Friday, 14 August 2015

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop August 2015: Stamp-a-stack using a Stampin' Up! Bundle


Welcome, this month we are featuring the amazing Stampin' Up! "Bundles".  What an incredible product combination they are - so easy, and so versatile. 



I had my eye on the Wonderful Wondrous Wreath bundle from the moment I saw it in the catalogue when I joined, after all who can say no to saving 15% when you purchase Bundled items; so when our theme for this month was announced I had the perfect reason to put my early Christmas order in!  



I was pleasantly surprised at how easy inspiration came once I opened up my stamp set and framelits dies.  



The Wondrous Wreath stamp set is photopolymer, which makes it so easy to layer colours and images, cutting is so simple to by using the framelits - I found it is easier to cut the inner part of the wreath first, then it was easier to align the stamp, then cut the outer edge of the wreath. 



I've used traditional Christmas greens and red, I also used my "Simply Scored " (another new toy this order) to score around the edges of the Very Vanilla layer to give a little bit more dimension than just the layering of the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I added a some bling to the berries/cherries.


A couple of years ago a did a flip card design for a card for my daughter, the wreath isn't quite symmetrical, so this is different to a standard flip card design, it doesn't really flip but I think it is a cute variation on a standard "flat" card.  I also decided to heat emboss the 2nd layer on the wreath for a different effect.



Now to try something a little different, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay for that frosty Christmas theme, with silver heat embossed berries.  I cut the circle with framelits, this did however become a challenge as to cut 3 layers of cardstock did not play out as I hoped, cutting separately and lining up the cuts for each layer was not the easiest, so I ended up cutting the Pool Party layer the next size up so it was easier to align.



I hope you have gained some inspiration from what I have been able to do with the Wonderful Wondrous Wreath bundle.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, remember that currently you are at Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftspot, so check the blog hop line up to see who is next in the list - you don't want to miss out on seeing any of the amazing inspiration that these blogs contain:



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15 comments:

  1. Great Cards Sue Well Done! Angexxoo

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing Sue - I am sure that many will get inspiration from your cards!

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  3. Great minds think alike .. I love this bundle!

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  4. So pretty, and I love the gold emboss, really screams christmas :) they are all beautiful.!

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  5. Great showcase of this wonderful wreath! Love the variety of your projects - the fold on the second one makes me very happy.

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  6. These are beautiful projects Sue. I have resisted getting this bundle for awhile now, but I think I've caved after seeing the Wreath design in Pool Party. Wow! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Beautiful cards Sue - I love this bundle too!

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  8. Just lovely - I may have to invest in this bundle!

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  9. Inspired now to pick up this set. I love how with just a change of colour and a slightly different fold, you create such a different look.

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  10. I want this bundle after seeing your beautiful cards! The gold embossed leaves and the fold on your second card are great..

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  11. I love the gold embossed leaves too Sue. Amazing!

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