Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Holiday 2020 Preview

Welcome to the August edition of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop!

This month, it’s all about the new 2020 August-December Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday Catalog). Once again, Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves! You will want to get your hands on a copy of this as soon as possible!

I decided just to focus on teeny tiny little bundle that packs a big punch! (That’s a hint! 😉 )

Introducing the BANNER YEAR BUNDLE (155214).

This bundle includes the BANNER YEAR PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (153464) and the BANNER PICK A PUNCH (153608). As you can see, the stamp set includes a variety of small greetings along with cute little graphics to accompany them. The punch… oh boy… the punch! You can create six different banners with them (1″, 3/4″, and 1/2″ in point and notch). Or, you can create an arrow by punching the point on one end and the notch in the other… so it really makes 9 different banners!!! Just sayin’!

So, that’s it.. thanks for stopping by. That’s your new catalog sneak peek! See you next month!

Wait… I’m just kidding!

Here is what you have been wanting… pictures of my projects. Hopefully you will not be disappointed!

This is the card that started it all! It was a card I created for a card swap group I was in. The color scheme is Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. I embossed the Boos using white embossing powder and the heat gun. The banners are 1″ and 3/4″. BONUS: This card also features the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder and the spider die from the Little Treat Box Dies, both of which are in the new catalog.

Oh – bigger bonus… I have a tutorial you can download for this card. It comes with a useful template you can use to layout the banners… which is why all my banner-ing looks the same on most of the cards!

This card features the returning Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I went with the Real Red and Very Vanilla stripes and buffalo check patterns. This card only uses two patterns and not three, but I used the template. I added some Real Red 3/8″ Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and fussy cut the bird (stamped in stamped-off Crumb Cake ink) and the Santa hat (stamped in Real Red).

Another Christmas Card with a Bonus sneak peek! The color scheme for this card is from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper found in the new catalog. It’s Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Old Olive. For this card, I again used the template, but all the banners are 1″ to give it a bit different look.

I hesitated showing you this card. I thought I’d try something a little different and out of my comfort zone. I stamped the sentiment on ribbon. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp “be merry” sentiment all over the Whisper White Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack from the Annual Catalog. As you can see, the ink ran. Maybe I should have set it with the heat gun? Maybe I just should have used Stazon ink? What do you suggest?

But, that’s the reason I didn’t want to show you the card. So, why did I? Because I wanted you to see that gorgeous Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I also thought the monochromatic color scheme (Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Pear Pizzazz) was kind of cool! I guess the pros outweighed the cons… because here it is!

This is the last Christmas Card, I promise… Sorry, there are no bonus sneak peeks and I didn’t use the template. It’s really pretty basic but looks so beautiful if I do say so myself! I used the pointy end punch and cut the banners from 3/4″ strips. I used my grid paper to line them up.

Oh, how about a tip… To make the banners small while still having enough to slide into the punch, I cut a 1″ x 8-1/2″ strip of cardstock (in this case, a 3/4″ strip). Then I punched one end – flipped it over and punched the other end. I cut a 2″ banner from each end using the paper trimmer. Then, I cut down the leftover strip to 3/4″ wide. I punched each end and cut it into two 2″ banners.

Here is a fall card! This gives you a sneak peek at the Autumn Punch Pack, the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Brushed Metallic Cardstock. My color scheme also included Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Gold Embossing Powder. I cut the ends of the sentiment banner with the pointed end of the punch.

Oh… a Valentine’s Day card! My color scheme here is Whisper White, Poppy Parade, and Blushing Bride. Those banners with the hearts… it’s just stamping the little heart randomly on the punched banners in Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride ink.

Well… well… what’s this? This is the reason you need this bundle… at the very least, the punch. This card features the Timeless Tulip bundle from the Annual Catalog along with the Banner Pick a Punch. It shows how easy it is to use this new punch with stuff you may already have, or products you can find in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. In case you wondered… the color scheme used on this card is Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

Well, that’s all I have for you today! I feel like I may have gotten a bit carried away. But, I do not apologize. These cards were quick and easy and fun to make! Go on – give it a try! This bundle must be added to your wish list NOW!!!

Here are the links so you can continue to be inspired by the Stamper’s Dozen!

Stamper’s Dozen August 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

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