First: as someone who used to live and work in Houston, TX, my heart has been heavy this past week as the devastation has unfolded across Texas and now into other states. I continue to pray for those impacted and know it will be a long road to recovery. It has been heartening to see the best of our desire to reach out and help others on display under very trying circumstances.
September 1 marks the launch of Stampin' Up's new Holiday Catalog. Because we could pre-order in August as demonstrators, I've been playing with some of the new items, including the beautiful Christmas Quilt bundle of a photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelits for die-cutting. These are so much fun!
Here is the first card I made with the set. I used markers to ink up the little tree stamp, stamped the stitched border around it and then cut it out with the coordinating framelit. The Garden Green paper 3" square behind the stamped and die-cut quilt star focal point is from the Quilted Christmas set of 48 sheets of 6" by 6" paper -- and it's been embossed with a stitched pattern using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I love how this folder makes anything you use it on look like it was quilted all over and you can use it with either side up for either an embossed or de-bossed look).
Here's the detail on the inside -- and a close up of the spool detail. The Lemon Lime Twist card stock spool was die cut and then wrapped with Whisper White twine. The Garden Green card stock needle is even made using a framelit from the die set! (I put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock before die-cutting the needle to make it easy to peel and stick that to the twine layer).
The graphic list of all the supplies is at the end of this post (I listed the quilt stamps and framelits individually and also as bundle so you can see more detail in the small images -- but the bundle is the best way to buy as you get 10% off both items that way). These quilted products are ones I will cherish and use for years to come because of my life-long love of sewing.
Now on to the amazing Holiday Catalog information. If you want to view Holiday products and purchase as you view, click this text link or click the catalog cover below to jump to my online store.
I also want you to be able to view and download the PDF version of the catalog. I love opening the PDF link in the web browser on my iPad and then saving it into iBooks so I can flip through it anytime. Click here to view and download that PDF version.
I am always happy to answer questions, so get in touch if you have them.