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!
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2018 OCTOBER - HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Card Sets


Welcome to the October 2018 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring Card Sets! 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, and the theme for this month is to create Card Sets. My project features coordinating products from the Share What You Love Suite.
(see specific Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)


I used the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, and some coordinating cardstock to create a set of 4 cards (plus envelopes) and a holder. The stationery box is pretty straightforward, just some trimming and folding, and then I used Tear & Tape Adhesive in just a couple of places to adhere the edges.

Download the Pattern and Instructions for my Stationery Box
from THIS POST


When I make my stationery box, I like to orient it so the 3-1/2" flap folds over the top. That way it goes down just a wee bit lower, and my ribbon or twine can go a little lower than center. You don't have to untie this twine to get into the box, the flap will just slide out...then slide back under the twine again to close it.


All the die cut tags/labels you see on the cards are from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, as well as the little metal rose embellishments, the tiny paper clips, and both the striped and the pearlized white twine.


For this one with the leafy background, I tied the twine/string in a knot instead of a bow. I think it leaves the card a little more masculine, for those times you want to tell a manly man how amazing he is!


I was originally going to do ALL the cards on Crumb Cake Cardstock bases, but the flowery paper pattern already had a Crumb Cake background. I wanted the layers to stand out a little more, so that's when I decided to add the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock to the mix.


Then I just went ahead and used the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock behind the greeting layer on this card, too. If you'll notice, several of the cards have rounded corners. The stationery box also has rounded corners, even on the corners inside. The Detailed Trio Punch is perfect for this! But, you can also leave all the edges straight if you're looking to conserve on your supplies.

Stampin' Supplies: All Things Thanks stamp set (available in either wood-mount or cling-mount...I used the cling mount and cut apart the pieces of phrases I wanted to use separately or space out), Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Detailed Trio Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (for cutting & scoring). (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 Jan's card set!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2018 OCTOBER - CARD SETS BLOG HOP


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



OCTOBER Monthly Perks Code: EUCXH2CZ
(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!)

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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