Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 Fall Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to my Castle on the Royal Blog Tour running November 5th through November 8th, 2010! 

The stamp set I am featuring this blog tour is Jolly Bingo Bits, from the Holiday Mini Catalog. My first project is a set of Candy Wrapper Advent Boxes, which Jolly Bingo Bits is just perfect for, since there are 24 different holiday images in there! You could put velcro on the back of each one and put them around a Christmas Countdown frame, and/or put numbers on them to count up to Christmas Day. Make sure you scroll down through the projects to enter my BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY at the end!

The idea is to use just 4 colors of coordinating card stock (Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi & Soft Suede), plus Whisper White, and rotate through that color scheme six times. Please come back on November 9th and I'll go into all the details for you. Punches you'll want to have in order to recreate these gems are: 1" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, and Scallop Oval Punch. Two fabulous features of these great boxes: they are reusable, and they fold flat for storage! [TIP: Click on project pictures to view them full-size.]

And now I have a few simple cards for you featuring the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.  You'll notice I'm sticking close to the same color scheme throughout my projects. I did add some Crumb Cake card stock to the mix because its neutrality works with almost any layout where you want to add depth and an earthy, warm feel. Also notice how the Glass Glitter and the Rhinestone Jewels really give these projects a festive sparkle! They both are definite must-haves for holiday crafting.

I added sayings from the Bright Christmas stamp set to each of these three cards. This stamp set can also be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and is versatile throughout the winter because only one of the three sayings actually mentions Christmas.

Wow, check out the pretty, full bow that Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding makes on the wreath! I just stamped the holly image, and the wreath image, from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set in a circle for the focal point of this card. The Glass Glitter border was a last minute afterthought, but it really takes the card up a notch.

I could not feature this set without using the penguins--they are SO darling! I did sneak in some more colors by using a couple of markers on the penguins: Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie. Can you see how the top background of the penguin card sparkles? I sprayed that with Shimmer Mist (Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol in a spray bottle)...which I love because I have an awful time and make a terrible mess with loose ultrafine glitter.

For a Stampin' Up! Customer/Fan - 24 Die Cut Candy Wrappers (6 in each of 4 colors)
For a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Class Instructions for Candy Wrapper Advent Boxes

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~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)
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