Tuesday, August 20, 2019

What's New at SU Blog Hop with Frosted Foliage


I'm so pleased that you are joining us for our hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, which will be coming out on September 4th. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today!

The products that I'm sharing with you are the *Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set. the *Frosted Frames Dies and the *Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here is my sample:

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


I also took the new *Shimmery Crystal Effects and *Ice Stampin' Glitter out for a test drive. Here's a closer look:
  • The base is Seaside Spray and there is a panel of Balmy Blue on top of it. I tried embossing this layer, but the whole thing just ended up looking too busy.
  • I die cut the large frame from a piece of the *Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP and heat embossed the sentiment, from *Frosted Foliage, using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
  • Extra pieces to embellish the frames were die cut from vellum and Silver Foil Sheets, using the *Frosted Frames dies. These were added to the large frame by putting adhesive on the back of it in the strategic places and then just adhering the extra pieces where they looked the best. 
  • I die cut several snowflakes, from Silver Foil Sheets, Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray cardstock, then, on the cardstock ones, "painted" them with the *Shimmery Chrystal Effects and added the *Ice Stampin' Glitter.  It definitely resulted in a glittery, icy look!
  • A little bow from the *Seaside Spray 1/4" Metallic Ribbon finishes off the card.
*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.

I hope you enjoyed my design with the *Feels Like Frost Suite. Now please hop on over to Pia Gerhardt's blog to see what's new with SU in her world:
Or try moving back to Judi Anderson's blog for her creation:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!

Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the link below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team. 


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

Monday, August 19, 2019

It's All in the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper


From the moment I first cast my eyes on the new Holiday Catalogue, I only ever had one favourite suite and so it remains today, even as I've experienced many of them. It's the *Feels Like Frost Suite with it's *Feels Like Frost 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper and the *Frosted Frames Dies. The *Frosted Foliage stamp set is nice, with a couple of good sentiments but it's the dies and the papers that make this suite spectacular!!

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

The paper has one side with gorgeous, photorealistic  shots of frosted foliage with sunset and evening skies behind them and the other side has metallic silver designs. Between the two, you can make some amazing card designs.


  • The *Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP you see here is both sides of the page of this pattern. I simply cut the 6 x 6 sheet in half trimmed the length to 5 1/4", then overlapped the two pieces to get them to a width of 4".  A word of wisdom: I used liquid glue on the back of the silver foil side and you could really see the ridges, even of the very small beads of glue I used, so it's better to use double sided tape runners such as Snail on this paper. It doesn't show as much on the photo side, however.
  • I embossed the sentiment, which comes from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set from the Annual Catalogue in Silver on vellum, die cut it using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies, and glued that panel down to the card front. I used Vellum Glue Tape by Plus which isn't carried by Stampin' Up!, but you can also use some Snail under the embossed letters where it doesn't show as much.
  • The bow is a double piece of White Baker's Twine combined with a double piece of Silver Metallic thread, then a small bow tied in it. This is added to the vellum sentiment panel using a glue dot and a Frosted Epoxy Droplet is added. A couple of Clear Epoxy Droplets from the same package were added to the photo paper.

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.


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



Friday, August 16, 2019

Pine Tree Punch for As You See It Challenges



The lovely and talented Jan Clothier came up with a sketch for our As You See It Challenge this week and it's great for giving you a head start and letting you run with it. Still on a quest to create samples for my Christmas buffet class, I got out my *Pine Tree Punch and my *Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper to see what I could create.

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

Here's the As You See It Challenge #207 banner:


And here's what I did with it:

  • Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold - the epitome of Christmas colours! I love this combination. It's so rich!
  • I've used the *Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper on the Shaded Spruce base and then used the *Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon as the dividing line in the sketch.
  • I punched three pine trees out of one of the patterns in the *Wrapped in Plaid DSP, intending to fold each of them in half and join one half of one to half of another and create a 3D tree in the process. What I didn't realize was that the *Pine Tree Punch was asymmetrical, so that opposite sides of the tree didn't match up exactly. Because the backside of this pattern was a white plaid design, it really showed up. What I ended up doing was using the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Marker to colour in the white parts that showed and all the paper edges so that it wasn't noticeable. It just gave the tree a little more depth in the end.  
  • The first and last halves of the trees were glued to the Whisper White scallop circle, die cut from the Layering Circles Dies, to make the 3D shape.
  • The sentiment, from the *Perfectly Plaid stamp set is embossed on the DSP with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.
*New Products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, not available for sale until Sept. 4, 2019.

This would be a fun sketch to play with over the weekend! It doesn't have to be a Christmas card. It can be anything. Have some fun with it!

I will be away at my daughter's next week, so may not have a full week of posts! I'll be enjoying my grandkids! There will for sure be a post next Tuesday night, which you will likely see on Wednesday morning, but other than that, no promises! Have a great weekend!


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.


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