Friday, October 4, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! Grab a drink and hop along to a selection of fabulous winter projects from the holiday seasonal catalog, which is available until January 2.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Paula's blog featuring the stamp set Gift Bow Bigz die. Didn't she do an amazing job?  As for my stamp choice, I picked the tag set called Tags 4 You.  A very versatile set, with a coordinating punch, which covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day.

This stamp set is perfect to add sentiments to any type of project, but of course I have to start with a card.  It is particularly suitable for clean & simple cards.

With 12 weeks until Christmas, this card also officially kicks off the Countdown to Christmas, where I will post another Christmas idea on my blog every week.  This card uses CAS(E) this Sketch #23 and the Modern Mosaic set for the ornaments.

Stamps: Tags 4 You, Modern Mosaic; Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Linen thread, Rhinestone jewels, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Mosaic punch, Label Bracket punch, Modern Mosaic EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Here are some treat ideas for the upcoming holidays.  We created the Halloween project at September Stamp Club.  I used the Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Goodie Gear kits, mixed it up a little with other supplies, to give you more kit idea options.  Not too early to think about the supplies you'll need to grab for the kiddos' Valentine's treats.

Notice the little black pearls, colored with a Sharpie, for the spider bodies.  Everything looks better with pearls, even spiders.

The Thanksgiving after-dinner mint package uses the smallest Envelope Liner framelit.  I'll post a small pictorial tutorial on Tuesday.

Stamps: Tags 4 You, Truly Grateful; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP, Season of Style DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon, Black Sharpie marker; Accessories: Pearl jewels, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, White baker's twine, Linen thread, Basic Black Chevron ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon, Old Olive taffeta ribbon, Gumball Green ribbon, Small Heart punch, Label Bracket punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear kit, Real Red Goodie Gear kit, Sponges, Dimensionals.

For my last project, I wanted to make something less traditional, a pumpkin-shaped card.  In My Digital Studio, I exported the jack o'lantern image from the Calendar Kit as a jpeg file.

Inputting this into my e-cutter, I was able to trace the jpeg image.  I will have more on the process on Thursday.  I used papers and accessories from the Thankful Tablescape kit to decorate the card.

Stamps: Tags 4 You; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Black Stazon; Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, Sponges, Dimensionals; MDS Elements: Calendar Kit - Pumpkin.

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 Tina put together using Warmth & Wonder. She's made some amazing projects.  

The complete blog hop listing: 

1) Tanya -- Season of Style DSP & Washi Tape
2) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- A Banner Christmas
3) Holly (catrules) -- Wishing You
4) Rhonda (rhondaG) -- Calm Christmas
5) Betty (Kittystamp) -- Holly Jolly Simply Sent kit
6) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Joyful Christmas
7) Carmen -- Remembering Christmas
8) Yapha -- Winter Frost Specialty DSP
9) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Festive Flurry Bundle
10) Mary (nuhddad) -- Christmas Banner
11) Debra (WebDeb) -- Wonderful Wreath
12) Jennifer (JenTimko) -- Expressions Thinlets
13) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Gift Bow Bigz Die
14) Heidi (hlw966) -- Tags for You Bundle
15)Tina (tina123) -- Warmth & Wonder
16) Mary (MaryR) -- Perfectly You

Thanks for stopping by!


Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

Love your work. I love the pumpkin card. Thanks for sharing.

Yapha Mason said...

Such great ideas with this set! I love all of your treats. And those spider pearls are so much fun -- I'll definitely be doing that with my kids' class!

Anonymous said...

Awesome ideas for this set! I loved all them and that pumpkin is the bomb!

Betty said...

Fun, fun! I got a kick out of the spiders looking better with pearls:) Looking forward to learning more of how you did the pumpkin.

Paper Art Garden said...

The little tags are so cute. Thanks for all the different ideas. Love the Christmas card. Love it mixed with the Designer Series Paper and Mosaic Madness stamp set.

Jen Timko said...

As always, you attention to detail is amazing. Love the little spider bodies. And your pumpkin is so fabulous! Love it!

Tanya Boser said...

Everything is so wonderful, I just can't pick a favorite! I love your colors and all the little details. So impressive! The colored pearls on the spider are awesome! So much goodness in one post, swoon!

Paula said...

All of these are just fabulous! I pinned them all so I can remember just how fabulous.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The card is beautiful. The treats are varied and awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Patti B said...

Love the treat bags and your card. Thanks for sharing and the hop

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Fantastic! I love your treats-so many cute ideas! Your card is so cute too!! Wonderful work!

Twila said...

Super ideas! Love all your little treat ideas. And the pumpkin card is cute! and so are the spiders.:)

MaryR said...

such great projects, I cannot choose a favorite!!

Kim said...

Great ideas for this greeting set. Love the spiders and your pumpkin is adorable. The card is a great way to use Mosaic Madness for the holidays.