Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Alpine Adventure
Ahh, winter is here! What better time to play with the gorgeous Alpine Adventure stamp set. It is perfect for Christmas and all things snowy. There is an awesome coordinating die set too.

What is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so you can hop through any of the hops any time. Click here to go to the blog to see all of the hops! To go to the specific post for this hop, click here, or on the banner above.

If you are following along in order, I am the first stop! But if you started somewhere in the middle, you just arrived from Sue Plote's blog. She took a break for a while, and this is her first hop back. Be sure to give her a warm welcome back!

I just had to combine this set with the Snowfall thinlits, which are sadly no longer for sale. However, if you have them, you can certainly use them!

This is an ornament, so it had to be sturdy. Each element is actually 3 layers of diecut paper glued together.

And the snowflake was painted with watered down Frost White shimmer paint.

The greeting is Copper heat embossed on a Stitched Details diecut.

The little wooden snowflake? That is from last year's Holiday Mini, and is the first time I have used them! Do you have some in your stash?

This is the first of 2 sleds I made. There is no layer between the Galvanized Tin paper and the Wood Textures DSP layer. It looks great! But I like more. And isn't that wreath sweet?!

This sled has 2 layers of white cardstock under the Wood Textures DSP layer. LOVE.

And the snowflake is Frost White shimmer painted also.

I actually took several quarter sheets of paper and painted them with some shimmer paint mixed with a little water, then did the die cutting. Much easier, and so beautiful!

Did you know you can stamp over the shimmer paint too?

This is a cocoa packet made with the Mini Treat Bag die, which is still on the clearance rack. I am telling you, this is a workhorse die in my stash. I use it all the time. At the time of the writing of this post, it was still available on the clearance rack for $24 USD.

And the embellishment on the front is also an ornament! This time I used the white glitter paper. I can't remember what we are calling it now, but it used to be the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.

Here you can see the insert card, which is stamped with the skis. 

Look at that dazzling snowflake! And the gorgeous Nordic details on the snowshoes. 

I made a bunch of all of these ornaments and brought them with me when we went to the hospital for the latest grandbaby's delivery. We gave them to the medical staff taking care of our daughter and granddaughter. 

 This is the sweet Eva (A-va) Jane! She was born on Nov. 25th at 8:26pm. She really is a sweet baby, only cries a few squeaks before she calms right down. We are so excited to add this baby to the family! 

OK, enough grandma gushing, time to head to the next stop!

Next up is Stesha Bloodhart, who recently achieved the honor of being chosen for Artisan Design Team for 2019! Congratulations Stesha, you are a true Artisan!


Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, I love these, Tanya! Super fun and I just might have to CASE you on that first one!

Linda Callahan said...

Your ornaments and bag are fabulous,but that baby steals the show! Sweet as can be....congrats!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! What fun ornaments, Tanya! I can't wait to whip up a few myself. And what a cutie patootie granddaughter!!!

Charlet Mallett said...

FIRsST, your new grand baby! How sweet. She is so adorable and I am sure your are swooning with love. Congratulations again. SECOND, these projects are FANTASTIC! I love incorporating with the large snowflake. It's like the two were made to go together.Love the ski ornament and the multilayered sled ornament so much. I'm totally going to make me a set of these. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful 3-D items. Love!!

Cindy said...

Adore all the ornaments, Tanya! And how sweet of you to give them to the hospital staff taking care of your daughter and beautiful new granddaughter!

Judi said...

Oh my goodness, Eva is soooo beautiful! Congrats!!
and love your ornaments - almost as much :-)


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