November Blog Hop - It's Christmas!
November 26, 2011
Welcome crafters, to our last Blog Hop for the year! With Christmas barely a month away, we will be giving you some last minute inspiration for your cards and festive trimmings. I'm way behind in my preparations, so I'm looking for all the inspiration I can get!
You may have come from the blog of the lovely Di Dunk but if not, you can join the Blog Hop from here using the link to the next blog at the end of the post. This month we have 9 Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing their projects and the full list of contributors is at the end of the post.
The first project I have for you is a Christmas card with lots of bling. I've used one of the new products from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue (starts on 1 December) - the red and silver Glimmer Paper. This is fabulous to use as the glitter is gorgeous and it doesn't come off, even when using punches. This is a simple card that can be made with many alternative colour schemes and you could replace some of the circles with photos for a different look. I've popped up some of the circles at different heights for interest . Next time I would make the tree slightly smaller, but overall I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
|Stamps||Heard from the Heart, Pennant Parade|
|Card stock & Papers||Cherry Cobbler, Textured White, Baja Breeze (Smooth & Textured), Red & Silver Glimmer Paper|
|Ink||Versamark, Basic Black|
|Tools||Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder, Heat gun, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 1", 3/4", 1/2" and 3/8" Circle punches, XL Owl Punch (heart), Small Star punch (retired), Dimensionals, Foam pads of different heights (not SU)|
The second project is a treat bag topper using my favourite Two Tags die. With the end of the school year coming up, these would make great gifts for the kid's teachers or their friends. They are a card and gift in one and can be filled with any manner of sweet treats. I have a couple of different options to show you. The tag sits on a base that is cut to the same size as the tag with the corners rounded. You can attach the tag either way up, depending on your preference. I like the the rounded end facing down, so you open up the tag from the bottom. Here is the first one.
This is what the tag looks like inside.
Here is another option, using the spray from the 'Easy Events' stamp set. I coloured it with markers and added some ribbon for interest. To provide more flexibility I cut the sentiment from the image, so it could be moved around. I can pop it back if I need to, which is really easy with clear mount stamps.
And the last one shows the alternative option, with the rounded side up. I've filled this one with some yummy bite size shortbread.
|Stamps||Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Easy Events, Winter Post, Confetti, Pennant Parade, Petite Pairs|
|Card stock & Papers||Very Vanilla, Kraft, Real Red, Early Espresso, Real Red & Lucky Limeade Patterns|
|Ink||Real Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Basic Black|
|Accessories||Basic Rhinestones, Silver Brads, Kraft Seam Binding ribbon, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ribbon, Green Rhinestone brad, Basic Rhinestones, Linen thread|
|Tools||Square Lattice embossing folder, Two Tags die, Little Leaves Die, Big Shot, Large Oval punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Jewellry Tag punch, Stampin' Write markers, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Copics (to colour rhinestones), Sponge Daubers|
I hope you have found something in these projects to inspire your Christmas crafting.
The next stop is Kathryn Mangelsdorf. Below is a list of the contributors for this month's Blog Hop.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Posted by: ladbrokes poker | April 12, 2013 at 08:28 AM
The tree card is gorgeous! Wow!
Posted by: Krista's Paper Cafe | December 03, 2012 at 06:03 AM
do you have they shortbread recipe too it looks delish!
Posted by: Patti Gladstone | November 04, 2012 at 06:23 AM
WHAT A MAGICAL CARD WITH THE CIRCLES,LOVE IT...........
Posted by: Ruth | January 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Your projects are lovely especially the Christmas tree card!
Posted by: Caroline | December 16, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Beautiful card, how did you get the scallop edge on the pack where the chocolate santa are in?
Posted by: Maria P | December 04, 2011 at 08:05 PM
Love your clever Christmas Tree Card! I found you via Nancy Riley's iPICKS and am so glad I clicked over. I love your creations and your style! Will definately being checking your blog daily to see more!
Posted by: Joan | December 04, 2011 at 05:34 AM
gorgeous projects and I am completely in love with your Christmas Tree card!
Posted by: MaryR | November 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Oh, I love your cards and projects! I found you via Nancy Riley; that tree is stunning. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad I found your blog.
Posted by: Kathy W | November 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM
I love your circle tree card. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Dale Morin | November 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Love, love, LOVE the tree!
Posted by: Kathy | November 29, 2011 at 04:21 PM
That tree is gorgeous! Great idea and I love the colors you chose. Your treat tags are darling too.
Posted by: Dawn | November 29, 2011 at 07:36 AM
Judy these are all gorgeous but that tree is absolutely stunning!
Posted by: Delys | November 28, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Love that card!! and that tag die is definitely on my wishlist after all the projects I have seen around lately!!
Posted by: Jaki | November 28, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Judy, Your projects are stunning! Love all the different elements you used to create them.
Posted by: Susan Joyce | November 28, 2011 at 01:58 AM
I love everything Judy, so beautiful. I will have to put you on my favourites now that I have found you x
Posted by: Theresa Rafter | November 27, 2011 at 05:03 PM
I love your circle tree! this will be in my punch inspiration blog post today. thanks for sharing
Posted by: Kim Score | November 27, 2011 at 02:21 AM
Absolutely gorgeous as usual Judy. Love your card. Must add the glimmer paper to my wish list. LOVE your tag topper bags too. TFS.
Posted by: Di DUnk | November 26, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Wow! Judy your projects are always wonderful & I love checking out your blog to see what you have been creating. Love the use of the glitter paper - must put it on my Wish List! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Margaret Knoops | November 26, 2011 at 05:39 PM
What wonderful ideas, the Christmas tree card with the different size circles are fantastic. I will be casing this one. I am inspired by the use of the tag dies to make toppers too, love your work.
Posted by: Kathryn Mangelsdorf | November 26, 2011 at 05:23 PM
That tree card is just stunning Judy, I absolutely love it.The little bags toppers are cute too.
Posted by: Kerry S | November 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM
I always get excited to click on your blog link, Judy, to see what you have created. And, oh my, you continue to amaze and inspire me with your beautiful, beautiful creations. They are perfect in every respect. xx
Posted by: Chris H | November 26, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Oh my! That Christmas tree card is SPECTACULAR! Love it! Definitely one for the CASE file! I love the bag toppers too, and a great idea for teacher's gifts.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | November 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM
Judy, your projects are BREATHTAKING. I absolutely love your tree card, and will be CASEing it for sure! The tags/bag toppers are so beautifully finished, as always. Really, really beautiful.
Posted by: Christine Blain | November 26, 2011 at 08:55 AM