Product Spotlight: Painted Harvest

Welcome to the Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop!  I am excited to have hopping through these pages to see the versatility of the products available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.   This Blog Hop features bloggers from all over the world.

The first product we would like to direct your attention to is the PAINTED HARVEST Photopolymer Stamp Set (144783).  It is really a quite spectacular stamp set that has more uses than you would think upon first glance.

Here is what I have crafted using this set.

I honestly cannot tell you who created this set.  It was a “make-n-take” that we did at a recent demonstrator event.  Don’t you just love that acetate box!  It can hold 5 embellished cards and envelopes.

Here is an close up of each of the cards as well as the box.  The sentiments come from Painted Harvest as well as Merry Little Labels.  They also show off that beautiful designer series paper!

This next card was designed by Carol Payne.  It was part of our “shoebox swap” we did at our last team meeting.  It’s one of the great things about being part of a team of demonstrators.  Stampin’ together is such fun!

What is simple about this card is that there is not punching or cutting.  It is just some masking and stamping.

And, here’s this one…

For this card, I used some post-it notes to mask off Very Vanilla paper so that only half of the flower would be stamped and voila… cone flowers!  I did not stamp off any of the center (cone) but made sure to put the pointy side up…

The background was double embossed.  First, I put some VersMark ink on the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder (143704) and ran it thru the Big Shot.  I then used copper embossing powder and set it with the heat tool.  It adds a bit of rustic fun!

Did you ever think that flower could make a gorgeous wreath?  I layered different greens to create this effect.  On the large flower, I used Lemon Lime Twist then Wild Wasabi.  Then, I used Garden green to stamp the smaller flower. I used the dots image and stamped in Real Red… Then I quickly put clear embossing powder and set it to create a little shine to the berries.  I did the same with the sentiment that came from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set (144817/144820).

And finally…

Now, I am not the first one to see these cute little hedgehogs in the stamps… but oh my… are they not the cutest!  I stamped them in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.  I wonder what other things are hidden in this set, don’t you?

Oh – those leaves were also stamped then punched using the new Leaf Punch (144667).  You can save money by buying the punch and the stamp set together as a bundle – the PAINTED HARVEST bundle (146021),

Well, thanks for stopping by!

Now, hop on over to Sara Rayner or hop back to Janet Wakeland

Until next time… Keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

It’s coming…

It’s nearly here!

That time of the year that every man dreads.  And to be honest, I dread it too.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day.

Sure, it’s a great time to celebrate the one that you love.  But, I don’t know about you, but I surely don’t need some flowers bought out of an assumed obligation that will die in three days or candy that will ruin my diet…

Don’t get me wrong, I love it when my husband buys me such things.  But, I, like most of you all… would love it even more if he did it on a plain ol’ Tuesday and just for the heck of it.

I think the best thing he could give me for Valentine’s Day would be money to buy more stampin’ stuff.  Can I get an AMEN!

But, I will breakdown and make him a card.  I always do.  He is the sweetest man I know.  He does so much for me and our children.  He is always there for me!  Sure, he can be grumpy, especially when he is tired.  But, can’t we all be?  He really is the love of my life.  So, if he wants to buy me flowers and treat me nice.. so be it!

In the mean time, here is a little note set that we did at our recent team meeting.


It uses the Love Notes stamp set in the 2017 Occasions catalog.

The little bag was something that our team member Martha Swift showed us how to do back in the summer time.  It used two pieces of Designer Series paper.  No punch board was used… just some scoring, folding and snipping!  I will find my directions and post them (if I remember to!).

These would be perfect to put in lunches or to leave in a car or by the bathroom sink.  They are double sided… just jot a quick note on the back.  Perfect for all loved ones!

So, what do you do for Valentine’s Day?

Until next time…  keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne