Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad November Blog Hop - Christmas!

Thank you so much for joining us for the November Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month our projects focus on Christmas. While we yet have to give thanks this month, some of us are already thinking about sending Christmas cards, what kind of packaging to present gifts in and how we want to deck our halls. On this month’s blog hop we are showcasing many of the Stampin’ Up! products that are available in the Holiday Catalog. You will see everything from cards to gift tags to 3-D décor and gift packaging. 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.

Remember you can order all of the products showcased from your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.You should have just left stop number #4 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Annie L. 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.

Wow, its hard to believe that its that time of year already when we starting thinking about creating our Christmas cards and other fun holiday themed packages, etc.  Each year I like to change the theme of our Christmas cards around.  I mean, one year it may be and look country/classic like.  The next it may be something fun and cute!  This year it happens to be a year for fun and cute!  
I have just fallen in love with this cute little snowman from the "Snow Day" stamp set, that I have come to know as, "Mr. Jingles".  Yes that's right, I name some of my stamps!  Mr. Jingles has become the official mascot for this years Christmas card!  He is just so fun & cute to decorate!  I used a small piece of ruffled ribbon to create his scarf and topped him off with a matching coastal cabana hat.  I also added 3 gems for his buttons, cause well, Mr. Jingles likes his bling!!

Now I couldn't just stop with a card this month for our this year I have decided to make some of the gifts that our family and friends will be receiving.  I wanted to make all the ladies in my family (5) a paper pine cone ornament, cause one can never have to many handmade ornaments!
I wanted to make it match the card, so I used the beautiful "Winter Frost" DSP to create the pine cone.  I topped it off with a 3 layer bow and then centered with a "Frosted Finish Embellishment".

Card Ingred.:
Paper:  whisper white, island indigo, coastal cabana
Ink:  smokey slate, coastal cabana, island indigo and basic black
DSP:  Winter Frost
Stamp set:  Snow Day
Misc.: silver 1/8" ribbon, chevron border punch, coastal cabana ruffled ribbon, basic jewels

Ornament Ingred.:
DSP:  winter frost
Ribbon:  silver 1/8" ribbon, bermuda bay 1/8" ribbon and soft sky seam binding ribbon
Misc.: frosted finishes embellishments, Styrofoam egg

I so hope you have enjoyed both my projects this month and its inspired you to create your own cards and homemade gifts!  

Now head over to stop #6 Jamie H. and check out her wonderful creations!

Blog Hop Participants: 
Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
Annie L. of Love Me Cards
Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
Jamie H. of Unique Ink
Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
Shellie G. of Craft Smashup


Diana Eichfeld said...

Great projects and your snowman is very cute, and I love that you named him. TFS!

Pamela said...
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Pamela said...

Love your cute card and your handmade ornaments!!!! Your families are going to love it!

brrenwick said...

I LOVE that pinecone and am gonna have to make one for my tree this year! And your snowman is super ca-YOOT!!! As always, great projects!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Super cute card and I love that ornament!!! GREAT job!!!

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin' said...

What a fun idea to use the ribbon for the scarf...and of course Mr. Jingles looks great with bling! LOL! The pinecone ornament is beautiful with that paper and will make a great gift!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute, cute projects! That pinecone is ADORABLE!!!