Monday, August 12, 2019

Perfectly Plaid for Kylie's Demonstrator Training August Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm participating in Kylie's Demonstrator Training August Blog Hop.  I'm so excited to be part of this training program and happy to participate in my third Blog Hop with them! The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the program...to share ideas and to learn from each other...to help us in our Stampin' Up! Business.

Today you will "hop around the world" and check out the amazing projects created by these very talented demonstrators.  You are currently visiting Heather Cooper from British Columbia, Canada.  Please take some time to check out all of the blogs on the list below!

I'm using the *Perfectly Plaid Bundle for my sample today. I've paired it up with some *Wrapped in Plaid Specialty 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and I've even managed to throw in the *Merry Moose Bundle. Three for the price of one!!  Here it is:

*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.


  • On the card base of  Shaded Spruce cardstock, I added a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.
  • I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the realistic tree image from the *Perfectly Plaid stamp set by inking it up in Shaded Spruce and stamping a couple of times without reinking to create the depth of a small woods. I also varied the level of the base of each tree to help create that same depth.
  • Near the base of that piece of Whisper White I added a length of *Cherry Cobbler 3/8" (1 cm) Diagonal Striped Ribbon, using Snail or stronger double sided tape or glue dots to adhere it to the back of the panel. Then the panel can be glued to the card front.
  • On a separate piece of Whisper Whisper White, I stamped the solid moose image (I had to get him in - I'm Canadian, after all!) from *Merry Moose stamp set in Soft Suede using the Stamparatus to be sure I got a solid image.  And I stamped the sentiment from the *Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. It was the first time I used the sentiment, and because I know how Cherry Cobbler can stain photopolymer stamps, so I cleaned it using the new Stamp Cleaning Pad. Wow! What a difference! Barely any colour left at all!! Both of these were punched out, the moose with the coordinating *Moose Punch and the sentiment with the Timeless Label Punch.
*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.


  • I cut a strip of the *Wrapped in Plaid DSP to add to the card front as shown using dimensionals and I used the *Pine Tree Punch to punch a tree out of the same DSP, trim off the trunk and attach as shown to the card front, also with dimensionals. I used mini dimensionals on the moose and had to trim down some of the edge of the dimensional border into thin strips to use on the legs.
  • The sentiment is glued down and I took some Gold Metallic Thread and doubled it, then threaded it through a couple of *Jingle Bells for an embellishment.
*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will check out the other blogs in this August Hop:



Happy Stampin'!
Heather


Product List
Jingle Bells
[149598]
$6.75
Gold Metallic Thread
Gold Metallic Thread
[138401]
$4.75
Stamparatus
[146276]
$67.00
Moose Punch
[150652]
$24.00

*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.



5 comments :

Melinda Whittington said...

I love your Christmas card Heather :-) Very very nice.

Helen Jennings said...

I'm in love with this perfectly plaid paper. Love the trees. Helen x

Christy said...

Fabulous card! love the Moose!😊

Karen Henderson said...

What a lovely scene. It's a great Christmas card - these papers are so striking!

Libby Dyson said...

A great winter scene, making a lovely card for Christmas. Thanks for sharing