Sunday, October 23, 2011

IT'S A HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!!!!!


I'm so pleased to share three projects in the North Carolina Stampin' Up! demonstrators' first blog hop!!  You may be arriving from Lisa Tedder's blog where she featured the Simply Scored tool or perhaps you're just starting here--either way, WELCOME!  The stamp set that I'm featuring in this blog hop is "Stitched Stockings," and my first project is a treat packet that holds a single serving of coffee. I used My Digital Studio to design the focal point for this pouch, and the "coffee mug" was created with the Stitched Stockings stamp set by altering the stamped and punched image.  The 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches were used to create the handle for the mug.  The digital products used for the decorative label on this project include:  Established Elegance, Frames with a Flourish, and Wishes & Greetings stamp brush sets; Modern Label and Curly Label punches; Staple & Stitching embellishment.  Other accessories used include Real Red satin ribbon, linen thread, Word Window punch,  Stampin' Dimensionals, and "Holly Berry Bouquet" specialty designer paper.
My second project - a Criss Cross Box - also features the gorgeous "Holly Berry Bouquet" designer paper.  This is such an easy box to create, and it is quite a great size!  Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored tool really came in handy for scoring the card stock for the box and the polka dot rosette.  Behind the rosette, I used waffle paper purchased from Stampin' Up!'s clearance rack.  The rosette was finished off with a scallop circle (embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder), a Real Red blossom from the Boho Blossoms punch, and a linen thread bow on top of a Neutrals designer button.  My favorite part of this project is the stocking, which features red glimmer paper and pearl jewels.  Other Stampin' Up! products used for this project include rhinestone jewel, Wild Wasabi card stock and ink, Real Red ink, tag punches, and "Grateful Greetings" stamp set.
And now . . . my third (and favorite) of my three Blog Hop projects . . . an oversized card that could easily be made into a framed art decoration.  The hardest part of this project, of course, was deciding how to decorate my four panels but, in the end, I was very pleased with how it all came together. 

All products used to create this project are from Stampin' Up! and include:  

Stamp Sets:  Stitched Stockings, Delightful Decorations, Tiny Tags; Punches:  1" and 3/4" Circle, Stocking Builder, Ornament, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Snowflake, Corner Rounder; Sizzix:  Serif Essentials Alphabet, Snow Burst embossing folder; Accessories:  Glimmer brads, Baker's twine, Scallop Dots ribbon, designer button, Stampin' Dimensionals, rhinestone jewels, Dazzling Details (glitter glue); Card Stock & Ink:  Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, and I'd love to hear your feedback!  To continue on the Blog Hop, your next stop is Sharon Maranich's blog.  You can bet she has some creative projects featuring the "Gift Givers" stamp set.

10 comments:

Babe O'Mara said...

Oh my, you have been busy. My favorite is the last one too. I can see it framed. All your projects were beautiful. TFS

Babe
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Karen said...

Regina, fabulous cards and projects. TFS.

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

Regina, I LOVE all your projects, but especially the JOY oversized card!! What a great idea!! TFS. Smiles, Laura

Julie said...

Love em' all! How I envy your creativity.

Tiff said...

Beautiful! It's hard to pick a favorite out of your projects. They all are so fun.

Sandi said...

I love all of your projects Regina. You are such a fabulous artist.

Danielle Blech said...

Wow, these are beautiful and so detailed, Regina! I can't wait to make these!

Gary and Evalee said...

Love the Joy card. What dimensions did you use on the squares? I would love to CASE this and frame it.
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tory said...

The Joy Card is so Beautiful. What size is the Card...I would love to make this for my mom who suffers from Dementia. The Bright Colors will bring a smile to her face. Thank You.

Regina Andari - workinouttheinks.blogspot.com said...

Tory, I couldn't find an email addy for you, so I hope you see this comment. My card is 5.5" square.