Sep
20

Card “Create”tions Week 3 Blog Hop

September 20th, 2014 | Comments (5)

HolidayCardHopWelcome

 

Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 3 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  What a GREAT session we had featuring nothing but CARDS – holiday cards to be exact – Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas card sets and they were all fabulous!  

At the end of each week during this session, the designers are coming together in the form of a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  Even though the Card “Create’tions session is offically over, it’s not too late to join in and view all the projects shared – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1, 2 and 3!

This week, we are experimenting with the Petite Cafe Gift Bags featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a Christmas project.  I just love how these bags are poly-lined so are food safe and the tie enclosure makes bagging treats fast and easy!!   They are packaged as 10 bags for $7.50 CAD.  

As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, the weekly Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made this week:

Wondrous Wreath Cafe Bag

I used my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue and played with some softer colors to create a “door and wreath” feature on the front of the bag.  I also appreciate that there is a tag “To and From” image in this set as it makes gifting with these gift bags ooooooh so easy!!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Wondrous Wreath, Hardwood

Ink & Paper – Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Foil

Accessories – Big Shot & Wonderful Wreath framelits, dimensionals, 1/8″ hole punch, bakers twine, Silver Dazzling Details, Stitched Satin ribbon

I hope my packaging idea has inspired you to give these useful little bags a try this Holiday season!  

Now keep following the blog hop trail and visit the talented and inventive  Mary Brown!

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TTFN!

Natasha

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Sep
19

Cutest Text Messages EVER!

September 19th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Just Saying set sampler-4

I have seen a few different versions of the “iPhone” card on Pinterest and chose my favorite components of each to put this one together!  Another great way to use the Just Sayin’ stamp set and Word Bubbles framelits for my class in a few days.

Supplies used;

Stamps – Just Sayin’

Ink & Paper – Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Basic Black, Rose Red

Accessories – 1/2″ circle punch, corner rounder punch, Big Shot & Word Bubbles framelits, Flip card framelits, dimensionals

TTFN!

Natasha

 

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Sep
17

Word Bubbles Background

September 17th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Just Saying set sampler-3

Just like my card shared last post, I created an interesting background with the stamp/framelit duo, Just Sayin’ & Word Bubbles.  I inked up the edges of the word bubble images and overlapped them in three different coordinating colors to create the fun background.  I saw one similar on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea to share at my Word Bubble class next week!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Just Sayin’

Ink & Paper – Whisper white, Moonlight DSP pack, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand

Accessories – Big Shot & Word Bubbles framelits, dimensionals

TTFN!

Natasha

 

 

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Sep
15

Word Bubble Background

September 15th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Just Saying set sampler-2

I get to meet with some of my favorite stampin’ friends in a week and we’re going to make some cards using the Just Sayin’stamp set and Word Bubbles framelits.

I hope to show them some different ways to use the set and matching framelits so they have LOTS of ideas for their products. :)  I was definitely inspired by creations I have seen on Pinterest this week!

For this first card, I used the framelits and some DSP to create an interesting background.  I cut the spaces first and then put DSP behind them.  Pretty simple but very striking and FUN!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Just Sayin’

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Lullaby DSP

Accessories – Big Shot & Word Bubbles framelits, dimensionals

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The monthly release of a new photopolymer stamp set happened this week and what a great set it is!  You can see and purchase it HERE!

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TTFN!

Natasha

 

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Sep
13

Holiday Cards Challenge Week 2

September 13th, 2014 | Comments (9)

HolidayCardHopWelcome

Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 2 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  What a GREAT session we are having all about CARDS!  

At the end of each week during this session, the designers are putting together a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  It’s not too late to join this Holiday Card “Create”tion – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1 and 2!

This week, we are experimenting with the Tiny Treat Boxes featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a Christmas project.  These little boxes are GREAT – I’ve got a thousand and one ideas for them already!!  They are packaged as 25 boxes for $8.95 CAD.  

As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, the weekly Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made:

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-2

To make this 3 section treat box, I assembled three tiny boxes and cut the lid and top flaps from each one.  I then adhered them together side by side with Sticky Strip.  I added a 3/4″ x 12″ Early Espresso strip as a handle and added a button on each end. 

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-3

To embellish the front of the treat box, I added a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered a ripped piece of Whisper White to resemble snow.  I cut three different size triangles from DSP and adhered to box.  I cut additional small thin pieces of Early Espresso cardstock and added as tree trunks.  I then attached another ripped piece of White over the trunks.  Some rhinestone jewels were added to the smallest tree for a bit of glitter fun.

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-4

I created a special tag to accompany this box of treats using an acetate piece from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack I used to create last week’s challenge project.  I cut it out with my 2 1/2″ circle punch and placed it in front of a Sahara Sand circle with some sequins in between.  I created a Cherry Cobbler circle frame with my circle framelits and adhered the whole thing to a Deco Label cut from Garden Green.  I attached the tag to the box with the new Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon on page 7.

I hope my project has inspired you to give the new Tiny Treat Boxes a try for yourself!

Supplies used:

Stamps – none

Ink & Paper – Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, whisper White, Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP paper stack

Accessories – Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Very Vintage buttons, linen thread, rhinestone jewels, Big Shot & circle framelits, Deco Label framelit, 1/8″ hole punch, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon

Now go visit Mary Brown and see what amazing creation she has for you today!

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TTFN!

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Sep
06

Holiday Card “Create”tions Week 1 Blog Hop

September 6th, 2014 | Comments (7)

HolidayCardHopWelcome

Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 1 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  She’s so incredibly awesome and I’m glad to be associated with the “Create With Connie and Mary” team.  At the end of each week during this session, the designers are putting together a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  It’s not too late to join this Holiday Card “Create”tion – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1!

This week, we are experimenting with the Takeout Boxes featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a fall/Halloween project.  As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, he Takeout Boxes Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made:

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 1-3

How cute it this?!  I’m in love with the mummies, the banner on the front and especially the acetate specialty card in front of the orange cardstock.  And the box itself holds SO many little treats!  I’m going to put mine up around my front door for any visitors that might stop by in October. :)

To make this project, I assembled the takeout box but cut off three of the top flaps leaving one of the larger ones attached.   Then I attached a piece of black cardstock to the front and back of this flap to create a base for my accessories.

I created decorative panels for the sides and front of the box with black cardstock and Sahara sand DSP.

The mummies are various sizes of Sahara Sand circles cut with the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.  I cut thin strips of white cardstock and layered them over the circles leaving space for some eyes to peek through.  The eyes were made with various circle punches.

The remaining embellishments are all from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack.  This is found on page 35 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I’ve found it to be a handy tool in creating some fall/Halloween/Christmas projects!  And by using this kit, it was so easy to quickly put this project together with coordinating supplies!!

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 1-2

I hope my project today has inspired you to create something fun with a takeout box!

Supplies used:

Stamps – NONE!

Ink & Paper – Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand

Accessories – Takeout Box, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Circle Framelits, Big Shot, 1/4″, 1/2″ 3/4″ 1″ circle punches, banner punch

Now, go see what amazing creation Mary Brown has for you today!  

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TTFN!

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