Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Cafe: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello again friends! I am writing this post with a mix of emotions. This is the last official blog hop for the 2017 Artisan Design Team.

 I am always excited to share ideas with you all, but I am a little sad this wild ride is coming to an end! Of course, I will still be creating and posting. And you can still come visit my blog!


Who is the Artisan Design Team, you ask?
We are a group of 20 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe, handpicked by Stampin' Up! to bring you inspiration and projects with the latest and greatest supplies.

We are also introducing you to the new team who will start their year in January! I am so excited to see everything they create!

If you are following along in order, you have arrived from the blog of the lovely and talented Sylwia Schreck.
This time we are featuring Merry Cafe stamp set with the Coffee Cups dies. LOVE them both!!


Merry Music DSP with Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin' Up! That is one merry mix! These cute little chocolate packs are perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for co-workers! ~Tanya Boser for teh Artisan Design Team
My first project is these adorable little chocolate packets! They take almost no time to create.
  • Start with a 4" or 10.2 cm square of patterned paper. 
  • Using the Envelope Punch board, punch and score at 2" or 5.1 cm, on all four sides. 
  • Lightly fold over at all of the scored lines. Place your treat inside. Fold all the flaps, securing only once on top of the package with a dimensional.
  • Add your decoration to the dimensional. You might even add a second dimensional to keep it balance. All done!
Here is a video of a larger version of this same packet. 

Pretty Pines dies, Merry Music DSP with Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin' Up! That is one merry mix! These cute little matchbox style boxes are perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for co-workers! ~Tanya Boser for the Artisan Design Team
I must have been in a stocking stuffer/ co-worker gift mood! This is a little box that I have been making for years! I will be making a video on how to make them in the next month or so. Be sure to come back to check it out. In the meantime, here is a link to a written tutorial I did ages ago!

matchbox tutorial, holds Hersey's Nuggets, tea lights, and numerous other goodies. Tanya Boser for the Artisan Design Team
Click on this image to go to the tutorial also. Sorry the image is cut off on the left edge. That measurement is 8¼". I have made notes for different sizes all over this diagram, so I had to use this old photo.


Pretty Pines dies, Merry Music DSP with Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin' Up! That is one merry mix! This self-closing box is perfect for stocking stuffers and gifts for co-workers! It will hold all kinds of goodies including a gift card, chocolates, jewelry, and 1 ounce of loose leaf tea in a baggie!~Tanya Boser for the Artisan Design Team
I have shown this self-closing box before too, and I still love making them. And this is on my list of videos to create also.

I used the Holly embossing folder to add texture to the box, and Pretty Pines dies help to make this even more festive! This particular box smells divine, as it holds a baggie with 1 ounce of Noel Christmas loose leaf tea. Yum!!

This box will also hold a gift card, lots of sweets, and jewelry or other small items.

Here is the diagram of this box, until I can get a video made. I will also post a chart of the measurements for all kinds of sizes in the near future!

Christmas Pines dies, Merry Music DSP with Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin' Up! That is one merry mix! These cute little matchbox style boxes, self-closing boxes, and little chocolate packets are perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for co-workers! ~Tanya Boser for the Artisan Design Team
That is it! And here is a picture of all of them, in case you want to PIN them all at once 😊

And as promised, we are introducing the NEW 2018 Artisan Design Team! Welcome to you all!! Several are returning artisans, some are new to this gig. I am looking forward to a year of inspiring posts from you all 😍

ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM 2018

United States
 Connie Collins (returning)

Canada
Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

Germany
Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Austria
Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Australia
Jennifer Frost (returning)


I am the last stop on the hop, unless you started somewhere in the middle. In which case, keep clicking my friend!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Birthdays Blog Hop

Hello everybody! I hope your are enjoying your holiday festivities, as December is certainly a month full of them. But let's not forget all the people who have birthdays in December! They kind of get the short end of the stick... frequently their birthdays are completely forgotten in the holiday rush. And if they are remembered, they might get a Christmas gift that is a "birthday" gift too.

Well, my friend Natalie Lapakko decided to honor those December birthdays by hosting a blog hop, and asked me to play!

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
I have been trying to improve my skills with the Blends, so I challenged myself to using them on a few projects.

Birthday Blooms is one of my favorite stamp sets. That gorgeous bouquet of luscious flowers is so fun to color with any medium.

This does have a December flavor to it, with the reds and the greens, but it certainly plays well with any time of year.

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder on the background for a subtle addition of texture. And those Black Mini Sequins pack quite a glamorous punch! Clear Wink of Stella was applied to all of the blooms too.

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
The bloom for the inside was colored, then cut out and adhered to the inside of the card. This gets around the whole markers bleeding through the paper issue.


Now, off to the next stop!

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Amy Koenders Carolynn Sander Charlet Mallett Holly Stene Janneke de Jong Jay Soriano Jenny Hall Jessie Holton Kelly Kent Natalie Lapakko Rochelle Blok Stesha Bloodhart Sylwia Schreck Tanya Boser

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If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)
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