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Introducing: Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection

Hi there!!! This week will be packed full of inspiration because we are all over the moon excited about the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic collection that will be available this week! It all started yesterday! Today, tomorrow and Wednesday there will be lots more inspiration from the design team and special guests…

Today I’m featuring one of the stamp sets and dies from the collection! I absolutely ADORE this set! How cute is that tree and all the various patterned ornaments!!! And the background? I created a stencil with one of the dies in the kit and misted on some Distress Spray to create the soft, festive background!


To create the snowy hills, I pulled out some embossing paste again!!! Oh yea… 🙂 Love the texture it leaves behind. To minimize the amount of ink pads, I used three Hero Arts Ombre Ink pads to create all these colors! 🙂


Stamp of Approval is NOT a kit and there is no subscription involved.  A new collection will be released quarterly and you can choose whether or not you’re interested in that quarter’s box.   Not only do these products work fabulously together but they’ll also work incredibly well with supplies you already own. And this Holiday Magic collection? Truly! There is nothing else you will need! It’s amazing! Supplies are limited so make sure you visit Stamp of Approval to get on the waitlist. They will be available for sale on Thursday, October 15th!

Join me again here on Wednesday because we are going to celebrate the Holiday Collection release BLOG HOP style! And with a hop, means a giveaway!!!! You know it!!!!!!!! The card I made for Wednesday is the favorite of the projects I have made so far with this collection! Here is a peak at a few other projects  you can see today using SOA Holiday Magic goodies! GORGEOUS!!!!


Goodies used:

Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection

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  1. Beautiful card!! I love how you used the textured paste for snow!!

  2. Kelley H says:

    Love the shiny ornaments!

  3. Beautiful! This is so whimsical and fun, I would LOVE to get this card in the mail at Christmastime!

  4. Ellen S says:

    The card is adorable! Love the new goodies.

  5. Very creative use for the little bits dies, Laurel! I never would have thought of that. I really like the texture you created for your snow. Embossing paste is awesome for that!

  6. Beth K says:

    Have you announced the winners from the llc blog hop yet?

  7. Great use of supplies. The card makes me smile.

  8. Chrissie says:

    Such a pretty card and love the sheen on the baubles ?

  9. Really pretty, love the embossing on the ornament, adds so much shine. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Ericka S says:

    Love the card and the glossy accents on the ornaments

  11. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ I love playing with texture paste too…results may vary!!! Not sure why you thought your card wasn’t as nice as the others (I think it was on Instagram that you said that) but you’re quite wrong. All cards are fantastic, yours included!!
    (Thanks for always making me laugh on Periscope….you always brighten my day and I look forward to your scopes!!)

  12. Sandra Johnston says:

    Laurel, you have created an awesome card! I love all the texture while keeping the card pretty traditional! Great job!

  13. Super fun and whimsical card, Laurel! Love the embossing paste snow.

  14. mjmarmo says:

    Just so cute!

  15. littlemight says:

    Cute card.

  16. Great snow mound for your cute tree. Great card.

  17. Sue B. says:

    Nicely done. Very cheerful.

  18. Love your card and all products in the box so far

  19. Kimberlyjm72@yahoo.com says:

    Love the card, love that funky tree!

  20. Love your card. The texture paste for snow is a great idea!

  21. I really love that soft blue background, Laurel!! I’ve noticed that you are using a lot of texture paste lately. But why not!! It looks exactly like snow!! Your card is beautiful, as always!!!!

  22. Love how you did the snow. Cute card.

  23. beth swisher says:

    Love the textured snow. Great card.

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