August 24, 2016

2016 Grand Vacation Achievers August Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August. This month our theme is the Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek. We are so excited to be able to show you these amazing BRAND NEW products that you will be able to purchase from September 1, 2016.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog: Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity
For this card I used the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies and Photopolymer Stamp Set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!.  I love the intricate detail of the thinlits!  I created the sleigh in cherry cobbler and then created the overlay in dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  With the precision base plate this project is a snap. 
To get the sentiment I wanted I cut the three words Merry Christmas Wishes into three separate pieces.  This way I can use the entire sentiment or just Merry Christmas or just Christmas Wishes!  The Merry Christmas fits perfectly to be punched out using the classic label punch and then I layered it over one of the bunch of banners framelits. 
The Candy Cane Lane Design Series Paper is just the thing for that added snowy background.  Using the swirly scribbles thinlits I made that cute snowdrift on the bottom of the card with dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  Just a few snowflake sequins and some rhinestones for that added sparkle makes this such a fun and easy card.
Here is a close up of the sleigh showing you how nicely the two pieces fit together.  I cannot say how much easier it is when using the precision base plate with these intricate dies.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Do you want a Holiday Catalog and plan to order through me?  I’m happy to send you a FREE copy. Simply CLICK HERE to request your holiday catalog.   You can begin to order on September 1.
Download and print your Holiday Catalog Wish List HERE.
Check out all of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used for this project:



  1. Love how the Cherry Cobbler sleigh pops against the Crumb Cake background so you can see all the fabulous detail! So festive!

    1. Thanks Chris, this year's Holiday catalog is so much fun!

  2. Love this sleigh card Jennifer! Can you believe I forgot to order those framelits in my pre-order?!? Argh! Thanks for some inspiration! Have a wonderful day and God Bless, Cynthia <><