SOA: The Holiday Magic Collection Blog Hop


Welcome to the Blog Hop for the brand new Stamp of Approval box, The Holiday Magic collection!

Today the Stamp of Approval Designers are sharing all kinds of cool and fun projects featuring the new collection.  And this SOA box is FULL… and I mean FULL… of all kinds of amazing holiday inspired stamps and goodies.

Here is the really simple card I am sharing today.  I’m calling it my “Little Charlie Brown Tree” card as you can probably see why.

And I created a short video on how I created my card today.  I hope you enjoy!


COMMENT TO WIN A BOX!
Catherine is giving away TWO Stamp of Approval "Holiday Magic" boxes of goodies to one lucky commenter... SO COMMENT on each blog post for your chance to win!

Check out what Catherine and the SOA Team have made for you today...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Isha Gupta - visit here next!   
 
Thanks for joining me today.  Happy hopping! 

~ Ally ~
 
Supplies:
Ink: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean (Distress Inks), Versamark
Paper: Solar White Cardstock (Neenah)
Accessories: Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous!), Picket Fence Distress Paint

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Hazel A.. said...

I had to smile at this take on a Charlie Brown tree! So cute!

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous! Love!

Annheidel said...

Oh too fun! Sweet card.

TAMMY said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger Gord said...

What a fun use of the tree

Susan B. said...

What a clever idea. Love your card!

Scrapthat said...

Love your inking! TFS

Jacquie said...

I love the snow drifts! Perfect!

Penelope said...

Love the toothbrush stars! I was wondering how you did that!

Debra Rumpza said...

Very pretty! I loved the simple tree.

sabbycat said...

So pretty! And it is so cool to see how you all use the stamps so differently! Love it!

Joy Moody said...

Wow those blues pop love n&t

Kelley H. said...

Great work!

Dianne said...

Beautiful blue on this one!

Nana Griffin said...

A great job on the video and card.

Terry Wasson said...

Lol! When I saw this card I had to laugh. It reminds me of my little Christmas tree my grandson brought me last year. He was only 4. Love the background on this card. Excited!

Deborah Vasel said...

Love the gorgeous background.
This reminds me of Charlie Brown Christmas.

T Co P!! said...

Ditto on the Charlie Brown Christmas. Love it.

Jannette Davis said...

What a great Christmas card, so simple and striking.

Kim Turner said...

Love how you did the sky and snow background.

Lucy Chipman said...

What a cute tree, I love it!!

Brandy Duncan said...

What a cute idea. Love the little Charlie Brown tree. All the extra detail you put in looks great.

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! Great tip with the toothbrush!

jan metcalf said...

Beautiful card!! Great tips!

Jenn said...

So cute! I love that tree stamp!

Barbara Thompson said...

Ally fabulous video!!! Love that charlie brown tree!!

Carrie Gilliam said...

I love that background. Beautiful snowy scene. Those stamp sets I can't wait to use.

Maxine M. said...

That tree is too cute!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love it! thanks for the masking idea!

Tracey said...

Very clever

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

OMG! the sponging on these snowy rolling hills! Be still my heart! I love this little tree!

Jan Barrie said...

Your starry sky is just beautiful. I never thought about using the toothbrush.

Becky Rohwer said...

Very pretty card.

Lee Owens said...

First thing I thought when I saw that tree stamp was Charlie Brown, very cute great job

Lucie Chrétien said...

Your inking is just wow!!

TriciaGlip said...

Very cute!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the sky and those snowy hills. Fantastic card ♥

Susan Gray said...

This is such a great modern card. Love the tree.

Grace said...

Gorgeous card

KimCreate said...

This tree stamp is one of my favorites in the box, would love to win! Pretty card!

Carol C said...

pretty blues

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love the cute tree!

Nicki Wong said...

What a fun little Christmas tree. Makes me smile.

ART JUNKIE said...

Love the funky trees. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

Laura Riker said...

This card is beautiful...I just love it.....hugs from KY......Laura

bonami2b said...

