Sunday, 3 November 2013

Favourite Stampin' Up! Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crazy Crafter's favourites blog hop.  If you are following our blog hop you would have come to my blog from Carolina Evans blog.

 I belong to the best Stampin' Up! group The Crazy Crafter's.  Kylie is the best upline anyone could ever wish for I am so proud to be in this wonderful group of girls that have become my best friends.  Some of us have decided to do a blog hop using our favourite stamp.  So we each chose our favourite stamp set and created a card showcasing that stamp.  A blog hop works by each persons post having a link to the next person blog and so on until you have seen them all.  I have never done one of these before but am very happy to be having a go.

 For this hop I chose Lovely as a Tree as the stamp I wanted to showcase.  This stamp is so versatile, I have made a Christmas Card with it but you can use this stamp all through the year.  This is the first time that I have made an easel card and I really love how it turned out.

I sponged Soft Sky and Midnight Muse over the piece of Whisper White cardstock then I attempted to create a mirrored effect with the stamp by first stamping it upright then stamping it again on a piece of Stampin' Up!'s Window Sheets.  I then turned it upside down matched it to the one I had stamped on the Whisper White cardstock and laid it on the cardstock and smoothed it all over with my hands and carefully lifted the window sheet up so I didn't smudge it.  It turns out lighter then stamping straight onto the cardstock so it looks like a reflection on water.  I used Tombow glue and dabbed it over the trees and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter over it.  For the snow I used the Tombow liberally in mounds and then sprinkled the glitter on it.  Just be careful to make sure to let the glue dry at least 24hrs before touching it as the glue is quite thick and takes a while to dry.

I made an easel card from Midnight Muse cardstock and attached the card front to it, then I used a piece of Soft Sky cardstock and sponged Midnight Muse around it then added 2 pieces of Silver Foil  punched it with the Scalloped Edge Punch.  Then I broke out my brand new Expressions Thinlets Dies to cut out Merry.  Now the tip I used to cut it out was I place a piece of baking paper between the die and cardstock then the cardstock pops straight out. Works brilliantly!  I adhered the 2 Merry's with our 2-way glue pen.  This is the first time that I have used this particular glue and I am so angry with myself for not having brought this before it is the best glue especially for those little fiddly pieces.  If you want it to adhere temporarily you let it dry first until it turns clear, if you want it to be permanent then use it while it is still blue.

The Frosted Finishes Embellishments I adhered with our mini glue dots. These little embellishments are awesome!  I have gone through 2 packs already and still have a heap of things I need to make with them.

Your next stop on the hop is:  Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards

Crazy Crafter's Favourite Stamp Set Blog Hop Lineup:
Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
Sue Widowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena (you are here)
Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama
Tamie Holt at Tamie luvs Craft2
Barb Conroy at The Stamping Queen

Make sure you visit them all to see some awesome creations.

I hope that you have enjoyed my favourite stamp set

Cheers  Teena


  1. love the reflection done it is lovely Teena you make the most beautiful cards! not often you come across someone who makes stuff and you love every one... you have done it for me :)

  2. WOW Teena your card is AWESOME!!!! Love the colours and all the sparkliness!

  3. Great tips for using the thinlits. I love your card Teena it is so detailed and perfect :)

  4. Such a dazzling card Teena. I agree with Tamie, you do the most beautiful cards. Thanks for all the little tips along the way. Can't wait to see more of your card designs with the thinlits.

  5. One of my favourite sets too, so versatile. Beautiful card.

  6. Wow, what a beautiful card. The snow really sparkles! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

  7. Love the sparkly snow - that looks fabulous.

  8. Love the card, especially all the sparkly bits.

  9. Such a beautiful card, Teena! The colours are beautiful, I love the sparkle, and the sentiment looks just fabulous. Gorgeous!

  10. I just love this card Teena, you are so talented, it is very detailed and blingy. A lot of effort went into this!

  11. Thats fantastic and I have this set.

  12. Wow, wow and more wow! Amazing!

  13. Love your card Teena. Lovely As A Tree is one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I will have to give this technique a try.

  14. I love the mirror effect you have used with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, just beautiful Teena. I also like the little added touch with the Frosted Embellishments! Louise xx