Monday, August 22, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peeks: Frostwood Loge Suite

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  And no, I'm not talking about Christmas.  School starts today for my two boys and I'm so excited to have some structure back in our lives.

More happy news:  the Stampin' Addicts' 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Blog Hop is coming this weekend!!  Starting Friday, twenty very talented stampers will share fabulous projects featuring lots of new products from the Holiday Mini.  And drum roll please . . . for the first time in two years, I am back in the line up!  I'm so excited to show off one of the fun new sets called 25 & Counting, but you'll have to come back on Friday to see that.

However, I won't make you wait until Friday for your weekly sneak peek.  Today, I'm sharing two cards  made with the Frostwood Lodge Product Suite.  One of the best parts of Convention is the Prize Patrol.  When they posted this particular prize I told my friend Angie that I knew I was going to win it because I didn't really want it.  Sure enough, I did!  But free rubbah and papah is always the best kind so I am not complaining.

Because this is not my favorite I had a little trouble creating with it.  Don't get me wrong, it is beautiful.   It just isn't my particular style.  But one of the great things about Stampin' Up is they offer something for everyone.  I'm sure there are many, many others who think this paper and stamp set are the best thing since sliced bread and I hope you are one of them.
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Green Galore, Whisper White. Stamps: Christmas Lodge.  Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.

The Christmas Lodge Stamp Set Features six stamps including this beautiful tree and greeting.  I kept the card simple and just added some wood grain paper from the Frostwood Lodge pack and used our fabulous self-stick rhinestones as ornaments on the tree.  I used my markers to ink the greeting.  And for the first time in a very long time, I got out the sewing machine to add a some stitching.
Colors: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.  Stamps: Warmest Wishes Hostess Set, Well Worn Background. Big Shot: Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Accessories: Regal Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
This "quilt" card was inspired by a swap I received at convention.  The many plaid patterns in the Frostwood Lodge paper remind me of a country quilt so I knew it would be perfect for this kind of card.  After I cut the squares and triangles, I pieced it together in a star pattern on a piece of whisper white card stock.  Then I ran that through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to give it a "quilted" look and feel. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I also stitched the quilt pattern down with my sewing machine too.  The greeting for this card is from the hostess set that will be in the mini catalog.

I also used this suite to make a swap card and will have that to show you next week.  So what do you think of the Frostwood Lodge Suite?  Is it your style? 


Yapha said...

For not liking it, you sure made some gorgeous cards!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow - if you hadn't told us it is paper, I would have thought the quilt card was fabric! It's so pretty and neat star pattern. TFS!

Shelley Z said...

Beautiful cards! Love the quilted one and the woodgrain paper on the other is perfect!

Bandon, Oregon said...



Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the quilted card! The other is nice, but the quilted is a wow!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card!

Sue said...

The quilt card looks like real fabric! Awesome!!!!

Lynn Starzl said...

I also won this at convention and was so excited because I loved it in the mini and was going to order it first thing. Check out my blog, www.starzlstamps for several cards I made. Hopefully it inspires you!