Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PPP Blog Hop Joy to the World

Heya friends! It's time for a Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop! The October kit was so much fun that there are plenty of Alternatives to be made from it! 

If you have the kit, you may have noticed that the cards aren't a typical A2 Card Base.  It's slightly wider and a little shorter.  But, either way, it's PERFECT for a fabulous treat holder! 

As you look at the template below, Imagine that the LEFT SIDE boxes are the patterned side. 

First things first, turn your card base to that direction.  THEN, score on the long side (as shown) at 2 5/8".  This is the front and front sides of your box.  You'll use the score line already made for the card, as the second score mark. 
Turn the card so the short side is up on your scoreboard.  Then score at 1 1/2" & 4 3/8".  This will create a 1 1/2" section on each side. 
Next, cut and miter the square sections in the middle on each side. (top and bottom center in the photo). 
Now, assemble as you would a box with your choice of Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.  Then, miter from the front corner to the upper back corner to create the tapered sides you see in the finished box. 

I used the decorative starburst gusseted bags from our Annual Catalog to fill with Hershey nuggets.  I think there were approx 10 nuggets in the package.  This is a pretty descent sized treat holder! I love it! 

I hope you enjoyed my project!  Be sure to click the NEXT Button to be taken over to Terri's Blog to see what fun projects await you there.  Hop all the way back around to me (or wherever you started) to be sure you've seen all the wonderful alternative projects! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today, my friends! Be sure to "FOLLOW" my blog to get notified each time I post a new fantastic project!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Paper Pumpkin is such a fantastic program! It's a monthly all inclusive "SURPRISE" kit that comes directly to your door each month. 
If you're not already a subscriber, but would like to be, you can go HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit. OR, you can purchase a pre-paid number of kits.  The choice is yours! :-D

Monday, October 26, 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Embossing

Good morning friends!! It's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop! This month's theme is all about the Embossing Technique.  

There are two basic types of Embossing. Dry emboss uses patterned folders that you press through an embossing machine that creates an imprint in the paper that was run through with the folder.  HEAT emboss uses a wet ink, special heat reactive powder, and a heat source.  

My project is using the DRY EMBOSS technique.  Stampin' Up has absolutely beautiful decorative folders to emboss paper with.  I'm using one from the 2020 Holiday Catalog called "Evergreen Forest". It creates a beautiful scene of trees that is just perfect for my card.  I paired this embossing folder with the Merry Moose Stamp & Punch Bundle. 

I absolutely LOVE my layering shapes dies!  The Layering Ovals came in quite handy and gave me a very subtle, but beautiful frame for my moose friend!  I used a little piece of Real Red Braided Trim to create his scarf.  The stamp set includes a scarf image that fits him, but I liked the idea of added texture and a "real" element. 

Of course, what do I always say? "No Naked Insides, and No Naked Envelopes!" Here's how I did the inside. 

Hop all the way around to all the participating blogs to see lots of beautiful samples of each type of embossing.  Click the "NEXT BLOG" Button below to head over to Marita's blog to see what beautiful work of art she has in store for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project.  Even though Halloween isn't yet here, it feels like Christmas is just around the corner. Time to go ahead and get started on those cards so they're ready to mail out! :-D 

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used on today's project, simply click an image below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

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Friday, October 23, 2020

It's a Paper Pumpkin kind of day!

Good mornin' friends! I hope today finds you well.  

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit was an extra special one. It was offered to all of Stampin' Up's Global markets, instead of just North America. Folks in those countries couldn't be happier! They love Paper Pumpkin as much as we do, it seems!  The theme is all about sharing joy with others, all over the world. 

What a splendid message, given the state of our world today!

The kit contained supplies to create 8 beautiful holiday cards. 

But, one of the wonderful things about Paper Pumpkin is the ability to take the supplies that come in the kit and change them into something different.  That's what this post, and the blog hop, is all about!

I bring you, "Joy To The World".  I used the "JOY" stamp from the kit, along with Versamark ink and White Emboss Powder, to create the fantastic chalkboard style background.  It paired up nicely with a wreath and label from the kit.  The little gold foil strip is actually a scrap I was able to collect from the die cut sheet included in the kit.  Waste not, want not! :-D A Cherry Cobbler twine bow finished it off beautifully!

SUPRISE! A bonus alternative for you! hehehe. 

This time, I took advantage of the "HINGE STAMPING TECHNIQUE" with my Stamparatus to create the focal image for my card.  I used a card base from the kit and stamped Merry Christmas multiple times in Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler inks. The textured background on the Cherry Cobbler layer is from the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder. It adds just the right amount of somethin' to the card. I finished it off with a length of Faux Suede Ribbon.   

Well, why not?! How about one last alternative project for ya? 

This one is fantastic because it uses supplies from the kit (plus the addition of the red Holiday Rhinestones).  I chose to use one of the German words for "peace" because it's beautiful and you don't have to speak German to know what it says.  The design is very similar to the design in the kit, except that I dismantled an envelope to get that beautiful Cherry Cobbler Designer Series Paper.  It's amazing the amount of difference that is made, just by adding this one strip of paper to the project!

Well friends, I hope you've enjoyed my alternative projects!  I have a few more up my sleeve and will be posting them soon! Be sure to check back later! :-) Visit the other blogs in the hop to see even MORE creative ideas for this month's Paper Pumpkin kit! 

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you're not already a subscriber, but would like to be, you can go HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit. OR, you can purchase a pre-paid number of kits.  The choice is yours! :-D

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ghoulish Goodies Mosaic Treat Bag

You only THOUGHT I was done with Halloween Treats! HA!!  This one came by happenstance as I was stalking my favorite UPS truck today.  While I waited impatiently for him to get here, I thought I'd make a little bag of goodies for him and his family.  Since I had so many little treats in the studio from the 13 Days of Halloween Treats series, I thought I'd just stuff as much as I could into one of Stampin' Up's beautiful little mosaic cello bags.   

The topper was super simple as a piece of 4 1/8" x 4" DSP folded in half to make 4 1/8" x 2" topper.  Then I die cut the largest stitched circles to make the handles. I cut two and applied one to the front and one to the back, sandwiching the DSP. I wanted the handle to be tough enough to hold all that candy! lol.  I used the center section from one of the "rings" to make the label.  The Whisper White circle is from the Layering Circles Dies. 

I used the Stamparatus to ink up both the cat and the sentiment because I really wanted a dark and rich image.  Using the Stamparatus allows me to stamp them each twice and get a really dark image.  The kitty was fussy cut, but she's really easy with the clean outlines.  I colored her collar with Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and added a little Wink of Stella for some bling bling!  I also colored one of the remaining blue Holiday Rhinestones with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blend to create the purple Rhinestone on kitty's collar. 

I attached the tag/label with Black Stampin' Dimensionals and used Tear & Tape on each flap of the topper to glue it on and close up the bag.  SO CUTE! And super quick to make! 

What do you think, friends?  It's not part of the 13 Days, but it is another fabulous Treat Holder! :-D

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used on today's project, simply click an image below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

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