Saturday, September 10, 2011

For The Holidays Hop

Welcome to the inaugural blog hop for the SU Stamping Blog Hop group. A group of bloggers that are Hopping just for the fun of it. :) The theme for our first hop is All Holidays. The hop officially begins at 9:00 AM CST, if you are here early all the posts may not be active yet, so please make sure to come back and check us out at that time. If you started with my blog or find a broken link along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers here.

If you are following along from the beginning, you should have just hopped over from Linda's blog~Pretty Inky Paper Crafts. She has some really cute projects, hope you left her some nice comments.

I picked Halloween for my first project; which is my daughter's favorite holiday. These little treat bags make great favors for your Monster Bash or the kid's classroom party. I used a Sizzix die, an embossing folder and My Digital Studio (MDS) to make this a quick and easy project.

The Fancy Favor Box die and black card stock create the base for these cute treats. I then used the Spider Web embossing folder to give it a little detail. Before taping together, I used a sponge and Whisper White craft ink to highlight the web design.

The label was created in MDS using the Pick Your Poison and Piece of Poison digital downloads. After punching the label out with the Decorative Label punch, I sponged the edges lightly in black then added the Pumpkin Pie pieces, which were also sponged, to give it some punch. The label is mounted with dimensionals.

To finish it off, I placed various candies into a baggie and tied it up with Old Olive ribbon.

Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White craft ink
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla (label)
Misc.: Fancy Favor Box Sizzix Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Decorative Label Punch, MDS, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Sponges

My second project is a card for my favorite holiday, Christmas. Also a quick and easy project, this card can be made in under 5 minutes but still creates a "wow" impression.

The Crumb Cake base is 6" x 6". The embossed snowflake and rhinestone give the card an elegant feel, while the Real Red and Pear Pizzazz colors give it the extra punch. The Real Red card stock is given some detail with the Scallop Trim border punch. The sentiment is from the Four the Holidays stamp set.

Stamps: Four The Holidays, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Misc.: Scallop Trim border punch, Rhinestone Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look around my blog. I hope you enjoyed the Holiday projects shown, however, it is time to continue your journey.

The next stop on the hop is Barb's blog~The Love of Stamping! Barb is the gracious leader of our group, so please show her some appreciation with your kind comments. I'm sure she will enjoy them. :)

Make it a great day!!


Paper Diva said...

Love your projects the treat bag is my fav...

Krafting Karen said...

treat bag is so cute! Love the Christmas card also

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your poison bag is delightful, Kym--and who doesn't love quick and easy wow cards!?!?

Veronica said...

Love the little treat box! TFS.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful projects! Tfs!

Nichole Loe said...

Great projects!! Love that bag!!

Carey said...

Oh how fantastic. You are so talented girl.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Patrice H said...

It's filled with candy right!!!!!
That's my favorite Poison for sure. Thanks for using the snowflake on your second project I forgot I have that set!!!! It really is a great card.

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on it all...thanks for hopping with us....Barb

inkedx2 said...

Cute box but that fast and easy card is the best. What a wow it creates and so simple.


MJ said...

Love the simplicity of the Christmas card would be perfect for a stamp and stack. Great treat holder too.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love the treat bag. I love that die - it can be used for sooo many different events. The card is simple and elegant. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Janice said...

Love that great card, and what a great idea using the die with the white ink on the treat bag.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Both of your projects are cute.

stampershirley said...

Very nice projects - love the easy-to-reproduce card (this type sure comes in handy these next few months!) Nice color choices too. TFS