Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop: Occasions

Welcome to the first-ever Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop!  We are a group of demonstrators who have teamed up to offer a monthly hop to share what we love - stamping.  As you hop through the list of blogs, you will find projects from demonstrators from various countries with different levels of experience, sharing their creativity.  This month we are featuring projects from the current Occasions Catalog.  You will find the full list of participants of the bottom of this post.  Click on the 'next' button to continue on the hop.

For this blog hop I used the Waterfront stamp set.  This set is comprised of stamps that remind me of  paint strokes as well as a sun, tress and other images.  When put together, the images can make a range of watercolor landscapes from tree-lined landscapes to tropical beaches to snow-covered forests.

Card Recipe

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a complete supply list.  Measurements are in inches.
  • Wisteria Wonder card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Night of Navy: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Wisteria Wonder: 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Night of Navy: 3 7/16" x 3 3/16"
  • Whisper White: 3 1/4" x 3"
  • Whisper White scrap for die cut

Tips & Tricks for Recreating this Card

  • Finding inspiration for this stamp set is simple!  Just google "Landscape Photographs" and look for photos that inspire you!  I already had my landscape in mind when I started, but used a photo to find a color combination for the sunset.  (I would share that picture but I forgot to save it!)

  • I wanted more than just a plain Wisteria Wonder background piece for this card, but also needed to keep it simple so the focus would stay on the main image. I tried a few different things and settled on a repeated sentiment.   To create this, I simply stamped the sentiment repeatedly with Wisteria Wonder ink on the Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy on scrap Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.  It is attached to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

More Ideas for the Waterfront Stamp Set

This card was inspired by our weather in Michigan.  As I post this, it has been snowing for over 30 hours and we've had over a foot of new snow fall so far! A card to commemorate our biggest snowfall of the season just seemed right!

As much as I love the snow (the more the better!), not all of my friends and family feel the same way, so here is a card for them...

All three of these card have the same layout.  I just changed up for colors and landscape design for a completely different look!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you have been inspired to stamp something today!  Please take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know you were here.  And, as always, I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  

Don't forget to click the 'Next' button to continue on to the next blog in the hop!

Happy Stampin!

Christina Walker

14. Lisa Kmiec (You are HERE!)

Stampin' Up! Supply List

These are the items needed to recreate this card.  If you live within the United States and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to be your creative coach!  (And if you place an order with me, I'll send you an invite to my VIP Customer Facebook group and a hand-stamped thank you!)


  1. Lisa, thanks for sharing your lovely cards and inspiration idea!

  2. I love your layout being the same and a card for all seasons with this design. Very well done.

  3. Fabulous cards, loving the sentiment background stamping as well x

  4. love all your cards and i really love the backgrounds!

  5. Love the variety of the cards and how versatile this stamp set it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Definitely love your snow scene the best! Lovely cards

  7. Very pretty cards, I love the versatility!

  8. lovely cards, I love you have all seasons set. very crafty!

  9. The Wisteria Wonder totally pops with this card! I love it!

  10. What a great card set and versatility!

  11. Love that you showed three different cards using the same set.Really shows how versatile this set is. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great cards using this set. Love all the colors you used.

  13. Your cards are SO lovely! You're right, so versatile!!! I don't have that set yet, but you are quickly changing my mind about it! :D TFS!

  14. Love your cards, especially the colours in the first one xx

  15. Your cards are beautiful! I agree that the Waterfront stamp set is awesome. Great idea to use Google to get inspiration for new designs! Thanks for sharing. See you next month.

  16. Fabulous cards. I love your colour choices here x

  17. Love your cards Lisa. I don't have this set, but you might have just convinced me I need it :)

  18. Great cards with undoubtedly one of my favorite sets as of late. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

    1. Thank you Joanne! I was a little intimidated by this set at first, but it is quickly becoming a favorite!

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    1. Thank you Bobbi. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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