Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
My 3D project for today’s Blog Hop is a Fall Pumpkin Wreath. I love decorating my wreath for the season! Years ago I purchased a silk wreath for the barn door that is the entry to my craft room. I hung it on the door and immediately realized that this wreath had to be decorated. Ever since that day I’ve kept decorating my wreath for every new season, and I use Stampin’ Up! products!
For my fall wreath I chose to decorate it with 3D pumpkins. The pumpkins are created with the Apple Builder Punch. For each pumpkin, I punched out 5 pumpkins from Mango Melody card stock. Fold each pumpkin in half and burnish with a bone folder. Taking the first folded pumpkin, adhere the outside right side to the outside left side of another folded pumpkin.
Continue adhering the outsides of the 5 pumpkins, stopping before you adhere the last one. The pumpkin is then flat on the back. Punch a stem from Soft Suede cardstock, using the Apple Builder Punch. Adhere to the center back of each pumpkin with Glue Dots. Using the smallest leaf die from the Stitched Leaves Dies, cut a leaf using Granny Apple Green card stock. Adhere also to the back of the pumpkin using Multipurpose Glue.
Create watercolored leaves using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and ink refills. Cut open one of our Clear Translucent Medium Envelopes. Cut off one side and lay flat. Drop just a few dots of Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry ink from ink refill bottles. Spray lightly with a Stampin’ Spritzer and let the ink run – just slightly. Press the watercolor paper onto the spritzed ink over and over until you have the paper partially covered. Leave some areas white. Let dry and cut out leaves with Stitched Leaves Dies. Glue groupings of two and three leaves together with Multipurpose Glue.
Adhere the pumpkins and the leaf groupings to the wreath with tiny clothespins. (This way you can switch out the decor with each season.) Tie bows onto the wreath with the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon. ENJOY!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.
These Mini Coffee Cups and Mini Coffee Carrier have really surprised me. I thought they were cute, but didn’t order them in my first order from this catalog. But I recently got them and I’m totally smitten!! They are just so adorable!
The Mini Coffee Cups are 3-1/2″ high and come with the plastic lids. They are just the right size for giving all kinds of treats and gifts! Here are some things you can put in them: a pair of socks (!), gift card, cash, candy, drink (they really do hold hot drinks!), earrings, necklace, keyring, lipstick…the possibilities are endless!
Here is my Facebook Live showing you just how to make these treat holders and giving you some hints:
The fun thing about these cups and carrier is that you can decorate them in such different ways! These will be great for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
This adorable mini clipboard is a gift that I recently gave to the members of my Bible study. I saw a clipboard created by fellow demonstrator Cathy Autrey and fell in love! I changed it up a bit and used the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.
Cathy has a Free Project Sheet with detailed instructions for making the clipboard on her blog HERE. Please pop over there to see the one she made. She’s very creative and it’s so kind of her to give us instructions!
The sentiment is from the To a Wild Rose stamp set. It was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock and cut with one of the Ornate Layers Dies. Then a piece of Petal Pink card stock was cut with another one of the layered dies. These were then adhered to the lower portion of the clipboard using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At the top of the clipboard a 3/4″ Black Mini Binder Clip was used to attach some pieces of computer paper for note taking. On the front piece I stamped a magnolia bud from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set (in Petal Pink ink), and some leaves from the To a Wild Rose stamp set (I just love these leaves!). I tied some pretty Organdy Striped Ribbon in a bow on the binder clip to finish it off.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today I have for you a darling Mini Curvy Keepsake Box created by my friend and downline, Lori McNabb! Isn’t it adorable?
Lori used the From My Heart Designer Series Paper and she’s chosen one of the foil designs for the keepsake box. Notice that she’s filled it with some yummy Dove chocolate hearts!!!!
I love the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box. It’s so cute, and just the right size for a few little candies! It’s a snap to make!
Would you like to see how to make this little box? Of course you would! Well, I’ll be showing you how to make it on today’s Facebook Live at 4:00 pm Pacific Time!! I’m so excited! And, my little dog, Elie, will be on with me! I even got her a new Valentine dress just for the occasion! She got a new toy bone and even a new red heart collar!! I sure hope you’ll pop by! CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY FB PAGE!
Today on my Friday Facebook Live we are going to make a darling Valentine Pillow Box! Set your alarm for 4:00 pm Pacific Time and we will create it together! Here is the link to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaperCards/
A Pillow Box is a darling treat holder ~ perfect for holidays that just call out “candy” ~ like Valentine’s day! This treat holder is a snap to create with the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes. They are pre-made (which means easy) and SO cute! I keep some on hand all the time for various occasions.
Decorating these cuties is easy. This design works for any occasion. First, create a belly band. That’s a band that goes around the center of the pillow box. This is a great way to decorate this type of box because (1) it can slide off and on, and, (2) you can attach anything onto the front of it.
The belly band on this pillow box is 6-1/4″ x 2-1/2.” For the Valentine Pillow Box I’ve used the pretty From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. Score the paper at 1/4″ and 3.” Wrap around the box and secure on the 1/4″ fold using Tear & Tape.
Tie a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon in a bow around the belly band, positioning the bow at the upper front edge of the box.
Punch a heart from one of the pieces of the From My Heart paper and adhere it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue to a contrasting Heart Doily. Adhere the doily to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I loved these pillow boxes so much that I made them as favors for my last team meeting of all my demonstrators. They loved them! Here is the way I displayed them at our get together 🙂
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Advent is the season before Christmas, specifically, the four Sundays before Christmas. I’ve discovered that it’s nice to keep an Advent Journal, or a record of prayers and thoughts during the Advent season. This year I decided to create my own journal using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Journal.
A layer of Shimmery White card stock was stamped with the crown stamp from the Wish for it All stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink, and then watercolored using an Aqua Painter to spread the ink. After this piece was completely dry, it was adhered to the cover of the Pressed Petal Journal. The All Around Wreath Dies were used to cut two wreaths, one from Gold Foil and one from Pretty Peacock card stock; then they were adhered to the watercolored piece, offsetting one from another. A piece of Gold Foil was stamped with the crown stamp in Versamark ink, and then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heated. It was then cut out with the Doily Wishes Dies.
A few leaves were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. These are some of my favorite leaf dies 🙂 The leaves were adhered to the lower right side of the wreaths with Multipurpose Glue, and the crown was adhered on the left side using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from an older retired set in my personal collection. It was gold heat embossed on a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock and then cut with a banner die from the Doily Wishes Dies and sponged with some Golden Glitz Delicata ink. A piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon was wrapped around the cover of the journal and tied in a bow.
I’m really looking forward to using my journal over the Advent season! Why don’t you make one too? Send me a picture of your journal, I’d love to see what you create!!