Saturday, August 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop - Snacks & Beverages


Welcome to the AUGUST 2020 "Snacks & Beverages" Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month our projects will feature anything relating to snacks and/or beverages. My project features the NEW Nothing's Better Than stamp set, and the NEW Celebration Labels Dies! (these products will be available August 4th)
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


My project is SUPER simple, but super fun today! I mentioned in my last post with the Snowman Poop bag topper that I'm so excited for the upcoming Celebration Labels Dies to become available, so I can revisit a bunch of old Top Note Die (retired) projects with you. Today's little treat holder continues to show the versatility of these dies.


I cut out the second-to-largest label in the die set, and found that two Hershey Nugget™ candies fit quite comfortably standing on end next to each other, in a little box I made from that. The picture above shows the scoring, and the red is where you'd CUT, and you can do both using your Paper Trimmer. I'll try to get a video up for you, but I've been having internet issues so I thought it best to stick to pics for now. The horizontal scores in the middle are going to each be 1/4" away from that notch in the center of them. The vertical score marks are just lined up with the end of the "bumps" on the label. The trickiest part is that you will cut away the area of the last little bump vertically on each side. You can eyeball it, but it actually should measure 1/2" from the vertical score mark just previous to it.


Then, you can see in the picture above, where you can snip the flaps, then lay it flat to stamp. I stamped the outlines of the chocolates using the Soft Suede Ink Pad, and stamping OFF once before stamping on the cardstock. I used the same ink for the inside parts of the chocolates but stamped OFF twice before stamping on the cardstock. The sayings are stamped using the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad. After stamping, you can use your Take Your Pick Tool to create a hole through the top for the gold thread. Just line up the tops of the container, and lay it on your Stampin' Pierce Mat, then pierce through. Once you've made the holes, then adhere the little box where you see the 'X' marks in the picture.


After that, you can tie the bow at the top with the gold thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. I have some great tips for that, but they are going to have to wait for a video because they are kind of hard to explain in writing...but they will help you quickly and easily get that thread through the tiny holes, and will also help keep your thread from unraveling! So, stay tuned and SIGN UP FOR BLOG UPDATES BY EMAIL so you don't miss out.

Stampin' Supplies: [NEW items in RED] Nothing's Better Than (stamp set), Crumb Cake Cardstock, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, Soft Suede Ink Pad, Take Your Pick tool, Celebration Labels Dies*, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, (I used the gold thread), Take Your Pick Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stampin' SEAL Adhesive, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock).
{*you'll need a die cutting machine for these dies}

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Christmas in July


Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is Christmas in July! Our posts will feature projects with Holiday product that is in Stampin' Up!'s current offering, and/or that is from the UPCOMING August-December Mini Catalog!
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}


Click HERE to Download Snowman Poop Tag (PDF)
Ooooops, I forgot to mention...the "poop"in the bag is marshmallows!

My project is a bit of a "Throwback Thursday" project. I'm going to re-create my Snowman Poop bag topper from 2008, with a Sneak Peek of the Celebration Labels Dies and the 4"x7" Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags from the UPCOMING August - December Mini Catalog! (If you need one of those catalogs, let me know so I can get on in the mail for you.)


If you've been around for a while, you'll know that Stampin' Up! used to have the Top Note die, which was perfect for bag toppers. That die was retired years ago, so I'm SUPER excited you will be able to order the Celebration Labels Dies from me starting August 1st!!! I have tons of fun Top Note projects I'm excited to re-make! And just a note on the 4"x7" Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags that you will also be able to order August 1st...I trimmed mine down to 5-1/2" tall for this project. (though I think about 6" might have been better) I made the little saying in a PDF, so you can just print it out right onto your Balmy Blue Cardstock.


On my original bag topper from 2008, I used some ribbon for the trim on the hat. This time, I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give a little strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock some texture. I popped up the trim with a piece of Foam Adhesive Strips, but you could also use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals if you want. As for the little mistletoe die cut pieces, you get those in the Celebration Labels Dies and you could use different colors of cardstock to paper-piece them, but I just used the Real Red Stampin' Blends and Just Jade Stampin' Blends to color Whisper White Cardstock.


Also, there's a little trick to make the eyes, using the Snowman Builder Punch, which is currently available to purchase. I punch out two snowman bodies in Basic Black Cardstock, then trim off the smallest (top) circle with just a little extra attached to it, then stick that back into the punch from the bottom and punch the rounded side on the other end.


You can definitely trim out the eyes freehand, but if you're into precision then this is a fun way to do it. PLUS, you can round the corners of your paper for the hat, by sticking them in the small lump of the Snowman Builder Punch from the bottom. AND, the punch coordinates with the Snowman Season Stamp Set, which is also currently available to purchase, so you can make even more fun Snowman Poop topper designs!

Stampin' Supplies: Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (OR Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends to color Whisper White Cardstock), Balmy Blue Cardstock, Just Jade Cardstock and Real Red Cardstock (OR Just Jade and Real Red Stampin' Blends to color Whisper White Cardstock), Snowman Builder Punch (for the eyes), Classic Label Punch (OR make the nose freehand), COMING SOON: Celebration Labels Dies, COMING SOON: 4"x7" Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' SEAL+, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (OR Foam Adhesive Strips), Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Stampin' Trimmer.

NEXT UP: Head over to see holiday projects from our new hopper, Susan Webster...


JULY 2020 Third Thursdays Blog Roll:

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: 2020-2022 In Colors

Welcome to the June 2020 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is 2020-2022 In Colors! My projects feature the NEW Zany Zebras Stamp Set and Tasteful Labels Dies.
{you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}


The 2020-2022 In Colors are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. For right now, I've only gotten a picture of the card I made with Magenta Madness, but I plan to post a card using this same layout for each of the In Colors. My camera, as well as my cat, are both throwing fits at me right now!

Stampin' Supplies: Zany Zebras Cling Stamp Set, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Whisper White Cardstock, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper, 2020-2022 In Color Ribbons: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin' Seal Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock), Stampin' Scrub & StazOn Cleaner (to clean Cling stamps). NOTE: you'll want a die-cutting/embossing machine to use with the Tasteful Labels Dies. {see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

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2020 JULY 2020-2022 In Colors BLOG ROLL
1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Amanda Farlinger
3. June Olsen
4. Tricia Butts
5. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
6. Rachel Macleod
7. Jenn Curtis Charles
8. Libby Dyson
9. Barbara Welch
10. Jan Musselman
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken

Are you LOVING all the new patterned papers in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?? Don't want to spend over $475 retail to get them all? Check out my Annual Catalog Paper Share, and get 184 6"x6" sheets for $69.99, and you'll have one sheet of EVERY design!

Check out the Paper Share HERE!



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JULY Monthly Perks HOST Code: J7WY7J62
(if your order total in My Online Store equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use my Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BEGINNER STAMPER?? (Click the link and Choose a PROJECT to BEGIN!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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