Hey! Sorry for my absence… We’ve had a lot of sickness around our house, and frankly also a lot of house cleaning. Sometimes I have to just pause and get some things done so I don’t go crazy. :)
Okay, so this is really late for this year’s Thanksgiving, unless you’re a last-minute person like I am. But I figured I’d show you anyway in case you need some last-minute crafty ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Or you can be early for next year! See, my family does Thanksgiving as an enormous extended family, and always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I still have plenty of time. Ha!
Okay, first the name tag. The pumpkins (from Pick a Pumpkin) are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and 2nd generation Peekaboo Peach (stamped off once), then cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits. The leaves are cut out of Painted Autumn paper and Gold Glimmer Paper using the Seasonal Layers thinlits. I put everything on the Thick Very Vanilla tag using my favorite glue and Mini Dimensionals. Make sure to leave room at the bottom for the twigs. I got these craft twigs from Amazon and just hot glued them across the bottom of the front and back of the tag. I wrote the names on with a Journaling Pen.
For the utensils, I made a pouch out of Early Espresso cardstock and taped it together (in the middle of the back and along the bottom) with Tear & Tape. I reinforced the Tear & Tape with the liquid glue just to make sure everything stays together. The Tear & Tape will hold it just fine, but just in case. I cut the Very Vanilla accents with the Patterned Pumpkin dies and glued those down to the top. Then a stitched Tangerine Tango circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits on top of those. Then the gold strip on the bottom is punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch (on sale in the Online Extravaganza right now!). The paper is the Painted Autumn paper again — I am so in love with these pumpkins! After I glued on the paper, I added more Very Vanilla accents, then a couple of Gold Glimmer vines. I cut the large pumpkin out of Very Vanilla cardstock and Painted Autumn paper. I also hand-cut the same shape around the pumpkin again and glued the outline of the Very Vanilla pumpkin to that, so I’d have something to glue the negatives to. I used the negatives from the Painted Autumn paper. The pieced pumpkin is on Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the At Home With You stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. After adding the utensils and napkin, I tied them up with some Jute Twine.
This is a matchbook treat holder for mini packs of candy corn. The matchbook is made of Tangerine Tango cardstock, and after all the cutting and scoring, the bottom is stapled right underneath where the knot of the bow is. For the treat holder, I used the same stamps, dies, and paper, but also added Lemon-Lime Twist for a couple of the stamped accent pieces and Early Espresso cardstock for one of them. The bow is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is so gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll actually have a post tomorrow morning if you get tired of turkey and would like a crafty palate cleanser. ;)
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This month’s theme for the Blog Highlight is Teacher’s Gifts. I really struggle with 3D projects, so I was really happy when this one came together. We’re coming up on fall/autumn next month, so I went with a fall theme for my teacher’s gift. Most of the products I’m using today are from the Holiday Catalog, available September 1 to customers (now to demonstrators). I’m featuring the Painted Autumn designer series paper (both the background and the coffee cup are from this paper), Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups framelits and Copper Sequin Trim (both available now), and the new Jute Twine. I love how these things all work together to make a beautiful gift box!
Here’s a better angle to show you the box. I decorated one of the new Acetate Card Boxes that are coming in the new Holiday Catalog. I’m really excited about these boxes — you can put in five standard cards & envelopes, or you can do like I did and include a single card with a gift card. I don’t have my hands on the pumpkin-flavored M&Ms yet, but you might be able to fit a bag in the box along with your card.
I love that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a coffee set that coordinates with the existing dies but has fall and winter holidays included. That’s how I made the coffee cup. Then the leaves are cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and both Copper Foil Sheets and the Painted Autumn paper. The pumpkin is fussy-cut out of the paper. This paper is SO beautiful.
Inside the box is a thank you card to match, only this time I have used the stamps from Coffee Café along with Merry Café.
Inside the card is a Starbuck’s gift card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my project. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!
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Additional products used:
Merry Café photopolymer stamp set
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Acetate Card Boxes
Good morning! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, and I’m in the USA. This month we are going with a Masculine theme for our hop. Masculine cards are so challenging for me!
Thankfully, we have the new Coffee Break suite to make masculine cards so easy. My card base and ink on the sentiment are Dapper Denim, and the designer paper is from the Coffee Break paper, obviously.
I cut the large scalloped circle out of Early Espresso cardstock with the Layering Circles framelits. The Soft Sky element is cut using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. Over that I added a Crumb Cake square cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then a 2″ Circle punched out of Soft Suede cardstock.
The tiny coffee cups are cut from the Coffee Break paper using one of the Coffee Cups framelits! I love that Stampin’ Up! is coordinating dies not only with the stamp sets but also with paper now. Behind the coffee cups, I have a little bit of the Copper Trim. The sentiment is on Whisper White and layered on top of one of the adorable Corrugated Shapes.
I finished the card off with copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.
For the inside, I stamped coffee beans from the stamp set in Soft Suede.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your crafting space and make something today! Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop and see what these other talented ladies have come up with — you don’t want to miss any of their projects!
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Hey, crafty peeps! Before I talk about my card, I’d like to ask you again to please GO VOTE FOR ME in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights (#41). The photo I have in the gallery is not very good, but you can see better pictures here.
As I mentioned in my live video yesterday, I can’t stop playing with the new Embossing Paste. I want to see it in every color! Maybe, MAYBE, even Wisteria Wonder. Maybe.
I happened to have the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on my desk when I pulled out the Coffee Break suite to play, and this brick pattern made me think of a little indie coffee house with the exposed brick walls. I chose my colors based on the Coffee Break paper, so I decided to color the embossing paste with Garden Green ink. I know, ME! I used Garden Green! And LIKED it.
I like the woodgrain stamp from the Coffee Café bundle, so I used that for my cup and went with a Garden Green Lid. The strips of paper are from the Coffee Break paper, which is a great paper for both feminine and masculine cards. I popped my coffee cup on Dimensionals. A tip for using Dimensionals on top of the Embossing Paste: Dimensionals don’t stick so well to the paste, so make sure you add some liquid glue to the bottom of your Dimensionals to help them stay put.
To finish off the card, I chose some gorgeous copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I love these!
Thanks for stopping by! You can find all of these products in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below).
Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).