Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Stamp of Approval Holiday Box!!

Yesterday, I got my Stamp of Approval Holiday Box from Catherine Pooler!  I was so excited when she announced this box and I knew that I had to have it!  It comes with 5 (yes, you read that right 5!!) great stamps sets, and 3 sets of beautiful coordinating dies!  I was so excited that I had to make 2 cards right away.

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! 

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