September 30, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop!

Hi there!!

Yay!! Its time for The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop!!! That means its release time and we have some fun new stamps!!! Three new sets plus a mini set free with a $40 purchase! There is also a chance to win all three new sets!! (details below)

I used the new Snow Daze set, a perfect snowflake stamp set!! I started with some dark brown card stock (it was leftover from my sneak card!) i thought it would make a wonderful non traditional winter card!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I stamped one of the snowflakes with versamark ink all over the card base, then embossed it with this white and gold glitter embossing powder i have. I also did NOT use my antistatic bag before embossing! I did this because i wanted the little embossing pieces to be all over my card stock! I think it helps the snowflakes look even more like well... snowflakes!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i pulled out this lovely sparkly white gold ribbon. I think i picked it up at Micheal's in the wrap department last year! Its is a gorgeous color!!! I adhered three strips of it, near the bottom of my card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I die cut a tiny tag and stamped the Merry & Bright from the also new stamp set All Wrapped Up in versamark ink. I embossed it with white embossing powder (using my antistatic bag first) :D I added a little bit of ribbon to the top of the tag and then used my scissors to curl the long tails. Last i added the tag to my card base with foam dots!!

I really love how sparkly and elegant this card turned out!!!


Are you ready for the chance to win all THREE sets?

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can win: 

1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on Facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
5-Follow us on YouTube
6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)
You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!
All winners will be announced tomorrow, October 1!
This cute mini set, Lava YOU, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of October!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Click below to hop - GOOD LUCK!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Snow Daze (available 10pm TAWS time)
Die: Reverse Confetti - Tag Me
Embossing Powder: White & Gold - Stampendous. White - Hero Arts
Ribbon: Micheal's
Versamark Ink 


  1. the snowflakes are my favorite

  2. love the marriage of chocolate and gold, it's a style and cosy winter )))

  3. WOW!! So gorgeous with the embossed snowflakes and the gold accents over the dark brown!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  4. Fabulous Christmas card. Great for blogs. Still has glittery goodness but not girly.

  5. I love your christmas card. Love the embossed snowflakes

  6. i have a thing for snowflakes!

  7. Oooh those snowflakes are so pretty :)

  8. Very warm look with the snowflakes on brown!! LOVE this.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. What a beautiful card! I would never have thought to use this color combo, but it is wonderful and I love it.

  10. This card is so
    pretty with all
    the embossing
    and ribbons!
    Carla from Utah

  11. Very cute--I like the dark brown background and the curly ribbon.

  12. Love the embossing and the snowflakes. Beautiful!

  13. I like the use of the non traditional brown colour for this Christmas card.

  14. I love how your card looks like it's truly snowing! SOO FUN! hugs

  15. pretty card. Love your choice of stamping on the brown card stock. TFS

  16. Love the snowflakes and embossing!

  17. What a creative way to use those snowflake stamps! The dark brown background really sets them off.

  18. I love that you used brown! Lovely.

  19. Very pretty. Love all of the sparkle. the white snowflakes and the gold ribbon really look so great together.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

  20. pretty card! the snowflakes look awesome embossed on the brown paper!

  21. What a great card! I love the dark chocolate brown and all of the great shimmer and bling you added!

  22. Such a fun card! Love your snowflakes!

  23. The ribbon adds the perfect pop of glitz on this card.

  24. This is beautiful! LOVE the is so elegant with the gold and white embossing!

  25. Shut. up! This is awesome! I love the flurries you created with the 'stray' EP, and that ribbon rocks!

  26. Totally missed the 'opportunity to win' portion of the hop, but I'm still here, sporting a bruised chin, caused by the jaw-dropping beauty of your card! Elegant and classy; the white snowflakes are stunning against the brown, and that tag...with the swirly ribbon...oh my....