Friday, August 27, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Winter Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Mini Blog Hop. If you came directly from the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop Thread you found stop #1. You will be guided through all the stops on the hop by simply following along. This Blog Hop will feature products from the Stampin' Up! Winter Mini Catalog, available to customers Sept. 1, 2010 thru Jan 3, 2011.


If you found us some other way or started in the middle, you just came from Tanya's Blog with some great ideas for the "Filled With Love" Stamp Set, and looped back to the beginning of the Hop.

My Featured Product for the first stop on the hop is the EMBOSSING FOLDERS.

There are two embossing folders in the Winter Mini Catalog. The first is the "Spider Web" Embossing Folder (#120889) found on page 6. I ran the embossing folder through with a piece of Velumn Cardstock (#101856). I turned the velumn over and with a Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker (#120966) I colored in the groove left by the embossing folder. I attached the velumn to the card with little bits of snail adhesive in the corners. I put the velumn onto Whisper White Cardstock to help the image stand out. The bottom of the card is Basic Gray Cardstock. If you look closely the Basic Black strip at the bottom looks a little fuzzy. Stampin' Up! Cardstock is known for it's durability. This is because the cardstock is actually two halves together that are solid throughout. If you crumple the paper up many times or run it along the side of your table over and over it will break the fibers between the two layers. You can then very gently peal them apart leaving a soft feathered look to the cardstock. I piece of the new Raven 1/2" Lace Trim finishes off the card.
Products Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115730), Batty For You (#116576)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Velumn Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink, Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: SPIDER WEB EMBOSSING FOLDER (#120889), Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Raven 1/2" Lace Trim, Silver Brads, Paper Snips

The next set of projects also features the "Spider Web" Embossing Folder. This time I used the Embossing Folder Like a STAMP. First I cut my Pumpkin Pie Cardstock into the dress shape with the use of the Scallop Circle Die, the Big Shot, and a pair of paper snips. I inked up the raised side of the embossing folder with versamark ink and carefully layed it onto the dress shape. I rubbed on the embossing folder to make sure the ink transfered to the cardstock, then carefully lifted it back up. With Basic Black Embossing Powder I heat embossed the image left by the embossing folder. Since the embossing folders are made of plastic you will not get a perfect stamped image as you do with a rubber stamp. Still, for the web, it works just fine and gives you many more options for using this embossing folder. I love the little spider from the Batty For You Stamp Set. I used him again here. This card is perfect for an invitation to a Halloween costume party. Change the color of the dress or embossing powder and you have a prom dress, Christmas outfit or even a Wedding dress.
The luminary shown with the Invitation Card uses the same technique. This time I stamped the embossing folder onto Velumn Cardstock and heat embossed with Basic Black Powder. The Spider Web was then placed behind a hole I cut in the Basic Black Fancy Favor Box. A simple tea light candle to illuminate the box and presto and easy decoration. Put a pumpkin scented candle and have an October themed way to make your home smell great.
Products Used:
Stamps: Sincere Salutations (#115068), Batty For You (#116576)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Velumn Cardstock, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, SPIDER WEB EMBOSSING FOLDER (#120889), Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Fancy Favor XL Die

The last project I have for you uses the other embossing folder found in the Winter Mini Catalog. It is the "Northern Flurry" Embossing Folder (#120902) found on page 26. The common way to use an embossing folder is as a background to a card. I embossed it the same way as you would with a card, but instead of using the entire embossed image, I cut out the snowflakes with paper snips and various punches. I then sprayed the snowflakes with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (#118772). It is difficult to see in the photo, but the shimmer mist gives them a nice sparkle. For those interested in sizes, each page is 12x12, the large photo mat will fit a 5x7 photo and the smaller ones on the right side page will fit a wallet (2x3).

