Ink & Share Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Preview

Welcome to this month's Ink & Share Blog Hop.  This month we are offering a preview of the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I think it's safe to say that in the ten plus years since I discovered SU!, this may be my favorite catalog!  I went WAY overboard on my pre-order (my favorite benefit of being a demo!) and I still have things on my wish list!

For my cards today I decided to feature the Festive Farmhouse Suite.  This suite is perfect to create projects with a cozy and homey feel.   This suite is right up my alley! (Though as much as I love the country, I love living a little closer to the city).

For my first card I used a sponge to add some Balmy Blue ink to the top half of the Whisper White background before adhering the picket fence (my favorite die in the set!)  I then used the the Stampin' Blends to color the farm house and truck.  There are coordinating dies for these stamps, making it super easy to cut them out!  The lights and the wreath on the house are separate stamps, making this house stamp more versatile. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm thinking make the fence black or dark gray and then add some cobwebs to the house and you have a great Halloween card with the set.  Or add an appropriate greeting and you have a house-warming card!

My second card features the same bundle. This one is a very quick and easy card, making it perfrect for making multiples!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I appreciate each and every visit!  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 about these cards or any Stampin' Up! product. Don't forget to click on the Next button to hop on over to Laura's blog. There is a roll call list below in case you get lost along the way.

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  1. Oh my word, those are adorable! My mom's favorite set so far! I must show her your beautiful creations! ❤️ Thanks for sharing and putting together a great hop!

  2. Love all your cards, I also love this set

  3. Love all the details on the truck card, the fence really creates the scene!

  4. I though the red check looked just like a woolly scarf! Lovely cards

  5. I absolutely love this set and DSP - probably my favorite!

  6. Wonderful card designs. I love the images in the stamp set and the designer series paper is amazing. So many great possibilities. :)

  7. I really love the second card, clean and simple!


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