Monday, October 17, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop Close-Ups

Thanks for all the positive comments on my post last weekend. I appreciate all of them dearly. That's one thing that's amazing about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator--joy in creating.

In order to make the blog hop viewable, we are limited to 4 photos per post. Otherwise, hoppers could be there all day! I wanted to add more photos and details about my projects, so here they are. Wednesday will bring a tutorial on the gingerbread house. Come on back to see that! First, the pumpkin.
 I followed Carmen's tutorial on her blog Stampin' Addiction, "Hexagon Box Tutorial." As I wrote in my original post, one of her swaps at Convention was a cute little hexagon box. I thought it looked just like a pumpkin and wanted to make one. So very cute! I found it hard to make the Crystal Effects seal, but that's just my messy style. Once I added the crimped cylinder of Old Olive in the center, it all worked out just fine. I used the Pennant Punch for the triangles, but free cut my mouth all my own.

Next, the Haunted House:
 From this view you can see the ghosts I stamped right on the silver glimmer paper with black ink. I love those Spooky Bingo Bits! Such a cute way to make accents! I cut a bit of Frightful Sight Designer Series paper featuring the spider for some fun. The boo is Basic Black on Peach Parfait.

 I used the tombstone from Spooky Bingo Bits on Basic Gray and cut them out. I folded the bottom over when I attached them to make them pop up a bit. You can see the Spider Web Embossing folder in the background.  For the clouds, I used the Cupcake Builder Punch and used a mini clothespin to shut the box. The bat wouldn't stamp right on the Glitter paper--the solid image didn't like the glitter texture, so I stamped on Whisper White and trimmed. It's more like a bat signal now than a bat flying in the moonlight like I first envisioned, but it works.

The front has a window that I punched out with the 1" Square Punch. I used Concord Crush with the Postage Stamp Punch to make the window border. Inside you can see my gummie spiders. I had to add a layer inside of silver Waffle paper so what light that did make it in would make them show up. The front one is yellow and red and you can barely tell. However, a 10 year old who saw it in person noticed them right away:). The cat needed some grounding so I used my Scallop border punch to add a little fence like action. I used a circle of Glimmer paper cut with the circles in the Cupcake Builder Punch to add a little glam to the witch's hat.

My last feature today is the Birdhouse. As I wrote in my blog hop post, I was inspired by the beautiful papers in the Frostwood Lodge Suite.

 I used the 1 1/4"  Circle punch for my opening and added a scallop circle for the door. It needed something more, so I used a scrap to quill a flower. That way, my plaid pattern showed up! I used the 5 Petal Punch to get a leaf. The windows are 4my favorite detail, though. I used the a Curly Label Punch for the outline on the red birch-like paper. I then needed windows so crimped some paper, gathered it with some Red Baker's Twine. A few glue dots later and I had curtains!

The roof was made by layering scalloped pieces of the birchbark paper. The roof looked a little bare, so I added a quilled flower. I then used more red Baker's Twine to make a hanger. A cute, but rather easy Christmas ornament.

Remember, I'll explain the gingerbread house on Wednesday. Until then,
Happy Stamping!



  1. I didn't notice that you used the spiderweb folder on the haunted house!! That looks amazing!

  2. Got a giggle out of the "Bat Signal". Can't wait for the gingerbread house on Wednesday!

  3. Since I am woefully behind on commenting, I had not told you how fantastic these are. I personally love the "bat signal" and that pumpkin is adorable! Just awesome work!

  4. Love all the details on the birdhouse! Those curtains are perfect!!

  5. Thanks for the closeups and the extra details. These projects are just terrific!

  6. Your projects are so cute! Thanks for the details on how you did them.

  7. Your projects rocked! I loved all of them!

  8. Nice blog! Thanks for the details, love your last project.


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