I love that word Hoopla! It just sounds funny and Stampin' Up! has a stamp set called Holiday Hoopla! HA! That makes me giggle. So last night I went down to my stamp room and told myself I was not leaving until I made something from one of the many stamp sets that has not been inked. I hate when I look at a stamp set on my desk that is just CLEAN as a whistle. You know… the stamp set that has NO ink at ALL on it! I pulled out this cute stamp set called Holiday Hoopla and went to town. I was getting a bit giddy because the card was looking VERY clean. The kind with no sponging, distressing, splatter… etc. It's been awhile since I've made a card like that and today was not going to be any different. The card ended up not being a clean cut card after all. I just have too many toys to make it splattered and tattered to deal with clean cut! Ha!
Here is the Stamp Set! I sure do love that chubby Santa face!
Here is the card…
I love these little trees. Are they just so cute? I stamped them with Early Espresso on the Crumb Cake. The center of the trees are stamped with Whisper White Craft ink. Using this set in Clear Mount was TERRIFIC and made lining these trees up easy peasy. I added the ruffle lace below using Sticky Strip. I find that using Sticky Strip for this little technique holds the ribbon/lace in place very well. My little tree toppers are the tiny but adorable vintage trinket brads I love the Vintage Trinkets. Once I mounted the tree images onto Early Espresso cardstock I still felt it needed something. I added pearls and then used my Color Spritzer tool for a little splatter action. I absolutely LOVE this tool and it's a must in your stamp room. I can't live without it. <sigh>
Time for me to get the day started. I'm going to take it kinda easy today! I can feel my body trying to fight off some kind of germies or something. No time to get sick. Too many Christmas gifts to get ready.
Have a GREAT week!