Thursday, 15 August 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - 2019 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek - Beautiful Boughs

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.

Our theme this month is to provide sneak peeks from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  I've chosen to use some of the stunning Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  There are also some sneaky appearances by the  Ice Stampin' Glitter and one of the Ornate Frames dies.
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A Christmas Card providing sneak peeks of the Feels Like Frost paper and Beautiful Boughs Dies
The Feels Like Frost papers represent amazing value for money as well as being totally stunning!  There are 48 double-sided sheets of 6"x 6" paper in the pack.  One side of each has Christmas-y designs with silver foil and the other side has beautiful, ethereal photographic imagery.  Whilst the photographic images are wintry in nature, they would be suitable for various purposes, not just Christmas, which makes the paper very versatile.
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A close up of the Ice Stampin' Glitter
The Beautiful Boughs Dies can be purchased in a bundle with the equally gorgeous Peaceful Boughs stamp set at a discount of 10%.  Whilst I have chosen to use the dies with Foil Sheets, when used with green and brown cardstock they provide an equally gorgeous but more natural look.  

Another thing that attracted me to this die set is that it includes a couple of gorgeous labels that perfectly fit the sentiments included in the stamp set.  And ... those sentiments are ones that I can see myself using on most of my Christmas cards this year.  Although, somewhat ironically, I haven't used either on this particular card!

The Ice Stampin' Glitter has a sort of granular texture and gives the effect of snow and ice crystals.  I've adhered it with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  TIP:  Avoid my mistake by adding the glitter to the foliage before adhering to the card front.  Mine was an after-thought and the glitter also stuck itself to little bits of glue that transferred to the card front when I adhered everything to it.

The greeting that I've used is from a stamp set called Itty Bitty Christmas that comprises 18 different Christmas greetings.  I cut it out with one of the Ornate Frames Dies.  This die set comprises 11 small frame dies suitable for any type of card.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer - please click on the next person on the list below to hop through all of the people so that you see all of the projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Sneak Peeks from the Holiday Catalogue (effective 4 September 2019 to 2 January 2020)
Beautiful Boughs Dies (Page 15- 150661 or 10% saving on the bundle 153033)
Ornate Frames Dies (Page 53 - 150664)
Feels Like Frost SDSP (Page 42 150444)
Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (Page 16 - 150513)
Ice Stampin' Glitter (Page 41 - 150445)

'Til next time!
Stephanie


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