Hello and welcome to the August 2019 installment of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop! This month you are in for a special treat. It’s all about the Holiday Catalog!
I’m not sure where you live, but here in the middle of the United States, we are in the middle of a heat wave. The outside temperatures feel like they are over 100 degrees, and it’s definitely not a dry heat. Here in Southern Illinois, we call it “the air you can wear!” So, what better time of year to start thinking about the Holidays?
Can’t you just picture those leaves falling off the trees and swirling in the cool breeze? What about the icicles hanging from the edge of the roof? Snow banks and hot cocoa… it will all be here before you know it and you don’t want to be left unprepared!
Or in this case… CHRISTMOOSE is coming!!!
Meet Marty Moose. I really don’t know if he already has a name.. but he does now. This is the first set in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog that I knew I must have! It’s not as strange as you may think.
Well, maybe it is. You see,. I have a sister that is an avid moose collector. She has tons of Meese… that’s the official plural of moose, right!?! It all started when we lived in Maine in the early 80’s. Since then, anytime I find moose stuff, I just have to get it for her… so, guess what was in my pre-order?!?
Yup, it’s the Merry Moose Bundle (found on page 27). It comes with the Merry Moose stamp set and a Moose Punch! I am so excited about that punch!
So, let’s take a closer look at that card above…
I used a Real Red card base. Ran a piece of Crumb Card cardstock through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing folder. The oval is Shaded Spruce with the moose background image stamped in Shaded Spruce. The Moose is Early Espresso stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock and punched out with the punch. The hat and scarf are Real Red ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut. The ornament is Shaded Spruce on Very Vanilla and fussy cut. And, the sentiment is in Real Red on Very Vanilla and cut out using the smallest Stitched Shaped oval die.
But, since it’s not quite Christmas yet, I decided to see how Marty fit on a birthday card!
He looks right at home walking though the woods on this masculine birthday card. It’s Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. I stamped the Woodland embossing folder with the larger tree from stamp set before I ran the Very Vanilla piece through it. This makes it look like those pine trees are behind the birch trees. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays in the Annual Catalog.
Here’s my close up on it…
I just really love this moose and see me using a lot of him in the future. This set is perfect to pair with others in the catalog which I will be doing so, so be sure to check back!
But for now, be sure to hop on through the rest of the Stamper’s Dozen to see what fun things they have created using the new Holiday Catalog items!
Stamper’s Dozen August 2019 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
- Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
- BJ Peters – StampinBJ
Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!