Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop- Day 1


Hi everyone, and welcome to day one of the 2016 Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop! I am so excited to be joining along with this year’s festivities! You should have arrived from Lisa Bzibziak‘s blog, but if you’ve just popped in, you can find the start of the hop here at Choux Choux Paper Art.

For my project, I have made a card that mixes and matches lots of my holiday favorites. I am a sucker for all things kraft related… makes me think of those brown paper packages tied up with string that we all dream about at the holidays. So of course I had to add in a few rustic, natural touches with kraft papers. And then I mixed in an eclectic batch of elements to create a sweet winter scene.

That adorable reindeer and sentiment come from a new-to-me stamp company called Darcie’s Heart & Home.  I stamped the images onto kraft and watercolor paper, and then colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. The patterned papers and trees are from Reverse Confetti. I used a small snowflake punch and cloud border die to create the look of fresh snowfall, all framed within my favorite stitched square dies.

I’ve had so much fun playing along with the holiday hop, and now it’s your turn!

The Challenge

Play along and link up your Christmas/Winter themed projects HERE for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.

The Giveaway

And speaking of winning, what’s a blog hop without a few giveaways?


The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

To enter, simply leave a comment on each blog, all three days of the blog hop. For every comment you leave, your name will be added into the hat, so the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning. Good luck, everyone!

Next on the blog hop is my sweet friend, Debbie Marcinkiewicz

And if you’ve gotten lost along the way, here’s the full list of today’s stops

 Lori Hairston
Mitra Pratt
Tracey Kelly
Maria Patrick
Char Cundy
Regina Easter
Cherry Nelson
Jeanne Jachna
Greta Hess
Debbie Fisher
Lisa Bzibziak
Audrey Pettit (You are Here)
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
KT Fit Kitty

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used where possible for your convenience)

Reverse Confetti WARM HEART 6x6 Inch Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Reverse Confetti BEARING GIFTS Clear Stamp Set Reverse Confetti Cuts BEARING GIFTS Die Set Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceTim Holtz Sizzix DIAMONDS Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660243Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

Darcie’s Heart & Home Eskimo Kisses Clear Stamp Set
Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die
My Creative Time Stitched Squares Inside & Out Die Set
Dollar Tree Baker’s Twine 3-pack





30 thoughts on “Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop- Day 1

  1. Your card is adorable! You know I love the Kraft. It’s perfect mixed with the text print and that cute image. Great coloring too. I’ll be back to hop later. Looks like fun!

  2. That little reindeer is oh so cute, Audrey! Love the extra little elements you added to make this card pop! Just adorable – xoxox

  3. Oh, my!! Your card is just adorable with the little one in the reindeer outfit, Audrey!! Love those trees, snowflakes, and awesome layers, too!!

  4. You can recognize Darcie’s stamps. Love the little reindeer.
    Hadn’t see that one before.
    Love your card.
    thanks for sharing.

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