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.

Kat

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.

38 comments:

DM Dezigns said...

Too Cute! I love the flowers and the fish! Awesome!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

So clever! Really fantastic ideas! Gotta have that punch now

Marie said...

I've seen a flower made with that punch and decided to get it, but your color choices and the DSP look STUNNING and I am going to have to CASE them. I also love the center of your flowers. That fish is just SO clever and really puts me over the top with being glad I got the punch afterall!! I love all of your projects, thanks for sharing the ideas!!!

Amy said...

Oh, wow! I *knew* someone would come up with fabulous ideas for this punch! And boy, did you ever! Thank you so much!

Paula said...

I love all the "out of the box" ideas you came up with for this set. Love the flowers and the fishy is so cute! Thanks for sharing them on the tour.

Lisa said...

The fish is AWESOME! How creative!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! Great fishy! LOVE the flowers---SO stinkin' creative!!!!!

Linda said...

Great out of the box ideas for that punch....see I wasn't planning on purchasing that punch but you have just pushed me over the edge! So cute!

Sharon said...

Shut Up! Those flowers are incredible! And the Fish?!?!?!?!? Your mom and dad are pure genius!
So glad I bought this punch. I'm part of a shoe box swap tomorrow and may just have to change my project.

Crissy said...

Have you tried to recruit your mom and dad? LOL Very good ideas! I like your first card and the colors you used for it!

Comeka said...

Oh WOW! Love all your projects but your flowers . . . oh my goodness! TFS!

jmniffer said...

Great out of the box ideas for this set. Nice to see how it can be used beyond the holiday season. jmniffer

Sarah said...

OH MY - the flowers and fish - what fabulous ideas - I am going to have to case those for sure :-)

Stacy said...

I agree with everyone - the flowers are great - much better than what I tried to do so I'm going to CASE them for sure! :) Thank you for your great ideas!

Deb (Debadoo) said...

Wow Kat. What super creative parents you have. I can surely see where you get your creativity!! I haven't been all that impressed with the ornament punch, but oh my goodness, that flower pinwheel is soooo cute. So is the fish. You did a great job on everything!
Deb
Debadoo

Stamp/nScrap said...

Wow Kat, I LOVE the flowers you made using the punch. They're SO cute! The fish is great too - love your dad's thinking on that! Cheryl

PaperFairyKris said...

Your parents are very creative! Love both of the ideas. Loved the snow globe and the way you tied in the larger polka dots on the blue strip and the blue and white polka dots inside the snow globe. Very pretty!

Cam said...

Love the way you use the ornament punch to create the flower and fish. Thanks for sharing.

Bandon, Oregon said...

NO WAY!!! the flowers and fish are just tooo cute!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Faith

inkpaperstamps said...

Oh Kat, the Christmas ornaments card is lovely, the snowglobe is adorable, the pinwheel flowers are too cute BUT THE FISH BAIT BOX TOTALLY ROCKS! Way to go Dad! Super projects, girl. . . . .

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love the little fishie

darlene kinnear

Tracey Clay said...

Thanks for sharing your great out of the box ideas--I love the flower and the fish!!

Joyce said...

Great job showcasing this stamp set Kat, I love all your creations. I was drooling over the pinwheel flowers but dang girl ... that little fishie is just too darned adorable!

Beedubya said...

Seriously, dude? These are fantastic projects! Way to think outside of the box. Great examples of the versatilty of a set! Thanks so much for the ideas!

hugs, Brandi

Ashley said...

My jaw hit the floor when I saw that fish! You are SO creative! Great work!!!

Trina Caraway said...

Kat, I have been anxiously waiting to see your projects since you let slip you were making a flower with that punch. I think you've convinced me to to ahead and get it!

The fish! The snowglobe! The flower! All lovely.

yaphastamps said...

Wow! I really didn't think I needed this punch until I saw the flower and the fish. You are brilliant! What great ideas!

Catrules said...

Love how you used this set! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Michelle said...

OK, your father is way too creative! I LOVE the fish!~

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Ladies, we are in the presence of genius... LOL I am SO impressed, Kat!! Thank you for sharing your (and your family's) brilliant ideas!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

The flowers and fish clinched it - I gotta have this punch with or without the stamps! Way to cool!

Thanks for turning on the light bulb!

Hugs - Jean

Linda said...

Your work really WOWed me! Fantastic "outside the box" thinkin to get that fish gift box. I also loved your flowers girl!

Kim said...

All so cute! Love how you thought out of the box for using this punch. It will make it easier to sell!

Twila said...

Super job! I love it when someone thinks outside the box, and you win hands down on this one my friend! Love the flowers and the little fishy!

Barbara Welch said...

I love all your projects and the way you used this set for more than just the holidays.

Mindy Ussery said...

I am ordering that set and punch soon. I love all you have done with it!! The fish is too die for. So cute!!!

Linda said...

This is too stinkin' cute!!! Great idea, TFS!

fran said...

Great Projects!Love all the different ideas!