I am excited to share with you September's Friends Blog Hop! Each month I work hard to come up with a card a projects that are new and different than what I've done in the past. This month's theme is Fall, Outdoors or Halloween depening on where we are located! Normally, I would be working on Hallween Treats to pass out when we are camping to all the Trick or Treaters. But, as you know, Trick or Treating may not be happening. So I wanted to come up with a few treats that I can give my kiddos. And... while I know they appreciate the time and effort I put into handmade treats for them, I know they don't keep the packaging....
I hope you came from Melissa Thomas's Blog and be sure to continue to Katja Ettig, their projects were really amazing!
If you missed someone along the way, you can find a list of all hop participants at the end of my projects.
My projects were fun to make and feature new products from the Stampin UP Mini Catalog. Both projects use the Magic in This Night Suite. This suite, to me, doesn't use the traditional Hallween colors like black white and orange, but uses colors like Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Crazy and Pretty Peacock. Which together are just perfect for the season!
I kept my card layout pretty simple. I started with a Basic Black cardbase, the added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Cajun Craze then 3 3/4 x 5 layer of DSP. Before adhering the layers together, I used the jar punch and from the bottom, I put the paper into the punch as far as it would go and made sure it was centered. Then punched. Then I used this layer as a template for the next and for the cardbase. I wrapped the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the layers and then added to the cardbase. Next, I added the new Mason Jar Shaker Domes, making sure the clear part is popped out of the top of the card. Add your contents. Then I took the black jar that gets punched out of the cardbase......
...and add adhesive to one side. Add this to the backside of the dome. Make sure the adhesive side is out. Remove the tape off the dome and fold the back side of the card up. The dome will now be stuck to the inside of the card. But the dome will pop out of the opening you punched out!!! Hope this all makes sense. It really is easy too do! I will be sharing a Facebook Live on my Stampin & Scrappin Page, Friday to demonstrate the card. Next add the Blackberry Bliss cut of of the largest label Hallween Magic dies in the suite. I also cut out the Black Glimmer Paper using a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I cut the bats out of the DSP using the Hallween Magic Dies, they line up perfectly! It seems like theres alot but I promise it really is easy to make!
To make the treat holder, I used the Mini Coffee Carrier and decorated it with DSP. I used the same pattern I used on the card. I got 2 of each sizes then I took a strip of 1/2x12 DSP and 1/2x6 to wrap around the base. Next I wrapped the Metalllic Mesh Ribbon and tied it in a bow. I used 2 Mosaic Gussetted Cellophane bags and filled one with candy corn and one with mini chocolates. Tied them closed using the Black/White Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets trim combo pack. For the tags, I used the Everything Essential Bundle. I stamped 2 tags, bothsides. One side was the Haunted House - Trick or Treat and the otherside the Jack-o-Lantern. I colored the windows and label on the house with Daffodil Delight and a little Pumpkin Pie. And I colored the Jack-o-Lantern with Pumpkin Pie. This way no matter which way the tag is laying there is an image showing. I used a whole punch and added the tags to the twine and finished with a knot. So Fun. You could also decorate and fill the Mini Coffe Cups with treats. But since I'd give these to my kids, I decided the bags will do!!!!
I hope you enjoyed my projects. Be sure to visit Katja Ettig blog and see her amazing projects!
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Thank you for joining me for another month of Stampin Friends Blog Hop! We have a jam pack hop this month with so many talented papercrafters!!! August theme is Well WIshes. I think this theme is great for saying "Hi" to friends & family and sharing some well wishes. Letting them know we are thinking about them even during this crazy times!
I hope you came from Kim Lamos Blog and be sure to continue to Jo Blackman's Blog, their projects were really amazing!
If you missed someone along the way, you can find a list of all hop participants at the end of my projects.
