Jul 26, 2013

SNSS: Christmas in July blog hop


Good morning!

It's a Christmas in July blog hop, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' style today!  Korin has released a couple of new dies to match some stamp sets already available and coordinated a fun hop to show them off!  All the details on the dies and stamps they coordinate with are at the bottom of my post.

My first card uses the beautiful Poinsettia stamp set with the new Poinsettia die.  I stamped the image on the die cut and colored only the leaves.  Then, I stamped the image again on some red patterned paper from a Basic Grey paper pack, did a bit of shading with some red copics and then trimmed the flower and popped it up on the leaves.


I colored the white doily with a memento dew drop and used an impression plate to emboss the vellum overlay.  I thought the new Doily border die was perfect to edge the red paper on the bottom of the card.  I love our new doily dies!


My next card has a 'nordic Christmas' feel to me with the blues and woodgrain.  I used the beautiful Vintage Ornaments along with the coordinating Ornaments dies.  I stamped all the ornaments in the same color of Brilliance ink - it just looks differently on the woodgrain patterned paper (from Basic Grey) than on the white die cut.  I embellished the ornaments with clear rhinestones and used some platinum shimmer baker's twine to 'hang' the ornaments.


Now, for all the details on today's featured stamp set and new dies from Korin: 

  • Die set includes 4 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $16.75
  • Coordinates with Vintage Ornaments stamp set 

  • Die set includes 1 die
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $10.50
  • Coordinates with Poinsettia stamp set


Now that you've seen the new dies, check out what our DT did with them by clicking the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away each new die set! (2 winners-1 die each)  

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, July 31st.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Tuesday, August 6th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!



35 comments:

Tamara D said...

Great job on these cards!

merrymstamper said...

Jessica! your cards are simply breathtaking! I said it before, I love your signature style.

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful cards! Love the lacey edge punch on the first card and love the grainy wood look on the 2nd. Very vintage! Have a great weekend!!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

very pretty I love how you colored your doiley in the ink to make it festive green!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What great cards!! The poinsettia card is awesome! Beautiful "coloring"!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the poinsettia. Mary L Schreiber

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful artwork Jessica! My favorite is the grainy wood one, fantastic!

Colleen Howell said...

I am real like this ornament die and stamp set, must have one

Jan Leslie said...

This is neat how you used the dies and stamps. I really love the 'wood' bg with the ornaments layered on top like that. Also your popped up poinsettia with the lime doiley - so creative and pretty!

Tish said...

Lovely. Great ideas.
Tish

Donna Whitten said...

I love both of your lovely cards! The wood grain look is very eye-catching.

Maria said...

beautiful work

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wonderful cards! Love the Nordic card with the woodlike background!

luv2stmp said...

The grainy wood look on your ornament card with the blue ornaments is unique and stunning. Love it.

Bridget said...

Gorgeous bg's for both cards, Jessica, you've showcased the new dies in the most fabulous way, you just never seem to run out of ideas or mojo!

Judy Sander said...

Great art work! So fun and not too early for Christmas cards at all.

MaxineD said...

Wonderful cards Jessica - I particularly like the woodgrain and blue one.
Blessings
Maxine

Pati said...

I really like your ornament card with the blue, the woodgrain paper, your layout & stitching along the sides! Very nice!

Teena said...

The blues and bark are my favorite so far!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

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Ceal said...

Beautiful cards I love the blues. I do a blue tree in my dining room to match my decor

Pat said...

These are great cards. Love the use of the woodgrain paper.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Jess. Especially love the pretty poinsettia... also like the background of the ornament card.

Cheryl S. said...

Two absolutely wonderful cards and I love the creativity in both cards! These new dies are awesome.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the different backgrounds on the top one.

Janis said...

I always love embossed vellum and your choice of the holly pattern behind your poinsettia is perfect.
Love the Vintage Ornaments soooooo much and putting them in front of a wood-grain BG is genius. Gorgeous cards!!
<3 J

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! I love the pearls in the center of the poinsettia and the birch paper behind the ornaments works so well.

Stamping with grace said...

both cards are awesome. you did a great job!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

beautiful cards Jessica! love the doily borders and the poinsettia and matching dies TFS

Sharon Roselli said...

love both of your cards! the poinsettia is awesome love it with the die. your choice of paper behind the ornaments turned out wonderful. Thanks for the great ideas.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the stamps that have dies to match!

Mary Slates said...

Such beautiful and lovely cards. The patterned paper you choose was perfect for the colors. The second card I love. I have never seen that background paper before and just love it. I love the hanging of the ornaments. Beautiful.

Katie said...

Great cards! I think your poinsettia is so pretty and I am loving the blue ornaments. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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