Hoot N’ Easy Friday: Carols of Christmas

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Hoot N’ Easy Friday: Carols of Christmas

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Welcome to Hoot N’ Easy Friday featuring the Carols of Christmas Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  I have to say I didn’t jump on the band wagon and order this one right away…but now I am kicking myself that I never used it before now!  I hadn’t seen it with the Wood Textures DSP and it has definitely changed my mind on this set,  I LOVE IT!

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My Quick N’ Easy Card is created using essential stamping supplies.  The Stampin’ Trimmer and Triple Banner Punch are the only tools needed to create this simple and sweet card. You will have to look past the slight damage to the top pieces of the card…I tripped on the stairs when carrying it up to photograph.  I am fine, the card received minor damage :).

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in. x 11 in and scored folded at 5 1/2 in creating a stand-up standard A2 card that fits perfectly in our Medium Envelopes.
  • 2nd Layer is a piece of Wood Textures DSP cut 1/8 in. smaller than the card base. (4 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in.).  It is adhered to the card bas with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock was cut to 3 in. x 4 1/4 in.  I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it securing it with a bow and adhered it to the card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Tip: Can’t get a tight bow?  Add Snail or Fast Fuse Adhesive to the backside of the card and pull the thread / ribbon tight, securing it in place with the adhesive.  Works like a charm!
  • Early Espresso Cardstock cut to 2 1/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. and adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • The ‘Peace on Earth’ sentiment was first stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink, I then trimmed it down with my Stampin’ Trimmer to 2 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. I adhered it to the Early Espresso with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the Deer in Early Espresso onto a 1 in. wide piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The Holly was colored with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped onto a 3/4 in. wide piece of Crumb Cake. The Wood Textures DSP was cut to 1/2 in. wide and then I flagged all ends with my Triple Banner Punch.
  • The Poinsettia was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on my scrap piece from making the 1 in flag with my Triple Banner Punch.
  • The final touches were added with the Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes (dots).

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I love including a photo that views the card at an angle so you can see the depth and dimension that the Stampin’ Dimensionals add to the card.

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The Carols of Christmas Bundle is available in both Wood and Clear-Mount.  You can see the bundle and coordinating products in my on-line store by clicking on the photo below or the product images at the end of this post.

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My ‘Stepped-Up a Hoot!’ card uses a few more products and tools than my ‘Quick N’ Easy’ card. This card uses the Stampin’ Trimmer but also required the use of the Big Shot, Thinlits Dies, Magnetic Platform, and a Paper Snips. These products or tools are a staple in my stamping collection and I use them every day.  If you do not have these and are looking to expand your cardmaking tools collection, I highly recommend adding them!

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in. x 11 in and scored folded at 5 1/2 in creating a stand-up standard A2 card that fits perfectly in our Medium Envelopes.
  • 2nd Layer is a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock cut 1/8 in. smaller to 4 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in.  It is adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 3rd Layer is a piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut to 4 in. x 5 1/4 in.  It was zipped through the Big Shot with the Card Edge Thinlit.  You need to run it through twice; once for the top. another for the bottom.
  • Early Espresso Cardstock was zipped through the Big Shot along with the largest Stitched Shaped Framelit Circle and the Trees from Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies included in the Carols of Christmas Bundle.
  • I stamped the ‘Peace on Earth’ in Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and zipped it through the Big Shot, using the 2nd Largest Layering Circle Framelit Die and assistance from the Magnetic Platform to hold it securely in place.
  • The Poinsettias were stamped in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock.  They were fussy cut with a Paper Snips as there is not a die for them :(.
  • The Holly was colored with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers, stamped onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and quickly cropped out with the Coordinating Framelits, Magnetic Platform and Big Shot. All were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Poinsettia Leaves were stamped in Always Artichoke onto Crumb Cake and cropped with the Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits. All were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The snow was added to the trees by using a Palette Knife, Embossing Paste and setting it with the Heat Tool. Simple and a great effect!
  • The Deer were cropped with the Big Shot and Thinlits Die. I turned one backwards to have them standing different directions. They were adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Final Touch was a piece of Linen Thread, tied into a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I just LOVE this card.  It reminds me of Christmas in Northern WI with my Mom and Stepdad!  The view of the deer feeding right outside their deck is a site I miss and don’t see often enough!

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Another view of the Hoot N’ Easy Carols of Christmas cards side-by-side. LOVE THEM!

 

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Customer launch date to be announced!   I got all the colors available (to demonstrators only – see below).  They are fabulous to color with and get a perfect blend!

See more about the benefits and features of Stampin’ Blends markers HERE and learn how you can add them to a $99 Starter kit NOW!

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3-D Thursday: Smitten Mittens Pizza Boxes

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Smitten Mittens Bundle by Stampin' Up! Perfectly Decorates a Mini Pizza Box for my 3-D Thursday Blog Feature. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #smittenmittens #minipizzabox #smitten #3dthursday #winter #papercrafts #giftpackaging

Today I wanted to try out my new Stampin’ Blends so I sorted through my box of  “to use items” from my 2017 Holiday Catalog order.  I wanted to find something that was easy to color and blend since this was pretty much my first attempt at blending. The Smitten Mittens Bundle called to me as the mitten area was open and easy to color. I am happy with my choice as it allowed me to freely play and blend and the results are just what I was looking for!  I cannot wait to step-it-up and attempt a more detailed image that requires more shading.