First, I will share my card with you! I was inspired by a card challenge to use a cardsketch. I will share that sketch so you can see the measurements! I used the Prized Peony Stamp Suite, stamp set, matching dies, elegant faceted gems, ribbon and DSP. The cardbase is Highland Heather and Gray Granite layers. I stamp the flower in black ink, nut stamped off once, as I didn't want the black to be so dark. Then I colored the flower using the light and dark Highland Heather and Soft Seafoam Stampin Blends. Before adhering the flower with dimensionals, I added a swirl of the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon and finished off with the Elegant Faceted Gems. And last but not least I went over the flower with Wink of Stella.
Below is a picture of the cardsketch I used, it includes the measurements for this card!
For my project, I decided to revist I project I put together for a vendor event. I really love this and have used a version of it many times for quick gift giving! My girls like to give treats and gift cards for gives and this comes together quickly to give a fun gift to friends. So for this, I choice some bath soaks, lavender candles, hand cream and a lip balm. You can use anything really to build this pampering package! After I made it my daughters said I should have added some facemasks.....maybe for the next set! I used acetate card boxes to hold everything. Now, Stampin Up does sell them, but they aren't wide enough! I found the perfect size on Amazon.
I have fun decorating the box and it depends on what I put inside that drives my mood.
I used the same colors and started with the Peony Garden DSP. I love that one side was a more solid pattern and then the opposite was a Gray Granit Floral. Although most of the paper is covered by the products inside, I like that there was a "background" to the box.
Now I could have just cut the DSP to fit inside the box, but I like the wrapped look.
To make the wrap, I used a piece of DSP that measures 4 1/2"x10 1/2" you can see in the third picture below, how I wrap the paper on cover just the ends. I use glue dots on the corners to secure in place. You can just use the belly band to hold the wrap in place, but the glue dots prevents the edges of the paper from curling up.
Then I cut 2 pieces of cardstock1 7/8"x11" and 1 7/8"x 4 7/8". I gently wrap the longest piece around the box, crease were the paper would fold and then determine where it will end, then adhere the shorther piece on. I use my bone folder to make a crisp line where the paper folds. And then wrap it around the box and adhere the 2 ends together.
For the DSP, I just cut a 1" strip and adhered it to the cardstock as I wrapped it around. Now you can cut 2 pieces of DSP so it wraps completely, but I knew that part would be covered. So I just used 1. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3x3 and then used the edgelit in the Peony dies and trimmed the edges off 2 sides of the square, just enough to cut the edge off.
I used dimesionals to adhere the white CS to the band.
The flower was made the same way I made for the card and I added the ribbon and gems to match.
I love it! So simple yet so elegant!
What do you think???
I hope you enjoyed these projects, be sure to leave me a comment and continue to Jo Blackman's blog.
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Thank you for joining me for another month of Stampin Friends Blog Hop! We have a jam pack hop this month with so many talented papercrafters!!! July's theme is Anything Goes. So we get to pick and choose what and how we want to share!
I hope you came from Melissa Thomas's blog, wasn't her projects wonderful!!! After viewing my blog, be sure to check out Barbara Welch's blog for her projects. And if you missed someone along the way, you can find a list of all hop participants at the end of my projects.
Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Score with the 11" side at the top at 2 3/4" Then turn a complete 180 and score again at 2 3/4". I added a layer of card stock to each section that measure 2 1/2"x4"
Next cut 2 piece of cardstock to 1 7/8"x5 1/4" I added the DSP layer on top of each which measure 1 5/8"x5". I then wrapped 1 with a ribbon and tied a bow and the other I just added the ribbon around.
Take these pieces and added one towards the top on the left fold and then one towards the bottom of the right fold to create flaps.
I stamped the images and cut them out. Added a layer of Whisper White to the inside and stamped the greeting and images again.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my site during this blog hop! Be sure to visit everyone who participated and leave them a little comment so they know you were there.
Below is a list of this month Blog Hop Participants, be sure to visit everyone's blogs to see their projects!
