It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Alpine Adventure Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.
This week we are featuring the Alpine Adventure set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Stesha Bloodhart. After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Cindy Elam. Be prepared to be inspired!
Alpine Adventure Christmas Card
Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
For today’s card, I opted to create a Christmas card. It’s not what I originally envisioned, which was going to be a fabulous confection in Very Vanilla, with skis resting upon against a door. But as you can see, I went with a tried and true classic design, featuring the yummy Festive Farmhouse plaid I love so much.
I used several die cuts made with the thinlits from the Alpine Sports collection, which unfortunately are sold out. (I am so sorry. Our hops are planned weeks in advance, and at the the time I created my project, they were still available.) The sled is the focal point of the card. It was die cut from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and rests atop an oval which had been embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment was inked in Soft Suede, although in the picture it looks fairly dark. I attribute the hue to the fact I have a new ink pad. However, it looks great with the paper.
Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper were used to create a sparkly bow and holly leaves, which accent the sled.
Gold foil Snowflakes are randomly adhered around the oval, contrasting perfectly with the Cherry Cobbler plaid.
If you would prefer a sled card with a different color palette, here is one I CASED from the Holiday Catalog.
The step-by-step tutorial for creating the “Blue” card can be found HERE.
If you would like to try your hand at creating your own Alpine Adventure Christmas card, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.
- Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of Retired Sets for Sale.
All items on my retired list are on sale at 20% off the price listed through December 4th.
- If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, an Annual Catalog, or an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me OR leave me a message in a comment, and I will drop one in the mail for you!
Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Cindy to see what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…
Love both of your cards! I must admit that I am partial to the one that you used the plaid Designer paper. Love the snowflakes too.
Oh my goodness, I just LOVE the snowflakes with the plaid! And the bit of bling from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper is perfection!!! ❤️
Beautiful rich card with lots of shine! And the blue card is also perfect for January too (I use those types for January bday cards).
SO homey and rustic. Love the template and your use oaf all those little details. AWESOME!
Oh , MsAnn…. that is beautiful, love it all ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Hugs Frenchie ♥️
Love those great Christmas cards! It’s another “Blue Ribbon” card!
I love everything about these…now why didn’t I get that glimmer paper yet? Both cards are just delightful!!
Another great Christmas card. Love the sled!
Love these cards. I have not used the Holly yet so I was pleased to see how you incorporated the Holly on the sled. Nice!
LOVE the plaid with those delicate and gorgeous gold foil flakes! The blue sled card feels like an icy dream 🙂
Beautiful cards, Ann! I’m a plaid lover too so that one really stands out to me. The gold foil and glimmer paper holly and bow add just the right amount of sparkle!!
You have framed that rustic sled beautifully……love the elegance of the gold! And I do love that plaid!