Welcome to our October Stampin Friends Blog Hop!!! I am super excited to share my projects. Our theme this month is 'Give Thanks'! I hope you follow and hop along with us.
If you came from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog, thank you for continuing and be sure to hop to Teri Pocock’s blog after viewing mine!!
Let's hop right in! I am just so excited about my projects...did I say that already??
Awhile back, when I still had in-home classes and tables at craft fairs, I had created a workshop for seasonal 12x12 Samplers! It was a big hit! I then continued on to make several holiday samplers (Valentine's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas, and most recently I was ask to make custom monthly samplers for wonderful customer, who wanted to be able to change her Sampler frame monthly!! Now after a few years of having my original ones displayed, I decided to update my fall one to a "thankful" one. I have included a copy of the samplers I have made at the very end of the blog post.
I create a Fun-Fold card to match. I will be giving this as a gift to my mother who just is now displaying a sampler I made.
I absolutely love fall, it's my favorite season, I truly enjoy when the weather gets cooler and the leaves change. I used the Stampin UP Harvest Meadow Suite and Pretty Pumpkins Bundle for my projects.
The card is a 'W' Fun-Fold Card. It looks like a W when the card is opened! It is SO easy to make.
You will need the following:
Cardbase: Misty Moonlight 8 1/2x11 cardstock, cut at 4 1/2x11 score on the 11' side at 5 1/2
Misty Moonlight 1 3/4x11 strip score on the 11' side at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 & 8 1/4
Misty Moonlight (4) at 2 1/4x2 3/4
Basic white (3) at 4 x 5 1/4 and (2) at 2x2 1/2
Harvest Meadow DSP 3 3/4x5 and (2) at 2x2 1/2
Cork Specialty Paper 3x 3/12
Attach the 3 3/4x5 piece of DSP to the Basic White layer, before adhering to the cardbase, be sure to wrap the Diamond Weave Ribbon and tie and bow on the side.
I used the Pretty Pumpkins set to stamp the pumpkins. I used the Pumpkin Pie and Just Jade Stampin Blends to color them and cut them out with the Dies. I added some loops of the Gold Cording in-between the pumpkin layers.
For the inside of the card, attach the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White to each side of the cardbase. Fold the 1 3/4 strip, accordion fold, and attach at each edge of the basic white. See Photo Below. Attach the 2 smaller DSP pieces to the Misty Moonlight. Stamp on the Basic Whiteand then attach to the Misty Moonlight
I created a video below, to show how to assemble the card!
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have made for October's Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
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Wow, how is it already August 27th? Does anyone else feel like this month just flew right by? Like, many of you, I'm in back to school mode! I almost forgot about the hop...thank goodness I didn't. I look forward to this each month and I hope you do too!
This months hop is All About the Paper! I love Stampin Up's DSP. At times I do not even use it because I love it too much to cut up! This year, when I have had the time, I have focused on using supplies I've had on hand...and that includes all my paper. I am exciting this month to share with you these projects featuring some new DSP.
Grab a favorite drink, sit back and hop along! There are so many fun projects featuring paper in this Hop. If you joined me from Teri Pocock's blog...thank you for continuing on. And after viewing my blog, be sure to continue to Tiziana Milano's.
I am really exciting to share with you the projects for this month's Blog Hop. They both feature products from Stampin Up's Annual Catalog. I used the Pattern Party DSP pack which is an exclusive pack of paper for hostesses only. It's a fun pack of paper that has colorful patterns on one-side and black and white on the other. I also kept the stampin to a minimum to really showcase the paper.
I made a Fun-Fold Pop-Up Card - I never made one before and wanted to try it out!
Pale Papaya card base 4 1/4x11 - on the 11' side score at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2
DSP 6x6 and 4x5 1/8
Pale Papaya Ribbon
Basic White for stamping
DSP to punch out hearts
Please refer to the video I provided for card assembly
I also made an envelope to match! I used my retired Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board. Just follow for a 4 1/4x5 1/2 card.
