You get a bonus hop from The Stamp Review Crew this month and we're showcasing the Host Sets in both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.
First, just a little information about the Stamp Review Crew in case you haven't visited us before. We're a group of international Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who usually hop twice a month, on the first and third Monday. As I said, today is a bonus hop. If you get off track at anytime during your hop please click the banner above to go to The Stamp Review site and you'll find a full list of hoppers there. That will help you get right back on track. If it's Sunday night when you're hopping not everyone may be "live" yet. We give it until Monday to work out any kinks in the links!
If you haven't started here, on my blog, then you may have hopped over from Mickey Robert's blog, Paper Conversation. I bet you found a fun idea over there!
I have only purchased one Host Set this year and it is one I couldn't resist, Pun Intended! My husband is known for his "puns" so I bought this set so I'd have a few of my own!
That bee is my favorite image in this set. I wanted to used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to make a custom sentiment. I stamped it out on Whisper White with Daffodil Delight ink and trimmed it out with my Paper Snips. A checkerboard background was cut from Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stock and then bee is showcased on top of that! He was stamped in black ink and I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker to color him before cutting the panel out with the Squares Layering Framelits. I'm partial to scallops so it's nice to have choices! Of course, his wings are coated in Wink of Stella for some shimmer and shine. His little flight trail is the dotted line stamp that I was able to curl, since it's photopolymer, on the acrylic block before stamping.
Let's look inside the card to see what all the buzz is about....
This could be an actual baby card (add a "congratulation" at the end) or a card for your special "baby"!
What Host Stamp Sets are your favorites? I'd love to know!
You're ready to hop along now and you'll go to My Sandbox, Nikki Spencer's blog. I'm sure she'll "wow" you with her project, she does me!