The extra Host Rewards set for October is the one I have used today.  The name is Merry Patterns.  I am sure you have seen it on  other blogs and Pinterest.  I must say that it is a WOW!  It is technically triple layer stamping, but it is the best Stampin’ Up! has ever had in that regard.  Check this out….


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For a smaller 4 X 4 card the simplicity makes the candles really pop.  You could make several of these in a flash!

As you look as these super duper cute candles, you can see that some are in front and some behind.  The stamps are the same way.  You stamp the entire outline as one.  Then you have a stamp that are the behind ones (in blue) and then the front ones, and another for the candle color fill.  Oh my!  And being photopolymer, it is so super easy to line it up.  This is definitely a great set.

The colors I used are Smoky Slate Island Indigo and then the touch of Daffodil Delight.  I love blue and silver for Christmas.  Although I could see this in Fall colors as well.

I mentioned how easy it is to do the layers for the candles.  I stamped them on Shimmery White just to give it a little sparkle.  When I was finished layering the pieces to check out my idea, I thought it needed something else.  But instead of going with an embossed background or DSP for the background, I decided to add the touch of ribbon to accent the flames of the candles.  There isn’t really room to do the strip under the center piece.  So I thought back to some old ideas and came up with just looping on the corners like old photo corner holders.  (I’m showing my age there!!)

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you like this card and will check out this set.  It can be yours FREE with a $300.00 party.  If you are interested please let me know.  I would be excited to help you.

The supplies I used today are listed below.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.


There are four wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by October 10th to receive the October PP and then November 10th for the November PP.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE