Friday, December 28, 2012

Oh, Hello : SA Spring Mini Blog Hop

Well, it's time to kick off a new season of creativity! The holidays are done and the mad rushing about is over. I bet a few of us lost our mojo for a while during the craziness too, lol! But now, there is a new catalog just around the corner and inspiration awaits! A bunch of us from Stampin Addicts have gotten together again to bring you a peek at the new stuff from the Occasions Mini that will go live on January 3rd. Join us for a fun hop and we will try to temp you with the new goodies :)

If you are starting this hop at the beginning, I am the first stop, and I am featuring the Oh, Hello  stamp set. If you started somewhere in the middle, you probably arrived here from Betty's blog featuring All Dressed Up.  Awesome work Betty!

My first project uses all kinds of new goodies. Paper, doilies, embossing folder... and of course the new stamps! I just thought that adding "baby" to the sentiment would make it an adorable baby card. The "Baby" is from the Rain or Shine set.

Next up is this fun bag with several pockets to add goodies and a full sized card or notecard. Not my original idea, I got it from Michele Wooderson and have been hoarding the idea for a while. I kept this one pretty simple. You can see some of the candy I tucked in the front pocket. It holds quite a lot! THe bag is just a lunch sack folded and stitched on 3 sides.

This is the notecard I made to slip inside the pockets. I zig-zag stitched this also. I love the look of real stitching, and I bet my sewing needle is going to be too dull to sew fabric with soon!

Last up, a Thank You card featuring the fun patterned chevron stamp. I did not use a stamp-a-ma-jig, just eye-balled it. I think I did pretty well :) And check out the new embossing folder! I used it twice on this cardfront!

I hope I offered you some good inspiration here! And now, on with the hop! The next stop is Adriana with the Tea For Two fabric. She will not disappoint :)

If you get lost along the way, here is the link to the Blog Hop thread at Stampin Addicts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's a Card and a Box!

Now is the time of year when we are giving little goodies to all kinds of people and this little box/card is perfect for a large chocolate bar with, say, a gift card, or a packet of cocoa and a gift card or.... and the list goes on!
(I apologize for the poor lighting in these photos, blame it on the night shift.)

I found the template for this project on Debbie Olson's blog and then figured out the measurements from there.
  • Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Scentsational Season, Winter Memories, Sweet Season
  • Paper: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
  • Ink: Illuminate, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Other: Big Shot with Holiday Collection framelits, Signo white gel pen, 1¼" Square punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewel, dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored
 You can write a nice message inside, there is plenty of room.

And a top/side view of the box part so you can see a little more of the dimensions. I would love to see what others come up with! Just link in your comment so I can take a peek!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blue Snowflakes

 Another Pinterest inspired card..this one from Ann-Kathrin who is a German SU demo. I changed the stamps and the colors a little bit. I am seeing a pattern here...something to do with ladies named Ann!

I used the Illuminate ink here to add some dimension to this flat card. Great for mailing, but it is so hard for me to not add dimensionals!!
  • Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Greetings of the Season, More Merry Messages
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Illuminate
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Other: Signo white gel pen 
You can just make out the Illuminate snowflake on the lower right corner of the inside of the card.
This is another of the offerings for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack available over the next couple of weeks. Check it out on my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack page.

Monday, December 3, 2012

USWDAF Mitten Toppers

Yup, I have designed another group of projects for USWDAF for the Wrapping up the Holidays event. TONS of wonderful ideas for holiday wrapping and gift giving. 

Yes, I realize the picture shows gloves, but this works with both mittens and gloves and glove topper just doesn't have the same cozy sound to it :) These would be adorable party favors for any winter party, but mainly I was thinking about all of the mitten trees that the local businesses put up every year around Christmas to encourage charitable giving. Notice the envelopes tucked in the gloves? These cards are gift card/money holders and if you pin the gloves/mittens together on the fingers, the gloves/mittens will hold the gift cards! These would be so cute hanging all over the tree! Doesn't this project make you want to run out and do your charitable shopping for the year?!

Here is a close up of the pinks version of the gift card...

....and the browns version.

Do you want the tutorial for this set of projects and dozens more? Follow the link below and they can all be yours for $24.95!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bookprint Ornaments

Since I have finished my "assignments" for November, I finally got to play around a bit with my stamps just for me! Pinterest has been quite inspirational for me and this card was inspired by Anna-Karin's card that I found there.

It gave me an excuse to use the Core'dinations paper again. It is one of my current favorite things! I have been seeing a lot of stamping on bookprint papers, which is so vintage and lovely. There is some sponging going on here too :) The ornaments all got dots of Dazzling Details glitter glue to add some bling without the bulk. I was trying to make some standard stamp mailing friendly cards. Must. Not. Add. Dimension. So. Hard!
  • Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, More Merry Messages
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green Core'dinations, First Edition DSP
  • Other: Big Shot with Lacey Brocade embossing folder, Core'dinations sanding block, Signo white gel pen, 1¼" Square punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, sponge
 Even the inside got some love. You can see the Dazzling Details a little better in this picture.

I am offering a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on several dates over the next couple of weeks and this is one of the card choices. Check out the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack page!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Reindeer and Chevrons

As much as I am using other people's ideas for my cards lately, you would think I don't have any ideas for myself! But they are such good ideas :) This one is inspired by Betsy Veldman's card. I just changed it all into SU stuff I happened to have!

I knew I loved these sets, and I am so happy that I got them. Apparently deer are really popular this year in the design world, and so are chevrons. They are everywhere, and I have to admit that I really love them :)
  • Stamps: Christmas Deer, Greetings of the Season, Border Banter, Evergreen
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Early Espresso
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Other: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon, Signo white gel pen
 Inside, I used a sentiment from the Evergreen set. I manage to keep this card nice and flat too. And it is another one of the cards for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack! Check out the page with the same name above for more details :)


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