Thursday, October 18, 2018

NEW Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Fall Occasions


So...I decided to start a new blog hop for the Third Thursdays of each month, because my life is just not busy enough! Lol, yeah, right. But seriously, it was kind of a big blank spot on my blogging calendar, and I wanted to make some new stamping friends, so here we are! This month our theme for the hop is Fall Occasions, and I love HALLOWEEN, so I'm featuring products from the Toil & Trouble Suite.
{you'll find individual Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}


This project was made with the Gift Bag Punch Board. I started with a piece of Highland Heather Cardstock that was 6-3/4" x 11" and followed the instructions on the Punch Board to make a Medium bag. To make the flap, I cut a 3-1/8" x 1-3/4" scrap from the sheet I originally used. I punched the flap shape (using the Punch Board) on each side of the piece, then scored it at about 3/8" along the back side, and adhered it inside the box. The Basic Black Cardstock layer is 2-7/8" x 3-3/4", and the Gray Granite Cardstock layer is 2-5/8" x 3-1/2". I'll make a video for you later, I just want to give you the instructions in the meantime!


I tied a square knot around the top of the box, using the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and the Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon together. I dabbed just a bit of SNAIL Adhesive here and there on the back of the Grape ribbon to help keep it in place while I tied the knot. If you have to pick just one ribbon, I definitely suggest the Glittered ribbon, it's AMAZING! By the way, when  you tie a square knot like this around the top of the box, the recipient of your gift can simply slide the whole thing off...then put it back on again. There's no need for them to untie anything, and the flap is not adhered closed so they don't need to tear it up to get inside, either. I love making my handmade packaging easy to re-gift!


The little web in the corner was cut with one of the coordinating Cauldron Framelits Dies. I used a couple of Mini Glue Dots to tack down the web in just a couple of places. You could use our Fine Tip Glue instead if you wanted, but I'm too impatient for that! The witch was also cut with the same dies - the shape coordinates with one style of the witches that's preprinted on the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. You'll also notice the little Glitter Enamel Shapes in this picture. They are actually from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog rather than the 2018 Holiday Catalog, but they coordinate beautifully!


And finally, I thought this saying was perfect to use along with the Glitter Enamel Shapes, because they kinda look like little bubbles! Oh, and I forgot to mention, but that Gray Granite Cardstock layer was run through the Big Shot, using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder to give it some texture. Then I sponged it with the Highland Heather ink, which is the same color I used for the greeting. You could use our Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad for that greeting if you wanted, but I was trying to keep this project to just one ink pad.

Stampin' Supplies: Cauldron Bubble stamp set + Cauldron Framelits Dies (available together in a BUNDLE for 10% OFF, either wood-mount or clear-mount), Highland Heather ink pad (also used with Stampin' Sponge), Highland Heather Cardstock, Gray Granite Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Black Foil Paper, Glitter Enamel Dots, Gift Bag Punch Board, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder (used with Big Shot), Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for cutting cardstock).


October 2018 Third Thursdays Blog Roll - Fall Occasions
1. Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE
2. Sarah Fleming
3. Kim Fee


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Extraordinary Blog Hop - Halloween


Welcome to the October 2018 Extraordinary Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring HALLOWEEN! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--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, but some of us just LOVE Halloween and wanted to do an extra hop this month. My project features coordinating products from the Spooky Sweets Bundle.
(see specific Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)

I used the Spooky Sweets Stamp Set, with the coordinating Spooky Bats Punch, plus some additional coordinating product from the Toil & Trouble Suite to create a little treat coffin...which holds 4 Hershey Nuggets! Please excuse the lack of detailed pictures, my camera died on me - so apropos for a post with a coffin project, eh??


To start with, I took a strip of 3-1/2" x 1" Highland Heather Cardstock, and ran some SNAIL Adhesive down it. Then I lined up 4 Hershey Nuggets, centered down that strip on top of the adhesive. This was to hold them in place while I wrapped a 3-1/2" x 4" piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper around all 4 Nuggets at the same time. I adhered that wrap to itself with more SNAIL Adhesive. This way, the little block of Nuggets can actually slide right out, while leaving the rest of the project intact.


I found that I had an old pattern for a layered coffin lid that was the *perfect* size for this project! The base layer is in Basic Gray Cardstock, and the upper layer is Highland Heather Cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot, using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. The greeting and bats are from the Spooky Sweets stamp set, and the bats were punched out with the Spooky Bats Punch. I added a strip of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, along with a strip of Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon.

Download the Pattern for my the Coffin Lid Layers
from THIS POST

A FINAL NOTE: When I adhered the coffin lid to the wrapped Nuggets, I decided I liked the Nuggets angling down, so the flat side of the Nuggets would be flush against the back of the coffin lid. The only problem with this is the word 'nuggets' is showing on the ends of the chocolate wrappers, and it is upside-down! If this bothers you as much as it bothered me, you might like to use the Classic Label Punch to cover the word, like I did.

UPDATE: If you are the type of crafter who does better with a video demonstration, I did a Livestream of this project...you can find it on My Facebook Page, HERE.

Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Sweets stamp set (available in either wood-mount or cling-mount...also available as BUNDLE with Spooky Bats Punch), Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Highland Heather Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Spooky Bats Punch, Classic Label Punch, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder (used with Big Shot), Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (for cutting & scoring), Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (for cleanup of red rubber stamps). (see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018 HOLIDAY Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Angélique's spooky cute creations!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2018 OCTOBER - HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP

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(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



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!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (HOLIDAY Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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