But for now... on to my projects...
What a fun kit this month! Welcome to our blog hop-- I hope you love all these alternative ideas. I need lots of treat packaging for Halloween (for my daughter's class, teachers, friends, conference I am attending on Halloween, etc) so I didn't want to cut up or alter these cute boxes...
I am super excited to get a few refill kits but I saw that we have the full kit for sale too. Did you know that you can get the kit if you subscribe? So, why not consider subscribing today and nabbing this cute kit!
But for now... on to my projects...
The minute I saw these cute skeletons I knew I wanted to do tone-on-tone stamping with them-- in Gorgeous Grape, of course! It's cool that the kit gave us extra skeletons and those little die cut headstones. I really love the teeny tiny "Happy Halloween" stamp!!! (The Glitter Enamel Dots make a nice addition, right?)
For my 3D project I was stumped, until I saw the black tissue paper in the box and remembered how to make tissue paper rosettes. You just fold the tissue paper back and forth and then cinch it carefully in the middle with ribbon. In this case, I used the pretty Purple Tricolor ribbon.
Trim the ends and glue the edges (carefully, tissue paper tears)...
I then used the starburst punch to make a medallion for the center. I figure this will make a cute Halloween decor item for our house!
And here are both projects together. Cute huh?
Don't forget to leave me some love in the comments and keep hopping to see more fun projects!
Welcome to Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! I was so excited to make some Halloween projects this week! I am teaching a class at the senior center, my private card class, and a kid's crafting club through a mentoring program called Academy 4-- all this weekend! So... Halloween has exploded in my office!
I wanted to focus my projects for this month's projects around the Teal Pumpkin project. This is an initiative to provide non-food Halloween treats for those children that have food allergies. Since my husband is allergic to almonds, I understand how frustrating food allergies can be.
Also, we recently had a sweet little girl move in next door who has several food allergies. She's very aware and outspoken about it- which I love. So, I made her this notebook as her special Halloween treat. We will be putting out a teal pumpkin and I will make a few other non-food treats and keep them in a separate bowl!
I think she will love the sentiment-- super cute- especially stamped in our new Silvery Shimmer Delicata Metallic Ink Pad!
And the card I made for a good friend in Houston. She's an amazing friend who travels with me frequently to work conferences and this year we are going to be together for Halloween-- in New Orleans. I am very excited-- sad to miss Halloween here at home with Marianne, but it will be ok. Gigi is coming to help...
I colored both pumpkins by stamping in Pretty Peacock and then coloring them in with Coastal Cabana Blends. Then I added some embossing paste to the front of this Very Vanilla notecard (which I had dumped a bit of Champagne Mist Shimmer paint!) So pretty!
Hope you loved these projects and that you keep hopping along! Check out everyone's spooky projects and make sure to come back next week when I participate in the Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.
Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Stampin' Up! really upped the game this month-- I love the fall colors and the sweet stamps. And vellum!!!
I wanted to use the pretty multi-colored tag to make a pumpkin with the new (SNEAK PEEK) apple builder punch from the holiday catalog! I also used the flap of the envelopes from the add-on bundle and a very vanilla notecard. Cute huh?
I used one of the cards from the add-on card kit to make a little pocket for a DARK kit kat! Yummy! (I had to taste test one, just to make sure they were good!) I stamped the winter berry in our new Delicata Gold ink (another sneak peek)!!
If you didn't get the $10 add-on bundle it is totally worth it! It has 24 note cards and envelopes-- which is quite the great deal! I can't wait to take this kit to the senior center and to this new craft club I am starting at a local elementary school!
Don't forget to keep hopping along!
Welcome to our blog hop! Several years ago a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators decided to do blog hops and share our creations for the Jewish holidays. You can see my Rosh Hashanah post from last year with a Paper Pumpkin we got last summer...
But this year I decided to feature items from the annual catalog and holiday catalog! The minute I saw this rainbow colored honeycomb pattern paper from the See a Silhouette Designer Series paper I knew I would use it for this Rosh Hashanah card.
To coordinate with it, I featured the new apple and apple punch from the Harvest Hellos stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog! I had fun coloring this one in with out Blend alcohol markers (Real Red, Soft Suede, and Old Olive). The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
Although I am not Jewish, I have several close friends who are and I understand the significance of the religious new year. I hope that my Jewish friends and craft colleagues have a sweet new year and that this day is marked with merriment and happiness.
Don't forget to hop along to a few other of my favorite demonstrators to see their lovely Rosh Hashanah creations! Miriam is next!
