The weather outside is wonderful! It’s time to get cozy by the fireplace with some hot chocolate and the Wonderful Winterland Kit. With gently falling flurries and houses nestled on the hillsides, this picturesque project is sure to warm your heart. The kit includes all the supplies you need to make eight cards and spread some cheer this holiday season!
Isn't this kit amazing????
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Welcome to our Stampin Friends November Happy Holidays Blog Hop! I'm so excited that you have decided to stop by.
You are really going to love the projects shared this month! The Stampin Up Holiday Catalog was jammed pack with products to use for this hop, it was hard to choose just one this month!!!!
We have 16 amazingly talented crafters participating in this month's hop, so be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
What's a Blog Hop without some Blog Candy?? Make sure to leave a comment to be entered in the Blog Hop raffle. Read each blog, scroll to the end, and leave a comment with #SFNOVHop!! Each member and guest blogger, will randomly select a winner from our blog comments. We will then pool those together and randomly select the overall hop winner. I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Carolina Evan's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Take a minute or two to enjoy my project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Kirsteen Gill's blog. Didn't come from Carolina's blog?? That's ok, just click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end and click on Carolina's name to visit her blog.
I purchased the Here's to Cheers stamp set & Cheerful Tags framelits bundle awhile back and finally got around to using it. I think at first glance, being in the Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog, we think it is a set that needs to be used during the holidays. But that is not the case!!! It's a very versatile set for gift giving, whether your giving a baked good or a bottle of wine, it all boils down to the colors and presentation.
My card & project for this month's blog hop is for the holidays. All products used are from Stampin' Up! I decided to make a little gift set that all goes together or can be broken out into separate gifts if necessary. But the intent is to give it together. Perfect for a co-worker, friend/family, pretty much anyone! It's perfect as a hostess gift too! A nice gift of candles and wine. A perfect to unwind during all the holiday stress.
I paired the Here's to Cheers bundle with the Perfect Pines suite. I just love the DSP! So festive. But again a versatile pack of paper that doesn't need to be all about the holidays. Since the paper is double-sided, and only a few sheets have gift-giving on them, the paper is perfect to use for winter gifts, treats or cards! And the COLORS are fabulous.
The main colors I used are Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler!!!
So for the card, it is fairly simple to assemble. Cutting out all the pines was time consuming but I used the Diebrush and that helped out a bit. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base and layered DSP with Emerald Envy and Whisper White. I think the only thing I would change is a different patterned DSP. The one I choice gets covered to much. I cut all the pines using Emerald Envy and the berries with Cherry Cobbler. I stamped a set of pines onto the whisper white with Emerald Envy, greeting is in Cherry Cobbler. I used the fine-point pen adhesive to assemble that way I only put the adhesive at the tips to let the rest hang!
I used Gold and Silver Foil as accents to both sets of tags. I wanted them to pop!
For the bottle tags, I used a piece of DSP behind the foil diecut to add a little more color.
For the folding tags with the "Just spreading Cheer this Christmas, I embossed the greetings in Gold and Silver. I used the circles that are left over from the bottle tags. So no extra punching there.
The framelits are really easy to use and assemble. It looks like alot, but honestly, once you get a system/assembly going they come together fairly easily.
I made 8 tags (2 sets of four) you could certainly split this set up. But since I am doing a gift set, I needed something to put the tags in.
I was going to just leave the tags in a cello bag and tie with a ribbon, but I felt it was missing something. So I quickly made a giftbag/box using the Giftbag Punchboard. I followed the directions to make a medium bag, I used a piece of DSP that measured 7w X 11L. I did not punch holes at the top. I wanted it to look more like the box than a bag. I had cut out a lot of pines, berries and pinecones while I was making the cards & tags. So I incorporated them on the box. Very cute!!
And the last project for today is this super adorable candle jar! The jar was truly my favorite from this whole set. I have alot of canning jars on hand from gift giving projects. And this jar style was perfect.
I decorated the jar very similar to the gift bag above. I kept the gold lid as is. I felt it tied in perfectly with the Gold and Silver foil. I punched a 2" circle using the same DSP that I used on the card, just tonadd a little something to the lid. The jar fits 6 PartyLite tealights perfectly. I added 3 different scents for the holidays. It smells sooo good when you take the lid off. Now if you or someone your giving this to is not into candles, fill the jar with a scrub or holiday kisses, or whatever you prefer!
It looks so pretty when I lit the candle and it's glowing!!
Don't you just love how when you start a project and you're not quite sure how it's going to look when it is done! And then you end with such a WOW factor!!! That's how I felt after I finished and grouped it all together for the picture!!
I really hope you like what you saw!!
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Thank you for stopping by, feel free to contact me with any questions about the projects or products used.
