Thursday, November 14, 2013

November Stylin' Stampin' Squad Hop!

 Thank you so much for joining us for the November Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month our projects focus on Christmas. While we have yet 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 7 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Stamping With Kim. 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.
Are you ready for a couple of quick projects that will add just a little bit of extra sparkle to your holidays? Then check out my card and gift bag below. The card came together fairly quickly and would be a fun one to make multiples of if you are still looking for a card design for this year. The supplies are: Smoky Slate Card stock, Pool Party Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Top Note Bigz Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Expressions Thinlits Dies, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack and Silver Glimmer Paper.
For my 3D items I decided to dress up a plain white gift bag. You know you have some around the house and these happen to be retired Stampin'UP! bags from years ago that I found in my stash. I used the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack again and cut out strips to go across my bag to make "ribbon". I then used the Gift Bow Bigz Die (which is on sale this week) to cut out my bow and I added Frosted Finishes Embellishment to the center of the bow before I added it to my bag. I sponged the edges of the bag just a bit with Pool Party Ink to make the bag stand out a bit more but really it is rather simple and now all I need is a gift for the bag. 

Close up of the bow above and the full bag below. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will head over to Diana's Blog. The next button below will take you there. Have a great day! Tonya
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  12. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  13. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  14. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
  16. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup


Jamie Hurley said...

Always love a great handmade touch to a boring gift bag. Beautiful!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Fun projects Tonya! The card is so soft and sparkly and great idea for the gift bag. I need to decorate several gift bags this year and this is a perfect idea, will be CASEing for sure, TFS!

Pamela said...

thank you for sharing your projects!!

brrenwick said...

How pretty is that bag? Great idea to dress up a plain ol' white bag :) Thanks for sharing your great projects!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Tonya, beautiful projects!!

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin' said... the "Merry" cut out of silver glimmer paper and the card looks great finished off with snowflake embellishment. Personal touches on gift bags are always a nice touch! Love that they match. :)

Kim Ryden said...

I love your use of the Expressions Thinlits dies with the glimmer paper! SO CUTE!! Love that bow too!