I can't create fast enough to show you just how awesome the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog is! I could go on and on about the contents! But ….I'd bore you I know! Take a look at this video that highlights some of the really cool products!
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spooky Howl-o-ween sweets
It might be a little warmer today than yesterday! But I'm enjoying the much cooler temperatures. Yesterday on Facebook I shared my projects that were a revisit of the past.
And the last project, which is the candy wrapper, was from an older project...I think I attended the event as a guest and made it! This also uses Howl-o-ween Treat and the Toil & Trouble DSP! I think my favorite part is the googly eyes on the Owl. So easy to make.
First, the measurements will depend on the size of the candy box you are wrapping. I purchased some M&Ms I found at the Dollar Tree.
Choose your wrap, I used 12x12 sheet of Basic Black CS. 3x12 on the 12' side score at 2 1/8, 2 3/4, 9 1/8 and 9 3/4.This will sit lengthwise on the candy box, it will not cover the whole top, we will create belly band.
Again the size of the belly band depends on the size of the candy box. I cut DSP to 4x9. Wrap the DSP around the box, gently creating score lines at the creases. Do not adhere together.
I used Layering Circles and Stitches Shapes for the embellishments. I stamped the owl in basic black and colored the eyes in with Daffodil Delight......do not add the googly eyes until you have cut the belly band.
I added to pieces of ribbon, folded in half to create a loop under my circles. This will allow your to pull the belly band open. Adhere your embellishment to the center of the creases. This will be the top of the belly band. Line up the DSP in your trimmer and cut in have to 2x12. I made sure to choose an image that would cut in half nicely. Then wrap each half of the band around the box and adhere.
Easy as that! Then I added the googly eyes and let them dry.
Here is the original project. Too cute right!! The googly eyes are the best!!!
I hope you try these projects too! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Happy Halloween and Happy Stampin
Holiday catalog favorites
Stampin Up's Holiday Catalog is here! Do you have a copy yet? There is so many new products I am just so excited to share with you! You can enjoy endless hours of crafting as we enter each season! Halloween, to Christmas and New Year's and everything in between!
The best part is Stampin Up remain true to their traditions....coordinating paper to stamps, inks and embellishments with Suites! There is 7 Suites in this catalog! And if you follow me on Facebook, I shared my favorite called Festive Farmhouse!
Here are 3 more that I couldn't wait to get my hands on! Spooky ………...Toil & Trouble! I've been using this suite just about everytime I've crafted! See this suite on pages 48-49
The Country Lane Suite is on pages 42-44 combines some of my favorite Stampin Up colors, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Crazy, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron and Old Olive. They are the perfect colors to create warm, cozy country projects. Santa's Workshop on pages 18-21 is such a fun Suite. Perfect for all ages to create! And just like the Suite says, Craft the perfect Christmas-just like Santa.
Check out my calendar of events on Facebook and Stampin Up. I have workshops coming up that feature several of these new products ….and more to come!
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WOW September is rolling right along! And here in Massachusetts it doesn't feel like fall is ready to make it's appearance yet! We've had record breaking temperatures with nasty humidity! I am hoping it cools done soon! I look forward to the cool crisp air, changing leaves...except when I have to rake them, and smells of fall like baked apple pies and pumpkin spices! I love to decorate and get into the spirit of Halloween for the kids! So, I am so excited to share my projects with you!
I want to welcome you and thank you for stopping by the Stampin Friends Blog Hop for September. My blog hop winner, from the August hop, is Barbara Welch! Congratulations! Barbara will receive 1 set of the completed projects I made in August. So be sure to comment on my blog for this month and I will send you a little prize from me!
Did you hop over from Kim Jolley's blog! Weren't her projects just amazing??
Let's jump into the projects!!! If you haven't notice, this month's theme is Halloween! I decided to redo a project I made before. It's a Halloween Countdown Calendar! OMG It's adorable!
I first, came across the idea either from Facebook post or something on Pinterest. But the information is all on Splitcoaststampers website. The project and directions are from Melissa Stout and you can find all the directions by clicking here.
I won't go in to much detail about the directions. I made a couple modifications in mine, I will share those. My first modifications are the supplies used. From the original project, the boxes, DSP and tools were discontinued and I wanted to make sure I used current supplies. Of course, you can use whatever supplies you have!
So..what I did was use the Giftbox punchboard and made a 3.25' box. I used 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock and cut them to 10x10. I followed the scoring instructions on the punchboard. Now, if you are familiar with our punchboard, then you know it's going to allow you to have a box that will open out. Since I knew I wasn't use the box to put anything in, I just sealed it all up.
I put adhesive in each of the corners and then sealed the lid. Normally, if I wanted the box to be used but to stay square, I would have adhered the inside tabs to the sides so they don't get in the way of the contents. You can see in the pictures below regarding the tabs.
Because my box is 3.25' and the original project was 3'. I adjusted the paper size to accommodate. Melissa's directions was for 2 pieces of cardstock to measure 6 1/2x 8 1/2 and 6 1/2x10. I changed mine to 7x8 1/2 and 7x10. I changed the score lines on 7x8 1/2 paper to 3/8, 3 3/4, 4 1/2 and 8 1/8 and this work fine. I did not need to change the score measurements on the 7x10 paper.
I picked out 6 patterns of the Toil & Trouble DSP. I cut 2 of each pattern to 3x3. I adhered this to the sides of my box. I followed Melissa's instruction on what numbers to cut out.
I didn't have to do too much stampin with this project. I used the Cauldron Framelits and matched up the shapes on the DSP and cut them out. I did use the greetings and ghost from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and the moon from the Spooky Treats stamp set.
To get the look that the moon and bats are floating and flying in the air, I attached them to thin strips of transparencies. I know I have window sheets somewhere, but I can't find them. But good ole transparency sheets worked perfectly. I love this project. It is super easy and really fun to make. Melissa's directions show a Christmas version, which I think I am going to have to add to my list!!!
For my card, I made a Simple Step-Out Fancy Fold. I love this fold. You can get 2 cards from one piece of cardstock which is perfect. I was also able to use some of the DSP bits leftover from my project. It was super easy to make and I found the directions from the website Song of My Heart. Lisa Griffin Zwolanek shared her tutorial on how to make the card here.
I used Pumpkin Pie CS as my card base. It gives nice pop to the Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green in the DSP. Lisa provides the measurements for the layers as well! I chose my layers first, then decided what I was going to use for images. I said this earlier, I did very little stamping with both the card and the project. I love that the framelits match up to the images on the DSP! When you're in a rush or time is limited this really helps complete projects quickly!! Love how Stampin Up thinks of everything!
I hope you enjoyed my projects, be sure to continue along to Melissa Thomas's blog you can fine her name below and continue from there.
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Happy Halloween and
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