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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Summery Citrus

Stamping Sunday blog hop

Hi! Thanks for hopping by! I am very flattered to have been asked to be a guest on this edition of the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop!

The theme for this  week is to showcase the Autumn holiday catalogue designer series papers in ways that feature them in year long projects.  The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is one of my favourites in the holiday catalogue. Not only does it have beautiful autumn imagery but the reverse side of the papers has lovely watercolour and graphic designs.

My card and 3D project for today’s  Stamping Sunday  blog hop uses one of the watercolor style pages as the feature background. I combined the Painted Autumn designer series paper with the Lemon Zest stamp and punch bundle to make this summery citrus card and treat bag duo, perfect for some citrus candies or a fragrant lemon-lime candle.

Both the card and the treat bag have clear heat embossed lemon-lime twist limes and feature the glitter enamel dots for extra shimmer. The lemon limes punch out perfectly with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  You may also spot another holiday catalogue goodie on this card. the edge of the DSP was cut using one of the NEW card front builder dies.

 

stamping sunday, summery citrus

stamping sunday, summery citrus

The treat bag was made using the gift bag punch board and a 4″ x 10″ piece of DSP. The “for you” was die cut using one of the mini treat bag thinlits dies and is cut out of another of the watercolour Painter Autumn DSP sheets.

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I hope this summery citrus duo inspires you to think of more than just Fall projects when you see the Painted Autumn DSP. Be sure to keep hopping and check out the other Stamping Sunday bloggers below!

Happy Stampin’

Nature

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Witches Brew – Stampin’ Up! Treat Cup

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Thanks for stopping by! My  Witches Brew project for the International Stamping Partner’s Blog Hop features the Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s just released 2017 Hoilday Catalogue!

As some of you know Stampin’ Up! has different sales zones throughout the globe. Demonstrators can only sell to cutomers within their region. As the web is international domain a few of us decided to join together to make sure our international viewers were able to easily connect with a demonstrator in their region to order from. International stampin’ service!! You can check out all our contact info below.

We decided to put together a blog hop for you today to help celebrate the release of Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalogue and show off some of the amazing stamp sets! I chose to use the Merry Cafe set as you can make projects for Christmas, Thanksgiving AND Halloween using this set.

This blog hop was supposed to be a video blog hop. So I apologize as I did not realize this until the last minute and had only prepared a written blog and photo. My Witches’ Brew Treat Cup project is fairly straight forward though so most experienced stamper’ and paper crafters should be able to follow along without a video. Sometime in the near future I will do a  video of this project and switch up the occasion so you can see what it could look like as a Christmas or Thanksgiving treat cup too! So be sure to keep checking back.

I don’t typically give out Halloween Cards but I love using Halloween products to make treat packages and home decor. For today, I opted to make this Witches Brew spooky treat cup using a mini coffee cup I purchased in a set of 10 from a dollar store. I’m looking forward to being able to give these out at work on Halloween!

I already owned Stampin’ Up’s Coffee Cafe bundle so as soon as I saw the Merry Cafe stamp set I knew I had to have it! For this project I combined the Merry Cafe stamp set with the Spooky Cat stamp set and the Coffee Cafe thinlits. This project also features the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and the vintage crochet trim. The window box in the picture is not part of the treat cup.

How To for Witches Brew:

I filled about half of a Stampin’ Up! 2 x 8 cello bag with candy  and tied it off using the pumpkin pie stitched edge ribbon and vintage crochet trim. I tied the ribbon in a knot and the trim in a bow.

All the thinlits used are from the Coffee Cafe set. I used the large cup thinlit to cut the cup out of the Spooky Night Designer series paper. The lid thinlit cut out the black cardstock and  the small oval thinlit cut out more DSP (which I had pre stamped with “A CUP OF” in basic black ink). I assembled all three using Fast Fuse and SNAIL adhesive.

