Friday, September 25, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday blog hop.  We are featuring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog for the upcoming winter season.  Many of you came here from Mickey's Blog and her wonderful Flurry of Wishes projects.  If you started here, don't worry, just follow the links at the bottom of this post to follow the hop.  It will circle back to the start so you won't miss a thing.  All of the stampers would love to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment on our blog.  You can also visit the blog hop chat thread to find links to all the blogs and tell us what you loved about the hop.

I am featuring the Reason for the Season Stamp Set on page 31 of the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  It is a 10 piece two-step stamping set.  My first project features the two-step stamping technique.  I stamped the outline image in Momento Black Ink and then the watercolor images in Real Red and Mossy Meadow ink.  I cut out the image with my paper snips and attached it to the tag with a few dimensionals.  The tag was made with the Ornate Tag Topper and Banner Triple Punches.  I tied it to the bag with a piece of Metallic Bakers Twine and dressed it with a piece of the Real Red Pompom Trim in the Holiday Catalog.  I made the cup with the help of a video on YouTube.  If there is enough interest I will work on a written tutorial.

For my second project I have the other great feature of this stamp set.  There are three stamps that coordinate with the Festive Flower builder Punch to make a beautiful flower.  I used them to make a poinsettia.  There are so many ways to use the flower.  You can dress up and decorate just about anything.  I used it to dress up a frame from the dollar store.  I printed off a saying from online and covered the simple wooden frame with Basic Black cardstock.  The poinsettia is made with Real Red Ink on Real Red cardstock and Mossy Meadow Ink on Old Olive cardstock.  The center is Crushed Curry and a Pearl Accent.  There are dimensionals between the layers of petals.

My last project also uses the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  After the holidays you can use the punch to create flowers in any color for other occasions.  Since this is a Holiday Blog Hop I wanted to use it for winter without it being a typical poinsettia.  Don't you just love the Silver Glimmer Paper.  And the lovely Designer Series Print is from the Season of Cheer DSP.  The saying is also found in the Reason for the Season Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping at my blog to check out my projects with the Reason for the Season Stamp Set.  I hope you found some inspiration for your holiday projects.  The next stop on the hop is Heidi's blog.  She is going to show you some great things with the Your Presents Stamp Set.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Promotion for Breast Cancer

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Holiday Catalog Fall Blog Hop

Hello hoppers!  Most of you just came from Tanya's Blog.  Wasn't that a cute stamp set?  So much fun and so many uses.  If you came here directly, don't worry, just follow the links on the hop and it will loop you all the way around back to here.  We love to hear from you about our hops and projects.  You can leave a comment on any of the stops or leave a comment on the discussion thread at Stampin' Addicts.

I am featuring the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set (#139705) from page 47 of the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I have had so much fun showing this stamp set on my blog last week and have 3 more projects just for this hop.  There are so many uses for this stamp set.  There are 3 images that fit the Note Tag Punch (#135860), 4 different potion bottles, and 2 sayings that tie everything together.  My family LOVES Halloween.  We enjoy having our friends (of ALL ages) over for a night of spooky food and fun.

First I have a great party invitation for you.  I stamped all of the potion bottles on the front of my card, then colored them in with various Stampin' Write Markers.  TIP:  I used my grid paper to line up all the stamps, then put them on one block so they will be straight when I stamp them.  Under the bottles is a piece of the bat print washi tape from the Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape (#139608).  I stamped one of the sayings from the stamp set in Cucumber Crush on the bottom.  A few quick tid bits to decorate the upper corner, my party information on the inside and I am ready to invite my guests.

I love to have cute little treats for my kids to take to school.  This is the medium size treat bag from the Gift Bag Punch Board (#135862).  NOTE: The size of the bag refers to the size of the bottom of the bag.  You can make the bag as tall or as short as you like to fit your treats.  Again I stamped several of the bottles at once on the bag, then put another print from the Washi Tape around the bag.  I made a simple topper for the bag.  I folded a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock in half and attached a Spider Web Doily (#139622) with a glue stick.  I wrapped the extra edges of the doily around the cardstock.  This is the other sentiment from the stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry to match the bag.  The back of the topper is attached to the bag and I used a small bit of velcro to hold the front closed.  

