Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad October Blog Hop- All Things Fall

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - All Things Fall

Thank you so much for joining us for the October Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on the Fall season.  It's the time of year when fireplaces start crackling with warmth and we dig out our sweaters.  This month's blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin' Up! products that are available to make Autumn themed creations.  We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left stop number 5 Jennifer Campbell on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad blog hop.  If so you are in the right spot.  If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

One of my favorite Fall/Autumn products is the Autumn Acccents (leaves) Bigz Die.  These leaves can be left plain or when used with an embossing folder, Wa La!!  they turn into something totally different.
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
I am so super excited to be joining the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop and being able to share my first set of projects with you!  What a great group of talented stampers we have in our group!  With sticking to our  theme of "All Things Fall", I wanted to share my idea for Thanksgiving Day.  Since our dinner is small and just our immediate family members, I plan to create this card and cute take out box for each person. I will feel the box of course with a simple chocolate candy and inside each card I plan to write, rather "mushy" or "funny", why I am thankful for that person. I want my family to know that they are thought of and why they are special to me!

I made a simple template to make my own take out box and added the Natural Trim ribbon to the wired handle.  I know when most people think of fall, they think of oranges, browns and yellow/reds, but I love to use non traditional colors.  I wanted to use deeper/richer toned colors, so I went with midnight muse, summer starfruit and rich razzleberry for my leaves. 
Since I wanted to card to match my box, I used the same group of leaves but added a banner using the Burlap ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  crumb cake, midnight muse, rich razzleberry and summer starfruit
Stamp set:  Truely Grateful
Ribbon:  burlap ribbon, natural trim ribbon, natural twine
Misc.: naturals designer buttons, banner framelits, woodgrain, houndstooth and square lattice embossing folders, autumn accents (leaves) die
Ink:  Early Espresso 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for our Fall Hop, don't forget to leave a comment and head over to our next stop, Jamie Hurley!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  4. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  5. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  6. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  7. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  10. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  11. Annie L. of Love Me Card
  12. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  13. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  14. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  15. Anastasia R. of Stampin'Blondie


Jenn said...

Love your creations!!! What a great color combo!!!

Jamie Hurley said...

LOVE x a million the color combo! GREAT JOB!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Absolutely beautiful projects!!! Great job!!!

Pamela said...

I would never though to put those 3 colors together to create a fall card - love the combination!! - Pam W

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin said...

Welcome to the hop, Cynthia! Great projects for the theme...and I am loving the non-traditional Fall colors, too! That take out box is super cute and I really like how it coordinates with the card. What a great idea to spoil your family on Thanksgiving with a thankful card handmade by you and some chocolate treats!

Stampin Dj said...

Thanks for joining the hop. I love your creations!

Pam Steckman said...

That basket is beautiful! I love the colors and coordination! :) What a great set to kick off your blog hopping!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great projects Cynthia! I love your box and this die is one of my favorites as well. Welcome and thanks for joining us on the blog hop.

Kim Ryden said...

Ummmm...Hello!!! What a cute color combination for leaves! AWESOME! I would have never thought of it! You ROCK!

Tonya said...

I love the nontraditional colors of your projects. They are both super cute. I wish I could find my leave die. All the great projects are making me miss it even more. Thanks for joining us on the hop.

brrenwick said...

LOVE the colors you used for these projects! And what a fun idea to give each of your family an adorable little treat box and card on Thanksgiving Day! Happy to have you hopping along with us!