Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stamp Review Crew - Bonus Hop! Hostess Sets Highlight

Hey! We have a special treat for you today!  We have a bonus hop going on with the Stamp Review Crew. :)  Now usually we only blog on the first and third Monday of the month, but with the new holiday catalog and 2 new hostess sets, we thought we'd do a hostess set highlight!  Right now is a great time to host a party and get some fantastic holiday sets - so why not encourage you to want to earn a hostess set, right??

Here are the current hostess sets that you can only earn by hosting a party and qualifying with a minimum of $150USD in sales.

Now unfortunately, I do not own either of the two holiday catalog hostess sets but if I were to get one, it would be the one right above this - the middle set on the bottom row.  Perfect for the layering circles and ovals.  Today though, I am showing you two cards that I made using the Love Ya Lots hostess set.

Now there are 4 really cute little animal stamps in this set, but these are my two favorite.  Plus, as cute as the hedgehogs are, they aren't made for fussy cutting. :)

Both of these cards also feature the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You don't need to make nautical cards to make these work!

I also planned ahead and cut the Lots of Labels diecut from this card layer towards the top middle, knowing that I could use both pieces.

I stamped the lady bugs on the DSP, the Very Vanilla Layer and also fussy cut it from another scrap piece.  This helps with the little antenna, legs and arms that you don't have to cut.

And who doesn't love ribbon?? It is my absolute favorite accessory for a card <3

I hope you enjoyed my cards!  I know you will enjoy what you see on the hop too!  You can head back to Baks (Heidi, that is!) or on to sweet Betty :)  You pick - just make sure you make you way around the entire blog hop! Pin your favorites and be sure to leave us some blog love - we love to hear from our readers!

Have a great week!



  1. Such cute cards! I love both of them with their cute critters! I couldn't decide which one is cuter if I tried.

  2. Two fabulous cards, Holly! The blue DSP with the frog is fabulous and even looks like water. Loving that you've used the die cut from one card on the other one. Great money saving idea too. Less waste! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  3. They are so cute Holly. I have this set and have never used it..after seeing these l might just have ink it up..:0) Love them both! xx

  4. Just beautiful cards! Great layouts and style.

  5. Holy paper snips! Fantastic job with the fussy cutting. Love your sweet and whimsical cards :)

  6. These cards are just wonderful, Holly! I love how you used the label die and reverse for the two cards. The special details with the lady bugs really take that card to the next level. Awesome!

  7. Great cards and great job saving paper!

  8. Great ideas for this set. Thank you x

  9. So cute! Thanks for the paper saving tip!