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!
Thanks for joining us!
Happy Stampin, Happy Fall
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!
Leave a comment for a chance to win a little blog candy!
Thanks for stopping by
Oh My Goodness! Wasn't Barbara Welch's projects amazing! Barbara is so talented! It's very exciting to follow after her in our Blog Hop!
This month, I am sharing a really fun, and super easy, gift giving project! For this month's hop, we have a Thanksgiving Theme. My project is more of a Fall/Winter Survival kit. As we head into the colder months, it's fun to give a little pick-me-up or someone who might be feeling a little down or under the weather. And well, there is just so many items you could add to this kit.
So before I get started, we have 13 crafters this month (including myself) so be sure to check out everyone's blog. Leave a comment about what you LOVED about my projects and include #SFbloghop2017 on your comment! And we will choose 1 lucky winner at the end!! Scroll down to see the blog hop prize!!! Sue Lovejoy was the the winner of last months hop! Congratulations!
If you get lost along the way or not sure whose blogs you may have missed, a full list of participants are at the end of my post.
Stampin' Up's Painted Harvest Suite has been one of my favorite line of products in the Holiday Catalog!!! The images on the Painted Autumn DSP is just amazing! The designs just pop off the paper! My projects feature products from this suite! I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock along with Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Garden Green Ink pads.
I knew I wanted to put together a little pick me up kit. I included a hand sanitizer, a couple packs of herbal tea, candy and a lip balm. I thought great I will use the new pizza boxes only to realize it was too small!! So I made my own box.
I will admit, I typically can not come up with the measurements to make a box to save my life! But this time I was focused and figured it out! I am sure there are many boxes like mine...but I designed this size specifically for my contents.
So, what do you need? A piece of cardstock that measures 7x12. I used kraft paper because of the color and weight!
With the 12" side horizontal, score at 1 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 3/4 and 11. Turn the paper so the 7" side is on top and score at 1 1/4 & 5 3/4.
As you can see on the picture to the left, you will need to fold and burnish your score lines. You will notice there is one end that is a 1" fold and the other end isa 1 1/4". The 1" end will be your lid.
It will tuck in when the box is closed so it won't matter that it is 1/4 shorter. Remove the 2 outer edges from the 1" edge. Cut up on your score lines and add adhesive to the outside of your flaps. And assemble the bottom of your box. Tuck the lid closed. See pictures below.
I sponged the edges of the box in Cajun Craze just to add color. To keep the box closed, although it will stay closed without it, I made a simple belly band to go around.
I cut a piece of DSP 2x12 and added a piece of cardstock that was 3x4 under it.
I stamped the flower in Cajun Craze, I stamped of before stampin each layer of the image. I fussy-cut the flower out. Then I stamped 3 leaves in Garden Green and added the veins in Early Espresso, punched them out with the Leaf Punch.
Cut a 2" strip of Very Vanilla for the tag. Trim it to the length you want. I repeated the flower at the end of the tag and rounded the corners.
I used a piece of 5/8 Burlap Ribbon and Copper Trim to sit behind the tag before adhering to the belly band.
The thankful sentiment is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla that measure 1x2 1/2, layered on a piece of Early Espresso that measures 1 1/2x3. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
And there you have it. My projects for the Thanksgiving Blog Hop by Stampin Friends.
I hope you Loved it.
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what you LOVED about my projects and include #SFbloghop2017 and you will be entered for your chance to winner the Many Merry Star Simply Created Kit. WOW how amazing is that??
Thanks so much for joining us! I hope you had a great time!
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
Welcome to the Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop! I'm really excited to be part of this Blog Hop. There are 12 amazing crafters involved. I was lucky enough to be a guest hopper this month, along with 2 other fabulous ladies.
So make sure you check everyone's blogs out. After reading the blog, scroll to the end of this post and you will be
able to see all the Hoppers and Click Next to visit Wynne's Blog.
This month's guest hoppers are:
1. Wynne Grob
2. Kim Smith
3. Steph Jandrow
What's blog without a little blog candy???? Do you like crafty supplies???? Everyone likes a free gift, right???? If so, make a comment on all 12 posts in this hop then, email Elizabeth everyone's favorite color at firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you get? In addition to enjoying all of this group's creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents! Just a little thank you for your time! AMAZING!
Here's a quick picture of the products I used to make today's Blog Hop projects. I love the color green, all different shades of green. I'm naturally drawn to it, so I knew whatever I was planning on designing for the Blog Hop was going to have some sort of green in it. What could be more perfect to show green than a Thanksgiving project! So wala! My favorite color was included!
Oops I forgot to put the Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack in the picture. That's ok, you can scroll to the bottom to see the names of all the products.
Here's the Thanksgiving notecard I decided to make. I wanted use the Winter Wonderland Vellum for this project. I was stumped at first. But, then the idea for this card came to me. I remembered awhile back during one of my card clubs, I put together a notecard for my guests to make. We used vellum to make the treat bag and a piece of cardstock for the notecard inside. It was perfect.
