Stamp 'N Hop September Blog Hop!

Saturday 12 September 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Welcome to the monthly Stamp N’ Blog Hop!!

This is the first time I am joining this blog hop and I'm delighted to be taking part with so many talented demonstrators.

This month’s theme is all about the Mini Catalogue and I am showcasing the Wishes & Wonder bundle today.

If you have just arrived from Karen's blog and you are visiting my blog for the first time - hello and welcome! My name is Kim and I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Somerset, UK. 

To all my regular followers - you are in for a real treat! You will find loads of inspiration for your seasonal papercrafting as we are all featuring Stampin' Up! products from the Mini Catalogue in our projects today.

To view all of today's projects, scroll down my post until you find the 'Next' button - simply click this button to be taken to the next blog and then repeat until you end up back here again! 

The Shimmery White Embossing Paste is ideal to use when creating your Christmas cards. You can use it straight out of the tub (like I have done today) or you can mix it with a drop or two of ink to add colour to match your project. Just look how it sparkles!!!

Using embossing paste is a simple but effective technique. It's super quick and easy to create but you do need to make sure you wait for the paste to dry - but don't worry, it doesn't take too long!.

There are four different patterns included within the pack of Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. The trees were the inspiration behind my card today - the PERFECT background for my reindeer!

For my sentiment, I die cut a shape from the Tasteful Labels dies (an absolute must have for your craft stash). 

I stamped the sentiment from the Wishes and Wonders stamp set in Versamark ink onto Silver Foil. I then added White Embossing Powder and set it with my heat tool. 

Now for the star of the show, the reindeer from the North Pole Wonder dies - die cut from Silver Foil. 

Doesn't it look fabulous against the shimmery background? 

In my opinion, this card didn't need anything else adding to it - I think it's a good example of less is more. I hope you agree?  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed my project today! Click here to sign up receive my future blog posts by email.

If you have the time, it would be lovely if you could leave us comments to let us know you've stopped by! I'd love to know where you are from and your favourite stamp set, bundle, suite or kit from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue. 

Next up on the Stamp N' Hop blog hop we have Cheryl who has created a wonderful project for you. 

Simply click next to hop from blog to blog to see all of the fabulous projects!

Before you go, why not check out my Shadow Box Book Card?
This 3D card is PERFECT for special celebrations.
You can purchase my video tutorial where I show you 
exactly how I made this card. 
I have used the Peony Garden Suite but you can use any DSP you like.
Once you know the core structure, the possibilities are endless!


  1. Very elegant cards Kim. Not sure which is my favourite. Thanks for hopping along with us this month @ Stamp 'n Hop.

  2. Great card, Kim. Love the embossing paste background, very classy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love that you have used the embossing paste to create these stunning cards.

  4. Beautiful cards Kim, so stylish and elegant, love them both x

  5. A stunning card as always Kim. I haven't used embossing paste for such a long time!xx

    1. Thank you lovely! I can't believe I only tried it recently. But better late than never! xx

  6. Such a great technique. Thanks for sharing

  7. Lovely card, great use of the makes, love it :-)

  8. WOW - the backgrounds are just perfect for this majestic stag!

  9. THANK YOU everyone for all the lovely comments!!

    Just a quick note to say that there is only one background - the card has been photographed from different angles so the glittery effect can be seen in some of the images!

  10. So stunning and elegant. Love this.

  11. Beautiful classy card, I love it, thanks for sharing x