Reminds me of the Charlie Brown tree I had one year. Awesome card

Lisa K said...

Cute Charlie Brown Tree!

conil said...

LOVE the clean look of this card. So well designed.

Teresa Cherka said...

This card totally reminded me of Charlie Brown. So sweet.

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous scene!

rosie452012 said...

Beautiful card!

gardener402006 said...

Love this card. Your video is filled with great techniques - first time I have seen the toothbrush technique. Can't wait for my kit to try out this card.

Swimmom said...

Very nice! Love the tree!

Carol B said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for showing the techniques 💐

Jomama said...

very pretty!!

Kayla McGinnis said...

When I first saw this stamp set, I thought of using it for a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, too. So cute!

Sandra Johnston said...

Great card and video Ally! I love your Charlie Brown tree!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card!

Linda J.amingstra said...

Blue is my favourite colour. Loved the use of the tooth brush.

Cheri said...

Such a cute and festive card. I would love to try this technique with the little Charlie Brown tree. Thanks for a fun design.

designbydonna said...

What a cute little tree. Love the font on the words too.

sunnee63 said...

oh WOW!!! made my eyes pop! this is gorgeous!!

Holly said...

I thought the shimmer and stars were a great touch. Love the now hills too!

Beastybunny said...

Lovely card! Clean and elegant!

Stamp Kitty said...


I love the snow covered hill, I want to try that :)

Laura Watson said...

Love it!

Fran said...

Cute and funky little scene Ally. Love what i've seen of the collection so far!

Robert Serrahn said...

awesome card

lulu said...

Very pretty

Glenda said...

So pretty!

B MacNutt said...

Your card is so pretty - I like the winter scene.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

ohhhh that blue! I love it!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the toothbrush tip. I hate big, messy splotches!

Pat Roth said...

Love the background with the tree. The toothbrush stars are a good idea! Thanks

Peter Pan said...

Yeah! I love the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

Jeannine H. said...

I see your beautiful projects on SCT's blog and this one is another beauty. You have made a magical scene with the stamp sets/

Aubrey Myers said...

This card is so simple and pretty! I love it!

Heather North said...

Allison, I love your Charlie Brown tree!!! Thank you for the video.

Stevie said...

Love this card- can't wait to try it

Nancy R said...

Charlie Brown tree on a beautifully done background. So cute, Allison. Love it!

Dixie Cochran said...

This card is fabulous. Your snow looks great.

Peg Robinson said...

Really sweet card and kit!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful Ally!! I love the color you chose for the night sky. Great video!!

Alice said...

Such a cute card, love it!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful scene.

Georgia said...

OMG! Love this card. Thanks for the tip about the toothbrush. Can't wait to give this card and technique a try.

Aslín Santiago said...

WOW!! That is such a way to use stamps! What a different and BEAUTIFUL technique! LOVE it!!

Michelle Pink said...

Feelin really festive now x

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card love the toothbrush technique thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Your Charlie Brown tree is adorable...such a pretty card!
~c

Unknown said...

Very cute card.

crazyfamily56 said...

I love this card! The Charlie Brown Tree, awesome.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Love it! The Charlie Brown tree and the snowbanks are awesome!

Marilyn Cruz said...

Nothing says Christmas like a Charle brown tree. Love it!

kim Smith said...

Love the colours. pretty card

bethany koubsky said...

i love the charlie brown tree!! its gorgeous in white! thanks for all the gorgeousness DT!!

Judy Humphrey said...

So many ways to use this tree!

Patti P. said...

I really enjoy seeing your process through the video, beautiful card. Love the pop of white against that background. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Cute and simple! Love the Charlie Brown tree effect.

Bev Hill said...

Thanks for sharing the video, love your Charlie brown tree, it made an awesome card.

Dee said...

The tree is so cute, love your card !!

Laura Joyce said...

Love the hill technique.

RobinPDX said...

What a sweet tree! And love that blue background.

Nancy Richards said...

