Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler October Holiday Round-Up Blog Hop. The Watercooler gang has been hard at work creating some mighty fine new holiday projects featuring products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. There are 13 of us so be prepared to be amazed with all the wonderful projects we have to share.
For my first project, I used the new Happy Scenes stamp set, the new Hearth & Home Framelits Dies, the new Woodland Embossing Folder and an old favorite, the Lovely As a Tree stamp set. And, yes, Jean, I used a spider. She knows how much I hate spiders. I go running whenever I see one. Sad thing is, I have to come back to do away with the critter. It's really a funny undertaking and I'm sure you all would laugh until you fell off your chairs should you ever have the privilege of seeing me go into action.
Just for the record, no, I don't consider Halloween a holiday but my oldest son does. I'm not sure where he gets that from but I can assure you it's not from my side of the family! :-) I made this card just for him. It's going to be included in the care package I'm sending off to him in a few days. I just have to finish getting the things I want to include.
Stamp Sets: Happy Scenes, Lovely As a Tree; Ink: Basic Black Archival; Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools: Woodland Embossing Folder, Hearth & Home Framelits Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Silver Cording Trim, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.
For my second project, I focused on Thanksgiving. I think it is a nearly forgotten holiday other than you get the day off from work. I'm one of those who waits until the day after Thanksgiving to start looking forward to Christmas. The only exception is making Christmas cards throughout the year as a member of the Design Team for Christmas Card Challenges. It's nice to have them all done and ready to go when the time comes.
These are the cards that I'll be sending out to my family. I combined three of my favorite stamp sets, For All Things, Teeny Tiny Wishes and You've Got This. The little label is made using the Festive Flower Builder Punch. I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Whisper White cardstock then, punched it out using the Festive Flower Builder Punch. As you can see, it fits perfectly in the punched piece. Hey, no one told me it had to make a flower. :-)
|This is how I finished the inside of the card.|
Stamp Sets: For All Things, Teeny Tiny Wishes, You've Got This; Inks: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Tip Top Taupe; Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.
My final project is all about Christmas. It uses the new Peaceful Wreath stamp set, the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies and the new Brick Wall Embossing Folder. It doesn't show up well but the stamped bow has a Gold Cording Trim bow added on top of it. It probably would have shown up better had I used a different color of ink for the stamped bow. Oh, and can I just say I love those Home for Christmas Enamel Dots! I know, I got a little carried away. :-) I hope Stampin' Up!® comes out with more of those.
Stamp Set: Peaceful Wreath; Inks: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Real Red; Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools: Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Gold Cording Trim, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.
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