Welcome to this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
It's been a while since I had a chance to blog about Stampin Up. I was busy crafting and preparing for my first Vendor Fair. I really wish I could say it was a huge success. We had lots of people stop by the table in awe that everything was handmade, but sadly the purchase were very minimum and no contacts!
Well now that is over I can get back to the norm! This month, I am sharing a really fun, and super easy, gift giving project! I made a handful of these for my table! I planned on giving what I didn't sell, to my family members that I do not see until after the Christmas holiday.
So sit back and relax, grab a cup of a your favorite beverage, and prepare to be wow'd by all the amazing projects shared during the blog hop!
Leave a comment about what you LOVED about my projects and on your comment! And i will choose 1 lucky winner at the end for some Blog candy!
My project this month was a bit challenging! Stamping on candles!!! WOW, I have to say all you crafters that have done this, make it look so simple. But by trial and error, I came up with a design that I loved! While, the Deck the Halls version, is design with Christmas in mind, the gold and silver Peace on Earth is a style they can stay on display throughout New Years! And the best part is no matter how long the candle is glowing, the flame will never ruin the stamped image! Why? Glad you asked, because the candles I used are battery operated!!!
The process is simple, but you definitely need to take you time and practice on a few before you get it just right!
You will need a few things, tissue paper, wax paper and a heat tool.
First stamp your design on the tissue paper, cut the image out leaving a very small border. Place the tissue paper on the candle. Take a piece of wax paper and cut to the width of the candle, but leave it long so you can wrap the wax paper and hold everything tight! Gently heat the stamped area. You will see the wax begin to melt and look wet and shining, keep moving the heat tool around until you see the tissue paper dissolve. Make to not heat in one area to long! The wax will melt to much and the image will look blotchy. When using the battery candles, see if they are all wax, or wax over plastic, this makes a difference too. If the candle is wax over plastic, and you heat too long in one spot, the plastic will be exposed.
My card was fun to make!
I layered stitched ovals and used the layering square framelits to cut out the opening on the card.
I cut out the trees from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the paper is from the Be Merry DSP.
I hope you liked my projects and card!
Be sure to leave a comment!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Stampin
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Oh My Goodness! Wasn't Barbara Welch's projects amazing! Barbara is so talented! It's very exciting to follow after her in our Blog Hop!
This month, I am sharing a really fun, and super easy, gift giving project! For this month's hop, we have a Thanksgiving Theme. My project is more of a Fall/Winter Survival kit. As we head into the colder months, it's fun to give a little pick-me-up or someone who might be feeling a little down or under the weather. And well, there is just so many items you could add to this kit.
So before I get started, we have 13 crafters this month (including myself) so be sure to check out everyone's blog. Leave a comment about what you LOVED about my projects and include #SFbloghop2017 on your comment! And we will choose 1 lucky winner at the end!! Scroll down to see the blog hop prize!!! Sue Lovejoy was the the winner of last months hop! Congratulations!
If you get lost along the way or not sure whose blogs you may have missed, a full list of participants are at the end of my post.
Stampin' Up's Painted Harvest Suite has been one of my favorite line of products in the Holiday Catalog!!! The images on the Painted Autumn DSP is just amazing! The designs just pop off the paper! My projects feature products from this suite! I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock along with Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Garden Green Ink pads.
I knew I wanted to put together a little pick me up kit. I included a hand sanitizer, a couple packs of herbal tea, candy and a lip balm. I thought great I will use the new pizza boxes only to realize it was too small!! So I made my own box.
I will admit, I typically can not come up with the measurements to make a box to save my life! But this time I was focused and figured it out! I am sure there are many boxes like mine...but I designed this size specifically for my contents.
So, what do you need? A piece of cardstock that measures 7x12. I used kraft paper because of the color and weight!
With the 12" side horizontal, score at 1 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 3/4 and 11. Turn the paper so the 7" side is on top and score at 1 1/4 & 5 3/4.
As you can see on the picture to the left, you will need to fold and burnish your score lines. You will notice there is one end that is a 1" fold and the other end isa 1 1/4". The 1" end will be your lid.
It will tuck in when the box is closed so it won't matter that it is 1/4 shorter. Remove the 2 outer edges from the 1" edge. Cut up on your score lines and add adhesive to the outside of your flaps. And assemble the bottom of your box. Tuck the lid closed. See pictures below.