Products Used:
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: NORTHERN FLURRY EMBOSSING FOLDER (#120902), Top Note Die, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Circle Punches (3/4", 1", 1-3/8"), Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (#115951), Dimensionals, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
Thank You for stopping in on my blog. I hope you enjoy the Winter Mini Blog Hop this weekend. Please leave your comments of feedback below. Your next stop is Holly's for some great uses for the "Dark & Dreary" Stamp Set.

42 comments :

Jen said...

Gorgeous projects!!! Thanks for a fun first stop!

Lisa Young said...

Really fun and creative projects Kathleen!

Amy said...

Wow!!! These are amazing projects! The spiderweb dress is just FABULOUS! Great job!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Great uses of those embossing folders, that dress is adorable!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love the projects with the embossing folders, especially the scrapbook pages and the dress.

Adriana Benitez said...

Fun projects and ideas. The dress is so cute with the pattern from the folder! TFS!

Melissa said...

Great projects, Kathleen! Love the stamping with the embossing folder especially.

Kim said...

Great ideas for this impression folder. Love the dress invite!

Jen Timko said...

These are just wonderful! I love the luminary!

Paula said...

So Cute! Thanks for Sharing, have a Great day!

lisa808 said...

Love your Halloween projects!

Deb B. (Debadoo) said...

I'm not a Halloween person, but I love the idea of using the vmark and ep on the ef. Great job on all your projects.
Deb B (Debadoo)

Cindy said...

Wow, Kathleen - I love the luminary especially, but the dress is really cool, too. Aw heck, they're all great!

Holly/catrules said...

Great projects I love the dress card that is supper cute!

Jackie L Watson said...

I don't know where to beging, they are all great projects, my best is the dress. I just love the spiderweb embossing folder and now found a new use for it. Thanks for sharing.

Yapha said...

Great projects! I love the scrapbook page, but that spider web dress is awesome!!!! Great job leading the Hop!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The spider dress is my favorite!

redstampinsam said...

That spiderweb dress is such an eye catcher -- good job!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Awesome dress! They are all wonderful Kathleen, but the fancy favor luminary totally rocks!!!

Julie Temple said...

Never thought I would want that EF, but I LOVE what you have done with it!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful and inventive projects Kathleen. Thank you so much for sharing the details...saved me a sleepless night or two trying to figure out...how did she do that?? LOL!

Love the Vellum card in particular thought the idea of a pumpkin spider web dress is pretty cool too!

WebDeb said...

Wow -- the luminary! What a terrific idea!

Elaine said...

beautiful projects, love that dress

Karen said...

Your folder ideas are wonderful! I just got these folders and haven't had a chance to try them out. I love the dress and tea light holder especially. Thanks for sharing!

prsd4tim2 said...

Loved your projects. The scrapbook pages are awesome. Loved how you embossed the dress on the invitation. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

They are all so very cool. I can not get enough of the dress & the votive holder

Cheryl said...

Wonderful projects with the embossing folders!

Rhonda Langley said...

Awesome! Love the dress!

Cathy C said...

I love the illuminating bag, what a great idea, thank you

Betty said...

These are fantastic ideas! I love the vellum webs!

Debsg said...

Normally don't like spiders, but this is cute.

Candace Lawlor said...

Oh my goodness... love that dress - what a neat idea! All of your projects are awesome!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Kathleen!! I can't wait to get both of these folders. My favorite is your first card. Great job!

Michelle said...

Great projects and techniques! On my way to the next stop! :)

PaperFairyKris said...

I love your projects! Especially the luminary with the web. I had to stop and make one before I could go any further with the blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration! You did a great job!!!

Elsa L said...

WOW!!! I can't wait to get my web embossing folder. I love the candle idea.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Such fun projects, Kathleen! The spiderweb ballgown card is particularly eye-catching--you could say it's hauntingly beautiful!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved your projects Kathleen Very partial to the spider web dress!

Carmen said...

Ok these are wonderful but LOVE LOVE that spider dress!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

All are fab but my fav is the web card :-)

Barbara Welch said...

Wow, I love all the projects and scrap pages.

Heidi Baks said...

Love that spider web dress!