Friday, August 7, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Favorite BUNDLE

Welcome to the August 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 Favorite Bundle! I really can't pick a favorite, so I just grabbed something according to my mood. My projects feature the NEW Have a Hoot BUNDLE, which includes the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and the Peek-a-Hoot Dies. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}

When you buy any BUNDLE from Stampin' Up!, you get 10% OFF the bundled products - how sweet is that?!? The Have a Hoot stamp set features adorable owls you can use for both Halloween and Christmas! And the coordinating Peek-a-Hoot Dies not only cut out the owl images, but also give you a cluster of "peek-a-boo" windows, as well as a little spider web, and a couple of leafy sprigs that work great for mistletoe or Fall leaves.


I decided to pair this Bundle with the NEW Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This patterned paper has colors to reflect every season and occasion, so it's a perfect companion to this versatile Bundle. You can make tons of Halloween and Christmas cards using Crumb Cake Cardstock as a neutral background. And I just used the Watercolor Pencils Assortment to color them. Because I used the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad to stamp the images, I could go over the pencil coloring with Blender Pens...but I'm okay with the rustic look of leaving the pencil dry.


The Stamparatus is really going to be your friend for quick card making with these dies and images. The other cool thing about the dies, is that when you cut out the peek-a-boo holes, the inner part of the die cuts out cute little tags. You can use those for quick little treat bags!


Stampin' Supplies: Have a Hoot BUNDLE (includes Have a Hoot Cling Stamp Set & Peek-a-Hoot Dies, Crumb Cake Cardstock, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, Watercolor Pencil Assortment, Plaid Tidings 6x6 Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Seal Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamparatus, 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 Peek-a-Hoot Dies. {see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

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Click the Next arrow below to see Erica's favorite Bundle!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2020 AUGUST Favorite Bundle BLOG ROLL
1. Amanda Farlinger
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Anastasia Radloff
4. Jenn Curtis Charles
5. Tricia Butts
6. Jan Musselman
7. June Olsen
8. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
9. Erica Jones
10. Libby Dyson
11. Darla Roberts
12. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
13. Marieke Bart
14. Angélique Stempelkeuken
15. Lisa Ann Bernard
16. Barbara Welch


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Thursday, August 6, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Summer Nights


Welcome to our JULY 2020 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Each month we share alternate projects using Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We usually hop on the last Thursday of the month, but our July hop was postponed until today. My alternate project is a mini album.


Our Paper Pumpkin kit for July was called Summer Nights. It came with supplies to create 9 postcards, with coordinating envelopes, plus 9 die-cut tea light bags to decorate. Below is a picture of how the projects would look if you make them according to the kit directions. (of course, the idea of the tea light bags is to stand them up, then put a tea light inside, and then you'd see the light coming through the spaces where it is die-cut)


A special Summer Nights Add-On product was also available through My Online Store starting July 1st, which coordinates with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit. It includes 24 pre-printed 4-1/4" x5-1/2" foldover card bases, with 24 coordinating envelopes. As of this writing, you can still get the Summer Nights Add-On, so I used supplies from that on my project.


The album is put together with some of the envelopes from the Summer Nights Add-On, and decorated with some of the postcards and die-cuts from the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit. I used the Calypso Coral Ink Pad and a Stampin' Sponge to get some light color on the die cut label that came in the Paper Pumpkin Kit, then I stamped the saying in the same ink at full strength. I attached the label with the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals that came in the Paper Pumpkin Kit, but they are also available for purchase separately.


The picture above is the back of the album when it's closed...I wanted to put something there to hold the twine in place on the back so it didn't just fall off when it was opened. I used the Misty Moonlight Ink Pad and a Stampin' Sponge to lightly color this other label from the Paper Pumpkin Kit, then stamped the saying in the same ink at full strength. The little firefly is another die cut from the Paper Pumpkin Kit, adhered with Mini Glue Dots, which are also included in that kit...but you can also purchase those separately.


The picture above is a shot of the inside when one flap is opened, and you can see a die-cut bag, and a starry night panel adhered, which came from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. I adhered them using Stampin' SEAL Adhesive, which is not in the kit, but available for purchase separately. The picture below is a shot of the inside when it is fully opened. Each panel (from the Paper Pumpkin Kit) that you see when it's fully open covers an envelope from the Summer Nights Add-On, and inside each envelope is a card base from the same. You could stamp up the card bases, use them for journaling, or add more pictures on them and/or in them.


It's hard to get pictures to show you clearly how it opens, so I did a short video of me opening it up and walking through it. I had to hold my camera in one hand while I did it, so I hope I don't give you motion sickness with all the moving around!


Stampin' Supplies: August 2020 Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit, Summer Nights Add-On, Calypso Coral Ink Pad, Misty Moonlight Ink Pad, Stampin' Sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' SEAL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Grid Paper.

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JULY 2020 BLOG ROLL: Summer Nights

Unfortunately, there are no products currently available on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. As always, PAST KIT products are available only while supplies last, so you have to grab them as soon as they are released! Remember, the Refill Kits include the consumables only...meaning they do not include the stamp set & ink from the Full Kit. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available on that PAST KITS page, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

Coming SOON: Make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on August 10th to get the World's Greatest Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! It will include supplies to make nine standard size cards (4-1/4"x5-1/2") with coordinating envelopes, and will include a DistINKtive™ (photo-realistic) stamp set. The coordinating colors for the August kit are: Bumblebee, Gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

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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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