I’m excited to be participating in Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop again this month, which we are focussing on showcasing something from the Holiday Mini.
If you are new or have never heard of a blog hop before it is a group of participants that create a project that may or may not have a theme and they “hop” together. The hopping means that there is a list of names of the other participants at the bottom of this post and you can click on their links and see all the wonderful projects that have been created. This is a great way to see the talent of other demonstrators that you may not have come across before, as this particular blog hop is only for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators.
I’m so excited to see that The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley carried over from last years Holiday Catalogue to this year. This is such a fantastic product that comes with everything you need to make a lot of Christmas Cards, all you need to add is ink and some additional cardstock.
With these three cards I just added some gold foil using the Layering Ovals dies and the Stitched Oval was from the Stitched Shapes.
The DSP is 6 x 6 so I simply cut it into 2 inch strips and did the first card and the second card is two different strips together. Where I have added a layer of co-ordinating cardstock underneath I have had to trim the DSP a further 1/8 inch to still get the nice border around.
This set just makes so many cards and I have only taken photos of the differently designed cards, I made a few cards the same.
All in all I got 32 cards out of ¼ of the product medley. Why did I only use ¼ of it. Well, there is so much of it that there were a group of demo’s that decided to get together and share this 4 ways. We made a day of it where we all stamped and die cut like crazy as we were not sure who was going to end up with the bundle of stamp and dies.
We all met at one person’s place and they had ordered the bundle and the three of us simply paid our ¼ of the price to her. Then at the end of the day, our names were put into a hat and one person was drawn out. This person got to take the bundle of stamps and dies home. The rest of us just had all the images we had stamped and die cut out, along with ¼ share of the DSP, ribbon and embellishments.
This is certainly a very economical product medley and can be used for classes, get-togethers with friends or even for personal use and based on my card samples you would get close to 120 cards from this pack.
These cards came together quite quickly as I had already spent the most part of a day stamping and die cutting so the day that I put these cards together. I would say two days (about 10 hours) as I don’t usually have the luxury of crafting for a full day and I put 32 cards together.
The best part is I have one tiny 2 x 2 square piece of DSP left and that is it. Out of all the stuff I got I used it in its entirety and I am so pleased with the end result.
Interested in any of the products used??
In a few of the cards, I did use the retired Starburst punch, but this could easily be replaced with the layering circle dies.
Once again, thank you for visiting my blog today & that you have found inspiration to create your own project. Please click on the Next Arrow to hop along with the rest of us. Don’t forget when visiting to leave them a little love.
If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.
If you are interested in any of the products used and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would be happy to help you place an order, or you can click on the product links below which will take you directly to my online store.