Oh Christmas Tree....

Hey everyone! I'm back with Part 2 of the Puffy Ornaments Project.  If you missed the tutorial on using the amazing TSG dies and stamps, you can see it HERE.  I picked up the Kaisercraft Tree last year...actually 4 of them, but who's counting. 
 I covered the tree with Mod-Podge and this year's Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper that I picked up at Toadilly Scrappin'.  It paired up perfectly with the Warmest Wishes felt ornaments.
 The Sheer Ruffled Edge Ribbons are perfect and the Snowflakes Cut-out Ribbon is just like garland!
 
The edges I just dabbed with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in Picket Fence.  LOVE this stuff!  And that's it!  Remember TSG is having a 20% off sale this weekend so go get your dies and stamps before it ends! 
 And if you'd like to pick up some of that gorgeous ribbon, RibbonCarousel.com is having a sale too.  Pop on over to the blog to get the code.
Well, that's it for me.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and get crafty!

Warmest Wishes (Puffy Ornaments) Blog Hop Challenge

Hey everyone. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends and family! I am so excited about today's sneek peek of the newest stamp set with coordinating dies!  So adorable, so lets get to it!
Torico is in the mood to make winter all warm and cheery. She has illustrated a fabulous set that will keep you in stitches or get you in the mood to make gingerbread houses and sugar cookies. The set includes hearts, stars, and snowflakes to create a one of a kind snowman or holiday tree. This set also includes six dies – so warm up your die cutting machine and let the baking begin. What set wouldn’t be complete without a few sentiments to add to your winter projects? 

Warmest Wishes is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 23 stamps and 6 dies and will sell for $31.50.


So I decided to do a 2 day project....today I am showing you how to make your own "puffies" and puffy ornaments with the stamps and dies in this set.  Here's a little tutorial: 

Gather your supplies:
Warmest Wishes Dies and Stamp set
Staz-On Ink
Fabri-Tac
Polyfil
Scissors
(Copics and decorations optional)

Die cut the felt:
Stamp the felt with Staz On:
Optional: Color with Copics:
Your stamped felt is ready to stuff now:
 Apply Fabri-Tac to the outside edges of both insides of your felt images:
Place a small amount of Poly-Fil (and Wired Colored String if you want them to be ornaments):
Pinch edges and hold for a second all the way around the felt.  The edges will adhere quickly:
Trim away excess Poly-Fil:
Decorate and you're finished!

Would you like to win the new Warmest Wishes stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday November 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


TSG Holly Jolly Blog Hop

 Hey there, and welcome to day two of our sneak peeks and Blog Hop Challenges! Today we have an amazing set illustrated by Melyssa that is perfect for all of your holiday stamping. This stamp set comes WITH a die that can be used for cards, tags, bookmarks and so much more!! The new dies are improved and so much easier to use :)

No two snowflakes are alike…each with a beauty of their own and Melyssa Connolly has captured the beauty of snowflakes in this new Holly Jolly set that are sure to make you wish it were snowing. This amazing set also includes a variety of different images as well to keep that holiday creativity growing. It’s a fabulous versatile set that will surely bring a holiday glisten to your projects – all you need to add is the glitter! 
Holly Jolly is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 35 stamps and 1 die and will sell for $31.50.
Oh my goodness do I LOVE this stamp set and die!  The stamps are so easy to use after you cut your die pieces...they line up so easily!  Of course, that's my favorite way to use stamps is with the matching die, so what a treat Melyssa and Jessica have brought to us!  Now on to the goodies!  I made tags for Dylan's Christmas presents.  
I used the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday 6x6 pad and stamped the images in coordinating inks.  I colored a bit with Copics (pic down at the bottom), but there are solid images that fit with the line art, so you can 2-step stamp if you want to!

The ribbon is all from the RibbonCarousel store: from left to right: Celery V Striped Twill, Light Blue Solid Colored Plaid, Celery Organic Cotton Twill, Navy Sheer Ruffled Edge and Red V Striped Twill.

Here the tags are individually:

 
 I did add CTMH Bitty Sparkles, and threaded the buttons with Natural Jute Twine.  Dylan is a sport, he just lets me go with the bling thing; it's all good. ;)
 
Would you like to win the new Holly Jolly stamp set and die? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. 

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday November 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

 Copics used:
                                 



TSG HoHoHo Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to show you these adorable stamp sets this month releasing on Saturday by There She Goes!  Every year, just when I think Jessica can't do anything cuter, she outdoes herself again!  So lets get to it!!
What images come to mind when you hear sleigh bells ringing? Santa and his eight tiny reindeer of course! Torico has illustrated the perfect mini set to create your winter wonderland scene. 

This is the perfect set to create holiday tags, cards, and gift boxes. A complete must have.
Hohoho is a 3x4 mini-set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $7.
Just when you thought the World’s Best & Die stamp set couldn’t get any better…here comes another fabulous set illustrated by Melyssa Connolly to add snowmen, reindeer, and angels on the tails of your ribbon or flowers of the World’s Best Dies

What a great set this will be to dress up a holiday bottle of cheer!
Holiday Ribbons is a 2x3 mini-set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $4.
Holidays are not complete without all the wishes of the seasons. Jessica has illustrated a beautiful set of timeless sentiments so that you’ll never be at a loss for words. 

