Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Thanks for Caring

Welcome to stop #5 on the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop!  This Blog Hop features 25 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that goes live January 5, 2011!

If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Cheryl's blog Love to Stamp & Scrap where she showcased gorgeous projects using the set Build a Blossom and the coordinating Blossoms Petal Punch. I just loved Cheryl's projects! 

Today I am showing some ideas using the stamp set Thanks for Caring.  This set first caught my eye as a Sympathy set, although as I worked with it I found it is very versatile. 

The first project is a standard sized card and uses the flower image from the set.  I colored the stamp with markers, stamped, and then colored in the flowers using my Pastels and a Blender Pen.  I also added a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle. 

Over the image is one of the new (largest size) Beveled Window panes.  It is held in place with Rose Red Seam Binding and Hemp Twine.  The row of stamped images under the ribbon comes from the very top scroll work of the sympathy stamp.  I used a Crumb Cake marker to repeatedly stamp just that part of the image.

The next project is a 3x3" card.  To make the 'frame' I used the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I'll provide a link later to a tutorial.  I stamped the butterfly image with Basic Black ink and again colored with Pastels and a Blender Pen.  The butterfly has a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle.

And the last project is a basket using the Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms die.  I sponged the edges, weaved the Crumb Cake paper, and then ran it through the Big Shot.  The tag comes from that same die, and I ran the edge through the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I colored the sentiment with markers and punched out with the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by these projects.
Next on the Blog Hop is Rhonda
over at  The Stampin' BunnyShe will be showcasing the stamp set Baby Blossoms and the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper Go check out her gorgeous creations, and then continue on in the Hop to see more projects showcasing items sets from the Occasions Mini catalog. 

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #33

I just love all the party/table setting pictures from Stampin' Celebration--makes me want to throw a fancy party.  :-)  Anyway this week I thought of a New Year's party.  And what would a New Year's party be without a fun party hat? 

I used my Big Shot and the Pennant Die to make this hat.  You can see another example in the last picture of THIS post.  I adhered two Basic Black pennants together at the edges, and then added the Real Red edges.  Everything is sprayed with Smooch Spritz to give some sparkle. 

And here's a close up of the top of the hat. For the topper, I used 8 scalloped circles (already scored) that are also part of the Pennant Die.  The tag shows a little sneak peek of the very shinny Red Glimmer Paper that will be in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  I used my Billboard Alphabet die for the 0 and 1s of 2011, and I hand cut the 2--so don't look too close.  :-) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Take a peek over at Stampin Celebration to see all of the other cool projects this week.  And then play along, we'd love to see what you create!  

Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Pennant Die, Billboard Alphabet Die, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Linen Thread

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #32

It's Thursday and time for another Stampin' Celebration challenge!  This week we are celebrating a traditional Christmas--red, white, stockings, candy canes, and goodies.  :-) 

This tag is one that we made at my tag event earlier this month, and I thought it perfectly fit this challenge.  I've also been making toffee to give to neighbors and my husband's coworkers. . . . So I put the two together for a fun treat.  :-)  

I used a  medium cello bag for the toffee.  For the tag I ran Real Red card stock through the Big Shot with the Two Tags die.  The image and sentiment are from the set Got Treats.  I stamped with Chocolate Chip, and used my Real Red marker to color in the buttons on the gingerbread man.  The Chocolate Chip scallop circle is up on dimensionals.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to see the projects from the other members of the Design Team.  And then play along with us!  This time you have two weeks to play since we will be taking a week off to spend time with family and friends. 

Stamps:  Got Treats
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Real Red markers
Paper:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White
Accessories: Medium Cello Bag, Big Shot, Two Tags die, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, dimensionals

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #31

Another fun, non-traditional holiday look for the Challenge over at Stampin' Celebration this week!  Isn't is pretty?  I loved all of the sparkle, and those cookies in the bottom left picture look yummy.  :-)  

So you can see that I took my inspiration from the snowflake cookie, the sparkle, and the colors.  To make the snowflake, I took a scrap of Whisper White card stock and used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to add adhesive to one side.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Northern Frost decorative strip die.  Next I peeled off the other side of the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet backing and poured Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the top.  Now I have a sparkly snowflake--which only shows up a tiny bit in the picture.  

I also used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to add glitter to the edges of the Blushing Bride panel.  I stamped the sentiment (I can't remember which set it is from!) and added the faux ribbon knot with Blushing Bride stitched-poly ribbon.  The snowflake and the Blushing Bride panel are up on dimensionals.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to stop by Stampin' Celebration to see the other projects for this week.  And then take some time to play along--we'd love to see what you create, and you may be chosen as one of the Top 3 Picks.  

Stamps:  unknown discontinued set
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds, Blushing Bride Poly-Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone, Northern Frost decorative strip dies, Big Shot, dimensionals

Monday, December 6, 2010

Peaceful Flurries

Here's a simple holiday card. . . . This was a card we made at my Holiday Stamp a Stack, and I'm making up a few more to send out this year too.  

I ran Shimmery White card stock through the Big Shot with the new Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (in the Holiday Mini Catalog).  I mounted that on a Marina Mist base and added a few of the Rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes.  For the sentiment I stamped with Marina Mist on Shimmery White (stamp set is All Holidays) and then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  I punched a second Decorative Label piece from Marina Mist card stock, and then cut the piece in half lengthwise.  I adhered the pieces to the back of the white piece so that the Marina Mist shows a bit on the top and bottom to give a nice framed edge.  

I hope that all of your holiday preparations are going well!  This week I'm working on my Christmas cards.  :-) 

Stamps:  All Holidays
Ink:  Marina Mist
Paper:  Shimmery White, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Decorative Label punch, Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #30

Isn't this a pretty inspiration piece this week at Stampin' Celebration?  I'd love to attend a dinner party that looked like this.  :-)  For the challenge this week, I made some little magnets.  

As I've been decorating for Christmas and putting everything out, I had the memory of my Mom always having cute little magnets on the fridge for different holidays throughout the year.  I especially loved the Christmas magnets.  When we go to my parents' house this year, I'll have to check and see if she still puts them up.  :-)  Anyway, so it was from this memory that came the idea to make these little magnets.  

I started with a 2" by 2" piece of Magnet Sheet (p 205 of the catalog), peeled off the backing (that side not shown in the picture) and adhered the Perfect Plum card stock.  Then I peeled off one side of the backing of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (p 17 of the Holiday Mini Catalog) and stuck it to the the card stock. 

At that point I ran everything together through the Big Shot with the Scallop Squares Duo die to get the little scallop square.  The I peeled off the remaining Multipurpose Adhesive sheet backing and poured Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the top.  That gives the awesome sparkle.  :-)  

The snowflakes came from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip (also in the Mini Catalog) and Whisper White card stock run through the Big Shot.  The last thing I added were a few Rhinestones for a little more bling.  

These were a simple project to make. . . . so simple that I think I may make some more with my children--letting them customize a bit.  Maybe we'll even make some for Grandma to add to her collection.  ;-)  These would also make great gifts or stocking stuffers.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other members of the Design Team are up to this week!  

Paper:  Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst DSP (discontinued), Whisper White 
Accessories:  Magnet Sheet, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scallop Squares Duo Die, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Big Shot, Rhinestones