Love the Charlie Brown Tree!

Anonymous said...

I'm still amazed of how many different ideas people come up with. It blows my mind. Love it.

LINDA OGBURN said...

too cute love it have loved all the cards so far cant wait to get my box!!!!

Denise candelaria said...

love the idea, and when I saw the card my first thought was Charlie brown and Christmas. Thank you, took me back to my childhood. Love Christmas time. Wonderful card.

Kathy Wright said...

What a cute idea! I love your card!!!

Tricia Anderfam said...

Love the toothbrush tip!!

Peggy Gottschau said...

Gorgeous! Love that deep blue sky!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for sharing the tip about the toothbrush!!

"glow" said...

hey there.. such an awesome so-catherine-like!!:) style of card.. awesome masking tech... thanks for a gr8 card celebration for this event.. CeLeBraTe... its your day to shine..

Wendy Kasper said...

Lovely card! Cute little tree.

cindybearj said...

I love this little Charlie Brown tree! The color is beautiful.

[and so on} said...

What fun making a Charlie Brown Tree and love the bright sky behind it! Thank you for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

Your card is super sweet!!!!! Love the wintery nighy background you created for that cute tree :)

Jane Cordell said...

Love the colors

Hope Angotti said...

Great use of the "Charlie Brown" tree!!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! So nice of you to share exactly how you did it. Really like the card and colors.

Michele Slater said...

I love your card! very creative making the tree white

Mary Holshouser said...

What a fun card.
Plain and simple and so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Lovely card Allison along with another great video! Thanks.

Dawn said...

I love the wintery blue evening sky!!!

CathyL said...

Sweet card, Allison!

JanetB said...

That tree is just so cute, and could be used for several different occasions. Beautiful card.

VARedGem said...

Very pretty...love the background.

Robin Monsos said...

I just love this design and layout. Thanks for sharing this with us.

manderscrapper said...

love the toothbrush idea!

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

love the fun tree and the scene you created.

Lorie Langsdorf said...

Great card! Love Charlie Brown...

Martha Beck said...

I love the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

Karen Shirey - Wide Eyed Stamper said...

:) Precious idea to use the Charlie Brown tree. love the blue sky and snow look! awesome!

Sunny Phillips said...

Love the blue and the delicate sparkle makes it stunning - thanks for the video share too 😊

Sunny Phillips said...

Love the blue and the delicate sparkle makes it stunning - thanks for the video share too 😊

Debbie said...

Great technique. I absolutely love the fonts in this collection! Also, this is the greatest Charlie Brown tree ever!!!

Sonya said...

Oh I just love that starry sky background! Beautiful!

Anja Curvers said...

Beautiful card love the blue sky and those great hills.

Chrisboldo said...

Very nice CAS Card. And the sparkle makes it even more special.

Hugs
Chris B

Maurine said...

Love the blue and the Charlie Brown-ish tree! Cute card!

JTrimm said...

YES, YES, YES at that background sky. SO very good. And of course the snow shading makes this card so good.

Ellen S. said...

I love the Charlie Brown tree! Pretty card!

Lola said...

Allison - lovely! I really love the variant colors. I am a sucker for snowbanks!! Thanks for the idea!!

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Ally ~ Such a sweet and clever card. The beauty of photopolymer stamps is the ability to manipulate them on the blocks. The background is gorgeous, both the night sky and the snow. You've taken care of each detail and I love it,

Carol Hardie said...

This card is so stinkin' cute ......... and I mean that is the best possible way. I'm in love with this tree. Your card layout is wonderful. Thanks for making me smile.

Fran said...

Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Love this card....so pretty!

Linda Rauch said...


That tree is so cute- it says Christmas all over.

Judy Albertson said...

Thanks for the video, I loved how you created the hills.

Christin Jansen said...

Love the hint of bue on the hills!

Kathy M said...

Cute love the color

very_inky_fingers said...

LOVE that card...the snowdrifts the colors....the tree. Adorable!!

Jo Lindskog said...

