Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools. It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.
You should have just left stop number 2 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Pam S. Blog Stampin' in the Sun!  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.
I have one tool that I just can't do without in my stamping and that is the Big Shot. Of course I need ink, card stock and stamps but the Big Shot is never far from me when I am crafting and I use it for almost every project. Today I wanted to share a couple of Bigz Dies with you that are fun and great to have in your crafting area. My first project is a card that would work for an Anniversary or just to tell that special someone you are thinking of them. I love the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Set and the retro look of the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack just seemed to go with the Lava Lamp. I kept the layout simple and the four smaller circles are all cut from the Circles  #2  Originals Die. You can cut all four at the same time and make for a quick card. I added texture to the Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo Circles with the Big Shot and the Chevron and Argyle Embossing Folders. The Smoky Slate background has been texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The Lava Lamp and sentiment are inked up with the Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Markers. Since this might be used as an anniversary card I added some bling behind the lava lamp circle with the Silver Glimmer Paper. It adds just the right amount of sparkle to this card.
For my second project I wanted to make a gift box that you could put a little something in. We have a couple of birthday's this month and what a great way to give the gift than in our Decorative Window Gift Box. For this one I added a bow that was made with our new Gift Bow Bigz L Die and the Big Shot. I made the bow out of our Quarterfancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and used Sticky Strip to adhere it together and to the box. The Gift Box Die makes is quick and easy to add bows to your packages as well as cards. I was lucky and won it at Convention. While I had the die out an decided to make another items with it which is project number 3.

I thought I would try and make a flower out the the Gift Bow Die and since I had some orange felt leftover from another project and decided to use it. I cut three of the full bows and four of the half bows then cut each of the loops down the middle and on each side to give you four sections on each loop. I then hot glued it together and added a covered button to the center. I think it turned out cute and can't wait to try it again with Designer Series Paper.

Circles #2 Originals Die
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Gift Bow Bigz L Die

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and that you will continue on along the hop to Dawn's Creative Chalet. I can't wait to see what everyone else has made and I hope you stop by tomorrow when I will have a new card for you that uses the Oval Framelits. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Justin K. of JK Cards
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  12. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  14. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity


Nancy Brown said...

Love my Big Shot too Tonya, great cards!

brrenwick said...

I LOVE all of the different textures on your card! And your bows are awesome, especially the felt bow. You have inspired me to make some bows!!!

Heidi Boos said...

Oh, I love these!! What a great showcase of a couple of the Bigz Dies. That lava lamp card is so cute and you're right...the DSP is perfect for that "retro" look. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Ryden said...

So all of your projects! They are totally my style and I might have to go copy them! :)

Diana Eichfeld said...

Love your projects Tonya and your felt flower is really cute!

Pamela said...

Big Shot Big Shot Big Shot - what are we going to do w/out them! Love your projects - Pam W.

Shellie G. said...

I lava your projects ;) I really like all the texture on your card and the felt bow is fab!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Tonya, your projects are beautiful!!!

Stampin Dj said...

Love that bow. I'm going have to get that bigz die, aren't I?!?!?!

Pam Steckman said...

Wow! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that felt bow! You did a great job with that! I have to get that die and play!

Jennifer Campbell said...

Love all your projects!!!

Linda T said...

Love all your projects. I love the lava card and the bows you made. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Wow, what a totally fun idea with the bow die to make a flower! It turned out great and is very clever!