Thursday, July 6, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek! - SU's Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop with a special sneak peek of a new Christmas bundle.  Carols of Christmas and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies make up this great bundle - perfect to order now and get your Christmas cards started!

If you are joining our hop for the first time, welcome!  We are a group of 20 global demonstrators handpicked to represent Stampin' Up! with their amazing products.  I'm so glad you're here!  If you came from the lovely Dani Dziama, thanks for continuing on to me.  I hope you take time to make your way around the entire hop.  Lots of inspiration for this new bundle!  Let's celebrate Christmas in July!  

I really really love the dies in this bundle - especially the trees!  The sentiments are bold and big which help fill the cards up and there are plenty of stamps and diecuts to decorate with.

Here are the two cards I made for today.  I wanted to keep the colors more traditional so I chose 
Cherry Cobbler, Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy.

For both cards, I wanted to challenge myself to use product that I haven't used in awhile.  We just moved to Texas last week, and after setting up my craft room, I was reminded of things I haven't used in quite sometime!  Both of these cards use Stampin' Glitter - I despise the mess glitter can make, but I'm so glad I used the glitter for these cards.

For the Peace on Earth card, I wanted to use the starry sky and trees thinlits to create this wintry scene.  I thought silver would go well with the Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy.  I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.

To create the glittery snow, I mixed a little bit of Tombow glue with water from an Aqua Painter, splattered glue on the card and covered the spots with glitter.  I then painted the trees with the glue mixture and sprinkled the glitter on top.  To dry quicker and help the glitter stick, I just heated the card stock with my Heat Tool.

Because the Carols of Christmas focuses on the two main (larger) sentiments, I needed something for the inside.  The Star of Light stamp set was the perfect pairing for the inside of the card.

For my second card, I used the Deck the Halls sentiment and paired it with the poinsettias corner thinlits.

I stamped and fussy cut the poinsettias out to add dimension.  I added Gold Stampin' Glitter to the center of each flower with a little bit of glue.  The new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals were the perfect size for these flowers.

Again, the sentiment on the inside comes from Star of Light that pairs so well with it.

Like what you've seen so far?
Here's the scoop!  There are THREE ways of getting your hands on this festive bundle.
As of right now, demonstrators can pre-order the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies through the end of July.  If you order these products as a bundle, you can save 10% - who doesn't love a discount?

Not a demonstrator?  No problem!
 Customers can order this exclusive bundle starting August 1st by ordering through their local demonstrator.  If you have a qualifying party, why not put those hostess dollars towards your starter kit and join SU!?
That's right... 
The best option if you are a customer comes with an early Christmas present!  Right now, if you join Stampin' Up! (new recruits and former demos), not only do you get $125 in product for $99, you get an Essentials Kit (two D blocks, paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive & bone folder) PLUS the Carols of Christmas stamp set
Pretty amazing!

You can see the flyer (and pricing) here.  There are many good options and reasons to get started on your Christmas cards!  I hope that you enjoy the cards I made with this new bundle.  Make sure to hop around the globe and be inspired by my amazing ADT teammates! Next up is my talented friend from New Jersey - Jennifer Sootkoos!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Product List in addition to the Carols of Christmas Bundle


  1. Holly, you are amazing. You just moved, and you still managed to create some gorgeous cards!! LOVE the Tranquil Tides/Night of Navy/Cherry Cobbler combo.

  2. Super beautiful inspirations! Thanks for that!

  3. So we have traded houses as I can't get a good photo in our new one lol! ;-) These are great! I love the "snow" and the combo of navy and tide!

  4. I want to CASE these, my friend. Simply gorgeous, both of them!

  5. These cards are absolutely stunning ! My order arrived today and I plan to case your designs , thank you so much for sharing your inspirational ideas !

  6. Gorgeous cards. My set arrived today too, along with my paste, so I'm definitely looking forward to playing this weekend 😜

  7. Two gorgeous cards Holly!! Love the use of all the glitter. Might need to find mine some where and use it again! The colour combos on both cards a fun and make for some fun and festive looks. Love them! Rochelle xo

  8. I love the starry night card! And the golden details on the poinsettias! It's really great!

  9. LOVE! I love everything you make.

  10. Wowzers! Beautiful creations but that blue one is seriously stunning!