Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop ~ New Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Welcome to the July 2020 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You have stopped here in Southern Illinois, smack dab in the middle of the United States. You didn’t know you were such a world traveler… did you!?!

This month, demonstrators all around the world have been drooling over the items in the new – hot off the presses – 2020 Holiday Catalog! The IIBH Crew decided to give you a taste of the wonderfulness that Stampin’ Up! will soon unleash onto the world stage!

I did a little playing with the gorgeous Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper which is making an encore appearance in this new catalog.

This first card features the Christmas Gleaming stamp set which is also a returning favorite. I added a little extra oomph using the rectangle die from the Nature’s Thought die set and one of the rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.

Since the two rectangles didn’t layer quite right, I used the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon to cover the empty space. I used Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color the holly sprig then fussy cut it.

This card uses the mosaic technique with the Tailored Tag Punch. I was careful about how I punched them out and placed them on the card so that the pattern stayed lined up.

TIP: I let the tag edges hang over the edge when I glued (I used TomBow) them down. Then I used my Paper Snips to trim them off.

I used the Merry Moose Stamp Set as well as the coordinating Moose Punch to add a little more pizzazz.

I hope these cards give you a little inspiration to get a Christmas groove going.

Hop along and see what the others have prepared for your viewing pleasure.

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

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