Every year the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog has such fun host-only stamp sets, that I make sure that my very first order is at least $150 so I can buy at least one of them. This year is no different! I fell in love with the Holiday Haul Stamp Set the minute I saw it.
Here is the first card that I made with this set last week. The little red car and that cute trailer just called out to me to make them into a festive Christmas design. I added the Christmas Tree stamp from the same set, which I hand-cut to fit perfectly on top of the car. I cut out the stamped area using one of the plain Layering Ovals Dies, and matted that with some Real Red Cardstock, cut with a scalloped oval die from the same set. Then I went about looking for other Christmas-y designs to complete the whole card.
The gift that’s sitting on the trailer is from the Most Wonderful Time Stamp Set in the Product Medley of the same name (page 39 in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog). The sentiment is from that stamp set also, and the matching label die is from the coordinating dies in the same product medley. For the label, I first die-cut it both from a piece of Real Red Cardstock and from a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I trimmed the edges off of the white piece and adhered it to the red piece.
Oh, and the paper is from the Designer Series Paper set in the product medley, too. What a great combo these two stamp sets are! I finished off the whole card by adding some Real Red 3/8” Cotton Ribbon and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, both from the annual catalog. What a fun card!
The hardest part of this whole project was trying to figure out what to order to bring my order up to $150 so that I qualified for enough in the way of Stampin’ Rewards to buy it!
Here’s how I did that:
From the card that I made:
- Most Wonderful Time Product Medley $70.00. (You can even cut gifts from the DSP to put on the trailer!)
- Real Red 3/8” Cotton Ribbon $7.00
- Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels $7.00
From other Holiday products that coordinate with the Product Medley colors:
- Snowman Season Bundle (stamp set & punch) $32.25 (Those snow people will look great on a trailer or sled!)
- Perfectly Plaid Bundle (stamp set & punch) $31.50 (These are perfect sentiments to go with the host set!)
Oops, we’re $2.25 short! How about this:
- Black Stampin’ Write Marker $3.00 (To sign your cards with a flourish!)
Grand Total? $150.75
The total Stampin’ Rewards for this purchase will be $15.08. After you order that Holiday Haul Host-Only Stamp Set (don’t forget to add in the product number – 150536! – you’ll have $5.08 left. One way to spend it is to order another host-only stamp set and just pay the difference after your Stampin’ Rewards have been used for the first part of the purchase. Ask me about this if you have any questions!
Whatever you do with your stamping this holiday season, with or without a host-only stamp set, have fun with it!