Welcome to this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! This months theme is Thankfulness! Be sure to hop along!! We have amazing projects prepared for you to help you during this season of Thanks! You can find the list of participants at the end of my blog post!
I have prepared 2 projects for you today, 1 a home decor piece using a glass block and 2 a card using Stampin Up products!
I have had this glass block on hand since last Christmas, and I've really wanted to decorate it! There are so many ideas on Pinterest! So I started there. And well this sort of just evolved.
I am definitely out of my comfort zone so I had a tendency to overthink this whole thing! A few times I was like "I'm done. I'm not making it".....
I am glad I stuck to it! I found the Families are Forever greeting from an old Cricut cartridge called Just Because Cards. I cut the greeting on Silver Vinyl and sponged over it with Cajun Craze ink. I used a heat tool to help set the ink! A more permanent ink like StayzOn probably would have dried better. But I really like the affect. It has a little bit of an aged look. On the inside, I added white rice lights, wrapped in a olive green mesh ribbon. I should have used a longer strand of lights to give a more glowing look. But this still gives a nice glow when the lights are down. For the top, I used small fall picks and ribbon. I added the ribbon first and then built around it. The middle decor piece is a small gourd. I'm sure a pumpkin would look nice too!
I hope you like my projects! Please leave a comment and tell me what you think! Be sure to continue with the hop to see all the wonderful projects. Below is a list of our participants!
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Happy Stampin, Happy Fall
If you lose your way while hopping, you can scroll down and see the list of hoppers! Did you just come from Chery's blog? Wasn't her projects amazing!!! Be sure to continue to Anne Marie's after you finish!
Today I am certainly taking advantage of the anything goes theme with a little Christmas in July!! It's never to early to start planning cards and gift packing! I have prepared for you a Christmas card and a little treat bag. I found these adorable bags at Walmart on clearance! They a good size!!! The rest of products used are all current through Stampin UP.
I used the Dashing Deer Stamp set from Stampin Up on both the giftbag and card.
I stamped the deer in Shaded Spruce, the greeting in Real Red and I colored the little holly strip with Real Red and Shaded Spruce markers and cut this out using the Layering Circles dies.
I wrapped the bag in the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon and finished it with a bow!
For the card I added the matching Detailed Deer dies and cut out a deer. The card base is Shaded Spruce layered with Whisper White. I used the Layering Squares dies to cut out the 2 squares. I also stamped a deer in Real Red and cut it out with the matching die. I used the Woodland Embossing Folder and embossed on a piece of vellum and then sponged over the images with Sahara Sand ink. I also added a little Wink of Stella over the trees to make them glitter, unfortunately you can't see it in the pictures!.
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have prepared for you! I'd love to hear what you think, so please be sure to leave a comment below!
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Happy Christmas in July!
Welcome to our Stampin Friends June Summertime Blog Hop. I am so excited to share this month! School is out and sports are over! So I was able to design a little more this month, than I normally have time for!
As you can tell, this month's hop showcases projects that have a summertime theme! Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog? Her projects were awesome! Be sure to continue to Barbara Welch's blog once you have finished viewing mine!!!
I am really happy with my project this month and I hope you enjoy! I made a travel album from brown paper lunch bags. Super easy! The projects feature products from the Come Sail Away Suite! Brand new in our Stampin Up Annual Catalog. I used coordinating cardstock colors; Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
The first thing you need to do is figure out how many bags thick you want to make your album. I used 5 brown bags.
Then fold each bag in half and make sure you burnish the folds so the bags sit flat! Lay them one on top of the other alternating top and bottom of the bags. Once they are stacked and folded (make sure they all line up on edges or when you punch your holes the bags will be off), use a heavy duty hole punch or Cropidile. I measured from the top and bottom about 1" in and punched.
Now for decorating I used the Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards, as well as the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I basically looked through the cards to see what I wanted to use and then just went from there creating photo & journal layouts!