As shown in the first picture. (Top Left) You will need 2 sheets of 6x6 Vellum. Take one sheet and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and run it through the Big Shot. Take the 2nd sheet of vellum and use the side panel from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and run it through the Big Shot. Gently fold on the score lines. Then add adhesive (I used Fast Fuse) to the side panel tab and attach it to the treat bag. Add adhesive to the one of the back panels. Then add adhesive to the bottom tab and adhere. The Mini Treat bag is done.
As I was playing around designing the project I decided I preferred the crackle print from the vellum stack and went with that for my finished project. I felt the gold stripes would work well for a Christmas project so I decided to put it aside for later.
Take a piece of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp 3 leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, using Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Tangelo Twist. Next, take the matching leaf shapes from the Leaflet Framelits and run them through the Big Shot. Stamp the Give Thanks For All Things saying from the For All Things stamp set, on a scrap of Very Vanilla with Soft Suede ink. Punch it out using the Decorative Label punch. Sponge the edges of the leaves and label with Soft Suede.
Next you need Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut a piece to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 for the notecard to fit inside the treat bag. Stamp the same leaves onto the notecard. I also added the bunch of leaves from the For All Things set. Sponge the edges of the notecard with Soft Suede.
Punch a hole at the top of the notecard using the 1/8' Circle Punch. I cut out the same length ( about 6") of Very Vanilla Think Baker's Twine and Gold Cording Trim. Tie onto notecard.
Before decorating the front of the mini treat bag, I took some Gold Metallic Thread and loosely created loops. I held them down when I layered the leaves onto to the front. I used glue to dots on the leaves and the label. Add your notecard inside and your project is done.
Here's a super easy Thanksgiving project I made to go along with the notecard.
I made a berry basket using Tangelo Twist cardstock. Cut the cardstock in half so you have 2 pieces that measure 8 1/2x5 1/2. Take the Berry Basket die and cut out the basket using the Big Shot. You will need to cut this out twice. But remember to cut one piece of paper at a time.
Fold on the score lines. Adhere the basket pieces together. I used the multipurpose liquid glue for this. I took the straight bands that are cut out and glued them together. I flipped the basket onto it's top and fed the bands onto it pushing it down to the top. Then holding the bands in place, flip it over and adhere. I used a stapler for this. I am not worried about the staples showing because I am going to cover them.
I chose the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper. It's a perfect compliment to the leaves. I cut 2 strips one measure 1x12 and the 2nd one measures 1 x 4 1/2. I added glue to the top of the basket band and wrapped the DSP around. I then took a piece of Gold Cording Trim and wrapped it around the basket and cut to size. I used glue dots to hold them in place.
I layered the leaves on to cover where the trim meets to hide that seam. I also added a little wood acorn accent from Into the Woods Elements. And again finished it off with a bow made from the cording trim.
Since I was putting the scrub in the berry basket. I decided to decorate the jar as well.
I punched out 3 different size circle to make the lid. Remove the band from the jelly jar, but leave the lid on. 2 1/2" Early Espresso, 2 3/8" Gold Foil and 2" Into the Woods DSP. Layer onto the lid. Use Fast Fuse for to put the Early Espresso and Gold Foil on then dimensionals to add the DSP. Put the jar band back on.
Cut 9 1/2" of burlap ribbon. Cut in half to make two strips. Adhere onto band using Sticky Strip of Tear n Tape. The tie a piece of Gold Cording Trim around. Make it long enough to make a bow, leave in a knot for now. Don't cut ends just yet.
Stamp 3 different size leaves and cut out. Also stamp the greeting in Early Espresso cut out with 1 1/2" circle punch. Sponge edges of leaves and greeting in Early Espresso.
Attach the leaves onto the jar with glue dots, slide the spatula under the cording trim at an angle behind the leaves and then tie the cording trim in a bow. The spatulas were bought a while back from a friend. They were purchased through Amazon, I just don't have the exact order. But you can search for cosmetic spatula.
Finally I put the jar in a Gusseted bag and tied it with a piece of Early Espresso Seam Binding ribbon.
I used a bunch of basket grass in the berry basket, I found in the floral department at AC Moore.
I had a lot of fun planning my projects for the Stampin' Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Don't forget to click Next button below, to see Wynne's blog!
Don't forget, make a comment on all 12 posts in this hop then, email Elizabeth everyone's favorite color at email@example.com. What do you get? In addition to enjoying all of this group's creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents! Just a little thank you for your time! AMAZING!
1. Elizabeth Jeanne
2. Mandy Reedyk
3. Wynne Grob
4. Tina Riddle
5. Deana Benson
6. Siara Acdal
7. Kim Smith
8. Andrea Pancrazio
9. Kirsteen Gill
10. Cindy Waldroff
11. Lisa Altman
12. and me Steph Jandrow
Here are the products used to make the Mini Treat bag notecard
Here are the products used for the Thanksgiving Berry Basket and Sugar Scrub jar. The stamp colors, Vintage Leaves/Leaflets Framelits, Into the Woods DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock, Gold Metallic Thread and Gold Cording Trim is also used, I just didn't relist them.