Friday, August 17, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Blog Hop! You are sure to see some projects following these links that will delight and amaze you. If you have been following along you just arrived from Yapha's Rubber Stamping & Card Making where she featured the Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set in a series of cards. The glimmer paper she used sure packs a wallop - secret note to self - order some of that Champagne Glimmer Paper for my own fall and holiday cards! If you didn't arrive from Yapha's blog there are no worries, just follow the links on the hop and you'll arrive back there soon!

I am rolling the calendar back - or would that be ahead?? - a couple of months for some fun Halloween projects using the incredibly spooky Toxic Treats Stamp Set. The possibilities with the set are endless, and as I was working on these projects my head was swimming with tons of ideas, so be sure to come back now and then to see what else I made as ladies at Stampin' Addicts are limiting me to only a few projects on this post! Let's start with the sign:
I began by distressing my painted sign with some More Mustard and Early Espresso Classic Ink - I was going for Toxic Fog here! Next I used the Elegant Bird Die in an attempt to create a black crow - not sure if I succeeded, but with a snips to his wings and tail feathers, I think he looks a little less like and Elegant Bird and more like a crow. The Perfect Pennants Die creates coordinated pennant pieces for the sign, along with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the Decorative Label Punch, both also coordinating with this super stamp set.
Next up is my personal favorite. I spent hours last fall trying to find boxes such as this one to embellish last year and it never occurred to me that I could make my own! I created a Halloween Keepsake, or "Toxic Treat" box. This is going to be a fun addition to the top of my desk real soon. I can almost smell the chocolate inside of it. Does it look vaguely familiar? It was modeled after the Keepsake Box that S'U! was giving away last year to new Demonstrators. I used the Labels Collection Framelits and updated this treat box with some banners and a pinwheel that are found on so many projects everywhere right now. Emma was amazed that I knew how to make my own pinwheel, so I took a little break to create the individual one of the stick with her. We are planning to make a whole slew of these together over the coming weekend!And lastly, I am sharing a Totally Toxic Trick or Treat Card, just in case one of these 3D items happens to turn into a gift. Once again I used the Trick or Treat Stamp with Tangerine Tango, and the Crow on the Gate in StayzOn Jet Black. I punched out the image using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and layered it on top of one of the doilies from the Perfect Pennants Die. I think they made a nice layered focus together, I can't believe I never thought of putting these two pieces together before this! All of my projects above used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP that is also found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Thank you for stopping by today to take a peek. Your next stop on the hop is to Cindy's Heart's Delight Cards. Cindy has some more Halloween goodies for you to see, using the Monster Munchies Stamp Set. The projects on this hop are truly delightful, so I hope you are able to take the weekend to visit all the stops on the tour, which can also be found on the Stampin' Addicts website here. Happy Friday everyone!

16 comments:

  1. These projects are just so cool! Love the Toxic Fog banner.

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  2. Fabulous projects!! The banner and pinwheels are spooky fun!!

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  3. Looks like there was a lot of fun going on at your house!! And sure as heck can't pick a favorite from all of this loveliness! Why is Halloween so fun to decorate for?!

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  4. Great job Katherine! I love what you did with the Toxic Treats set!

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  5. Very cool. Love the Toxic Fog banner too.

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  6. Oodles of inspiration!!! I love the plaid pinwheels!!

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  7. Ha, ha... love the toxic treats box too cute. They're all fabulous and creative projects, the sign with pennant banner is fabulous too. Thanks for your very descriptive post!

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  8. These projects are all amazing! I love your CAS card, and you must tell us more about the box you made!!

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  9. How fun! Love the black bird - so clever and the pinwheel on the box - also a great addition! And the CAS card is perfect.

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  10. I love the card -- you're spot on with that doily mat!

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  11. Love the vintage look you've achieved! Great projects. I love that sign!

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  12. My goodness, you have outdone yourself here!!! Love, love that box and the pinwheels are awesome!

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  13. Love the "Toxic Fog" banner (and I could insert a husband joke here, but I won't, lol)! And the box is amazing. I hope you'll do a tutorial on it soon!

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  14. These are so cool. I love the vintage banner sign you created.

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