Friday, August 9, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop

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

This is the first time I get to kick off the blog hop - woohoo!  But in case you are following the circle, you have just come from Tina's blog featuring the Envelope Liner Framelits. Didn't she do an amazing job?

If you know me, I love, love, love Fall and fall projects!  I just had to play with the new leaf stamp set, Magnificent Maple, plus the new papers and accessories!  Being that this is a single-image set, it will be a challenge for me.  Come and root me on!  Of course, the first project ya gotta make is a straight-forward card using fun Holiday catalog coordinating products.

Here I sponged the card stock before stamping the leaf, after stamping off once.  I sponged the edges a bit more after fussy cutting.

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Truly Grateful; Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Burlap ribbon, Designer Naturals button, Sponges, Circles #2 die, Perfect Pennants die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

How about a card with a bit more of a "trick"?  Here I stamped my leaf image lightly, and cut it out.  I sponged the backside of the leaf as my main image, for a more abstract look.

Stamps: Magnificant Maple, Four You, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Versamark; Accessories: Clear EP, Sponges, Brayer, Secret Garden framelits, Autumn Accents die, Big Shot, Post-Its.

I wanted to try a rustic type box to hold some maple leaf cookies.

I used a shaker box template from the internet and altered it into a basket.  This way you can get a peek at the fun coordinating liner.  I'm going to submit this project over at Ann Marie's fun fall-themed challenge at the Paper Players, anything but a card.

Stamps: Magnificant Maple, Really Good Greetings; Paper: Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand; Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Thankful Tablescape kit, Mini silver brads, Sponges.

I hope some of these ideas will help jump start your fall crafting.  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 Kim at Stitchin n Stampin' on Paper put together using Thankful Tablescape Kit. She's made some amazing projects.


The complete blog hop listing: 

1) Heidi (hlw966) -- Magnificent Maple
2) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Thankful Tablescape Kit
3) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Sweater Weather DSP
4) Yapha -- Harvest of Thanks
5) Tanya (tanya27) -- Truly Grateful
6) Rhonda (rhondaG) -- Halloween Hello
7) Kathleen (fa_stamper) -- Halloween Bash
8) Mary (MaryR) -- Witches Brew DSP and Washi Tape
9) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Build a Banner Kit
10) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- Oh Goodie
11) Tina (Tina123) -- Envelope Liner Framelits

Thanks for stopping by!


Kim said...

Beautiful projects! Love your backwards leaf card.

Natalie Kennedy said...

Heidi, these projects are so gorgeous! I wondered how versatile the Magnificent Maple leaf stamp really was, and boy, you've shown me!

Yapha said...

These are all such great projects! I love the second one -- so clever to use the back. That tag is great too.

Tina Adams said...

All of the leaves are beautiful. Love the first card. The fussy cutting really shows off the leaf stamp.

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow, great job on all of the projects. I really like the second card; gorgeous color and how clever to use the BACK! TFS!

Kathleen Brill-Myrice said...

These are absolutely fantastic! Such creativity and use of color. GREAT JOB!

stampwithsandy said...

Heidi I love all your projects! The first card is just stunning with the beautiful stitching and modern patterns. And I'm crazy about your shaker style basket! I'm going to have to go search for the pattern now. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Players!

Tanya Boser said...

These are all so beautiful, I can't even pick a favorite. I love the patterns you combined on the first card, along with the beautifully stamped and fussy cut leaves. Your almost one layer card is gorgeous, with the sponging and masking using Secret Garden dies so smart! Your shaker basket and tag are perfectly executed and gorgeous. Sigh, love them all!

Paula said...

I like them all but I love the first one the most. You always come up with such great projects for these hops.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Beautiful leaves....and fabulous projects!!

Debbi said...

Great uses for a single stamp Heidi! Can't wait to play with mine now that I've been inspired by you.

Stacy said...

These are fantastic. I love how much versatility you showed with a single stamp. I can't wait to try some of these!

Nanette said...

Thank you for sharing your projects!! LOVE THEM!


Holly said...

These are gorgeous Heidi.. I love that basket!

Holly said...

These are gorgeous Heidi.. I love that basket!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

OH my golly! Your projects rock. I love the colors you achieved on the leaves. Ours are starting to turn red here, a few weeks early. Orange is soon to come!

MaryR said...

gorgeous cards - i just loved the sponging and what it added to this beautiful image and that basket captured just the rustic touch