Saturday 12 September 2020

Time to Press On - Stamp 'n' Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop.  You may have joined me from Libby's blog or started your journey with me.

Here you will get to see Demonstrators from around the world showing you what they have been making using the lovely products from the Stampin’ Up! mini catalogue.

I just love cups and mugs and I am addicted to buying merchandise from Starbucks yet I am not a big fan of coffee but I can never resist buying their cups, so when I saw this stamp set in the mini catalogue I knew instantly that I would have to buy it.  I also knew that it would be the first set I used when I started crafting from that catalogue too.

For a change I knew instantly what I wanted to make with this set that was not Christmas related, but I will also be creating loads of Christmas related projects with this set as my head is over running with ideas, lets hope they stay in there when it comes to crafting time.

As part of a monthly swap group I am in, I chose to make this card as part of the swap for the group and as it was a very good friends birthday (who is also a Starbucks fan and actually likes coffee) created a coordinating gift card wallet for the gift card I had bought as part of her 40th birthday.

Here is a close up of the card so you can see that I embossed the background after I have stamped the hearts, how I used a piece of Prized Peony designer series paper for the pattern on the mug and that I heat embossed the greeting and fussy cut it out.

Look at the difference between the Whisper White cardstock that has been stamped on, one has been embossed using the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder.

When I crafted the gift card wallet, I wanted to add just a little bit of an extra colour, so I chose Real Red for the heart and the word ‘coffee’ and I love how they stand out.  If only I had bought the Starbucks gift card first as I would have matched the colours on it.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these projects and if you would like any more information then my details can be found at the bottom of this post.

Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! products I used to create these projects:

Thank you so much for popping by, now it is time to hop over to the wonderful Laura’s blog and have a look at her fantastic projects.

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  1. Your friend will love her card & gift card. I don't have this set but think it will now be on my "getting longer by the minute" wish list. Thanks for hopping along with us @ Stamp 'n Hop this month.

  2. Great card, Alison. I would love this card so I'm sure your friend will too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great card and gift card holder Alison, I have totally overlooked this set in the catty.....must take another look x

    1. I love jars, cups/mugs and things like that so i was super happy x

  4. Lovely cards - love the grey and the pieces of DSP you have incorporated

  5. Gorgeous cards, love the colour combination and how you have added DSP to the cups.

  6. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing

  7. Great colour combo - sure your friend will love these, very classy!

  8. I keep thinking I want this stamp set and put it off but now I know I NEED it! Love these! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Thank you so much. I'm itching to make more things with this set... x

  10. Great cards Alison, love the colour combos, thank you for sharing x


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