Welcome to the Anything but the Holidays Blog Hop! Today we are using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog in a non-holiday way. My card is made using the new Season to Sparkle Bundle (Season to Sparkle stamp set and Chandelier Thinlits Dies.) It comes with an assortment of dangles to hang from the chandelier, including pine cones, Christmas ornaments, spiders, hearts, and assorted gems, so you can see that this is really a year-round bundle. I chose the hearts to make a Love themed card for today. 


Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I made:

Love is in the Air card made with the Season to Sparkle bundle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Love is in the Air card made with the Season to Sparkle bundle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • * Very Vanilla CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Real Red CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • * Very Vanilla CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″
  • * these two pieces can be either the thick or the regular Very Vanilla CS

Stamped with the Season to Sparkle stamp set:

  • chandelier in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS, then heat embossed in silver
  • heart dangles in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto the Very Vanilla CS strip

Die cut using the Chandelier Thinlits Dies:

  • heart dangles

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • chandelier

Assembled the card:

  • sentiment strip glued onto the Real Red CS strip
  • chandelier and dangles glued onto the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla CS layer (the top of the chandelier hung over the top edge, but I trimmed it in another step*
  • chandelier layer glued onto the Real Red CS layer
  • Real Red CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • *top of chandelier trimmed flush with the top of the card with Paper Snips
  • sentiment strip stack adhered to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • applied two Real Red enamel hearts to the sentiment area

Here’s the hop:



Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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