11.29.2012

Susan K Weckesser & Unity Stamps Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to my little creative space on the internet. You should've arrived from Angie's blog.
During this 2-day hop, both SKW and Unity Design Teams will be sharing Simple Christmas Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc.

We are giving away two chances to win an amazing prize package containing a generous variety of Susan K Weckesser stamps co-branded with Unity Stamps. For a chance to win, visit each blog and leave a comment. Then come back on Dec 3 to find out if you are a winner at Susan K Weckesser Inc and Unity Stamp Co blogs.

Today, I created a sweet Christmas card using Susan's stamp set Celebration of Simple. Banner stamps turned into a Christmas tree!

This card is what you get when you mix Susan and Tim Holtz. {wait - that sorta sounded bad...heehee}
I used Recollections kraft cardstock for the base and embossed a Tim Holtz Christmas embossing folder. I stamped the banner stamps and cut them out, then added some Heidi Swapp Tinsel mist. I also stamped the sentiment and cut that all up. 
The branch and cardinal are both Tim Holtz dies, as are the metal numbers. 

Now, you will be moving right along to the talented Carisa. I'm sure she's colored up something super fabulous for you all! Thanks for stopping by...see you next time!

59 comments:

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is brilliant! I love the way you used the banner stamps. :D

Julie Short said...

Love this Erin. You sure had a good time with Tim and Susan.

Gail Hutchinson said...

Thanks for the idea of the kraft cardstock, Erin. My Chrissie cards have been consisting of a base of green, red or white with an occasional cream thrown in. I think kraft will be there too now!

Laurie said...

Wow, I am just loving all the creative ideas from this blog hop! Your innovative idea for the banner stamp is wonderful..must go give it a try!

diane hasthorpe said...

I do like the effect of embossing on Kraft card. Love the banner tree. Have a great weekend, Cheers, Di

snappy scrappy said...

Love it...the embossing is fab!! Lee-Ann :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is beautiful Erin!!! LOVE that embossing folder!!! And the sparkly bird!!!

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The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Beautiful card!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

What an adorable card! I think I'm going to have to get some of that Heidi Swapp Tinsel Mist.

Katie said...

What a fantastic holiday card! The way you used the banners is awe-some!

Marla said...

A very fun card.TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

Tree made of banner - so creative! Love it!

Marylou said...

Great idea for those banners. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your card! LOVE the cardinal!

Susan K. Weckesser said...

WOWZERS!!!!!!!!! How incredibly AWESOME is that! I adore what you did Erin!!! You are right... looks awesome with Mr.Holtz! *grin*

Maria said...

great card

Julie Odil said...

I love using stamps in unexpected ways (like banner stamps for trees). Great job on this card!

jaine the basement gal. said...

What a gorgeous card, I love what you did with the tree.

Liz said...

Great card live the Kraft

Emily said...

adorable!!!!

Lori said...

Love how you made your Christmas tree...so creative.

Lydell Quin said...

Oh my, what a cool idea for banner stamps!!! TFS!

Tracy said...

Woohoo Tim and Susan ,lol Erin! I love your card..the banner stamps are gorgeous!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Susie Bentz said...

Nice job mixing up Susan and Tim! Great card!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome card!!!

Noelle Reese said...

OH MY GOSH! You rock star! That is the best idea EVER! I love your card! Banners are my FAV!!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

such a cute card.. I love the Christmas Tree and splattering the paint on it.

Emily said...

Love that sparkly tree!

Sam said...

Very cute card, the embossing really adds to the card.

jennifer mitten said...

I love the tree you made from those adorable stamps!

jules said...

erin, awesome way to use these stamps! so creative!

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

Toni K said...

Genius using the banner pieces as a tree!

Michelle said...

Ca Ute tree!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your clever tree! Great use of the banner stamps! Love the texture on your card too, with the embossing and the branch and bird!
DeniseB

Chelsea H said...

What a lovely card! I especially love the style you used for the tree!

angie blom said...

Love this card.. Perfect for these stamps!! Xx

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! Love the banner tree :)

StacyC said...

Beautiful!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Soo sweet. Love the embossed background!! TFS!

Scrapper Myra said...

This is a lovely fun Xmas tree! One of a kind. TFS.

cinmfoster said...

Love the Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy F

Rita Barakat said...

What a clever idea! Such cuteness too!!!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

cute cute cute! that is one COOL tree! :)

Vicky Alberto said...

just fabulous!

Debra said...

You are so funny, nothing wrong with a little mixing of Susan and Tim in the crafting world! Love this, so cute and just perfect for Christmas! Loving it! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Debra

Einat Kessler said...

I just love your card! The tree is just so clever and easy!!

Cindy Lou said...

Lovely card, and great idea to cut up the banner. Nice look.

Angel said...

You are a genius !! Love the banner tree .. Thx for the tip!

Sue D said...

I like how you made this tree!

Deborah345 said...

Love how you used banner stamps and made a tree out of it - so different - great idea!

Carol said...

Awesome project, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
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Flo said...

Great card. I love the wonky tree.

Mindy said...

I love the Christmas tree. Such a great idea.

angie said...

love the tree!!

Beejay said...

Love this cute tree card! Susan and Tim work together! LOL!

Julie S. said...

Great idea , using the banner stamps to make the tree . Great card ! TFS .

Gwen said...

Tim & Susan make a great combo! Love what you've done here!

Angie said...

Such a creative use of the banner stamps! I love it.