I sponged the edges of the box in Cajun Craze just to add color. To keep the box closed, although it will stay closed without it, I made a simple belly band to go around.
I cut a piece of DSP 2x12 and added a piece of cardstock that was 3x4 under it.
I stamped the flower in Cajun Craze, I stamped of before stampin each layer of the image. I fussy-cut the flower out. Then I stamped 3 leaves in Garden Green and added the veins in Early Espresso, punched them out with the Leaf Punch.
Cut a 2" strip of Very Vanilla for the tag. Trim it to the length you want. I repeated the flower at the end of the tag and rounded the corners.
I used a piece of 5/8 Burlap Ribbon and Copper Trim to sit behind the tag before adhering to the belly band.
The thankful sentiment is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla that measure 1x2 1/2, layered on a piece of Early Espresso that measures 1 1/2x3. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
And there you have it. My projects for the Thanksgiving Blog Hop by Stampin Friends.
I hope you Loved it.
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what you LOVED about my projects and include #SFbloghop2017 and you will be entered for your chance to winner the Many Merry Star Simply Created Kit. WOW how amazing is that??
Thanks so much for joining us! I hope you had a great time!
Don't you just love the holidays? I do too! I especially love making my Christmas cards. It's one of the reasons I became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. Every year I look forward to the new Holiday Catalog to see all the new seasonal products! And every year I say this is the best catalog by far!!! One of my very favorite products is the Merry Little Christmas Suite. This suite takes up four pages in the Holiday Catalog. There is so much for you to use in this mega suite. Festive stamps, Designer Series Paper, accessories and tools. You can view this suite on page 10-13 in the catalog. If you do not have one, be sure to contact me and I'll be happy to send you one!!
The coordination of this suite makes it so easy to whip some cards and cool box to store them in! At this weeks card club, my guests made 6 cards and a really easy decorative box. So festive that it can be even given as a gift!
Be sure to check out my events for the next card club! You won't want to miss out!
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Happy Stampin Steph
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Did you come from Kathie Rotti's blog? Wow, right she made some awesome projects!!!
After taking the month of August off due to the craziness of summer, I am happy to be back for my favorite time of year!!! In this month's Blog Hop we have 8 hoppers sharing their awesome projects, so be sure to check them all out.
Thanks for stopping by my hop....... Be sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as each participant's blogs in this hop, with SFbloghop2017 and share what you love about my projects and we will then choose 1 lucky winner to receive BLOG CANDY! and not just any blog candy.....a full project kit!!
.During this time of year in New England, I tend to have a hard time thinking about fall...well we just never know what the weather will bring us. We have the kids going back to school, sports starting and leaves begin changing colors. But, the cool crisp days seem to come a little later now more mid-October to November. As this past week has been hot, in the 80s and humid! BLAH. Today is a little cooler but the air is so humid makes it uncomfortable to get motivated!!!! Hopefully were ever you are reading this, your weather is more enjoyable!!! And on to my projects.
The card I am sharing today is a little out of my comfort zone. I do not typically create cards that make a scene, but I felt that it needed alittle more. My projects use only Stampin Up products. The card features two new stamp sets form the Holiday Catalog; Graveyard Gate and Pick a Pumpkin. I used several inks for the sponging, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy and Soft Suede. I also used Pumpkin Pie for the jack-o-lantern.
The card was very easy to make and I was able to whip a couple up in no time. I forgot how fast sponging can actually be.
I stamped the gate and brick pillar images first in basic black. I stamped some grave stones in basic grey and lightly stamp them behind the gates so they appear to be a shadow. I also stamped some grass, from the High Tide set towards the front. I punched a 1 1/4" circle out of a post it note, making sure the sticky part is included when I punched!
I placed the circle towards the top right...this made a mask for sponging and wall-la I have a moon!!.. The top portion of the card I began to sponge in Night of Navy, I had an idea of where the light posts would be so made sure to go lightly so I could add so Daffodil Delight. I sponge in Basic Black next to add that foggy darkness. I tapped the sponge versus rubbing it. I removed the moon mask, added the light posts and lightly stamped the black over the white moon to make it look like it's in a cloud. Added a few bats!
For the bottom, I sponged in Chocolate Chip to look like the ground. And then went over it with Basic Gray.