For my party guests I have a treat basket.  I used my markers to color certain parts of the Note Tag shaped stamps.  They make cute tombstone images.  The center one was stamped again on cardstock and cut out to raise it up on dimensionals.  The basket was made with the Berry Basket Die (#137366) from the Annual Catalog.  I tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon (#134564) around the top of the basket.  You can see a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock peaking through the slits near the bottom.  I took a 5-1/2" square piece of cardstock, scored it on all four sides at 1-1/4", folded on the score lines, made a few quick slits to shape it into an open box.  I punched a circle in the center of the insert to hold a cupcake.  
I know a picture would be great, but there was an "accident" with the cupcake.  You could of course fill the basket with a bag filled with candy or other treats.  

I hope you enjoyed my projects with the Sweet Haunting Stamp Set.  If you did, please leave me a message below before going to the next stop on the hop.  The next stop is Carmen with some Hall-O-Ween Treats.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Haunting Fun Fold card

I have a fun card for you today.  The Sweet Haunting Stamp Set has 3 images that resemble tombstones.  So of course I had to make a little graveyard card.

Again, I used a marker to ink just the area I wanted.  Then I wrote in the space.  I first cut the oval in the Designer Series Paper.  I attached it to the card front and cut the oval from the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I have another bat made with the Sweetheart punch.  

When you open the card the Happy Halloween tombstone is layered on another print from the Happy Haunting DSP.  But where do you write your message without it showing through the oval?

Well you make it open one more time of course.  The Tangerine Tango panel fold open to reveal a large space for a message.

I hope you have been enjoying my Sweet Haunting projects.  I will be back on Friday with more as part of the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog --Fall Blog Hop.  Many talented stampers will be sharing their creations with Fall/Halloween themed products from the Holiday catalog that comes out next week.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Quick Haunting Favor Boxes

I wanted to show up a few more of the prints in the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.  What better way than with a quick project.

I made these boxes with the Gift Box Punch Board.  I used a 6x6 piece of cardstock to make a 1.75" box.  They are simply tied shut with a piece of ribbon.  I made the tags with the Sweet Haunting Stamp Set.  By using markers to color the stamp I was able to use just the decorative border on the stamp.  This let me write my own tombstone names on the tag.  Simple and fast for personalized classroom or party favors.

Thank you for joining me this week for a sneak peek at some Halloween themed products coming soon in the Holiday Catalog.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Boo Card

Many times when making a project I make some of the parts more than once.  For yesterday's doorknob banner I made the "BOO" pumpkins a couple times.  I didn't want the other one to go to waste, so I looked around on my desk for more things to use.  I found a Rich Razzleberry oval (from a project I have yet to share) and the following card was born.

I am in love with the Happy Haunting DSP (#139584).  The prints are so much fun.  The bat was made with the Sweetheart Punch (#133786).  I punched out a heart then moved the punch up to cut out just the top part to look like wings.  The grass at the bottom is done with the Fringe Scissors (#133325).  This would make a great card for your child's teacher or grandchildren who live far away.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOO Banner

I know it is only August, but I am on a major Halloween kick.  I can't wait for real fall weather to get here, go pick some pumpkins and put up my outdoor decorations.  I was looking at the Spider Web Doilies I have used the last two days and thought about how to use them on a banner.  I decided not to go with a long spelled out banner, but more of a door knob hanger.  This would go along great with the "You've Been Boo'd" neighbor treats.

Stampin' Up! reconfigured the Build-A-Banner Kit this year.  I really like the new shapes to the banner pieces and they have added some templates to sponge decorative edges on them.  Here is the scalloped edge banner with the dotted template.  I used a Sponge Dauber to apply the Rich Razleberry ink to the banner piece.  The "BOO" is done with the Layered Letters Stamp Set.  I used a Stampin' Write Marker to draw on the pumpkin stems before cutting out the piece with my scissors.  I attached the doily and "BOO" to the banner with some Multi-purpose Glue.

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