Project kits give you a fun creative experience without the need to design your own project. Just gather your friends and have your ME bring the extra supplies to make something special. Or if you want to DIY, purchase the additional products listed with each kit. You can find details for the Tin of Tags kit on page 32 of the Holiday Catalog.
The Tin of Tags is the perfect Project Kit to use on all your holiday packaging. While it's perfect for Christmas, the sentiments work well for birthdays too!!! And the best part, they are handmade!!!! And I almost forgot to mention, this kit makes 30 tags. WOW 30!!!!
The Tin of Tags Project Kit makes 30 tags, 3 each of 10 different designs. You will also receive an instruction booklet, but feel free to make these tags anyway you want!!!! The cost of the kit is $22 (plus tax/shipping).
Grab a kit for yourself and grab another to complete and give as a gift for a Yankee Swap, co-worker, friend or family member. You can add on the Tin of Tags Stamp set for $21 (tax/shipping) and complete the kit at your leisure.
Host a workshop at your house and earn your kit for free. Best of all I bring all the kits and supplies needed to complete the. OR attend a workshop with. Stay tuned to my events for upcoming workshop details.
Interested in hearing more about the Tin of Tags?? Shoot me a message!!
Need a Holiday Catalog?? Feel free to message me and I will drop one in the mail.
How adorable are these cards??? I love the new Holiday Catalog, there are so many awesome products in here, perfect for all your holiday projects.
I was inspired by all the bendy cards on Pinterest that I just couldn't wait to make one. The Halloween card features a super cool bundle; Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits and I also used the Halloween Scares Stamp Set! And best of all, the card still fits in our standard envelopes.
These awesome reindeer were made using another new bundle from the Holiday Catalog; Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Builder punch. WOW Super easy! And check out the Cable Knit embossed Very Vanilla paper! You can whip a bunch of these up in no time!!
Would you like to learn how to make them?? Make sure you come by my Card Club.
I am offering 2 dates (one evening and one morning) for your convenience. September 6th at 7pm or September 7th at 9am. Pick whichever date works for you!!!
Be sure to RSVP by Monday the 5th. Check out my Facebook page or my Stampin UP website for event details.
Need a catalog? Please contact me and I'll be sure to send you one.
Finally, the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is now available. You may have seen me or others share a few products from this catalog and wondered when you can get them. Well now, you can! The Holiday is jammed packed with beautiful paper, awesome stampsets and bundles. If you're like me your wish list is going to be huge.
Please click the file below to view the catalog. Feel free to contact me if you'd like a physical copy of the catalog as well. I'd be more than happy to mail you one!
Look forward to hearing from you
I recently watched a tutorial video by Sam Donaldson at Pootles Papercraft. I had bought these Hershey Chocolate Eggs and I had no idea what to do with them, besides eat them. So after viewing Sam's video, I decided why recreate the wheel? These could be cute little treats to give teacher to wish them a Happy Easter.
Sam was able to fit 12 chocolate eggs in her sample. I was only able to fit 10, the Hershey eggs are probably a bit bigger.
Since the bag I had only had 3 different colors. I chose Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Cucumber Crush. I love how bright and vivid the colors are on the Whisper White cardstock. I used the flourish stamp from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Stamp and Whisper White Cotton Ribbon.
The 2 bags I had did not have an even amount of eggs per color. So, I made 2 of each color. I think I have enough left that I can make 2 more in Cucumber Crush and 1 in Melon Mambo. Just have decided if I need to make more just yet.
You can view Sam's YouTube tutorial on how to make the box below. Super Easy!!!
Happy Easter and Happy Stampin
And the crafting continues. The picture above shows all the paper crafts I've completed in the last 48 hours with a few more minor details left. I typically give gift cards to our teachers. I feel they appreciate that the most, they can purchase whatever they want for themselves or their classrooms. But I like to give them a little something to open.
I found the BPA free travel mugs at Walmart. They were sold in a 5-pack for under $5 I believe. That was a great find. I then found mini size coffee packs at Dunkin Donuts. Boom! Little treat packed in a cellophane bag with a candy cane!
I recently held a Calendar Workshop at my house. After making them the group, I thought hmmm, these might be a great gift for teachers.
I used the English Gardens Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock in Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Soft Suede. I love the colors!!
The base of the easel is super easy to make. Cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Use your Simply Scored Scoring Tool and with the 11" side at the top, score at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4.
Fold in half at the 5 1/2" score line, the fold the in the opposite direction at the 2 3/4 score line. (like an accordion fold). Cut another piece of the same color cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Attach this piece to only the 2 3/4 section of the base. Now you can decorate the top and bottom of your base. I added a post it note to the bottom to hold the easel up. Perfect!!! How easy. I added some flowers to give a little dimension. On some I used 3 flowers punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack and others I used the Pansy punch.
