Let It Shine!

Metallic accents add so much class and bling to any project – I say “Let it Shine!” One of favorites from the new 2019 Stampin’ UP! catalog is the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. What makes it special is the gold foil accents in the paper. And nothing says Christmas to me like plaid – win/win! Let’s take a look”

Between the plaid paper and the plaid Christmas Tree stamp from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, I’m in Christmas plaid Heaven! And the metallic gold foil accents of the DSP repeat the gold in the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon. The main focal point is a Christmas tree cropped from a sheet of gold foil and the sentiment is embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

The Paper Players Challenge

I’m not the only one who is liking all these metallic accents – the Paper Players like them too as is evident by this weeks challenge which is all about Marvelous Metallics.

You call see all the submissions for the Paper Players Challenge here.

I love that I could use 3 different metallics (Gold Foil, gold foil accents in the DSP and gold embossing powder) on 1 project and have perfect coordination! The product coordination is what hooked me on Stampin’ Up! many years ago and I’m still hooked! The stamps and punches are perfectly coordinated to crop out those trees. The plaids coordinate and so do the colors.

My trusty paper snips made easy work of cropping out Christmas Cheer from the sentiment after heat embossing it with gold embossing powder.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to break out some metallics to add to your next project and Let it Shine!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space! While you’re here, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my project today.

November Pals Blog Hop

We’re so glad you could join us for this month’s Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop! We hope you have your holiday wish list ready because today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our must have wish list items!

You’ve probably hopped over from Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn, I’m stop number 14 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in! I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for Stampin’ Up! products from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

I think the #1 staple in any crafter’s supply is a quality paper trimmer.  Stampin’ Up! hit a homerun with the introduction of their new paper cutter.  If you have any paper crafters on your holiday shopping list, make them happy, happy with a Stampin Trimmer

But, my favorite thing about Stampin’ Up! is their product coordination I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when we have a stamp set and a coordinating punch or dies.  The Scentsation Season Bundle fills that bill.   Sets like this go straight to the top of my wish list because of their ease of making great looking cards without a lot of work.  Stamp, crank, ta-DA!  It just doesn’t get any easier than that.

What’s more comforting & welcoming on a cold winter day than a cup of hot cocoa and cookies?  My card was designed to be a table (a piece of retired DSP in a woodgrain pattern created that wooden table edge) with a tablecloth (thanks to the Paper Doily Sizzlit) inviting you to come & warm up with hot cocoa & cookies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scentsational Season stamp set includes an adorable mug of cocoa, steam, gingerbread cookies, and a candy cane, Christmas tree & a star.  The Coordinating Framelits dies makes cutting those shapes a breeze.  Check back here later in the week, I’ll be posting some real simple cards made with this set to give you inspiration for other things to do with this set.  A shout-out to pal Ann Schach for her trick to cut a slit in the cocoa and slip the steam inside the cocoa!

I used a blender pen to remove the red ink from the cocoa mug and a Stampin’ Write marker in Chocolate Chip to color in the cocoa.  I also used colored sharpies to color the pearls to dress up our little gingerbread men!

I hope you were inspired to add a coordinating stamp set & dies to your wish list and/or the Stampin’ Trimmer to your wish list, or to your shopping list for a crafter in your life!  Thanks for stopping into My Stampin’ Space and hanging out with me.  Come back again.

Before you hop along, I’d like to give a big THANK YOU to our pal Nicole Watt for the fantastic job she did on creating our Blog Hop badge & buttons.  One of the must haves that should be on everyone’s wish list is MDS2!  Nicole used the Snow Festival Countdown Template (128136), which is part of the Remember December Collection Disc (129836). She used the recolor tool on the lights and stockings embellishments to customize the look. Want to learn more about MDS2?  Email me.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers, stop number 15 on the Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!

  1. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  5. Janice Warhank at Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors
  12. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
  15. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  20. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  21. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  22. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  23. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  24. Debbie Pierce at Stampin’ Sunshine