Monday, December 2, 2013

The Stamp Review Crew: Festive Flurry Edition


Welcome to the first Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We will be sharing our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  With a little more than three weeks until Christmas, we will be focusing on the lovely stamp set, Festive Flurry, and coordinating framelits.

This is the first stop from the top, but if you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Rita's blog. Aren't her projects always beautiful?

I've had snowflake sets before.  Why do I need another?  With the framelits, this set is so elegant and easy to use.  I am really enjoying it!

I love how easy it is to add some sparkle with glimmer paper, rhinestones, and silver ribbon!  This is a card from the last of the four-month Christmas Card class series, and it uses CAS(E) this Sketch #52 (plus some great inspiration from LeeAnn Greff).  With the colors and sparkle, this is my favorite card that we've made in class.

Stamps: Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages; Paper: Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP, Silver Glimmer paper; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewel, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Festive Flurry framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Let's say Stampin' Up came out with a fun Festive Flurry Ornament kit, but you already have the Festive Flurry bundle.  Can you make the same ornaments with the supplies you have, in any colors you want?  Heck yeah!

  • Stamp and die-cut the largest snowflake in Smoky Slate on Whisper White CS
  • Die-cut the largest snowflake with Coastal Cabana CS
  • Die-cut the second largest snowflake with Sliver Glimmer paper
  • Stamp and die-cut the smallest snowflake in Island Indigo on Whisper White CS
  • You'll need to score the middle two layers with a stylus and ruler.  Assemble as shown in the video.  HINT: It is easier to fold the scored layers if you punch a circle out of the center (approx. 1" or whatever punch you can get to fit).
Stamps: Festive Flurry; Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper; Ink: Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Large Rhinestone jewel, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Festive Flurry framelits, Big Shot, Glue gun.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Cindy at Stamps, Paper, and Ink put together with the set. Her projects are amazing!

 

The complete hop list:
  1. Heidi Baks runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com
  2. Cindy Beach stampspaperandink.typepad.com/
  3. Beth Beard   mylittlecraftblog.com/
  4. Adriana Benitez  escape2stamp.com
  5. Tanya Boser  tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com
  6. Debra Burgin  heartfeltinkspiration.com/
  7. Jill Coleman   jillstamps.com 
  8. Holly Krautkremer  rubberredneck.typepad.com
  9. Yapha Mason   yaphamason.com
  10. Mary Rindal   maryrindal.com/
  11. Ann Schach    stampinchic.com/
  12. Martha Stewart  seasonsofstamping.com/
  13. Dawn Tidd   tiddbitsfromdawn.typepad.com/
  14. Lisa Young   addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/
  15. Kerry Willard Bray stampgoodness.com/
  16. Rita Wright  ritascreations.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Tanya Boser said...

LOVE how you gave instructions on how to make the same ornaments as the kit, awesome!

Tanya Boser said...

AND I am so glad you joined the crew, my friend :)

Katy McGloin said...

Am just loving this blog hop!! Great idea with the wine bottle and what is not to love about your card! Good job!

Jen Timko said...

Awesome projects (of course)! Such a great idea too. Looking forward to all that you create.

mamichelle said...

Gorgeous card and tag!

Wendie Waldman said...

Love what you've done here, Heidi. I especially like how you used the dsp in your card. That pattern has been a challenge for me and you used it perfectly.

Cindy Beach said...

Heidi, YOUR projects are always beautiful.
Both are gorgeous and the bottle decoration is a great way to use the set!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the bling! The wine tag is fabulous.

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful projects! I love the options that you've given and the bling you added!

rubberredneck said...

Beautiful projects!! I know I love the framelits with this set too!!!

Jill Coleman said...

Heidi I love the clean, crisp look of your card with just a bit of glitz - so pretty. The polkas are perfect. Great job creating the snowflake accent for your bottle. Very pretty.

Kim Hill said...

I own this set but have not used it yet..but now I have tons of ideas. Love the wine bottle embellishment!

Martha said...

Beautiful card. That Coastal Cabana really makes the snowflakes stand out. Love, love, love the wine bottle ornament. Will have to make those this year! Thanks for the easy and quick instructions.

WebDeb said...

I really like the darker DSP on your card -- beautiful! And thanks for the ornament directions!

iguanastamp said...

Love the layout - perfect for the flurries snowflake!

- Nancy

Lisa Young said...

You always wow me, Heidi. Love both of your projects and I am so happy to be hoppin' with you again.

Rita Wright said...

Love both of these, Heidi! The colors and sparkle are fabulous. I love a beautifully made card with lots of white!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Heidi! I love the texture! And thanks for explaining how to make the ornaments!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Beautiful work, Heidi! Love the card and the bottle topper! Happy to be hopping with you!

Beth Beard said...

Gorgeous snowflake! I would love to fill my Christmas tree with those beauties...after I drink the wine =)

MaryR said...

such beautiful projects and I completely adore the snowflake bottle tag - great attention to detail and thank you for the instructions!

Shana Gaff said...

Beautiful projects, Heidi! I love all of the layers and the glimmer paper looks fabulous with this set!