Smitten Mittens Bundle by Stampin' Up! Perfectly Decorates a Mini Pizza Box for my 3-D Thursday Blog Feature. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #smittenmittens #minipizzabox #smitten #3dthursday #winter #papercrafts #giftpackaging

These Smitten Mittens were colored with the Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.  Make sure to use Tuxedo Black Momento Ink when working with the Stampin’ Blends.  They are Alcohol Based Markers and the Momento Ink is the correct ink to use to prevent smearing. (haha…don’t you love my scientific explanation?) . All the Images, outside of the Smitten Sentiment, were cropped with the Big Shot and Coordinating Dies that come with the Bundle. The Smitten Sentiment was fussy cut with the Paper Snips.

Smitten Mittens Bundle by Stampin' Up! Perfectly Decorates a Mini Pizza Box for my 3-D Thursday Blog Feature. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #smittenmittens #minipizzabox #smitten #3dthursday #winter #papercrafts #giftpackaging

I wrapped the 7/8″ Black and White Striped Ribbon as a Belly Band around the Mini Pizza Box.  A Foil Snowflake was flipped over and colored with the Stampin’ Blends. Note: Color lightly across the Foil Snowflake to prevent damage to your Blends tip.  The Mini Mittens were stamped and glued together with the Black Solid Bakers Twine glued in the middle.  I added Black Rhinestones to the Mitten Centers and the top of the Bakers Twine Bow.  All Items were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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These Smitten Mittens images were colored with the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The steps to create these match those of the Bermuda Bay Mittens, just a new color. I just LOVE the vibrant and smooth look that the Blends give. They will be a new favorite of mine and I will be using them often.

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Stampin' Blends Demo Early Release

COMING SOON FOR CUSTOMERS!  

LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET STAMPIN’ BLENDS NOW – DETAILS BELOW!

Customer launch date to be announced!   I got all the colors available (to demonstrators only – see below).  They are fabulous to color with and get a perfect blend!

See more about the benefits and features of Stampin’ Blends markers HERE and learn how you can add them to a $99 Starter kit NOW!

My list of products used in this post:

 

Have a question?  Email me.

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Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”.

Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.  

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I am sharing a lot of photos to ensure I cover all aspects of my Halloween Easel Card Party Invitation. I have never been a big one to endure creating a card using a bunch of crazy or in this case “wicked folds”.  I love the results and I think they are amazing, it’s just not my creative outlet.  When I looked at the “Wicked Folds” theme for the October 2017 Pals Blog Hop, I had no idea where to start.  I went to Pinterest and scanned the results of a “card folds” search only to come up with a bunch of samples I had no interest in pursuing.

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So, I decided to create one from scratch and something I could make on the fly.  I wanted to keep it simple so I envisioned something like an easel but with a “window” you could see through.  I grabbed a 12×12 Widow Sheet and cut a piece to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a standard sized A2 card front.

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I then had to imagine how I could make it stand like an easel, so I grabbed a piece of 12×12 Black Cardstock and cut it down to 4 1/4 in x 12 in so it was the same width as the Window Sheet piece I had already cut.  I needed to attach the Window Sheet to something so I scored the Basic Black Cardstock at 1/2 inch and folded it over so that I could adhere the Window Sheet to the back side. (I used Fast Fuse).

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I needed to make the back side of the easel the same height as the Window Sheet so I scored again at 6 inches. I then cut a piece of Spooky Night DSP to 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 inch and adhered it with Fast Fuse to the inside of the Black Cardstock, so you are viewing it when you look through the Window Sheet. I decorated the top of the piece of DSP with images from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, using the Cat Punch to quickly crop out the cat and my Paper Snips to fussy cut the remaining images.  The Tree and Moon Image that the Owl is sitting on, along with the Witch Hat on the Cat, are both snipped from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP.  All Images were adhered with Regular and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Now I needed to create the Bottom to hold up my Easel Top.  So I scored and folded three more times at 8 3/4 in (fold in), 9 1/4 in (fold in) and 9 3/4 in (fold out). I just happened to get lucky and it worked out perfectly.  It made a place holder for my Easel and a spot that I could add my invitation details. Note:  The Invitation Details were stamped with a retired Photopolymer Set called Invitation Details.  You can easily print this or handwrite it out if you do not have this set available to you.

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The “You’re Invited” Image is from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set and was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I snipped it out with the Paper Snips and adhered the ends to the top flap of the easel. Note: If you are going to put the invitation in the mail (mine will be handed off in person), you can move the You’re Invited image down so that it would fit in a Medium Envelope.

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The Season to Sparkle Photopolymer Bundle (made up of the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set and Chandelier Thinlits Dies) was used to decorate the Window Sheet. The Chandelier was created by zipping the Chandelier Die through the Big Shot along with Shimmery White Cardstock.  I then colored it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The Hanging Spiders, Candles and Crows were all stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink and zipped with the Big Shot with the coordinating dies to quickly crop them out. I adhered them to the Window Sheet with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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I used the yellow paper clip from the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips pack to hold the invite together (seen in the first and second photos) and show off the “Open If You DARE” sentiment from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set. I used the Every Day Label Punch to crop out a piece of Spooky Night DSP and mount it behind the sentiment. The Crow on top was the final touch to the front of the invitation.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.



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