I love the bag its a great size - 3x7x 1 1/2 you can fill it with lots of treats. It come together to so quick. So if you needed to make a bunch, you could get them done easily.
DSP 9 1/2x10 be sure the pattern is facing in the right direction and that is your 9 1/2 side
on the 9 1/2 side score at 1 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 & 9
on the 10' side score at 1 1/2 and 8 1/2
Fold and burnish your score lines
Decide what side you want to be visible and fold down one of the 1 1/2 score lines to show the other side of the paper.
Trim up the bottom score lines and assemble as you would a box/bag.
Refer to the video for assembly directions!
Today I am sharing with you a couple of my favorite projects! These are projects I have been making them for many years. This month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop Them is Rewind & Redo. Take something old and redo it to something new. How fun is that???
If you hopped from Tiziana Milano's blog, wasn't her projects AMAZING?? Be sure to continue to Kim Lamos after mine. And be sure to leave a comment I'd love to hear what you think!
We have a packed hop with amazing projects so be sure to visit everyone. I have a provided a list of hoppers at the end of this blog.
I knew right away the card I wanted to redo was the Triangle Flap Pocket card. And a go to box that I've made in different ways over the years. Now sadly I have searched for my original project and couldn't locate one. Which is crazy because I've made it so often!
I used the brand new, not yet, available, Frosted Gingerbread Suite....It's just so stinkin' fun.
I have never been successful baking or decorating gingerbread, so this suite is so easy to create fun designs!!
To make the card I used Real Red Cardstock as my base and Old Olive for the card insert.
You will need:
2 pieces of Real Red 4 1/4x11 and 4 1/4x 6 1/4
Old Olive 4 x 5 1/4
Basic White 3 3/4x 5
DSP 4 x 5 1/4 - cut on the diagonal.
Some scrap pieces of Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Real Red and Basic White
Take the largest piece of Real Red and with the 11" side at the top of the Simply Scored Score Board, score at 5 1/2
Using you Stampin Trimmer, line up the top of the score line to the bottom corner in the cutting line and cut...this will make a triangle flap. See picture.
Take the smaller piece of Real Red and with the 6 1/4 side at the top score one side at 3/4
Then line up the bottom edge of the score line to the bottom corner in the cutting line and cut the triangle.
Add adhesive to the 3/4 score section and adhere to the edge on the back of the large piece and fold over to the front, this will create the second flap. Now, take your triangles cut from the DSP and adhere to the flaps, reversing one side of the DSP.
2. Cut down on the score lines to create tabs in the next section, remove the 1/2' section and then section below it then slight trim the next.
3. Keep the next sections in tact and round the corners, this will be the lid or bottom of box.
4. Repeat step 2.
5. Remove the 1/2 tab
6. Add adhesive down the remaining 1/2 strip, fold box over and seal.
To decorate I cut the DSP 4 pieces 1 3/4x 4 3/o make the snowflakes, I used the dies that coordinate and cut them out using the DSP.
I hope you enjoyed the projects I share with you. Be sure to leave a comment and visit everyone's Blog.
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2021 is just moving along quickly and here is Massachusetts spring is underway. The sunshine and warm air feel amazing!! The beauty of the trees and flowers blooming is breathtaking! And this month's blog hop is perfect for springtime! So lets celebrate spring with some beautiful flowers, sunshine and happiness!
I hope you joined me from Jean Beaulieu's blog and after viewing mine, be sure to continue on to Melissa Thomas's Blog. And if you get lost along the way, there is a list of hoppers at the end of the blog.
Because Mother's Day is around the corner here in the US, I chose to create projects that focus on that. I choice to omit any greetings so the cards can be used anyway the recipients want!
You may recognize this design from a previous blog post that I used the In Good Taste Suite. Here, I used the Fine Art Floral DSP, which sadly will retire, but the Gold ribbon, Art Gallery stamp set and Floral Gallery Dies will carryover to the new annual catalog. Suites and bundles do not carryover. So don't wait, grab the Fine Art Floral DSP and Art Gallery Bundle (10% savings) while you can.
