Paper Adventures Blog Hop

Hello everyone, I was honored to be asked again to participate as a guest designer in the Paper Adventure team blog hop - thank you Kelly!

This time the theme is "Hostess Sets" which are on pages 220-223 of the annual catalogue. These sets can only be ordered with stampin' rewards which are the incentives you earn with any order over $250. You don't need to host a party to get this awesome deal, you can either place a $250 order yourself or gather a few orders from friends and pool them together.

It was an easy choice for me, I picked In the City (143771) This is a photopolymer set with a whopping 60 stamps! There are so many options in this set for a huge variety of occasions.

I have been playing around with this set making little scenes with the houses and buildings and then adding the cars and trees! But what I wanted to try was the sample card in the annual catalogue (page 222). I was drawn to the simplicity of it and I love the grey with a pop of colour. I also needed a card for my Dad for his birthday so this card was the outcome.

Because the stamps are photopolymer they are super easy to see where to place them but I still found the best way to stamp the row of houses was the put them all on a clear block together and stamp. It was a little less fiddly and less room for error!

The fireworks are super fun, I stamped them in basic black and then coloured them with my watercolor pencils and added a rhinestone. I also added colour to the houses for a bit of interest.

You can just see on the final photo that I stamped a row of orange cars inside for an added little bit of interest. 

Next on the on the hop is the gorgeous Mandy Depiazzi  HERE

Please make sure you click on the link to see all the other Paper Adventure team member's blogs and facebook pages. They are a very talented bunch!


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  2. Love your card Melissa, the fireworks are super cute! I really like this set. Thanks for joining us, Mandy x

  3. Snap on the inspiration, Melissa! I love your sparkly fireworks and I'm going to steal your idea for the cars on the inside - super cute!

  4. Love seeing all the different ideas with this set. Super cute fireworks :)

  5. Gorgeous card Melissa! Thank you so much for joining us for our hop! Love having you as a part of our Paper Adventures team whenever we can! Kelly x

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