Friday, August 17, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a selection of fabulous projects from the holiday seasonal catalog, which was released on August 1.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Paula's blog featuring the stamp set Googly Ghouls. Didn't she do an amazing job?

If you know me, you know I don't get into Christmas until Thanksgiving.  Thank goodness we can savor the fall and harvest time with the stamp set Perfectly Preserved.  I'll be holding on tight to the fall weather all the way through December!

Of course, the first project ya gotta make is a card.  This is my card for the Stampin' Addicts holiday seasonal catalog swap, hosted by Yapha.

How fun and easy are these new framelits, which coordinate with selected holiday catalog stamp sets?  It makes projects a breeze!  Looking closely, you see I did sew down the cotton ribbon, 'cause that's how I am.  I then ran the linen thread under the stitching with a needle to gather the ribbon and tie the button on.  I used the layout challenge CCMC-MC5 from Create with Connie and Mary.

Tip: To use more than one color on a stamp, ink the stamp in the main color, remove the ink in selected areas with a blender pen, and then color on the stamp with Stampin' Write markers.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Paper: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Early Espresso marker; Accessories: Natural cotton ribbon, Linen thread, Brushed bronze designer buttons, Blender pen, Square Lattice EF, Argyle EF, Finishing Touches edgelits, Cannery Set framelits, Window Frames Collection framelits, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

This set lends itself to all sorts of harvest and canning projects. 

I created a cute cinch bag with designer fabric, including a cute little tag, to hold an embellished jar of preserves.  Wouldn't this make a cute thank you or hostess gift?  Unfortunately we missed much canning this year, so store-bought preserves it is.

If you are interested in instructions for the cinch bag, I did make a similar one for November 2011 issue of Paper Crafters Sampler, Harvest Essence.  I reduced the length and width dimensions by 2" to accommodate for a smaller jar.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Paper: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade marker, Raspberry Ripple marker; Accessories: Early Espresso baker's twine, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Brushed bronze buttons, Square Lattice EF, Bitty Banners framelits, Cannery Set framelits, Big Shot, Orchard Harvest designer fabric, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

And a recipe page is always fun for a "food" stamp set. This is hubby's world famous apple crisp.  :)

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Paper: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso; Accessories: Linen thread, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Cannery Set framelits, Big Shot.

And since I am eyeball deep in MDS2 photobook creation, I thought I would also use the Perfectly Preserved and Orchard Harvest downloads to create a digital scrapbook page.

Check out one of those wonderful features of MDS2 - I was able to color the corn stamp image to look like indian corn!  Fun!  This page is based on a 4.7.11 Sketchy Thursday layout.

MDS Elements: Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Papers: Orchard Harvest DSP; Color Palette: Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo; Embellishments: Candid Frames Snap Shot, Scallop Edge punch, Very Vanilla stitching; Font: You Wont Bring Me Down.

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 Tanya at Tinkerin In Ink put together using Wonderfall. She's made some amazing projects.

The complete blog hop listing: 

1) Jennifer (jentimko) -- Snowflake Soiree
2) Sharon (createdbyu) -- Joyous Celebrations
3) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Watercolor Winter
4) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Scentsational Season
5) Debra (webdeb) -- Evergreen
6) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Winter Memories
7) Mickey (MickeyRoberts) -- Border Banter
8) Yapha -- Jewish Celebrations
9) Katherine -- Toxic Treats
10) Cindy (CindyE) -- Monster Munchies
11) Betty (kittystamp) -- Frightening Feline
12) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Googly Ghouls
13) Heidi (hlw966) -- Perfectly Preserved
14) Tanya (tanya27) -- Wonderfall

Thanks for stopping by!


stampwithsandy said...

Great projects, Heidi! I especially love the fabric bag and gift set.

Mickey Roberts said...

Holy cow, Heidi! Your projects are just awesome! Love the scrapbook page using MDS2. Can't wait to start playing with the updated software.

Yapha said...

Great projects! Love how you used the fabric, and super scrapbook page, too!

Paula said...

Such fun projects Heidi! Love how you used everything in the suite together, including MDS. :)

Tanya Boser said...

Heidi, these are delicious! Love that little bag!! And I have the card, which is just gorgeous :)

Katherine said...

I'm determined that I am only buying stamps that I absolutely need, and I was planning to pass this one over but I'm not sure I will be able to live without those darling apples now that I saw what you did with all of this! Your scrapbook page is about the cutest thing ever!!

Betty said...

Mmm! Perfectly yummy projects (and the Apple Crisp recipe looks delicious!)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Yummy fun projects! Loved the fabric presentation and scrapbook pages.. all well done!

Lisa Young said...

Wonderful projects, Heidi! You are right - this set really lends itself so well to food/harvest projects. I love the way you used the fabric too!

Tammi Verbarendse said...

Love the recipe card!

WebDeb said...

Your projects are all terrific, but there's just something perfect about the card!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! I love this bundle and you've made me love it more! The recipe card and the scrapbook page push me over the top--such great ideas!

Jen Timko said...

You people and your enabling! I didn't "need" this set but these really are fantastic! Love the new MDS page!

Cindy said...

Aaahh,I have this bundle, but I don't have the MDS download....that will be remedied shortly! Love all the projects, Heidi, especially the gift set. (And now I have a hankering for apple crisp, but I don't want to turn on the oven because it's too hot here!)

Kim said...

I love what you created. I give in, I'm buying this now.