I have used this set here and there, but...I will admit, it sort of intimidated me! I am so happy I gave it another go!!! I LOVE how my projects came out!!! What do you think??
For the envelope box, I used Basic White and then layered Pool Party and the Fine Art Flower DSP. The Bellyband is 2x12 and is also the DSP. The white layers is cut from the Ornate Frames. The flowers were first stamped in Pool Party, then Night of Navy. I added a piece of Fine Art Gold Ribbon and frayed the ends. I also tied a knot using the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.
I made 4 cards to include in the box. They were each created the same way and I used Pool Party and Petal Petal as the cardbases. For 2 of the cards, I skipped the 1 3/4x4 layer and allowed the DSP to show. And then the other 2 cards I did used that layer in a different DSP pattern. I am not sure which I love more the Pool Party or the Petal Pink.
DSP 4x5 1/4
Circle 2 3/4
Layer 1 3/4x4
My FAVORITE part of making this project is, I decided to make the matching envelopes! Why I do not do this more often is a mystery to me!!!!
I hope you enjoyed my projects this month!! Be sure to contunue on the hop!
#stampinup #fineartfloral #envelopepunchboard #mss2021cardchallenge15 #stampinandscrappinwithsteph
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How can it already be March 26th...I feel like this month has gone by so quickly! And it's even more shocking to me how much our lives have changed since last March! I am excited that things seem to be moving along nicely lately. And with that said I am also excited to share with a fun Monochromatic Project for the March Stampin Friends Blog Hop.
I hop you joined me from Heidi Collin's Blog and after viewing mine, be sure to continue on to Melissa Thomas's Blog. And if you get lost along the way, there is a list of hoppers at the end of the blog. And please welcome Kirsty Pattrick to the hop this month!!! We are excited to have her join us. I hop you check out her projects!!
I chose my favorite colors to make my projects. I used Old Olive with a mix of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.
Lets start with the Mini Gift bag. It so easy to make. You will need a piece of card stock or DSP that measures 6x9. If you choose a patterned paper that has a directional pattern, be sure to make sure the paper is in the right position before you begin scoring. You can refer to my video below to see what I mean.
Using your SImply Scored Score Bored, with the 9" side at the top, score at 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 3/4 and 7 3/4
Turn to the 6" side and score at 1 1/4 and 4 3/4.
Fold and burnish your score lines. You will have 2 scores lines at the top and at the bottom that are 1 1/4 wide choose what will be the top of the bag and what is the bottom. The top, fold on the score line, opposite, so the fold is on the ouside of the bag and the reverse pattern is visible.
On the bottom, remove that 1/2" bit up to the 1 1/4 score line. Then cut up to that score line for the others. Adhere the top fold down. Add adhesive to the remaining 1/2 side and fold to meet the opposite edge. Fold the bottom flaps in to create the bag.
I deocrated the front by stamping the images with the Forver Fern Stamp Set, using Old Olive, and then cutting out with the coordintating dies. I stamped the greeting on a 1 1/2 circle. Finished with a Old Olive bow.
Such a perfect little bag for a gift card, some candy or treats! Whatever you need!!!!
I used dimensionals to assemble the first layer, on Basic White I stamped the greeting and image from the Forever Fern Stamp set in Old Olive. I then added each strip, with Stampin Seal, from left to right, adding the smallest strip to the largest. I added the Basic White layer using dimensionals. I added some rhinsetones that I colored using the Stampin Blends Dark Old Olive marker.
For the card with the DSP, I added the ribbon around the Basic White layer and finished it in a bow, before adhering it to the card.
I have created this video for you to refer to while making the bag and card. I have also added a bonus mini card!
I hope you enjoyed my projects. I had lots of fun designing them for you!
