Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stylin' Stampin Squad Christmas Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for joining us for the November Stylin' Stampn' Squad Blog Hop!  This month our projects focus on Christmas.  While we have yet to give thanks this month, some of us are already thinking about sending Christmas cards, what kind of packaging to present gifts in and how we want to deck our halls.  On this month's blog hop, we are showcasing many of the Stampin' Up! products that are available in the Holiday Catalog.  You will see everything from cards to gift tags to 3D decor and gift packaging.  We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.
Remember, you can order all of the products showcased from your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 My first project is one of my favorite things to make for gift giving to those who I don't buy bigger gifts for, those who I want to just say Merry Christmas too, to let them know they are special.  I started with a half a piece of Whisper White cardstock and folded it in half and then tucked in one corner.  I decorated the outside using one of my favorite packs of DSP, Season of Style.  It is not Christmas specific and that is one reason I like it so much, but the other is, it has so many pretty colors in it and the patterns are so much fun.  I cut down a piece of the polka dotted Crumb Cake one layered on top of a piece of Cherry Cobbler and lined under it, a piece of Ruffled Pistachio Pudding ribbon.  I stamped the tree from Warmth and Wonder (Hostess set)in Pistachio Pudding ink and then colored in some Basic Rhinestones with a red Sharpie marker and added to the tree.  I layered it onto Cherry Cobbler and Pistachio Pudding circles.  I pierced the scallop circle with my Paper Piercer and mat.
Here is a closer view.  I tucked inside some hot cocoa and a candy cane. 

 My second project is made using my OTHER favorite pack of DSP, it's the Winterfrost DSP!  I am a box junkie and so when I found out ALL THE DIFFERENT size boxes that can be made with the Envelope Punch Board, I just knew that most of my packaging would be made with this AWESOME and VERSATILE product.  (If you hadn't figured it out by my September Blog Hop, this is truly my favorite new tool we offer!)  Yes, I said the "Envelope" Punch Board to make the next TWO projects I'm showcasing.  This box is 5 1/8x 5 1/8 in diameter and is 2 3/4" deep!  It will hold a nice size batch of cookies or ornaments, and many more things.  I tied it together with Bermuda Bay 1/8" ribbon. For the tag, I again used the Warmth and Wonder stamp set.  I also used the Halloween Bash stamp set.  I stamped the pretty Label in Bermuda Bay ink and punched it out using the Fancy Label Punch.  I then stamped the reindeer in Chocolate Chip and punched it out using the Large Oval punch, sponged the edges and popped it up using a Dimensional. I again colored in a Basic Rhinestone and added it the reindeer's nose.  I stamped out the Christmas Greetings in Chocolate Chip ink onto Soft Sky cardstock and cut it out, flagged the ends and over the reindeer. I punched a hole and threaded Linen Thread through it and onto the ribbon holding the box shut.
Here is a close up of the tag.

 Okay, I am a "little" addicted to the box making of the Envelope Punch Board.  I REALLY do just have a blast making them!  Here is another one I made that holds a full size Snicker bar! (I can't believe the candy bar has made it to photo taking day-you can tell I have had the flu for the past two days, my appetite is out of sorts-that's why it lasted so long-now I'm off to eat it!)  I made the box using the Winterfrost DSP once again, and the tag is very similar to the first project, I just switched out the colors  I stamped the tree in Crumb Cake and the "dots" on it are in Bermuda Bay and then I added Silver Glitter Paint to it. I punched it out using the Wide Oval Punch and layering it onto an Island Indigo piece of cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder and hand cutting around it.  I stamped the Num Num from the stamp set Oh Goodie! (which we got FREE at Convention!) in Crumb Cake and hand cutting out. I tied it on to the box using the Silver 1/8" ribbon.
I hope you have enjoyed the projects, if you would like to order any of the items used above, give me a shout out!  I also do custom orders for Christmas, so if you would like any of these to give as gifts, please let me know.
Now head on over to all the other blogs and enjoy some Christmas inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  12. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  13. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  14. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
  16. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup


Cynthia said...

I too am obsessed with the envelope board and all we can create with it. I love the little box to hold a full size candy bar!!

Pamela said...

I should totally make the little pouch as well to those I give smaller gifts to! TY for the idea~!

brrenwick said...

What fun little gift boxes! Perfect for this time of year!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Jamie, adorable projects!! And, I see you are teasing me w/ a snickers bar there.. I'm hungry!! :)

Anonymous said...

What great projects!! I need to get out my punch board and get to work making these fun boxes!! Cute hot cocoa packet, too! I love the Season of Style DSP, as well...and those Crumb Cake polka dots are great for so many other cards besides just Christmas! Oh, and I almost the reindeer tag with the red nose!! Super cute!


Kim Ryden said...

CUTE treat holders and boxes! LOVE!!!

Tonya said...

Love all of your treat ideas! The are so cute :-)