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.
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I can't create fast enough to show you just how awesome the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog is! I could go on and on about the contents! But ….I'd bore you I know! Take a look at this video that highlights some of the really cool products!
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It might be a little warmer today than yesterday! But I'm enjoying the much cooler temperatures. Yesterday on Facebook I shared my projects that were a revisit of the past.
And the last project, which is the candy wrapper, was from an older project...I think I attended the event as a guest and made it! This also uses Howl-o-ween Treat and the Toil & Trouble DSP! I think my favorite part is the googly eyes on the Owl. So easy to make.
First, the measurements will depend on the size of the candy box you are wrapping. I purchased some M&Ms I found at the Dollar Tree.
Choose your wrap, I used 12x12 sheet of Basic Black CS. 3x12 on the 12' side score at 2 1/8, 2 3/4, 9 1/8 and 9 3/4.This will sit lengthwise on the candy box, it will not cover the whole top, we will create belly band.
Again the size of the belly band depends on the size of the candy box. I cut DSP to 4x9. Wrap the DSP around the box, gently creating score lines at the creases. Do not adhere together.
I used Layering Circles and Stitches Shapes for the embellishments. I stamped the owl in basic black and colored the eyes in with Daffodil Delight......do not add the googly eyes until you have cut the belly band.
I added to pieces of ribbon, folded in half to create a loop under my circles. This will allow your to pull the belly band open. Adhere your embellishment to the center of the creases. This will be the top of the belly band. Line up the DSP in your trimmer and cut in have to 2x12. I made sure to choose an image that would cut in half nicely. Then wrap each half of the band around the box and adhere.
Easy as that! Then I added the googly eyes and let them dry.
Here is the original project. Too cute right!! The googly eyes are the best!!!
I hope you try these projects too! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Happy Halloween and Happy Stampin
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.
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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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Thank your for joining the June Stampin Friends BLOG HOP, where we are celebrating the first day of summer! We have an amazing Hop for you this month!!!
Be sure to follow each blogger to see all 12 of the awesome projects that have been created and shared for you! If you get lost a long the way, there is a list of participants at the bottom of each of the blogs!
Since today is the first day of summer and school is almost over, I decided to make some teacher gifts! All of my projects use current Stampin Up products! I hope you enjoy what I have planned for you!
My projects theme was from a Lemon Verbena car air freshener I came across from a local store. I was very excited to see the Lemon Zest was carried over to the new annual catalog. So it was a perfect fit for this month's hop.
The projects use some new and returning products. My color choice was the New In Colors Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover; 2017-2018 In Color Lemon Lime Twist. Stamp sets are returning Lemon Zest and Daisy Delight.
My First project is a large clothespin. I found them at AC Moore, pretty inexpensive. I cut the cardstock to 1 1x2 x 6 1/8, embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. I stamped, punched and layered 3 daisies and finished the center with a Faceted Gem. I added a few strands of the Gold Mini Sequins Trim.
The books mark is 2x4 1/2. I found the sentiment online and printed it out on Whisper White. They can use the bookmark or keep it display in the clothespin. Finished with the Pineapple Punch Grossgrain ribbon and a bow made from Linen Thread.
My card was super easy. Pineapple Punch base layers are Whisper White and the coordinating new In Colors DSP 6x6 Stack. Then a banner cut from the Grapefruit Grove paper that was embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. The sentiment was printed on Whisper White then stamped over with the Lemon. Finished off with the Call Me Clover Grossgrain ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my projects, be sure to leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts. I appear to be the end of the hop, but incase you missed someone along the way, you can find all the hoppers listed below!
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Thank your for joining the April Stampin Friends BLOG HOP, where Spring Has Sprung! We have an amazing Hop for you this month!!!
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This month’s theme is Spring Has Sprung!
It is April Vacation from school this week! I knew I needed to create so I wouldn’t miss this hip. But we camp, so space and time is limited!! Unfortunately, the weather has been cold and rainy which has caused us to dramatically shift gears on how to keep everyone entertained! Well Papar Pumpkin is perfect for situations like this!!! It was great that this month I decided to work on Paper Pumpkin.
What is Paper Pumpkin?? It’s an all inclusive project kit from Stampin Up!! Each month you receive a different kit with everything you need to create amazing projects!!
April is called You’re My Anchor! It’s a really fun nautical theme!!!
While the kiddos swam, I pulled out 1 box and completed the 20 cards and 4 boxes that were included in the kit. I brought my own snips, acrylic block and adhesive! Just makes it easier!!! But it’s all packed up easy peasy!
And there’s even supplies leftover to make a few more cards or embellishments for more boxes!
and if you join Paper Pumpkin no later than May 10 you get 2 months free Wow
So while I can’t take full credit for my projects, I hope you enjoyed them nonetheless!!!!!
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Have you tried the Brusho Crystal Color Technique? Watch this Youtube video to see how easy it is to use the products. Learn some simple to more advanced techniques in coloring with Brush Crystal Colour, now available in Stampin' Up!'s 2018 occasions (spring/summer) catalog! Then contact me to order yours today. The Occasions catalog ends of March 31.
It is that often that I have a request to make baby cards! But when I do I reach for the Something for Baby set. I combined current ink colors with some retired DSP! I just love how Stampin Up colors coordinate so well together that I never have to worry that something old just wont go with something new!!
I am contemplating a greeting on the outside of the card, or do I just stamp it in the inside??? Oh decisions, decisions!
What do you think?
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Sometimes the most full-filling projects I make are the ones that incorporate old and new! Once stamps or supplies retire, I find myself siting on a lot of leftovers. When I teach workshops and design for my clubs, I focus on new products only!!
For the these cards (except the pandas, I posted about those on Sunday) I was able to use up ribbon that I have had for a while!!!! I had enough of each color to create 2 cards of each! Perfect! I used the Picture Perfect Stamp set! Wild Wasbi, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride and Dapper Denim were the colors of my cardbases and inks, I also added Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder when stamping the candles.
Easy cards that were easy to be reproduced! And then ribbon was perfect!
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