Now, let's not forgot that with the bags folded in half, the top of the bags (the open ends) become a pocket. You can leave them empty, but what fun is that! I created 5 cards for the 5 pockets. Each card is a 5x5 piece of cardstock. I used the Circle Tag Punch to create the tabs on the ends so the cards can slide in and out of the pocket easily! Again, some of the cards have parts that flip up or out!
You may have noticed on 3 of the cards there are pockets. I thought since this was to be a keepsake from traveling, you may want to have a place for some memorabilia. Creating the pockets was super easy.
Lets start with the black card.
To make the pocket, I took a piece of transparency (you can find these at office supplies stores) and cut it to 4 1/2x4 3/4. I cut a half circle at the "top" of one side. The reason I didn't cut it square is that you have a little more room to add things in and out. I added Tear N Tape to 3 sides and adhered to card.
To make the pockets on the Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow cards;
2- 3x6 Gussetted Cello Bags
2- small Velcro dots.
Fold each bag, on the opened side, about 1"-1 1/4" down. Cut along the fold, be sure to leave 1 side still on (this is the closure to the pocket)SEE PICTURE 2 BELOW. Add the velcro dots. I then took a different color cardstock than the card base and cut it to the size of the pocket (you could skip this step and just adhere it right to the pocket.
Some of the decorating throughout the album is from the Memories & More cards as well as a few stamped images from the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set cut out with the Smooth Sailing Dies. The album is bound together by Binder Rings, you can find these at Walmart and other office supply store. The size you need will depend on how thick you made your album. I tied on some retired ribbon scraps to the binder rings to add a little more embellishment.
Thank you so much for viewing my projects for the Stampin Friends June Summetime Blog Hop! I hope you liked what I made for you to share! PLEASE, leave a comment so I know you were here and I'd love to hear with you thought!
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Welcome to our May Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month hop showcases projects that feature Father’s Day. Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Cheryl Taylor’s blog? Her projects were awesome! Be sure to continue to Barbara Welch's blog, you can click on her link at the end of my blog.
I had fun preparing my projects for this month. I used all Stampin Up products. Primarily the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, Geared Up Thinlits and DSP. The cardstock used is Basic Gray and Whisper White
The first project I made in my set is a card in a box. I have always wanted to make one, and I finally sat down to give it a whirl! I did search Pinterest and found this video by The Serene Stamper. I found her tutorial very easy to follow! I am so pleased with how it came out and I know it will make an adorable display for the kids to give their dad.
I then made this super easy gift card holder! It's the perfect compliment to the card in a box. Sometimes it's perfectly fine to give a gift card as a gift, when the person has all they need!
So for this project, you need a piece of cardstock cut to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". This is a great size too and you can make 3 gift card holders from 1 piece of Cardstock. On the 3 1/2" side, score at 2 1/2" on one end and 2" on other end. Round the corners if you want to give a more finished look.
You will need 3 pieces of DSP, I just measure 1/4" less the front, bottom and back. I chose the shorter flap to be the top closer. Add tear n tape to the edges of the bottom flap to create a pocket.
And for the last but not least is a card suitable for any dad!!! I used Real Red as the card base, and layered with Whisper White and DSP. I stamped the images in Black Momento Ink. I cut the out with the Thinlits. I decided to not color the images. I feel they popped more against the DSP.
I hope you enjoyed the projects! Be sure to continue along the hop. Leave a comment and tell me what you think! 1 lucky person will receive the material to make all 3 projects!
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Welcome to our April Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month hop showcases projects that feature Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Cheryl Taylor’s blog? Wasn’t her projects wonderful. After viewing my projects you will want to visit Melissa Thomas' blog. Missed someone along the way?? At the end of my blog is a list of all participants, so be sure to select the next inline. You are at #7 Steph Jandrow.