Thanks for stopping by the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop this month! We have some pretty cool projects for you to check out-- all in hopes of it starting to feel like fall soon here in Texas. Right now it's been feeling like 115 degrees... which is very un-fall indeed. So inspiration wasn't happening for me, until I started playing with the Harvest Hello bundle!
Both my projects use a little piece of the new Holiday Catalog Come to Gather Designer Series Paper because that's all I wanted to spare! lol! It's so pretty!
I used the super cute notecards and envelopes to make these projects and the new Delicata Gold ink. It's so pretty! I have missed having metallic inks so much!!
My 3D project features the same Scalloped note cards and envelopes (well only the envelope). I sealed it up and trimmed off the top to make a super cute pouch. I wrapped the pouch with a piece of the woodgrain DSP from the Come to Gather DSP and a bit of the Cajun Craze thread!
I decided to slip in something "appley"-- a packet of spiced cider -- and used the Circle Tab Punch to make the pull tab for it. I also used the new upcoming To Every Season stamp set and Every Season mini punches for the cute leaf punchout and the sentiment in the apple!
Here are the two projects together- maybe some untraditional fall colors, but I think I know some teachers who will be jazzed to get this pick me up in a few weeks (once the temps cool off a little bit...)
Also, here is a tip for any of our "builder" punches... Punch out a piece of thick white cardstock and use that to line up the stamp pieces so that you can easily stamp and punch all in one go.
Don't forget to hop around the other blogs and see what everyone else is making for fall projects... I love all these crafty women and their work!
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you don't have a Holiday catalog, let me know below. I would love to be your demonstrator!
Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping over from the amazing Rachel's blog. I had so much fun hanging out with her at OnStage this past November!!!! Being a demonstrator has such fun perks!
This month's kit was an amazing value! 9 beautiful full-sized cards that coordinate with three suites in the annual catalog.
Refills are on sales now and I would highly recommend getting one-- at just $10 it's a great deal-- but only available for subscribers!
What you might not know is that I save my two kits and use them at the Senior Center where I host a free stamping class... So imagine, how excited I was when I found an extra envelope in my kit! I just added a Pretty Peacock card base, a touch of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon, and a small piece of Whisper White cardstock to make this pretty card!
I really enjoyed making this tag topper chocolate holder... If you want to make one follow these directions:
It holds two Ghirardelli chocolates!! Perfect for those of us who love nice chocolates...
I really love the two projects together!! I hope you love them too!
Don't forget to keep hopping along!! We have lots of wonderful designers and creative minds on this hop!
And don't forget to subscribe! I need to get two NEW subscribers by Monday so that I can earn a free pack of the add-on bundle cards-- won't you be my subscriber?? (I am totally singing that line... if you couldn't tell.)
And if you already subscribe, check out the cute hints at our August kit below-- which includes 6 bags and tags for fall. If you are one of my subscribers and interested in the add-on kit for just $10, let me know! It makes 24 fall notecards and they are GORGEOUS!!
I am so happy to be back from our epic family trip to the Netherlands! And I have hit the ground running with these projects-- since we only have four more weeks of summer and all the stores are excited to get this "back to school" party started-- my anything goes projects are for the teachers!
The Dollar Tree store had these cute scratch off stickers that I wanted to dress up for some of our favorite past teachers (I always make sure to give a little gift to each of the teachers who have impacted Marianne at her elementary school)!
It was fun to add the little fold of DSP and the stamped sentiment and bookworm from the stamp set Check You Out! I knew that stamp set would get a lot of traction from me since I do so much at Marianne's school- room parent, PTA bulletin board keeper, etc.
I really love the touch of the two ribbons at the top-- the NEW Denim Ribbon is soft and dark-- just how I like my jeans! And the crushed curry crinkle ribbon ties beautiful bows! (I love the vellum banner punched piece mainly because I ran it through with the Subtles embossing folder.)
Now for the card, I wanted to try #simplestamping with just stamps, ink, paper, and some DSP, but I couldn't resist adding a piece of ribbon. I love our campus librarian and I think she's going to love this card. I am hoping to teach an after school card class to the teachers with this set-- it's so stinkin' cute!
And that's a pretty cute envelope, right??
Don't forget to keep hopping! I am sure that everyone will have cool and creative projects...
And you have until Sunday to take advantage of my Winds of Change class... Just use the hostess code 3TN2PZXE by Sunday night and you will get three terrific projects with full color PDF instructions in the mail-- all inspired by the Netherlands and the Winds of Change stamp set!
Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! We come to you on the third Thursday of every month with fun projects from around the world! I am so excited that we have lots of new hoppers joining us this month-- valued contributors to our Facebook Group -- Stampin Friends! Weren't Katja's projects fantastic?
