Stamping Dreams August Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks

Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Aug. 2019 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! 

Our theme this month is Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks! You are going to love this catalog - so many amazing and wonderful items. I love that as a demonstrator I get to pre-purchase items from the new catalog a month prior to its release to the public!  New stamps, new dies, new DSP and new accessories - LOVE IT!  If you live in the Ottawa area and would like a copy of the holiday catalog, leave me a comment and let me know how I can reach you so I can send you one.

So here is what I have created for you. It features the following new items from the holiday catalog:
  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set & coordinating ornament punches
  • Christmas Layers Dies
  • Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
  • Classic Weave Ribbon (Merry Christmas)
To make this card you will also need:
  • Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Shimmery White & Very Vanilla card stock
  • Copper foil paper, Copper embossing powder  
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Rectangle Stitched Dies
  • Versamark, Pretty Peacock & Mossy Meadow ink
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine
To make my card, start with a navy card base and layer Pretty Peacock on top (I have stamped the holly from Christmas Gleaming in Pretty Peacock ink first).
  • Cut a stitched rectangle from vanilla card stock 
  • Stamp the greeting in Versamark and emboss with copper embossing powder --> adhere with dimensionals to card base.
  • Stamp 2 Mossy Meadow holly branches on shimmery white card stock and blend with a clear Wink of Stella - fussy cut both. Color the berries with the Wink of Stella and Pretty Peacock ink
  • Die cut the branch from the Christmas Layers Dies in copper foil paper --> adhere to top of rectangle
  • Punch 2 ornaments from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP with the the longer style ornament using the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack.
  • Adhere 1 ornament directly to the vanilla rectangle
  • Adhere the other with dimensionals to the vanilla rectangle - overlapping the bottom ornament
  • Adhere a holly branch with berries to the top of each ornament
  • Place a light blue rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the dot above the "j" in the greeting.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Now hop on over to the next Stampin' Dreams blog hop post by Pia Gerhardt.


  1. Gorgeous Card Tracy! I love the color combo too. TFS

  2. A beautiful card. Love the layout and how you have put it all together. Thanks for sharing

  3. Love the layout and elements of your card Tracy.

  4. Love your project! Seeing all those project with the DSP, the DSP is growing on me.