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.