Friday, December 28, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop, which features amazing products from the upcoming Spring Catalog, starting January 3. Since the catalog 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 Paula's post featuring the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit. Paula has some beautiful projects! Didn't she do a great job with this kit? Today I will show you some projects using the set By the Tide, a great masculine set.

First I'll show you a card I put together for our Stampin' Addict demo swap.  I was trying to incorporate the nautical look with horizontal stripes, both with designer series paper and embossing.


I inked up my background stamp and dabbed off some ink to give it a softer netting look.  The Natural Trim ribbon is thin enough to wrap it around the back of the panel layer, but I find it so easy to just tack down by zipping it through the sewing machine.

Stamps: By the Tide, That's the Ticket, Netting BG; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Parker's Patterns DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon; Accessories: Silver Basics designer buttons, Natural Trim ribbon, Linen thread, Ticket Punch Duo, 1" Circle punch, Aquapainter, Stripes EF, Happy Whale clearlit, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

I thought the fish image, if colored right, could pass for a cold-water fish.  So I created a fish card, perfect for your favorite guy!  This card could be for a birthday or Father's Day, just fill in a sentiment.


I used the Petite Purse die to create a 2-D vintage fishing bag, and even the fishing pole is a "Huck Finn" type.  Huck has caught a smallmouth bass today.

Stamps: By the Tide, Netting BG; Paper: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Parker's Patterns DSP; Ink: Cajun Craze, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Black Stazon; Accessories: Linen thread, Silver brad, Scallop Dotted Ribbon border punch, Aquapainter, Sponge, Argyle EF, Square Lattice EF, 3-1/2 Circle die, Petite Purse die, Big Shot, Wooden skewer, Dimensionals.

And how about something a little more feminine, or at least less masculine?  I was thinking of a project reminiscent of the Florida Keys, perhaps Ernest Hemingway.


I've had a photo jar, complete with a candle and sand, on my stamping to-do list.  This set is perfect to create a little ensemble.

Stamps: By the Tide; Paper: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP; Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede marker, Black Stazon;  Accessories: White baker's twine, Aquapainter, Brayer, Color Spritzer Tool, Fancy Fan EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Jar, Candle, Sand.

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 Just Thinking. She made some amazing projects!

 
 

The complete blog hop listing:

1) Tanya (tanya27) -- Oh, Hello
2) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- Tea for Two fabric
3) Holly (catrules) -- Hearts a Flutter
4) Cindy (CindyE) -- Ciao Baby
5) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Secret Garden Bundle
6) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Pop Up Posies Designer Kit
7) Heidi (hlw966) -- By The Tide
8) Debra (WebDeb) -- Just Thinking
9) Kathleen (fa_stamper) -- Feels Good
10) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- A Little Bit of Spring
11) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Collage Curios
12) Mickey (MickeyRoberts) -- That's the Ticket
13) Yapha -- Oh Whale
14) Betty (kittystamp) -- All Dressed Up bundle

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, I love all three cards, Heidi! I feel a CASE coming on...

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Betty said...

Heidi, I always love your details, textures and stitching. Perfect!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great projects - such versatility with one set! And what a great way to use the purse die - so clever! TFS

Cindy said...

Every one of these are amazing! All the little details on the first card keep me going back and finding new things, and the coloring on the smallmouth bass is fabulous (love the fishing creel using the purse die). The fancy fan embossing on the third card remind me of scallops, but you planned it that way, didn't you? Love them all, Heidi!

fa_stamper said...

FANTASTIC!! I loved the swap card when I got them in the mail. Your other projects are so wonderful too. Thank you for sharing your talent on this hop.

lisa808 said...

Love the sea themed set and samples.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Fabulous projects! I love the cold water fish as you called it. It's what we have up here in Wisconsin. Your final project makes a perfect gift.

WebDeb said...

The last card is so very pretty. I love this set, and you created absolutely beautiful projects!

sandi said...

I wasn't sure about the stamp set when I first saw it but... I need to get this one too. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas and Beautiful cards. Love all of them.

rubberredneck said...

Wowzier! I love all of them and this was not something I liked at all! lol You did a fantastic job like always! The details are awesome.

Jen Timko said...

Wow, Heidi! You have outdone yourself on these! Love that first card.

Jen Timko said...

Wow, Heidi! You have outdone yourself on these! Love that first card.

Paula said...

No way I can pick a favorite. I love them all! Great work with this set!

Yapha said...

Amazing projects!! That lobster one just screams New England! I think you just sold me on this set...

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

SO cute! I love the masculine and feminine projects! Wonderful work!

Linda said...

Fabulous cards and such great inspiration.

Mickey Roberts said...

Heidi, your projects are absolutely amazing! Love the lobster card and smallmouth bass card, but the votive and card are just stunning!

Sue said...

Your projects are incredible! Can't wait to try out this set.

Tanya Boser said...

Heidi, these are gorgeous!!! I guess I HAVE to buy this set now! And I really hope that swap is in one I participated in :)

Kim said...

Beautiful projects. I love the way you used the purse die to create the fishing creel.