The gift bag was super easy to make. I will admit, there is contraband on the bag...oops my bad. I realized to late I needed to order the metallic doilies and black ribbon I wanted. Oh well. But I found some at AC Moore, definitely not as pretty as the Stampin Up ones, but they do the trick. Bottom line, I have no idea who will keep and/or reuse the bags so I wasn't going nuts. I found the kraft bags at Walmart in a 13-pack for $7.97. Not to bad. I wanted white and they were out, so this will do!
But again bag was quick and since I needed to make 12, I made an assembly line.
I used the Winter Wonderland Designer Series paper. This paper is so smooth and shiny! I love it. You can decorate 4 bags from 1 12x12 sheet.
Cut the DSP to 4 - 6x6 squares
For the size bag I used, you will need black cardstock, cut one strip to 2 1/2 by 5 1/4 and another at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
Also cut a piece of whisper white to 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped in Basic Black the tree from Lovely as a Tree and stamped off to give layers.
I stamped the snowflakes from the Perpetual Calendar set using a gold metallic ink. Finally I stamped a snowflake from the Festive Flurries stamp set, which is now retired. And cut it out with the, also retired, framelits.
Cut the doilies in half and attach to the back of the 5 1/4x4 black cardstock.
Assemble your layers onto the gift bag.
I wasn't thinking to take pictures individually I so I didn't take a close up of the bag. OOps, but you can zoom in.
And last but not least, the gift box. While this one not a project that I was originally planning on making, but I saw a YouTube video by Sam Donaldson Pootles in the UK for her gift box tutorial so I decided I wanted to give it a whirl. It was quick and sooo easy to make I made 3 in a flash. Love it. You can see the videohere.
Ok well I think that's it for now, have a few more easel calendars to finish and gift tags for the bags and I'll be good to go!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed!
Happy Holidays and Happy Stampin
It's been quite a busy week in my craft space. I've been working on finishing Christmas cards and gifts for co-workers, teachers and family members.
I've had ideas for a while but never quite got around to making them. I soon realized better get cracking. But it's always a race against the clock.
First was working on my husband's co-worker gifts. Each year we brainstorm what to get the men and woman my husband works with. Trying to figure out what to get always takes for ever! I always have Mason jars on hand so we decided to make some sort of jar gifts. I came across layering hot cocoa/marshmallow/peppermints in a jar. And well since we are giving these to adults not children, we decided to go with a mug jar and add some fun nips to make it an "adult" gift.
Normally I would try to use all Stampin' Up products to create the gifts. But I just didn't have the extra time to hand punch and assemble bows and ribbon. I found the mesh ribbon, glitter bows, button embellishments and snowman hats at AC Moore. I layered the jars and measured enough cocoa to make 2 servings of hot cocoa. Maybe next time, I'd put the crushed candy canes and marshmallow in baggies so they can just scoop out the cocoa. But this time it can be dumped out in a bowl, mix it up and divided into 2 mugs.
Now for the woman, it gets tricky, I never know what they like/dislike. So, I try to keep their gifts pretty general. Not always easy though. I was invited to a Thirty-One party and decided to grab the Littles Carry-all Caddy. Now, what to put in it?? To stick with the jar gifts, I chose to fill a Mason jar with a Christmas cookie mix. I layered and Oatmeal, Chocolate chip cookie. Very simple! But so yummy. Instead of decorating a jar and getting a gift bag. I tied a bow, added a wooden spoon and a tag with baking directions.
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup nestle toll house semi sweet morsels
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 cup sugar
I mixed the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour together then added to jar.
Layer in that order make sure to press down in jar to pack it tight. I used a wide mouth quart size jar.
with 1 egg,
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
with the jar ingredients
roll into balls
for 7-10 mins at 350
I forgot to take a picture of the jar once I packaged it in the Littles carry-all caddy.
I Hope you enjoy.
Happy Holidays and Happy Stampin
It's that time of year with the hustle of trying to find the right gifts for everybody. Unfortunately, there never seems to be that perfect gift for the right price. Especially with all the parties, secret santa's, swaps etc. It can get pretty darn expensive. Tonight is my daughters' dance studios holiday party. I'd love to be able to buy something for everyone in their classes but just can't do it. I didn't want them to go empty handed as they are typically given something from their teachers and peers. So I came up with 2 simple treats, one a hot chocolate packet for my oldest daughter's classes and a little candy cane treat for my youngest daughters classes. Each take 2 classes, but my youngest daughter's classes each have about 15 kids. WOW so I thought this was simple yet still shows we thought of everyone. Each took very little product to make, and the DSP used on the hot chocolate packs was the Trim the Tree stack paper that retired last year. I grabbed the hot chocolate (10 per box) & candy canes (12 per box) at Walmart. I think I spent somewhere are $10 for the goodies.
So here you have it 15 hot chocolate packets and 30 candy cane treats.
I hope you enjoyed!
Happy Holidays & Happy Stamping