I love the versatility of these stamp sets; they come with an assortment of stamps including sentiments, snowflakes, a Christmas tree and baubles, and borders! To see the stamps included in the set, check out my video below:
I made two cards from the box, one in traditional Christmas and one in non-traditional colors. For the one in traditional Christmas, I used the Holiday Flourishes set from The Ton. Using Close to My Heart's (CtMH) Sweet Leaf and Topiary inks for the holly leaves, and Cranberry ink for the berries, I stamped a wreath shape on the top part of the card. I also used the candy cane border stamp from the Winnie and Walter Holiday Trimmings set, which I stamped onto the card base in Cranberry. I die cut the Happy Holidays from Neat and Tangled from gold foil and adhered it under the wreath using a glue pen. I popped up the front panel using fun foam, and that was it! Pretty simple, huh?
For the non=traditional card, I used the tree border from the Holiday Trimmings set, which I stamped repeatedly onto a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 white cardstock panel using CtMH's Pixie, Glacier, and Sweet Leaf inks. I then cut another white panel which was 2 1/2 by 5 1/2, and stamped the awesome tree from the Bright Baubles set. The sentiment is from the same set, embossed using Simon Says Stamps gold. I used the Little Bits dies to die cut the baubles and then stamped them using the same ink colors. The little bauble stamps in this set are gorgeous! I then stuck the baubles onto the tree. I mounted the white panel onto a 2 3/4 by 5 1/2 aqua cardstock panel, which I stuck on to the card, offset to the right. I love the way this one came out!
So there you have it. I absolutely adore Catherine's Stamp of Approval box, and definitely intend to get the next one that comes out, which I beleive is in January. If you want the next box, don't forget to sign up to the wait list!