Welcome to the Stamping Royalty 2013 Blog Hop! First of all, HUGE thanks to Paper Crafts Magazine and all of the sponsors for the amazing Stamping Royalty prizes. Thank you also to Paper Crafts magazine for allowing the Stamping Royalty court to take over the Paper Crafts Connection blog today!
The Stamping Royality 2013 court have been so overwhelmed with all of the stamping goodness that we wanted to put together a blog hop to say thank you and share our stampy bounty. You should have arrived here today from lovely Courtney Kelley's blog. If not, head back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop.
My Stamping Royalty win was in the Season's Greetings category, so for today's hop I decided to make a Holiday card using the Waltzingmouse Stamps set, Candy Jar Christmas, that was included in our prize box.
It's been a sweltering week here in tropical NE Ohio, so I thought a little holiday spirit might cool things off. I covered a kraft card base with some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye (Merry Collection), adhered a doily and wrapped a ribbon around the patterned paper and tied it into a bow.
Next I die cut a button card from some chipboard and stamped the top scroll and bottom location in Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko. I added Sweet Shoppe and Mrs. Claus' silhouette in Rhubarb Stalk ink (also Tsukineko). Instead of buttons, I stamped and punched out the small peppermint candies.
I adhered the peppermints with pop dots and covered them with Stickles for some sugar-coated shine. I also inked the edges of the button card with a bit of Fine Linen Distress Ink before adhering it to the card. I think it feels frosty in here already! LOL!
What's a blog hop without a few prizes and giveaways along the way? To that end, I am offering this bundle of stampy fun:
To be entered for the prize, just leave me a comment by Tuesday, July 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will draw a winner from the comments received at that time and that lucky person will win the following stamp sets:
Gourmet Rubber Stamps- God Bless the USA
Sweet Stamp Shop- Sweet Alpha Doodles
Skipping Stones Design- Grapeful
The Craft's Meow- Stitched Sentiments and Stitched Flowers
Hampton Art- Crowning Moments
Hero Arts/ Studio Calico- Starburst Background
I will announce the winner on my blog on Wednesday, July 24. The winner will have one week to contact me to claim the prize, so don't forget to check back! This contest is open to all- US and International.
Next stop is, the oh so talented, Jennifer Rzasa! But just in case, here's the entire hop order...
Katie Gehring- you are here :)
That's all for me today! Thank you for stopping by!