This month's theme was perfect for me-- summer fun! We are about to head out on a trip that is a long time coming... My mom is from the Netherlands and I was blessed to be able to go each summer as a kid growing up. Marianne has only been twice and the last time was 7 years ago-- like I said-- long time coming.
So, my projects are inspired by the Netherlands and my "get me to the Netherlands" hostess code (see the end of the blog post for that!) But isn't the Winds of Change stamp set amazing??
This card is brought to life with Stampin Blends and the beautiful script paper from Pressed Petals, plus a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
Did you know that you can take one of our cute treat bags can be made into a giftcard holder? Just score 3 inches from the bottom and wrap a piece of DSP around it. In this case I used the gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, punched the starburst from the coordinating Petal Pink Vellum and then used the 2 inch circle punch to highlight the tulips!
What I love is that you can stick a postcard style note in the back slot and then a giftcard in the front slot, plus it all fits in a standard size envelope! Cool huh?? And it looks gorgeous with our new Copper Dotted Treat Bags (149609) and a small piece of our Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441).
Don't forget to keep hopping! Next on the list is Corrine Oosterhoff, a Dutch demonstrator-- who I am going to meet in person next week! So exciting!! I will go Live on my Facebook group when we get together to craft! Follow me here! And keep hopping along...
1. Rachael Rife
2. Cheryl Taylor
3. Ellen Woodbridge
4. Katja Ettig
5. Melissa Thomas (you are here!!)
6. Corinne Oosterhoff
7. Sue Vine
8. Kristal Bell
9. Maureen Rauchfuss
10. Steph Jandrow
11. Barbara Welch
There are so many great projects to see and get inspired by! Now, as I mentioned, if you are in the United States and place at least a $30 order by July 12th with the hostess code then you will receive the full-color PDF instructions for the Winds of Change class that I have designed and the make n take packet with two cards, a 3D project, and a little surprise gift from the Netherlands! Order soon!
Welcome to our international blog hop!! It's the first time that our demonstrator friends from countries outside of North America can join us which means it is a packed hop! Thanks for coming over from Brynn's page and don't forget to keep commenting, pinning, and hopping along to Ashley’s blog.
This month we knew that Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up Co-Founder) would wow us with her shabby chic style but man, did they deliver. I almost didn't want to use up any of the supplies because I love the kit SO much! But alas, I did.
Since this Paper Pumpkin coordinates with the new Bird Ballad suite in the new annual catalog, I had to use a few things and give you a sneak peek. Check out these cute scalloped edge notecards ($8 for 20, Item #149610) and the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper with just a touch of the Rose Gold Foil paper from the Everything is Rosy product medley. I used the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the hexagon pieces...
(One tip I will give is to NOT stamp both of the sentiments together... Stamp the cursive one first and then stamp the block print second.)
For my 3D project I decided to package up a small chocolate bar for a class hostess I am having soon. I took one of the envelopes from the kit, sealed it up, and cut off the top. I then scored around the other three edges and folded down the bottom. I used the tissue paper that came in the box-- so cute!! (Again, another small piece of the rose gold foil paper...)
Two great projects, right? I really love this kit and the stamp set!
I hope you have loved seeing my projects! Please make sure to comment below and let me know your thoughts! I love hearing from you! Also, feel free to pin these images to Pinterest or follow my Paper Pumpkin alternatives Board.
And don't forget to keep hopping along...
If you don't have a demonstrator and want to subscribe for next month's box-- I would love to be your demonstrator! You can do so here!
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for hopping with Stampin Friends this month as we work hard to make Father's Day important for the men in our lives. It's a bittersweet for me because my dad passed away over 20 years ago, but this year I was able to get inspired to make 3 different cards for my sweet husband-- one from our daughter (she consulted), one from me, and one from our new rescue dog!
First up, the card from my daughter... I saw this style of fancy fold and thought it was cool. I used the retired stamp set (you can still get it!!) Amazing Life and the retired Best Route DSP. I think I have finally learned how to make a masculine card!!!! What do you think?
Bella & Friends (also retiring... so sad) made the perfect card from our cockapoo/bichon rescue dog Boo. This is his first Father's Day in our house and he loves Jonathan so much! I had fun using the watercolor pencils to color him in and used a bit of Tranquil Textures DSP.
Finally, I wanted to showcase some of the new catalog items that you can get on June 4th! You will want to put the Good Man stamp set on your first order!! It makes the perfect Father's Day card-- at least for my husband, who loves to relax by the beach.
Check out our other hoppers this month and stay tuned because we are going to have SEVEN new hoppers next month from all across the world! EEEKKK! So exciting!
Thanks for hanging out with us and getting inspired for Father's Day. Please leave a comment below and let me know which card is your favorite!!
Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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