Oh My Goodness!! I'm super excited to share with you my projects for this month's blog hop. June's Hop is a more general theme of What's Going On! For many of us, school is ending, graduations or weddings are being celebrated and families head on vacation! Here in the US we are rolling into our summer. For Stampin Up Demonstrators, it's like a holiday! Our new Annual Catalog is Live in June and there are so many fun new products to play with!
I hope you are going to join our hop and follow along, if you came from Barbara Welch’s blog, thanks for continuing on! Weren't her projects amazing!!! Be sure to follow to the end and continue on to the very talented Teri Pocock's blog
So many of our friends have gotten puppies during this stay at home time! That I thought it would be fun to make them little treats!
I chose the Playful Pets Suite, and oh my it's is too stickin' cute!!! The Designer Series Paper features images for both dog and cat lovers and uses a fun combination of Early Espresso, Basic Black, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White. WOW so many fun neutrals with a pop of color!
While my card fold is not a new fold at all, it is new to me. I gave a whirl at the Twist and Pop Fold Card or Twist and Fold Card. There are many many tutorials on Pinterest that you can search and follow! It was really fun to make and not at all as intimidating as I thought it would be! Not sure why I waited!!! I used Early Espresso as my card base which measures 4 1/4x11 score 5 1/2 and fold in half. I used layers of Basic Black and Real Red. I am so happy the way this card came out! For the front, I cut out the dog using the dies. The dog is an image on the DSP! I love that the dies cut out the images! I tied a little heart around the dogs neck. The greeting is from the Well Said stamp set. I trimmed the mouth a little bit so it looks like the dog is holding the greeting.
I hope you like my projects. Be sure to leave a comment and follow along and visit everyone's blogs! Leave comments we love to hear from you!!!
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Some fun cards going in the mail today using the Stampin Up Share Sunshine PDF download and the It Starts with Art retired suite. The Share Sunshine PDF Download has ended and we are happy to announce that the proceeds for this digital stamp set totaled $218,196. 100% of these proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 response funds benefitting frontline workers and vulnerable communities! Thank you to everyone who purchased this download!!!
These cards were super easy to use.
I used a combination of colors for my cardbases, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo which measure 5 1/2x8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 then fold in half. The DSP is now retired but was from the It Starts with Art Suite.
The DSP measures 4x5 1/4
I printed out the pages of the PDF on whisper white and cut of the greetings using the Stitched Rectangles and Layering Ovals.
I then stamped and cut of the images and colored them with coordinating Stampin Blends!!!!
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Welcome to the May Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! We are featuring Masculine Style projects in this month's hop.
Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Jean Bolen Beaulieu's blog, didn't you just love her projects?? So great! After you view my blog, be sure to leave a comment!!! And then continue to Tiziana Milano's blog. If you are not sure whose blogs you have visited, you can find a list of hoppers at the bottom of each blog!
My projects were designed with my husband in-mind. He loves to golf and with Father's Day in June here in the USA, the Stampin Up Country Club suite was perfect!! I am sad this suite will be retiring once the new Annual Catalog comes out.
For the card, I used Garden Green for the card base and layers of Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade. I added the DSP for the top layers card. I stamped, colored and diecut out the golfer! I also made this card to go along with 2 challenges, one was for a card sketch challegne we do weekly with my group you can join the challenge by checking it out here. The other is to Stampin Up Demonstrators by Donna Jean Griffith, to keep stampin, if your a demonstrator you can find it on our Demonstrator Planning Facebook Page. #msscardchallenge7 #keepstamping
For my project I made a mini accordion album! I found my inspiration from Jan B she offered a tutorial and it was so easy to follow. Click here to see her tuturiol.
I used 1 sheet of 12x12 Night Of Navy to make the accordion base. Cut 1 piece to 5 1/2"x11" and the other 5 1/2"x12".
Score the 5 1/2"x11" across the 11" side at 3", 6" & 8 1/2"
Score the 5 1/2"x12" across the 12" side at 4", 7 1/2" & 11"
I do recommen referign to Jan's video to see how to attach the 2 pieced together.
