Trimming the Town Blog Hop – Coming Home & Stay Safe!

Oct 15, 2020 | Card Ideas, Celebrate

Welcome to the Crafty Bloggers hop. I am part of an amazing group of demonstrators from all around the world. Each month we will be showcasing some of the wonderful products which can found in our suite of catalogues. Today we are hopping using one of my favourite Suites in the August to December Mini Catalogue – the Trimming the Town suite

I have used this suite for so many occasions and so many projects this year. The whole suite has so many options to make year round projects, as you will see from the projects below.

This suite is perfect for making loads of different projects all by itself. However, I thought it would be fun to pair the stamps, dies and papers with some of the other wonderful bundles that we have in both the annual and August to December mini Catalogues.

Trimming the Town meets A Beautiful World

So, for my first card, I pulled out my Whisper white card stock and created a card base and a mat. I stamped a little pattern of stars from the Christmas Countdown stamp set onto the mat in Pool Party ink. Next I embossed the mat using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. How pretty does that look?

Stunning card using the Trimming the Town Suite and Beautiful World Bundle  from Stampin' Up!

Taking my World Map dies I die cut one of the globes in Whisper White. Then a coordinating circle in Pool Party cardstock. These are attached together with Mini Dimensionals ready to assemble on the card.

I then fussy cut about 25 little houses from the beautiful Trimming the Town DSP! Yep I know its fiddly, but the end result is so worth the effort. I then arranged them around the world, literally. Doesn’t it make it look like we are all connected around the world? Which of course we are!

The sentiment is stamped in Pool Party ink and die cut with the same circle from the dies. The outside was finished with some of the Wonderful Gems

Stunning card using the Trimming the Town Suite and Beautiful World Bundle  from Stampin' Up!

For the inside of my cards I took one of the globe stamps from the Beautiful world stamp set and stamped three images down the side in Pool Party Ink. The internal sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink


  • Base: Whisper White- 29.7 cm by 10.5 cm scored at 14.9 cm
  • Matt: Whisper White – 14.3 cm by 10.0 cm
  • Sentiment : Whisper White scrap 5.0 cm by 5.0 cm
  • World base : Pool Party scrap 5.0 cm by 5.0 cm
  • World Die: Whisper White – 5.0 cm by 5.0 cm

Trimming the Town meets Playful Alphabet

I bet you can’t guess where the inspiration came for my second card? Yep, this beautiful teapot and milk jug were a recent birthday gift from a wonderful friend of mine. For those that know me, colour plays a huge part of my ‘why’ for crafting. I love the bright family so used every single colour in this family to create the vibrant silhouette on this card.

This card is the uber popular slimline/ DL shaped (dimension lengthways) card. The base card is made from one sheet of thick Whisper white cardstock and I used the left over piece to create a mat layer. I do like the impact of white on white.

Taking some scraps of cardstock from the Bright colour family I die cut a selection of the houses from the Home Together dies and for some contrast a house in a scrap of White.

Next I attached a piece of Whisper White card stock to a piece of foam adhesive sheets and die cut the letters to spell HOME!

The Sentiment was computer generated and printed onto Whisper White cardstock. I finished with some bling using some of the Elegant Faceted Gems.

As we may soon enter into another phase of lockdown in our area, it seemed very appropriate to translate this idea, that had been mulling around in my head into a card. So what do your think?


  • Base: Whisper White- 21.0 cm x 20.0cm scored on the short side at 10.0 cm
  • Matt: Whisper White – 20.0 cm by 9.0 cm
  • Sentiment & letters – Whisper White scrap 5.0 cm by 5.0 cm and 7.0 cm by 5.0 cm
  • Houses: Scrap – Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point & Gorgeous Grape – maximum size 9.0 cm by 6.0 cm

Trimming the Town meets Mountain Air

For my last card today I wanted to create a simple forest scene and the Mountain Air Bundle fit the bill perfectly!

Using some more scrapes of card in Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Basic Gray & Smoky Slate and stamped the tree images in Versamark. Yes, I just used Versamark to stamp! So you don’t need to have lots of different inks to make this card work. Ideal for beginners or mass production.

The card base and layers are all made in Whisper White cardstock. To add some extra texture embossed the mat layer using the Tasteful Textures Embossing folder again. The houses and sentiment are stamped in Smoky Slate Ink, but you could easily use Memento Black Ink instead for more impact.

To finish I added some Wink of Stella to the trees, house tops and snow line and a few more Elegant Faceted Gems


  • Base: Whisper White- 29.7 cm by 10.5 cm scored at 14.9 cm
  • Layer 1: Whisper White – 12.9 cm by 8.5 cm
  • Layer 2: Whisper White – 13.7 cm by 6.0 cm
  • Houses : Whisper White scrap 9.0 cm by 6.0 cm
  • Trees : Scrap 7.0 cm by 6.0 cm


I had great fun making this card and I would love to know what you think? Please do leave me a comment.

If you would like to know more about any of this project please do get in contact and I would be happy to help you

So please hop around the rest of the wonderful demonstrators blogs to see some more inspiration for using these wonderful patterned papers

See the rest of the International team below!

Trimming the Town Blog Hop Team

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Coming Soon

  • Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts.
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Thanks for looking

Stamping Hugs



  1. Karen Egan

    I really like this, great idea x

  2. Alejandra Gomez

    nice cards!! I think my favorite is the one with the colorful houses!! thanks for sharing!!

  3. Fiona

    Love your round the world card. I know what you mean about the fussy cutting!


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