Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends (GSF) August Blog Hop as we showcase our favorite bundles from the current Stampin' Up! catalogs. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you.
It's so hard for me to pick a favorite bundle, but I must admit that I fell in love with the Have A Hoot Bundle (item #155208) from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, the moment I laid eyes on it. The images are adorable and the sentiments are so cute, how can anyone resist. For today's design, I decided to create a Christmas card with this bundle and paired it with the new Winter Snow Embossing Folder (item #153577), which is part of the new Snowflake Splendor Suite in the new mini catalog.
I chose Balmy Blue cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the background, that I embossed using the new Winter Snow Embossing Folder, to add subtle texture. To create the main focal image, I die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies (item #151770). I stamped the owl couple image from the Have A Hoot stamp set (item #153389) onto the circle using Smoky Slate Classic ink to provide the background image and make it easier to line up the die cut images. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the owl couple image a second time, but this time I used Early Espresso Classic ink. I colored the images using Light Crumb Cake and Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Markers to color the owls and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers to color the leaves. For the background, I went over the snowflakes with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker to help them stand out.
The next step was to die cut the owl couple and the mistletoe with the coordinating Peek A Hoot Dies (item #153573) and added them to the design with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Using a slightly larger circle die, I die cut a Balmy Blue circle to layer behind the focal image. I attached the focal image to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Using the new Snowflake Splendor 1/4" Ribbon (item #153548), I tied a bow and added it to the top of the circle at the top of the mistletoe with a Mini Glue Dot. I colored three of the small Basic Pearls with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Marker and added them to the mistletoe for a pop of color.
To create the sentiment, I stamped the image with Balmy Blue Classic ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut it out with one of the small dies from the Layering Ovals Dies (item #151771). I layered it with a slightly larger oval die cut from Balmy Blue cardstock using the stamp dies. I attached the sentiment label to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To embellish the sentiment, I die cut two of the leaves from Old Olive cardstock using the Peek A Hoot Dies and tucked them underneath the sentiment oval. I embellished them by coloring three more small Basic Pearls that I also colored with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Marker. I love the clean and simple feel of this card design. There are so many wonderful images in the Have A Hoot bundle and I can't wait to create more projects with it. Remember, when you order the bundle, you save 10%.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design inspires you to explore the wonderful bundles available from Stampin' Up! to create your own projects.
Now it's time to visit Jan's beautiful blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
Blog Hop Roll Call
5. Tricia Butts
7. June Olsen
9. Erica Jones
10. Libby Dyson
11. Darla Roberts
13. Marieke Bart
15. Lisa Ann Bernard
16. Barbara Welch
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