I used Garden Green for the cardstock layers and cut them, 2 each of the following sizes:
2 3/8" x 5 3/8"
2 7/8" x 5 3/8"
3 3/8" x 5 3/8"
3 7/8" x 5 3/8"
and then the DSP cut 2 each of the following sizes:
2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
2 3/4" x 5 1/4"
3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
I decided to only decorate 1 side of the accordion album with pictures. My kids might be adding to the blankside.....maybe!?!
Rather than tying a ribbon to keep it closed, I created a belly band, I used the strip of cardstock that was leftover from the 12x12. I made sure to keep it loose so it slides off easily with all the layers!
Below you can see the album opened. I have blocked the faces on a few pictures but you can get a sense on how my embellishments look!!!
I hope you liked my projects. Leave a comment and then on over to Tiziana Milano blog!
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Welcome to the April Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! We are featuring Flowers and Mom's in this month's hop.
Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Melissa Thomas, didn't you just love her projects?? So great! After you view my blog, be sure to leave a comment!!! And then continue to Jo Blackman If you are not sure whose blogs you have visited, you can find a list of hoppers at the bottom of each blog!
Mother's Day is May 10, 2020 here in the USA. So I decided to not only feature flowers, but to also make my projects for Mother's Day! At this point, not sure if my projects will be hand delivered or mailed. We will just have to wait and see!
I've been loving the new Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite. I chose this suite this month because it has so many flowers in this suite. And the big flower arrangement stamp was perfect!
I made this easy adorable lidded box and matching card for you! SO let's dive right in!
I cut the frame using the die from the Ornate Layers Dies. It is the second largest. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White to layer on top and embossed it using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I stamped the Flower image from the Ornate Style Stamp set in Black and colored with coordinating Stampin' Blends Markers; Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. Finished with some pearls and the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. Now I did all of this twice since I used the same design on the card.
The box is a good size as you can see from the picture above, I included a travel tissue pack the and the lid goes on perfectly fine! You can tealights to this box too, so you can see just how much you can fit.
I made my card to match the box, so as I mentioned above, I stamped and cut the images twice so when I got the card, it was basically assembly. The card base is Calypso Coral. I added a layer of DSP first that measures 4 1/8'x 5 3/8". The DSP is from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I have inspired you to make one on your own! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!!
Be sure to check out the next blog during this month's blog hop, Jo Blackman! I'd love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment!!!
Welcome to the March Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! This month's hop is so much fun! We will be sharing projects that feature Congratulations, Graduations, Brides and Babies projects.
Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Ann Marie Hile, didn't you just love her projects?? So great! After you view my blog, be sure to leave a comment!!! And then continue to Barbara Welch. If you are not sure whose blogs you have visited, you can find a list of hoppers at the bottom of each blog!
I used the stamp set by Stampin Up called Animal Outing. It's just so cute! I stamped, colored and cut out the giraffe. Created the window on the card and then embossed using a cable knit embossing folder. To make the opening on the card, I used a stitched circle die. and cut the layer first, then I centered the layer onto the cardbase, be sure the card is opened before cutting or yu will cut both sides, then cut out the circle. You can use the circle cut from the layer for the inside of the card. To created the circle border, I used a separate piece of paper, cut the small circle first and then aligned a larger circle over the cut part and that will create the ring the will fit perfectly on the card! Added some sequins and bakers twine and this card is done.
I hope you enjoyed my projects, I thank you for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment and visit Barbara's blog!
Hello Crafters! Welcome to the February Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! I' so excited to share this month's hop with you! This hop is literally jammed with so many awesome projects by so many amazing hoppers. I just love this theme, I feel like I have my tried and true supplies and projects I just love to make over and over and it never gets old. Can you guess that our theme is Favorites.
Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Jean Bolen Beaulieu, her projects were just awesome. After you view my blog, be sure to leave a comment!!! And then continue to Katja Ettig's blog. If you are not sure whose blogs you have visited, you can find a list of hoppers at the bottom of each blog!