I think it looks like a foggy night in a graveyard, what do you think??? Not to shabby!!!
For the treat box, I used Stampin Up's Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. I filled them with Candy Corn.
I cut a strip of paper 8 1/2x 1 1/2 and 8 1/2x 1 I used this for my belly band.
To make the witches hat, I cut out the circles in Basic Black from the Layering Circles, I used the largest circle and one that's like 2".
Cut the largest one in half and the fold one to make a cone, see pics below. I used Multipurpose glue to make sure it stays in shape.
Then, glue the cone on the 2" circle with Multipurpose glue. I wrapped the base of the cone with the new Vintage trim, this hides the edges and any glue that shows. I also added a band of Mini Silver Sequins.
I also added a Silver Glitter Bat. The bat was from the Halloween Scenes Thinlits. But any bat will due. A few strips of Mini Black and Silver Sequins and finished off with a bow (Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Peekaboo Peach.
The greeting is from the Graveyard Gate, stamped on Whisper White and cut out with the smallest Stitched Circle framelit.
The Pumpkin is from the Spooky Night DSP, and I used the Patterned Pumpkin framelit to cut it out...How cool is that! I love that the framelit set matches the DSP!!!
And there you have it!!! I hope you like the projects I have shared for you.
Be sure to leave a comment with #SFbloghop2017 for your chance of blog candy!!!! Please continue to CINDY WALDROFF'S Blog you won't be disappointed.
Happy Fall, Happy Halloween and Happy Stampin
It’s the unofficial start of the holiday season: The holiday catalog sales period begins today! I want to share my favorite holiday products with be sure to attend my events and parties and I'd be happy to send you your very own copy of the catalog. You are going to be sooo excited about ordering their own all-new holiday products!
If you haven't received a Holiday Catalog yet, you can view the online version here. There is something for everyone's likes! Holiday, New Year, Weddings, Fall and Halloween! And for those seasonal birthdays, you won't be disappointed!
And if you're somebody who loves to craft, but doesn't have the time or supplies! Don't worry, the kits in this catalog will surely WOW you! The Be Merry Kit (picture above) is an all-inclusive kit! Yup I said all-inclusive! You receive everything you need to complete 12 Rosette Ornaments. These make perfect additions to your holiday gift packaging, little treats for your child's teachers or co-workers. And...a family project. I bought these gifts to sit with my children and craft together. Because it's all inclusive it's perfect for each of them to make. No guess work, no fancy directions!
Below I shared a few of my favorite products! What's your favorite product?? Leave a comment, with you favorite holiday product in the catalog, for a chance to a free gift from me!!!
I look forward to hearing from you
Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales by October 31, you'll earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set. Check out the video in the this post to see more details with samples to help see how much you can do with this one set! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!
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I just love fall!! There is just so much that I enjoy, the beautiful leaves changing colors, the cool crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall decorations and hot cups of pumpkin coffee!
I had so much using the new Stampin UP Painted Autumn DSP again! WOW this paper is just AH-MAY-ZING!!! It's sooo pretty! Last time I used it I played with the Painted Harvest stamp set. This time.....I used 2 new ones... Merry Cafe and Pick a Pumpkin stamp sets.
The Merry Cafe is awes...ome, it's perfect for Fall, Winter and Holiday projects. And best of all it coordinates with the Coffee Cup Framelits that were new in the Annual Catalog! It's great when framelits coordinate with more than 1 stamp set. You get so much more use!!!
The Pick a Pumpkin set is sooo adorable! You can cut out the different size pumpkins like I did with the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits or you can cut turn the pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns with little faces! So many choices!!!
You can order the Painted Autumn DSP, Merry Cafe and Pick a Pumpkin (and thinlits) on September 1st when the new Holiday Catalog goes live!!
I hope you like my cards I've shared!!
Take care & Happy Stampin
The Painted Harvest stamp set and Leaf Punch are available individually or you can save 10% and purchase them together in a bundle for $33.25 US.
Gorgeous, right? I know I will purchase more of the designer paper. It's amazing!
It's really hard to see in the photos, but I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to step it up just a little, even though the paper is perfectly fine on it's own, to the centers of the flowers and berries on the DSP and my stamped image and the punched out leaf.
Be sure to contact me for a copy of your own Holiday Catalog.
You won't want to miss out on this set - that's for sure