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Welcome to my favorite hop of the year! I look forward to January, when we kick off the new year with a fresh blog hop! I am energized and organized after a much needed December hop break! Each year I look at my perpetual calendar and review all birthdays for the year and begin to go through current cards to send! I then plan to make more birthday cards if I don't have enough....and then some! So it's so fitting that we start our 2021 Stampin Friends Blog Hop with Birthday Celebrations!
So here’s to a new year, new beginnings, new possibitlities and a new 2021 Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you miss anyone along the way, you can find a list of participants to the bottom of each blog. I hope you came from Teri Pocock’s blog, wow weren't her projects amazing?? After you view my blog, continue onto Maureen Rauchfuss’s blog, you're going to be blown away. You are guarantee to find projects that you will want to make!
I chose a fun fold card that I have never made before! This Easel Card is so easy to make! I choice Cinnamon Cider as my base with a layer of Soft Sea Foam! Can you say Mint Chip? Ok, maybe just me!! Then, I added the layer of DSP. Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam and Bermuda Bay are the perfecct scoops! I see Black Raspberry, Mint Chip and Cotton Candy!! Well around here, those would be colors of so fun flavored ice cream. What about were you are??? Stamp the images and use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch them out! Add the fun sprinkles or jimmies and chips on the scoops and then don't forget the criss-crosses to define the cone!
The Happy Birthday Greeting can be found in the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and I stamped that in Rich Razzleberry.
Below is the measurements of the paper used! For more details on how I put this card & box together, I created a video for you to follow!
To make the card:
Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider 11x4 1/4; on the 11" side score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Fold on the 5 1/2 score line and then fold back on the 2 3/4 score line.
Layer 1: Soft Sea Foam 5 1/2x4, DSP 5x3 3/4 adhere to the bottom section of the card
Layer 2: Soft Sea Foam 2 at 4x2 1/2, DSP 1 at 3 3/4x2 1/4. Adhere 1 of the Soft Sea Foam pieces to the center section (measures 4 1/4x2 3/4). Adhere the other piece of Soft Sea Foam and then DSP to the top section.
Layer 3: Cinnamon Cider 2x4, Soft Sea Foam 1 7/8x3 7/8, and Whisper White 1 3/4x3 3/4. Stamp the sprinkles in different colors on opposite corners of the Whisper White. Adhere layers togther and then add about 1/2 way down on the top section. Use dimensionals. Make sure to only add the adhesive to the part that sticks to the card base.
Layer 4: Cinnamon Cider 1 1/4x3 1/2, Soft Sea Foam 1 1/8x3 3/8 and Whisper White 1x3 1/4 Stamp the greeting in Rich Razzleberry.
Ink Colors used to stamp ice cream scoops, jimmies/sprinkles, chips and cone on Whisper White. Bermuda Bay, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Sea Foam. Punch out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. Add to the Whisper White Sprinkle layered piece. Wrap and tie in a bow, on top section, with the Rich Razzleberry Ribbon.
Lift the card up, so the ice cream cone section stands almost up right, then add the greeting to the base of the card, so it holds up the top section.
To decorate the box;
What do you think? SO FUN right? I just love how adorably fun this suite is!!
Thank you for joining me today, be sure to leave a comment and visit blog!
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Welcome to the Stampin Friends November Blog Hop! You will notice as you hop along our theme is Happy Holidays! Make sure to view all of this months hoppers! You’re guaranteed to be in the holiday spirit with some crafting inspiration!!!!
This is our last hop of 2020, don’t worry we will be back in January 2021. With all the craziness this year has brought us, I am so happy to be a part of this blog hop! As I look back over the last several years, I love how my crafting has evolved and improved!! I truly feel honored to be a part of this group! It’s so fun each month to stay creating, to be inspired and to continue to be challenged! And for me the best of it all, is seeing all the beautiful projects that are shared!! I look forward to each month! It’s just so exciting to hop along aside these amazing and talented ladies from all over the US, UK, Australia and Germany! If you’re a paper-crafter, with a blog, and you’re interested in joining us, please contact me!
