Friday, August 26, 2011

Stampin' Addicts 2011 Holiday Mini Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop! This weekend we have 19 stampers who have created fabulous projects using products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog. Can't make it through all 19 blogs in one sitting? No worries! We'll be here all weekend long. If you've been following the links in order, you just arrived from Holly's blog, showcasing the Always Thankful stamp set. Wasn't that wine holder cool?! Click the banner above for a list of all the blogs.

I am featuring the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set, but I have a couple of other goodies to share, too!  With Christmas sneaking up on us quicker than you think, now is a good time to get started on those holiday cards and gifts.  So up first is a card, of course!
As always, you can click on the pics twice for extra close-up views of my mistakes. :-)
See that beautiful velvet ribbon? That's the Very Vanilla ribbon in the Holiday Mini, colored (on the back, non-fuzzy side) with a Stampin' Write Marker! You can make it any color you want! A Glimmer Brad makes the perfect cinch for the bow.
The second card is a variation of one made for a Stampin' Addicts swap. (I love swapping with other SA members, because they make the BEST cards!) The background patterned paper was made by repeatedly stamping the scroll image in Crumb Cake, then lightly coloring with a blender pen. And the lovely embossed background behind it is the new Snow Burst embossing folder!

Notice the glittery snowflake? In the Holiday Mini there is some beautiful Silver Glimmer Paper, but the silver just didn't look right on the Very Vanilla/Crumb Cake/Cherry Cobbler background. So, I colored it, too! This can be done carefully with the side of a marker, or with an Aqua Painter and Classic ink refills.

Now Christmas wouldn't be complete without a little gift, so I made a trinket box, decorated it, and added a tag that uses the "Christmas" banner in the stamp set.
The 3"x3"x2" box was a piece of cake to make with the new Simply Scored Tool, which is also in the new catalog. Wait until you see how useful it is....it is AWESOME!!!

And last, there's a little something to put in the trinket box. The holly leaves are also in the Pines & Poinsettias set and were the perfect size for the Simply Adorned Charm insert.  I'm new to making charm inserts, and the tiny "canvas" was a fun challenge! You can get an idea of the scale by the little image with the quarter down in the corner.
Well, that's all for my projects this time! Be sure to stop by Stampin' Addicts and see what they're about! Their motto is "Positively Creative! Positively Stampin' Up!"  Membership is free and you'll have access to a gallery FULL of great ideas like the ones you've been seeing on the hop, along with a friendly group of creative people!

Next blog on the hop is Shelley's blog, where she is featuring The Sounding Joy stamp set.


















 Hey, you're still here? Why aren't you hopping? Oh, I get it.....maybe you were thinking there might, perhaps, just maybe be some blog candy down here.  Heh-heh, you clever thing, you!  Well, there is a little something.  Just leave a comment about which project you liked the best, and if you are chosen, you'll win that little decorated trinket box, the charm insert (but not the charm itself!), and instructions on how to make the box using the Simply Scored Tool. (U.S. residents only, please!)

Come back Tuesday, when I'll announce the winner and list the materials used in the projects above.

27 comments:

  1. Cindy - WOW! Gorgeous projects! The box is divine and would make a gorgeous gift... even empty!! lol

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  2. OK, Cindy, stop it! How are the rest of us supposed to keep up with your awesome-ness?

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  3. Very stylish!! I just look everything!

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  4. Cindy, I've had such a hard time trying to like this set since I felt I'd ALWAYS have to use markers with it. Thanks for showing other possibilities. Now I have to reconsider this one!

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  5. Great projects! The second card is my favorite! I love all the beautiful details of everything!

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  6. Fabulous projects! I have this stamp set and I didn't even mount it because I didn't know what to do with it. Now I do. Thanks!! I think the box is my favorite.

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  7. Cindy, your projects are beautiful! My favorite is the box...Fabulous!!

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  8. These are just gorgeous, Cindy! I've been wondering what to do with this set, and now I know! Thanks!

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  9. The trinket box is definitely my favorite. The pretty card with the glittery snowflake comes in second. tfs

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  10. So very beautiful! I love how you colored the ribbon and the glimmer paper!

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  11. Gorgeous cards and adorable trinket box. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The box is so very charming! Always love seeing your work.

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  13. I love, love, love the Trinket Box and would love to have the instructions. Please pick me.

    Sue Frese

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  14. Wow!!! Love all your projects, but I am stupid over that second card!! I had to run look to see if it was OUR swap that you did it for. Alas, it wasn't but at least I get to see it here. So pretty. You did a great job on the charm insert too, (is that the one for our swap)? And I love that trinket box! Hard to pick a fav, but definitely a toss up between the 2nd card and the box!

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  15. Awesome projects Cindy! Loved the colored bow with the glimmer brad. So pretty! And I agree, SA swaps ROCK.

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  16. Gorgeous projects! I love the coloring on the velvet ribbon! Now I need to order some of that, I guess! LOL! My fave project is the little box. The medallion on top is beautiful!

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  17. Gorgeous Trinket Box! And the charm has such lovely details!! Everything is beautiful!!!!

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  18. I liked the gift box the best. Nice projects. Thanks

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  19. Cindy everything is just beautiful!! I love all of them!!! Beautiful!!!!

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  20. Angie (fingers inky girl)August 27, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Beautiful projects Cindy, as always!!

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  21. I was wondering if the Vanilla Velvet ribbon can be colored, now I know and I can't wait to try this myself! And I am going to color the Silver Glitter paper too. Thanks for the tips. Gorgeous projects as always, Cindy!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love that box. Just stunning!

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  23. Fantastic! Thanks for the idea of coloring the velvet ribbon-- awesome! Also the scroll stamping on the second card is so pretty!

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  24. You are amazing!! As usual!!! That box is wonderful and the charm insert is lovely. Yippee, I have the second card!!! :-)

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  25. So pretty Cindy! I love how different all your projects are. It is hard to pick a favorite and mine is a toss up between the 2nd card and trinket. Thanks for your inspiration today!

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  26. Gorgeous projects! Love the little box.

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  27. You're being a sneaky pete again with that custom coloring! Love your charm insert!

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