HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Yuletide Cheer Mini Hop

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's time for another STAMPlorations mini hop.  This week we are featuring the new HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS:  Yuletide Cheer set, just in time for you to start on those Christmas cards!

When I first saw the set, I was immediately drawn to the sweet little gingerbread cottage.  It was stamped and masked before using both the Holly Background ARTplorations stencil and the X Marks the Spot ARTplorations stencil.  Added a little snow to add to the festive feel and done!

And then, I wanted to do another card with that sweet wreath.  Don't you just love those skates?

This card is all about removing color.  I inked up the background with three shades of Distress Inks and then placed my Holly Background ARTplorations stencil over top.  Then, I misted it lightly with water and removed some color.  Next, I stamped the image and sentiment on the card and then removed more color from the skates with a tiny brush, some water and a paper towel.  It highlights the skates beautifully without coloring them.  The final step was to add some inky smudges around the wreath to add a bit more depth.  

Here's how the mini-release blog hop works:

  • comment on this post
  • visit the rest of the designer's blogs and the STAMPlorations blog and comment on   the featured project(s),
  • commenting closes Friday, October 2 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
  • one randomly picked commenter will win the set with the winner announced         Sunday, October 4

And, for one week only (till October 7), Yuletide Cheer is available at 10% off - (that's $10.80 instead of $12)

Check out the amazing Design Team projects here.  Don't forget to comment to win!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. Beautiful set of cards! The background on the second card is just extraordinary!!!

  2. I love the added holly leaves to make your background paper!

  3. Got to go get that Holly stencil...does so much for both these cards. Love your 1st card so much, kraft cardstock evoke a gingerbread feel for the little house. Brilliant. And speaking of brilliant, the second card is just that. Love the color and the new stamp placed perfectly on it.

  4. WOW love the traditional colors on your card...the house looks awesome
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. Pretty cards - especially love your second card as it is SO vibrant:)

  6. I love love love your first card
    so clever masking that stencil
    and both are beautiful card for that new stamp set
    wish I am the lucky one :)
    hugs, Monika

  7. Cute cards. Love the holly backgrounds. Hugz

  8. Gorgeous cards! The gingerbread house card has a 1950's feel to it (IMO), which I love. And the 2nd card has all my favorite colo

  9. Fabulous creations !! Love the colors of the second card a lot :)

  10. Love this set and really like how you used the holiday house on the first card. And the addition of snow.

  11. WOWEE!!! These cards are amazing - colorful and not only do they showcase this incredible new Stamp set but I am in love with the ways you used stencils on them to create such beauty and awesomeness on your cards!! WOWEE!!!!

  12. Both these are fabulous! Awesome colours on the second one and love the stencilling on both! xxx

  13. Fabulous cards! You packed a lot of punch into these one layers!

  14. Your first card with this gorgeous stamp set is just like 'the icing on the cake' love it and your second one and stamp is beautiful.x

  15. I love the background on your first card. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.


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