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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What a clever use of the Flower Builder punch! Love those cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gail! I was looking for something different.Delete
Sweet card Marsha!ReplyDelete
Terrific cards Marsha - and you got all of the 3 upcoming holidays I like your little scarecrow buddy beside your projects, too :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Deborah! I was going to do Valentine's but decided to stick with Halloween and my two favorite holidays.Delete
Beautiful cards, Marsha!!ReplyDelete
Hi Marsha, what wonderful cards you've created! You blew me away with your Hallowe'en card because I simply didn't expect you to make one. I know your thoughts on that holiday. But well done and appropriately spooky. I love the way you combined the grid from You've Got This with the oak leaf from For All Things. I would never have thought it would look so effective, especially in each of the colours you've used. Great idea!ReplyDelete
I love the colours you've used for your Christmas card, especially those bright enamel dots against the brick background. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations for yet another Watercooler Blog Hop.
Thanks, Heidi! I so rarely make a Halloween card that it surprised me, too! But, I do spoil my boys whenever I get the chance. With my oldest being so far away, I knew it would cheer him up to get a special Halloween card.Delete
I am so addicted to those enamel dots that I do hope Stampin' Up!® comes out with more.
You're right Marsha, why do some people think of Halloween as a Holiday. You've created such a great scene with the window frame and Lovely as a Tree. It looks especially spooky with the little spider. I really am in love with the Lots of Labels dies, and they look especially nice in your Give Thanks cards. When I saw your third card it made me smile because I love those enamel dots too. They look perfect in this card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penny! I wasn't too thrilled with the Lots of Labels since it meant the Labels Collection retired. But, I got them, I've used them and they are growing on me. I know I'll use them often and that is a good thing.Delete
Wonderful projects, Marsha. The inside of your Thanksgiving card could also be a card front.ReplyDelete
I love them all.
Thanks, Christine! I never thought of making a card front out of the inside stamping. I'm going to do that and see how it looks all prettied up.Delete
Beautiful cards Marsha! I'm with you about Halloween not being a holiday, but it's still fun to create some items around it! I love all the little accents you added to your Halloween card. I also like how you used the For All Things stamp set. You've inspired me to pull that set our and play with it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lisa! I've love the For All Things stamp set since it first came out and was so glad to see it carried over into the Annual Catalog.Delete
Marsha what awesome cards. It is nice to see all the items from the Holiday catalogue used. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Heather! I had so much fun combining old and new stamp sets and dies.Delete
Great cards Marsha! I love the wreath card!ReplyDelete