Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome to the Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Holiday Mini Blog Hop Final

Welcome to the 16th stop of the Stampin’ Addicts Happy Holidays Blog Hop.

If you have come from Rhonda’s blog I hope you are enjoying the hop. If you are starting here at my blog welcome to the Holiday Mini Blog Hop. All of the blogs will make a big circle so can either forward through the hop or if you are feeling froggy you can go backward through the hop. (See the links at the bottom of my post.) The links will remain active until Monday (August 31st) night but come Tuesday (September 1st) the links will be gone so if you see something you like make sure to bookmark the blog. All of the products featured on this hop will be available for purchase on September 1st, so contact your demonstrator if you would like to purchase some of these products.

I am featuring the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set (p. 24). This stamp set has a matching punch (p. 25) and matching Movers & Shapers die (p. 7).

P1050391 copyMy first project is a Christmas Card. I thought I would start with a project that uses the stamps just as they are…Ornaments

Stamps: Delightful Decorations; Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede & Melon Mambo Cardstock; Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord; Silver Eyelets

Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Perfect Details Texturz Plates; Ornament, Scallop Oval, Large Oval & Scallop Edge Punches; Crop-A-Dile

P1050390 copyFor my second project I tried to start thinking out of the box with this stamp set. When you turn this stamp upside down it looks kind of like a little snow globe. The polka dots look like snow. It is hard to see but the front of this card has an ornament shaped cut-out and the snow globe is actually mounted on the inside of the card.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Bashful Blue & Old Olive Classic Ink; Whisper White Craft Ink

Paper: Old Olive, Brocade Blue & Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord; Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon; 1” Circle Holder (Hodgepodge Hardware); Small Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates; Stampin’ Up Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers die with Movers & Shapers Bigz XL die; 1” Circle, 3/4” Circle, & Ornament Punches

P1050393 copy For my third project I really wanted to think outside of the box. I wanted to try to see if I could come up with a way to use this stamp set & punch for something other than Christmas. My mom suggested that the ornaments might make great flower petals. So this is what I came up with. Aren’t these flowers adorable.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, & Soft Suede Classic Ink

Paper: Whisper White & Certainly Celery Cardstock; Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Large Clear Rhinestone Brads

Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die; Stampin’ Up Little Leaves Sizzlits die; Ornament & 3/4” Circle Punches

The flowers were going to be my last project but when I showed my projects to my parents yesterday, my dad commented that the Ornament looked like a little fish. So I just had to try to make one. So here he is:

P1050389 copyIsn’t he cute. Good thinking Dad! I put him on a box I cut out with the big shot. I think these would be great party favors for a kids birthday party. Especially if you filled the box with gummy worms.

Ink: Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry & Garden Green Cardstock; Bashful Blue Textured Cardstock

Accessories: Silver Eyelets

Tools Used: Big Shot; Box #2 Bigz XL Die; Ornament & 5-Petal Flower Punches; Crop-A-Dile

Well I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Make sure you continue on to Cheryl’s blog to see what she has done with Merry & Bright and Icicles Rub-ons. If you would like to chat with any of the people on the blog hop, hop on over to the Blog Hop chat thread at Stampin’ Addicts.

Come back at visit again sometime.


ETA: If you missed the hop but would like to see all of the projects a list of participants and their blogs can be found HERE.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flower Pot

These cute little flower pots keep popping up everywhere & I just had to try my hand at making one.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Dusty Durango
Paper: Dusty Durango, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, & Always Artichoke Cardstock
Tools Used: Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslits, Little Leaves Sizzlit

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In Color Butterflies

I was playing with the new In-Colors & it dawned on me that they look like a rainbow.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede & Kraft Cardstock
Tools Used: Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Perfect Details Texturz Plates

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Workshop Card

This is the card we made at the workshop hosted by Mary this past Thursday. It was fun girls I hope you enjoyed it.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Suede, & Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools Used: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, & Small Oval Punches

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Convention Swap

Stampin' Up's annual convention was at the beginning of August and I was able to participate in some of the Stampin' Addicts organized swaps via a convention buddy. (Thanks Julie!) This is what I made for the wedding swap.

Stamps: Brocade Motifs
Ink: Encore Silver, Staz-on Black
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Brushed Silver Cardstock
Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Clear Brads
Tools Used: Scallop Edge Punch
All products (c) Stampin' Up.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Be on the Lookout

The new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog comes out on September 1st & we at Stampin' Addicts are going to give you a little preview. Come join us from Saturday August 29th to Monday August 31st. You can start here at my blog and hop your way around the circle to see a variety of projects all focused on the new mini.