a ruler. I marked on that strip exactly where I wanted the dies to fall. And, the strip acted as a straight edge. I used Washi Tape to adhere it to the Whisper White layer. Because I used washi, it was super easy to remove after the ornaments were cut without ruining the Whisper White layer that became to focal point of my card.
I adhered the gold baker's twine to the back of the card using Glue Dots. One Glue Dot above each ornament on the back of the card was enough to hold both ends of the twine.
I'm SO in love with the trio pack of Mica Flakes in the Holiday Catalog. There are some white flakes that could be used as snowy accents on a tree. There's also a yummy gold. And, there's this festive green. My original design was to make 5 separate windows for each ornament in alternating colors. But, I ultimately created one big window behind all of the ornaments - this gives much more movement behind the ornaments.
Did you also notice that textured White Cardstock?!? That's AWESOME specialty designer series paper in the catalog. You get 2 sheets of 6 different designs. They're all white. You can easily sponge them to highlight the raised designs. Or, you can leave them plain like I did.
Since many of the products aren't yet available for purchase (unless you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator), here's a list of the items you'll want to add to your wish list for September 1st!
- Greetings from Santa Stamp Set - 142069 W ($27.00 USD) or 143269 C ($19.00 USD)
- Shaker Shapes Framelits Dies - 141934 ($27.00 USD)
- Mica Flakes Trio Pack - 141998 ($9.00 USD)
- Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper - 142014 ($13.00 USD)
- Baker's Twine Trio Pack - 141999 ($9.00 USD)
The supplies I used from the Annual Catalog are listed below:
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of everyone involved in the hop this month (note these links will take you to their blogs and not directly to the hop post):