At first, I thought, how am I going to figure out my favorite crafting project or product? I was like there is way too many. But then I thought, what do I make the most, Gift Card holders!!! And the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching dies is my go-to. I choose this set over and over and over for gift giving. It's the perfect set to use for coffee gift cards. I decided to combine Coffee Cafe with the new Best Dressed Suite. 2 of my favorite things, coffee and lipstick!!!
Be sure to keep the adhesive close to the edge so you can still add the gift card or folding money in the pocket.
The DSP I used is from the Best Dressed Suite. I cut 1 piece at 3 1/4"x 2 1/4" and 1 piece at 3 1/4"x1 3/4". Adhere to the cardstock. You could create a belly band to keep the holder closed. But I used a little velcro dot and adhered it to the top flap.
Use the lipstick die, from the All Dressed Up framelit set, to cut 3 lipstick tubes, I used Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss.
Cut off the tip in Blackberry Bliss and cut the bottom off the Smoky Slate, and then layer them together. I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to give a little more dimension. See photos below.
I used Purple Posy for the cup base, I cut out the dome lid in vellum so it looks more like the clear lids, and then Whisper White for the whipped cream. I added a little whisps of Smoky Slate so it looks real.
The greet was so fun, I stamped the Be as bold as your Lipstick from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in Blackberry Bliss, then I took the greeting 'Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend' from Coffee Cafe and just used my marker, colored, just the word "COFFEE" in Old Olive and stamped it at the bottom, I wrote in the &. Now my greeting says Be as Bold as your Lipstick & Coffee! I Love it!
So much fun to make and so easy. I know my girls will be grabbing these for any upcoming parties for friends.
The DSP was cut at 3 1/4"x3 1/4" and 3"x3". I created the lipstick the same way as before. The coffee cup is in Whisper White, but I did the greeting the same and the is in Old Olive. I added a Doily I had on hand and there you have it, done...Super easy.
Now, if you needed a white pizza box only had gold, you can fold the score lines opposite and have the white inside, become the outside. 2 in 1. As you can see from the picture below, you can fit a good amount of stuff inside and a gift card fits too!!!
Below is just a few projects I used with Coffee Cafe, there's just so many. And if you have this set and need ideas, feel free to use these and there is tons more on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoyed my "Favorites" be sure to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think.
Continue along the hop to Katja Ettig's blog. She is amazing and you won't want to miss her projects!
Welcome to a new year and a new 2020 Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! We have so many amazing new hoppers joining us. We are jammed packed with new projects to share with you as well. The Birthday Bash theme is perfect to kick of the new year and have you ready to go with all your birthday events in 2020! Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Jo Blackman's blog, wow weren't her projects Awesome?? After you view my blog, continue onto Katja Ettig's blog, you're going to blown away. So let's dive in!
Today I have two fun projects for you using the new Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies Suite from the mini catalog. This Suite features not 1 but 2 stamp sets with coordinating dies. I think it is so pretty, I couldn't wait to use it!
The card was made using Rich Razzleberry as the card base and features the Peaceful Poppies DSP. Isn't it pretty? The Happy Birthday greeting is from the new Peaceful Moments stamp set included in this bundle. The flowers and leaves are from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I stamped on vellum with Versamark, and embossed the images in white. The flowers and leaves were cut out using the coordinating dies, Poppy Moments. If you were browsing through the catalog, you may have noticed this card with a different greeting! I actually made a whole bunch of these cards as part of a swap for a Stampin UP group I am in.
My next project is this huge box!!! I love to give candles to friends and families and normally I would just grab a giftbag and add a tag! But I thought what about a box. No problem right?? After a few failed attempts of trying to make a box on my own. I was ready to throw the towel in.
The flower and leaves were cut out with the Poppy Moments dies. I used Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I layered them together and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the top of the flower to give it a shiny look. And I brushed the leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella.
I hope you enjoyed my projects. Be sure to leave a comment, I will love to hear your thoughts!
Continue throught the Stampin Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop by clicking here to go to Katja Ettig's blog!!
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