I am working on projects to sell at an upcoming Pop-Up shop for the spring. One of my focuses will be on Mother's Day! Sometimes it is tough when selling papercrafts, we have to be different and appealing for customers. I have always wanted to make tea box dispenser and the up coming shop will be perfect to display. You can search all over Pinterest and the internet to find all different instructions. This is super easy to make.
All products and supplies are Stampin Up! I used the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 188 of the current Annual Catalog. This paper is retiring and is now on the while supplies list. You will need a 12x12 piece of card stock cut to 6x12. I chose Daffodil Delight as the box base. I used the Tea Together Stamp set from the Occasions catalog and the matching framelits. ( this stamp set will be carrying over to the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog. How exciting!!!
Using your Stampin Trimmer or Scoring Tool, and the 6" side of the paper at the top. Score at 1". Turn the paper so the 12" is now at the top and score at 3-1/16, 5-3/4, 8-13/16 and 11-1/2" So now we are going to trim, you have 5 sections that measure 3-1/16, 2-1/16, 3-1/16, 2-1/16 and 1/2". Chose the 2-1/16 *that falls in-between the 2-- 3-1/16, you need to score 3/4" above the 1" score line. Cut out the section once scored. Then, cut the 1" flap at the bottom of the 1/2" score line. Cut up to the 1" score line.
For the lid you need a piece of cardstock that measures 4-1/4x4-5/8" Score at 3/4" on all 4 sides. Cut and assemble. This may sound a little confusing so I have added this link to Heidi Baks who goes into detail on YouTube on to make the dispenser. To make the panels, I just measure 1/4" smaller than the box and lid. And decorated with the Tea Together images. The dispenser holds a small box of tea! Adorable!
My card was nice and simple! My card base is Coastal Cabana. My first layer is Whisper White 4x5-1/4" and for the next layer, I used a piece of Designer Paper from the Tea Room pack that measures 3x3-3/4" I stamp flower and Mother's Day greeting, from the Tea Together set and colored the flowers in with Blends (I used Bermuda Bay and Old Olive), I also stamped the same images on Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card. Before adhering to the card base, I added the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon and finished with a bow. At first I wasn't sure how the ribbon would look. But I was quite pleased! Very pretty in person!!!
Thank you so much for joining this month's blog hop. I hope you like my projects and all the other projects you have seen! I hope you were inspired to create as well! Be sure to visit Melissa's blog next and continue on!
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Welcome to our Easter or Pastel Stampin Friends March 2019 Blog Hop!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Cheryl's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. Make sure to check out my blog and at the end click the Inlinkz button to continue with the hop. You will be able to view a list of all the hoppers!
My original sampler displays the 4 seasons. I am currently working on 4 holidays. (Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas). The timing of the hop was perfect for me to finish and share my Easter Sampler. The products used are all Stampin Up and the shadow box frame can be found at Wal-mart under $10 also available in black.
Several stamp sets were used to make the sampler. Abstract Impressions, Beauty Abound, Sitting Pretty, Itty Bitty phrases, Picnic With You, Inspired Events and oops a couple that retired All God's Grace and Hey Chic. The DSP is Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stacks. The cardstock is Powder Pink and Soft Sea Foam. I used a 12x12 Whisper White cardstock and arranged squares evenly. The larger squares are 3x3 and then 2 3/4x 2 3/4. There are so many ideas for samplers on Pinterest. You can search to find designs that you like. My main focus was to make sure that Easter was the focus.. since I already have a spring sampler, I didn't want to make another. I am happy with the turnout! What do you think??
My next project for this hop is a card.
Welcome 2019 and welcome to the first Stampin Friends Blog Hop of the new year. I am so excited to be continuing as a regular hopper for the year. We have some great theme's planned so make sure to check us out each month!! This month's Stampin Friends theme is Love! So relax and enjoy all these amazing projects!! You are really going to love the projects shared this month!
We have 11 amazingly talented crafters participating in this month's hop, so be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects. Wasn't Maureen's projects just wonderful????