Love the Charley Brown tree, thanks for showing me how to do the snow drifts!

Jamie Bartley said...

So pretty. I love how you did that sky!

Madlin Baltzell said...

Terrific tree

NinaDee said...

Simple but elegant card!!

Marianne said...

Pretty pretty pretty. Will have to come back later to watch the video.

Vickie Buehler said...

Loving the whimsical tree and the glittery sky!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful

di said...

OMG! What a fun card. Love the Charlie Brown idea... so stinkin cute! Thanks for the video too I really enjoy watching the creative process.

Theresa Paulson said...

Love Charlie Brown. Cant wait to CASE.

Annie C said...

Love the extra zing with the toothbrush technique and the shimmer spray. Great card!

Ginny Diep said...

I love how this Charlie Brown theme Christmas card! Thank you so much for sharing!

Cherie Criswell said...

I love the idea of bending the tree. So cute

Yvonne C. said...

Super cute!! Love the Charlie Brown tree!! Beautiful sky that you created!!

Amy McCue said...

Love your night sky and snow banks. What a lovely cool holiday card!

Tamara said...

The night sky is adorable. Thanks for inspiration.

Samanthia Ploughman said...

This tree stamp is adorable! I love the blue you have used in the background!

Angela Taylor said...

Very Cute! I love it!

Kellie Farrell said...

Love the creative idea with the tree!

Marcia HIll said...

I LOVE your little Charlie Brown tree card...it is gorgeous!! And your shading is fabulous...thanks so much for sharing!! :0)

Michael Bakeler said...

Love your Charlie Brown Christmas Tree using the kit. Must get kit! :-)

Cindi said...

So glad you showed us how to do the stars! Thanks for the video!

Leslie B. said...

Love your video for this card! Thank you

Chris Wozniak said...

Each card keeps getting better and better. I love the white tree on this one with the background. Such a great idea!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card! I love the snowdrifts and sky. Thanks for the video and tips!

Joyce Erb said...

Really cute scene and gret take on the Charlie Brown tree.

Sue Smith said...

Charlie Brown trees were my Mom's favorite. Love this card and the back ground specks you made with the tooth brush :)

Joyce Dyck said...

Love it!
Simply whimsical and gorgeous!

Joyce Dyck said...

Love it!
Simply whimsical and gorgeous!

Claudia Henderson said...

First thought...Charlie Brown...love this one :-)

Sheryl said...

Love the simplicity in this card

June Sefscik said...

Love the Charlie Brown tree idea....and thanks for sharing you toothbrush "trick"....love it and plan to try it when I get my SOA box.

Karen Lindsay said...

How cute! I have always wanted to do a Charlie Brown tree! Looking forward to this collection!

Cheryl H said...

awwww... such a cute card! Love it :D

Michellew said...

Love your card Ally, that stamp is my favourite!

Tantalaya McKinney said...

Love the blue and white theme card!!!! Can't wait for box to become live!!!!!

Bette said...

That is a cool card can't wait to get my holiday box

Sue Rose said...

Great Charlie Brown tree! I can't wait to order my box!!

Susan White said...

Love your Charlie Brown Tree!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful blues for your Charlie Brown tree, love this card and technique!

Kim Daniel said...

Charlie Brown tree idea is great! I can't wait to make a couple of cards with this idea.

Liz Lumsden said...

Such a cute Charlie Brown-like tree! Love it.

Lucy said...

I love the feel of a crisp winter night
and the cute Charlie Brown tree is
perfect!

patrap777 said...

LOVE the soft snowy scene.

Sue C. said...

I love your Charlie Brown tree! The blue colors are perfect! TFS

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Adorable use of the tree!

Joette Lutgen said...

beautiful card the tree is so cute.

Ann Gibbins said...

What a beautiful card. Clear blue starry night looks amazing thank you

Ian :) said...

I saw Catherine use that tree and ornaments, its just so adorable, lovely card :)

Shirley Straight said...

I just love it!!!!!!! the colors are to die for keep up the good work

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