Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Toni Campana’s post and know this month’s theme, but if you are just popping in this month’s theme is a twist on a holiday set. We were challenged to take a stamp set or bundle from the July to December 2021 Mini Catalog and use it for a different occasion than originally intended.
For those of you that have seen my other blog posts this fall, you know that I have fallen in love with the Cute Halloween 6×6 Designer Series Paper. It uses some of my favorite colors – Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Basic White. It has really cute Halloween designs but also has designs that are appropriate for all year long. There are stripes, dots, and scribbles. I am going to miss this paper when it retires at the end of the July to December 2021 Mini Catalog on January 3, 2022.
Also from the July to December 2021 Catalog the Penguin Place Photopolymer Stamp Set caught my eye. At first I wasn’t going to get it. Did I really need another Christmas set? I liked it because it was more winter than Christmas. I am not wild about builder sets that create scenes. While I love the look that the scenes create, it can also be fussier than I like. I lean towards simple and quick (unless I am doing fun fold which is a different story). On further examination I realized that this set had some individual stamps that could be used for Christmas or Winter but also there were elements useful for birthday and other celebrations. For this card I pulled out the balloon and string to be used on the inside of the card.
Rather than use the “Happy Birthday” stamp in Penguin Place, I opted to pull from the Create With Friends stamp set. This stamp set has individual words that can be mixed and matched to create just the right expression. I put together the phrase “Let’s Celebrate You” since it could be used for more than just birthdays.
For the cards I pulled the colors from the Cute Halloween DSP for the ink and cardstock. The card base is 4 1/4″ x 81/2″. I actually started with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock and cut it in half to end up with two 4 1/4″ x 11″ pieces. I then cut off 2 1/2″ to have the card base plus the piece for the front (4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″). I scored the card base at 5 1/2″. I used a Basic White insert (5 1/4″ x 4″) for the inside of the card, stamped with the balloon. I then cut two pieces of DSP (4″ x 2 3/4″ and 4″ x 2 1/4″) You can get both out of one 6×6 sheet but I wanted to use two different designs. When it came time for the last card I didn’t have enough of the right size of DSP so I put together some of the scraps that I had. I stamped the sentiment on a Basic White piece (3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″). I finished it all off with a bow tied from the Black Gingham ribbon.
Thank you for letting me share my project. I hope you liked it. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Also, please stop by and see Frances Wagner’s post. I know it will be great!
- Penguin Place Photopolymer Stamp Set #156410
- Create With Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set #156058
- Basic White cardstock #159276
- Highland Heather cardstock #146986
- Flirty Flamingo cardstock #141416
- Old Olive cardstock #100702
- Pumpkin Pie cardstock #105117
- Cute Halloween 6×6 Designer Series Paper
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad #132708
- Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad #147103
- Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad #147052
- Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad #147090
- Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad #147086
- Black & White Gingham ribbon #156485