Be sure to leave a comment on my blog post and I will enter you in to my personal raffle to make this project yourself!!!!
Today I wanted to share with you 2 really fun projects made with new products from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog!
My projects use the All About Love Designer Series Paper, the Meant to Be stamp set and the colors Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White and a pop of Balmy Blue.
To decorate the front of the bag, I used the new Be Mine Framelits in the new Occasions catalog. I layered the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue and Whisper White. I cut 2 of each out as I will used the second set when making the coordinating card.
What do you think??? I hope you like my projects!
Be sure to follow along to Melissa Thomas's blog, you can click on her name below and check out her projects!!!
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Thank you for joining us on our Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Blog Hop! Holidays? Wasn't it just summer??? For us here in New England we've had our roller coaster of temperatures and rain! I'm done with the rain....lets ask Mother Nature to send the rain to California and help end these horrigic fires! If you've been following along with the hop, you can from Barbara Welch's blog!! Weren't here projects awesome!!!!
During this time of year I begin my teacher gifts. I try to stay ahead of the game on this because, and I am sure you know, you blink and Christmas is here! I've been toying with this project now for over a month ........and I have finally started it! It's going to be one of things that will take some time to get done. My son's classes switch between 2 classrooms so there is 4 teachers total! I am working on a Monthly Calendar!!! So...ya I have to come up with a theme for each month and then X 4. I am also a vendor at our High School fair soooo I am debating making some for there too!!
After several attempts at different layouts I am happy with what I've done so far. AND THANK THE LORD FOR MY CRICUT....It's makes doing multiples so much easier!!! Well all except the snowflakes! This is a new die set from Stampin UP called Snowfall Framelits! I ordered the frames on Amazon, yeah Prime!! I ordered them Monday .....and they arrived today...perfect timing. So for the paper, I have used glitter paper I found at AC Moore, Pool Party, Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock. The project keeps evolving as I continue to work on it. But I so happy with the results.
Ok first of all I want to apologize for my photos they aren't the best. I do have a designated area to take pictures so sometimes there's just a lot going when I need to photograph
My card is from the All is Bright Suite featured in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. I got the idea right out of the catalog itself! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely beautiful and this card/photo does not do it justice at all! The photographic images in the DSP really makes the card pop! The Buffalo plaid is a new background stamp also in the Holiday Catalog.
I hope you enjoyed my projects and our Happy Holidays Hop
If you haven't visited everyone's blog be sure to check them out. You can find all the participants listed below.
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Happy Stampin and Happy Holidays
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.
Before you go, be sure to comment, and I will draw one lucky winner of a little blog candy by October's blog hop!
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Happy Halloween and
First I laid the stamp do...stamp side up and the I inked it up using Cajun Craze. Lay the cardstock on top, and then I folded over my grid paper and rub the top of it evenly, then gently lift of the cardstock! So much easier than trying to get an even stamped image the other way!!
The truck image is from the new Farmhouse Christmas stamp set! I LOVE THIS SUITE. It was the first suite that made my list of must haves!! Even though this is a Christmas set, I think it works pretty well for Fall, just leave the sentiments out!
I stamped the image and then cut it out with the new limited Stitched Seasons Framelits. The leaf is also from this framelit set and I used Copper foil sheets
I colored the truck in with the new blends. I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate.
The banner is cut from Old Olive using the Triple Banner Punch. I crumbled it all up and then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze. I used the new Braided Linen Trim for the bow!! This can be found in the new Holiday Catalog in the Country Lane Suite!
The bag is basically the same layout as the card. I used a white craft back I bought at AC Moore! I am filling it with fall soaps to give as a gift!!
I hope you liked my projects, be sure to leave a comment. I will be drawing 1 lucky winner to receive this completed project...minus the soaps (oops)
Be sure to continue with the blog hop Cindy Waldroff is next up and you can go to her blog by clicking on her name below!
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