I hope you are following along with our blog hop and you came from I just love her projects, or if you're just getting started with me, you can find the full list of hoppers at the end of this post. Once you finish with my blog, be sure to continue to Tiziana Milano's Blog and make sure to leave comments so we know you visited!! We love to hear from you!!
My project this month features a paper mug. I’ve been noticing these paper mugs all over Pinterest as I was searching for some packaging inspiration! I immediately shared this project with a friend who has been working endlessly on making Hot Chocolate Bombs!!! So fun and such a cute way to package a yummy treat! I used products from the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. I have also included a video showing you how to make the mug!
To make the paper mug;
you will need a piece of card stock or designer paper that measures 4 1/2” x 9” I used the Heartwarming Hug DSP.
Now if you are using a piece of designer paper you want to have the side that is the inside of your mug face up on your Simply Scored Scoring Board. Start with the 9” side along the top and score every inch at 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7”, & 8”
Then turn the paper to the 4 1/4” side and score at 1 1/2” NOTE: before you score, make sure if your paper has a directional pattern that the pattern is facing the right way on the score board, the 1 1/2” line is the bottom of the mug! So when it's assembled that larger section should be facing correctly. Hope this makes sense!!
Continue to have paper for the inside of the mug face up
Cut the 1” score lines up to the 1 1/2” line.
Then remove the bottom right corner section from the 8” score line up to the 1 1/2” line and then cut the top section at an angle....see the 3rd picture below!
Add adhesive to the bottom tabs, flip over to the outside of the mug and then adhesive along that tab!
Now lightly fold on the score lines as you roll the paper to adhere the sides!
Attach the bottom piece overlapping each other to form the bottom! I punched out 2 - 2” circles one for the bottom and one for the inside, you don’t have to do this but it makes it look finished to me and adds a-little more support to the mug!
For the handle I just layered 2 different sizes circle dies
I cut out 2 glued them together and cut the almost in half! Bend the ends alittle and glue them to the mug! You could also use ovals, as well! Fill with some candy or whatever treats you like! I added some lotion and lip balm in a pretty bag!
I used the Warm Hugs Stamp and coordinating Warm Wraps dies to make the greeting on the front and I also cut the Real Red Glimmer paper using a 2” punch! You can refer to the pictures below for more details! What do you think?? So fun!!! And so EASY. In order to accomodate the size of the Hot Chocolate Bombs, I had to adjust my measurements, but I will show that as another post when I make the final version! I can’t wait to make a bunch for my friend to package her goodies in!
And now my card!!! Super easy layers! I used the same paper pack Heartwarming Hugs DSP and chose a couple different patterns.
Start with a Mossy Meadow card base
4x5 1/4 piece of Cherry Cobbler
DSP that measures 3 7/8”x 5 1/8”
DSP that measures 1 1/2”x 4 3/4”
3”x3 1/2” piece of Pear Pizzazz
2 3/4”x3 1/4” of Whisper White
Adhere the DSP onto the Cherry Cobbler add then add the DSP strip, wrap some Mossy Meadow Diaganol Striped Ribbon around the left side and tie in a bow, before adhering to the card base.
I stamped using on a scrap piece of white using the Everything Essential stamp set. To get the different colors I used my Stamp n Write markers. I colored the stamp, the huffed on it to moisten and then stamp! So cool right? Then punched it out with the Tag Punch.
I die cutted a few snowflakes from a retired set called Snowfall, I’m sorry I don’t have any news ones! And layered behind the tag before adhering to the card.
You can see below I have to cards, one with Real Red Braided Linen Thread and one with ribbon! Which one do you like better??? I can’t decide!!!
Thank you so much for joining me today!! I had so much fun creating my projects I hope you enjoyed them!!! Be sure to continue to Tiziana Milano’s blog for her awesome projects!!!
