Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Joy of Sets Christmas 2017 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the very first Joy of Sets Blog Hop - I am so excited to be taking part and joining this fabulous group of crafters from all around the World.  If you are starting here, welcome and thank you for joining us or, if you are following the hop thank you too!  Thanks to Fiona Whitehead and Lea Denton for organising us all!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,

The brief for our first hop is to make a Christmas card, something we all need lots of at this time of year!


I decided to use a bundle called Hearts Come Home for my projects, its one of my favourites in the Autumn / Winter catalogue.  I love white space on cards and one of my favourite colours is Pool Party so, I thought I would indulge myself and make some cards for me for a change!


My card is relatively quick and simple - you could quite easily create a batch of these in a variety of colours in no time at all.


I die cut a row of houses from some thick whisper white cardstock and placed some silver foil scraps behind each house and then carefully trimmed away the excess.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,

I wrapped some Pool Party ribbon around the panel and then adhered it to my card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,

I made a coil of silver metallic thread and stuck to the ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot, twisting in the middle to form a figure of eight.  I placed a tiny heart cut from Pool Party on top to hide the glue dot.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,

Here is another completed card and envelope, this time with another die in the set featuring a church.  The envelope has been stamped using a background image from Pretty Pines.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,

A simple sentiment and another tiny heart finish off the card.


Thanks for looking at my blog today - I would you to leave me a comment below if you enjoyed this project.  


I really enjoyed this project, it a good way to use up those scraps of silver foil we all hoard!  I will be making a pile of them in lots of my favourite colours for myself this Christmas - who says Christmas cards have to be red and green?

Don't forget to click on the links below for more fabulous Christmas card inspiration.


I made another project with this set that I will share with you later this week. Its rather special, here is a sneaky peak - come back soon so you don't miss anything!



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2017, Hearts Come Home, Supplies available 24/7,


Happy Christmas crafting, thanks again to Fiona and Lea for sorting out our first hop!


Susan xx



Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a copy of the  2017 - 2018 catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.  The new Spring / Summer Catalogue will be available shortly along with the eagerly anticipated Sale-a-Bration Brochure, if you would like a copy let me know asap.

If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Would you like to receive a FREE gift from me? All orders placed directly with me or online receive a handmade card from me as a thank you but did you know that all orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a gift from me too?  If you use the current Hostess Code: AE6QGJVV I will pop something in with your order or post directly to you, (please remember to allow me to access your contact details otherwise I won't be able to contact you). 

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You can find details  of my Christmas Wish List and Gift Voucher service for 2017 here.  Please message me if you need any help or have any questions!

  

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16 comments:

  1. Lovely, clean cards Susan! Thanks for all of the samples.

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    1. Thanks Sara - I love quick, clean and simple cards! xx

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  2. Gorgeous cards Susan - I love that subtle blue colouring - thank you for being part of our first ever blog hop!

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    1. Thank you Fiona - looking forward to hopping with you again soon! xx

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  3. Stunning card, I love the blue against the white it's something I keep meaning to try.

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    1. Thanks Andrea - this type of card works with so many colours, you should try it soon ... xx

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  4. Beautiful card, clean and simple yet really effective xx

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  5. Just love the use of the ribbon and embellishments on this card, just small touches really complete this already beautiful project. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you - less is more as they say! xx

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  6. There's not a misstep anywhere on your cards. They are so well designed. I'm truly impressed by their impact and beauty...and your abilities.

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    1. Thank you Lucy - that is very kind of you to say so. xx

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