I hope you're enjoying this Holiday edition of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Stamp with Bev, welcome! If you're starting here, all the hop participants link in a circle and you'll arrive at Bev's again if you keep clicking Next buttons throughout the hop. You can also find a "clickable" list of all the blogs at the Home site.
We're loving the new stamps, paper, and tools in the Holiday catalog and want to share our excitement with you. If you've been here before, you know I make and send a LOT of Christmas cards. Since I don't really send cards for the other holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, I don't usually buy many holiday-specific products. I like the set Tags 4 You because there's a stamp for each of the popular winter holidays, a nice generic "to: - from:" stamp, AND there's a matching punch, so it has a lot of versatility. I used it for both of my projects. For Halloween, I also used the washi tape, which Stampin' Up!® gave conventioneers this year:
stamp set - Tags 4 You; ink - Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla; washi tape - Witches' Brew; punches - 1/34" circle, Label Bracket: Big Shot with Chevron embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals
I probably would have bought the washi tape if I hadn't brought it home from convention - the three coordinating rolls come in one low priced package, it's incredibly easy to use and makes a fun embellishment.
For Thanksgiving, I splurged on the fall designer series paper Sweater Weather because I like the colors and patterns, and they're not holiday specific. I think Mindy likes, them, too - they're the colors she chose for Fab Friday 26. I used the Just Us Girls sketch and the Sunburst piecing technique that's been popular recently:
stamp set - Tags 4 You; ink - Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Sahara Sand; designer series paper - Sweater Weather; punch - Label Bracket; 7/16" Natural trim; Stampin' Dimensionals
Because I do make and send a lot of Christmas cards, I bought the Festive Flurry stamp set and framelit bundle as soon as I could - you may have seen some of the cards I've made using it. I also wanted to try making an ornament based on the package tag you can see on pages 12 and 13 in the Holiday catalog:
stamp set - Festive Flurry; ink - Metallic Encore Silver; card stock - Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White; Big Shot with Festive Flurry framelits; Antique brad
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