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. :-)
(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.
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.
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.
Cindy - WOW! Gorgeous projects! The box is divine and would make a gorgeous gift... even empty!! lolReplyDelete
OK, Cindy, stop it! How are the rest of us supposed to keep up with your awesome-ness?ReplyDelete
Very stylish!! I just look everything!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Great projects! The second card is my favorite! I love all the beautiful details of everything!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Cindy, your projects are beautiful! My favorite is the box...Fabulous!!ReplyDelete
These are just gorgeous, Cindy! I've been wondering what to do with this set, and now I know! Thanks!ReplyDelete
The trinket box is definitely my favorite. The pretty card with the glittery snowflake comes in second. tfsReplyDelete
So very beautiful! I love how you colored the ribbon and the glimmer paper!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards and adorable trinket box. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The box is so very charming! Always love seeing your work.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love the Trinket Box and would love to have the instructions. Please pick me.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Awesome projects Cindy! Loved the colored bow with the glimmer brad. So pretty! And I agree, SA swaps ROCK.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Trinket Box! And the charm has such lovely details!! Everything is beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
I liked the gift box the best. Nice projects. ThanksReplyDelete
Cindy everything is just beautiful!! I love all of them!!! Beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects Cindy, as always!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous!! I love that box. Just stunning!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! Thanks for the idea of coloring the velvet ribbon-- awesome! Also the scroll stamping on the second card is so pretty!ReplyDelete
You are amazing!! As usual!!! That box is wonderful and the charm insert is lovely. Yippee, I have the second card!!! :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects! Love the little box.ReplyDelete
You're being a sneaky pete again with that custom coloring! Love your charm insert!ReplyDelete