Global Stamping Friends Hop – Anniversary

Hi there!!

This is a special hop this month to celebrate the Anniversary of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  I was a little late to the game – just joining this group recently, but I am so glad I get to share in the fun with everyone!

Since it was an anniversary celebration, I decided to make… that’s right, an Anniversary Card. 🙂  However, I had one of my new Halloween-ish sets stuck in my head, so I used it for the card!  It’s a new bundle in the Holiday catalog available in just a few weeks… Season to Sparkle, with the coordinating Chandelier Thinlit Dies. It’s not technically a Halloween set – but it has Halloween elements, as well as Christmas, and can even be used for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to keep it simple, so the chandelier could be the main focus, so this is what I came up with:

I love this thinlit! I can’t wait to make more with it. It has a bunch of nifty accessories to go with it, too.. Lots of dangling beads, ornaments, gems, a bow, even a crow (at least, I assume it’s a crow).
For the background I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, in the Lemon Lime Twist color. I thought it looked like wallpaper, so it would be a great background to the chandelier. I added a layer of vellum on top to soften the brightness a bit. I also used some black metallic thread twisted up to look like it was holding it up to the ceiling.
Rhinestones and Wink of Stella are on the lights. It’s definitely pretty sparklie. To finish it off, I used the stamp set Banners for You with coordinating Bunch of Banners framelit for the verse. Some silver metallic thread and the mini sequin trim is peeking out from behind it.

You can see how easy it is to mix and match occasions with different sets! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
On to the rest of the hop – I’m excited to see the other projects everyone made, and I hope you are, too.

Click on the arrow below to head over to Amanda at the next stop, and enjoy the rest of the Special Anniversary Hop!!

In case you get lost or want to hop around out of order, here is the list of participants:

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. Mary Ann Rossiter –> You are here!
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott



17 responses to “Global Stamping Friends Hop – Anniversary

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  6. I love the chandelier, and the way you use the banner.


  7. I love the color combo, something a guy wouldn’t be afraid to hold 😉 Thanks for sharing!


  8. Lovely! The use of the chandler is perfect & I love how you tied in a little of the gorgeous sequins


  9. Fantastic card. Love the chandelier. TFS


  10. Great card and WOW love the chandelier, great focus of the card. Thank you for joining in.


  11. Love love love the chandelier


  12. Ooh, great to see some new products being used. I haven’t bought this bundle yet but it looks so classy and you’ve really tapped into the versatility. Another one to add to my wish list!


  13. The chandelier looks amazing. Very elegant.


  14. Beautiful Mary Ann… I do so love the chandelier!


  15. So elegant. Love it


  16. I love the use of vellum to tone down the brightness!
    Very elegant.


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