I then used the open sleeve thinlit (not the solid textured one) to cut a sleeve out of pumpkin pie cardstock, then stamped the web in pumpkin pie and the witches brew in basic black. I adhered this to the DSP cup using Fast Fuse.

The black rhinestone embellishments add some great dimension and texture!

I used dimensionals on the bottom and middle of the DSP coffee cup and glue dots at rim height to adhere it to the mini coffee cup.

I  then placed the bag in the  decorated mini coffee cup and put other candies and chocolates around it to keep it upright.  To top it off I stuck the stamped witches hat from the Spooky Cat stamp set (which I fussy cut with paper snips) to the cello bag using glue dots.

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I hope you enjoyed my Witches Brew treat cup project. Be sure to check out the other blogs!

Happy Stampin’

Nature

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United States: Mary Trautner

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Europe: Amanda Charlesworth

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Australia is Tina Hewitt

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Whole Lot of Lovely Gift Bag & Tag Tutorial

Hi Stampin’ Friends!

If you read yesterday’s post you know I have become obsessed with Stampin’ Up!’s Gift Bag Punch board. SO much so, that I decided to do a tutorial video of it. The instructions for making the bags are written on the board itself, but here is visual to show you just how easy it is. You can make a wide variety of sizes of bags AND BOXES using this board (another tutorial for another day 🙂 ) If you missed yesterday’s post here is the finished product:

The video tutorial below, show you how to make the gift bag and coordinating tag. Happy Stamping!

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Gift Bag Punch Board

Recently I volunteered to put together some door prize draw bags for a fundraising vendor show I have been participating in. I decided to use up some retired designer series paper and discovered a neat little hack to making gift bags made with the punch board pop! When using a 12 x 12 sheet of DSP fold down the top of the paper so that the inside design shows on the outside of bag, like trim. You could do this for any size bag, just make sure you make the bag extra high when starting off so you have enough paper to fold over. Although, I used retired DSP, you can do this using any DSP that feature complementing/co-ordinating patterns on each side. I also discovered that the label punch makes for a perfect sized ticket slot or, if you punched in on both sides, cute faux handles!  Here are the draw bags up close:

And here they are lined up in my living room…I made 20!

 

Since making the door prize draw bags I have become hooked on the gift bag punch board. I have been using it to show off the new Designer Series Papers and to package my hostess and customer appreciation gifts. Unfortunately, I forgot to take picture of the bag I made using the Delightful Daisy DSP (OOPS!), but….I have been loving this punch board so much I decided to make a video tutorial! The gift bag and co-ordinating gift tag in my tutorial feature Stampin’ Up!’s Whole Lot of Lovely Suite. The shimmer in the gold embossing doesn’t come across well in these pictures, but you can see it in the video. Another punch board tip: Use the envelope punch board reverse punch to round the corners of your cardstock for polished looking tags!  The tutorial will be up on the blog tomorrow. Happy Stamping!

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Christmas Treats

Prepping for my upcoming craft show and putting together some stocking stuffers and mini gifts. Jelly Belly Santa Snacks, Reindeer Writing Packs and Gingerbread Grown Up Goodies.

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Something Good To Eat

This Halloween is special in that this is the first year that my son is old enough to go out and enjoy Halloween. That being said, he still isn’t old enough to Trick or Treat so I thought I would do something different. Instead of collecting a bunch of candy, I’ve decided to hand out treat bags to the grown-ups as we go door-to-door. I used some of my left over Halloween Night Designer series paper, various punches and kraft bags to put dark chocolate goodies in.Halloween treat bags

Halloween Goodies

I decided to put together some Halloween treat bags for some of my coworkers with some grown up goodies inside. I used the 2″ x 8″ cello bags, Halloween Night designer series paper, the Sept 2016 paper pumpkin stamp set, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie  and Perfect Plum ink, cardstock and candy dots, and the Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set and Cookie Cutter punch. I’m definitely going to make something similar to use as stocking stuffers this Christmas!

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