Stamping with Friends Blog Hop featuring Stand Alone Dies

Hello and welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. We love creating with paper and love to share our ideas with you in hopes of inspiring your creativity. Today we are CASEing a demonstrator.

I chose to case my upline, Debra Harrison. She created a cute lollipop candy holder by recycling ribbon rolls. You can go here to see her project and video.

I have the Sweet Gingerbread stamp set and have not played with it yet, which allowed me to do so. I thought the lollipop would be cute as a tree ornament. I stamped the house in Sweet Sorbet, the Mango Melody windows, and the Parakeet Party door. I used tissue paper from a stash I have. The trees are die-cut from Evening Evergreen. I used the snowfall puff paint for the roof, chimney, windows, and door. I added some gold ball rhinestones to the trees. Using the rectangle dies, I cut out of Basic White and stamped the sentiment in Tahitian Tide and using a glue dot added to the circle that was die cut from Parakeet Party. I tied it off with an iridescent ribbon. Not shown in the pictures is the hanger. I used the same iridescent ribbon for the hanger. Now, let us hop on over to Angie McKenzie.

Stand-Alone dies are dies that are not made for just one specific stamp set or suites. These dies can be combined with stamp sets, suites, or kits. Stampin’ Up! currently has 24 stand-alone dies, which are listed below.

  1. Artisan Additions
  2. Basic Borders
  3. Brushed Shapes
  4. Cracker & Treat Box
  5. Deckled Rectangles
  6. Delicate Edges
  7. Designer Tags
  8. Dots & Spots
  9. Enchanting Details
  10. Fancy Frames
  11. Give it a whirl
  12. Layering Diorama
  13. Mini Pocket Envelope
  14. Picture This
  15. Pretty Pillow box
  16. Pretty Pop-Ups
  17. Rugged Icons
  18. Sequins
  19. Split Card Textures
  20. Stitched Greenery
  21. Stitched with whimsy
  22. Stylish Shapes
  23. Tailor-Made Tags
  24. Twigs & Springs Embossing Folder & Die

For my card, I chose to use the Split Card Textures and combine them with the new Cozy and Bright Kit.

This new kit is orangously peeling to everyone (I had to put some orange puns in there LOL!) I opened the kit and immediately could smell oranges, cinnamon, and anise, even though these cards unfortunately are not scented. I started thinking about Autumn since it has finally cooled down here in Ohio. I am already thinking of campfires with hot mulled cider with a splash of honey in it. This kit comes with everything you need to create 12 cards. I decided to make some alternatives to this card kit.

The first one is created using the split texture die. I chose the one with the squares. I die-cut the card and then added a piece of the new White Velvet cardstock and placed it behind the die-cut openings. This gave it some more texture. I then proceeded to decorate it with die-cuts and stickers from the kit. I really loved how it turned out.

For this card, I used oranges. I cut one orange die-cut sticker in half to put on the card. I felt the “ORANGE YOU GLAD it’s Christmas” fitted this card perfectly. What do you think?

For this card, I followed the kit instructions. It is just as beautiful as the others.

I love that the stand-alone dies are very versatile to be used with everything that Stampin’ Up! offers. To see a bag, kraft box, and 3×3 cards that I created with this set, head over to this blog post:

Watch “The Cozy & Bright kit” and let’s peel at some alternative ideas!

Thank you for stopping by, Orange you delighted you did?

Now hop over to Mickey Moore’s blog and see what she has designed for us.

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