Monday, August 29, 2011

Holiday Mini 2011 Blog Hop Recap

Wasn't that an amazing blog hop? Some amazing products, some amazing projects, and some talented demonstrators! Whoo Hooo. Today, I am going to give a few of the details on my projects that I didn't have room for this weekend.

Project #1: Jars
The maple syrup and the maple sucker I was lucky to receive from my friend Desiree from BC, Canada at Convention. How cool is that?

Basically, I used the Scallop Circle Die and my Big shot, then tied them with a strip of ripped fabric. Easy. The labels use the two different frames from the new Peek-a-boo frames Die. You can see the curly edge of the naturals ivory one on the left blue jar and the scalloped one in Cajun Craze on the right blue jar. I just layered on paper, leaves, and ribbon until they looked good.

Project #2 Card Folio
On the outside, I layered my collage piece onto Early Espresso and then onto the other Designer Series Paper I had cut to fit my project. I added leaves for an accent.

On the inside, however, is where the fun is:


The 4 cards fit in my folio parts. Here's what I did-- Using my Simply Scored, I scored a 12 x 12 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 6". I then turned the paper 90 degrees and scored at 8". I then, cut down the middle score line to my horizontal score line and cut two triangles out so my folio would close. I used my Scallop Edge Punch to punch the tops of the flaps. I used sticky strip to adhere the outside edges. My cards tucked in nicely, with room for envelopes (that I stamped on, too). I also spread out the cards in layers so that all could be seen when the folio was opened. (Just so my hostess would go WOW).

Project #3: Matching Card Set
Basically, this whole project started when I just started stamping on a big piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped an array of leaves and acorns and then decided I loved that look. I love walking in fall and seeing the layers of leaves on the ground, so that's the look was I going for. I then realized I wanted to add the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, but I didn't want to cut my leaves! So, I cut 1/2" strips to add to the left hand side of my design. I added the Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon, and the cut out leaves using dimensionals. I tried to make each one a little bit unique, but all within the same look.  I left them without a sentiment as  I thought generic notecards would be a nice gift.

Project #4-- The Fancy, Schmancy Quilted Card
I am so thankful that you all loved it so much. My last stamp club got a sneak peek of my projects and have demanded we make this next time. So, we will! I wanted to use all the papers as I couldn't choose just one, so I cut them into 1" strips and glued 4 in a row on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then ran this layer through my Big Shot and the Flurries Embossing Folder. I must say, it looked cool before I did that, but after--WOW. It was jaw-dropping. Then, I stamped my leaves in More Mustard and Early Espresso and added the line detail with the Pewter Embossing Powder. LOVE It! I cut them out and layered them. I realized I needed to show them off more, so I added a Scallop circle from the Pennant  Die. I added the Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon. The acorn wasn't showing up, so I added a loop of ribbon behind him so he would pop. I used my Top Note Die to cut a Pool Party top note, trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from the Grateful Greetings stamp set.  Voila! a striking card!

I think that's it--I had so much fun designing these projects. The good news is, I have plenty of cardstock, Designer Series paper, ribbon, fabric and ink to make more!

Happy Stamping!

4 comments:

  1. These are all so fabulous!! Thanks for the closer look!

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  2. Beautiful projects! Love hearing how you created them!

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  3. Great info! I love your fall projects!

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  4. I just love them all! Thanks for the closes look!

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