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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My cards feature a new suite that will be available August 4th!! I made the cards using the Trimming the Town DSP, Coming Home Stamp set and Home Together Dies! And what’s so cool, is the home dies will cut out the houses that are on the DSP! Love this!! But can you tell which houses I colored with the Stampin Blends and which are cut out from the DSP! Either way, they look great!!!!
The new Trimming the Town Suite captures the feel of a hometown holiday with whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings! And in the spirit of the season, you can make a difference in your community by purchasing the Coming Home Stamp Set. The Coming Home stamp set is part of Stampin Up’s Making a Difference, purchase the stamp set as part of the suite, bundle or individually and $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility! You can make a difference today!!!
Check out this fun holiday suite on pages 24-26 of the new mini catalog! Don’t have a catalog? Contact me today for yours!!! #trimmingthetown #makingadifference #stampinup #stampinandscrappinwithsteph @stephjandrowstamps
Be sure to leave a comment, and I will choose 1 lucky person who will receive a complete card from me!
Nothing says class Christmas like these pretty seasonal blooms in a traditional color scheme. Create soft, tone-on-tone poinsettias that embody elegant beauty!
The Poinsettia Place Suite features coordinating colors of Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Bumblebee and Soft Suede. Poinsettias, pinecones and holly combine with subtle visual texture for a rustic feel. Some images in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper can be cut using the Poinsettia Dies. Or layer behind the Plush Poinsettia Place Specialty Paper for an elegant look.
The Poinsettia Place Suite includes 6 beautiful coordinating products:
Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
Poinsettia Petals Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies)
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
Real Red 3/8 Sheer Ribbon
Each item included in the Suite can be purchased individually as well. See the quick video below and see all the Poinsettia Place Suite has to offer this holiday season! Shop the Suite today!
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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!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Christmas in July!
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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Why is hosting a party always so exciting???? It's thrill of gathering friends and family together to share something you love and....well earn some things for free!!
Stampin Up is offing and exciting incentive ….Dashing Along Host Promotion
Hosting a holiday event is always fun—and we’ve made it even more delightful with our exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion. If you host a party with $250 in sales from September 1–30, you'll earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.
So why is this paper so exciting to get??? Because you won't find it anywhere in the Stampin Up catalogs!! That's right it's exclusive to this offer! But....what makes it sooo much more exclusive and exciting is; Not only does the paper pack coordinate with the Dashing Deer bundle in the Holiday catalog, but it is how the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper was created!
To create our exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, we decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you, our hosts, beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with our Stampin Up families. We hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as we do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!
WOW how amazing does this paper sound???
So how can you get your hands on it???
Host Promotion Details
Sounds great right???
Be sure to contact me today to schedule your event and we can customize to suit your needs
For this week card club I decided to get in the holiday spirit. Normally my card club consist of 4 cards, 2 each design. But instead I've included 2 notecards, 2 gift card holders and 8 coordinating tags all projects use the DSP Home for Christmas
So I've had several requests to post the instructions for the notebook set I posted a few days back.
So here you go, it's very simple:
Notebook: You will need 1 sheet of card stock 8 1/2 x 11. With the 11" side on the top score at 5 1/4" and 5 3/4". Fold on the score lines.
To create the pocket on the inside, cut a piece of card stock to 6 1/2 x 4 3/4. Score at 1/2" & 3/4" on 3 sides. Fold on the score lines, you will need to cut up to the 3/4" score lines at the bottom of you pocket. Use a strong adhesive to glue to inside left of the cover. The pocket will measure 5 x 4 when done.
On the inside right you can glue the 5x8 notepad.
Depending on how you choose to decorate the front cover is up to you.
You will need to cut 2 pieces of card stock for base 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" & for the lid 4 7/16" x 4 7/16"
Using the Simply Scored scoring tool, Score st 5/8" on all 4 sides of the base and lid.
To create the hinge on the lid. Take the lid piece and score at 2" down to the 5/8" mark. Turn it over and make sure the 2" scored line you made, lines up to the 2" mark on the left side of your simply scored tool. Now on the top measurements score at 2" again down to the 5/8" mark.
Fold on all score lines on base and lid. You do not need to fold the 2" scored lines.
Before you assemble, cut the circle opening with the Circle Framelits on the lid. I then too a pieces of the window sheet and cut the next size up with the frame,it and glued it on the inside.
I took a piece of DSP cut it to 3x3. Cut a circle (slighter bigger than the size on the lid) and adhere on top.
Take lid and a ruler and line up the edge to the 2" marks and using a stylus or bone folder score a diagonal line.
Cut up on score lines to create the box. Also cut up the 2" lines and fold the diagonal opposite this will hinge the box. Assemble the lid and base.
You then want to glue that corner piece onto the card base.
I punched the bow using the Bow maker punch with same card stock and used reverse side.
Today I finalized my Christmas card design. I'm so happy! Once I figured out what I wanted to do I was on a roll. I'll give a sneak peak, but you'll have to wait for Christmas to see the cards. I will share that I used the Home for Christmas DSP. Love this paper!! I prepped as much as I could and stamped enough for 100 cards. But I had to place an order for supplies. I can't wait for the order to come in so I can keep going. Just need to print out our family picture. And when it's all prepped, assembled! Wah-la!!! Definitely feeling accomplished today!