Thank you again
Happy Holidays & Happy Stampin
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I am excited to share with you October's Stampin Friends Blog Hop! The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting cooler! I just love the fall! Today is a beautiful sunny day with ble skies! It helped inspire me to be creative! This month's theme is Thanks, Thankful, Thank You! So basically anything Thanks.
I hope you are following along with our blog hop and you came from Jean Beaulieu's blog! I just love her projects, didn't you?? Be sure to continue to Anne Marie Hile's blog and make sure to leave comments so we know you visited!!
Many of you may have heard about World Card Making Day! This is a huge day for paper crafters all over the world. We strive to make as many cards as possible. But most importantly MAIL many cards! I had planned a quick online event to demonstrate the cards I would be working on. And.......technology had a different agenda for me. I started off with many technical issues and had to restart my Facebook Live - so needless to say an hour turned into 2. I wanted to thank the participants that rejoined with words of encouragement for me. So I made this cute little notepad holder using the Gilded Autumn Suite! I found a the little pack of notepads at the Dollar Tree. They come in a variety of different colors. Originaly, I just measured the cardstock to wrap over the notepad.
But I felt like it was missing that finished looked. The clock was ticking to finish before the weekend. So I searched and searched and came across this YouTube video from Kitchen Table Stamper and it was perfect! She even used the same notepads from the Dollar Tree. It's the perfect size and her directions include the pen/pencil holder.
I used the coordinating colors from the designer series paper. Cajun Craze as my cover. Next I layered Mint Macaron embossed with Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and added 2 strips DSP from the Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper. I stamped the leaves and acorns with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron ink from the Beautiful Autumn Bundle. The greeting I used is from the Country Home stamp set and I stamped it on Very Vanilla cut out using the Layering Ovals dies.
I'm so happy how the notepad cover came out! I have already hand delivered to my viewers that were local and they loved them!!!
Whenever I make cards, whether it's for a hop, challenge, order or event if I am in a need of a specific card, I always make 2. It's been a habit ever since the first Stampin Up event I eever attended. I normally only show 1 card since there's no need for both, especially if I make them the same. And we only need to share a card and a project for the Blog Hop. But today I am not just showing you 1 or 2. I am showing you 4 cards! I was on a role and I just kept going! I said "Why Not!"
For the cards above, they were so easy to make. And I used up some smaller pieces of DSP from the pack....which I sometimes, never know what to do with! For both cards, I used the same layout and Cajun Craze as the base. I scored the cardstock on the 11" side to 5 1/2" then on the 8 1/2" side, I cut at 4 1/4". My layers are as follows:
Cardstock 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Layer 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Cardstock 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Layer 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Layer 3"' x1"
Layer 3/4" x 2 3/4" (on the left card wrap with the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) on the right, just the basket weave ribbon.
I stamped the leave on Cajun Crazy, using Cajun Craze ink and then stamped the greeting with Early Espresso. The images are from the Gather Together Bundle.
These cards were fun to make and I liked that I tried a slight stepped up version on the left. #stampinup #gildedautumnsuite #stampinandscrappinwithsteph #msscardchallenge22
These 2 cards are also made using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper! I am going to be sad with this paper is gone! It's just so pretty!
The cardbase is cut the same as the previous cards and I used Early Espresso! The card on the left has Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze and the card on the right, is Early Espresso with Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron.
To make the card:
Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 1 7/8" x 5 1/16" (you need 2)
Cardstock 2 1/2"x 1 1/2"
Layer 2 3/8 1 3/8"
Cardstock 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Layer 1 3/8" x 1 3/8:
Circles 1 1/2" and I 3/8"
Cardstock strip 1/2" x 1 7/8"
So easy to assemble!! Simple layers! #stampinup #gildedautumnsuite #stampinandscrappinwithsteph #msscardchallenge23
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have shared with you for this month's Blog Hop! Be sure to leave a comment and 1 lucky person will receive the notepad cover!
Continie to Anne Marie Hile's hop and see what amazing projects she is sharing this month!
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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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Happy Stampin Steph
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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???
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