This mini set would complement the collection of holiday stamps sets released this month!
Wishing You is a 3x4 mini-set that includes a total of 6 stamps and will sell for $7.
I love these little holiday ribbon stamps that fit so easily on the World's Best Die!  I cut the white cs and then stamped the images perfectly every time.  I CASEd a card done by Glenda Wyatt for a Ribbon Carousel Challenge about 6 months ago that I've been thinking about since I saw it. I used the bright, fabulous Twinery twine and some rhinestones to anchor it.   


Would you like to win the new Hohoho, Holiday Ribbons, and Wishing You stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday November 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Now go get your hop on! Here are the rest of the trendsetters participating today:

Sew Cute KI Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone!! Today is a first for me in many ways....first, I totally forgot about the blog hop so I'm a few hours late.  The second first is I slept for 8 hours STRAIGHT! I am so wide awake right now, I don't know what to do with myself!! Well let's get on to the blog hop shall we?!
 Look at this month's kit! I already had this card made, because I am so in LOVE with all of the ingredients in this months Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit which I must admit is one of my favorite kits EVAH!!  Taylor always does a smashing job of including the best accessories with the cutest papers and plenty of cardstock to keep you crafting for hours!
I made this card a few days ago to match a set that I started for the BFTP blog hop. ;)  First, I painted the chipboard buttons and let them dry as I assembled the pieces of the card.  I cut the cardstock and DP, then layered the gorgeous satin ribbon to match the Die Cut card. 
 After the buttons were dry, I layered Stickles over the top of them.  The button in the upper right I used Liquid Pearls on to capture that "old school" button look.  So adorable!  I sewed them to the card with some twine and added the Die cut with "Sew Cute" tag to the card.  Quick and cute I tell ya!!

Are you a Key Ingredients subscriber yet?  You REALLY should be! Here's a great place with answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about the kits.  And HERE is where you can sign up!  And did you know, there's a gallery with TONS of gorgeous creations from the KI team HERE!  Here are links to the rest of team for your blog hopping pleasure! ;D



Have a great day and go get crafty!


Hem Your Blessings

Hey everyone! Yes, I am still a blogger.  I know, you were a little concerned from the extreme absense, but I'm back and ready to learn how to craft all over again! ;)
 I'm so excited to be playing along with the TE Blast from the Past Blog Hop today.  I am so "thankful" for the TE Key Ingredients Kit this month, that I used lots of the ingredients to make today's cards.
 Here's a peek at this month's kit (You can subscribe HERE.)  Now on to my cards....

First I started out with the adorable stamp set Cozy Cottages. I stamped and colored the house with Copics and added flowers in the flower box using the fabulous Liquid Pearls that I was introduced to by TE Baker's Dozen Danielle Lounds. I used the Whimsy Tree die to cut the Key Ingredients Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection of patterned papers by Jillibean Soup.

To create a little background, I sketched in some grass with the copics and used the Cloud Border Die with my air compressor to create a cut sky. I love the die cuts that are enclosed in the kit and used the pink polka dot scalloped circle to frame the scene.I finished off the card with the gorgeous ribbon in the kit and stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card adding a little (lot, ok I got carried away) liquid pearls.

The next card is quite simple, but pretty and easy to make.  I used the papers and the beginnings of Sankari's BFTP sketch.
 I used the die cuts again and added some liquid pearls around the sentiment. I added the gorgeous ribbon from the kit and voila. 

I hope you enjoy hopping around the Blog Hop today. Here are this month's participants:

Be sure to check back at TE for great shopping and details on how YOU can join in next month! 


It's A Girl!

 Hey everyone!  Today is my crafty day, and as I was pulling out my TE stamps, I realized I hadn't posted this lovey yet!  As most of you know, Taylor of Taylored Expressions, had a beautiful baby girl this past fall.  Taylor and her husband chose Madelyn as the new baby's name, which is one of my favorites.  So, using October's Key Ingredients Kit, I decided to make a gorgeous card for the new parents. 
 After embossing all of the elements from the Bringing Home Baby stamp set on the BACK of the pink cardstock from the kit, I fussy cut them out.  I used 3D Zots (since they're clear) to elevate all of the pieces.  (The button is from Friendship Blooms stamp set.)  I stitched together the cardstock and DP for the outside and inside and assembled with the ribbon included in the October KI kit.
On the inside, I stamped the background images 2nd generation, and then added the sentiment with Memento London Fog.  Such a cute card without much fuss.  Sometimes, it's better to let the simplicity shine through, isn't it?!

Are you a Key Ingredients subscriber yet?  You really should be!  Click HERE for more information about subscribing, and HERE for FAQ's.  What I really love about the way Taylor sells the kits, is the additional matching products, including the Copic markers.  She pulls the matching products together and lists them on the KI page, so you don't have to wonder if something you order is going to match.  She does all the work for you!

That's it for me today.  I'm crafting ALL DAY, so be sure to come back Monday for some more inspiration. ;)


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