Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop, which features amazing products from the upcoming Occasions mini catalog, starting January 4. Since the mini isn't available yet, this is an easy way to get a sneak peek! So let's hop along!

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Betty's post featuring Sweet Stitches rub-ons. Betty has some beautiful projects! Didn't she do a great job with these cute little rub-ons? Today I will show you some projects using the set Plane & Simple, a perfect masculine set. First up, an aviator-themed birthday card.

So much fun to cut out the compass and goggles accessories, which match well with the map paper from Newsprint DSP. I created the sky by sponging around a scallop circle mask and also created a loop-de-loop path of the plane with the sewing machine. A brad and Crystal Effects add a bit of interest to the accessories. Amelia Earhart, have we found you?

When you think of an airplane, you think of travel, so along those lines I designed a suitcase box. The final size of this box is 3-3/8 x 5-1/2 x 1-3/8", large enough to hold a sweet treat or two.

I used Botantical Gazette DSP (what beautiful paper!) for the background. It was hard to decorate the suitcase without it looking like the stamp images were just slapped on there willy-nilly. I created a little compass accent and an airplane tag.

Edited to add: Tutorial is available here.

And for my favorite project, I thought a 3-dimensional scene would be fun, which led to a diorama card (or shadow box card?).

I brayered the background sky with Marina Mist ink. Grassy hills and trees were placed on the middle layer. In the foreground, I tried to stay with a vintage theme by using a Newsprint DSP outline.

Come back on Monday for more pictures, further descriptions, and supplies lists. If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Deb at Heartfelt Inkspiration put together using Be My Valentine. She made some amazing projects with a single stamp.

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The complete blog hop listing:
1. Sarah (willsygirl) -- XOXO
2. Yapha -- Take a Spin
3. Cheryl (lovetostampandscrap) -- Build a Blossom and the Blossom Petals Punch
4. Allison (alliohran) -- Thanks for Caring
5. Rhonda (rhondag) -- Springtime Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms
6. Holly P. (HollyLogic) -- Petal Cone Die
7. Joyce (bronocomom) -- Springtime Vintage fabric
8. Lisa (genesis) -- Easter Blossoms
9. Barbara (cre8tivestamper) -- Bring on the Cake Set & Build-a-cupcake punch
10. Carmen -- Create a Cupcake
11. Mary (MaryR) -- Botanical Gazette DSP and You're A Gem
12. Holly K. (Cat Rules) -- Nature Walk
13. Cindy (CindyE) -- Clearly For You
14. Jennifer (SunflowerStamper) -- Bold Blossom
15. Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Eat Chocolate
16. Jennifer (jentimko) -- Say It Simply, Framed Tulips Impressions Folder, Beveled Windowpanes
17. Sara (lilyinkpad) -- In Stitches wheel & Sweet Stitches DSP
18. Kim (s1itcher46) -- Sew Suite
19. Kandi (kandicejo) -- Button, Button
20. Tanya (tanya27) -- Sew Suite Accessories
21. Betty (kittystamp) -- Sweet Stitches rub-ons
22. Heidi (hlw966) -- Plane & Simple
23. Debra (WebDeb) -- Be My Valentine
24. Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- Mother of Mine

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

MaryR said...

what beautiful vintage cards! wow

Carmen said...

My oh my!! These are all fabulous!! Love the suitcase but that diorama is awesome too!

Yapha said...

These are wonderful! The suitcase is fantastic and your brayering is phenomenal!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Oh wow Heidi!!! Your projects are amazing!!! I can't pick just one, they are all my favorites! Your sky in the first card is incredible and I love the 3-D look of your shadow box card. Very fun!! Awesome job showecasing this set.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! You rock this set! I'm certain I could not top your fabulous-ness, and yet, I think I'm still going to have to get this set and just make what you made! Stamp on girlfriend!

Betty said...

Heidi, Wow, wow, wow!! Your details are just fantastic! I love your use of the newsprint papers. And stitching the loop-de-loop-brilliant!

Amy said...

Just *beautiful*! Love your vintage style--absolutely gorgeous work!

Twila said...

Heidi, wow what a great job. My fav is going to have to be that suitcase!

Jen Timko said...

Ok, you knew this set would be a must-have for me!! You have blown me away...and I didn't know about the map paper!! Expect it at Stampin' on the Fly real soon!! :-)

Lisa Young said...

Wow! Everything is outstanding! I really love what you did with this set but the diorama is truly brilliant.

Cheryl said...

Heidi, I absolutely LOVE the travel suitcase you created. Fabulous!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Great projects! Love that you used the map paper on the card, and wow, can't imagine sewing a loop de loop. The suitcase is fantastic.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Wow, wow!! lol Great job on everything darn now I want this set! lol Loved all your projects but the suitcase ROCKS!!!

Holly said...

I absolutely love what you did with that first card.. They DSP and the Sky , so cool!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wowzer! I flipped right past this set on my preorder, now I might need it. The details are amazing. I love the clouds and sky brayering and the shadow box is amazing!

Kim said...

Everything is amazing! The diorama is my favorite.
I really love what you did with this set.

Debra Burgin said...

Wow, you took a simple set and made it fabulous! All your projects are terrific; I don't want to slight anything by choosing a favorite!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Heidi, these cute ideas have such flair! I'm especially taken with your diorama card. . .

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects! You have me wondering why I don't have this set yet??

Barbara Welch said...

Great projects, I love them all but the diorama is my favorite.

sue said...

Fabulous projects... one more set I will "need"!

Bev Gomez said...

OMG! Heidi these projects are fabulous!!!! I knew I wanted this set and you made me sure I will be buying it. TFS! Bev

Sarah said...

Heidi - fab stuff - especially LOVE that suitcase box :-)

lisa808 said...

The card is awesome and I so love the suitcase. Will there be a tutorial???

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Terrific Wow Projects..must be getting close to time for Artisan Awards...lol! Thanks for sharing the fabulous inspiration and a really fun hop. Heidi!

Cindy said...

Oh my heck. Now I have to have this set, too! BTW, love the "leather" corner on the suitcase!!!

Cori said...

Love what you did with that stamp set. Very cool!

Joyce said...

Not much more to say than "WOW". I love every project, the first card is amazing - using the map paper was the perfect touch!

Melissa said...

Great job, Heidi! Each of your projects just wowed me!

Allison said...

Great projects! I especially love that suitcase. How creative!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great projects, Heidi! Love the suitcase and the diorama card. The details in all the projects are just top notch.